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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

Shred To Fed

March 1 - 24
Heritage Bank,
Holstein, IA United States
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Heritage Bank in Holstein is shredding hunger during March with Shred To Fed! From March 1-24th, when you donate 2 pounds of non-perishable food items, they’ll shred 1 pound of personal documents for you (limit 10 pounds of documents). All food or financial contributions given to the Community Basket-Ida County.

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Glass Slipper Shop

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harold Walter Siebens Forum,
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Buena Vista University’s student organization Student MOVE (Mobilizing Outreach & Volunteer Efforts) will be hosting the annual Glass Slipper Shop event in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU campus.  The Glass Slipper Shop gives the local community the opportunity to purchase new and gently used prom dresses and other formal dresses at a lower cost. Approximately 300 dresses of various styles, sizes and colors have been donated by dress shops such as Teresa’s Bridal in Algona, A Heavenly…

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$15.00

16th Annual Storm Lake Father Daughter Dance

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Storm Lake Elementary School,
1810 Hyland Drive, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

The 16th Annual Father Daughter Dance will be held Saturday, March 4th at the Storm Lake Elementary School from 7 to 9:30PM.  Fathers and father figures along with their daughters are invited to enjoy a special evening of dancing, sweet treats, appetizers and a keepsake photo from Buntrock-Salie Studio.  Cost is $15 per family at the door.  Contact Jill at SLfatherdaughterdance@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Glass Slipper Shop

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harold Walter Siebens Forum,
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Buena Vista University’s student organization Student MOVE (Mobilizing Outreach & Volunteer Efforts) will be hosting the annual Glass Slipper Shop event in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU campus.  The Glass Slipper Shop gives the local community the opportunity to purchase new and gently used prom dresses and other formal dresses at a lower cost. Approximately 300 dresses of various styles, sizes and colors have been donated by dress shops such as Teresa’s Bridal in Algona, A Heavenly…

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Organ Recital

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. John Lutheran Church,
402 Lake Ave., Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

David Lim, award-winning organist will be perform a recital at St. John Lutheran Church, 402 Lake Ave., Storm Lake,  on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m.

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Meditation In Motion

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Storm Lake Public Library,
609 Cayuga Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Meditation In Motion-Chi Kung Class will be held Monday March 6th, 9:30-10:30 am at the Storm Lake Public Library. Ching Chi Kung Fu is a series of 18 flexing and stretching movements designed to improve strength and balance, while focusing on breath. Class will last 45 minutes to 1 hour. A social coffee time will immediately follow.

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Early Community Blood Drive

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Early Community Blood Drive will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Center Bloodmobile at 501 Church Street in Early on Friday, March 10th from 2pm – 6pm. You may schedule your appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org

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Free

Alta Community Library Children’s Story Time

March 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Alta Community Library,
1009 S. Main St., Alta, IA 51002 United States

Come join us for Story Time.  The theme will be on the color green.

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PTO Carnival

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Sac County High School,
801 Jackson, Lake View, IA United States
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East Sac County PTO Carnival is Friday March 10th, 6-8 pm at East Sac County High School. There will be inflatables, games, face painting and a cake walk. Prizes with every game! Wristbands are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Parents and children 2 and under free. Wristbands available at Sac and Wall Lake Elementary. Bring 20 box tops to be entered in a chance to win a gift basket to King’s Pointe. Food available for purchase on site.

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BVU Winter Band Concert

March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Schaller Memorial Chapel,
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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The Buena Vista University concert band, under the direction of Dr. Jerry Bertrand, presents its Winter Concert in Schaller Memorial Chapel.

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Great Directors Film Series

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Storm Lake Public Library,
609 Cayuga St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

The Storm Lake Public Library hosts its monthly Monday matinee.  March’s selection was directed by Billy Wilder.  Starring William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful Hollywood screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, an aging silent film star, this 1950 film noir was nominated for 11 Academy Awards–including having nominations in all four acting categories!  Can you guess the film’s title?  Visit the Storm Lake Public Library website to find out if you’re right!  Light snacks will be served.

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Free

Alta Community Library Children’s Movie Night

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alta Community Library,
1009 S. Main St., Alta, IA 51002 United States

We will be watching the movie “Trolls” on Monday, March 13th.

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Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

March 15 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Pizza Ranch,
517 W Milwaukee Ave, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States

Come out to Pizza Ranch to support Habitat for Humanity of Buena Vista County through their Community Impact Fundraising Event.  All tips and 10% of the proceeds will support the organization that builds homes for others in the community.

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Nature Tots-Worms

March 15 @ 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-Worms will be held WednesdayMay 15th, 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

March 16 @ 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 March 16th, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Pencils, coloring pages, and refreshments provided.  Join us for a fun and creative evening!

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Free

Alta Community Library Children’s Toddle Time

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Alta Community LIbrary,
1009 S. Main St., Alta, IA 51002 United States

The theme will be on St. Patrick’s Day.  For children 3 and under.

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Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk

March 18 @ 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Aurelia Golf Course,
601 Valor Road , Aurelia , IA 51005 United States

What: The Shamrock Shuffle 5K Walk/Run is a fundraiser for the Aurelia Daycare.   The Shamrock Shuffle 5K race is a walk/run event. Come out and help support the Aurelia Daycare and the kids of our community! Where: We will start and finish at the Aurelia Golf Course:  601 Valor Road, Aurelia, Iowa 51005 When: Saturday, March 18th  Race start time: 4:00 p.m.                                            …

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Meditation In Motion

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Storm Lake Public Library,
609 Cayuga Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588 United States
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Meditation In Motion-Chi Kung Class will be held Monday March 20th, 9:30-10:30 am at the Storm Lake Public Library. Ching Chi Kung Fu is a series of 18 flexing and stretching movements designed to improve strength and balance, while focusing on breath. Class will last 45 minutes to 1 hour. A social coffee time will immediately follow.

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Free

Alta Community Library It’s Moving Day for Laura Ingalls Wilder

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alta Community Library,
1009 S. Main Street, Alta, IA 51002 United States

It’s Moving Day for Laura Ingalls Wilder Celebrating her 150th Birthday A Presentation by Laura Keys The program will include a presentation of how Laura Ingalls Wilder prepares to move her family from South Dakota to Missouri in 1894. Come and learn about Laura’s toys and meet her favorite doll, Charlotte. Everyone is Welcome. Laura Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies, and is currently working at the Freeport Pubic Library.

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April 2017

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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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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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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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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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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$5 per child

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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Free

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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$5 per child

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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Free

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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