OSKALOOSA — The weather is taking a turn for the chilly this weekend, but don’t let that keep you away from the fun things going on in Oskaloosa.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Welcome to Rose Hill
10 a.m.–5 p.m., Visit Rose Hill, about ten miles east of Oskaloosa, for the town’s annual fall festival. The event is sponsored by Rose Hill Community Church and will be held at Rose Hill Park. Check out a car, truck and tractor show; a children’s pedal pull and hayrides.
10 a.m., The annual Penn Central Mall Railroad Club train show is at Penn Central Mall. Examine the intricate train displays and visit with club members.
Big brothers and big sisters support each other
6–9 p.m., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahaska County’s fundraising event will be held at Debbie’s Celebration Barn, in conjunction with NoCoast Brewery. Backrow Hooligans will be performing. There will be a cocktail hour, a five course meal, silent auction and wine pull. Get your tickets soon and pull out your cocktail attire.
6:30–9 p.m., Just a few tickets are remaining for Oskaloosa Community Theatre’s presentation of ‘A Fistfull of Beans,’ a cowboy murder mystery. The dinner theatre will be held at Wood Iron Grille, so come hungry. Leave your fancy duds at home and come attired cowboy-style. Tickets are limited.
Sunday, Oct. 13
Bless the beasts and the children
10:30 a.m., Each year animals are blessed on the lawn of St. James Episcopal Church.
Celebrating 158 years
11 a.m., Pleasant Corners Baptist Church, located at 7203 140th St. in Eddyvill is celebrating 158 years. There will be a church service followed by a co-op luncheon and Alice’s Gospel Group will perform at 1 p.m.
Weave me the sunshine
1:30 p.m., Blakesburg Historical Preservation Society presents ‘The History of Spinning and its Influence on America’ by Wilma Frey, at Blakesburg Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Girls just wanna be healthy
5:45–8 p.m., Be sure to register for Mahaska Health’s women’s health night at Gateway of the Nazarene Church. The event is free. Pre-registration required. The event is for women of all ages and interests. There will be an education fair, as well as a provider panel discussion of women’s health topics.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Knee-high to a grasshopper
10–11 a.m., The Knee-High Naturalist programs at the Environmental Learning Center are for ages 5 and younger. This week, just in time for Halloween, children will have a less on about spider webs. Adults who bring children must stay with them during the programs.
Friday, Oct. 18
Celebrate your choices
10 a.m.–3 p.m., Visit Oskaloosa CHOICES Drop-In Center to help celebrate their first anniversary. Located at 117 First Ave. W., learn about the CHOICES mission in the community and enjoy refreshments. There is a free lunch each day at noon at CHOICES.