Pella Chronicle

November 7, 2013

Pella Community Calendar of Events

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Pella — November 4-7 Pella Family Dentistry's Halloween Candy Give-Back Program

Pella Family Dentistry will be collecting wrapped and unopened Halloween candy from kids aged 2-12. We will be sending the candy to US Military deployed in combat through Operation Gratitude. The troops love the candy, but also love to give it out to the children in the communities they patrol. Come help us support this great cause! Each child may bring up to 5 pounds of candy and will receive $1 per pound in return. From 8 am to 5 pm at 2300 Washington Street.

November 5 & 7 Tryouts for Pella Soccer Club Premier Team

Tryouts for U14 boys Premier Team for the Spring 2014 Season. More information at

November 7-9 Boat's Home Furnishings Holiday Open House

Join us for our annual Christmas Open House and see all of the marvelous and whimsical trimmings that bring enhancement to such a festive time of year. Refreshments will be served. Hours of open house are Thursday 9 am- 8 pm; Friday 9am- 5:30 pm; and Saturday 9 am- 4:30 pm. Boats Home Furnishings is located at 620 Franklin Street.

November 7 First Women's Bible Study on the Psalms, the Apostles and the Christ

Ladies, an in-depth 8 week Bible study The Psalms, The Apostles, and the Christ will begin Thursday, November 7 at 9:30 am at First Reformed Church, Pella. You will come away with a completely new perspective on the Psalms and how Christ is central to them. For more information and to register, contact Irene Herring at 628-3493 or e-mail You can also register at under the Women's Ministries.

November 7 Blood Donor Drive

Donate blood and give the gift of life! At Third Church from 11 am - 5:30 pm. To sign up for donation times, go online to or call Ryan at 641-780-3266. On the day of donation, please eat a good meal, bring a photo id, and enter the church through the lower north level.

November 7 HyVee's Holiday Show and Business After Hours

Sample delicious food, wines and spirits at this year's Hy-Vee Holiday Show and Chamber Business After Hours! See how the great staff of caterers can lighten your holiday load, and sample local wines and drinks to compliment your meals. At the old Movie Gallery store across from Hy Vee Wine and Spirits from 5-8 pm. Free, although a free will donation will be taken to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Don't miss out on the event that has been called "Pella's biggest social event of the year"!

November 7 Main Street Advisory Group: Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Seminar

Specifically for those nearing retirement age, this free seminar will answer questions you have about social security and help you maximize your upcoming social security benefits. Join us for appetizers at 5:30 pm; the presentation followed by Q&A will take place from 6-6:30 pm at Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge in Pella. The seminar is sponsored by Main Street Advisory Group, a division of Marion County Bank.  Please RSVP by calling 641-628-6861 or

November 8-10 Central College presents Flying Pans Fall Shows

Steel drum band performance in Douwstra Auditorium, Central College, at 7:30 pm each evening. $8 for adults, $5 senior citizens and children, Free to Central College students with ID.

November 9 Tribute to Veterans   

Vriendschap Village has teamed up with Pella Municipal Airport. View wartime aircrafts, enter for raffle prizes and food. Donations for food, fun and short plane rides will benefit Pella American Legion and Watermark for Kids. 11 am to 1 pm. RSVP to 1-888-720-4734.

November 9 Craft Show

Pella Community High School Band Parent Organization presents the annual Pella Fall Craft and Vendor Fair from 9 am to 3 pm at the Pella High School Gymnasium. Over 100 vendors! Admission proceeds benefit the Marching Dutch Uniform Account to help purchase new band uniforms. Childcare available with freewill donation; concessions; $1 admission.

November 9 Bethany Christian Services Dinner and Dessert Gala

Bethany Christian Services Dinner and Dessert Gala will be held at the Vermeer Global Pavilion in Pella in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month. All are invited to this exciting fundraising event, which will include a nice meal, a short program and a live dessert auction to benefit our expectant parent advocacy program. Please call the Pella Bethany office at 641-628-3247 or e-mail Leah Garland at for more information or if you have interest in attending.

November 9 Tassel Ridge Winery presents Thanksgiving Wine Dinner

Chef Heather takes traditional Thanksgiving dishes and adds her creative touch to them! Dinner begins with Apple-Cranberry Bruschetta paired with Tassel Ridge Oskyfizzante® Cranberry and is followed by Turkey and Prosciutto-Sage Roulade in Tassel Ridge Zinfull Red Cranberry Sauce served with Glazed Sweet Potato Wedges and Brussels Sprouts with Pecan Butter, all paired with Tassel Ridge Cranberry Wine. For dessert, enjoy Pumpkin Crème Brûlée. Wine tasting begins at 6 pm with dinner served at 6:30 pm. Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by Wednesday, November 6. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463) for reservations. Price: $40 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $35 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, wine, and gratuity).

November 9 Tulip Queen Announcement Party

The 2014 Tulip Time Royal Court will be chosen by a panel of judges on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Pella Christian High School Auditorium. Reserved tickets will be available starting Tuesday, October 29 from 4:30-6:00 pm at the Scholte Church, Historical Village and Museum. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the Vermeer Mill Interpretive Center through Friday, November 8.

November 9 Pella Opera House presents Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

Join us at 7 pm for a concert of dead on musical precision where you will be immersed in the sights, sounds, and memories of the Beatles. Please contact or call 641-628-8625 for tickets.

