AGLOW International - Fort Dodge
SATURDAY, JULY 23
FORT DODGE - All are invited to the Fort Dodge area AGLOW Lighthouse meeting on Saturday, July 23rd at 10 AM in the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Avenue. Deborah Fatima Haviland Abbott will be sharing The "Resources of Heaven", For Such a Time as This. Come, receive a breath of "Fresh Air".
SUNDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 24-29
TWIN LAKES - Impact Camp for grades 9-12 will be held at Twin Lakes Bible Camp 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 twinlakesbiblecamp.com
47th Church Anniversary
SUNDAY, JULY 24
FORT DODGE - Calvary Memorial Church C.O.G.I.C. will be celebrating their 47th Anniversary on Sunday, July 24th beginning at 4:00 PM at the church, 1315 10th Avenue SW in Fort Dodge. Guest spearker will be Pastor Steve Carter of Bread of Life C.O.G.I.C. For more information, call 515-573-2280.
SUNDAY, JULY 24
ELLSWORTH - The Brethren, an acapella Gospel quartet, will be sharing their ministry of music during the service at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1629 DeWitt St. in Ellsworth on Sunday, July 24th at 9 AM. The group has been together off and on for over twenty years and are predominantly a gospel quartet, but they also enjoy doing some doo wop music. The public is invited to attend.
VBS - Clarion
SUNDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 24-28
CLARION - "SURF SHACK" is the title of Clarion’s 2016 Community VBS! at the First United Methodist Church Sunday, July 24th - Thursday July 28th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Any child who has completed four-year-old preschool through sixth grade is invited to join the fun for a week of praise-filled lessons, games, crafts, and songs to learn of God's amazing love!!
Lunch Hour Workshops
WEDNESDAYS, JUNE - JULY
EAGLE GROVE/CLARION - Iowa Central Community College Triton Media presents one-hour weekly lunch hour workshops on social and digital media platforms to increase knowledge, consumer engagement and user experience. Wednesdays in June & July from Noon to 1:00 PM. Bring your lunch. Held at the Career Academy in Eagle Grove or Clarion High School. A small fee will be charged. Contact Heather Bacon at 1-515-574-1293 for more information.
"Unstuck" by Francis Chan
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
FORT DODGE - Northfield Church 2933 N. 15th. St. Fort Dodge will be starting a new video study by Francis Chan entitled \"Unstuck\" This study will begin Wednesday July 27th. at 5:30 & 7:00. Childcare will be provided from 7:00-8:00. All are welcome.
Creationist Brian Young
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
PALMER - Creationist Brian Young will speak to Jr. High students during VBS on Wednesday, July 27th at 7 PM at Faith Community Church of Palmer. Brian is from CIA...Creation Instruction Association out of Nebraska, and will speak about the pre-flood world, dinosaurs, and the ice age...all from a strong biblical perspective. . For more information call 712.359.2302. For more information on CIA, go to ttp://www.creationinstruction.org/
Strip-tillage and cover crop field day
THURSDAY, JULY 28
BADGER - Iowa Learning Farms and farmer partner Mark Thompson will host a strip-tillage and cover crop field day Thursday, July 28 at 2697 Penn Avenue, Badger. The 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. field day near Badger is free and open to the public. It includes a complimentary lunch. Contact Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 for more information and to reserve a spot.
SATURDAY, JULY 30
FORT DODGE - Summer FunTastic will be held on Saturday, July 30th from 11 AM to 2 PM at Community Christian School (outside) in Fort Dodge. This is a FREE children's event! Bounce on the inflatable, play all kinds of carnival games, get a Gospel Facepainting, eat free popcorn and sno cones... Have a FunTastic Time! For more information,contact Rachel Brown at email@example.com
Fun and Games
WEDNESDAYS THIS SUMMER
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove United Methodist Church invites Youth and Families to the Robert Blue practice field on Wednesday evenings for fun and games beginning at 6:00 PM.
Iowa River Players Theater
FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, JULY 22-24 and 29-31
ROWAN - Iowa River Players Theater will be performing “Where the Lilies Bloom” for two weekends beginning July 22nd. Friday/Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 PM and Sunday performances will begin at 2:00 PM. For more information, call Luanne at 641-444-4220.
Saturday Services Beginning
SATURDAYS THRU JULY
FORT DODGE - Northfield Church, in Fort Dodge, on 15th street, north of the Sports Page, will begin Saturday services this Saturday, from 5:30-6:30. This will continue through the end of July.
Love & The Outcome in Concert
MONDAY, AUGUST 1
FORT DODGE - Love & The Outcome will be in concert at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge on Monday, August 1st. The concert begins at 7PM and is co-sponsored by KJYL! Come join us and enjoy this popular husband and wife duo!
Preschool through 5th Grade Summer Free Lunch
WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 29-AUGUST 3
CLARION - Clarion First United Methodist Church will be providing an outreach effort to the children in the Clarion area for ages preschool through 5th Grade. On Wednesdays beginning June 29th through August 3rd, lunch will be available from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM at Gazebo Park in Clarion. An interactive Bible story is included. Registration will be June 29th at Noon. Area church members are welcome to help out. Call 515-532-2845 for more information.
