By Clint Brown
October 3-6 Dead Man's Curve by Robert Leonard
A provocative new play will debut on Oct. 3 when Theatre Central presents "Dead Man's Curve." Based on the book "Yellow Cab", written by Iowa author and local radio personality Robert Leonard, the piece has been adapted and directed for the stage by Ann Wilkinson. This is the fifth new piece in a series of world premiers created by Theatre Central since 2008. Please note: Strong language and adult topics. 7:30 PM each night at the Kruidenier Theatre Bldg. Tickets: $5 General Admission; $3 Students and Senior Citizens; FREE with a Central ID.
October 4 Families First Presents ''Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun'' 5 Week Class
Free class! Free meals! Free Childcare! This class teaches about how to make parenting fun for you and your little one(s). Class begins September 27 from 6-8 pm at Trinity Reformed Church. To register or for questions, contact Jodi Bokhoven, Director, at 641-628-8331 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration information can be found in the Town Crier or brought home from your child's school.
October 4 Pella Farmer's Market
Wonderful autumn harvest, baked rolls and bread, homemade pies, gluten free products, and much more. First Reformed Church Parking Lot, 605 Broadway Street. Thursdays 3-6 pm, Saturdays 9 am - noon.
October 4 Bingo Night
Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. It 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.
October 4 Tim Tripp to host Town Hall Meeting
Iowa Senate District 40 Candidate Tim Tripp will host two town hall meetings (the second on October 4) to discuss his vision of healthy communities, healthy schools, and healthy Iowans. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Tripp is a small business owner in Pella, IA who serves on the School Board. From 7-8:30 pm at the Pella Public Library.
October 5 Central College presents Combos Concert
Red and Blue Vocal and Instrumental Combos Concert, Cox-Snow Recital Hall, 8 pm.
October 5 Free Recycling Event
Free recycling event at Pella Cooperative Electric (2615 Washington Street)! Open to everyone, 8 am to 4 pm. Will accept household appliances, kitchen appliances, deep freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, and other items. Cannot accept televisions or computer monitors. For more details, please visit www.pellacea.org or call 628-1040.
October 5 MOMS Club Of Pella Meet and Greet Play Date
If you are a stay-at-home mom in the Pella area and are looking to meet other at-home mothers, stop by the MOMS Club of Pella's Meet and Greet Play Date. Our Club is celebrating it's one year anniversary this month! Bring your kids to Caldwell Park while you meet our members and get info on our club. We are always looking for new members. 10-11:30 am. For more information, contact Tara Kohlhaas at 641-204-1551.
October 6 "Little One Lost" book signing at The Sanctuary Coffeehouse
In "Little One Lost: Living With Early Infant Loss", Glenda Mathes writes of her own and others' miscarriage experiences and shows from Scripture that these littlest ones are not really lost. Meet Glenda on October 6 and then join her on the Walk to Remember on October 7. 10 am-noon at The Sanctuary Coffeehouse.
October 6 Ulrich's Drive One 4 Your School Fundraising Event
Raise money for your school by driving a new car! $20 donation to Pella Schools for test driving a new Ford or Lincoln, $10 Donation for each additional test drive in the new 2013 Ford Escape, and $5 donation for wearing school colors to the event. Benefits go to Pella Public and Pella Christian Schools. Free to participate and has historically raised over $33,000 in the past. 8 am- 5 pm. Contact Steve Akers at 641-628-2184 with any questions.
October 6 Red Rock Threshers Annual Tractor Pull
Head out to Truman Road (Beside Geetings, Inc.) for the Red Rock Thresher's Annual tractor pull! Starts at 10 am. Fun for all ages! No rain date. For more information, contact Lowell Sneller at 641-780-3639.
October 6 Make A Wish Meal & Auction
Come to the Pella Memorial Building for an auction, raffle, and free-will donation meal to raise money for the Make a Wish foundation. 6 pm.
