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Posted April 16, 2015 in Community Blogs, Clear Lake

Come to fabulous Clear Lake, Iowa! We hope you will enjoy a day trip or weekend visit to Clear Lake. Great shopping & dining is yours!!   Here is a peek at some of what you can do this week. You can get more information of events & activities by just visiting: www.clearlakeiowa.com.

Re-Purpose Exhibit – April 16, 2015 – May 2, 2015. http://www.clartscenter.com. 2nd Annual Re-Purpose Exhibit (in conjunction with the Clear Lake Earth Days Committee). : Using the premise that everyone in an artist. This competition is open to anyone who has applied creativity in his/her own area of specialization and in the process changed the reason for which something exists (or repurposed something). Works must fall into 5 Categories 2-D Work of Art (could be a collage/painting), 3-D Work of Art (free-standing structure) may hang on the wall but 3-dimensional in nature), Functional (has dual functions, it’s a work of art and an object of use), Wearable (has dual functions, it’s a work of art and an object to wear), Fiber (not wearable). Artist’s Reception: TBA. Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th Street, Clear Lake, IA. 641-357-1998, clac@netins.net. FREE


Earth Days Fest, 5K/10K, & Trash Bash – April 18, 2015, http://www.earthdaynorthiowa.org

The popular early season chip-timed 5K/10K race begins and ends at City Park.  Register online at the earth day website or the day of the event.  9 a.m. start. Click here to register. And then get ready for some family fun and making a difference in Clear Lake.  It’s easy for all ages to help with the Community Cleanup for part of the morning.  And then enjoy the Fun Run, seeing wild critters close up, crafts, free food, family games and more.  Free paper shredding and electronics recycling is available too.  Other events are held throughout the community in conjunction with Clear Lake Earth Days and national Earth Day on April 22.  Check the website for details. Click here to register


CLEAR LAKE EARTH DAY’S WALKABOUT @ THE SUPPER CLUB CLEAR LAKE – April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT. Invites You To: Clear Lake Earth Day’s Walkabout April 18, 2015 (Saturday) 11 AM – 2 PM At The Supper Club Clear Lake We Will Be Featuring Chef Brice Sampling Gourmet Hors D’ Oeuvres While Supplies Last CHICKEN SALTIMBOCA Sauteed Petit Chicken Filet, Flambeed Marsala-Consomme, Crispy Niman Ranch Bacon with Spring Asparagus over Penne Pasta, Aromatic Basil Oil., Speckled with Aged Gouda and Toasted Almonds Also Available for Purchase Come Enjoy Our Select Wines & Specialty Beers Soda, Water, Ice Cream Soda Floats, Coffee & Tea. THE SUPPER CLUB CLEAR LAKE 114 NORTH 3RD STREET CLEAR LAKE, IA 50428

DENA 973-219-5814 641-357-7906

North Iowa’s Author Event – April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT. https://www.facebook.com/events/367638616777532/. Over twenty Authors from every genre are confirmed to be at this event. Come and meet a room full of authors from Iowa and surrounding states. Each author will have books available for purchase. See FB Event under North Iowa’s Author Event for an up to date listing of the authors. Best Western Holiday Lodge, Clear Lake. Micki Fredricks @ 641-583-1957. Free Admission


Earth Day Dinner – April 18, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT. Invites You To Our: EARTH DAY DINNER April 18, 2015 (Saturday) 7:00 PM BRIT IN BOMBAY SALAD Spring Greens and Cilantro Butter Lettuce Blend Tossed in a Apricot-Champagne Vinaigrette, Curried Apple and Peanut Chop Chop, Aged Welsh Cheddar Ribbons and Crispy Pretzel Croutons CHESAPEAKE SEARED RIBEYE STEAK 8oz. Greek Aged Ribeye Steak Seared on a Flat Iron Skillet and Flambeed in Marsala Wine, Topped with Hollandaise Sauce and a Petit Crab Cake over Spring Asparagus Stix with Cheddar Cream Mashies DESSERT Chiffon Mini- Bundt Cake with Sugar Dust, Whipped Cream, Toasted Almonds, Brandy Glazed Strawberries and a Scoop of Vanilla Gelato $40.00 Per Person, Does Not Include Tax, Drinks or Gratuity MUST CALL FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL DENA 973-219-5814 WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU SOON. The Supper Club Clear Lake 114 North 3rd St. Clear Lake, IA 50428. $40.00 PER PERSON, DOES NOT INCLUDE TAX, DRINKS, OR GRATUITY MUST CALL FOR RESERVATIONS.


