JCHC Valentine’s Fundraiser & More Fairfield News

What sweeter way to spend Valentine's Day than the Jefferson County Health Center’s annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser, Saturday, February 14, at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. Start with the social mingle at 7:00 – 8:30, featuring a large spread of sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The music of Bob Dorr and the Blue Band begins at 8:30 in an adjacent room that opens onto the lobby. This room has excellent acoustics and is fitted with an ample wood dance floor to accommodate those who will certainly be compelled to dance to Iowa’s favorite dance band.

Tickets in advance $30 single, $50 a pair; at the door, $35 single, $60 a pair. Purchase tickets online at www.JeffersonCountyHealthCenter.org , at the front desk of the hospital, and at Adela’s, Yummy’s and Finishing Touch. Adela’s has donated a door prize valued at $100.

McFarland Gaub Duo
Thursday, Feb 12
Steven Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts
Admission  $20. Discount for students, children over 12, seniors (60), and IA Course participants, $15. Age 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Subscription tickets, at substantial discounts to all of seven Sondheim concerts in 2009, will be available.

Nancy McFarland Gaub, violin, and Eugene Gaub, piano, are music faculty at Grinnell College and directors of the acclaimed Roycroft Chamber Music Festival. Together, they have performed most of the wonderful repertoire for this combination of instruments. In 1994, they co-founded the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival in East Aurora, NY, which celebrated its 15th successful season in 2008.

Their program includes sonatas by Franz Schubert and Gabriel Fauré, Preludes and Fugues by J.S. Bach, and the Havanaise by Camille Saint-Saëns. Schubert composed his Sonata in A Minor in a spirit of youthful angst and drama. Fauré’s first sonata for violin and piano, also a youthful work, is full of rich, gorgeous harmonies and melodies. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier has inspired audiences, performers, and composers from Mozart to Keith Jarrett. The Havanaise, with its Latin languor and passion, will warm you, even if the temperatures outside have dropped! Please arrive early.

Love and Spirit Concert – Beaucoup Shakti

Friday, February 13, at 8 p.m.
Cafe Paradiso – in the Louden Building
$10 at the door, or at Café Paradiso and Everybody’s Paradiso

Beaucoup Shakti is the core duo of Sharon Bousquet (guitars, vocals, songs) and Heather Love (vocals, keys), with guest musicians often joining in the fray. gifted vocalist returning to music after many years in theater and dance.

Fairfield Local Economy Summit
Saturday, February 21, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Fairfield Public Library

Topics will include:
Update on Fairfield’s 10-year Strategic Plan by Mayor Ed Malloy
Fairfield’s Sustainable “Green” Strategic Plan
Civic Center plans
Information on new business expansion and job opportunities in Jefferson County
New financing opportunities for small businesses, entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises
Asset Quilting for poverty reduction and sustainability

For Entrepreneurs: Iowa Entrefest
March 5-6, Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, www.entrefest.com

The Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau is Requesting 2009 Event Dates
The Bureau would like performance, special events, annual events and other activities for promotional efforts of advertising, website development, and printed material. Please submit this information to info@travelfairfieldiowa.com or call the Bureau.

For more information, contact the Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau at 641-472-2828