GRAPETREE HOSTS GRAND OPENING IN MILFORD
GrapeTree Medical Staffing is hosting a grand opening for its new headquarters in Milford. The grand opening will taake place from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. GrapeTree has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, employing 170 office staff that work closely with more than 3,800 healthcare employees working in approximately 1,400 facilities throughout the country. This new state-of-the-art facility will support GrapeTree's continued growth and investment in the community. GrapeTree leadership will lead a ribbon cutting as well as guided building tours throughout the event.
FORREST FORQUE & FRIENDS COME TO CALVARY
Join Respite Angels at 10 a.m. Thursday July 18, at Calvary Methodist Church in Arnolds Park for some music and refreshments. Forrest Forque & Friends will be doing Americana Collective music. Organizers are very excited to have Forrest and Friends come. Call Kelly at Respite Angels at 712-229-6064 or Chelsie at the church office at 712-332-2447. This is a free concert and all are welcome.
END OF YEAR CELEBRATION APPROACHES
Milford Memorial Library will have its Youth End of Summer Reading Celebration at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Florence Park. There will be free prizes, pizza, marbles with paint craft, inflatables and a dunk tank! Youth can continue to fill out their reading logs until Aug. 16.
Book Buddies will have another casual reading session at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19. This will be followed by Building Bookworms: Take Me to Your Reader at 10 a.m., which will be all about aliens (books, songs, alien paper plate craft).
OAXACA GARAGE SALE RETURNS
The annual Oaxaca Garage Sale will take place 7 a.m. to noon Friday, July 19, and again Saturday, July 20, at Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. The sale includes many treasures at low prices All proceeds benefit the Oaxaca Grassroots Streetchildren Project in Oaxaca, Mexico. At 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Spoudazo Music Group from Fremont, Nebraska, will share its talents with a musical worship performance. The evening starts with an ice cream social, followed by a program called "Washed by the Water."
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY TO MEET
Iowa Lakes Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in the Spencer Public Library ICN room. ILGS represents Dickinson, O'Brian Osceola and Clay Counties. Group leaders will show attendees how determine biological ties to other individuals. The public is invited.
CHAMBER ANNOUNCES JULY 23 EVENT
Join community members for a Business After Five event Tuesday, July 23, at The Inn Hotel (15 Dam Road, Arnolds Park) with co-host The Three Sons. Take a peek at this gorgeous new hotel right in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes Area. Both events will be held from 5-7 p.m.
Learn more about these wonderful Iowa Great Lakes Area businesses and what they have to offer for you while enjoying food, drinks, prizes, and networking! Business After 5 events are open to the public — all are encouraged to attend this fun and rewarding Lakes Area networking opportunity. The cost is $5 per person. Contact the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at 712-332-2107 or e-mail email@example.com.
PUBLIC HANDBELL CONCERT ANNOUNCED
Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing in Estherville will hold an indoor concert featuring the its handbell ringers and the Northwest Iowa Concert Band at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. This is a fun concert as it features the handbell ringers with back-up by the band. The Northwest Iowa Concert Band, directed by Rich Nicklay, is comprised of volunteers from several communities around northwest Iowa. Public is invited. Music selections will include marches, patriotic, and sing-a-longs. The Pearl Valley is located at 2001 1st Ave. N., Estherville.
CONCERT BAND COMES TO ARNOLDS PARK
The Northwest Iowa Concert, directed by Rich Nicklay, will present their annual summer concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Comprised of volunteers from area communities, the public is invited to this free concert, celebrating its 28th year at the Park. Music selections will include marches, overtures, patriotic songs, and sing-a-longs.
BACH AND BLUES PLANS ANNOUNCED
Arts On Grand is excited to make its first announcement in regard to the 2019 version of Backyard Bach and Blues. This year's event will be held at the home of Neal and Kitty Conover located at 1215 Grand Avenue in Spencer. This home is well known in Spencer as the Adams-Higgins House or simply as "The Mansion." The home has a rich history in Spencer and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Arts On Grand will be celebrating 30 years of enriching life in northwest Iowa through the arts in conjunction with our event this year. Help Arts On Grand celebrate on July 29 with wonderful food, refreshments, and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at Arts On Grand. Cost is $40 for nonmembers and $35 for members.
OMELET BREAKFASTS HELD AT ST. MARY'S
A freewill offering omelet breakfast by the Knights of Columbus takes place every third Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Parish Community Hall. Made-to-order omelets, toast and all the fixings are offered — with special treats periodically like cinnamon rolls, fruit and ham or sausage.
MUGS CONTINUES AT SLHS
The Morning Users Group (MUG) meets Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the Black Box Theater of the Sami Center at the Spirit Lake High School. This group of beginner and experienced computer users discusses the latest trends in new computer and smartphone technology and how to solve problems brought by the users. Local residents and visitors are asked to bring their new technology questions and observations for a lively discussion. The meeting lasts about an hour.