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Jun
18
Tue
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting

2019 will be our first growing season in the Kinship Garden, a communal space where community members can grow together.  Those who participate will be able to share in the harvest.

If you are interested in being a part of the Kinship garden, join us at the groundbreaking and planting!

The garden is located on the hilltop south of the Health Clinic.  Light refreshments will be served, then we will plant the garden.  For questions, call Meskwaki Agriculture and Food Sovereignty (641) 484-3511.

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Father’s Day Field Events @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Father's Day Field Events @ Meskwaki Tribal Center

A special event to educate families on financial empowerment. Healthy finances contribute to healthy families.

Tuesday, June 18th

5:00 pm Registration

5:30 pm Start Time

@ Tribal Center Field

Field events include water balloon toss, marshmallow relay, HORSE competition, and hot potato!

Breakfast burritos starts the event at the Tribal Center Snack Bar, financial education information will be provided.

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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Jun
19
Wed
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

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Jun
20
Thu
Seniors Guest Speaker: Ashley Aylsworth
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
21
Fri
Seniors Trip: Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Summer Solstice Festival has been postponed to a later date.  New information coming soon!

Please join us for an evening full of activities and celebration at Red Earth Gardens for our Summer Solstice Festival on Friday, June 21st!

Events begin at 4:00 pm.

Fun Run/Walk and Youth Races at 5:30 pm.  *If raining, the run/walk will be cancelled.

Traditional Meal will be served following the fun run/walk.

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Jun
25
Tue
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CDIB’s and Tribal IDs still available.

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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Jun
26
Wed
Enrollment Office Closed Today
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

CDIBs and Tribal IDs still available.

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Jun
27
Thu
Blood Pressure / Sugar Check @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
June Birthday Meal @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Elders Night Out @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elders Night Out @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Gym

Family Fun Night Committee Presents: Elders Night Out!

A night of fun and games for the whole family! Come play Bingo, Bags and Bone Dice.

Community members are encouraged to bring Elders so they can participate in the fun too! June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month – Engaging Elders in community activities is a great way to make an impact to prevent and address Elder Abuse.

Thursday, June 27th at the Tribal Center Gym

Dinner at 5:00 pm

Games from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Prizes for winners of rounds of Bingo. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Bags Tournament and Bone Dice!

If you are an Elder and in need of transportation, please call Nicole Lepley at (641) 484-4444 to request transportation to and from this event.

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Jun
28
Fri
Medicare Reimbursement Checks @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
MPD Farewell and Welcome @ Tribal Center
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MPD Farewell and Welcome @ Tribal Center

Stop in to the Tribal Center on Friday, June 28th to say “farewell” to BIA Chief Michael Longhat and Officer Michael Cizek. Both have been helping out at the MPD for the last month.

At the gathering, meet the new BIA officers, Lee Simcox and Branden Hassett, coming to help out as the MPD continues to recruit new team members. You’ll also have the chance to get to know new and current Meskwaki Police Department officers too. Join us!

Friday, June 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Tribal Center. Sandwiches will be served!

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Jul
2
Tue
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

A Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place in the Tribal Chambers.

Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

**Meeting dates/times are subject to change at the discretion of the Tribal Chairman.

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Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Jul
3
Wed
Meskwaki Health Clinic BBQ @ Meskwaki Health Clinic
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meskwaki Health Clinic BBQ @ Meskwaki Health Clinic

We’re moving this to 5:30 to hopefully wait out the rain!  Join us for a BBQ and Family Fun Games at the Meskwaki Health Clinic from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd!  If it rains, we’re moving to the Tribal Center!

A raffle run/walk will take place at 5:30 pm – there are prizes to be won!

Please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.

For more information call the Health Clinic at 641-484-4094.

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Jul
9
Tue
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States

The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.

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Jul
10
Wed
Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival @ Red Earth Gardens | Tama | Iowa | United States

Join us for the Summer Solstice Milkweed Festival on Wednesday, July 10th from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Fun Walk/Run around Red Earth Gardens – Registration starts at 10:00 am, Walk/Run at 10:30 am.

Noon Meal – featuring milkweed and other foraged foods, corn, beans, squash, frybread, bison and walleye.

For the Kids: Door Prizes, bouncy houses, and participation/placement ribbons for the walk/run!

Door Prizes: Including 2 special drawings for those who bring complete dish-kits.

Participation t-shirts for youth and adults.

Red Earth Gardens is located at 1401 305th Street, Tama IA (Behind the Casino, South of the RV Park).

Event sponsored by Red Earth Gardens, Meskwaki Ag & Food Sovereignty Initiative, Meskwaki Diabetes Program, Meskwaki Youth Program.

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Jul
11
Thu
Job Skills Workshop @ Tribal Center - East Conference Room
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Job Skills Workshop @ Tribal Center - East Conference Room

Join us for a Job Skills Workshop on Thursday, July 11th! This training is from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and will be held in the East Conference Room at the Tribal Center.

Some of the items on the agenda are:

  • Application process
  • Resume building
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job readiness
  • Other fun activities

Lunch will be served.

Call Misty to sign up – Space is limited! (641) 484-9300

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Our Town – Weiting Theatre Play @ Weiting Theatre
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm
Our Town - Weiting Theatre Play @ Weiting Theatre

The Weiting Theatre Presents: Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: July 11th – 13th at 7:30 pm

Admission: Adults – $12, Students/Children – $8

Advanced tickets on sale at both State Bank of Toledo locations and the Lincoln Savings Bank.

Our Town is presented with permission from Samuel French

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12:00 pm Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Marshalltown Plaza 9 Movie
 
4:00 pm Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting
Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting
2019 will be our first growing season in the Kinship Garden, a communal space where community members can grow together.  Those who participate will be able to share in the harvest. If you are interested … Continue reading Kinship Garden Groundbreaking & Planting
5:00 pm Father’s Day Field Events @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Father’s Day Field Events @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Father's Day Field Events @ Meskwaki Tribal Center
A special event to educate families on financial empowerment. Healthy finances contribute to healthy families. Tuesday, June 18th 5:00 pm Registration 5:30 pm Start Time @ Tribal Center Field Field events include water balloon toss, … Continue reading Father’s Day Field Events
6:00 pm Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sewing/Beading Crafts @ Meskwaki Culture Museum | Tama | Iowa | United States
The museum will be open every Tuesday night for sewing/beading so people who want to work on their regalia or projects may do so.
1:00 pm Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bean Bags @ Meskwaki Senior Services
 
5:00 pm Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Meskwaki Tribal Center - Tribal Chambers
The next Tribal Council Meeting has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. It will begin at 5:00 pm and take place in the Tribal Chambers. Enrolled Tribal Members are welcome and … Continue reading Tribal Council Meeting
11:30 am Seniors Trip: Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
12:30 pm Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Enrollment Office Closed This Afternoon
Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
4:00 pm Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Earth Gardens
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Summer Solstice Festival has been postponed to a later date.  New information coming soon! Please join us for an evening full of activities and celebration at Red Earth … Continue reading Postponed -Summer Solstice Festival