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December 2014

Celebrate Christmas in Kossuth & Palo Alto Counties - watch for updates

Nov / Dec POW Museum; Open 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Saturday's & Sunday's; Algona
6-Nov-24-Dec Bancroft Chamber of Commerce Annual Candy Cane Hunt; Find the candy canes at your local merchants; Bancroft
1, 8, 15-Dec Wednesday Evening Advent Activities; St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Further details to be announced; Whittemore
2-Dec Barb's Hairstyling Salon & Spa Holiday Open House; From 5:00-7:00 pm; Graettinger
2-Dec 7th & 8th Grade Holiday Concert; 7:30 pm; Emmetsburg
2-Dec NSK Middle School Winter Concert; 7:30 pm at Sentral School; Fenton
2-5-Dec Mystery Discount Envelope; Sponsored by Algona Publishing; Algona
3-Dec Burt Public Library Open House; 3:00 - 5:30 pm; Burt
3-Dec Graettinger-Terril Schools K-8 Winter Concert; 6:30 pm; Terril
3-4-5-Dec Mainstreet Community Theatre Fall Comedy, "The Odd Couple"; Curtain time is 8:00 pm; Emmetsburg
4-Dec John Conlee Concert; 2 shows - 7:00 & 9:00 pm at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort. Tickets $10; Emmetsburg
4-Dec Santa's Family Workshop; United Methodist Church from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Kids can visit with Santa; Algona
4-Dec Graettinger Business Club Appreciation Soup Luncheon; 11:00 am; Santa arrives at 1:00 pm at the American Legion Building; Graettinger
4-Dec Burt Business Appreciation Christmas Coffee & Lion's Club Santa Day; Burt businesses host a Christmas coffee with drawings for prizes at the Burt Community Center from 1:00 - 3:00 pm; The Lion's Club host a Santa Day at the same time and place for the children; Bags of candy are distributed by Santa and fire truck rides are given by the Fire Dept.; For more information contact Burt City Hall (515) 924-3618; Burt
4-Dec Santa's Coming to Town; Come see him at the Bancroft Public Library.  Stories from 10:30 to 11:00 am. Santa will arrive at 11:00 am with treats; Fire truck rides after Santa weather permitting; Bancroft
5-Dec Burt Presbyterian Church Christmas Caroling;  5:00 pm followed by family potluck at 6:00 pm; Burt
5-31-Dec POW Nativity Scene; Weekdays 2:00 - 9:00 pm; Sunday's & Christmas Day, Noon - 9:00 pm; Closes at 6:00 pm on December 31st; Scene built by German P.O.W.; For more information contact Vicki Mallory (515) 295-7201; pwcamp@algona.org; Algona
5-Dec “It’s A Wonderful Life in Whittemore – A Walk Along Broad Street” 10th Annual Businesses Open House.  Everyone is welcome to take a leisurely stroll along Broad Street and experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season.  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Special events include seasonal music, refreshments, door prizes and a drawing for 10 turkeys.  Craft vendors will be on hand to provide unique gift-giving ideas for Christmas. Santa makes a special appearance for young and old alike!  At the end of the evening fireworks will be displayed for all to enjoy! Events will be held throughout the beautifully decorated downtown business district; Whittemore
5-Dec Holiday Tour of Homes; Hosted by the Graettinger Women's Club from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Refreshments at Graettinger Methodist Church; Tickets available through any Women's Club member; Graettinger
5-Dec Pancake Breakfast; Hosted by the Senior Citizen's at the VFW; Emmetsburg
6-Dec Algona High School Vocal & Band Holiday Concert; 7:30 pm; Algona
6-Dec NSK HS Winter Concert; 7:00 pm; Swea City 
7-Dec 5th & 6th Grade Holiday Band Concert; 12:15 pm; Emmetsburg
8-Dec Garrigan Vocal Concert; Grades 7-12 at 7:00 pm at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church; Algona
9-Dec Winter Concert; Grades K-5 at West Bend-Mallard School @ Mallard at 7:00 pm; Mallard
9-Dec Seton Grades 3 & 4 Vocal Concert; 7:00 pm at the Rochleau Center; Algona
9-Dec K-1st Grade Holiday Concert; 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
9-Dec River Valley Christmas Open House; 1:00-6:00 pm; Graettinger
10-Dec Security State Bank Holiday Open House; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Burt
11-Dec Santa Day; West Bend Public Library (9:00 - 11:00 am); Movie, craft, story, games, gifts from Santa; West Bend
11-Dec Christmas in Titonka; Prize drawings, meal & entertainment; for more information contact Katie Countryman at (515) 928-2303; Titonka
11-Dec City of Burt's Holiday Open House & Soup Supper; 5:00 pm at the Burt Activity Complex; Burt
11-Dec Santa Day; Ruthven American Legion; Ruthven
