EAGLE GROVE - KJYL will be putting together our June Letter Month mailing on Friday, May 29th at the KJYL radio station, located at 103 West Broadway in Eagle Grove beginning at 10:30 AM. Volunteers still needed. Good fellowship and lunch provided.

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 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.

Fun Run for Diabetes

EAGLE GROVE - A fun "run" of anything with wheels will be held on Saturday, May 30th beginning at 9:00 AM at Rails Bar & Grill in Eagle Grove. Stops include Stratford, Boone, Dayton, Lehigh, Duncombe, Ft Dodge & Badger. All proceeds go to the kids diabetes camp - Camp Hertko Hollow in Boone. Call 515-293-1197 for information.

2015 Walk for Life

FORT DODGE - The 2015 Walk for Life, to benefit the Informed Choices Pregnancy Center, will be held in Fort Dodge at Kennedy Park on Saturday, May 30th. Registration begins at 8:30 AM with the walk beginning at 9:00 AM. Information is available by calling Suzi at 319-337-0575. Another walk is planned for Saturday, June 20th in Ames.

Ice Cream Social
KANAWHA - The Kanawha Christian School Ice Cream Social will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 5-7 at the Kanawha Fire Station located at 104 S. Main in Kanawha.  Family, friends, and neighbors come enjoy maid-rites, potato salad, potato chips, homemade pie and ice cream. For questions, call Brenda at 641-494-7493.


Powerful Example of the American Dream

BRITT - Come hear the story of Senator Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz and his pursuit for freedom from the Batista’s regime in Cuba while he also conveys a message about the Biblical history of our country and God’s call for believers to be involved in the process of selecting our leaders! This event will be held on Sunday, May 31 beginning at 6 PM at the Evangelical Free Church in Britt, located at 810 2nd Avenue NW.


EAGLE GROVE - An open house and farewell will be held to honor the retirement of the Reverend Dr. Fran Pettigrew at the First Baptist Church, located at 1210 South Commercial in Eagle Grove, on Sunday, May 31st from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Beyond the Mask

ALGONA - The film, Beyond the Mask, is scheduled to be shown at the State 5 Theatre in Algona on June 1st at 7:30 PM. Tickets may be bought online at http://www.beyondthemaskmovie.com/showing/12022 prior to the showing, or by calling the Algona Evangelical Free Church at 515-295-7101.

Bethany Christian Services 20th Annual Golf Benefit

ORANGE CITY - The 20th Annual Golf Benefit, hosted by Bethany Christian Services, is being held at the Landsmeer Golf Club located at 902 7th Street NE in Orange City on Thursday, June 4th. Through your participation in this Golf Benefit, you help improve the lives of children through adoption.  Event times are as follows: 11:00 AM- Registration and Lunch; 12:30 PM - Shotgun Start. For more information, please call 712-737-4831.

Anniversary Banquet

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. All are encouraged to attend to find out what GCN is all about. Please RSVP to 515-448-3131 if you are planning to attend.

Totally Rad 80ís Glow Run

HARCOURT - A Totally Rad 80's Glow Run to raise money to send kids to summer camp, will be held on Friday, June 5 at the Lanyon Covenant Church located at 39115   204th Avenue in rural Harcourt. Registration begins at 7 PM and the run/walk at 8 PM. Refreshments and prizes follow. For more information call 515-351-1252 or go to www.lanyoncvenant.org.

Contemporary Quilt Show - "Color Fantasia"

ROWAN - A new quilt show will be held at Stitches in Time, a quilt shop located in Rowan.  The show will open on Rowan Fun Day, Saturday, June 6 beginning at 9 AM and will close at noon. Rowan Fun Day benefits The Iowa River Players, The Rowan Public Library and The Rowan Historical Museum. Events that day include multiple activities for children, a Tug-of-War Challenge, breakfast and lunch, Antique car show, and an  auction. For more information contact Kathy at 641-853-2258


Frontier Days

FORT DODGE - Frontier Days in Fort Dodge will be celebrated June 5-7 with the parade being held on Saturday, June 6th from 10 AM to 12 PM. Volunteers are still needed for KJYL's entry in the parade. Please call 515-448-4588 to sign up. The Fort Dodge Fort Museum will also be open beginning on Friday, June 5th from Noon to 10 PM, Saturday, 10 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM. Cost of a wristband is good for all three days of activities.

