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Event Calendar

Friday May, 1st 2015 – Monday August, 10th 2015

  • Steve McCoy - Oil Painting Artist

  • Pella
  • Joan Kuyper Farver Art Gallery
  • 712 Union Street
  • 641.628.4571
  • Gallery hours:  Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Steve is a native of Indianola, Iowa and did his first oil painting at nine years of age.  He helped found the Creative Center in Omaha, Nebraska and has served as President of the Graphic Arts Guild in Omaha.  As a student in art school Steve was requested by President Johnson to paint his portrait for a poster to support U.S. savings bonds.  After having a career as an illustrator/designer, Steve has returned to oil painting.  

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  • Category: Culture & History

Thursday June, 4th 2015 – Thursday July, 30th 2015

  • Thursdays in Pella

  • Pella
  • Downtown Pella
  • 641.628.2626
  • Website
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Head downtown for Thursdays in Pella! Every Thursday evening in June and July you are sure to have a blast enjoying live entertainment, activities for kids, food vendors, displays, and more. Each Thursday will begin activities at 6 pm and will conclude with a city band performance at 8 pm. Activities are free or have very minimal cost.

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Friday July, 24th 2015 – Sunday August, 2nd 2015

  • Union Street Players present 'Fiddler on the Roof'

  • Pella
  • Pella Community Center
  • 712 Union Street
  • 641-204-1094
  • Website
  • Set in 1905 Imperial Russia, this broadway classic centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives.  Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door for adults, and $8 in advance or $10 at the door for students/ children. Showtimes are July 24 & 25 at 7 pm; July 26 at 2 pm; July 30 & 31 at 7 pm; and August 1 at 2 pm. See www.unionstreetplayers.com for information. 

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Thursday July, 30th 2015

  • A "Little Walk"

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 10 AM - Nature is full of great adventures and new things to see, hear, smell and touch!  Young children and their families can join us for short "little walks" to investigate the world.  Each walk will have a different theme, and may include a story, song, craft or other activities.

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Thursday July, 30th 2015

  • Slideways Karting Center League Night Racing

  • Knoxville
  • Slideways Karting Center
  • 1230 Highway 14 North
  • 641.828.6337
  • slideways.karting@gmail.com
  • Website
  • 7 p.m. - Driver's meeting.  All Karts and equipment provided.  Everyone welcome!

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  • Category: Racing

Friday July, 31st 2015

  • Outdoor Adventures Day Camp

  • Lake Red Rock
  • 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (for boys and girls 11-12 years old - preregistration required).  Have fun learning how to build a fire, make an emergency shelter, perform basic wilderness first aid, learn basic GPS skills, and paddle a kayak! (Kayaking will be dependent on wind/weather conditions.) The camp is free of charge, but group size is limited and pre-registration is required. 

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Friday July, 31st 2015

  • Wine & Salmon Fusion Dinner

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 6:00 p.m. Wine Tasting; 6:30 p.m. Dinner Seating. Tonight, Chef Frank’s takes items from different cuisines and fuses them together to create his Salmon Fusion Menu! Dinner begins with a Mixed Green Salad followed by Jalapeño Orange Glazed Salmon served with Wild Rice and Thai Green Beans. The evening ends on a decadent note with a slice of Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry and Cream Cake.

    Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Price: $50 per person, plus tax—Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $45 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, wine paired with each course, and gratuity).

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Saturday August, 1st 2015

  • Butterfly Safari

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 2 p.m.  Take a “safari” through a tallgrass prairie to stalk monarchs, fritillaries, wood nymphs and other butterfly species. We’ll use some of the butterfly nets available for free checkout at the visitor center!

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Saturday August, 1st 2015

  • Knoxville Championship Cup Series #17 plus 410's

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 North Lincoln Street
  • 641.842.5431
  • Website
  • Weekly Races Start:  Hot Laps 6:45 PM - Time Trials 7:15 PM

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  • Category: Racing

Saturday August, 1st 2015

  • Shoreline Serendipity Walk

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Wallashuck Campground
  • 890 190th Avenue, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 10 a.m. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Lake Red Rock as you take a leisurely stroll along its shores.
    Look for animal tracks, cool rocks and plant life, and learn some interesting tidbits about Red
    Rock’s area history!

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Saturday August, 1st 2015

  • Snake Lunchtime

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Red Rock Visitor Center
  • 1105 North Highway T-15, Knoxville
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1 p.m.  It’s feeding day at the visitor center! Stop by and join the center’s resident snakes as they have a bite to eat!