11-Dec Visit Santa in House; State 5 Theatre, 315 E. State St., 1:00-2:30 pm; Algona
11-Dec Santa Visits Swea City; 9:30 - 10:30 am at North Sentral Kossuth High School Cafeteria; Coffee, Cider and Cookies will be served.  All ages through 5th grade can get a present from Santa, Drawings for Swea City Bucks for 6th - 12th grades, Drawings for Hams & Turkeys for the adults.  Must be present to win.  North Sentral Kossuth Swing Choir will also perform during the event.  Sponsored by the Swea City Community Club; Swea City
11-12- Dec Santa Land; 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (other times by appointment) at 1301 210th St., Algona, IA (1 mile south of Snap-on or 1 mile east of Kum & Go off Hwy 169). Vintage trees, lights and decorations plus over 1500 Santa Clauses displayed in a Victorian home; Algona
12-Dec Graettinger-Terril Schools 9-12 Winter Concert; 3:00 pm; Graettinger
12-Dec Burt Presbyterian Church "Christmas in the Barn"; 4:30 pm at the Mark & Mary Behrends residence (604 370th St., Lone Rock); Burt
12-Dec Bethany Lutheran Church Soup Supper; 5:00 pm with a Christmas Concert by Glenn Henriksen to follow at 6:30 pm; Emmetsburg
13-Dec Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools Pre-K-6th Grade Holiday Program; 7:00 pm; Ruthven
13-Dec CWL Schools K-6 Winter Concert; 7:00 pm; Corwith
15-Dec BGHS Band Concert & Art Show; Grades 5-12 at Friedmann Auditorium (Art Show 6:00 pm & Concert 7:00 pm); Algona
16-Dec Visit Santa in House; State 5 Theatre, 315 E. State St., 5:30 - 7:30 pm; Algona
16-Dec Algona Middle School Band Concert;  7:30 pm at the Middle School Auditorium; Algona
16-Dec Winter Concert; Grades 6-12 at West Bend-Mallard School @ West Bend at 7:00 pm; West Bend
16-Dec NK Elementary Winter Concert; 7:00 pm; Swea City 
17-Dec Whittemore Community Betterment Committee members; will turn into Santa’s helpers and sack candy for the Jolly O’ Elf’s visit on Saturday.  6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall; Whittemore
18-Dec Visit Santa in House; State 5 Theatre, 315 E. State St., 1:00-2:30 pm; Algona
18-Dec Santa Claus Day!  Santa visits the children “one last time” before the big event!  Santa will be at the American Legion Hall from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. to listen to final requests!  Children receive traditional candy bags sacked by Whittemore Community Betterment Committee members; Whittemore
18-Dec Business Merchant’s Appreciation Drawing;  Event held immediately following Santa’s visit at the Legion Hall.  Drawing for 10 turkeys and other holiday surprises will take place beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Must be present and 18 yrs. or older to win.  There will also be drawings for the children; Whittemore
19-Dec Burt Presbyterian Church Sunday School Christmas Pageant; 4:00 pm; Burt
19-Dec Emmetsburg High School Holiday Concert; 2:00 pm; Emmetsburg
20-Dec CWL Schools 7-12 Winter Concert; 7:00 pm; Corwith
20-Dec Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools 7-12th Grade Holiday Program; 7:00 pm; Ruthven
21-Dec American Legion Auxiliary members will host their annual “Christmas Potluck” at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall; Whittemore
22-Dec St. Paul Lutheran Church Children’s Christmas Program; beginning at
6:00 p.m. in the church; Whittemore
22-Dec Burt Post Office Holiday Open House; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Burt
24-Dec St. Paul Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Service; for members and
visitors beginning at 6:00 pm; Whittemore
24-Dec St. John's Catholic Church Christmas Eve Mass; 9:30 pm; Bancroft
24-Dec St. Michael Catholic Church Christmas Eve Mass; for parishioners and
visitors.  Choral singing starts at 3:30 with Mass beginning at 4:00 p.m.; Whittemore
24-Dec Burt Presbyterian Church Candlelight Service; 5:00 pm; Burt
24-Dec St. John's Lutheran Church Children's Christmas Program; 6:00 pm; Burt
25-Dec St. Michael Catholic Church Christmas Day Mass; at 10:00 am by
Rev. Victor Ramaeker; Whittemore
25-Dec St. Paul Lutheran Church Christmas Day Service; at 9:00 am by
Rev. Michael Botsford; Whittemore
25-Dec St. John's Catholic Church Christmas Day Mass; 10:30 am; Bancroft
31-Dec New Year's Eve concert featuring the Sender's; 8:45 to 11:45 pm at Wild Rose Casino and Resort. Tickets $10 with free champagne toast at midnight; Emmetsburg
31-Dec St. Michael Catholic Church Mass of Solemnity of Mary; beginning at
4:00 pm  Adoration from 9:00 pm – 12:00 Midnight; Whittemore
31-Dec St. Paul Lutheran Church New Year’s Eve Service; beginning at 6:00 pm; Whittemore



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