July 10 Vermeer Yellow Iron Academy Parent Information Sessions
July 10 Thursdays in Pella: Joyride
This evening will feature vehicles that are more about the experience than the transportation! Hot air balloons, classic cars, motorcycles and more. Featuring cookie decorating, classic car and hot air balloon displays, crafts for kids, the Quay Thomas Trio performing, and many other fun activities. The fun starts at 6 pm in Central Park and will conclude with a city band performance at 8 pm. Activities are free or have very minimal cost.
July 11-12 Resurrected Tin's Bologna Nationals 2014
Come see the awesome cars at this year's 35th annual Resurrected Tin Bologna Nationals! With fantastic food, great giveaways, excellent entertainment, and tons of fun, you won't want to miss it! Head to South Overlook, Lake Red Rock Friday night from 5:30-9 pm, then Saturday morning from 9am-3:30pm the cars will be displaying in Downtown Pella. At 4pm Saturday the festivities continue through the evening at South Overlook. For more information, contact Ron at 641-780-0221. All events are open to the public, come check it out!
6:30 pm Opening launch*. Featuring Jefferson County Green Band, food vendors and adult beverages for sale on the beach.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
6:30 am Morning balloon launch*
7:00 am Pancake Breakfast on the beach ($5/person - North Overlook Beach)
8:00 am 5K and 10K FUNdraiser Run ($20 Registration) - North Overlook Beach
9:00 - 11:00 am "Let's Go Paddling" offered by the Army Corp of Engineers
10:00 am Red Rock Balloonfest Rotary Family Bike Ride ($20/ individual + $15 for additional family member) - refreshments provided.
6:30 pm Evening Balloon Launch*. Music, food vendors and adult beverages for sale on the beach.
8:00-10:00 pm Night Glow
Sunday, July 13, 2014
6:30 am Morning Balloon Launch*
*Please note: All launch details are subject to change due to weather and wind conditions.
July 11 Pella Community Art Center presents Toddler Art Class
Come spend some time with your young child at the Art Center exploring fun art media. We will be doing a variety of age appropriate art activities that you wouldn't normally undertake at home! After we make a watercolor masterpiece we will make a ribbon necklace, personalize a picture holder and special mobiles, for ages 2 & up, caregiver is required to attend the class with the child, from 9-10 am, $6 resident, $7 non-resident, pre-registration is required at the Pella Community Center or call 641-628-4571 for more information.
July 11 Lake Red Rock presents "Survivor: Red Rock" Day Camps
Boys and Girls ages 11-12 years old: Have fun learning how to build a fire, make an emergency shelter, learn basic GPS skills, and paddle a canoe or kayak! Programs will be held from 10 am to 3 pm during each of the day camps offered. Group size is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the Corps of Engineers office at (641) 628-8690. (Note: Kayaking will be dependent on wind/weather conditions.)
July 11 Pella Community Art Center presents Assemblage Art Class
We will collect, arrange, discuss, build, and sculpt a piece of art that will transform cast-off materials into something that is like nothing else that has been made before. Assemblage Art is a very stylize and personal art form that will make you look twice for ages 9 & up, from 10:30 am-noon, fee $6 resident, $7 non-resident, pre-registration is required at the Pella Community Center or call 628.4571 for more information.
July 11-12 Share What You Wear at Federated Fellowship
Share What You Wear is a FREE clothing giveaway being held at Federated Fellowship Church (309 Roosevelt Rd) on Friday, July 11 (3-7 pm) and Saturday, July 12 (8am-noon). Clothing for men, women, and children as well as bedding, shoes and free school supplies for the kids. EVERYONE is welcome to attend. New this year! Face painting and Bible stories for the children and a light breakfast to be served Saturday from 8-10 am (while supplies last). Questions? Contact Trisha Korns at 641-628-3668.
