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With concerts, conventions and festivals, Wapello County offers a variety of year round activities for all ages. Search by keyword or view all listings below. All events take place in Ottumwa unless noted otherwise. Have a special event you wish to feature on ExploreOttumwa.com? Or have more details to include on one already included? Click on the following: Submit an Event
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May 18 - October 1
Ottumwa Farmer's Market
Quincy Place Mall Northwest Parking Lot
The Ottumwa Farmer's Market is located in the northwest parking lot of the Quincy Place Mall! Join the Farmer's Market every Wednesday 3:30-6:00 PM and Saturday 8:00-11:00 AM through fall. All kinds of goodies from home grown veggies, flowers and plants, nuts, baked goods, and more!
May 23 - October 13
Wapello County Farmer's Market
Northwest Quadrant of Greater Ottumwa Park
Stop by the Wapello County Farmers Market every Monday and Thursday from May through October for fresh, locally grown produce and goods. The Market is located in the northwest quadrant of Greater Ottumwa Park between the dog park and the picnic shelter. For more information, contact Don Harness at 641.680.6216, or go to www.facebook.com.
June 1 - August 31
Songs & Stories with Sara Martindale
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
A story time, aimed at 0-3 year olds, is every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. There will be a new theme each week. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
June 3 - August 26
Ottumwa Public Library Preschool Storytime
Ottumwa Public Library, 102 W 4th St
A story time and craft time will be held every Friday at 10:30 AM for preschool age children. For more information, contact Sonja Ferrell at 641.682.7563, or via e-mail at sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org, or go to www.ottumwapubliclibrary.org.
August 26
BREWS & BRUSHES - A Painting Fundraiser for the American Gothic House Center
Hotel Ottumwa, 107 E 2nd St
Spend an evening painting alongside local artist Chris Abigt, presented by the American Gothic House Center, as she provides step-by-step instructions to complete your own masterpiece. All paint and supplies will be provided. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Hotel Ottumwa front desk, M & J Art and Frame Gallery, or the American Gothic House Center, Eldon. Proceeds will go to the American Gothic House Center Endowment Fund. The event will take place from 6:00-9:00 PM and doors open at 5:00 PM. Chris will instruct you in the fall-themed painting of a scene of the American Gothic House. Wine and food will be available for purchase. Make this a weekend getaway! Room packages are available starting at $159 which includes a room, two tickets to Brews & Brushes, two free drinks, and hot, made-to-order breakfast in the Second Street Cafe. Make time to stop by the American Gothic House Center in Eldon, and the Anomaly Gallery, across the street on the west side of the Hotel Ottumwa. For more information, contact Sara Gerot at 641.682.8051x8051, or via e-mail at sara@hotelottumwa.com, or go to www.americangothichouse.net.
August 26 - 28
Dr. Dolittle Jr.
Bridge View Center
Ottumwa Community Children's Playhouse presents Dr. Dolittle Jr., the musical. Come listen to the animals talk and enjoy this beloved classic. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:00 PM and Sunday's show is at 3:00 PM. All shows are held at Bridge View. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, contact Becky Ingle at 641.226.1523, or via e-mail at bckingle@aol.com.
August 26 - 28
MAC Gun and Knife
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
The MAC Gun and Knife Show will be held from 5:00-9:00 PM Friday; Saturday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; and Sunday, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Admission is $8.00. For more information, call 641.684.7000.
August 27
Central Park Cinema
Central Park, between City Hall and the Library on W 4th St
This event, beginning at dusk, is brought to you by Main Street Ottumwa and is sponsored by Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Bring the kiddos and enjoy the movie in the park, "The Good Dinosaur." Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, contact Main Street Ottumwa at 641.799.3464.
