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Home Town Teams – Fundraiser Variety Show and Silent Auction

Mount Vernon/Lisbon CDG is bringing the Smithsonian Exhibit “Home Town Teams: How Sports Shaped America” to Mount Vernon and Lisbon.

A fundraiser to support the exhibit is being held Friday, April 7th, and the First Street Community Center will be hosting a silent auction and a sports-themed variety show during this fundraiser.  The silent auction will take place throughout the evening and the items will be shown in the First Street Community Center hallways.

The Variety Show will start at 7:00pm and feature performances with themes such as:

– Chariots of Fire
– National Anthem
– Chicken Fat
– You’ve Gotta Have Heart – from Damn Yankees
– Truman Jordan – Volleyball
– Centerfield
– Get Your Head in the Game
– Casey on the Run
– Hey Mickey
– Darin Williams – Wrestling
– I’m Alright
– Kid Inside

Please come out to enjoy and support the the volunteers from the local community that are putting on parts of this variety show!

We will be one of six Iowa communities chosen to host the Smithsonian exhibit and will be the first community in Iowa to host this particular Smithsonian exhibit.  After Mount Vernon the exhibit will travel to Ottumwa, Guthrie Center, Jefferson, Ames and Conrad.

Fundraising efforts will continue throughout the year. There will be several ways to donate including through One Mission www.onemissionfundraising.com.

 

More information is available through (319) 210-9935.

 

MVAAC Winter Fundraiser – Tony Brown and Dan Johnson

photo of Tony Brown and Dan Johnson

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council’s (MVAAC’s) Winter Fundraiser performance will be Saturday, January 21st @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Performing will be Tony Brown and Dan Johnson.

The event will start with a reception with wine and cheese at 6:30pm, with music beginning at 7:30pm.  In addition, Tony Brown will have paintings on display as well.

As with many events at the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa this is a BYOB event with Uptown Theatre travel cups available to purchase – or bring yours from home.

Break out of your igloo and bring your friends to this fundraiser for the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council.

The suggested donation is $15.

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council is a community organization that exists to increase the knowledge, understanding, appreciation and practice of the arts within our community.

See the MVAAC.org website or their Facebook page for more information.


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Fundraiser & Performance: World Class Irish Dance Night

Help Dance Arts Iowa raise $2000.00 for Liam and his Irish dancing adventure to Scotland! 

Liam McCormack is a Freshman at Cornell College and instructs students in Irish Dance at Dance Arts Iowa (DAI) –  a non-competitive studio.

Liam has qualified for the Irish Dance World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in March 2016.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to help Liam with travel and living expenses while in Scotland.

Join us Sunday, February 14 at 6:00 pm in the Uptown Theatre in the First Street Community Center to meet Liam. Liam and Dance Arts Iowa’s Irish dancers will present Irish dance.  Jenny Deininger leads the Irish I group while Liam leads the Irish II and III groups.

Thank you!

BTW: If you are looking for another way to donate, you can donate directly here: Donate: Send Liam to Irish Dance World Championships!


Sponsored by:

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Location:
This event will be held in the First Street Community Center, inside the Uptown Theatre.

Help Send Liam to the Irish Dance World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland!

Liam McCormack

Help Dance Arts Iowa raise $2000.00 for Liam and his Irish dancing adventure to Scotland! 

Liam McCormack is a Freshman at Cornell College and instructs students in Irish Dance at Dance Arts Iowa (DAI) –  a non-competitive studio.

Liam has qualified for the Irish Dance World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in March 2016.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to help Liam with travel and living expenses while in Scotland.

Join us Sunday, February 14 at 6:00 pm in the Uptown Theatre in the First Street Community Center to meet Liam. Liam and Dance Arts Iowa’s Irish dancers will present Irish dance.  Jenny Deininger leads the Irish I group while Liam leads the Irish II and III groups.

Thank you!

BTW: If you are looking for another way to donate, you can donate directly here: Donate: Send Liam to Irish Dance World Championships!


Sponsored by:

DAI-2011-7-alpha-opt3-shadow

Location:
This event will be held in the First Street Community Center, inside the Uptown Theatre.


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MVAAC – Winter Potluck, Concert & Fundraiser

The First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa is hosting the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council’s Annual Winter Potluck, Concert & Fundraiser on February 6th.

The potluck starts at 5:30pm in the Library, followed by a concert at 7:00pm in the Uptown Theatre.

