Local Lifestyle

Home and Lifestyle Show is March 2, 3, 4

The annual Home and Garden Expo where attendees learn about home improvement will have a new name starting this spring. The expo will be called the Home and Lifestyle Show. According to Regina Suhrbier, The Messenger’s multimedia sales manager, the name is more inclusive to a variety of ...

Manson Meridians ‘Unite in song’

MANSON — Under new direction this year, the Manson Meridian Singers will invite young and old to “Unite in Song” in their 47th annual performance. Lori Erkenbrack will be leading the choir this year, after 11 years as the Meridians’ accompanist. “From the very first song, you ...

Marlin Benson Fun Run is Saturday

The Webster County Ice Breakers will be holding their main fundraising event, the Marlin Benson Fun Run, on Saturday. The ride will start off at Mulligan’s at the golf course in Gowrie. Registration for the Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. It costs $10 for club members and $15 for non-club ...

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

This year, the Fort Dodge Study Club is going to let the good times roll with a Mardi Gras inspired evening during its annual fundraiser event for a local cause. ‘Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!’’ will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Athletics For Education and Success ...

Trinity Hospice Ball

The annual Trinity Hospice Ball is more than just a night of dinner and dancing. It is also an evening to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died. This year is the 26th annual Trinity Hospice Ball. It has come a long way since it first began in 1992. The ball will begin ...

Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ is coming to WCCT

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City Community Theatre is set to present the award-winning drama about a fateful World War II decision in February. The 1947 post-war play, written by famed playwright Arthur Miller, is directed by Abby Sturtevant Sharp, with assistance from Trese Arends and Mark ...

‘Our Song Lives On’

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Community Chorus will present its annual variety show titled “Our Song Lives On” next weekend for everyone to enjoy. The audience will hear a variety of gospel, patriotic, and pop tunes during the two-hour show. “We always try to do a variety of music, ...

Life is a Cabaret

Iowa Central Community College students will provide an evening of dining, entertainment, and a singing waitstaff that guests will not want to miss at Willow Ridge Friday and Saturday. “A Night of Cabaret” will be held at Willow Ridge, 1788 Madison Ave. Tickets cost $25 per person. ...

Remembering the dream

Civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered today during a special gathering in Fort Dodge. A MLK Community Dinner featuring soul food is open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m at the Coppin Chapel AME Church, 329 First Ave. S. “This is a celebration dinner in honor of Dr. ...

A little about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister who pushed for social change through non-violent protest, was the best known leader of the civil rights movement of the late 1950s and the 1960s. He rose to prominence in December 1955, when he led a boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama, bus system ...

Deuces Wild

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Foundation will host two shows featuring The Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos for guests to enjoy while supporting the hospital and its foundation. The shows will be the highlight of the 15th annual Founders Event to be held Jan. 20 at the ...

Triton Jazz Festival brings competition to town

High school bands from across the state of Iowa will be performing at Decker Auditorium during the annual Triton Jazz Festival. The Jazz Festival will begin on Jan. 11 with classes 1A and 3A performing starting at 8:30 a.m. Some of the bands performing include St. Edmond, Webster City, Storm ...

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson — the Big Bopper — were on what would become known as their final tour when their plane crashed on Feb. 3, 1959, causing their deaths. That moment in history has become known as the day music died. At the time, Holly and his band, The ...

New Year’s Eve Gala

NOTE: This event has been canceled. The Fort Museum and Frontier Village sent this update to The Messenger: The Fort Museum and Frontier Opera House has decided to cancel the New Year's Eve Gala, due to the Opera House receiving some updates to the building. The Museum and Opera House staff is ...

A caroling you can go!

Join fellow carolers tonight for Christmas Caroling through History and holiday goodies, as participants tour the Oak Hill Historic District and admire the outdoor decorations adorning the homes there. “Enjoy the sounds of caroling as you explore the historic district, while admiring ...

Giving ‘tasteful’ gifts

Sometimes a box of baked goods can express warm and fuzzy holiday feelings better than a big ticket retail purchase. “It’s a personal thing,” said Phyllis Michaelson, of Fort Dodge. “It really touches people to know someone took the time to make it.” Karen DeWinter, an avid ...

Focusing on ‘Christmas Past’ — in concert

The Fort Dodge Choral Society’s next concert will feature some of the songs performed at its very first Christmas concert during the show titled, ‘‘Christmas Past.’’ “For the Christmas concert, we will continue with celebrating the 50th anniversary by going back to recreate the ...

Here come ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’

Hawkeye Community Theatre will bring one of the classic Christmas songs to life during its December play. The play is written by Renee Calarco adapted from the traditional Christmas song, ‘‘The 12 Days of Christmas.’’ “This play is loosely based on the classic Christmas song of the ...

McSweeny’s presents its annual Winter Recitals

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” is the theme this year during the winter voice recital, presented by McSweeny’s School of Performing Arts. Approximately 80 musicians will be involved in four public recitals to be presented during the month of December encompassing many area schools and ...

’Tis the season

The holidays are here, and Iowa Central Community College has been busy preparing the annual free holiday concert as a way to spread Christmas cheer within the community. The show will be performed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Decker Auditorium on the college’s Fort Dodge ...