What Cheer Opera House 2018 Pickers Festival

On Saturday, April 28, the What Cheer Opera House 2018 Pickers Festival will be held at 7:00 PM. This will be an exciting mix of music featuring talented performers in the area such as: Stan Knipfer, Charlie Sigafoose, James Moore, Matt Brower, Cass More, John Nelson (M.C.), Carmen Olsen, Jack Wilkening, Craig Morrison (Drummer), and Donna Knipfer (Sound). Country, rock, and blues music. Free will offering.

Keota Community-Wide Garage Sales

Keota’s annual spring community-wide garage sales will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21. On Friday, the sales will be from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and on Saturday the sales will go from 8:00 AM to noon. Sponsored by the Keota Community Club.

Ottumwa Noon Lions New Member Induction Ceremony

On Thursday, April 12, Ottumwa Noon Lions will be hosting their annual New Member Induction Ceremony. The annual event is a celebration following the annual member drive. This year three new members will be inducted into this outstanding organization. A social will begin at 5:30 PM followed by dinner at the KC Hall. The new members will be welcomed.

Alley Gets a Spring Cleaning to Jump Start the Season

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Even with cool temperatures, it was just “spring enough” to give The Alley a good spring cleaning Tuesday, April 10. Spring cleaning for The Alley, located in downtown Oskaloosa just off the square between Smokey Row and Bridal Dreams, meant out with the winter greenery, in with the tables, umbrellas and chairs, anticipating another fun filled season.

Many helping hands pitched in for the effort from the Central College Student Volunteers, the Oskaloosa Fire Department, the Oskaloosa Street Department, Alley-friend Harold, Oskaloosa Main Street, and the Alley KADTS. Jaarsma Bakery also contributed tasty goods for the occasion, as well.

May flowers will soon follow the clean up, so visitors and residents alike are urged to stop by The Alley throughout the season and have some lunch or book a party.  On Thursdays, beginning May 31 through August 2, live music and wine will be had at 6:00 PM and visitors can also cross the street to the park in the square at 8:00 PM on Thursdays to hear the Oskaloosa City Band.

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-Information submitted by Sherry Vavra, Mahaska County Recreation Foundation

Oskaloosa Women’s Connection Monthly Dinner

The Oskaloosa Women’s Connection (OWC) invites all women to join the group at the Peppertree in Oskaloosa for their monthly dinner on Monday, April 9 at 6:30 PM. The speakers will be Nicollete Lane, Steve Dixson, along with some of his students. whom will talk about and demonstrate robotics. Music will be provided by Andy Fuller. For reservations, call Twink at 673-7345 or Judy at 672-2313 by April 5. If the need to cancel should arise, call same numbers.

Ottumwa Civic Music Association Presents ‘Ireland’s Happy Man’

Ottumwa Civic Music Association presents Cahal Dunne “Ireland’s Happy Man” 7:30 PM, April 7, 2018, at Bridge
View Center. Dunne is a pianist, singer, story teller, comedian and television personality with that magical quality
that transcends talent. His Irish to Broadway to Country repertoire guarantees great entertainment. Admission is $15 or by season ticket. Students are free. For more information you may call 641-777-5903. Sponsored by Wapello County Foundation and Community 1st.

7th Annual ‘Bras for a Cause’

The 7th Annual Bras for a Cause will be held on April 7, 2018 at the Carl Craft Civic Center in Hedrick, Iowa. Dinner will be provided by Bubba Q’s at 4:30 PM and there will be a silent auction from 4:30 – 8:00 PM. The Live Bra Auction will begin at 6:00 PM. Modeling will be done by volunteers from the Hedrick Fire Department. Free will donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to Komen Iowa.


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