June 2018

1-3 -Jun "Sleeping Beauty, Kids"; Presented by Mainstreet Community Theatre. June 1 performance starts at 7:00 pm. June 2 and 3 matinee performances are at 2:00 pm. All seats are $5.00. All performances are located at the Performance Center, 19th and Lake Street; Emmetsburg
1-Jun Canoeing at Lost Island Lake; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing starting at 9:00 am. Contact (712) 837-4866 to reserve a canoe; Ruthven
1-June West Bend Chamber Golf Tournament; Four-person alternate best shot. Registration begins at 5:30 pm; shot gun start at 6:00 pm. Meal provided, 50/50 raffle and drawing for awards following the tournament. Contact Janet Hartman or Ashley Laubenthal at West Iowa Bank (515) 887-7811; West Bend
2-Jun Fishing Derby on Lost Island Lake; Register at the Nature Center. Derby goes from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. For more information contact Palo Alto County Conservation at (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
2-Jun Save the Wesley Pool Garage & Bake Sale; Located at the Wesley Community Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; Wesley
6-9-Jun West Bend Community Garage Sales; Friday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Contact City Hall (515) 887-2181; West Bend
7-Jun AAUW Summer Kick Off; Girls entering grades 5th - 8th in the fall. Join us from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Kearny Park in Emmetsburg for S'more making, an art project, fishing, and water safety. Need to register by June 4th by calling (712)837-4866; Emmetsburg
8-Jun Canoeing at Silver Lake-Salton Park; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing starts at 9:00 am. Contact (712)837-4866 to reserve a canoe; Aryshire
8-Jun Classic Car Cruise Night; Located at the Emmetsburg A & W from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Emmetsburg
8-10-Jun "Sleeping Beauty, Kids"; Presented by Mainstreet Community Theatre. June 8 performance starts at 7:00 pm, June 9 and 10 matinee performances are at 2:00 pm. Seats are $5.00. All performances are located at the Performance Center, 19th and Lake Street. ; Emmetsburg
10-Jun Classics at the Riviera featuring '"Laura"; Starting at 4:30 pm. Free admission. Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Arts Council with a grant from the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation; Emmetsburg
14-Jun Swea City Quasqui is hosting Bingo; Located at the Country Inn in Swea City at 7:00 pm. Must be 21 to play. Proceeds will go towards Swea City's 125th Celebration in 2020; Swea City
15-Jun Canoeing at Five Island Lake Soper Park; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing starts at 9:00 am. Contact (712)837-4866 to reserve a canoe; Emmetsburg
16-Jun Live Animals at the Nature Center; Come see live animals at the Lost Island Nature Center at 10:00 am; Ruthven
16-Jun Woodwork Stenciling; Starting at 3:00 pm at the Lost Island Nature Center, create our own unique stenciled board with Danielle from Sawmill Designs in Estherville. Must register on our website http://paloaltoccb.org/ by June 8th. The cost is $20.00 for your take and make board; Ruthven
16-Jun Hillbilly Days in Rodman; Pork loin sandwiches and live auction. Proceeds to benefit Rodman Fire Department; Rodman
16-Jun Mindy's Miles Bike Ride; Bicycle ride in honor of Mindy Bruellman and Chris Gearhart. Various route lengths and many stops along the way. Registration starting at 8:00 am at West Bend Fire Station. Bike ride begins at 9:00 am. BBQ meal and beverage garden at Fire Station starting at 11:00 am. Live band - FarmRock begins at 1:00 pm. Contact Cindy Bruellman (515) 341-5757; West Bend
16-Jun Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce 80th Anniversary Celebration; Held at Soper Park from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. All are welcome to come and enjoy live entertainment at 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:30 pm, kid inflatable's from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, and free boat rides on Five Island Lake from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm provided by Northland Auto & Marine. Snacks available to purchase; Emmetsburg
21-24-Jun Graettinger 125th Celebration; Parade, White Horse Patrol, Firemen Water Fights, Civil War Reenactment, plus much more. Check out Graettinger 125th Facebook page for more info; Graettinger
22-Jun Canoeing at Lost Island Lake; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing starts at 9:00 am. Contact (712) 837-4866 to reserve a canoe; Emmetsburg
22-24-Jun Swea City Fun Days; Friday is Supper in the park from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, games on Main Street and 5k Glow Run/Walk. Saturday the parade starts at 11:00 am, food stands, free swimming, Betterment Club Tractor pull at 1:00 pm, Pool Plunge Rubber Duck Drop at 2:00 pm, Quasqui Bingo from 3:00 - 5:00 pm, and Street Dance featuring "Farm Rock" at 8:00 pm. Sunday will be the community church service in the park at 10:00 am with lunch to follow. Non-food vendors are welcome this year. Contact Alycia at City Hall (515) 272-4606 to register. Parade or other activities, contact Nina (515) 538-0620; Swea City
22-24-Jun Titonka Indian Days; Events start at 4:00 pm on Friday and continue through noon on Sunday. Events include: pedal tractor pull, 5k, games, live music, food, street dance, smoke off, horse and buggy rides, and more. Parade starts at 10:00 am on Saturday. Street Dance is Saturday evening on Main Street with the "Skunk River Band." Contact City Hall (515) 928-2850; Titonka
23-Jun Antique Tractor Pull; Sponsored by M & M Backhoe. Starting at 11:00 am at the West Bend Industrial Park. Contact Gary Montag (515) 341-2697 or Neal Montag (515) 341-6454; West Bend
24-Jun Whittemore Gun Club 14th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby; Free event for children with an adult that has a valid fishing license. Held at Kossuth County owned Siems Park; located South and East of Whittemore B-44. Bring your pole, worms provided! Contact Ron Kollasch at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
28-Jun Swea City Quasqui is hosting Bingo; Located at the Country Inn in Swea City at 7:00 pm. Must be 21 to play. Proceeds will go towards Swea City's 125th Celebration in 2020; Swea City
29-Jun 4th of July Celebration; Friday will be the Antique Tractor Ride, Main street BBQ, Pedal Tractor Pull, 5k Run/Walk, and Street Dance. Saturday will be the arade, kid's water fights, entertainment, games, auction, and fireworks. Sunday will be a breakfast buffet. Contact Jillian Hansen (515) 887-3811; West Bend
29-Jun Canoeing at TBD; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing starts at 9:00 am. Contact (712)837-4866 to reserve a canoe; Emmetsburg
30-Jun Kite Building at the Lost Island Nature Center; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation. Building at 10:00 am; Ruthven

