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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available at www.livehealthyiowakids.org.
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The William Penn University and Community Concert Bands, along with the William Penn University Choir, will present a spring concert on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Musco Technology Center (MTC) Atrium.
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.
Free end of month meals will be provided at the Central United Methodist Church, located at 201 N Market in Oskaloosa, May 29-31, 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.
Auditions for “Home Again” will be held at the George Daily Auditorium on May 6-7 from 5:00-8:00 PM. This is an original Mahaska musical written by the George Daily Auditorium. They are looking for performers, storytellers, singers, dancers, volunteers, and Mahaska County enthusiasts to be part of this one-of-a-kind production. New- and long-time residents from all over Mahaska County are invited to audition. No experience necessary. Ages 8 and up of all ability levels are invited. If auditioning for a singing role, you may bring a prepared song or sing a familiar one like “Happy Birthday”. Those auditioning for non-singing roles need not sing. Rehearsal schedules will be flexible. Performances are on June 16 & 17, 2018. For more information, visit www.georgedaily.org/grant or call 641-672-0799.
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.
William Penn University Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 5 in the Penn Activity Center in Oskaloosa from 10 AM – noon. For more information, call 641-673-1001.
On Saturday, April 21, head on over to the Oskaloosa Square for a day of family fun, art, and music for the 5th Annual ‘Chalk the Walk’ event from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM. This is a free-will donation event with all proceeds going to the United Way of Mahaska County. About Chalk the Walk: This event is an annual fundraiser for Operation Backpack, a program which provides local children with essential school supplies. For more information, call 641-676-3400.
The date for the 5th Annual ORBRO is set for Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 PM, hosted by Oskaloosa Rides Bikes. The group will start at The Tap, located at 206 Rock Island in Oskaloosa and the distance is less than 15 miles. According to the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group, the group will ride clockwise and stop at Bobzilla’s Bike Shop as well as a couple of other stops as they ride around Oskaloosa. New this year – a scavenger hunt. Get your bike tuned up and be sure to bring your helmet and a friend or two!
Oskaloosa Special Olympic athletes will be doing a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch in Oskaloosa on Monday, April 23, from 5:00-7:30 PM. Proceeds will help the group with various costs for their program. Please remember to mention you are there to help support their athletes. If you have any questions, please contact Pizza Ranch or Tammy Sparks at 641-295-6999.
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