Tama County, Iowa

Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Volunteer Appreciation for Lincoln Highway Bridge Park Association


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The Lincoln Highway Bridge Park Association was organized in 2014 to promote the Lincoln Highway that runs through Tama.  The park area was cleaned up and a friendship garden was created near the memorial.  A fundraiser was begun to do repairs on the bridge itself.  Meet the officers and volunteers of the Lincoln Highway Bridge Park Association and learn about upcoming events on Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 301 S. Broadway, Toledo, Iowa.  Cookies, coffee & juice will be served.  For more information call 515-520-1773.

Ripley’s Annual Auction & Lunch



The Ripley United Church of Christ is holding its annual auction and lunch on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Traer Memorial Building, 414 – 2nd Street, Traer, Iowa.  The country store, featuring baked goods, homemade noodles, and holiday crafts, opens at 8:00 a.m.  The auction starts at 10:00 a.m., with all items being handmade by local artists and including antique chairs.  Ripley’s famous maid-rites, homemade pies, and ice cream will be served from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All proceeds will benefit church projects and local missions.  For more information, call 319-478-2513.

Dysart Chocolate Walk


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Dysart will be holding its annual “Chocolate Walk” downtown on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  While you browse from shop to shop, you will have several different styles and choices of decadent and delicious chocolates to try.  Get your golden ticket at any store for a drawing held at the end of the day.  www.dysartiowa.com

Fun Night for the Nature Center





The Tama County Otter Creek Nature Center will be holding its annual fundraiser for the facility on Saturday, March 28, 2015, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Nature Center, 2283 Park Road, Toledo, Iowa.  There will be a buffet meal, and silent and open auctions.  Auction items include kolaches, wood working, bird houses, pies, jewelry, quilts, dried flower arrangements, and photography. This year’s program, “Engaging Wilderness in Your Backyard”, will be presented by Chris Anderson of Cedar Falls, a former wilderness ranger and naturalist.  Advance tickets are required.  Contact Bob Etzel at 641-484-2231 for more information.

Vining Flea Market


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Vining will be having its annual flea market and consignment auction on Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the CSA Hall on Main Street in Vining.  Vendors will be indoors and out; there will be a lunch & bake sale as well.  The auction will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Tama County Family STEM Festival


2014 Tama County STEM Festival, North Tama

The Tama County Family STEM Festival will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the South Tama County Elementary School, 1611 Country Club Drive, Tama, Iowa.  Over 25 exhibitors will be providing quick, fun, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities and interactive displays for elementary aged students and their families.  Attendees can drive robots, fly a flight simulator, conduct amazing science experiments, and much more.  For more information call 319-273-7397 or go to http://www.neiowastem.com.

St. Paddy’s Day Celebration



The Tama County Pony Express Riders are hosting their 4th annual St. Paddy’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Amvets Hall in Lincoln, Iowa.  There will be a BBQ pork dinner from 5-7, a silent auction from 5-9 and a live auction at 8:00 p.m. featuring a 2-night cabin rental at Union Grove Lake, Garwin; 50+ bags of seed corn & beans; a Restonic queen size mattress set, a firearm courtesy of RedLine Firearms; a round bale feeder with loop legs for horses; $100 in beef certificates; a fantasy suite stay at Designer Inn & Suites; and much more.  Milk & Honey will be performing live from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.  All proceeds benefit Easter Seals.

Fox’s Lasagna Dinner & Entertainment


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Enjoy a night of great food, good friends and entertainment at Fox Ridge Winery, 1465 L Avenue, Traer, Iowa, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  Dinner for $60.00/couple or $220 for a table of eight includes an appetizer, salad, lasagna, vegetable, bread, dessert, and a bottle of your favorite Fox Ridge wine.  Reservations only, call 319-478-8080 or 319-404-1802 by March 19.

UNI Jazz Band at the Wieting Theatre


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The Wieting Theatre will be hosting the University of Northern Iowa’s Jazz Band One on Sunday, March 8, 2015, as part of its 2014-15 Fine Arts Performance Series.  UNI Jazz Band One, the School of Music’s top jazz performing group, is one of the premier collegiate jazz ensembles in the Midwest.  They have appeared at festivals all over the United States and Europe.  The ensemble’s repertoire includes a balance of classic Basie and Ellington works and contemporary original compositions.  Individual concert tickets are available at the door for $12 for adults and $6 for students.  Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; performance starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Wieting Theatre, 101 S. Church Street, Toledo, Iowa.  For more information, call 641-751-5251 or 641-751-0775.

Tama-Toledo Home Show


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The Tama-Toledo Chamber will be hosting the annual Tama-Toledo Home Show on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Reinig Center, 1007 Prospect Drive, Toledo, Iowa.  Area businesses will be showcasing new and innovative products and ideas.  The Tama County 4-H Young Guns will be serving breakfast.  There will also be a scavenger hunt for the opportunity to win chamber bucks.  For more information, contact the chamber at 641-484-6661 or tama.toledochamber@yahoo.com.


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