SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH
CLARION - “Values from the Heartland” will be presented at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 25th at Heartland Museum in Clarion. Eagle Grove native, Dr. Bettie Burres Youngs will present the program. The museum opens at 10:00 AM, and the program is included with the cost of admission. For more information, contact Mary Tesdahl at fourtfarms
FRIDAY/SATURDAY - JUNE 24/25
FOREST CITY - The 15th Annual Bash on the Farm is Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at Heritage park in Forest City. Featuring about 50 bands on three stages both days including Audio Adrenaline, Jason Gray, Adam Cappa, and Manic Drive. Bash on the Farm also features many food vendors and games and inflatables for all ages! For more information visit bashonthefarm.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
CLARION - A fundraiser for the Joy & Keith Grandgeorge family, will be held on Saturday, June 25th from 5-9 PM at Dean & Athena Higgins' acreage, 1934 O'Brien Avenue rural Clarion. This is a freewill donation event with smoked pork loin, a campfire and games for all. Bring your lawn chair.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
AMES - GoServ Global of Eagle Grove will be celebrating their 5th Anniversary in the Sukup End Zone, at the ISU Stadium in Ames on Saturday, June 25th beginning at 5:00 PM. There will be presentations from each of the countries currently being helped by GoServ including Emmanuel from India. RSVP (required) to 515-448-3131.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
KANAWHA (RURAL) - Wright Christian Reformed Church, 1270 130th Ave, rural Kanawha will be having a Remembrance and Celebration event this Sunday, June 26th at 2 PM. Newly appointed Pastor Jason Semans will welcome 6 of the 7 former Pastors who will be in attendance. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
DAYTON - The McGuire Bend UB Church 3138 McGuire Bend RD, Dayton, will be hosting gospel singer Craig Kruse on Sunday June 26th at 10:30 AM. Inspiring music with a twist of Southern Gospel, Light Country, and Big Band, this event is open to the public. Come and hear some good old gospel music. Free lunch will follow
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
HUMBOLDT - Don Shire Ministries will be performing at Oak Hill Church in Humboldt on Sunday, June 26th, during the Sunday School Hour at 9:15 AM and again in the evening beginning at 6 PM. Refreshments to follow the evening performance. For more information, call Dennis Day at 515-368-1156.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
ELLSWORTH - Christian artist and speaker Dominick Cox, who goes by the band name Driven 11, will be performing at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth on Sunday, June 26th at 7pm. A free will offering will be held a the conclusion of the concert. He will also be one of the featured artists at Bash on the Farm in Forest City on Friday, June 24th. For more information call Trinity Lutheran Pastor Jon Rollefson at 515-836-4792.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
EAGLE GROVE - The First Baptist Church on South Commercial in Eagle Grove will be playing the movie, Nail 32, on Sunday, June 26th at 6 PM. The movie portrays Jasper "Buck" Livingston who influenced & changed the cowboy culture. Just as 32 nails attach the shoes to a horse, Nail 32 shows the importance of men being courageous, honorable and truly God fearing! Following the movie, Jason Campbell, writer and producer, will be available for questions and general visiting.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
EAGLE GROVE - Joyful Noiz Gospel group will be singing at the 1st Baptist Church in Eagle Grove on Sunday, June 26th at 10:00 AM. For more information, call Betty Holmes at 515-432-7041 or the 1st Baptist Church.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
MANSON - Our Savior United Methodist Church in Manson will host Chalk Artist, Randy Davis of Drawing Closer Ministries as their guest speaker on Sunday, June 26th during the 9:00 AM worship service. Davis uses a unique visual method to convey Biblical principles and how they can be applied to modern day living. The chalk drawing is enhanced by colored lights and black light effects to reveal a "hidden picture" in the drawing. A free will offering will be taken.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
FORT DODGE - The Fort Dodge Public Library will have the Children's Summer Adventures: 4th of July Celebration of crafts and fun on Tuesday, June 28th beginning at 10 AM at 424 Central Avenue in Fort Dodge. Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend.
SUNDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 26-JULY 1
TWIN LAKES/MANSON - Adventure Camp is for all kids going into grades 4-6 and begins Sunday, June 26th at 3 PM and ends on Friday, July 1st at 1 PM. To register, go to twinlakesbiblecamp.org/adventure-camp
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
FORT DODGE - The 2016 Family Caregiver Conference will be held on Wednesday, June 29th from 11 AM to 4 PM at Iowa Central Community College, Bio Health Science Building, 1 Triton Circle in Fort Dodge. For more information, call 1-800-243-0678 ext.7079. To register for the conference, call 1-800-362-2793 ext. 1322.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
CLARION - The ISU Bug Zoo - Bug Olympics will be at the Clarion Public Library at 1 PM on Thursday, June 30th. This event is open for children of all ages.
WRIGHT COUNTY - Wright County's RELAY for LIFE has been cancelled for 2016. If you would like to be involved with the planning of 2017, contact Heather Englin at 1-512-490-8722.
AMES & FORT DODGE - Informed Choice of Iowa is in need of prayers & volunteers at the Ames & Fort Dodge Clinics. We need Volunteer Nurses, Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, RDMS’s & Physician Assistants. We also have a need for Non-medical volunteers like Church Liaisons, Receptionist, drivers, sidewalk counselors & cleaning. If you or someone you know would be interested in saving lives & partnering with this amazing ministry, go to http://www.
SUNDAYS THIS SUMMER, JUNE TO AUGUST
LAKE CORNELIA - Clarion Church of Christ returns at the open air shelter on the north side of Lake Cornelia, NE of Clarion, beginning on Sunday, June 26th. Worship time is 8 a.m. Music will be provided and short messages will be given by pastor Warren Curry and other guest speakers. The final service is Sunday, August 14th. In case of inclement weather, worship is cancelled.
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
TUESDAY - SUNDAY, JUNE 28-JULY3
CLARION - Wright County is participating in the 99 County Iowa Bible Reading Marathon. The readings there will begin Tuesday, June 28th at 7 am and go through Sunday, July 3rd, on the grounds of the Courthouse in downtown Clarion. To participate, please call Donna Bailey at 515-293-0632. Also, the Bible Reading Marathon at Pocahontas County is scheduled to begin on June 30th at the Courthouse there. To participate in that one, call Dan Fullerton at (507) 399-9684.
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.
SUNDAY/MONDAY, JULY 3/4
STORM LAKE - Cornerstone For Life will be hosting a food booth at Sunset Park during Storm Lake's 4th of July Festival on Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th . For more information, please contact Sue Thayer at 712-299-4759.
TUESDAY - SATURDAY, JULY 5-9
WEBSTER CITY - MAC Life Church is holding "The Great Comeback" Youth Sports Camp from Tuesday through Saturday, July 5th - 9th. This event will be held at the Webster City Middle School from 9:00 AM to Noon for ages 6-12. Register at maclifechurch.com/the-great-comeback.html
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
EAGLE GROVE - The Wright County Fair will host Little Miss and Mister. Contestants must be 4-7 years old and a Wright County Resident. Registration is Wednesday, July 6th at 6:45 PM at the Fair Office.
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 .
SATURDAY/SUNDAY, JULY 8/9
BOONE - The annual CEF Garage Sale will be held at 1406 Boone Street in Boone on Friday and Saturday, July 8th & 9th. For more information, call the CEF office at 308-730-7986.
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) 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
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.
SUNDAY, JULY 10TH
MANSON - Our Savior United Methodist Church of Manson will be hosting Phil and Pam Morgan of the "Amen" Ministry Tour on Sunday, July 10th during the 9 AM worship service. A free will offering will be collected. For more information, contact the church at 712-469-3510
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 15-17
TWIN LAKES/MANSON - Twin Lakes Bible Camp near 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.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, JULY 15/16
CLARION - St. John's Holy Cluster Church (Belmond, Clarion, Eagle Grove) will be having a Community Clothing Sale on Friday, July 15th from 2-8 PM and Saturday, July 16th from 9 AM - 1 PM at the church in Clarion (608 2nd Avenue). Everything will be extremely low cost. For more information call Jo at 515-448-3080 and leave message for return call.
SUNDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 17-22
TWIN LAKES - Challenge Camp for grades 6-8 will be held at Twin Lakes Bible Camp 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
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!
FORT DODGE - The First Evangelical Free Church of Fort Dodge invites kids K-6th grade to VBS - Expedition Norway, on Wednesday mornings from 9-11 AM June 22nd & 29th, and July 13th & 20th. Contact the church at 515-573-5763 for more information.
SUNDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 17-21
EAGLE GROVE - Barnyard Roundup is the theme for the Eagle Grove United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School on Sunday, July 17th - Thursday, July 21st from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM for children going into Pre-School--5th Grade. At Barnyard Roundup, kids discover that Jesus knows their name, rounds them up, and brings them home. A meal is provided each evening and the Finale Presentation will be Thursday, July 21st at 7 PM.
SUNDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 24-29
TWIN LAKES - Impact Camp for grades 9-12 will be held at Twin Lakes Bible Camp 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
WEDNESDAYS, JUNE - JULY
EAGLE GROVE/CLARION - Iowa Central Community College Triton Media presents one-hour weekly lunch hour workshops on social and digital media platforms to increase knowledge, consumer engagement and user experience. Wednesdays in June & July from Noon to 1:00 PM. Bring your lunch. Held at the Career Academy in Eagle Grove or Clarion High School. A small fee will be charged. Contact Heather Bacon at 1-515-574-1293 for more information.
SATURDAY, JULY 30
FORT DODGE - Summer FunTastic will be held on Saturday, July 30th from 11 AM to 2 PM at Community Christian School (outside) in Fort Dodge. This is a FREE children's event! Bounce on the inflatable, play all kinds of carnival games, get a Gospel Facepainting, eat free popcorn and sno cones... Have a FunTastic Time! For more information,contact Rachel Brown at cefnorthcentralia
WEDNESDAYS THIS SUMMER
EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove United Methodist Church invites Youth and Families to the Robert Blue practice field on Wednesday evenings for fun and games beginning at 6:00 PM.
SATURDAYS THRU JULY
FORT DODGE - Northfield Church, in Fort Dodge, on 15th street, north of the Sports Page, will begin Saturday services this Saturday, from 5:30-6:30. This will continue through the end of July.
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, AUGUST 5/6
GUTHRIE CENTER - The 19th Annual Guthrie County Southern Gospel Sing will be held in Guthrie Center on Friday, August 5th from 3 PM-9 PM and on Saturday, August 6th from 10 AM-8 PM. 20 Groups will be performing and a Salute to our Veterans is also in the program. For more information, call Dean or Mary Porter at 641-332-2550. You may also visit gcgospelsing.com
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
WEBSTER CITY - All Cultures Equal, 1440 East 2nd Street in Webster City will be hosting the Christian Worship Fest 2016 on Saturday, August 6th from 11 AM-9PM. For more information, cal 641-251-4164
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
EAGLE GROVE - Sacred Heart and United Methodist Church are planning a benefit for Henry Shriver who has ALS - aka Lou Gehrig's Disease, on Saturday, August 6th in the Sacred Heart Fellowship Hall in Eagle Grove from 4-7 PM with an auction beginning at 6 PM. There will be food will be available. Also, a fund has been set up at Security Savings Bank under Henry or Ann Shriver Benefit.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
TWIN LAKES/MANSON - On Saturday, August 6th, the 10th Annual Twin Lakes Triathlon and Duathlon begins at 7:30 AM. The Triathlon is a swim-bike-run format, while the Duathlon is a run-bike-run format. To register, go to twinlakesbiblecamp.org/triathlon/
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
WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
CLARION - The Clarion Library has added weekly story times and activities. Wednesdays is for children 2 years through pre-k from 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM. Fridays is for students K-3rd Grade from 2 PM - 3 PM.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
DES MOINES - Join Walnut Creek Church at the Windsor Heights Campus in Des Moines for the HOPE Adoption Conference on Saturday, October 22. Doors will open at 8:15AM with the conference starting at 9AM and ending at 5:30PM. For more information and to register, please visit beautyamidsttheashes.com