Prince of Peace preschool

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

FORT DODGE:  The Prince of Peace preschool is taking applications for 3 and 4 year old preschoolers. For more information, visit their open house on Thursday, August 21st from 6 to 8 PM at 1023 South 27th Street in Fort Dodge.


McGuir Bend UB social

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

STRATFORD:  The McGuire Bend United Brethern Church, of Stratford, will hold their annual ice cream social from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, August 22nd, at the Stratford city park.  They will be serving ice cream, beefburgers, chips, drinks, homemade pies and bars and everyone is welcome.


NCCC Card Playing

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

FORT DODGE:  New Covenant Christian Church in Fort Dodge is having their monthly Card Playing Life Group this Friday, August 22nd.  Fellowship is at 6:30 PM and card playing starts at 7 PM.  For more details, call Cindy at 515-570-1707.


Pancake Breakfast

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

FORT DODGE:  The Agape Church, located at 924 8th Street South West in Fort Dodge, will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, August 23rd, from 9 AM to 12 PM. There is a cost. Come and bring a friend.


Preventing abuse conference

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

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.


UCC Ice Cream Social

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

EAGLE GROVE:  On Sunday, August 24th, the United Church of Christ in Eagle Grove will host an Ice Cream Social from 5 to 7 PM, serving beefburgers, pie, and ice cream. Tickets will be sold at the door.


Wright County Adult Health Clinic

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 THRU MONDAY, AUGUST 25

EAGLE GROVE, BELMOND, DOWS:  Wright County Adult Health Clinics are to be held the following places, dates, and times: Tuesday, August 19th, the Blood Pressure Clinic will be at the Eagle Grove Senior Center from 11:30 AM to 12 PM;  Thursday, August 21st, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be at the Belmond Community Apartments; and Monday, August 25th, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be at the Dows Senior Center. Adult Health Clinics are available to any person in Wright County, ages 50 or Older. For more information call 515-532-3461.


Sonshine Singers tryouts

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

FORT DODGE: The tryouts for new Sonshine singers will be held on Tuesday, August 26th, in the evening. Please pass the word along to anyone you know who might be interested in trying out. For more information, call 515-570-3623.


Human Trafficking Forum

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

POMEROY:  A forum on human trafficking in the state of Iowa is going to be held at the Evangelical Covenant Church, of rural Pomeroy, on Wednesday, August 27th at 7 PM. The event will feature Michael Ferjak, the Senior Criminal Investigator for the Iowa Department of Justice. The church location is 21822 600th Street, Pomeroy, and adults and teens are welcome.


Women's Retreat

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

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.


Dave Ramsey Classes

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

BLAIRSBURG:  The Mac Life Church of Blairsburg will be holding Legacy Journey classes. This is a seven-week class taught by America's most trusted financial advisor, Dave Ramsey, and classes begin Wednesday, September 3rd, at 6:30 PM. The church location is at 3rd and Lake Streets in Blairsburg. To register, call 515-325-6210.


Family Fall Kick Off Night

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

HUMBOLDT: The Oak Hill Baptist Church of Humboldt will have their annual Family Fall Kick Off Night on Wednesday, September 3rd, from 5 to 8 PM. There will be inflatables and carnival games, as well as a puppet show at 6 PM and 7 PM. Hot dogs, chips, bars, and drinks will be served.  For more information call 515-332-1058.


FLC Fall Salad Luncheon

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

CLARION:  The First Lutheran Church of Clarion will hold their Fall Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, September 3rd, beginning at 11 AM.


Community Bible Study

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

FORT DODGE:  The Community Bible Study will start classes Thursday, September 4th, from 9 to 11 AM. Classes are an interdenominational bible study and will be held at Saint Olaf Lutheran Church located at 239 North 11th Street in Fort Dodge. For more information and to register call 515-570-5173.


Pastors' & Spouses' Retreat

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, THRU WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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.


