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Community Calendar Bruce Perry

FORT DODGE - Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S 9th Street in Fort Dodge is celebrating Bruce Perry's 25th Anniversary at the church with a concert on Sunday, February 14th at 3:00 PM. Mr. Perry has been integrally involved with the Fort Dodge Symphony, the Fort Dodge Choral Society, Karl King Municipal Band and is the organist and pianist at Grace Lutheran Church. A free-will offering will be collected.

Aglow Lighthouse Event Ames

AMES - Ames Aglow will meet at the Country Inn Motel, Dayton Place and SE 16th St. in Ames on Tuesday, February 16th. Registration begins at 11:00 AM with the Lighthouse meeting following at 11:45 AM. Speaker this month is Tarah Trosen from the Chi Alpha Campus Ministry at Iowa State. Please bring items for kitchen, bath or laundry for the Butterfly Freedom House. For more information, call 515-292-5629.

Stonecroft Women's Connection Events

FORT DODGE - Holly Legg of Humboldt will be the guest speaker at Stonecroft Women's Connection event "Pencil It In" at Tea Thyme, 2021 6th Avenue S in Fort Dodge on Tuesday, February 16th beginning at 9:30 AM. This month's event will also feature Chelsea Phan of Fort Dodge who will be sharing her love of creating pencil drawings. There is a fee for this event and reservations/cancellations are essential. Please call Kathy at 515-408-7981 to register.

Stonecroft Women's Connection Events

WEBSTER CITY - Holly Legg of Humboldt will be the guest speaker at Stonecroft Women's Connection event "History and Heritage" at the Jane Young House, 629 Elm Street, Webster City  on Tuesday, February 16th beginning at 7:00 PM. This month's event will also feature Loween Getter and Joann Robb who will present the history of the Jane Young House in a unique fashion. There is a fee for this event and reservations/cancellations are essential. Please call Connie at 515-835-7995 to register. 

Lenten Luncheon

EAGLE GROVE - The Lenten Luncheon, sponsored by the Eagle Grove Ministerial Association, will be held on Thursday, February 18 at Samuel Lutheran Church, in Eagle Grove.  Lunch will begin at 12Noon and end at 1PM.  You can make reservations by calling the church at 515-448-5038.

Sonshine Singers Concert

FORT DODGE -The Sonshine Singers’ Music Ministry, “Settled at the Cross”, will be presented on three dates this year---Thursday, February 18th, Friday, February 19th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 20th at 2:00 PM. This event will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 127 North 10th Street in Fort Dodge. A free-will offering will be collected.

The Play: "For Such a Time as This"

BELMOND - "For Such a Time as This", the story of Purim will be presented at St. Olaf Church,    , rural Belmond. The play will begin at 7:00 PM and is free of charge. Refreshments will be served following.


Soups and Sounds

IOWA FALLS - Enjoy all kinds of soups while listening to local Christian musical talent, as Wings of Refuge hosts Soups & Sounds on Sunday, February 21st from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Rivers Edge Church, 204 College Avenue in Iowa Falls.

Infertility Support Group

ALTA - Beauty Amidst the Ashes sponsors an Infertility Support Group. The next meeting is Sunday, February 21 from 6 to 8PM at Summit Evangelical Free Church, which is located at 1000 South Main Street in Alta.  For more information you can email

Annual Soup and Pie Lunch

NEWELL - The annual soup and pie lunch will be held on Sunday, February 21st, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 314 S Clark Street in Newell, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Chicken noodle, chili, and vegetable soups along with egg salad sandwiches will be served and a bake & craft sale will also be held with homemade pies, canned goods and other baked items.  A free will donation will be accepted. Please call 712-272-3572 for more info.

Dysart Family Gospel Singers in concert!

BRITT - Dysart Family Gospel Singers will be in concert at Britt Church of the Nazarene on Sunday, February 21 at 6PM. The church is located at 195 2nd Street SW in Britt.

Wright County Adult Health Clinics

EAGLE GROVE/BELMOND/DOWS - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics will be held 4 times this month. On Tuesday, February 9th, from 11:30 AM-12 Noon at the Eagle Grove Senior Center, 310 W Broadway; on Tuesday, February 16th from 8:30 AM-10:00 AM at the Eagle Grove Wellness Center, 801 SE 5th Street; on Thursday, February 18th from 8:30 AM -10:00 AM at the Belmond Community Apartments, 116 Luick's Lane North, and on Monday, February 22nd from 11:00 AM - 12 Noon at the Dows Senior Center, 102 W Ellsworth St. For more information, call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.