July 11 Fridays in Pella Open Air Art Studio
Artists under the Klokkenspiel from 5-7 pm will be working on paintings, pottery, fiber art and more. Come watch the artists in action and compete in fun competitions and join in on a community art project.
July 11 Lake Red Rock presents Night Time Adventures
Take a night hike and learn all about the many different nocturnal species we have here in Iowa. Also search for some constellations if the night sky is clear enough! Meet at 9 pm at the North Overlook Beach Playscape. Questions? Contact 641-628-8690. Free.
July 12 Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest FUNdrasier Run and Pancake Breakfast
Sign up to run the Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest 5K & 10K FUNdraiser Run at 8 am. The race proceeds will support the Knoxville and Pella Community High Cross Country teams. The run starts at North Overlook Beach and follows the Volksweg Trail. There will be a NEW route and team competition this year. Go to www.getmeregistered.com (event id # 10756) to sign up! Pancake breakfast and T-shirt included in registration fee. Pancake breakfast will be available for purchase, $5 starting at 7 am for spectators.
July 12 Lake Red Rock presents Lets Go Paddling
Enjoy this chance to experience both canoeing and kayaking in the same day! Give one or both types of watercraft a try and see how much fun paddling can be! (You must be at least 10 years old to use kayaks. Life jackets will be provided. Programs may be cancelled if inclement weather/wind conditions.) From 9-11 am at North Overlook Beach. Questions? Contact 641-628-8690. Free.
July 12 Lake Red Rock presents Welcome to the Playscape!
The Playscape is new to the area, so take this opportunity to come on out and learn about all it has to offer! From trails to prairie to playgrounds, there is plenty to keep you busy! Meet at 10 am at North Overlook Beach Playscape. Questions? Contact 641-628-8690. Free.
July 12 Lake Red Rock presents Playscape Craft Time
Young artists can join in for some make-and-take creative fun at the Playscape! Supplies will be provided - all you need to bring is your imagination and creativity! At 1 pm at the North Overlook Beach Playscape. Contact 641-628-8690 with questions.
July 12 Tassel Ridge Winery's Wine and Burger Night
Enjoy the flavors of Spain with a Chorizo/Beef Burger with Pico Salsa, Queso Fresco, and Avocado on a Kaiser Bun served with a side of Spanish Spiced Potato Wedges and a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine (we recommend Iowa Marquette Rosé). For dessert, indulge in a trio of Tassel Ridge Finalé Bonbons made by Chocolaterie Stam especially for the Winery. The fillings are made with Tassel Ridge Finalé wines. From 6-8 pm with burgers served until 7:30 pm. Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by Friday, July 11. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Cost is $20 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 guest: $15 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, 1 glass of wine, recipe card, and gratuity).
July 13 Lake Red Rock presents Lets Go Muddin'!
Who doesn't love to get down and dirty in the outdoors!? In this program, go on a quest to discover all sorts of creatures which like to live in dirty environments, such as under rocks and logs, in the dirt, and in wetlands. You may get a little dirty in the process! At 1 pm at the North Overlook Beach Playscape. Contact 641-628-8690 with questions.
July 14-18 Pella Historical Village presents Dutch Day Camp
Children that are entering 5th and 6th grades will have a great time learning about history, being creative, and having fun at the Pella Historical Village! From 9am-3pm every day, includes lunch. $80 per child for the week. Call 641-620-9463 to sign up or for more information.
July 14 Pella Community Art Center presents 3D Drawings Class
Amaze your family and friends with this fun way of tricking the eye. Turn a regular flat drawing into a 3D drawing with markers and a pair of 3D glasses that you will make in the class for ages 8 & up, from 9-10:30 am, fee $6 resident, $7 non-resident, and pre-registration is required at the Pella Community Center or call 641.628.4571 for more information.
July 14-18 Pella Community Art Center presents Videography Class
We will be story telling on camera. Students will write the plot, develop the characters, make the costumes, design the set and everything that is needed to tell a story for a movie, for ages 10 & up, from 1-2:30 each day, fee $25 resident, $30 non-resident, pre-registration is required at the Pella Community Center or call 641.628.4571 for more information.
