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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.
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 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 24
Going Away Party - Bye for now
First Methodist Church
Local musician Greg Hendrickson soon heads to Canada. So it is time to say bye for now on Sunday, August 24, 2-4 pm. RSVP to Judy at 777.5903 or Mary Lee at 777.8216.
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 6
Heartland Idol 2014
St. John Auditorium
Registrations begin at 8 am for contestants (solo singers only) between the ages of 15-28 to audition for a chance to win a "Silver Ticket" to the American Idol auditions in Minneapolis. The judges include Diana Upton-Hill, Mitch Goudy, Justin Hill, Larry Gawronski, & Jeff Leonard. For more information, go to www.KYOUTV.com.
September 6
Heartland Humane Society Pups & Pizza
Ottumwa Dog Park
Pizza Picnic in the Park is sponsored by Papa Johns 12-2pm. Proceeds go to Heartlands Bailout Fund to save city dogs. The event will have drawings for IHCC season tickets, movie tickets and more. Participants can earn tickets for the drawings by walking sweet shelter dogs around the park or by buying tickets. Organizers ask that participants not bring their personal pets for this event. For more information, contact Belinda Smith-Cicarella at (641) 455-9844 or go to www.HeartlandHumaneSociety.org.
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 12 - 14
Blakesburg Corn Carnival
Blakesburg
Carnival activities begin with the Corn Carnival Vendor Fair & Quilt Show located at the Blakesburg Elementary School on 9/12 at 9 am and will run all three days of the event. Carnival rides by Next Generation Shows along with afternoon games and activities will take place at 4 pm. Dinner in the Park with the official welcome to the Corn Carnival program will be at 4:30 pm. Judging of the biggest pumpkin and tallest cornstalk contest will be from 4-7 p.m. with evening activities to include a cribbage tournament, a kiddie parade, free music in the park featuring the band, Rebyl Road, at 7 pm., & finally, a fireworks show at dusk. Saturday (9/13) starts with breakfast served at the United Methodist Church 7-10 am, the Big Parade at 11 am, and a Pony-Go-Round & the Off Our Farm petting zoo complementing the carnival rides. In association with Poppin Johnnies of Southeast Iowa, the Don Sandifer Antique Tractor Show will start at noon on 9/13 & concludes on 9/14 when trophies are awarded at 3 pm. The Todd Harter Memorial Car Show, Renees Kids Games in the Park, a kiddie tractor pull, & the ever-popular bathtub races are all 9/13 afternoon events, with free music in the park beginning at 5 pm by singer/songwriter Greg Helton and featuring Jennifer Handling & Revolution at 7 pm. On Sunday (9/14), the event features a tractor pull sponsored by the Blakesburg Pullers & a morning church service in the Park. Other highlights on the last day include a return of the petting zoo, a visit by Barnyard Billie, a 1 pm performance by the Sugar Creek Cloggers of Des Moines, a talent show beginning at 2 pm, & a cemetery program featuring Michael Zahs followed by a Blakesburg Cemetery Walk. A raffle consisting of drawings for cash prizes of $250 or $500 and other prizes will be held each night along with a grand prize drawing of $1,000 on Sunday. Antique evaluations at the museum, chicken bingo, cake walks, Coins in the Corn for Kids, food stands, & a variety of other raffles/events will also be featured. For more information, contact Patty Rowland at (641) 777-5092, or via e-mail at blakesburgcorncarnival@gmail.com>,.
September 12
Relay for Life of Wapello County
Central Park
The American Cancer Society raises money & awareness with this event which takes place 5-10 pm. Entertainment will be by Mardy Randolph of Odyssey DJ Service. Pizza will be provided by Dominos Pizza. Luminaries will circle the walkway in the park as survivors, caregivers, and those we have lost are honored and remembered. The Girl Scouts will assist with the luminaries & children activities. The public can participate and support the cause by registering for the event. The fee is $15 per person & includes a t-shirt. The money raised will be used to provide needed programs & research in the fight against cancer. For more information, contact Cecile Van Winkle at (641) 226-4069.
September 12
Supper in the Park
Eldon City Park
The meal is served at 5 pm for a free-will donation. The event is sponsored by the Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon. For more information, contact Shirley Stacy at (641) 680-2634.
September 13
POPS! Concert
Bridge View Center
This year's concert features David Sharp as guest saxophonist. Dinner will be served prior to the concert with reservations. Admission is by season or single ticket. For more information, call (319) 385-6352, orgo to www.seiso.us.
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
Community 1st Skatefest
Skate Park
This is a fun and free two-event competition (street course and best trick) with prizes awarded by age group. It starts at 4 pm. The event will include food, music, games and giveaways. For more information, call (866) 360-5370.
September 18
4th Annual Night at the Museum
Wapello County Historical Museum
From 6 pm to 8 pm, the museum comes to life with living history as well as Dizzy the Clown, Barnyard Billy, juggler, photo ops, scavenger hunt, raffle prize drawings, and new exhibits. Free admission with donation of pet food for Heartland Humane. For more information, contact Wapello County Historical Museum at (641) 682-8676.
September 18
Margaritas for Main
Market on Main
This is an annual fundraising event that includes both live and silent auctions. All proceeds go to better the downtown area through Main Street Ottumwa. Admission is $30 per person or four tickets for $100. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Drinks will be available for purchase. The event runs 6 pm to 9 pm. For more information, contact Robert Untiedt at (641) 799-3464 or go to www.MainStreetOttumwa.com.
September 19 - 21
Ottumwa High School Fall Play: Anatomy of Gray
OHS Auditorium
The Ottumwa High School theater department performs its autumn production on 9/19 & 9/20 at 7:30 pm. and 9/21 at 3 pm. Tickets are $8 per person general admission available at the door. For more information, contact Natalie Saunders at (641) 799-2152, or via e-mail at natalie.saunders@ottumwaschools.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 25
OHS Homecoming Parade
Downtown
The annual Ottumwa High School homecoming parade starts at 6 pm. For more information, call (641) 684-6597 x141, orgo to www.OttumwaSchools.com.
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. The pre-party starts at 6 pm with the show beginning at 8 pm. Expect special drinks, photo booth, and all sorts of fun. The first 100 people get a free drink. For more information, contact Sara Gerot at (641) 682-8051.
September 27 - 28
Old Iron Show & Swap Meet
Wapello County Fairgrounds - Eldon
The show features cars vintage 1958 or older, tractors 50 years old or older, camping, food, crafts, and other vendors. It is held on 9/27 at 8 am-5 pm and 9/28 at 8 am-3 pm. The event is presented by Eldon Masonic and New Hope Lodges. For more information, contact Shirley Stacy at (641) 680-2634.
September 27
True Revelation 21
Bridge View Center
The mixed martial arts bout offers different seating/ticket cost options. It begins at 7 pm. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at (641) 684-7000 or go to www.BridgeViewCenter.com.
September 28 - October 4
Indian Hills Homecoming
Indian HIlls Community College
Join staff, students and the community in celebrating homecoming at Indian Hills. For more information, call (641) 683-5302, orgo to www.IndianHills.edu.
September 28
Soya Vista Jazz Orchestra
St. John Auditorium
The event is offered at 3 pm with free admission. For more information, contact Indian Hills Community College at (641) 683-5144 or go to www.IndianHills.edu.
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.
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.
November 7 - 9
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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