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Lifestyle Briefs

Winter storytime registration is open

Registration has started for Winter Preschool Storytime at the Fort Dodge Public Library.Children who are 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 years of age are the intended audience but children of all ages may attend with appropriate adult supervision. Everyone is welcome.Storytimes are held: Wednesday, 10 to10:30 ...

Winter family reading program

People can stop by the children's desk at the Fort Dodge Public Library to get a Winter Family Reading Log and enjoy many fun reading and literacy activities. The program is sponsored by The Fawkes Family Fund.

Adult coloring times offered at library

The next "Color Your World" adult coloring sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Dodge Public Library.The two sessions will be in the large meeting room. Coloring sheets, colored pencils and markers, and light snacks will be provided. People can ...

Iowa River Players to hold auditions

ROWAN - The Iowa River Players will be holding auditions at 7 p.m. for our forthcoming melodrama "Hyde Dr. Jekyll Hyde" on Feb. 14 and 15 at the Rowan Community Room.Parts are available for both males and females. The play will be April 8-10 and then on the April 15-17. Please contact Luanne ...

Stonecroft brunch will be Feb. 16

Stonecroft Women's Connection will hold a "Pencil It In" brunch at 9:30 a.m. Feb.16 at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost is $10.Speaker Holly Legg, of Humboldt, will present a talk called "Don't require a bigger hammer." Also, featured will be Chelsea Phan, of Fort Dodge, who will share her ...

KYL Festival of Chocolate is today

WEBSTER CITY - The Friends of the Kendall Young Library group is hosting its annual Festival of Chocolate from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the library. Tickets will be $7 at the door. Your ticket gives you the opportunity to sample a large variety of chocolate treats while listening to live music in a ...

Genealogy Society offers program

The Webster County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. At 1:30 p.m., following the meeting, Charlene Washington will present a program on black history in Fort Dodge.

SMCH auxiliary to meet Tuesday

LAKE CITY - The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital auxiliary will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the SMCH conference center.The presentation will be "I Love My Home Decor - making your home a reflection of you!" by Sheila Remsburg. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Carolyn Marcalus benefit is today

DAYTON - A benefit for Carolyn Marcalus will be at 11:30 a.m. today at the Dayton Community Center, 105 First St. N.W., in Dayton.A meal will be served for a freewill donation. There will also be a bake sale, silent auction and a live auction at 12:15 p.m. Check or cash donations are also ...

Moose Lodge #806 is serving breakfast today

The Moose Lodge #806 will be serving an all you can eat breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Lodge, 424 First Ave. S.Everything is cooked to order off of the menu. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Everyone is welcome.

Friday is a night of human trafficking awareness

Cana will host Brandi Schelisman, founder of Wings of Refuge, who will speak about human trafficking at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Cana building, 18 S. Third St..Wings of Refuge is a safe place for female survivors providing an atmosphere of healing and restoration for each survivor that addresses ...

Heart failure class is Tuesday at UnityPoint

There will be a heart failure class from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the cardiac and pulmonary rehab education room at UnityPoint Trinity Regional Medical Center.This is a program for heart failure patients, those at risk for heart failure, family and support persons. Learn more about heart ...

Fort Dodge Writers’ Workshop to begin

The Fort Dodge Writers' Workshop will hold an organizational meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday in the lobby conference room of the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. All interested adults are encouraged to attend.Topics to be covered at this initial meeting will include dates, times ...

Garden Club to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Lion's Den, 731 Expo Drive. At the meeting, members will create abstract collages using pressed plant materials. Club members Sela Bryhne and Nancy Phillips will present the program and hands-on activity, "Bits and Pieces." ...

‘Mesmerizing’ entertainment to be offered for free at ICCC

Hypnotist Jim Wand will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Decker Auditorium on the main campus of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. Admission is free.Wand has been involved in the field of hypnosis for more than 30 years. He holds a Ph.D. in the field of psychology and has more than ...

Fair entertainment fundraiser is Saturday

The Webster County Fair Board is hosting a chili and chicken noodle soup supper at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Webster County Fairgrounds.Chili, chicken noodle soup and cinnamon rolls will be served until gone for a freewill donation. There will also be raffles for a TV, DVD and a Blu-ray player. ...

IPFS Collaboration Council meeting is Tuesday

The Webster County Iowa Partnerships for Success Collaboration Council is having a meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Community and Family Resources, 1506 31st Ave. N. Priority issues are to reduce underage drinking and youth binge drinking, ages 12-20, in Webster County.

First Day Hikes at Dolliver and Brushy Creek

The Iowa DNR will be having the annual First Day Hikes on Friday at 11 a.m. at Dolliver Memorial State Park and 1 p.m. at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area.Kick off 2016 with a winter hike. First Day hikers can expect to be surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature in winter, with views ...

Chorus and band concert is today

POCAHONTAS The Pocahontas Community Chorus and Band Christmas Concert is at 2 p.m. today at the Hope United Methodist Church.Directors are Andrea Christians and Rollie Jensen. A social with holiday treats will follow the concert. The concert is free but donations will be accepted.

Humboldt to present holiday concert

HUMBOLDT The Humboldt High School Music Department will present its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Monday in the R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium.The concert will feature the high school concert band, women's chorus and concert chorale. Admission is $3 for adults, and $2 for students. Each ...