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October 2016

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2018 iYP Member Registration
01/01/18 - 12/31/18
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Maximizing Your Chamber Benefits Workshop
04/10/18 - 12/04/18
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Holiday Extravaganza 2018 Sponsorship
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Events in the month of October 2016
25th Anniversary celebration

The Village is having a 25th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 1st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the MapleCrest Building.  The event will be free and open to the public.  Everyone is welcome!

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Fused Jewelry Class

Fused Glass Jewelry:  Make dazzling dichroic fused glass gems for a pendant and earrings. Learn the basics of glass fusing. No experience is necessary.  Pick up your pieces after one week.   6 - 8 pm. $40 – Decals and multiple firings extra.

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2016 Legislative Forum

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Wire Wrapped Ring Class

Wire Wrapped Ring:  This beginner level wire wrap ring class teaches all the techniques on how to make this fabulous ring out of sterling silver, 14K gold filled or copper wire. Custom fit it for you! No experience necessary.    6 - 8 pm.  $35 – All Supplies Included.

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Free Leaf and Garden Waste Disposal

Available at the Indianola Brush Facility during normal hours of operation. Normal hours are:
  • Thursdays - Noon to Dusk
  • Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sundays - Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please....No dumping outside of business hours or anywhere else on the property

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off

The City of Indianola works in conjunction with the South Central Landfill and the Metro Waste Authority to provide city and the county residents with a collection site for hazardous household material.
Items accpeted free of charge during normal Brush Facility hours of operation include: drain & oven cleaners, mercury thermometers, rechargeable batteries, weed killers, sharps, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline & kerosene, mercury switches, rust removers, oil filters, oil & lead based paint, petroleum-based adhesives, compact fluorescent lamps, stain & varnish, aerosol cleaners, amonia-based cleaners, fertilizers & pesticides, and metal polishes.

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Fall Cleanup

For a successful program, residents are asked to abide by the following program guidlines:
  • Only large items not hauled through weekly service.
  • No construction materials or railroad ties.
  • If you have items that are bulky and difficult to handle (such as swing sets) they must be cut up or dismantled into smaller pieces no longer than 4 feet.

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Free Appliance Drop Off

H&W Recycling will be taking appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, furnaces, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, etc. 
Appliances ONLY no scrap metal.

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Fused Glass Fall Ornament

Fused Glass Fall Ornaments:   Make one fused glass ornament in this fun fusing class. All ages welcome and no experience is necessary.  10 am - Noon. $18 (If you would like to make an additional ornament in class it will be $15.00 payable at time of class.)  All Supplies Included.

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Career Fair Etiquette Workshop

Learn about career fair etiquette as well as many other useful tips!

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Stained Glass Picture Frame

Stained Glass Picture Frame: Beginner stained glass class. Learn how to measure and cut strait lines on stained glass. Use the copper foil method to assemble a beautiful 4x6 picture frame for you to cherish forever. This class is one 3 hour session. You will be able to choose your colors for this stained glass project from our big inventory of in house stained glass. Must be at least 18 years old.   6 - 9 pm. $40 – All supplies included. Must Pre-register by October 8th.

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Climate Change and National Security

The Indianola Green Team 
Simpson College 

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson 
Former Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell 
Climate Change and National Security 

October 12, 2016

Luncheon: 11:30 to 1:00 at Trinity United Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall 
Luncheon reservations at:
Free will donation

Evening Address: 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Simpson College 
Kent Student Center
Black Box Theater

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Chamber Cafe: The New Age of Digital Marketing

REGISTER NOW for the next Chamber Café:

Learn from a Digital Marketing expert who will help you develop your business's digital footprint!

WHERE: The Village, 1203 North E Street
WHEN: October 12, 2016
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m

Blue Zone Breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Presentation: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Cost: Members $5 or Non-members $15
Registration Deadline:  October 10, 2016

Trista Hageman, The Des Moines Radio Group
Trista Hageman from The Des Moines Radio Group will explore and present alternative ways to ensure your digital footprint is effective – AND you are spending your resources wisely. 


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Iowa Works Monthly Career Fair

Employer List
  • Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Cintas
  • DES Employment Group
  • Delta Dental
  • Electrical Power Products (EP2)
  • Heritage Building Maintenance
  • Hy Vee
  • Iowa Events Center
  • Luther Park
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Midwest Ambulance
  • Nationwide
  • Palmer Group
  • Sam's Club
  • Siegwerk
  • Staybridge Suites

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Wire Wrapped Pendant

Wire Wrapped Pendant: Make your fused glass jewelry special. Learn simple wire wrapping techniques to give your glass jewelry an artistic finish. You will make one pendant using wire and fused glass gems. No experience is necessary. Bring in your own cabochon or buy one from our already made fused glass cabochons. 6 - 9 pm. $40 – Wire and tools provided. Must Pre-register by October 8th.