August 27
Magical Date Night w/ William the Conjurer
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Bring your special someone out for a romantic evening filled with wonder! This starts at 7:00 PM and tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple. Tickets include one free drink, free hor doeuvres and the Magic Show! Reservations must be made by August 26 at 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
August 27
Mimoso's and Canvas
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
You must be age 16+ for this event. No outside food or beverages are permitted at any of our venues. You are welcome to purchase food and beverages from the venue. Wine and Canvas has a 48-hour cancellation policy; with 48 hours notice, we will reschedule or refund your registration. Please review the FAQ page for additional information or call 515.829.0661. Must register at www.wineandcanvas.com/wine-and-canvas-calendar-des-moines-ia.html. Mimosa specials that day! $14 pitchers, bloody mary specials, and wine specials throughout the morning! If you are registering with a coupon or gift certificate and your credit card is being requested, your credit card will be charged. Please reenter your coupon or gift certificate in the promotional code field. If you are still experiencing problems, please call us at 515.829.0661. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com, or go to www.wineandcanvas.com.
August 31 - September 5
2016 AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in
Antique Airfield Airpower Museum, 22001 Bluegrass Rd
BTB Days (Back-To-Blakesburg & Back-To-Basics) features simple, relaxing fun with antique/classic aircraft flying from dawn til dusk. This 63rd annual event showcases new restorations coming from the hangars and shops of our members from around the country. For more information, contact Brent Taylor at 641.938.2773, or go to www.antiqueairfield.com.
September 1 - 29
Celebrate Zumba
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Every Thursday during the month of September, no cost for Zumba, from 5:00-6:00 PM, all ages welcome. No cost Zumba is brought to you by Active Ottumwa and taught by Elizabeth Luedtke. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
September 3
X-Ray Mary Live, No Cover
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
Psychedelic Rock and no cover with origanal music performed by X-Ray Mary! Enjoy our full bar and Iowa Craft beers on tap! This event is from 7:00-9:00 PM. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
September 8
DIY Coffee Mugs & Recipe Swap
Ottumwa Eagles, 109 S Green St
Socialize and get new recipe ideas...with a little taste testing too... and personalize your own coffee mug! Mugs, Sharpies and Recipe Cards will be provided. $5 fee to cover cost of materials and you must register by 9/6/16. Class limited to 20 persons. Bring in your favorite...or even a new recipe, to sample and share. For more information, contact Kaylaine at 641.226.4466, or via e-mail at kaylaine.bunnell@ymail.com, or go to www.facebook.com.
September 9 - 10
Food Drive for the Lord's Cupboard
Fareway, 1325 Albia Rd
From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, both days, volunteers will be collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations to support the work of the Ecumenical Lord's Cupboard. This local food pantry assists the hungry in Wapello County, serving hundreds of people every month. For more information, contact Jane Martinez at 505.401.2752, or via e-mail at revjaner@msn.com.
September 9 - 10
Healthy Relationships Iowa
105 E Third St
Attend this outstanding Healthy Marriage and Relationship Area Workshop, How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk(ette). Friday from 6:00-8:30 PM; Saturday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Free! For more information, contact Elizabeth Klanderman at 641.208.0365, or go to www.healthyrelationshipsiowa.org.
September 9
Senior Lunch and Learn
Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Ave
"In and Out of the Joints-What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?" with Dr. Tracy Clawson, DNP, MSN, BSN, IHCC Nursing Instructor. Please join us at 11:15 AM for a delicious buffet lunch (cost is $6), followed by the program from 12:30-1:30 PM. Reservations ARE required in advance. For more information, contact Sandy Berto at 641.683.5183, or via e-mail at sandy.berto@indianhills.edu.
September 10
Childrens Magic Show with William the Conjurer
Market on Main, 331 E Main St
William the Conjurer presents A Children's Magic Show at 2:00 PM. Tickets $8. For more information, contact Shiloh Seim or David Camphouse at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at sseim@marketonmainottumwa.com.
