Pella Chronicle

January 2, 2014

Pella Community Calendar of Events

By Clint Brown
The Chronicle

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January 5 Pella Public Library presents Downton Abbey Tea
The Pella Public Library would like to extend a cordial invitation to all fans of Downton Abbey. Please join us for afternoon tea at 2 pm in the Pella Public Library Meeting Room. The final episode of Season 3 will be shown, fine teas will be brewed, and enlightened conversation shall be encouraged. Casual dress is acceptable. Please bring your favorite teacup to the party. Free and open to the public. Please contact Wendy Street at 641-628-4268 or for additional information.

January 7 Dollars for Scholars Soup Supper before Pella High vs. Pella Christian Basketball game

Pella Rotary and Dollars for Scholars are sponsoring a soup supper from 5-7 pm before the Pella High and Pella Christian High basketball games at Pella High School. All proceeds go to Pella's Dollars for Scholars program. Contact Bob Zylstra at with questions.

January 7 Pella Area Quilt Guild Meeting

The January Meeting of the Pella Area Quilt Guild will feature Tami Sikkema of Pella presenting "Back then, to ... now". At 7 pm at Third Reformed Church room 101. Contact Beth at with questions.

January 9 Vriendschap Village presents Music to Beat the Winter Blues

Vriendschap Village wants to put a little sunshine in your day! If you like jazz and blues, you'll love professional songstress Janey Hooper. She'll lift your spirits out of the winter doldrums while our chef's savory selection of appetizers hits high notes with your taste buds, too. Concert starts at 5 pm at Vriendschap Village Retirement Community, 2602 Fifield Road. Please RSVP to 1-888-720-4734 by January 8.

January 10 Tassel Ridge Winery presents Wine & Burger Night

It's off to the Tassel Ridge Winery Steakhouse! Tonight's burger is a Steakhouse Burger made with Horseradish, Parmesan Cheese, and Garlic topped with Swiss Cheese, Onions, Lettuce, and Tomato served on a Toasted Bun with a side of House Potato Wedges and a glass of your favorite Tassel Ridge wine (we recommend Tassel Ridge American Syrah). For dessert, indulge in a trio of Tassel Ridge Finalé Bonbons made by Chocolaterie Stam especially for Tassel Ridge Winery with Tassel Ridge Finalé Dessert Wines. From 5:30-7:30 pm with burgers served until 7 pm. Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by Wednesday, January 8. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463). Cost is $20 per person, plus tax-Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest: $15 per person, plus tax (includes dinner, 1 glass of wine, recipe card, and gratuity).

January 12 2014 Pella Wedding Extravaganza

Come to Graham Conference Center at Central College for a fabulous wedding planning experience you won't want to miss! 40 vendors will be exhibiting and thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be given away, including a $1000 grand prize. Free to attend, from noon to 4 pm.



December 19 - January 7 Registration for Pella Aquatic Center Winter Programs 

Interested in winter swimming programs for you or your family? Register at the Aquatic Center, spots are available on a first-come basis. Lessons and classes will begin the week of January 7. Please see or call 641-628-1882 for more information.  



December 9- January 7 Chimera Paintings Art Showcase   

Enjoy unique works of art by Pella native artist Ryan Bentzinger. At the Joan Kuyper Farver Art Gallery, hours are Monday-Friday from 7:15 am to 4:15 pm. A closing reception will be held January 7 from 5-8 pm.  


Thursday Night Bingo

Resumes from the holidays next week, January 9 

Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. It is held every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm at 1203 Peace Street (old church). Game prices range from $1.00 to $2.00 a game or $15 for a game packet. For more information contact Peggy Moriarity at 641-628-1549.