Messenger News Briefen-usFri, 21 Oct 2016 17:42:51 EDTFri, 21 Oct 2016 17:42:51 EDT of Avenue B is closed B is closed to all traffic from just south of the boat ramp access to Avenue O. Detours will be posted. Use alternate routes if possible.Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTCity public open house is Thursday city of Fort Dodge will host a public open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the city council chambers in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The public may provide input on ideas for murals on the grain silo located near Amigos.Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTThier artist reception is Thursday artist reception will be held for Hope Thier from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Triton Art Gallery in Decker Auditorium lobby, Iowa Central Community College, 1 Triton Circle.Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTFD Choral Society is seeking singers Fort Dodge Choral Society is looking for new faces and listening for new voices. Rehearsals for its Christmas concert are from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a break in the middle for snacks. They begin on Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S.Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDTWC citywide leaf pick up is Nov. 15 CITY - The annual citywide leaf pick up will be held Nov. 15 beginning at 7 a.m. Residents are reminded to have their leaves in plastic bags and on the curb by 7 a.m. The bags need to be tied.Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT