Clear Lake Events

Thursday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Central Gardens of North Iowa is now open for the season!

All events are FREE unless noted

Cards & Creativity
Cards & Creativity meets every Thursday that the library is open at 1:00 p.m. This is a weekly opportunity to meet up with others to play games or engage in your creative outlet of choice. You can work on fiber art, writing, music, drawing, or anything else that inspires you! We’ll provide light refreshments as well as coloring supplies and games for you to use!
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
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Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

ONE DAY: Human Foosball Tournament
Get ready to embrace relentless disruption and confident humility on the field as we stand with and support people with disabilities to pursue their best life. Join us for an afternoon of Human Foosball, where teamwork and sportsmanship take center stage. Together, let’s celebrate inclusivity, determination, and the joy of the game. Thank you to all teams, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters for making this event possible. Let’s kick off a day of fun and competition while championing our shared values!
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
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One Vision Clear Lake Campus, 1200 N 9th Street West
$600 per Foosball Team (6-8 players)

Casual Chess Club
The spring session of Casual Chess Club will run April 25 – May 16 on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Players of all ages and abilities are invited to join us during this time. Attend on weeks that you are able to play a game with a friend or a stranger.
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Business After Hours hosted by One Vision
You’re invited to the Business After Hours hosted by One Vision and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce First Mates. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore the One Vision campus and connect with fellow professionals. Discover One Vision’s impactful work, take a guided tour, and enjoy refreshments while building valuable connections with other Chamber members. Open to Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Members. No RSVP required.
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
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One Vision Clear Lake Campus (Kinney-Lindstrom Center), 1200 N 9th Street West

Brave New World Book Club: The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes
Dystopia is an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice. Usually these imagined states end up ominously reflective of our own society. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins: It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
Tuesday, May 9, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Meat BINGO Night at Elly’s
Join us for Meat Bingo Night at Elly’s on Thursdays at 6:00 PM!
Get ready for an evening filled with fun, laughter, and the chance to win some amazing prizes! It’s first come, first serve, so be sure to secure your spot early! Plus, the prizes are sizzling hot – it’s meaty madness! All prizes are from Louie’s Custom Meats and More.
Must be over 21 to participate.
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Visit Elly’s on Facebook
Elly’s Lounge, 12 South Shore Drive

NOW PLAYING: The Fall Guy (PG-13)
He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?
Thursday, May 9 & Friday, May 10 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12 at 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, & 7:00 PM
Purchase tickets online
Lake Theatre, 4 N 4th Street
$5 adults, $4 children 12 & under

Karaoke @ TAP’d
We’ve been doing this karaoke thing for a while now! And only with the best karaoke service, Mojo Productions All Star Karaoke! Jared & his crew are constantly updating their song book & coming up with new on stage effects to make it so much fun! Whether you love to sing or just want to watch, karaoke night is a hoot! Open @ 4 to pregame for karaoke @ 8!
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:00 PM – midnight
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TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

Live Music @ 173° Craft Distillery
Kickstart your adventure with Joshua Sinclair – a singer/songwriter who for the last 20 years has captured the highs and the lows of life on the road. Sinclair provides the musical score to the stories of his life with songs that’ll make you laugh, sing along, and raise a cold one in the air.
Friday, May 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visit 173° Craft Distillery’s website
173° Craft Distillery, 306 1st Avenue North

Live Music @ TAP’d
The Kraft Brothers take the TAP’d stage for a Friday night show! These brothers from Kanawha absolutely know how to party! You’ll hear all country and rock at the show. They’ll play all your favorites from Johnny Cash and Dwight Yoakum to Eric Church and Kenny Chesney running through the timeline from the 50’s to today with plenty of surprises along the way. The Kraft Brothers take the stage at 9!
Friday, May 10, 2024, 9:00 PM – Midnight
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TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

Walleye Classic
Hosted by the Clear Lake Fishing Club, this catch & release tournament involves teams competing for the largest amount of walleye by weight. Launch & weigh in at Lynne Lorenzen/Ventura Access.
Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12, 2024
Visit the Fishing Club’s website
Lynne Lorenzen/Ventura Access, 212 East Lake Street, Ventura

Youth Track Meet
Kids ages 6 -14 can join the 100 other athletes for a day of fun and competition! Run, jump, throw, and join a relay. Top performers qualify for the Live Healthy Iowa Track Championships.
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Visit the C.L.A.W. Website
Lions Field, 1000 North 8th Street

Live Music @ 173° Craft Distillery
Kickstart your adventure with Fred Love – an Americana singer, songwriter and guitarist from Ames, Iowa.
He mixes country, blues and roots influences with a DIY/punk delivery to create a ruggedly original musical approach.
Saturday, May 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Visit 173° Craft Distillery’s website
173° Craft Distillery, 306 1st Avenue North

