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With concerts, conventions and festivals, Wapello County offers a variety of year round activities for all ages. Search by keyword or view all listings below. All events take place in Ottumwa unless noted otherwise. Have a special event you wish to feature on ExploreOttumwa.com? Or have more details to include on one already included? Click on the following: Submit an Event
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May 18 - October 1
Ottumwa Farmer's Market
Quincy Place Mall Northwest Parking Lot
The Ottumwa Farmer's Market is located in the northwest parking lot of the Quincy Place Mall! Join the Farmer's Market every Wednesday 3:30-6:00 PM and Saturday 8:00-11:00 AM through fall. All kinds of goodies from home grown veggies, flowers and plants, nuts, baked goods, and more!
May 23 - October 13
Wapello County Farmer's Market
Northwest Quadrant of Greater Ottumwa Park
Stop by the Wapello County Farmers Market every Monday and Thursday from May through October for fresh, locally grown produce and goods. The Market is located in the northwest quadrant of Greater Ottumwa Park between the dog park and the picnic shelter. For more information, contact Don Harness at 641.680.6216, or go to www.facebook.com.
June 1 - August 31
Songs & Stories with Sara Martindale
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
A story time, aimed at 0-3 year olds, is every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. There will be a new theme each week. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
June 3 - August 26
Ottumwa Public Library Preschool Storytime
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
A story time and craft time will be held every Friday at 10:30 AM for preschool age children. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
June 8 - August 10
Ottumwa Public Library Reader's Ink Book Club
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
The library's monthly book club will be reading a variety of works, both fiction and nonfiction. The book club meets at 5:00 PM, the second Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
June 10 - August 5
Ottumwa Public Library Teen Zone
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
Every Friday, from 2:00-4:00 PM Teens: Beat the Heat by hanging out at the library. Watch movies, play games, eat snacks, and hang out with your friends in this area designated just for teens. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
June 14 - August 9
Ottumwa Public Library Pen & Ink Society for Creative Writing
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
On the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM, the Ottumwa Public Library will host the Pen & Ink Society, devoted to developing craft in creative writing. Local writers are encouraged to bring samples of their work and engage in discussion on various writing topics. Meetings feature informal peer critiques, style and composition tips, and information on traditional and independent publication. No registration is required. Participants should bring note-taking materials. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
June 16 - August 18
Ottumwa Public Library Speculative Literature Book Club
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
The third Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM, the book club will focus on Speculative Literature, focusing on literary science fiction and fantasy. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
June 23 - August 25
Ottumwa Public Library Nonfiction Book Club
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
On the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM come to the library for the book club, focusing discussion of nonfiction works. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
July 20 - August 12
Adult Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
Summer reading programs are not just for kids! If you're an avid adult reader (age 18+), come be a part of our Adult Summer Reading Program. Just for signing up you'll receive an OPL pedometer. Read three books before August 12 and submit your form and you'll earn a water bottle and will entered into a drawing for other great prizes, including a Fit Bit Charge or a three month membership to the YMCA. The drawing will take place on August 16. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563x202, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
July 25 - 28
Outdoor Encounters
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, 1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield
Spend four full days outdoors immersed in the natural world. Learn how to read the signs animals have left behind; identify animals by tracks, sounds, and sight; test your archery skills; and much more. Bring a lunch and refillable water bottle each day, and be prepared to be in nature. Snacks, water refills, and all equipment will be provided. This camp is for students, ages 8 - 12 years, and the cost is $30 per student. Registration is required at least one week prior to camp. A minimum number of participants must be met to hold this camp. For more information, contact Annette Wittrock at 641.682.3091x102, or via e-mail at wapellocountynaturalist@gmail.com, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