 

July 2018

4-Jul Cylinder 4th of July Celebration; Games for the kids, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, drink, and
snow cones. A band will be entertaining until fireworks at dusk. Contact Kathy Heng (712) 424-3454; Cylinder
14-Jul Burt Summer Celebration; Annual town celebration with city-wide garage sales, 11:00 a.m. parade, noon barbecue, free afternoon entertainment, sand volleyball tournament, bean bag tournament,  free inflatable games and carnival, free swimming, annual toilet and tank top toss, street dance and fireworks. Contact Tina Heyes at (515) 924-3618; Burt

 

August 2018

18-Aug Annual BBQ with "Bossie BINGO"; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion host a Chicken BBQ feed with sweet corn, food served from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Highlight of the evening is Bossie BINGO beginning at 6:30 pm. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
18-Aug American Legion Auxiliary "Ice Cream Social" Fundraiser;  Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 American Legion Auxiliary host an Ice Cream social fundraiser held in conjunction with "Bossie BINGO" Serving is from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
15-Aug 2nd Annual St. Joseph KC 'Mulligan Stew"; Members of St. Joseph Knights of Columbus along with families start early chopping fresh vegetables and meat to make over 500 gallons of their famous mulligan stew which is cooked outdoors over an open fire in old fashioned cast iron kettles.
Come early, serving begins at 5:30 pm until gone! Pie/ice cream/games of chance. Contact James Thilges at (515) 379-1578; St. Joseph

