2nd Annual 'Moonlight Harvest 5K Walk/Run'

CLARION - The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Middle School Peer Helpers are hosting its 2nd Annual Moonlight Harvest 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 10th beginning at 6:30 PM at the C-G-D track/football stadium 319 3rd Ave NE (between the school and swimming pool) in Clarion. Music, games and dancing will start the evening, followed by the walk/run beginning at 8:00 PM. For more information, call the Middle School at 532-2412.

Fall Supper & Bazaar

DAYTON - The McGuire Bend United Brethern Church will be holding their Annual Fall Supper and Bazaar at 3138 McGuire Bend Rd, Dayton on Saturday October 10th. Supper will be served from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM with a freewill offering, and the auction will begin at 7:00 PM. Included in the auction will be home baked goods, crafts,and much more. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Spaghetti Supper

EAGLE GROVE - The First Baptist Church, 1210 S Commercial in Eagle Grove, will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, October 10th. Serving will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and includes Spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and drink. A fee will be charged as this is a fundraiser to send Kids To Camp. for more information, please call Carolyn at 515-448-4612.

Pumpkins & Ponies

HUMBOLDT - The 10th Annual Pumpkins & Ponies at SpringVale Farm will be Saturday, October 10th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. (Rain date is Sunday, October 11th from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM). Pumpkins, Pony rides, home-made goodies, displays, demonstrations, shows, an auction & much, much more! SpringVale Farm is located at 2603 Lone Tree Road (Blacktop P56) or 3 miles South of Volberding Hill. For more information, call 515-368-3005.

Fall Rummage Sale

FORT DODGE - The First United Methodist Church, 1st Avenue North and 10th Street in Fort Dodge, will host their fall rummage sale on Friday October 9th from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Saturday October 10th from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon. All proceeds from the sale go to support missions. For more information, please call Pat at 515-570-4368.

"Dramapolooza" at the Rowan Theater

ROWAN - The Iowa River Players are hosting another "Dramapolooza" at the Rowan Theater, 901 Broadway in Rowan on Sunday, October 11th at 2:00 PM. Groups of 4th-6th grade students from CAL, Belmond-Klemme and C-G-D schools will each perform a short play directed by High School students. They are working hard to bring this to their friends, families and the public.

Voices of Praise Worship Service

GLIDDEN - Voices of Praise, the adult choir of True Bible Baptist Church in Des Moines, will be holding  an evening of worship in gospel music at Grace Baptist Church, 329 E 7th St, in Glidden, on Sunday, October 11th beginning at 5:00 PM with "Meet, Greet, Eat With The Choir". (RSVP at 712-659-3893) followed by the Voices of Praise Service at 6:00 PM. A freewill offering will be taken for the choir.  For questions, call 712-659-3893 or email grace4me@iowatelecom.net.

Sunday Senior Fellowship

The Algona First Presbyterian Church invites area senior citizens to come join them for Sunday Senior Fellowship on Sunday, October 11th, at 3:00 PM at Windsor Manor, 512 N Finn Drive in Algona (instead of meeting at the church). This month's program will center on the upcoming changes in Medicare & other related insurance issues of interest to senior citizens. For additional information please call Pastor Walt Reemtsma, 515-341-1052 or the First Presbyterian Church of Algona 515-295-2226.

Salad Luncheon

FORT DODGE - The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,1023 South 27th Street, Fort Dodge will host their annual Salad Luncheon and Craft Bazaar on Tuesday, October 13th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Carry-out meal is available.

Senior Health Care Insurance for Iowans

LONE ROCK - The Lone Rock Presbyterian Church will host a noon luncheon beginning at 12:00 noon at the church located on the north edge of Lone Rock. Following the luncheon will be a presentation by SHIPP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) counselors, Dave & Peg Skilling of Algona. Information from this presentation will help senior citizens make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage prior to the signup period beginning October 15th. Walk-ins are welcome, however, (for head-count) it is requested that you call 515-925-3250 and leave a message that you plan to attend.

Senior Health Care Insurance for Iowans

ALGONA - On Wednesday, October 14th, the First Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Main in Algona, will be offering a Senior Seminar Informational Session dealing with the topic of Senior Health Care Insurance for Iowans beginning at 3:30 PM in the Fireside Room of the church. This informative session will be one of several sessions specifically geared for senior citizens offered by the Church throughout the year. For more information, call the Church at 515-295-2226.

