Pella Chronicle

September 5, 2013

Pella Community Calendar of Events


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September 5 The Well Resource Center Open House 

Come to the Well Resource Center at 604 Liberty Street Suite 131 in Pella for an Open House Celebration from 4-7 pm! Refreshments will be served. Learn about this community resource that offers help and hope to people in need.





September 5 Central College presents Guest Concert

Jerzy Kornowicz, guest artist, will be performing from 5:30-6:30 pm in Cox-Snow Recital Hall.





September 5 Square Dance Demonstration

Come for a fun time and see if you want to join our club! At the Pella Community Center Gym from 6-7:30pm. All ages welcome, free to attend! Questions? Contact Lori at 641-628-4447 or 641-780-8977.





September 5 Bingo Night

Bingo is starting up again for the year! This is an awesome weekly event with proceeds benefiting St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. It is 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.





September 6 Alzheimer Support Group 

This Alzheimer's Support Group supports caregivers, family members and friends of a loved one with memory problems. Trained Alzheimer's Support Group Facilitators Nancy Van Wyk, RN, and Amy Stoltzfus, MSW of Hearthstone lead the group. The discussion this month is "Best Living Option for your Loved One to Thrive." At Pella Manor East Social Room at 1:30 pm.





September 6 Tassel Ridge Winery presents Wine and Pasta Date Night

Make it a Date Night at Tassel Ridge Winery! Wine tasting starts at 6 pm, and then head over for dinner at 6:30 with an Italian Salad featuring Romaine, Tomatoes, Black Olives, Red Onions, Banana Peppers, and Italian Dressing paired with Tassel Ridge Candlelight. Chef Heather will then prepare your pasta to order. Choose Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair or Pasta Puttanesca with Penne paired with a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine. We recommend Tassel Ridge American Chardonnay with the Scampi and Tassel Ridge Pizzeria & Pasta Too!® with the Puttanesca. A Tassel Ridge Mudslide made with Tassel Ridge Chocolate Granfinalé™ will end the evening on a decadent note! Advance prepaid reservations required by Wednesday, September 4. 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, wine paired with each course, and gratuity).





September 7 Pella Christian Grade School Back to School Dash 5k Walk/Run

Race to benefit Pella Christian Grade School! Register now: Shirts only guaranteed if registration is received by August 26. Otherwise day-of registration is from 7-8:30am at the Pella Christian High School. Race starts at 9 am at the Pella Christian High School and ends at the same location. Timing tags will be attached to the race number.  Entry fee $25/person or $75/household. Pancake breakfast served from 6:30-10:30 am. For more information please call 641-780-1520 or see www.pellachristian.net.





September 7 de Bloemen Hof presents Jams and Jellies Class

Homemade jams and jellies are sweet treats we can make for ourselves and others. Come and watch how to make and can these treasures. Please call 641-628-2571 to preregister by September 6. At de Bloemen Hof, 2017 Washington Street, 11 am.





September 7 PRHC's Comfort House 10 Year Celebration

Pella Regional Health Center invites the public to attend a special event honoring the Comfort House's ten years of service to the Pella Community. This celebration will be held from 11:30am-1:30pm on the South lawn of the Comfort House, 505 Union Street. A free picnic lunch and cake will be available for the first 250 people. This event will provide an opportunity to celebrate and thank the community as well as Hospice staff and volunteers, and also to remember the many patients and families who have been served. Information about Pella Regional Health Center's services is available at 641-621-2358 or www.pellahealth.org.





September 10 Art Center Adult Class: Make A Mug!

Got coffee but no mug? Design a funky, crazy mug that you would want to drink out of. Join us Tuesday, September 10th from 7-9 pm at the Pella Community Art Center, 712 Union Street (Enter through the North door). Questions? Call 641-628-4571. $3 per person.