 

September 2018

30-Sep St. Michael's "Feast Day" Breakfast and Quilt Raffle; Held annually, breakfast is served from 8:00 am - 11:00 am in observance of the Parish Patron Saint. A handmade quilt will be raffled off. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

 

October 2018

7-Oct American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
28-Oct Halloween Party; There will be hay rides, a costume contest, treats and games in Wesley. Contact Kim Neuroth (515) 341-3060; Wesley
31-Oct Halloween Trick or Treating Night; Area children Trick R' Treat to homes in the community where residents have turned their porch lights "ON" between the hours of 5:00 pm -7:00 pm. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 883-2265; Whittemore
31-Oct Swea City Trick or Treating; Halloween and Community Club Halloween Party; Swea City

 

November 2018

6-Nov Election Night Soup Supper; Homemade soups and a sandwich are served to the public who attend this annual event at the Parish Center serving time 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
11-Nov American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
15-Nov Whittemore Fire Dept. and EMS Feather Party; Annual event. Prizes include frozen turkey, bacon, and raffle prizes. Maid rites and Pie are served from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Held at St. Michael's Parish Center. Contact Eric Goodman at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
16-Nov Winter Wonderland; Held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at local businesses in Swea City. There will be door prizes, snacks, and beverages; Swea City
17-Nov American Legion Feather Party; Play Bingo for chances to win turkeys.  Ham sandwiches will be served and an open bar at Community Center. Contact Dwayne Eden (515) 679-4392; Wesley

 

December 2018

1-Dec Santa comes to Wesley; Meet Santa and enjoy treats, games, sleigh rides and supper. Contact Kim Neuroth (515) 341-3060; Wesley
1-Dec Santa Day; Held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at North Union School in Swea City. Santa will be there with gifts and goodies for all of the kids; Swea City
7-9 Dec Holiday Open House/Santa Day; Merchant specials, drawings for prizes, kid's activities, visit from Santa, and meal. Contact Lisa Sewell at (515) 887-2181; West Bend
7-Dec 'It's a Wonderful Life in Whittemore - A Walk Along Broad Street;' Local businesses decorate and host their annual Christmas Open House. Door prizes and refreshments are served. Santa meets with the children at Farmers State Bank from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Contact Linda Farrell at
(515) 884-2265; Whittemore
9-Dec American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
22-Dec Santa Claus Day and Merchant Drawings; 10:00 am children visit with Santa one last time and
receive a bag of candy. Merchant drawings begin at 11:00 am at Whittemore American Legion. Limit: 1 prize per household. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

 

January 2018

3-Jan Life Serve Bloodmobile; Located at the VFW from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Emmetsburg
7-Jan Kiwanis Pancake and Omelet Breakfast; Sponsored by the Emmetsburg Swim Team. Serving from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the VFW; Emmetsburg
7-Jan American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
8-9-Jan Express Registration at ILCC; Monday, January 8 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Tuesday, January 9 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Iowa Lakes Community College
14-Jan American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
19-20-Jan Five Island Yellow Bass Bash 2018; Two-man fishing tournament at the Shores at Five Island. Friday night banquet from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tournament starts on Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information, contact event sponsor Steven Carney at (515) 249-1882; Emmetsburg
20-Jan Chili Cook-Off Soup Supper for Wesley Swimming Pool; Serving Potato, Chicken Noodle, and Broccoli and Cheese Soup from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Wesley Community Center.  Free will donation. Bingo and Paddle Wheel starting at 7:00 pm. All proceeds will go towards swimming pool repairs. To compete contact Wesley City Hall 515-679-4292 by January 12; Wesley
20-Jan 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest; Contestants prepare and serve their own pots of chili. Winners are voted by people's choice, judge's choice, contestant's choice, and best of show. Turkey noodle soup and cinnamon rolls are also served. Chilly outside - Chili inside! Contact Linda Farrell at
(515) 884-2265; Whittemore
26-Jan The ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute; Starting at 8:00 pm at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort. Tickets are $20 before January 20 or $25 after January 21. Must have a Wild Rose Players Club Card to attend; Emmetsburg

