Turn up the volume – Get into Grinnell News April 17. 2017

 Turn up the volume

We are busy at the office gearing up for summer events and are looking forward to some awesome live music all summer long. Standing Hampton will turn up the volume at the June 6Friday Fest. Grinnell’s very own Whiplash will perform on Saturday, July 5, and Decoy plays at the August 1 Friday Fest. Music in the Park begins May 29 and is in Central Park every Thursday evening through August 7. Admission is free to all Friday Fest and Music in the Park concerts!
Also, be sure to sign up for a Grinnell Games event soon (June 13-15)! Everyone who registers by May 15 gets an awesome Asics technical shirt free with their entry. Events include a warrior run, 5k, half marathon, 10k trail run, amazing chase, and bike criterium. New events this year are 3 on 3 basketball and a dodgeball tournament.
Enter events at www.grinnellgames.com. You can also get a free technical shirt by volunteering!
 
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Enter an event at grinnellgames.com. Sign up by May 15 to get a free Asics technical shirt with entry.

 

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Exhibits

 

BAX (Bachelor of Arts) is from April 4 – May 4 at the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Faulconer Gallery

 

THE COUNTRY IS MY HOME featuring water colors by Larry Rosenow will run from April 3 – 25 at the Grinnell Arts Center.

 

COMPLEX CONVERSATIONS: WILLIE COLE SCULPTURES AND WALL WORKS is from April 4 – June 1 at the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Faulconer Gallery

 

Employment Opportunities
See a full list of jobs at getintogrinnell.com

 

AVENTURE STAFFING: Production, Warehouse, Concrete Workers, Call Center, Clerical, Experienced Welders

 

BIKES TO YOU: Part-time employees, weekend hours required.

 

BROWNELLS: Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst, Retail Store Manager, St. Net Developer, Purchasing Intern, Fulfillment Manager

 

CENTRAL IOWA FAMILY PLANNING: Bookkeeper

 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Events & Marketing Summer Internship

 

GALAXY INC. YOUTH PROGRAMS: Part-time Program Assistant, Summer Program Assistant

 

GENESIS DEVELOPMENT: Part-time Staff Members

 

GERMAN PLUMBING HEATING AND COOLING: HVAC Installer

 

GRINNELL COLLEGE: Administrative Support Assistant (Des Moines), Catering Staff, Coordinator of Peace & Conflict Studies Program, Development Assistant, Financial Assistant II, Interpreter/Classroom Aide, Temporary Custodian, Web Developer, Web Systems Architect

 

GRINNELL COMMUNITY DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL: Lead Teacher, Teacher Aides, Bus Driver, Assistant Cook

 

GRINNELL MUTUAL REINSURANCE COMPANY: Claims Adjuster/Telephone – Farm Team, Product Analyst

 

GRINNELL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: Medical/Surgical, Nutrition Services, Radiology, Rural Health, Surgical Services, Worksite Nurse Health Coach, ICU- Nurse Technician, Utility Technician

 

INTEGRITY CLEANING & RESTORATION: Administrative Assistant, Sales Marketing Representative

JACOBSON STAFFING: Forklift, Call Center & Customer Service Representative, Data Coordinator, Service Technician

 

JENSEN OPTOMETRISTS: Optometric Assistant

 

KEY COOPERATIVE: Custom Applicator/Operations, Sales Agronomist, Semi Driver, Dispatcher

 

MANATTS: Equipment Operators, Truck Drivers, Laborers, Mechanics

 

MAYFLOWER COMMUNITY: Full-time Nurse (LPN or RN), Part-time CNA – CMA, Full-time Housekeeper

 

MESKWAKI CASINO

 

OURGRINNELL.COMFreelance Contributor

 

PENNYSAVER: Carrier

 

PRAIRIE CANARY: Part-time Dishwasher, Experienced Kitchen Staff

 

QPS EMPLOYMENT GROUP: Assembly Tech, Patient Staff Representative, Scale Operator, Picker/Packer, Welder/Fabricator, General Labor, Machine Operator, Call Center, Warehouse & Packaging

 

ST. FRANCIS MANOR: CNA (full-time or part-time positions), Culinary Director

 

TACO JOHNS: Part-Time Position

 

TASSEL RIDGE WINERY: Chef, Part-Time Tasting Room Staff, Part-Time Wine Ambassadors

TEMP ASSOCIATES: Industrial Custodian, Injection Mold Operators, Industrial Maintenance, Janitorial Positions, Production, Assistant in Laser Dept, Customer Service.

