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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 19 - September 19
2014-15 Bridge View Theater Series Ticket Sales
Bridge View Center
Season tickets are now on sale from now until September 19th. Reserved tickets are $186 for the season. Shows include: What Would Lucy Do?, Mike Super - Illusionist, Liverpool Legends, The Broadway Boys, Todd Oliver & Friends, Broadway's Next H!t Musical. All shows start at 7:30 pm. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at (641) 684-7000 or go to www.BridgeViewCenter.com.
May 22 - October 23
Wapello County Farmers Market
Family Video Parking Lot
Local produce can be found on Thursdays from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Family Video parking lot at 819 Albia Road. For more information, call (641) 680-6216.
May 28 - October 29
Ottumwa Farmer's Market
Market on Main
Find the best of local produce on Wednesdays 3:30-6 pm and Saturdays 8-11 am. Please note the new location adjacent to Market on Main. For more information, call (641) 777-6437.
June 6 - July 25
Pre-School Story Time
Ottumwa Public Library
Story and craft time starts at 10:30 am. Every Friday from June 6 to July 25, except July 4th. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563 x202 or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
July 24 - 25
Sheets Galore & More
Ottumwa Regional Health Center
This sale features full,queen and king-size sheets, throws, down comforters, candles, wax chunks, and much more. The sale will take place 5-7 pm on 7/24 and 8 am-3 pm on 7/25 in conference rooms A-C. For more information, contact Beverly A Molkenthin at (641) 684-3413.
July 25
Live After Five
Central Park
Unwind from the work week with the band "Sez Who" sponsored by South Ottumwa Savings Bank. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event takes place 5-7:30 pm. For more information, contact Pam Kaupins at (641) 682-7541.
July 25
Ottumwa YMCA Annual Campaign Dinner & Auction
IHCC Dining Hall
Join the Annual Campaign Dinner and Auction starting at 5 pm. Help support the Ottumwa YMCA's scholarship programs at this silent and live auction event with food, friends and lots of fun. Tickets can be purchased individually or by the table. The Ottumwa YMCA is more than a gym, it's a cause. For more information, contact Kathy Sisler at (641) 684-6571 x26 or go to www.OttumwaYMCA.com.
July 26
US Cellular Device Workshop
US Cellular, 1145 N Quincy Ave
With back-to-school time just around the corner, parents can anticipate juggling busy family schedules & may think about getting their child a first cellphone to help them stay connected. While this may be a momentous occasion, parents are challenged with ensuring their kids are using a phone responsibly, courteously and safely. US Cellular wants to help simplify this time for parents and children, so associates will offer tips at a free workshop, from 8 to 10 am. The workshop is open to everyone. It will focus on helping families make the decision of when to get children their first phone. Associates will offer tips on setting phone guidelines and discuss tools and apps that can help make this decision as smooth as possible. For more information, call (641) 684-8000, orgo to www.USCellular.com.
July 26
Eldon BBQ Ribs Cook-off
KD Center - Eldon
This is Eldon's annual event for barbecue lovers and begins at 5 pm. Contestants are welcome. For more information, contact Shirley Stacey at (641) 680-2634.
July 29
Summer Reading Program FINALE - Fizz Boom Pow
Knights of Columbus Hall
Presented by the Zinghoppers at 10:30 am. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563 x202 or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
July 31
Ottumwa Media Blood Drive
Bridge View Center
Help save lives by donating blood at the Ottumwa Media Blood Drive! The blood drive takes place 11 am-6 pm and features lots of great giveaways for donors including Pizza Hut pizza and Subway cookies along with drawings each hour for Hy-Vee gift cards. Help the local media Save Our Summer by giving the gift of life. The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the exclusive provider of blood and blood products to Ottumwa Regional Health Center and surrounding hospitals. For more information, contact Courtney Jones at (800) 452-1097, or via e-mail at cjones@mvrbc.org>, or go to www.BloodCenterImpact.org.
July 31
Non-Fiction Book Club
American Gothic House Center - Eldon
The book club focuses on discussion of non-fiction works. On this occasion, the club will be meeting earlier, at 5 pm, and at the American Gothic House Center instead of the Ottumwa Public Library. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563 x202 or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
July 31
History of Grahams Milk & Ice Cream
Railroad Clubhouse
The Wapello County Historical Society hosts a presentation of the history of Grahams Milk & Ice Cream at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and ice cream will be served free of charge. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Schmitz at (641) 683-1394, or via e-mail at mes@pcsia.net>,.