Live Music @ TAP’d
We finally get to bring Josh Sinclair back to TAP’d for a Saturday night show! Josh comes to us from DSM to play us some country & pop! He has been described as the perfect mixture of Ed Sheeran, Eric Church & Jake Owen! Josh takes the stage at 9!
Saturday, May 11, 2024, 9:00 PM – Midnight
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TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

Happy Mother’s Day!
Sunday, May 12
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Paint Your Partner at Elly’s
Sit across from your partner/friend/spouse and paint their portrait. No peeking until the end! Record their reaction when you reveal your masterpiece. This paint party focuses less on instruction and more on ensuring you have all the supplies and assistance you need! There are only 20 spots available, payment is required to hold your reservation. Must be 21.
Monday, May 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Elly’s Lounge, 12 South Shore Drive
$30/person and includes 2 canvases, easels, paint, brushes, cups and paint trays, Venmo @mandyface2 or stop in to make payment and secure your spot

UNI Panther Caravan
The Panthers are going on the prowl for the 2024 Panther Caravan. Enjoy giveaways, food and games as you connect with fellow UNI fans, current students, prospective students, alumni and their families to celebrate all things purple and gold in a family-friendly atmosphere. Panther Caravan, powered by MidAmerican Energy, is a free event and open to anyone who supports the University of Northern Iowa. Attendees have an opportunity to meet and hear from UNI coaches and student athletes, President Mark Nook and other special guests. Free event and open to anyone who supports the University of Northern Iowa.
Monday, May 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Visit the Panther Caravan website
Surf Ballroom, 460 North Shore Drive

Writing Group
Bring a pencil and some paper (or grab your laptop) and join a community of writers. Use the time to work on a project or join in on the prompts and games provided. The group meets from 6:00-7:00pm on Monday nights whenever the library is open.
Monday, May 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Besides the good fun, the veterans and auxiliary volunteers will donate all proceeds from the games to community charities and veteran causes. Everyone wins at VFW BINGO! Must be over 21 to play. BINGO Night at the VFW is the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month.
Monday, May 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Visit the VFW on Facebook
Clear Lake VFW: 219 Main Avenue

Line Dancing with Mary Jo

This popular activity is back for the season! Enjoy a fun outdoor line dancing class in Central Gardens every Tuesday (weather permitting)! All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Visit Central Garden’s website
Central Gardens of North Iowa, 800 2nd Avenue North

Corporate Transparency Act Compliance Seminar
Effective January 1, 2024, most new and existing corporate entities in the United States will be required to file reports on their beneficial owners with Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) under the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”). Beneficial owners are generally defined as individuals who own or control an entity, either directly or indirectly, which includes individuals who own 25% or more of the company, or any individuals who exercise substantial control over the entity. The reporting rules are designed to prevent financial crimes, including money laundering, corruption, and tax evasion. Although there are numerous exemptions from the reporting requirements, many small businesses will not qualify for an exemption and will need to report information on their beneficial owners. This FREE webinar will address: – Who is required to report? – What are the exemptions from reporting? – What information is required to be reported? – Who are beneficial owners? – What is the deadline for filing the initial beneficial ownership report? – How is beneficial ownership information reported? – Is the information reported to FinCEN available to the public? – What are the penalties for failing to report? – Once an initial report is filed is it required to be updated? Register today to learn the tools and gain the confidence to handle your business’s CTA compliance. Featured Speaker: Brennan Block | Attorney, BrownWinick Law Firm
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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Online via Zoom

Click with Caution: Recognizing and Avoiding Internet Scammers
If you or anyone you know has ever been targeted by an internet scammer, this presentation is for you. Sarah Thein will lead us through some tips and tricks for recognizing, researching, and avoiding scams, as well as who you should turn to if a potential scam situation ever arises. As Sarah says herself, education is the best defense for avoiding a scammer.
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Lego® Day at the Library
On the 3rd Wednesday of every month, all ages are invited to join us in the meeting room for a few hours of building fun from 2:30-4:30pm. Come and go program, no registration required.
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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Clear Lake Public Library Meeting Room, 200 North 4th Street

BINGO @173° Craft Distillery
Kickstart your adventure at 173° Craft Distillery! Savor expertly crafted cocktails, mingle with others, have fun, and win prizes!
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Visit 173° Craft Distillery on Facebook
173° Craft Distillery, 306 1st Ave N
Game card available with purchase of food or drink.

Books on Tap: Lessons in Chemistry
Books on Tap meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm at Lake Time Brewery. May’s selection is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hasting Research institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with of all things her mind. True chemistry results.
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St