Community Calendar

May 3, 2014

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Big Hollow Wilderness Run

The Big Hollow Wilderness Run starts at 9 am at the Big Hollow Recreation Area in Sperry. Sign-in starts at 8 am. Cost is $20.

The Big Hollow Wilderness Run starts at 9 am at the Big Hollow Recreation Area in Sperry. Sign-in starts at 8 am. Cost is $20.

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Breakfast on Main Street

Breakfast on Main Street runs from 7 to 9 am at the Whiteley Opera House in Bonaparte. It benefits the Fourth of July Committee.

Breakfast on Main Street runs from 7 to 9 am at the Whiteley Opera House in Bonaparte. It benefits the Fourth of July Committee.

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Coffee Chat

Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

Sunnybrook Assisted Living hosts “Coffee Chat” at 10 am with Jeffrey Meyer from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

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DM Co Plant Sale

Des Moines County Master Gardeners annual plant sale is from 8 am to 2 pm at the Troute farm in Burlington. There will be demonstrations and door prizes.

Des Moines County Master Gardeners annual plant sale is from 8 am to 2 pm at the Troute farm in Burlington. There will be demonstrations and door prizes.

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Dueling Pianos

Dueling Pianos, hosted by the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance, starts at 7 pm at the Airport Road Vineyard. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Chamber Alliance and Hy-Vee.

Dueling Pianos, hosted by the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance, starts at 7 pm at the Airport Road Vineyard. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Chamber Alliance and Hy-Vee.

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Fun Writing Workshop

The Friends of the Salem Crew Public Library are sponsoring a Writing Workshop on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the library. The subject will be how to write the Six-Word Memoir and More. Designed for aspiring and experienced writers of all ages, the workshop is a fun and easy way to find new things to write about.

Everyone is welcome. All materials will be provided by the workshop presenter, former Salem Elementary teacher, Karen Osborne.

The Friends of the Salem Crew Public Library are sponsoring a Writing Workshop on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the library. The subject will be how to write the Six-Word Memoir and More. Designed for aspiring and experienced writers of all ages, the workshop is a fun and easy way to find new things to write about.

Everyone is welcome. All materials will be provided by the workshop presenter, former Salem Elementary teacher, Karen Osborne.

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Iowa Wesleyan College Commencement events

10:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate Service in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium. Rev. Michael L. Morgan of the First United Methodist Church in Marion, Iowa will give the address.
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Graduation Lunch Buffet in the Student Union Dining Hall. No reservation needed. $10 adults; $5 children under 10.
1:30 p.m. - Commencement in Ruble Arena in the Howe Student Activity Center. IWC President Steven Titus will present the 2014 Commencement address. KILJ will carry the ceremonies live. A reception will be held on the central campus lawn following Commencement.

10:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate Service in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium. Rev. Michael L. Morgan of the First United Methodist Church in Marion, Iowa will give the address.
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Graduation Lunch Buffet in the Student Union Dining Hall. No reservation needed. $10 adults; $5 children under 10.
1:30 p.m. - Commencement in Ruble Arena in the Howe Student Activity Center. IWC President Steven Titus will present the 2014 Commencement address. KILJ will carry the ceremonies live. A reception will be held on the central campus lawn following Commencement.

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Louisa Co Plant Sale

Louisa County Master Gardeners annual Plant Sale starts at 8 am at the Heritage Center in Wapello. The sale includes baked goods and plants.

Louisa County Master Gardeners annual Plant Sale starts at 8 am at the Heritage Center in Wapello. The sale includes baked goods and plants.

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Louisa County Master Gardener Plant Sale

The Louisa County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale starting at 8:00 a.m., at the Heritage Center on Highway 61 in Wapello. The sale will be at the south end of the building so watch for signs. The MG’s will be happy to accept donations of plants, gardening tools, pots, etc. from non-members too.

The Louisa County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale starting at 8:00 a.m., at the Heritage Center on Highway 61 in Wapello. The sale will be at the south end of the building so watch for signs. The MG’s will be happy to accept donations of plants, gardening tools, pots, etc. from non-members too.

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Mepo Citywide Sales

Mediapolis City-wide Sales will be held today. There will be over 50 locations. Some places will be selling drinks, baked good and grilled food. Maps will be available at participating businesses. Rain or shine.

Mediapolis City-wide Sales will be held today. There will be over 50 locations. Some places will be selling drinks, baked good and grilled food. Maps will be available at participating businesses. Rain or shine.

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Mepo Dessert Bar

Mediapolis Friends of the Library Dessert Bar runs from 11 am to 1 pm. This is a fundraiser for children’s programs and is a freewill offering program.

Mediapolis Friends of the Library Dessert Bar runs from 11 am to 1 pm. This is a fundraiser for children’s programs and is a freewill offering program.

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New London Fire Department Spagetti Dinner

New London Fire and Rescue Spaghetti Dinner serving from 3-7 pm at the fire station for a free will donation.

New London Fire and Rescue Spaghetti Dinner serving from 3-7 pm at the fire station for a free will donation.

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NL Citywide Sales

New London Citywide Garage Sales start at 8 am. Participating will be the New London Presbyterian Church. They are serving coffee and rolls at 8 am. Rummage items will be for sale. They will be serving sandwiches, sides and dessert.

New London Citywide Garage Sales start at 8 am. Participating will be the New London Presbyterian Church. They are serving coffee and rolls at 8 am. Rummage items will be for sale. They will be serving sandwiches, sides and dessert.

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Oklahoma!

Mt. Pleasant High Schools presents “Oklahoma!” with performances at 8 pm in the Heatilator Performing Arts Center. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students.

Mt. Pleasant High Schools presents “Oklahoma!” with performances at 8 pm in the Heatilator Performing Arts Center. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students.

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Spy School

Danville High School presents the comedy-satire “Spy School” at 7:30 pm in the junior high school gym. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students.

Danville High School presents the comedy-satire “Spy School” at 7:30 pm in the junior high school gym. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students.

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Trash Pickup along Mt. Pleasant Streets

Everyone is invited to join the Wayland State Bank Community Pride project. Meet at the Mt. Pleasant bank location at 9 am to help pick up trash along Mt. Pleasant streets. Garbage bag, gloves and maps will be provided.

Everyone is invited to join the Wayland State Bank Community Pride project. Meet at the Mt. Pleasant bank location at 9 am to help pick up trash along Mt. Pleasant streets. Garbage bag, gloves and maps will be provided.

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Witte Observatory Open

Witte Observatory at Big Hollow Outdoor Recreation Area is open for public viewing by the Astronomy Club. Weather permitting it will be open from sunset to 10:30 pm.

Witte Observatory at Big Hollow Outdoor Recreation Area is open for public viewing by the Astronomy Club. Weather permitting it will be open from sunset to 10:30 pm.