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Community Calendar Family Night in Blairsburg

BLAIRSBURG - Family Night will be held at MAC LIFE Church in Blairsburg on Wednesday, August 31st beginning at 6:00 PM with a hot dog supper followed by the Awana Fun Fair at 6:30 PM. This is the "kickoff" for Awana and the Jr/Sr. High Youth on Wednesday evenings for the 2016/2017 school year.

3rd Annual CGD School Supply Drive

CLARION - Clarion's First State Bank and Town & Country Insurance are hosting its 3rd Annual CGD School Supply Drive. They will DOUBLE the supplies by matching every item that is donated. Drop items off at their Clarion office from August 1st – August 31st.

We need YOU!

EAGLE GROVE - KJYL will be mailing out their monthly newsletter on August 31st, and we are in need of volunteers to come in and stuff envelopes at the KJYL Radio Station beginning at 10:00 AM. For your help, we will serve you lunch! Can YOU give a couple of hours of your time to help us? Your support of KJYL is very appreciated!

Chuck Crain in Concert

OTHO - The Otho United Methodist Church will be hosting Chuck Crain in concert on Wednesday, August 31st beginning at 7:00 PM in Otho. A free will offering will be collected.

'Comfort Coffees'

CLARION - Gateway Hospice, located in the west side of the Wright County Monitor building - across from the library, will begin 'Comfort Coffees', the first Friday of every month for anyone who has had a loss. No specific agenda, just a time to get together and talk. RSVP for more information or to help with snack preparation.1-515-532 2907 or



KANAWHA - On Sunday, September 4th, Kanawha will be holding a Community Worship Service in the City Park beginning at 10:00 AM and Gospel music by ReBorn Trio will be in concert beginning at 6:00 PM. On Monday, September 5th, at 10:00 AM, join us for our Labor Day Parade.

The Gospel Project - Kids Club Kickoff

HOLMES - The Holmes Baptist Church is hosting The Gospel Project for Kids - Kids Club (grades 1st-6th) - on Wednesday nights from 7PM to 8PM beginning Wednesday, September 7th. To arrange a ride and for more information, call 515-825-3110

Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association

FORT DODGE - The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association will have it's semi-annual update and training on Wednesday, September 7, beginning at 5:15 PM in the Community Room of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Building in Fort Dodge.

New Bible Study - Book of Hebrews, The superiority of Christ

FORT DODGE - Community Bible Study Evening Edition in Fort Dodge invites the community to a potluck at 6:00 PM, followed by Bible Study at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 8th at Bloomers Coffee Shop in Fort Dodge to begin the Book of Hebrews - The Superiority of Christ - Bible Study. For more information, call Joan at 515-571-2671.

Community Bible Study

FORT DODGE - Beginning Thursday, September 8th Community Bible Study participants will meet from 9 AM to 11 AM at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. All levels of Bible knowledge and denominations are welcome to attend. This session of study is "Return to Jerusalem" - an overview of the Old Testament. Also offered is a children's program for ages birth through preschool and Preregistration is required. For more information, call Michelle Pratkelis at 515-570-5173.

Honoring Wright County Heroes in Fire, Law Enforcement, Medical and Military

CLARION - Wright County Heroes in Fire, Law Enforcement, Medical and Military services will be honored beginning at 1 pm - Sunday, September 11 - west side lawn of the Wright County courthouse. For more information/to make a donation, contact Tom Frantz 1-515-851-5347  Donations not used for the event will be divided and donated equally between local Fire, Law, Medical, and Military services.

Sonshine Singers

FORT DODGE - The Sonshine Singers will be in concert at the Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium on Sunday, September 11th beginning at 4:00 PM for their Fall Ministry. A free will donation will be collected.

Bontrager Family Singers

On Sunday, September 11th, the Bontrager Family Singers ( will be at Bethel Baptist in Newell beginning at 9:15 AM, at no charge. For more information, call (712) 272-3735

Griefshare Class

ELLSWORTH -  GriefShare is a seminar/support group for those grieving the death of someone close. Valuable information to help you through this difficult time will be shared. Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth will host 13 weekly classes beginning Sunday, September 11th from 3:00-5:00 PM. There is a fee for the workbook. Contact Pastor Jon Rollefson at 515-836-4792 or for more information.

