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Pokemon Polymer Clay (ages 9+) @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Day 1 will be filled with polymer clay projects to be baked between classes by the instructor. Day 2: More fun Pokemon crafts! Thursday (17th) – 5:30pm-7:30pm & Saturday (19th) 2-4pm.

Thursdays on Main @ Downtown Clear Lake
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a car show, music, food, family activities and much more.  Movie in City Park at 9pm.

Noises Off @ Mason City Community Theatre
Aug 17 @ 7:00 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.


Fresh on Friday’s @ Central Gardens
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy the ever-changing beauty of Central Gardens. Come relax, enjoy learn and share. Young and old, the garden is a place of interest to all. Coffee & seasonal refreshments served on the patio.

The August program will offer a variety of activities to get kids moving in the garden! Yoga, dance, and bubbles (kids must be accompanied by an adult).

The seasonal finale, Preservation, (August 25) will feature pickles & preserves tasting, seed saving, flower preserving, canning, bees & honey and much more!

3rd Annual CLDT Glo-Run/Walk @ City Park/Sea Wall
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am

We are excited to announce our 3rd Annual GLO-RUN! The run/walk will start at 8:30pm at the seawall by City Park; the route will take the runners down South Shore Drive to Pine Tree Park then back to the finish line at the City Park seawall. There will be free glo-products, t-shirts (to those who registered by Aug. 8th) and participants will be asked to wear reflector tape! Participants are encouraged to have fun with this event- get a team together, dress-up in glo-in-the dark gear, bright colored outfits, ect. Get your group together today! If you are unable to run/walk during this event we ask that you join in on the route to cheer on the participants- bring out your lawn chairs along the route and enjoy watching while cheering us on!

Exhibit: Hava Hegenbarth: Capturing the Natural World @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Center Space Gallery)
Aug 18 @ 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
Live Music: Feldspar @ Mason City Public Library (Library Commons)
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Feldspar will play from 11am – 1pm in the Library Commons – FREE & open to the public.

Iowa Independent Film Festival @ The Main Event
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:15 pm

IIFF presents 29 films from 6 countries. Several film makers will be onsite to share their knowledge and expertise. Types of films showing are features, short films, and documentaries. For more information on the films please visit our website.

Please visit: http://iowaindie.org/schedule.php  for complete schedule.

Tickets are available in advanced (on website) or at the door. The $30 ticket includes admission for both days and snacks/food.

North Iowa Farmers Market @ Parking lot of South of the First Congregational Church
Aug 18 @ 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.

Friday Night Live @ Downtown Mason City at Central Park
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live music featuring the Hepperly Band, Classic Car Show, inflatables, games, craft show, food vendors, beverage tent, and much more!