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Events

EVENTS & DON’T-MISS EXPERIENCES

Year-round fun, arts and culture, fresh air, unique festivals, exhibits, theatre, concerts and more await in Mason City, Iowa!
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Oct
6
Fri
Exhibit: Best in Show Winner: Claud Bilsborough @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Center Space Gallery)
Oct 6 – Dec 2 all-day

Claude Bilsborough, of Titonka, Iowa was awarded Best in Show award in 2016 during the Area Show: 45 exhibition for his oil on linen piece, In the Flyway. This award grants Bilsborough a solo exhibition in the Museum’s Center Space Gallery. Join the Museum in celebrating the art of this imaginative painter.

Exhibit open during regular museum hours:

Hours: 

Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Oct
19
Thu
Scarecrows At Central Gardens @ Central Gardens
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Central Gardens of North Iowa would like to invite the public to view all the scarecrows in the festive fall atmosphere in the Gardens. Ten scarecrows have been constructed by area residents and groups. Take a walk around and enjoy these creations which will be on display through the month of October.

Scavenger Hunt @ Southbridge Mall
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

It’s easy – stop in at BookWorld to pick up your clue sheet; then simply visit each store, ask them what their clue is, and write it down on your clue sheet. Prizes awarded October 12, 19 & 26. Many fabulous prizes donated by generous mall tenants including gift cards, a catering party from Mr. Taco/Mr.Churro, and store merchandise!

“Cinderella” @ Stebens Children Theatre
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

The enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn in this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical hallmark of originality, charm and elegance. With great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Songs include “In My Own Little Corner,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful” and “Impossible.”

Purchase tickets at Stebens Children’s Theatre (weekdays M-F 1pm-5pm) or call 641-424-9802 using Master Card or Visa.

Halloween Hike @ Lime Creek Nature Center
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The woods at Lime Creek come alive with all kinds of interesting creatures with environmental messages to tell. Groups will be led by a trail guide, and refreshments will follow the hike. Youngsters age 10 and under are invited to participate in a costume contest.

Women’s Self-Defense Class @ Brick & Tile Building
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class will teach you the tactics and techniques you need to win a possible life and death confrontation against a bigger, stronger, committed attacker. You will learn about the mindset of predators, situational awareness, verbal assertiveness skills, physical presence, the combat mindset, and working through fear. And to top it off, there will be lots of physical-defense techniques that are easy to learn, remember and use!

Live Music: You Knew Me When @ Fat Hill Brewing
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Outfitted with an array of instruments, You Knew Me When is a husband and wife indie folk-rock pairing with a full band sound. Formerly of Nashville, TN (newly rooted in Colorado), the duo have toured full-time since June of 2012 throughout the USA and Canada, sharing their collective sound and recent offerings “We Found Roads” and “The Only You EP”. While living a true troubadour lifestyle, You Knew Me When continue to create and serve up an array of craft brewed compositions coast to coast. They love to play at breweries…more than 150 of them so far! Join us for this cozy, free-of-charge show. As usual, FHB is a 21+ venue.

“Cinderella” @ Stebens Children Theatre
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

The enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn in this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical hallmark of originality, charm and elegance. With great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Songs include “In My Own Little Corner,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful” and “Impossible.”

Purchase tickets at Stebens Children’s Theatre (weekdays M-F 1pm-5pm) or call 641-424-9802 using Master Card or Visa.

Oct
20
Fri
Scarecrows At Central Gardens @ Central Gardens
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Central Gardens of North Iowa would like to invite the public to view all the scarecrows in the festive fall atmosphere in the Gardens. Ten scarecrows have been constructed by area residents and groups. Take a walk around and enjoy these creations which will be on display through the month of October.

Fall Vendor & Craft Show @ Southbridge Mall
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

3 Day Fall Vendor & Craft Show –  Come check out a wide variety of home based businesses and crafters.