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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

Friday July, 25th 2014

  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane...It's a Bat!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape (meet at the north end of the North Overlook Beach parking lot)
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 8:30 p.m.- Want to learn about these mysterious and strange creatures? Come on out to learn about the special characteristics of bats. We will also take a hike when it gets dark to try to spot some bats swooping through the night sky!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday July, 25th 2014

  • Lake Red Rock's "Thief in the Night"

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Howell Station Campground
  • 1081 198th Place, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 7:00 p.m. - Howell Station Campground
    Problem: A critter of the night consistently raises havoc with backyard bird feeders. Action: Set a live trap and hopefully catch the culprit. Result: "Thief in the Night" is caught...surprise! (Note: Meet at the old amphitheater site near campsite #60. Please bring your lawnchairs!)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday July, 25th 2014

  • Peace Tree Live Music with Paul Sprawl

  • Knoxville
  • Peace Tree Brewing Company
  • 107 West Main Street
  • 641.842.BREW (2739)
  • beer@peacetreebrewing.com
  • Website
  • Help us celebrate our new beer garden with a Peace Tree Patio Party!

    4:30 p.m. Food by Magnolia Kitchen and Grocery

    8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Free live music by fingerstyle guitarist Paul Sprawl.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Friday July, 25th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine & Burger Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Burgers served until 7:00 p.m.  It’s Classic Bistro Night! Tonight’s burger is a Merlot Mushroom and Swiss Burger topped with Merlot Mushroom Sauce.

    Idvance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3 p.m. Thursday, July 24. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463).

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  • Category: Culture & History

Friday July, 25th 2014 – Saturday August, 2nd 2014

  • Union Street Players "Seussical the Musical"

  • Pella
  • 712 Union Street
  • 641.204.1094
  • info@unionstreetplayers.com
  • Website
  • 7:00 p.m. July 25, 26, 31 & Aug 1

     2:00 p.m. Aug 2 

    (no shows on July 27, 28, 29, 30)

    The world of Dr. Seuss comes to life on stage.  A musical for the whole family!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday July, 26th 2014

  • "Iowa Pints" book signing at Peace Tree Brewing Company

  • Knoxville
  • Peace Tree Brewing Company
  • 107 West Main Street
  • 641.842.BREW (2739)
  • beer@peacetreebrewing.com
  • Website
  • 1:00 p.m. - Iowa Pints book signing with author J. Wilson. 

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday July, 26th 2014

  • Bird Banding

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Red Rock Visitor Center
  • 1105 North Hwy T-15, Knoxville IA
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 7:00-9:00 a.m.Join Nelson Hoskins, area birdwatcher and licensed bird bander, to experience what the science of bird banding is all about!  Mist nets will be set up around the visitor center to capture small birds which  will then be fitted with numbered leg bands to track their movements (if recaptured at some point in the future).   Feel free to stop by anytime during each bird banding sessions and check out the thrill of seeing live birds!  The activity is free of charge, and reservations are not needed.  

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 26th 2014

  • Crawly Creatures: Iowa's Invertebrates

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape (meet at the North Overlook Beach-north end of parking lot)
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1:00 p.m.  Under rocks and logs, in the grass, in the sky, under the water...invertebrates are everywhere! Come find out more about these animals.  We will learn about the many different types of invertebrates you can find in Iowa, and we will go on a serarch to find some!

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 26th 2014

  • Grape Escape's Movie in the Vineyard

  • Pleasantville
  • Grape Escape Winery
  • 1185 40th Place, Pleasantville
  • 515.848.3094
  • grapeescape@iowatelecom.net
  • Website
  • Movie in the Vineyard - “Airplane”
    Cook your own hotdog over the open fire pit, deluxe nachos, meat, cheese and cracker trays.  We have pop, water, beer and wine to purchase, no other outside beverages allowed.  Entertainment and popcorn are free with the purchase of our products.

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  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday July, 26th 2014

  • Iowa's Furry Friends

  • 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 all about Iowa's mammals.  It's easy to learn about mammals when you get to touch and see skulls, furs, and tracks firshand!  We will also go on a hike and learn how to look for signs of mammals, and possibly see one along the way!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 26th 2014

  • Knoxville Championship Cup Series #16 plus 305'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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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Saturday July, 26th 2014

  • Let's Go Paddling!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Robert's Creek East Boat Ramp
  • 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 conoeing and kayaking in the same day. Give one or both types of watercraft a try and see how much fun paddling can be.  

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 26th 2014

  • Snake "Lunch Time"

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Red Rock Visitor Center
  • 1105 North Hwy T-15, Knoxville IA
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 11:00 a.m.  It's a feeding day at the visitor center! Stop by to learn about the the center's resident snakes and watch them have a bite to eat!

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 26th 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
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

    10:00 am – 6:00 pm

    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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  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday July, 26th 2014

  • 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 am – 6:00 pm

    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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  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday July, 26th 2014 – Sunday July, 27th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Winery Grapemobile Tours

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • Tours at 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays

    We got the Grapemobile out, got it washed off, spiffed up, and we await your visit. We will be giving two vineyard tours each weekend day (weather permitting) 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 July, 27th 2014

  • Iowa's Fantastic Forests

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape (meet at the North Overlook Beach-north end of parking lot)
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m. - Forestry is neat! Find out why forests are so important, and learn how to identify many local species of trees by their unique characteristics. Then we will take a hike and use our new knowledge to identify trees along the path.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Sunday July, 27th 2014

  • Saving Iowa's Wetlands

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape (meet at the north end of the North Overlook Beach parking lot)
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1:00 p.m. - Playscape (meet at North Overlook Beach at north end of parking lot).  Wetlands are crucial to humans and many animal species; however, the wetlands in Iowa have been disappearing! Learn about the benefits of wetlands and check out some of the wildlife that call wetlands home.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Sunday July, 27th 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 pm – 6:00 pm

    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

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