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Town Talk: EMERGE@ Simpson

Town Talk will introduce the public to EMERGE@Simpson. Students from EMERGE@Simpson will be present to explain what they have accomplished and share some of their ideas for the future.

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Beaded Fall Earrings

Beaded Fall Earrings:  Make yourself a unique pair of Fall earrings to enjoy for many years to come. You will make a pair earrings with fun Fall inspired beads. Get ready to learn some great techniques in jewelry making!  6 - 7:30 pm. $15 – All supplies provided. Must Pre-register by October 8th.

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Indianola Fire Department Open House

Joint Public Safety Open House. 

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Medicare Part D Comparison

Drug plans can change annually and comparing plans may save you money. Schedule your Medicare Part D comparison today! Open enrollment begins October 15, 2016 and runs through December 7, 2016.

You also may qualify for extra help with drug costs.

Call SHIIP for your appointment. All services are free and confidential.  

Harvest Vendor Fair

Lucnh available for purchase as food proceeds support Missions Team from ICU Church. 

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Fusing Is Fun Fall Platter

Fusing is Fun Fall Platter: Learn basic techniques for fusing a home decor project. You'll fuse several pieces of glass to together to become a Fall Platter. No experience is necessary. 7” x 12”  PIck up in one week. $75 - All supplies included. 10 am - 12:30 pm. Must Pre-register by October 11th.

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Family History Night

Warren County Genealogical Society's Fifth Annual "Family History Night"

Join us for an evening of "Family History Resources" and our featured speaker, Deborah Taylor will present "The Underground Railroad in Warren County".

WCGS members will be available to help you with family genealogy research

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Sip & Paint Canvas Painting Fireflies

Sip & Paint Canvas Painting : You will be shown a different canvas painting each time and instructed on how to paint it, but in your own style.   Bring your own beverages if you like.  $35 - All supplies included.  (16x20) 6 pm - 9 pm. Must Pre-register by October 14th.

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Indianola Midday Connection

Theme: It's Not Easy Being "Green"!
Feature: Royce & Sue Thompson. They will share how they came to Indianola and designed their home to the ultimate "Living Green" lifetsyle. 
Speaker: Gail Coleman, from Salina, KS shares Written on my Heart.
Doors open at 11:30.

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Wine Bottle Tea Light

Wine Bottle Tea Light: Make a beautiful Tea Light from a wine bottle! $25 – All Supplies Included. 6 pm - 9 pm. Must Pre-register by October 15th. 


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Fusing Is Fun Fusing Time

Fusing “Time”: Learn the basic technique for layering glass and fusing it together. When you are finished with this class you will have your own handmade, unique clock to pick up in one week.     $45 + Cost of glass.  6 - 9  pm. All other supplies are included. Must Pre-register by October 15th. 


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Warren County Candidate Forum

Refreshments provided. 
Hear what local candidates have to say about their plans for Warren County. 
Those confirmed to attend:
Supervisor District 3
    Doug Shull, (R)
    Bob Burns, (D)
Warren County Sheriff 
    Brian Vos, (D)
    Dennis Marks, (I)
    Steve Spain, (R)
Warren County Advisor
    Traci VanderLinden, (D)
    Sharon Wiley, (R)
Sponsored by: The John C. Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College.

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Stained Glass 101 - Copper Foil Method 1 Day Class

Stained Glass – One Day Session Copper Coil Method:  This class is just one day, from 9 am to 6 pm with a break for lunch. You create one project and get to take it home, in just ONE day! Must be at least 18 years old. $100 + Cost of Glass and supplies. 9 am - 6 pm with a break for lunch. Must Pre-register by October 18th. 


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Van Wall Powersports Trick or Treat

Bring your ghosts and goblins in costume and enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider, and cookies! Trick or treaters will receive a bag of goodies and can have their picture taken with Bones, the skeleton as he sits on one of the featured motorcycles.

Check out the Blow Out Sale and here more about a Victory Motorcycle promotion! 

There will be something for everyone!  Don't miss this ghoulishly good time!