October 7 Empty Cradle's "A Walk to Remember"
Empty Cradle supports and connects families who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. Family and friends are invited to join us for a time of remembering these precious babies. We will have a candlelight memorial service at 2 pm at the Memorial Center followed by a short walk, balloon release and refreshments. For more information, contact Heather Vander Beek at 641-620-5058 or email@example.com .
October 7 Central College presents Sunday Concert Series
Randall Foust, Upper Chapel, 4 pm with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
October 9 Pella Christian High School Concert
The Pella Christian High School Music Department will premier its large performing ensembles at the annual Fall Concert. The Concert Band, Concert Choir, Cantus (boy's choir), and Solstice (girl's choir) will perform a variety of music in the school auditorium. Concert begins at 7 pm, come and enjoy the musical gifts of our Pella Christian High School students! Admission: Free-will offering. A bake sale will also be held before and after the concert. The sale will begin at 6 pm with all proceeds going to the Music Department.
October 10 Faith CRC Cadet Soup Supper
Enjoy homemade chili, chicken, potato and pea soup; ham sandwiches on fresh bakery buns; pies and desserts. Free will donation accepted, funds will go towards cadet program. From 5-7 pm at Faith Church (corner of University and E 12th).
October 11 Families First Presents ''Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun'' 5 Week Class
Free class! Free meals! Free Childcare! This class teaches about how to make parenting fun for you and your little one(s). Class begins September 27 from 6-8 pm at Trinity Reformed Church. To register or for questions, contact Jodi Bokhoven, Director, at 641-628-8331 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Registration information can be found in the Town Crier or brought home from your child's school.
October 11 Pella Farmer's Market
Wonderful autumn harvest, baked rolls and bread, homemade pies, gluten free products, and much more. First Reformed Church Parking Lot, 605 Broadway Street. Thursdays 3-6 pm, Saturdays 9 am-noon.
October 11 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 12-13 Lake Red Rock: Hickory Ridge Work Day
Volunteers are needed for a cleanup day at the Hickory Ridge Wilderness Campground. Come and go throughout the day as your schedule allows. Tasks will include picking up trash and removing invasive plant species. Area scouts and cadets are partnering with the Lake Association on this effort, and we would like your assistance too! Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and please also bring work gloves and water to drink. To sign up or for more information, contact Jamie Gyolai at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690 or via email at email@example.com.
October 12-13 The Art of Thinking Brilliantly
The mind is a powerful thing. It can shift the way we perceive ourselves, our environment, and our potential. Join us as we upgrade our thinking and realize our destiny in Christ as a new creation. For more information or to register, see http://trcpella.com/thinking-brilliantly (Fee is $30, registration is required). Event will be held in the Third Church Auditorium from 6:30-9:30 pm Friday, Oct 12 and 9 am-4 pm Saturday, Oct 13.
October 13 Pella Christian Eagle Football Pancake Breakfast
Support the Pella Christian football team by eating breakfast! Serving pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls, and beverages- a freewill donation is accepted. From 7-10 am at the High School.
October 13 Pella in Pink 2 Mile Run/Walk
Join Young Professionals for the 4th annual Pella in Pink 2 Mile Run/Walk! All Proceeds Benefit Breast Cancer Recovery at Pella Regional Health Center. Register before September 28 to be guaranteed a T-shirt! Meet at West Market Park at 8 am for stretches and T-shirt pick up. Run/ walk will take place following. Cost is $20 per person if pre-registered/ day of $25. Registration forms are available at pellahealth.org, and also available for pick up/drop off at the Pella Regional Health Center Information Desk (Main Entrance) or to the Chamber of Commerce. Early pick-up for t-shirts will be Friday October 12 from 9 am-5 pm at the Chamber of Commerce office boardroom (lower level entrance).
October 13 Free Family Fun Fall Fest
October 13 Pella Opera House hosts Sustaining Greatness Fundraiser
Join us for an event that will help us make the good work we do at the Opera House become the GREAT work of our future! This fun-filled event will mark the beginning of the "second wave" of the Opera House's new life as a center of our community. Reception and silent auction opens at 6:30 pm; program and dinner at 7 pm; entertainment at 8 pm. Ticket price $25.