Dr. Seuss Night

The Workspace at the Iowa State University Memorial Union will host a walk-in Dr. Seuss Night event this Friday, March 3. Stop in any time that evening between 4 and 8 p.m. to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 113th birthday by adding your favorite quote or Seuss character to your “paint your own” pottery. Cost is $4 for those with ISU and $5 for the general public.

Deer Classic

Enjoy the Iowa Deer Classic this weekend: Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Billed as the “greatest whitetail show on earth,” the Iowa Deer Classic brings to the hunters of Iowa and the Midwest a weekend’s worth of trophy whitetails, world class hunting seminars, hunting and outdoor exhibitors, hands-on archery opportunities and much more. Hours are Friday, March 3, 3-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, March 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $5 for youth (10-15 years) and free for kids under 10. There are special prices for those attending all three days. Tickets are available at the event at the Hy-Vee Hall Ticket Office.

The Chicago Caper

The Nevada Historical Society presents a murder mystery and dinner on Saturday, March 4, and again on Saturday, March 11, at the Dyer-Dowell House, 922 Fifth St., Nevada. “The Chicago Caper” focuses on Philadelphia on Sept. 26, 1928, with the following headline: Coppone Released from Prison!! The story read: “Chicago gang leader Harold ‘Hal’ Coppone was released today from Awsume State Penitentiary near Philadelphia after serving a six-month term. Coppone, who was jailed for carrying an unlicensed weapon, was met by a group of his men — among them was Chicago gangster Joey ‘The Rattlesnake’ Ratello, chief suspect in the recent killing of Marco ‘Machete’ Molino — and departed quickly in a powerful seven-passenger Lincoln Touring car. While he had nothing to say to the press, Coppone and his men were undoubtedly headed back to Chicago where, it is rumoured, they have more than one score to settle.”

Cost is $35 per person for the evening of food and fun. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Kris Corbin at 515-509-7241.