Messenger News Lifestyleen-usSun, 28 Aug 2016 10:10:07 EDTSun, 28 Aug 2016 10:10:07 EDT Swing Band needs you smooth, cool notes of the classic song "New York, New York" - made famous by Frank Sinatra - drifted over the couples dancing at the Laramar Ballroom during a recent night of dancing.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTBritt Draft Horse Show is Sept. 2-4 - The gates to the 35th Annual Britt Draft Horse Show will open at 7 a.m. each day Sept. 2 through 4 at the Hancock County Fairground.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTMaster Gardener training begins in fall - Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Region 7 County offices.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTISU extension literacy resources now available takes work to increase young children's interest in learning and build their language skills, but there are ways to make it fun, said Dr. David Brown, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTFarm Progress Show returns to Boone - Penton Agriculture's Farm Progress Show, the nation's largest outdoor farm show, returns to Boone, Iowa for its 63rd annual event. The show is scheduled for August 30, 31 and Sept. 1. The exhibit field is open to visitors 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT