Free Lunches at Hiawatha Library
Kids can eat a healthy lunch at the Hiawatha Public Library this summer thanks to Horizons Family Services. The free lunch will begin at 11:30 am Monday through Friday from now until Aug. 28. The Hiawatha Library is located at 151 W. Willman Street.
Kids birth through 18 years of age are eligible. Lunch quantities are limited.
Old McDonald's Farm Now Open
The Old McDonald's Farm in Bever Park, located at Memorial Drive and Bever Avenue SE, is now open daily from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The farm will occasionally close early due to inclement weather. A minimum donation of $1 is recommended.
Animals at the farm this year are chickens, cows, ducks, chickens, goats, guinea pugs, rabbits, lambs, pigs, rats, and tortoises.
Activities at the farm include :
Movie Night at the Farm - Bring the whole family to the farm’s amphitheater for a movie beginning at sunset. Feel free to come early and play with all the cute farm animals.
The movie is free to attend. Popcorn and drinks will be available.
"Coco" will be shown 8/24 at 8 pm.
County Fair - Have you ever wanted to take part in a county fair, but didn’t have the time or space for farm animals? Come to the farm and experience a fair setting with hayrack rides, booths, scavenger hunt,
pie contest, fair foods and more.
Saturday 7/28 10 am-2 pm
*Admission is free but a goodwill donation of $1 is suggested.
Farmers Markets are beginning to become more plentiful as the weather warms up. These outdoor seasonal markets are a great resource for fresh produce, farm fresh eggs and meats, but they are also popular for vendors art, crafts, and homemade goods.
Hiawatha Farmer's Market
Guthridge Park, 10th Avenue Parking Lot
April 29 to Oct. 28
Sundays 11 am to 2 pm
Marion Weekly Farmers’ Market
Taube Park, 2200 31st Street, Marion
May 5–September 29
Saturdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
June 9 , July 14, August 11
8 am – 12 pm
Marion Square Park – 7th Ave. & 10th St.
CR Downtown Farm's Market
Every other Saturday, from May 26 to Sept 1
7:30 to Noon
Noelridge Farmers' Market
4900 Council Street NE
May 2 - Oct.
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays (except 5/29 and 9/4)
4 - 6 PM
Lion Bridge Farmer's Market
May 31 and Sept. 6 from 5-8 pm