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November 1, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events

Pella — November 1-3 Pella High School presents "Oklahoma"

Pella High School Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical "Oklahoma"! Performances are November 1, 2, and 3 at 7 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children and students. Every person needs a ticket to attend. Tickets are available at Pella High School office. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Questions? Contact Michelle Chaplin at 641-628-3870 ext 1743.

November 1 Annual Halloween Candy Give Back

Pella Family Dentistry, in collaboration with Operation Gratitude, will pay children $1 for every pound of candy donated. Earn money, get your face painted, and register for a drawing to win awesome raffle prizes. The grand prize is a springtime airplane ride with Dr. Dave! New this year, Pella Family Dentistry will also participate in the 100,000 toothbrush challenge. Each pound of candy donated will be paired with toothbrushes and toothpaste to send to the troops overseas. This event is for ages 2-12, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Hosted by Pella Family Dentistry (2300 Washington Street) from 4:30-7 pm.

November 1 Hy-Vee Holiday Open House

Sample some of Hy-Vee's holiday catering selections: Food, wine, and more! From 5-8 pm at the former Movie Gallery. No cost to attend.

November 1 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.

November 3 Booster Benefit Bash  

Join the Pella Athletic Booster Club as they celebrate Pella athletics and recognize coaches! Tickets at high school athletic office 8-4 Oct. 22-Nov. 1, or from any Pella Athletic Booster Club board member. $40/person for appetizers, dance, karaoke, and silent auction. Will take place at Central's Graham Hall, 7-10:30 pm.

November 3 WorkSystems presents Parents Night Out

Parents Night Out is open to ANY FAMILY (members or NON members!) and is designed for kids 1-9 years. Theme will be flying things! Build your own plane, gym activities, Fun Factory/Nursery play, Supper and MOVIE w/ Snack! Cost to Participate: $10 members/ $15 non-members. From 3-8 pm. Questions or to RSVP call Holly 641-628-4622. At  Work Systems Rehab & Fitness 308 SE 9th Street, Pella. 

November 4 Does God Exist? Study (First Meeting Date)

Is scientific discovery hinting that there may be something beyond the material realm, namely God? Wrestle with one of life's biggest questions on both an academic and personal level.  Christians and non-Christians equally welcomed. 10 DVD segments from, Does God Exist (Focus on the Family, TrueU). Covers issues such as big bang cosmology, DNA, and moral arguments.  The class will run for 10 weeks. Meets Sundays, 7-8 pm, starting November 4.  Meets at First Baptist Church, 709 Independence St. No cost to join.  Contact Nick to sign up, or learn more about this opportunity, at, or 641-628-3401.

November 4 Journey Bound and Triumphant Quartet in Concert

Come hear the uplifting music of these great groups! 1:30 pre-concert by Journey Bound; 2:00 Triumphant Quartet at Pella Christian High School Vermeer Auditorium. $17 in advance. For more information, call  641-660-0443 or see

November 7 Central College presents Variety Show

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Variety Show, Graham Banquet Hall, 7 pm. Open to the public.

November 8 First Baptist Church Annual Harvest Supper

Join Pella First Baptist Church as they host their annual Harvest Supper! Held at 709 Independence- seating begins at 6 pm, dinner served at 6:30. Tickets are $8 for adults, children $4. Call church at 628-3401 or Arlin Harvey at 628-4453 for tickets.

November 8 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.

November 10 Pella High Craft Show and Vendor Fair

The Pella Community High School Band Parent Organization Presents the Annual Pella Fall Craft and Vendor Fair. Located at the Pella Community High School Gym (212 University Street, Pella), will feature more than 100 craft vendors. Childcare available (free will donation), concessions, and $1 admission. From 9 am to 3 pm. Contact Robin Nossaman with any questions at 641-628-9986.

November 10 The History and Evolution of Pressing and Ironing

Patty Rowland's presentation will focus on the evolution of ironing devices through-out history- from the use of Chinese pan irons in the first century B.C. to ~1000 A.D. and the use of slickenstones by the Vikings to the Scandinavian mangle boards in the 1500's, followed by more "modern" irons that your grandmother may have used.  A display of and discussion about many of the irons in her collection will follow the presentation. 2-3 pm at Pella Public Library Meeting Room. See .

November 11 Central College's Sunday Concert Series

College-Community Chorus and College-Community Orchestra, Douwstra Auditorium, 4 pm. Open to the public.

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