 

February 2018

1-16 Feb Local Artist Exhibition; The Palo Alto County Arts Council in partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College Library and the Emmetsburg Public Library featuring digital photography by Judy Murphy, sketches by Terry Hesse, paintings and sculptures by youth artist John Winger II; Emmetsburg
4- Feb Super Sunday Pancake and Omelet Breakfast; Serving at the VFW from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Sponsored by Horizon's Unlimited; Emmetsburg
9-Feb Emmetsburg Lenten Fish Fry; Serving at the VFW at 5:00 pm by the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary; Emmetsburg
9-Feb Sweet Life Comedy Night; A dessert comedy theatre featuring Scott Davis at The Shores at Five Island. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Evening presented by Grace Baptist Church of Emmetsburg. Contact (712) 852-3933; Emmetsburg
10-Feb Wesley Fireman's Valentine Steak Fry; The Wesley Firemen will be holding a steak fry on Saturday at the Community Center. Contact Tracy Studer (515) 320-0581; Wesley
11-Feb American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
15-Feb Graettinger United Methodist Church Luncheon; Starting at noon; Graettinger
16-Feb St. Michael's "Holy Name Society" Annual Lenten Fish Fry; Serving from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at St. Michael's. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2618; Whittemore
16- Feb Emmetsburg Lenten Fish Fry; Serving at the VFW at 5:00 pm by the Lion's Club; Emmetsburg
17-Feb The Wild Rose Presents "Trick Pony" in Concert; Starting at 8:00 pm. Tickets start at $30, must have a Wild Rose Players Club Card to attend; Emmetsburg
21-Feb Motor Vehicle Enforcement Training on Commercial and Agricultural Truck Requirements with the Iowa DOT; Free meeting for all truckers, farmers, CDL holders from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Held at the Rialto Theatre, 324 Main Street North, in Pocahontas. Sponsored by Pocahontas, Humboldt, and Palo Alto County Treasurers; Pocahontas
23-Feb West Bend KC Fish Fry; Serving all you can eat fish, potato, corn, coleslaw, roll and ice cream from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the West Bend Country Club; West Bend
23-Feb Emmetsburg Lenten Fish Fry; Serving at the VFW at 5:00 pm by the Kiwanis Club; Emmetsburg
23-24- Feb Iowa Lakes Community College presents "Dancing with the Local Stars"; A Palo Alto County Scholarship Fundraiser held at the Wild Rose Casino. Doors open at 6:00 pm with the show starting at 7:00 pm. Appetizers, sweets, cash bar and people's choice vote with money. Contact (712) 362-0425; Emmetsburg
24- Feb Pheasants Forever Banquet; Held at the VFW; Emmetsburg
24- Feb Legion Riders "Chicken Wing Ding;" Several levels of "heat" to choose from. Free will donation and karaoke. Held at the Legion from 5:00 pm until gone. Home of the Kossuth County Freedom Rock. Contact Mick Zimmerman at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
25- Feb Kiwanis Pancake and Omelet Breakfast; Serving at the VFW at 8:30 am by the Emmetsburg Dance Team; Emmetsburg

 

