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August 16, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events

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August 16 Pella Farmer's Market   

Wonderful summer produce, baked rolls and bread, homemade pies, gluten- free products, plants for the flower garden and vegetable garden and crafts.  There will be more surprises, come and join in the fun! Location is First Reformed Church parking lot, 605 Broadway Street. Occurs every Thursday from 3-6 pm and every Saturday 9-noon. Free to the public.

 

 

August 16 Bingo Night 

Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with parent. Held every Thursday from 6:30-9 pm at 1203 Peace Street (Old building). Admission is $0.50 to 2.00 per game or $17 for all night packet. For more information contact Peggy Moriarity at 641-861-1367.

 

 

August 16 YP Monthly Mingle: BBQ at Caldwell Park

Want to make some new friends? If you are in your 20's or 30's, join Young Professionals of Pella as they host a BBQ at Caldwell Park. From 7-9 pm, food provided.  

 

 

August 17 Lake Red Rock: Red Rock's Wildlife  

Many different animals call the Lake Red Rock area their home!  Identify furs of area mammals and learn about some of their adaptations used for survival.  There will be also be a special guest appearance by some live snakes! Meet 7 pm at Howell Station (meet at turnaround at the end of the park's entrance- bring a lawn chair).     

  

 

August 17 Tassel Ridge Winery Wine & Burger Night  

Every Friday in June-August is Wine & Burger Night. It's off to Italy! Tonight we're featuring an Italian Sirloin Burger topped with Melted Mozzarella and Tomato & Herb Bruschetta.  Advance reservations required by Wednesday, August 15. Contact the Winery at 641.672.9463 for reservations. Admission: $20 per person, plus tax - Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $15 per person, plus tax.





August 18 NFL Punt Pass & Kick Competition

Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Community Services Department hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on August 18th at 9:00 am at the Pella High Football Field. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 6-15. Entry forms are available online at www.cityofpella.com, at the Pella Community Center, 712 Union St., or you may register at the competition. The top finishers from each of the ten (10) age groups at the local competition will advance to a sectional competition. The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions; the top four scorers from the pool of sectional champions will advance. Registration Dates: April 23rd - August 18th/ Free.



   

August 18 Lake Red Rock: Lets Go Paddling!


This activity gives you 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! (Must be at least 10 years old to use the kayaks. Life Jackets will be provided.) Meet at Roberts Creek East Boat Ramp, from 2-4 pm. Free to the public.

   



August 18 Lake Red Rock: Red Rock's Wildlife


Many different animals call the Lake Red Rock area their home!  Identify furs of area mammals and learn about some of their adaptations used for survival.  There will be also be a special guest appearance by some live snakes! Meet 7 pm at the Whitebreast Amphitheater.





August 19 Cooking with Wine & Barbecue Sauces

Chef Linda will show you how to make three amazing Barbecue sauces featuring specially selected Tassel Ridge wines and then pair them with chicken, pork, and shrimp. Samples and recipe cards are included! From 1-3 PM at Tassel Ridge Winery, 1681 220th St, Leighton. Reservations required by Wednesday, August 15. Contact the Winery at 641.672.9463. Cost is $10 per person, plus tax/Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $5 per person, plus tax.





August 20-September 14 Mills Gallery Faculty Art Show

Art faculty, Mathew Kelly, Treva Reimer, and Brian Roberts will open this year's exhibition schedule. The exhibit will run through September 14. At Mills Gallery from 9 am- 5 pm Monday - Friday.





August 20 School Starts for Pella Christian and Pella Community Schools.





August 23 Pella Farmer's Market

Wonderful summer produce, baked rolls and bread, homemade pies, gluten- free products, plants for the flower garden and vegetable garden and crafts. There will be more surprises, come and join in the fun! Location is First Reformed Church parking lot, 605 Broadway Street. Occurs every Thursday from 3-6 pm and every Saturday 9-noon. Free to the public.

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