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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 PM 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 9 - 30
Ottumwa Public Library Tail Waggin' Tutors
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
Do you know a student who is struggling to read? Consider working with our volunteer therapy dog who works with students to gain confidence in reading. This program is at 3:00 PM, every Thursday in June at the Ottumwa Public Library. (All ages, appointment required.) 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.
June 24
A Club Golf Outing
Ottumwa Country Club, 304 E Golf Ave
The Ottumwa A Club will be hosting their second annual golf outing at the Ottumwa Country Club. This will be a four-person best position tournament beginning at 10:00 AM. The entry fee for a team is $400. Hole sponsorship's are available for $100. Proceeds benefit all Ottumwa High School athletes. The event is made possible by a generous donation from US Bank. To enter a team or sponsor a hole, contact Scott Maas at 641.777.5130. For more information, contact Scott Maas at 641.683.4444x2509, or via e-mail at scott.maas@ottumwaschools.com, or go to www.ottumwaschools.com.
June 24
Live Music and No Cover w/ Matt Clay
Market on Main
No cover! Free live music by Matt Clay! Enjoy his renditions of pop rock and original music! We have a fully stocked bar, craft beers by local Iowa breweries, a gourmet bakery by Baker's Wife Bakery, delicious authentic Mexican food, Louie's Delistro and their delicacies, and the Market's Grill available! This event runs from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Market on Main , or go to marketonmain.org.
June 25
Divas Who Dish
Hotel Ottumwa, 107 E 2nd St
Since the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra started the event "25 Men Who Can Cook," we've had women ask, "When are we going to get our chance?" Divas Who Dish is their opportunity. The event will be held at Hotel Ottumwa, from 6:30-9:30 PM. Come taste what some of the best women chefs in Ottumwa have to offer. There will be both a silent and live auction, games, cash bar, and so much more. For more information, contact Patty Babb at 641.799.2693, or via e-mail at pattybabb@pcsia.net, or go to www.ottumwasymphonyorchestra.net.
June 25
John Deere 5K Fun Run
Downtown Ottumwa, Main St
Come participate in the second annual "Run to Fun." This event starts and ends in downtown Ottumwa, on Main Street. For more information, contact Main Street Ottumwa at 641.799.3464.
June 25
Ottumwa Public Library Adult Coloring Party
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
Join us at 2:00 PM to relax and socialize while getting to color, all at the same time! 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 25
Pallet Fun
Wapello County Extension Office, 214 E Main
Pallet Fun! Be ready to rip and tear into your pallet to create one or more amazing projects. We will supply the pallets, tools, and basic materials. (Extra hammers and pry bars are welcome). For your safety, please bring gloves and wear closed toe shoes and old clothes. NO baggie clothing, NO jewelry, and if you have long hair, please pull it back. The location is to be announced and registration deadline is June 20. Cost is $15 to 4-H Members; $20 for non-members and payable to Wapello County Extension. *** Must be paid in advance *** This is open to ages 9 + (youth 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Min/Max Class Size: 5/20. For more information, contact Cindy Emery / Jess Heisdorffer at 641.682.5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu, or go to www.extension.iastate.edu.
June 25
Karaoke Night!
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
First Karaoke Night at the Market! Fully stocked bar and lots of fun! This event runs from 8:00-10:00 PM. For more information, contact Market on Main at 641.682.0261, or go to www.marketonmain.org.
June 26
Smokin Hot Best Shot Golf Tournament
The Preserve on HoneyCreek at Lake Rathbun
Come to the first annual Four-Man Best Shot tournament at Lake Rathbun with Premium Cigars included! For more details call 641.216.8174. Tons of wonderful prizes and a great day enjoying cigars and golf at the Preserve! Sign up at our Smokin Hot stores, in Ottumwa or Centerville. For more information, contact Don Gier at 641.895.3717, or via e-mail at don@smokinhotmo.com, or go to www.smokinhotia.com.
June 27
Declaration Celebration
Library Steps by Ottumwa Central Park
Come to the library at 6:00 PM for a reading of the Declaration of Independence by 13 individuals. Signing of Declaration will be reenacted and there will be a Colonial period speaker from Illinois. An ice cream social (free will offering) will follow. On display will be all 27 official US Flags. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. This is open to the public. For more information, contact Trudy Caviness at 641.680.6060, or via e-mail at trudy@wapellocountygop.com.