July 26
Kids Camp: Beading Workshop
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 122
This class is perfect for first time creators and those with minimal experience! Each student will be making a beaded necklace and bracelet set. Students will be able to choose from a bead buffet offering colorful glass, semiprecious, resin, wood, and shell beads. This workshop will include group instruction, as well as instructor assistance to ensure each project is completed in time to take home. All supplies and tools will be provided. Ideal age for this workshop is 6-13 years old. A fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. This class is from 1:00-2:30 PM. For more information, contact A. Monroe at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
July 27
Ottumwa Public Library Teen Movie Club
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
Come to the library at 4:00 PM and watch a great movie, learn about and discuss film making and meet other film buffs! Registration is not required, this is open to all teens ages 13 and up. For any questions, please call Youth Services Librarian Allyson at 641.682.7563, ext 210. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
July 28
Iowa Craft Beer Extravaganza
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
All afternoon and evening during the Ottumwa RAGBRAI overnight... Live music from No Strings Attached and Dave Zollo & hard-to-find seasonal and specialty beers on tap from some of the Market's favorite Iowa breweries - Peace Tree, Kalona, Backpocket, Exile, Millstream, Albia, and Jefferson County Ciderworks! Here's what we'll have on tap for RAGBRAI in addition to our full bar and bottled beer selections: From Albia: Jalapeno Pilsner. From Backpocket: SPF 4.9 Belgian wheat, 4.9% Cider #2 Dry apple cider 5.5%. From Exile: Beatnic Sour Berliner weisse 5.6%; Ruthie Gold lager 5.2%. From Jefferson County Ciderworks: Dry-hopped cider, Sour cherry cider. From Kalona: Brew Wit Belgian wheat blend 5.1%; Tango lemon Tart hefeweizen 5.1%; Sucha Much IPA 7.1%; Coconut Abbey Belgian strong pale ale 9.2%; Good Day Sunshine American pale wheat ale 5.1%. From Millstream: Backbeat Pils Dry-hopped (citra) pilsner 4.8%; Iowa Pale Ale Mild IPA 5.7%. From Peace Tree: Belgo Orange Pale Ale Belgian strong pale ale 5%; Soundcheck Session IPA 5%; Red Rambler American amber 5.8%. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com, or go to www.marketonmain.org.
July 28 - 29
Jeff Logan Fundraising Event
Market on Main, 331 E Main t
Come to the Market--we are hosting a fundraiser and memorial event in honor of Jeff Logan who passed away in March of this year. Dave Zollo and the Body Electric will be playing two sets for this event. One set at 6:30 PM and one set at 10:30 PM. Suggested donation for the event is $10. All money raised will go to support an education fund for #TeamBen, Jeff's son and the light of his life. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
July 28
Ottumwa Municipal Band Concert
Central Park, between City Hall and the Library on W 4th St
The final concert of the 152nd season will begin at 7:00 PM. Audience members are reminded to bring a chair or blanket for their seating comfort. In case of threatening weather, the concert will be moved to Quincy Place Mall. For more information, contact Brenda Hagedon at 641.777.8753, or via e-mail at hagedongbjj@gmail.com.
July 28
RAGBRAI Overnight
Ottumwa
'Pedal to the Party' as RAGBRAI riders make an overnight stop in Ottumwa. The day will be full of activities, entertainment, and a performance by Rick Springfield that evening. The main stage will be located in the Bridge View Center parking lot along with a beverage garden. Join thousands of riders, community members, and the Ottumwa RAGBRAI Committee for this fun, summer event. For more information, contact Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 641.684.4303, or via e-mail at info@ottumwaragbrai.com, or go to www.ottumwaragbrai.com.
July 29
Black Hawk Down Patriotic Evening
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Bowling RV and Winger Company present Black Hawk Down Crew Chief, First Sergeant Matt Eversmann and Lt. Kevin Shaeffer, Pentagon's C-ring survivor of the 911 attack. Come hear a minute-by-minute account of two of the most critical events in our nation's history. All proceeds go to our Veterans. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door and can be purchased at Courtside Bar & Grill, South Ottumwa Savings Bank, Bowling RV, Aachangel. This event starts at 7:30 PM.
July 30
Ottumwa Regional Airport Open House
Ottumwa Flying Service, 14850 Terminal Circle
A fly-in breakfast at 7:00 AM, served by the Ottumwa Noon Lions, kicks off this all day open house event. There is free admission to the main airport events, featuring great food and family-friendly activities. There will be classic and antique airplanes on display and also a car show and BBQ. There is a $5.00 admission charge at the model field.
