Patriotic Program at CCS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
FORT DODGE - The Community Christian School kindergarten class will be presenting a Patriotic Program on Friday, February 24th, at 8:15AM at the Community Christian School in Fort Dodge.
Aaron Eilerts Day
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
EAGLE GROVE - Friday, February 24th is Aaron Eilerts Day in Eagle Grove. To help celebrate Aaron's life and character, everyone is encouraged to do a random act of kindness this day.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24/25
STORY CITY - Harvest E-Free Church in Story City will be hosting “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” Seminar on Friday, February 24th, from 7-9 PM and Saturday, Febrary 25th, from 8:30 AM-12 PM. For more information, call the Church at 515-733-5360.
ANNUAL ROTISSERIE ROAST BEEF FUNDRAISER DINNER
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
CALLENDER - Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Callender, will be hosting their Annual Rotisserie Roast Beef Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday, February 26th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A Free will offering will be collected with proceeds going toward boiler improvements. For more information, call 515-548-3423.
9TH Annual Soup & Sandwich Fundraiser PLUS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
GOLDFIELD - Crossroads Youth and Family Center in Goldfield will be having their 9th Annual Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser PLUS on Sunday, February 26th from 11:30 AM - 1:00PM. For more information, call Craig at 515-293-2767.
All You Can Eat Pancakes and Sausage
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
FORT DODGE - Hope Sweet Hope/Gateway to Discovery will be having an all-you-can-eat pancake feed on Tuesday, February 28th from 4:30 - 7:00 PM at St Mark's Episcopal Church in Fort Dodge. Free will donation will be collected. Proceeds to Gateway to Discovery.
Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
GOLDFIELD – The Goldfield Methodist Church will be hosting Fat Tuesday at the church in Goldfield on Tuesday, February 28th beginning at 6 PM. Feast and celebrate with a free pancake supper, masks, beads, crafts, fun and fellowship. Please email email@example.com to let them know how many you have going.
Beginning Farmer Workshop
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
MASON CITY – The Iowa Agricultural Development Division will be hosting a Beginning Farmer Workshop on Tuesday, February 28th from 8:30-11:00 AM at North Iowa Community College, Muse Norris Conference Center, Room ABC in Mason City. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about beginning farmer programs in Iowa. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to IowaFinanceAuthority.gov/IADD
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association is sponsoring Lenton Luncheons each Thursday through Lent. The lunch will begin at 12 noon and end approximately 1 PM at a different church each week. RSVP to the host church by Wednesday, the day before. Thursday, March 2nd will be at Evangelical Lutheran Church 448-3697.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY, MARCH 3-5
TWIN LAKES - Ladies are invited to a weekend retreat of scrapbooking on March 3rd through the 5th at Twin Lakes Bible Camp. For more information, visit the Twin Lakes Bible Camp website, or call 712-297-7714.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
FORT DODGE - The 39th Annual Garden Seminar will be held Saturday, March 4th, in the BioScience/Health Science Building at Iowa Central Community College, Ft. Dodge. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding by 12:00 noon. “Vegetable Gardening for Everyone” and “The Layered Garden” will be presented. Seminar is free, open to the public.For more information, contact Doug Brightman 515-576-0772.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association is sponsoring Lenton Luncheons each Thursday through Lent. The lunch will begin at 12 noon and end approximately 1 PM at a different church each week. RSVP to the host church by Wednesday, the day before. Thursday, March 9th will be at Sammuel Lutheran Church 448-5038
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 10-12
TWIN LAKES - Twin Lakes Bible Camp is hosting a weekend Quilting Retreat on March 10th - 12th. For more information and to register, visit the camp's website or call 712-297-7714.
IGNITE Youth Leadership Conference
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, MARCH 10/11
DES MOINES - The IGNITE Youth Leadership Conference will be held at Grace Church in Des Moines on Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th. For more information, visit ignite-youth.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association is sponsoring Lenton Luncheons each Thursday through Lent. The lunch will begin at 12 noon and end approximately 1 PM at a different church each week. RSVP to the host church by Wednesday, the day before. Thursday, March 16th will be at United Methodist Church 448-4701.
