Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usMon, 22 Dec 2014 02:12:55 EDTMon, 22 Dec 2014 02:12:55 EDT parenting class to begin 12-week parenting class for fathers will begin Jan. 8. Called 24:7 Dads, the course will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Children and Families of Iowa, 111 Ave. O West. Contact Denise Herrington, 573-2193, ext. 207, to enroll.Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTBook signing planned for Saturday Chuck Thomas, of Badger, will take part in a book signing set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Book World bookstore in the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTGarden Club potluck set for Tuesday Christmas potluck and entertainment will highlight the Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club's meeting Tuesday. Members should bring their own table service and a dish to share. The meeting will begin at noon at the Lion's Den, 731 Expo Drive.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTStonecroft brunch is set for Tuesday Women's Connection invites all area women to "Goodies Galore" brunch, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost is $10 inclusive.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTBaby-sitting clinic set for Dec. 29 County Extension and Outreach will sponsor a baby-sitting clinic at the Fort Dodge office from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 29 for youths who are in fifth grade or older. To register, call the Extension 0ffice, 576-2119, by Dec.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT