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October 24, 2013

Pella Community Calendar of Events

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October 24-26 Journey to Wholeness in Christ Conference

Are there areas in your life that could use a healing touch from the Lord? Third Church, Pella is offering The Journey to Wholeness in Christ conference featuring internationally known speakers and authors Signa and Conlee Bodishbaugh. The cost of this 2 1/2 day conference is only $50, and includes lunch. To register, go to the Third Church web site or call the office at 641-628-3051.

October 24 Expressions presents "What is Microdermabrasion and How Can it Improve My Skin?

What is professional microdermabrasion?  Let us show you!  We can help educate you on how to reduce fine lines, age spots, acne, scars, and so much more!  Here at Expressions University we want to educate you for your future.  Bring your lunch and sit in on a fun little event! Noon-12:45, free. Contact Meg to RSVP at

October 24 Pella Historical Society & Museum presents Costumes, Pumpkins and Candy, Oh My!

The Pella Historical Society & Museum is hosting another fall event with spooky activities including a Costume contest, Pumpkin carving contest, cookie decorating and more! There will be candy and treats for anyone dressed up as well as a prize for the winning costumes and the winning pumpkins! Come and join the fun at our 'boo-tiful' Historical Village, 6-8 pm. Families $5, Individuals $2, Members Free! Questions, call 641-628-4811.

October 24 Work Systems presents Rock the Pink Party

The Rock the PINK party is a Zumba dance party to celebrate our heroes and survivors and raise funds for breast cancer research. Free will donations can be made the the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 6-8 pm at Work Systems.

October 24 Pella First Baptist Church Spaghetti Soup Supper

Freewill donations to support mission team to Nicaragua February 2014. 5-7 pm at 709 Independence Street.

October 24 Pella Church of the Nazarene Annual Soup Supper

Serving chili, chicken rice, and pea with sausage soup. Sandwiches will be beefburgers, ham, and ham and cheese. Various desserts served as well. Free-will donation will be taken with proceeds benefiting Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 5-7 pm at 303 University Street.

October 25-26 "Reforming Church and Home" Reformation Conference

Great lecture series with Rev. Dr. Gregg Strawbridge!  Dr. Strawbridge is pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA and director of, an online resource for Christian teaching. October 25's topic is "Worship Music Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, Where We Should Be Going" from 7-9 pm at 1203 Peace Street. Join us for a lecture on the history of worship music! October 26's topic is "God Has No Grandchildren?", "The Place of Children in God's Purposes", and "Cradle to Grave Faithfulness: Helping Covenant Children become Covenant-Keeping Adults" from 9am-noon, also at 1203 Peace Street. Later that day from 5-9pm attendees can enjoy a pizza dinner and folk dance at the Pella Memorial Building. A freewill donation will be taken. Please RSVP to Christ the Redeemer Church at 641-628-1305 or contact See for more information.

October 25 Central College's Red Combo Concert featuring Grammy Winner Peter Eldridge

Hear celebrated Grammy-winning jazz musician featured with Central's Red Combo. 8 pm at the Cox Snow Recital Hall, directed by Gabriel Espinosa. $10 or free with Central ID.

October 25 Central College presents Argento Fuoco

7 pm in the Chapel. Free and open to the public.

October 26 Covenant Reformed Cadet Pancake Breakfast   

The public is invited to attend a Pancake Breakfast hosted by Covenant Reformed Church's Cadets from 7-10am at Covenant Church. Freewill donations support the Cadet Club to help fund the International Cadet Camporee. Also French toast, sausage, eggs, fruit, juice, milk and coffee.

October 26 Lake Red Rock presents Bird Banding    

Join Nelson Hoskins, area birdwatcher and licensed bird bander, to experience what the science of bird banding is all about!  Mist nets will be set up around the Red Rock Visitor Center to capture small birds which will then be fitted with numbered leg bands to track their movements (if recaptured at some point in the future). Come check out the thrill of seeing live birds "in hand" as they are banded for future research! The activity is free of charge, and no reservations are needed.  Come anytime during the three-hour activity (7-10 am) to experience the action!  For more information, contact the Corps of Engineers office at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690.

October 26 MH4H Conference

Please join us for Many Hands for Haiti's first conference taking place in the auditorium at Third Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa starting at 10 AM on October 26, 2013. Featured activities include: Updates from Executive Leader Tim Brand, reports from recent team trips, news from Many Hands Market Store Manager Christi Gabhart, stories from Haiti by Nicolas Ezeckias (Zeke), opportunity to give input and feedback, and a Now Serving 7 concert. Questions? Contact Tim Brand at

October 26 de Bloemen Hof presents Feeding your Feathered Friends

Learn all about the different types of birds in Iowa. We will also discuss which bird feeders and seed will attract certain birds and the types of plants that will attract birds to your yard. Each participant will get to select a plant to take home and handouts will be provided. 11 am at 2017 Washington Street. Call 641-628-2571 with questions or to RSVP.