 

WES FINCH AUTO PLAZA: Automotive Technician/Automotive Mechanic, Sales

Volunteer
Opportunities

 

See a full list of volunteer opportunities

 

AHRENS FOUNDATION: Community Support

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS: Mentors

 

FAULCONER GALLERY: Community Outreach

 

GRINNELL AREA ARTS COUNCIL. Call-In Gallery Docent, Marketing & Administration Assistant, Teacher’s Aid, Performance or Reception Usher, Monthly Volunteer Day, Jack/Jill Of All Trades.

 

GRINNELL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: Clinic Courier, Patient Tray Favors, Patient Activity Projects, Information Desk, Mailings, Auxiliary Gift Shop, Surgery Waiting, Breakfast Services Cashier, and Pediatric Orientation.

 

IMAGINE GRINNELL Local Foods, Energy & Conservation, Grinnell Area Recreation Trail Expansion

 

IOWA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM: Information Desk Docent

 

MICA: Head Start and Early Head Start Classroom volunteers, EITC Tax Preparer, EITC Translator, and Food Pantry Volunteer.

 

PALS. Dog Walker, Clean/Feed Animals, Play with Animals

 

POWESHIEK HISTORY PRESERVATION PROJECTHistorical Preservation

 

SIGNAGE INNOVATIONS: Project Manager/Customer Service

 

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS OF GRINNELL (SEG): Loan Recipient Partners, SEG Committee

 

TOUR GUIDES AT THE LOUIS SULLIVAN BANK/ GRINNELL VISITOR CENTER: Docents

 

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Turn up the volume
We are busy at the office gearing up for summer events and are looking forward to some awesome live music all summer long. Standing Hampton will turn up the volume at the June 6Friday Fest. Grinnell’s very own Whiplash will perform on Saturday, July 5, and Decoy plays at the August 1 Friday Fest. Music in the Park begins May 29 and is in Central Park every Thursday evening through August 7. Admission is free to all Friday Fest and Music in the Park concerts!
Also, be sure to sign up for a Grinnell Games event soon (June 13-15)! Everyone who registers by May 15 gets an awesome Asics technical shirt free with their entry. Events include a warrior run, 5k, half marathon, 10k trail run, amazing chase, and bike criterium. New events this year are 3 on 3 basketball and a dodgeball tournament.
Enter events at www.grinnellgames.com. You can also get a free technical shirt by volunteering!
There is also a free country concert in Montezuma on June 21 at Monte Fest. Country music star Phil Vassar and X Factor season 2 winner Tate Stevens will perform concerts along with local bands Cardinal Sound and Cody Hicks Band.
Phil Vassar - Six-Pack Summer
Phil Vassar – Six-Pack Summer
Phil Vassar - I'll Take That As A Yes
Phil Vassar – I’ll Take That As A Yes
Monte Fest concerts are completely free of charge. There will be a fee for wristbands for the carnival and kids activities. Monte Fest is presented by Brownells and the event doubles as Brownells’ 75th birthday party (happy birthday!).

Events
See the full community calendar at  http://getintogrinnell.com/events.cfm

ATTENTION: CONTROLLED FIRE. A controlled burn of the library prairie is scheduled for this afternoon (Thursday) around 5pm. Conditions will be unpleasant and the area should be avoided during that time by those with respitory or other health concerns.

 

BOOK TALK: HOW WE DIE NOW is at 4:15 today by author Karla Erickson at Grinnell College.

