FORT MADISON — Fort Madison Community Hospital Birthplace will be hosting a Mommy & Baby Gear Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Business Center conference rooms on the hospital’s lower level east addition.

The fair was conceived with new and expectant parents in mind, but anyone wanting to see first-hand what is new in the world of baby gear is welcome to attend.

Car seats, bottles, breast pumps and clothing are some of the items that will be available to check out.  

A number of experts will talk about car seat safety, sunscreen for babies, and dental hygiene.

There will be door prizes and a light snack. A complete list of products and presenters at the event can be found on the Fort Madison Community Hospital Facebook page.

Alzheimer’s classes planned

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering two free educational classes Monday afternoon, July 23, at Burlington Public Library’s Meeting Room B, 210 Court St.

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease, 3 to 4:30 p.m., will provide an overview of how Alzheimer’s compares with normal aging and other forms of dementia.
Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors, 4:30 to 6 p.m., will address the types of challenging behaviors often associated with Alzheimer’s, and suggest practical tools and tips.

Advanced registration is required by calling (800) 272-3900. Or to register online, visit

For more information call Jerry Schroeder at (563) 293-8056.