Community Calendar

Friday, June 23

Party in the Park, 5-9 p.m., Central Park in Charles City.

Nashua Water Over the Dam Days, June 22-25.


Saturday, June 24

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at Hanson’s Hold Up Bar & Grill in Arcadia, Wisconsin.

Nashua Water Over the Dam Days, June 22-25.


Sunday, June 25

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Gunderson Racing, 6 p.m., Allison.  OLD SCHOOL

Nashua Water Over the Dam Days, June 22-25.


Monday, June 26

Charles City Rotary Club will hold its annual Pass the Buck Awards and Recognition night at the Elks Lodge. Social hour starts at 5 p.m., supper at 6 p.m., and program at 6:30 p.m.; social hour entertainment will be by Harrison Scheckler on piano. The current district governor, Jim Coloff, will install Charles City Rotarian Ralph Smith as the 2017-2018 district governor during the program. No Monday lunch meeting this week.

RAGBRAI Q&A session from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Pub on the Cedar, regarding the bike ride’s overnight stay in Charles City on July 26. The sessions are intended to be casual, and people can come and go as they please. Snacks and appetizers will be served. Questions will be answered on all aspects of the overnight including the route, the entertainment, what to expect, how to navigate around town the day of the event, how to volunteer, what to expect as a host and more. Another Q&A session will be July 10.

PEO Chapter Cy will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Janiece Bergland. Creative activity led by Ellen Brewer; bring a T-shirt. No business meeting.


Tuesday, June 27

Charles City Senior Center, 10:30 a.m., 4-H demonstrations.

City Improvement Association meeting will be at 1:15 p.m. at  Merten J. Klaus Park. Members should bring a chair. In case of rain or extreme heat, the meeting will be at the Floyd County Museum.

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until Fall. 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20 mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal 641-330-9228 or Bob Krueger 641-220-2572.

Charles City Senior Center public bingo, 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, June 28

Nitrogen Week field day at Iowa State University Research Farms Headquarters in Nashua; 9:15 a.m. registration; 9:45 a.m. programs begin (four 30-minute sessions); 12:15 p.m. lunch. For more information go to www.aep.iastate.edu/nitrogen/.

RAGBRAI volunteer and vendor meetings. Noon and 5:30 p.m. at the Pub on the Cedar — duplicate meetings for volunteers planning to serve beer or check ID’s at the beverage tent, regarding serving alcohol, liability issues, reading ID’s and other information; 7 p.m. at the Hy-Vee conference room — question-and-answer session for all food vendors with a representative from the Department of Inspections and Appeals.

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Charles City Senior Center, 11 a.m.,music by Tom Howland.

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Charles City Library, 1-1:45 p.m.; Floyd County Conservation, Heidi Reams, “How we can make the world a better place for our animal friends.”

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at Dotzys in Elgin.


Thursday, June 29

Charles City Senior Center, 11 a.m., music by the Zimmerman Family.

Cedar Talks: The Voter ID Question, featuring Dr. Fredric Waldstein of Wartburg College. Free presentation begins at 6 p.m. at the Pub on the Cedar and will run for around 30 minutes, with questions and discussion welcome. Contact khayden@charlescitypress.com for questions.


Friday, June 30

Charles City Senior Center, 11 a.m., program by Kip and Judy Hauser, “Trip to Cuba.”

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, July 1

Charles City Bike Ride, 7:30 a.m. registration, ride starts at 8 a.m. at First Security Bank parking lot. Choice of 26-, 33- or 55-mile ride. Sag wagon available. Contact Dick Neal for more information, 641-330-9228 or rjneal@myomnitel.com.

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, July 2

Bill Riley Talent Search competition begins at 1 p.m. at the Charles Theatre on Main Street. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The winning act from each division will qualify to compete at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Aug. 10-20, with prize money totaling more than $17,000. For more information, go to www.iowastatefair.org and click on Bill Riley Talent Search under the Participate tab, or visit www.billrileytalentsearch.com.


Monday, July 3

Charles City Fourth of July Celebration, Kids Day (daytime) includes kids parade around Central Park, free kids games and activities in Central Park, Minnesota Zoo Stage Show, inflatables from 2-8 p.m., food and beverage vendors; Uncle Sam Jam (evening) includes live music in Central Park — PV & The Phantoms and The Plott Hounds, food and beverage vendors, beer garden with the Pub Crawlers.


Tuesday, July 4

Charles City Fourth of July Celebration, includes Firecracker 5K/Mile Races, Independence Day Parade, Central Park fun after the parade, food and beverage vendors, beer garden with the Pub Crawlers, live music featuring Endless Summer and fireworks.


Wednesday, July 5

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at the West Fork Wharf.


