Lifestyle Briefs

Concert season will open soon in Algona

ALGONA — The 103-year-old Kossuth County Concert Association is currently holding its spring ticket sales drive. Season ticket holders have the privilege of attending six concerts at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center in Algona for the upcoming season. Tickets are $50 for the entire series, ...

Brown Bag Briefing set for Thursday

Brown Bag Briefings are held at the Fort Dodge Public Library from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in April. A different program will be presented each week. 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 ...

Extension to hold horticulture workshop

Webster County Extension will hold a workshop on Edible Landscaping. Add beauty to your landscape and learn best choices for ornamental edibles including fruits, nuts, and berries. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Webster County Extension Office. Please preregister by Monday ...

Aglow speaker to talk about change

Aglow of Fort Dodge and Surrounding Area will host Jason Drew at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. He will talk about how someone’s crazy, yet perfect love began a great work in his life that continues to bring change. Refreshments will be provided.

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.

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. Sue Bader of Ely, is the special speaker. Her talk is: “Dream, Dream On!” She explains how this “dreamer” found the true source of life and now she dreams ...

Garden Club meeting is Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at noon Tuesday at the Lions Den, 731 Exposition Drive. There will be a potluck dinner. Roll call is “Hobbies you have besides gardening.” There will not be a speaker, but there will be a Show and Tell about hobbies. Jan Krass will have a ...

Habitat to hold groundbreaking, dinner

HUMBOLDT — Twin Rivers Habitat for Humanity will hold a groundbreaking event at 4 p.m. on April 22 at 211 First Ave. S. in Humboldt. At 5 p.m., there will be an Italian cuisine dinner at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for ...

Iowa River Players take on Neil Simon

ROWAN — A Neil Simon comedy has been chosen by The Iowa River Players to open their 19th season. Simon has spun a tale of an aging actor who is fighting for his independence from his caring nephew and nursing a resentment against his vaudeville partner who walked away from their fame and ...

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.