August 1 - 4
Outdoor Encounters
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, 1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield
Spend four full days outdoors immersed in the natural world. Learn how to read the signs animals have left behind; identify animals by tracks, sounds, and sight; test your archery skills; and much more. Bring a lunch and refillable water bottle each day, and be prepared to be in nature. Snacks, water refills, and all equipment will be provided. This camp is for students, ages 13 - 15 years, and the cost is $30 per student. Registration is required at least one week prior to camp. A minimum number of participants must be met to hold this camp. For more information, contact Annette Wittrock at 641.682.3091x102, or via e-mail at wapellocountynaturalist@gmail.com, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
August 4 - 25
Celebrate Zumba
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Every Thursday during the month of August, no cost for Zumba, from 5:00-6:00 PM, all ages welcome. Afterwords relax with your adult coloring book and a snack from one of our food vendors or a drink from our full bar from 6:00-7:00 PM. (Bar and salad bar open until 8:00 PM)! No cost Zumba is brought to you by Active Ottumwa and taught by Instructor Elizabeth Luedtke. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
August 4
YMCA Adventure Field Trip
Blank Park Zoo
Youth ages 6 - 12 can join all their friends at the Ottumwa Family YMCA and take an adventure field trip with us! We provide transportation to and from the location, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack and supervision for the duration of the trip! These trips are for any youth in the community, members and nonmembers alike! Parents will drop their students off at 8:30 AM and pick them up at 4:30 PM and we'll take care of the rest. All of our counselors are certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and have full background checks! Our trip to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines will include a full day of safari fun and a special animal presentation for students. Cost will be $30 per student. For more information, contact Garrett Ross at 641.684.6571x28, or via e-mail at garrett@ottumwaymca.com, or go to www.ottumwaymca.com.
August 5 - 7
4th Annual ICON Event
Market on Main
Video game festival throughout the weekend and induction of the Class of 2015 into the International Video Game Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 6 at the Bridge View Center. Following the Induction Ceremonies, there will be a screening of the new video game film, Man vs. Snake at the Ottumwa 8 Theatre. For more information, contact Walter Day at 641.451.4710, or via e-mail at walterday@yahoo.com.
August 5 - 6
ICON- Ottumwa's celebration of being the video game capital of the world
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Beginning on Friday, August 5, from 7:00-9:00 PM, a welcoming reception will be held at the Market on Main that will invite local Midwesterners to come and mingle with the out-of-town gaming celebrities who have come for the festivities. On Saturday, August 6, also at the Market on Main, there will be an all-day video game festival beginning at 11:00 AM that features children's activities, contests, games on free-play, autograph sessions with the visiting celebrities, game-related vendors, and food vendors. Among the noted video game guests who will be present are: Joel West, Eric Tessler, TriForce Johnson, Rene Salinas, Billy Mitchell, Tim & Tina McVey, Steve Sanders, Richie Knucklez, Derek Sorrells, and a long A-List of additional video game notables. From 3:00-4:00 PM, there will be a TRADING CARD AWARDS CEREMONY which honors video game celebrities with their own newly unveiled video game trading cards and awards. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com, or go to www.sway.com.
August 5
Ottumwa Public Library Summer Reading Program Magician Keith West & Miss Kitty the Library Lady's
Knights of Columbus, 123 3rd St W
10:00 AM For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
August 6
Garden to Table
KD Center, Eldon
From 5:00-8:00 PM come out and enjoy fresh produce from local gardens and pond-raised catfish fillets. This is a fundraiser for Eldon Uptown/Downtown. A vendor fair will coincide with this event, must be locally grown or produced. For more information, call 641.777.9214.
August 6
Man vs Snake - Iowa Premiere
Ottumwa 8 Theater
The epic, and humorous and heartwarming human interest story of Ottumwa native, Tim McVey, and his quest to be the first person to score one billion points on a video game. This documentary chronicles the story of the first billion-point arcade game, using one quarter and 44.5 hours of nonstop play, and the modern-day misadventures on an international assortment of competitive "Nibbler" players still contending for world record dominance in the modern era. The film features both the Ottumwa of the 1980's, as well as clips of present day Ottumwa. The film has won two Best Picture film festival awards (Fantastic Fest 2015 and Calgary Underground 2016), as well as several Honorable Mentions and a Best Editing award. Tickets are $5.00 and are being presold through the website.This is your ONE chance to see the film theatrically in Ottumwa IA, the place the story started in 1983... For more information, contact Andrew Seklir at 818.339.7390, or go to www.manvssnake.com.
