Fairfield Beautification: Adopt-a-home Edition

The City of Fairfield’s Beautification Commission is looking for individuals and corporate teams who would be interested in volunteering their time to help spruce up the exterior of the approved Adopt-A-Home properties. 

Fairfield First!, Fairfield Cultural Alliance and KRUU-LP 100.1 FM are recruiting members for a team to spruce up KRUU residential dwelling – the “Habitat for Community.” Reply to this email if you are interested.  We are planning to prep on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7 and paint on Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14th.  We need folks to clean, scrape, prime on the first weekend and painters on the second weekend. Please donate for the paint fund through KRUU-LP 100.1 FM.  Contact Buzz@FairfieldBuzz.biz to reserve your space.

Individual/team sign up: Contact Nancy Morrissey, Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 204 W Broadway, Fairfield, IA 52556 – 472-2111 – nmorrissey@fairfieldiowa.com

The Fairfield Volunteer Center’s Community-wide Yard Sale
June 13-14 at the former Checkers building on the corner of B Street and East Burlington Avenue.  Anyone with sale-able items to donate can drop them off there from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. June 2-14.  All proceeds from the yard sale help pay for center operating expenses.  The center phone number is 209-9045, and the e-mail is fairfieldvolunteers@gmail.com.  The website is www.fairfieldvolunteer.org

SEVA – Puppet Fundraiser for Head Start
SEVA is planning four Fairytale puppet shows and puppet making workshops for 200 children with their parents from the Head Start program. Head Start children 3-5 years old are underprivileged children without the resources to see a live performance or the materials to create something of their very own.

SEVA will put on a puppet performance of four classic fairy tales; Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Princess and the Frog, and The Three Little Pigs followed by step-by-step instruction for the children to create their own puppet from the play.

SEVA provides all the craft materials necessary to make the puppets and teaches the workshop. All activities are simple and doable for the kids with parental help. Kids are hungry for their parent’s attention and shared experience of creative fun together.

SEVA feels that a child’s self-esteem is developed out of a sense of mastery over their world. The fairy tale puppet shows and puppet making workshop gives kids a hands-on learning experience and an opportunity to express them selves.

Kids participate in three phases of creativity: They see it, do it, and own it… they go home with a puppet character of their very own.

SEVA is looking for $1200 to help with the expenses they need to create these show/workshops.

Send checks to: SEVA c/o Francesca Hoerlein, 2251 Mint Blvd., Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Local Economy Buzzworthy
Chickadee – consignment boutique for women’s and children’s clothes
North side of the Square

Teeple Hansen Gallery
Ken West’s Sweet Light

This exhibition of Iowa Landscape photographs, taken on the Jefferson County Trail System, was recently featured at the National Center for Nature Photography, America's first and only center totally devoted to nature photography. The center has displayed works of some of the country's best known nature photographers. The show continues through July 25th.

Home Broad Band
Sunday, June 7
Whispering Pines Winery
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Come and join us for fine wines, great music and good times this summer! Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic lunch and spend the day!  Music includes country, classic rock and oldies music by this Ft. Madison band.  More information at http://www.whisperingpineswinery.biz/   Whispering Pines is a member of Buy Fresh Buy Local!

Muchakinock Creek Watershed Project Field Day

Tuesday, June 9
Westercamp Reclamation Site
11:00 a.m.
Come and learn about this 80 acre abandoned surface coal mine reclamation project.  The field day will highlight conservation practices and the many partnerships that made this project a success.  Pathfinders RC&D was able to receive a federal grant to help the reclamation efforts.  Refreshments will be served.  The meeting location is one mile west of Beacon on 260th Street.  For more information see News and Events on http://www.pathfindersrcd.com/

Mayor’s Humanitarian Award Presentation to Lynne Twist, author of the Soul of Money
Tuesday, June 9
7:30 p.m.
Sondheim Center

Annual National Power Wagon Rally
June 10-14

Untamed Angel: Rachel Gordon
June 12
7:30 p.m.
Sondheim Center

Weekends at the Farm

Saturday, June 20th
Radiance Dairy– Fairfield
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This event will kick off the Buy Fresh Buy Local Weekends at the Farm summer tours.  Visit Iowa’s premiere pastured dairy herd and on-site pasteurization/processing center owned and operated by Francis and Susan Thicke… see the light that makes Radiance shine!  Sponsored by Hometown Harvest Buy Fresh Buy Local.  For more information call 641-472-6177.  Farm location is 1745 Brookville Road near Fairfield.
Weekends at the Farm
Rolling Prairie Acres– Sigourney
June 21 (Sunday)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Come and celebrate strawberries with the Doug & Tanya Webster! There is sure to be good food and music – bring a dish for potluck and plan to share the afternoon with a lot of great people! Sponsored by Hometown Harvest Buy Fresh Buy Local.  For more information call 641-472-6177.  Farm location is 708 Ringgold St in Sigourney.