June 27 - 30
Kids Camp: Drama Camp
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Arts & Sciences Complex, St. John's Auditorium
Join us for a fun-filled experience where you'll learn the foundations of theatrical performance, including acting, movement, and staging. Students will participate in theatre warm-up activities and will rehearse their very own short play for a performance at the end of the week! This is from 8:00-11:00 AM and cost is $120. For more information, contact S. Wilson at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
June 27 - 30
Kids Camp: Show Choir Camp
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Hellyer Student Life Center, Room 105
Come join the fun as you sing and dance your way through the popular hits of today and yesterday! Each group will learn the fundamentals of a show choir performance, including singing, dancing, and staging. Groups will sing and dance to their musical numbers at the finale performance. Students in grades 5-8 will be in camp from 12:00-2:00 PM; students in grades 8-12 will be in camp from 2:00-4:00 PM. Cost for each camp is $80. For more information, contact S. Wilson at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
June 28
Kids Camp: Health Career Camp
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Video Conference Training Center, Room 125
This camp is open to 5th and 6th grade students and cost is $30. It will be from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM. Students will participate in hands-on activities related to specific health careers. For more information, contact L. Reeves at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
June 29
Ottumwa Public Library Teen Writers Club
Ottumwa Public Library
First Meeting: June 29th OPL Meeting Room 4:00 PM Through the summer, the Ottumwa Public Library invites middle and high school students to take part in the OPL Teen Writers group. Young writers are welcome to bring samples of their work to be read, or simply engage in discussion on craft and storytelling. All genres and styles are welcome. For more information, contact Evan Clark at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at eclark@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
June 30
Ottumwa Municipal Band Concert
Central Park, between City Hall and the Library on W 4th St
The fifth 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.
June 30
The Hub for Art Club
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Every Thursday from 5:00-7:00 PM a group of us gather to make crafts we find from pinterest or color our adult coloring books and have a glass or two of wine... to 'wine down' (very punny right)? We have a full bar, a gourmet bakery on site by Baker's Wife Bakery, Authentic Mexican by Burritos Los Roy (it's the BEST Mexican food in town), a salad bar, and the Market's Grill. We also have many custom mini stores at the Market if you want to get any specialty items (jewelry, essential oils, art). For more information, contact Market on Main at 641.682.0261, or go to www.marketonmain.org.
July 1
Ottumwa Public Library Summer Reading Program Lisa Laird
Knights of Columbus, 123 3rd St W
10:30 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.
July 1
Live Music w/ Sharon Bousquet
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
No cover! Free live music by Sharon Bousquet! Enjoy her renditions of folk, pop rock, and original music! We have a fully stocked bar, craft beers by local Iowa breweries, a gourmet bakery by Baker's Wife Bakery, delicious authentic Mexican food, Louie's Delistro and their delicacies, and the Market's Grill available! This event runs from 5:30-7:00 PM. For more information, contact Market on Main at 641.682.0261, or go to www.marketonmain.org.
July 4
Independence Day Fireworks Display
Ottumwa Park
Ottumwa's annual Independence Day public fireworks display will be Monday, July 4th at Ottumwa Park. The show will get underway at dusk - shortly after 9:30PM. On the evening of the display, traffic on the Wapello Street Extension will be restricted to right turns only coming in and out of Ottumwa Park. Left turns crossing the median will not be allowed. The rain date for the public fireworks display is Tuesday, July 5. For more information, contact City of Ottumwa, or go to www.cityofottumwa.com.
July 5
Toddler Camp
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, 1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield
What animals burrow underground and why? What do they have that allows them the ability to dig and build a solid home underground? We will find out the answers to these questions, find animal burrows and learn about the animals that make them at this camp for 3 and 4 year olds, with an adult. Preregistration is required one week prior to camp, and the cost is $5 per child. We will be out exploring the prairies, woodlands and wetlands for signs of burrowing animals. Come dressed to be outdoors and off the trails. 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 6
Ottumwa Media Blood Drive
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
DONORS THIS WAY! Will you give? Help us save lives this summer by donating blood at our Annual Media Blood Drive on July 6 from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM at Market on Main! Each donor will receive a t-shirt and be entered to win a $300 gas card or a NEW 2015 FORD FIESTA! Help us by saving lives during a critical time for blood donations this summer! Bring a photo id and call 800.452.1097 to schedule your appointment. For more information, contact Courtney Jones at 641.226.7533, or via e-mail at cjones@mvrbc.org, or go to www.bloodcenterimpact.org.
