Interested in having a community event listed in the Oskaloosa Herald Community Calendar? Send info at least one week in advance of the event to Calendar, The Oskaloosa Herald, 1901 A Ave. West, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 or or 641-672-2581.

Friday, Nov. 8

7:30 a.m., The Exchange for Entrepreneurs meets at Smokey Row, 109 S. Market St.

9–10 a.m., MCCB coffee break at the Environmental Learning Center. Visit with others, take a look around, learn about programs and events. Please bring your own cup.

Noon–1 p.m., Critter Cafe at the Environmental Learning Center. Free, perfect for parents and young kids, homeschoolers and daycare kids. Bring your lunch and learn about turkeys.

Noon–1 p.m., Non-Fiction Book Club at the Book Vault, discussing “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Saturday, Nov. 9

6:30–9 p.m., Leighton Lions pancake breakfast, for the benefit of Ed and Karen Spoelstra, at Leighton Christian Reformed Church. Proceeds from the event will go to Ed Spoelstra’s out of pocket expenses for cancer treatment.

7–10:30 a.m., Pancake breakfast, hosted by Kiwanis Club of Oskaloosa, at Central United Methodist Church.

10 a.m., Forgiven Forge blacksmithing “hammer in” at 910 North C St. Watch or try it out.

10 a.m.–1 p.m., Winter vendors and farmers market at Penn Central Mall .

5:30–7:30 p.m., VFW steak night with entertainment by Brady Pace to follow.

8 p.m.–midnight, Karaoke at the Eagles with Don’s Karaoke; 215 High Ave. E.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Noon–1 p.m., Eagles family dinner, 215 High Ave. E.

Monday, Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day

Noon–1 p.m., Oskaloosa Kiwanis meeting at William Penn University

3:30 p.m., Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holds Veterans Day townhall, Musco Technology Center, William Penn University campus

7 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Freedom Group meets at St. Paul’s Church, 501 High Ave E.

7:30 p.m., Oskaloosa High School concert and chamber choirs perform at George Daily Auditorium. There is no cost to attend the concert.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Noon, Rotary club meeting, at The Peppertree, located at 2274 Hwy. 63, Oskaloosa.

5:45 p.m., Tuesday Evening Coffee Break women meet at First Christian Reformed Church, 815 N. 11th St., Oskaloosa.

6 p.m., Oskaloosa Community School District Board of Directors meet in the George Daily Board Room.

6:30 p.m., Lion’s Club meeting, third floor of Oskaloosa Public Library.

6:30–7:30 p.m., Cut flowers education by Barnswallow, presented by Mahaska County Master Gardeners, at 212 N. I St.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

7 a.m., Oskaloosa Optimist Club meeting at Smokey Row, 109 S. Market St., Oskaloosa.

4–7 p.m., Holiday Cards for Heroes, Penn Central Mall. The VFW and Auxiliary are sponsoring the event, where cards will be made to sent to veterans. All materials provided.

Thursday Nov. 14

9:30 a.m., Coffee break women meet at Oskaloosa First Christian Reformed Church, 815 N. 11th St. Each week includes coffee and snacks followed by community Bible study.

7 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Freedom Group meets at St. Paul’s Church, 501 High Ave E.

7 p.m. Alzheimer support group is held in the private dining area at Homestead of Oskaloosa.

Friday, Nov. 15

7:30 a.m., The Exchange for Entrepreneurs meets at Smokey Row, 109 S. Market St.

10:30–11:30 a.m., A representative from Joni Ernst’s office will be on-hand to assist Iowans, at Oskaloosa Public Library meeting room C, 301 S. Market St.

Saturday, Nov. 16

8–11 a.m., Drive-thru flu clinic at Mahaska Health, Entrance 1.

9 a.m.–noon, Grocery bag recycling. Friends of Mahaska County Conservation will have plastic grocery bag recycling event at Fareway parking lot.

10 a.m.–1 p.m. Oskaloosa Lions diabetes fair, Penn Central Mall.

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