September 10
Walk to End Alzheimer's South Central Iowa
Ottumwa Park - Jimmy Jones Pavailion
Every year more than 490,000 people in over 600 communities come together for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's - the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Register and raise funds with your family, friends, place of faith, club members, or co-workers! Each person who raises $100 or more in donations will receive a 2016 signature Walk t-shirt. For all those who raise over $100, additional prizes will be awarded! All registrants will enjoy a family friendly day including kids activities, silent auction baskets, entertainment, refreshments, special guests, and more! The End of Alzheimer's starts with you! For more information, call 800.272.3900, or go to alz.org.
September 11
Al Martin Auction
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
The auction starts at 9:00 AM until done. For more information, contact Jim Kosman at 641.682.5465.
September 11
Screening of "Latino: The Changing face of America"
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Join us for an insightful documentary by Los Angeles-born filmmaker Roxanne Frias, who offers a glimpse into the future of the world's biggest economy - a future where Latinos will form the largest demographic group. According to experts, the number of Hispanics in the United States will almost double to 100 million in the next 35 years. The film features Ottumwa and people who call Ottumwa home. Doors open at 6:00 and the screening will begin at 6:30 PM. For more information, contact Bridge View Center at 641.684.7000.
September 12 - October 27
The Art of Sandi Wilson
Indian Hills Art Gallery
Artist's Reception: Thursday, September 15 7:00-8:30 PM, free admission. Sandi Wilson, of Fairfield, has been an art teacher in the Ottumwa School District for 12 years. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Boyenga at 641.683.5144x1812, or via e-mail at jennifer.boyenga@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
September 13
Kids Camp: Beading Workshop
Indian Hills, Ottumwa Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Conference Room A
This class is perfect for first time creators and those with minimal experience! Each student will be making a beaded necklace and bracelet set. Students will be able to choose from a bead buffet offering colorful glass, semiprecious, resin, wood, and shell beads. This workshop will include group instruction, as well as instructor assistance to ensure each project is completed in time to take home. All supplies and tools will be provided. Ideal age for this workshop is 6-13 years old. A fee of $15 is payable to the instructor. This class is from 4:00-5:30 PM. For more information, contact A. Monroe at 641.683.5249, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
September 17
Ottumwa Latino Festival
Market on Main and the 300 block of Main Street
A celebration of Ottumwa's Latino community and the art, music, and cultures of Latin America from 2:00-8:00 pm. Latino dance troupes and musical performers from Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Great food, vendors, kids activities, refreshments, and more! Performances by Tormenta de Oaxaca (Cedar Rapids), La Fuerza Latina (Des Moines), Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue (Minneapolis), Tuwamari Ballet Folklorico (Chicago), and more... Emceed by La Onda Latina's Andres & Lorena Perez! Sponsored by Market on Main, Community First Credit Union, Ottumwa Radio Group, Sinaloa Auto Sales, Winger Contracting Co., & McCune and Reed Insurance. For more information, contact David Camphouse and Shiloh Seim at 641.682.0261, or via e-mail at dcamphouse@marketonmainottumwa.com, or go to marketonmain.org.
September 18
Beacon Reunion
Town Hall, Beacon, IA
1:00 PM, for past and present Beacon residents, school alumni, and friends. Please note change of date to third Sunday, this year only. Refreshments furnished by the committee. For more information, contact Joan Wickenkamp Waits at 641.780.6234, or via e-mail at rojowait@iowatelecom.net.
September 23
Ottumwa Coffee & Canvas: Pop Art Fruit
The Vine Coffeehouse, 1207 N Jefferson
Come to the Vine at 6:00 PM for a mixed media painting class. You will receive step-by-step instructions in a fun, stress-free environment. Bring your friends and unleash your creativity. $30 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.
September 24
Heartland Coin and Stamp Show
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
All are welcome to the Annual Heartland Coin and Stamp Show from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Admission is $1 for adults, children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Denny Ross at 641.932.2731.