July 7
Kids Camp: Cookie & Canvas
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 122
Our instructor will guide participants in grades K-3 (Rocket), K-3 (Dog), Grades 3 and up (Owl), and Grades 3 and up (Giraffe) in step-by-step instruction to create your very own acrylic painting! We provide you with all the supplies you need to create your very own masterpiece! Each canvas is specially prepared and sketched out before each class, so each participant will go home with a quality painting. Colors are customizable! Multiple classes and designs are available. Each participant will receive a cookie and glass of milk during the class, please make us aware of any food allergies at the time of registration. While acrylic paint is relatively fast-drying, the canvas may still be wet, so please come prepared to transport the painting home. Cost for this class is $25 and is from 8:00-10:00 AM. For more information, contact S. Wilson at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
July 7
Kids Camp: Junior Medical School
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Video Conference Training Center, Room 125
Participants will get the opportunity to practice a variety of simulated medical procedures. This is for 7th and 8th grade students and the cost is $30. This class is from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM. For more information, contact L. Reeves at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
July 7
Ottumwa Municipal Band Concert
Central Park, between City Hall and the Library on W 4th St
The sixth 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 7
Ottumwa Public Library Summer Reading Program The Grout Museum's
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
10:30 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.
July 7
YMCA Adventure Field Trip
Adventureland Theme Park
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 Adventureland Theme Park & Adventure Bay Water Park will include a full day of fun and will cost $40 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.
July 8
Coffee and Canvas, Summer in Paris
The Vine Coffeehouse, 1207 N Jefferson
Sign up for this acrylic painting class offering step-by-step instructions in a fun, stress-free environment. Bring your friends and unleash your creativity. $25 includes canvas, paints, and coffee drink of choice! YOU MUST RSVP TO 682.3005 TO SIGN UP! For more information, contact Nicki Wyldes at 641.777.5394, or via e-mail at nicki_w@live.com, or go to www.facebook.com.
July 8
Senior Lunch and Learn
Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Ave
"Senior Smiles!" with Jody Williams, RDH, BS,MA, Program Director Dental Hygiene, 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 641.683.5183, or via e-mail at sandy.berto@indianhills.edu.
July 9
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, "Minions." Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, contact Main Street Ottumwa at 641.799.3464.
July 9
Coffee and Canvas, Summer in Paris
The Vine Coffeehouse, 1207 N Jefferson
This acrylic painting class offers step-by-step instructions in a fun, stress-free environment. Bring your friends and unleash your creativity. $25 includes canvas, paints, and coffee drink of choice! YOU MUST RSVP TO 682.3005 TO SIGN UP! For more information, contact Nicki Wyldes at 641.777.5394, or via e-mail at nicki_w@live.com, or go to www.facebook.com.
July 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 1:00-2:30 PM. For more information, contact A. Monroe at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
July 11
Kids Camp: Photoshop Effects
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 212
Learn some quick Photoshop tips and tricks which creative artists use daily including neat black & white effects as well as create interesting filters. This is a basic course designed for students ages 8-17 with no prior Photoshop experience. The cost is $20 and is from 3:00-5:00 PM. For more information, contact A. Goerdt at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
July 11
Wapello County 4-H Expo Royalty Pageant
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
The 4-H Royalty Pageant begins at 7:00 PM in the theatre at Bridge View Center. Program includes: Clover Kids 3rd grade graduation; Senior graduates, Hall of Fame inductee; and the crowning of the King & Queen, Prince & Princess, and Duke & Dutchess. For more information, contact Cindy Emery at 641.682.5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu.
July 12
Kids Camp: Build to Express
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 214
Want to build something cool and unique using Legos and your own ideas? Build to Express provides the chance for students in grades 3 through 5 to use their creativity and building skills and create solutions to a given problem. Come have fun creating, building, and sharing during this summer camp. Space is limited to the first 15 campers, so sign up today! Cost is $40 and this camp is from 8:00-11:00 AM. For more information, contact J. Henderson at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
July 12
Kids Camp: HTML Basics
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 212
Learn the basics of HTML development every website developer needs. This course is designed for students ages 8-17 with no prior development experience. In this course we will build a basic html page that includes picture, text and even add video. The class is from 3:00-5:00 PM and costs $20. For more information, contact A. Goerdt at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
July 13 - 17
39th Annual Ottumwa Pro Balloon Races
Greater Ottumwa Park
The Ottumwa Pro Balloon Races Board has fantastic entertainment booked for each night starting on Thursday evening. The pilots, crews, and their families will arrive on Friday, July 15 and fly through the weekend. Balloon flights are scheduled for Friday (evening), Saturday (morning and evening), and Sunday (morning). There will be a Balloon Glow (Friday and Saturday) as well as fireworks on Friday (evening). For more information, contact Ottumwa Pro Balloon Races at 641.799.0308, or via e-mail at ottumwaproballoonrace@yahoo.com, or go to www.ottumwaproballoonraces.com.
