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Community Calendar Crossroads Youth & Family Center


GOLDFIELD:  The Crossroads Youth and Family Center invites everyone to Goldfield's community worship in the park on Sunday, July 27th at 10 AM with Crossroads' annual meal fundraiser following the service from 11 AM to 2 PM at the bus barn. The fundraiser helps pay Crossroads' annual insurance bill.

Iowa River Players present Peter Pan


ROWAN:  The Iowa River players have been putting on a production of  "Peter Pan" at the Rowan Theater with these three performances remaining: Friday, July 25th at 7:30 PM, Saturday, July 26th at 7:30 PM, and a Sunday matinee on July 27th at 2 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Ice Cream Social


POCAHONTAS:  Saint Peter Lutheran Church, located at 600 2nd Avenue South West, in Pocahontas will be hosting an Ice Cream Social from 4 PM to 7 PM on Sunday, July 27th. The menu will include maidrites, chips bars, drink, and homemade ice cream, plus there will be entertainment throughout the evening.



CARROLL:  REALFest, a Christian musical festival benefitting adoption and foster care, will be held at the Carroll Community Schools soccer complex on Friday, July 25th, through Sunday, July 27th.  This event includes concerts, free camping, food, and seminars.  The line-up includes Plumb, Mark Schultz, For King & Country, and more.  Go to for more information.

Vacation Bible School at Faith Community Church


PALMER:  Faith Community Church in rural Palmer will host “God’s Backyard Bible Camp – Under the Stars” Vacation Bible School on Monday, July 28th, through Friday, August 1st, from 8:45 AM to noon daily.  Children ages three through those going into 8th grade this fall are welcome.  Transportation is available.  Register online at, or call 515-373-6708.

Twin Lakes Bible Camp


MANSON:  Twin Lakes Bible Camp in rural Manson offers a variety of summer camps for kids in grades 1st through 12th as well as for families.  For more information or to register, call 712-297-7714.

Dows Corn Days Parade

AUGUST 2, 2014

DOWS:  KJYL is looking for volunteers to walk the Dows Corn Days parade at 10 AM on Saturday, August 2nd.  If you are able to help in this fun-time ministry event, call 515-448-4588.

Triathlon & Dualthon Race


MANSON:  A Triathlon and Dualthon Race will be held at the Twin Lakes Bible Camp on Saturday, August 2nd with check-in time at 6:00 AM and race to begin at 7:30 AM. The Bible Camp is located at 7718 Twin Lakes Road, Manson, Iowa. For more information and to register go to the website at

"Blast Off"


FORT DODGE:  The Northfield Church of Christ located at 2933 North 15th Street, Fort Dodge, Iowa invites children from age 3 to those having completed the 5th grade to \"Blast Off\" on August 2nd from 9 AM to 2:30 PM and learn about Jesus. There will be crafts, food and fun. For more information, contact Brad at 515-576-2096.

Boy Scout Garage Sale/Fundraiser


HUMBOLDT: Humboldt's Boy Scout Troop 108 is holding a Garage Sale to raise funds for a new troop van.  The sale will be held on Saturday, August 2nd, from 8 AM to 2 PM.  The sale location is 604 Sumner Avenue, which is next to Humboldt Realty on Main Street in Humboldt. For more information, or to make a monetary donation, please call 515-332-2363.

Don Shire concert

AUGUST 3, 2014

HUMBOLDT: A Don Shire concert will be presented at the the Humboldt Oak Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, August 3rd, at 10:30 AM. The church location is 905 13th Steet South West.

Vacation Bible School at Rolling Hills Community Church

FORT DODGE:   Vacation Bible School at Rolling Hills Community Church in Fort Dodge will be held from 6 to 8:30 PM on Monday, August 4th, through Friday, August 8th.  For more information, call 515-576-5697.

Latino Family Camp


DAYTON:  Hidden Aces Christian Camp in rural Dayton will host Latino Family Camp on Friday, August 22nd, through Sunday, August 24th. There is a fee.  To register by August 8th or for more details, call 515-232-9005.