July 15 Pella Community Art Center presents Personality Houses
We will be making cartoon style paper houses that each have their own personality depending on how you design them! Depending on time we can make a whole village, for ages 9 & up, from 9:30-11 am, fee $6 resident, $7 non-resident, pre-registration is required at the Pella Community Center or call 641.628.4571 for more information.
July 16 Art Center in the Park at Lions Park
One of the Art Center's most popular programs designed to put art where kids are. Art Center staff will bring a plethora of art supplies to the parks. They work with students to make anything and everything. Last summer kids and adults made jewelry, paintings, drawings, collages, wood sculpture, books, and hats. In case of heavy rain/lightning, we will meet at the Art Center, in the Pella Community Center, from 9:30-11 am, fee $2 per child, call 641.628.4571 for more information.
July 16 Lake Red Rock presents Hunt Like an Animal!
Learn what features and characteristics help predators find and consume their food and how their prey has adapted to keep themselves safe. Go on a "hunt" of your own to practice what you've learned! At 10 am at the North Overlook Beach Playscape. Contact 641-628-8690 with questions.
July 17 Pella Community Art Center presents Watercolor & Animals Class
Do you like animals? Do you like water-coloring? Well here is a fun painting class that you will love! We will take pictures of animals, cut them out and place them on paper to create a wonderful nature painting that will make any professional painter jealous, for ages 10 & up, from 10-11:30 am, fee $6 resident, $7 non-resident, pre-registration is required at the Pella Community Center or call 641.628.4571 for more information.
July 17 Thursdays in Pella: Bugs n' Blooms
Head downtown for Thursdays in Pella! This Thursday evening will be all about outdoor games and gardening! Enter or enjoy the entries for the Chairs in Bloom contest (unique flower arrangements with chairs), Kermis festival games for kids, and other great outdoor and garden themed activities! Also featuring entertainment, activities for kids, food vendors, displays, and more. Each Thursday activities begin at 6 pm and will conclude with a city band performance at 8 pm. Activities are free or have very minimal cost.
July 19 Tassel Ridge Winery's Red Wine Lovers' Dinner and Tasting
Join us for a very special dinner evening beginning at 6 pm with a visit to the cellar where Jonita will take tastes of our 2012 Tawny Finalé and 2013 Tawny Finalé directly from the barrels. We will discuss how this wine is made, and you will be able to see the difference one year of barrel ageing makes. Dinner (at 6:30 pm) will feature glasses of 2009, 2010, and 2012 Iowa Marquette. Our meal will start with a Spinach and Arugula Salad with Dried Cherries, Goat Cheese, and Toasted Walnuts with a Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing. The entrée will be a Roasted Petite Shoulder Tender with a Crispy Polenta Cake and Seasonal Vegetables. For dessert, we will serve our new Chocolate Granfinalé Bread Pudding. Jonita will share with us the difference in wine making techniques used on the 2009, 2010, and 2012 vintages. Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by Thursday, July 17. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Cost is $50 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 guest: $45 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, 1 glass of wine, recipe card, and gratuity).
July 19 De Bloemen Hof presents Perennial Class
How are your Perennials looking? Needing some help or tips on making the maximum plant performance? Learn the best times, to transplant, cut-back, divide, feed, and mulch various perennials in the garden. 11 am at De Bloemen Hof, 2017 Washington Street. Please call 641.628.2571 by Friday, July 18 to register. Class is Free.
July 19 De Bloemen Hof presents Kids Garden Club
Scavenger Hunt with trees. We will go around find and identify trees and learn something about them. At the end of the hunt are some games and planting of a tree in a pot to take home. At 2 pm, De Bloemen Hof (2017 Washington Street). Please call 641.628.2571 by Friday, July 18 to register. Class is $10.00 for all the materials.