School Supplies Donations

EAGLE GROVE - Anyone who would like to donate schools supplies to students or teachers please drop off at Upper Des Moines Opportunity.

The Family Leadership Regional Summits - Northwest

SIOUX CENTER - The NW Family Leadership Regional Summit will be held on Tuesday, September 1st at Dordt College located in Sioux Center from 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM. Featured speakers include Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Senator Rick Santorum. For the latest information and to obtain your complimentary ticket, visit:

Annual Fall Family Kickoff

HUMBOLDT - The Oak Hill Church, 905 13th St. SW in Humboldt, is having its annual Fall Family Kickoff on Wednesday, September 2nd from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM. Food, fellowship and fun inflatibles will be available, and parents may rregister their children for the upcoming year of Awana, Route 56 and youth group. Call the church at 515-332-1058 with any questions.

Theodore Roosevelt Presentation

WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City Recreation & Public Grounds Department, along with Humanities Iowa, is sponsoring the 45 minute presentation: "Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider President" on Saturday, September 5th at 1:00 PM . The event will be held at the the Mulberry Center Church in Wilson Brewer Park, located at 220 Ohio Street in Webster City. There is no cost for this event.

Labor Day Weekend

CLARION - The Heartland Museum, 119 9th St SW in Clarion, will have special hours over the Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday the 5th, 6th and 7th of September. The hours of operation that weekend will be from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Also, a special exhibit of Iowa license plates will be on display in the Community Room.

Human Trafficking in Iowa

CLARION - An informative presentation on Human Trafficking in Iowa will be held on Tuesday, September 8th beginning at 7:00 PM. This presentation, given by Michael Ferjak, Senior Criminal Investigator of the Office of the Attorney General, is sponsored by the Clarion Ministerial Association and will be held at the United Presbyterian Church, 219 1st St. NW in Clarion.  Contact Pastor Bill Kem at 515-532-2709 for more information. 

Disciple City Family Ministry

POMEROY, MANSON - The Covenant Church in Pomeroy invites all area families to Disciple City Family Ministry on Wednesday, September 2nd from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the swimming Pool Park in Manson. Disciple City, which is for kids Pre-K through 6th grade, starts it's regular schedule on Wednesday, September 9th at the church in Pomeroy, but, with a new format. Register online at or call the church at 712-359-7706 for more information.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

FORT DODGE - Community Bible Study will be studying the books of Daniel and Revelation beginning Thursday, September 3rd at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N. 11th St. in Fort Dodge from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Community Bible Study, is an interdenominational Bible study for adults and has a program for children aged birth through kindergarten. A registration fee is charged and scholarships are available. For more information call Michelle at 515-570-5173. 

Thursday Evening Bible Study

FORT DODGE - The Thursday Evening Community Bible Study will be continuing its study in Genesis on Thursday, September 10th at Bloomers Coffee Shop in the Trolley Center at 900 Central Avenue in Fort Dodge beginning at 7:00 PM. This Bible Study is Biblically based and Non-denominational. For more information, please call Joanne at 515-570-2221.

27th Annual Fall Festival

BELMOND  - Belmond will be hosting its 27th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM downtown on Main Street under the arcade. Crafts, arts, exhibits, bake sales, food and the Farmers Market on Main. For more information or to participate, call the Chamber at 1-641-444-3937.

Living Proof Live Simulcast

ALGONA - Grace Church, 1923 East McGregor in Algona, will host the simulcasting of Beth Moore on Saturday, September 12th from 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM with doors opening at 8:30 AM for registration. Her book "Audacious" will officially be released on November 1st, but if you want to have a book the day of the event it must be pre-ordered. Books will not be available for purchase the day of the event. Purchase of a book is NOT required to attend the event. Due to limited seating, women may purchase advance tickets only by contacting Cheryl at 515-320-1288.

Surviving Eating Disorders

ALGONA - The Algona branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) is sponsoring a workshop presented by the Eating Disorders Coalition of Iowa.  The event is open to the public, from 10:00 AM to 2:00  PM on Saturday, Sept. 12th, at Pharmacists Mutual Company, 808 US Highway 18, Algona. For more information, contact Ann Gale at 515-320-4404.

Sonshine Singers Fall Concert

FORT DODGE - The Sonshine Singers Fall Concert, "Sonshine - Gaither Style", will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 13th. This is a southern gospel and contemporary Christian music concert and will be held at the Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd Street.  A free will offering will be collected. 

Bluegrass Music

CLARION - The Hearland Museum, 119 9th Street SW in Clarion, will host a special program of Bluegrass Music, beginning at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 13th. A freewill offering for the program only will be collected.



FORT DODGE -  A vocal and instrumental concert performed by Doug Larson will be held on Monday, September 14th at 1:45 PM in the sanctuary of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 400 S. 13th Street in Fort Dodge. A free-will offering will be collected to benefit the St. Paul's Fine Arts Programs.

