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Tamina Miller sent this photo of the incredible costumes she made - complete with shoes made from the Recycled Jeans Footwear pattern that we’re giving away.

Check out the footwear! Thank-you for the amazing idea that completed this Canada Day outfit to a T! - Tamina

Click here to get the Recycled Jeans Footwear Pattern.

Tamina Miller sent this photo of the incredible costumes she made - complete with shoes made from the Recycled Jeans Footwear pattern that we’re giving away.

Check out the footwear! Thank-you for the amazing idea that completed this Canada Day outfit to a T! - Tamina


Click here to get the Recycled Jeans Footwear Pattern.



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Join the DoNight website team!

Hi!

We’re looking for help with developing the DoNight website experience. We’re looking for people who know WordPress, can work with CSS, and most importantly, understand or wants to learn where the modern internet experience is headed. 

While we’re looking for people who already build sites and have developer skills, this is a chance to learn and collaborate on the future of DoNight’s web presence.

ps. wow this announcement sounds really corporate! In case that scares you off I’ll add that we also like lots of parties and exploring forgotten places. There is also no money involved. You will likely meet interesting and creative people who are building businesses, working with innovative ideas and doing intensely creative projects.

(Location isn’t critical but we hope to find people within a 50 mile radius of Muscatine, IA)

Contact: andrew@donight.org or 563 260 5556

Chalk Chalk Chalk!

This weekend there is an opportunity to do chalk drawing on the downtown sidewalks for the Muscatine Fall Festival!  Friday afternoon through Saturday morning you can get a reserved space to draw on the sidewalk and have your piece entered in the Chalk Walk Competition.

Free to enter. Chalk will be provided.  To participate, you just need to contact Chalk Walk organizer Flynn Collier:

phone 563-571-1281 or Flynncollier@gmail.com

How’s that for helping you leave your mark!

Coming Soon: Website Changes!

The DoNight.org website gets a lot of compliments - which makes us really happy!  Ethan Anderson built the current configuration of the site and it’s been fantastic.  Now we think we can make it even better. Get ready for DoNight.org 3.0 to be unleashed.

As everyone knew it would, Ethan’s website design business is rocking the block and growing rapidly.   Check out his portfolio at BigImprint.com

And get ready for some new features around here!

- Andrew

Mark Twain at the Rugby Match

Mark Twain visits Pearl City Rugby team

When building our giant Mark Twain for the parade, we thought of him as a sort of Muscatine Mascot.  But we probably didn’t envision him actually going to sporting events.  So, no one saw this coming but here it is!

More info on Muscatine’s rugby team - or teams actually at: PearlCityRugby.net

Thanks Muscatine Convention & Visitors Bureau for sponsoring this visit!

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Melon! at Musser Public Library

It was a busy weekend for DoNight sightings.  Early Friday morning Chris, Hans and I (Andrew) went down and installed the Giant Watermelon on the porch at Musser Public Library. This is the melon we built and brought to the Muscatine Farmers Market this Summer. 

Chris smiling because he took an hour off work to move a giant watermelon.

I should add that the seed distribution on this slice of melon has sparked a little debate. The two camps seem to claim seeds appear in orderly rows or that they come in random patterns.  While it seems the random dispersal idea won out on this melon I know that both camps are actively recruiting…   Care to join sides?

And yes, we know it’s almost pumpkin season but we have a giant watermelon and not a giant pumpkin - yet!  A few more shots of the Melon going up here.

Thanks again Musser Public Library for sponsoring this project to support the Muscatine Farmers Market.  You’re making healthy eating fun! 

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Giant Melon at the Market!

A DoNight Art Spectacle                 

Secret Mission Success!
On Saturday, Aug 28, A handful of Muscatine Heroes paraded a Giant 20 foot long water melon down the street to the Muscatine Farmers Market.  It was a surprise visit! Yes, that’s right, they didn’t even know we were coming.  The looks of awe and delight were golden!

The mission started at the corner of Cedar and 3rd street and paraded down the street to arrive, unannounced, at the Farmers Market. People quickly asked who we were and what was going on!  Our answer:  Making the Muscatine Farmers Market a fun place to be!

The water melon was seedless when we arrived…but not for long.  We invited people to paint seeds on!

The story started when we (some DoNight artists) were talking about how much we appreciate the local Farmers Markets. Mostly because we’re foodies and love the taste of fresh foods. Wanting to turn people onto the great things found at the market, and reasoning that a fun place is a visited place - we decided to bring the fun - which is something we can deliver by the truck load!

The purpose of the Giant Melon is to make the Muscatine Farmers Market a fun experience. The reason for making the Farmers Market fun is to turn people on to good food.

John Kiwala Had freshly sliced water melon and muskmelon ready for us.
(John Kiwala and Robin Wilkinson co-run the farmers market and were about the only people who knew we were coming)

 

Thanks to everyone who answered our cryptic secret mission invitation. You guys looked great in your straw hats!

Thank you Musser Public Library for sponsoring this out of the box event!

Will you see the Giant Melon again?  Hmm, Soon…keep your eyes peeled.

Sign up for email updates or connect on facebook to catch news of future spectacles…including invitations to secret missions.

Photos in this post are by Kelcey Brackett - Thanks Kelcey!

Secret Mission! Sat, Aug 28

Yes - DoNight is going on a secret mission!  On this mission we will…well, we can’t just tell you…it’s a secret.  We can say that it involves something larger than life and will make a lot of people smile - including participants.  With that cryptic introduction…

You are invited to participate!
To be a Secret Mission Operative, meet at the parking lot on the corner of Ceder and 3rd street, downtown Muscatine. (Across the street from the Muscatine Journal building)  Mission includes a short walk. (Less than 1 mile)

Attire:  Dress as a farmer - interpret that how you want.  Ideas include: overalls, jeans and t-shirt (with John Deere logo!?), flannel shirt, chewing on a piece of straw.

The one item we will all wear is a STRAW HAT.

Mission Details:

  • Saturday, Aug 28
  • Meet at parking lot on corner of Cedar and 3rd street.
  • Mission starts at 9:00am - arrive promptly!
  • Mission includes a short walk.
  • Dress as a farmer including straw hat.

Join the brave, the early risers(for you college students), and the usual suspects on a Secret Mission. Infamy not guaranteed but likely.

If you can’t find a straw hat, or have any other questions, talk with Andrew

563 260 5556  andrew@donight.org

Thank you Musser Public Library for sponsoring this out of the box public event!