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Jul
5
Mon
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day
Jul 5 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day

Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day.

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

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Jul
6
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jul
7
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pick up bag of veggies

Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)

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Jul
8
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center

Meskwaki Softball Teams Black, White, Green, Eagles, Thunder and Fish and their family are invited to the End of the Season Pool Party on Thursday, July 8 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center! Weather permitting.

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Jul
9
Fri
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center

Meskwaki Lacrosse Club will be hosting an End of Season Pool Party for the Meskwaki Knuckleheads and Meskwaki Swans teams on Friday, July 9 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center. *Weather permitting.

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Jul
13
Tue
Tribal Operations Closed – Meskwaki Nation Day
Jul 13 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed - Meskwaki Nation Day

Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in observance of the Meskwaki Nation Day holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

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Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Join us to celebrate:
MESKWAKI NATION DAY
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
at Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Agenda:
8:00AM – Walk/Run
10:00AM – Flag Raising
10:30AM – Oral history on the significance of Meskwaki Nation Day
> Bags Tournament
– Co-Ed
– $40 registration fee
– Contact Merona to sign up!
merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
(641) 484-9225
Prize: TBD
> Hand Drum Registration/Preliminaries
– Contact Merona to sign up!
merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
(641) 484-9225
> Children’s Activities
> Game Shelter: Bone Dice Game
11:30AM – Lunch
4:00PM – Meskwaki Traditional Meal prepared by Meskwaki Food Sovereignty and Workforce Development
6:00PM – Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow Grand Entry
Head Staff:
MC: Matt
AD: Jerod Pushetonequa
Head Man – TBD
Head Woman – Delonda Pushetonequa
Flags: American Legion Post 701
> Hand Drum Finals
– 1 Man (1st place $200)
– 3 Man (1st place $300)
> Specials
– Elders Special (55+) 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
– Adults (18+) 1st $300, 2nd $300
– Woodland Special 1st $300
– Junior, Teens, and Tiny Tots sponsored by Youth Program
– Honor Dances
> Meskwaki Dances
** All drums welcome! **
VENDORS – If you’d like to set up as a vendor during the powwow, please contact Merona Jefferson by phone (641) 484-9225 or email at merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jul
14
Wed
2 Hour Delay for Tribal Operations (Health Clinic opens at 8 AM)
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Two hour delay on Wednesday, July 14th.  Tribal Operations opening at 10 AM excluding the HEALTH CLINIC which will OPEN at 8 am!

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Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel | Tama | Iowa | United States
Who: Community elders, members of the Meskwaki Elders Circle, & members of the Meskwaki Nation Police Department
What: Discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to strengthen relationships between two unique cultures
When: Every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8 to 10 AM. Alternate date: last Wednesday of the month
Where: Lucky’s meeting room located at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino & Hotel (Coffee provided)
Why: Increase knowledge of both cultures to grow, blend, understand and share….knowledge is power!
How: By inviting a group of like-minded individuals to a well-rounded conversation about Meskwaki and Police Culture.
*Safety Precautions: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, please maintain safe distancing and wear a mask when not consuming beverages or eating (optional/eat at own cost).
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Diabetes Bingo @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • July 14, 2021 at noon Diabetes Bingo at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up
    • Snack provide and prizes for all!
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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid-19 precautions, only Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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Jul
15
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jul
20
Tue
Diabetes Support Group Meeting @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • July 20th, at noon support group meeting, at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up more information to come!
  • Meal provided
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Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jul
21
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pick up bag of veggies

Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)

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Jul
22
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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*Rescheduled – MFS Community Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*Rescheduled - MFS Community Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center | Toledo | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Family Services is hosting a pool party at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center next Thursday, July 15 from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Pizza will be provided while supplies last. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Must wear proper swimwear in pool: No shirts or gym shorts. Floaties are allowed, just no foul play or they will be taken away. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes- TBD!

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Jul
23
Fri
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Election Committee Meeting Notice

July 23rd at 3pm in the Tribal Chambers

All enrolled members invited to attend.

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Jul
27
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jul
28
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm to be held in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid-19 precautions in mind, Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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Jul
29
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Aug
3
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Aug
4
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pick up bag of veggies

Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)

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Jul
5
Mon
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day
Jul 5 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed in Observance of the Independence Day

Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day.

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

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Jul
6
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jul
7
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pick up bag of veggies

Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)

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Jul
8
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Girls Softball Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center

Meskwaki Softball Teams Black, White, Green, Eagles, Thunder and Fish and their family are invited to the End of the Season Pool Party on Thursday, July 8 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center! Weather permitting.

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Jul
9
Fri
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lacrosse Teams End of Season Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center

Meskwaki Lacrosse Club will be hosting an End of Season Pool Party for the Meskwaki Knuckleheads and Meskwaki Swans teams on Friday, July 9 from 8PM-10PM at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center. *Weather permitting.

