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Calendar

Aug
20
Sun
Noises Off @ Mason City Community Theatre
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors Slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figures in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

 

Picnics and Performances (featuring Jon & Jen) @ Central Gardens of North Iowa
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of the Gardens in a family-friendly environment. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, picnics and beverages. Featured entertainment by Jon & Jen performing a variety of music.

Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series @ North Iowa Events Center
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm

Weekly racing series featuring Budweiser USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks and Rookies Rockin’ USRA Tuners. Times: Pit Gate opens at 4:00pm, Spectator Gates 5:00pm, Hot Laps: 6:00pm, racing to follow. Tickets: General Admission $12; Juniors (13-16), Seniors (65+), Military and First Responders with proper i.d. $10; Kids 12 & Under FREE; Pit Pass $25.

Slow Ride Sunday @ Rancho Deluxe
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

It’s Waynes Ski and Cycle Slow Ride Sunday time and the Iowa Grill is making our debut at the beautiful Rancho Deluxe Bicycle Garden! This ride is free for all ages, and all abilities. A nice slow 7 or 8 miles (approx. 1 hour) using Mason City’s amazing bike trails! Start and end at the Rancho Deluxe.

Ride begins at 5:30pm with food and drinks served around 6:30. We will be serving Toasty Dogs along with iced tea and lemonade! If you want to get a hands on experience of some history of Mason City this is an amazing spot to do it! The Rancho Deluxe Bicycle Garden is made of many pieces of Mason City history. Grab your bike, (maybe dust it off?) and come on down! You’ll never know what you’ll find at Rancho Deluxe!

Aug
21
Mon
Birds, Butterflies & Bees: Landscaping with Natives @ Lime Creek Nature Center
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm

Join our naturalist intern, Brianna Sholly, as she discusses how to create wildlife habitat in your own backyard. Whether you have 400 acres of just a few flower pots, there will be ideas on how you can incorporate native plants in just about any location. She’ll discuss some key habitat components for butterflies, bees, birds, and other wildlife as well as how to maintain the habitat once it’s created. This program is FREE and open to the public; please call to register.

Aug
22
Tue
Exhibit: Hava Hegenbarth: Capturing the Natural World @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Center Space Gallery)
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am

The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is pleased to highlight the whimsical images created by Mason City artist, Hava Hegenbarth.  Hava Hagenbarth: Capturing The Natural World, includes 29 prints and drawings.  Hagenbarth’s artwork, featuring an assortment of animals and natural landscapes, will transport the viewer to the continent of Africa without leaving North Iowa. Hegenbarth is retired from the U.S. Foreign Service where she served primarily in Africa.  She always had a love and talent for art but pursued other interests in her career.  She now has the free time to create the art she loves and share it with Museum visitors.

Exhibit will be on display until September 23, 2017 – open during normal museum hours.

Museum Hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
North Iowa Farmers Market @ Parking lot of South of the First Congregational Church
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Enjoy the good old home grown fruits and vegetables and homemade baked goods.

Located at the corner of 1st Street NE & N Delaware, in Mason City parking lot- South of the First Congregational Church.

Stebens Children Theatre’s Open House @ Stebens Children's Theatre
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Join us to kick off the 2017-2018 SCT season!  It’s a great time to tour the facility, ask questions and get your thespian registered for classes.

 

Aug
23
Wed
Exhibit: Hava Hegenbarth: Capturing the Natural World @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Center Space Gallery)
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am

The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is pleased to highlight the whimsical images created by Mason City artist, Hava Hegenbarth.  Hava Hagenbarth: Capturing The Natural World, includes 29 prints and drawings.  Hagenbarth’s artwork, featuring an assortment of animals and natural landscapes, will transport the viewer to the continent of Africa without leaving North Iowa. Hegenbarth is retired from the U.S. Foreign Service where she served primarily in Africa.  She always had a love and talent for art but pursued other interests in her career.  She now has the free time to create the art she loves and share it with Museum visitors.

Exhibit will be on display until September 23, 2017 – open during normal museum hours.

Museum Hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Back to School Night @ Mason City Family YMCA
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Mason City Family YMCA for their 2nd annual Back to School Night from 5-7pm. This is a free event for the entire community!

5:00-7:00pm FREE Try the Y

6:00-7:00pm FREE Open Swim