Lifestyle Briefs

Blue Mound Chicken Dinner is April 2

DAYTON — The Dayton Lions Club will host the Blue Mound Chicken Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 2 at the Dayton Community Center. Adults $12, children $5, preschoolers eat for free.

Family Artmaking at the Blanden

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will host First Free Saturdays — Family Artmaking from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S. On a come and go basis, family groups of adults and children together can visit an area set up for social and creative fun. Cost is a ...

Java & Juice in Jefferson is Friday

JEFFERSON — Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s Java & Juice in Jefferson will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. hosted by Meythaler Photography.

ISU Theatre to present ‘Little Women’

AMES — Iowa State University Theatre will present “Little Women” the musical at 7:30 on Friday, and additional performances at 7:30 p.m. on April 1, 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. on April 2, at Fisher Theatre.

Open Studio at the Blanden Friday

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will hold an open studio from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday for persons age 16 or older, at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S. Cost is $5 if you use your own supplies, $20 if you use Blanden supplies.

Region 5 Art Show is April 8

Iowa Artists will be holding its Region 5 Art Show in the BioScience and Health Sciences Building on the Iowa Central Community College Campus on April 8. Artists registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. The show is open free of charge to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show judge is Rusty ...

Webster County IRSP to meet

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet at noon on April 3 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1023 S 27th St. The noon lunch will be catered by the church women. The program will feature Jim Kramer on identity theft. Next year memberships will be collected. ...

River Valley Rockhounds to meet Tuesday

The River Valley Rockhounds Inc. will meet for its monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave.

Vincent Fire and Rescue Pancake Brunch

The Vincent Fire and Rescue Pancake Brunch will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 2 at the Vincent Community Hall. The menu includes all you can eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice, milk and coffee. Cost is $6 per person, children 5 and younger eat for free.

Noon Kiwanis Pancake Day is Saturday

The Noon Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Pancake Day from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Community Christian School gym. The menu includes a beverage, sausage and all the pancakes you can eat. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger. Community Christian School is located ...

Heart failure class is Tuesday

A heart failure class will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at UnityPoint — Trinity Regional Medical Center in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab education room. To register call 574-6257. This free program is for heart failure patients or those at risk for heart failure and ...

Duncombe Fun Night is Saturday

Duncombe Elementary Fun Night will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the school, 416 S. 10th St. There will be childrens games, prizes, silent auction, food and a 50/50 raffle. All families are welcome to attend. Proceeds go to educational programs at the school.

‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ to be played

GOWRIE — Southeast Valley High School will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the high school. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for adults and $3 for children, or $7 for adults and $5 for children at the door.

Art Adventures with O’Hern is Saturday

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will host Art Adventures with Diane O’Hern from 10 a.m. to noon, for 6-9 year-olds, and from 1 to 3 p.m., for 10-12 year-olds, Saturday, at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. For more information call 573-2316 or visit: ...

Art Club to meet Monday in FD

The Art Club will have its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Rose Legler Room Kenyon Place at Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road.

Beta Sigma Phi to meet Monday

The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Beta Beta Master Chapter will have a meeting a salad supper at 6 p.m. Monday at the home of Carol Rhodes, 2504 22nd Ave. N.

Ceramic Techniques Friday at the Blanden

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will hold a ceramic techniques class from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday for persons 16+ year-olds at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S. Cost is $15 per 25 pound bag of clay and $20 firing fee.

Franklin to speak at Clarion Public Library

CLARION — The Clarion Public Library will host William L. Franklin, professor emeritus, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the large meeting room at the library. He will speak about research trips to Chile and the Falkland ...

Clever Together Thursdays at the Blanden

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will hold a Clever Together Thursdays class from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday for children 2-5 year-old, at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non-members. For more information call 573-2316 or visit: www.blanden.org.