Pella Chronicle

June 6, 2013

Pella Community Calendar of Events


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Pella — June 6 Thursdays in Pella: Celebrating Pella's Families

Many things to do downtown this Thursday evening! Featuring a bicycle rodeo, music from the Children's Choir, a Pathways of Pella walk, presentations by area family groups, and more. City Band performance at 8 pm on the Tulip Toren. 6-9 pm.   



June 6 Kids Talk-The Importance of Safety

Bring your kids into this group setting and listen to an Officer from the Pella Police Department talk about The Importance of Safety- The Difference Between Good and Bad People/Situations. From 10-11am in room #204 of the Pella Community Center. The event is for kids ages 3 and older.  Sponsored by the Pella Police Department and The MOMS Club of Pella.   

  

  

June 7 Roger Brooks Red Rock Area Community Assessment Workshop

Over several days, respected Destination Development Guru Roger Brooks will travel around the Lake Red Rock area communities to identify opportunities which will help the area develop. The public is invited to attend a branding presentation and workshop where he will share his insights. From 7-11 am at Pella Christian High School; Pre-registration cost is $20 for Marion County residents or CITR members or $40 general registration. All day-of registrations will be $60. Questions or to register: Contact carla@redrockarea.com.





June 7 Alzheimer's Association: The Longest Day Registration Deadline

Work Systems Rehab & Fitness, P.C is locally 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 7 Wine & Burger Night at Tassel Ridge Winery

If you like Greek gyros, then try our Greek-style Burgers topped with sliced Tomatoes and Creamy Cucumber Yogurt Sauce served in Pita Bread along with House Potato Wedges and a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine (we suggest Tassel Ridge American Syrah). For dessert, enjoy Chocolaterie Stam's refreshing Wine Gelato made with a specially selected Tassel Ridge wine. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, June 5. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Price: $20 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $15 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, 1 glass of wine, recipe card, and gratuity). From 5:30 to 7 pm.





June 7 Fridays After 5

Live music + patio + drinks + summer + great company = the perfect way to end a week! Young Professionals is hosting this event, but anyone age 21+ is encouraged to attend; bring a friend or come make some new ones! From 7-10 pm on the Molengracht, $5 covers live music & appetizers, cash bar. Fully Loaded will be covering songs from the 80's and 90's, you won't want to miss this! Rain location: Billy Jaks. (Mark your calendars for these other Friday After 5 events for 2013: July 13 at North Overlook Beach as part of Red Rock Balloon Fest  and August 9 back on the Molengracht).





June 8 Lake Red Rock presents Go Fly a Kite!  

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by catching the breeze off Lake Red Rock from 1-3 pm for some great kite flying fun! Bring your own kite, or you can borrow one from us (Limited number of kites available). Kites are also available for purchase from the Red Rock Visitor Center. Programs are free of charge and reservations are not needed. For more information, contact the Corps office at (641)628-8690.





June 8 JDRF Motorcycle Poker Ride

Support a great cause and have fun doing it! Meet at the Pella Molengracht, with registration for riders at 11 am - 1 pm (1 pm last bike out). From 6:30-10:30pm enjoy the sounds of Sons of Gladys Kravitz, with ride registration. Cost is $25/hand. For more information or to register contact http://www.pellahosting.com/pokerride or call 641-629-0754.





June 10 IPTV's Dan Wardell at the Pella Public Library

Dan Wardell, popular host of IPTV's Kids Clubhouse, will travel to Pella as he tours 66 communities this summer as part of the seventh-annual Reading Road Trip. Bring the kids to this interactive storytime. This year, Dan's story time encourages kids to "Dig Into Reading!" complete with a special gift for every child who comes to story time. Monday June 10 at both 10 am and 11 am at the Pella Community Center's Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium.





June 12 Knit-In at Pella Regional

It's World-Wide Knit-In Public Day, and Pella Regional's Auxiliary is inviting all knitters to come to the hospital on Wednesday, June 12 from 9 am to noon to knit or crochet lap robes for our Long Term Care Residents. These special gifts to residents will be used this summer and fall at Pella Regional, and residents will be able to take the lap robes with them as they transition to their new home with WesleyLife or elsewhere late this year. Interested knitters should enter Pella Regional through the main hospital door. Knitting will take place in the volunteer room. For more information, contact Angie Lyng at 641-621-2362.





June 13 Thursdays in Pella: Paws N' Claws

Grab Fido and head downtown for a celebration of our four-legged friends! Pony rides, veterinarians (with pets to adopt), free goodies for your pet, pelts, and goats to pet will all be on the square! Please note: please bring well-mannered, immunized pets only. Pets must be leashed and owners must be prepared to dispose of any waste. Thursdays in Pella are held most Thursday nights in June and July, and are a great way to get out and enjoy the Pella community. Each night has a different theme, and features music, entertainment, and food vendors. City band will conclude each evening with performances at 8 pm. Come out and have fun!





June 14-16 Gateway to Hope Garden Tour

Gateway to Hope Garden Tour offers walk-throughs of three Pella Gardens and three country gardens on Friday, June 14, 5-8 pm;  Saturday, June 15, 10-3 pm; and Sunday, June 16, 1-4 pm. Saturday includes sales of plants, garden art, and ceramics at StonyPoint gardens, along with the option to purchase lunch. Transportation to the country gardens is available each day for $10 per person. Call 641-628-1636 to reserve a seat.  Donations to the tour will fund attendance at arts camps and Bible Schools for Nicaraguan children from the very poor neighborhoods. The tour is sponsored by Friends of Chinandega, a ministry of Faith Christian Reformed Church of Pella. Details are available at www.friendsofchinandega.wordpress.com and in area media.





June 14 Wine & Burger Night at Tassel Ridge Winery

Go "South of the Border" with a Sirloin Burger on Cheddar Jalapeño Focaccia served with Chipotle Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries and a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine (we suggest our Señorita frozen wine drink featuring Tassel Ridge Candlelight). For dessert, cool off with Chocolaterie Stam's Wine Gelato made with a specially selected Tassel Ridge wine. 5:30-7:30 PM at our winery. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, June 12. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Price: $20 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $15 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, 1 glass of wine, recipe card, and gratuity).





June 15 Work Systems presents Parents Night Out "SPLASH into summer!"

Splash into summer, bring your suits and towels! We will watch your kids while you take time off. Cost is $10 per child for members or $15 for non-members. Contact Tiffany at 641-621-0230 with questions.





June 15 Celebrate Fathers at Tassel Ridge Winery

Treat Dad or that special man in your life to dinner at Tassel Ridge Winery! Enjoy wine tasting at 6 pm and then at 6:30 the three-course dinner begins with a Caesar Salad paired with Tassel Ridge Candlelight followed by Grilled Beef Shoulder Petite Tender Medallions, Au Gratin Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon and Onions, and a glass of his favorite Tassel Ridge wine (we suggest Tassel Ridge 2009 Iowa Marquette). Finally, a fabulous dessert will be paired with a specially selected Tassel Ridge wine. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, June 12. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Price: $40/ person, plus tax; Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $35/ person, plus tax (includes dinner, wine paired with each course, and gratuity).





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! 
  

  

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 6: Celebrating Pella's Families

June 13: Paws N' Claws (Pet night) 

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.  

June 7 from 7-10 pm, Molengracht Plaza. Performing: Fully Loaded 

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!