Category archives for: Arts and Education

Oskaloosa Main Street — Window Decorating Contest

Merry Little Downtown Christmas (file photo)

Oskaloosa Chamber and Main Street have laid out a Christmas challenge, and are asking area businesses and organizations to rise to the cheerful occasion! The holidays are fast approaching and visitors will be traveling to town to shop, eat, and stay. Area businesses and organizations can help make a visual impact by decorating their storefronts […]

Homeschool Science Lab “Turkey Talk”

Environmental Learning Center November 7 at 10:00-11:00 am or 1:00-2:00 pm November 8 at 1:00-2:00 pm The Mahaska County Conservation Board will be hosting a Homeschool Science Lab program on November 7 and 8 at the Environmental Learning Center at Caldwell Park. This month’s topic will be “Turkey Talk”. Three sessions will be offered for […]

Wreath Making Workshop

Start the holiday season by creating a fresh wreath for your front door at the Mahaska County Master Gardeners’ wreath-making workshop on Monday, December 2 at v 6:00 pm. Workshop will be held at the Mahaska County Extension office; 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa. Please allow two hours to make a wreath. Workshop materials include […]

Holiday Plant Care

Come learn about holiday plant care from the Mahaska County Master Gardeners on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension office; 212 North I Street, Osklaoosa. We will be discussing poinsettias, amaryllis, Holiday cacti, and forced bulbs. Garden Basics classes are Mahaska County Master Gardeners presenting on a variety of general […]

Barnswallow Flowers and Produce Speaker

Join Mahaska County Master Gardeners as we hear from Meredith Nunnikhoven about peonies, dahlias etal as cut flowers on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension office; 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa. The Mother-Daughter team of Kerrilyn & Meredith Loynachan Nunnikhoven launched Barnswallow Flowers and Produce. Located on Highway 23 east […]

Herbal Tea Time and Workshop To Be Held

Join the Mahaska County Master Gardeners as we host Master Gardener Lois Harris in a Herbal Tea Time and workshop and on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension office; 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa. Lois will present on herbal history and uses. We will also have a teatime followed by […]

Agronomy in the Field

AMES, Iowa – Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field. Agronomy in the Field for women is in its fifth year and has been offered at several locations […]

Homeschool Science Lab “Turkey Talk”

November 7 from 10:00 – 11:00 am (OR) 1:00 – 2:00 pm November 8 at 1:00 – 2:00 pm Environmental Learning Center Registrations required! The next Homeschool Science Lab hosted by the Mahaska County Conservation Board is coming up on November 7 and 8, 2019 at the Environmental Learning Center. If you are interested in […]

Riparian Buffers Can Make Good Pollinator Habitat

This edge-of-field practice offers benefits for the soil, water and for pollinators AMES, Iowa – Farmers and landowners who want to increase pollinator habitat while also improving water quality should consider the benefits of saturated riparian buffers enhanced with native wildflowers. Establishing pollinator habitat within riparian zones, where the agricultural value is lower and where […]

Courtney Krause to Perform in Oskaloosa Saturday November 2nd

The TruBank Winter Concert Series will hold its first show of the 2019-20 season on Saturday, Nov 2nd at The Outer Space performance venue, located inside the Oskaloosa Art Center at 115 High Ave West in Oskaloosa. Singer / Songwriter Courtney Krause will take the stage Saturday, November 2nd at 8 pm. Courtney was named […]


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