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“Coal Mining on the Muchikinock Creek”

Monday, October 21, 2019 Environmental Learning Center at Caldwell Park 6:30 – 8:00 pm The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites you to attend a special public program titled “Coal Mining on the Muchikinock Creek” at the Environmental Learning Center on the evening of Monday, October 21 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Guest speaker, Doug Wilson, has been […]

Knee-High Naturalists “Spider Web Wonders”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:00 – 11:00 am Environmental Learning Center at Caldwell Park The Mahaska County Conservation Board is hosting another Knee-High Naturalist program for kids ages 5 and younger titled “Spider Web Wonders” on Wednesday, October 16 from 10:00-11:00 am. Bring the kids and let them learn cool and interesting facts about spiders […]

O.W.L.S. “History of Popcorn”

Guest speaker: Grubb’s Popcorn Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Environmental Learning Center at Caldwell Park When you walk through the doors at the Environmental Learning Center at 11:00 am on October 23rd for the O.W.L.S. program, you will be smelling the delicious scent of Grubb’s popcorn! Bring a lunch and join […]


The Main Street Program of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group has held the Young Ambassador Contest for several years to raise funds to promote the Lighted Christmas Parade. The contest is fun for kids and parents all across Mahaska County. Main Street is seeking area boys and girls ages three through kindergarten to […]

The Dr. Willie Jolley Experience: Live Better and Achieve More

OSKALOOSA, IA- Renowned business and motivational speaker, Dr. Willie Jolley, is bringing his dynamic message to Oskaloosa. Create “An Attitude of Excellence” and unlock your potential in an evening full of inspiration. Dr. Willie Jolley is a world-class, award-winning speaker and international bestselling author. He is a Certified Professional Speaker from the National Speaker Association […]

Fall Garden Tasks is upcoming Garden Basics topic

Come learn about Fall Garden Tasks (also known as putting the garden to bed) on October 17 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension office, 212 North I Street Oskaloosa. Some of the fall tasks to be potentially discussed include Fall lawn care – applying herbicide and fertilizer; Harvesting and Storing apples; Planting trees […]

October is World Food Prize Month at William Penn University

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn University’s Health & Life Sciences Division welcomes all students, staff, faculty, and community members to attend the annual World Food Prize lecture on Wednesday, October 16, at 11:15 a.m. in the George Daily Auditorium. This year’s speaker is Bram Govaerts, the global Director Innovative Business Strategies with CIMMYT. About Bram […]

Garden Seed Saving Presentation Encore

Come learn about saving garden seed to use in future years from current garden crops on October 8 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension office, 212 North I Street Oskaloosa. Master Gardener Krysta Wendelboe will be giving this encore presentation. Garden Seeds are often saved by home gardeners. It is a great way […]

Get Your Walk On with the Healthiest State Annual Walk

The 2018 Healthiest State Walk took place on Wednesday at noon. Several people made laps around the square in Oskaloosa as part of it.

Physical activity is one of the most important things all Iowans can do to improve their health – and walking is a great way to get moving. The Healthiest State Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, asks Iowans to walk for 30 minutes with their friends, co-workers, family and neighbors. The Oskaloosa Area […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Friday, October 11th

Give your lunch hour to a good cause by walking on Friday, October 11, from Noon – 1 pm on the Square in Oskaloosa (rain location: Penn Central Mall) in order to raise awareness for breast cancer. With a $25 per person donation, each participant will receive registration for the walk and a long-sleeve commemorative […]


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