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Walking is on e of the most accessible and affordable ways to stay healthy.

Walking is a great way to connect with friends and family, catch up and refresh our minds, as well as providing physical benefits, too.

The Healthiest state Initiative is having week prize giveaways. Log on to Healthiest State Initiative on Facebook for details on how to enter.

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08/08/18
-10/03/18
 


Indianola Farmers Market at the Warren County Fairgrounds

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
June through October

and

Wednesdsay
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
July through September

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08/15/18
-09/29/18
 


Take a tour and register for door prizes at the Vintage Cooperative of Indianola's Annual Fall Fest Open House. 

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09/20/183:00pm to 6:00pmMelissa Casner


Bike down to I-Town every third Friday from April to September on the Indianola Square. Stop by to show off your bike or just to browse
 

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09/21/186:00pm to 10:30pmRandy Gathers



Make a memory watching movies under the stars for free!  Bring blankets or chairs.  Free popcorn courtesy Paramount Theater.  Pop and candy will be available for purchase.
 

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09/21/187:15pm to 9:15pmIndianola Parks & Recreation


Pancake Breakfast to support the Indianola Noon Lions Club

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09/22/187:00am to 10:00amDanyel Wilson


Yoga in the Park | Saturdays at 9:00 am | June - September, 2018 |  Buxton Park, Indianola, IA

Relax and invigorate at the same time as our volunteer instructor leads you through exercises in the park! Improve your flexibility, balance, and strength in a unique setting. Calm your mind and reduce stress as you work through the exercises amidst the fresh air, blooming flowers, and peaceful setting. Instructors will vary each week to provide variety. All you need is your own mat, towel, and water bottle.

 

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09/22/189:00am to 10:00amIndianola Parks & Recreation


For every flu shot given at Medicap Pharmacy from Sept. 24-Nov. 17, we will donate 12 meals to the local food bank! You can make an even bigger impact by donating non-perishable foods here too! Come see us for your flu shot and together, we'll feed hungry Iowans! 

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09/24/18
-11/17/18
7:00am to 7:00pmShanna Zwanziger


Bringing Others Through Change Workshop

Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM

@The Studio
104 W 1st Ave, Indianola, IA

In this 3-hour workshop, gain practical, tactical, try-this-now tips for identifying where you and your colleagues are in a change, and for helping everyone move to the next stage, with less whining, moaning, weeping, and gnashing of teeth!

Objectives

  • – Learn strategies and tactics to help understand where others are coming from
  • – Recognize the most effective communication and persuasion techniques that will help individuals around you move forward
  • – Gain tools and tips to help others through change and transition

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09/25/188:30am to 11:45amRenee Little


Convince Them - Lunch & Learn

Tuesday September 25, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

@The Studio
104 W 1st Ave, Indianola, IA

– Lunch is provided!

How do you leverage your influence to persuade others in the moment and get them on your side? You’ll find out how to adapt your style of influence, and learn the keys to honing in on the influence style of others.

Objectives

  • – Learn more about the five common styles of persuasion, why it’s important, and how to leverage it without damaging relationships
  • – Practice the art of persuasion
  • – Learn how to read your audience and cater to their style of influence
  • – Gain skills and tools to be an honest influencer on behalf of what’s best for the business

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09/25/1812:00pm to 1:30pmRenee Little


The City of Indianola, Warren County Economic Development, and the Indianola Chamber of Commerce are working together to develop next generation plans for the Indianola downtown square.  We are starting by deploying the expertise of three revitalization specialists from the Iowa Economic Development Authority's Downtown Resource Center!

Chamber members and other community organizations are invited to meet with the assessment team, who will be gathering input regarding this project from attendees.  There are two opportunities available, but you can only register for one. 

Many communities across Iowa have taken advantage of this service and have successfully developed and executed plans and projects that made a meaningful impact on their downtown districts.  Typical outcomes included improvement of downtown aesthetics, business mix and development, and building rehabilitation to name a few!

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09/25/1812:00pm to 1:15pm


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The City of Indianola, Warren County Economic Development, and the Indianola Chamber of Commerce are working together to develop next generation plans for the Indianola downtown square.  We are starting by deploying the expertise of three revitalization specialists from the Iowa Economic Development Authority's Downtown Resource Center!

Chamber members and other community organizations are invited to meet with the assessment team, who will be gathering input regarding this project from attendees.  There are two opportunities available, but you can only register for one:

When:  September 25, 2018
Time:    5 pm - 6:30 pm
Where:  Brickhouse Tavern, 107 H. Buxton
Cost: Free but registration required (Limited to 80 attendees)

Many communities across Iowa have taken advantage of this service and have successfully developed and executed plans and projects that made a meaningful impact on their downtown districts.  Typical outcomes included improvement of downtown aesthetics, business mix and development, and building rehabilitation to name a few!



 

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09/25/185:00pm to 6:30pm


Join Central Iowa business professionals to master new ideas and grow business. The conference includes three featured key-note speakers and seven breakout sessions. 

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09/26/188:00am to 4:30pmBarb Rasko


September program begins at 1:00 pm and the topic is Conifers by Barry Laws, Quilted Gardens & Nursery in Des Moines.

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09/26/1811:00am to 2:00pmJudy McGhee


Join us for our Fall Open House!  Our Historic Barn is filled with Autumn Home Decor, Wreaths, Florals, Unique Gifts, Vintage and Antiques. Great event for family and friends. Be sure to visit our Display Garden and Gazebo. Sept 27th, 28th and 29th 10am to 5pm


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09/27/18
-09/29/18
10:00am to 5:00pmCarol Hansen


Yoga in the Park | Saturdays at 9:00 am | June - September, 2018 |  Buxton Park, Indianola, IA

Relax and invigorate at the same time as our volunteer instructor leads you through exercises in the park! Improve your flexibility, balance, and strength in a unique setting. Calm your mind and reduce stress as you work through the exercises amidst the fresh air, blooming flowers, and peaceful setting. Instructors will vary each week to provide variety. All you need is your own mat, towel, and water bottle.

