Saturday, May 6

8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Pella’s 88th annual Tulip Time Festival.

10 a.m to 6 p.m. Pella Area Quilters Guild Tulip Time Quilt Show at the Pella Memorial Building.

2 p.m. Union Street Players presents Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In a Play" at Pella Community Center.

Sunday, May 7

11 a.m. Thanksgiving and Praise Service at Vermeer Global Pavilion with guest speaker Van Hardin, retired radio personality.

12-2 p.m. Sunday Funday in The Alley. Bring your own beverage, food and games while enjoying live music from the Jeff Arrendale Band.

2 p.m. Union Street Players presents Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In a Play" at Pella Community Center.

Monday, May 8

1:30 p.m. Knoxville Public Library Book Club meeting. The selection for the month is “World Piece: A Pie Baker's Global Quest for Peace, Love, and Understanding” by Beth Howard. Howard is originally from Iowa and lived in the American Gothic House in Eldon, where she operated a popular pie stand. She is a global traveler and author of several books. Meet in the Weiler Room at the library for coffee, pie and conversation. Howard will join via Zoom for a Q&A session. The library will provide some pie, though they encourage anyone who enjoys baking to bring their favorite pie to share. Copies of the book are available to read in advance. Stop by the front desk or call the library at 641-828-0585.

4 p.m. Teen Movie Night at Oskaloosa Public Library. This week’s movie is “Hoot.”

6:30 p.m. Ukulele Community Strum at Pella Public Library. The public is invited to play ukuleles together for an evening of music and song. This event will be held the second Monday of each month until Sept. 11 and is for ages 12 and up. Bring your own ukulele. Those who don’t have a ukulele can borrow one, courtesy of Central College’s Music Education Department. First come, first served.

Submit area events for inclusion in our community calendar to Please submit the basic details of the event and contact information by email only, and do so at least one week before your event. Costs for events can not be included. Open to events located in Mahaska and Marion Counties.

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