40 Days for Life 2015

ALGONA - Kossuth County Right to Life will be hosting a peaceful prayer vigil for an end to abortion.This event will be held at Central Park on the corner of East State Street and North Phillips Street in Algona on Thursday evening, October 15th beginning at 6:30 PM. Please join us and pray for an end to abortion.

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.

Pro-Life Event

URBANDALE - The Iowa Right to Life will be hosting a Pro-Life Event featuring the founder and president of Life Training Institute (LTI), Scott Klusendorf, on Saturday, October 17th. This event will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the New Hope Assembly of God Church, 4425 70th Street in Urbandale. RSVP to Iowa Right to Life at 877-595-9406 or email outreach@iowaRTL.org.

Aglow International - Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE - The Fort Dodge Aglow International will be hosting Joel Tenney on Saturday, October 17th beginning at 10:00 AM at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Avenue in Fort Dodge. Joel is a young energetic man from Kalona, IA and will be speaking of God's plan for him - "I had my plan, but He had His!".  Joining Joel, will be Pam and Sarah Evans who will share their musical talents and how they also have a significant role in "His" plans. For more information, call Kelly at 515-576-2343.


FORT DODGE - St. Paul Lutheran School students will present the musical "Spend A While On The Nile" on Monday, October 19th. Two performances are offered, the first beginning at 1:30 PM and the second beginning at 6:30 PM. The musical will be held in the St. Paul Sanctuary, 400 South 13th Street in Fort Dodge.

Wright County Adult Health Clinics

EAGLE GROVE, BELMOND, EAGLE GROVE - The Wright County Health Department is offering an adult blood pressure & health education clinic on Tuesday, October 13th at the Eagle Grove Senior Center from 11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon; a blood pressure & foot clinic at the Belmond Community Apartments from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 15th; and a blood pressure & foot clinic at the Eagle Grove Wellness Center from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM on Monday, October 20th.

Aglow International - Ames

AMES - Aglow International in Ames will be hosting Connie Drake from Centerville, IA on Tuesday, October 20th at the Country Inn Motel at Dayton Place & SE 16th Street in Ames. Connie is the new Iowa Aglow Area President. Registration begins at 11:00 AM with a hot breakfast in which a fee is charged, with the meeting following. For more information, call 515-292-5629.

Fall Soup Supper & Bake Sale

MALLARD - The Trinity Lutheran Church, 311 N Hwy 4 in Mallard, will be hosting their Fall Soup Supper & Bake Sale on Wednesday October 21, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Chicken Noodle Soup, Chili, Lettuce Sandwiches and Dessert will be served for a free will donation along with having baked goods and craft items for sale. All proceeds benefit mission projects of the Trinity Lutheran All Circle Guild. For any questions call Karla at 712-845-6488.

Drawn To The Word

EAGLE GROVE - The New Hope Lutheran Church, located in the United Church of Christ building,1115 SW 2nd St in Eagle Grove, is hosting Drawn To The Word with artist and Pastor Paul Oman on Wednesday, October 21st from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Pastor Oman will paint a mural of The Parable of the Prodigal Son as you watch this story unfold artistically, musically, narratively and scripturally.


Women of Faith - Farewell Tour "Loved"

STORY CITY - Harvest E Free Church, 524 Riverhills Drive in Story City will be hosting Women of Faith - Farewell "Loved" Event on Friday and Saturday, October 23rd & 24th. Friday's event will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturday's event will be from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. For more information, visit www.harvestefree.org & www.womenoffaith.com

Grief Support Group Meetings

CLARION - The Wright County Hospice and Health Departments are offering Grief Support Group Meetings in October and November. All meetings will be held at the First Lutheran Church, 420 1st Street NW in Clarion on Tuesday, October 20th and Tuesday, October 27th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM and again in November. Registration is not required, but helpful for having enough materials. For more information, call 515-532-3461.

2015 Informed Choices Annual Banquet

FORT DODGE - The 2015 Informed Choices Annual Banquet will be held at the Fort Frenzy Cardiff Center in Fort Dodge on Thursday, October 29th. A complimentary dinner begins at 7:00 PM followed by the program. Good food, music, an update from the Executive Director and an inspiring message from Pam Stenzel is scheduled for the evening. Please note that this is for adults only and Sunday attire is required.


