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Lifestyle Briefs

Motorcycle rider class to be offered

Two final sessions of the motorcycle rider education class are being offered at Iowa Central Community College Transportation Technology Center.The classes will consist of 5 hours of classroom and 10 hours of range time.Session one will be held April 8, 9 and 10.Session two will be held May 6, ...

Manson Lions omelet breakfast is today

MANSON - The Manson Lions Club is hosting an omelet breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Manson Golf Course. The menu includes omelets, butter braids, rolls, orange juice and coffee. The cost is: adults $7, children 5-10 $3 and children younger than 5 are free.

Tablescapes Themed Dinner is April 28

EMMETSBURG Horizons Unlimited's sixth annual Tablescapes Themed Table Dinner fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 28 in the Wild Rose Ballroom at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort.Tablescapes is a fundraiser dinner that highlights creative decorations and colorful schemes on tables ...

Spiritual Wellness Wednesday at FH

Barb Huisman, CANA, will present "Creative Expressions of Spirituality" at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Tompkins Celebration Center at Friendship Haven. She will share some out of the ordinary ways to express and appreciate your spirituality. Admission is free and reservations are not required. ...

Rolfe to hold afterschool program

ROLFE - ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County and Pocahontas County Conservation will present "Pollinators" from 3:45 to 5 p.m. on April 12 at the Rolfe Public Library.All children second grade and older are welcome to participate in the afterschool hands-on workshop. There is no charge, ...

‘Hyde, Dr. Jekyll, Hyde’ starts April 8

ROWAN The Iowa River Players will be presenting the gothic melodrama with comedy overtones, "Hyde, Dr. Jekyll, Hyde" at 7:30 p.m. on April 8, 9, 15 and 16 at the theater, 901 Broadway, in Rowan. Matinee performances will be at 2 p.m. on April 10 and 17. The original novella "The strange case ...

Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition planned for Capitol

DES MOINES - Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Arts Council recently announced an open call for female artists to submit their artwork for the Iowa Women's Art Exhibition, which celebrates female Iowa artists and their contributions to the vitality of the arts and quality of life in ...

Webster City participates in One Step Garden Grants program

WEST DES MOINES - Hy-Vee Inc. has awarded 164 One Step Garden Grants totaling $164,000 to community organizations and Hy-Vee stores this spring as part of the Hy-Vee One Step program.The $1,000 grants will be used to purchase seeds, plants, garden tools and food preservation equipment for ...

Brown Bag Briefings begin

Brown Bag Briefings are a series of free public programs held at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Each program is held from noon to 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee is provided. The programs are sponsored by FRIENDS of the Fort Dodge Public ...

Senior program is accepting applications

AMES - Heartland Senior Services is now accepting applications for Senior Supplemental Food Program in the Story County area. This is a free program for seniors 60 years of age or older and meet income guidelines. Please call 233-2906 to speak with Shala or a member of the outreach department ...

‘Suite Surrender’ to play in Bancroft

BANCROFT - Backstage in Bancroft will present the play "Suite Surrender" on April 15, 16 and 17 in Bancroft. The dinner theater will begin at 5:30 PM each night, Tickets for the comedy will go on sale soon.The full-length farce is set in 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have ...

Michael Soliday’s second book released

INDIANOLA - "Keltian's Warriors: Finding Adrien," Book Two of the Keltian Trilogy follows the characters of the author's previous novel "Keltian's Warriors: The End's Beginning," Book One of the Keltian Trilogy. The story catches up with the five young survivors who met in the first book. Some ...

‘Working with You is Killing Me’ is set

ALGONA - Everyone at some time or another comes in contact with individuals that are hard to deal with, or difficult to have an effective discussion with. "Working with You is Killing Me" is a program that will explore the tools and techniques anyone can use to have those difficult discussions ...

Garden Extravaganza is Saturday

POCAHONTAS - Pocahontas Garden Extravaganza will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Pocahontas Fairgrounds. Admission is $3 at the door, children enter for free. Featured will be local experts sharing their gardening expertise, businesses with the latest in garden varieties, tips ...

Lifeguard class to be offered

WEBSTER CITY - The American Red Cross will be offering a lifeguard training course at Fuller Hall beginning the second week of April. This class is for anyone interested in becoming a lifeguard. Please contact Larry Flaws at 515-832-9193 for more information.

‘Joseph’ begins Tuesday in Ames

AMES - Stephens Auditorium presents one of the most enduring shows of all time, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Stephens Auditorium. The first ...

‘Theory of Mind’ performed at Iowa Lakes

EMMETSBURG - Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theatre's production of "Theory of Mind" will be performed at 1 p.m. on April 8 at the Emmetsburg Campus Auditorium at Iowa Lakes Community College. This sensitive yet unsentimental story presents a portrait of a young man with Asperger's Syndrome.Bill is a ...

Trivia Night for Camp Courageous is set

MARION - Camp Courageous will hold a Trivia Night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus, 5650 Kacena Ave. in Marion.The second annual Trivia Night will have a little something for everyone-sports, history, pop culture, music and nature. There will be ten rounds with ten ...

King Band wraps up season April 3

The third and final concert for the 2016 indoor season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 3, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. Admission is free.The concert serves ...

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 ...