August 8 - 11
Nature Detectives Camp
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, 1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield
How do you read the signs of nature? What clues do plants and animals leave us about their lives? Become a nature detective as we try to solve the wildlife mystery - using clues left by area animals and plants. This camp is for students, ages 7 - 11 years, and the cost is $10 per child. Camp will begin at 8:30 AM each day and run until 12:00 (noon). Registration is required at least one week prior to camp. A minimum number of participants must be met to hold this camp. For more information, contact Annette Wittrock at 641.682.3091x102, or via e-mail at wapellocountynaturalist@gmail.com, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
August 9
Toddler Camp
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, 1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield
What is growing in the garden, and what helps it grow? We will examine the soil, insects and more as we study the garden and surrounding natural areas. This camp is for children ages 3 and 4 with an adult, and the cost is $5 per child. Please note the change in time to 2:00 PM. Registration is required at least one week prior to camp. For more information, contact Annette Wittrock at 641.682.3091x102, or via e-mail at wapellocountynaturalist@gmail.com, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
August 11 - 18
Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series
Ottumwa
The best teams from around the country will come to Ottumwa to play for the title of 13-Year-Old World Series Champions. For more information, go to www.ottumwabaseball.com.
August 11
Color Crew - Coloring Night
Ottumwa Eagles, 109 S Green St
Come out and join other coloring enthusiasts with your colored pencils, markers...Whatever suits your style! Feel free to bring your own materials, or for a small fee you may purchase color pages, markers and colored pencils from the Eagles. Come out to color...and enjoy great conversation! This event is open to the public with food and drink available for purchase. For more information, contact Kaylaine at kaylaine.bunnell@ymail.com, or go to www.facebook.com.
August 11
Moth Lighting
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, 1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield
We will spend the evening learning about the moths of Iowa and drawing them in for observation and identification with light. If you have ever wondered what might be silently floating through the night, this night is for you. All are welcome at this FREE event. The time will be set at a later date depending on the time of sunset. For more information, contact Annette Wittrock at 641.682.3091x102, or via e-mail at wapellocountynaturalist@gmail.com, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
August 12
Music on Main Street
Downtown Ottumwa, Main St
Come spend the evening listening to music in the 300 block of Main Street. For more information, contact Main Street Ottumwa at 641.799.3464.
August 12
Ottumwa Public Library Summer Reading Program Finale Carnival
Central Park, between City Hall and the Library on W 4th St
2:00-4:00 PM For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
August 12
Senior Lunch and Learn
Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Ave
"10 Top Tips for Safe Driving as an Older Adult," with Denise Kluever, OT, Program Director of Occupational Therapy Program, IHCC. Please join us at 11:15 AM for a delicious buffet lunch (cost is $6), followed by the program from 12:30-1:30 PM. Reservations ARE required in advance. For more information, contact Sandy Berto at 641.683.5183x6416, or via e-mail at sandy.berto@indianhills.edu.
August 13
BBQ Rib Cook-Off & Apple Pie Contest
Eldon
Do you have what it takes to take home the bacon? This is a fun event for everyone and if you think you have a winning rib, enter the competition! Spare or Loin Back ribs may be used for competition. Turn in will be at 3:00 PM. Contact Randy Kern at 641.799.5672 with questions. Apple Pie Contest Entry Fee-must provide one apple pie for judging that begins at 3:00 PM. Contact Lisa Scherer at 641.777.1935 with questions. Pie Auction (any type of pie) will follow the contest. A community meal (free will offering) will be at 5:00 PM. Ribs, cole slaw, and baked beans, as well as tea and lemonade will be served. This event is sponsored by G.A.T.E. For more information, contact Randy Kern at 641.799.5672.
August 13
Central Park Cinema
Central Park, between City Hall and the Library on W 4th St
This event, beginning at dusk, is brought to you by Main Street Ottumwa and is sponsored by South Ottumwa Savings Bank. Bring the kiddos and enjoy the movie in the park, "The Sandlot." Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, contact Main Street Ottumwa at 641.799.3464.
