OKOBOJI PHYSICAL THERAPY ANNOUNCES OPEN HOUSE
Okoboji Physical Therapy will hold an open house at its new location on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Everyone is invited to attend to tour the new location and meet the therapy team. The new location is 1004 21st Street, Unit 3 in Milford. The open house will be 5-6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.
CALVARY UMC TURKEY DINNER RETURNS
Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park will serve the annual turkey dinner at the new church (679 West Okoboji Road in Arnolds Park) on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The menu includes turkey, real mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, dressing, beans, corn, salads, cranberries, dinner roll, pie and beverage. Serving is from 5-7 p.m. Cost for adults is $10 and $4 for 11 and under. Carry-out meals are available. Everyone is invited to join Calvary UMC for great food and fellowship.
YOUTH EVENTS PLANNED IN MILFORD
Stay warm during October at Milford Memorial Library with fun and engaging youth programs for kids of all ages. They include: Public Playdate (5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16), Building Bookworms: Bunches of Bones (10:30 a.m.. Monday, Oct. 28), and Trick or Treat with MML (3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31). Please feel free to call, email, or visit Miss Becca for more information on everything going on at MML. The phone number is 338-4643 and the email is email@example.com.
BUILD A CEMENT PLANTER IN MILFORD
Join Milford Memorial Library's Director, Gillian Anderson at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, to add fall color with a cement planter project. This event does require pre-registration and a cost of $5.
OCW LUNCHEON APPROACHES
Area women are invited to a fun filled afternoon with the Okoboji Christian Women’s Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Okoboji Bible Conference Fellowship Center building in Arnolds Park. The speaker will be Elsie Friesen of Mt. Lake, Minnesota. This is OCW's month for the silent auction that helps Stonecroft provide materials for over 100 groups like ours in the USA and abroad. There will be homemade food items, home decor, books, and other items available. We are a non denominational group sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. Reservations are appreciated by Monday so we can get the right amount of catered food ordered. For reservations Call: Mona 362-4552. Jeanne 339-9060. Sharon 580-4060 or Dorothy 507-847-3566.
IRRMA ANNOUNCES CONCERT SERIES
The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association is pleased to announce their fall Rock the Roof concert series, to be held on the third Thursday of the months of October, November and December at the Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park.
The Series will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 17, with a show by Rock a la Carte. The November concert will be the Rock 4 Vets Concert featuring Galaxy on Thursday, Nov. 21. The final concert in the season will be a special Christmas Rock the Roof event with artist TBA on Thursday, Dec. 19.
All of the concerts will run 6-8:30 p.m. at the Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park. Tickets are $8, or $15 for couples. The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association will also hold a Christmas Open House & Jam Session at The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum in Arnolds Park on Dec. 7 from 10-4.
PINK RIBBON LUNCHEON PLANNED
Tickets are now on sale for the Pink Ribbon luncheon. The cancer-fighting fundraiser is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. Local nurse practitioner Jamie Hicks who is a cancer survivor herself will keynote the events. Tickets are $12.50, and tables are available for sponsorship at $200, which includes eight tickets. The event will also include a silent auction. Event proceeds will go toward Relay for Life team Making Strides.
SWCD FOUNDATION TO MEET
The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Dickinson SWCD will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the District Office. A tentative agenda will include: approving the minutes of the last meeting, treasurer's report and bills, reviewing the mail, approving cost share applications, amendments and vouchers, receiving NRCS and district reports, old and new business and planning for the next meeting. The SWCD Foundation monthly meeting will also be held on the 18th. Attendees who need accommodation may notify the Dickinson SWCD office by Oct. 17 by calling 712-336-3782, Ext. 3.
PLAC TO HOST PETER PAN
Fly away to Neverland in this original musical production in Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical adaptation of the classic "Peter Pan." Up to 81 local children play the roles of Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael, Nana, Tinkerbelle, The Crocodile, The Pirates, The Lost Kids, and the other inhabitants of Neverland. Two professional actor/directors from Prairie Fire's staff direct the production and play the roles of Tiger Lil and Captain Hook. Performances for Peter Pan will be 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji. Tickets are on sale through Pearson Lakes Art Center Box Office at 712-332-7029 or online. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Ages 3-18.
WOMEN'S EVENT PLANNED AT OKOBOJI LUTHERAN BIBLE CAMP
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible camps is hosting a Women’s Day Away retreat. This retreat is a great opportunity for women to get away and enjoy a time of worship, fellowship, and learning with featured speaker Rev. Nicole Woodley. The sessions will consist of looking at the book of Numbers and discussing the theme: "It’s a Brut-if-al Life: Finding signs of hope in the midst of life's struggles." Optional activities include an escape room, gardening class, card making fun, baking class, and more. Everyone is invited to register by visiting www.okoboji.org/womens-retreat or by calling 1-800-OKOBOJI.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS ANNUAL MEETING
The public is invited to attend the annual meeting of the Dickinson County Historical Society and Museum, Inc. at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Dickinson County Museum located at 1708 Keokuk Avenue, Spirit Lake. Annual reports will be given and board members and officers will be elected. Dickinson County Historical Society members and persons in the community who are interested in the preservation of county history are encouraged to attend.
