Learn about prevention and treatment of Osteoarthritis! From 2-4 pm at Vriendschap Village, 2602 Fifield Road. To RSVP please call 641-628-8260.
May 31 Work Systems Grass Volleyball League Registration Deadline
Don't miss out on your chance to play volleyball this summer! Registration for 3 person co-ed (Tuesday nights) and 6 person co-ed (Wednesday nights) is due Friday May 31. Season is June 11- August 14. Call 641-628-4622 or e-mail Darren at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 31 Movies on the Lawn presented by Church of the Open Bible
Church of the Open Bible will be hosting free monthly movies on the lawn this summer at 809 W 1st Street. The first film will be "Soul Surfer"! The movies will start at dusk; please bring lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn will be provided, pop will be available at a nominal fee. In case of inclement weather the movie will be held inside the Fellowsihp Hall at the same location. For more information, call 641-628-3707 or go to www.pellaopenbible.com
May 31 Wine & Burger Night at Tassel Ridge Winery
Let's get summer underway with a trip to the islands! Tonight we're serving Grilled Caribbean Burgers with a Chipotle Pepper Sauce, House Potato Wedges, and a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine (we suggest Tassel Ridge 2008 St. Croix). For dessert, cool off with Chocolaterie Stam's refreshing Wine Gelato made with a specially selected Tassel Ridge wine. 5:30-7:30 pm at Tassel Ridge Winery. Reservations required by Wednesday, May 29. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Price: $20/ person, plus tax - Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $15/ person, plus tax (includes dinner, 1 glass of wine, recipe card, and gratuity).
May 31 Lake Red Rock presents Building the Red Rock Dam
Whitebreast Campground Amphitheater, 9 pm: In March of 1969, the Des Moines River Valley changed forever as the newly constructed Red Rock Dam closed its gates for the first time, creating the reservoir we know as Lake Red Rock. Join a park ranger to learn about how the dam was built, how it works today, and how it will undergo another transformation to generate hydropower in the near future. For more information, contact the Corps office at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690.
June 1 Lake Red Rock presents Bird Watching Hike
Celebrate National Trails Day by taking a journey along the Stu Kuyper Nature Trail on a quest for Red Rock's winged wonders! Learn how to spot birds and the basics of identifying them by sight and sound. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from us! Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Meet at Whitebreast Campground (parking lot by fee both) at 7 am. Questions? Contact 641-628-8690.
June 1 Lake Red Rock presents Boater Education Course
Join the US Coast Guard Auxiliary for this classroom-style course to learn about or brush up on your boating knowledge, safety requirements and general rules of the road! This class is open to beginners as well as experienced boaters of all ages, and it fulfills the state's boater education requirement for young boaters 12 up to 18 years old. The course fee is $15.00 for those needing certification, and is free of charge for those not needing certification. 9 am to 5 pm at the Red Rock Visitor Center. Preregistration required, please contact the Corps office at 641-628-8690 for more information.
June 1 Lake Red Rock presents Lets Go Paddling!
Another great National Trails Day activity: Enjoy this chance to try canoeing and kayaking in the same day along the Whitebreast section of the Red Rock Water Trail! 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.) Meet at Whitebreast Beach at 10 am (til noon). Questions? Contact 641-628-8690.
June 2 Dry Reds & Beef Demo at Tassel Ridge Winery
Kick off June Steak Month with a cooking demonstration featuring Tassel Ridge award-winning dry reds and beef! Join Chef Heather as she serves up some great beef appetizers showcasing Tassel Ridge dry red wines. During the demonstration (1-3 pm) enjoy food and wine samples and then take home the recipes. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, May 29. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Price: $10 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $5 per person, plus tax.
June 3 Dance Studio of Iowa Class Registration
Register in person Monday from 5-7:30 pm at Work Systems Rehab and Fitness in order to receive discounts and guaranteed space in the classes of your choice. Variety of dance classes available; all ages and abilities are welcome. For more information contact 1-888-779-1234 or e-mail email@example.com
June 4 Pella Area Quilters Guild June Meeting
Pella Area Quilters Guild will hold their June meeting on Tuesday at 7 PM in room 101 at Third Reformed Church, 708 E. 13th St. Pella, IA. The program that evening will be presented by the Pella Regional Hospital, Physical Therapy Dept. on Quilting Ergonomics. They will focus on specific posture, therapy, exercise for sewing and quilting, with special emphasis on carpal tunnel syndrome. The Quilt Show results and "Viewers Choice Awards" will also be announced. Brian Klahsen will also be at the meeting to sharpen scissors and knives for a fee of $2-$4. Please bring items in a ziploc bag with your name. The Pella Area Quilters Guild consists of members of all quilting abilities and interests. A time is provided for show and tell of projects. We welcome guests or new members at every meeting.
