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‘You Can’t Beat the House’

The Fort Dodge Senior High Drama Department will present the family-friendly comedy “You Can’t Beat the House” as the fall play during the first week of November. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Gail Niceswanger Little Theatre at the school, 819 N. ...

Haunted Museum Tour

An upcoming Halloween event will give visitors a chance to explore the Fort Museum and Frontier Village like never before. Called ‘‘Lotts Revenge. Horror Awaits,’’ the event promises thrills and scares, according to organizers. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and ...

HOPE for healing

A new fund aimed at helping lower income families with sick children is being developed by the Fort Dodge Community Foundation, according to Randy Kuhlman, chief executive officer of the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Fort Dodge. “We want to be able to ...

Downtown FD will get creepy

Stores in downtown Fort Dodge are coming together Thursday for Ghouls Night Out. “This is a great community event that helps bring more people downtown to the local businesses, while offering different special sales at each location,” said Amanda Bush, the co-owner of Rush Hour Clothing ...

Sac City Quilt-A-Fair car show winners announced

SAC CITY — The winners of the classic car and truck show held as part of the Sac County Quilt-A-Fair held Sept. 23-24 have been named. They are: • Pre-1940 — Ron Ehrp, Ford • 1951 through 1960 — First place, Bud Vote, Chevrolet; second place, Steve Bode, Chevrolet Bel Air • ...

AweSome

As a teenager in the 1950s it wasn’t uncommon for Bobby Awe to stay up late on a Saturday night, waiting for his favorite country shows to hit the airwaves. “Years ago I used to stay up late listening to country music on the radio,” Awe, a longtime country music artist, said. “There ...

Wedding Registries: Keeping up

Weddings are a very joyful time that bring friends and family together to celebrate the union and love of two people. Over time, the wedding registry has changed, and what couples now register for are not just china, silverware, and items that help fill a new home. Amanda Manke, gift ...

Curtain Up!

Get ready for plenty of laughs during Hawkeye Community Theatre’s upcoming comedy by Peter Quilter, “Curtain Up!” The show will be performed Wednesday through Saturday at the theater, 521 N. 12th St. Based on the author’s earlier ‘‘Respecting Your Piers,’’ ‘‘Curtain ...

Fort Dodge braces for the Fear Factory

Get ready for plenty of scares at this year’s new haunted house downtown, Fort Dodge Fear Factory, during the Halloween season. The doors of the haunted house will creak open for the first time on Thursday. Brooke Bickford, creator of the Fort Dodge Fear Factory, has wanted to do ...

Pumpkins & ponies

HUMBOLDT — The 12th Annual Pumpkins and Ponies celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the SpringVale Farm, 2603 Lone Tree Road, near Humboldt. “Pumpkins and Ponies is always held on the second Saturday of October,’’ said Lonnie Larson, who owns the farm ...

ICCC presents ‘The Election’

Iowa Central Community College students will present their fall play taking on 21st century politics. ‘‘The Election’’ is a comedy by Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Don Zolidis, and produced with special arrangement by Playscripts, Inc. It will be performed at 7 p.m. each day ...

‘Cabaret: A Night of Musical Theatre’ in a historic setting

Stage Door Productions will be presenting its sixth ‘‘Cabaret: A Night of Musical Theatre’’ this fall at the Ringland-Smeltzer House in Fort Dodge. The show will be held Oct. 12-13 at the home at 1019 Second Ave. S. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. each day, with the show beginning ...

Honor Flight FUNdraiser is Saturday

People will be able to hit the road and raise money for the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight on Saturday. Crickets Lounge in Fort Dodge is holding the fundraiser ride with registration beginning at 10 a.m. “We are holding this fundraiser as a way to raise awareness for the Honor Flight,” ...

Community Orchard to celebrate Apple Fest

Bring family and friends out to the Community Orchard to enjoy fall food, experience the Back 40 Playground, explore the corn maze, and pick your favorite pumpkin in the pumpkin patch during the 33rd annual celebration of fall during Applefest. “Apple Fest is a fall tradition for family ...

Cruise to the Woods

There will be plenty of vintage cars on display during the first Sunday in October during the annual car show called Cruise to the Woods. The cruise will begin at several spots across the state, and all of the classic cars will end up at the former Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course in Fort ...

LOCASH to headline Downtown Country Jam

Country music stars LOCASH are set to headline Shellabration’s first ever Downtown Country Jam this Saturday. This new venture will replace the organization’s annual fall Oktoberfest themed event that took place at Oleson Park each of the past eight years. “In our present desire to ...

Groovy ’70s

Grab those platforms, break out that polyester suit and get ready to boogy because this year’s theme for the annual Masquerade for Your Health Ball is the Groovy ‘70s. “Since this year is Shimkat’s 70th anniversary, we decided to tie that into the theme,’’ said Lydia Schuur, ...

Blanden show features FD ceramic artist

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum is exhibiting the work of American ceramic artist and Iowa native Daniel Rhodes. Rhodes was born in Fort Dodge in 1911. As a youth, his ability was honed through summer courses at the Art Institute of Chicago, and by the age of 18, he left home to pursue a ...

Good ‘Vine’brations

Soldier Creek Winery will celebrate the end of the year-long grape growing season during its annual Good “Vine”brations Harvest Festival this Saturday. Events will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the winery, 1584 Paragon Ave. To celebrate the grape harvest, Soldier Creek will be ...

A taste of history

DAKOTA CITY — Guests will be able to take a stroll through all the unique historical buildings at the Humboldt County Historical Museum during the fifth annual Wine Walk on Saturday. Not only will the walk offer wine to the guests, but there will also be entertainment and a wide range of ...