Lifestyle Briefs

Clarion coin show set for Saturday

CLARION - Clarion's annual free, spring coin show is Saturday at the Clarion-Goldfield high school, 1111 Willow Drive. Watch for the signs. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch, served by the Clarion Boy Scouts, will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.There will be three dozen ...

Lion’s Club omelet breakfast is today

An omelet breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Manson Golf & Country Club clubhouse in Manson. This is the annual fundraiser for the Manson Lions Club and Cub Scout Pack 95.On the menu will be made-to-order omelets with a wide choice of ingredients, cinnamon ...

Federated Garden Club meets Tuesday

"Growing Roses" will be the Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club's topic for Tuesday. Club members Diane Larson and Yvonne McCormick will present the program. McCormick is a master gardener and Iowa State University horticulturist who has been conducting trials of the Earthkind roses. Buck Roses ...

Moose Lodge preps for Easter Egg Hunt

The Fort Dodge Moose Lodge is preparing for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt is scheduled for April 19 at Dodger Stadium. Registration will be 10:45 a.m. to noon. The hunt will begin at 12:15 p.m. The cost will be 50 cents per child, and they must be present to register. There will be four ...

Stewart hospital to host Easter event

LAKE CITY - Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, McCrary Rost Clinic and Community Pharmacy Lake View will host a family Easter Fun event on April 19 at Speaker Park Shelter House in Lake View, immediately following the Blackhawk Men's Club Easter egg hunt which starts at 9:30 a.m. Activities ...

Iowa Artists Region 5 show Saturday

MADRID - The Iowa Artists Region 5 Show will be held Saturday at the Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, in the Hughes Education Center. Artist registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. with the show open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission to the show is free of charge.Region 5 ...

FD Quilters Guild to bring guest speaker for workshop

The Fort Dodge Area Quilters Guild is bringing Susan K. Cleveland to town for a trunk show and a workshop.Cleveland, a designer, author and teacher, will present "My Electric Quilt Pageant" trunk show at 7 p.m. April 8 at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 N. Ninth St. Cost is $5 admission for ...

Vincent to hold pancake fundraiser

VINCENT - The Vincent Fire and Rescue Department will hold a pancake feed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6 at the Vincent Community Hall.An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be served for $5 per person with children younger than 5 years old eating for free. Proceeds go to support the ...

Clare Easter egg hunt Saturday

CLARE - The Clare Public Library will be having an Easter egg hunt and coloring contest on Saturday. The Easter egg hunt will be held in the library at 9:30 a.m. An open house will be held at the library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Door prizes will be given away. There ...

Scouting food drive aims to help hunger

As food insecurity rises in our communities, the 2014 Scouting for Food Drive, sponsored by ConAgra Foods Foundation, aims to collect food for those who are in need. Many families are just one paycheck away from needing a food bank's services. Scouts will be delivering door hangers in local ...

Annual Lions toy show planned

JEWELL - The Jewell Lions Club will host its 33rd annual Central Iowa Toy Show on March 30.Exhibitors from Iowa and throughout the Midwest annually attend this show.People may buy, trade, sell or just look at the large variety of farm toys and collectibles.Agricultural displays, a model ...

Area artists eggs on display

EAGLE GROVE - The opportunity to view agricultural-based art created by two Eagle Grove artists is quickly drawing to a close.Diane O'Hern took third place in the 2013 Iowa State Fair Decorated Egg Contest with her painted egg titled "A Hen Lays One Egg Every 25 Hours."That egg is now part of ...

FD March for Babies is set for April 26

The Fort Dodge March of Dimes March for Babies is scheduled for April 26 at Dodger Stadium. The walk will begin at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.To register individually or as a team online, visit www.marchofdimes.com/iowa/events/events.html.Money raised in March for Babies ...

Stonecroft brunch welcomes guests

Stonecroft Women's Connection welcomes all area women to brunch at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Inspirational speaker Phyllis Vos, of Ankeny, will ask the question, "How Many Hats Do You Wear?"She is a registered nurse-director of cardiovascular services for a hospital ...

Catholic Daughters offer scholarships

The local Catholic Daughters Our Lady of Good Counsel, Court No. 216, will award three scholarships this year.Two $500 scholarships are available for any eighth-grade student planning on attending St. Edmond High School in the fall of 2014.A $1,000 scholarship is available for a high school ...

SALT meeting scheduled in Manson

MANSON - The Calhoun County Seniors and Lawmen Together will offer free blood pressure screenings followed by an informational meeting Thursday at Golden Meadows in Manson.The blood pressure checks will be provided by Calhoun County Public Health beginning at 12:30 p.m.The meeting and program ...

Starting seeds will be group’s topic

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will present "Starting Seeds" during the group's meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lion's Den, formerly Izaac Walton,731 Exposition Drive. Area gardeners Jean Foresi and Shirley Webb will discuss their techniques for starting seeds indoors.The roll call topic ...

Guest speaker to discuss living with vision problems

Guest speaker Kim Baraber will be at the meeting of the Eyeshare Support Group from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Northridge Apartments, Building 1, 2805 Sixth Ave. N. Barber is the Independent Living supervisor from the Iowa Department for the Blind in Des Moines. She will discuss options and ...

History Boy Theatre to hold auditions

JEFFERSON - History Boy Theatre Co., a regional professional theater Jefferson, will be holding open auditions for its 2014 summer musical production, "Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge."Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. March 22 or by appointment prior to that date at the theater, 115 S. Wilson. ...