July 13
Kid's Day at the 4-H Expo
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
There will be fun activities ALL day long: STEM activities by John Deere, Mad Scientist, Kids activities by IHCC, crafts for youth and adults, Geo-caching, William the Conjurer, Human Carnival Games. Check our website for details and times. For more information, contact Cindy Emery at 641.682.5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu, or go to www.extension.iastate.edu.
July 13
Kids Camp: Introduction to Programming
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 212
Learn fundamental techniques used by programmers to create today's dynamic websites and apps. In this course we will leverage Code.org's "Hour of Code" resources and use building blocks to lead characters on an adventure through a Mindcraft world. This course is designed for students ages 8-17. Please bring a set of headphones. The cost for this course is $20 and is from 3:00-5:00 PM. For more information, contact A. Goerdt at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
July 13 - 16
Wapello County 4-H Expo
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
For a schedule of events, please visit: www.extension.iastate.edu/wapello or call 641.682.5491 For more information, contact Cindy Emery at 641.682.5491x5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu, or go to www.extension.iastate.edu.
July 14
4-H Glow 5K Run
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Contact the Wapello County Extension office to register. Cost is $15 which includes a t-shirt. Sign-in starts at 8:30 PM. For more information, contact Cindy Emery at 641.682.5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu, or go to www.extension.iastate.edu.
July 14
CRAZY Day at the 4-H Expo
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Fun crafts and activities ALL day long! Communications, Judging, Bow and arrow making. Activities by IHCC Water Rocks! Funnel Cakes, Crafts for Kids and adults, Adult Paint & Canvas, Pork Burger Meal, Municipal Band, 5K Glow Run. For more information, contact Cindy Emery at 641.682.5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu, or go to www.extension.iastate.edu.
July 14
Ottumwa Municipal Band Concert
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
The seventh concert of the 152nd season will begin at 7:00 PM and will be held in the theater at the Bridge View Center. The concert will be held in conjunction with the Wapello County 4-H Expo. For more information, contact Brenda Hagedon at 641.777.8753, or via e-mail at hagedongbjj@gmail.com.
July 14
Ottumwa Public Library Summer Reading Program Science Center of Iowa's
Knights of Columbus, 123 3rd St W
10:30 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.
July 14
Painting For Patriots - Wine & Canvas
Ottumwa Eagles, 109 S. Green Street
Painting for Patriots: A Wine and Canvas being hosted at the Ottumwa Eagles is a fundraiser for the DAV. The cost is $35 per person and is from 6:30-9:00 PM. There will be food, drink, and baked goods available for purchase. Like us on Facebook to follow this and other upcoming club events: www.facebook.com/OttumwaEagles. For more information, contact Kaylaine at kaylaine.bunnell@ymail.com, or go to www.wineandcanvas.com.
July 15
75th Annual Golf Classic
Ottumwa Country Club, 304 E Golf Ave
The Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce 75th Annual Golf Classic will start at 10:00 AM and have a shotgun start. This is a great outdoor networking opportunity! Sign your business up today by contacting Brenda at Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Brenda at 641.814.5900, or via e-mail at brendas@ottumwaiowa.com.
July 15
A Day at the 4-H Expo
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Fun activities ALL day long: Crafts for Kids and adults, Caricaturist, Insect Zoo, Sheltered Reality, Pinewood Derby, Rabbit Agility, Pork Chop on a Stick, Lip Sync Battle! For more information, contact Cindy Emery at 641.682.5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu, or go to www.extension.iastate.edu.
July 15
Lip Sync Battle
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Wapello County 4-H Expo is hosting a lip sync battle like no other! It's time to show Ottumwa your team has what it takes to be the Lip Sync Champion! Registration and payment is required by July 1. Singles, couples, or teams of five or less will perform for 2 1/2 minutes. All ages are welcome and costumes and dance routines are encouraged! ONLY 15 spots available!!! Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Extension Office or you can pay at the door! Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners! 1st $250; 2nd $100; 3rd $50. Audience Choice winners, Judges Choice Award. For more information, contact Cindy Emery at 641.682.5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu, or go to www.extension.iastate.edu.
July 16
4-H Expo Sweet Corn FEED!
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Come out for the Sweet Corn Feed from 11:30 AM-2:00 PM. The cost is only $5 for Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, and fabulous Sweet Corn. For more information, contact Cindy Emery at 641.682.5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu, or go to www.extension.iastate.edu.