 

GRINNELL MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK FAIR is currently underway through April 18 at the Grinnell Middle School

 

CLASSES AT IOWA VALLEY CONTINUING EDUCATION

– Dog Obedience: It’s all in the Communication: Tuesdays, April    15-May 20 from 5:30-6:30pm; Saturdays, April 19-May 24  11-      12pm

– Start Your Own Worm Bin: April 16 from 6:30 to 9pm

– Digital Storage: April 23 from 6:30 to 9:30pm

 

BOOK TALK: KARLA ERICKSON is April 17 at 4:15pm in Burling Library.

 

FRESH FLUTES CONCERT is April 17 at 7:30pm.

 

GRINNELL COLLEGE JUNIOR VISIT DAY is April 18.

 

PRESENTATION: HOLLYWOOD HAS-BEENS is April 18 at 4:15pm in the Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 102.

 

STAGED READING: HEART OF DARKNESS is April 18 at 7pm in Bucksbaum Theatre.

 

SHOWCASE: SALSEROS DE GRINNELL is April 18 at 8pm in Harris Center.

 

HYVEE EASTER EGG HUNT is April 19 at 9am at HyVee Grinnell.

 

MAMA’S HAPPY SPACE OPEN HOUSE is this Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Our regular ours are Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10 to 5 and every other Saturday.

 GRINNELL COLLEGE SOFTBALL HOME GAMES 

-April 19, Knox College @1pm

-April 21, Greenville College @3pm

 

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE PRAGUE CONCERT is April 19 at 2pm in Bucksbaum Center.

 

IMAGINE GRINNELL’S TREE INVENTORY PROJECT. Sarah Smith to speak at the SE*ED program on April 21 from 10 to 11am at Drake Library.

 

THE BALANCING ACT is April 21 at 3pm in St. Francis Manor/Seeland Park.

 

BEGINNING SPANISH CLASS begins April 21 from 6 to 7pm at Iowa Valley Grinnell.

 

FIREARM MAINTENANCE CLASS is April 21 from 6 to 9pm at Iowa Valley Grinnell. Cost is $45.

 

PRAIRIE STUDIES PRESENTATION. “Will China Save the World?” is April 21 at 7pm in Noyce Science Center.

 

GRINNELLIANS ABROAD is April 21 at 7:30pm in Burling Library.

 

PRIDE WEEK KEYNOTE: JANET MOCK is April 21 at 8pm in the Stonewall Resource Center of Grinnell College.

 

(RE)CONSIDERING THE COMMONS. Lecture is April 22 at 7pm in the Rosenfield Center.

 

HOW TO HARVEST RAINWATER. Class is April 22 from 7 to 8:30pm at Iowa Valley.

 

APOLLO PROJECT FOOTPRINT TO THE MOON TALK is April 23 at 6:30pm in Spaulding Center for Transportation

 

BUCKET COURSE “Emotional Well-Being: From Depression to Happiness” is Wednesdays from April 23-May 14

 

COACHING AUTHORIZATION CLASS is April 24 and 25 at Iowa Valley Grinnell. Online course also available.

 

SMART TOOLS FOR THE FARM & GARDEN. Class is April 24 from 6 to 7:30pm at Middle Way Farm.

 

POWESHIEK COUNTY JOB FAIR is April 24 from 4 to 7pm in the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds.

 

TRANS IOWA BIKE RACE is April 26.

 

SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT is April 26 at 7:30pm in Bucksbaum Center, Sebring-Lewis Hall.

 

MISSION IMPROVable is April 26 at Grinnell Golf Club. Cocktails start at 7pm and Improv starts at 9pm.

 

GRINNELL COLLEGE BASEBALL HOME GAMES 

– April 26 at 1pm against Knox College

– May 4 at 12pm against Cornell College

DESIGN YOUR OWN BUTTERFLY & POLLINATOR GARDEN is April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

 

OPENING RECEPTION & GALLERY TALK for Between These Pages: A Study of Collective Memory in Art is April 28 from 4:15 to 5:15pm at Grinnell College Burling Library.

