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Lifestyle Briefs

Retired School Personnel to meet April 4

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet at noon on April 4 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St. The lunch will be catered by the church women. The program will feature the FDSH Music Department. Please bring items for the Lord's Cupboard, volunteer ...

‘Cash for Cougars’ is Tuesday

MANSON - The Manson Northwest Webster Education Foundation will sponsor its annual "Cash for Cougars" Phone-a-thon on Tuesday.Organizers say this event has been successful in past years at soliciting and accepting pledges and raising funds for MNW seniors to use for college expenses.Last year's ...

Wright County Democrats give updates

CLARION - The spring dinner planning committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Clarion Depot on South Main St. The committee will plan the menu, price, arrangements, pies for auction and communications. We need your help. If you haven't done any volunteering for the party, this is a ...

Extension Health Fair set in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Pocahontas County will be holding a Health Fair in celebration of Extension and Outreach Week from 3 to 7 p.m. on March 30 at the Expo Center located on the Fairground in Pocahontas.A burger meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. for a ...

Heart failure class is Tuesday

A heart failure class will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at UnityPoint-Trinity Regional Medical Center in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab education room. To register call 574-6257.This free program is for heart failure patients or those at risk for heart failure and family/support ...

Spring Serenade Charity Ball is April 9

WATERLOO - Cedar Valley Dance, a Chapter of USA Dance, will present the 21st annual Spring Serenade Charity Ball April 9 at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.A waltz workshop will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m. and a cha cha workshop is from 4:15-5:15 p.m. The Ball is from 8 p.m. to midnight. ...

Scout Classic Adult Pinewood Derby set

The first Twin Lakes Scout Classic Adult Pinewood Derby will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on April 23 at Shimkat Motors, 3126 Fifth Ave. S.In a spirit of friendly competition, civic and business leaders will build their own cars then race them against one another for bragging rights and a shot at ...

Life drawing at the Blanden on Tuesday

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum is offering "Life Drawing" with art educator Hope Thier from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the museum, 920 Third Ave. S.The Blanden will have a model to work from, come and draw the human form. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

Vaughn will speak on irises April 2

MADRID - Kevin Vaughn will be speaking at the Iowa Arboretum's Spring Symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 2. His morning talk is titled "Not Your Grandmother's Iris." Vaughn will describe his efforts to create new hybrids from various types of irises. You will see some of the newest ...

McSweeney concert is April 1

McSweeney School of the Performing Arts, 1633 N. 29th St., will hold its Youth Honors Concert at 7 p.m. on April 1. There is no charge.Performers include vocalists and instrumentalists through eighth grade. Voice, piano, violin and instrumental soloists, duets and ensembles will perform.

Gene Watson to perform in Emmetsburg

EMMETSBURG - Country singer Gene Watson will perform April 16 at Wild Rose Casino and Resort, Emmestburg.A country stylist from Houston, Texas, Watson has been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years. His first radio single, which he also wrote, "If it's That Easy," was released in ...

Rock’n Bac’n Brew’n is April 2 in Spencer

SPENCER - The Clay County Regional Events Center will host the second annual Rock'n Bac'n Brew'n from 1 to 11 p.m. on April 2.Bands include the Nadas, Lost Highway, Tripwire and Maiden Dixie.Tickets are $33 in advance, or $43 at the door for 10 full hours of bands, bacon, and brews. (Ticket ...

Barnum Fire breakfast is March 20

BARNUM - The Barnum Fire Department will hold its annual breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on March 20 at the Clare Community Center in Clare. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The price includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and a drink. Raffle tickets will also be available for $1, each ...

Senior bingo party at Fuller Hall Thursday

WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City Recreation & Public Grounds Department will be offering a Senior Citizen Bingo Party on Thursday in the Sampson Room at Fuller Hall. Bingo will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m. There will be refreshments served and winners will receive small ...

Poetry readings at Blanden continue

Monthly public poetry readings will continue with the next session from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S.The theme for the poems to be presented will be "growth and renewal." Additionally, selected pieces from the Fort Dodge Writers' Workshop will be ...

VFW garage sale is Saturday

The Fort Dodge VFW is hosting a garage, craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the VFW, 518 S. 29th St. Proceeds from this event will help with maintenance on the Webster County Historical Museum in Otho.

Garden Club meets Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lion's Den, 731 Expo Drive. Peggy Moody, club member, flower show judge, and Master Gardener, will share her knowledge of hemerocallis, commonly called daylilies. Roll call will be "an early spring flower I enjoy." Barb ...

Introduction to Lego Mindstorm Robots

LAURENS - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will offer an introduction to Lego Mindstorm Robots at the Laurens Public Library for all children in fourth through 12th grades on March 23.Master Robotics instructor Sue Jarvis will offer a session 4 to 6 p.m. The ...

Lehigh Lions Spring breakfast is Saturday

LEHIGH - The Lehigh Lions Club will have their Spring breakfast from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday at the Lehigh Senior Citizens Center.All the pancakes, sausage, and eggs you can eat. Cost is $6 for adults and $2.50 for children younger than 12. Proceeds from the breakfast will go towards scholarships ...

Shrine Circus is March 18, 19 and 20

DES MOINES - Za-Ga-Zig Shrine presents the 66th annual Shrine Circus Friday, Saturday and March 20 at The Jacobson Center Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines.Tickets on sale at any of the Des Moines area Fareway, Hy-Vee or Price Chopper stores, on line at www.iowastatefairgrounds.org, or at ...