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Before Lights at Kennedy, there are the plans

December 2, 2012 To add an extra draw to the Lights at Kennedy display this year, organizers enlisted local youth groups to take things back to basics. more »»

Backpack Buddies is improving

December 2, 2012 This year, all of the money raised at Noon Sertoma’s Lights at Kennedy will go to support the group’s Backpack Buddies program, which has been short on cash this year. more »»

ICCC?concert celebrates the season

December 2, 2012 Singers and players at Iowa Central Community College are gearing up for a holiday concert that features both the familiar classics and high-energy tunes. more »»

Magic Slim to bring the blues to FD

November 25, 2012 For its 12th anniversary, the Lizard Creek Blues Society is bringing one of the great legends of blues to town. Magic Slim and the Teardrops will perform at 9 p.. more »»

It’s Christmas time in the city

November 25, 2012 With Thanksgiving over, it’s time for Fort Dodge to light up the Christmas season. The annual holiday lighting will be at 5:30 p.m. more »»

Fort Dodge Symphony Yule Walk is back again

November 25, 2012 In a house out in the woods, Diana Willerth and her family are busy putting up lights and ornaments. “There will be a lot of trees,” Willerth said. more »»

Area holiday happenings

November 18, 2012 ALGONA November/December, Saturdays and Sundays: POW Museum open 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 23: Santa Claus Day Dec. 1: Santa’s Family Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., United Methodist Church . Dec. more »»

Soroptimists of Algona are taking applications

November 18, 2012 ALGONA — Soroptimist International of Algona is taking applications for two awards: the Violet Richardson Award program for a young woman from 14 to 17 years old who is active as a volunteer in her... more »»

Getting into the spirit of giving

November 11, 2012 Operation Christmas swings into action this week. more »»

Annual YWCA event has a new name and a new location

November 11, 2012 This year the YWCA annual Holiday Showcase will be a bit different. Called the Silver Showcase, it has a new location, new hours and more formal attir. more »»

D/SAOC’s Key on Central offers up holiday cheer

November 11, 2012 The Key to Christmas is once again unlocking the potential beauty in secondhand, gently used items. The Key on Central secondhand shop has been transformed. more »»

Author will be at library on Saturday

November 11, 2012 Author and humorist Joy Johnson of Omaha, Neb. will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library as part of the Friends of the Library “Meet the Author” series. more »»

Comedia Musica brings ‘Chicago’ to FD

November 4, 2012 Flappers and murderesses have been practicing their song and dance in the basement of First Baptist Church. more »»

Is Santa Claus learning new job skills?

November 4, 2012 Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa is trying something new. On Saturday, it will host a community breakfast featuring made-to-order omelets and pictures with Santa Claus. more »»

Warland inducted into Hall of Fame

November 4, 2012 CINCINNATI — Fort Dodge native Dale Warland was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame Oct. 10 at a gala event in Cincinnati. more »»

Prairie Valley to perform musical

November 4, 2012 GOWRIE — Prairie Valley High School will perform the musical, “My Son, the Astronaut,” at 7 p.m. Friday and as a dinner theater at 6 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Children’s Giving Tree now available

November 4, 2012 By JOE SUTTER lifestyle@messengernews.net Shoppers have a chance to brighten a child’s Christmas again this year. The Children’s Giving Tree is now available at Walmar. more »»

LESS is MORE series begins Nov. 14

November 4, 2012 The LESS is MORE wellness series continues at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Celebration Center at Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road, with the focus shifting to physical wellness. more »»

How do you do Halloween?

October 28, 2012 It’s not just Big Bird that’s trending. In Fort Dodge, designing your own costume is in, at least according to the costume department at Party Productions. more »»

Back to the ’50s at FDSH

October 28, 2012 A poet who practices dying to spark inspiration. An artist who paints people’s faces, with or without their permission. more »»

 
 

 

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