6x DOVE Award winner -

PALMER - Faith Community Church of Rural Palmer is having a Special Worship Service on Sunday, June 7th, with music by The Nelons beginning at 9:30 AM. Faith Community Church is located 10 miles north of Manson, IA on N-65 (3 miles south of Hwy 3).  For more information, visit www.faithccpalmer.org or call the church’s office at 712-359-2302. 

Vacation Bible School
FORT DODGE - Prince of Peace Lutheran in Fort Dodge invites children to Camp Discovery Vacation Bible School, where they will discover God's plan and His purpose.  VBS is Sunday thru Tuesday, June 7-9, from 6:00 PM  to 8:00 PM.  Children ages 3 years thru 5th grade are welcome. Call the church office at 573-8618 to register.

Stop Human Trafficking

FORT DODGE - Wings of Refuge will be holding be an Anti-Trafficking Training on Tuesday, June 9th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Iowa Central Community College EAST Campus which is located at 2031 Quail Avenue in Fort Dodge. This training is for service providers, first responders and anyone potentially encountering victims of commercial sexual exploitation in our region.  An additional community presentation on human trafficking will be held the same evening from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at Prairie Lakes Church located at 200 Avenue O in Fort Dodge.

Sesqui-centennial Celebration

CLARION - Clarion's Sesqui-centennial celebration will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 12th &13th in conjunction with Festival in the Park. Enjoy the annual favorites as well as some new things on Friday, including opening ceremonies at the aquatic center park, a classic car display, school tours, a 5K run/walk, a family fun swim, a retro skate party and a luminary launch.

Ladies Summer Bible Study - Fight Back With Joy!

MANSON -   Ladies are invited to a six week Bible study held at Twin Lakes Bible Camp Harvest Hall near Manson, Iowa.  Beginning Tuesday, June 9th, from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM, the study will be held six consecutive Tuesdays ending on July 14th . To register, visit the camp website at twinlakesbiblecamp.com or call the camp office at 712-297-7714.

Wright Co. June Health Clinics

- The June Adult Health Clinics will be held on Tuesday, June 9th from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Senior Center located at 310 W. Broadway in EAGLE GROVE; on Wednesday, June 17th from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM at the Legion building located at 509 N Main in GOLDFIELD and on Thursday, June 18th from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the Belmond Community Apartments located at 116 Luicks Lane in BELMOND. These clinics are available to any person in Wright County who is age 50 or older. For questions, call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.

Rummage/Bake Sale

JUNE 19-20
FORT DODGE - The Women of St. Paul will be sponsoring a rummage and bake sale on Friday, June 19 th from 2 PM to 7 PM and on Saturday, June 20 th from 8 AM to 2 PM in the school's multi-purpose room, located at 1217 4th Avenue South in Fort Dodge. Please call Mary at 515-576-3049 for specific instructions on items to donate and to help with the sale.

2015 Walk for Life

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


Vacation Bible School

JUNE 22-26
FORT DODGE - Join St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church for VBS! This year's theme is "Shining Star" and will be held Monday June 22nd through Friday June 26th beginning at 5:30 PM in the church sanctuary located at 400 South 13th Street in Fort Dodge. Teachers and helpers are still needed. Please call 515-955-7285 if you are able to help.

Soul Feast - Hope For The City

FORT DODGE - A community breakfast, sponsored by Cana, will be held from 8 AM to 11 AM on Saturday, June 27 at Cana, located at 18 S 3rd Street in Fort Dodge. All proceeds go to Community-Maker Space: Piece Works. Call 515-302-8036 with any questions.

Family Camp - July 5-12

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.

Higher Power in Concert
STORM LAKE -Sunday, July 19th the Storm Lake United Methodist Church,  211 E. 3rd,  A RAGBRAI  Outreach, will be hosting Higher Power in Concert at 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM (Free-will Offering). There will also be a Spaghetti Supper from  4-7 PM (cost).

Wright Co. July Health Clinics

EAGLE GROVE/CLARION - The July Adult Health Clinics will be held on Wednesday, July 8th from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at The Meadows 2nd floor beauty shop located at 1302 S. Main in Clarion; on Tuesday, July 14th from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Senior Center located at 310 W. Broadway in Eagle Grove and on Tuesday, July 21st from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the Wellness Center located at 801 SE 5th Street in Eagle Grove. These clinics are available to any person in Wright County who is age 50 or older. For questions, call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.

2015 HOPE Adoption Conference

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.