September 24
Ottumwa Coffee & Canvas: Forget Me Not
The Vine Coffeehouse, 1207 N Jefferson
At 12:30 PM, a special fundraiser for Walk To End Alzheimers. An acrylic painting class with step-by-step instructions in a fun, stress-free environment. Bring your friends and unleash your creativity. $35 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.
September 24
Ottumwa Coffee & Canvas: Pop Art Fruit
The Vine Coffeehouse, 1207 N Jefferson
At 9:00 AM, come for a mixed media painting class with step-by-step instructions in a fun, stress-free environment. Bring your friends and unleash your creativity. $30 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.
September 25
Southern Iowa Wedding Expo
Bridge View Center
Come down to Bridge View Center for the Southern Iowa Wedding Expo! Visit with vendors ranging from photographers, bakeries, and florists to transportation, bridal shops, and jewelers. You'll find what you are looking for whether you are just starting on your wedding planning or needing to finish up the final details. Show hours will be from 1:00-4:00 PM and will feature vendors, a full bar, a fashion show, door prizes, and more! Admission will be $5.00 per bride/bridal party. For vendor information/registration please contact Sarah Mohrey at sarahmohreyphotography@gmail.com.
September 26
Kathleen Holeman: Jazz Vocalist
St. John Auditorium Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview
7:30 PM, free admission. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Boyenga at 641.683.5144x1812, or via e-mail at jennifer.boyenga@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
September 27
Rotary Club of Ottumwa 37th Annual Chicken Barbeque
Jimmy Jones Shelter, Greater Ottumwa Park
The Ottumwa Rotary kicks off Oktoberfest week with their annual barbeque chikcen dinner at the Jimmy Jones Shelter in Greater Ottumwa Park! Serving from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Drive-up starts serving at 4:00 p.m. $9/Adults and $7/Children in advance. Prices increase by $1 on the day of the event. For more information, contact Ottumwa Rotary Club, or go to www.ottumwarotary.org.
September 28 - October 1
Ottumwa Oktoberfest Celebration
Jimmy Jones Shelter, Greater Ottumwa Park
This annual event promises parades, food, beverage garden, live entertainment, and more! For more information, contact Brian Morgan at morganscorner@gmail.com, or go to www.facebook.com.
September 29
2nd Annual Southeast Iowa Nonprofit Summit
Bridge View Center, Ottumwa, IA
A free conference providing a day of networking and learning for board members, staff and volunteers. To register please visit https://goo.gl/Z7dVGA or for more information please call the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation at 641-455-5260. For more information, call 641.455.5260, or go to goo.gl.
September 30
Oktoberfest Kiddie Parade
The first of two Oktoberfest parades is all about the kids! For more information, go to www.facebook.com.
September 30
ORMICS Reunion
Hotel Ottumwa, 107 E 2nd St
Join us for our 35 year reunion, from 4:00 PM-Midnight. For more information, email lappir1@yahoo.com>, or go to www.facebook.com.
September 30
Run For Your Life
Downtown Ottumwa
Competitors will "Run For Their Life" in this unique game of hide and seek meets tag with some trivia in the mix. Participants will have to avoid zombies and ghouls in downtown Ottumwa while trying to reach all the checkpoints in 90 minutes. The event is hosted by Happy Mutant Adventure Races Series and will be held the evening before Halloweenapalooza 7. For more information, contact Toby Evans, or go to hmars.regfox.com.
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 1
Oktoberfest Parade
This parade is in honor of Ottumwa's Oktoberfest Celebration is a sanctioned high school band competition that draws approximately 20 marching bands. For more information, go to www.facebook.com.
October 6
Fairy Tale Fashion Show
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Join us for an enchanted evening of shopping, live music, and a fashion show displaying the latest styles. Our very own fairy godmother will help you select the gown of your dreams. We will also be featuring a variety of your favorite fairy tales. Enjoy a nice selection of hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast. This magical evening will begin at 5:30 PM with the Fashion Show starting at 7:00 PM. Live music will follow immediately after the show. Tickets are $20 in advance for adults and $25 at the door. Children (12 and under) are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, contact Annie Youngman at 641.680.2379.
