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Events
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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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Aug
11
Tue
Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am

An exhibition of high-quality reproduction drawings of interiors, furnishings, and household objects, offers a view into Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative conception of the interior spaces of his houses.

To visit the MacNider, please CLICK HERE to register for entry. This will reserve your time slot. If you are not able to register online, please call 641-421-3666 and we will register you.  Once you arrive at the Museum, please press the Museum’s Ring door bell system, confirm your visit, and you will be admitted.  Museum hours are: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays – Saturdays and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Masks are required.  if you do not have one, staff will provide one for you, free of charge. Due to social distancing, the Museum will allow 25 patrons at a time into the facility, with cleaning between groups.  macnider.org

North Iowa Farmers Market @ corner of 1st NE and N. Delaware
Aug 11 @ 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

Aug
12
Wed
Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am

An exhibition of high-quality reproduction drawings of interiors, furnishings, and household objects, offers a view into Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative conception of the interior spaces of his houses.

To visit the MacNider, please CLICK HERE to register for entry. This will reserve your time slot. If you are not able to register online, please call 641-421-3666 and we will register you.  Once you arrive at the Museum, please press the Museum’s Ring door bell system, confirm your visit, and you will be admitted.  Museum hours are: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays – Saturdays and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Masks are required.  if you do not have one, staff will provide one for you, free of charge. Due to social distancing, the Museum will allow 25 patrons at a time into the facility, with cleaning between groups.  macnider.org

2020 BUS-eum Tour @ River City Communications
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am

Visit the BUS-eum exhibit on Wednesday between 11am – 4pm and learn about the fundamental experiences that indelibly shaped a legendary generation.  The five foci of the exhibit include anti-German hysteria of WW1, the influenza pandemic of 1918-19, prohibition-era bootlegging, the Ku Klux Klan’s Second Wave of the 1920’s and the Cow Wars.  TRACES Center for History and Culture sees history as encounters among various ways of living, which transcend borders or eras. We invite people to converse about their history and origins, and the history of their regions or nations as well as their families’ roles in that history.  www.TRACES.org

Junque in the Trunk @ Willowbrook Mall
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm

In the southwest corner of Willowbrook Mall‘s parking lot will be a ‘Junque in the Trunk’ sale. Pack up your car with things you want to sell.  Fee is $10 per spot. Event time: 5:00pm-8:00pm; weather permitting. Contact Glenys for more information at 641-530-0837. http://www.thewillowbrookmall.com/

Aug
13
Thu
Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am

An exhibition of high-quality reproduction drawings of interiors, furnishings, and household objects, offers a view into Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative conception of the interior spaces of his houses.

To visit the MacNider, please CLICK HERE to register for entry. This will reserve your time slot. If you are not able to register online, please call 641-421-3666 and we will register you.  Once you arrive at the Museum, please press the Museum’s Ring door bell system, confirm your visit, and you will be admitted.  Museum hours are: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays – Saturdays and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Masks are required.  if you do not have one, staff will provide one for you, free of charge. Due to social distancing, the Museum will allow 25 patrons at a time into the facility, with cleaning between groups.  macnider.org

Exhibit: Iowa Watercolor Society Traveling Show @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am

The 2019-2020 IWS Exhibition consisted of sixty paintings chosen from 150 entries from IWS members across Iowa.  The traveling exhibit of thirty paintings was selected from the main exhibition and includes the five IWS Awards of Excellence, Best Transparent Watercolor and Honorable Mentions.  One can truly say that the Traveling Show is the best of the best.  The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is pleased to present the Iowa Watercolor Society’s 2019 – 2020 Traveling Show, in the Museum’s Center Space Gallery.  http://macniderart.org/exhibitions/

Lady of the Lake Public Cruise @ downtown at the Seawall
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm

Sit back and enjoy a relaxing 90-minute cruise around beautiful Clear Lake.  Public Cruise 4:00pm & 7:00pm.  http://www.cruiseclearlake.com

Lady of the Lake Public Cruise @ Downtown at the Seawall
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm

Sit back and enjoy a relaxing 90-minute cruise around beautiful Clear Lake.  Public Cruise 7:00 pm.  http://www.cruiseclearlake.com

Movies in the Park @ City Park
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm

We know you’re all missing Thursdays on Main as much as we are! Thanks to Kingland, we’re excited to able to move forward with Movies in the Park starting at 9 p.m.  This week’s movie will be A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. (PG).   Feel free to swing by Lake Theatre’s concession window prior to snag some goodies to enjoy during the show. Please follow the safety guidelines for distancing and wear a face covering.  LEARN MORE