TWIN LAKES - Twin Lakes Bible Camp is hosting Pumpkinfest, a family friendly event, every Saturday and Sunday in October.  Corn Mazes, hayrack rides, bounce house, kiddy zip-line, obstacle course, pumpkin patch, and much more. Saturdays 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, and Sundays 1:00 PM-5:00 PM during October.  Twin Lakes Bible Camp is near Manson.  For more information, visit twinlakesbiblecamp.com or call 712-297-7714.

"Counting Our Blessings" Bazaar

SHEFFIELD - Zion Reformed Church, 2029B Jonquil Avenue, Sheffield, will be hosting “Counting Our Blessings” Bazaar in celebration of Zion’s 125th Anniversary. The bazaar will be held at the church on Saturday, November 7th from 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM with a live auction following. All are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Franklin County Food Pantry. For more information, call Judy at 641-892-4710.

Eloise Kuper - Oil Painting on Feathers

BELMOND - The Jenison-Meacham Art Museum, 1179 Taylor Avenue Belmond, will be featuring Eloise Kuper - Oil Painting on Feathers, on display Sundays from October 3rd through November 8th. An open house will be held on Sunday, October 18th. For more information call: 515-571-0145, or go to: http://belmondartscenter.org/about_us/index.php#jYabXu5bGe9jtvck.99

Men's Weekend

TWIN LAKES - Men have a key role in their family, in our culture and in our churches. The Twin Lakes Program Team has designed the weekend to challenge men to rise to the occasion and glorify God with their entire life. find out more at twinlakesbiblecamp.com

St. Mary's Fall Festival

HUMBOLDT - The St. Mary's Fall Festival, 311 4th Street N (Parish Hall), in Humboldt will be held on Sunday, November 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Take-outs are available at the northeast door of the school from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Meal tickets will be available at the door and at Humboldt Engraving. Baked goods, jams and jellies, quilt raffle and more will also be available. For more information, call 515-368-2470.

Wright County Adult Health Clinics

DOWS, EAGLE GROVE, CLARION - The Wright County Health Department is offering an adult blood pressure & foot clinic on Monday, November 9th at the Dows Senior Center from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon; a blood pressure & health education at the Eagle Grove Senior Center from 11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, November 10th; and a blood pressure & foot clinic at The Meadows (2nd floor Beauty Shop) from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 11th.

Speak Life and Live Women's Conference

PALMER - Faith Community Church will be hosting their fall Women's Conference featuring Melody Olson from the ministry Speak Life and Live, on Saturday, November 14 from 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM.  Faith Community Church is located at 54952 290th Ave, or, 10 miles north of Manson, IA on N-65 or 3 miles south of Hwy 3 on N-65. A fee will be charged for this event. For more information call the church office at 712.359.2302

Grief Support Group Meetings

CLARION - The Wright County Health and Hospice Departments are offering Grief Support Meetings on Tuesday, November 3rd, 10th and 17th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. All meetings will be held at the First Lutheran Church, 420 1st Street NW in Clarion. Registration is not required, but, helpful for having enough materials available. For more information, call 515-532-3461.

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 www.beautyamidsttheashes.com. The band Willet will lead worship for this event.

ORANGE CITY - A family Christmas experience is coming to Orange City. Jeremy Camp, Jamie Grace and Nick Hall will all be in concert at Northwestern College - DeWitt Physical Fitness Center in Orange City on Friday, December 4th beginning at 7:00 PM. For more information, go to: thereasonChristmas.com

Meals for Starving Children

FORT DODGE - The First Evangelical Free Church is heading up a project called Fort Dodge Mobile Pack in cooperation with "Feed My Starving Children". (You can find more information at www.fmsc.org). On Saturday, December 5th, the First Evangelical Free Church is planning to pack more than 100,000 meals at the Community Christian School gym, 2406 9 1/2 Avenue S  in Fort Dodge, for shipment to starving children overseas. We are needing over 500 volunteers to serve during 2-hour shifts. For more information, call Scott at 515-573-5763

Fighting Hunger Locally

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CLARION - The Clarion Churches, Rotary Club & CGD Elemetary School have partnered together to help fight hunger in the community. Families identified by the elementary school staff are supplied with a backpack of food each weekend to help supplement the nutrition needs in their home. Donations may be dropped off at the Congregational Church or First State Bank. For more information, contact Sherri O'Brien at sherrio@fsbwc.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.

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:  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.