August 16
Author Linda McCann - Prohibition in Eastern Iowa
Eldon Library Hall, 608 Elm St
At 6:00 PM, come out for a presentation on Prohibition in Eastern Iowa. This examines the 13 years that it was illegal to manufacture, transport or sell liquor in the U.S. So, why did so many farmers produce or sell liquor? Linda examines this time frame from the point of Iowa and found that whatever was going on in the U.S. was happening in Iowa. There were murders in Iowa over liquor. Al Capone hid out in Iowa, and his men ran liquor here. There were gunfights on our narrow roads. Linda was able to speak with the children of the moonshiners and bootleggers and shares their stories. She will have examples of what happened in the Eldon area. Linda is now researching the CCCs in southeast Iowa. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal program to assist young men in earning a living. We all know of the state park projects that owe their existence to the CCC. But, in Iowa, 75% of the camps were soil erosion camps. Linda is searching for pictures of the camps or memories of people associated with the camps. She would love to interview any men who worked in the camps. She can be contacted at losttownsofiowa@gmail.com. For more information, contact Eldon Public Library at 641.652.7517, or via e-mail at webmaster@eldon.lib.ia.us, or go to www.eldon.lib.ia.us.
August 18
Cruzin Main Street / Third Thursday
Main Street, downtown Ottumwa
Presented by RJ Performance, Vaughn Automotive, and Peoples State Bank. Bring your car or motorcycle and enjoy music, food, and fun on Main Street. Several merchants will be open during this event. The event starts at 5:00 PM and the band starts at 6:00 PM. For more information, contact Main Street Ottumwa at 641.799.3464.
August 19
Live Music w/ Society of a Broken Soul (no cover)
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Live music with folk artists Society of Broken Souls! Enjoy our full bar and the many food vendors at the Market! For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
August 20
Executive Chef Adam Darland presents a night w/ the chef
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Chef Adam L. Darland, CEC presents: An Evening with the Chef. This is an excellent date night, especially for foodies. You will receive a four-course meal and three cocktails are included. All prepared by a Certified Executive Chef. You will also be able to bring home your own etched Moscow Mule Cup! The Menu consists of Maryland Crab Cakes with a lime avocado aioli accompanied with a Blackberry Crush Vodka cocktail. Also, Lamb "Dog" with a champagne vinegar radicchio slaw, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, accompanied with a Moscow Mule. For dessert, Dark Chocolate Lava Cakes with a red raspberry coulis. Accompanied with a Kahlua Mudslide and an Italian Sorbet Palate Cleanser. We have limited seating so only 25 diners will be able to enjoy this treat. Cost is $65 per person. And, we have a 10 person minimum. You must preregister at Market on Main or by calling 641.682.0261 with your card ready. If you want more beverages, our full bar will be open and we will have live music immediately following the dinner. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
August 20
Fall Canoe Float
Des Moines River
The Wapello and Mahaska CCB's will be joining up again this fall for a canoe float trip on the Des Moines River. Look for location as August nears. Registration will be required at least one week prior to this event. For more information, contact Annette Wittrock at 641.682.3091x102, or via e-mail at wapellocountynaturalist@gmail.com, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
August 26
BREWS & BRUSHES - A Painting Fundraiser for the American Gothic House Center
Hotel Ottumwa, 107 E 2nd St
Spend an evening painting alongside local artist Chris Abigt, presented by the American Gothic House Center, as she provides step-by-step instructions to complete your own masterpiece. All paint and supplies will be provided. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Hotel Ottumwa front desk, M & J Art and Frame Gallery, or the American Gothic House Center, Eldon. Proceeds will go to the American Gothic House Center Endowment Fund. The event will take place from 6:00-9:00 PM and doors open at 5:00 PM. Chris will instruct you in the fall-themed painting of a scene of the American Gothic House. Wine and food will be available for purchase. Make this a weekend getaway! Room packages are available starting at $159 which includes a room, two tickets to Brews & Brushes, two free drinks, and hot, made-to-order breakfast in the Second Street Cafe. Make time to stop by the American Gothic House Center in Eldon, and the Anomaly Gallery, across the street on the west side of the Hotel Ottumwa. For more information, contact Sara Gerot at 641.682.8051x8051, or via e-mail at sara@hotelottumwa.com, or go to www.americangothichouse.net.
