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Lifestyle Briefs

Fine Arts events

TodaySoldier Creek Winery, Sunday Vineyard Vibrations: The Blackbird Revue. Bring lawn chairs - this will be held outside, weather permitting. From 3-5 p.m., free.ThursdayBlanden, Learn to Throw Workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 920 Third Ave. S., register 573-2316, ...

Contest shows why ‘This Place Matters’

The Fort Dodge Historic Preservation Commission is hosting a selfie contest. Show why Fort Dodge is a great place to live, work and play by taking a selfie at your favorite place in Fort Dodge. In 50 words or less, tell why this place matters. Submit your selfie and 50-word essay in one of the ...

Noon Lions steak fry is Thursday

The Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club will hold their annual steak fry dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Lion's Den, former Izaak Walton League Cabin, 731 Exposition Drive.The T-bone steak dinner will include hashbrowns, baked beans, vegetables and fresh bread. Tickets are $15 in advance or ...

Early out art class at the Blanden

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will have an early out art class from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S.The theme will be "Mothers and Children." Draw, paint and sculpt people holding a special flower. The class is open to students K-6th grade and is limited to 16 ...

Art spectacular with Diane O’Hern

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will host "Art Spectacular with Diane O'Hern" from 10 a.m. to noon, for children 6-9 years old; and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for children 10-14 years old, on Saturday at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S.O'Hern will teach the two classes filled with fun art activities. Cost ...

Blanden poetry reading is Saturday

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will have a poetry reading, "Lasting Impressions," from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S.The monthly poetry readings have been a great success this year. On average, 20 people attend and read each month. This is a collaborative effort ...

SMCH auxiliary to hold jewelry sale

LAKE CITY - The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital auxiliary will be having a $5 jewelry sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday in the hospital conference center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Spelling Bee participants sought

Do you have a star quality speller in the family? Get that Webster Dictionary out for the 2016 Frontier Days Spelling Bee at the Fort Museum schoolhouse on June 4. Registration will be from noon to 12:30 p.m., entry fee is 25 cents per entrant. Winners will be announced and names written on the ...

Stonecroft brunch is May 24

Stonecroft Women's Connection welcomes area women to "What's Your Story" brunch, 9:30 a.m. May 24 at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost is $10 inclusive.Speaker Linda Stai, from Buffalo, Minnesota, tells how she assumed she was the author of her life story, she was in for a surprise. As she ...

Fort Dodge Choral Society meets Monday

The Fort Dodge Choral Society will have its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St.All members (everyone who received a membership/season ticket this season) are encouraged to attend. The past season will be reviewed, board members elected and the 2016-2017 ...

Color your world at the FD Library

Looking for a new way to de-stress? Interested in the latest trend in relaxation for adults? We invite you to come explore coloring, your creative side and relax a bit with like-minded adults at the Fort Dodge Public Library.The library will host two adult coloring sessions in the large meeting ...

Jill’s Jazz Pizazz dance recital is Saturday

Jill's Jazz Pizazz will present its 24th dance recital at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Decker Auditorium, at Iowa Central Community College, 1 Triton Circle. Admission is free and open to the public.The program, "Under the Big Top" will feature students performing in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, ...

Better Breathers Club to meet Tuesday

The Better Breathers Club will meet from 1-2 p.m. in the pulmonary rehab education room at UnityPoint-Trinity Regional Medical Center on Tuesday. Enter at "Entrance C" at the back of the hospital. Valet parking is available. Follow the signs to cardiac and pulmonary rehab.The topic of ...

Clarion schedules a citywide cleanup

The Clarion Pride Committee will hold a citywide cleanup days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Clarion Depot, 302 S. Main St. You must show your Clarion address driver's license to drop off items.The Clarion Pride Committee of the Clarion Chamber is ...

Stamp Out Hunger food drive is Saturday

Saturday marks the 24th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Local letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from our customers. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in ...

West Bend to hold citywide garage sales

WEST BEND - Citywide garage sales will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Contact the West Bend Chamber of Commerce at (515) 887-2181 with questions.

Newell-Fonda teens to perform May 15

FONDA - The Newell-Fonda High School jazz band and the Newell-Fonda speech team take the stage beginning at 2 p.m. on May 15 at the Fonda Arts Center. You will have an opportunity to see and hear close up the music that gave this jazz band its award-winning status in competitions this year ...

Seeking submissions for awards

Iowa Sister States announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Robert D. Ray Iowa Sister State Volunteer Awards. The award given each year recognizes outstanding volunteers and partners by awarding them the Robert D. Ray Service Award in three different categories: Cooperating ...

Emotional Wellness Wednesday is at FH

Friendship Haven will host Emotional Wellness Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Tompkins Celebration Center.Jeff Frank, Iowa Central Community College, will present "True Colors Personality Traits." He will explore the reasons why we are the way we are and do the things we do.Admission is free, ...