Healthy Meals in a Hurry
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
CLARION - The Wright County Extension Office in Clarion and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a program on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Extension Office beginning at 6 PM. Designed to help consumers of all ages blend time-saving convenience with nutritious, dollar-stretching food choices, participants will leave with healthy recipes, tips, and more! Deadline to register is Monday, March 20th. A small fee will be charged. Contact Sarah Seymour at 515-532-3453.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association is sponsoring Lenton Luncheons each Thursday through Lent. The lunch will begin at 12 noon and end approximately 1 PM at a different church each week. RSVP to the host church by Wednesday, the day before. Thursday, March 23rd will be at First Baptist Church 448-4612.
3rd Annual Banquet and Dessert Auction
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
NEWELL - The 3rd Annual Beauty Amidst The Ashes Banquet Dinner and Dessert Auction will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church in Newell from 5:30 to 7:30PM. Dinner begins at 5:30 with the annual Dessert Auction following. There is not cost to host a table or for the dinner.
Wright County Adult Health Clinics
WEDNESDAY/MONDAY - MARCH 8/27
CLARION/DOWS - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for March, will be Wednesday, March 8th from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at The Meadows in Clarion for the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic. On Monday, March 27th, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be in Dows at the Senior Center from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For more information call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.
One In Heart Banquet
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
SPENCER – The Cherish Center will be hosting their annual One In Heart Banquet on Thursday, March 30th from 6:15-8:30 PM at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer. Recording Artist, Jason Gray will provide musical entertainment. RSVP by calling 712-338-3333. Dress is casual and event is for adults only.
THURSDAY MARCH 30
ALGONA - Those aged 55 and up are encouraged to attend the Living a Tax-Free Retirement on Thursday, March 30th from 6-8 PM at the Algona Public Library. Call 515-257-7902 to register.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association is sponsoring Lenton Luncheons each Thursday through Lent. The lunch will begin at 12 noon and end approximately 1 PM at a different church each week. RSVP to the host church by Wednesday, the day before. Thursday, March 30th will be at New Hope Lutheran and United Church of Christ 448-3584.
Free Educational Workshop
THURSDAY MARCH 30
ALGONA - Those aged 55 and up are encouraged to attend the Social Security Benefits educational workshop on Thursday, April 6th from 6-8 PM at the Algona Public Library. Call 515-257-7902 to register.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association is sponsoring Lenton Luncheons each Thursday through Lent. The lunch will begin at 12 noon and end approximately 1 PM at a different church each week. RSVP to the host church by Wednesday, the day before. Thursday, April 6th will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church - call Marilyn Sadler 448-3431 or Jane Schultz 448-4985.
Bible Character Depiction for Lent
WEDNESDAYS THROUGH APRIL 12
ELLSWORTH - Special “in costume” performances from Pastor Jon and Laura Rollefson and others will highlight the Wednesday evening Lenten services this year at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Ellsworth. John the Baptist, Blind Bartimaeus, the Woman at the well, and others will be depicted based upon biblical and historical accounts of these characters. Services are Wednesdays evenings at 7 pm beginning March 1st through holy week with a light supper served from 6-6:45 p.m. Contact the church office for more information 515-836-4792.
Camp With Grandparents
WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 5-7
TWIN LAKES – This summer, Twin Lakes Bible Camp is offering Camp with Grandparents. This is for campers aged 4-12 who want to bring Grandpa and Grandma with them. The program will be tailored to the campers and all the Camp favorites will be available. Sign up on the website, or call the office at 712-297-7714.
Twin Lakes Bible Camp's Summer Camp Schedule
TWIN LAKES - The dates are set for the 2017 Summer Camps at Twin Lakes Bible Camp just west of Manson. Visit their website for more information and to register for camp this summer. You may also call 712-297-7714. Early registration ends April 1.
ALGONA, STORM LAKE, & OTHER CITIES -
Cornerstone for Life of Algona will be opening to reach out and mentor women and men who are facing uncertainty due to an unplanned pregnancy or the fear over possibly being pregnant. Free pregnancy tests are offered, and compassionate volunteers will be available to meet confidentially with clients on Tuesdays from 4 until 7pm
at the Lighthouse on State St. in Algona. Cornerstone for Life is a pregnancy resource ministry in Storm Lake, Algona, and other cities. They need volunteers, including publicists, counselors, receptionists, prayer partners, and even pregnant women who would like a free ultrasound to provide practice for volunteers. For more information call Cornerstone for Life at 515-341-1780.
