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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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  • Category: Racing

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

Wednesday July, 30th 2014

  • Playscape Craft Time

  • 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
  • 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Thursday July, 31st 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.  All Karts and equipment provided.  Everyone welcome!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Thursday July, 31st 2014 – Saturday August, 2nd 2014

  • 24th Annual 360 Knoxville Nationals

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 North Lincoln Street
  • 641.842.5431
  • Website
  • Thursday, July 31 - 360 Knoxville Nationals

    Friday, Aug 1 - 360 Knoxville Nationals

    Saturday, Aug 2 - 360 Knoxville Nationals Finals plus 305's

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

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Friday August, 1st 2014

  • Finding Your Way

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape (meet at 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.  Believe it or not, people didn't always have MapQuest to help them get from place to place!  We will learn about old-time navigation through the use of things such as stars, the sun, or a compass and map.  At the end, we will put our skills to the test with an orienteering course.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday August, 1st 2014

  • Knoxville Bike Nite

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

    Entertainment:  Mr. Fugly

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Friday August, 1st 2014

  • Tree I.D. Hike

  • Lake Red Rock
  • North Overlook Picnic Area
  • 1007 Highway T-15, Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 1:00 p.m.  Join Dr. Lee Wymore, and see the forest for the trees!  Take a look at some of the different species growing around the North Overlook area and pick up a few tips how to identify them on your next outing.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday August, 2nd 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 - “August in Osage County
    Selected Friday and Saturday nights from June 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday August, 2nd 2014

  • Habitat and Population

  • 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.  Learn about how Mother Nature is able to regulate populations of animals so well, focusing on terms such  as carrying capacity and population density.  We will play a game to help visualize these.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday August, 2nd 2014

  • Let's Go Paddling!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Wallashuck
  • 890 190th Ave., Pella
  • 641.828.7522 or 641.628.8690
  • lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Website
  • 9:00 - 1100 a.m.  (Wallashuck old ramp).  Enjoy this 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.   Program may be cancelled if inclement weather conditions.

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday August, 2nd 2014

  • Sounds of Nature

  • 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.  Have you ever gone in the outdoors just to sit and listen?  Come learn about why animals make somany different noises, and what it all means.  We will finish the program with a fun activity!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday August, 2nd 2014

  • Wine Dinner & Murder Mystery

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 6:00 p.m.—Wine Tasting
    6:30 p.m.—Dinner Seating & Show

    Tassel Ridge Winery is the place to be for wine, dinner, and mystery when Jest Murder Mystery Co. presents “Death of a Blackheart.” During the show, enjoy a three-course dinner.  This show is chock full of “Fair Maidens,” “Lost Boys,” “Rival Pirates,” and more fun-filled characters who will be played by members of the audience.

    Our murder mystery events sell out fast, so make your reservations soon! Advance reservations required by Wednesday, July 30. Call the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463) to make reservations.

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  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday August, 3rd 2014

  • 3rd Annual Capitani Classic - 410's and Knoxville Championship Cup Series #17

  • 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

Sunday August, 3rd 2014

  • Hunt Like An Animal!

  • 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.   Learn what features and characteristics help predators find and consume their food and how their prey has adapted to keep themselves safe.  Go on a "hunt" of your own to practice what you've learned.

     

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Sunday August, 3rd 2014

  • Iowa History: Just Dig It!

  • 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.  Learn about the history of Iowa! From glaciers carving the land to prehistoric fossils to Native American history, there is a lot to discover! You'll even get the chance to go on an "archaeological dig" to look for fossils and artifacts!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Wednesday August, 6th 2014

  • Kids' Craft Day

  • 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
  • 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Wednesday August, 6th 2014

  • National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum's Knoxville Nationals Pinewood Derby

  • Knoxville
  • One Sprint Capital Place
  • 641.842.6176
  • Website

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Racing

Wednesday August, 6th 2014

  • Precious Prairies

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape (meet at 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.  Prairies used to cover 30 million acres of land in Iowa, and now less than .1% of that remains.  Learn about some of the plants and animals that inhabit this diverse ecosystem.  Additionally, find out why prairies are so important and what is being done to save them.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Wednesday August, 6th 2014 – Saturday August, 9th 2014

  • 54th Annual Knoxville Nationals

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 North Lincoln Street
  • 641.842.5431
  • info@knoxvilleraceway.com
  • Website
  • August 6 – Knoxville Nationals - RacingJunk.com Qualifying
    August 7 – Knoxville Nationals
    August 8 – Knoxville Nationals - Speed Sport World Challenge
    August 9 – Knoxville Nationals Finals
    Races start at 7:15 p.m.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

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