Spring Rummage/Bake Sale
THURSDAY/FRIDAY, MAY 5/6
FORT DODGE - Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N 25th Street in Fort Dodge will be having a Spring Rummage/Bake Sale on Thursday, May 5th from 4 to 7PM, and Friday, May 6th from 9AM to 2PM, with a bag sale from Noon to 2PM on Friday. For more information, call Deloris at 515-545-4653.
NCCC Card Playing Life Group
FRIDAY, MAY 6
FORT DODGE - This month's NCCC Card Playing will be this Friday, May 6th at New Covenant Christian Church, 3318 5th Avenue S in Fort Dodge. Snacks & Fellowship begin at 6:15 PM, cards at 7PM.
Christian Marriage Retreat
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, MAY 6/7
PERRY - Love Your LIfe Coaching announces the upcoming Christian Marriage Retreat on May 6th and 7th at the Hotel Pattee, 1112 Willis Avenue in Perry. To sign up, call Carrie Copley at 515-291-4380
Old School Park Fundraiser Kickoff
SATURDAY, MAY 7
GOLDFIELD - The Goldfield Women's Club is hosting the Old School Park Fundraiser Kickoff for new playground equipment on Saturday, May 7th from 10AM to 2PM at the Goldfield School in Goldfield. There will be lunch, vendors, crafters, bake sale, plant sale and silent auction. All proceeds go for the equipment.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, MAY 6/7
BOONE - Boone Community Theater, 106 S. Webster in Boone will be hosting the production of "Godspell" on Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th beginning at 7PM. For more information, call 515-303-0393.
Kick It! BBQ It!
SATURDAY, MAY 7
KAMRAR - Community Church of Kamrar is hosting a Kickball and BBQ Fun Day with many fun activities for all ages on May 7 beginning at 11AM in Kamrar City Park. For more information, call Abigail @ 515-310-0061 or visit www.ccofk.com.
SUNDAY, MAY 8
CALLENDER - The PureFlix movie, "Birdie and Bogey" will be shown at Our Saviour's Lutheran, 504 James St. in Callender, on Sunday, May 8th beginning at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. There is no cost and refreshments will be provided. You may bring your own lawn chair for comfortable seating or folding chairs will be provided.
Community Christian School Spring Musical
TUESDAY, MAY 10
FORT DODGE - Community Christian School in Fort Dodge will be performing the musical L.O.S.T. on Tuesday, May 10th at 1PM and 7PM. The performance showcases the K-8th grade choir and the CCS band. Through this island adventure, you will learn how the storms of life test your faith. A free will offering will be taken. For more information contact Community Christian School at 515-573-3011.
CAGED NO MORE Movie Showing
THURSDAY, MAY 12
MASON CITY - Wings of Refuge is sponsoring a showing of Caged No More at the CEC Theatres West 10, 4710 4th St W in Mason City beginning at 7PM on Thursday, May 12th. Tickets may be reserved at www.tugg.com/events/95858
16th Annual Spring Kickoff
FRIDAY, MAY 13
DES MOINES - The Honorable Senator Chuck Grassley will be the keynote speaker on Friday, May 13th at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's 16th Annual Spring Kickoff. This event begins at 5:30 PM & will be held at the Walnut Creek Church, 900 64th Street in Windsor Heights.
BENEFIT Garage & Bake Sale
SATURDAY, MAY 14
FORT DODGE - St Paul's Lutheran School, 1217 4th Avenue South in Fort Dodge will be hosting a Benefit Garage & Bake Sale on May 14th from 7AM to 5PM for 22 month old Lillian Lee. Lillian is the daughter of Chad & Mya Lee and was recently diagnosed with a muscular disease called Type 2 SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy).
VBS - St. Paul's Lutheran Church
SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY, JUNE 12-16
FORT DODGE - This year's VBS, Barnyard Roundup, will be held Sunday, June 12th through Thursday, June 16th at St Paul's Lutheran Church, 1217 4th Avenue South in Fort Dodge from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Call the church office for more information, or to volunteer to help. 515-955-7285.
Walk For Life
SATURDAY, MAY 14
FORT DODGE - Informed Choice of Iowa is sponsoring the Walk For Life event to be held on Saturday, May 14th at Kennedy Park, north of Fort Dodge. A pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 - 10:30AM and the walk begins at 9AM with check-in beginning at 8:30 AM. Register online at www.IowaWalkForLife.org.
