Dedicated to Cultural and Community Programming
in Earlham and Madison County, Iowa
Restored inside and out, the historic Bricker-Price Block serves as the cornerstone for renewed community life in Earlham and Madison County, extending a welcome to guests from Central Iowa and beyond. On the ground floor, The Hare & the Hound Restaurant and Saison Café will soon be two of the area’s newest destination dining spots. Upstairs, the Hadley Family Social Club with its classic arched windows, tall tin ceilings and refinished wood floors, is a beautiful setting for parties, receptions, weddings, dinners and corporate meetings. The Hadley Family Social Club also presents a wide variety of entertainment and educational opportunities including live music concerts, trivia competitions, craft fairs and art exhibits. Culinary classes showcasing Iowa’s greatest chefs, gourmet dinners, and cooking competitions round out the offerings in the Prairie Meadows Culinary Kitchen.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Saturday, December 8: Craft & Vendor Fair
9:00am to 5:00pm
Craft & vendor fair at the Bricker-Price Block just in time for the holiday shopping season. Browse and shop around on the 2nd floor of the Bricker-Price Block, Saturday, 12/8 from 9am-5pm in downtown Earlham. Other events/shopping in our area include the Hallelujah Holiday Tour of Churches (1-5pm) and Rescued Junk with both retail locations open 10am-5pm. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Saturday, December 8: Hallelujah Holiday Tour of Churches
1pm to 5pm
Visit eight churches, between Winterset and Earlham, decked out for the holidays and full of Christmas spirit on Saturday, 12/8 from 1-5pm! Tickets are $13 in advance, or $15 day-of (available at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce in Winterset and at Bricker-Price Block in Earlham), with proceeds going to the participating churches.
Saturday, December 8: Family Team Trivia
7pm to 9pm
Get into the holiday season with all things Christmassy at the next Team Trivia challenge. Holiday foods, cartoons, songs, toys, movies and beyond. Join us at the Bricker-Price Block on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm to get into the holiday spirit. Five rounds of trivia with up to six members per team; each team is $30. Beer, wine, soft drinks and water available for purchase.
Sunday, December 9: Make-Ahead Freezer Meals Workshop
*ATTENTION BUSY PARENTS* Bricker-Price has a convenient, 'cool' event for you...Make Ahead Freezer Meals! Plan dinner ahead for the busy work week with five meals including: Fiesta Chili Mac, Unstuffed Bell Pepper, Asian Beef Ribs,Tex-Mex Chicken, and Beef Stew. Class will be held on Sunday, December 9th at 4pm in the Prairie Meadows Culinary Kitchen on the 2nd floor of the Bricker-Price Block. The make ahead meals save time and 'going out to eat' money by preparing in advance, and offer a healthier option compared to prepackaged or fast food. Make light work of prepping these meals with friends and family in this social atmosphere. The cost of the five (5) meals is $120 which includes everything you need...the ingredients, spices, and even the bags to get the food home. All recipes will be yours to keep. This event was created in partnership with Earlham's own grocery store, Hometown Market, and local Pampered Chef consultant, Sarah Petersen.
Monday, December 10: Creative Journaling & Drawing
1pm to 3pm
No school day on Monday, December 10th means art activities for 5th through 12th grades. Join the Des Moines Art Center right here in Earlham at the Bricker-Price Block to make your own personal journal and discover creative methods for self-reflection. Practice reflective journaling and habit-tracking exercises. Learn how to create your journal through simple book-binding techniques, then work with markers and ink to practice hand calligraphy and illustration techniques such as zentangles. Take your journal home to continue practicing creative self-care. All materials provided by the Des Moines Art Center. No prior experience necessary. This class is FREE for kids 5th - 12 grade (will be split into two classes, 5th-8th & 9th - 12th). You must preregister. This event is made possible by The Iowa Clinic through the Rise Up Grant, is hosted by Bricker-Price and is presented by Des Moines Art Center.
Wednesday, December 12: Wine Wednesday
Come WINE down with us Wednesday, 12/12, at 7pm. December's Wine Wednesday will feature Chop Shop Cabernet Sauvignon, DIME Red Blend, Field Theory Albarino (similar to Pinot Grigio), and Pacificana Chardonnay. To THANK all of the wine tasters that have supported our non-profit organization in 2018, we will also have a complimentary mulled wine sample with recipe. We hope to see you next week. Warm wishes this holiday season!!!
Wine tastings are $20 per person and will include hor d'oeuvres that complement each wine. Bring your friends and/or family for a fun, relaxing night of wine sampling.
Saturday, December 15: Leather Earring Crafting Class
10am to 12pm
Looking for a handmade gift for someone? Join us with Tiffany Smith of The Dancing Llama for this make & take event. Participants will craft 2 pairs of genuine leather earrings with .925 sterling hooks. Tiffany will help you choose from over 20 different patterns and colors, including buffalo plaid, animal prints or trendy colors like mustard, metallics or rose, then assemble them into a teardrop or reverse teardrop shape.
Wednesday, December 19: Almond Kringle Baking Class
Looking for a breakfast family tradition on Christmas morning? Learn how to make a homemade Almond Kringle just in time for the holiday season. This "Make and Take" OR "Make and Bake" class will be instructed by local Pampered Chef Consultant, Sarah Petersen, at the Bricker-Price Block on Wednesday, 12/19 @ 6:30pm. Cost for the kringle class is $25 (includes ingredients and instructor). Participants, please bring a rolling pin, silicon mat (if you have one), pastry brush, and baking sheet/stone. You will have the option to bake the kringle that night or take it home to freeze and bake at a later date. Bring your friends and family to this social baking class in the state-of-the-art culinary kitchen in the 2nd floor of the Bricker-Price Block. Beverages will be available for purchase. Happy Holidays!!!
Saturday, December 29: Beer Around the World End of the Year Bash
8:00pm to midnight
Mark your calendars for the Bricker-Price Beer Around the World Bash, Saturday, December 29th from 8pm to midnight in the Hadley Family Social Club. Come thirsty, hungry and ready to dance the night away at this end of the year party! Admittance is $20 per person and will include live music by Nicholas Neibauer & Sean Bremhorst, hor devours, and a complimentary drink token. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Nicholas Neibauer is finger picking Indie Rock singer-songwriter from Des Moines that performs originals and covers by Tom Petty, My Morning Jacket, and Rolling Stones. Sean Bremhorst is a great Jazz guitarist that has been playing with Nicholas for three years around the Midwest. Beer stops around the world will include Belgium, China, Germany, Czech Republic, and Mexico. Not a beer drinker? Don’t worry, we will have some wine available too!