City offers curbside collection of Christmas trees. Christmas trees will be picked up December 26th through December 31st. Three additional days for pick up will be offered on January 2nd, 9th and 16th. Trees must be placed at curb by 7:00am on pick up day. All trees must be able to go through the chipper which means they must be unwrapped, free from plastic bags, wire, nails and stands. Trees that do not meet these requirements WILL NOT be picked up. Christmas wreaths and roping with wire will be collected as normal household waste if placed within a closed tote.
December 27-29 Holiday Hoops Contest
Basketball camp and contest for kids! Each days boys and girls camp practices are 8:30-9:30 am for grades K-2, 9:30-11 am grades 3-5 , 11 am-1 pm grades 6-8. Practices held at Work Systems Rehab & Fitness. T-shirt included, prizes and awards for contest winners. Daily 3 on 3 games. Cost is $39 for all 3 days. Register online at shoot-it.com.
December 27 Work System's Kick Punch and Lunch Registration Deadline
Darren McGriff, Personal Trainer and Fitness Manager, is launching Kick, Punch and Lunch. This class is 5 days a week (M-F) at 12 (noon) January 2-31. YOU will get the Ultimate Kickboxing Aerobic Workout, our delicious Recovery Shakes for lunch and you will be back to work in an hour! Cost to Participate: Members: $130.00, Non-Members: $150.00. Class is at Work Systems Rehab and Fitness, 308 SE 9th Street. Space is limited! See www.facebook.com/WorkSystemsPC or call Darren at 641-780-6421.
January 1 New Year's Day
January 3-23 Calvin College January Series
With topics ranging from immigration to biomedical ethics to the "underground railroad" in North Korea, you are invited to the Calvin College January Series beginning Thursday, January 3, 2013, and continuing weekdays through January 23 in the Third Reformed Church auditorium. Each lecture will be shown via a "live feed" from Calvin College from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Third Church is one of 38 remote webcast sites across the continent. For information about the speakers and topics, visit the January Series website at www.calvin.edu/january/2013. Don't miss out on this chance to hear fabulous lectures and experience a piece of Calvin College right here in Pella! Admission is free, and all lectures are open to the public. Contact the Third Church office with questions at 628-3051.
January 4 Pella vs. Pella Christian Pre-game Soup Supper
Pella Dollars for Scholars and Pella Rotary invite you to come a little early and get warmed up with dinner for the Pella High School vs. Pella Christian High School basketball games. Held in the Pella Christian High School cafeteria from 4:30-6:30 pm, free will donation to help fund scholarships to seniors at both schools and service projects for Pella Rotary. Will feature homemade chili and chicken and rice soup, cheesy bread sticks, cookies, and drinks.
January 5 Work Systems presents MOG Kidz preview
Program preview 9-10:30 am for all 3rd-5th grade children! Parents are encouraged to stay and observe the program and meet the instructors. What is M.O.G. Kidz? M.O.G. Kidz provides nutrition education, recreation, and teaches kidz to use their five senses to achieve optimal alertness for enhanced daily routines, including learning. M.O.G. Kidz is a fun and active group learning environment for all children grades 3-5. Our goal is that through experiential learning, children will grow into healthy adults, practicing physical activity and proper nutrition. Contact Katherine Gliarmis at 641-621-0230 with questions. http://www.facebook.com/events/506009082765540/.
January 6 Pella Wedding Extravaganza
All things wedding! Noon to 4 pm at the PH Kuyper Gymnasium, Central College. Free Admission. $1,000 Grand Prize Drawing! Register to participate in the first annual Cake Dive; 10 brides, 1 cake, 10 prizes (1 $500 cash prize).