July 16
Horticulture Day at the 4-H Expo
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Fun activities ALL day long: Car Show, Beef Show, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Lazer Tag, Sweet Corn Feed, Cow Pie Bingo, Jr FLL Demonstration, Dog Agility, Kids Paint and Canvas, Ribeye Steak Sandwich, Fro-Yo-Liscous from Polar Express. For more information, contact Cindy Emery at 641.682.5491, or via e-mail at cemery@iastate.edu, or go to www.extension.iastate.edu.
July 18 - 21
Creepy Crawlies Camp
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, 1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield
Some animals are just weird, ugly, have odd eating habits, and may seem a little scary. We will spend this week searching for the odd creatures and learning their purpose in the environment. Dress for on and off trail explorations. This camp is for ages 4 to 6, and the cost is $10 per child. Registration is required at least one week prior to camp. A minimum number of participants is required 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 18
Ottumwa Public Library Summer Reading Program Jim Birkel's
Knights of Columbus, 123 3rd St W
10:30 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.
July 19
Kids Camp: Weird Science
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Video Conference Training Center, Room 125
Amazing! Awesome! Cool! Come see how excited you can be about science. You will do hands-on experiments to see things erupt, fix and pop! Work with gooey things, slimy things, fizzy things, and just amazing things! This camp is for students entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in the fall. Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if there are any food allergies we need to be aware of. This camp is from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM and costs $35. For more information, contact L. Reeves at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
July 20
Ottumwa Public Library Lego Club
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
Come to the library at 2:30 PM for lego club, for kids grades 2-5, no registration required. 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 21
Ottumwa Municipal Band Concert
Central Park, between City Hall and the Library on W 4th St
The eighth 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 21
Ottumwa Public Library Summer Reading Program The Blank Park Zoo's
Knights of Columbus, 123 3rd St W
1:00 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.
July 21
YMCA Adventure Field Trip
I-Cubs Principal Park
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, & 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 Iowa Cubs, Principal Park will include a day of baseball fun! The 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.
July 21
Cruzin Main Street / Third Thursday
Main Street, downtown Ottumwa
Presented by Peoples State Bank, RJ Performance, and Vaughn Automotive. 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.
July 23
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 Hy-Noon Kiwanis. Bring the kiddos and enjoy the movie in the park, "Hotel Transylvania 2." Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, contact Main Street Ottumwa at 641.799.3464.
July 23
Ottumwa Public Library Adult Coloring Party
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
Come to the library at 2:00 PM for Adult Coloring. Join us to relax and socialize while getting to color at the same time! For more information, contact Ashley Manning at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at amanning@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
July 23 - 24
Wapello Chiefs Bowmen Iowa Games 3D Shoot
Wapello Chiefs Bowmen Club, located just south of Ottumwa on Hwy 63
The Wapello Chiefs Bowmen Club will be hosting the 30th anniversary of the Iowa Games 3D archery competition in July 2016. There will be 48 Rhine hart life-like targets to shoot. Primitive camping is available and during the shoot there will be a concession stand with food and drink available for purchase. Kids love to shoot so bring the whole family for a nice walk among nature and an opportunity to meet good people. You don't have to be a member to come out and shoot but you will enjoy it so much you can sign up on the spot! To become a member of the club it's just $45 for the WHOLE family! Fees are different for each of the three available shoots... for the Wapello Chiefs shoot, cost for nonmembers family $25, members $20; nonmember adults $12 and member adults $10; for the Iowa Games it's a flat rate of $20 per person with a free Iowa Games T-shirt given to you at registration. Wapello Chiefs is hosting a triple crown shoot as well, so we hope to have a huge turnout!! Vendors are welcome to set up for the weekend. Anything related to bows, arrows, shooting, or homemade items is welcome! For more information, contact Matt Reynolds at 641.777.5822, or via e-mail at bowtechem@yahoo.com, or go to www.wapellochiefsbowmen.com.
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
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.
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
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
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
Man vs Snake - Iowa Premiere
Ottumwa 8 Theater
The epic story of Ottumwa native, Tim McVey, and his quest to be the first person to score one billion points on a video game. This is your ONE chance to see the film theatrically in Ottumwa IA. The place the story started in 1983... For more information, go to 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
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 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 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 and 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 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. For more information, contact Holly Berg at 641.652.3352, or via e-mail at TheAmericanGothicHouse@gmail.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.
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 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.
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 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, represetatives 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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