November 11-16 Pella Opera House: Audition for "The Dining Room"

Six actors are needed to perform A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room" (performances in February). These are paid positions, each actor will receive at $250 stipend. Acting experience is highly preferred. Please come prepared to tell a one minute maximum joke. Cold readings from the script will also be conducted. May bring resumes and headshots but not required. Must be able to portray a wide range of ages and personalities. Looking for adults (or high school juniors or seniors with transportation). Audition times are Monday November 11 from 6-9 pm; Tuesday November 12 from 6-9 pm; and Saturday November 16 from 1-4 pm. Questions? Contact Kevin at 641-628-8628 or e-mail

November 12 Art Center Adult Class: Ceramic Ornaments!

Join us November 12 and November 26 from 7-9 pm at the Pella Community Art Center, 712 Union (enter through the North door) for a time of creativity making ceramic ornaments! Only $3 per person, please contact 641-628-4571 for more information.

November 13 Trinity Reformed Church Soup Supper

Meal served from 5-7 pm, free will donation proceeds benefit Trinity Reformed Church Cadets.

November 14 Central College presents Convocation with Naomi Natale

Naomi Natale is a social activist who uses art to bring about and inspire social change. She accomplishes this by creating large-scale art installations that engage hundreds and thousands of artists, activists and children to act on behalf of a social cause. Through her experiences, Natale has come to realize that the tangible-giving people something they can physically do, or create, to help raise awareness-is crucial. This convocation is open to everyone, and will be held at 11 am in Douwstra Auditorium.

November 14 Women's Networking Opportunity: Pella Professional Business Women's Forum Meeting

Spend your lunch hour networking with other Pella business women and professionals - forge valuable connections and new friendships! The November forum will be held at the Pella Golf and Country Club, 600 Elm Street in Pella from noon to 1 pm. Lunch is provided and the cost is covered in the $12.00 guest fee. PPBWF is a networking and professional development organization for women in Pella and the surrounding area. Members meet the second Thursday of each month (except August) for networking and learning from forum speakers. Membership is open to career-oriented and business women of all ages who are interested in enhancing their personal and professional life and forming valuable connections with other women in the community.

November 15 De Bloemen Hof Holiday Preview and Open House

Attend this fun pre-holiday event featuring great holiday greenery and decor inspiration as well as exhibits from other local businesses. Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and holiday cheer.  Anyone is welcome to attend, free. 3-6 pm at De Bloemen Hof, across from Fareway (2017 Washington Street).

November 15 Tassel Ridge Winery's Wine & Pasta Date Night

Make it a Date Night at Tassel Ridge Winery! Dinner begins with a Caesar Salad made with Romaine, Shaved Parmesan, Croutons, and Asiago Dressing paired with Tassel Ridge Candlelight. Chef Heather will then prepare your pasta to order.  Choose Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce paired with Tassel Ridge Pizzeria & Pasta Too!® or Fettuccine with Asiago Alfredo Sauce paired with Tassel Ridge American Chardonnay. For dessert, indulge in Flourless Chocolate Cake paired with Oskyfizzante® Pink. Wine tasting begins at 6 pm with dinner seating at 6:30 pm. Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by Wednesday, November 13. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463) for reservations. Price: $35 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $30 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, wine paired with each course, and gratuity).

November 15 Central College presents Blue Combo Concert

Blue Combo Concert at 8 pm in the Cox Snow Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

November 16 Pella Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast

Pella Lions Club will be hosting its annual pancake breakfast at the Pella Memorial Building from 6:30 to 10:30 am. $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes! Questions? Contact James Walkup at 641-627-5150 or Keith Gates at 641-780-4381.

November 17 Central College presents "Israel in Egypt" Concert

Free concert, open to the public featuring the Community College Chorus and the Community College Orchestra. Douwstra Auditorium, 4 pm.



October 16-December 8 "Working on Our Bucket List!" Exhibit at Joan Kuyper Farver Art Gallery  

This is a wonderful show of two women, artists Lyn Schuck and Patsy Murphy, with similar tastes and skills! You will enjoy pastels, watercolor and oil paintings of landscapes, architecture and portraits. This exhibit has something for everyone! On the second floor of the Pella Community Center, 712 Union Street. Open 7:30am-4:15pm Monday-Friday.    


November 9- December 31 Pella Historical Village Christmas Walk 

See the beautiful Christmas displays in our 20+ buildings, including complimentary coffee time in the Dutch Bakery. For more information visit Open Monday- Saturday, 9 am- 5 pm. Admission $10 adults, $6 students age 12 and up, $2 students aged 5-11. Group rates available. Also closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day.    


Thursday Night Bingo

Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. It is held every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm at 1203 Peace Street (old church). Game prices range from $1.00 to 2.00 a game or $15 for a game packet. For more information contact Peggy Moriarity at 641-628-1549.  

Registration for Pella Recreation Youth Basketball Program

Register today for this program for boys and girls currently in grades 3-6. The boys will start October 14 through December 14 with no practices or games the week of Thanksgiving. The girls will start January 6 through March 1. Each team, coached by parents, will practice one night a week on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday with games on Saturday. Coaches are also needed! Boys register now through September 27, girls register now through December 13 at the Community Services Office, 712 Union Street. Cost is $40 in city limits or $48 outside city limits. A late fee of $25 will be charged after the deadline.