Pella Chronicle

June 21, 2013

Pella Community Calendar of Events


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June 21 The Longest Day Alzheimer's Event

Work Systems Rehab & Fitness, P.C is sponsoring a global event for the Alzheimer's Association, The Longest Day on June 21, 2013.  Teams will join together from sunrise to sunset to honor those affected by Alzheimer's by participating in a multitude of activities all day long!  These activities range from Pickle Ball to bicycling to Body Combat. To join the Work Systems team or to donate please contact lisavl@worksystemspc.com or visit our team website at https://thelongestday.alz.org/home/team/96998.  The deadline to join our team is June 7, so hurry and sign up, we'd love to have you join our team for a great cause! We appreciate any and all of your support!





June 21 Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa presents State Flower Show

Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa present the state garden show at the Vermeer Pavilion, which will be free and open to the public for viewing on June 21 from 10am to 4 pm. This is a large event: Don't miss your chance to see these breathtaking floral masterpieces!





June 21 Magician Performance

Magician Rick Eugene will be performing at the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium, Pella Community Center, at 10 am. Anyone is welcome to attend, no registration required.





June 21 Heartland Reformed Church Fish Fry

Serving fish, loose meat hamburgers and sides at 5:30 pm until food is gone. Free-will donation, proceeds will go to scholarships for Angel Tree Camp, a local ministry based in Pella for kids who have or had a parent in prison. Heartland Reformed Church located at 628 HWY T14, Pella.





June 22 de Bloemen Hof presents Succulent Gardens

Have fun creating a Succulent Garden or a Succulent Wreath to enjoy until the weather cools and then move it indoors to enjoy this winter. Limited space, please preregister before June 21. Cost is $25. 11 am at 2017 Washington Street.





June 22 Lake Red Rock presents Let's Go Paddling!

Get ready for the chance to experience both kayaking and canoeing the same day!  Give one or both types of watercraft a try and see how much fun paddling can be.  (You must be at least 10 year old to use kayaks.  Life jackets will be provided.) 2-4 pm at Roberts Creek East Boat Ramp, Free. Questions? Call 641-628-8690.





June 22 Lake Red Rock presents Bike Safety Check and Mini-Rodeo

Is your bike ready for summer?  Members of the Pella Cycling Club are offering free bike safety checks for all bicyclists.  Kids can then "saddle up" and test their biking skills through the mini-rodeo course to make sure you're ready for action! Howell Station Campground from 10-11:30 pm. Questions? Call 641-628-8690. Free.





June 22 Lake Red Rock presents Fish Sampling: A Shocking Demo!

Biologists from the University of Iowa Hygienic Lab will demonstrate how shocking and sampling fish is used to assess the health of lakes, rivers and streams.  See the equipment, watch the shocking process and see what fish species are caught.  Location of the activity is dependent on lake conditions - call the Corps office at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690 Saturday morning to find out the program location. 10 am, free.



   

June 25 Pella Athletic Booster Club 2013 Annual Business Meeting

Pella Athletic Booster Club will be holding their Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 7 pm in the Pella Community High School auditorium.





June 26 Blood Drive at Third Church

Blood Donor Drive coming to Third Church! From 11am to 5pm. To sign up, go to www.redcrossblood.org or call Louan at the Third Church Office at 641-628-4900 x404.





June 27 Thursdays in Pella: Ag in the City

Enjoy a tractor rodeo, petting zoo, gardening tips, an authentic yarn spinner exhibit, inflatables, machinery, and tons of other farm-themed events for the whole family! Food vendors and activities available from 6-8 pm with a city band concert at 8 pm. This is a huge event, don't miss out!





June 28 Movies on the Lawn hosted by Church of the Open Bible

Church of the Open Bible will be hosting monthly movies on the lawn this summer. The next movie will be "Blind Side" on Friday, June 28. All movies will be filtered by Clear Play and shown on the lawn at 809 West 1st Street in Pella, IA. The movies will start at dusk and are free to the public. Please bring your own chairs and your blankets. Popcorn will be provided and pop can be purchased. In case of poor weather, the movie will be moved inside the Fellowship Hall at the same location. For more information, call 641-628-3707 or go to www.pellaopenbible.com.





ONGOING EVENTS:
 

Pella Farmer's Market

Pella's Farmer's Market is held at First Reformed Church every Thursday from 3-6 pm. Great plants and spring products!  Some new vendors- and trusted veterans, too!



Art in the Park

Let kids explore their creative side! City staff will bring all the supplies for kids to express and create a project. $2/child from 9:30-11 am.

Dates/ Locations:

Rotary, Wednesday, June 26

Caldwell, July 4 Fishing at Caldwell Park pond and poles provided NOTE DATE IS THURSDAY THIS WEEK NOT WEDNESDAY

South Park, Wednesday, July 10

  

Grades K-12 Sports Camps at Central

Various athletic camps, for more information see

http://www.central.edu/athletics/camps/

June 18- September 20 Joyce Kolenbrander Exhibition at the Joan Kuyper Farver Gallery  Joyce Kolenbrander is a Chicago native who has lived, worked and shown art in New York (Including at the Agora Gallery in Soho), New Jersey, Illinois and Iowa. Now retired, she lives and works in Pella, Iowa. She works with ink, oil, graphite, watercolor, montage, wood and photography- whatever a given subject seems to require. Her work will be on display at the Joan Kuyper Farver Art Gallery from June 18-September 20, with the gallery open M-F from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm.

 


  

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 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 RAGBRAI festivities 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.  

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.  Other activities scheduled all day. 

 

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.

 

RAGBRAI

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! To volunteer, contact 641-628-2626 or lyndsey@pella.org.