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Kickball and Cornhole Tournament

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:43 pm

Title: Kickball and Cornhole Tournament
Location: Kalona, IA
Description: Lifeguard Ministry is hosting a Kickball and Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 23rd for any child that is currently in 3rd-6th grade. Bring the whole family for fun and games. We are offering free T-shirts and lunch. The tournament starts at 10:30am at the Kalona City Park. Over 20 local high school students run Lifeguard Ministry. Come and enjoy an afternoon playing Kickball in the park.
Date: 2017-09-23

Joyful Noises Choir Practice

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:38 pm

Title: Joyful Noises Choir Practice
Description: Joyful Noises fall session begins Tuesday, September 26. Joyful Noises is an adult special needs choir open to all individuals over 14 years of age. We gather together weekly to sing fun, familiar songs from all decades and work toward preparing a concert to be performed for the community. Practices will be held at the Washington Mennonite Church every Tuesday evening from 6-7 p.m. The fall concert will be performed in mid-November.

Date: 2017-09-26

Riverside Blood Drive

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:38 pm

Title: Riverside Blood Drive
Description: The city of Riverside is hosting a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 25 at the Riverside Community Fire Department inside the donor bus. To donate, please contact Kristin Bell at 330-8807 or visit bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 207 to locate the drive.
Date: 2017-09-25

IMS Homecoming and Alumni Weekend

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:38 pm

Title: IMS Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Description: Iowa Mennonite School is hosting a homecoming and alumni family weekend October 13-15. Events will include alumni volleyball and soccer games, the Joetown Classic 5k, the annual pork supper, and much more. IMS campus will be open all weekend for tours and for classes to meet.
Start Date: 2017-10-13
End Date: 2017-10-15

Apple Fritter Booth

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Title: Apple Fritter Booth
Description: Iowa Mennonite School PTO will be operating the Apple Fritter Booth at the Kalona Fall Festival on Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30. IMS students will also be performing music at the fall festival on Friday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Start Time: 2017-09-30
Date: 2017-09-29

“After Prom” Breakfast Fundraiser

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Title: \”After Prom\” Breakfast Fundraiser
Location: Keota
Description: Everyone is invited to attend the Youth Plus “After Prom” breakfast on Sunday, October 1st from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Lagos Acres in Keota. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, muggins, and sausage from the Keota Locker. There will be a free will donation. All proceeds help make the “After Prom” party possible.
Date: 2017-10-01

DHLW Early Childhood Area Board meeting

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:35 pm

Title: DHLW Early Childhood Area Board meeting
Description: The DHLW Early Childhood Area board will be meeting on Tuesday, September 19 at 5 p.m. at the Columbus Junction City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Early Childhood Iowa is a statewide initiative that provides local funding for programs serving all families with children under 5 years old. The DHLW Board is currently seeking members from Des Moines and Louisa County. To learn more contact Tasha Beghtol at 461-1369.
Date: 2017-09-19

Tree Program

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:35 pm

Title: Tree Program
Description: The public is invited to attend a free program on mapping of Washington public land trees and emerald ash borer. Consulting arborist Andy Dahl will share some insights into Emerald Ash Borer, the status of trees in our community, and what will need to be done. The program will be held September 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office. This program is being hosted by the Washington County Master Gardeners.
Date: 2017-09-26

Archaeology Program Series

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:34 pm

Title: Archaeology Program Series
Location: Columbus Junction, IA
Description: Louisa County Conservation’s Archaeology Program Series concludes with “Protection of Ancient Human Remains in Iowa” on Thursday, September 21 from 6-7 p.m. at the Columbus Junction Civic Center. Bioarchaeology Director at the Office of the State Archaeologist Lara Nolder will give a summary and brief history of the Iowa Code sections that provide protection for ancient human remains in the state. She will also discuss how the legislation is implemented, with examples of the sites it serves to protect.
Date: 2017-09-21

Marion Avenue Baptist Church Open House

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Title: Marion Avenue Baptist Church Open House
Description: Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Washington is having an open house Sunday, September 24 beginning at 10 a.m. Music will be provided by the Van Gelderen Music Team, and a bible message based upon the church’s purpose will be given. The event will continue in central park where you can enjoy a sit-down dinner, inflatables, pony rides, cotton candy, live music, and more.
Date: 2017-09-24

