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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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Jul
24
Mon
2017 Photo Contest @ Lime Creek Nature Center
Jul 24 all-day

This photo contest is for participants of all ages to showcase nature and activity photos taken at Lime Creek or any of the Cerro Gordo Country Conservation areas. Photos may be taken at any time of the year. The photo contest is open to everyone. No more than three entries per contestant. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbons and cash awards will be given in three categories: Youth(K-8), Youth (9-12), & Adults. There will be two rounds of judging. Initial submission will only be accepted electronically via email until Monday, July 31, 11:00pm. Send submissions to LimeCreekPhotoContest@gmail.com

Jul
25
Tue
2017 Photo Contest @ Lime Creek Nature Center
Jul 25 all-day

This photo contest is for participants of all ages to showcase nature and activity photos taken at Lime Creek or any of the Cerro Gordo Country Conservation areas. Photos may be taken at any time of the year. The photo contest is open to everyone. No more than three entries per contestant. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbons and cash awards will be given in three categories: Youth(K-8), Youth (9-12), & Adults. There will be two rounds of judging. Initial submission will only be accepted electronically via email until Monday, July 31, 11:00pm. Send submissions to LimeCreekPhotoContest@gmail.com

Clear Lake RAGBRAI @ City Park, Clear Lake Iowa
Jul 25 all-day

Clear Lake will welcome thousands of RAGBRAI bicyclists to town for one HUGE welcome party! 12+ hours of live music, 10+ bands, 3 unique music venues, beach bar and more! Entertainment begins around noon and will go until midnight with various acts on three different stages.

Exhibit: In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum(Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery)
Jul 25 all-day

Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was one of America’s first woman architects, a Chicagoan also known as a skilled artist, environmentalist, and community activist. A central contributor to the Prairie School of Architecture, her drawings of the Unity Temple and many other projects introduced Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work to the world. Mahony Griffin was the first registered woman architect in Illinois who became a pioneer in architecture and community planning. A key member of Wright’s Oak Park Studio for 15 years, she and husband Walter Burley Griffin won the international design competition for Canberra, Australia’s national capital. This exhibition traces her early life, her personal and professional partnership with Griffin on three continents, the final years of her life in Chicago—and sheds light on the work and legacy of a Chicagoan of immense but often overlooked importance. Exhibit will be on display until August 16, 2017.

Lunch N’ Learn @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The July Lunch N’ Learn will feature a discussion on “River City Sculptures on Parade” with Museum Director Edith Blanchard. Event will take place outside(weather permitting), as the group will try to visit as many sculptures as possible in the vicinity of the Museum. Please come ready to walk and wear appropriate shoes. There will be an inside program prepared if it is raining. This program is open to the public, bring your lunch and open mind to learn not only about art, but also the inner working of the Museum and art world. Lunch and Learn also serves to keep docent volunteers informed.

RAGBRAI ExtraTours: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stockman House @ Stockman House
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm

Enjoy extra tours times during RAGBRAI (in addition to normal tour times) at the Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House.

July 25- noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm

July 26- 8am & 9am

RAGBRAI Extra Tours: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Historic Park Inn Hotel @ Wright on the Park
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm

Enjoy extra tour times during RAGBRAI (in addition to normal tour times) at the Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House.

Extended Tour times:

July 25 – 2pm, 3pm & 4pm (gift shop open until 6pm)

July 26 –  9am tour (gift shop open at 8am)

North Iowa Farmers Market @ Parking lot of South of the First Congregational Church
Jul 25 @ 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.

Ragbrai -Live Music with Spenser Rahm & Ben Jenniges @ The Landing
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

RAGRAI will be visiting Clear Lake and we will have Spenser Rahm + Ben Jenniges (better known as Stubble Trouble), rocking some sweet acoustic tunes!

Jul
26
Wed
2017 Photo Contest @ Lime Creek Nature Center
Jul 26 all-day

This photo contest is for participants of all ages to showcase nature and activity photos taken at Lime Creek or any of the Cerro Gordo Country Conservation areas. Photos may be taken at any time of the year. The photo contest is open to everyone. No more than three entries per contestant. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbons and cash awards will be given in three categories: Youth(K-8), Youth (9-12), & Adults. There will be two rounds of judging. Initial submission will only be accepted electronically via email until Monday, July 31, 11:00pm. Send submissions to LimeCreekPhotoContest@gmail.com