October 8 - 9
500 club tournament of Iowa
Bridge City Bowl
Ladies from the state of Iowa and members of the 500 Club will bowl in Ottumwa for 2 days. For more information, contact Brandy Hernandez at 641.777.5600.
October 8
Mostly Musicals!, The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra
St. John Auditorium Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview
Enjoy listening to some of the best tunes from your favorite musicals: Oklahoma, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and many more. Prior to the concert there will be a dinner and art show featuring Ottumwa artist Sandi Wilson. For more information, contact Mary Beth Hammer at 641.777.1691, or via e-mail at theottumwasymphonyorchestra@gmail.com, or go to www.ottumwasymphonyorchestra.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 13
Job Readiness Boot Camp
Ottumwa Job Corps, 15229 Truman St
IowaWORKS Southern Iowa presents this basic training for veterans, people with disabilities, and all job seekers. Starting at 9:00 AM and ending at 2:30 PM, the day will feature keynote speaker, Rich Kennedy presenting, "Mission Possible: Preparing Yourself to be Career Ready." Breakout sessions following the keynote address will include topics: Preparing for your career, Personality assessments, Disclosure of a disability to a potential employer, Disability sensitivity, Job search resources for veterans, and more. For more information, call 641.684.5401x4003, or email clark.young@iwd.iowa.gov>.
October 14 - 15
Halloween Hikes
Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, 1339 US Hwy 63, Bloomfield
Halloween Hikes are back, and this is our 25th year! No matter the theme we choose, it is bound to be educational and fun! Hikes run from 6:00-8:00 PM each evening, and we will be recruiting actors and other helpers this summer. If you were here for the first, be here for the 25th! The cost will be $3 per person. For more information, contact Annette Wittrock at 641.682.3091x102, or via e-mail at wapellocountynaturalist@gmail.com, or go to www.wapellocounty.org.
October 14
Senior Lunch and Learn
Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Ave
"Here's Looking at You Kid-How Your Mental Health Affects Your Physical Health" with Kathleen Murray, Ph.D, Psychology Services of Ottumwa. Please join us at 11:15 AM for a delicious buffet lunch (cost is $6), followed by the program from 12:30-1:30 PM. Reservations ARE required in advance. For more information, contact Sandy Berto at 641.683.5183, or via e-mail at sandy.berto@indianhills.edu.
October 15
Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant
St. John Auditorium Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview
7:30 PM, free admission. Come out for an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Boyenga at 641.683.5144x1812, or via e-mail at jennifer.boyenga@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
October 16
An Evening with Travis Tritt
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Share an up close and personal experience with Travis Tritt in a rare intimate solo acoustic performance playing his songs like you've never heard them. The concert starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $69 and $49. For more information, call 641.684.7000.
October 16
Southeast Iowa Kidney Walk
Indian Hills Community College (Advanced Technologies Building)
Join us for a FUN one-mile walk around the scenic campus of Indian Hills Community College. We will have fun activities for kids, a kids fun run, representatives from the National Kidney Foundation of Iowa and so much more! The walk is FREE. Come check it out and help raise awareness about Kidney Disease.
October 25
Indian Hills Poetry Reading
The Hills Cafe (by the IHCC Library), 525 Grandview Ave
Free Admission. Order a hot beverage and enjoy student and area poets. For more information, contact Joy Lyle at 641.683.5144, or via e-mail at joy.lyle@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
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.