Aglow Event Ames

AMES - The Ames Aglow will meet on Tuesday, September 15th at the Country Inn Motel, Dayton Place & SE 16th Street in Ames, beginning at 11:00 AM. This month's speaker will be Mary Strong from Greenwood, IN. For more information, call 515-292-5629.

Wright Co. Adult Health Clinics

EAGLE GROVE-CLARION-GOLDFIELD  -  The Eagle Grove Senior Center will host the blood pressure & health education on Tuesday, September 8th from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM. The Meadows 2nd floor Beauty Shop will host the blood pressure & foot clinic from 8:30 AM-10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 9th. The Goldfield Legion Building will host the blood pressure & health education on Wednesday, September 16th from 11:15 AM-12:00 PM. Call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461 for questions.

Iowa Central Career Academy Open House

EAGLE GROVE - The Iowa Central Career Academy will host an open house on Wednesday, September 16th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at their facility, 316 NW 3rd Street in Eagle Grove.

National Back to Church Sunday

EVERYWHERE - Back To Church Sunday, September 20th,  has been a HUGE outreach for churches to invite visitors on one special day.You are encouraged to make it a priority again this year! There is a power in equipping your body to become inviters, not just attenders.

SafTHome Display

SPENCER -  Global Compassion Network (aka GCN) will be on exhibit at The Clay County Fair which will be held Saturday, September 12th through Sunday, September 20th at the Clay County Fairgrounds located on the NW side of Spencer. Be sure to stop by their Sukup SafTHome which will be on display during the fair. GCN is a non-profit humanitarian organization that assists people in disasters, both domestically and internationally.

Stonecroft Women's Connection Events

FORT DODGE - The Stonecroft Women's Connection will host "Unique Treasures" at Tea Thyme, 2021 6th Ave. South in Fort Dodge on Tuesday, September 22nd beginning at 9:30 AM. There is a cost for this event. Please call Kathy at 515-408-7981 for reservations.

Social Security Options and Implications

CLARION - When is the right time to begin taking Social Security? Find out the options & implications of receiving Social Security benefits & how to maximize them at the Clarion Public Library on Wednesday, September 23rd beginning at 12:00 PM (noon). RSVP with Deb at 515-532-2568.

MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

ALGONA - MOPS will meet the first Thursday of every month beginning Thursday, September 3rd at The Lighthouse, 714 E State St. in Algona. Child care is provided. For more information, email Hilah Owen at

FREE Concert

IOWA FALLS - Sanctus Real, Farewell to a Friend Tour will be held at the Bill Riley Band Shell, 610 Estes Street in Iowa Falls on Wednesday, October 7th beginning at 6:00 PM. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Alden High School Gym, 1903 N. Taylor in Iowa Falls. For more information, call Mark at 641-373-1207.

Health Needs Assessment Survey

WRIGHT COUNTY - The Wright County Public Health (WCPH) & the Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics (ISHC) are conducting a survey to help determine the health needs of Wright County. To complete the survey, go online to http:/ , or pick up an English or Spanish hard copy at WCPH, 115 1st Street SE, Clarion, the Volunteer Desks at ISHC in Belmond or Clarion, or the WIC Clinics in Clarion or Eagle Grove. Return completed surveys by November 1st, to the same locations.

FORGIVEN & SET FREE Weekend Retreat

VENTURA - Forgiven & Set Free will be hosting a Post Abortion Weekend Retreat at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp in Ventura beginning Friday, October 16th through Sunday, October 18th. For more information, contact Renee Schaefer at 641-424-2237.

2015 HOPE Adoption Conference

DES MOINES - Beauty Amidst the Ashes is hosting the 2015 HOPE Adoption Conference on Saturday, November 21st from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, at the Walnut Creek Church Windsor Heights Campus, 900 64th Street in Windsor Heights, a suburb of Des Moines. This conference is free of charge and information, registration and seminar topics may be found on the website The band Willet will lead worship for this event.

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 515-448-4588515-448-4588 or 712-299-4759712-299-4759, 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 3PM to participate in Sunday Senior Fellowship.  Enjoy FREE fun, fellowship, and food.  Call 515-295-2226515-295-2226 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 515-325-6210515-325-6210 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 515-448-4612515-448-4612.

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 515-571-9773515-571-9773 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 515-570-5173515-570-5173 or Monica at 515-573-4406515-573-4406.

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 515-269-0297515-269-0297.

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 515-573-2316515-573-2316.

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 515-955-3579515-955-3579 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 515-972-4544515-972-4544 during museum hours or 515-972-4804515-972-4804 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 515-343-6654515-343-6654 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 5:20PM.  For more information, call 515-832-5369515-832-5369.

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 515-832-5369515-832-5369 for more information.