**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be hosted by The YMCA on Wednesday, January 22 from 9:30 to 10:30am.
**Floyd Valley Healthcare Babysitting Class on Saturday, January 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the lower level Conference Center Room #1. The cost for this course is $15.00, which includes lunch, a snack, and materials. The Babysitting Class is for boys and girls ages 11 to 15. The curriculum includes: Safety, emergencies, feeding, diapering, bathing, bedtime, getting a babysitting job and pay scale. Pre-registration is necessary, please call 546-3401 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3401. Or register online at www.floydvalley.
**Le Mars Arts Center Opening Reception for the current exhibit, the Siouxland Artists Inc. Juried Traveling Art Show will be Saturday, January 25th from 2-5:00pm. Public is welcome to view the exhibit, meet with a few of the featured artists, and enjoy light refreshments.
**With the countdown on for Iowa’s Feb. 3 caucuses, the public will have a chance to learn more at the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s January 26 program “Lessons in Caucusing.” Featured at the 2 p.m. Sunday program will be Dr. Jeff Taylor, a political science professor at Dordt University in Sioux Center. He will explain the caucuses and take questions from the audience. In addition to serving as chairman of the Political Science Department at Dordt, Taylor is the author of three books on politics: Where Did the Party Go? William Jennings Bryan, Hubert Humphrey, and the Jeffersonian Legacy, published by University of Missouri Press; Politics on a Human Scale – The American Tradition of Decentralism, Rowman and Littlefield, publishers; and The Political World of Bob Dylan – Freedom and Justice, Power and Sin by Taylor and Chad Israelson, Palgrave MacMillan publishers. Planning to make comments at the program are Don Kass, formerly the Plymouth County chairman of the Republican Party for 25 years, and Clayton Hodgson, a former chairman of the Plymouth County Democratic Party who worked with the late Berkley Bedell for many years.
**The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University are hosting FREE one day workshops for dairy producers, processors, extension, veterinarians, and emergency responders. The workshops will focus on how to prepare for a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak and steps that can be taken today to protect dairies from foreign animal diseases and also diseases already found in the U.S. The workshop will be offered on January 27, in Sioux Center at Terrace View. A free lunch will be provided at each workshop. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m., with the workshops ending at 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Attendees can register by emailing fad@IowaAgriculture.gov, or calling (515) 281-5305.
**Le Mars Chamber After 5 will be hosted by All Saints Parish and Hispanic and Latino Outreach Subcommittees during Catholic School week on Tuesday, January 28 at Gehlen Catholic School in the Kolker Library and Media Center.
**Mission Honduras Tailgate is Tuesday, January, 28 from 5pm-7:30pm during the Gehlen Catholic vs. Remsen St. Mary’s basketball game. Menu is pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, homemade bars. Free will offering. Proceeds will be used for supplies needed for all projects during 2020 Student Mission Honduras Trip
**Le Mars Public Library Winter Story Time begins February 3, for ages 2 to 6. To register call the library at 546-5004 or register online at www.lemars.lib.ia.us
**The Le Mars FFA Chapter will host a Scholarship Soup Supper, Tuesday, January 28, from 5pm to 7pm in the Le Mars Community High School Commons. The proceeds from the supper will go to the chapter’s scholarship fund, to assist in supporting scholarships for graduating seniors. A free-will donation will be taken. Le Mars Community High School will host the boys’ and girls’ basketball games against Heelen. Soups to be served include cheesy potato soup, chili, cinnamon rolls and dessert.
** Le Mars Community High School Student Council “Hoops for Troops” will continue through February 7th collecting items to send care packages to our local soldiers who are currently serving overseas. Items can be brought to any basketball or wrestling event through February 7th. Items needed include beef sticks, protein bars, pop-top soups, veggies or fruit cups, snack-size peanut butter, AA and AAA batteries, travel-sized hand sanitizers, non-aerosol deodorants, and foot powder, lip balm, trail mix, sunflower seeds, and high quality socks
*Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Crop Advantage Seminar in Le Mars on Wednesday, January 29 beginning at 9:30am at the Le Mars Convention Center. Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for the farming operation. The Le Mars location will feature key-note speakers, Justin Glisten,State Climatologist and Agricultural Economist, Wan Den Zhang, as well as agronomy-based topics selected for your fields and your growing conditions. Registration is $50 until Wednesday, January 22nd. After that date, registration is $60. Questions can be directed to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Plymouth County at (712) 546-7835. Register online with credit card at www.cropadvantage.org
**Snow Scamper 5K at Hillview Park in Hinton will be held on Saturday, February 1st. Snow Scamper 5K is a run, walk, snowshoe on a trail run. Check in opens at 9am and race starts at 10am. Lunch sponsored by Peoples Bank. To register for the race or to volunteer call 712 947-4270.
**Evening of Love to benefit Emersyn Schreiner. Emersyn is the daughter of Nick and Ali Schriener, was diagnosed with Sturge Weber Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes seizures. The benefit is Saturday, February 1 from 5pm to 8pm at the Le Mar KC Hall. Free will donation dinner and silent auction. Music provided by Tim Tunes. To make donations or more information contact Stephanie at 712 490-1049
**Spalding Catholic School Gala Dinner and Auction is Saturday, February 1st at Hospers Community Center. Doors open at 5pm, dinner is served at 6pm, live auction is at 7pm with dancing to follow. Tickets can be purchased through the Spalding Catholic School Development Office by calling 712 756-4528
** Floyd Valley Healthcare “Home Alone” Class is Saturday, February 8, from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the lower level, North Entrance, room #1. The cost for this course is $10.00, which includes a snack and materials. The “Home Alone” class is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12 who occasionally or frequently stay home alone. Please call 546-3401 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3401 to pre-register or for more information.
** The Floyd Valley Auxiliary will be awarding two “tuition only” $1,000.00 scholarships to area students this spring. To be eligible, the applicant must be a resident of the Floyd Valley Healthcare service area, accepted at an accredited school and pursuing a health-related career (including pre-med, nursing, technologist, therapist and medical records professionals). Interested students may obtain the necessary application form with complete qualifying information from their high school guidance counselor, pick up at gift shop, or print copy off on-line at FloydValley.org under the Auxiliary. Applications and support information must be returned to Ruth Kneip, by April 2, 2020; instructions are on the form. Applicants may either be a high school graduate or an adult returning to school.