July 31
Ottumwa Municipal Band Concert
Central Park
This is the final concert of the band's sesquicentennial season and begins at 7 pm. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The rain location is Quincy Place Mall. For more information, contact Brenda Hagedon at (641) 777-8753.
August 1
Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce 73rd Annual Golf Classic
Ottumwa Country Club
Check-in begins at 8:30 am with a shotgun start at 10 am. Sponsors at each hole help make this one of the most fun golf outings held and perfect for entertaining clients. Expect great food, beverages and company at this four-person best shot "classic". Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce at (641) 814-5900 or go to www.OttumwaChamber.org.
August 1
Live After Five
Central Park
Unwind from the work week with the band "The Crushers" sponsored by South Ottumwa Savings Bank. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event takes place 5-7:30 pm. For more information, contact Pam Kaupins at (641) 682-7541.
August 5
Toddler Camp: Water Wonders
Pioneer Ridge Nature Center
Water is a very important part of the world. Hands-on activities will demonstrate what makes water so special. Come dressed to get a little wet and dirty. Camp will begin at 10 am and is open to children ages 3 and 4 with an adult. The fee is $5 per child. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Wapello County Conservation Board at (641) 682-3091 or go to WapelloCounty.org.
August 5
Stand for the Silent - Bully Prevention Presentation
Bridge View Center
Bully prevention is the focal point of Stand for the Silent. Doors open at 5 pm. Silent Auction preview begins at 5:30 pm. The featured speaker, Kirk Smalley from Stand for the Silent, presents at 6 pm. Admission is free for all ages. For more information, contact Jeremy Thomason at (641) 954-1682, or via e-mail at xbervx@gmail.com>,.
August 6 - December 31
Songs & Stories
Ottumwa Public Library
This is a weekly story time for new-borns to three-year-olds. There will be a new theme each week. It is held every Wednesday at 10:30 am. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
August 8
Live After Five & Kiwanis Pork Dinner
Central Park
From 4 to 7 pm, unwind from the work week with music performed by "Bridge City Country". Pork barbeque and funnel cakes will be available for purchase. Sponsored by Ottumwa Kiwanis and South Ottumwa Saving Bank with proceeds benefiting the Ottumwa Children's Library. Drive up will be offered by entering off of Second Street onto Court Street and exiting through Third Street. Tickets are $7 person available at the Ottumwa Public Library or any Kiwanis member. For more information, call (641) 684-6264.
August 8
Supper in the Park
Eldon City Park
Supper begins at 5 pm. For more information, contact Shirley Stacey at (641) 680-2634.
August 8 - 9
14th Annual Ole Time Music Festival
Wapello County Fairgrounds - Eldon
Festival kicks off 8/8 at 6 pm and at 1 pm on 8/9. Anyone is welcome to come perform. For more information, contact Shirley Stacey at (641) 680-2634.
August 9
Wine and Canvas
Hotel Ottumwa
Spend the afternoon with friends being creative in the Hotel Ottumwa's beautiful ballroom, 3-6 pm There will have plenty of wine for purchase, delicious food available to buy individually or group platters to share, and lots of delicious beverages. In the spirit of summer, there will also be margaritas. Sign up today online. For more information, contact Sara Gerot at (641) 682-8051, or via e-mail at sales@hotelottumwa.com>, or go to www.WineAndCanvas.com.
August 9
Central Park Cinema: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Central Park
Presented at dusk with free admission. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray. Concessions are available for purchase. The rain location will be Market on Main. For more information, call (641) 799-3464.
August 12
Teen Summer Reading Pizza Party
Ottumwa Public Library
A pizza party will be held for those teens participating in the Summer Reading Program at 12 pm. RSVPs must be submitted to Jenna Bates at the library. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
August 13
Readers Ink Book Club
Ottumwa Public Library
The library's monthly book club reading a variety of works both fiction and non-fiction starting at 5 pm. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563 x202 or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
August 16
AMA National Day of Flying
Ottumwa Airport/ RC Flying Field
The Ottumwa RC Flyers host this event which is held 9 am-3 pm and supports the Wounded Warrior Foundation. It takes place at the Flyers' flying field just south of the Ottumwa airport. A "buddy box" RC flying lesson will be offered again this year along with a chance to win a radio controlled airplane. An air show will occur at 12 pm, one of the highlights of the event. The featured pilot is Dino DiGiorgio, who is a six time winner of the Top Gun Invitational. Dino also owns Meister Scale Models which specializes in giant scale warbirds at www.meister-scale.com. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Don Wasson at (641) 455-8432 or go to www.RCHawk.com.
