Heartland Humane’s Pizza Picnic in the Park

September 6, 2014 Heartland Humane’s  Pizza Picnic in the Park provided by Papa John’s  12 – 2pm Proceeds go to Heartland’s Bailout Fund to save City dogs. $5 for pizza (picnic tables to the right of the fenced area) Drawing for IHCC Season tickets, movie tickets and more. Earn tickets for Drawing by walking sweet…



OTTUMWA—Parents with students who have not registered for the 2014-15 school year in Ottumwa need to attend the following registrations:   ELEMENTARY Elementary students who did not pre-register may register on Wednesday, August 6 at their elementary school between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you are unsure which elementary you attend, call the board office at…



The Villages of Van Buren will be hosting the 28th annual Bike Van Buren on August 16-17. Bicycling enthusiasts will pedal their way through 11 historical villages during the weekend event.  Different route options were implemented last year and because of their popularity organizers will continue to offer alternative routes to better accommodate all riders,…

Ol’ Time Music Festival to be held in Eldon

Live Music

Eldon— The 18th annual Ol’ Time Music Festival will take place August 8-9 at the Wapello County Fairgrounds in Eldon.  The festival will feature country, gospel and bluegrass performances.  Programs on the stage will begin Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. though participants are welcome to “jam” on the grounds anytime. The…

Ottumwa High School Ice Cream Social


OTTUMWA—The Ottumwa High School marching band is hosting their Second Annual Ice Cream Social in Central Park on Thursday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. The event includes free ice cream and will feature a sneak preview of the marching band’s 2014 program, “Honor–Lest We Forget.” The program honors all veterans.

Oskaloosa Sweet Corn Serenade

City of Oskaloosa Iowa

Thursday July 31st, starting at noon, Oskaloosa is having the Sweet Corn Serenade!  Everyone’s invited to the town square for a nice meal, fun activities,  vendors, and live music! The meal includes a hamburger and an ear of corn for $5. Extra corn can be purchased separately for 50¢ each ear. Schedule is as follows: …

SEISO to Present Free Chamber Concerts


The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will promote their 2014-15 season with a set of free chamber concerts July 16-17, 2014 in Burlington and Fairfield and a mini noon concert in Washington. The Fairfield concert is 7:30 pm Wednesday evening, July 16 at the Sondheim Center. The mini concert in Washington will begin at 12:15 pm…

Symphonic Blast Has Been Rescheduled


The annual “Symphonic Blast!” in Burlington’s Crapo Park has been rescheduled for August 16, 2014. Starting at dusk (7:45 PM), the concert will be a rich and wonderful blend of popular and light classical music. As always, it will conclude with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and the best fireworks in the region. Bring your…