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 is one 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.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Wednesday, April 24: Wine Wednesday featuring Covered Bridges Winery
7pm to 9pm
WINE-down at Bricker-Price Block with a tasting of an assortment of wines from one of Madison County's finest, Covered Bridges Winery! There is no cover or charge to taste each wine or enjoy some pairings. Glasses of wine will be available for purchase at the event.
Friday, April 26: Levitt AMP Earlham Music Series Reveal Party
7pm to 9pm Be the first to see our full TEN WEEK concert lineup and jam to some of the music you'll hear this summer! Come enjoy some free pizza from The Hare & the Hound and a cash bar is available as well!
Friday, May 10: Improv Night at Bricker Price Block
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Are you wondering what to expect? So are we! Improvisation (Improv) is the comedic art of making stuff up in the moment. The characters, themes, settings... we have no idea what to expect! So, get ready for a night of humor and spontaneity.
CHOWDOWN is a live improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, Paul Privitera and Caitlin Dorsett. These folks are the real deal and are regulars on the Des Moines Social Club comedy calendar. (http://desmoinessocialclub.org/)
Saturday, May 11: Celebrate Moms! Wine & Canvas Event
4pm to 6pm
Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift or experience? At just $30 a ticket, this class will be the perfect pairing of a variety of wines selections, a beautiful canvas painting and, more importantly, a celebration of moms! Bring your mom, stepmom or mother-in-law or pull together your best mom-friends for a guided social painting experience on Saturday, May 11 at 4 PM. No painting skills are required.
Wednesdays, May 15 - June 26: Intro to Improv Class -- It's Not About Being Funny!
Join a 7-week class that meets once a week Bricker-Price Block and ends with a class show for the community. This class is only for those 18 and older.
You will explore the basics of comedy improvisation: team-building, trust, speed, active listening and agreement (aka “yes, and”). This might surprise you, but the focus isn’t on being funny - that will come naturally in the games we play from the suggestions we’re given.
You should consider improv if:
• you want to improve your listening
• you want to take a step out of your comfort zone
• you want to develop team skills
• you want to work on your quick wit
• you want to have fun
Meet your teacher, Katie Beary:
No stranger to stage theater or a karaoke microphone, Katie tried comedic improv for the first time in January 2018. It was love at first class! She graduated from Big Canvas training center in Omaha, Nebraska after five courses, three in short-form improv and two in long-form improv. Big Canvas is an Omaha nonprofit with a mission to share improv and educate community members on improv. Katie was invited to perform as a Big Canvas performer and served as a board member for Big Canvas during her time in Omaha. Performances included corporate events and local community events. She has also hosted improv performances for Big Canvas improv class shows.
Saturday, May 18: Chunky Knit Blanket Class
9am to 12pmFor those folks who cannot attend a weeknight craft event, we have added a Saturday morning class!
In this class, you will be guided through the hand knitting process to create a cozy, one-of-a-kind Chunky Knit Blanket. The blanket requires no needles or knitting experience! The registration fee is $70.00 and includes all materials and instruction.
You will receive enough chunky chenille yarn to make an (approximately) 40" x 50" blanket. You will be able to choose your yarn colors when you arrive for class. A selection of neutral colors (i.e gray, cream, and tan) will be available to choose from. Colors may be limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.