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Lifestyle Briefs

Visiting artist to share snow-dyed pieces

SAC CITY - Receptions will be held to meet a visiting artist working in fabrics on Jan. 29 at the Sac City Public Library.Mavis Simms will be at the library at 10:30 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her art, answer questions and demonstrate the technique of snow-dying.A native of northern ...

Stonecroft brunch is Jan. 20

Stonecroft Women's Connection invites all area women to "New Beginnings" brunch, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 20 at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. The cost is $10.Speaker Cathy Oswald from Webster City, shares "Looking for love (in all the wrong places) until she found true love." Looking to fill the void ...

Chocolate festival to be held

WEBSTER CITY - The Festival of Chocolate will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Kendall Young Library in Webster City.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the afternoon will offer several chocolate creations that will be judged and sampled. Categories will include brownies/bars, ...

Photo exhibit to be at Blanden

A new photo exhibition will be on display at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S, Jan. 17 through April 11.The exhibition, "Aperture," is an array of images created last year by photographers in the Fort Dodge area.The photos depict a wide range of themes, techniques and ...

Vocal clinic for amateurs to be held Thursday

CALLENDER?- Vocal clinic presented by Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Music Director Andrea Minikis will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, 504 James St., Callender.Techniques demonstrated that evening will be learning how to sing with good posture, breathing, support, and control whether ...

Retirement workshop coming to Callender

CALLENDER?- How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime? This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Callender."Writing Your Retirement Paycheck" is ...

Algona High senior pens book on ‘Life Without Mosquitos’

BURT - A new educational book by a high school senior explores the idea of eliminating mosquitoes.Released nationwide this month, the children's story, "Life Without Mosquitoes," considers what it would be like to play outdoors without the buzzing and biting of the summertime pest. The book was ...

Dad-centered parenting class to begin

A 12-week parenting class for fathers will begin Jan. 8. Called 24:7 Dads, the course will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Children and Families of Iowa, 111 Ave. O West. Contact Denise Herrington, 573-2193, ext. 207, to enroll.

Book signing planned for Saturday

Author Chuck Thomas, of Badger, will take part in a book signing set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Book World bookstore in the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge."A Place Where Dreams Come True" is a modern day true story of divine encounters in the life of Thomas.The book is available through ...

Garden Club potluck set for Tuesday

A Christmas potluck and entertainment will highlight the Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club's meeting Tuesday.Members should bring their own table service and a dish to share. The meeting will begin at noon at the Lion's Den, 731 Expo Drive. Roll call will be "a favorite holiday decoration."

Stonecroft brunch is set for Tuesday

Stonecroft Women's Connection invites all area women to "Goodies Galore" brunch, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost is $10 inclusive.Special speaker will be Rita Weber, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, sharing her story "DOADestined On Arrival."A singer, songwriter, and ...

Baby-sitting clinic set for Dec. 29

Webster County Extension and Outreach will sponsor a baby-sitting clinic at the Fort Dodge office from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 29 for youths who are in fifth grade or older.To register, call the Extension 0ffice, 576-2119, by Dec. 24, as registration is limited.Materials, a pizza lunch and ...

Dnner theater set to be a rock musical

JEFFERSON - In what has become a New Year's tradition, History Boy Theatre Co., Jefferson, will hold hold its winter show."Murder Ballad: A Rock Musical," according to Angie Pederson, of History Boy, "is a rock show like no other. As always, our winter show is accompanied by a meal and this ...

Garden Club will use natural decorations

"Holiday Decorating, Naturally" will be the program topic for Tuesday's Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club meeting. Club members and Master Gardeners Judith Walrod, Kathy Geisler and Shirley Wolf will demonstrate how to use natural plant materials for decorating during the holiday seasons.The ...

Grindberg book signing is set for Saturday at Hy-Vee

On Saturday at 10 a.m., Fort Dodge Hy-Vee will host a book signing featuring the Rev. David Grindberg of Fort Dodge.For the last 30 years, Grindberg has been a pastor, teacher, and working writer."Rapture of the Deep," his first major work, is contemporary fiction and is published by ...

Stonecroft Women’s Connection will hold brunch on Tuesday

Stonecroft Women's Connection welcomes all area women to "From Surviving to Truly Living" brunch, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost is $10 inclusive.Special speaker will be Pam Wilson of Altoona. The title of the program is "Stained Glass Windows", it's what's inside that ...

Swedish Club will meet Tuesday

STRATFORD - Swedish Club will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Stratford Lutheran Church. Toni Larson of Stratford, who works at the Lutheran Family Service in Fort Dodge, will talk about her work.

Vincent Fire and Rescue to serve chili

VINCENT -The Vincent Fire and Rescue will be holding an all-you-can-eat chili and oyster feed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Vincent Community Hall. Cost is $10 per person, children under 5 eat for free.

WCCT rehearsals are under way

WEBSTER CITY - Rehearsals are underway for "Alone Together Again" at Webster City Community Theatre.Directors are Bill Greenley and Angela Rottering.Cast members are: LuAnn Jackson, Webster City, as Helena Butler; Paul Wagner, Woolstock, as George Butler; Al Yungclas, Webster City, as Frank, ...

Garden Club to meet Tuesday

"Native Plants of Briggs Woods" will be the program topic for the Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club Tuesday. Sharon Cline, Webster City-area master gardener, will present the slide show and talk at the Lion's Den, 731 Exposition Drive, at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome.Roll call for the day will be ...