Calendar of Events - Indianola Chamber of Commerce.

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2021 Indianola Golf Open
7/21/2021 - 7/21/2021
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Monday, April 5, 2021 - Friday, April 23, 2021

Strengths 2 Succeed is a training taking place in April at the Connect 2 Careers Center in Des Moines. This training focuses on young adults ages 18-24.  Strengths 2 Succeed is incentivized and ends with a 8-10 week PAID work experience.

Strengths 2 Succeed will help with various aspects of career planning and growth including interview prep and mock interviews, resume writing, emotional intelligence, communications skills, and other soft skills. For information, contact or (515) 205-9981.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - Monday, May 24, 2021
Curriculum designed by the National Partnership for Community Leadership on Fatherhood Development
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Friday, April 9, 2021 - Sunday, April 25, 2021

Hike along the McVay trail between April 9-25 and search for pictures of Scooter The Squirrel, located between 9th and 15th Streets.

Please leave the pictures in the location that you find them for others to enjoy. Share your photos on Facebook or Instagram using #findscooter

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - Sunday, April 18, 2021
Every dozen you purchase benefits Warren County Child Abuse Prevention
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Friday, April 16, 2021 - Friday, April 30, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021 - Sunday, April 18, 2021
The Festival of Short Plays will explore the dynamic era when Theatre in the United States came of age in the period between World War I and II. This is the 18th annual Festival of Short Plays produced entirely by students at Simpson College. 

Festival of Short Plays 2021: Between the Wars is a free, live event with a suggested donation amount of $7.00.

This event will take place outdoors at Indianola’s Memorial Park and Amphitheater, 602 North G Street, Indianola, IA, 50125.

Here is some additional information about the outdoor venue:

- The seating area is not covered.

- Patrons are advised to bring their own seating to the performance (folding chairs, blankets, etc.).

- The seating area will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.

- Masks and social distancing of 6 feet between parties is required.

To view photos of the location or look for more information, please visit

If a performance should be cancelled due to inclement weather, an additional performance will be added on Sunday, April 18 at 4:00pm. Patrons who have tickets for the cancelled performance will receive an email with a link to re-book tickets for the added show.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Join the Warren County Conservation Board as we light up the night sky! Learn about the valuable role fire plays in the prairie ecosystem, and why prescribed burns are used. Enjoy the beauty of watching the prairie burn against the night.

This program is dependent on weather conditions. Registration is not required for this event.

Check for event updates on this Facebook event, our website event, or call the office for at 515-961-6169.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Never underestimate the power that one individual can have on other people.  This includes overt leadership positions or being a good role model to both young people and peers.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Join Deb Hansen and Tina Dahl, Des Moines Art Center docents, for a virtual presentation that will explore the beauty of nature found in art.
In a series of three scheduled Zoom calls, Deb & Tina will share a variety of artwork and lend different perspectives. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions.
All presentations are offered free of charge by the Des Moines Art Center.

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Saturday, April 24, 2021
Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m. to noon.

Participate in a 45-minute yoga class followed by a glass of your favorite Summerset wine!

Saturday classes will be on our large back patio.

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Monday, April 26, 2021 - Friday, April 30, 2021
Highlights of the spring cleanup program are as follows:
  • Items will be picked up on your recycling day.
  • Out on the curb by 7:00 a.m.
  • Only large items not hauled through weekly service will be picked up.
  • No construction materials, railroad ties or tires will be picked up.
  • Items that are bulky and difficult to handle (such as swing sets) must be cut up or dismantled into pieces no longer than 4 feet.
** Please note that only the curbside pickup portion of the cleanup is currently set to happen. Electronic, appliance and hazardous waste plans are still being finalized at this time. **

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Come enjoy a Tuesday night out with friends, and see if you have what it takes to outsmart the other teams at Sports Page Trivia Night! Each team gets a 1/2 price appetizer, and if you're really smart, you could win some drinks or gift certificates!
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Grab a pint, grab some friends, put your thinking caps on. West Hill Brewing is now hosting trivia on Wednesdays. There will be prizes. Max Team size is 6 people.
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Friday, April 30, 2021
Post pictures of your family playing your favorite card or board game with chance to win prizes.
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Saturday, May 1, 2021
Check out Indianola's array of local business to show your support! Remember to #ThinkIndianolaFirst
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Saturday, May 1, 2021 - Monday, May 31, 2021

Take Part in StoryWalk! Get outside and stretch your legs and your mind with fun stories you’ll love.
StoryWalk® is a fun idea to get communities outside and reading. Each month, we will put new nature-themed children’s stories along trails in different parks. Stories will all be nature-themed and fun to read! Bring your whole family out to hike and read a page of the story every few feet as you go along. Below is a schedule of where and when the books will be placed.  Please sign our guest book at the end of each StoryWalk® so we know how many people made it out.

"We Walk Through the Forest" at the Indianola Activity Center, May 1-31.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021
(2 Rounds)

Check in/Sign Up 8:00-9:00 am
*Virtual Player Meeting night prior on Facebook event page

(This event will use PDGA Live Scoring)

Tee Off 9:15 am
Pro Divisions $45
Am Divisions $35
(Add $10 if you are not a current PDGA member)

Optional Ace Fund $5

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Sunday, May 2, 2021
Our great local bands play Sundays from 2:00pm- 5:00pm and weather permitting the bands will perform outside. In winter months or on rainy days we bring the music inside to perform in our banquet hall. Sunday Tunes Concerts take place every Sunday May-October, and once a month November-April.

Cover Charge: $5 per person. Kids get in FREE!

Inside the tasting room we are requiring staff and guests to wear masks or facial coverings. We are providing disposable cups. We have implemented a "one way" traffic flow, and time spent indoors should be brief. Please keep a safe distance from other groups.

Online ticket purchasing will be available.

Band Line Up:

March 21 Tailgate Sunday Tunes- see separate event
April 4th Easter- The Sons of Gladys Kravitz Duo
May 2- Fat Tuesday & The Greasefire Horns
May 9- Retro Rockets
May 16- Slipstream
May 23- Fahrenheit
May 30- The Sons of Gladys Kravitz
June 6- Rythmatics
June 13- Recoil
June 20- Jake Schrodt & The Residuals
June 27- Dick Danger Band
July 4- The Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Remaining dates TBD

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Crafts, baked goods, and homemade goodies will be available at the Warren County Historical Museum on March 13 for the first indoor Winter Farmers market of 2021! Make sure to wear a mask and stay safe. 
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Saturday, May 15, 2021
*Registration will open MARCH 1st. 50ish mile gravel timed event on the scenic rolling hills of Warren county, surrounding the community of Indianola, Iowa. Our event is raising food/supplies for our local animal shelter, Kiya Koda.
This is a 3 person team event, each team rider must start and finish the race together at the same time, as a team, for your time to be official.
Registration will be donating at, they have an Amazon wish list of items they are in need of. Just go to the wish list and make a purchase of items of your choice, (they're always in need of kitty litter) and PLEASE leave a comment that this is for the INDY 50 GRAVEL RALLY and drop my name. Just provide a copy of the invoice day of event at sign in. No invoice will require 100 jumping jacks per team members at the start line to continue. Kiya Koda is non-profit and rely on donations. So show them doggies and kittys some love. I will post a list of things they are in need of for those interested in giving a little extra.
The event will stage at West Hill Brewing Company and will be led a short distance to the edge of Indianola to start. Finish location just north Indianola (same as last year) Team categories will be men's, women's, coed and fat bike. A cap of 50 teams (150 riders) this year. Awards will be given to the top three teams in each category, and awards for the team out of all to finish with the best time. Each registered rider will receive an event beer glass from our host, West Hill Brewing Company. BOOM!
*Registration this year will be through an event site which is a free service to both riders and us. I will post a link March 1st so you can register your team, and then you will go to the Amazon wish list for Kiya Koda and donate. The registration site is basically to keep track of teams. 🤞 More details and sponsor news to come!! Put us on your list of must do rides!

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Saturday, May 15, 2021
Ackworth Garden Club Plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Moats Park, N 1st St, Indianola from 10 AM - 2 PM. This is our annual fundraiser. We use our proceeds to fund various projects in our communities. This includes Youth Container Gardening Class and Contest, Warren County Fair Junior Flower & Horticulture ribbons and premiums, and Log Cabin Days Big Pumpkin/Giant Sunflower Contest. We maintain gardens at the Warren County Fairgrounds, Indianola Dog Park, Norwalk Brownie Park & Magnolia Arboretum, Carlisle Historical Randleman House, and Ackworth Church Grounds. We also sponsor a $500 scholarship for a local Warren County horticultural student attending Iowa State University. We appreciate your support!
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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Join us as we celebrate spring and the new riding season! Have your bike blessed, test ride a new motorcycle, enjoy some live music, or just stop in for a FREE BBQ lunch.

The local Christian Motorcycle Association chapter will be on hand to bless your motorcycle starting with a group blessing at 10 am. Following the group blessing, individuals from the CMA will bless each individual motorcycle, meeting riders at their bikes.

After the Blessing, enjoy some live music from Trespassing and a free BBQ lunch starting at 11:00. 

Store Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Open to all children K - 12 who reside in Warren County. Learn about potting your own planter and then entering it in the Youth Container Gardening Contest at the Warren County Fair.

Note: The garden club will require any mask and social distancing practices in place at the time of class.

At this free class you will learn about different types of potting soil, selecting plants, pots and maintenance of your plants. You will have hands on experience in preparing your soil, selecting a plant and potting it to take home with you. All parents and grandparents are welcome.

Please register online no later than ​Friday, May 14, at Select the Special Events tab, then Youth Container Gardening Class for details and registration link.

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