THURSDAY 5

HPC DRIVE THRU DINNER, will be held Thursday, June 5 at 5 p.m. at State Street Station. The menu will be grilled chicken, potato or macaroni salad, baked beans and dessert. Cost is $6. All proceeds go to the trolley. Free delivery in Centerville by calling (641) 895-4515.

HONEY CREEK, 9-10 a.m. – Stand Up Paddleboarding – Meet at the kayaking beach north of the boat docks. Solo paddle boards and paddles will be provided. Some PFDs will be available. This class is for people 12 and older. Minors must have a guardian present and participating. Space is limited. E-mail activities@honeycreekresort.com.

3-3:30 p.m. – Sidewalk Art – Decorate the sidewalk outside the Activities Building. Great for all ages.

4-4:30 p.m. – Prairie Walk – Discover the plants that make our prairie their home. Meet at the Activities Building. Great for all ages.

7-7:30 p.m. – Dutch Oven Cooking Demo – Join a naturalist on the patio of the Activities Building to learn how to use a Dutch Oven for campfire cooking.

8-9:30 p.m. – Sunset Stand Up Paddleboarding – Experienced paddleboarderd may join a guide for an hour of paddle boarding along the resort’s shoreline. For all other requirements see Stand Up Paddleboarding entry above.

8:30-9:30 p.m. – Evening Hike – Join a guide for this nocturnal adventure to discover the happening of the night. Meet on the deck of the Activities Building. Great for all ages.

APPANOOSE COUNTY TOBACCO FREE COALITION, meets the third Thursday of each month at Drake Public Library.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS AND AL ANON, meet Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the basement at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Call (641) 856-3398 with questions.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, holds meetings every Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Camel Club, 410 West Keota St. in Ottumwa. Call (641) 682- 8741, ext. 301.

LEGION AUXILIARY, meets the second Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church basement.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP, will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in Conference Room A at Mercy Medical Center. Patients and caretakers are welcome to attend.

FRIDAY 6

10–11 a.m. – Kayaking 101 – Learn to kayak for free during this one hour program where participants get hands-on experience shuttling kayaks, getting in and out and paddling on the lake. Meet at the kayak beach north go the boat docks. Solo kayaks and paddles will be provided. Some PFDs are available but participants may bring their own. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can get wet. Must be 12 or older and minors must have a guardian present and participating. Participants must feel comfortable in the water. E-mail hannahw@honeycreekresprt to reserve a spot.

11 a.m.–12 p.m. – Family Kayaking – This program is designed for children under the age of 12 with a participating guardian. The child and guardian will learn the basics of kayaking on dry land. When it comes time to launch, the guardian will wade into the water and hold the boat for the child then allow them to demonstrate their paddling techniques. For all other information see Kayaking 101 above.

4–4:30 p.m. – Discovery Hike – Get a sampling of Honey Creek Resort State Park’s nature during this half-hour hike with a naturalist. Meet at the Activities Building. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to go off trail.

6–6:30 p.m. – Nature Journal – Learn how to turn small paper bags into a nature journal to take out into the field. Meet at the lodge lobby.

8-9 p.m. – Friday Night Fishing – Join a naturalist to cast your stress away. Meet at the Activities Building. Some fishing poles will be provided but participants can bring their own.

8-9 p.m. – Dusk Kayaking – This program is designed for experiences kayakers 12 and older. Meet at the kayaking beach north of the boat docks. Kayaks and paddles will be provided. Some PFDs are available. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. E-mail activities@honeycreekresort.com to reserve a spot.

PAUL DIXON AMERICAN LEGION POST 340, meets the first Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Mystic.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, is held every Friday at 6 p.m. at Centerville Assembly of God, 1020 E. Maple St. in Centerville.

MEMORY MINDERS/ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, holds a support group on the third Friday of each month at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville at 9 a.m. Facilitator Sherrie Doggett may be contacted at (641) 437-4111.

SATURDAY 7

HONEY CREEK, 9-10 a.m. – Stand Up Paddleboarding Basics – See Thursday’s entry.

10–11 a.m. – Kayaking 101 – See Friday’s entry.

11 a.m.–12 p.m. – Family Kayaking – See Friday’s entry.

8-8:30 p.m. – Nature Tales – Join a naturalist around the Activities Building fire ring to enjoy s’mores and hear a story about nature. If weather is unsuitable to be outside, meet at the lobby fireplace.

8-9 p.m. – Dusk Kayaking – See Friday’s entry.

9:30-10:30 p.m. – Stargazing – View constellations and delve into the myths and legends of the night sky. Meet on the deck of the Activities Building.

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