Tech Tuesday – April 21, 2015, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CDT. “Retooling Your Business Before Change Occurs- Winter is Coming” With Julie Wright, the 10X Profit Coach. Who is this for?  Small Business Owners, Professionals, Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Creatives. 5 Marketing Strategies and one easy, simple, “Toilet Paper” Technology essential for all small business to help them prepare for the next economic season.  Join Julie Wright, founder of the 10X Profit Coach Program, and owner of Executive Financial Architects, a financial and business planning firm as she walks through ‘must know’ information about the future for small businesses.  Learn How To Create 5 Marketing Strategies for a “Winter Season” and 1 Technology even a startup business can deploy which will help them survive and thrive. This will be on April 21 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber. Call Patsy at the Chamber, 641-357-2159, to reserve your spot! Tech Tuesday is a bi-monthly program that explores technology and how you can utilize it in your business or organization.  Topics have included Social Media, Text Messaging, Websites, and more.  Presented by a local expert in a small-group setting.

Not-For-Profit Training – Board of Director Development – April 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT. The final Not-for-Profit Training session will be held on the topic of Board Development.  This will be an interactive session, led by Chamber Director Tim Coffey, who has more than 34 years’ experience in working with various not-for-profit Boards both as a staff person and as a fundraising consultant. It will be held at the Chamber on April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. It is a free workshop, but reservations are mandatory due to limited seating. Call Patsy at the Chamber, 641-357-2159, or email patsy@clearlakeiowa.com, to reserve your spot! Chamber Boardroom.


Other cool ways to enjoy Clear Lake during your visit:

Downtown Clear Lake – Visit our unique shops, offering a surprising array of items for you to choose from. We have been told that our retail shops in Clear Lake are not only unique but outstanding. Come to Clear Lake & see for yourself!!


Lakeside Restaurants – Clear Lake offers an abundance of great dining venues. Here are several that are on the Lake: Ge-Jo’s by the Lake, The Landing, PM Park, The Muskie Lounge, The Other Place, District 619, The Anchor Inn, Half-Moon and many more for your dining pleasure


Surf Ballroom & Museum – One of the most sought out places for visitors to Clear Lake. You can visit the historic Surf Ballroom during the week to see the location of where Buddy Holly & the Crickets, J. P. “the Big Bopper” Richardson, and Richie Valens performed their final concert, “the day the music died,” before their tragic plane crash five miles from Clear Lake on that fateful night in February, 1959. The Surf still has numerous live musical performances and has been ranked one of the top 12 music venues in the United States for 2012 by Rolling Stone Magazine. Plus it has a terrific gift shop and a Wall of Fame you can view. Guided tours for groups are available. Visit the Surf for music history and great memories!


City Beach– rated as one of the top 50 beaches in the United States by USA Today. A little slice of heaven where beaches are concerned!!


McIntosh Woods State Park – a 60 acre mecca for campers, where you can also rent “yurts,” go fishing, swimming or boating or picnicking. Reservations are required, tool-free 1-800-427-2757.


Clear Lake State Park – another gem for camping (176 campsites), a beautiful 900-foot beach, great for picnicking, fishing or boating. You can also use the day lodge for meeting or gatherings. Reservations are required, 1-800-427-2527.


City Park – This is the location in downtown Clear Lake, right off of the Lake where most of the community activities and events are held. It has playground equipment and a beautiful band shell as well as picnic tables and benches. Come relax and enjoy our beautiful City Park, and then stroll through downtown Clear Lake for shopping and dining.


Central Gardens of North Iowa. Explore one of the most unique gardening experiences in the state of Iowa with a walking tour of our beautiful Central Gardens, open to the public and at no cost, located at 800 2nd Ave. in Clear Lake. For general information, call 641-357-0700, or email us at centralgardens@netins.net. Our website is www.central-gardens.org.


We invite you to visit Clear Lake! There are lots of great activities this spring. For more information on all Clear Lake happenings, visit our new website, www.clearlakeiowa.com

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