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Lifestyle Briefs

Blanden exhibitions announced

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., announces two new exhibitions. New California Views, photographs from the Blanden’s permanent collection, is in the east gallery. This exhibit will run until March 13. Iowa Watercolor Society, a showcase of Iowa talent, will be on display ...

TRMC offers health screenings

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is holding health screenings Feb. 8 and 11. Stroke and vascular screenings will be held on Feb. 8. Community blood work screenings will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Feb. 11. Appointment times are required for both screenings. Call ...

Clarion Ambulance Service chili fundraiser Wednesday

CLARION — The Clarion Ambulance Service is holding a drive-thru chili fundraiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the ambulance garage on First Avenue Southwest, across from the fire station. The menu is chili, cornbread, cinnamon rolls, crackers and dessert bar for a freewill donation.

Rethinking Your Retirement workshop will be held online

Your thoughts on retirement may have shifted due to COVID-19. Many Iowans are considering early retirement due to job challenges, health concerns, or other reasons. Some employers are offering early retirement incentives. You may have questions as you sort through your options. New dates ...

Pocahontas County 4-H scholarship applications

POCAHONTAS — Due to support of the Pocahontas County 4-H Endowment, up to 10 $750 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors furthering their education at a college, university, community college or trade school. Applications for the scholarship may be picked up the Iowa State ...

New Year’s Eve bingo at Opera House

The Fort Museum Opera House, One Museum Road, is holding New Year’s Eve bingo on Dec. 31. Doors open at 4 p.m. with early birds starting at 5 p.m. and regular session at approximately 5:30 p.m. There will be several $75 payouts, speedball and another new game. Ages 12 and up may play. ...

Opportunity Living holding virtual silent auction through Dec. 2

LAKE CITY — Opportunity Living, Lake City, is holding its first virtual silent auction for Operation SOS: Save our Swimming Pool now through Dec. 2. The auction may be found at www.32auctions.com/OpportunityLiving. The therapeutic swimming pool is undergoing repairs and help is needed to ...

Christmas craft and vendor show Nov. 21

A Dickens of a Christmas craft and vendor show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Fort Museum Opera House, One Museum Road. Admission is free. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clare Public Library holding book sale

CLARE — The Clare Public Library is holding a book sale through Nov. 21. Paperbacks are 10 cents each and hardbacks are 25 cents each. The hours are Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m., Fridays 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FDSH to present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Nov. 6 and 7

Fort Dodge Senior High presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Gail Niceswanger Theater at Fort Dodge Senior High. Tickets are $5 per person. Due to limited seating, presale and vouchers will be available. Masks will be required.

VFW turkey dinner is Nov. 7

The VFW Auxiliary in Fort Dodge will have its annual turkey dinner on Nov. 7. The cost of the meal is $8 and will include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable and dessert bar. You can eat in the hall or take-outs will be available. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. until ...

Dayton Lions Club selling tickets for Nov. 22 turkey dinner

DAYTON — The Dayton Lions Club is holding a drive-thru only turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 22. Tickets are by advance sale only and must be purchased by Nov. 15. No meals will be sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any Lions Club member or at Johnson & Sons, ...

Fonda Arts Center hosting holiday greens sale

FONDA — The Fonda Arts Center is holding its holiday greens sale on a pre-order basis. Greens include fresh wreaths, swags, roping and planters. Call 712-288-6278 for pricing and to place an order before Nov. 1. Pick up day will be Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the art center ...

Karaoke costume contest Wednesday

Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S., is holding a karaoke costume contest from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday. Wear your best Halloween costume to Wednesday night karaoke for a chance to win cash prizes.

Herrington — 65 years

HUMBOLDT ­ Ron and Marge Herrington, of Humboldt, are celebrating their 65th anniversary. Cards may be sent to 509 Sixth Ave. S., Humboldt, IA 50548. Their family includes Michelle and Les Moore, of Waterloo; Dee and Kurt Johnson, of Gravity; and Stacey and Joe Keller, of Clarion. They ...

Garden Club to meet Tuesday

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 succulent dish gardens and members will create their own dish garden to take home. Bring a small, suitable container. Masks are encouraged.

Moose Lodge steak fry scheduled for Friday

The Fort Dodge Moose Lodge No. 806, 424 First Ave. S., is holding its biannual steak fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. A charcoal grilled 16-ounce T-bone steak with two sides and a roll will be served. Dine in or carryout for $15 per meal. Curbside pickup will be available. Tickets may be ...

Food safety certification offered in Sac City

SAC CITY — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach — Sac County is offering a food safety training for food service managers on Nov. 11, at ISU Extension and Outreach in Sac City. “Certification in ServSafe meets the Iowa Food Code requirements to have a certified food ...

#GOATsnaps is Oct. 9, 10 and 11

The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance are holding #GOATsnaps, “greatest of all time” photo booths, from 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9, 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. Cost is $15 for individuals ages ...

Adult Take & Make Craft at KYL

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library will be offering an Adult DIY Take & Make Craft on Tuesday and Wednesday. Adults 18 and over can pick up the craft materials to make an Oui Jar Macrame from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. either day. Materials will be available while supplies last and limited to ...