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January 2017

Divorce Care

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - April 23 @ 8:00 pm
Hope Reformed Church,
919 Grand Avenue, Spencer, IA 51301 United States
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Divorce Care: The Courage To Heal is a 13 week series of videos, featuring nationally recognized experts on divorce recovery, along with small group discussion sessions. It is a non-denominational recovery group for men and women that are separated, divorced, in the process of a divorce or ended a long term relationship. Sessions begin January 15th and run through April 23rd. If you cannot attend all sessions, you are encouraged to attend as many as possible. Meetings will be held…

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March 2017

Business After Hours at Buena Vista University to Meet President Elect Dr. Merchant and his Wife Carrie

March 29 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Dows Conference Center,
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Please join us for a Business After Hours event on Wednesday, March 29 from 5:15-6:30pm in Dows Conference Center.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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April 2017

Dad’s Belgian Waffles

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
KC Hall,
1507 E Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

Dad’s Belgian Waffles – ALL YOU CARE TO EAT!  Serving waffles, sausages, toppings and drinks.  Take-outs available! Sunday, April 2nd 9AM to 12:30PM at the KC Hall in Storm Lake.  Tickets are: adults $8, kids (age 6-12) $5, age 5 and under are free.  Tickets available at the BV Extension Office, BV County 4-H members or at the door.  Proceeds go for the Buena Vista County 4-H Endowment Fund.

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Watch Me Grow

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
BVRMC Center For Women,
Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Watch Me Grow is Monday April 3rd, 10 am to 7 pm in the Center For Women at BVRMC in Storm Lake.

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Blood Drive

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
BVRMC Main Entrance,
, Storm Lake, IA United States
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Storm Lake Community Blood Drive-LifeServe Blood Center will take blood donations Tuesday April 4th, 12:30-6 pm in the Main Entrance at BVRMC in Storm Lake.

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Young At Heart

April 6 @ 10:00 am
BVRMC Kallmer Education Center,
Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Young At Heart will meet Thursday April 6th, 10 am in the Kallmer Education Center at BVRMC in Storm Lake. Speaker: Jeff Jorgensen, BVRMC Pharmacist

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The Booth Brothers

April 6 @ 7:00 pm
Faith Community Church,
Palmer, IA United States
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Grammy and Dove award nominee, The Booth Brothers, will present a concert Thursday April 6th, 7 pm at Faith Community Church, rural Palmer. No admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken.

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Night for Hope

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boulders Inn & Conference Center,
Denison, IA United States

Benefit for April 7th The Family Crisis Centers (FCC) & Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault (CAASA) will be hosting our Inaugural Night For Hope on Friday, April 7, 2017. This event replaces the previous annual Ride for Hope. The fun will take place at Boulders Inn and Conference Center in Denison Iowa.  Doors open at 6:00 pm with a cash bar available. This adult evening features a catered meal by Deb’s Deli of Dow City, followed by comedian Josh…

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Egg Hunt

April 8 @ 2:00 pm
BV County Park-South Shelter Area,
377 440th Street, Peterson, IA 51047 United States
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The annual Egg Hunt In The Park is Saturday April 8th at Buena Vista County Park. Learn about animals that lay eggs and meet some of the education animals. After the program the egg hunt will begin! The eggs contain goodies and other prizes. Bring your own basket or sack. The program and egg hunt will take place at the South Shelter Area, 377 440th Street Peterson starting at 2 pm. The program is open to all ages, but the…

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Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow

April 8 @ 7:00 pm
Fonda Arts Center,
NW Corner of 4th and Main, Fonda, IA United States
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Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow returns to the Fonda Arts Center Saturday April 8th, 7 pm. A wine tasting with InnSpiration Winery will be held at 6 pm. Tickets are $12; limited seating available. Barlow brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor and legends behind the music. The Fonda Arts Center is located on the corner of 4th and Main in Fonda.

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First Lutheran Ham Dinner

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Lutheran Church,
Sioux Rapids, IA United States
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A Palm Sunday Ham Dinner will be held Sunday April 9th, 11 am to 1 pm at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids.  Menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, dinner roll, drink, homemade pie and a large selection of salads. Free will offering; all proceeds going to the Mission Fund.

