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December 20, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events

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CANCELLED/POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: December 20 Visit Santa on the Square!  

The snow storm has Santa hard at work to finish everything by Christmas Eve, so he has canceled his visit to the Windmill in Pella's Central Park this evening.  He wants to let all boys and girls know that he will be back in Pella on Christmas Eve!

 




CANCELLED/POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: December 20 Pella Historical Village presents Christmas Walk Evening Tour
Try something new by enjoying something historic this holiday season! The Pella Historical Village's Christmas Walk Evening Tour will be held from 5:30 to 8 pm on Thursday December 20. The Historical Village is beautifully lit for the season, especially at night, walk through and enjoy the scenery. Will also have bell ensemble and harp ensemble concerts at 6:30 and 7:30; dessert buffet served all evening. Free for Pella Historical Members, guest admission is $3. Please enter at the Wyatt Earp House, 507 Franklin.





December 24 Nine Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve Service

Come enjoy a traditional and enriching Christmas Eve Service, based on the historic Nine Lessons and Carols service at King's College chapel, Cambridge, England.  Hear the Story once more, sing the songs again, as we celebrate the story of Messiah's birth, the Word made flesh. Children are VERY welcome. 6:30-7:30 pm. Located at the Old St. Mary's building, 1203 Peace Street. Contact Christ the Redeemer Church, 641-628-1305, with questions. www.redeemerpella.org.






December 25: Merry Christmas




December 25 Free Community Meal

Christmas Day at Excite-A-Bowl in Pella. Continuous serving on drop-in basis from 11-12:30. RSVP please to 641-204-1970.





December 26-30 Christmas Tree Pickup

City offers curbside collection of Christmas trees. Christmas trees will be picked up December 26th through December 31st. Three additional days for pick up will be offered on January 2nd, 9th and 16th. Trees must be placed at curb by 7:00am on pick up day. All trees must be able to go through the chipper which means they must be unwrapped, free from plastic bags, wire, nails and stands. Trees that do not meet these requirements WILL NOT be picked up. Christmas wreaths and roping with wire will be collected as normal household waste if placed within a closed tote.
 


December 27-29 Holiday Hoops Contest

Basketball camp and contest for kids! Each days boys and girls camp practices are 8:30-9:30 am for grades K-2, 9:30-11 am grades 3-5 , 11 am-1 pm grades 6-8. Practices held at Work Systems Rehab & Fitness. T-shirt included, prizes and awards for contest winners. Daily 3 on 3 games. Cost is $39 for all 3 days. Register online at shoot-it.com.





December 27 Work System's Kick Punch and Lunch Registration Deadline

Darren McGriff, Personal Trainer and Fitness Manager, is launching Kick, Punch and Lunch. This class is 5 days a week (M-F) at 12 (noon) January 2-31. YOU will get the Ultimate Kickboxing Aerobic Workout, our delicious Recovery Shakes for lunch and you will be back to work in an hour! Cost to Participate: Members: $130.00, Non-Members: $150.00. Class is at Work Systems Rehab and Fitness, 308 SE 9th Street. Space is limited! See www.facebook.com/WorkSystemsPC or call Darren at 641-780-6421.






ONGOING EVENTS:

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  • Lake Red Rock Programs for July 25-30 There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming programs: July 25 - “Thief in the Night” - 7:00 p.m. - Howell Station CampgroundProblem: A critter of the night consistently raises havoc with backyard bird feeders. Action

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  • USDA's NRCS wetland compliance listening session set for July 28 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a listening session on Monday, July 28, to seek comments on proposed changes to wetland compliance provisions. The session will be at Ankeny Fire Station #1, 120 NW Ash Drive, from 1 p.m.

    July 22, 2014

  • Pella Runway Rehabilitation Project continues along The Pella City Council, during last week’s meeting, approved a resolution, following a public hearing on the matter, for plans, specifications, form of contract, receiving bids, making award of contract to TK Concrete, and issuing notice to proceed a

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  • Photo contest winners named Winners of the 2014 Marion County Photo Contest were announced last week at the Marion County Fair. The annual Contest is sponsored by Marion County Extension & Outreach and the Marion County Development commission (MCDC). This year nearly 300 photos

    July 22, 2014

  • Bloom pic 1 Pella blooms for judges, now waits for results Last week (July 14-15), America in Bloom volunteer judges Bruce Riggs (New York) and Leslie Pittenger (Ohio) visited Pella. In preparation for the visit the City of Pella’s Community Services Department prepared a tour route for the judges that cover

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Patrick Edouard Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeals decision

    The Supreme Court of Iowa issued a ruling today which affirms a District Court ruling that sent a former Pella pastor to prison. 

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  • Lake Red Rock Programs for July 18-20 There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming activities:July 18 - Iowa History: Just Dig It! - 10:00 a.m.-Playscape (meet at North Overlook Beach at north end of parking lot)Learn about the history of Iowa! From glaci

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  • Abstract photo Abstract Party for Collegiate Historic District homeowners On July 8, residents of the Collegiate Historic District in Pella were invited to an Abstract Party hosted by the Historic Pella Trust. The Abstract Party was held in the Fireside Room of Second Reformed ChurchLeading the event was Will Page, Public

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