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August 2018

Fri. Aug. 24 2018 @ 5:00 PM

The Midwest Arms Collectors are back for another Gun and Knife show! Head to Bridge View Center to check out what they have. Show hours are Friday, August 24th 5:00-9:00 pm; Saturday, August 25th 9:00-5:00 pm and Sunday, August 26th 9:00-3:00 pm. Admission is $8.00 and is good all weekend long. Children 12 and under are free. For more information please call Joanee or Dennis at 660-341-7908.

Fri. Aug. 24 2018 @ 7:00 PM

OCCP presents Mary Poppins, Jr.

September 2018

Fri. Sep. 7 2018 @ 4:00 PM

From 4-11 pm at Bridge View Center, Ottumwa will be partying with RVTV. There will be a DJ and then live music by Marshall County Hangmen from 8-10:30 pm, FREE chops on a stick by JBS Pork – Ottumwa, IA from 4-7 pm (while supplies last), and a fun kids zone and activities by Community 1st Credit Union!
That’s not all! There will be live competitions between Iowa and Iowa State fans! Competitions are as follows:
First, save your lives for an epic video game battle starting at 4:30 pm. Team with the highest score wins!
Second, tee off at 5:00 pm for the golf distance competition where Iowa and Iowa State will see who drives their biodegradable golf balls into the river the farthest.
Third, score a touchdown during the football toss at 5:30 pm.
Fourth, throw your pom-poms in the air for a tug-a-war on Market Street Bridge at 6:00 pm.
Fifth and final event, get ready to lip sync for your life at 6:30 pm where an Iowa team and Iowa State team will be judged for who can lip sync the fight songs, best.

Winning team will be rewarded with giving away a $500 scholarship (donated by Legacy Foundation) to an Ottumwa High School student attending the winning school.

After the competition events, the party will still be going with food, music, and activities that the whole family can enjoy!

Sat. Sep. 15 2018 @ 8:30 AM

The Tour de Fire is fun ride for all bicycle enthusiast’s. Tour de Fire is not timed, and will stop at different fire departments in southeast Iowa. It’s full of great scenery and each stop/department will have refreshments/food and games setup. Get to know some of the first responders/departments that serve in southeast Iowa while resting or by playing games before heading to the next stop. This is a ride you don’t want to miss.

There will be two routes:
Short route 50 miles – Bridge View Center- Blakesburg Fire and Rescue- Wapello County Rural Fire Department – Bridgeview Center

Long route 80 miles – Bridge View Center, – Eddyville Fire Department – Blakesburg Fire and Rescue – Wapello Rural Fire Department – Agency Fire and Rescue – Bridgeview Center

Afterparty will be at Morgans Corner
436 W. 2nd Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501

FOOD will be provided to all registered participants at Morgans Corner after the ride. DJ and block party will also be included at Morgans after the ride. 5-10 pm

Price is $40 for registration up to August 15. After August 15 price goes up to $50.
Shirt / food / refreshments / fun all included

MUST BE 18 or older to REGISTER

All money raised / donations will be split between the departments participating in the ride.

Tour de Fire is hosted by the Ottumwa Fire Department Local 395

Sat. Sep. 15 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, September 15th at 5:00pm for the Southern Iowa Friends of NRA Banquet and Auction at the Bridge View Center!
Tickets are $30 and sponsorships and reserved tables are available!
Over 30 guns will be prized and auctioned that night!
Please message us on FB for more info. https://www.facebook.com/events/447326035727811/?active_tab=about
The proceeds go to support local shooting sports and local youth shooting teams…get in on the good cause!!!

Sat. Sep. 15 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Saturday, September 15, 7:30 PM | Bridge View Center, Ottumwa

Ready to go back to a galaxy far, far away for even more music by this century’s quintessential film composer?  This family friendly concert will feature selections from: Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Memoirs of a Geisha, and much more. Ottumwa’s concert will once again host a costume contest for kids and adults! This concert also features the option of a gourmet meal prior to the concert. For more information, please contact our office at 319-385-6382.

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Thu. Sep. 20 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Registration is now open for the 4th annual Southeast Iowa Nonprofit Summit.  The Summit was developed four years ago as part of our Capacity Grant Program and has become the go-to event for nonprofit learning and networking in Southeast Iowa.  We are fortunate to have wonderful partners who assist us in the planning process and thanks to the generosity of all partners we are able to continue to provide this event free of charge to participants.  These fantastic partners are:  United Way of Wapello County, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Wapello County Foundation and TD&T CPA’s and Advisors.

This year’s day-long event includes sessions around cyber security, volunteer recruitment, work/life balance, HR basics, succession planning, grant-writing, social media, generational perspectives and required financials for nonprofits.

Please make plans to attend and encourage other staff, volunteers and board members to attend with you as well.  Registration and additional information is available at Eventbrite and registration is limited to the first 250 persons so don’t delay.  We’ll see you at the Summit!

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Fri. Sep. 21 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Ottumwa Civic Music presents Bandstand Boogie starring The Diamonds.  Classic Rock & Roll with today’s attitude!  The diamonds vocal quartet rose to prominence as a 1950’s sensation with 16 Billboard Hit Records, and 1st place on Arthur Godfrey’s “Talent Scouts.”  TV performances included shows with Steve Allen, Perry Como, Vic Damone, Tony Bennett and American Bandstand.  They are most noted for interpreting and introducing rhythm and blues vocal music to the wider pop music audience.  There top hit-tune was “lil Darlin.”

Season tickets for adults are $35 and students are free.  A season ticket allows attendance at our 4 concerts and at 12 reciprocity concerts of our partners.  For more information, call Judy Engle at 641-777-5903.

Sat. Sep. 22 2018 @ 7:00 AM

Senior Expo

Sat. Sep. 22 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Heartland Coin and Stamp Show will be held at Bridge View Center on Saturday, September 22nd.  Vendors will be set up for buying, selling and trading of rare coins, currency and stamps.  The show starts at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.  Admission is $1.

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