August 26 - 28
Dr. Dolittle Jr.
Bridge View Center
Ottumwa Community Children's Playhouse presents Dr. Dolittle Jr., the musical. Come listen to the animals talk and enjoy this beloved classic. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:00 PM and Sunday's show is at 3:00 PM. All shows are held at Bridge View. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, contact Becky Ingle at 641.226.1523, or via e-mail at bckingle@aol.com.
August 27
Central Park Cinema
Central Park, between City Hall and the Library on W 4th St
This event, beginning at dusk, is brought to you by Main Street Ottumwa and is sponsored by Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Bring the kiddos and enjoy the movie in the park, "The Good Dinosaur." Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, contact Main Street Ottumwa at 641.799.3464.
August 27
Magical Date Night w/ William the Conjurer
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Bring your special someone out for a romantic evening filled with wonder! This starts at 7:00 PM and tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple. Tickets include one free drink, free hor doeuvres and the Magic Show! Reservations must be made by August 26 at 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
August 27
Mimoso's and Canvas
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
You must be age 16+ for this event. No outside food or beverages are permitted at any of our venues. You are welcome to purchase food and beverages from the venue. Wine and Canvas has a 48-hour cancellation policy; with 48 hours notice, we will reschedule or refund your registration. Please review the FAQ page for additional information or call 515.829.0661. Must register at www.wineandcanvas.com/wine-and-canvas-calendar-des-moines-ia.html. Mimosa specials that day! $14 pitchers, bloody mary specials, and wine specials throughout the morning! If you are registering with a coupon or gift certificate and your credit card is being requested, your credit card will be charged. Please reenter your coupon or gift certificate in the promotional code field. If you are still experiencing problems, please call us at 515.829.0661. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com, or go to www.wineandcanvas.com.
August 31 - September 5
2016 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in
Antique Airfield Airpower Museum, 22001 Bluegrass Rd
BTB Days (Back-To-Blakesburg & Back-To-Basics) features simple, relaxing fun with antique/classic aircraft flying from dawn til dusk. This 63rd annual event showcases new restorations coming from the hangars and shops of our members from around the country. For more information, contact Brent Taylor at 641.938.2773, or go to www.antiqueairfield.com.
September 3
X-Ray Mary Live, No Cover
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Psychedelic Rock and no cover with origanal music performed by X-Ray Mary! Enjoy our full bar and Iowa Craft beers on tap! This event is from 7:00-9:00 PM. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
September 9
Senior Lunch and Learn
Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Ave
"In and Out of the Joints-What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?" with Dr. Tracy Clawson, DNP, MSN, BSN, IHCC Nursing Instructor. Please join us at 11:15 AM for a delicious buffet lunch (cost is $6), followed by the program from 12:30-1:30 PM. Reservations ARE required in advance. For more information, contact Sandy Berto at 641.683.5183, or via e-mail at sandy.berto@indianhills.edu.
September 10
Childrens Magic Show with William the Conjurer
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
William the Conjurer presents A Children's Magic Show at 2:00 PM. Tickets $8. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
September 12 - October 27
The Art of Sandi Wilson
Indian Hills Art Gallery
Artist's Reception: Thursday, September 15 7:00-8:30 PM, free admission. Sandi Wilson, of Fairfield, has been an art teacher in the Ottumwa School District for 12 years. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Boyenga at 641.683.5144x1812, or via e-mail at jennifer.boyenga@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
September 13
Kids Camp: Beading Workshop
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Conference Room A
This class is perfect for first time creators and those with minimal experience! Each student will be making a beaded necklace and bracelet set. Students will be able to choose from a bead buffet offering colorful glass, semiprecious, resin, wood, and shell beads. This workshop will include group instruction, as well as instructor assistance to ensure each project is completed in time to take home. All supplies and tools will be provided. Ideal age for this workshop is 6-13 years old. A fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. This class is from 4:00-5:30 PM. For more information, contact A. Monroe at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
September 26
Kathleen Holeman: Jazz Vocalist
St. John Auditorium Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview
7:30 PM, free admission. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Boyenga at 641.683.5144x1812, or via e-mail at jennifer.boyenga@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
October 1
Halloweenapalooza Film Festival
Hotel Ottumwa
Halloweenapalooza is the state's only horror film showcase. This festival is created by horror filmmakers for horror fans. Halloweenapalooza includes a zombie walk, live bands, vendors, and a midnight screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show. It'll be guaranteed to be a fun-filled day! This event is open to the public and will take place at the legendary & haunted Hotel Ottumwa. Lots of fun things going on this day! For more information, go to filmfreeway.com.