Blake & Jenna Bolerjack in Concert

BURT - Blake and Jenna Bolerjack will be in concert at the Burt Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 11th beginning at 6:30 PM.  For more information visit

CEF Fall Seminar(s)

FORT DODGE & WEBSTER CITY - You are invited to attend the Child Evangelism Fellowship Fall Seminar for children's ministry workers in Fort Dodge on Saturday, September 10th from 9AM-12NOON at the First Covenant Church. In Webster City, the Seminar will be held on Saturday, September 17th at The Bridge. A suggested donation and pre-registration is appreciated. For more information, e-mail Rachel,

Living Proof Simulcast with Beth Moore

NEWELL - Bethel Baptist Church of Newell will be participating in the simulcast with Beth Moore "Living Proof" on Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM. A fee will be charged. For more information, call the church at 712-272-3735

Cry Out 16

STORY CITY - Harvest Evangelical Free Church in Story City will be hosting a prayer event for women on Friday, September 23rd from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the church. Cry Out 16 is a live simulcast from the Revive Our Hearts True Woman Conference with Nancy DeMoss, Wolgemuth and Bob Blake. For more information, call the church at 515-733-5360 and/or go to:

Jim Hendricks Concert

POMEROY - Pianist Jim Hendricks, will be in concert at Evangelical Covenant Church, Pomeroy, on Sunday, September 25th at 5:00 pm  There is no admission charge.  Hendricks is best known for his arrangements of traditional Gospel and contemporary Christian music. For more information, call the church at (712) 359-2827

Wright County Adult Health Clinics

CLARION/DOWS - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for September will be Wednesday, September 14th from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at the Meadows Beauty Shop for the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic. On Monday, September 26th, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be at the Dows Senior Center from 11 AM - 12:00 P.M. For more information call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.

Sidewalk Prophets Prodigal Tour

IOWA FALLS - Sidewalk Prophets will be performing at the Bill Riley Band Shell in Iowa Falls on Wednesday, September 28th beginning at 7:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs. A free will donation to be collected. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the IF-A High School Gym. For more information, call Mark Campbell at 641-373-1207

Bridge Year

TWIN LAKES - Twin Lakes Bridge Year is an 8 month discipleship program designed for young adults aged 17-23, to come strengthen their foundation in Christ while learning to grow in their own unique talents before beginning the next season of life.
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"Beautiful You" a Wings of Refuge Event

IOWA FALLS - Brunch, specialty coffees, a raffle, incredible prizes & much more at the Beautiful You Wings of Refuge event to be held on Saturday, October 8th from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Iowa Falls-Alden High School. A fee will be charged. To register, go to

Dysart Family Singers Coming to Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE - The Church of the Nazarene in Fort Dodge will be hosting the Dysart Family singers on Saturday, October 15th beginning at 7:00 PM. For more information, visit

Wright County Adult Health Clinics

EAGLE GROVE/BELMOND - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for October, will be Tuesday, October 11th from 11:30 AM - 12:00 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, October 20th, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be at the Belmond Community Apartments from 8:30 AM- 11:00 AM. For more information call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.

HOPE Adoption Conference

DES MOINES - Join Walnut Creek Church at the Windsor Heights Campus in Des Moines for the HOPE Adoption Conference on Saturday, October 22. There is no charge to attend the conference.  Doors will open at 8:15AM with the conference starting at 9AM and ending at 5:30PM. For more information and to register, please visit   

Informed Choice of Iowa 2016 Banquets


FORT DODGE/AMES - Save the date for a night of laughter and grace with Brad Stine at the Informed Choice of Iowa 2016 Banquets. Area dates include Tuesday, October 18th in Fort Dodge Thursday, October 27th in Ames. Both locations will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  For more information, call 515-955-2260 in Fort Dodge, and 515-232-8000 in Ames.

T.E.R.M. Seminar - "Rethink Evangelism and Discipleship"

NEWELL - A discipleship and evangelism seminar conducted by Good Seed Ministries will be held on Saturday, October 29th at Bethel Baptist in Newell. A fee will be charged and you need to register on line or by phone with Good Seed. ( Group registration please call 208-665-2333.

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 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
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
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
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
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.

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