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The October Monthly Post
Take A Tour Of Iowa’s Fall Colors By Bruce Blair: The colors are starting to ramp up at Yellow River State Forest. Some of the maples are beginning to turn their characteristic yellows, oranges and reds. The sumac and Virginia creeper are deep red. The cottonwood, elm, aspen, hackberry, ash and basswood are turning yellow. READ MORE
Saturday Oct. 11 – 10:00 AM Octoberfest on the Plaza
The Quarry and Tapas Bar, Mason City Downtown Plaza. The Downtown Plaza will be blocked off for this event which includes German-style food, beer stand, and live music. Opens at 10am. People are encouraged to bring their own patio chairs.
Oct. 12 – North Iowa Events Center: 3700 4th Street SW, Mason City (641.423.3811) Over 1,000 dogs of many breeds compete in conformation & obedience competition. Admission: $1. http://www.northiowaeventscenter.org
Oct. 15 – Stebens Children’s Theatre, 616 N Delaware Ave. Rats everywhere in Hamelin and only one man can get rid of them! Humor, romance and political shenanigans. Wed, Thurs, shows at 7 pm; Sat shows at 5 & 7 pm; Sun show at 2 pm. Cost is $10 adults/ $8 for youth 18 & under. Box office is open 1-5 PM or call 641-424-9802
Oct. 16 – Fall Puppet Show: Rapunzel
This year is Eulenspiegel’s 40th birthday! Help us celebrate with them when they bring in a guest puppeteer in October. Puppeteer Nancy Smith, of Great Arizona Puppet Theater, brings Rapunzel, a delightful rod marionette show using an antique steamer trunk as a stage. Learn the story of the beautiful princess and her long tresses! Show begins at 6pm. Location: Charles MacNider Museum, 303 2nd SE, Mason City (641-421-3666)
Easy Ways to Save This Halloween
Unfortunately Kmart closed its store in Mason City, but communities that still have a store can take advantage of some great deals the coming holiday. As many families with small children know, Halloween is a highly anticipated holiday packed with clever costumes, yummy candies and spirited parties. READ MORE
Oct. 24 – Artoberfest!
The Charles MacNider Museum is excited to announce the return of its annual signature autumn event, Artoberfest. Join us and enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres, delicious wines and unusual brews. Plus, the satisfaction of supporting a North Iowa treasure. Scrumptious appetizers will be served throughout the evening accompanied by fantastic live musical entertainment. Guests can indulge in a variety of fermented drinks.
For those not hip on hops, beverages from the vine as well as a non-alcoholic version will be available. As guests explore the Museum’s galleries and enjoy food and beverages, they can place bids on a delightful assortment of silent auction items. Later in the evening, we will auction off an outstanding selection of goods and services in the Salsbury Room during the live auction.
Tickets for Artoberfest are $40 and will be available at the Museum, Moorman Clothiers, Hy-Vee East, and Hy-Vee West. Please note, this event is for guests 21 years of age or older.