Pella Chronicle

October 25, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events

The Chronicle

Pella — October 25 Historic Pella Trust Beef Bash

Join the Historic Pella Trust for a fall Preservation Fundraising Kickoff! Marion County Beef Producers will barbeque hamburgers. The $5 meal will include burger, chips, drink, and homemade dessert. Will also be band music! Event held on Liberty Street between Main Street and the 2nd Reformed Church's Alleyway. 4:30-6:30 pm.

October 25 Central College Winter Sports Preview/Ice Cream Social

Central College fans are invited to a "Meet the coaches" ice cream social in the Graham Conference Center on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 pm. Free; open to the public. Fans will get an update on Dutch athletics, with a focus on previewing the winter sports season.

October 25 Bingo Night

Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. 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.

October 25-27 Pella Christian High School's Theatre Troupe presents "Footloose"

Enjoy some great entertainment and support Pella Christian High School's Theatre Troupe by attending  "Footloose". Performances will be October 25, 26, and 27 at 7 pm each evening at Pella Christian High School's Vermeer Auditorium. Tickets are reserved seating: Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students. For more information, see or call 641-628-4440.

October 26-28 Central College presents Flying Pans Fall Show

Come and listen to the sounds of Flying Pans, a steel pan drum band! In Douwstra Auditorium. Showtimes are 7:30 pm October 26, 7:30 pm October 27, and 4 pm October 28. Entry cost is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, and free with Central ID.

October 26 Preventing Elder Fraud and Financial Abuse

Think you'd recognize a rip off? You'd be surprised. Five million seniors are financially exploited annually and many victims don't even realize it. Joining us to make sure it doesn't happen to you will be Christine Wilcox of MidWestOne Bank as well as the Pella Police Department. Bring your questions, these experts will arm you with information you need to protect yourself from being scammed! Please RSVP by October 24 to 1-888-720-4734. At Vriendschap Village, 2-3 pm.

October 26 Ducks Unlimited Annual Event & Dinner (Lake Red Rock Chapter)

Support waterfowl and wetlands conservation by attending the Ducks Unlimited Annual Membership Banquet! Banquet will be held at Central College's Graham Annex, 812 University Street. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6:45. Ticket Costs are $40 per person or $60 per couple; membership in Ducks Unlimited is included with ticket price. Various raffles will be available, including raffle for shotgun, cash, and more. Registrations postmarked October 12 or before can be entered for $100 "earlybird" cash drawing. Other prizes and sponsorship options are available, see registration form.

October 26 Pathways of Pella Fall Fundraiser

Pathways of Pella is hosting a banquet and silent auction to raise money for their programs. Banquet cost is free-will donation and will begin at 7 pm. Hear Sue Thayer speak about her experience as a longtime Planned Parenthood employee who was fired for disagreeing with tele-med abortion. Silent auction will begin at 5:30 pm, a list of auction items will be available at Reservations are required no later than October 15. Or, invite 8 of your friends and be hostesses at this event. Call 641-628-4827 or e-mail

October 26 Central College presents Flying Pans Fall Show

Hear the music of Flying Pans! Douwstra Auditorium,  7:30 pm, $8 adult admission/ $5 seniors and children/ students free with Central ID.

October 27 Keeping it Real 2012 Women's Conference

Lysa TerKeurst, founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of the New York Times bestseller, "Made to Crave", is the featured speaker at this conference. Tickets are $35, and are available at the Third Church Welcome Center on Sunday mornings, in the church office during business hours, and at The Sanctuary Christian Book Store in Pella. Cost includes lunch and a copy of "Unglued", Lysa's latest book. For more information, see . 9 am to

3 pm at Third Church.

October 27 De Bloemen Hof presents Winterizing Your Garden

When should I prune back my perennials? How far should I cut? When do I cover my bushes? How do I prepare my garden beds for next year? The answers to these and many other questions will be answered by our on-staff garden coaches, who will share their experiences and proven methods so you can help your plants survive the winter. Free to attend. 11 am at 2017 Washington Street (Across from Fareway).

October 28 First Baptist Church presents Blue Grass Music: The Other Mountain Remnant

Hear the bluegrass music of "The Other Mountain Remnant"! Concert will be at the First Baptist Church (Corner of Broadway and Independence) at 4 pm. Reception to Follow, freewill donations accepted.


