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October 12, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events


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October 18 Pella Opera House presents Swinging Cowboys 
Jason Petty and Carolyn Martin return to the Opera House stage with songs of the Westward movement, a tribute to the music of the Great American West, the singing Hollywood cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and Western swing band leaders such as Sons of the Pioneers and Spade Cooley. Tickets are $27, show starts at 7 pm.


October 20 Blake Van Vark Memorial Shoot Out

Students at Central College will be hosting a basketball shoot out October 20th in memory of Blake Van Vark at Kuyper Fieldhouse from 1-4 pm. Participation is open to 7th grade students and older. Entry fee for participating is $5; T-shirts are available for $10 (youth sizes available). All of the proceeds will be going to the Third Church's Baja Mission to build more homes in Mexico. Registration forms are available at the Central College information booth and the Pella High School and Middle School offices. Questions? Contact us at or 641-780-8200.


Oct 13-21 Book Sale!

Friends of the Library annual book sale. Books for all ages available for a donation; restocked daily. 10 am - 9 pm.

September 19- October 11 Glasswork Display

Central College alumni to display glass artwork in the Mills Gallery Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. The exhibition is in celebration of the renovation of the glass studio last year. Free and open to the public.

October 17- Oct 26 John Noltner in Mills Gallery

Beginning October 17, the Mills Gallery at Central College will host work by John Noltner, an award-winning author and photographer. The exhibit, titled "A Peace of My Mind," will feature photographs of ordinary people with insightful views. The exhibit includes black-and-white portraits of ordinary people, coupled with digital recordings of each person's words on the subject of peace. His work can be seen during gallery hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public.


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