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Surrealism: A Search for Freedom by John Schlechter

Surrealism: A Search for Freedom by John Schlechter

Indian Hills Art Gallery (Warrior Commons in Arts & Sciences Building) Ottumwa, Iowa Tuesday, October 17-Wednesday, November 22 Meet the Artist’s Family: Thursday, October 17, 4:00-5:30 p. m. This Dutch-Indonesian artist fought in the Dutch Royal Army during WWII and was a POW. His surrealist paintings reflect a lifetime of work created while living in […]

Young Ambassadors Contest 2023 – Register Now!

Young Ambassadors winners for 2022.

Oskaloosa Main Street is excited to share the plans underway for the Main Street Young Ambassador Contest. One young man and one young lady will once again be chosen as Oskaloosa’s Young Ambassadors. If you have a three-year-old to kindergarten-age child, enter them now! The Young Ambassador contestants will all be introduced, and the winners […]

Mahaska Mixer set for October 5

Studio Osky

Studio Osky at 212 North Market Street in Oskaloosa invites you to attend the next Mahaska Mixer co-hosted by the Mahaska Chamber Diplomats on Thursday October 5. Studio Osky is an art collective and gallery featuring art exhibits, artist receptions, open mic nights and more. Plan to attend the grand opening ribbon cutting at 4:30 […]

Mahaska Conservation Youth Outdoor Field Day

Ivan VanKooten provides safety instruction to one of the many youth who participated in Youth Outdoor Field Day at Russell Wildlife Area.

Saturday, September 30, 2023 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Russell Wildlife Area Early registration deadline for ½ price deal is Sept. 15! Bring the kids and family to the 20th Annual Youth Outdoor Field Day at the Russell Wildlife Area on Saturday, September 30th any time between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. The Mahaska […]

Raising School Ready Readers to be held at Eddyville Library

Iowa State University Extension

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach- Mahaska County is offering a series of family literacy activity sessions for parents and children ages 3-6. The Raising School Ready Readers program gives parents ready-to-use ideas on how to turn everyday experiences–like fixing meals, giving baths, or riding in the car — into learning activities. “We know parents […]

Fremont To Celebrate 175 Years

Fremont 175 Years

Fremont is celebrating its 175th birthday with a Demi-Semi-Sept-Centennial three-day Celebration from September 8-10th! Join us for a fun-filled weekend with FREE family-friendly activities, including inflatables, lazer tag, caricatures, face painting, food, vendor market, live music, grand parade, contests, and much more! We hope to see you in Fremont! Our most up-to-date schedule with details […]

Tomato Fest to be held

Many different varieties of tomatoes were available to try at this years Tomato Fest held at the ISU Extension Office in Oskaloosa. (photo by Ginger Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

Mahaska County Master Gardeners announce a Tomato Fest will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 6 PM. Their first Tomato Fest was celebrated in 2005 when Stan & Susan Gilland, then Master Gardener Interns from Monroe County introduced many to heirloom varieties of tomatoes and we discussed tomato growing topics. The popular event is […]

Mahaska Health Celebrates 12th Annual Run in the Sun

12th Annual Run in the Sun

July 21st, 2023 OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska Health Serenity House is hosting the 12th annual Run in the Sun 2k/5k event at the Statesman Community Stadium on August 5th, 2023. More than 300 runners, walkers, and volunteers are expected to attend the event in support of Mahaska Health Serenity House. Dr. Zacharjasz, Hospice Medical Director at […]

Musical and Agricultural Heritage of Oskaloosa to be Celebrated at 36th Annual Sweet Corn Serenade

A long line for sweet corn stretched on down the block during Thursday nights Sweet Corn Serenade.

(Oskaloosa, Iowa) – The 36th Annual Sweet Corn Serenade is being held on Thursday, July 27 in downtown Oskaloosa. This year’s event includes kids’ activities, food vendors, and a Craft & Vendor Fair starting at 12 pm and going through 9 pm. Starting at 4 pm, hamburgers, beverages, pie, and sweet corn will be served […]

Fall Master Gardener Training Applications Open July 17

Iowa State University Extension

Training will benefit Iowans wanting to deepen their understanding of gardening and horticulture AMES, Iowa – The application window is opening July 17 for the fall 2023 Master Gardener training cohort, which will be offered in 55 counties or extension regions. Counties offering fall training include: Adams, Benton, Boone, Bremer, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Cerro […]


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