Community Calendar

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March 27

Oskaloosa High School's Night of Jazz will be held Friday, March 27th at the George Daily Auditorium. This Year's performance will feature six local jazz bands: William Penn University Jazz Band, North Mahaska Jazz, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Jazz, Oskaloosa Middle School Jazz, Oskaloosa Jazz Lab, and Oskaloosa Jazz Ensemble. The performance will begin at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, contact Rich Waddington at the Oskaloosa High School. 


March 28

Branson on the Road opens on Saturday, March 28th at 2 pm at the Pella Opera House. Branson on the Road is an award-winning show bringing country music, laughs & fun for everyone with Debbie Horton, Donnie Wright, and Brian Capps. Call 641-628-8625 or go online to for tickets or more information.


March 28

The Oskaloosa Girl Scouts will sponsor a dessert auction on Saturday, March 28th in center court of Penn Central Mall. The auction begins at noon, and will continue until all desserts have been sold. Individuals and businesses wishing to donate desserts to Girl Scouts for the event should bring those items to the mall's center court beginning at 11 am on the day of the event.  


March 28

Leighton Lions Spring Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 28th from 6:30 to 9 am. Serving all you can eat pancakes, with sausage and eggs at the Christian Reformed Church in Leighton. Proceeds are for Keith Beintema who is recovering from Cancer.


March 29
You're invited to the Dare Ya' Expo at Penn Central Mall March 29th from noon to 4 pm. The event will include a variety of interactive stations to re-introduce clubs, events, activities that happen in your own back yard. You can walk the recreation trail on a mock trail, have your picture taken in a photo booth, throw a disc golf disc, win a tree to take home and much more! 


March 29
An Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day will be held Sunday, March 29th from 2 to 4 pm at the Bridgeview Center in Ottumwa... The event is for ages up to 12 years, with Barnyard Billy, goodies for all, and 6 bikes will be given away... Admission is one non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.


March 29

Holy Week worship schedule this week at St. James Episcopal Church, at 207 South 3rd Street in Oskaloosa is as follows: Holy Communion will be held Palm Sunday, March 29th at 9 am, Maundy Thursday, April 2nd at 5:30 pm, and Easter Sunday, April 5th... There will be no communion on Good Friday, April 3rd.


March 30

The Mahaska Community Development Group (MCDG) and YMCA will host a public input meeting at 9 am, 11:30 am, and 6 pm, Monday, March 30, in Penn Central Mall in the suite across from Label Shopper. The two-hour session will be aimed at defining what key indoor recreation and child care facilities and programs need to be maintained, revamped, and/or developed to serve the community. 


April 3

The YES singles will have a "bring your own meal" supper on Friday, April 3rd, at 6 pm...  Individuals will also need to bring their own nonalcoholic drink as well. Music/games/cards for any active singles over the age of 50. St .Paul's Church, 501 High Ave East. Osky. For more info, call Lorretta at 641 569-3391.


April 7 - May 19

The Freedom from Smoking Class will be offered for seven weeks with class meeting every Tuesday, beginning April 7, through May 19, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the board room on level2 of the MHP campus in Oskaloosa, best accessed through entrance #2. For more information and to register contact Schwab at 641-672-3163.


April 9
Oskaloosa Women's Connection invites you to their annual "Guest Night". Join them for dinner on Monday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Peppertree in Oskaloosa. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.  There will be a presentation from Scott Gottschalk entitled "Are Angels Real"? Rex McFall from Oskaloosa will entertain with his harmonica. Call either Judy at 641-672-2313 or Amy at 641-504-3677 by Thursday, April 9th if you would like to attend.


April 11

Deep River Community Center presents Praises to Him Ministries with The Graves Family and Headin' Home Quartet on Saturday, April 11th with supper at 4 pm, concert at 5 pm... For more info, call 641-521-6538 or e-mail


April 25

Indian Hills Community College Scholarship Auction will be held April 25th with new merchandise, gift certificates, vehicles, computer equipment, furniture and much more... There will be a country store, plant booth, blood pressure testing, henna tattoos, prize raffle, food and beverages. Proceeds benefit the Indian Hills Scholarship Fund... Doors open at 9 am... For more info, call 641-682-5465.


