Local Lifestyle

American Legion to hold women veterans forum

BREDA— A women veterans forum will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on March 25 at the American Legion in Breda. Denise Rohan, national commander of the American Legion, will attend. Rohan’s slogan for this year is “Family First.” All veterans and their families are encouraged to attend, ...

Iowa Central dance team ready for ‘Curtain Call’

The 11th annual Iowa Central Community College Curtain Call will take place Thursday and Friday at Decker Auditorium. On both nights, the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $1 for Iowa Central students. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the door ...

Do you remember Billy Sunday?

Discover “Billy Sunday: Baseball Evangelist” at Central School in Lake City on Friday, March 16 It almost sounds too unbelievable to be true. A Civil War orphan born in central Iowa grows up to become a major-league baseball player, but he gives up a promising career as a pro athlete ...

Fur Ball will celebrate A Pet’s Purrrrrpose

Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa promises its guests an unforgettable, fun evening for the 10th Annual Fur Ball “A Pet’s Purpose,” sponsored by Nestle Purina PetCare. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. March 17 at Fort Dodge Ford Toyota, 2725 Fifth Ave. S. Tickets ...

Going green again:

Irish Iowan traditions, plus some new activities, start today and then begin again next Friday in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Emmetsburg’s Jr. Miss and Miss Shamrock pageant begins today at 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., featuring the talent of young women from age 5 to 16 from throughout ...

King Band will perform March 18

The second in a series of three indoor concerts by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held on March 18 in the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College. There is no admission charge, since these concerts are provided free of charge to everyone by the ...

Elderbridge to add new services

The National Council on Aging recently announced that Elderbridge Agency on Aging is being awarded a grant to develop Benefits Enrollment Centers to help low-income Medicare beneficiaries access and apply for programs that pay for prescriptions, healthcare, food and more. Elderbridge will ...

‘Do You Wanna Dance?’

St. Edmond High School will be busting a move with its spring musical “Do You Wanna Dance.” The show is a ’90s jukebox performance with an interesting twist and full of hits that everyone in the crowd will recognize. Top hits include “Do You Wanna Dance,” “Walkin’ On ...

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 ...