March 2018

2-Mar Emmetsburg Lenten Fish Fry; Serving at the VFW from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm by the Iowa Lakes Community College Student Senate; Emmetsburg
3-Mar Eagle Pool Tournament; At the Eagle Center; Lakota
3-16 Mar Local Art Exhibition; The Palo Alto County Arts Council in partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College Library and the Emmetsburg Public Library are having a artist's reception featuring Sculptor Gary Weber. This event will be held in the Library from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, all are welcome; Emmetsburg
3-Mar Dollars for Scholars; Sponsored by West Bend Lion's Club. Serving pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage at the West Bend Fire Station from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Contact Charlie Cantrall (515) 887-4761; West Bend
8- Mar Bancroft Little League Sign Up Night; Located at the Main Street Pub and Grill from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Bancroft
9- Mar Emmetsburg Lenten Fish Fry; Serving at the VFW from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm by the Emmetsburg Rotary Club; Emmetsburg
9-Mar West Bend KC Fish Fry; Serving from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the West Bend Golf and Country Club. Contact (515) 887-6217; West Bend
9-10- Mar Backstage in Bancroft 4th Annual Actor's Workshop; With Blake Labriola and 3-time Emmy winning Director Anthony Labriola. Registration is $40, and can be sent to: Backstage in Bancroft, c/o Victoria Koestler 8-4 5th Street Burt, IA 50522; Bancroft
9-10-Mar West Bend Egg-citing Spring Sale; Pick an egg for a percentage off at check out on Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at participating business; West Bend
10-Mar Burt Lions Club French Toast Breakfast; Annual fundraiser serving French toast, sausage and a drink at the Burt Community Center from 8:00 am - 12:30 p.m. Contact Dennis Heerdt at (515) 924- 3226; Burt
11-Mar Classics at the Riviera Theatre; Featuring "The Quiet Man". Free admission sponsored by the Palo Alto County Arts Council; Emmetsburg
11-Mar American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am -
12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
14- Mar Kidstop Childcare Annual Soup Supper Fundraiser; Serving from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Summit Center; Bancroft
15- Mar Graettinger Spring Fling; Several Downtown Businesses in Graettinger will be having prizes, food, and fun from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Graettinger
16- Mar Farmers and Traders Savings Bank St. Patty's Cookies; From 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Bancroft
16- Mar Emmetsburg Lenten Fish Fry; Serving at the VFW from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm by the Knights of Columbus; Emmetsburg
16- Mar Wesley Community Center Fish Fry; Serving from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Community Center. All funds raised will help with costs throughout the year; Wesley
17- Mar Community Club Pancakes Brunch; Serving from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Community Center; Lakota
17- Mar St. Patrick's Day Celebration; Check out www.emmetsburgirishgifts.com for the full event agenda; Emmetsburg
18- Mar Bancroft Area Rotary Club Omelet Breakfast; Serving from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Summit Center; Bancroft
18- Mar Christ Benefit; Located at the Eagle Center from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Lakota
18- Mar Kiwanis Pancake and Omelet Breakfast; Sponsored by the Emmetsburg Rotary Club from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm at the VFW; Emmetsburg
23- Mar West Bend KC Fish Fry; Serving from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the West Bend Golf and Country Club. Contact (515) 887-6217; West Bend
23- Mar Emmetsburg Lenten Fish Fry; Serving at the VFW from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm by the Senior Center; Emmetsburg
24- Mar Dueling Pianos; Playing at the Main Street Pub and Grill from 8:00 pm - 12:00 am; Bancroft
24- Mar East Fork Walleye Club Fish Fry; Doors open at 5:00 pm with an auction and fundraiser at the Activity Complex. Cost $20 for adults, ages 18 and under are free; Burt
24- Mar West Bend Easter Egg Hunt; Kids hunt for eggs at the Grotto Campground North of the pond at 10:00 am. Sponsored by Wolverine Den and Northwest Communications. Contact (515) 887-7777; West Bend
24-Mar Wesley Easter Egg Hunt; Kids will hunt for eggs and the Easter bunny will come to take pictures at the South Park. Contact Kim Neuroth (515) 341-3060; Wesley
25- Mar Fireman's Brunch; Serving from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Fire Hall in Lakota; Lakota
30- Mar Emmetsburg Lenten Fish Fry; Serving at the VFW from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm by Catholic Daughters of America; Emmetsburg
31-Mar Children's Easter Egg Hunt; Children gather eggs and receive prizes for their effort! Held at Noah's
Park, the hunt begins at 10:00 am. Immediately following there is a prize giveaway at the American Legion. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
31- Mar Titonka Annual Easter Egg Hunt; Kids hunt for eggs at the Buffalo Creek Activity Center (former Titonka School), the hung begins at 9:00 am; Titonka
31-Mar Swea City Annual Easter Egg Hunt; Kids will hunt for eggs at the North Union School in Swea City; Swea City
31- Mar Bancroft Easter Egg Hunt; Located at Bancroft City Park at 10:30 am; Bancroft

