The Kraken goes to Hardacre Film Fest in Tipton, Ia

The Kraken goes to Tipton Iowa for Hardacre Film Festival

Hello Tipton, Iowa!

The residents of Tipton, Ia got a blast of public art fun on Friday morning, August 5th,  when they went downtown at the Kraken of dawn for Tipton’s Ridiculous Days!   (If YOU are from Tipton, welcome to my website and a warm hello from me!)

It turns out there are some good reasons why people are going downtown in Tipton today and tomorrow.   Ridiculous Days (city wide sidewalk shopping sales that start EARLY),  family activities and live music in the park, and of course the Hardacre Film Festival.

I hear there is an outdoor movie showing on Friday night, about 9:40…could be good!      See the description and full lineup on the Hardacre Film Festival schedule.

Whether you’re from Tipton or just passing by, you can’t miss me if you drive through the heart of town  –  I’ll be at the corner of Cedar and 5th Streets watching over the festivities all day long.

Ps: If you do see me in Tipton, would you take a photo and post it on my Facebook page?   If not, some people might never believe I was there! 🙂

Thank you to Mark Wiskus Construction for sponsoring this appearance and to Scott Sanborn of the Tipton Chamber of Commerce for arranging my visit.

River Monster visits July 24 – 29

Hi!   I’ve got a lot planned for this week and I want to let you know where to find me.

This week I’ll see a Steam Train come to Muscatine, check out the comfortable looking new student housing at MCC (and probably sign up for college while I’m there), and then go to a party at Bucktown (which is a whole building of art galleries!)  in downtown Davenport, Ia.   All in one week!
Here goes:

Sunday, July 24
2nd Street, downtown Muscatine 12:00noon – dusk
– A historic steam train is coming to Muscatine Iowa on an excursion trip from the Train Festival in Rock Island.  I’ll be in downtown Muscatine, on 2nd Street near the Pearl Plaza. Come say hello!

Tuesday, July 26
Muscatine Community College – Student Housing 9:00am – 8:00pm
– I’ll be hanging out in the new student housing at Muscatine Community College!  I think you can sign up for classes the same day.  I’m thinking about another degree too…Maybe aqua culture:-)


Bucktown Center for the Arts - DavenportFriday, July 29
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Downtown Davenport, Ia
– Bucktown Center for the Arts is having a birthday party and I’m going to help celebrate!  Bucktown is three floors of art galleries and studios in a setting as cool as you imagine it to be.   This is my first appearance in Davenport…Try not to get sidetracked by the party on your way to say hello:-)  The galleries will be open and artists present, bands playing, food vendors, and a River Monster!
Bucktown’s Facebook page


It’s going to be a busy week…I’m already up to 8 cups of coffee a day.  Ah 8, what a lovely number.

See ya!

I’m going to the Fair! Muscatine County Fair!

Saturday,  July 23,  I’ll be at the Muscatine County Fair!

River Monster at Muscatine County Fair 2011

Carnaval rides
, animals (many which have been freshly washed and smell nice..but not all of them:-), cotton candy, singing, dancing, racing…all the stuff fairs are about.

I won’t tell you exactly where to find me…but I’m pretty sure you’ll see me right away.

Here’s the ticket info and gate times on the Muscatine County Fair website if you need any details.

See you there!