Events Calendar

Support Fairfield’s restaurants during Restaurant Week January 20-31. Clockwise from top left: Asian Pho, Revelations Cafe, Istanbul Grill, and Addis Ethiopian.

DEAR READERS: For events taking place in person, please check online first or call the venue for last-minute cancellations. Send your events to

Sunday, January 24 • Winterfest in Amana. Learn to play Kubb, beer & wine walk, scavenger hunt, Saturday live music, and more. Amana Colines.

Sunday, January 24 Davenport Classic Car & Racing Expo. Classic rides from five states, vendors, door prizes, and fresh racing builds from around the region. 8–5 p.m., Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, or watch online with Facebook Live.

Monday, January 25 • The Parchment Lounge: All-Genre Writing Group. Mondays on Facebook, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, January 26 • The Violet Realm: Sci-fi/Fantasy Writing Group. Second and fourth Tuesdays. 6–8 p.m., Facebook.

Tuesday, January 26 • Dennis Green: Booking Reading. Iowa author Dennis Green reads from The Traveler Trilogy, a mind-bending sci-fi thriller. 6 p.m. via Facebook Live.

Wednesday, January 27 • Unconscious Bias—Leader Valley Leadership Series (Virtual). Recognize the impact of your bias on behaviors, decisions, and performance. Designed to foster personal and professional leadership skills and capacity building within teams. 8 a.m., online. RSVP at

Wednesday, January 27 Edward Carey: The Swallowed Man (Virtual). Celebrating the release of Edward Carey’s new novel. RSVP. 7 p.m., Prairie Lights online.

Thursday, January 28 • Writers’ Night at Mount Vernon Creates. Local and regional writing talent share new work. 10-minute spots. Masks requested. 7–8:30 p.m., Mt. Vernon Creates, 121 1st St. NW, Mount Vernon. Sign up at

Thursday, January 28 • Virtual Panel Discussion: Queering Chronologies, Archiving Identities: A Conversation. T.J. Dedeaux-Norris’s practice has recently examined the act and art of archiving and estate building and its implications for a queer, Black, woman artist navigating academia and the artworld. Join Dedeaux-Norris and scholars for this talk.
6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Figge Art Museum online.

Thursday, January 28 Rebekah Kowal: Dancing the World Smaller. Reading and conversation with the author of Dancing the World Smaller: Staging Globalism in Mid-Century America. RSVP. 7 p.m., Prairie Lights online.

Thursday, January 28What About Me? My Well-Being. Engage in hands-on learning to enhance well-being and quality of life in ways that are personally meaningful. Learn strategies for taking time for yourself, building relationships, and improving physical and financial health. Thursdays, 12–12:45 p.m., online, ISU Extension. (712) 276-2157.

Saturday, January 30 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Prepared foods, eggs, handmade goodies, and more. Saturdays, 9–1 p.m., Breadtopia Building, 400 N. 2nd St., Fairfield.

Sat-Sun, January 30-31 • Party & Paint Online: Munter Winter Scene. Recreate a winter scene by early 20th-century German Expressionist painter Gabriele Münter with ICON Gallery director Bill Teeple. No experience or skill required. RSVP. Sat. 7:30–9:30 p.m. or Sun. 1–3 p.m., via Zoom., (641) 919-6252.

Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri-Sat, January 30–Feb. 6 • North Liberty Beat the Bitter. Embrace winter with the passion of a Norseman—and a week of safe outdoor winter games and good cheer. Various times and locations, North Liberty, Iowa. Updates and full schedule at

Monday, February 1 • The Parchment Lounge: All-Genre Writing Group. Mondays on Facebook, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (scroll down).

Monday, February 1 • The Parchment Lounge: All-Genre Writing Group. Mondays on Facebook, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (scroll down).

Tuesday, February 2 • The Rainbow Room: LGBTQ-Themed Writing Group. First and third Tuesdays. 6:30–8:30 p.m., Facebook. Free.

Wednesday, February 3 • Lightless Corridor: Horror & Mystery Writing Group. First & third Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m., Facebook. the-rooms-1. Free.

Saturday, February 6 • West Branch Winter Market. 10 a.m.–noon, Old Town Hall, 205 E. Main St., West Branch.

Saturday, February 6 • Stained Glass Ornaments. Create an elegant work of art using stained glass and/or beveled glass, copper foil, and solder. Your finished project will sparkle in any window. 9–11:30 a.m., VFS Welcome Center, Keosauqua.

CANCELLED: Monday, February 8 • Wings Dublin Irish Dance. World champion dancers, performers, and an Irish orchestra. 7:30 p.m., Burlington Memorial Audit., Burlington.

Tuesday, February 9 • Waterfowl and Upland Game Birds. Join Kelly McKay from Building Better Birders as he talks about waterfowl and game birds. Preregistration required. 6 p.m. Main Lodge, Lacey-Keosauqua State Park. Hosted by Jefferson County Conservation. (641) 472-4421.

Tuesday, February 10 • The Violet Realm: Sci-fi/Fantasy Writing Group. Second and fourth Tuesdays on Facebook, 6–8 p.m.