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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
18
Thu
Exhibit: Cle Edgar: Watercolors @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum (Weston Gallery)
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Edgar, who spent his working life as an architect in Arizona, has always loved the arts.  He took classes in art at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa before earning a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He refers to working with watercolors as a “challenge.”  He also describes the medium as colorful, explosive, unpredictable, delicate and transparent with limitless potential.  Cle Edgar: Watercolors highlights Edgar’s fluidity with the media and features a variety of subject matter from portraits to landscapes. Exhibit open during normal operation hours of the Museum. Exhibit will be on display until October 19, 2018

Museum Hours:
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Exhibit: Kirk Hovenga: Iowa Landscapes @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum (Center Space Gallery)
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit features twenty-six hyper realistic oil paintings highlighting Iowa’s landscapes.  The viewer will be taken on a trip across Iowa with paintings ranging from cultivated to wild landscapes.  Exhibit open during normal operation hours of the Museum. Exhibit will be on display until October 27, 2018.

Museum Hours:

Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Halloween Hike @ Lime Creek Nature Center
Oct 18 @ 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.

“Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures” @ Stebens Children Theatre
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm

Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who has to sit right smack in the middle of class because she loves behind the center of attention and tells the most entertaining “absolutely true” stories.

Oct
19
Fri
Exhibit: Cle Edgar: Watercolors @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum (Weston Gallery)
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Edgar, who spent his working life as an architect in Arizona, has always loved the arts.  He took classes in art at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa before earning a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He refers to working with watercolors as a “challenge.”  He also describes the medium as colorful, explosive, unpredictable, delicate and transparent with limitless potential.  Cle Edgar: Watercolors highlights Edgar’s fluidity with the media and features a variety of subject matter from portraits to landscapes. Exhibit open during normal operation hours of the Museum. Exhibit will be on display until October 19, 2018

Museum Hours:
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Exhibit: Kirk Hovenga: Iowa Landscapes @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum (Center Space Gallery)
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit features twenty-six hyper realistic oil paintings highlighting Iowa’s landscapes.  The viewer will be taken on a trip across Iowa with paintings ranging from cultivated to wild landscapes.  Exhibit open during normal operation hours of the Museum. Exhibit will be on display until October 27, 2018.

Museum Hours:

Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Fall In–Home Business & Craft Show @ Southbridge Mall
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Vendors show featuring: Crafts and Candles, Lula Roe, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Wood Crafts, Avon and Scentsy, Damsel in Defense, Crafts, Purse Romance and Paparazzi jewelry.

North Iowa Farmers Market @ City Parking Lot - South of First Congregational Church
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The market offers the very best of local produce, baked goods, meats, artisan products, gluten-free, goods, flowers, honey and much more.

Roller Skating @ Roller City
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday night roller skating at Roller City!

Artoberfest @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Festivities include live music, fabulous autumn-inspired fare, and a variety of fermented beverages from Midwestern brewers for guests to imbibe. For those not hip on hops, beverages from the vine as well as a non-alcoholic version will be available.