Sunday April 27th Details!

11am-3pm Chautauqua Style Event, Rainy Day Location Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Expo Hall

It’s a stormy morning!  The event will be held indoors at Fairfield Arts and Convention Center Expo Hall, unless the rain completely clears up by 9 am.  If it’s sunny–find us at the square.  If it’s rainy–FACC Expo Hall.

We are very pleased to announce the following speakers and performers for our “Chautauqua” style event:


11-11:15 am Jacob B. Krieger opening Music

11:15-11:45 am Musicians Steve and Michaela McLain

11:45 Award to @HyVee & talk by Dee Sandquist, HyVee dietitian

12 pm Adam Plagge, Fairfield Economic Dev. Association

12:15–12:45 pm Musicians Steve and Michaela McLain

12:45 pm Award to and talk by Rebecca Johnson, Fairfield Public Library – Youth Services Page

1 pm Award to Ideal Energy & talk by Troy Van Beek

1:15pm Music by Surya Zeeb

1:40pm Award to @Everbody’s Whole Foods

1:45pm Michael Halley, speaking about the Urban Tree Plan

2 pm Appreciation of the The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County & talk by Laura Cohen

2:15 pm Music by Keith DeBoer

2:40 pm Award to and talk by Jan Linn Swinton, Pathfinders and Hometown Rewards

2:55 pm Invitation to Garden Planting by Sascha Kyssa

3 pm–Green March!  Rotaract will lead a procession from the Chautauqua event to the Garden.  Featuring talks by youth leaders on community projects.

3:30 pm–Garden Dedication & Planting   Rain or shine at the corner of 3rd and Grimes!   Wear clothing appropriate to the weather.  Our raised garden area is covered in a layer of 4-6 inch wood chip mulch, so it shouldn’t be too muddy in the garden itself but it will likely be wet.  Some parking available along 3rd street and along Grimes (in front of the old St. Mary’s schoolhouse.)  Seeds love to be planted in the rain!  They appreciate the immediate moisture and subsequent watering.

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