 

 

April 2018

2-Apr Whittemore Gun Club Annual Meeting; 81st Annual Meal and Fundraiser to help support, maintain and improve Kossuth County owned Siems Park located South and East of Whittemore on County Road B-44. Meeting and Raffle drawing follows the meal. Contact Ron Kollasch at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
3- Apr West Bend Library Luncheon; Serving from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Community Center. Contact West Bend Library at (515) 887-6411; West Bend
3- Apr LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa; Student Senators and Nursing Students of Iowa Lakes Community College will be assisting at Smith Wellness Center in Emmetsburg from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, call 712-852-5311; Emmetsburg
3-6-Apr Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair; Sponsored by Sales & Marketing and Diversity Clubs at Iowa Lakes Community College Rom 515; Emmetsburg
4-Apr Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC); Emmetsburg Library hosting CCC by Linda McCann at 2:00 pm. The Program was a federal program to assist young men in supporting their families, and also to replenish he natural resources. Linda has spoken with 18 men who were in the CCC and shares their memories; Emmetsburg
4-Apr-2-May Hospice of Palo Alto County; Hosting Bereavement Support Group for Adults which will be presented by Kristy Simington from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The group will meet every Wednesday beginning April 4 at Willow Ridge Lower Activity Room. RSVP to 712-852-5444; Emmetsburg
6-7-8-Apr "Young Frankenstein" Mel Brooks Musical; Presented by Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre. Friday and Saturday performance at 8:00 pm. Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. All seats $10 general admission. Box office opens one hour prior to curtain For more information contact 712-852-3485 or mainstreetcommunitytheater@yahoo.com; Emmetsburg
7-Apr Murder Mystery Dinner Play; Presented by Swea City Quasquicentennial Committee at LaRow's Café. Cost is $25.00 per person. The Meal is roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn and dessert which will start at 6:00 pm followed by the play. "Come sail aboard the yacht of Archibald Frath, famous distributor of champagne and fine wines, as he and friends cruise the Mediterranean and a murder is uncovered in June 1925, the flapper ear, if you'd like to dress accordingly." Tickets available at Cornerstone Insurance, LaRow's Cafe, Loofts on 9, Bank Plus, Liquor here or Liquor There or any committee member; Swea City.
8-Apr Annual Omelet Breakfast; Held at the Cylinder Fire Station from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Serving omelets, pancakes, sausage, toast and refreshment; Cylinder
8-Apr Kiwanis pancake and Omelet Breakfast; Located at the VFW from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, sponsored by the Boy Scouts; Emmetsburg
8-Apr Classics at the Riviera Theatre showing "Some Like It Hot"; Free admission sponsored by the Palo Alto County Arts Council; Emmetsburg
10-Apr Lost Island Nature Center; Hosts a kick off to their 25th year with a program by Don Gregerson of Spirit Lake on Ice Harvesting. The program will include a display of equipment and many pictures. Everyone is welcome; Ruthven
12-Apr Swea City BINGO; Hosted by Quasqui at the Country Inn at 7:00 pm. Must be 21 to play. Proceeds will go towards Swea City's 125th Celebration in 2020; Swea City
13-14-15-Apr "Young Frankenstein" Mel Brooks Musical; Presented by Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre. Friday and Saturday performance at 8:00 pm. Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. All seats $10 general admission. Box office opens one hour prior to curtain For more information contact 712-852-3485 or mainstreetcommunitytheater@yahoo.com; Emmetsburg
14-Apr Spring Craft Show; Handcrafted items antiques, vendors and baked goods from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Wesley Community Center. Contact Stephanie Ricke (515) 302-1483; Wesley
15-Apr Burt Summer Celebration Fundraiser; Chicken and biscuit meal and silent action held at the Activity Complex from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Adults $6, Children under 10 $3, and 3 and under are free; Burt
15-Apr Benefit for Ella Halstead; Who is suffering Stage 4 Breast Cancer will be held at the VFW Post 2295. Silent auction begins at 12:00 pm. For additional detail or to donate contact Rick Colling at 712-298-4380 or Joanna Knuths at 712-335-2683; Emmetsburg
26-Apr Swea City BINGO; Hosted by Quasqui at the Country Inn at 7:00 pm. Must be 21 to play. Proceeds will go towards Swea City's 125th Celebration in 2020; Swea City
26-Apr 8th Annual Tablescape Themed Dinner; Hosted by Horizon Unlimited at the Wild Rose Ballroom. The preview and silent action beings at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00 each and available at Horizons Unlimited, 2107 Main Street. Contact Josiah Schmidt at 712-852-2111, Ext. 106 for tickets and information; Emmetsburg
29-Apr Kiwanis pancake and Omelet Breakfast; Located at the VFW from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, sponsored by Bethany Lutheran Church; Emmetsburg

