Family Fall Blast


ALTA:  Looking for a fun family alternative to halloween? You'll love what is in store for you at this year's Family Fall Blast from 6 to 8 PM on Friday , October 31st, at Summit Church in Alta.  The evening includes a wide range of games, two inflatables, plus much more. Bring a friend, wear a costume, and join in all the exciting activities. Summit Church is located at 1000 South Main Street in Alta.  For more information call 712-200-2200.

Harvest Festival


CLARION:  A Harvest Festival will be held at Holmes Baptist Church on Saturday, November 1st, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  The church is located at 2137 Hancock Avenue in Clarion and this is a FREE event with many fun things planned: such as hay rides, a bounce house, games with prizes, and a camp fire with smores and hot dogs.  For more information call 515-825-3110.

Soup Supper & Bake Sale


ROWAN:  Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Rowan will hold their annual soup supper and bake sale on Saturday, November 1st, from 5 to 7 PM.  It is a freewill offering for the meal and on your way out, you can purchase goodies at their bake sale.  The church is located near the intersection of Highways 69 and 3.

Young Living Essential Oils Class


RENWICK/ALGONA:  A fun and educational Young Living Essential Oils Class will be hosted by Amy Rudolph at the Renwick Public Library on Sunday, November 2nd, from 6 to 9 PM, which will include educators from Wisconsin.  Also on Sunday, November 2nd, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM there will be an Essential Oils education seminar at The Lighthouse, 714 East State Street, in Algona.  For more information call 515-824-3473.

Faith Bible Christian Outreach event


STORM LAKE:  Steve Sampson will be ministering at Faith Bible Christian Outreach, located at 1601 West Milwaukee Avenue,  in Storm Lake on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st, at 7 PM, and Sunday, November 2nd, at 10:30 AM.  The emphasis of his teaching ministry is on receiving the Holy Spirit and listening to what the Lord is saying to His people, plus, ministering one on one in a life-changing way.  For more information contact Pastor Carlson at 712-298-0272.

Samuel Lutheran election night supper


EAGLE GROVE:  Samuel Lutheran Church, 201 North Lincoln, in Eagle Grove will host their annual election night home made soup and pie supper on Tuesday, November 4th from 4:30 to 7 PM.  Take outs and deliveries are available.  For more information or to order call 515-448-5038.

Bountiful Harvest Dinner & Bake Sale


CLARION:  On Wednesday, November 5th, at 11 AM to 1 PM, the Clarion United Methodist Church will hold a Bountiful Harvest Chicken and Biscuit Dinner, plus there will be a Bake Sale.  Carry-outs for the meal will be available. To order or for information call 515-532-2846.

Scrapbooking Retreat


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.

Wings of Refuge Dinner


GOWRIE: Wings of Refuge, a Christ-Centered organization, asks you to join them at 6:30 PM on Friday, November 7th, at Gowrie United Methodist Church for dinner and a presentation on human trafficking. A free-will donation will go to Wings of Refuge to help the survivors of human trafficking.

"Hiking in Ireland" program


ALGONA:  "Hiking in Ireland" is the title of the program being presented by Kathie Berber to the Sunday Senior Fellowship group at the First Presbyterian Church in Algona on Sunday, November 9th, at 3 PM.  Following the presentation, supper will be served in the Fellowship Hall of the church located at 101 North Main Street in Algona. To aid food preparers, please call the church office at 515-295-2226 with the number of your people planing to attend the event, but this is not required; walk-ins are always welcome.

St. Mary's Fall Festival


HUMBOLDT:  An invitation is extended to all to attend the Saint Mary's Fall Festival on Sunday, November 9th, from 11 AM to 1 PM at Saint Mary's Parish Hall in Humboldt.  Join them for a broasted chicken dinner which includes chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, home grown corn, coleslaw, dinner roll, pie and drink, and takeouts will be available.  They will have baked goods, jams and jellies, quilt raffle, and a silent auction so come join the fun. Tickets will be available at the door and at Humboldt Engraving. For more information call 515-332-2470.

Biblical Stewardship Conference


NEWELL:  Bethal Baptist Church, Highway 7, at Newell is holding a two day Biblical Stewardship Conference featuring Dr. Craig Blomberg of Denver Seminary.  The event will begin on Saturday, November 15th, at 8 AM for the Breakfast session, then at 6 PM for the General session, then on Sunday, November 16th at 9:15 AM for the Seduction to Sin session, with the closing session at 10:20 for the Worship Service. For more information you may call 712-272-3735.

Bible Interpretation Workshop


STORM LAKE:  Hope Evangelical Free Church, at 2015 West Milwaukee Avenue, in Storm Lake invites you to a Pathways workshop on Biblical Exposition being held Tuesday, November 18th, and Wednesday, November 19th.  This one and a half day event will be led by Al Lewis and will focus on training the trainers from the book of Psalms.  There is a fee, which includes several meals, and pre-registration is required.  For more information call Pastor James at 712-249-6668.

HOPE Adoption Conference


DES MOINES:  To learn more about adoption you are invited to the HOPE Adoption Conference, a free statewide conference at Walnut Creek Church in Des Moines on Saturday, November 22nd from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The afternoon will conclude with worship and words of hope and inspiration from Carl Christiansen of Beauty Amidst the Ashes.  To learn more about the conference, viisit

Wright Co November Adult Health Clinic


CLARION/EAGLE GROVE/DOWS:  The November Wright County Adult Health Clinic schedule begins with the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic on Wednesday, November 5th, at The Meadows 2nd floor beauty shop in Clarion from 8:30 to 10 AM, then the Blood Pressure Clinic on Tuesday, November 18th, at the Eagle Grove Senior Center from 11:30 to 12 PM, and the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic on Monday, November 24th, at the Dows Senior Center from 11 to 12 PM. The Adult Health Clinics are available to any person in Wright County, ages 50 or older.  For more information call Kathy at 515-532-3461.

Grief Support Group


BELMOND:  The Wright County Health and Hospice Departments are holding their fall Grief Support Group 5-week sessions beginning at 3 to4:30 PM on Monday, November 3rd, and will continue through Monday, December 8th, with no session the week of Thanksgiving.  They will meet at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond - Bell Haven Independent and Assisted Living Activity Room, 815 Luick Lane North, in Belmond.  For more information call Colleen at 515-532-3461.

MOMs group


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

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 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 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

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

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.