   

September 13 Tassel Ridge Winery presents Wine and Burger Night

It's off to the apple barn! Tonight's burger is a Chicken Apple Burger topped with Granny Smith Apple Slices and served on a Toasted Whole Wheat Bun with a side of Coleslaw and a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine (we recommend Tassel Ridge Iowa Brianna). For dessert, cool off with Chocolaterie Stam's refreshing Wine Gelato made with a specially selected Tassel Ridge wine. From 5:30-7pm with burgers served until 7. Advance prepaid reservations required by Wednesday, September 11. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Price: $20 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $15 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, 1 glass of wine, recipe card, and gratuity).





September 14 Kids Camp by Total Outdoorsmen

Come enjoy God's creation with us as we learn together about being good stewards of his work! Featuring live wildlife from Pella Wildlife Company, crafts and prizes. At Federated Fellowship Church from 1-3 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to bring your camera!





September 14 Pella Christian High School Open House

Join Pella Christian High School in celebration of their debt-free campus goal with refreshments, a presentation and a tour of the new facilities! Open house is from 9am-11:30am, with a presentation at 10:30 am at Pella Christian High School, 300 Eagle Lane. Open to the public. www.pceagles.org.





September 14 Families First presents Book Bash

Join Families First of Pella at the Pella Public Library, 10-11:30 am, for a morning filled with crafts, activities and information for parents. The first 75 families with a child age 0-5 will receive a free copy of the book "Little Critter Colors" by Mercer Mayer!





September 14 De Bloemen Hof presents Colorful Mixed Container Combinations Autumn Workshop

Join us for a gardener's therapy session and spruce up our summer planters with autumn's wonderful colors. Bring your pots with you and we'll help you create a masterpiece. Cost of plants and soil apply. Advice is always free. Limited space, please preregister by September 13 at 641-628-2571. 11 am at 2017 Washington Street.





September 15 Tassel Ridge Winery presents Cooking Italiano

As the weather starts to cool, pasta dishes are a good way to warm the dinner table. Chef Heather will show you how to make sauces that will dress up pasta from spaghetti to rotini! From 1-3 pm. Advance prepaid reservations required by Wednesday, September 11. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463) Price: $10 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest Price: $5 per person, plus tax.



 
ONGOING EVENTS/ REGISTRATIONS:

   

Pella Farmer's Market  

Pella's Farmer's Market is held at First Reformed Church every Thursday from 3-6 pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm. Great plants and produce!  Some new vendors, and trusted veterans, too!

      

June 18- September 20 Joyce Kolenbrander Exhibition at the Joan Kuyper Farver Gallery  

Joyce Kolenbrander is a Chicago native who has lived, worked and shown art in New York (Including at the Agora Gallery in Soho), New Jersey, Illinois and Iowa. Now retired, she lives and works in Pella, Iowa. She works with ink, oil, graphite, watercolor, montage, wood and photography- whatever a given subject seems to require. Her work will be on display at the Joan Kuyper Farver Art Gallery from June 18-September 20, with the gallery open M-F from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm.

 
Team Registration for Adult Volleyball

The Pella Community Services Department is taking team registrations for their adult volleyball leagues. Women, games on Mondays, and Co-ed, games on Thursdays, will begin play the first week of October. A minimum of 6 teams with a maximum of 12 teams per league. Registration fees will be determined by the number of teams that register. You may register by calling the Community Services Department at 641-628-4571 or e-mail bross@cityofpella.com. Deadline to register a team is Friday, September 20, 2013.



Registration for Pella Recreation Youth Basketball Program

Register today for this program for boys and girls currently in grades 3-6. The boys will start October 14 through December 14 with no practices or games the week of Thanksgiving. The girls will start January 6 through March 1. Each team, coached by parents, will practice one night a week on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday with games on Saturday. Coaches are also needed! Boys register now through September 27, girls register now through December 13 at the Community Services Office, 712 Union Street. Cost is $40 in city limits or $48 outside city limits. A late fee of $25 will be charged after the deadline.