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Event Calendar

Friday June, 13th 2014 – Saturday November, 1st 2014

  • National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum presents a "Salute to Champion Steve Kinser"

  • Knoxville
  • National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
  • One Sprint Capital Place
  • 641.842.6176 or 800.874.4488
  • sprintcarhof@sprintcarhof.com
  • Website
  • June 13 - November 1, 2014.  The  “Salute to Champion Steve Kinser” special exhibition consists of at least six cars that the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee drove during his illustrious career. The special exhibition coincides with the King’s final full season on the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series in 2014. 

    The display, featuring the race cars and other Steve Kinser-related art and artifacts, will only be able to be seen together at one place this year, and that is at the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World.’ This will be a must-see attraction for the legion of fans of the 20-time World of Outlaws champion and 12-time Knoxville Nationals winner.

    Those seeking additional information can visit the museum’s web site at www.sprintcarhof.com.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Saturday August, 30th 2014

  • Birdwatching Hike

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Wallashuck Campground
  • 890 190th Ave., Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 8:00 a.m.  Take a journey on a quest for Red Rock's winged wonders.  You will learn how to spot birds and the basics of identifying them by sight and sound.  Bring your binoculars and a field guide, or borrow these from us.  Please wear closed-toe shoes and pants.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday August, 30th 2014

  • Iowa History: Just Dig It!

  • 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.    Learn about the history of Iowa.  From glaciers carving the land, to prehistoric fossils, to Native American history, there is a lot to discover.  Get hands-on as we dig for fossils and artifacts.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday August, 30th 2014

  • Let's Go Paddling!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Roberts Creek
  • 1617 Fillmore Dr, Otley
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy the chance to experience both canoeing and kayaking in the same day.  Try one or both types of watercraft a try and see how much fun paddlng can be. (Must be at least 10 years old to use kayaks.  Life jackets will be provided.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday August, 30th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine & Burger Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Burgers served until 7:30 p.m.

    Tonight’s burger is a Steakhouse Burger.  Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463).

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday August, 30th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine and Cheese Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  We usually think of cheese when we think of wine. But, some wine and cheese pairings are more complementary than others. Tassel Ridge has selected four different Iowa cheeses and has paired them with Tassel Ridge wines. Try these pairings and see which are your favorites!

    Great weather on the weekends makes this a particularly nice time to come to the Winery for a relaxing hour or two that can include a tasting, tour, and great conversation with our knowledgeable Tasting Room staff.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday August, 30th 2014

  • Tassle Ridge Wine & Burger Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Burgers served until 7:00 p.m.

    It’s off to the Tassel Ridge Winery Steakhouse! Tonight’s burger is a Steakhouse Burger. Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463).

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday August, 30th 2014

  • Tassle Ridge Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Experience how Wine & Chocolate complement one another at Tassel Ridge Winery. Tassel Ridge Winery has paired four Tassel Ridge wines with four different chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam. Taste all four and find your favorite(s)!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday August, 30th 2014

  • Wine-In Movie at Grape Escape Winery

  • Pleasantville
  • Grape Escape Winery
  • 1185 40th Place
  • 515.848.3094
  • grapeescape@iowatelecom.net
  • Website
  • 6 p.m.; "Las Vegas".   This is the last chance to have an authentic Italian pizza over the fire pit this movie season.  Call to make your reservation prior to August 29.  Serving from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Movie begins at dark.  Each week the details of the meal will be available on Facebook or via email.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday August, 31st 2014

  • Geocaching

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape
  • 890 190th Ave., Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1:00 p.m. - (Meet at the large parking lot for bike trail).  Never heard of geocaching? Not a problem; come and learn about this growing sport and how to join in the fun. GPS units will be available for you to use to find hidden caches around the area using their coordinates.  A great way to get started with navigation and geocaching.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Sunday August, 31st 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Experience how Wine & Chocolate complement one another at Tassel Ridge Winery. Tassel Ridge Winery has paired four Tassel Ridge wines with four different chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam. Taste all four and find your favorite(s)!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday August, 31st 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Winery Grapemobile Tours

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • We are giving two vineyard tours each Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on the Grapemobile. The tour takes about 45 minutes as you move about two miles through the vineyard at Tassel Ridge Winery.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday August, 31st 2014

  • Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672-WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  We usually think of cheese when we think of wine. But, some wine and cheese pairings are more complementary than others. Tassel Ridge has selected four different Iowa cheeses and has paired them with Tassel Ridge wines. Try these pairings and see which are your favorites!

    Great weather on the weekends makes this a particularly nice time to come to the Winery for a relaxing hour or two that can include a tasting, tour, and great conversation with our knowledgeable Tasting Room staff.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Monday September, 1st 2014

  • Backcountry Survivors

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1:00 p.m.   Do you know how to survive in the wilderness with just a few supplies?  Learn some wilderness survival skills with this program.  From what gear to pack, to building a fire to making shelter, we will learn some essential basic survival skills to help you in an emergency.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Monday September, 1st 2014

  • Raptors: Rulers of the Sky

  • 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. - Iowa's birds of prey do indeed rule the skies!  Learn about the features and characteristics that help these raptors hunt so efficiently.  You will also get the opportunity to learn about their diets firsthand by dissecting a real owl pellet!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Thursday September, 4th 2014

  • 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.  Karts and all equipment provided.  Everyone welcome!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Friday September, 5th 2014

  • Knoxville Bike Nite

  • Knoxville
  • Downtown Knoxville Square
  • 641.891.9461
  • info@knoxvillebikenite
  • Website
  • 6:00 - 10:00 pm

    Entertainment:  One Eye Open

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Friday September, 5th 2014

  • Peace Tree Live Music with Jason Walsmith of the Nadas

  • Knoxville
  • Peace Tree Brewing Company
  • 107 West Main Street
  • 641.842.BREW (2739)
  • beer@peacetreebrewing.com
  • Website
  • 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Jason Walsmith of the Nadas will be back to play in our taproom.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Friday September, 5th 2014

  • Wine & Wood Fired Pizza Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 5:30–7:30 p.m.  Pizzas served until 7:00 p.m.  Join us in the Tassel Ridge Greenhouse for Wine & Wood Fired Pizza Night. 

    Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 4. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). 

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday September, 6th 2014

  • Grape Escape's Movie in the Vineyard

  • Pleasantville
  • Grape Escape Winery
  • 1185 40th Place, Pleasantville
  • 515.848.3094
  • grapeescape@iowatelecom.net
  • Website
  • 7:00 p.m. - Movie in the Vineyard - “Rush

    If you have not experienced a movie on the big screen under the stars, you do not know what you are missing. We have a great time. Cheese, meat, fruit and cracker trays available for purchase. Free popcorn during the movie. Free Admissin to the movie. Wine and beer available for purchase.  Movie begins at dark.  Each week the details of the meal will be available on Facebook or via email.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

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