Free End of Month Meals (June 2018)

Free end of month meals will be provided at St. Mary’s Parish Center, located at 301 High Ave East, in Oskaloosa, from June 25-27, 2018. Serving will be from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM. No questions asked. No reservations required. For additional details, contact the Oskaloosa Area Association of Churches at 641-672-2079.

Big Country Bash 2018

Sun Tan City presents the Big Country Bash 2018, a country music and camping festival on June 22 – 23 in St. Charles, Iowa. Talent includes Brett Eldredge, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Midland, Aaron Watson, Phil Vassar, Russell Dickerson, Raelynn, Tucker Beathard, and Justin Adams. Tickets are on sale now at www.bigcountrybash.com.

Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet

Students who may be interested in competing for a State Title in the Live Healthy Iowa Kids State Meet in Marshalltown in June will have an opportunity to qualify in Oskaloosa. The Optimist Club of Oskaloosa is hosting a qualifier on Tuesday, May 15 at Lacey Complex Stadium. The event is open to students ages 7-14 from any area. The winner of each event in each group will advance to the state meet. No same day registrations will be taken. Information is available at area schools, Midwest One Bank or from Keith Comfort at 641-660-5263 or by email kcomfort3545@gmail.com. Online registration is available at www.livehealthyiowakids.org.

Oskaloosa Women’s Connection Monthly Dinner

The Oskaloosa Women’s Connection monthly dinner meeting will be held Monday, May 14 at 6:30 PM at the Peppertree in Oskaloosa. Sue Bader will be the speaker; Larry Lewis will show unique stepping stones; and music will be provided by the Oskaloosa Christian School. For reservations, call Twink at 641-673-7345 or Judy at 641-672-2313. Tickets are also available at the door. If the need to cancel should arise, call the aforementioned ladies by noon the day of the event.

A Tribute to Barry Manilow at the Bridge View Center

The Ottumwa Civic Music Association will present a tribute to Barry Manilow on May 6 at 7:30 PM at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. Enjoy Manilow’s hits that are known and loved by all ages. Hear Copacabana, I Write the Songs, Can’t Smile Without You, and others performed by Jim Witter, spot-on tribute artist. Admission is by season ticket or $15.00 at the door. Youth and students are admitted for free. Sponsored by Principal Financial & John Deere. For more information, call 641-777-5903 or 641-937-5749.

Spring Wildflower Walks 2018

Join a park ranger for a leisurely walk along a woodland trail to look for signs of spring! Spring Wildflower Walks will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM in the South Tailwater Recreation Area at Lake Red Rock. Meet at the large picnic shelter. Wildflowers will be the highlight as we search for Trout Lily, Dutchman’s Breeches, Virginia Bluebells, and other spring ephemerals. The beautiful flowers have a short bloom time, so you won’t want to miss them. The program is free of charge and no registration is needed. Please note: The program location includes a dirt path with slightly hilly terrain. For more information, contact the Corps of Engineers Office at 641-828-7522 or via e-mail at lakeredrock@usace.army.mil. To learn more about Lake Red Rock, visit www.lakeredrock.org.

Women, Wine & Whiskey

A Women, Wine & Whiskey luncheon and workshop will be held by the Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce at the Bridge View Center on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Women’s Panel to include: Mary Stewart, running for a local state and senate seat; Sheri Lock, local philanthropic; Stevie Nelson-Witt, former military intelligence and Colorado Highway Patrol; and Meliha Cavkusic, Executive Director of the Ottumwa Housing Authority.

First Reformed Church Community Blood Drive

First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa will host a community blood drive from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, April 30 at 815 N 11th Street, inside the Fellowship Hall. To donate, please contact Sue & Gene DeBruin at 641-673-7303.


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