Heartland Museum

SATURDAY-MONDAY, MAY 28-30
CLARION - Heartland Museum, 119 9th Street SW & Hwy 3 in Clarion, will be open with special hours for Memorial Day weekend – Saturday., Sunday, & Monday May 28th, 29th and 30th will be from 12 Noon until  3PM.  New expanded summer hours will be Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM-3PM beginning May 31st.  Admission prices remain the same as last year. Enjoy Big Bud, thousands of toys, antiques tractors and buggies and the popular street scapes. For more information, contact the museum at 515-602-6000.


Donkey Daze - Alumni Reunion Weekend

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
RENWICK - The annual Donkey Daze in Renwick will be held Saturday, June 4th beginning at 7:30 AM with a Pancake Breakfast and ending with the Alumni Reunion/Banquet begining at 5:00 PM. There will be lots of entertainment in between including Kiddie and Regular parades, volleyball tournament, games, rides and more. For more information, call 515-890-9920.


Walk For Life

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
AMES - Informed Choice of Iowa is sponsoring the Walk For Life event to be held on Saturday, June 4th at Brookside Park in Ames. A pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 - 10:30AM and the walk begins at 9AM with check-in beginning at 8:30 AM. Register online at IowaWalkForLife.org.


Rowan Fun Day

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
ROWAN -  Rowan Fun Day is Saturday, June 4th & will open early with a 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m. & a Lion’s Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. Events will be at the old schoolhouse on Broadway & United Church of Rowan between Broadway & Pesch. Kid Power Pedal Tractor Pull, tug of war, antique cars, tractor rides, live music & much more! Contact Lennea Groom at lennea.groom@gmail.com. For the 5K race, contact Katie Meyer at 319-350-9206. For the Belt Sander Races, contact Bernie Ketchum at cgw292@gmail.com


Scandinavian Days Parade

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
STORY CITY - Story City will celebrate its annual Scandinavian Days festival June 3rd through June 5th, with the parade on June 4th at 10:00 AM. Volunteers are needed for KJYL participation in this parade. Please call Jay or Melodee at 515-448-4588 to volunteer. Your participation is appreciated!


Frontier Days

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 3-5
FORT DODGE - The 42nd Annual Frontier Days Celebration will be held in Fort Dodge Friday through Sunday, June 3rd, 4th and 5th. There will be food, games, live music, museum attractions, Buckskinners and lots more - fun for everyone! You can find the schedule of events at frontierdaysfortdodge.com/event-schedule/


Ice Cream Social

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
KANAWHA -  Kanawha Christian School is having an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 11th. Food will be served from 5-7 pm at the Kanawha Fire Station. Be sure to bring your family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy maidrites, potato salad, chips, and homemade ice cream.


Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Garage Sale

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
CALLENDER - The Callender City Wide Garage Sale Day, sponsored by Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, will be held Saturday, June 11th. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church will be participating from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM with proceeds going to Missions.  Lunch and refreshments will also be served.  Any questions call Jo 515-548-3479


Jewell Jubilee

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
JEWELL - The annual Jewell Jubilee celebration includes a parade on Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 AM. Volunteers are needed for KJYL participation in this parade. Call Jay or Melodee at 515-448-4588 to volunteer. Your participation is appreciated!


The Browns Gospel Family

TUESDAY, JUNE 14
FORT DODGE - First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge is pleased to present the Gospel Family “The Browns” on Tuesday, June 14th at 7:00 PM. June 14th is also Flag Day, and a Flag Presentation by the VFW will be held at 6:00 PM followed by the FCC Praise Team at 6:30 PM. Seating is limited and tickets are available through the church office.  Please call 515-955-3528 for details.


VBS - St. Paul's Lutheran Church

SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY, JUNE 12-16
FORT DODGE - This year's VBS, Barnyard Roundup, will be held Sunday, June 12th through Thursday, June 16th at St Paul Lutheran Church, 1217 4th Avenue South in Fort Dodge from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Call the church office for more information, or to volunteer to help. 515-955-7285.


