Annual Events


The Annual Paint-A-Thon is a collaborative effort between Community Action of Southeast Iowa, Two Rivers Bank and Trust and Diamond Vogel Paints. The event started in 1993 and is held on a Saturday in September every year. Volunteers to paint are needed the week of Labor Day. For more information on how to get involved please call us at 319-753-0193. 

Day of the Child

The Day of the Child is an annual event that brings families together for an afternoon of fun activities, education, and community information.  25+ agencies and organizations set up booths throughout the mall.  Each booth displays available resources and free, fun activities, games, arts, or crafts for children and their families to engage in. To learn more about Day of the Child, please call 319-753-0193 and ask for Tamee DeCoursey or email

Southeast Iowa Child Care Seminar 2019

The Annual Southeast Iowa Child Care Seminar is a child care provider training, sponsored by Early Childcare Iowa. Provided by Community Action of Southeast Iowa.

  • Saturday November 3, 2019
  • 8:00 – 3:00pm
  • Six hours of DHS training Credit
  • Light Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided
  • No Cost

Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Noon meal held annually at the Burlington High School Cafeteria on Thanksgiving Day.

Link to the Thanksgiving Day Dinner Facebook page for updates.

Article from the Hawkeye about the 2017 Dinner

Southeast Iowa Early Childhood Summit 2020

Co-sponsored and held at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt Pleasant on April 18, 2020. Stay tuned for more information in spring of 2020!

Healthy Lifestyle Conference

The Healthy Lifestyle Conference is an event presented by the Southeast Iowa Regional Coalition for Lifestyle Enhancement (SIRCLE). The conference will be held again in 2020.