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Free

Crooners Easter Performance – Because He Lives

April 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Faith Lutheran Church,
6th Street, Early, IA 50535 United States

Join the Crooners for their Easter performance, Because He Lives, on Sunday, April 9 at 1:30 pm in Early at the Faith Lutheran Church. All are welcome! Free will offering. Refreshments served after the concert.

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Caregiver’s Support Group

April 10 @ 12:00 pm
BVRMC Kallmer Education Center,
Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Caregiver’s Support Group will meet Monday April 10th, noon, in the Kallmer Education Center at BVRMC in Storm Lake.

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Auxiliary Masquerade Jewelry Fair

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
BVRMC Kallmer Education Center,
Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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An Auxiliary Masquerade Jewelry Fair will be held Tuesday April 11th, 9 am to 5 pm in the Kallmer Education Center at BVRMC in Storm Lake. Every item is $5.

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Bariatric Support Group

April 11 @ 6:00 pm
BVRMC Kallmer Education Center,
Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Bariatric Support Group will meet Tuesday April 11th, 6 pm in the Kallmer Education Center at BVRMC in Storm Lake.

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Nature Tots-Rabbits

April 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Storm Lake Public Library,
609 Cayuga Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Nature Tots-Rabbits will be held Wednesday April 12th, 10:30-11:30 AM at the Storm Lake Public Library. There will be story time, a snack and an activity. This program is for ages 2-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Soup, Sweet, and a Song Social

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Storm Lake Public Library,
609 Cayuga St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

Stop into the library between 12 noon and 1:30 PM for their National Library Week Patron Appreciation Day event.  Have a cup of soup and a sweet treat, and enjoy a medley of springtime songs played by Candy Clough.  

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Adult Coloring Night

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Storm Lake Public Library,
609 Cayuga St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

The Storm Lake Public Library will host an Adult Coloring Night Thursday April 20th, 5:30-7:30 PM.  Pencils, coloring pages, and refreshments provided.  Join us for a fun and creative evening!

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Silver Stitches-25 years of Quilting Quilt Show

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Western Iowa Tech Community College,
200 Victory Drive, Cherokee , IA 51012 United States

Quilt show featuring 100 plus quilts. Educational Demos, Bed Turing, Vendor Booths, Door Prizes, Silent Auction. Featuring Guest Speaker Tony Jacobson on April 22 at 11:00 A.M and 3:00 P.M.

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Operation Engage America-Sioux Center

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
All Seasons Center,
770 7th St NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250 United States
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FREE to the public-Come and Go Family Fun Day & Resource Fair-Free Swimming, Free Lunch. Operation Engage America and Family Crisis Center have partnered together for this Family Friendly Fun event!! The resource event is a vital tool for our Veterans, Military, First Responders & Victims of Crime, along with Community members and their families in need of education and support regarding Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and a host of other transitional issues. PTS & TBI are not…

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May 2017

Nature Tots-Plants

May 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Storm Lake Public Library,
609 Cayuga Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Nature Tots-Plants will be held Wednesday May 10th, 10:30-11:30 AM at the Storm Lake Public Library. There will be story time, a snack and an activity. This program is for ages 2-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Adult Coloring Night

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Storm Lake Public Library,
609 Cayuga St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

All adults are welcome to enjoy a fun and creative coloring night at the Storm Lake Public Library.  Coloring pages, pencils, and refreshments are provided.

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June 2017
Free

Annual BV Conservation Fishing Derby

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gabrielson Park,
1322 440th Street, Sioux Rapids, IA 50585 United States

If you are between the ages of 6 -15 and enjoy fishing come on out to Gustafson Lake – Gabrielson Park on Saturday, June 3rd for the annual Buena Vista County Conservation fishing derby. There will be two age divisions: 6 -10 year olds and 11 -15 year olds. First and second place prizes will be awarded for both age divisions for the heaviest single fish and for the heaviest stringer of three fish caught that day. The fishing contest…

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Free

Naturalist Lunchbox ~ Owls

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Cove Park,
125 Stoney Point Road, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer 2017! Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. Pack a lunch and join the fun! Naturalist Lunch Box is designed for all ages. The naturalist will present a short program on a selected topic and have hands on activities for younger audience members. On Friday, June 16th at 12:00 PM will be the first Naturalist Lunchbox program of the year. The topic…

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Polliwog Camp

June 20 @ 9:00 am - June 22 @ 11:00 am
Gabrielson Shelter House,
1322 440th Street, Sioux Rapids, IA 50585 United States

Polliwog Camp will be held at Gabrielson Park/Gustafson Lake. Day camp fee is $5 per student; this fee helps to cover cost of camp supplies. Ten students will be allowed per camp. To register, please contact the conservation office at 712 -295 – 7985. When registering please let us know which camp and time you would like to sign up, also include any allergies or medications we should be aware of. After registering we will either mail or email you…

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Astronomy Night

June 24 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
BV County Park-South Shelter Area,
377 440th Street, Peterson, IA 51047 United States

Buena Vista County Conservation and Sanford Museum have teamed up to present a night under the moon and stars! The night will begin with identifying and learning the constellations followed by using telescopes to find the moon and planets. Refreshments will be provided. The program begins at 9:30 PM on Saturday, June 24th. Meet at the South Shelter Area of BV County Park. Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs to relax in while viewing the night sky. The…

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Feathers Camp

June 27 @ 9:00 am - June 29 @ 11:00 am
BV County Park-South Shelter Area,
377 440th Street, Peterson, IA 51047 United States

Feathers camp will be held at the South Shelter Area in Buena Vista County Conservation camp.  Day camp fee is $5 per student; this fee helps to cover cost of camp supplies. Ten students will be allowed per camp. To register, please contact the conservation office at 712 -295 – 7985. When registering please let us know which camp and time you would like to sign up, also include any allergies or medications we should be aware of. After registering…

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Naturalist Lunchbox ~ Mammals

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Cove Park,
125 Stoney Point Road, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer 2017! Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. Pack a lunch and join the fun! Naturalist Lunch Box is designed for all ages. The naturalist will present a short program on a selected topic and have hands on activities for younger audience members. On Friday, June 30th at 12:00 PM will be the second Naturalist Lunchbox program of the year. The topic…

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July 2017
Free

Naturalist Lunchbox ~ Turtles

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Cove Park,
125 Stoney Point Road, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

Naturalist Lunch Box is back for summer 2017! Naturalist Lunch Box is held at 12:00 PM on selected Fridays in the summer at South Cove Park. Pack a lunch and join the fun! Naturalist Lunch Box is designed for all ages. The naturalist will present a short program on a selected topic and have hands on activities for younger audience members. On Friday, July 14th at 12:00 PM will be the last Naturalist Lunchbox program of the year. The topic…

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Free

Snakes of Iowa

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BV County Park-South Shelter Area,
377 440th Street, Peterson, IA 51047 United States

The Buena Vista County Conservation Board is hosting an afternoon program on Snakes of Iowa. Snakes are an important part of the ecosystem. Iowa is home to 27 different species. Come to learn all about snake anatomy, diet, habitat and more. Several live snakes will make an appearance! The Snakes of Iowa program will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at 2:00 in the South Shelter Area.  Each program will offer refreshments.  If you plan on attending, please let Katie…

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Pollinators

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gabrielson Park,
1322 440th Street, Sioux Rapids, IA 50585 United States

Pollinators are a diverse group and play an important role in the ecosystem as well as our own lives. Come out to Gabrielson Park to learn all about the many different pollinator species and how to attract them to your yard! We will discuss types of pollinators and the plants they enjoy. The Pollinators program will be held on Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 PM at the Gabrielson Park Shelter. Gabrielson Park is located at 1322 440th Street Sioux Rapids,…

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August 2017
Free

Birds in the Afternoon

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BV County Park-South Shelter Area,
377 440th Street, Peterson, IA 51047 United States

The Buena Vista County Conservation Board is hosting a new program call Birds in the Afternoon. Birds in the Afternoon will feature a different bird species each program. This program is designed for all ages. The month of August’s topic will be the ruby throated hummingbird.  Learn tips to attract this bird to your yard including how to make your own nectar and plants for containers and beds. On Friday, August 11th at 2:00 PM, a program on hummingbirds will…

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September 2017
Free

Monarch Tagging

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BV County Park-South Shelter Area,
377 440th Street, Peterson, IA 51047 United States

Join the naturalist to get up close and personal with monarch butterflies. Everyone will get an opportunity to tag a monarch. Tagging monarchs is part of an ongoing research project with the University of Kansas to track migrating monarchs. We will also discuss the decline of monarch butterflies and what you can do to help! The Monarch Tagging program will be held Saturday, September 9th at 2:00 PM at Buena Vista County Conservation Park. We will meet at the North…

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