Community Calendar

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

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August 22
The Mahaska County Agency on Aging is hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction the evening of August 22, beginning at 5:45 pm. Bidding begins at 6 pm and the dinner will be served at 6:45 pm. Guests are encouraged to offer a free will donation for dinner. All proceeds will go towards the Senior Center's "Burn the Mortgage!" campaign and other funds aiding the progression of their facilities. For more information, contact Holly Groom at 319-270-4633 or

August 27
The Bussey Fire Department will host a community blood drive from 3-7 pm on Wednesday, August 27 at 313 5th Street, inside the Bussey Community Center. To donate, please contact Polliann Carlson at 641-944-5281.

August 28
The Eddyville Ruritan Club will host a Community Blood Drive from 3-6:30 pm on Thursday, August 28 at 501 Walnut Street, inside the Volunteer Fire Department. To donate, please contact the Ottumwa Telerecruitment at 800-452-1097 or visit

September 4
Women of the community are invited to attend Thursday Morning Coffee Break at Oskaloosa 1st Christian Reformed Church, at 815 North 11th Street starting Thursday, September 4th at 9:30 am... Each week includes coffee and snacks at 9:30 with community Bible study from 10 to 11... Call the church at 641-673-4272 for more information.

September 5
The Ecumenical Cupboard will be hosting a food drive at the Ottumwa Wal-Mart Friday, September 5 through Saturday, September 6 from 9 am- 5 pm. For more information contact Shirley Gingrich-Slonaker at 641-683-3837.

September 7
First Christian Reformed Church, 815 North 11th Street is the address for Parking Lot Praise... Bring your truck or vehicle, drop the tailgate or pack some lawn chairs... Food at 5:30, praise & worship at 6 pm. Hotdogs, chips, ice cream sundaes & drink provided

September 9
Women of the community are invited to attend Tuesday Evening Coffee Break beginning with a picnic at Edmundson Park in the shelter by playground, to include socializing for the women and
playtime for their children. Each week following at the 1st Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa will include an evening meal at 5:45 followed by Bible study at 6:15 for women and Bible stories, games & crafts for their children... (Nursery available for infants.) Call Deb at 673-3048 or Dena at 672-2604.

September 11
The 3rd Reformed Church in Pella will host the bible League Central Iowa Retreat on September 11. The keynote speaker will be Valerie Elliot Shepherd. Come on out to learn about the Bible League's Ministry in South America. The event will also feature a concert by the Gospel Male Chorus. 

Now thru October
The Blue Zones Project of Oskaloosa will be hosting Fit Family Fun from 4:00-5:00 pm every Sunday from August to October in Oskaloosa's Historic City Square. This program is free to the Oskaloosa Community. For more information, call 641-672-3104. 

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.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:
Attention Kids and Teens: Come get a healthy meal and join in on fun and educational activities. From June 2 to August 15, summer lunches will be available to kids age 1 to 18 (children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult) at the following locations: Central United Methodist Church, Edmundson Park, New Hope Free Methodist Church. For more information or to volunteer, contact Martha Comfort at 641-660-5264. 

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