SATURDAY, JANUARY 31
KANAWHA: Kanawha Christian School invites you to its annual Soup Supper on Saturday, January 31st from 5 to 7 PM. This will be held at the Kanawha Fire Station and will have a menu of vegetable beef soup, chicken rice soup, chili, maid-rites, chicken sandwiches, and homemade pie. A freewill offering will be taken.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31
LANYON: Lanyon Covenant Church presents The Dysart Family in Concert on Saturday, January 31st, at 6 PM. The Dysart Family is one of the country's finest Southern Gospel Singing Groups performing unique, close family harmonies, with a ministry to their music. Lanyon Covenant Church is located at 39115 204th Avenue in Lanyon, rural Harcourt. A freewill offering will be received.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
DES MOINES: On Tuesday, February 3rd, The Family Leader will hold a Life, Marriage, and Family Rally at the State Historical Building, 600 East Locust, in Des Moines with Rally and Presentation, from 10 to 11 AM, featuring a Biblical lesson on Government by Dr. Del Tackett, and from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, they will meet with the legislators at the State Capitol Building Rotunda, 2nd floor, to pray, share, encourage, promote policies that protect life, defend marriages and strengthen families.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
LAKE CORNELIA: Wright County's Winter Fest at Lake Cornelia returns on Saturday, February 7th, from 11 AM to 3 PM. Plan to join the fun of things such as outdoor fun of ice skating, cross county skiing, snow shoeing, kite flying (this equipment provided), or indoor fun of winter stories by local librarians or visit the lunch counter. All is free except food. For more information contact the county conservation office at 515-532-3185.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
SHEFFIELD: Zion Reformed Church will host a Speck n Dicken Dinner on Saturday, February 7th, from 4 to 7 PM to kick off their 125th Anniversary Celebration. The snow date is Sunday, February 8th, from 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM. A freewill donation will be accepted. Zion Reformed Church is located at 2029 Jonquil Avenue, rural Sheffield, Iowa.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
BLAIRSBURG: On Saturday, February 7th, from 8 AM to 4 PM, the Missionary Alliance Church of Blairsburg will host a Men's Conference, "The Brotherhood of the King", with guest speakers addressing issues that men of all ages will be interested in. Register on the website at maclifechurch.com or call the church office at 515-325-6210 by Wednesday, February 5th.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
FORT DODGE: St. Olaf Lutheran Church of Fort Dodge presents "From Ordinary", a Christian Rock band, who will be in concert Saturday, February 7th, at 7:00 PM at St. Olaf lutheran Church, 239 North 11th Street, in Fort Dodge. There will be a free will offering taken with the proceeds to be given to ICKYs (a Christian youth gathering place).
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
HUMBOLDT: The Humboldt Community Chorus will present "Sing a Song" variety show at the Humboldt High School R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium on the following three dates: Friday, February 6th, at 7 PM; Saturday, February 7th at 2 PM and 7 PM; and Sunday, February 8th, at 2 PM. The Humboldt Big Band will start one half hour prior to each show. Tickets are available at V&S in downtown Humboldt or any chorus member. For more information call 515-379-1072.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9
CLARION: The Dwelling Place has moved to 1204 Central Avenue East in Clarion and they ask that you come help them celebrate their new church home during their open house on Monday, February 9th, from 5 to 8 PM.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY; FEBRUARY 19, 20, AND 21
FORT DODGE: The Sonshine Singers will present "Continue to Walk with Jesus!" on Thursday and Friday, February 19th to 20th, at 7 PM and on Saturday, February 21st, at 2 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 127 North 10th Street, in Fort Dodge. Joyfully celebrate God's amazing love and salvation through music that will warm hearts and lift the spirits of all who attend. There is no admission charge but a freewill offering will be received. For more details, go to www.sonshinesingers.org.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22
CLARION: Hospice for Wright County will be hosting a Commermorative Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony which honors the memory of loved ones who have died in the past year. The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Avenue North East, in Clarion at 2 PM on Sunday, February 22nd, in their Fireside Room. If you need further information or wish to light a candle in memory of your loved one please call Colleen at 515-532-3461.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 THROUGH MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23
EAGLE GROVE/CLARION/BELMOND/DOWS: The following is the schedule for the Wright County Adult Health Clinics: On Tuesday, February 10th, they will hold the Blood Pressure Clinic from 11:30 AM to 12 PM at the Eagle Grove Senior Center; on Wednesday, February 11th, a Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be held in Clarion at The Meadows in the 2nd Floor Beauty Shop from 8:30 AM to 10 AM; on Thursday, February 19th, a Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be held at the Belmond Community Apartments from 8:30 AM to 10 AM; and on Monday, February 23rd, a Blood pressure and Foot Clinic will be held at the Dows Senior Center from 11 AM to 12 PM. For more information call Kathy at 515-532-3461.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 8
BLAIRSBURG: On Saturday, March 7th, Missionary Alliance Church, at 501 3rd Street in Blairsburg, will present a ladies retreat from 8:30 AM to 12 PM called "Extreme Make-Over", to be given by guest speaker, Pam Morgan. The location for this event is at the Cafe in the church and brunch is included. Then at 10 AM, on Sunday, March 8th, Pam and Phil Morgan will be in concert during the morning service. For more information call 515-325-6210.
FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 5 THROUGH MAY
FORT DODGE: The Moms group is a faith based organization that meets the first and third Fridays of each month September 5th through May from 9 to 11 AM at Saint Olaf Lutheran Church located at 239 North 11th Street in Fort Dodge. There is childcare and food at each meeting along with devotions, crafts, fun activities, topics and time to relax. All moms are welcome and for more information visit the website at www.meetup.com/fdmoms.
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 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 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.
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.
CLARION: Toastmasters meetings can help you develop strong communication skills. Wright On Toastmasters meets every Friday from 7 to 8 AM 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: 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.
EAGLE GROVE: The 2014 to 2015 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs. Applications will be taken October 1st, 2014 to April 30th, 2015. For guidelines and an appointment in Wright County call upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 515-448-3704. The office location is at 221 West Broadway in Eagle Grove.
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.
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 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 5:20 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.