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May 2021

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2021 Indianola Golf Open
7/21/2021 - 7/21/2021
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Dads with a Purpose

Curriculum designed by the National Partnership for Community Leadership on Fatherhood Development

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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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Missouri Valley JATC's Grand Opening

Missouri Valley JATC, 1600 East IA Ave, will hold its Grand Opening on Friday, May 14. The public is welcome to attend from 3 to 5 p.m.

An Indianola Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.

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INDY 50 Gravel Rally 2th

*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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A Time to Grow - Plant Sale sponsored by Ackworth Garden Club

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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Bike Blessing Harley Davidson Route 66

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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Children's Garden Insect Symphony

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Youth Container Gardening Class sponsored by Ackworth Garden Club

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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Summerset Winery Wink Release Party

Reserve your tickets for Summerset Winery's exclusive Wink Release Party! Join us for this summery, outdoor cocktail party to celebrate our newest variety- an off-dry rosé with notes of strawberry jam, melon, and rhubarb.
We have a fun-filled evening planned with hors d'oeuvres, dessert, plenty to drink & live music by local band The Snacks! Don't miss out on this evening at the vineyard. Grab your dancing shoes & cocktail party attire & reserve your ticket today. Limited tickets available! This event will be outside on our back patio under the stars & bistro lighting!
No refunds. Event will be indoors if rain occurs. Must be 21 to attend. PLEASE consider a designated driver. Inn stays available, inquire directly via email or phone call. Photographer will be present taking promotional photos. Cocktail attire preferred. Light appetizers not intended to provide a full meal. 

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Five Practices That Build Your Leadership Brand During Times of Uncertainty

This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your small business.

As leaders, how we communicate, how we make connections, how we challenge, support, and recognize others, and how we hold ourselves and others accountable matters. This is what helps to establish our “brand” and it becomes a factor in our ability to create environments of energy and engagement. What solidifies our brand is how we show this leadership during times of change and uncertainty. This webinar dives into five leadership reflections and practices that create followership driven by commitment vs. compliance when the “unknown is greater than the known”.

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Trivia Night at West Hill

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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Starlight Cinema free movies

Concessions will be available. Guests will need to bring their own seating and hand sanitizer. Restrooms are available, but drinking fountains are turned off.
2021 Season Line-Up
May 28 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) at 8:25 pm
Show Sponsor: Details Plus Collision Center

June 18 Playing with Fire (PG) at 8:50 pm
Show Sponsor: Indianola Fire Department

July 16 Croods 3: A New Age (PG) at 8:45 pm
Show Sponsor: Shull, Schrum, McClaflin & Co, Inc.

August 6 The Goonies (PG) at 8:25 pm
Show Sponsor: Overtons Funeral Home

Brought to you by Indianola Parks and Recreation and Media Sponsor Indianola Independent Advocate


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Memorial Day Parade Hosted by Post 165 American Legion

The 2021 Memorial Day Parade and Military Honors Ceremony is hosted by Post 165 American Legion, Indianola. The public is invited to participate. 

Floats, marching units, businesses, groups, etc. are invited to participate in the parade to remember and honor those who have died in active military service.  

Spectators are encouraged to wear red, white and blue or wave flags and enjoy this special event.  

When:  Memorial Day, May 31, at 10 a.m.  

Parade participants: Line Up: 9:30 a.m. at 1st Street by the Fire Station, headed South.  

Candy is not allowed at this parade and cannot be handed out or thrown during along the parade route by order of the Indianola Fire Chief.  

Spectators: Please practice COVID-19 Social Distance Recommendations  

View the parade along 1st Street from the Fire station to the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  

A Military Honors Ceremony for those who gave their all, with the Honor Guard raising the flag, Taps and a three-volley rifle salute, will be held near the United State Flag at the front of the Cemetery following the parade.  

Those who want to view the Military Honors Ceremony will be directed to turn right into the Cemetery.  

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Big Pumpkin and Giant Sunflower Contest Seed Pick-Up sponsored by Ackworth Garden Club

Open to all children K - 12 who reside in Warren County, IA

Can you grow the biggest pumpkin or giant sunflower in the county over the summer? If you complete the online registration form by June 30, 2021, drop off your completed form at McCoy True Value Hardware, and pick up your seed packet(s) then find out by weighing and measuring your entry at the Big Pumpkin/Giant Sunflower Contest held during Warren County Log Cabin Days festival in September.

Seed packet(s) may be picked up at McCoy True Value Hardware during normal business hours.

Please register online no later than ​Wednesday, June 30, at Select the Special Events tab, then Big Pumpkin and Giant Sunflower Contest for details and registration link.

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Yoga in the Park

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Friday Night Live - TrainWreck

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Gate opens at 6:00 p.m.)
Bio: TrainWreck consists of 8 musicians from Indianola, Iowa. They are a cover band of country & rock songs. TrainWreck performs primarily modern country music. If you've heard it on the radio, there's a good chance they'll play it! Their motto: The more you drink, the better we sound!  
Genre: Modern/classic country, Rock n' Roll. 

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The Summer Indianola Farmers Market

Come explore the 2021 summer farmers market! Goodies and treats galore!

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Yoga in the Park

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