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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

Friday May, 22nd 2015

  • Creatures of the Night Hike

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Wallashuck Campground
  • 890 190th Avenue, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 9 p.m. Hike along a woodland trail in search of the night shift.  Follow the tracks left behind by the critters of the night and listen for owl calls and other lurking creatures!

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Friday May, 22nd 2015

  • Peace Tree Live Music by The Monday Mourners

  • Knoxville
  • Peace Tree Brewing Company
  • 107 West Main Street
  • 641.842.BREW (2739)
  • beer@peacetreebrewing.com
  • Website
  • 8pm – 10pm  Live music by Des Moines Alt-Country band, the Monday Mourners!  $5 cover. Tree House members pay no cover.

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Friday May, 22nd 2015

  • Pella Opera House presents "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (film)

  • Pella
  • Pella Opera House
  • 611 Franklin Street
  • 641.628.8625
  • boxoffice@pellaoperahouse.org
  • Website
  • 6:30 p.m. Our film series ends with the rollicking tale of seven brothers who take the matter of getting married to comedically extreme measures. Some of the best dance sequences of film musicals are featured in this wonderful, family-friendly film. Ticket price: free Popcorn and water: $1 each

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Friday May, 22nd 2015

  • Wine & Pasta Night

  • 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  It’s Wine & Pasta Night at Tassel Ridge Winery! 

    Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. 

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Saturday May, 23rd 2015

  • Geocashing 101

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Howell Station Campground
  • 1081 198th Place, 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 Systems) to hunt for caches hidden in the area. Bring your own GPS or borrow one from us for the activity. Learn some of the basics and then try it on your own when you travel anywhere.

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday May, 23rd 2015

  • KCCS #6 plus 305's

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 North Lincoln Street
  • 641.842.5431
  • info@knoxvilleraceway.com
  • Website
  • Hot Laps 6:45 p.m.  Time Trials 7:15 p.m.

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  • Category: Racing

Saturday May, 23rd 2015

  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • North Overlook Beach
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1:00 PM  Bobber is a fun loving dog that likes to meet new people and help them learn how to be safe around the water. Come meet him and pick up some safety tips!

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Saturday May, 23rd 2015

  • Tassel Ridge Wine & Burger Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 6:00–8:00 p.m.—Burgers served until 7:30 p.m.   Tonight’s burger is a Steakhouse Burger.  A Samosa Brownie ends the evening on a sweet note!  Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22. 

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Saturday May, 23rd 2015

  • 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 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  Take a break from your busy Saturday, and enjoy an 11-inch individual Wood Fired Oven Pizza.  No reservations required.

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Saturday May, 23rd 2015 – Sunday May, 24th 2015

  • Marion County Civil War Days

  • Knoxville
  • Marion County Park
  • 306 Willetts Drive
  • 641.842.4895
  • Website
  • Saturday 7 a.m. to dusk - Sunday 10 a.m.  The Army of the Southwest Iowa Re-enactors will present an encampment, battles and skirmishes, Confederate and Union infantry, artillery and cavalry, plus period civilians.

     

     

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Sunday May, 24th 2015

  • Let's Go Birdwatching!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Whitebreast Campground - meet at parking lot fee booth/campground entrance
  • 971 Highway S-71, Knoxville
  • 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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Sunday May, 24th 2015

  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Whitebreast Beach
  • 971 Highway S-71, Knoxville
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1:00 p.m.  Bobber is a fun loving dog that likes to meet new people and help them learn how to be safe around the water.  Come meet him and pick up some safety tips!

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Monday May, 25th 2015

  • Playscape Craft Time

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape -follow bike trail west from North Overlook Campground/Beach
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m.  Young artists can join in for some make-and-take creative fun at the Playscape!  Supplies will be provided - all you need to bring is your imagination and creativity!

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Thursday May, 28th 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 May, 28th 2015

  • Thursday Night Wine & Small Plates at Tassel Ridge

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 6:00–8:30 p.m.   Enjoy a glass of Tassel Ridge wine with your favorites from the evening’s Small Plate Menu.  No reservations required.

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Friday May, 29th 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
  •  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Pizza served until 7 p.m.  Join us for Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Night. Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28.

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Saturday May, 30th 2015

  • KCCS #7 plus 305's & National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Induction Banquet

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 North Lincoln Street
  • 641.842.5431
  • info@knoxvilleraceway.com
  • Website
  • Hot Laps 6:45 p.m.  Time Trials 7:15 p.m.   FREE Kid's Night - all kids and teens 19 and under attend for free!

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Saturday May, 30th 2015

  • Red Wine Lovers’ Tasting and Wine 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 in the Cellar; 6:30 p.m. Dinner Seating

    Join us for a very special dinner evening beginning with a visit to the Tassel Ridge Winery cellar. Sample three wines and select your choice to pair later with your entrée.  Dinner includes Mixed Green Salad, Roasted Petite Shoulder Tender, Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Potatoes. For dessert, Almond Crème Caramel with Fresh Berries.

    Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by Thursday, May 28.

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Thursday June, 4th 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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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

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