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Lifestyle Briefs

Craft and Vendor Fair is Southeast Valley Post Prom Fundraiser

GOWRIE — The Southeast Valley Post Prom Committee is hosting a Craft and Vendor Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Southeast Valley High School, Gowrie. There will be a large variety of vendors with crafts, home decor, scarves, handmade jewelry and favorite direct sales companies. ...

Vincent Fire and Rescue pancake brunch is March 8

VINCENT — Vincent Fire and Rescue pancake brunch is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 8 at the Vincent Community Hall. Tickets are $6 per person with children ages 5 and under free.

ISU Extension offers food safety modules online

AMES — Food Safety and Iowa Regulation and Preparation Training modules are now available online 24/7 from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The modules, which use the learning management system Moodle, address Iowa regulations and licensing, as well as food safety procedures ...

Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators course offered March 4

POCAHONTAS — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators March 4. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University ...

Bluegrass performance in Farnhamville March 6

FARNHAMVILLE — The Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa presents 2020 Grammy Award winning bluegrass band Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper at 7 p.m. March 6 at Prairie Valley Elementary, Farnhamville. Doors open at 6 p.m. All tickets are general admission and are $15 per person. Advance ...

Clarion Chamber holding Country Hoedown fundraiser Friday

CLARION — The Clarion Chamber is holding a fundraiser, It’s Time for a Country Hoedown, from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Red Shed Event Center, 902 Second St. NW, Clarion. Get dressed in your best plaid, demin and cowboy boots for a night of fun, conversation, dancing, drinks and country ...

Fort Dodge Public Library holding winter family literacy program

The Fort Dodge Public Library winter family literacy program has started. Families may pick up activity logs at the children’s reference desk to log reading minutes and fun family literacy activities. Children will receive small prizes for each week that they complete and entry forms to win ...

Kendall Young Library Teen Lounge is Tuesday and Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host Teen Lounge from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the library for teens in sixth to 12th grades. Teens can enjoy crafts, snacks, board games, puzzles, movies, music, video games and more.

Lawn care workshop is March 4 at Hamilton County Extension

A Spring Professional Lawn Care Workshop will be held at the Hamilton County Extension Office from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 4. Adam Thoms, assistant professor and Extension turfgrass specialist for Iowa State University, will be on hand to share about: turfgrass cultivar performance in Iowa, new ...

Ashlar Masonic Lodge Leap Day pancake breakfast is Saturday

Ashlar Masonic Lodge is holding a Leap Day pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St. All-you-can-eat pancakes with eggs and sausage will be served for a freewill donation. Proceeds will benefit Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center.

Federated Garden Club to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. Jeff Becker will present a program on garden pests. Jan Krass will give a short presentation on “A Tool Kit for Flower Shows.” Visitors are welcome.

Conservation offers Island Hike Feb. 23

LEHIGH — Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards are holding an Island Hike at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area at 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Hikers should meet at the South Boat Ramp, 2745 Lakeview Drive. A short walk across the ice will land you at Taylor Island. Hike up and enjoy seldom ...

Fort Dodge Fine Arts annual meeting is Thursday

Fort Dodge Fine Arts annual meeting is 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Middle School Auditorium, 1015 Fifth Ave. N. Social time is 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the meeting is open to the public. RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 18, to ...

FDPL holds winter family literacy program

The Fort Dodge Public Library winter family literacy program has started. Families may pick up activity logs at the children’s reference desk to log reading minutes and fun family literacy activities. Children will receive small prizes for each week that they complete and entry forms to win ...

Refresh Women’s Conference is Feb. 29

The Refresh Women’s Conference is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Lizard Creek Ranch & Event Center, 1762 Johnson Ave. The speaker and worship leader is Gwen Smith. The conference is sponsored by Fort Dodge area churches.

KYL family game night is Friday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is hosting its 11th annual Family Game Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Bring the whole family to spend quality time together. Get moving and have a blast. Families will be able to choose from a variety of board games and card games, or try ...

KYL Movie for Adults Tuesday

WEBSTER CITY — Movie for Adults at Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library meeting room. “Harriet” will be shown. Popcorn and beverages provided. No registration is required.

KYL Teen Lounge is Tuesday and Wednesday

KYL Teen Lounge is Tuesday and Wednesday WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host Teen Lounge from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the library for teens in sixth to 12th grades. Teens can enjoy crafts, snacks, board games, puzzles, movies, music, video games and more.