 

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09/29/189:00am to 10:00amIndianola Parks & Recreation


The Warren County Historical Society has announced the theme for the 2018 Log Cabin Days Festival is Sing a Song of Warren County.

Saturday, September 29, 2018  9:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 30, 2018     9:00 a.m.
Where: 1400 W. 2nd Avenue, Indianola, IA

Do you have information to share?

WCHS is celebrating local musicians. If you have information or pictures to share of any musical group or individual, past or present, please contact us: 961-8085 or email Simon Stanfield at smnstn@msn.com

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09/29/18
-09/30/18
9:00am to 5:00pmWarren County Historical Society


WHEN:  September 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
PARADE ROUTE: Starts on Clinton by the Warren County Administration Building, South on Buxton, East on Ashland, South on Howard, West on Salem through the Warren County Fairgrounds.
PARADE LINEUP:  9:00 a.m. 
LINEUP LOCATIONS:
Floats on the north side of the Warren County Administration Building on Clinton
Bands lineup on Boston as well as on Howard in front of the Warren County Administration Building
Horses line up on the East side of Howard by House of Mercy

The event is sponsored by the Warren County Historical Society

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09/29/1810:00am to 12:00pmDarlene Lawyer


BIG PUMPKIN/GIANT SUNFLOWER CONTEST
Open to all children K-12 who reside in Warren County.
 
Do you think you can grow the biggest pumpkin or giant sunflower       
in the county?  Find out by registering for this fun gardening contest.
 
 Pick up free pumpkin and sunflower seeds & registration form at:
  • Indianola Parks & Rec Plant Sale 810 N 6th St (East of HyVee) Friday, April 27 11:00-6:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 28 8:00 a.m.-noon
  • Ackworth Garden Club Youth Container Garden Class
Saturday, May 19   (see details below)
  • Ackworth Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, May 5  10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
at the Warren County Adminstration Building
  • Indianola Parks & Recreation Office
After Monday, May 21
 
Judging for the contest will be held at the Warren County Log Cabin Days Festival on Saturday, September 29.  Check in will be from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Judging will be completed and winners announced at 1:00 p.m.  Prizes are awarded.
 
Sponsored by the Ackworth Garden Club and Indianola Parks & Recreation.

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09/29/1811:00am to 1:30pmSharon Weeks


This is the 4th consecutive year for the Healthiest State Annual Walk, with the goal of having Iowans in all 99 counties take part in 30 minutes of walking on October 3.

The Healthiest State Initiative is having weekly prize giveaways on Facebook. Like Iowa Healthiest Initiative to get stated.

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10/03/18 


Enjoy a leisurely autumn day between six unique small-family farms in south-central Iowa, one hour south of Des Moines, Iowa. 

The Farm Crawl will consist of barnyard animals, free-range eggs, honey, jams, beef, pork, lamb, chemical-free produce, apples, homemade fudge and candies, pumpkins, music, metal artwork, fall decor, sheep, mules, alpacas, antique tractors, and more! 

Tour the farms, visit the animals, sample and purchase locally grown and produced products, enjoy different foods, enter a raffle for a basket of goodies and have fun in the beautiful Iowa countryside! 

Entrance to all the farms is FREE! 

Enjoy a fun time for the whole family! 

Go to https://sites.google.com/site/originalfarmcrawl/home for more information and directions. 

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10/07/1811:00am to 5:00pm


 


Select the games and number of tickets you want, enter the promo code, INDIANOLACC and purchase your tickets from the home page of www.indianolachamber.com

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10/07/1812:00pm to 5:30pm


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10/12/185:00pm to 9:00pm


Bad meetings waste time. Don’t let your company’s precious time be sapped away by lousy meetings! Make them better now – whether you’re the meeting facilitator, the meeting owner/sponsor, or a “mere” participant.

Objectives

  • – Encounter tools to make meetings less awful
  • – Gain a repeatable framework for planning and facilitating collaborative meetings
  • – Gain tips and strategies for improving your skills as a facilitator

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10/19/1810:00am to 11:00amRenee Little




Select the games and number of tickets you want, enter the promo code, INDIANOLACC and purchase your tickets from the home page at www.indianolachamber.com

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10/21/1812:00pm to 5:30pm


October program begins at 1:00 pm and the topic is Current Garden Trends by Megan Hughes, Garden Magazine Writer.

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10/24/1811:00am to 2:00pmJudy McGhee


Please help sponsor the 2nd Annual Indianola Rotary Club Art Festival! Net proceeds will benefit Indianola's first all-inclusive public park play area. $250 Sponsors will have their business included in all advertising for the event. Please write a check to the Rotary Club of Indianola and email your business logo to: kwebstercreative@gmail.com

This event will include free snacks, cash bar, and live music! 

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10/27/185:00pm to 9:00pmRon Heideman


When: October 30, 2018, 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Where: Indianola Public Library lawn and parking lot, 207 N, B Street, Indianola

Various departments of the City of Indianola along with Indianola Municipal Utilities will have decorated trunks and treats for Trick or Treaters at the Indianola Public Library.

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10/30/185:30pm to 6:30pmMichele Patrick




Select the games and number of tickets you want, enter the promo code, INDIANOLACC and purchase your tickets on the home page for the www.indianolachamber.com

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11/11/1812:00pm to 5:30pm


November program begins at 1:00 pm and the topic is Bats by Carly Kalina.

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11/14/1811:00am to 2:00pmJudy McGhee


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