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.... ,: ,J Thursday, November 17, 2011 N/Warren Town and County News CHURCH SOCIAL Page Five Annual Trees, Tastes, Trimmings and Tour of Homes Although St. Paul Lutheran Church in Martensdale was lost to fire Thursday, Oct. 27, members of the church decided they must go with their planned events. With the help of the community, they will host their Annual Trees, Tastes and Trim- mings Event Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Assumption Catholic Church Hall in Churchville. In addition to home- made candy and cookies (sold by the pound), there will be a tree display and craft sale. Area vendors include Pampered Chef, Lia Sophia, Soy Candles, 31 Gifts, Norwex Cleaning products and handmade gift items. A soup lun- cheon will be served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. A Holiday Tour of Homes will be held Satur- da)~ Dec. 3. Advanced tick- ets are $10 and may be purchased by calling 01 - 981-4186 or 515-971-2286 or by going to the Martensdale Lions Hall from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The day of the event tickets w-ill bo available at the Church Hall for a cost of $12. Following are the homes that will be open for touring between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Craig and Judy Stark, 9932 30th Ave., Prole. This home is nesUed among flqe hills, prairies and por~ds of rural Warren County on property that was once known to area residents as "Pete's Pond." It is a French country stone house. The Stark's love of nature is ech- oed in their holiday deco- rating theme, "Let Heaven and Nature Sing." Steve and Sue Chopard, Two Services At Methodist Church Members of the 2171 Warren Ave., St. and a solarium. A curvedNorwalk United Method- Charles (just west of the stairway to the lower level ist Church will be holding interstate). Note: You may hosts a display of African two services for Consecra- want to visit this home first, trophies and consists of a tion Sunday, Nov. 20, at as it will only be open from game room, kitchenette, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. 9 a.m. - I p.m. Built in three bedrooms, twobathsIncorrect information 1973, this ranch home was and a fireplace. John Wayne was given to the newspa- purchased by the Cho- and Marilyn Monroe will per earlier regarding only pards in 1999 and was greet you at the movie the- one service for Sunday, completely restored from atre. Nov. 20. the inside out. Sue loves Proceeds from the event *** holiday decorating, but will be used for World A great man is he who Christmas is her favorite. Hunger and toward re- has not lost the heart of She has an extensive Wiz- building the church, a child. ard of Oz Collection, as -Mencius well as Santas, new and *** old. Carol and Mark Pella Christmas Activities Timke, 6289 Gear St., Prole. The story-and-a- The Pella Historical Society celebrates the holidays half farm home, named beginning with the opening of the 31st annual Christ- Painted Acres, depicts mas Walk at the Historical Village, 507 Franklin St., on their ranch-style living November 12 through December 31. All twenty build- and love for horses. The - ings are lavishly decorated by volunteers. Highlights Timkes raise and show include red birds among snowy pines, elegant Victorian registered Paint and Pinto decorations, burgundy and tsmauve roses embellishing horses and have won nu- trees and wreaths, and nature themes along with Christ- merous awards for their mas patchwork in'the Birdsall Delft Room. Combined showmanship. Their holi- with garlands, wreaths, candles and evergreen, the Vil- day theme revolves lage creates a festive holiday feeling. Complimentary hot around a country and beverage and St: Nick cookies are served in the Dutch wc tcrn theme and Bakery. the horses' stalls are deco- The Vermeer Windmill will also be open and deco- rated for the holidays. In rated for the season. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; addition, there is a closed Sundays and holidays. Admission for adults is $8 memory tree and a wall and for K-12 students is $2. Thousands of lights create a for those who have jewel box scene in the Village yard at night. passed before them. Sinterklaas, the Dutch Santa, is an old world tradition Carol and Dave celebrated in Pella on Saturday morning, November 26, Knoblauch, 6345 Ford with a strolling Volks parade at 10 a.m. and a Drier wel- Trail, Norwalk (behind come downtown. The Sinterklaas breakfast at the Royal Rolling Hills Colt Amsterdam Hotel and the party at the Pella O[~ra House Course). The couple both Theater will follow. Limited reserved tickets are $8 each grew up on farms and and are available in the Pella Historical Business Office. wanted to move back to Pella Garden Club's 49th annual Christmas Tour of the coun{ry, bu{ cllclnl[ Homes and features four festively dcc0ratcd Fclla want to Live on a gravel homes which are open on tvo days; Thursda36 Dec. 1 road. They fell in love and Frida Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with tea served at with the area and in 2008 the Scholte House from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday started planning their and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Ticket information is avail- new home. The home has able at the Pella Historical Business Office, 641-628-4209. barrel ceiling llke Caesar's ~[c~e~s are goo~ Ior el[~er ay. Palace, with 13 foot Thousands of lights come on at dusk at the John lighted panel ceilings. DeVries family Dutch Christmas display west of Pella There is a large dining beginning November 24 through December 31, 5:15 to room, den/office, master 10:30 p.m. bedroom/bath, sewing Scholte House, the home of Pella's founder, is deco- room, two guest baths rated for the holidays November 12 through December 31 and is open frorrvl to 4 p.m.; closed Sundays and holi- II aturdag, Nov, 19, 9 a.rn. 2 p.m.. 2t. John the Ap0stle ehuteh 720 Orchard ! i11 Dl'. Holiday shopping with 30 vendors and crafters offering a variety of items. Bake Sale and Raffle Sponsored by Norwalk Purple Crush 10U Softball A Fantastic shopping event. Trella Blackman Treila Blackman to Observe 90th Birthday Family and friends are hosting a party to celebrate the 90th birthday of Trella Blackman of Norwalk. The Hour0 will b0 h01d Sunday, D0c. 4, tr0m 2- a p.m. at the Norwalk United Methodist Church, 1801 Sunset Dr. No gifts, please. Greetings may also be sent to her at Regency Assisted Living, 815 High Rd., Unit 118, Norwalk, IA 50211. ANNUAL COOKIE WALK IN INDIANOLA St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church will hold its armual "Cooki0 Walk, Sweets Shoppe & Craft Fair" Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 until 11 a.m. at the St. Thomas Aquinas Pasto- ral Center, located west of Indianola at the intersec- tion of Highways 92 and R63. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll about festively decorated tables and select favorite holiday Annual Arts, Craft Show Make plans now to at- tend the 9th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show No- vember 18-20 at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State'Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Tlli iS I0Wa' large [ ~how, with over 300 ex- hibitors from eight states presenting and selling the Midwest's finest hand- crafts. The show is a produc- tion of Callahan Promo- cookies and candies. Treats this ad to show for $1.00 OFF One Admission DALLY GRIND COFFEE SHOP 1128 unset Dr. Si/pada Designs After/ife Cutzie Tootzie Bows Thirty One Gifts A West Photography & Designs Start Your Christmas Shopping Early! : ( 7, 7 , A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts. 'Herbert V. Prochnow HOLIDAY VENDER'S FAIR Sat., Nov. 19, 8- 11 a.m. i ADM. Just $6.00 [ Huge Aisles I (10 & under free) I FREE I 3-day re-entry stamp I PARKING 4529. Friday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking for the show is al- ways free. For additional show in- formation, call 563-652- glass, several different types of food items, lawn and garden art and much, much more, with over 80,000 square feet of dis- play space. Admission to the show is $6, with anyone10 and under free. All patrons will receive a three-day re-en- try hand stamp good for the entire three-day run of the show. 5h0w hours are DES MOINE8, IOWA Fri. 5-9; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 10-4 Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! tions, Inc. and offers pa- days. Admission is$5 for adults and $2 for Students K- are $5.50 per pound, tr0ns the charlce to enjoy 12. A Christmas Music & Tea will be held on Sunday In addition, there will original, affordable arts afternoon, December 4 (reservations required, call 641- be craft and vendor booths and crafts. Products being { 628-2409). for guests toperuse and sold include oak furniture, For more information check our website: shop. pottery, jewelry, clothing, www.pellatuliptime.com or call 641-628-2409. *** floral wreaths, stained