Informed Choices - Ames

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

AMES:  Informed Choice of Iowa will hold a banquet from 6:45 PM to 9 PM on Thursday, October 23rd, at the Starlite Village, 2601 East 13th Street, in Ames, presenting Gail McWilliams as guest speaker.  This is a complimentary dinner and seating is limited so you are asked to respond by registering on line at InformedChoiceIA.org before October 17th. 


Klaudia Zhelezny at Samuel Lutheran Church

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

EAGLE GROVE:  Klaudia Zhelezny, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, will be speaking at Samuel Lutheran Church, located at 201 North Lincoln in Eagle Grove, on Thursday, October 23rd, at 7 PM. The program to be presented is "God's Road Map for Peace in the Middle East."  For more information please call 515-448-5038.


40 Days for Life prayer vigil

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

ALGONA:  There will be a 40 days for life prayer vigil at the Central Park in Algona on Thursday, October 23rd, at 7 PM.  Everyone is welcome to join in prayer for the pro-life cause that night.


Agape Church event

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

FORT DODGE:  Agape Church, located at 924 8th Street South West, in Fort Dodge will be hosting Bishop Frederick Wilson, of Faith in Action Ministry from Boston, Massachusetts, as their guest speaker Thursday, October 23rd, and Friday, October 24th, starting at 7 PM each night.  The Fort Dodge Community Choir will lead the praise and worship. Come and bring a friend to hear the word of God.


Informed Choices - Fort Dodge

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

FORT DODGE:  Informed Choice of Iowa will hold a banquet from 7 PM to 9 PM on Saturday, October 25th, at the Fort Frenzy Cardiff Center, in Fort Dodge, presenting Gail McWilliams as guest speaker.  This is a complimentary dinner and seating is limited so you are asked to register by October 15th by calling 319-337-0575. 


CEF Fall Festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

PILOT MOUND:  You are invited to attend the Child Evangelism Fellowship Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25th, from 3 to 6 PM, at the Lundberg farm, located at 801 105th Street of rural Pilot Mound.  There will be fun for the whole family, including games, pie eating contest, apple cider, hot dog roast, pie auction, hayrack rides, hymn singing, and more.  For more information contact Lydia at 515-351-9368.


Pumpkinfest at Twin Lakes Bible Camp

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26

MANSON:  Twin Lakes Bible Camp will be presenting Pumpkinfest during the weekends of October 4th through October 25th with Saturday's time from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday's from 1 to 5 PM. This is great family fun with hayrack rides, corn mazes, pumpkin patch, apple launchers, rubber ducky races, pumpkin cannon, bungy trampoline, kiddie zip line, giant corn pool, bounce house, human foosball and more for only a small fee per person.  You can find more information and directions at twinlakesbiblecamp.com.


FD Choral Society Concert

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

FORT DODGE:  The Fort Dodge Choral Society will present the concert, Eternal Light, at 3 PM on Sunday, October 26th,  at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 South 9th Street, in Fort Dodge. This is an opportunity to hear new singers with new music and is sure to provide a glimpse of heaven for all!  For more information visit the web site at www.fdchoralsociety.org.


Dysart Family performance

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

EAGLE GROVE:  The Dysart Farmily of Macon, Missouri, will be presenting a gospel music program at 6 PM on Sunday, October 26th, at the First Baptist Church of 1210 South Commercial Avenue in Eagle Grove. There will be a freewill offering taken. 


Andersens Concert

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

KANAWHA:  The Andersens of Troy Mills, Iowa, will be performing Southern, Country, and Bluegrass Gospel music at the Kanawha Christian Reformed Church on Sunday, October 26th at 6:30 PM.  A free-will offering will be taken.  Come and join them as they lift up the Lord in word and song.  For more information call 641-762-3616.


Wright Co Adult Health Clinic

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 THROUGH TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

EAGLE GROVE/BELMOND:  The Wright County Adult Health Clinic, will hold the following clinics: on Tuesday, October 14th, the Blood Pressure Clinic will be from 11:30 AM to 12 PM at the Eagle Grove Senior Center; on Thursday, October 16th, the Blood Pressure Clinic and Foot Clinic will be from 8:30 AM to 10 AM at the Belmond Community Apartments; on Tuesday, October 21st, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be from 8:30 AM to 10 AM at the Eagle Grove Wellness Center; and Tuesday, October 28th, the Blood Pressure Clinic will be from 11:30 AM to 12 PM at the Eagle Grove Senior Center. These clinics are for any person ages 50 or older.  For more information call Kathy at 515-532-3461.


Fall Soup Supper & Bake Sale

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29

MALLARD:  The Trinity Lutheran Church of Mallard will hold a Fall Soup Supper and Bake Sale on Wednesday, October 29th, from 5 to 7 PM.  They will be serving chili, chicken noodle soup, and deserts.  A free-will donation will be taken with all proceeds to benefit the mission projects of the All-Circle Guild.


