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Main Street

Established in 2011, Main Street quartet harkens back to the traditional style of barbershop harmony with soft shoe dance, slapstick routines and nostalgic songs — tipping their hat to the performances from turn of the century song and dance men. Whether it’s the waltz clog, a silly ...

Sweetheart Gala

The 21st annual Webster County Sweetheart Gala, which raises money for heart disease research, is Saturday at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites. “I feel very passionate about raising money for research and development on heart disease,” Abigail Johnson, the event ...

King Band concert is today

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, IA will open their 2018 indoor season with a concert beginning at 3:30 p.m. today in the Decker Auditorium at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. There is no admission charge, with these concerts being provided by the City of Fort ...

FD Choral Society to present ‘Carmina Burana’

Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” will be the theme during the Fort Dodge Choral Society’s upcoming concert on Feb. 25. “A Great Present: Carmina Burana” will begin at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Admission is by season membership or $10 at the door. Students are ...

Sonshine ‘Glorious Day’

The Sonshine Singers Music Ministry “Glorious Day” will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St. The performances will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, it will begin at 2 p.m. There is no admission charge or ...

Play highlights women’s experiences

The Fort Museum and Frontier Village will hold its first Women’s Weekend on Saturday. It will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail party featuring a cash bar and appetizers. Then at 7 p.m. Stage Door Productions will perform ‘‘The Vagina Monologues,” written by Eve Ensler. Tickets can be ...

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. ...

There’s a festival for chocolate

Mouth-watering brownies. Chocolate cupcakes. Mexican Hot Chocolate cookies. These are just a few of the entries area residents will be able to sample at the annual Kendall Young Library Festival of Chocolate. With the event fast approaching, more chocolate entries are still needed, according ...

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 ...