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Upcoming events and programs offered by MCCB.

MCCB  offers a variety of events and programs for all ages. Come and experience them for yourself!

Special Events:

Photo Contest

Prairie Heritage Day


Class Registration

You must register and pay any fees associated with the class by the deadline date. If you have not paid fees, you will not be registered. If you cancel after the registration deadline, monies will not be refunded due to the fact that materials have already been purchased for the class.  MCCB can also now take credit card payments, however you must come to GrimesFarm and Conservation Center.

Many classes have limited spots.  This is to insure we can provide quality programming to participants. It is best to call early for limited spot classes because many fill up quickly.  

  Printable Calendars
Fall 2018 events.pdf
2018 Fall Events Poster

SEPTEMBER

 

5 NATURE STORY HOUR

Preschoolers and their adult(s) are invited to listen to fun nature stories, take a walk and explore nature's wonders.

Wednesday, 10-11am, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center,  classroom

FREE, no registration required

5 SUMMER’S END YOGA

This hour long adult class will offer beginner-friendly to intermediate level yoga with a beautiful backdrop of Grimes Farm. Bring along a yoga mat or towel, some mats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please bring your own water and strap or block, if you wish

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm, Leonard Grimes Memorial Amphitheater

Pre-registration required, deadline is September 3. Fee: $5.

7 STARGAZING

The Amateur Astronomers of Central Iowa invited the public for a telescopic view of the night sky.

Friday, 7pm, Dean Memorial Observatory, Green Castle Recreation Area, GF

FREE, no registration required

Www. Iowaastronomy.com

10 BROWN BAG BUNCH: DUTCH OVEN COOKING

join naturalist Emily Herring as she walks you through the basics of using a Dutch oven.  Participants will help in the preparation of food, cooking, and the best part… taste testing.

Monday, 11:30am-1pm, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center

Pre-registration required, deadline is September 4. Fee: FREE.

13 LIVE AND LOCAL: AN EVENING OF IRISH MUSIC

“An Evening of Irish Music” will begin the concert featuring Billy Wilson on his Bodhran Drum, Irish whistle and signature Irish jokes.  After intermission, Dave’s Little Big Band will continue to entertain the crowd

Thursday, 5:30pm, Leonard Grimes Memorial Amphitheater, Grimes Farm

FREE, no registration required

A food truck will be in attendance, however attendees can bring their own snack and beverages.

15 MONARCHS AND MILKWEEDS FOR THE MARSHALLTOWN AREA

Bring your family and friends to this FREE program highlighting the plight of the amazing monarch butterfly.

Saturday, 1-3pm, Grimes Farm

FREE, no registration required

19 NATURE STORY HOUR

Preschoolers and their adult(s) are invited to listen to fun nature stories, take a walk and explore nature's wonders.

Wednesday, 10-11am, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center,  classroom

FREE, no registration required

29 PRAIRIE HERITAGE DAY

Head out to the Grimes Farm to celebrate Oktemberfest and participate in pioneer crafts and skills. Activities include: candle dipping, rope making, crosscut sawing, barn building, blacksmithing and many more. Enjoy apple cider, Dutch oven treats, and fry bread. Entertainment will include Peter Grady preforming Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant and the Prairie Creek String Band. Come join the family fun! 

Saturday, 2-5pm, Grimes Farm

FREE, no registration required

OCTOBER

 

2 ART IN THE PARK (YOUTH SESSION grades 1-6)

Learn fun techniques for painting a fall birch tree scene on a 11” x 14” canvas. Grades 1-6. Please wear clothes that can get paint on them and if weather permits this class will be held outside. Any level of artistic ability is welcome! 

Tuesday, 6-7:30pm, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center

Pre-registration required, deadline is September 28. Fee: $25. Space limited.

3 NATURE STORY HOUR

Preschoolers and their adult(s) are invited to listen to fun nature stories, take a walk and explore nature's wonders.

Wednesday, 10-11am, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center,  classroom

FREE, no registration required

3 HUNTER SAFETY FIELD DAY

Completion of Hunter Safety course is required for anyone born after January 1, 1972 who wishes to purchase a hunting license. Must be 12 or older.

Wednesday, 6-9pm, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center

Participants must register on line at www.iowadnr.gov/huntered and must complete online course before attending class. Participants must print off and bring an online course certificate of completion to the field day to attend class.

4 ART IN THE PARK (ADULT SESSION)

Learn fun techniques for painting a fall birch tree scene on a 11” x 14” canvas. Please wear clothes that can get paint on them and if weather permits this class will be held outside. Any level of artistic ability is welcome! 

