Meet the Authors of Wolly Dreams & hear an Environmental Learning Center update on Thursday, March 29 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at the Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area. Mahaska Mammoth: Woolly Dreams was written after the bones of three woolly mammoths were discovered in Mahaska County. It is a fictional story enhanced with facts that will inspire readers of all ages to learn more about the woolly mammoth and the Ice Age. Come out to the conservation center at the Russell Wildlife Area from 6:00-7:00 PM to hear a reading of the story by Linda Fox and visit with the authors; Laura DeCook, Mary Jane Sullivan and Linda Fox. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about Mahaska County’s Environmental Learning Center that is being built at Caldwell Park! The MCCB director, Dave Sedivec, will provide this information. The Russell Wildlife Area is located at 2254 – 200th Street, New Sharon, Iowa which is four miles north of Oskaloosa on Hwy. 63 and one mile east on 200th Street. If you have questions, feel free to call the Mahaska County Conservation Board at 641-673-9327.
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Easter Bake Sale for SMAS
There will be an Easter Bake Sale at Mahaska Drug in Oskaloosa March 28-30 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. All proceeds will be donated to Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter (SMAS).
Milestones AAA Advisory Board Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the March 27, 2018 Meeting of the Milestones Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors will be held at the Ainsworth Four Corners Restaurant and Fuel Stop meeting room, 3112 Hwy 92, Ainsworth, IA 52201. Residents of Appanoose, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne Counties are encouraged to attend. A copy of the agenda and approved minutes from past meetings are available atwww.milestonesaaa.org under the News/Events tab; by email at email@example.com or by calling 1-855-410-6222.
Moonlight Movie Night at Eveland Access Campgrounds
Want to do something fun with the whole family on Memorial Day weekend? Campers, campground visitors, and the public are welcome to come out and watch a FREE movie at the Eveland Access Campground on Saturday, May 26, beginning at dark (8:30 PM). Free popcorn available. Check the Mahaska Conservation Facebook Page to know which movie will be playing.
Christ in the Passover
What do the Jewish Passover and Jesus’ last supper have in common? Vladimir Mitnitsky, with Jews for Jesus, will answer that question as he presents, “Christ in the Passover” at the Omega Church, located at 203 Hope Street in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The presentation will be held on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 PM. You’ll gain wonderful insights on how the pieces of God’s plan of salvation fit together, and you’ll remember this visual display of the Passover pageantry for years to come. Join us for Christ in the Passover from Egypt to Calvary to what it means for us today. Although admission is free, you must call 641-676-0849 to reserve your spot. Questions? Contact Pastor Dave at 295-3588.
March End of Month Meals
St. Paul Congregational UCC, located at 501 Ave. East, will hold free end of the month meals from 5:30 – 6:15 PM on March 26, March 27, March 28, and March 29. No questions asked. No reservations required. This endeavor is a mission of the Oskaloosa Area Association of Churches. For additional details, call 641-672-2079.
Last Eggs & Issues of the Season
Saturday, March 24 is the last Eggs and Issues of the season at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa. It will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 9:30 AM.
Eat, Drink, & Be Awesome!
Please join us for a night of fun and fundraising celebrating the work of Sieda Community Action at our 2018 Banquet and Silent Auction on Friday, March 23 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. Social hour and auction beings at 5:30 PM, dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available at www.sieda.org or at your Wapello, Appanoose, Jefferson, and Mahaska County Resource Centers. Call 800-622-8340 for more information.
Last Eggs & Issues of the Season Announced
(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – The last Eggs & Issues forum, hosted by the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group, will be held tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa from 8:30-9:30 AM. This final session of the season will feature local residents running for elected positions in the Oskaloosa and Mahaska County community.
On the panel will be:
Holly Brink. Brink is running for Iowa House District 80. The area that is included in this district is East Mahaska, West Wapello, Monroe, and Appanoose County.
Henry “Willie” Van Weelden. Van Weelden is running for re-election to the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors.
Dustin D. Hite. Hite is running for Iowa House of Representatives District 79. The area that is included in this district is Western Mahaska County, all of Oskaloosa, University Park, and North East Marion, including Pella.
The final Eggs & Issues moderator will be Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt.
After a brief introduction by each panel member, they will be open to take questions from those present, as this is an open forum.
IHCC Offering Free High School Equivalency Classes
(OTTUMWA, Iowa) – Indian Hills Community College is offering a path for interested people to earn their high school equivalency diploma in as little as two months and the next courses begin in April.
Interested parties may attend an orientation meeting about earning their High School Equivalency Diploma on Tuesday, April 3 at 9:00 AM in the Community Education Center at the North Campus of Indian Hills Community College (15260 Truman Street, Suite 2, Ottumwa, IA).
The orientation lends to a quick turnaround. Classes will begin the following Monday, April 9. Morning and afternoon classes are available, and students are encouraged to work at their own pace. Online classes are also available.
Participants are eligible to take the HiSET if they are 19 or older and not enrolled in high school OR if they are 17 or 18, out of school, and have parental permission.
Indian Hills Community College offers HiSET (High School Equivalency Tests, formerly GED) preparation courses and materials at no cost. To sign up or learn more, call 641-683-5747.
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