National Chili and Clam Chowder Day

FORT DODGE - Twin Rivers Habitat for Humanity invites you to celebrate National Chili and Clam Chowder Day with a soup supper on Thursday, February 25th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N 11th Street in Fort Dodge. There will be 8 different soup choices plus rolls and dessert, all for a free-will donation. Take out will be available and funds raised will be used on the next build. For more information, call Debra at 515-573-5863.

Lenten Luncheon

EAGLE GROVE - The Lenten Luncheon, sponsored by the Eagle Grove Ministerial Association, will be held on Thursday, February 25 at the United Methodist Church, in Eagle Grove, at 12Noon.  You can make reservations by calling the church at 515-448-4701.


BLAIRSBURG - Missionary Alliance Church, 501 3rd Street in Blairsburg, will be showing the hit movie War Room on February 27 @ 6:00pm in The Cafe. Free root beer floats and popcorn will be served for the movie. Drinks will be available with a requested free will donation.  The Cafe Coffee Shop will be open for fellowship from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.  Free childcare provided. For further questions please call # 515.325.6210

Lunch with Wings of Refuge

FORT DODGE - Joy Fopma will share about the ministry of Wings of Refuge during the 10:00 AM service at Prairie Lakes Church, 200 Avenue O in Fort Dodge on February 28. The church is also hosting a lunch with Joy after the service for people who want to learn even more about how to partner with Wings of Refuge. A fee will be charged for the lunch and you may sign up at the Connection Desk on Sundays or call 515.302.8889!

LETS MOVE!/Priscilla Shirer Bible Study

EAGLE GROVE - Starting Tuesday, January 26th & Wednesday, January 27th, Grace Evangelical Free Church, 1220 S Commercial (Hwy17), Eagle Grove, is opening their doors to walk & share together. Tuesdays begin at 6:30 PM with Muscle Mile One - 19 minutes of brisk walking with upper body strength training moves, followed by Priscilla Shirer's Bible study: Gideon - In Your Weakness is God's Strength. Wednesdays begin at 8:00 AM with Walk One Mile - 19 minutes of gentle to brisk walking with arm movements, followed by a light brunch & Priscilla Shirer's Bible study. For more information or to RSVP call Grace Evangelical Free Church at (515)448-5414.

Lenten Luncheon

EAGLE GROVE - The Lenten Luncheon, sponsored by the Eagle Grove Ministerial Association, will be held on Thursday, March 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Eagle Grove, at 12Noon.  You can make reservations by calling 515-448-3431.

IF: Gathering

GARNER - The National Event, IF: Gathering, for the Garner area will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th at the GHV High School Auditorium, 605 W Lyons Street in Garner. Friday's gathering will begin at 6:30 PM and Saturday's gathering will begin with coffee and muffins at 8:30 AM - Event beginning at 9:00 AM. Lunch and live music will also be provided. The IF:Gathering seeks to gather, equip, and unleash this generation of women to live out God’s calling on their lives. For more information, contact Mary Graham at A fee will be charged and scholarships are available.

Lenten Luncheon

EAGLE GROVE - The Lenten Luncheon, sponsored by the Eagle Grove Ministerial Association, will be held on Thursday, March 10 at New Hope Lutheran & United Church of Christ, in Eagle Grove, at 12Noon.  You can make reservations by calling 515-448-3584.

Lenten Luncheon

EAGLE GROVE - The Lenten Luncheon, sponsored by the Eagle Grove Ministerial Association, will be held on Thursday, March 17 at First Baptist Church, in Eagle Grove, at 12Noon.  You can make reservations by calling 515-448-4612.

Banquet Dinner & Dessert Auction

NEWELL - Bethel Baptist Church, in Newell, will have their 2nd Annual Beauty Amidst the Ashes Banquet Dinner and Dessert Auction on Saturday, March 19.  A Pasta Bar will be served at 5:30PM followed by a Dessert Auction and Silent Auction.  You may RSVP at or call 712-660-1322.

Fighting Hunger Locally

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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

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 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 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 Dwelling Place in Clarion, located at 912 Central Ave, has community prayer meetings the first Thursday of each month from Noon to 1PM.   
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.  
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 are open to the community and begin at 6PM.  First Baptist is located 1210 S. Commercial Dr.  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 7:00PM 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:  Restoration Point Addiction Ministry meets on Friday nights from 7PM 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 10:30AM 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
WESTER 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 on Wednesdays at 6:30AM.  The church is located at 921 Des Moines Street in Webster City.  Call 515-832-5369 for more information.
WRIGHT COUNTY: If you are in need of help with your heating bill, the 2015-2016 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter season. Applications will be taken November 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016. This program is not designed to pay households' total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors, including, but not limited to, total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fuel. If you have already applied, and have been approved, for this season, you cannot re-apply. For more information 

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