Pella — January 24 Pella Hosts Bandfest
January 24 Central College presents Writer's Reading: Sara Perez
Sara Perez is a poet and nonfiction writer who received her MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. She also holds an MA in Literature with an emphasis in the study of Children's Literature. A Central College alumna, Sara taught Kindergarten for few years after graduating and currently teaches writing and literature at Iowa State, GrandView University and Simpson College. She is seeking publication for her collection of lyric essays. She will present her work at 7:30 pm in the Geisler Reading Room, Centrral College.
January 25 Pella Opera House features Annie
This is the third film in a series of seven audience participation films. If you attend, "The sun'll come out, tomorrow!" Shake off the winter blues with this delightful family film. 6:30 pm, $5.
January 26 Hanlon Chiropractic & Wellness presents Total Food MakeOver Seminar
Join Dr. Mark Hanlon, DC as he explains the secrets to eating healthy, losing weight, feeling great and living longer. 9 to 11 am at the Pella Community Center. The seminar is free and open to the public. Specials will be available on supplements the day of the event. Space is limited so please call Hanlon Chiropractic and Wellness at 641-628-8800 to register. firstname.lastname@example.org
January 26 Lake Red Rock's Red-Nose Tourney (Ice Fishing)
January 26 25th Annual Bald Eagle Day
Celebrate the comeback of the bald eagle! This family-friendly event features live eagle and raptor shows, an environmental fair and kids' craft activities at Central College's Graham Conference Center from 10 am-5 pm. After attending the indoor programs, take a short drive to Lake Red Rock and watch eagles flying and feeding below the Red Rock Dam! Volunteers will be on hand with spotting scopes in the North Tailwater Recreation Area to help you spot the birds and answer questions. Go to http://www.lakeredrock.org or contact the Corps of Engineers office at (641) 628-8690 or (641) 828-7522 with questions about the event.
January 26 Families First presents Giraffes Can't Dance Book Bash
Join Families First of Pella for a morning filled with crafts, activities, and information for parents. The first 50 families with a child age 0-5 will receive a free copy of the book "Giraffes Can't Dance"! At the Pella Public Library from 10-11:30 am; funded by Marion County Empowerment and The Friends of the Pella Public Library.
January 27 Central College's Concerto Aria Competition
Concerto Aria Competition will be held in Douwstra Auditorium from 4-6 pm.
January 30 ACTS Service Surge 2013 Planning Session
ACTS works to connect those who need assistance with those willing to lend a hand through volunteering time and talents. ACTS annual Service Surge organizes several volunteers for a day to serve others, and individuals who are passionate about helping others are needed to help organize this year's event. Please attend the first dreaming/ planning session on January 30 from 7-8 pm at the ACTS Building located at 107 Vermeer Rd in Pella. For questions, call 641-780-4503 or email email@example.com.
ACTS Service Surge 2013: Save the date for this year's Service Surge May 11th. To view last year's video go to: http://actsofiowa.doodlekit.com/home/videos.
January 31 Work Systems presents FIGHT CAMP Group Personal Training Registration
January 31 is the deadline to register for FIGHT CAMP Personal GROUP training class, which runs February 1st-28th, Monday- Friday from 12:00-12:30 at Work Systems (behind Hy-Vee). Space is limited! For members and non members, cost is $60.00; add a daily Recovery Shake (lunch): $130.00.
February 1 Central College presents Ashanti with Christian Howes
Christian Howes grew up in Columbus, Ohio and received a degree in Philosophy from the Ohio State University. As an educator, performer and composer, Howes has gained great notoriety and respect from critics and players alike. He was a favorite of the late Les Paul with whom he worked for 11 years. In recent years, Howes as become an in-demand violinist on the New York scene and in August 2011, he was ranked as the #1 violinist in the Downbeat Critics Poll "Rising Stars." 8 pm, Central's Grand Central Station.
February 2 Central College presents Jazz Band Concert
Jazz Band Concert featuring jazz violinist Christian Howes at 7:30 pm in Douwstra Auditorium. Gabriel Espinosa will be directing. Tickets: $5 adults, Free with Central ID. Ticket required ~ Available at the CoxSnow Music Center.
Ongoing: Thursday Bingo Night
Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. Bingo is held every Thursday from 6:30-9 pm at 1203 Peace Street (old church). Game prices range from $0.50 to 2.00 a game or $17 for a game packet. For more information contact Peggy Moriarity at 641-628-1549.