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Fundraiser/Auction Temple of God Church

Auction/Lunch at American Legion Hall


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Sip & Paint Canvas Painting Winter Scene

Sip & Paint Canvas Painting : You will be shown a different canvas painting each time and instructed on how to paint it, but in your own style.   Bring your own beverages if you like.  $35 - All supplies included.  (16x20)  6 - 9 pm. Must Pre-register by October 22nd. 


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Stained Glass Fall Ornament

Stained Glass Fall Ornament: Select from a great selection of stained glass patterns to make a beautiful stained glass ornament for your window or as a gift for your loved ones.  At the end of class, you will get to take home your ornament! Once you know how to create these beautiful pieces we have all the supplies you need to make them from home. This class can be taken by the beginner through advanced. Must be at least 18 years old.  $25 - All supplies are included.6 - 9 pm. Must Pre-register by October 22nd. 


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October Meeting of Ackworth Garden Club

Ackworth Garden Club will meet Wenesday, October 26, at the Annett Nature Center.  The business meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. with gardening Q&A.  A cooperative lunch follows the meeting at noon with a program at 1:00 p.m.  This month's program is Bees with Kelly Jensen from Ted Lare's Garden Center.  Guests are welcome.  Follow at

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Building Effective Relationships

Your Clear Next Step offers Building Effective Relationships. This class will help you build better business relationships by focusing on the four key components of solid relationship management.

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Navigating Through Difficult Moments

Your Clear Next Step offers Navigating Through Difficult Moments: Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace. Explore communication tricks and tools to have at your fingertips whenever you encounter conflict.

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"AN AUDITION FOR A MURDER"  is an interactive, three course meal of mayhem, madness and murder.  Theater goers piece together clues during the meal and guess "who dunn it" as the accusations and clues fly around like "bats in a belfry".  The murder is solved just in time for a delicious dessert.  Meal courses served between acts.

Menu :  Beef tenderloin fillet marinated in La Vida Loca garlic wine, salad with pears and raspberries, warm bread, roasted baby potatoes with white wine cream sauce and asparagus.
For dessert:  creme brule with lemon curd topping and berry sauce.

$45.00 per person - paid reservations required by Wednesday, October 26th.

Doors open at 5:00 with the show to begin at 6:30.

Costumes optional both nights - actors will vote for the top female and top male winners.
Prizes will be awarded !
(visit our web-site for more Mystery Theater play information)

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Indianola Music Boosters Craft & Vendor Show

Shop 75+ vendors with handcrafted items and name brand products all while helping the music department fulfill their music wish list!
Admission is $3.

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Children's Costume Party & Parade

Wear your costume - children 10 & under could win a cool trophy for cutest, scariest or most creative costume in their age category!  Enjoy games & fall activities on the Warren County courthouse lawn, trick or treating, hayrides around The Square, take your photo with Captain America and SuperGirl of the Iowa League of Heroes, and Snow White, the Snow Queen and Arabian Princess from Little Princess Parties of Des Moines!

Register for the costume contest by 11:15 am, when we will line up for judging on the east side of The Square.  After judges have made their selections for scariest, cutest, and most creative costumes, we'll parade around The Square.  Prizes will be awarded immediately following the parade!

There will also be a doggie costume contest and pooch parade.  Judging is at 10:15 am followed by the parade at 10:30 am.

Presented by Bob's Custom Trophies. Media Sponsor: Record Herald & Indianola Tribune. Indianola Parks & Recreation has been proudly offering this free event for Indianola residents since 2001.

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Fused Glass Christmas Ornament

Fused Glass Seasonal Ornaments:   Make one fused glass ornament in this fun fusing class and pick it up in one week. All ages welcome and no experience is necessary.
1 - 3 pm.  $18 (If you would like to make an additional ornament in class it will be $15.00 payable at time of class.)  All Supplies Included.


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A repeat of last nights "AN AUDITION FOR A MURDER" an interactive night of mayhem, madness and murder but tonight accompanied by a splendid appetizer buffet to include:
Assorted cheese and cracker plates, fruit plates, Brie cheese with fig jam on crackers, shrimp with sauce and cream cheese in phylo cups, tomato cups with chicken salad, pulled pork sliders, Swedish meatballs, smoked salmon, marinated mushrooms, honey-white wine sabayon parfait with fresh berries, and lemon blossom cakes.

Appetizers will be available during the show breaks.
Doors open at 5:00 with show to begin at 6:30

$38.00 per person.  Paid reservations required by Wednesday October 26th.

Costumes optional both nights.  The actors will vote for top female and top male winners.
Prizes will be awarded !

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Beggar's Night

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