Are you looking for something to do over the weekend? We've got you covered. Here's a list of five things you could do today, Saturday and Sunday without leaving Hardin County. And if you're looking for more area fun, check out our online calendar. Get out there and enjoy the Iowa River Greenbelt.
Have dinner on the river
The Scenic City Empress will host a dinner cruise tonight, departing from Iowa Falls' Scenic City Boat Club. The cruise will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $35 per person ($30 for boat club members). The ride will include live music by Sheena and Brittin Meany, and the menu will include chicken cordon bleu, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll and cake. Make a reservation by calling 641-648-9517.
See a show
Iowa Falls' community theater will present a show this weekend. "37 Postcards" suggests that you can, in fact, go home again. You just never know what you're going to find. The show will be performed at the Center for the Performing Arts (510 Stevens St.) today and tomorrow at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Iowa Falls State Bank, Green Belt Bank or at the door.
Celebrate Alden Days
The annual community festival of Alden Days will return this weekend. Fun kicks off tonight with the crowning of Little Miss and Mr. and Miss Alden, as well as the naming of Citizen of the Year. Saturday will be a flurry of activity with a barbecue contest, 5K race, parade, games, fun in the park and live music, capped off with fireworks. Find a full schedule of events here.
Learn about cemeteries
The Hardin County Historical Society will host “The Cemetery Whisperer,” aka Bob Terry of Liscomb, for a presentation about his work in cemeteries. This program will be Sunday at the Eldora Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Terry's work has included headstone repair and cemetery mapping. The event is free and open to the public. Find more information here.
Sunday is Father's Day. Show your dad how much you love him with a locally-purchased gift, breakfast at the Iowa Falls Moose Lodge (it'll be served from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday), or spending time together outside. If cooking will impress him, find a new recipe in our Cooks' Corner.