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Jul
13
Tue
Tribal Operations Closed – Meskwaki Nation Day
Jul 13 all-day
Tribal Operations Closed - Meskwaki Nation Day

Tribal Operations, including the Meskwaki Health Clinic and Pharmacy will be closed on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in observance of the Meskwaki Nation Day holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

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Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Meskwaki Nation Day Events @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Join us to celebrate:
MESKWAKI NATION DAY
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
at Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Agenda:
8:00AM – Walk/Run
10:00AM – Flag Raising
10:30AM – Oral history on the significance of Meskwaki Nation Day
> Bags Tournament
– Co-Ed
– $40 registration fee
– Contact Merona to sign up!
merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
(641) 484-9225
Prize: TBD
> Hand Drum Registration/Preliminaries
– Contact Merona to sign up!
merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
(641) 484-9225
> Children’s Activities
> Game Shelter: Bone Dice Game
11:30AM – Lunch
4:00PM – Meskwaki Traditional Meal prepared by Meskwaki Food Sovereignty and Workforce Development
6:00PM – Meskwaki Nation Day Powwow Grand Entry
Head Staff:
MC: Matt
AD: Jerod Pushetonequa
Head Man – TBD
Head Woman – Delonda Pushetonequa
Flags: American Legion Post 701
> Hand Drum Finals
– 1 Man (1st place $200)
– 3 Man (1st place $300)
> Specials
– Elders Special (55+) 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
– Adults (18+) 1st $300, 2nd $300
– Woodland Special 1st $300
– Junior, Teens, and Tiny Tots sponsored by Youth Program
– Honor Dances
> Meskwaki Dances
** All drums welcome! **
VENDORS – If you’d like to set up as a vendor during the powwow, please contact Merona Jefferson by phone (641) 484-9225 or email at merona.jefferson@meskwaki-nsn.gov
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Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jul
14
Wed
2 Hour Delay for Tribal Operations (Health Clinic opens at 8 AM)
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Two hour delay on Wednesday, July 14th.  Tribal Operations opening at 10 AM excluding the HEALTH CLINIC which will OPEN at 8 am!

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Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Coffee and Culture @ Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel | Tama | Iowa | United States
Who: Community elders, members of the Meskwaki Elders Circle, & members of the Meskwaki Nation Police Department
What: Discuss Meskwaki life and Police life to strengthen relationships between two unique cultures
When: Every 2nd Wednesday each month from 8 to 10 AM. Alternate date: last Wednesday of the month
Where: Lucky’s meeting room located at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino & Hotel (Coffee provided)
Why: Increase knowledge of both cultures to grow, blend, understand and share….knowledge is power!
How: By inviting a group of like-minded individuals to a well-rounded conversation about Meskwaki and Police Culture.
*Safety Precautions: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, please maintain safe distancing and wear a mask when not consuming beverages or eating (optional/eat at own cost).
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Diabetes Bingo @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • July 14, 2021 at noon Diabetes Bingo at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up
    • Snack provide and prizes for all!
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Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid-19 precautions, only Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

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Jul
15
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Jul
20
Tue
Diabetes Support Group Meeting @ Meskwaki Convention Center
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • July 20th, at noon support group meeting, at Meskwaki Convention Center, call to sign-up more information to come!
  • Meal provided
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Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Jul
21
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pick up bag of veggies

Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Jul
22
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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*Rescheduled – MFS Community Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*Rescheduled - MFS Community Pool Party @ Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center | Toledo | Iowa | United States

Meskwaki Family Services is hosting a pool party at the Tama-Toledo Aquatic Center next Thursday, July 15 from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Pizza will be provided while supplies last. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Must wear proper swimwear in pool: No shirts or gym shorts. Floaties are allowed, just no foul play or they will be taken away. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes- TBD!

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Jul
23
Fri
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm
Election Committee Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

Election Committee Meeting Notice

July 23rd at 3pm in the Tribal Chambers

All enrolled members invited to attend.

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Jul
27
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Jul
28
Wed
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
Tribal Council Meeting @ Tribal Chambers

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm to be held in the Tribal Chambers.

With Covid-19 precautions in mind, Tribal Council Members, key staff and individuals on the agenda will only be allowed in the meeting. This will be a temporary arrangement until further notice.

*Meetings are held on a bi-weekly basis.

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

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Jul
29
Thu
Healthy Walking Club @ Meskwaki Powwow Grounds
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • June 3, 2021 at 2 PM Healthy Walking Club
    • Powwow Grounds every Thursday in the summer
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Aug
3
Tue
Healthy Walking Club @ Toledo Heights
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • June 1, 2021 at noon Healthy Walking Club
  • Toledo Heights every Tuesday in the summer
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Aug
4
Wed
Red Earth Gardens Share Program Pick-Up @ Red Earth Gardens
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pick up bag of veggies

Cooking Demo Starting at 1:30pm at REG (Red Earth Gardens)

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