October 11
Kids Camp: Beading Workshop
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 122
This class is perfect for first time creators and those with minimal experience! Each student will be making a beaded necklace and bracelet set. Students will be able to choose from a bead buffet offering colorful glass, semiprecious, resin, wood, and shell beads. This workshop will include group instruction, as well as instructor assistance to ensure each project is completed in time to take home. All supplies and tools will be provided. Ideal age for this workshop is 6-13 years old. A fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. This class is from 4:00-5:30 PM. For more information, contact A. Monroe at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
October 14 - 15
Halloween Hikes
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, 1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield
Halloween Hikes are back, and this is our 25th year! No matter the theme we choose, it is bound to be educational and fun! Hikes run from 6:00-8:00 PM each evening, and we will be recruiting actors and other helpers this summer. If you were here for the first, be here for the 25th! The cost will be $3 per person. For more information, contact Annette Wittrock at 641.682.3091x102, or via e-mail at wapellocountynaturalist@gmail.com, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
October 14
Senior Lunch and Learn
Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Ave
"Here's Looking at You Kid-How Your Mental Health Affects Your Physical Health" with Kathleen Murray, Ph.D, Psychology Services of Ottumwa. Please join us at 11:15 AM for a delicious buffet lunch (cost is $6), followed by the program from 12:30-1:30 PM. Reservations ARE required in advance. For more information, contact Sandy Berto at 641.683.5183, or via e-mail at sandy.berto@indianhills.edu.
October 15
Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant
St. John Auditorium Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview
7:30 PM, free admission. Come out for an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Boyenga at 641.683.5144x1812, or via e-mail at jennifer.boyenga@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
October 16
Southeast Iowa Kidney Walk
Indian Hills Community College (Advanced Technologies Building)
Join us for a FUN one-mile walk around the scenic campus of Indian Hills Community College. We will have fun activities for kids, a kids fun run, representatives from the National Kidney Foundation of Iowa and so much more! The walk is FREE. Come check it out and help raise awareness about Kidney Disease.
October 29
American Gothic Halloween Party
American Gothic House Center, 300 American Gothic St, Eldon
Celebrate Halloween in front of the American Gothic House! Arrive dressed in your costume, make your own spooky American Gothic Parody, make fun crafts, play games and enjoy delicious treats. Event runs from 2:00-4:00 PM and is open to children Preschool-5th grade. Free admission. For more information, contact Holly Berg at 641.652.3352, or via e-mail at TheAmericanGothicHouse@gmail.com, or go to www.AmericanGothicHouse.net.
November 5
Passport Day
Wapello County Recorder's Office, Court House, 101 W Fourth St
The office will be open from 8:00 AM till noon to process passport applications for both new passports and renewals. APPOINTMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED. Pictures will be available for a fee. Call 641.683.0068 to schedule your appointment or for any questions. For more information, contact Lisa Kent at 641.683.0046, or via e-mail at lkent@wapellocounty.org, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
November 11
Senior Lunch and Learn
Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Ave
"Honoring All Who Serve-Past, Present, and Future with Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army, an ophthalmologist and past director of the Iowa Department of Public Health. Please join us at 11:15 AM for a delicious buffet lunch (cost is $6), followed by the program from 12:30-1:30 PM. Reservations ARE required in advance. For more information, contact Sandy Berto at 641.683.5183, or via e-mail at sandy.berto@indianhills.edu.
