CY’S DAY OF SERVICE PLANNED
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dickinson County invites all to participate in Cy’s Days of Service. The Dickinson County Extension Office will be collecting non-perishable food for the Upper Des Moines Food Pantry from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through April 28 at the Extension Office at 1600 15th Street. The staff invites all to give back to their local communities. Anyone wearing Iowa State of 4-H gear when you donate, your name will be entered in a drawing to win a prize at the end of the week.
ST. MARY’S OMELET BREAKFAST PLANNED
The Knights of Columbus at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake offer an omelet breakfast the third Sunday each month from 8-11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Parish Hall, 1005 Hill Ave., Spirit Lake. Free will donation benefits local charities. Includes toast, juice and coffee, and often features cinnamon rolls or other surprises.
‘WELCOME TO MEDICARE’ EVENT TO BE HELD
Will you be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? If so, an upcoming, two-hour Welcome to Medicare event offered by Lakes Regional Healthcare SHIIP counselors can help you understand what Medicare offers and what benefits you are eligible for. The Welcome to Medicare event will be held from 6:30-9 p.m Thursday, April 27, in the Big Spirit Conference Room in the lower level of Lakes Regional Healthcare. Those interested in attending can register by calling 712-336-8799 by April 19. Topics will include Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance.
SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. Lakes Regional Healthcare is a local sponsor for SHIIP in Dickinson County.
SENIOR DOWNSIZING PROGRAM PLANNED
The transition of moving to a smaller space can be emotionally and physically difficult. Whether you are moving yourself, or helping someone downsize for a move, it’s never easy to get rid of stuff.
The Downsizing for Senior Living program will be an opportunity for individuals to learn about the "top ten tips for downsizing." This program will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27, at Calvary Methodist Church at 679 West Okoboji Grove Rd. in Arnolds Park and is free for all participants.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach puts the university’s research and resources to work throughout the state. Extension and Outreach is about people and education is our mission. Extension is focused on feeding people, keeping them healthy, helping their communities to prosper and thrive and turning the world over to the next generation in better shape than we found it.
FREE TACOS AT IOWA LAKES
Cinco de Mayo is the theme for the Iowa Lakes Community College dusic department spring coffee house beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday May 2, (note the early start time). Free tacos are the fare (including taco in bag, soft or hard shell tacos with all the fixings) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Max Student Center on the Estherville campus. At 7 p.m. the ice cream sundae bar opens. Lemonade and coffee are also provided in appreciation for the overwhelming support for the music department this past year. Graduating music students will be recognized. Featured will be the Iowa Lakes jazz band, handbell ensemble, jazz singers, women’s ensemble, men’s ensemble and concert choir. Directors are Carol Ayres, instrumental music and Brett Fuelberth, vocal music. Also performing will be community members. Join this relaxing, enjoyable evening of live music and food! Admission is free.
OCW ANNOUNCES UPCOMING EVENTS
Okoboji Christian Women's Prayer Connection will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the home of Lynne Koelling, 8 Airport Drive in Milford. This is a time of fellowship, prayer for others and planning for the luncheon at the Okoboji Bible Conference on May 17. No reservations are necessary for the prayer connection and the group would love to have you join us. For questions call Marvis at 712-330-0671. The Women's luncheon's are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Okoboji Bible Conference Grounds in Arnolds Park April through November. OCW is a non-denominational group sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.
PHONE PHOTO CLASS OFFERED
Taking a lot of pictures using a smartphone, but the quality just isn’t the best? Attend the phone photography class at Iowa Lakes Community College and learn how to take better quality photos using a smartphone. Participants will learn about the many different apps, such as PhotoBucket and Adobe, that can be used on a phone to edit and share images. Both apps can be accessed through Android and Apple. Also, learn how to share images and save them for future use. This class will be held on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College, in room 29, on Thursday, May 4 and Thursday, May 11. Times each night are 6-8 p.m. Cost for the class is $32. To register for this class, please visit www.iowalakes.edu/ce or call the Iowa Lakes Community College Continuing Education office at 800-252-5664. For more information, contact Nancy Ramos, Continuing Education Coordinator, at 712-362-7965.
SURPRISE COOKING CLASS PLANNED
Calling all kids! Want to surprise mom with breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day? Come to the Spirit Lake’s Hy-Vee Mother’s Day Surprise Kids Cooking Class from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, to practice making a stunning, yet quick and easy breakfast to thank mom. Cost for this class is $13 and is open to kids ages 8-12. Participants will have the chance to honor their food presentation skills for mom with a special breakfast sandwich, a beautiful parfait and a delicious smoothie that will be sure to wow all mother’s. Let’s make Mother’s Day special this year! To register for this class, please visit www.iowalakes.edu/ce
EXCEL BASIC COURSE TO BE HELD
Excel is a spreadsheet and calculator on steroids and can be a useful program for many things, but only with the proper knowledge of how to use it. Iowa Lakes Community College can help strengthen that knowledge. “Excel Basics 2016” is a class that will teach individuals the basics of how to use it. Topics will include: creating, saving, editing, and doing basic calculations in an Excel document. Also learn about the most important commands on the Excel tabs, such as File, Home and Formulas. This class will be held from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, on the Spencer campus of Iowa Lakes, in room 122. The cost for this class is $50. When registering for this class, please use course #98. Once individuals have learned the basics of Excel and feel comfortable moving on to bigger and better things, then come for the Beyond Basics 2016 class from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 16, on the Spencer campus of Iowa Lakes in room 122. During this class, participants will be building on the topics of the Basic course. This class will present important commands on the Excel Page Layout tab and expand on commands on the Formula and Insert tabs. The cost for this class is $50. When registering, please use course #99. To register for one or both classes, please visit www.iowalakes.edu/ce, or call the Iowa Lakes Community College Continuing Education office at 800-252-5664. For more information, contact Nancy Ramos, Continuing Education Coordinator, at 712-362-7965.
‘TEA TIME ETIQUETTE' PLANNED
Just like the days as a little girl, come dressed for the party! Bring daughters, mothers, grandmothers or friends for tea time from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Little Swan Lake Winery, 1350 320th Ave, Estherville. Individuals will explore tea etiquette while enjoying the quaint atmosphere of the Little Swan Lake Winery and Bed & Breakfast. The cost of this event is $15. To register, visit www.iowalakes.edu/ce, or call the Continuing Education office at 800-252-5664. For more information, contact Nancy Ramos, Career Pathway Navigator, at 712-362-7965.
MOTORCYCLE COURSE HAS NEW DATES
All motorcycle riders, regardless of experience, are encouraged to attend the Motorcycle Rider Course though Iowa Lakes Community College and ABATE of Iowa in order to improve their riding skills. The beginner rider and the intermediate rider will both gain from this 18-hour course.
The next sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, as well as May 20-21, with the same time and location as the previous session.
Students must complete an eCourse at least one week prior to class, which will take approximately three hours to complete. Motorcycles are provided for use during the course.
On the riding range, riders will begin with the basics of using the clutch to shift gears and using the brakes to stop properly. As students gain experience and skill, they will be challenged with emergency maneuvers such as quick stops and quick swerves to avoid road obstacles.
Class is open to anyone who is at least 14 years of age. However, if the student is under the age of 18, a parent must sign a waiver. The parental signature must be witnessed by the instructor or notarized.
Cost for this course is $199, which includes online course, workbook, and all range driving and instruction. Class size is limited, so enroll early. Preregistration required. For more information, or to register, call 800-252-5664 or visit www.iowalakes.edu/ce.
MILFORD’S 125TH COMMITTEE PLANS STYLE SHOW
In conjunction with Milford's Quasquicentennial Celebration July 23-30, the Quasquicentennial Committee will host a luncheon and style show at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Parish Center in Milford.
Fashions from Elegance by Sarah, in Okoboji, will be featured. An additional feature will be the modeling and display of wedding gowns from throughout the past decades. If you still have your wedding dress and would consent for it to be shown, please call Susan Reiser at 338-2274 or Brenda Harmon at 712-204-0180. If you can still fit into that gown and would like to model it or if you have a granddaughter or friend who can fit into the gown and would like to model it, please call us also. It will be great fun to see wedding dresses from the past years. Tickets are $12 per person and will are available at Milford Communications or the St. Joseph Church Office in Milford during normal business hours.