GNC bookkeeper position


EAGLE GROVE: Global Compassion Network in Eagle Grove is seeking a part-time bookkeeper. The office is located at 310 East Broadway Street and the phone number is 515-448-3131.

Family Leadership Summit


AMES:  The Family Leader and Family Research Council Action announce their 3rd Annual Family Leadership Summit to be held on Saturday, August 9th, at Stephens Auditorium, located on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. For a list of the speakers and, for more information, visit

Living Waters Family Gospel Fest


DES MOINES:  Living Waters Family Gospel Fest, a FREE event featuring sixteen artists, a comedian, and more, will take place at Des Moines Christian School in Urbandale on Friday, August 8th, from 1 to 9 PM and Saturday, August 9th, from 9 AM to 8 PM.  Food is available.  Proceeds will support the school's lunch program.  Call 515-277-4281 for more information.

Okoboji Bible Conference


OKOBOJI - The 80th annual Okoboji Bible Conference will be held August 2 through August 10 at the Okoboji Bible Conference Grounds. Visit for more details.

Farewell to Summer


BELMOND:  The Belmond Evangelical Free Church invites you to their “Farewell to Summer” event that will be held Wednesday, August 13th in Belmond’s City Park beginning at 7 PM.  The Belmond Area Free Youth (BAFY) Band will share music and FREE Ice Cream Sundaes will be served. The rain date is August 14th.

Labor Day Family Camp


DAYTON:  Consider a new tradition for Labor Day weekend with Hidden Acres' Family Camp from Friday, August 29th, through Monday, September 1st.  There is a fee.  To register by August 18th or for more details, call 515-547-2751.

Preventing abuse conference


CEDAR RAPIDS:  The Preventing Abuse Foundation will hold a conference in Cedar Rapids on Friday, August 22nd, and Saturday, August 23rd, to help educate, motivate, and activate the attendees to be part of helping women and children from human trafficking, child abduction, and much more. For registration and information call 323-851-3872.

Women's Retreat


DAYTON:  Hidden Acres Family Camp in rural Dayton will host a women's retreat on Friday, September 12th, and Saturday the 13th.  There is a fee.  To register by August 29th or for more details, call 515-232-9005.

Pastors' & Spouses' Retreat


DAYTON:  A retreat for pastors and their spouses will be held at Hidden Acres in rural Dayton on Sunday, September 21st, through Wednesday, September 24th.  To register by September 5th or for more details, call 515-232-9005.

Senior Saints' Day


DAYTON:  Anyone aged 50 and older is invited to Hidden Acres in rural Dayton for Saints' Day on Tuesday, September 30th.  There will be food, a wagon ride, a Gospel sing and concert, and a special speaker.  There is a fee.  To register by September 29th or for more details, call 515-547-2751.

Francesca Battistelli & Sanctus Real in Concert


IOWA FALLS:  Compassion International presents a FREE concert with Francesca Battistelli and special guests, Sanctus Real and Jon Bauer, at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 1st.  The concert will be held at the Bill Riley Band Shell in Iowa Falls.  In case of rain, it will be held in the Iowa Falls Alden High School Gym.  Call 641-373-1207 for more information.

Scrapbooking Retreat


MANSON:  Follow Hard Ministries and Pine Lakes Camp are partnering together to host a Scrapbooking Retreat at the camp's facility in rural Eldora on Friday, October 10th, through Sunday, October 12th.  There is a fee.  To register by October 3rd or for more details, call 319-352-4433. 

Scrapbooking Retreat


MANSON:  Follow Hard Ministries and Twin Lakes Bible Camp are partnering together to host a Scrapbooking Retreat at the camp's facility in rural Manson on Friday, November 14th, through Sunday, November 16thThere is a fee.  To register by November 7th or for more details, call 319-352-4433.

