Sustainable American Indian Community Conference

President Bill Clinton will deliver the opening address via a special
videotaped message to leaders of Indian Country who will be participating in
the American Indian Sustainability Conference, which will be held September 25 to 27 at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.

The leaders are assembling to explore how modern organic agriculture and
renewable energy technologies combined with traditional meditation
techniques and natural medicine practices can be used to build healthy,
sustainable American Indian communities.

Special guest speakers include Joe A. Garcia, President of the National
Congress of the American Indian; Robert Cook, President of the National
Indian Education Association; Lucille Ecohawk, strategic planner for the
Casey Family Programs; and Katherine Campbell education specialist with the
Bureau of Indian Education. or, call 866-962-0108.

 Circle of Compassion – Benefit Concert
Friday, September 25
7:30 p.m.
Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts
Eradicating poverty from the Pine Ridge Reservation one family at a time!

Harlem Ambassadors vs. Fairfield Rotary Big Wheels

Monday, September 28, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Fairfield High School Gym

This is a fundraiser to help Rotary International eradicate polio from the face of the Earth. There are only five countries left.

Lawrence Eyre, Maharishi School Tennis Coach, was named the National High School Coach of the Year Award by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals at their World Conference in Marco Island, Florida. A special celebration will be held in the Maharishi School Assembly Hall for Mr. Eyre on Monday, September 28th, at 9:30 a.m. Several of Coach Eyre’s former players will be present along with other dignitaries.

Dr. Jeffrey Abramson named Chairman of Maharishi University of Management Board of Trustees. Dr. Vincent Arjiro was named Vice Chairman. Other new board members include Ed Malloy, Eric Schwartz and Jim Danaher.

MUM new student enrollment is 197, the largest group in twenty years.  Another 35 students will arrive in October as part of the computer professionals program. Students represent 75 different countries.

Fairfield Merchants Association for adopting a buy local campaign called “Shop Fairfield”. Shop Fairfield bags are available at participating merchants including: 21st Century Books and Gifts, Adela’s, At Home Store, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Everybody’s Whole Foods, Fairfield Flower Shop, Haute House, Hunsaker Furniture, Jacob’s Ladder Antique Mall, Kim’s Kottage, Revelations Cafe and Bookstore, Symplicity, Thymely Solutions and Walker’s Office Supplies.

KRUU-LP 100.1 FM for going solar and going green.

Fairfield High School Homecoming Football Game vs. Fort Madison
7 p.m.
Friday, September 25
Fairfield High School Stadium

Skunk River Medicine Show with Tom Morgan and George Foster
Saturday, September 26
8 p.m.
Miracle music cures ills, removes stains

Video encores of “Good Die Young” and “Woodstock” concerts

Produced by Fairfield Music Club and videotaped by FPAC
Saturday, September 26
Sondheim Center
6 p.m.
Free; however a donation box will be available if you are inspired to leave a gift to the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.

Caleb Hawley
Saturday, September 25
8:00 p.m.
Cafe Paradiso
Virtuoso guitar, soulful voice, and clever lyrics.

1st Fridays Art Walk: Oktoberfest
Friday, October 2

Northside Strippers Quilt Show
October 2-4
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
Approximately 300 quilts displayed—from king and queen-sizes to mini-quilts and art quilt wall hangings. The show includes fabric vendors, a quilter’s garage sale, a country store selling new quilted items, and a quilt block challenge.

All proceeds from Northside Strippers quilt sales will benefit the Women’s Crisis Center in Ottumwa, and the Lords’ Cupboard of Fairfield.  

For more information, visit or call 472-2828.

Premiere of documentary film by Toni Perri – School of Thought
Saturday, October 3
7:30 p.m.
Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 7
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

The Economic Advantages of Sustainable Farming, and the Economic Pitfalls of CAFOs; Dr. John Ikerd, Agricultural economist, author, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri. Former Missouri State Coordinator of extension programs in sustainable agriculture
How the CAFO Industry Emerged, and Why It Will Become Obsolete, by Francis Thicke, Co-owner and co-operator, Radiance Dairy, Former member, Environmental Protection Commission, Iowa Food Policy Council, Iowa Organic Standards Board; and former National Program Leader, USDA-Extension Service
The Politics of Iowa’s Agriculture Industry, by Ed Fallon, Co-Director, I’m for Iowa, Former Iowa State Representative
Food Democracy Now!’s Successes and Sustainable Hog Farming, by Dave Murphy, Co-founder and Co-director, Food Democracy Now! Organizer of the Iowa Farmers Union Food and Family Farm Presidential Summit
Tri-State Economic Summit on Entrepreneurship
Monday, October 12
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
Keynote Speaker: Deb Markley, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

Fairfield First!, Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association and Hometown Harvest Annual Award Celebration
featuring locally grown foods
Tuesday, October 15, 2008  
6:30 p.m.
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
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For Entrepreneurs
2009 Iowa Venture Capital and Entrepreneur Conference and Iowa Venture Forum
October 6-7, 2009
HyVee Hall
Des Moines, Iowa