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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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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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Thursday July, 2nd 2015

  • Lake Red Rock's "A Little Walk"

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 10:00 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, 2nd 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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Friday July, 3rd 2015

  • Celebrate Leighton’s 150th Anniversary Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Day

  • Rural Marion County
  • Leighton
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • Website
  • 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.—Serving Wood Fired Oven Pizza; 10:00 p.m.—Watch Fireworks from Tassel Ridge Terrace.

    Join the festivities in Leighton as the town celebrates its 150th Anniversary and enjoy an 11-inch individual Wood Fired Oven Pizza at Tassel Ridge Winery for $12, and pair it with your favoirte Tassel Ridge wine available for purchase by the glass. Watch the special Leighton 150th Anniversary Fireworks beginning at 10:00 p.m. from the Tassel Ridge Terrace. No reservations required.

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Friday July, 3rd 2015

  • Knoxville Bike Nite

  • Knoxville
  • Downtown Knoxville Square
  • 641.891.9461
  • info@knoxvillebikenite
  • Website
  • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Tonight's bank is Lucas Beebe!

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Friday July, 3rd 2015

  • Nature's Fireworks: Fireflies

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Wallashuck Campground
  • 890 190th Avenue, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 9:00 p.m.  Ooh! Aah! The brilliant flashes of fireflies brighten the warm summer nights and offer a wonderful display! Take a hike in search of “nature’s “fireworks” and learn a bit about the insects that create the show!

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Friday July, 3rd 2015

  • Pleasantville's Movie in the Park

  • Pleasantville
  • Pleasantville Sports Complex - South Field
  • director@pleasantvillechamber.org
  • Website
  • July's movie is "Here Comes the Boom". What could be better than spending a July evening watching a movie under the stars on the South Field of the Little League Ball Fields in Pleasantville? Be sure to bring a chair or blanket. Concessions and restrooms will be available. The movie will begin at dusk!

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Friday July, 3rd 2015 – Sunday July, 5th 2015

  • Bobber/Water Safety Dog Cartoons

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Red Rock Visitor Center
  • 1105 N Highway T-15, Knoxville
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Saturday July, 4th 2015

  • 4th of July Celebration in Pella

  • Pella
  • Downtown
  • Website
  • Celebrate the Fourth of July in Pella! Enjoy food, music, activities, parade, & fireworks. Festivities all day long starting at 9:30 a.m. with free fishing at Caldwell Park (poles and bait provided).  Fireworks East of Madison School at 9:45 p.m. or Dusk.  Visit our website for a complete schedule of activities.

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Saturday July, 4th 2015

  • 4th of July in Pleasantville

  • Pleasantville
  • Downtown Pleasantville
  • 515.975.2052
  • director@pleasantvillechamber.org
  • Website
  • All day activities begin with breakfast from 7 - 10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge and The Flag Raising Ceremony at Memorial Hall at 8 a.m.  Other all day activities include a pet show, parade, music, lunch and games.  Firewarks at the Cora Shadle Memorial Park will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. A complete schedule of activities can be downloaded from our web site.

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Saturday July, 4th 2015

  • Birdwatching Hike

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 8:00 a.m.  Take a journey on a quest to discover Red Rock’s winged wonders! Learn some of the basics
    of spotting birds and identifying them by sight and sound. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from us. (Closed-toe shoes and long pants recommended).

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Saturday July, 4th 2015

  • Lets'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
  • 1 p.m. - 3 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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Saturday July, 4th 2015

  • Pond Exploration

  • Lake Red Rock
  • South Tailwater
  • 1104 Highway T-15, Knoxville
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m. -  Go “mucking” at one of the lake area’s wetlands!  Dip nets and tubs will be available for you to try and catch some of the critters swimming and crawling in and around the area! Mucking can be messy, so please wear old shoes and clothes.

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Saturday July, 4th 2015

  • The 4th of July at Tassel Ridge Winery Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Day

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 11:00 am - 8:00 pm.  Take a break from your 4th of July festivities and enjoy an 11-inch individual Wood Fired Oven Pizza at Tassel Ridge Winery for $12, and pair it with your favorite Tassel Ridge wine, available for purchase by the glass. No reservations required.

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Wednesday July, 8th 2015

  • Kid's Craft Day

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Red Rock Visitor Center
  • 1105 North Highway T15, Knoxville
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Got creative kids? Bring your young artists to enjoy make-and take nature craft activities!

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Thursday July, 9th 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

Thursday July, 9th 2015

  • Thursday Night Wine & Small Plates at Tassel Ridge

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm   Grab your friends or make it a date night! Enjoy a glass of Tassel Ridge wine with your favorites from the evening’s Small Plate Menu: Chicken or Cheese Quesadillas served with Salsa, Guacamole, and Pico de Gallo ($7); Meatballs and Stonewall Kitchen Marinara ($7); Mediterranean Plate with Hummus, Feta, Mixed Olives, and Pita Chips ($6); St. Croix Sliders with Tassel Ridge Iowa St. Croix Barbecue Sauce and Fried Onions ($9); and Chef Frank’s House-made Salsa and Chips ($5). No reservations required.

     

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Friday July, 10th 2015

  • Grape Escape Wine In Movie

  • Pleasantville
  • Grape Escape Winery
  • 1185 40th Place
  • 515.848.3094
  • grapeescape@iowatelecom.net
  • Website
  • Tonight's movie is "Blended".   Selected Friday and Saturday nights through September join us for our Wine In Movies in the Vineyard.  Outdoor movies on a 11 foot by 20 foot screen with surround sound, full 1080p High Definition picture, gourmet popcorn, and fire pits. Meal available for purchase at 7:00 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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Friday July, 10th 2015

  • Tassel Ridge Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • www.info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 5:30–7:30 p.m.—Pizza served until 7:00 p.m.   Begin with a Caprese Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Fresh Basil. Then, Chef Frank and his team will prepare an 11-inch individual pizza just for you. End your meal on a sweet note with a piece of Wood Fired Oven Chocolate Delight.

    Advanced prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

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  • Category: Culture & History

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