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Community Calendar Holiday Concert

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
ELLSWORTH - Songwriter and recording artist, Olivia Dvorak will be presenting a Holiday Concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth on Friday, December 2nd beginning at 7 PM. Free will donations will be taken at the concert. For more information, contact Pastor Jon Rollefson at 515-836-4792.


Annual Christmas Fair and Bake Sale

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
CALLENDER -  Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Callender is having their Annual Christmas Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Events include: Bake Sale, Lefse Sale, Christmas Treasures, and Crafts; Lunch of Beef Burgers or Chicken Salad in Krum Kaka Bowl, Scandinavian Food & more. For questions please call the church office at 515-548-3423.


Christmas Home Tour

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
GOLDFIELD - The Goldfield Women's Club and Bayview Club are joining together to gift you with a spectacular Christmas Home Tour on Saturday, December 3rd, from 3-7 PM for ADULTS ONLY. Delicious homemade treats will be at every home so you won't want to this! A fee will be charged with proceeds going to replace the Goldfield City Park Playground Equipment. Tickets will go on sale at the Goldfield Cheese Mart November 11, where you can pick up a map and register.


Training for Volunteers

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
ALGONA - Cornerstone for Life pregnancy resource center of Storm Lake and Algona will be holding training for volunteers who wish to meet with clients once the Algona location begins open office hours at The Lighthouse on State St. soon. The training will be conducted by Sue Thayer and will be from 8:30 until 12:30 on Saturday, December 3rd. Please e-mail Nichole at colemetzger73@gmail.com for reservations or more information.


Annual JINGLE JAM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
CLARION -  The Clarion Chamber's Annual JINGLE JAM returns to the Clarion Public Library on Saturday, December 3rd, from 9 - 11 AM. Kids can decorate a gift bag and shop for parents, guardians, grandparents; all gifts are the same price. Also, everyone can enjoy a FREE Christmas move at the Clarion Theatre beginning at 11:30 AM -  "King Fu Panda 3" (family friendly). No tickets needed; no reserved seating!


Anthony Murga Benefit/ Medical Bill Relief

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
CLARION -
Anthony Murga Benefit/ Medical Bill Relief will be Saturday, December 3rd in Clarion.  For more information, ontact Kaysie King 1-515-851-8666.


Clarion Church of Christ Celebrates 100 Years

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
CLARION - Current Clarion Church of Christ minister, Warren Curry, invites the public to celebrate with the current congregation on Sunday, December 4th, as together they reflect on 100 years in its building on North Main Street. The event begins with a catered meal in the Church Fellowship Hall at 5 PM with the worship service in the Church Sanctuary at 6 PM.


Southern Gospel Trio Concert

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
FORT DODGE - The New Covenant Trio will be at the First Church of the Nazarene in Fort Dodge on Sunday, December 4th for an evening of fun and entertainment. Doors will open at 6:30 PM with the concert beginning at 7:00 PM. KJYL 100.7 FM will be present along with refreshments, drawings for special gifts and prizes. For more information, contact Ronald Vought at 515.408.2071


Ames Aglow

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
AMES - Ames Aglow will meet on Tuesday, December 6th at the Country Inn Motel in Ames. Registration begins at 11:00 AM. Speaker this month will be Chad Britten of McCallsburg, Iowa who, along with his wife Sara, works with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Iowa State University.  For more information, call 515-292-5629.


Spirit of Giving Trees

NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 7
CLARION - Spirit of Giving Trees returns to Clarion for the Christmas season. Christmas tags will be at the Clarion Public Library and at the ISH Emergency Room Entrance until Wednesday, December 7. There is a tremendous need--the biggest demand ever--this year. Organizers hope individuals, families, organizations and business will consider 'adopting' area children from the trees this holiday season.


Iowa Central Holiday Concert

WED/THURS/FRI, DECEMBER 7/8/9
FORT DODGE - Iowa Central Community College will be having their Holiday Concert at 1 PM on Wednesday, December 7th, and at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday December 8th and 9th, in Decker Auditorium, One Triton Circle in Fort Dodge.


AGLOW International - Fort Dodge

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
FORT DODGE -  Aglow International Lighthouse will be featuring Bonnie Blow of Ankeny at the Fort Dodge Public Library on Saturday, December 10th, at 10 AM. For more information, call Kelly at 515-576-2343.Refreshments are provided.


"Beyond The Christmas Light"

FRIDAY, SATURDAY,SUNDAY - DECEMBER  9, 10, 11
BLAIRSBURG - MAC LIFE Church in Blairsburg will be having "Beyond The Christmas Light" Christmas Dinner Theater on Friday, December 9th beginning at 6:30 PM, Saturday, December 10th beginning at 5:30 PM and Sunday, December 11th at 5:30 PM.


Christmas Program

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
HUMBOLDT - Sunday School Students at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Humboldt will present their Christmas Program on Sunday, December 11th at 9:00 AM. For more information, please call the Church at 515-332-3438


Christmas Cantata

SATURDAY/SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10/11
FORT DODGE - First Covenant Church Choir of Fort Dodge will be having a Christmas Cantata on Saturday, December 10th at 5:30 PM and again on Sunday, December 11th at 10:30 AM.


