River City Mall Indoor Activities
300 Main Street
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AGENCY DISPLAYS from the Lee County Iowa Conservation Board, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers showcase their efforts of protecting, preserving and maintaining our natural
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY INSECT ZOO. Hands-on lessons in biology & ecology with hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, beetles, scorpions & millipedes taught by the Entomology Department of Iowa State University.
CHILDREN PIONEER ACTIVITIES with NAUVOO ON THE ROAD. Saturday only.
NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL AREA. Learn about Native American heritage. Coordinated by the Thunderbird Society.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Sean Jenkins, Associate Professor of Ecology, Western Illinois University. The history of the use of fire by native Americans in the Midwest and how fire shaped
the local plant and animal communities.
An Ecological History of Fire in the Midwest.
Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Donald Lewis, Professor and Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University Entomology Department. Pollinators are the unsung heroes of the insect world and go far beyond the common honey bee. Find out about the "other" pollinators and their value to plants and the other members of the food chain.
Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Glen Schwartz, President of the Prairie States Mushroom Club. Tips on how to put more morel mushrooms in your basket, the interesting colors, shapes, and sizes of Iowa mushrooms and edible fall mushrooms are the topics for this seminar.
RAPTOR AWARENESS PROGRAMS by the World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis in the Mall Plaza Cinema
Saturday, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00
Sunday, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00
Raptors featured this year are the American Bald Eagle, Barn Owl, Hooded Vulture, Long Crested Eagle & a Corvid.
See these magnificent birds up close and personal!
Baymont Inn, 325 Main St.
Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm & Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wood-carving contest, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. followed by an auction at 2:30 p.m.
Bocephus Wayne Mini Concert, Friday, 7:00 p.m. Free Admission. Baymont Inn, 325 Main St.
Southside Boat Club Breakfast, Saturday, 8 am - 11 am.