Wings of Refuge Training

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
IOWA FALLS - Wings of Refuge will be holding a volunteer training from 9-10:30 AM on Saturday, April 18 at The Rivers Edge Church, located at 204 College Ave in Iowa Falls. This is the first step for anyone interested in volunteering with Wings of Refuge. Volunteers are needed in many areas such as mentors, transportation, grant writers, artists, musicians, life coaches and more. Prayer warriors are also needed. Please register by email to david.e.hampe@gmail.com or calling 641-373-2892.


Aglow International

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
FORT DODGE - Aglow International will meet on Saturday, April 18th at 10am at Perkins, located at 511 S. 32nd St., Fort Dodge.Isabelle Benjamin has a heart for the Lord & has answered the call. She will share about "Resting in Jesus." The meeting is open to the public and you may call Kelly at 515-576-2343 with any questions.


Family Health Safety Saturday

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove School Nurse and the Eagle Grove Police Department will be hosting a Health and Safety Saturday on April 18 from 11 AM - 2 PM at the Eagle Grove Bus Barn located at 901 SE 1st Street.  Area health care providers will be available along with information regarding helmet safety, distracted driving, and nutrition. Other activities will include games, prizes and a bicycle rodeo.


Sandy Mickelson Benefit

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
FORT DODGE - A benefit will be held from 4-8 PM on Sunday, April 19 for Sandy Mickelson at the Webster County Fairgrounds in Fort Dodge. Sandy is the retired Lifestyle Editor of The Messenger. There will be a meal, silent auction and bake sale held from 4-7 PM. To donate items for the auction, contact Jim at 515-571-6601 or Connie at 515-571-2340. Monetary donations will be accepted at Wells Fargo Banks. Proceeds will assist with cancer treatment medical expenses.


Little Red Wagon

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
EAGLE GROVE - Beginning at 6PM on Sunday, April 19,The First Baptist Church - located at 1210 S. Commercial in Eagle Grove - will be showing the movie, Little Red Wagon. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, call the church at 515-448-4612.


Storm Lake Zone LWML Rally

MONDAY, APRIL 20
STORM LAKE -

The Storm Lake Zone LWML Spring Rally will be Monday, April 20 at Grace Lutheran Church.  Registration & meal begins at 5:30 p.m. - meeting at 6:30 p.m. Theme: “Bountiful! Sow-Nourish-Reap". The ingathering is clothing for men, women, children & infants - coats greatly needed. Proceeds to the Orphan Grain Train with cash to help with shipping.



Aglow Event Ames

TUESDAY, APRIL 21
AMES - Ames Aglow - A Community Lighthouse - will be meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at the Country Inn Motel, Dayton Place & SE 16th St in Ames. Registration begins at 11:00 am. For more information, call 515-292-5629


Let's Rock and Roll

TUESDAY, APRIL 21
WEBSTER CITY/FORT DODGE -
Stonecroft Women’s Connection invites all area women to Let's Rock and Roll on April 21 at Tea Thyme located at 2021 6th Ave S. in Fort Dodge at 9:30AM and at Whoop-Ti-Doos located at 626 2nd St in Webster City at 7PM. Reservations are essential. Call Connie at 515-835-7995 by Friday, April 17.


House of Grace Worship Night

THURSDAY, APRIL 23
CLARION - The Clarion Church of Christ will have a House of Grace Worship Night for Women on Thurday, April 23 beginning at 7PM. Childcare will not be provided. For more information, contact Kara at 851-1071.


Annual Spring Kick-Off

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
WAUKEE: Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition will sponsor the 15th Annual Spring Kick-Off, featuring Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and others, on Saturday, April 25th, from 4 to 9PM at Point of Grace Church, 305 Northeast Dartmoor Drive in Waukee.  You can pre-register by going to the website at Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition.


Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
SUNDAY, APRIL 26

FORT DODGE - The River Valley Rockhounds present their annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on Saturday and Sunday April 25, 26 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, located at 2031 Quail Ave (East edge of Fort Dodge).


Newsboys Concert

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
MARSHALL - The Newsboys will be in concert with Audio Adrenaline on Sunday, April 26 at 7PM at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Doors open at 6PM. Tickets are available at Hy-Vee Grocery Store and Treasured Times in Marshall and online at Attendstar.com


Fightback Soundtrack Tour

FRIDAY, MAY 1
BOONE - Boone Open Bible Church in Boone, will host the concert, "Fightback Soundtrack Tour", with
We Are Leo featuring 3union, on Friday, May 1.  Doors open at 6PM and tickets will be available at the door.


MOMs group

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 11AM 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.


2015 Walk for Life

SATURDAY, MAY 30
FORT DODGE - The 2015 Walk for Life will be held in Fort Dodge at Kennedy Park on Saturday, May 30th. Registration begins at 8:30am with the walk beginning at 9:00am. Sponsor forms and more information is available by calling Suzi at 319-337-0575. Another walk is planned for Saturday, June 20th in Ames.


Anniversary Banquet

FRIDAY, JUNE 5
EAGLE GROVE - Global Compassion Network will be celebrating 4 years of God's faithfulness on Friday, June 5 with an Anniversary Banquet beginning at 6:00 PM at Grace E-Free Church located at 1220 S Commercial in Eagle Grove.


2015 Walk for Life

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
AMES - The 2015 Walk for Life will be held at Ada Hayden Park, 5205 Grand in Ames on Saturday, June 20th. Registration begins at 8:20am with the walk beginning at 9:00am. Sponsor forms and more information is available by calling Suzi at 319-337-0575.

 


Family Camp - July 5-12

SUNDAY, JULY 5
TWIN LAKES - Family Camp 2015 will be held at Twin Lakes near Manson. Session #1 will be July 5th -8th features Andrew Schmutzer, Professor of Bible at the Moody Bible Institute. Session #2 is July 9th-12th featuring James Roland, Pastor at Hope E-Free in Storm Lake. Register online at WWW.twinlakesbiblecamp.com or call 712-297-7714.


2015 HOPE Adoption Conference

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21
DES MOINES:  Beauty Amidst The Ashes announces that Willet, a band comprised of three brothers, will be leading worship for the 2015 HOPE Adoption Conference to be held on Saturday, November 21, at Walnut Creek Church in Des Moines.  More on Willet can be found at www.willetonline.com.


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 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 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 Dwelling Place in Clarion, located at 912 Central Ave, has community prayer meetings the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1PM.  

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 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.

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 7:00PM 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 12:12PM 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 7PM 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 10:30AM 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 pokybiblestudy@hotmail.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 on Wednesdays at 6:30AM.  The church is located at 921 Des Moines Street in Webster City.  Call 515-832-5369 for more information.