June 5 Lake Red Rock presents Young Naturalists: Pond Critters
Explore nature with your budding naturalists! Join a park ranger to search for pond critters at one of Red Rock's area wetlands. Find out what cool frogs and creepy crawlies are living here! (Activity is for kids of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pond nets and tubs will be provided.) Meet at South Tailwater Recreation Area at 10 am. Questions? Contact 641-628-8690.
June 6: Thursdays in Pella: Celebrating Pella's Families
Many things to do downtown this Thursday evening! Featuring a bicycle rodeo, music from the Children's Choir, a Pathways of Pella walk, presentations by area family groups, and more. City Band performance at 8 pm on the Tulip Toren. 5-9 pm.
June 7 Roger Brooks Red Rock Area Community Assessment Workshop
Over several days, respected Destination Development Guru Roger Brooks will travel around the Lake Red Rock area communities to identify opportunities which will help the area develop. The public is invited to attend a branding presentation and workshop where he will share his insights. From 7-11 am at Pella Christian High School; Pre-registration cost is $20 for Marion County residents or CITR members or $40 general registration. All day-of registrations will be $60. Questions or to register: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
June 7 Wine & Burger Night at Tassel Ridge Winery
If you like Greek gyros, then try our Greek-style Burgers topped with sliced Tomatoes and Creamy Cucumber Yogurt Sauce served in Pita Bread along with House Potato Wedges and a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine (we suggest Tassel Ridge American Syrah). For dessert, enjoy Chocolaterie Stam's refreshing Wine Gelato made with a specially selected Tassel Ridge wine. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, June 5. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Price: $20 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $15 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, 1 glass of wine, recipe card, and gratuity). From 5:30 to 7 pm.
June 7 Fridays After 5
Live music + patio + drinks + summer + great company = the perfect way to end a week! Young Professionals is hosting this event, but anyone age 21+ is encouraged to attend; bring a friend or come make some new ones! From 7-10 pm on the Molengracht, $5 covers live music & appetizers, cash bar. Fully Loaded will be covering songs from the 80's and 90's, you won't want to miss this! (Mark your calendars for these other Friday After 5 events for 2013: July 13 at North Overlook Beach as part of Red Rock Balloon Fest and August 9 back on the Molengracht).
June 8 JDRF Motorcycle Poker Ride
Support a great cause and have fun doing it! Meet at the Pella Molengracht, with registration for riders at 11 am- 1 pm (1 pm last bike out). From 6:30-10:30 enjoy the sounds of Sons of Gladys Kravitz, with ride registration. Cost is $25/hand. For more information or to register contact http://www.pellahosting.com/pokerride
or call 641-629-0754.
Pella Farmer's Market
Pella's Farmer's Market begins April 25th at First Reformed Church every Thursday from 3-6 pm. Great plants and early spring products! Some new vendors- and trusted veterans, too!
Mark your calendars early for these summer events!
Thursdays in Pella
Most Thursdays in June and July your Pella Chamber of Commerce and other area businesses partner up to host weekly events for the whole community! Each night features a different theme, entertainment, food vendors, city band concerts, and lots of fun for the whole family. The themes for the evenings are as follows:
June 6: Celebrating Pella's Families
June 13: Paws N' Claws (Pet night)
June 20: Non-Profit Night
June 27: Ag in the City
July 4: No Thursdays in Pella, please enjoy Independence Day festivities
July 11: The Air, the Rare, the Fair on the Square
July 18: Healthy Living
July 25: No Thursdays in Pella, please enjoy RAGBRAIfestivities during the day hours
Friday After 5
Live Bands + Patio + Drinks + Summer + Great Company = A great way to end the week! Young Professionals of Pella are hosting this event, but anyone age 21+ are encouraged to attend! Bring a friend or make new ones. $5 admission covers live music and appetizers; cash bar available.
June 7 from 7-10 pm, Molengracht Plaza. Performing: Fully Loaded
Saturday July 13 from 7-10 pm, North Overlook Beach (part of Balloon Fest events, free, open to all ages). Performing: Jefferson County Green Band
August 9 from 7-10 pm, Molengracht Plaza. Performing: TBD
4th of July
Pella celebrates the 4th of July with a parade and fireworks! Come join in the festivities! The parade will be held downtown at 1:30 pm with fireworks in the evening. Fireworks are lit near Madison Elementary.
Red Rock Balloon Fest
July 12-14: Come enjoy the beauty of hot air balloons as they lift off and participate in several races over the course of this weekend! Many additional activities, including a fun run, pancake breakfast, beach party, canoeing, and more. Fun for the whole family! More details to follow.
Iowa's famous annual week-long bike ride across Iowa will be passing through Pella on Thursday, July 25! You won't want to miss the sight of these bikers nor the entertainment, vendors, and music of the morning. Whether you are volunteering or just hanging out, it will be a really good time!