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Events
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Sep
18
Fri
Downtown Mason City StoryWalk @ Various Locations
Sep 18 all-day

The Mason City Public Library is pleased to announce their Downtown Mason City StoryWalk. Families will enjoy reading the book Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox as they walk through beautiful downtown Mason City. Pages from the book are on display in the windows of downtown businesses and organizations. The first pages can be found at CENT Credit Union’s north entrance (25 West State Street). Directions to the next pages are on each sign. Participating businesses and organizations are:

  • CENT Credit Union
  • Historic Park Inn
  • Moorman Clothiers
  • City Center Apartments
  • Stifel Investments
  • Mason City Chamber of Commerce
  • Schupick and Associates
  • Brick Furniture
  • Bare Sugar Spa
  • Oak Leaf Comics
  • North Iowa Therapy Associates
  • Active Family Chiropractic
  • City Hall

The MCPL StoryWalk will be displayed until October 30th. Please contact the Mason City Public Library Youth Services Department at 641.421.3671 for more information.

Exhibit: 40th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am

All residents of Cerro Gordo County, high school age and over, and any student registered at NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College) for the spring or summer semesters of 2020, were invited to submit photographs for consideration for the 40th Annual Cerro Gordo Photography Competition. The selected Works of art will be on display until November 14th. Exhibit will be open during normal operation hours of the museum.  Admission is free.  To register for a museum visit, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/macnider-museum-visit-registration-108489354580

MC Masters Regatta @ Clear Lake Yacht Club
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am

MC Scow sailors 50 years and older from as far away as New York and Texas will compete for the Masters title.  Racing starts at approximately 10 am on Friday and continues all day Sat and on Sunday until 12:00 pm.  http://www.clyciowa.com/

 

North Iowa Farmers Market @ corner of 1st NE and N. Delaware
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm

Located at the corner of 1st NE and N. Delaware Ave., just south of the First Congregational Church. The market will run Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00pm-6:00pm, May 19th thru October 20th. Offering the very best of local produce, baked goods, meats, gluten-free products, flowers, honey, and other food and farm products that can all be sold onsite at market. A new option for customers will be ordering online at Curbside Market. For more details and information check out our webpage, www.northiowafarmersmarket.com, as well as our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram

Lady of the Lake Public Cruise @ downtown at the Seawall
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm

Sit back and enjoy a relaxing 90-minute cruise around beautiful Clear Lake.  Public Cruise 6pm.  http://www.cruiseclearlake.com

 

Sep
19
Sat
Downtown Mason City StoryWalk @ Various Locations
Sep 19 all-day

The Mason City Public Library is pleased to announce their Downtown Mason City StoryWalk. Families will enjoy reading the book Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox as they walk through beautiful downtown Mason City. Pages from the book are on display in the windows of downtown businesses and organizations. The first pages can be found at CENT Credit Union’s north entrance (25 West State Street). Directions to the next pages are on each sign. Participating businesses and organizations are:

  • CENT Credit Union
  • Historic Park Inn
  • Moorman Clothiers
  • City Center Apartments
  • Stifel Investments
  • Mason City Chamber of Commerce
  • Schupick and Associates
  • Brick Furniture
  • Bare Sugar Spa
  • Oak Leaf Comics
  • North Iowa Therapy Associates
  • Active Family Chiropractic
  • City Hall

The MCPL StoryWalk will be displayed until October 30th. Please contact the Mason City Public Library Youth Services Department at 641.421.3671 for more information.

Clear Lake Farmers Market @ Surf Ballroom Parking Lot
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am

The mission of the Clear Lake Farmers Market is to offer healthy, fresh produce and handcrafted products to consumers while building community connections and supporting the local economy. Event time: 9am-12pm.   https://www.facebook.com/clearlakefarmersmarket

Toy for Tots Ride/Cruise @ VFW Post #733
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am

We will start @ VFW, Mason City, Iowa from 9am – noon.  There will be a Toys or monetary donations collection/drop off. At noon we ride around Clear Lake and then to Algona Publishing, another toy or monetary donation collection site from 2pm-4:30 pm. At 4:30 we will go to the ABATE Freedom park for Chili/soup cook off competition.  https://www.facebook.com/events/782103352525964

Exhibit: 40th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am

All residents of Cerro Gordo County, high school age and over, and any student registered at NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College) for the spring or summer semesters of 2020, were invited to submit photographs for consideration for the 40th Annual Cerro Gordo Photography Competition. The selected Works of art will be on display until November 14th. Exhibit will be open during normal operation hours of the museum.  Admission is free.  To register for a museum visit, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/macnider-museum-visit-registration-108489354580

MC Masters Regatta @ Clear Lake Yacht Club
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am

MC Scow sailors 50 years and older from as far away as New York and Texas will compete for the Masters title.  Racing starts at approximately 10 am on Friday and continues all day Sat and on Sunday until 12:00 pm.  http://www.clyciowa.com/