paulo_padilha_2-_photo_by_gal_oppido_-_4ORANGE CITY – Catch the swing and rhythm of urban Brazil! Paulo Padilha and Group, from Sao Paulo, will spend a week in the Orange City area October 5-10, conducting workshops and performing. The public concert is Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30pm at the Unity Christian Knight Center.
The Orange City Arts Council’s 2014-15 Beyond Onstage series begins with Paulo Padilha. Padilha and his band are part of a series of four international music ensembles coming to Orange City; a group from China will perform here in January.
Highly acclaimed as a musician and clever lyricist with a mischievous sense of humor, Padilha’s songs take interest in everything from mother-in-law as his inspiring muse to philosophic ramblings on the function of art.
Padilha – singer, composer, instrumentalist and writer –  performs with his ensemble: Léo Mendes, Dani Zulu, Samba Sam and André Magalhães… on percussion, guitar, electric bass and vocals.
Tickets for the public concert on Friday, Oct. 10 may be purchased at Orange City Arts Council or Dove Bookstore, at $10 adults and $7 students. Children age five and under are free. Until October 1, season passes for the five Beyond Onstage shows are $35, adults; $20, students.
Padilha and Group will also do coffee house shows Monday, Oct. 6 at Fruited Plain Cafe in Sioux Center at 8pm, and Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Old Factory Coffee Shop in Orange City at 7:30pm. There will be a $2 cover charge for each show. Brazilian cuisine will be available for sale at Old Factory.
The ensemble will also do several school assemblies and workshops, for students and residents at Northwestern College, MOC-Floyd Valley High, Unity Christian High, Orange City Christian, Village Northwest Unlimited, Ireton Christian, and Boyden-Hull Public School.
Through the Orange City Arts Council, Orange City was selected as the one city in Iowa to host the 2013-2015 Arts Midwest World Fest.  A program of Arts Midwest, this Arts Midwest World Fest season is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, BNSF Railway, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Heritage Foundation Grants Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Iowa Arts Council.
For more information, contact the Orange City Arts Council at 712-707-4885 or ocArts@orangecityiowa.com. For links to Padilha and Group, see orangecityarts.net.
A little samba, a little pop –– you’ll dance all the way home!

western logoThe Western Christian High School booster club is hosting a tailgate party sponsored by Iowa State Bank on Friday, September 19 prior to the Homecoming Football game between Western Christian and Sibley Ocheyedan.

Brats, burgers, hot dogs, and chips are on the menu. Free will offering will be taken. Serving will be from 5:30 pm till 7 pm.

September 11, 2014 - 4:45 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

western logoThe Western Christian High School booster club is hosting a tailgate party sponsored by Iowa State Bank on Friday, September 19 prior to the Homecoming Football game between Western Christian and Sibley Ocheyedan. Brats, burgers, hot dogs, and chips are on the menu. Free will offering will be taken. Serving will be from 5:30 pm till 7 pm.

September 8, 2014 - 1:49 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

basketballIt’s going to be fun, so don’t miss it! The Harlem Ambassadors basketball team is coming to the Sioux Center High School gym on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm. One big night only! They will take on the elite all-stars from the Foster Grand Parent and Senior Companion program.

This amazing eclectic group of local business leaders, celebrities and Pinnacles in the surrounding communities will join together to entertain you with the Harlem-Style basketball comedies, high flying slam dunks, kids games, and hilarious comedy antics of the Harlem Ambassadors.

There will be a free will donation for a meal served from 5-6:30 pm, till the team takes the floor at 6:30.

Get your tickets for a great night of fun by calling 476-2628 or 224-2610. Advanced tickets are $4, $6, and $8 and at the door they will be $5, $8, and $10. All proceeds stay with the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs serving 9 counties in Northwest Iowa.

August 26, 2014 - 10:18 am - Posted in Community Calendar

nighthawk logoBoyden-Hull Rock Valley Nighthawks will be hosting a tailgate on Sept 12th in Hull at Hesla Field prior to the BHRV football game vs. Spencer.

Hot dogs, Brats, and Hamburgers with chips and a drink will be served from 5:30 to 7:00pm.

All proceeds will go to the BH Athletic boosters. Tailgate is sponsored by Iowa State Bank.

August 25, 2014 - 9:33 am - Posted in Community Calendar

western logoOn Friday, September 5, the Western Christian High School Booster Club is hosting a tailgate sponsored by American State Bank prior to the Lemars-Western Christian football game. Serving will begin at 5:30 pm.

western logoOn Friday, September 5, the Western Christian High School Booster Club is hosting a tailgate sponsored by American State Bank prior to the Lemars-Western Christian football game.

Serving will begin at 5:30 pm.

August 20, 2014 - 5:13 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

A Safe Forum for Safe Families for Children, will be held at 7 pm tonight at Living Water Church.

Living Water is located at 1005 8th Street SE

August 19, 2014 - 11:02 am - Posted in Church News, Community Calendar

The Cornerstone Baptist Church, 221 Third Street SW, (block west of courthouse) Orange City invites everyone to a night of gospel singing Saturday, September 13 at 7:00.  The Bontrager Family singers from eastern Iowa will be presenting their musical program. A free-will offering will be taken and following the musical program, refreshments will be served.

The Bontrager family consists of Marlin and Becky and their 10 children. They travel extensively throughout the United States and Canada sharing in word and song a unique, refreshing gospel/bluegrass style. Providing their own instrumentation, they bring to the stage banjos, violins, keyboard, mandolin, guitars, dobro, harmonica and bass guitar.

Their one and only purpose is to glorify their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in all they do. Come and be blessed!

For more information call: 712/737-8444.

Amy NoelckORANGE CITY – Singer-songwriter Amy Noelck of Dallas is performing in Orange City Wednesday, August 27.

It’s the final Onstage Orange City show of summer 2014, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. The show will be held at 7:00pm on the Northwestern College Green in Orange CIty.

Sponsors of the event are Iowa State Bank and Quatro Composites™.

Opening the evening are Northwestern College students Sean Russell and Clarissa Oehler, “This Much,” performing from 7:00 to 7:30pm. From Prairie de Chien, WI, the duo has performed and led worship together for years, and competed in NCDC here last year. They sing, with Russell accompanying on guitar or piano.

Amy Noelck will take the stage at 7:30pm. Noelck, who has roots in Iowa, performs songs of love, heartbreak and hope. “I try to write music with lyrics that reveal the transparency of life… I write about brokenness so those that are hurting and longing for something to fulfill them, will see that they are not alone. We are constantly searching for peace and joy, but I am confident that lasting peace and joy cannot be found in anything, unless first found in Jesus.”

The proceeds from her album go to anti-human trafficking organizations around the world, especially Traffick 911, the Dallas/ Fort Worth organization working primarily with children; and the A21 Campaign, an organization which raises awareness, prevents future trafficking, takes legal action and provides rehabilitation services for survivors.
Noelck works with family life and children’s ministry in a Dallas church, and is looking into opportunities to work as a sing-songwriter, teaching music to orphans overseas.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert will not be Windmill Park, but the Northwestern College Green, south of the Chapel; rain location is the Northwestern Chapel. For links to Noelck and “This Much,” or weather-related announcements, see orangecityarts.net or facebook.com/ocArts, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.