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Performance & Event Venue
in Earlham, 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

Thursday, July 11
BPB Kid’s Club: Mousetrap Cars

9 AM – 3:30 PM, Grades 3-6

Using Newton’s Three Laws, kids will design, construct, and race cars powered by the force of a mousetrap spring. Through trial and error, campers will engineer cars to travel at various speeds and distances. We feel the need… the need for SPEED!

Friday, July 12
BPB Kid’s Club: Cardboard Boat Building

9 AM – 3:30 PM, Grades 3-6

Learn all about buoyancy and water displacement as you design and build your VERY OWN cardboard watercraft…that you will ride in, of course! Learn and build in the morning. Take your creation and “set sail” in an afternoon at the Earlham City Pool. This will be an exciting day that you won’t want to miss!

Monday, July 15
BPB Kid’s Club: Experience Earlham Through Art

9 AM – 3:30 PM, Grades 4-8

Experiencing Earlham Through Art: Join the folks with the Des Moines Art Center to create art with various mediums. The themes of the artwork will be different #EarlhamExperiences like RAGBRAI, the Earlham Cardinals and the Levitt AMP Earlham Music Series.

Tuesday, July 16
BPB Kid’s Club: Experience Earlham Through Art

9 AM – 3:30 PM, Grades 3-6

Experiencing Earlham Through Art: Join the folks with the Des Moines Art Center to create art with various mediums. The themes of the artwork will be different #EarlhamExperiences like RAGBRAI, the Earlham Cardinals and the Levitt AMP Earlham Music Series.

Tuesday, July 16
ESCAPE ROOM at Bricker-Price Block’s Bird’s Nest Teen Center

Chloe Schaffer and Emma Jensen have created Earlham’s first ever ESCAPE ROOM in the Bricker-Price Block’s Bird’s Nest Teen Center. Be the first group (3-5 people) to escape. 

HINT: This Escape Room is difficult… unless you ask for hints. 

The escape room is most appropriate for middle schoolers, but elementary kids are welcome too and should bring older friends or parents with them. All content is family friendly!

Wednesday, July 17
BPB Kid’s Club: Experience Earlham Through Art

9 AM – 3:30 PM, Grades K-3

Experiencing Earlham Through Art: Join the folks with the Des Moines Art Center to create art with various mediums. The themes of the artwork will be different #EarlhamExperiences like RAGBRAI, the Earlham Cardinals and the Levitt AMP Earlham Music Series. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE. Visit www.brickerpriceblock.com for more information.

Transportation is also available upon request.

Friday, July 19
BPB Kid’s Club: Girls with Ideas

9 AM – 3:30 PM, Grades 5-8

GIRLS WITH IDEAS: Do you have what it takes to be a strong leader? OF COURSE YOU DO! 

Girls with Ideas become Women with Vision! Come, be creative, hang out with girls your age, discover your unique leadership abilities, gain confidence, and put your skills into action through project based learning that will benefit our very own Earlham community! We have a jammed packed day of fun and activities planned…you won’t want to miss out!

SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE. Visit www.brickerpriceblock.com for more information.

Transportation is also available upon request. 

Saturday, July 20
Blanket & Trinket Ladder Craft Class

9 AM – 11:30 AM

During Get Up and Move, kids will enjoy different games, test their skills during relay races and learn different ways to stay active, safe and healthy during summer months!

Join Eva with Helps Homestead in a DIY Make & Take workshop where you can create your own blanket ladder! Paint, stain, distress your own blanket ladder to hang your throw or chunky knit blanket on! The shelves are great for little pants, candles, or other nic-nacs too! Ladder is just as pictured with 3 3.5″ deep rungs evenly spaced 21″ wide and 61″ tall +/-. So grab you friends, your favorite beverage and get creative!

Meet your instructor, Eva Helps:
I’m Eva Helps of Helps Homestead who will be helping you create in the Blanket & Trinket Ladder Workshop. I am a boy-mom times three and live on an acreage in Earlham along with my husband, boys, horses, cows, dog, cats, and more. With Helps Homestead, I get to create wooden custom home decor and signs with a rustic or modern farmhouse style and allow people to make their homes their own with unique pieces! I also get to help your visions come to life in workshops like this one! Girl’s nights and kiddos creative birthday parties are also part of Helps Homestead. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions! I can’t wait to help you all create your dream pieces!

Tuesday, July 23
BPB Kid’s Club: The Candy Factory

Grades 3-8, 9 AM to 3:30 PM

Do you have a sweet tooth? This is the camp for you! Learn what it takes to make, package, price and sell all sorts of candy. Fudge… taffy… and suckers. OH MY!

SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE. Visit www.brickerpriceblock.com for more information.

Transportation is also available upon request.

Wednesday, July 24
BPB Kid’s Club: Breakout Creation

Grades 2-5, 9 AM to 3:30 PM

Do you love doing Breakouts during school? Come breakout at Bricker-Price, and design an original game of your own to challenge your friends! What’s Breakout Creation all about? Imagine an “Escape Room” like scenario where you are using clues to solve puzzles with your friends in order to unlock multiple locks and ultimately open a box that may (or may not) have a “prize” in it. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE. Visit www.brickerpriceblock.com for more information.

Transportation is also available upon request.

Thursday, July 25
BPB Kid’s Club: Breakout Creation

Grades 6-8, 9 AM to 3:30 PM

Do you love doing Breakouts during school? Come breakout at Bricker-Price, and design an original game of your own to challenge your friends! What’s Breakout Creation all about? Imagine an “Escape Room” like scenario where you are using clues to solve puzzles with your friends in order to unlock multiple locks and ultimately open a box that may (or may not) have a “prize” in it. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE. Visit www.brickerpriceblock.com for more information.

Transportation is also available upon request.

Friday, August 2
BPB Kid’s Club: Crash & Bash Toy Testing

Grades K-2, 9 AM – 3:30 PM

In this STEM camp students will investigate different cars, weights, and ramps to determine which is the best toy design for a new crash and bash car and ramp set. They will get to race different cars, see if they can knock different objects down, and finally design their own car and ramp set. Buckle Up! This camp will be a wild ride!

SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE. Visit www.brickerpriceblock.com for more information.

Transportation is also available upon request.

Saturday, August 3
Silver Wrap Ring Jewelry Making Workshop

10 AM to 12 PM

Join Sandra and Gina from 1st Avenue Collective at Bricker-Price Block for a fun ring making workshop. Learn to texture and shape fine silver wire to create a beautiful wrap around ring. No jewelry experience needed just a desire to create. Registration is required.

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