SUNDAY, MAY 15
TWIN LAKES/MANSON - It’s not too late to register for Summer Camp at Twin Lakes Bible Camp, 7718 Twin Lakes Road, Manson! All camps have room. For more information and to register, call 712.297.7714
EAGLE GROVE - Greenwood park will be closed May 1-15 while old play equipment is being torn out and new equipment is being installed.
Practical Living Workshops
THURSDAYS THRU MAY 19TH
FORT DODGE - Practical Living Workshops will be held every Thursday evening beginning March 3rd & ending May 19th, from 5:30-7:30PM at participating Fort Dodge area churches. These workshops are free. Childcare is available free of charge with advance notice and transportation within Fort Dodge city limits is also available with advanced notice. To register or receive more information, call Beth at St. Olaf Church, 515-576-2103.
Aglow International - Fort Dodge
SATURDAY, MAY 21
FORT DODGE - Fort Dodge Aglow will meet Saturday, May 21st at the The Fort Dodge Public Library 424 Central Ave in Fort Dodge beginning at 10AM. For more information, call Kelly @ 515.576.2343
Wright County Adult Health Clinics
WEDNESDAY AND MONDAY, MAY 11 AND 23
CLARION/DOWS - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics will be held Wednesday, May 11th in Clarion at The Meadows 2nd Floor Beauty Shop from 8:30 to 10AM; and on Monday, May 23rd in Dows at the Senior Center from 11AM to 12 Noon. Both clinics are blood pressure and foot clinics.
Walk For Life
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
AMES - Informed Choice of Iowa is sponsoring the Walk For Life event to be held on Saturday, June 4th at Brookside Park in Ames. A pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 - 10:30AM and the walk begins at 9AM with check-in beginning at 8:30 AM. Register online at www.IowaWalkForLife.org.
Wright County Adult Health Clinics
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY, JUNE 7,15 AND 16
EAGLE GROVE/GOLDFIELD/BELMOND - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for June will be Tuesday, June 7th at the Eagle Grove Senior Center from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM for the Blood Pressure & Health Education and 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM for the Foot Clinic. On Wednesday, June 15th, a Blood Pressure & Health Education Clinic will be from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM at the Goldfield Legion Building. On Thursday, June 16th, a Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the Belmond Community Apartments. For more information, call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.
SATURDAY-TUESDAY, JULY 2-5
TWIN LAKES, MANSON - Family Camp at Twin Lakes Bible Camp will be held on Saturday through Tuesday, July 2nd-5th. For more information, visit www.twinlakesbiblecamp.com
Family Leadership Summit
SATURDAY, JULY 9
DES MOINES - The 5th annual Family Leadership Summit – featuring Anne Graham Lotz, T.C. Stallings, Dr. Del Tackett, Bob Vander Plaats and more will be held at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (formerly Vets Auditorium), 833 5th Avenue in Des Moines. Doors open at 8AM on Saturday, July 9th with the Summit being from 9AM-6PM. For more information, go to www.thefamilyleadershipsummit.org
60th Anniversary Celebration
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 15-17
TWIN LAKES/MANSON - Twin Lakes Bible Camp, 7718 Twin Lakes Road, Manson, will hold it 60th Anniversary Celebration the weekend of July 15th through 17th. To register, go to www.twinlakesbiblecamp.com. For more information, call 712-297-7714.
SUNDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 17-22
TWIN LAKES - Challenge Camp for grades 6-8 will be held at Twin Lakes Bible Camp, 7718 Twin Lakes Rd near Manson, from Sunday July 17th through Friday July 22nd with registration beginning at 3:00 PM on Sunday. Speaker will be Brian Schrader, Bible teacher of New Life Academy in Woodbury, MN. For more information visit www.twinlakesbiblecamp.com
SUNDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 24-29
TWIN LAKES - Impact Camp for grades 9-12 will be held at Twin Lakes Bible Camp, 7718 Twin Lakes Rd near Manson, from Sunday July 24th through Friday July 29th with registration beginning at 3:00 PM on Sunday. Speaker will be Erik Raymond blogger and Sr. Pastor of Emmaus Bible Church in Omaha, NE. For more information visit www.twinlakesbiblecamp.com
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7-10
TWIN LAKES - MANSON - Family Camp at Twin Lakes Bible Camp will be held from Sunday through Wednesday, August 7th-10th. For more information, visit www.twinlakesbiblecamp.com
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 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 7PM at 18 South 3rd Street in Fort Dodge. For more information, contact Barbara Huisman at 515-571-9773 or go to www.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.