August 23
Bacon Town! Bacon & Brew Fest
Bridge View Center
This first-time KIIC event is presented by Cargill celebrates all things bacon and brew-related. Bacon samples by area chefs and brew samples from Midwest breweries will be offered for just $1 each. Event admission is free. The Community 1st Credit Union Kid Zone will provide games and events from 2 pm to 6 pm. Live music will be performed featuring the blues by Rude Mood (5-6:45 pm), classic rock by The Crushers (7-8:30 pm), and country by Mitch Goudy with Diana Upton-Hill (8:45-11 pm). See the USA's longest BLT at 515 feet long. Those bringing a non-perishable food item for the food bank gets a free slice. The event begins at 2 pm and concludes at 11 pm. For more information, contact KIIC at (641) 932-2112, or via e-mail at joe@kiicradio.com>, or go to KIICRadio.com.
August 26 - October 2
Archetypes & Artifacts: A Mythological Deconstruction
Indian Hills Arts Gallery
Brad Covington, an Ottumwa artist & Indian Hills alumnus, will have both paintings & sculpted works on view. In much of his collection, the artist will explore subject matter of interest to southern Iowans like Chief Wapello's grave & the Eddyville Pyramids. An artist's reception will take place on 9/9 at 7-8:30 pm. For more information, contact Indian Hills Community College at (641) 683-5144 or go to www.IndianHills.edu.
August 29 - 30
Donny Edwards Live! A Tribute to Elvis
Bridge View Center
Fantasy Promotions presents Donny Edwards Live! This Elvis tribute event takes place at 7 pm both nights. VIP tickets include a meet and greet session. Reserved tickets are available beginning on 8/1. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at (641) 684-7000 or go to www.BridgeViewCenter.com.
August 30
Central Park Cinema: Despicable Me
Central Park
Presented at dusk with free admission. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray. Concessions are available for purchase. The rain location will be Market on Main. For more information, contact Robert Untiedt at (641) 799-3464.
September 5 - December 19
Pre School Story Time
Ottumwa Public Library
A children's story and craft time is held every Friday at 10:30 am. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
September 5
Hogs4Dogs-USA Kickoff
Courtside Bar & Grill
The public is invited to this fundraiser for Hogs4Dogs-USA beginning at 7 pm concluding at 10 pm. Activities include a live auction, silent auction, 50/50 drawings, quilt raffle tickets, food, and drink specials. For more information, contact Tammie Hartley at (641) 777-0964, or via e-mail at tlhartley@mchsi.com>, or go to www.Hogs4DogsUSA.com.
September 5 - 7
The Jungle Book
Bridge View Center
The Ottumwa Community Children's Playhouse presents "The Jungle Book" for its 10th anniversary. Show times are 9/5 & 9/6 at 7 pm and 9/7 at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids age 16 & under. They may be purchased from the contact listed. For more information, contact Marc Lay at (641) 799-9502 x6417 or go to www.OCCPKids.com.
September 7
Hogs4Dogs-USA Ride
RJ Performance - Ottumwa Airport
The annual ride travels 125 miles as a fundraiser for Hogs4Dogs-USA. Vehicles, either two or four-wheels, are all welcome. Registration is $25 per person which includes a t-shirt, Scrabble game card, dinner, and a chance to win prize money. The event makes available food, drink, apparel, raffle tickets, 50/50 tickets, and photos for purchase. Registration can be done online anytime prior to the event or on site beginning at 8:30 am the day of. The ride kicks off at 10:30 am. It concludes at RJ Performance with dinner. Winners are announced at 4 pm. For more information, contact Tammie Hartley at (641) 777-0964, or via e-mail at tlhartley@mchsi.com>, or go to www.Hogs4DogsUSA.com.
September 10
Readers Ink Book Club
Ottumwa Public Library
On the second Wednesday of the month, this club meets at 5 pm in the library meeting room to discuss both fiction and nonfiction books. The public can call to inquire about this month's book selection. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
September 15
Beauty of Nature Photo Contest Entry Deadline
Pioneer Ridge Nature Center
The Beauty of Nature Photo Contest is back again. Enter photos free at either Hy-Vee Drugstore Photo Department or Pioneer Ridge Nature Center. Up to two photos can be entered in each category - landscape, people and nature, wildlife, and plants. Photos must be matted and 8" x 10". All photos will be on display at the nature center. The first week they will be available for viewing and for public voting. Judging will take place the following week. The submission deadline is 4 pm on 9/15. For more information, contact Wapello County Conservation Board at (641) 682-3091 or go to WapelloCounty.org.