Friday, July 7

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, July 8

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, July 9

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Lions Club “Fly-In” Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at NE Iowa Regional Airport (Hwy 18 east of Charles City).  Adults $6, kids (12 & under) $4, kids (4 & under) FREE.  Plane rides and helicopter rides available!


Monday, July 10

RAGBRAI Q&A session from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Pub on the Cedar, regarding the bike ride’s overnight stay in Charles City on July 26. The sessions are intended to be casual, and people can come and go as they please. Snacks and appetizers will be served. Questions will be answered on all aspects of the overnight including the route, the entertainment, what to expect, how to navigate around town the day of the event, how to volunteer, what to expect as a host and more.

Tuesday, July 11

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until Fall. 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20 mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal 641-330-9228 or Bob Krueger 641-220-2572.


Wednesday, July 12

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Friday, July 14

Party in the Park, 5-9 p.m., Central Park in Charles City.


Saturday, July 15

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Tuesday, July 18

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until Fall. 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20 mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal 641-330-9228 or Bob Krueger 641-220-2572.


Wednesday, July 19

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at Sweets Hotel in LeRoy.


Thursday, July 20

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst office’s regional directors will hold traveling office hours 3 to 4 p.m. at the Nora Springs City Hall Community Room.

So Far Foundation will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. at the Jordon River Church. So Far is a group working to increase addiction resources and deter illegal drug use and illegal drug sales in Charles City and Floyd County.


Friday, July 21

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst office’s regional directors will hold traveling office hours 11 a.m. to noon at the New Hampton Public Library.

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, July 22

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, July 23

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Tuesday, July 25

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until Fall. 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20 mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal 641-330-9228 or Bob Krueger 641-220-2572.


Wednesday, July 26

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at Cresco A&W.


Friday, July 28

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, July 29

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Tuesday, Aug. 1

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until Fall. 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20 mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal 641-330-9228 or Bob Krueger 641-220-2572.


Wednesday, Aug. 2

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at the Carpenter Bar & Grill.


Thursday, Aug 3

Parkinson’s Support Group, 1 p.m, at St John Lutheran Church, Charles City.  Questions call Carol Quade @ 641-228-5053.  All are welcome.


Friday, Aug. 4

Party in the Park, 5-9 p.m., Central Park in Charles City.


Saturday, Aug. 5


Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until Fall. 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20 mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal 641-330-9228 or Bob Krueger 641-220-2572.


Wednesday, Aug. 9

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at PM Park in Clear Lake.


Friday, Aug. 11

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Aug. 12

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Aug. 13

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Tuesday, August 15

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until Fall. 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20 mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal 641-330-9228 or Bob Krueger 641-220-2572.


Wednesday, Aug. 16

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at Grafton Gobblers Roost.


Thursday, Aug. 17

So Far Foundation will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. at the Jordon River Church. So Far is a group working to increase addiction resources and deter illegal drug use and illegal drug sales in Charles City and Floyd County.


Friday, Aug. 18

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Aug. 19

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.

Art-a-Fest at Central Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Map of exhibitors and vendors available online at http://artafestcharlescity.weebly.com/.


Tuesday, Aug. 22

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at the OP in Clear Lake.

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until Fall. 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20 mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal 641-330-9228 or Bob Krueger 641-220-2572.


Wednesday, Aug. 23

Charles City Public School classes begin.

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Friday, Aug. 25

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Aug. 26

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Aug. 27

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 29

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until Fall. 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20 mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal 641-330-9228 or Bob Krueger 641-220-2572.


Wednesday, Aug. 30

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Friday, Sept. 1

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Sept. 2

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Wednesday, Sept. 6

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at the Hole in the Wall in Lawler.


Friday, Sept. 8

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Sept. 9

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Sept. 10

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 12

School Board Election Day


Wednesday, Sept. 13

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Friday, Sept. 15

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Sept. 16

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Sept. 17

Custom Antique and Rod Association South River Cruise, leaves at 9:30 a.m. from Central Park in Charles City.


Wednesday, Sept. 13

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Wednesday, Sept. 20

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Saturday, Sept. 23

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Sept. 24

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Custom Antique and Rod Association North River Cruise, leaves at 9:30 a.m. from Central Park in Charles City.


Wednesday, Sept. 27

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Wednesday, Oct. 1

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Saturday, Oct. 7

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Oct. 8

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Custom Antique and Rod Association Balltown Cruise, leaves at 9:30 a.m. from Central Park in Charles City.


Wednesday, Oct. 11

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Saturday, Oct. 14

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Oct. 22

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Sunday, Nov. 12

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Sunday, Nov. 26

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Sunday, Dec. 10

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


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