Thursday, 6:30-8pm, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center

Pre-registration required, deadline is September 28. Fee: $25. Space limited.

10 COLORS OF FALL YOGA

This hour long adult class will offer beginner-friendly to intermediate level yoga with a beautiful backdrop of Grimes Farm.  Bring along a yoga mat or towel, some mats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please bring your own water and strap or block, if you wish

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm, Leonard Grimes Memorial Amphitheater

Pre-registration required, deadline is October 5. Fee: $5.

OCTOBER CONTINUED

 

12 SUNSET FUNDRAISER

The Friends of Marshall County Conservation will be hosting a fundraising event. auctions will round out the evening.  Funds raised will go towards establishing an endowment for MCCB.

Friday, 5:30-8pm, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center

Cost $25. For more information contact Carrie Barr at 641-750-2890 or at grimesbarr@gmail.com

16 BROWN BAG BUNCH - TOWN TREE HIKE

Stretch your legs, take in the beautiful fall colors, and expand your knowledge about the street trees in Marshalltown. Join naturalist Emily Herring in front of the Marshalltown Public Library at 11:30 for a walk around town over your lunch hour.  Learn how to identify different common trees and their unique natural history

Tuesday, 11:30am-12:30pm, Marshalltown Public Library

Pre-registration required, deadline is October 12. Fee: FREE.

17 NATURE STORY HOUR

Preschoolers and their adult(s) are invited to listen to fun nature stories, take a walk and explore nature's wonders.

Wednesday, 10-11am, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center,  classroom

FREE, no registration required

17 TRIVIA NIGHT

Calling all trivia buffs, nature fanatics, or anyone looking for a fun night outdoors.  Marshall County Conservation will host a night of trivia at the Leonard Grimes Memorial Amphitheater on October 17, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Categories will cover a wide range of topics including animals of Iowa, natural history, Marshall County Conservation Board history and more. The winning team will take home a cash prize of half of the collected registration fees, with the other half going towards conservation projects throughout the county. Snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, beer(cans only), and wine are allowed

Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, Leonard Grimes Memorial Amphitheater

Pre-registration required, deadline is October 12. Fee: $25. Space limited.

19 SAND LAKE TROUT RELEASE

The Iowa DNR will be releasing 2000 rainbow trout. This is a great way to introduce new anglers to the joys of fishing. This event is FREE, but anglers must be properly licensed, must have trout stamp, and bring their own fishing equipment.  DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Friday, 11am, Sand Lake Recreation Area

FREE, no registration required

19 STARGAZING

The Amateur Astronomers of Central Iowa invited the public for a telescopic view of the night sky.

Friday, 7pm, Dean Memorial Observatory, Green Castle Recreation Area, GF

FREE, no registration required

Www. Iowaastronomy.com

25 METAL JEWELRY

Ames artist Rhonda Scott will help you discover the endless possibilities of metal clay! Learn to create beautiful fine silver jewelry without traditional metalsmithing techniques – no soldering, jewelry saws or filing. Create a pendant or stunning pair of earrings that capture the beauty of nature. No prior experience is needed and must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center

Pre-registration required, deadline is October 12. Fee: $40. Space limited.

There are two sessions to this class, must attend both.  The second session is Thursday, November 1 from 6:30-7:30pm

NOVEMBER

 

6 BROWN BAG BUNCH: ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE

Sarah Rosenblum, director of the Marshalltown Public Library will be the presenter for Marshall County Conservation Boards Brown Bag November program.  So bring your lunch and head out to the Grimes Farm and Conservation Center as she talks about new books on the shelves that cover a wide variety of environmental topics. 

Tuesday, 11:30am-12:30pm, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center

Pre-registration required, deadline is November 2. Fee: FREE.

7 NATURE STORY HOUR

Preschoolers and their adult(s) are invited to listen to fun nature stories, take a walk and explore nature's wonders.

Wednesday, 10-11am, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center,  classroom

FREE, no registration required

13 LIP BALM/LOTION BARS

Make and take home your own herbal lotion bars and lip balm in this hands-on workshop with Ann Staudt of Siberian Soap Co.  Using natural and nourishing ingredients including plant-based oils, butters, beeswax, and essential oils, participants will delve into the art and science of creating their own custom handcrafted herbal bath and body products from scratch

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center

Pre-registration required, deadline is October 12. Fee: $25. Space limited.

 

 

21 NATURE STORY HOUR

Preschoolers and their adult(s) are invited to listen to fun nature stories, take a walk and explore nature's wonders.

Wednesday, 10-11am, GrimesFarm and Conservation Center,  classroom

FREE, no registration required



























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