Art of Marriage presentation

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 TO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

BRITT:  The Evangelical Free Church of Britt will present The Art of Marriage by Family Life. The event dates and times are: Friday, September 5th from 7 to 9:30 PM and Saturday, September 6th from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. For more information and to register call 641-843-3861.


Newsboys at Clay Co. Fair

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

SPENCER:  On Tuesday, September 9th, at 7:30 PM, The Clay County Fair in Spencer will present, on their Grandstand, the Christian singing group, Newsboys, which will include Matthew West, as a special guest.  For more information visit the website at claycountyfair.com.


Dave Ramsey course

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 THROUGH NOVEMBER 5

FORT DODGE:  The First Presbbyterian Church in Fort Dodge, located at 1111 5th Avenue North, is sponsering a Dave Ramsey Fianancial Peace University Course starting 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Wednesday, September 10th, to run 9 weeks on successive Wednesdays. For more information and to make reservations, call 515-576-2091.


GriefShare classes

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

CALLENDER:  Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, in Callender, will be holding GriefShare classes on Thursdays, beginning September 11th at 6:30 PM. The classes will be held at the church, which is located at 504 James Street in Callender. There is a cost for supplies and for more details call 515-548-3423.


Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

DES MOINES:  Ernie Haase and Signature Sound will present "Oh, What A Savior Tour" concert on Friday, September 12th, at 7:30 PM, to be held in Franklin Auditorium, at First Federated Church, located at 4801 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at TrinityCommunications.org.


Beth Moore Live Simulcast

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

NEWELL:  On September 13th, the Bethel Baptist Church, located on Highway 7, at Newell will present a Living Proof live Simulast by Beth Moore, from 9 AM to 4:15 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the door or for more information, and to reserve tickets, call 712-272-3735.


Beth Moore simulcast

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

HUMBOLDT:  The Zion Lutheran Church of Humboldt will be presenting Living Proof Live Simulcast, a dynamic event by Beth Moore, to be held on September 13th from 8 AM to 3:15 PM. For tickets and more information, call 515-332-3279.


Sonshine Homecoming-Gaither Style

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

FORT DODGE:  "A Sonshine Homecoming-Gaither style"   will be presented on Sunday, at 4 PM, on September 14th, at the Middle School Auditorium, 800 North 32nd Street, in Fort Dodge.  For more details about this praise-filled event, go to www.sonshinesingers.org.


Prayer vigil for Pastor Saeed

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

FORT DODGE:  The Coppin Chapel and members of the Fort Dodge Community Choir invite you to join them in a prayer vigil for Pastor Saeed, an American citizen, and others, who are imprisoned in Iran for their Christian faith. The event will be held on Saturday, September 27th, at the Coppin Chapel, located at 329 I Avenue South in Fort Dodge.


Senator Ted Cruz at Annual Fall Family Banquet

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

DES MOINES:  The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition is pleased to announce that Senator Ted Cruz has confirmed to be the keynote speaker at the Annual Fall Family Banquet on Saturday, September 27th. This annual tradition will be held at the Knapp Learning Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.  Dinner will be served at 5 PM followed by the program at 6 PM. Ticket information can be obtained by calling 515-225-1515.


Senior Saints' Day

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

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. 


Financial planning event

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

MANSON:  On October 4th, the Twin Lakes Bible Camp, located at 7718 Twin Lakes Road, Manson, is planning an estate planning, charitable remainder trusts, and making your will presentation to be given by Laverne holdeman, a licensed financial planner and a great communicator. The event will start at 4 PM and includes supper at 5:30 PM. Please make your reservation by calling 712-297-7714.


Scrapbooking Retreat

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, THRU SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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 kjyl@kjyl.org or thayer@iw.net 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 www.lifetreecafe.com.

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, www.lanyoncovenant.org, 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 www.lanyoncovenant.org.

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 pokybiblestudy@hotmail.com.

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 www.wingsofrefuge.net 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.