Petsmas in July

Revival Animal Health will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a community event called Petsmas in July on July 27, 2019. The day will include a host of pet-and family-friendly activities beginning at 2:00 pm at Revival Animal Health’s headquarters.

RUSH Student Dance Concert

Northwestern College’s annual student dance concert, RUSH, will return to the stage in February with seven performances: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the England Proscenium Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.

This year’s concert will include seven dances in numerous styles, including contemporary ballet, hip-hop, step, musical theatre and tap. Ninety students—both with and without prior dancing experience—are participating in the show. Each dance is choreographed by student leaders. All Northwestern students are able to audition for RUSH, and every student who auditions gets placed in a dance.

Tickets for RUSH are $1, with all proceeds going to next year’s production of the concert. RUSH ticket requests must be made via email at Tickets will go on sale for Northwestern Theatre Patrons on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and for the general public on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m.

Chamber Merchants Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join the Orange City Chamber merchants for decorating and lighting of the downtown Christmas tree on Thursday, Dec 6th. 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Decorating the tree will start at 4:30 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to bring decor to add to the tree. The tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. for the Christmas season. Join in the fun at Stadscentrum with cider, hot chocolate, and treats!

OCCS Annual Christmas Cookie Walk


The Orange City Christian School’s annual Christmas Cookie Walk will be held Saturday, December 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Iowa State Bank basement meeting room. Participants are encouraged to bring their own container. Enjoy selecting cookies and baked goods from a variety of homemade treats.

Las Posadas Celebration at Orange City Public Library

The Orange City Public Library will be hosting a Las Posadas celebration on Saturday, December 8, starting at 10:00am. The Las Posadas event will adapt the traditional 9-night celebration into one event. Participants will knock at the doors of various stations around the library, singing the Las Posadas song. The final station will have activities, as well as a food and drink, typically associated with Las Posadas.

¡Marque su calendario! La biblioteca tendrá una celebración de Las Posadas sábado el 8 de diciembre a las 10:00 am. ¡Celebre la navidad Mexicana, haga manualidades para niños, coma comida, y rompa una piñata!

Take a Trip on the Hogwarts Express

Come to Platform 9-3/4 at the library and be transported to Hogwarts. Spend your morning being sorted into your house, playing Quidditch, making wands, and lots more. See you at Hogwarts!


Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children 6 months – 3 years and their caregivers, followed by free play time. There is also a fun craft each week to create and you receive a FREE book at the end of each 6-week session. This fall there are two 6 week sessions: 1/18– 2/22 and 3/29 – 5/3.