Community Calendar

If you have an event you would like added to the Community Calendar, send it to:
KBOE ,  P.O. Box 380 , Oskaloosa , IA   52577

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March 31

William Penn University will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 31st at the PAC Basketball Court at 201 Trueblood Avenue in Oskaloosa from 10 am to 2:30 pm... Donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 with parental permission form available at To donate, call 641-295-8182 or 308-352-6723.


April 3

The YES singles will have a "bring your own meal" supper on Friday, April 3rd, at 6 pm...  Individuals will also need to bring their own nonalcoholic drink as well. Music/games/cards for any active singles over the age of 50. St .Paul's Church, 501 High Ave East. Osky. For more info, call Lorretta at 641 569-3391.


April 5

Fellowship Bible Church will hold a Sunrise Service, Easter breakfast and Easter Worship Service on Sunday, April 5th... The Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. at Edmundson Park at Shelter A along 11th Avenue West, between the pond and ball field. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets... There will be an Easter breakfast served at the church, 1000 A Avenue West, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m... One Easter worship service will be held at 9:30 a.m...
For more information, call the church office at 641-672-2225.


April 7 - May 19

The Freedom from Smoking Class will be offered for seven weeks with class meeting every Tuesday, beginning April 7, through May 19, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the board room on level 2 of the MHP campus in Oskaloosa, best accessed through entrance #2. For more information and to register, call 641-672-3163.


April 9
Oskaloosa Women's Connection invites you to their annual "Guest Night". Join them for dinner on Monday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Peppertree in Oskaloosa. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.  There will be a presentation from Scott Gottschalk entitled "Are Angels Real"? Rex McFall from Oskaloosa will entertain with his harmonica. Call either Judy at 641-672-2313 or Amy at 641-504-3677 by Thursday, April 9th if you would like to attend.


April 11

Deep River Community Center presents Praises to Him Ministries with The Graves Family and Headin' Home Quartet on Saturday, April 11th with supper at 4 pm, concert at 5 pm... For more info, call 641-521-6538 or e-mail


April 15
The Lovilia United Methodist Church will host a Chicken & Noodle Supper Wednesday, April 15th from 5 to 7 pm at the Lovilia Community Building... Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, homemade bread, pies and drinks will be served for a free will offering to dine in.. Carry-out is available for $5.


April 24

The Mahaska County Republicans Spring Banquet will be held Friday, April 24th at 6 pm at Bradbury Hall at Nelson Pioneer Farm, Featuring Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal with nationally syndicated conservative radio host Steve Deace, State Representative Guy Vander Linden, State Senator Ken Rozenboom and other speakers to be announced... $25 admission includes a catered meal... RSVP by e-mail at ​​, phone or text to 6417806609 before April 15th.


April 25

Indian Hills Community College Scholarship Auction will be held April 25th with new merchandise, gift certificates, vehicles, computer equipment, furniture and much more... There will be a country store, plant booth, blood pressure testing, henna tattoos, prize raffle, food and beverages. Proceeds benefit the Indian Hills Scholarship Fund... Doors open at 9 am... For more info, call 641-682-5465.


April 25

The 7th Annual Live United 5K & YMCA Healthy Kids Day will be Saturday, April 25th at the William Penn University PAC... One major change this year: all races are free... Visit or call Lindsey Sheets at United Way for more info, at 641-673-6043.

May 16-17

Step into the past-Step into the future- at Times of Future Past, Saturday May 16, and Sunday May 17, 10 am to 5 pm, at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park, 4051 Dean Ave. in Des Moines. Enjoy comedy and music, learn to dance the Waltz, Two-Step, even the Highland Fling! Attend how-to seminars on costuming, theatrical make-up and prop building, and come as your favorite character and enter the daily costume contest! Admission is $12 for Adults, $6 for children 5-12, and FREE for children under 5.


May 23

The North Mahaska Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 23rd at North Mahaska High School cafeteria/gymnasium at 4 pm.


May 30

The Mahaska County Agency on Aging is sponsoring the First Annual Floyd White Memorial Golf tournament Saturday, May 30th, at  Edmundson Golf Course. It will be a 4-Person Best Position format, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $50 per person, and registration is limited to 34 teams of four players. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the MCAA to continue its mission to serve senior citizens. To register, call Matt Sherlock at 641-673-5120. If you have questions, call Ashley Grubb at 641-670-0484. 

Now offering:
First Church of the Nazarene in Ottumwa-Kids Club now offers a bus ministry to pick up kids or adults on Wednesdays. Service starts at 6:30pm, bus pick up starts at 5:30pm. Call the church for more info at 684-6501. 

First Thursday Evening of Each Month:
The Safe Place Suicide Support Group will meet on the first Thursday evening of each month at the Celebrate Church, 1005 N Lincoln in Knoxville. Meetings run from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. This group helps support friends, families, and any loved ones who have lost someone to suicide. For more info call 641-891-5912 or 642-344-5681.

First Thursday Evening of Each Month:
"BINGO" Presented by Eddyville Historical Museum. Held at Eddyville American Legion on Walnut Street 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00. HELD 1st THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

Tuesdays from March 11th to April 1
Pella Regional Health Center Prenatal classes will be held on Tuesdays from March 11th to April 1st from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the conference room at Pella Regional Health Center. Cost is $47. Visit or call 641-621-BABY for more information.

Alzheimer's Support Group will be meeting the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Mahaska Health Partnership Board Room (entrance #2) at 7pm. Call 641-673-3881 for more information. 

Bereaved Parents Support Group will meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Mahaska Health Partnership Board Room (entrance #2) at 7pm.  

Adult Grief Support Group meets the 1st Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2pm in the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Conference Room (entrance #6). 

MS Support Group Meets the Saturday following the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10am in the Mahaska Health Partnership's Education Center A (entrance #2). Call 641-295-2030 for more information.

Diabetes WISE Classes are an educational course designed to improve the health and well-being of people with diabetes. Classes are offered on an as-needed basis; pre-registration is required. Call 641-672-3422 for more information.

Diabetes Support Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month in the Mahaska Health Partnership Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3). Attendance is free but registration is requested

The Oskaloosa Public Library is now accepting donations of new and gently used Legos for our Lego Club. Lego Club is for kindergarten through fifth graders and meets the first Tuesday of every month.



ALL THIRD GRADE STUDENTS living or attending school in Mahaska County are eligible for free swim lessons. Contact the YMCA for complete details, 641.673.8411 or e-mail


YMCA Family Fit Camp is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Kids Kickin' is a new fitness class specifically for kids. Class will be held every Friday afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. In addition to the class, there will also be nutritional information to get kids into some healthy habits that will serve them for life. Visit for more info.


YMCA Youth Football registration is now open... Middle School Girls' Night Out meets the first Monday of the month at the Y beginning at 7 p.m... Kiwanis Builders Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the Y beginning at 3:30 p.m... Pool, gym, and fitness class schedules can all be found at

Oskaloosa Chapter of Men With Vision meets every 3rd Saturday of the month at 7:30 am, at the Community Center at 813 15th Ave East, in Oskaloosa... Praying, Practicing, and Promoting Missions... For more information call 641-891-8128 

Pella Regional Health Center will hold an Adult Grief Support Group with Coffee, Conversation and Comfort on the 2nd Tuesday of month, from 9:30 to 10:30 am in the Lower Level of Comfort House... No reservation is necessary and this event is free and open to the public.

The Pella Regional Health Center Adult Grief Support Group "Moms with Hope" will be held the 2nd Monday of month at 7 pm in the Lower Level of Comfort House