Humboldt Community School concerts

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
HUMBOLDT - The Humboldt Community School Concerts will be as follows:
Tuesday, December 6 - 5/6 Grade Band Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 8 - Middle School Band and Choir Christmas Concert
Monday, December 12 - High School Band and Choir Concert
All concerts are at the High School Auditorium in Humboldt, beginning at 7:00 pm


Celebrate the Season with a free Christmas concert at Summit Church in Alta!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14
ALTA - Summit Church in Alta is pleased to welcome Cloverton for “A Hallelujah Christmas” tour on Wednesday, December 14th at 7 PM with doors opening at 6:30 PMFor more information call Julie Todd at  712-200-2200  A love offering will be taken.


'Christmas Bake & Craft Sale'

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
CLARION -  Heartland Museum in Clarion will be hosting a 'Christmas Bake & Craft Sale' on Saturday, December 17th from 10 AM - 1 PM.. For more information, contact Melanie; 1-515-689-9102.


Tree of Life Ceremony

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15/SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
Hospice of North Iowa will hold its annual Tree of Life ceremony at

IOWA FALLS - First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls on Thursday, December 15th, at 6 PM

HAMPTION - St. Paul Evangelical Church in Hampton on  Sunday, December 18th, at 6 PM

**We ask that names be received two days prior to the ceremony in order to ensure their inclusion in the program. For more information, contact Angie Creger at 641.428.7245


Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20
FORT DODGE
WEBSTER CITY -
Stonecroft Women's Connection invites all area women to a Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long on December 20th with Terri Hout of Des Moines as a special speaker. In Fort Dodge, the event begins at 9:30 AM at Tea Thyme. In Webster City, the event is at The Jane Young House beginning at 7:00 PM. Reservations and cancellations are essential. For Fort Dodge, please call Kathy Meinders at 515-408-7981 and for Webster City, call Angie Pagel at 515-835-7061.


Wright County Adult Health Clinics

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
EAGLE GROVE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15
BELMOND
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21
GOLDFIELD
The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for December, will be Tuesday, December 13th from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the Eagle Grove Senior Center for the Blood Pressure and Health Education and from 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM for the Foot Clinic. On Thursday, December 15th, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be at the Belmond Community Apartments from 8:30 AM- 11:00 AM. On Wednesday, December 21st the Blood Pressure and Health Education will be at the Goldfield Legion Hall from 11:15 AM to 12:00 Noon. For more information call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.


Kiwanis Christmasland in Humboldt

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 24
HUMBOLDT - Kiwanis Christmasland in Humboldt is open for the season through Saturday, Dec. 24th, from 6:30-8:30 PM during the week and from 2:30-4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday.  On Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22nd & 23rdChristmasland will also be open from 2:30-4:30 PM. A final tour and visit with Santa will be Saturday, Dec. 24th. Group tours are available by contacting Dave Lee at (515) 890-0116.


Snovernight Christmas Break

THURSDAY/FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29/30
TWIN LAKES - Students in grades 4-6: check out Snovernight at Twin Lakes Bible Camp near Manson on December 29th and 30th for the perfect boost over Christmas Break!  For more information, contact the Camp at info@twinlakesbiblecamp.com


Wintertainment

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3-5
TWIN LAKES - Students in grades 7 and up: check out Wintertainment at Twin Lakes Bible Camp near Manson on Friday - Sunday, February 3rd, 4th and 5th, for Broom Ball Courts, Tobbogan Chute, Polar Plunge and more!  For more information, contact the Camp at info@twinlakesbiblecamp.com


Summer Camp 2017

SUMMER 2017
TWIN LAKES - Summer 2017 will be here before you know it, and Twin Lakes Bible Camp has the dates scheduled for Summer Camp! Registration is officially open. Go to twinlakesbiblecamp.org for Camp details and to sign up. 


Risefest Concert

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
SHELDON - The Christian concert, Risefest, will be held June 16 and 17 in Sheldon. Tickets are on sale through the end of November! The weekend features fantastic music, great speakers and lots of fun, all in a family-friendly, worshipful environment. Learn more here https://www.riseministries.com/


Ongoing Events
ALGONA, STORM LAKE, & OTHER CITIES:  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. Call 515-448-4588 or 712-299-4759, or email kjyl@kjyl.org or thayer@iw.net for more information or to sign up.
 
ALGONA:  The First 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 sherrio@fsbwc.com
 
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 lifetreecafe.com.
 
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.  
 
OTHO:  The Webster County Museum in Otho is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10AM to 4PM with admission by donation.  Volunteers are also needed.  Contact Phyllis at 515-972-4544 during museum hours or 515-972-4804 at other times. 
 
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 pokybiblestudy@hotmail.com.
 
TWIN LAKES:  One of the best ways Twin Lakes Bible Camp can be used at any time during the year is to host your family reunions. For any questions you may have - or to start planning your next reunion - visit http://www.twinlakesbiblecamp.org
 
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.


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