Community Page

The City of Mount Vernon is a great place to raise a family! The community comes together to celebrate many annual events and the city has a Community Wellness Center known as the Lester Buresh Center (LBC). The City of Mount Vernon boasts 7 parks, a swimming pool, a disc golf course, a 9-hole golf course, and a community athletic complex. Please see the links below for all of the upcoming events and exciting things to do in Mount Vernon.

The following items are not Mount Vernon Community School District sponsored unless otherwise stated. It is being distributed through the school district as a community service of the district to inform you of other community activities or services available.   Click on the  boxes below to open them up for additional information. 

Area Summer Sports Camps – We’ll post here as we receive info

Coe College women’s basketball camp

Click here for a flyer

Coe College men’s basketball camp

Click here for a flyer


Kirkwood Basketball camp in July.

Click here for a flyer


Bass Farms Events

Bass Farms is open Year Round

Click on link below to check out Events at Bass Farms



Boys Scouts/Cub Scouts

Year Round

click here for the website

Early out Child Care Program

St Paul Lutheran church in MV is offering an early out child care program.  Contact them directly for more information.  319-895-8772.

We are just letting you know it’s available.

City of Mount Vernon

click here for the City of Mount Vernon Website


Annual Mount Vernon Clean-Up Day – Saturday April 29th 8 AM -Noon

Click here for details


Volunteer Fair – Saturday, May 13th 10:00 AM – noon @ the LCB

Click here for a flyer on the event

Girl Scouts

Year Round

click here for a link to the Girl Scouts website

Lester Buresh Center (LBC)

Check out the Summer Programs at the LBC. 

Linn County On Their Own & OK 4-H Day Camp

See the flyer below for details.

On their Own & OK 4-H Day Camp

4-H program opportunity coming to the Mount Vernon and Lisbon areas. Linn County Extension and Outreach- 4-H and the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Child Care Solutions Group are partnering up to bring the On Their Own and OK program to families as they prepare for summer. On Their Own and OK build skills in youth to prepare to stay home alone safely. We will be holding a one-day youth day camp at the Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center in Mount Vernon on 5/13 for 4-6th grade youth.

In addition, a caregiver pre-meeting will be held in the evening on 5/10 to provide resources and support to caregivers that are considering preparing their child to stay at home alone when school is out. Caregivers do not have to have a child signed up for the 5/13 day camp to attend the pre-meeting event.

Music Works Iowa – music lessons
Julia Andrews, the owner of Music Works Iowa offers music lessons in town to 95 local students.  See the flyer below for more information if you are interested in music lessons.
Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation

Click here for the Website to the Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation and events


Orchestra Iowa

Click here for events with Orchestra Iowa

Click here for lesson info from Orchestra Iowa

Click here for information on Orchestra Iowa Chorus

Southeast Linn Community Center

Flyer for Food Pantry

SELCC will be open from
5-7pm every Thursday from
April – June for food pantry


Summer Enrichment Classes for Kids- Wednesday afternoons

Free Summer Movies  – Thursdays at 1PM