Divas Who Dish


From 6:00-9:00 p.m. come out for female chefs preparing their very best dishes for a very appreciative crowd. This is the ladies version of 25 Men Who Can Cook held in January. Don’t miss this! For more information, email ottumwasymphonyorchestra@gmail.com, or go to www.ottumwasymphonyorchestra.com.

Music on the Green


This past year the orchestra, joined by vocalists from our area, celebrated music made famous by Frank Sinatra. This year, it’s Happy Days to Happy Trails, an event you won’t want to miss. For more information, email ottumwasymphonyorchestra@gmail.com, or go to www.ottumwasymphonyorchestra.com.

American Gothic Performing Arts Festival


This two-week festival celebrates the performing arts and officially kicks off the summer festival season in Southeast Iowa. Performances of “The Little Shop of Horrors,” “Carousel,” the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, a talent show, opera, and a whole lot more await audiences. A detailed scheduled will be released in February 2017. For more information, contact Dennis Willhoit at 515.418.5692, or via …

Race for the Cure 2017

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Join us this year in the fight against breast cancer to help raise money and awareness, honor friends or family members, and celebrate breast cancer survivors! Get involved by volunteering, registering individually, or registering with friends/family as a team!

Steel Magnolias


Megan Bell directs this comedy-drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Written by Robert Harling, this play is based on his experience with his sister’s death. For more information, contact Mary Simmons at 641.684.7000, or via e-mail at mary@bridgeviewcenter.com, or go to www.bridgeviewcenter.com.

Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra Presents, A Conductor Walks Into a Bar . . .


Enjoy classical selections that have popped up in unexpected places–commercials, movies, and television shows. This concert will also be an opportunity to “meet” our musicians as they are featured in unexpected places as well. The audience will be asked to participate but don’t worry, it won’t be anything embarrassing! A preconcert dinner will be offered prior to the concert. The …