September 18
Margaritas for Main
This is an annual fundraising event that includes a live auction and silent auction. All proceeds go to better the downtown area through Main Street Ottumwa. Admission is charged with light hors d'oeuvres served. Drinks will be available for purchase. The location will be determined closer to the date. For more information, contact Robert Untiedt at (641) 799-3464 or go to www.MainStreetOttumwa.com.
September 19
What Would Lucy Do?
Bridge View Center
Suzanne LaRusch is the world's most renowned impressionist of Lucille Ball. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Reserved tickets are $35 each. Senior and student rates are available. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at (641) 684-7000 or go to www.BridgeViewCenter.com.
September 20
Walk on Art Street
Central Park & Third Street
This event is a great opportunity for area artists to exhibit and sell their work. This is also an opportune time for patrons to purchase jewelry, cards, paintings, woodwork, pottery, photographs and other works of art. Expect groups to perform on the Central Park stage and kids activities to be offered in the adjacent space. The event kicks off at 10 am and concludes at 4 pm. For more information, contact Robert Untiedt at (641) 799-3464, or via e-mail at director@mainstreetottumwa.com>, or go to www.MainStreetOttumwa.com.
September 23
Reminisce Society: So Much Sky
Ottumwa Public Library
Author Karen Weir-Jimerson will talk about her book, So Much Sky: Essays on the Fun and Folly of Living in the Country as part of the monthly Reminisce Society program. The event begins at 10 am, and refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
September 23
Meet the Midwives
Ottumwa Public Library
Meet the Midwives is a series of seminars designed to provide clear and accurate information about the midwifery services offered at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. These free sessions offer a comfortable setting for women and their families to ask questions and meet the UI Hospitals midwifery team. The event takes place 6-7 pm. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, contact Lindsay Douglas at (319) 353-6853 or go to www.UIHealthcare.org.
September 26
Fall Back To Summer
Hotel Ottumwa
Hotel Ottumwa will be hosting a Fall Back To Summer Beach Party. Cruize Control, a Jimmy Buffet cover band, will play favorite summer tunes. Expect special drinks, photo booth, and all sorts of fun. For more information, contact Sara Gerot at (641) 682-8051 x6416.
October 2 - 3
Scrubs & Beyond
Ottumwa Regional Health Center
The annual sale takes place 10/2 at 7 am-6 pm & 10/3 at 7 am-2 pm in conference rooms A, B & C. For more information, contact Beverly A Molkenthin at (641) 684-3413 x3413.
October 3
Kiddie Parade
Downtown Ottumwa/Main Street
South Ottumwa Savings Bank sponsors and organizes the first of the two Oktoberfest parades. The registration begins at 5:30 pm, and parade starts at 6 pm. For more information, contact Suzie Morrison at (641) 682-7541 or go to www.SOSB-ia.com.
October 8
Readers Ink Book Club
Ottumwa Public Library
On the second Wednesday of the month, this club meets at 5 pm in the library meeting room to discuss both fiction and nonfiction books. The public can call to inquire about this month's book selection. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
October 10
Puttin' Around Downtown
Downtown Ottumwa
Starting at 3 pm, groups of participants play miniature golf on holes hosted by various downtown businesses. The event is organized by Main Street Ottumwa and Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce. Registration and additional details available. For more information, contact Robert Untiedt at (641) 799-3464.
October 10 - 11
Halloween Hikes
Pioneer Ridge Nature Center
The hikes merge nature with Halloween which makes for good times for kids and adults alike. Hikes take place every ten minutes each night with the first hike at 6 pm and the last beginning at 8 pm or the time for which the last reservations have been taken. Admission is $3 per person or free for children three years old or younger. For more information, contact Wapello County Conservation Board at (641) 682-3091 or go to WapelloCounty.org.
October 10
Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters
Bridge View Center
The Ottumwa Civic Music Association presents a performance by Lisa Rock on lead vocals with her six-piece band bringing back the catchy, memorable music of Karen & Richard Carpenter. Entry is by OCMA season pass ($35 per person) or single event ticket ($15 per adult). Both are sold at the door. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Judy Engle at (641) 777-5903.
