Activities & Events
Trek Fest is the annual celebration of everything Star Trek. Gene Rodenberry author of the original Star Trek said that Captain James T. Kirk was born in a small Iowa town. When contacted Mr. Rodenberry agreed that Riverside, Iowa, could and should be the birthplace of this famous fictional character. The last full weekend in June is when the celebration is held.
There are a wide variety of activities each year for Trekkie and non-Trekkies alike. Star Trek costume contests, viewing of Star Trek Movies, one of the largest parades in the area, State Fair Talent Show and a huge fireworks display.
This TrekFest page is dedicated to the actual Trekfest event. It is updated with information on the event in progress or strting in April for the current year. Fore addition information, please visit the Riverside Area Community Club web page located at https://riversideareacommunityclub.com.
Riverside Area Community Club Facebook Page
Check out their Facebook page through the link above for the latest events in Riverside. They are always looking for volunteers. Want to become a member and join in the fun? Events they sponsor are the Easter Bunny, TrekFest, Christmas Lighting Contest, Santa Claus, Demolition Derby to name a few, and they are always open to new suggestions. The group meets the 4th Wednesday at Madeline's Coffee House. All meetings are open to members and potential members. Hope to see you there!
Riverside Area Community Club Web Page
Camp Highland Summer Youth Program
Per recent communication with the Washington County YMCA, Camp Highland in Riverside has been canceled for 2021. Those interested in summer camp may contact the Washington Y.
Highland Community Schools
1715 Vine Avenue
Riverside, IA 52327
Kirkwood Community College Washington Campus
2192 Lexington Blvd.
Washington, IA 52353
Services & Programs
Domestic Violence Intervention Program
The Mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program is to provide comprehensive support and advocacy services to victims/survivors, focusing on immediate and long-term safety, empowerment, dignity, and hope. In collaboration with the community, we strive to end domestic abuse through education, accountability, and social justice.
1105 S. Gilbert Ct. Ste. 300
Iowa City, IA 52240
Kalona Public Library
The City of Riverside contracts with the Kalona Public Library for library service, and this allows residents to use the Kalona, Coralville, and Iowa City libraries at no charge.
Riverside Senior Village Housing
Office Hours: 9am to 11am, Monday through Friday
Phone: (319) 648-2168
After Hours Phone: Liberty Management, (319) 627-2626
Wellman Senior Dining
For more information on the senior dining program in Wellman, call the Goodwin Senior Dining center at (319) 646-2711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The center is located at 223 8th Avenue in Wellman.
Guide to keep your house and yard in order for your pets.
Local news and weather information from the Washington, Iowa, radio station KCII.
Newspaper with coverage of Riverside and surrounding communities, including Kalona, Wellman, and Lone Tree.