SummerFest Community Band

SATURDAY, JUNE 18
EAGLE GROVE - Music Director Justin Schwake is once again looking for members of the community to play in the Community Band for SummerFest on Saturday, June 18th in Eagle Grove. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, June 7th and 14th at 7:00 PM in the Eagle Grove High School Band Room. Contact Justin at jschwake@eagle-grove.k12.ia.us


VBS - Pomeroy

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 13-17
POMEROY - Vacation Bible School "Team Jesus" for PreK-6th Grade will be held Monday through Friday, June 13th-17th from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM at Pomeroy Evangelical Covenant Church just north of Pomeroy. Transportation is available and you can register online at pcovenant.com. For more information, call 712-359-7706.


Wright County Adult Health Clinics

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY, JUNE 7,15 AND 16
EAGLE GROVE/GOLDFIELD/BELMOND - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for June will be Tuesday, June 7th at the Eagle Grove Senior Center from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM for the Blood Pressure & Health Education and 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM for the Foot Clinic. On Wednesday, June 15th, a Blood Pressure & Health Education Clinic will be from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM at the Goldfield Legion Building. On Thursday, June 16th, a Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the Belmond Community Apartments. For more information, call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.


Heartland Museum

MONDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 13-19
CLARION - Heartland Museum in Clarion continues their summer schedule, Monday-Saturday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, but will be open on Sunday, June 19th from 12 Noon - 3:00 PM for Father’s Day – a special gift for a special guy. Walk back through the streets of yesteryear and bring those memories alive at the Heartland Museum in Clarion.


Family Camp

SATURDAY-TUESDAY, JULY 2-5
TWIN LAKES, MANSON - Family Camp at Twin Lakes Bible Camp will be held on Saturday through Tuesday, July 2nd-5th. For more information, visit twinlakesbiblecamp.com


Humboldt July 4th Parade

MONDAY, JULY 4TH
HUMBOLDT - Volunteers are needed for KJYL participation in the Humboldt 4th of July parade. Please call Jay or Melodee at 515-448-4588 to volunteer.


Women's Bible Study

THURSDAYS, JUNE 9-JULY21
BLAIRSBURG - MAC Life Church in Blairsburg will be having a women's Bible study on Thursday evenings beginning June 9th and ending July 21st. This study will be held at the MAC Life Church "The Cafe" beginning at 6:00 PM .


Family Leadership Summit

SATURDAY, JULY 9
DES MOINES - The 5th Annual Family Leadership Summit – featuring Anne Graham Lotz, T.C. Stallings, Dr. Del Tackett, Bob Vander Plaats and more will be held at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (formerly Vets Auditorium), 833 5th Avenue in Des Moines.  Doors open at 8AM on Saturday, July 9th with the Summit being from 9AM-6PM. For more information, go to thefamilyleadershipsummit.org


32nd Annual Bluegrass Festival

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 7-10
STRATFORD - 10 groups will perform at The Stratford Stride 32nd Annual Bluegrass Festival being held July 7th - 10th, with a parade on Saturday, July 9th at 10:30 AM. Volunteers are needed for KJYL participation. Please call Jay or Melodee at 515-448-4588 to volunteer.


60th Anniversary Celebration

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 15-17
TWIN LAKES/MANSON - Twin Lakes Bible Camp, 7718 Twin Lakes Road, Manson, will hold it 60th Anniversary Celebration the weekend of July 15th through 17th. To register, go to twinlakesbiblecamp.com. For more information, call 712-297-7714.


Summer Camp

SUNDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 17-22
TWIN LAKES - Challenge Camp for grades 6-8 will be held at Twin Lakes Bible Camp, 7718 Twin Lakes Rd near Manson, from Sunday July 17th through Friday July 22nd with registration beginning at 3:00 PM on Sunday. Speaker will be Brian Schrader, Bible teacher of New Life Academy in Woodbury, MN. For more information visit twinlakesbiblecamp.com


Hamilton County Fair Parade

TUESDAY, JULY 19
WEBSTER CITY - Volunteers are needed for KJYL participation in the Hamilton County Fair Parade on July 19th in Webster City. Please call Jay or Melodee at 515-448-4588 to volunteer. Your participation is appreciated!


Summer Camp

SUNDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 24-29
TWIN LAKES - Impact Camp for grades 9-12 will be held at Twin Lakes Bible Camp, 7718 Twin Lakes Rd 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


Preschool through 5th Grade Summer Free Lunch
WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 29-AUGUST3
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.

Family Camp

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


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 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 sherrio@fsbwc.com
 
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 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.