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Lifestyle Briefs

Growth Alliance seeks input

The Fort Dodge Greater Growth Alliance will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the office, 24 N. Ninth St.This come and go event will give you the opportunity to preview and comment on the vision for the Des Moines River and Lizard Creek Corridors throughout Webster ...

A Heroes Picnic is June 12

A Heroes Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 12 at Fort Frenzy in appreciation to those who serve our nation. There will be a silent auction and games with prizes. The meal costs $5 and will include pulled pork, chips, dessert and drinks. All proceeds go to Joining Community ...

Lehigh River Days begins June 17

LEHIGH - Lehigh River Days will be held June 17, 18 and 19. There are several new activities this year.Some of the highlight include a softball tournament starting on Friday night, the historical museum will be open all weekend, the library is having a DVD and book sale, the log roll is being ...

Pocahontas Extension has youth events

POCAHONTAS - ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County have planned several summer events for the youth of Pocahontas County. If you want to get your child enrolled in any of the events please contact the Extension office at 712-335-3103. Most camps and events have limited space, so if you ...

Clare Public Library open house is Friday

CLARE - The Clare Public Library will have an open house from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Hot dogs, chips, lemonade, desserts and popcorn will be served all afternoon at no charge. All are welcome to attend. Children and young adults can sign up for the Summer Reading Program at this time.

Call for photography entries for fair

The Webster County Fair will offer an open photography class once again this year, giving the public the opportunity to showcase their work as well as receive feedback through judging. Entries will be accepted June 13-30 at the Webster County Extension office located at 217 S. 25th St., Suite ...

Figure 8 races set for Saturday

The Webster County Fairgrounds will have the first of the season figure 8 races beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Grandstand admission fees are $8 for adults, and $4 for children ages 3-12. The pit admission fees are $30 for car and driver, and $20 for a pit pass, you must be 16 or older to be ...

SMCH to host Fun Run

LAKE CITY - Join Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and walk or run the Annual 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk on June 25. Race time will be at 8:30 a.m. starting at the west side of the city square in Lake City. In the interest of safety, roller blades/roller skates will not be allowed. A new event for ...

Painting workshop is Thursday and Friday

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will hold a painting workshop for ages 6-9 from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday and Friday at the Museum, 920 Third Ave. S.Students will learn a variety of different painting techniques over this 2-day workshop centered on specific themes. Class size is limited to 12 ...

Pan Fish Fishing Tournament is June 5

Local youth empowerment organization, It Gets Better Fort Dodge and Beyond announced it will be hosting the annual Pan Fish Fishing Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The event will begin at 2p.m. on June 5 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.Registration for the event is scheduled for ...

‘Drive for the Kids’ event is Thursday

Chrysler and Shimkat Motor Company are hosting a "Drive for the Kids" event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at Shimkat's. For every test drive Chrysler will donate $10 and Shimkat Motor Co. will match $10 (for a $20 total). All proceeds go towards Cooper Elementary ...

Southfield schedules hospice program

WEBSTER CITY - Everyone interested in end-of-life comfort care for a loved one is invited to a free one hour program, "Helpful Hospice Facts," from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Southfield Independent and Assisted Living Apartments, owned and operated by ABCM Corporation. The speaker, Mark ...

IPFS to meet Monday and Tuesday

The Webster County Iowa Partnerships for Success Collaboration Council will be holding meetings at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, and 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Community and Family Resources, 1506 31st Ave. N. The council is community members working together to reduce underage drinking and youth binge ...

Cottonwood cemetery walk is Saturday

LAKE CITY - Cottonwood Cemetery Preservation Association is hosting a cemetery walk from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.Come and enjoy an educational walk through time and cannon fire, with the help of the Light Artillery Civil War Reenactment Group of Lake View. Walk with 9 actors portraying Civil ...

Moorland Alumni Banquet is June 11

MOORLAND - The Moorland Alumni Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 11 at the Fort Dodge Pizza Ranch, 3311 Fifth Ave. S. Please call Judy Huegel at 571-0211, Bill Byrne at 515-549-3723 or Shirley Webb at 515-549-3527 for reservations.

River Valley Rockhounds to meet Tuesday

The River Valley Rockhounds Inc. will have their monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave.

McSweeny’s to hold two recitals

McSweeny's School of the Performing Arts will present a violin recital at 7 p.m. on Thursday and an instrumental recital at 7 p.m. on Friday, at the school, 1633 N. 29th St.The violin recital will feature the violin students of Melissa Gillette. Students range in age from 4-years old to high ...

Fine Arts events

TodaySoldier Creek Winery, Sunday Vineyard Vibrations: The Blackbird Revue. Bring lawn chairs - this will be held outside, weather permitting. From 3-5 p.m., free.ThursdayBlanden, Learn to Throw Workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 920 Third Ave. S., register 573-2316, ...

Contest shows why ‘This Place Matters’

The Fort Dodge Historic Preservation Commission is hosting a selfie contest. Show why Fort Dodge is a great place to live, work and play by taking a selfie at your favorite place in Fort Dodge. In 50 words or less, tell why this place matters. Submit your selfie and 50-word essay in one of the ...

Noon Lions steak fry is Thursday

The Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club will hold their annual steak fry dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Lion's Den, former Izaak Walton League Cabin, 731 Exposition Drive.The T-bone steak dinner will include hashbrowns, baked beans, vegetables and fresh bread. Tickets are $15 in advance or ...