Lifestyle Briefs

ISU president to speak at K/PACEDC Intern Networking Luncheon

ALGONA — The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation will sponsor an Intern Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 18 at the Algona Knights of Columbus Hall. This event will allow Kossuth and Palo Alto County interns and local CEO’s to have an opportunity ...

Fireside Chat at Camp Wa-No-Ki on July 12 includes hike

OTHO — Webster County Naturalist Karen Hansen will present Fireside Chats at Camp Wa-No-Ki at 7 p.m. July 12. Bring the family and friends for a fun and educational evening. The program will offer a nature-themed program and a hike around the camp. Those attending should bring a bag chair and ...

Blanden to hold two-day art camp July 11 and 12

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., is holding a two-day art camp entitled Faux Bois Fantasy from 10 a.m. to noon July 11 and 12. The camp is for ages 10 to 16 years. Faux Bois is French for “false wood” and refers to artistically created imitation wood grain. Cost is $30 for ...

Blanden to hold Clever Together Thursdays class on July 12

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., is holding Clever Together Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 12. The class is for 2- to 5-year olds accompanied by an adult. The class offers the opportunity for adults to make an original work of art with their child with guided instructions ...

Margaritaville Party at the Frontier Opera House Friday

The Frontier Opera House is holding a Margaritaville Party Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Neon-Live will play. Tickets are $5. There will be $3 draws, $4 tequila sunrises and food available for purchase. Must be 21 years or older to enter.

DSH class of ’68 plans reunion; reservations are requested

The Fort Dodge Senior High School class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion July 13-15. Activities will include: • July 13 mixer at the Eagles Club, 1018 First Ave. N. • July 14 ladies brunch at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. • July 14 golf outing at Lakeside Municipal Golf ...

Author visit at Kendall Young Library Thursday

WEBSTER CITY — Nathanael Young, author of “Animal Virtue,” and former Webster City resident, will visit the Kendall Young Library, Webster City, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The Jersey City, New Jersey, native’s first book is a collection of poems using animal imagery, humor, biblical ...

Algona Area Chamber of Commerce holding Party in the Park Wednesday

ALGONA — The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce is holding Party in the Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Carnegie Lawn area, Algona. There will be food and fresh lemonade available for purchase, race cars on display, free popcorn and free entertainment by The Muscle Shirts.

FD Federated Garden Club to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lions Den, 731 Exposition Drive. Roll call is “Have you planted anything?” Following the meeting, there will be tours of a few members’ gardens in Fort Dodge. Bev Longnecker will report about Irish moss.

Chicken noodle dinner is fundraiser

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City Congregate Meals is having a chicken noodle dinner as a fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Congregate Meals in the Senior Center Building at 749 Second St. in Webster City The menu will include chicken noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, green ...

Going the Distance event is Tuesday

Going the Distance for Disabilities will be held on Tuesday at Rosedale Rapids. It is a two-mile walk, run, or push. The proceeds go to the special needs programs in Fort Dodge as well as towns in the area. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run will start at 10 a.m.

Moms Demand Action group to meet

The local Moms Demand Action group will meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. According to the national website at www.momsdemandaction.org, the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from state and federal ...

Fort Dodge Women’s Connection to meet

The Fort Dodge Women’s Connection will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost for the event is $10. Teresa Rutherford of Plainfield, Illinois, will be the speaker. Her subject is “Do You Need a Hero?” Growing up in a violent home, Teresa needed a hero and found ...

Photography and music in Fonda

FONDA — The Fonda Arts Center will have music and photographic art at the center beginning at 3 p.m. on June 24. Yvette Crotty, Jason Braunschweig, Scott Kilbride and Marilyn Tamm-Schmitt will display some of their finest work in a variety of photographic mediums such as metallic, acrylic, ...

1963 Gowrie class reunion approaches

GOWRIE — The 1963 class of Prairie Community, Gowrie, will hold its 55th class reunion on July 3 at Mulligans, 601 Fourth St., Gowrie Country Club, Gowrie. Happy Hour begins at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Please RSVP by June 20 to Phyllis Anderson Peterson at ...

EyeShare meeting is Tuesday

EyeShare low vision/blind support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Northridge Apartments, 2805 Sixth Ave. N. Emily Wharton, the director of the Iowa Department for the Blind will be the speaker at the meeting Tuesday. Born legally blind, Wharton grew up in Aurelia. Her ...

Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club to meet June 19

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. June 19 at the Lions Den, 731 Exposition Drive. Roll call is “Have you planted anything?” Following the meeting, there will be tours of a few members’ gardens in Fort Dodge. Bev Longnecker will report about Irish moss.

Graham Tire to host benefit Saturday

Graham Tire, 110 S. 25th St., is hosting its 10th annual benefit for a nonprofit organization on Saturday. This year’s recipient is the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center. There will be a silent auction until noon Saturday. Items on the auction include a weeklong fishing trip for two, ...

Community Blood Profile offered Thursday

UnityPoint Trinity Regional Medical Center is holding a Community Blood Profile from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Diabetic Education Center, 802 Kenyon Road. Fasting may be required. Walk-ins are welcome. Call Healthy Living at 574-6350 for more information.