October 30 Beggar's Night 
Trick or Treat!! Beggar's Night will be Tuesday, October 30th in Pella from 6-8 pm. 

October 30 Trinity Reformed presents Trunk or Treat

Want to go trick or treating with your children but avoid dangerous traffic and long distances? Church members decorate and fill their trunks with candy, so you can safely and easily "trunk or treat" through the parking lot (East 3rd and Franklin). Everyone is welcome, free to attend. 6-8 pm.

October 30 Vermeer Leadership Alliance Conference with James Bryan Smith

James Bryan Smith has been a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas since 1990.  He is also a writer and speaker in the area of Christian spiritual formation as well as Director of The Apprentice Institute on Christian Formation at Friends University.  Smith will be speaking on the topic "The Need for Transformation."  At the Vermeer Global Pavilion from 7-8:30 pm; free and open to the public. Questions? Call 641-628-3141.

November 1-3 Pella High School presents "Oklahoma"

Pella High School Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical "Oklahoma"! Performances are November 1, 2, and 3 at 7 pm (If PHS makes playoffs on Friday, then the Friday evening performance will be changed to Saturday November 3 at 2 pm). Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children and students. Every person needs a ticket to attend. Tickets are available at Pella High School office. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Questions? Contact Michelle Chaplin at 641-628-3870 ext 1743.

November 1 Annual Halloween Candy Give Back

Pella Family Dentistry, in collaboration with Operation Gratitude, will pay children $1 for every pound of candy donated. Earn money, get your face painted, and register for a drawing to win awesome raffle prizes. The grand prize is a springtime airplane ride with Dr. Dave! New this year, Pella Family Dentistry will also participate in the 100,000 toothbrush challenge. Each pound of candy donated will be paired with toothbrushes and toothpaste to send to the troops overseas. This event is for ages 2-12, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Hosted by Pella Family Dentistry (2300 Washington Street) from 4:30-7 pm.

November 1 Hy-Vee Holiday Open House

Sample all of the great food, wine, and more Hy-Vee has to offer! From 5-8 pm at the former Movie Gallery. No cost to attend.

November 1 Bingo Night

Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. 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.

November 3 Booster Benefit Bash  

Join the Pella Athletic Booster Club as they celebrate Pella athletics and recognize coaches! Tickets at high school athletic office 8-4 Oct. 22-Nov. 1, or from any Pella Athletic Booster Club board member. $40/person for appetizers, dance, karaoke, and silent auction. Will take place at Central's Graham Hall, 7-10:30 pm.

November 3 WorkSystems presents Parents Night Out

Parents Night Out is open to ANY FAMILY (members or NON members!) and is designed for kids 1-9 years. Theme will be flying things! Build your own plane, gym activities, Fun Factory/Nursery play, Supper and MOVIE w/ Snack! Cost to Participate: $10 members/ $15 non-members. From 3-8 pm. Questions or to RSVP call Holly 641-628-4622. At  Work Systems Rehab & Fitness 308 SE 9th Street, Pella. 

November 4 Does God Exist? Study (First Meeting Date)

Is scientific discovery hinting that there may be something beyond the material realm, namely God? Wrestle with one of life's biggest questions on both an academic and personal level.  Christians and non-Christians equally welcomed. 10 DVD segments from, Does God Exist (Focus on the Family, TrueU). Covers issues such as big bang cosmology, DNA, and moral arguments.  The class will run for 10 weeks. Meets Sundays, 7-8 pm, starting November 4.  Meets at First Baptist Church, 709 Independence St. No cost to join.  Contact Nick to sign up, or learn more about this opportunity, at, or 641-628-3401.


October 17- Oct 26 John Noltner in Mills Gallery

Beginning October 17, the Mills Gallery at Central College will host work by John Noltner, an award-winning author and photographer. The exhibit, titled "A Peace of My Mind," will feature photographs of ordinary people with insightful views. The exhibit includes black-and-white portraits of ordinary people, coupled with digital recordings of each person's words on the subject of peace. His work can be seen during gallery hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public.


Deadline December 7: Pella Recreation Girls Youth Basketball Registration