September 2019

2-Sep Annual Labor Day Turkey Dinner; Held at the Graettinger United Methodist Church from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Central Catering will be serving turkey, potatoes and gravy, dressing, vegetable, roll, cranberry relish, pie and beverage. Tickets available at the door; Graettinger
4-Sep Monarch Tagging; Meet at Lost Island Nature Center at 4:00 pm and then we will walk out to Huston Prairie. We will talk about monarch tagging and even release some tagged monarchs as they prepare for their journey south; Ruthven
5-Sep Women-N-Soil Health Field Day; Held at 3302 Main Street in Emmetsburg at 5:30 pm. This is a woman's land and legacy outing to learn about conservation and farming practices that promote healthy and productive farms by nurturing life in the soil. This event will be held in a field so please dress appropriately. There is no fee, but participants need to register by calling the Palo Alto County Extension at (712) 852-2865; Emmetsburg
6-Sep Community Coffee; Everyone is invited to Lakeside Assisted Living at 9:00 am; Emmetsburg
6-Sep Emmetsburg Band Boosters Annual Ribeye Dinner Fundraiser; Held in the High School Commons from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Ribeye Sandwich or Hot Dog dinners include baked beans, chips, dessert & drink. Dinners are also available to go. Proceeds will benefit the band program; Emmetsburg
7-Sep Road Runners Bar & Grill; Chasing the Sun Memorial Bike Run; Lakota
8-Sep Classics at the Riviera Theatre showing "Bringing Up Baby"; Free admission, show starting at 4:30 pm. Movies are sponsored by Palo Alto Arts Council with a grant from PACGDC; Emmetsburg
8-Sep St. Joseph's Annual Turkey Supper; Serving at the Wesley Community Center from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm with money raffle and jar swap. Adults $10.00, kids ages 10-5 $5.00, under 5 free; Wesley
8-10-Sep Main Street Community Theatre; Will be holding auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors" on Sun, Sept 8 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm and Mon, Sept 9 and Tues, Sept 10 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm; Emmetsburg
10-Sep Palo Alto Garden Club; Meet at the Nature Center at 9:00 am to cover Tall Grass Prairie. Plans for the plant sale will be discussed. Anyone interested in attending can call Cindy Berkland (712) 837-4866; Emmetsburg
12-Sep Mobile Food Pantry; Located at Grace Baptist Church from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Bring baskets to carry your food items; Emmetsburg
13-Sep Fuzzy Friday's; At Lakeside Assisted Living for Wine & Cheese at 1:30 pm; Emmetsburg
14-Sep Pancake Breakfast; Serving pancakes, eggs and sausage from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Burt Activity Complex. Free will donation. Proceeds will go towards the Burt Activity Complex; Burt
14-Sep Harvest Moon Hike; Meet at Lost Island Nature Center and learn some fun facts about our moon as we take part in a hike on our trails during the Harvest Moon at 8:30 pm. Pre-register by calling (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
15-Sep Pedal with Pete Bike Ride for Cerebral Palsy; Organized by the 4-H County Council to help raise money for research for cerebral palsy. Registration will be from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the Exhibits Building on the fairgrounds; Emmetsburg
16-Sep Palo Alto County Caregiver Support Group; Sponsored by the Elderbridge Agency on Aging will meet at Pizza Ranch in Emmetsburg. Learn how Elderbridge can help you as a caregiver. Bring your loved one as Elderbridge will pay $2 towards your senior meal. Call Nancy Ketcham at (800) 243-0678 for more information; Emmetsburg
20-Sep Community Coffee; Everyone is invited to Lakeside Assisted Living at 9:00 am; Emmetsburg
21-Sep Horizons Unlimited Sing-A-Long Event; Featuring the movie "Grease" at the Riviera Theatre at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available at Horizons Unlimited, Five Island Spa Co and Burns Chiropractic. Judging for best costume for male and female. Proceeds from the event will benefit individuals with disabilities served by Horizons Unlimited. Call (712) 852-2211 for more information; Emmetsburg
25-Sep Then Feed Just One; Food packing event at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Registration and shift information is available by calling Lois Stanley (712) 480-2508 or Bonnie Whitney at (712) 922-9661; Emmetsburg
27-Sep SHE IS Women's Conference; Held at The Shores at Five Island from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Information available at www.ruralkindco.com; Emmetsburg
27-Sep Fuzzy Friday's; At Lakeside Assisted Living for Wine & Cheese at 1:30 pm; Emmetsburg
28-Sep Outdoor Women's Day; Ladies 18 and up are invited to join Kossuth, Emmet and Palo Alto Counties for a day of new experiences. This year's event will be held at Lost Island Nature Center in Ruthven. The event will consist of paddle boarding, kayaking, dutch oven cooking, beeswax crafts and a talk on bee keeping. Registration is required by September 18 by calling Kossuth County Conservation at (515) 295-2138. Event costs $25 to cover materials and food. Limit of 25 women for event; Ruthven

 

October 2019

6-Oct American Legion Pancake Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Serving from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
13-Oct Little Lambs Soup Dinner and Bake Sale; Little Lambs Daycare will be hosting their annual soup dinner and bake sale at the Fire Hall. Contact Rhonda Lockwood (515) 272-4696; Swea City
26-Oct Halloween Party; Hay rides, costume contest, treats and games. Contact Kim (515) 341-3060; Wesley
27-Oct Swea City Fire Department Brunch; Free will donation at the fire hall from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm; Swea City
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 to 7:00 pm. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 883-2265; Whittemore

November 2019

5-Nov Friends of the Library Election Night Soup Supper; Homemade soups are served to the public who attend this annual event at the Parish Center serving time 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
10-Nov Veterans Soup; Swea City Improvement League will be hosting their annual Turkey Dinner at the Immanuel Lutheran Church from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm; Swea City
10-Nov American Legion Pancake Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Serving from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
11-Nov Winter Wonderland; Each business will have an open house with snacks and door prizes from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Swea City
21-Nov Whittemore Fire Dept and EMS Feather Party; Annual event. Prizes include frozen turkey, bacon, and raffle prizes. Maidrites and pie are served from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Held at St. Michael's Parish Center. Contact Eric Goodman at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
22-Nov American Legion Feather Part; Play Bingo for turkeys. Ham sandwiches served, open bar at community center. Contact Dwayne (515) 679-4392; Wesley

 

December 2019

1-Dec Lions Club Santa Day; Lions Club hosts Santa Day for children, bags of candy are distributed. Fire truck rides are given by the Burt Fire Department. Contact Joe Heinen (515) 924-3379; Burt
1-Dec Santa Comes to Wesley; Meet Santa, receive a treat, play games, sleigh ride, and supper. Contact (515) 679-4292; Wesley
6-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. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
7-Dec Santa Day; Held at the Main Street Manor from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Children can have their picture taken with Santa and will receive a gift from Santa; Swea City
8-Dec American Legion Pancake Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
13-15-Dec Holiday Open House; Friday-Events beginning at 9:00 am. Merchant Specials, Drawings for Prizes, Grotto Christmas Tours. Saturday-Events beginning at 9:00 am. Breakfast, Merchant Specials, Santa Visits, Kids Activities, Cookie Walk, Vendor Fair, Grotto Christmas Tours, Firemen's BBQ Meal. Sunday- Event begins at 1:00 pm. Tour of Homes. Contact Jillian (515)-887-3811; West Bend
21-Dec Santa Claus Day and Merchant Drawings; At 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