October 11
Mike Super - Magic & Illusion
Bridge View Center
Mike Super is a talented magician & illusionist and in fact won NBC's Phenomenon. Reserved tickets are $38 each. Senior & student rates are available. The show begins at 7:30 pm. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at (641) 684-7000 or go to www.BridgeViewCenter.com.
October 25
Children's Gothic Halloween Party
American Gothic House Center, Eldon
Celebrate Halloween in front of the American Gothic House from 2-4 pm. The event is ideal for kids pre-school age through fifth grade. Small children should be accompanied by an adult. Kids are encouraged to arrive dressed in costume in order to create their own spooky American Gothic parody. They can also look forward to making fun crafts, playing games, & enjoying delicious treats. Admission is free. For more information, contact Holly Berg at (641) 652-3352 or go to www.AmericanGothicHouse.net.
October 28
Reminisce Society: River Towns, People of the River, Floods & Monsters
Ottumwa Public Library
Dean Klinkenberg will present a program on the music and history of the Mississippi River including river towns, people of the river & monsters. The monthly program begins at 10 am, and refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
October 31
Liverpool Legends
Bridge View Center
Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of The Beatles and on through the solo years. The group pays attention to every musical detail, features the many looks of the iconic band, and uses vintage instruments. In the spirit of the occasion, attendees are encouraged to wear costumes to this Halloween performance. Reserved tickets are $38 each. Senior & student rates are available. The show begins at 7:30 pm. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at (641) 684-7000 or go to www.BridgeViewCenter.com.
November 1
Heartland Coin & Stamp Show
Bridge View Center
Coins, currency & stamps are available for sale, purchase & appraisals (numismatic and philatelic items). Show hours are 9 am to 4 pm. Admission is $1 per person & includes a free door prize ticket. For more information, contact Denny Ross at (641) 932-2731.
November 4
Ottumwa RC Flyers Open Flying
Bridge View Center
Radio controlled electric planes & helicopters are flown by club members in the expo hall. The fee to fly is $8. Open flying takes place 6-10 pm. Don Wasson at 641. 455.8432 is happy to answer questions. For more information, contact Dave Rabe at (641) 684-5593, or via e-mail at rjandave@mchsi.com>, or go to RCHawk.com.
November 6 - 7
Books are Fun
Ottumwa Regional Health Center
The annual book sale takes place 11/6 at 9 am-5 pm & 11/7 at 7 am-3 pm in conference rooms A, B & C. For more information, contact Beverly A Molkenthin at (641) 684-3413 x3413.
November 7 - 15
Company
Bridge View Center
Ottumwa Community Players presents Company, a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim. The performances will be 11/7 & 11/8 at 7 pm and 11/9 at 2 pm. For more information, contact Jeff Leonard at (641) 799-5421, or via e-mail at ottumwacommunityplayers@gmail.com>,.
November 9
Iowa History in a Cloth Bag
Eldon Library Hall
This program explains how cloth bags & the revolutionary idea of marketing to women helped Iowans survive the Great Depression & the shortages of World War II. Flour sacks, feed sacks, & seed sacks tell a story from relief work by Herbert Hoover to clothes & quilts in the 1950's. The program begins at 1 pm with free admission. It is sponsored by the American Gothic House Center. For more information, contact Holly Berg at (641) 652-3352 or go to www.AmericanGothicHouse.net.
November 12
Readers Ink Book Club
Ottumwa Public Library
On the second Wednesday of the month, this club meets at 5 pm in the library meeting room to discuss both fiction and nonfiction books. The public can call to inquire about this month's book selection. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
November 15
Soap Making Workshop
Pioneer Ridge Nature Center
This year's fall craft is making soap. Chelsea Ewen will lead participants through the steps of making soap with the opportunity to take the end product home. The workshop will run from 10 am to 2 pm. Lunch will be served. Pre-registration is required by 11/7, & a minimum number of pre-registrants must be met for it to take place. The cost is $15 for materials. For more information, contact Wapello County Conservation Board at (641) 682-3091 or go to WapelloCounty.org.
November 21 - 22
21st Annual Festival of Trees
Pennsylvania Place
This two-day holiday event is presented by the Festival of Trees Committee for Ottumwa Habitat for Humanity. The Gala Grand Opening Reception is held 7-9pm on 11/21 with an admission of $10 per person. The following day's festival takes place 9 am to 4 pm on 11/22 includes crafts & many children's activities. Admission is $3 per person. For more information, contact Judy Engle at (641) 777-5903.
