Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson St., will host an artist reception for The Microcosm & Macrocosm from 1 to 3 p.m. featuring works by Giovanni Falcone and Jason Dains. Admission is free.
Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave., will celebrate National Teddy Bear Day from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Families are invited to participate in Teddy Bear themed activities. Snacks will be served. This event is free. To learn more, call (563) 263-8282.
Standing Bear Council September membership meeting is 1 p.m. at the Hawkeye Restaurant, 105 N. Park Drive, Keokuk. Robert Hoadley will present a program about organic gardening. To learn more, call Larry Cooper at (319) 795-6718.
The Andries-Irwin Reunion will be 1 p.m. at the home of Nancy and Ed Runnells, 22716 Main St., Mediapolis. Bring a covered dish, drink and place setting.
Wyatt Earp Birthplace, 406 S. Third St., Monmouth, Illinois, will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free but donations are accepted. To learn more, visit Wyatt Earp Birthplace on Facebook.
Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St., will host Wiggle Time music and movement class for toddlers and their caregivers at 5:30 p.m. Registration is requested.
Keokuk Public Library, 210 N. Fifth St., will host Word Wizards for ages 5 and older at 3 p.m.
Keokuk Public Library, 210 N. Fifth St., will host “Fated Paths: The Demons Family Chronicles,” book talk with author Tat Kulisch at 6:30 p.m.
Remembrance ceremony starts at 7:46 a.m. at Burlington Fire Department’s Central Fire Station, 418 Valley St., with ringing of the station and town church bells, and bagpipe rendition of “Amazing Grace.” The 9-11 remembrance includes a keynote address. BFD Auxiliary to Local 301 will serve snacks and drinks and will be accepting freewill donations.
SunnyBrook at Fort Madison, 5025 River Valley Road, will host a Lifelong Learning Series program at 1 p.m. Shane Thirtyacre will explain techniques for making his award-winning wine. The program is free.
H.J. Nugen Public Library, New London, will host Games Unplugged at 2:30 p.m.
Keokuk Public Library, 210 N. Fifth St., will host Messy Art Club for ages 5 and older at 2 p.m.
Keokuk Public Library, 210 N. Fifth St., will host Second Thursday Movie Night at 6 p.m.
Car Cruise Night is 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Mount Pleasant.
All About Monarch Butterflies program is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Big Hollow Creek Recreation Center, Sperry. This event is free. To register, call Starr’s Cave Nature Center at (319) 753-5808.
Dedication of Dallas City, Illinois, Wetlands starts at noon on Illinois 96 on the west edge of Dallas City, sponsored by Riverview Sportsmen of Dallas City.
Des Moines County Historical Society will host a History and a Pot of Coffee program, “History of Church,” at 9:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 321 N. Fifth St.
Donnellson Fall Festival is at Railroad Park on Main Street, starting with a free pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at the fire station.
Lee County Conservation will host a free hike with a naturalist through Shimek State Forest from 3 to 5 p.m., starting at the Black Oak Lake parking lot, 33643 Route J-56, Farmington.
Mississippi Rat Pak Car Cruise Nite is 5 p.m. at the Keokuk Walmart parking lot, 300 N. Park Drive. To learn more, call (319) 524-5599.
Monarch Mania butterfly tagging is 10 a.m. to noon at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 10728 County Road X-61, Wapello. The program is free. To learn more, call Bobbi Provost, naturalist, at (319) 523-8381.
Mount Pleasant Marching Band Invitational is 5:30 to 10:15 p.m. at the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.
Lee County Historical Society will host a free program at 2 p.m. at the Samuel Miller House, 318 N. Fifth St., Keokuk.
Living Proof Exhibit, free Creative Sessions for cancer patients, survivors and those touched by cancer will feature a ukulele lesson from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave. To register, call (563) 263-8282.
West Burlington Flea Market is 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SCC Campus/Des Moines County Fairgrounds in West Burlington.
Jefferson Street Farmers Market presented by Downtown Partners, 400-500 blocks of Jefferson St., is 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., supported by Two Rivers Bank & Trust. To learn more, visit greaterburlington.com.
Lunch at the Top of Snake Alley, First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St., is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving lasagna or shredded chicken sandwich, sides, desserts and drink for $6.
Clark County Mule Festival, 33rd Annual, is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Clark County Fairgrounds, Kahoka, Missouri. Weekend gate admission is $5, free for children 10 and under. Vendors open at 8 a.m. featuring crafts, foods, flea market and tack. Friday events start at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday shows start at 10 a.m.; Mule pull is noon, Rodeo is 7 p.m., both Saturday. Camping on grounds starts at noon Sept. 9 (today). Call (660) 727-2490 or visit www.clarkcountymulefestival.com.
PAW Refundable Can Drive is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SCC north parking lot, West Burlington. Cleaning supplies are needed.
Monday, Sept. 17
BHS Class of 1969 will have a 50th reunion meeting at 6 p.m. at 805 Randall Lane for all classmates interested in working on the reunion. Please bring one food item to share. RSVP to Cathy Schnicker at (319) 752-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lomax Ducks Unlimited 20th Annual Banquet is at the Pink Tavern, Lomax, Illinois. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner is 6 p.m. Auction starts at 7 p.m. To learn more, call Harold at (217) 449-9723.