 

GALLERY TALK: SHARING COMPLEX CONVERSATIONS is April 30 from 4:15 to 5:15pm at Faulconer Gallery.

 

OPENING RECEPTION for the Grinnell Elementary Art Show is May 1 from 5:30 to 7pm at Grinnell Arts Center.

 

PLP GOLF OUTING is May 2 hosted by the Poweshiek Leadership Program.

 

SUSTAINABLE LIVING EVENT is May 3 at Drake Community Library, hosted by Imagine Grinnell.

 

CHAMBER FORUM is May 6 at 9:30am at Drake Community Library.

 

MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS: OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD are May 9-10 at Grinnell College.

 

GRINNELL AREA GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE is May 10 at 8am at the Elks Club.

 

SPRING WILD EDIBLE PLANT WALK is May 10 at 10:30am at Jacob Krumm Preserve.

 

GPCF SPRING AUCTION EVENT is May 10 at 5:30pm at Grinnell College and is a fundraiser for the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation.

Announcements 

FLOWERS BY DZYNE AND MEMORIES MAID OPENED THIS MORNING! Your one-stop shop for flowers, gifts, event supplies, tux rentals and freezer meals for busy nights. Contact the shop at 641 236-7554 or visit them on Fourth Ave.

‘HAPPY HOUR & A HALF’ AT PRAIRIE CANARY is Tues. – Sat. from 4:30 to 6:00pm. 1/2 price on ALL 6 draft beers, ALL 11 wines by glass, house spirits, hand-cut truffle fries, and fried brussels sprouts.

STEPPING STONES SPECIALS. This week only! Drawing for a 28″ Bella Bunny thru Friday. Check out new spring and Easter items, the Willow Tree collection, and new jewelry.

TASSEL RIDGE WINERY has organized four different “Adult” Easter Baskets that will make elegant hostess gifts for Easter celebration dinners. Each of the baskets has one or two bottles of Tassel Ridge wineChocolaterie Stam’s chocolate disks, and a box of 12 Finalé Bonbons. Yum! Prices are in the $35-$50 range.

 

CORY HALL PHOTOGRAPHY. Class of 2015 -It’s not too early to start thinking about it…choose Cory Hall Photo for your Senior Pics -Our Early Booking Discounts will save you $145-$270 on average! Really… Call NOW – By April 30, to schedule your summer or fall senior session appointment. or just call for information.

POWESHIEK COUNTY BOARD BANK. GPCF is looking for individuals with the expertise and experience to serve of boards in the county. Find out more information at greaterpcf.org.

THE COMEBACK CAFE SALES. The Comeback Cafe will open its doors from Thursday, April 17 to Saturday the 19th from 10am to 4pm to sell the rest of equiptment from larger items like upright freezer and dishwasher to smallware items like bowls, plates, and various utensils. Booths and many tables and chairs are available as well.

GRINNELL HIGH SCHOOL FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP is due April 18th. Forms are available at the Arts Center or at www.grinnellarts.org.

CALLING ALL SHOPPERS. If you are interested in saving dough then go to grinnellonthego.com Click on “Scratch & Save” Instant Savings then click on your favorite participating merchant. You will save money shopping in Grinnell.

OURGRINNELL.COM has a NEW facelift. Go take a look, if you like it great, if you don’t send us a comment, and thanks for looking.

GRINNELL UNITED WAY FUNDRAISING GOAL MET. This year the group raised $130,000 to support local programs.

NEW CT INSTALLED Grinnell Regional Medical Center installed a new 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner. This new Hitachi unit provides excellent image quality across a wide range of routine and advanced diagnostic tests and uses dose reduction technology to maintain patient safety.

DJ COUNTRY TOURS. Great trips to Branson, Nashville, Canada, and D.C. Call 641-990-1925 to reserve your seat.

About Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 
Whether you are stopping by for an hour, a weekend or the rest of your life, Grinnell is truly the “Jewel of the Prairie.” We thank you for your support and continued interest in the town of Grinnell!
Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
833 Fourth Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
641-236-6555

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