...................Oelwein Has Positively Changed!
Healthy Oelwein Survey
Message from the Oelwein Mayor, Larry Murphy
Healthy people make stronger families and vibrant communities. We want Oelwein to be a vibrant community that supports stronger families through physical and social environments that promote healthy living and abundant physical activities that appeal to all ages. Please help us determine how effective our community's fitness programs are for you and your family by completing this brief 3-page survey.
OCAD: Oelwein Chamber of Commerce and Area Development
Grant Writing Workshop
The Hills Are Alive With The Sight Of Music
Schmidt Family History
November 13 brings our favorite hypnotist back to the Williams Center for the Positively Oelwein kick off event. As part of the festivities, local artists are displaying their work in the lobby before the show and during intermission.
Olde Tyme Christmas
Next on the Positively Oelwein event list is Olde Tyme Christmas.
Craft Show Barb Wagner, Chairperson. Show will be held Friday 3-8 and Sat. 9-1:30 in the Plaza.
Festival of Trees
Santa Pictures Deb & Art Medberry have agreed to take pictures.
A Grinch will be crowned: Steve Bunn, Anna Kerns, Chet Reagan, or Barb Winter. Cast your votes soon!
Grinch essay for the 3rd graders again this year. It was also discussed to have each building for the schools to have a tree at the festival. Letters and forms have been sent to the third grade teachers.
Kids Crafts Sue Schneider and Positively Oelwein will organize a kids craft. Location is 7 N Frederick.
Cheerleaders have agreed to do tattoos again this year.
Carriage Rides Paul Anthes has agreed to provide rides during Old Tyme Christmas.
Santa will be in the parade and will be in the Rec Room for photos with the kids from 4:15pm to 6:15pm and after the parade until 8pm.
Street Musicians & Carolers
Melody Moms will perform from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Mercantile on Main.
Union Carolers will stroll through downtown from 4 to about 5:15pm
Window Decorating Contest
Mr. Nick will do balloons again this year. He will be at 7 N Frederick 4-8pm.
Make Oelwein your destination for your holiday shopping. Mercantile on Main has tons of unique gifts, coffee house coffees and teas, soups and sandwiches. Make this a must...at the corner of Charles and Frederick
Around the corner you'll find another new shop, The Red Poppy. Open on weekends only, this delightful shop features many fine gifts.
Oelwein is also home to two fabulous art stores on Frederick. The Guild features local artists and is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday while the Gallery of Art features artists from northeast Iowa and is open daily.
While you're on Frederick, also stop at Flowers on Main and going south find Buds and Blossoms. More gifts and flower arrangements.
Back on the main street, you'll find VanDenovers Jewelry.
Lunching options abound with Leos Italian Restaurant, First Garden and the Panda House for Chinese, Las Flores for Mexican, Mercantile on Main for sandwiches, Two Brothers for a more traditional fare...all on the main street of town. More choices are available from Pizza Hut, Pizza Ranch, Luigi's Italian, Country Cottage, McDonalds, and Brick City South.
Make a day of it in Oelwein and discover even more things to see and do.
Thanks to all who took the Healthy Oelwein Survey. The results are in and will be analyzed at the next Healthy Oelwein meeting. Look for the results to be published within the next couple of weeks.
Be sure and check out the Oelwein's School Communique. It's packed with information! This month's issue contains a very clear explanation of school finance and why the school board can discuss school building repairs and upgrades, but can't add staff at the moment. Click on CHARLENE'S OELWEIN BLOG (above) for more discussion.
Oelwein Community School Communique for October, 2010
Oelwein Community School District Communique for September 2010
Oelwein Community School District Communique for August, 2010
Performing Arts Center Schedule (Google the artists for a preview)
Wed., Nov. 17 White Ghost Shivers
Sun., Dec. 12, Christmas at the Williams Center
Thurs., Jan. 13 The Diamonds
Sat., Feb. 5, Butch Thompson - Jazz Pianist
Mon., Feb. 14 Rhythmic Circus - Tap Dance
Sat. Feb. 26 Texas Boys Choir