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October 12, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events


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October 13 Pella Opera House hosts Sustaining Greatness Fundraiser

Join us for an event that will help us make the good work we do at the Opera House become the GREAT work of our future! This fun-filled event will mark the beginning of the "second wave" of the Opera House's new life as a center of our community. Reception and silent auction opens at 6:30 pm; program and dinner at 7 pm; entertainment at 8 pm. Ticket price $25.

October 15 Pella High School Fall Vocal Concert

Hear the Pella Community High school singers display their talents at the Pella High School Auditorium at 8 pm. Select and concert choirs performing.

October 17 Registration Deadline for Little Tyke Flag Football

The Pella Community Services Department is sponsoring Little Tykes Flag Football for all children currently in grades 1 & 2. The program will include fundamentals, basic rules and short scrimmages. Program dates are October 20 & 27 and November 3 & 10 from 9-10:30 am, and will be held at the Pella High School and Pella Christian High School. Cost is $20 for residents and $24 non-residents, and registration location is the Community Services Office (712 Union). Deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 17 at 4:30 pm. 

October 17 Central College presents Byron Hurt: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Hip-hop is a man's game... but does it have to be? A self-described "hip-hop head" takes an in-depth look at masculinity and manhood in rap and hip-hop, where creative genius collides with misogyny, violence and homophobia, exposing the complex intersections of culture and commerce. Cox-Snow Recital Hall, 7 pm. Free.

October 18 Pella Farmer's Market- Last of the season!

Wonderful autumn harvest, baked rolls and bread, homemade pies, gluten free products, and much more. First Reformed Church Parking Lot, 605 Broadway Street, 3-6 pm. Will be cancelled if too cold/ inclement weather.

October 18 Central College presents International Dinner: All Around the World from Iowa

This dinner will feature menu items from around the world but using as much locally produced food as possible. Dinner is $15 per person, $5 for Central students on the meal plan or children 6 - 10.  Children under 6 are free.  Cash bar available. Reservations required. E-mail to save your spot! Graham Annex, dinner at 6 pm.

October 18 Central College presents Writer's Reading with Novella Carpenter

Novella Carpenter is the author of the 2009 memoir Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. The book describes her extensive garden in Ghost Town, a rundown neighborhood a mile from downtown Oakland, California.  Her latest book, The Essential Urban Farmer, is a "how-to" guide for anyone looking to turn their corner of the city into food production. Graham Annex, 7:15 pm. Free.

October 18 Families First Presents ''Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun'' 5 Week Class

Free class! Free meals! Free childcare! This class teaches about how to make parenting fun for you and your little one(s). Class begins September 27 from 6-8 pm at Trinity Reformed Church. To register or for questions, contact Jodi Bokhoven, Director, at 641-628-8331 or . Registration information can be found in the Town Crier or brought home from your child's school.

October 18 Bingo Night

Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. Held every Thursday from 6:30-9 pm at 1203 Peace Street (old church). Game prices range from $0.50 to 2.00 a game or $17 for a game packet. For more information contact Peggy Moriarity at 641-628-1549.

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