Lifestyle Briefs

Opioid Task Force to meet Monday

The North Central Iowa Opioid Task Force will be at Community and Family Resources Outpatient building, 1506 31st Ave. N., from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday. Community and Family Resources has started an task force to talk about the opioid crisis that is ongoing in the country. The task force will ...

Democrats to meet in Kanawha

KANAWHA — Democrats in Hancock, Wright and Kossuth counties are invited to a campaign kickoff for Connie Price at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Kanawha Fire Station. Price is running to represent District 8 in the Iowa House of Representatives. District 8 includes all of Hancock and Wright ...

Amazon program is Thursday at KYL

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library will host “The Amazon,” presented by Julie and Marvin Maass, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. There will be a short Friends of Kendall Young Library meeting prior to the presentation.

SV students perform ‘12 Angry Men’

GOWRIE — Southeast Valley High School students will perform “12 Angry Men” at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Southeast Valley High School gym in Gowrie. Tickets are available in the Southeast Valley High School office. They are $5 for adults, $3 for students if you ...

Brown Bag Briefing set for Thursday

Brown Bag Briefings return to the Fort Dodge Public Library in April. Each Thursday from noon to 1 p.m., a different program will be presented. The programs are held in the large meeting room at the library, 424 Central Ave. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and eat while ...

2018 CIML Art Show is today

The 2018 CIML Art Show is 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Trolley Center, 900 Central Ave. The show will feature high school artwork from Fort Dodge, Ames, Marshalltown and Mason City. The show is free and open to the public.

Fonda Arts Center to host Welander

FONDA — Musician and entertainer Randy Welander will bring “Trains, Names & Rock ’n’ Roll” to the Fonda Arts Center at 3 p.m. on April 15. Admission is free. There will be refreshments.

Ready, Set, Retire Workshop is April 21

If retirement is on the horizon for you or someone you know, “Ready, Set, Retire” can help with readiness. This free half-day workshop offers 45-minute workshops on eight different topics, from investing and legal matters to Social Security, Medicare, taxes and more. The workshop will be ...

Symphony will hold final concert April 15

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will hold its 2018 Rising Stars Young Artist Concert at 3 p.m. on April 15 in the Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium. 800 N. 32nd St. Tickets are $10 for adults at the door. Students free with ID. Season memberships are also available. Franz von Suppe’s ...

‘Color Your World’ at FDPL

The next “Color Your World” adult coloring sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Dodge Public Library. The two sessions will be in the large meeting room. Coloring sheets, colored pencils and markers, music and light snacks will be ...

Kendall Young Library holding Candy Bingo

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding Candy Bingo from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Families are invited to play bingo with a sweet twist. There will be candy prizes.

KYL hosting Wings of Refuge

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding a night of awareness and education with Wings of Refuge at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Discover the issue of sex trafficking in our state and what a community of believers did to combat the issue in Iowa. Joy Fopma, development director ...

ISU Extension: Online course can help you manage money

Is there something special you want to do this summer? A trip? A landscaping project? The annual state fair week? Whatever your summer goals, they’ll probably require some money. The same goes for longer-term goals too, of course. “Reaching financial goals means taking control of your ...

Lake Cornelia Fun Run registration due

CLARION — The registration for the 18th annual Lake Cornelia Fun Run must be completed by Monday. The run is 10:30 a.m. April 14. Registration forms may be picked up at the Clarion Fitness Center or the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows school office or email clarionfitnesscenter@gmail.com to have a ...

KYL Teen Lounge is Tuesday, Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host Teen Lounge from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the library. Snacks, board games, laptops, Wii games and more.

UnityPoint offers health screenings

Stroke and vascular screenings will be held on April 9 at UnityPoint Trinity Regional Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, call 574-6350. Community blood profiles will be held from 7 to 9:30 a.m. April 12 at UnityPoint Trinity Regional Medical Center in the Diabetic Education Center. ...

Brown Bag Briefing set for Thursday

Brown Bag Briefings return to the Fort Dodge Public Library in April. Each Thursday from noon to 1 p.m., a different program will be presented. The programs are held in the large meeting room at the library, 424 Central Ave. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and eat while ...

Spring Storytime starts Wednesday

Registration for Spring Storytime at the Fort Dodge Public Library has begun. Parents may call 576-1601, ext. 242, to register their child. Children who are 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 years old and not in kindergarten are eligible to register for Storytime. Storytimes are held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. ...

Swedish Club to meet Tuesday

STRATFORD — The Swedish Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratford Lutheran Church. A potluck will be held and the program will be an exchange student from Zanzibar.

Retired School Personnel to meet

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet at noon April 9 at Trinity Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St. The lunch will be catered by the church women. The program is on Birds in the Backyard. Next year’s membership will be collected along with volunteer hours. ...