Ingham Okoboji Bible Camp
MONDAY-THURSDAY, AUGUST 1-4
HUMBOLDT - Our Saviour's Lutheran, 1212 Sumner Avenue in Humboldt will be holding VBS with Ingham Okoboji Bible Camp from Monday, August 1st through Thursday, August 4th. Preschool time is 9 AM to 11:30 AM. K to 6th Grade will be 12:30 PM to 5 PM. Family worship and supper Thursday evening following camp. For more information, call the church at 515-332-3438. A small fee will be charged.
Blank Pages in Concert
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
FORT DODGE - Northfield Church, Fort Dodge will be hosting an all ages concert by national Christian recording artists \"Blank Pages\" Friday August 5th, 7:00 pm. Northfield Church is located at 2933 N. 15th st. Fort Dodge, Iowa. A freewill offering will be collected for the band.
Webster County Geneological Society Request
CURRENT until finished
FORT DODGE - The Webster county Genealogical Society is searching for volunteers to help photograph the historic Oakland Cemetary, to update the documentation of the headstones and history. For more information, please contact Susan Olson at 515-302-9854.
Webster County Geneological Society Request
CURRENT until finished
FORT DODGE - The Webster County Genealogical Society, located at the Fort Dodge Public Library is searching for volunteers to help catagorize "Letters From Home" - from Ed Breen radio broadcasts from WWII. For more information, contact Susan Olson at 515-302-9854.
19TH Annual Guthrie County Southern Gospel Sing
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, AUGUST 5/6
GUTHRIE CENTER - The 19th Annual Guthrie County Southern Gospel Sing will be held in Guthrie Center on Friday, August 5th from 3 PM-9 PM and on Saturday, August 6th from 10 AM-8 PM. 20 Groups will be performing and a Salute to our Veterans is also in the program. For more information, call Dean or Mary Porter at 641-332-2550. You may also visit gcgospelsing.com
Christian Worship Fest 2016
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
WEBSTER CITY - All Cultures Equal, 1440 East 2nd Street in Webster City will be hosting the Christian Worship Fest 2016 on Saturday, August 6th from 11 AM-9PM. For more information, cal 641-251-4164
Benefit for Henry Shriver
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
EAGLE GROVE - Sacred Heart and United Methodist Church are planning a benefit for Henry Shriver who has ALS - aka Lou Gehrig's Disease, on Saturday, August 6th in the Sacred Heart Fellowship Hall in Eagle Grove from 4-7 PM with an auction beginning at 6 PM. There will be food will be available. Also, a fund has been set up at Security Savings Bank under Henry or Ann Shriver Benefit.
Bikers Building Hope Ride
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
FORT DODGE - Twin Rivers Habitat for Humanity will be having the Bikers Building Hope bike ride for 2, 3, or 4 wheels - rain or shine, on Saturday, August 6th. Registration will be from 9:30-11AM at Restore, 118 North 12th Street in Fort Dodge. All proceeds will go towards 2016-2017 Habitat projects. For more information, call Lynn or Chris at 515-298-4419.
Women's Fellowship Brunch
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
EAGLE GROVE - To all women: Grace E-Free Church's Women's Fellowship Brunch will be held on Saturday, August 6th from 9:30-11:30 AM at The Farm, 223 W Broadway in Eagle Grove for a small fee. Cheryl Anderson will be sharing her testimony and information on the fall Women's Bible Study will also be provided. For more information, contact Mim at 515-448-5414
10th Annual Twin Lakes Triathlon and Duathlon
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
TWIN LAKES/MANSON - On Saturday, August 6th, the 10th Annual Twin Lakes Triathlon and Duathlon begins at 7:30 AM. The Triathlon is a swim-bike-run format, while the Duathlon is a run-bike-run format. To register, go to twinlakesbiblecamp.org/triathlon/
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 twinlakesbiblecamp.com
Wright County Adult Health Clinics
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 AND 18
EAGLE GROVE AND BELMOND - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for August will be Tuesday, August 9th 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, August 18th, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be at the Belmond Community Apartments from 8:30 AM- 10:00 AM. For more information call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.
Weekly Story Times and Activities
WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
CLARION - The Clarion Library has added weekly story times and activities. Wednesdays is for children 2 years through pre-k from 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM. Fridays is for students K-3rd Grade from 2 PM - 3 PM.
Help with Unplanned Pregnancies
TUESDAYS, AUGUST 31
ALGONA - Starting August 2nd, Cornerstone for Life of Algona is beginning regular office hours on Tuesdays from 4 until 7pm at their temporary location in The Lighthouse, 714 East State St. in Algona. CFL provides free pregnancy tests and helps to guide women -- and men -- who are facing unplanned pregnancies. More volunteers are needed. And, you can receive more information by calling Nichole at (515) 341-1780.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
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.
HOPE Adoption Conference
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
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 https://www.beautyamidsttheashes.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com.
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 in Webster City on Wednesdays at 6:30AM. Call 515-832-5369 for more information.