Through November 17 Central College's Theater Central performs "A Servant to Two Masters"
Theater Central presents the classic Italian comedy "A Servant to Two Masters" as the final large performance of the fall season. The show will run Nov. 14-17 at 7:30 pm at the Pella Opera House. A play of mistaken identities, reunited lovers and slapstick comedy, "A Servant to Two Masters" is full of plot twists sure to entertain all ages. The production follows the servant Truffaldino as he juggles two masters, with mayhem breaking lose. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for students and senior citizens and free with a Central ID. Tickets are available at the Pella Opera House or at the information booth in the Maytag Student Center.
On Friday, Nov. 15, Theatre Central alumni are invited for Alumni Night at the Opera House before and after the curtain closes. A cash bar will be available. The Friends of the Central Arts will be also hosting a reception after the show.
November 16 Hoedown to Help
Faith CRC Project Serve Group is hosting an old-fashioned hoedown, 6:30-9:30 pm, Pella Christian Grade School gym. Square dancing and socializing for the whole family, learn as you go. Drinks and desserts. Freewill donation for mission trips.
November 16 Central College presents Jazz Concert
Cyrille Aimee Jazz Quartet with Central's Jazz Band, 8 pm, Central's Cox-Snow Recital Hall, $10 or free with Central ID.
November 16- December 1 Festival of Trees: Its a Wonderful Life
Warm up amid the twinkling displays, available for purchase, that transform the Pella Opera House into a merry holiday wonderland! An annual fundraiser for children's theatre programming. Ticket price is a free-will donation. Schedule: November 16-December 1 from 10 am to 6 pm. November 16, Opening Night: open until 8 pm. November 19, Family Night: open until 8 pm. December 1- open until 2 pm. Closed Sundays and Thanksgiving Day.
November 17 de Bloemen Hof presents Winter Container Gardening and Fresh Center Piece
Don't leave your flower pots empty all winter! De Bloemen Hof has pioneered the concept of a "Winter Container Garden", a stunning arrangement that will last until April (no fooling)! If you'd like to create at home, come for a simple how-to, or sign up for one of our workshops and make the mess here. We have an enormous selection of greens, pots, and accessories to choose from. Please bring your own pruners and gloves. 11 am at 2017 Washington Street (across from Fareway). 641-628-2571.
November 18 Central College presents Percussion Ensemble Concert
The Central College Percussion Ensemble will present JOHN CAGE : SILENCE, a Centennial Tribute concert of American experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992) at 4 pm in Douwstra Auditorium. His experimental music features traditional instruments as well as plant materials and other non-traditional elements. JOHN CAGE : SILENCE will also feature Keith Ratzlaff reading some of Cage's writings and Visual Artists creating artwork LIVE throughout the concert. Come and be a part of a percussive "happening" experience! FREE ADMISSION.
Holiday Events on November 19
Get in the holiday spirit with these events downtown!
- De Kerstdagen (Tour of Stores) 5-8 pm
- 10 percent discounted Pella Bucks On Sale at Marion County Bank starting at 5 pm
- Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:30 pm on the Tulip Toren. Will feature decorations by area GEMS, Cadets & Community Arts Program;Children's Choirs; and the Crystal Tulip Scavenger Hunt (sponsored by Brand Appeal)
- Food Drive Collection Site (sponsored by KNIA/KRLS)
- Visit Santa (Pella Opera House) 5-8 pm
- Festival of Trees (Pella Opera House) 5-8 pm
- Kid's Craft on the Canal 6 pm-7:30 pm (Sponsored by the Community Art Center $2/child);next to Beautiful You! on the Molengracht
- Historical Village Holiday Lights (enter courtyard through Interpretive Center) free will donation
- Strolling entertainment (5-8 pm)
November 22 Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Home alone for Thanksgiving? Join us for a FREE Thanksgiving meal. Call the Church office for more information or to make reservations at 641-628-3493. Reservations are appreciated, but not required to attend. Transportation can be provided if needed. At First Reformed Church, 605 Broadway, from 11 am to 1 pm. Happy Thanksgiving!
November 24 Small Business Saturday
Check out all of your favorite local business' deals on Small Business Saturday! Drawings will be held for 30 great prizes, look for your "Bingo" card in the November Chamber Nieuwsbrief in the Town Crier or download online at www.pella.org ("the latest", then "November") after November 1.
November 24 Pella Lions Club Community Breakfast
Pella Lions fundraiser to benefit the Pella Boy Scouts, Pella Food Shelf, and Iowa Kids Sight. 6:30- 10:30 am at the Pella Memorial Building, free will offering accepted.
November 24 Celebrate with Sinterklaas
The Dutch "Santa" arrives in Pella on Saturday, November 24. The Volks parade forms at the Historical Village and marches to the Tulip Toren for a brief welcome. For information on the Sinterklaas Breakfast & Party call 641-628-2409. Limited tickets @ $10.00 each. Starts at 10 am.
November 25 Pella Opera House presents David Folkerts and Friends
Kick off the holiday season with an annual Opera House tradition hearing the Mighty Barton- Iowa's best restored theatre organ-as well as other vocalists, instrumentalists, and YOU singing along to many Yuletide favorites! Concerts at 3 pm and 7 pm. Ticket price: $10 adults, $5 students.
Now- November 15 Scholte House Presents Civil War Exhibit
Come learn about Marion County's Civil War history! 10 regiments from the Marion County area are featured, along with the connection between Abraham Lincoln and Pella's founder Dominie Scholte. Also discussed is women's role in the war, the Andersonville Prison, the Rutman brothers, as well as an interactive children's room, children's essays and memorabilia. The exhibit is running September 15 through November 15. Admission is FREE thanks to a grant from the Pella Community Foundation. Regular hours are 1-4 pm Monday-Friday, with extended hours til 8 pm on Thursdays. Saturday extended hours are 10 am-5pm.
November 12- December 14 Central College's Mills Gallery Exhibit
Husband and wife duo Dukno Yoon and Heather Bayless will exhibit their works in the Mills Gallery from November 12 - December 14. The couple works with metal structures. Their work can be seen during gallery hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
November 16- December 1 Festival of Trees: Its a Wonderful Life
Warm up amid the twinkling displays, available for purchase, that transform the Pella Opera House into a merry holiday wonderland! An annual fundraiser for children's theatre programming. Ticket price is a free-will donation. Schedule: November 16- December 1 from 10 am to 6 pm. November 16, Opening Night: Open until 8 pm. November 19, Family Night: Open until 8 pm. December 1: Open until 2 pm. Closed Sundays and Thanksgiving Day.
Nov 23-Dec 22 Extra Holiday Shopping Hours!
Thursdays & Fridays open till 7 pm; Saturdays till 4 pm. Will also feature strolling music and entertainment on some weekend hours.