November 22
Kids Camp: Beading Workshop
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 122
This class is perfect for first time creators and those with minimal experience! Each student will be making a beaded necklace and bracelet set. Students will be able to choose from a bead buffet offering colorful glass, semiprecious, resin, wood, and shell beads. This workshop will include group instruction, as well as instructor assistance to ensure each project is completed in time to take home. All supplies and tools will be provided. Ideal age for this workshop is 6-13 years old. A fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. This class is from 4:00-5:30 PM. For more information, contact A. Monroe at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
December 3
Gingerbread House Building
American Gothic House Center, 300 American Gothic St, Eldon
Join in a great holiday tradition for the family! Arrive early to create your own gingerbread house made out of graham crackers, frosting, and candy while supplies last! Event runs from 12:00-4:00 PM, is open to children, and offers free admission. For more information, contact Holly Berg at 641.652.3352, or via e-mail at TheAmericanGothicHouse@gmail.com, or go to www.AmericanGothicHouse.net.
December 6
Kids Camp: Beading Workshop
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 122
This Beading Workshop is perfect for first time makers who wish to create something personal and unique for mom, grandma, sister, or someone they love. Each student will be making a beaded necklace and bracelet gift set. Students will be able to choose from a bead buffet offering colorful glass, semi-precious, resin, wood, metal, and shell beads. This workshop will include group instruction, as well as instructor assistance to ensure each project is completed in time to take home. There will be gift wrapping supplies available at the end of the class for the students to wrap their creations if they so choose. All supplies and tools will be provided. Ideal age for this workshop is 6 to 13 years old. The $15 fee is payable to the instructor. This camp is from 4:00-5:30 PM. For more information, contact A. Monroe at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
December 8
Kids Camp: Beading Workshop
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 122
This Beading Workshop is perfect for first time makers who wish to create something personal and unique for mom, grandma, sister, or someone they love. Each student will be making a beaded necklace and bracelet gift set. Students will be able to choose from a bead buffet offering colorful glass, semi-precious, resin, wood, metal, and shell beads. This workshop will include group instruction, as well as instructor assistance to ensure each project is completed in time to take home. There will be gift wrapping supplies available at the end of the class for the students to wrap their creations if they so choose. All supplies and tools will be provided. Ideal age for this workshop is 6 to 13 years old. The $15 fee is payable to the instructor. This camp is from 4:00-5:30 PM. For more information, contact A. Monroe at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
December 9
Senior Lunch and Learn
Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Ave
"Rockin' the Blues with Tony Blew!" Please come for buffet lunch at 11:15 AM, (cost is $6) with the program from 12:30-1:30 PM. Reservations ARE required in advance. For more information, contact Sandy Berto at 641.683.5183, or via e-mail at sandy.berto@indianhills.edu.
December 17
Christmas Bird Count
Wapello County
This count is very important in monitoring the population and range changes in birds throughout the world. We have a 15 mile diameter count circle we survey each year. We need many volunteers to ensure we cover as much of this area as possible. WE NEED YOU!! Mark this date on your calendar, and plan to join us for other birding activities throughout the year to keep your identification skills fresh. All ages are welcome, and registration is strongly suggested. For more information, contact Annette Wittrock at 641.682.3091x102, or via e-mail at wapellocountynaturalist@gmail.com, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
January 10
Kids Camp: Beading Workshop
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 122
This class is perfect for first time creators and those with minimal experience! Each student will be making a beaded necklace and bracelet set. Students will be able to choose from a bead buffet offering colorful glass, semiprecious, resin, wood, and shell beads. This workshop will include group instruction, as well as instructor assistance to ensure each project is completed in time to take home. All supplies and tools will be provided. Ideal age for this workshop is 6-13 years old. A fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. This class is from 4:00-5:30 PM. For more information, contact A. Monroe at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
June 4
Kids Camp: BLAST Babysitting Class
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Video Conference Training Center, Room 125
The BLAST (Babysitting Lessons & Safety Training) Program is an exciting and interactive course that teaches participants how to set up and run their own babysitting business, how to handle the basics of childcare, how to react responsibly to medical emergencies and injuries, how to preform first aid for common childhood injuries and illnesses and how to entertain children with a variety of activities. Participants will complete Heartsaver Family and Friends CPR and receive a CPR course participation card. During the course students will also make first aid kits and baby sitter busy bags filled with activities and games to use while babysitting. This class is open to student's age 11-14 years of age. Enrollment is limited. Participants should bring a 12-16" doll or teddy bear with them to class. The cost is $50 which includes lunch, CPR book, BLAST babysitting book, first aid kit supplies, babysitter busy bag with contents, and handouts. For more information, call 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
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