October 26 Tassel Ridge Winery presents Wine Dinner & Murder Mystery SOLD OUT!
Tassel Ridge Winery is the place to be for wine, dinner, and mystery, when Jest Murder Mystery Co. presents "The Haunted Hunter!" During the show, enjoy a three-course dinner beginning at 6:30 pm with a Mixed Baby Green Salad with Pears, Dried Cranberries, Sliced Almonds, and Balsamic Vinaigrette paired with Tassel Ridge Candlelight followed by a Grilled Iowa Chop topped with Blue Cheese Butter served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Green Beans paired with Tassel Ridge Zinfull Red. For dessert, a trio of Chocolaterie Stam's Bonbons made especially for Tassel Ridge Winery with Tassel Ridge Finalé Dessert wines will be paired with Tassel Ridge Oskyfizzante® Pink. The mystery of the evening is"The Haunted Hunter", which will focus on finding the famous (and elusive) ghost "Billy". Will also feature a murder, famous sleuths, detectives, and ghost hunters. Everyone plays a part! You could be "Sherlock Homes," "Miss Garble," or even one of the "Hardly Boys." Our murder mystery events sell out fast, so make your reservation soon! Advance prepaid reservations required by Wednesday, October 23. Call the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463) to make reservations. Price: $50 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $45 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, show, wine paired with each course, and gratuity).

October 27 Pella Opera House presents "My Fair Lady" Free Film

Pella Opera House's film series opens with the 1964 immensely popular musical "My Fair Lady". Please join in singing hits along with stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison at 7 pm. Tickets are free, water or popcorn $1.

October 28 Community Blood Drive

The Blood Center of Iowa will hold a community blood drive on Monday, Oct. 28 from 12:30PM until 6:30PM at Peace Lutheran Church, 1000 Vermeer Rd. Pella, Ia. Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood(walk in's are welcome), call 800.287.4903 or visit .

October 28 Shear Genuis presents Ladies Night Masquerade Ball

Grab some friends and head over to Shear Genius for a ladies night! Deals on products as well as free pizzas from Papa Murphy's Pizza, snacks, wine and drinks. No need to RSVP unless you would like BOTOX. 6-8 pm.

October 29 Central College hosts Veteran-Civilian Dialogue

Central College is hosting Intersections International, a non-profit organization that helps to promote understanding and common ground between diverse groups within a community. They would like to invite veterans and civilians to attend and participate in the veteran-civilian program, which addresses the cost of conflict in society by providing tools for reconciliation and healing. At the Sutphen Common Room in the Graham Annex on campus at 7 pm.

October 31 Central College presents Convocation: "Welcome the Stranger"

A convocation with Intersections International, a  New York-based non-governmental organization, will be held at 11 am in Douwstra Auditorium. The convocation will be based on what Intersections International learns while in residence at Central and all in attendance are encouraged to be involved.

October 31 Trunk or Treat!

Take your children to Trunk or Treat to enjoy Halloween without the dangers of crossing a street! Trunks will be decorated and candy given to children. At the Trinity Reformed Church Parking Lot on the corner of East Third and Franklin from 6-8 pm. Free, anyone is welcome to participate!

October 31 PRHC Trick or Treat Event

Pella Regional Health Center will host a Halloween Open House on Thursday, October 31, from 6 to 7:30 pm in the Long Term Care Activity Room. Kids can trick-or-treat inside in a safe, enclosed area as residents pass out candy. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors may park along Jefferson Street and use the south Long Term Care entrance. For more information, call 641-628-6660.

October 31 - November 2 Pella Christian High School presents "The Music Man"

Pella Christian High School's Theatre Troupe presents Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man".  Performances nightly at 7 pm from October 31-November 2 in PCHS's Vermeer Auditorium. Reserved tickets; cost is $6 for adults, $4 for students. 641-628-4440 with questions or to purchase.

November 1 Tassel Ridge Winery presents Wine & Pasta Night

Dinner begins with an Italian Salad of Romaine, Tomatoes, Black Olives, Red Onions, Banana Peppers, and Italian Dressing paired with Tassel Ridge Candlelight followed by Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Manicotti paired with Tassel Ridge Pizzeria & Pasta Too!®. For dessert, enjoy a Poached Pear with Zabaglione Sauce paired with Oskyfizzante® Pink. Wine tastings at 6 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by Wednesday, October 30. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463) for reservations. Price: $35 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $30 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, 2 glasses of wine, and gratuity).

November 2 Women's Conference: Become Unleashed

GET YOUR TICKET TO JENNIE ALLEN conference, Become Unleashed! Jennie, the author of Stuck, Chase, and Anything, is coming to Pella! Jennie's passion is to communicate a bigger God through writing and teaching. She will be leading the upcoming Pella women's conference, Become Unleashed, which will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9-3 at Third Church in Pella. Worship will be provided by Now Serving 7. Tickets are on sale now at the Sanctuary Coffeehouse, Christian Books & Gifts ($30) or online ($32) at Check out the website for all the details!

November 2 Central College presents French Wine Dinner

After a very successful launch of the International Wine Pairing Dinner, Central College is  planning a second dinner to feature French wines and food.  Reservations will be needed by Oct. 30 for the dinner on Nov. 2 at 6:30 in the Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room.  This dinner is $40 per person.  Please e-mail to make a reservation.  A portion of the cost goes to support  cultural events at Central.

November 3 Tassel Ridge Winery presents Holiday Appetizers

Take your holiday entertaining up a notch as Chef Heather demonstrates simple yet elegant appetizers that will wow your partygoers. Parmesan Canapés, Dried Apricots with Goat Cheese-Pistachio Spread, and a special surprise appetizer will each be paired with the perfect Tassel Ridge wine. Chef Heather will also show you how to make Tassel Ridge Candlelight Hot Apple Cider, a great drink for cold nights! Enjoy samples and take home recipe cards. From 1-3 pm at Tassel Ridge Winery.  Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by Thursday, October 31. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463) for reservations. Price: $10 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $5 per person, plus tax.

November 3 College Community Orchestra with Cynthia Doggett

Recital Hall at Cox Snow Music Center, 4 pm. Free and open to the public.


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