Chuck Thomas Book signing at Ft Dodge Book World

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20

FORT DODGE:  Book World bookstore, in the Fort Dodge Crossroads Mall, will host a book signing featuring Chuck Thomas of Fort Dodge on Saturday, December 20th, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  The book, "A Place Where Dreams Come True", is based on the life of Chuck Thomas.  More information can be found at chuckthomas.org.


"Christmas With A Capital C" Movie

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21

EAGLE GROVE:  The First Baptist Church, 1210 South Commercial Avenue, in Eagle Grove will be showing the movie titled "Christmas With A Capital C" on Sunday, December 21st, at 6 PM.  This is a FREE event for the community, with FREE popcorn and pop to be served.  For information, call the church office at 515-448-4612.


Fort Dodge Choral Concert

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20 AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21

HUMBOLDT/FORT DODGE:  At 7:30 PM, on Saturday, December 20th, the Fort Dodge Choral Society, with special guests, Jive for Five, will present the concert, Christmas Lights, at Faith United Methodist Church, 107 4th Street North, in Humboldt.  On Sunday, December 21st, at 3 PM, they will perform again in Fort Dodge at the First United Methodist Church, 127 North 10th Street.  Preceeding this concert there will be refreshments served at 2 PM and a Carol sing-along at 2:30 PM.  For more information visit the web site at www.fdchoralsociety.org.


Crossroads Lock In

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

GOLDFIELD:  As we move closer to the new year, Crossroads in Goldfield is hosting a "LOCK IN" on Wednesday, December 31st,  from 8 PM until 11 AM on New Year's Day. For more information contact Craig Carlson at Crossroads at (515) 293-2767.


Algona Nativity Sceene

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

ALGONA:  The Internationally Famous Kaib Nativity Scene, which has half-life sized figures of the Nativity crafted by the German prisoners of war while they were interned at the Algona prisoner of war camp in 1945, is celebrating 70 continuous years of showing through December 31st.  The showing location is at Kossuth County Fairgrounds just West of Highway 169 at the South edge of Algona and the days and times are: Saturdays and Weekdays from 2 PM to 8 PM, Sundays and Christmas Day from Noon to 8 PM, and will close at 6 PM on December 31st.  Buses are welcome and, to make arrangements, call Marvin at 515-295-7519.


Winter Jam

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

DES MOINES:  Winter Jam is scheduled  for Friday, January 23rd, to be held at the Wells Fargo Arena, 233 Center Street, in Des Moines.  It will present Christian artists Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, For King and Country, plus numerous others.  For more information visit the website at http://2015.jamtour.com/shows/des-moines-ia.


Winter Camp Registration at Twin Lakes Bible Camp

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015

MANSON:  Registration for the 2015 Winter Camp at Twin Lakes Bible Camp is now open. The Snovernight camp, is for Grades 4 to 6, and those camp dates are Friday, January 2nd, through Sunday, January 4th;  the Wintertainment camp for Grades 7 to 12, register by  January 5th to receive a lower rate, and those camp dates are Friday, January 30th, through Sunday, February 1st.  To register online go to www.twinlakesbiblecamp.com or call 712.297.7714.


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.