May 2018

1-May May Day Candy Sales; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary. Donations of candy may be delivered to the Health Education Room the morning of the sale. Candy will be sold in various sized gift packages in the Health Education Room from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. (This event was postponed from Valentine's Day); Emmetsburg
1-15-May Swea City SCIL Annual Flower Sale; Order forms are available at Loofts on 9 and Johnson Plumbing. Please turn in order by May 15th. Flowers can be picked up the morning of Saturday, May 19th at Reynolds Park. Contact Jack Johnson at (515) 272-4202; Swea City
3-4-5-May Annual City-Wide Spring Garage Sales; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are garage sales sponsored by local residents marked with signs. Contact Cindy Simonson at (515) 884-2468; Whittemore
3-May Friends of the Library Pork Patty Supper; Free will donation fundraiser for library improvements serving from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
5-May Cylinder City Wide Clean Up Day; Residents are to have their stuff out to the curb by 7:00 am.
There is an additional charge for latex paint, tires, microwaves, appliances and TVs. Contact Mayor Heng (712) 298-0503; Cylinder
5-May Blessing of the Bikes; Starting at 1:00 pm motorcycle riders are invited to ride bikes to the Grotto of
the Redemption for a blessing to begin the cycling season. Contact Andy Milam 515-887-2371;West Bend
6-May Benefit for Charlie Murphy; Charlie is the 2 month old son of Jared and Alyssa Murphy. Charlie has Type II Biliary Atresia, a serious liver condition that requires on-going medical care and a possible liver transplant. Held at the Burt Activity Complex. Meal from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Silent Auction from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Live Auction at 1:00 pm.  T-shirts available online at Threads
or pick up an order form at Burt City Hall. Bank Account set up at Northwest Federal.  Contact Kelly Fitzgerald (515) 320-5762; Burt
6-May Whittemore Fire Dept and EMS Pancake Breakfast; Annual event Volunteer Fire Dept and EMS personnel prepare and serve pancakes and sausage in the truck bay of the new fire station, 7:30 am
- 12:00 pm. Contact Eric Goodman at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
8-May Prediabetes Class; Held at the PACHS Health Education Room. Tammy Chapman, RDN, register
dietician and Brandi Nelson BSN, RN, Diabetic Nurse Educator, will be presenting. There is no fee to enter this class. If you have any questions, please contact us at 712-852-5425; Emmetsburg
10-May Swea City BINGO; Hosted by Quasqui at the Country Inn at 7:00 pm. Must be 21 to play. Proceeds will go towards Swea City's 125th Celebration in 2020; Swea City
12-May Wings & Wetlands Weekend; Held at the Lost Island Nature Center from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Greenwings Youth Program "Amphibians and Reptiles" with guest speaker Dr. Bob Brodman from Buena Vista University. Activities for the event include camp set up and activities, exploration of a wetland, archery and arrows, and wood duck, wren, and bluebird house building. Register by May 1st  for a free t-shirt. The Greenwings is sponsored by the Palo Alto County Sportsmans Ducks Unlimited and Palo Alto County Pheasants Forever. To register call 712-837-4866; Ruthven
13-May Wings and Wetlands Continued; Meet at the Nature Center at 7:30 am and have coffee and juice before going on the trails with Lee Schoenewe for a bird hike. The hike is appropriate for all ages. To register call 712-837-4866; Ruthven
