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A holiday classic is retold

December 14, 2014 A traditional holiday fantasy will be retold by children and adolescents when Hawkeye Community Theatre presents “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Dec. more »»

 
 
 
Wait on wassailing; go to a concert instead

December 14, 2014 By DAWN BLISS dbliss@messengernews. more »»

Prepped for the holidays

December 7, 2014 Locals will be able to catch a glimpse of Fort Dodge’s Gilded Age when the historic Ringland-Smeltzer House puts on holiday finery for its annual Christmas open house Dec. 14. more »»

Spruce up the season

December 7, 2014 Trimming the tree and hanging strands of Christmas lights can be quite an endeavor, especially when you try to stage a more personalized holiday scene. more »»

Giving the gift of entertainment

November 30, 2014 In this season of giving and celebration, the students of the Iowa Central Community College music department plan to present the community with the gift of entertainment when they perform Holiday... more »»

Brightening the holiday season for a reason

November 30, 2014 In this season of giving and celebration, the students of the Iowa Central Community College music department plan to present the community with the gift of entertainment when they perform Holiday... more »»

‘Frozen,’ traditional music in symphony’s mix

November 30, 2014 The Fort Dodge Area Symphony plans to kick off the holiday season with its annual “Home for the Holidays” concert Dec. 7. more »»

Musical couple’s skills are complementary

November 30, 2014 EAGLE GROVE — A couple in Eagle Grove has turned their love for music into careers. Cathy Moklebust is an internationally known handbell composer, conductor, clinician and percussionis. more »»

Test your Thanksgiving savvy

November 23, 2014 A plan for attacking the big Thanksgiving meal will help save many things, least among them the elastic of your stretchy pants, according to food experts. more »»

Holiday Happenings Around the Area

November 23, 2014 The holiday season is fast approaching and, with it, a proliferation of ceremonies, parades, festivals, concerts and open houses. more »»

Iowa Central art teacher wins award for painting

November 23, 2014 A watercolor painting by Fort Dodge artist Richard Hanson titled “Contemplating Thomas Merton” has won the Purchase Award at the 94th National Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Los... more »»

Filling the need

November 16, 2014 The goal for many food pantries this holiday season is to provide a Thanksgiving meal to families in need. That is especially true at the Lord’s Cupboard at First United Methodist Church, 127 . more »»

Operation Christmas seeks donations

November 16, 2014 The Fort Dodge annual tradition of Operation Christmas is nearly underway, and it will begin accepting donations Tuesday at the Crossroads Mall in the former Hancock Fabrics space. more »»

Dancing with the Stars Fort Dodge

November 9, 2014 Twinkle toes and altruism will be in the spotlight during the first ever Dancing with the Starts Fort Dodge Saturday at Decker Auditorium on the main campus of Iowa Central Community College. more »»

Learning lessons of staging musical theater

November 9, 2014 Blending voices and hitting acting cues does more than ensure a production goes off without a hitch. The performing arts teach life lessons. more »»

Stage Door Productions presents ‘Edges’

November 9, 2014 Stage Door Productions will attempt to present an honest representation of all the big moments in life with a musical called “Edges” on Nov. 13-15. more »»

FD native will hold two book signings locally

November 9, 2014 “I Love You Anyhow,” is a newly released book by Fort Dodge native Marge Thompson, who will hold two book signings on Nov. 15. From 10:30 a.m. more »»

Bring on the orphans

November 2, 2014 The musical “Annie,” which dominated Broadway for nearly six years, is full of now-familiar songs that help tell the heart-warming tale of a Depression-era orphan girl who finds happiness with a... more »»

Dozens of vendors, dozens of dishes

November 2, 2014 More than 60 vendors will offer samples of their delicacies at the sixth annual Food and Beverage Expo at Iowa Central Community College on Saturday. more »»

Lamont Cranston Blues Band to play Friday

November 2, 2014 Lizard Creek Blues Society will celebrate its 14-year anniversary with Lamont Cranston Blues Band on Friday. more »»

Former FD residents honored with legacy park in Arizona

November 2, 2014 Editor’s note: The following was reprinted, with permission, from an article written by Bob Burns and published earlier this year in the Fountain Hills Times, Fountain Hills, Arizona. more »»

 
 

Sandy Mickelson book signing December 19, 2014

Sandy Mickelson, who writes the “When We’re Together” column for the Lifestyle section of the Sunday Messenger, will have a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. more »

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