October 30
Indian Hills Fall Choral Concert: Creature Concert
St. John Auditorium, IHCC, 525 Grandview Ave
Memorable concert about monsters and creatures in time for Halloween, directed by Dr. Janene Sheldon. Free admission. For more information, contact Janene Sheldon at 641.683.5144x5144, or via e-mail at janene.sheldon@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
November 2
Indian Hills Jazz Band Concert
St. John Auditorium, IHCC, 525 Grandview Ave
Free admission. For more information, contact David Sharp at 641.683.5144x5144, or via e-mail at david.sharp@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
November 4 - 6
OCP Presents Wait Until Dark
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
The Ottumwa Community Players presents the thriller, Wait Until Dark. Friday at 7:00 PM; Saturday at 7:00 PM; Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets $15 for adults and $10 for students, and are available at Bridge City Realty, at the door day of show, and online at www.ottumwacommunityplayers.com. For more information, contact Jeff Leonard at 641.799.5421, or via e-mail at seasontickets@ottumwacommunityplayers.com, or go to www.ottumwacommunityplayers.com.
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 14 - December 8
Indian Hills Annual Art Faculty Exhibition
Indian Hills Art Gallery (in the IHCC Library)
Meet the artists from 7:00-8:30 PM. Free admission to the IHCC Art Gallery. Featuring works by IHCC faculty Mark McWhorter and Lisa Fritz. For more information, contact Mark McWhorter at 641.683.5144x5144, or via e-mail at mark.whorter@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
November 18 - 20
MAC Gun and Knife
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
The MAC Gun and Knife Show will be held Friday, from 5:00-9:00 PM; Saturday, from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; and Sunday from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Admission is $8.
November 19
Jay Owenhouse-The Authentic Illusionist
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Jay Owenhouse, the Authentic Illusionist, will perform two shows, beginning at 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets are $69, $39, and $29. Student price is $15 for Kindergarten through college. (18 years and older must present school ID for student discount.)
November 19 - December 30
Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce 12th Annual Holiday Nights 'N Lights
Greater Ottumwa Park
Enjoy the magic of Christmas on a trip through the Greater Ottumwa Park to enjoy the spectacular displays and create a wonderful family experience! Hours are Sunday-Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 6:00-9:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per car. For more information, contact Brenda Sieren at 641.814.5900, or go to www.holidaynightsnlights.com.
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 1 - 3
Indian Hills Theatre: The Man Who Came to Dinner
St. John Auditorium, IHCC, 525 Grandview Ave
A classic 1939 Broadway comedy by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart. Free Admission. Dr. Jennifer Boyenga & Dr. Ray Slavens, Directors. For more information, contact Dr. Ray Slavens at 641.683.5144x5144, or via e-mail at ray.slavens@indianhills.edu, 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 5
Indian Hills Alumni Recital: Hailey Haring & Andrew Kecy
St. John Auditorium, IHCC, 525 Grandview Ave
Free admission. For more information, contact David Sharp at 641.683.5144, or via e-mail at david.sharp@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
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 - 10
Healthy Relationships Iowa
105 E Third St
Attend this outstanding Healthy Marriage and Relationship Area Workshop, How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk(ette). Friday from 6:30-8:30 PM; Saturday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Free! For more information, contact Elizabeth Klanderman at 641.208.0365, or go to www.healthyrelationshipsiowa.org.
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 15
Indian Hills Holiday Concert: Through the Eyes of a Child
St. John Auditorium, IHCC, 525 Grandview Ave
Free Admission. Dr. Janene Sheldon & David Sharp, Directors. For more information, contact David Sharp at 641.683.5144, or via e-mail at david.sharp@indianhills.edu, or go to www.indianhills.edu.
December 17
A Fairytale Christmas Ball, The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra
Bridge View Center, 102 Church St
Presented by Vaughn Automotive, enjoy an enchanting evening as you celebrate the holiday season. Cocktails begin at 6:00 PM with dinner at 7:30 PM and dancing to music provided by the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra from 9:00-11:00 PM. For more information, contact Kim Ardueser at 641.777.7788, or via e-mail at theottumwasymphonyorchestra@gmail.com, or go to www.ottumwasymphonyorchestra.com.
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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