ALGONA - The Presbyterian Church of Algona invites you to join other senior citizens on the second Sunday of the month at 3PM to participate in Sunday Senior Fellowship. Enjoy FREE fun, fellowship, and food. Call 515-295-2226 to request additional information.
BLAIRSBURG - Ladies of all fitness levels can have fun getting physically and spiritually fit on Saturdays at MAC FIT. A certified instructor will help develop an effective workout plan and a Bible study and fellowship will encourage all who attend. MAC FIT is from 8:30 to 10AM at Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg. Call 515-325-6210 for more information.
CLARION - The Clarion Churches, Rotary Club & CGD Elemetary School have partnered together to help fight hunger in the community. Families identified by the elementary school staff are supplied with a backpack of food each weekend to help supplement the nutrition needs in their home. Donations may be dropped off at the Congregational Church or First State Bank. For more information, contact Sherri O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARION - A Caregivers' Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30PM at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center.
CLARION - Toastmasters meetings can help you develop strong communication skills. Wright On Toastmasters meets every Friday from 7 to 8AM at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion at the boardroom across from Widflower Cafe. Visit them to see what Toastmasters can do for you.
EAGLE GROVE - First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove has a full calendar of events scheduled for every Sunday night of the month. The 1st Sunday is "Old Fashioned Prayer Time." The 2nd Sunday is "Bible Topic Talks" with open discussions. The 3rd Sunday is "Movie Night." The 4th Sunday is "Sing Time." (Bring your musical instruments and play along with the singing.) All events begin at 6PM. For more information, you can contact the church office at 515-448-4612.
FORT DODGE - ICKY's is a youth center for 5-12th grade students, which they can come hang out, meet new friends, play games, eat food, or study in a quiet room. It is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights every week. Several area churches have gone together to get this youth center started. It is a great resource to not only give kids a place to hang out, but, also brings churches together in the mission of reaching our youth. Caleb Carlson of Humboldt is the director.
FORT DODGE - Lifetree Cafe is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. Meet Tuesdays at Noon and 7PM in Fort Dodge. For more information, contact Barbara Huisman at 515-571-9773 or go to the Lifetree Cafe website.
FORT DODGE - Fort Dodge Community Choir hosts praise and worship services at Coppin Chapel every other Sunday.
FORT DODGE - Community Bible Study is a interdenominational Bible Study for adults with a corresponding children's program for kids ages birth through kindergarten. Classes are located at St. Olaf Church in Fort Dodge. For more information call Michelle at 515-570-5173 or Monica at 515-573-4406.
FORT DODGE - Restoration Point Addiction Ministry meets on Friday nights from 7 to 9:30PM at Harvest Baptist Church in Fort Dodge. Free child care is provided while individuals and families seek recovery from addictions of all types - drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, and more. Counseling is available for individuals and families, there is an accountability & support Group, many book & video resources, and fun activities. For more information or help, call 515-269-0297.
FORT DODGE - Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Fort Dodge hosts a FREE family art day on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Families will be provided with art materials and instructions to create a project to take home that day. For more information, call 515-573-2316.
FORT DODGE - Those with a heart for prison ministry are encouraged to contact the Church of the Damascus Road for information about ministering to the imprisoned or becoming apart of the Outside Church Council. The council meets every third Wednesday of the month. Call 515-955-3579 for details.
FORT DODGE - St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge has a women's Bible study on Mondays at 1:30PM in the church library. The men's Bible study meets on Mondays at 6:30PM in the church board room. Another Men's Bible class meets on Tuesdays at 6:30AM in Conference Room number 1.
GOLDFIELD - Crossroads Youth and Family Center in Goldfield is open for activities and for kids to hang out on Friday and Saturday nights. Kids 8th grade and younger are welcome from 7 to 9PM. Youth in 9th grade through college age are welcome from 7PM to Midnight.
POCAHONTAS - Pocahontas Bible Study is meeting every Friday at 7PM. Communion is served the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, please call Tim Douglass at 515-343-6654 or email email@example.com.
WEBSTER CITY - The Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City hosts a free meal on the last Wednesday of the month, beginning at 5:20PM. For more information, call 515-832-5369.
WEBSTER CITY - MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City on Wednesdays at 6:30AM. Call 515-832-5369 for more information.
WRIGHT COUNTY - Need help with your heating bill? The 2016-2017 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications will be taken now until April 30, 2017. For more information, call Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 515-448-3704.