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November 16, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events

Pella — 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)

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