Category: Out and About

March 21, 2017

Volunteer Day

Residents at Vriendschap Village helped the Pella Community during the March Resident Volunteer Day. Volunteers helped fold flyers for the Pella Historical Society, read to students at Pella Christian Elementary School and helped organize donations for Bibles For Missions Thrift Store. Thanks for all the opportunities from the Pella Community and thanks to all the […]

January 24, 2017

Vriendschap Village Resident Volunteer Day

Vriendschap Village residents participated in the first volunteer day. Residents went out into the Pella Community and helped out several not-for-profit organizations. This included reading to elementary school children and helping organize donations to a local thrift store. Thanks to all the volunteers hard work and we look forward to next month’s volunteer day.

December 19, 2016

Residents Enjoy Sounds of the Holiday at Pella Christian High School Concert

Vriendschap Village residents traveled to Pella Christian High School for their annual holiday concert. The high school band and choirs participated and several of our residents had grandchildren that were some of the performers. Thanks so much for all those involved in making a great event.

November 28, 2016

Trip to Downtown Pella for De Kersdagen Tour of Stores

Vriendschap Village residents and staff traveled to downtown Pella this week for De Kerstdagen Tour of Stores. The lavishly decorated stores and their delectable Christmas treats were well received by the residents. There was also the lighting of the Christmas trees in Central Park and the gleeful voices of carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and a children’s […]

November 14, 2016

Trip To Central College Community Chorus and Chamber Singers and Orchestra Concert

Central Collage Music Department (College Community Chorus & Chamber Singer and Collage Community Orchestra) presented Mozart’s Requiem at Douwstra Auditorium on Central Campus and Vriendschap Village residents and staff were honored to attend. Great musicians performed such a beautiful concert – so much talent on display. Thank you for all who contributed for such a great concert.

October 27, 2016

Outing to Peter Pan Musical at Pella Christian High School

Vriendschap Village residents and staff attended the performance of Peter Pan, The Musical at Pella Christian High School on Wednesday, October 26th. It was a great show, showcasing some talented youth from the area. Thank you to all the performers, organizers and fellow audience members that made our experience so positive and memorable!    

October 18, 2016

Trip to Living History Farm

Vriendschap residents and staff joined together recently to tour Living History Farms in the latest Extraordinary Outing. The interactive, 500-acre outdoor museum tells the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest over 300 years ago into the most productive farmland in the world. Residents toured all three farmsites: 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, […]

September 26, 2016

Vriendschap Village Residents Attend Central College Variety Show

Several of our residents attended the SWE Variety Show in the Upper Chapel at Central College in Pella. SWE members and favorite professors performed different acts throughout the show. The acts ranged from instrumental ensembles, singing, trivia and dancing. Several residents participated in learning a new dance from one of the acts.

September 9, 2016

Vriendschap Village Residents Participate in Marion County Bible Reading

Vriendschap Villages residents traveled to Knoxville to the county courthouse to participate in the Marion County Bible Reading Marathon. The Bible will be read cover to cover during that time. Fifty Iowa counties have already had marathon readings of the Bible after the signing of a proclamation by Governor Terry Branstad encouraging Bible reading across […]

July 11, 2016

Red Rock Balloon Fest!

Even though the weather didn’t allow them to fly, we had a great time on Saturday night, July 9th at the Red Rock Balloon Fest. We picked a great spot in between where the balloons went up so our residents could see all the balloons from the comfort of our bus. Thanks to all of those […]

June 30, 2016

Educational Tour of the Pella Fire Department

Our residents and staff visited the Pella Fire Department for a tour on June 28th. The Pella Volunteer Fire Department provides fire and rescue services to the City of Pella and its surrounding rural communities. The Pella Fire Department provides: Fire/rescue for the Pella Airport Fire suppression Hazardous material spill containment Mutual aid to surrounding communities […]

June 20, 2016

Thursdays and Thriving

Vriendschap is the joining in a well-known Pella Tradition: Thursday Evenings in Pella. Every Thursday in June and July, the city of Pella hosts events from 6:00pm to 9:00pm downtown and has a special theme every week. There are special food vendors, entertainers and each week ends with a concert by city band. We are […]