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Saturday August, 1st 2015

  • Tassel Ridge Wine and Wood Oven Fired Pizza Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Pizza served until 7:30 p.m.  Begin with a Caesar Salad made with Romaine, Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, and Caesar Dressing. Then, Chef Frank and his team will prepare an 11-inch individual pizza just for you and pair it with a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine. End your meal on a sweet note with a piece of Wood Fired Oven Chocolate Delight.

    Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Price: $25 per person, plus tax—Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $20 per person, plus tax (includes salad, 11-inch pizza, 1 glass of wine, dessert, and gratuity).

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Tuesday August, 4th 2015

  • Le Jardin Beer Dinner at Peace Tree

  • Knoxville
  • Peace Tree Brewing Company
  • 107 West Main Street
  • 641.842.BREW (2739)
  • beer@peacetreebrewing.com
  • Website
  • Peace Tree will host Des Moines' Le Jardin restaurant for a multiple course gourmet dinner and beer pairing. Appetizers and welcome beers will begin at 6:00 p.m. The seated portion of the meal will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Additionally, a brewery tour will be offered after the first course for anyone who is interested in going behind the scenes.

    Reservations are $55 per person, including tax and gratuity.  Space is limited and reservations are required, so I would encourage placing orders through our webstore or in our taproom.

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Thursday August, 6th 2015 – Saturday August, 8th 2015

  • 25th Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 North Lincoln Street
  • 641.842.5431
  • Website
  • Thursday, August 6 - 360 Knoxville Nationals

    Friday, August 7 - 360 Knoxville Nationals

    Saturday, August 8 - 360 Knoxville Nationals Finals plus 305's

    Weekly Races Start:
    Hot Laps 6:45 PM
    Time Trials 7:15 PM

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Friday August, 7th 2015

  • Knoxville Bike Nite

  • Knoxville
  • Downtown Knoxville Square
  • 641.891.9461
  • info@knoxvillebikenite
  • Website
  • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Tonight's live band is Quarter Inch Jack!

     

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Friday August, 7th 2015

  • Let's Go Paddling!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Roberts Creek East Boat Ramp
  • 1617 Filmore Drive, Otley
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Enjoy the chance to experience both canoeing and kayaking in the same day! Give one or both types of watercraft a try and see how much fun paddling can be! (You must be at least 10 years
    old to use kayaks. Life jackets will be provided. Programs may be cancelled if inclement weather/wind conditions.)

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Friday August, 7th 2015

  • Peace Tree Live Music by 'The Host Country'

  • Knoxville
  • Peace Tree Brewing Company
  • 107 West Main Street
  • 641.842.BREW (2739)
  • beer@peacetreebrewing.com
  • Website
  • 8pm – 10pm  Live music by Iowa folk band, The Host Country. $5 cover. No charge for Tree House Members.

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Friday August, 7th 2015

  • Pleasantville's Movie in the Park

  • Pleasantville
  • Pleasantville High School Football Field
  • director@pleasantvillechamber.org
  • Website
  • August's movie "Big Hero 6". What could be better than spending an August evening watching a movie under the stars on the Pleasantville High School Football field? You'll be able to sit in the bleachers or bring a chair and blanket. Concessions and restrooms will be available. The movie will begin at dusk!

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Saturday August, 8th 2015

  • Geocaching 101

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m.  You’re never too old for hide-and-seek: have some fun and give geocaching a try! This sport
    uses the technology of GPS (Global Positioning System) to hunt for caches hidden in an area.  Bring your own GPS unit or borrow one from us.  Learn some of the basics, then try it on your own anywhere you travel!

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday August, 8th 2015

  • Grape Escape's First Annual BBQ Contest

  • Pleasantville
  • Grape Escape Winery
  • 1185 40th Place
  • 515.848.3094
  • grapeescape@iowatelecom.net
  • Website
  • 5 p.m.  Grape Escape is Excited to Announce our First Annual BBQ Contest. They will be cooking brisket, ribs, pulled pork, chicken and more. Tickets are on sale now for $7.00. August 1 price will increase to $10.00.Tickets can be purchased at the winery. Each ticket includes samples of each BBQ, one vote for your favorite, dinner of baked beans, slaw ,chips, and your choice of BBQ while it lasts. Wine, beer, soda and water available for purchase. Be ready to sample at 5pm.

    No Entry Fee to try your hand at winning this contest!  Call 515.848.3094 to enter.

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