Rummage and Bake Sale

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Title: Rummage and Bake Sale
Description: Brighton United Church is having a Rummage and Bake Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the church located at 101 South Mechanic Street in Brighton.
Date: 2017-09-30

Trivia Night

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:32 pm

Title: Trivia Night
Description: Washington Middle School is hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, September 30th at Lebowski’s Rock and Bowl in Washington. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $125 per team of up to 8 players after September 16. All proceeds will benefit Washington Middle School classroom, building, and athletic needs. For more info contact Angie at 653-5414.
Date: 2017-09-30

4-H Award Nominations Due

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:32 pm

Title: 4-H Award Nominations Due
Location: Washington County Extension Office
Description: Washington County 4-H would like to recognize those volunteers who have had a large impact on 4-H this year and in the past. These adult awards will be presented at the 4-H Award and Family Fun Night November 5. Five awards will be given out: Friend of 4-H, Partner in 4-H, 4-H Volunteer of the Year, 4-H Alumni, and 4-H Family of the Year. Nominations are due to the Washington County Extension Office by October 1.
Date: 2017-10-01

Chop Dinner

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Title: Chop Dinner
Location: Brighton, IA
Description: Brighton United Church is having a chop dinner on Saturday, October 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Brighton Community Building. The meal will include a windsor chop, baked potato, slaw, roll, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Carry-out is available. All proceeds will be used for local mission activities.
Date: 2017-10-07

Dinner and Concert

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Title: Dinner and Concert
Location: Ainsworth Opera House
Description: Join us for dinner and a concert at the Ainsworth Opera House on Saturday, October 7th at 7 p.m. Violinist Miera Kim and cellist Carey Bostian of Red Cedar Chamber music will bring you a powerful Czech-inspired program, but watch out – not everything is what it seems. Tickets are $20 and dinner is at 6 p.m. Call 653-6250 for more information.
Date: 2017-10-07

Hospice 5K Memorial Run/Walk

Posted: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Title: Hospice 5K Memorial Run/Walk
Location: Washington, IA
Description: The 18th annual Hospice 5K Memorial Run/Walk Fundraiser will be happening Saturday September 16 at Sunset Park in Washington. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the walk/run starts at 9 a.m. Families wishing to honor their loved one may submit a photo and a brief personal note to be displayed along the memorial path. For more information call 653-7321.
Date: 2017-09-16

Kalona Fall Festival Talent Contest

Posted: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Title: Kalona Fall Festival Talent Contest
Description: The Kalona Fall Festival will be hosting their 8th annual talent contest on Saturday September 30th starting at 2:30 p.m. Bring your talent of any kind for the chance to win Kalona Cash prizes. Age categories are 12 and under, 13-19, and 20 and older. You can download a form on the website or contact the Kalona Historical Village at 656-3232.
Date: 2017-09-30

Pork Loin and Broasted Chicken Dinner

Posted: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Title: Pork Loin and Broasted Chicken Dinner
Location: Wellman, IA
Description: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Wellman will have their annual Pork Loin and Broasted Chicken Dinner on Sunday October 1st, serving from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meal includes homemade noodles, dressing and cranberry sauce, with all the trimmings. Also desserts with homemade pies. Carry out meals are available and can be ready to pick up by calling 646-2244 the morning of the dinner. A live auction will be held beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Date: 2017-10-1

Raptor Bicycle Ride

Posted: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Title: Raptor Bicycle Ride
Description: The Louisa County Trail Council is sponsoring a Raptor Bicycle Ride on Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m.- noon at Toolesboro Mounds and Museum. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Toolesboro with the ride starting at 9 a.m. Cyclists are encouraged to attend the RARE – Raptor Advocacy, Rehabilitation and Education event being held at the Port Louisa National Refuge from 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. Participants will get to learn about and view live Iowa raptors. Pre-registration is requested, but not required.
Date: 2017-09-30

Dawson Family Fundraiser

Posted: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 6:13 pm

Title: Dawson Family Fundraiser
Description: The Dawson Family is having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, September 23rd from 4:30-7 p.m. at the VFW Post 6414 in Riverside. Cost is $5 per plate and you can bring a package of diapers to enter a raffle drawing for a $25 Wal-Mart gift card. There will also be a silent auction and a bake sale. If you would like to volunteer or make a monetary or item donation call 461-1965 or 212-4005.
Date: 2017-09-23