November 22 - January 3
Holiday Nights 'N Lights
Greater Ottumwa Park
Drive through the illuminating one mile route Sunday-Thursday 6-8:30 pm and Friday-Saturday 6-9:30 pm. Admission is $10 per car, & season passes are $40. Purchase advance tickets at Elliott Oil Company locations for $8 each. Ask for rates for buses or large-capacity passenger vehicles. For more information, contact Brenda at (641) 814-5900, or via e-mail at brendas@ottumwaiowa.com>, or go to www.HolidayNightsNLights.com.
November 25
Reminisce Society: Corn & Khrushchev
Ottumwa Public Library
Humanities Iowa speaker Liz Garst will present Corn and Khrushchev. The program begins at 10 am, and refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
November 25
Ottumwa RC Flyers Open Flying
Bridge View Center
Radio controlled electric planes & helicopters are flown by club members in the expo hall. The fee to fly is $8. Open flying takes place 6-10 pm. Don Wasson at 641. 455.8432 is happy to answer questions. For more information, contact Dave Rabe at (641) 684-5593, or via e-mail at rjandave@mchsi.com>, or go to RCHawk.com.
December 2
Ottumwa RC Flyers Open Flying
Bridge View Center
Radio controlled electric planes & helicopters are flown by club members in the expo hall. The fee to fly is $8. Open flying takes place 6-10 pm. Don Wasson at 641. 455.8432 is happy to answer questions. For more information, contact Dave Rabe at (641) 684-5593, or via e-mail at rjandave@mchsi.com>, or go to RCHawk.com.
December 10
Readers Ink Book Club
Ottumwa Public Library
On the second Wednesday of the month, this club meets at 5 pm in the library meeting room to discuss both fiction and nonfiction books. The public can call to inquire about this month's book selection. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at (641) 682-7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org>, or go to blog.OttumwaPublicLibrary.org.
December 11 - 12
Jewelry is Fun
Ottumwa Regional Health Center
The annual jewelry sale takes place on 12/11 at 9 am-4 pm & on 12/12 at 7 am-2 pm in conference rooms A, B, & C. For more information, contact Beverly A Molkenthin at (641) 684-3413 x3413.
December 11
My Travels to Spain
Pioneer Ridge Nature Center
In 2013, Annette Wittrock traveled to Spain to participate in the running of bulls and otherwise explore the countryside. Wittrock provides her first-hand account of the adventure illuminated by slides of the trip. All are welcome to attend free of charge. It begins at 5 pm. For more information, contact Wapello County Conservation Board at (641) 682-3091 or go to WapelloCounty.org.
December 11
Broadway Boys Holiday Show
Bridge View Center
The Broadway Boys bring their amazing vocals & explosive energy to what will be a memorable holiday show. It begins at 7:30 pm. Reserved tickets are $35 each. Senior & student rates are available. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at (641) 684-7000 or go to www.BridgeViewCenter.com.
December 16
Ottumwa RC Flyers Open Flying
Bridge View Center
Radio controlled electric planes & helicopters are flown by club members in the expo hall. The fee to fly is $8. Open flying takes place 6-10 pm. Don Wasson at 641. 455.8432 is happy to answer questions. For more information, contact Dave Rabe at (641) 684-5593, or via e-mail at rjandave@mchsi.com>, or go to RCHawk.com.
December 19
Christmas Bird Count
Wapello County
Now in it's 115th year, the Christmas Bird Count is the longest running wildlife survey conducted. Birds will be counted all day in an attempt to find as many species as possible within the count circle. Everyone is welcome to join in by counting at home or joining the drive through the count circle. Call to find out more information or to participate. No need to be a bird expert to help out. For more information, contact Wapello County Conservation Board at (641) 682-3091 or go to WapelloCounty.org.
February 28
Todd Oliver & Friends
Bridge View Center
Show begins at 7:30 pm. Nationally known Todd Oliver is travelling all over the country with his amazing talking dogs and hilarious comedy. Reserved tickets are $35 each. Pick & Mix tickets available 7/1. Individual tickets available 8/1. Senior & Student rates available. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at (641) 684-7000 or go to www.BridgeViewCenter.com.
April 17
Braodways Next H!t Musical
Bridge View Center
Show begins at 7:30 pm. NYC's original award winning improvised musical comedy you're bound to love. Reserved tickets are $35 each. Pick & Mix tickets available 7/1. Individual tickets available 8/1. Senior & Student rates available. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at (641) 684-7000 or go to www.BridgeViewCenter.com.
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