The concert features two musical groups:

Deep Dish Divas
The Awful Purdies

Bring your families, bring your friends, BYOB, and bring a dish to share at the potluck. Pulled pork will be provided, but, you are encouraged to bring a side dish or two to share with everyone else.

Don’t forget, this is a fundraiser. So, if after all of this great food and incredible entertainment you are in the mood to donate $$ to help support the wonderful programs the MVAAC puts on throughout the year – bring your wallet too! A suggested donation of $10 is what their poster says. I don’t think they’d mind if you gave a little more or even a little less, whatever you can afford will help.

MVAAC_LogoFor more information see the MVAAC.org’s website.

MVAAC – Winter Potluck, Concert & Fundraiser – Feb. 6

MVAAC Winter Fundraiser

The First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa is hosting the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council’s Annual Winter Potluck, Concert & Fundraiser on February 6th.

The potluck starts at 5:30pm in the Library, followed by a concert at 7:00pm in the Uptown Theatre.

The concert features two musical groups:

Deep Dish Divas
The Awful Purdies

Bring your families, bring your friends, BYOB, and bring a dish to share at the potluck. Pulled pork will be provided, however, you are encouraged to bring a side dish or two to share with everyone else.

Don’t forget, this is a fundraiser. So, if after all of this great food and incredible entertainment you are in the mood to donate $$ to help support the wonderful programs the MVAAC puts on throughout the year – bring your wallet too! A suggested donation of $10 is what their poster says. I don’t think they’d mind if you gave a little more or even a little less, whatever you can afford will help.

MVAAC_LogoFor more information see the MVAAC.org’s website.



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Save the Tapes!

The First Street Community Center is proud to play host to a really great 24-hour telethon fundraiser starting 8pm on Friday, February 20th until 8pm on Saturday, February 21st, 2015.

Help Us Save Our History!

More than 2000 VHS tapes are disintegrating…  Dean Traver, previous owner of the local public access broadcast channel KMVL, has been recording Mount Vernon and Lisbon history since the early 1980’s.  Over 2,000 events, lectures, concerts, sports events, festivals and parades are stored on VHS tapes.

These tapes are falling apart and need to be digitized and properly stored for future generations to view. Dozens of the groups and performers who believe that the Traver tapes are important are coming together for the 2nd Frank Benesh Memorial Telethon A-Go-Go! And it’s the FIRST one to SAVE THE TAPES!

Stop in and party at the Uptown Theatre, join local artists, performers and eccentrics as they attempt to stay up all night to raise every dollar possible to save this priceless history embodied in these Traver VHS tapes.

As if this wasn’t enough excitement, a Silent Auction will take place throughout the event held in the Uptown Theatre to help raise money as well.  You are welcome to stop in, enjoy the performances, be a performer, and donate or even bid on items.

The organizers of the event state that your donation will be tax deductable and they will provide you with a form for you to fill out.

Questions?  Call:  (319) 210-9935.

Save the Tapes!

Save the tapes with the A-Go-Go girls and Dean Traver

The First Street Community Center is proud to play host to a really great 24-hour telethon starting 8pm on Friday, February 20th until 8pm on Saturday, February 21st, 2015.

* NEWSFLASH:  You can watch the Telethon as it happens.  Click HERE.  *

Help Us Save Our History!

More than 2000 VHS tapes are disintegrating…  Dean Traver, previous owner of the local public access broadcast channel KMVL, has been recording Mount Vernon and Lisbon history since the early 1980’s.  Over 2,000 events, lectures, concerts, sports events, festivals and parades are stored on VHS tapes.

These tapes are falling apart and need to be digitized and properly stored for future generations to view. Dozens of the groups and performers who believe that the Traver tapes are important are coming together for the second Frank Benesh Memorial Telethon A-Go-Go! And it’s the FIRST one to SAVE THE TAPES!

Stop in and party at the Uptown Theatre, join local artists, performers and eccentrics as they attempt to stay up all night to raise every dollar possible to save this priceless history embodied in these Traver VHS tapes.

As if this wasn’t enough excitement, a Silent Auction will take place throughout the event held in the Uptown Theatre to help raise money as well.  You are welcome to stop in, enjoy the performances, be a performer, and donate or even bid on items.

The organizers of the event state that your donation will be tax deductable and they will provide you with a form for you to fill out.

Questions?  Call:  (319) 210-9935.



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