Ongoing Events

ALGONA, STORM LAKE, & OTHER CITIES:  Cornerstone for Life is a new 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 or 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 3 PM 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 10 AM at Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg.  Call 515-325-6210 for more information.

CALLENDER:  Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Callender is holding GriefShare support classes on Thursdays at 6:30 PM through August 7th.  Contact Pastor Jon at 515-548-3423 for more details.

CLARION:  The Clarion Church of Christ will hold worship services at Lake Cornelia in rural Clarion on Sundays at 8 AM from June 22nd through August 10th.  The service is held at the open air shelter on the north side of the lake with coffee fellowship to follow.

CLARION:  The Dwelling Place in Clarion, located at 912 Central Ave, has community prayer meetings the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 PM.

CLARION:  "Market in the Park," featuring Clarion's local farmers and vendors, will begin Saturday, May 17th, from 9 to 11 AM at the east side of Gazebo Park and continue each Saturday until October 11th.  Call 515-532-2916 for more information.  

CLARION:  A Caregivers' Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center.    

EAGLE GROVE:  The Farmers Market in Eagle Grove will be held every Friday, from June 6th through October 24th, from 3 to 6 PM at 117 South Commercial.

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 are open to the community and begin at 6 PM.  First Baptist is located 1210 S. Commercial Dr.  For more information, you can contact the church office at 515-448-4612.

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 7:00 PM at 18 South 3rd Street in Fort Dodge. For more information, contact Barbara Huisman at 515-571-9773 or go to

FORT DODGE:  Fort Dodge Community Choir hosts praise and worship services at Coppin Chapel every other Sunday.  The choir is also available to perform at other churches. 

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:  All are welcome to attend a special meeting to pray for Fort Dodge and the surrounding area every Wednesday at 12:12 PM for half an hour. The prayer meeting will be held at Cana, located at 18 South 3rd Street in Fort Dodge.  For more information please call Barbara Huisman at 515-571-9773

FORT DODGE:  Restoration Point Addiction Ministry meets on Friday nights from 7 PM to 9:30 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 even 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 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  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:  New Covenant Christian Church in Fort Dodge has a women's group on the first Saturday of every month at 9 AM.  The men's group meets at 8 AM on the second Saturday of each month.  They are reading "Running with the Giants."  Call 515-955-6222 for more information.

FORT DODGE:  St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge has a women's Bible study on Mondays at 1:30 PM in the church library.  The men's Bible study meets on Mondays at 6:30 PM in the church board room.  Another Men's Bible class meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 AM 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 9 PM.  Youth in 9th grade through college age are welcome from 7 PM to midnight. 

HARCOURT:  Lanyon Covenant Church in rural Harcourt will focus on a region of the world to lift up in prayer each Sunday morning during their 9:30 AM worship service from Easter through June 8th.  More information, including daily prayer guides, will be posted on Lanyon Covenant’s website,, or you can call Pastor Marc at 515-351-1252.

HARCOURT:  Summer Family Nights are returning to Lanyon Covenant Church in rural Harcourt on Wednesdays from June 4th through July 23rd.  The evening begins with a meal at 6 PM with an activity, games, or a program to follow.  The event concludes at 8 PM.  Freewill offerings for the meals are cheerfully accepted.  For more information, call 515-351-1252 or go to

OTHO:  The Webster County Museum in Otho is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM 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 7:00 PM.  Communion is served the first Tuesday of the month.  For more information, please call Tim Douglass at 515-343-6654 or email

VARIOUS TOWNS:  Wings of Refuge, a local organization helping survivors of sex trafficking, is moving into a new restoration home in July.  Help them by hosting a shower or donating items between June 5th and July 15th.  Call 515-720-7766, or go to for more information.

WEBSTER CITY:  The Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City hosts a FREE meal on the last Wednesday of the month, beginning at 5:20 PM.  For more information, call 515-832-5369.

WEBSTER CITY:  MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 6:30 AM.  The church is located at 921 Des Moines Street in Webster City.  Call 515-832-5369 for more information.

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