Harvest Festival

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

CLARION:  A Harvest Festival will be held at Holmes Baptist Church on Saturday, November 1st, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  The church is located at 2137 Hancock Avenue in Clarion and this is a FREE event with many fun things planned: such as hay rides, a bounce house, games with prizes, and a camp fire with smores and hot dogs.  For more information call 515-825-3110.


Young Living Essential Oils Class

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

RENWICK:  A fun and educational Young Living Essential Oils Class will be hosted by Amy Rudolph at the Renwick Public Library on Sunday, November 2nd, from 6 to 9 PM, which will include educators from Wisconsin.  For more information call 515-824-3473.


Faith Bible Christian Outreach event

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2

STORM LAKE:  Steve Sampson will be ministering at Faith Bible Christian Outreach, located at 1601 West Milwaukee Avenue,  in Storm Lake on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st, at 7 PM, and Sunday, November 2nd, at 10:30 AM.  The emphasis of his teaching ministry is on receiving the Holy Spirit and listening to what the Lord is saying to His people, plus, ministering one on one in a life-changing way.  For more information contact Pastor Carlson at 712-298-0272.


Scrapbooking Retreat

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, THRU SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16

MANSON:  Follow Hard Ministries and Twin Lakes Bible Camp are partnering together to host a Scrapbooking Retreat at the camp's facility in rural Manson on Friday, November 14th, through Sunday, November 16thThere is a fee.  To register by November 7th or for more details, call 319-352-4433.


Wings of Refuge Dinner

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

GOWRIE: Wings of Refuge, a Christ-Centered organization, asks you to join them at 6:30 PM on Friday, November 7th, at Gowrie United Methodist Church for dinner and a presentation on human trafficking. A free-will donation will go to Wings of Refuge to help the survivors of human trafficking.


NW Iowa Women's Conference

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

PALMER:  Faith Community Church of rural Palmer will hold it's 2014 Northwest Iowa Women's Conference on Saturday, November 8th, from 9:45 AM to 4 PM.  The presention, featuring speaker Leslie Vernick, is: "This is my Story, His Story of Turning our Pain into Purpose and our Messes and Mistakes into Messages" For lower fee, registration is due by Wednesday, October 22nd and you may register online at www.faithccpalmer.org or contact Angie at 515-571-2509.


St. Mary's Fall Festival

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

HUMBOLDT:  An invitation is extended to all to attend the Saint Mary's Fall Festival on Sunday, November 9th, from 11 AM to 1 PM at Saint Mary's Parish Hall in Humboldt.  Join them for a broasted chicken dinner which includes chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, home grown corn, coleslaw, dinner roll, pie and drink, and takeouts will be available.  They will have baked goods, jams and jellies, quilt raffle, and a silent auction so come join the fun. Tickets will be available at the door and at Humboldt Engraving. For more information call 515-332-2470.


HOPE Adoption Conference

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

DES MOINES:  To learn more about adoption you are invited to the HOPE Adoption Conference, a free statewide conference at Walnut Creek Church in Des Moines on Saturday, November 22nd from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The afternoon will conclude with worship and words of hope and inspiration from Carl Christiansen of Beauty Amidst the Ashes.  To learn more about the conference, viisit www.beautyamidsttheashes.com.


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 11 AM 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.


Ongoing Events

ALGONA, STORM LAKE, & OTHER CITIES:  Cornerstone for Life is a new 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 3 PM 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 10 AM 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 1 PM.

CLARION:  "Market in the Park," featuring Clarion's local farmers and vendors, will begin Saturday, May 17th, from 9 to 11 AM at the east side of Gazebo Park and continue each Saturday until October 11th.  Call 515-532-2916 for more information.  

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 8 AM 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:  The Farmers Market in Eagle Grove will be held every Friday, from June 6th through October 24th, from 3 to 6 PM at 117 South Commercial.

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 6 PM.  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 7:00 PM 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 12:12 PM 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 7 PM 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 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  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:  New Covenant Christian Church in Fort Dodge has a women's group on the first Saturday of every month at 9 AM.  The men's group meets at 8 AM on the second Saturday of each month.  They are reading "Running with the Giants."  Call 515-955-6222 for more information.

FORT DODGE:  St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge has a women's Bible study on Mondays at 1:30 PM in the church library.  The men's Bible study meets on Mondays at 6:30 PM in the church board room.  Another Men's Bible class meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 AM 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 9 PM.  Youth in 9th grade through college age are welcome from 7 PM to midnight. 

OTHO:  The Webster County Museum in Otho is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM 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 7:00 PM.  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 5:20 PM.  For more information, call 515-832-5369.

WEBSTER CITY:  MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 6:30 AM.  The church is located at 921 Des Moines Street in Webster City.  Call 515-832-5369 for more information.