Lifestyle Briefs

Annual Gem, Mineral Show April 29-30

The River Valley Rockhounds Inc, will have its annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Webster County Fairgrounds, 22770 Old Highway 169. Admission is $1, children younger than 12 enter free.

Brown Bag Briefings to meet Thursday

This weeks Brown Bag Briefing will be presented by Jan and Phyllis Wilson, PICA Coordinators of Volunteers, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. PICA (Pride in Community Appearance) is starting its 16th year this season. Volunteers work from April ...

‘A Night of Academic Excellence’ is set

Iowa Central Community Colleges “A Night of Academic Excellence” will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Decker Auditorium at Iowa Central Community College, 1 Triton Circle.

Webster County IRSP to meet May 1

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet at noon on May 1 at the First Covenant Church, 201 Ave. H. The noon lunch will be catered by the church women. The program will feature a memorial service and scholarship winners. Dues, volunteer hours, and children’s books ...

SMCH Auxiliary flash/bake sale

LAKE CITY — The Stewart Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a collective goods flash sale and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level conference room at the hospital. Baked items available while supplies last.

Marine Corps League steak fry April 30

The Mid-Iowa Detachment Marine Corps League annual steak fry will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. on April 30 at the V.F.W., 518 S. 29th St. Tickets purchased in advance are $12, tickets at the door are $15. There will be door prizes, raffle, and a silent auction. For tickets contact: Dave ...

Stonecroft brunch is Tuesday

Stonecroft Women’s Connection welcomes area women to brunch at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost is $10 inclusive. Ann K. Henzlik of Chisago City, Minnesota, will speak about “Who Am I?” Finding a Way Out of a No-Way Situation. Darlene Dingman, of Webster City, will ...

Art class for 2 to 5 year olds

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will hold Clever Together Thursdays with Marcia Anderson from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday for children ages 2-5 and their parent at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Class size is limited to 7 children.

ICCC music recital is Tuesday

Iowa Central Community College sophomore music recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Fifth Ave. N. ICCC Applied Lesson Music recital The Iowa Central Community College music department will have an applied lesson music recital at 2 p.m. on Wednesday ...

Genealogy society to host open house

The Webster County Genealogical Society will hold an open house and program to celebrate the society’s 40th anniversary. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on April 29 at the Fort Dodge Public Library. The program is “Who Am I? Using DNA as an Aid to Genealogy Research.” ...

After School Art Class is Wednesday

An Early Out Art Class with Diane O’Hern will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. The class is limited to 10. For more information call the museum at 573-2316. Coloring for Adults ...

KYL Noon Book Club will meet Tuesday

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library Noon Book Club will meet at noon on Tuesday at the library. This months book is “The Tortilla Curtain” by T.C. Boyle.

Swedish club to meet May 2

STRATFORD — The Swedish club will meet at the Stratford Lutheran Church May 2 at 7 p.m. Lori Westrum and Julie Haberer will present a show and tell program of the Dominican Republic. The lunch will be a potluck.

Otho Fireman’s Ball is Saturday

OTHO — The Otho Fireman’s Ball will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., with an auction at 6 p.m. Music and dancing unil midnight with Duane Murley. Door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 ...

Early Out Art Class with Diane O’Hern is Wednesday

An Early Out Art Class with Diane O’Hern will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. The class is limited to 15. For more information call the museum at 573-2316.

Paddle Wheel Players announce auditions for ‘The Music Man’

WEBSTER CITY — The Eagle Grove Paddle Wheel Players will hold auditions for its upcoming summer production of “The Music Man” at 6:30 on April 18 and April 20 at the Robert Blue Middle School auditorium. Audition materials will be available for preview at the Eagle Grove Memorial Library ...