May 16-17

Step into the past-Step into the future- at Times of Future Past, Saturday May 16, and Sunday May 17, 10 am to 5 pm, at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park, 4051 Dean Ave. in Des Moines. Enjoy comedy and music, learn to dance the Waltz, Two-Step, even the Highland Fling! Attend how-to seminars on costuming, theatrical make-up and prop building, and come as your favorite character and enter the daily costume contest! Admission is $12 for Adults, $6 for children 5-12, and FREE for children under 5.


May 23

The North Mahaska Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 23rd at North Mahaska High School cafeteria/gymnasium at 4 pm.


May 30

The Mahaska County Agency on Aging is sponsoring the First Annual Floyd White Memorial Golf tournament Saturday, May 30th, at  Edmundson Golf Course. It will be a 4-Person Best Position format, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $50 per person, and registration is limited to 34 teams of four players. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the MCAA to continue its mission to serve senior citizens. To register, call Matt Sherlock at 641-673-5120. If you have questions, call Ashley Grubb at 641-670-0484. 

Now offering:
First Church of the Nazarene in Ottumwa-Kids Club now offers a bus ministry to pick up kids or adults on Wednesdays. Service starts at 6:30pm, bus pick up starts at 5:30pm. Call the church for more info at 684-6501. 

First Thursday Evening of Each Month:
The Safe Place Suicide Support Group will meet on the first Thursday evening of each month at the Celebrate Church, 1005 N Lincoln in Knoxville. Meetings run from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. This group helps support friends, families, and any loved ones who have lost someone to suicide. For more info call 641-891-5912 or 642-344-5681.

First Thursday Evening of Each Month:
"BINGO" Presented by Eddyville Historical Museum. Held at Eddyville American Legion on Walnut Street 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00. HELD 1st THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

Tuesdays from March 11th to April 1
Pella Regional Health Center Prenatal classes will be held on Tuesdays from March 11th to April 1st from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the conference room at Pella Regional Health Center. Cost is $47. Visit or call 641-621-BABY for more information.

Alzheimer's Support Group will be meeting the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Mahaska Health Partnership Board Room (entrance #2) at 7pm. Call 641-673-3881 for more information. 

Bereaved Parents Support Group will meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Mahaska Health Partnership Board Room (entrance #2) at 7pm.  

Adult Grief Support Group meets the 1st Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2pm in the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Conference Room (entrance #6). 

MS Support Group Meets the Saturday following the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10am in the Mahaska Health Partnership's Education Center A (entrance #2). Call 641-295-2030 for more information.

Diabetes WISE Classes are an educational course designed to improve the health and well-being of people with diabetes. Classes are offered on an as-needed basis; pre-registration is required. Call 641-672-3422 for more information.

Diabetes Support Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month in the Mahaska Health Partnership Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3). Attendance is free but registration is requested

The Oskaloosa Public Library is now accepting donations of new and gently used Legos for our Lego Club. Lego Club is for kindergarten through fifth graders and meets the first Tuesday of every month.

Oskaloosa Chapter of Men With Vision meets every 3rd Saturday of the month at 7:30 am, at the Community Center at 813 15th Ave East, in Oskaloosa... Praying, Practicing, and Promoting Missions... For more information call 641-891-8128 
Pella Regional Health Center will hold an Adult Grief Support Group with Coffee, Conversation and Comfort on the 2nd Tuesday of month, from 9:30 to 10:30 am in the Lower Level of Comfort House... No reservation is necessary and this event is free and open to the public.

The Pella Regional Health Center Adult Grief Support Group "Moms with Hope" will be held the 2nd Monday of month at 7 pm in the Lower Level of Comfort House