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Lifestyle Briefs

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, ...

Voice recital to be held May 8

A voice recital featuring the students of MaryAnn McSweeny Buhr will be held at 4 p.m. on May 8 at McSweeny's School of the Performing Arts, 1633 N. 29th St. The program will include soloists, duets and an ensemble. Selections will also be performed by the Fort Dodge Area Children's Chorus. ...

St. Michael’s to host 5K run/walk

WHITTEMORE - St. Michael's Catholic Church in Whittemore will be hosting their second annual spirit 5K run/walk on May 28. Registration begins at 8 a.m. outside the parish center with the event starting at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to people of all ages.Currently sponsorships from a variety ...

Moose Lodge steak fry is Friday

The Fort Dodge Moose Lodge No. 806 is holding their bi-annual steak fry from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the lodge, 424 First Ave. S. A charcoal grilled 16 oz. T-bone with two sides and a roll will be served for $15 per person. The activities include a 50/50 drawing and casino night. Tickets ...

Home food preservation program is set

GILMORE CITY - Humboldt County Extension and Outreach Office will host a home food preservation program at 6 p.m. on May 10 at the Gilmore City-Bradgate School, 402 S.E. E Ave. in Gilmore City."In today's economy, many Iowans are taking advantage of the land and garden spaces that are available ...

Iowa Character Award nominations sought

DES MOINES - Do you know anyone who is trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring, and a great citizen? Consider nominating them for one of the Iowa Character Awards, presented by The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. Anyone can submit a nomination, and Iowa citizens ...

Brown benefit will be Saturday

FONDA - A benefit for Trent Brown will be held on Saturday. The fun run registration will be from 11 a.m. to noon on at The Cedar House Bar. Registration is $15 per person and all wheels are welcome. The route will be explained at time of registration and will end at the Knights of Columbus in ...

Spring Book Sale is this week

The Friends of the Library will have their Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. There will be used books, magazines, puzzles, CD's and DVD's. ...

SMCH meeting will be held Tuesday

LAKE CITY - The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary will hold a meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in the conference room.Jane Johnson will present "Backyard Gardening." Everyone is welcome.

Honor Flight omelet breakfast is today

ROCKWELL CITY - The Rockwell City Amvets Post No. 41 and PAWS are hosting an Honor Flight fundraiser omelet breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Calhoun County Museum. Adults $6, children 10 and younger $3. Please use the north entrance.

Retired School Personnel to meet

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet on Monday May 2 at First Covenant Church, 201 Ave H, Fort Dodge. The noon lunch will be catered by the church women. The program will be the memorial service and the scholarship winners. Membership dues will again be collected. ...

Senior fitness program at Arlington Place

POCAHONTAS - Residents at Arlington Place Pocahontas have an opportunity to participate in a free on-site fitness program conducted by certified personal trainers from Live 2 B Healthy.Three times each week, up to 25 seniors will participate in a guided exercise class. These classes are offered ...

Lehigh River Days seeking parade entries

LEHIGH - The Lehigh River Days committee is seeking parade entries for its 35th Annual Lehigh River Days celebration. The celebration will be held this year on June 17, 18 and 19. The parade will be on June 18 and will start on the east side of the elevator. There is no entry fee and cash ...

Pork pattie supper is April 28

WHITTEMORE - The Friends of the Whittemore Public Library are hosting a Pork Pattie Supper at 5 p.m. on April 28 at the Whittemore Public Library. Grilled pork sandwiches, chips and cookies will be served until gone.

‘Sentimental Swing’ Band plays Friday

Tom Steinkoenig's "Sentimental Swing" Band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday the Eagles Ballroom, 1018 First Ave. N. The event is sponsored by Iowa Central Community College and tickets are $10 per person.Sentimental Swing is a dance band playing music from the big band era including ...

Garden space available in Sac City

SAC CITY - The Sac County Extension & Outreach office is offering the use of the Sac City Community Gardens. The gardens are located at the East Sac County Elementary School in Sac City.The gardens are for all families and individuals who do not have access to a personal garden area. ...

Grant applications due April 28

DES MOINES - The State Historical Society of Iowa is reminding Iowans the application deadline for its FY2017 historic preservation and country school grant programs is April 28. Applications must be submitted online at iowahistory.slideroom.com.The Historical Resource Development Program ...

Brown Bag Briefing is Thursday

"More Than A Museum" will be presented by Eric Anderson, director of the Blanden Memorial Art Museum. Anderson will give a brief history of the Blanden. He will explain his creative and innovative programming designed to help enhance the community. Have you been to the Blanden lately? Come ...

FDSH spring band concert is May 1

The Fort Dodge Senior High "Springtasia" Band concert will be at 2 p.m. on May 1 at the Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium, 800 N. 32nd St. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students (K-12) or a $5 maximum for a family.

Auditions set for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical "Fiddler on the Roof." at 5 p.m. today and Monday at the theater ,1001 Willson Ave.Those auditioning will sing songs from the score, read scenes from the script and learn a simple dance/movement routine. ...