Your guide to what’s happening this week in Southeast Iowa


Country legend Lee Greenwood, best known for “God Bless the USA,” presents his “40 Years of Hits” tour at the Bridge View Center Theater in Ottumwa at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39, $49, $59; or $100 for limited availability VIP seating with meet and greet, at the Bridge View Center box office and

Des Moines County Flea Market opens the season at DMC Fairgrounds, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington. Markets are held from 6 a.m. to noon on May 1, July 10, and September 11. Admission is $1 per person, children free. Proceeds will be used for scholarships for SCC’s auto body program.

Players’ Workshop1431 Grove St., presents “The Kitchen Witches” at 2 p.m.

Des Moines County Auto Show Relay For Life is 2-5 p.m. at Heartland Harley Davidson, 117 S. Roosevelt Ave. Have lunch from the Relay committee and a dessert from DeLovely’s. Registration to show a car or motorcycle is $10. Advance registration is not required.


Burlington Art Center, 301 Jefferson St., May Gallery Exhibit, “BHS Student Exhibit” May 3-11. The art center is open Tuesday through Saturday at 10 a.m.; closing times vary.

Burlington High School Choir the concert is at 7 p.m.

TOPS IA 1234 meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at First Church of Nazarene, 1015 S. Roosevelt Ave. For more information, call Ginger at (319) 753-2243.


Moose Lodge 5792529 Mount Pleasant St., Golden Oldies will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the party.

Richard Proenneke’s birthday party is 4-6 p.m. at the Donnellson Public Library, 411 N. Main St.

Walk to beat Alzheimer’s the virtual launch event is at noon. To learn more, email [email protected]


Jefferson Street Farmers Market opens for the season. Farmers Market features local produce, baked goods, preserves, plants, regional crafts and live entertainment every Thursday, May through October, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Burlington. Watch for special events each month.

Main Street Mount Pleasant Cinco de Mayo Downtown Party is at 5 p.m. at Union Block, 111 W. Monroe St.

Moose Lodge 5792529 Mount Pleasant St. will host Bingo, early bird at 6:30 p.m., regular games at 7 p.m. Yolanda’s food will also be available with takeout.

Southeast Iowa Career Fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westland Mall, 550 W. Gear Ave. Job seekers are encouraged to connect with employers and recruiters. To learn more, visit IowaWORKS on Facebook.


Burlington Art Center301 Jefferson St., First Friday with Jefferson Connection is at 6 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge.

Moose Lodge 5792529 Mount Pleasant St., will serve Chicken or Fish, French Fries, 5-7 p.m. Ned Francis will play 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Old Fort Players725 Avenue G, presents “Crazytown” at 7:30 p.m. For more information on tickets, visit


Battle of the brushes is 4:30-9 p.m. at the Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson St. Watch live five accomplished artists compete to paint the winning painting, which you’ll have a chance to win. Tickets are $15 in advance and seating is limited. To reserve a spot, stop by the Art Center.

Des Moines County Master Gardener Plant Sale is 8 a.m. to noon at the Des Moines County Extension Office, 1700 W. Mount Pleasant St., featuring vegetables, perennials, annuals, houseplants. and tips for gardeners.

Heritage Trust Preservation Station213 Valley St., is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, with unique decor and historic building materials for sale.

New City of London Garage sales and garage sales take place today.

Old Fort Players725 Avenue G, presents “Crazytown” at 7:30 p.m. For more information on tickets, visit

Pen City Cruisers Car Show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sixth Street in Fort Madison. Rolling Cravings will have food available.

Sunny’s Legacyhelps sick, stray and feral cats and kittens, accepts exchangeable cans and plastic bottles from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in the old Burlington ShopKo parking lot.

This is yesterday’s news with local historian Terry Abrisz is at 10 a.m. at the Burlington Public Library, 210 Court Street, Meeting Room A. Light refreshments are provided. Free entry.

Tri-State Chess Club meets 9 a.m. to noon at the Burlington Public Library. 210 Court Street, first and third Saturdays of each month.


Old Fort Madison715 Riverview Drive, Fort Madison, will open its season with a cannon at 10 a.m.

Old Fort Players725 Avenue G, presents “Crazytown” at 2 p.m. For more information on tickets, visit

West Point Fireworks Committee will be serving a voluntary donation breakfast for Mother’s Day from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the American Legion at West Point.

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