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Lifestyle Briefs

Retired School Personnel to meet

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet on Monday May 2 at First Covenant Church, 201 Ave H, Fort Dodge. The noon lunch will be catered by the church women. The program will be the memorial service and the scholarship winners. Membership dues will again be collected. ...

Senior fitness program at Arlington Place

POCAHONTAS - Residents at Arlington Place Pocahontas have an opportunity to participate in a free on-site fitness program conducted by certified personal trainers from Live 2 B Healthy.Three times each week, up to 25 seniors will participate in a guided exercise class. These classes are offered ...

Lehigh River Days seeking parade entries

LEHIGH - The Lehigh River Days committee is seeking parade entries for its 35th Annual Lehigh River Days celebration. The celebration will be held this year on June 17, 18 and 19. The parade will be on June 18 and will start on the east side of the elevator. There is no entry fee and cash ...

Pork pattie supper is April 28

WHITTEMORE - The Friends of the Whittemore Public Library are hosting a Pork Pattie Supper at 5 p.m. on April 28 at the Whittemore Public Library. Grilled pork sandwiches, chips and cookies will be served until gone.

‘Sentimental Swing’ Band plays Friday

Tom Steinkoenig's "Sentimental Swing" Band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday the Eagles Ballroom, 1018 First Ave. N. The event is sponsored by Iowa Central Community College and tickets are $10 per person.Sentimental Swing is a dance band playing music from the big band era including ...

Garden space available in Sac City

SAC CITY - The Sac County Extension & Outreach office is offering the use of the Sac City Community Gardens. The gardens are located at the East Sac County Elementary School in Sac City.The gardens are for all families and individuals who do not have access to a personal garden area. ...

Grant applications due April 28

DES MOINES - The State Historical Society of Iowa is reminding Iowans the application deadline for its FY2017 historic preservation and country school grant programs is April 28. Applications must be submitted online at iowahistory.slideroom.com.The Historical Resource Development Program ...

Brown Bag Briefing is Thursday

"More Than A Museum" will be presented by Eric Anderson, director of the Blanden Memorial Art Museum. Anderson will give a brief history of the Blanden. He will explain his creative and innovative programming designed to help enhance the community. Have you been to the Blanden lately? Come ...

FDSH spring band concert is May 1

The Fort Dodge Senior High "Springtasia" Band concert will be at 2 p.m. on May 1 at the Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium, 800 N. 32nd St. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students (K-12) or a $5 maximum for a family.

Auditions set for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical "Fiddler on the Roof." at 5 p.m. today and Monday at the theater ,1001 Willson Ave.Those auditioning will sing songs from the score, read scenes from the script and learn a simple dance/movement routine. ...

Otho Fireman’s Ball is Saturday

OTHO - The 14th Annual Fireman's Ball will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Dinner will be catered by Amigo's with cupcakes by Creative Cakes. The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. with an auction beginning at 6 p.m. Music and dance will follow ...

Alzheimers workshop set for April 29

The Alzheimer's Association in Fort Dodge will be hosting a workshop for Alzheimer's caretakers and the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus' Triton Room; breakfast and lunch will be provided. The workshop's topics include advanced ...

Veterans, families invited to event

STORM LAKE - Operation Engage America is a non profit organization that serves Veterans and community members providing free resources, support and education to veterans and military families and community members that struggle with post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.All veterans, ...

Breast cancer fundraiser is Saturday

Stay A-Breast Breast Stroke for Breast Cancer Fundraiser is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Fort Dodge Senior High pool. Come swim the breast stroke and help raise money for breast cancer. This is a non-competitive event. Iowa State University athletes will be swimming this year. Proceeds ...

Brown Bag Briefing topic is herbs

"Eat Your Herbs!" will be presented by Holly VanHeel, Nutrition and Wellness Program specialist and ISU Extension on April 21. VanHeel will discuss how to grow herbs, how to use them effectively in cooking and how to preserve some of those delicious herbs. Come learn how to add some flavor and ...

Host homes sought for exchange students

World Heritage Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for high school students from more than 30 countries: Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, France, the former Soviet Union Countries, Norway and more.Couples and families with and without children ...

Federated Garden Club to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will learn about making petite designs at their 1 p.m. meeting on Tuesday at the Lion's Den, 731 Exposition Drive. The club will also mark Arbor Day by planting trees in memory of two club members who have passed since last Arbor Day."Designing Women" ...

Pancake breakfast today

BADGER - The Badger Lions Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Badger Fire Department. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Mother-Daughter May Day tea is May 1

The Mother-Daughter May Day tea will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 1 at the Vincent House, 824 Third Ave. S. The day of refreshments and activities will celebrate Spring, as well as provide an activity to be shared as a family tradition.Tea, punch, finger sandwiches and sweets will be served. Also, ...

Author meet and greet is Friday

WEBSTER CITY - Enjoy an evening with authors Melissa Tagg and Chip Reece at 6:30 p.m. on Friday with refreshments, a drawing, and the chance to purchase signed copies of their books at the Kendall Young Library, 1201 Willson Ave.Tagg is a former reporter, current nonprofit grant writer and ...