HEARTLAND HONOR CHOIR INCLUDES LOCAL SINGERS
Eight area high school choirs are joining forces to create music together at the Heartland Honor Choir which is hosted by Iowa Lakes Community College. Singers from Algona, Alta-Aurelia, Estherville Lincoln Central, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, Spirit Lake, Okoboji, Pocahontas and South O'Brien will all be part of the mass choir of over 160 singers. The Honor Choir takes place on Thursday, Oct. 24, and it will be capped off with a concert at 6 p.m. at the Estherville campus gymnasium of Iowa Lakes Community College. Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults, and students can attend for free. The Iowa Lakes chamber choir and men's ensemble will also be featured at the concert.
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN ANNOUNCES TRUNK OR TREAT
The community is invited to a Trunk or Treat event from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. The church is block south of the Lakes Regional Hospital on Highway 71 north. The church will be serving snacks of popcorn, cookies, hot chocolate and a treat for the kids. Games will be available for everyone to play in a safe environment sharing God's love to a world in need. There will be free professional photos available for the kids in their costumes.
IOWA LAKES HOSTS ITALIAN BUFFET
The Italian buffet at Iowa Lakes Community College is scheduled to take place Monday, Oct. 28.
This year’s all-you-can-eat buffet has a variety of Italian dishes including lasagna, baked cavatini and spaghetti, with the option to enhance the pasta with meat marinara, Alfredo or vegetarian sauces. Diners will also enjoy a salad bar, bread and a variety of bars for dessert. Beverages are included in the price of the meal. The All-You-Can-Eat Italian Buffet is hosted by the Iowa Lakes hotel and restaurant management program and the Emmetsburg Student Senate. This event is held as a fundraiser to help support special projects for each group. New this year, the event will be held in the newly renovated dining services area of the Emmetsburg Campus, by using Entrance 3 of Iowa Lakes Community College. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. and runs to 6:30 p.m. For those who are unable to stay and dine on campus, take-out will be available.
Advanced tickets are available at a reduced price. Adult tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door. Prices for children ages 6-13 are $5, and children age five and under are free with a paid adult. Individuals with questions may call Steve Olerich at (712) 852-5309.
IOWA LAKES MUSIC DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES 29TH JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department has announced the 29th Annual Jazz Festival will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31, on the Estherville Campus. This year's festival will feature the Jazz Trio of Joey Gulizia on percussion, Tony Gulizia on vocals and keyboards and Andy Hall on bass. The day will begin with a performance by the Jazz Trio at 9 a.m. Starting at 10 a.m., middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to participate in clinics on jazz improvisation, percussion and bass. These will be followed with additional clinics scheduled in the afternoon for area high school jazz bands. The jazz festival will conclude with an evening concert performance at 7 p.m., including the featured guest Jazz Trio, the Iowa Lakes Jazz Band and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Admission is $5 for adults. Students and children may attend for free.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Everyone should be aware of the warning signs for human trafficking. Learn them and more at a 6:30 p.m. informational meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 5 at St. Mary's Parish Hall, 1005 Hill Avenue, in Spirit Lake. Speakers are representative from the Siouxland Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Dickinson County Sheriff Greg Baloun.
OCW TO MEET
Okoboji Christian Women’s Prayer Connection will meet at 2 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Bonnie Neisiss, Treasure Village, Highway 86. This is a time of fellowship, prayer for others, and planning future luncheons. No reservations are necessary for the prayer connection. For questions call 712-330-0671. The non-denominational group is sponsored by Stonecroft ministries.
SIT AND STICH GROUP TO MEET
Knitted Knockers is a nonprofit organization that provides free breast prosthetics for breast cancer survivors or those going through breast cancer. Maggie’s Crafty Creations is associated with this organization and has formed a Sit and Stitch for Charity Group. The group meets Monday and Friday afternoon to create the prosthetics to be donated. Experience and non-experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome to help this charitable organization continue its mission. Maggie’s Crafty Creations is a new business located in downtown Lake Park. Opening in June of this year, the craft store and cafe offers classes, coffees, and craft supplies.
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 GROUP CONTINUES TO MEET
The Morning Users Group (MUG) meets at 9:30 a.m. Fridays in the Black Box Theater of the Sami Center at the Spirit Lake High School (28th street entrance). This small group of enthusiasts discusses the latest hot topics in computers and smartphones, but often ranges to streaming videos, social media, organizing digital photos, escaping ransomware, flying drones, and genealogy. Check-out these stimulating discussions to understand the new technology that you would like to know more about — but didn’t know who to ask. There are no dumb questions. Your experiences can add to our knowledge. Discussion lasts about one hour. The group does not meet if Spirit Lake Schools are delayed or cancelled that day due to weather.