16-May 31st Annual Fun & Wellness Day for those age 50 and better; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Health System and Iowa Lakes Community College. Cost of $10 includes meals and program at the Iowa Lakes Community College. Parking available at new north main entrance. Register online at www.iowalakes.edu/ce or on the day of the event. Doors open at 7:45 am with registration and continental breakfast. Display booth and free health screenings will be available.
17-18-May Wesley City Wide Garage Sales; There will be residential garage sales on Thursday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Friday from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. Contact City Hall (515) 679- 4292; Wesley
18-May Emmetsburg Public Library's Annual BIG BOOK Sale; Hard covers $1.00, soft cover/trade paperbacks 50 cents and mass market paperbacks 25 cents; Emmetsburg
19-May Emmetsburg Public Library's Annual BIG BOOK Sale; Hard covers 50 cents, all paperbacks 25 cents; Emmetsburg
20-May Emmetsburg Public Library's Annual BIG BOOK Sale; Whatever fits in a bag for $1.00; Emmetsburg
24-May Swea City BINGO; Hosted by Quasqui at the Country Inn at 7:00 pm. Must be 21 to play. Proceeds will go towards Swea City's 125th Celebration in 2020; Swea City
25-26-May Emmetsburg City Wide Garage Sales; Sponsored by Emmetsburg Publishing Company; Emmetsburg
26-May St. Michael's 5K Spirit Run/Walk; 4th annual 5K Spirit Run/Walk as a Church fundraiser. Sign up early for a 5K t-shirt, stmwhitt@ncn.net. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2618; Whittemore
27-May Memorial Weekend Street Dance; 2nd Annual street dance, part of proceeds are given to local Whittemore youth groups. DJ music held at the American Legion 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Whittemore
28-May American Legion Memorial Day Service; Starting at 10:00 am at the West Bend Township Cemetery. Contact Grant Gearhart at (515) 887-4771; West Bend
28-May Memorial Day Breakfast; Located at the West Bend Fire Station. Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, rolls and muffins from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Contact Chris Newton at (515) 887-7781; West Bend
28-May Memorial Day Parade and Program; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion. Legion Auxiliary and Little League players march in the parade starting at 9:45 am. Program dedicated to all men and women of the post held at the Community Center. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884- 2648; Whittemore
28-May American Legion BBQ Chicken Supper; The American Legion of Wesley will be serving 1/2 BBQ chicken dinner at the Community Center. Contact Dwayne Eden (515) 679-4392; Wesley
28-29-May Whittemore Fun Days; Monday/Tuesday will be the Annual Community celebration featuring Smith Amusement Rides and Concessions (no outside vendors) "World Famous Legion Burgers", Pie and Ice Cream Social, BINGO is played on Monday Night. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
29-May Burt VFW Memorial Day Service; 10:00 a.m. service with a speaker at the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery. A noon luncheon is served back at the Activity Complex. Contact Melvin Faber at (515) 924-3489; Burt
31-May 19th Annual Business Appreciation Day (BAD) Golf; Hosted by Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce. Registration for 9 hole, 4-person best shot will start at 2:30 pm with shot gun start at 3:00 pm at Five Island Golf. Following the tournament will be a ribeye meal grilled by the Palo Alto County Cattlemen. Feature is a hole in one contest with a prize of $20,000 cash is split $10,000 for the golfer and $10,000 for the Chamber for anyone who aces Par 3 Hole #6. To register call 712- 852-2283 or stop at the Chamber; Emmetsburg