Friends of Gehlen Ball participants please remember parking is not available in front of the building across from the entrance to the upper level of Le Mars Convention Center.
** Scouting for Food is Saturday, April 21. Area boy scouts will be picking up non-perishable items left at the front door for Christian Needs Center. Scouts will also be collecting at Fareway, Hy-Vee and Wal-Mart.
**Spring Vendor Blender will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9am to 12:30pm at the American Legion in Le Mars. Featured vendors are Creative Expressions, K and E Beads, Norwex, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy and more. Breakfast and lunch available from Piece of Cake. Free admission.
**Le Mars Public Library grand re-opening extravaganza is Saturday, April 21 from 9am to noon. A fun filled morning of crafts, story book character and Pockets full of fun. Buy a slice from Catalano’s Pizza truck and enjoy a free Blue Bunny ice cream treat.
**The Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society will meet at the Le Mars Public Library, 46 1st Street SW, on Saturday, April 21 at 1:30 PM. A program, free and open to the public, will follow a brief business meeting and refreshments. Guest speaker is Brunsville native and retired U. S. Air Force Public Affairs officer, Mark W. Brown. His topic, American Recovery Operations and a member of the Joint Prisoner of war/Missing in Action) Accounting Command for four years, he will share related photos and a video as part of his presentation.
**Art Pahl Accordion Fest has been re-scheduled to Sunday, April 22 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Plymouth County Historical Museum. The fest will begin with a group rehearsal in “Old Central” Gym from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. A lunch will be held in the Gym lobby during the afternoon. A freewill offering will help support the festival and the Museum’s Music Room where there is a display for Art Pahl.
**Catholic Daughter’s Court Santa Maria Potluck dinner meeting will be on Monday, April 23 starting at 6:30pm at All Saint Parish St Joseph site. Members are asked to bring a favorite dish to pass.
**The City of LeMars Water Department will be flushing water mains in the Southwest of town on Monday, April 23. Businesses and residences may experience discolored water and should refrain from washing clothes during flushing times in your area. If you need to do laundry you can monitor your cold hard water faucet or outside hose bib to check the incoming water for clarity. If you do experience discolored water limit your use on running hot water. If you have a hard water faucet or hose bib this would be the best place to check and flush water.
**The government’s enforcement of Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex, is the topic of the next Plain Conversation, a monthly gathering sponsored by the Sioux County Democrats. The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at Downtown Grille in Orange City. Julie Vermeer Elliott, vice president for student life at Northwestern College, will explain how Title IX relates to sexual misconduct on college campuses. She will also discuss how the Department of Education’s guidelines for handling sexual misconduct allegations differ under the Obama and Trump administrations. Plain Conversation is free and open to the public.
**Floyd Valley Healthcare Prime Time presents “Keep Calm and Love Your Skin”. Rachel Schoenrock, and Kathy Rollins with Floyd Valley Healthcare, on Wednesday, April 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Rachel and Kath will cover the causes of a wound and how to prevent them from happening or reoccurring. They will also discuss the three stages of wound healing and the 7 factors that affect the healing of wounds. This is a “Lunch & Learn” presentation. You are welcome to bring own lunch or pick up a dinner tray from the hospital cafeteria. Prime Time will provide a beverage and dessert.
Pre-registration is required if you are interested in attending this event. Please contact Michelle Ten Napel, Prime Time Coordinator at Floyd Valley Healthcare at 712-546-3385. You do not need to be a Prime Time member to attend educational events.
**Floyd Valley Healthcare and Northwest Iowa Diagnostics continues to provide Stroke Screenings. The next screening will be offered Tuesday, April 24, from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Floyd Valley Healthcare. Please enter the hospital through the east entrance. Participants are offered three separate screenings at $40.00 each, or sign up for all three for $95.00. This screen is coordinated by Floyd Valley Healthcare’s Education Department. APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY! For more information, please call 546-3479 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3479.
* Big Brothers and Big Sisters will hold a public informational meeting at American Bank in Le Mars on Wednesday, April 25 at 5pm.
** All community members, parents, and Middle School and High School students are encouraged to join the conversation: Internet Safety, Human Trafficking, and Pornography on Wednesday April 25, at the Sawyer Center in Marcus from 6:30-8:00pm. Light supper of hamburgers/chips served starting at 5:30pm. Volunteer babysitters provided. Free-will offering to help with food, speaker, and future speakers . Speakers will be Aaron and Nicole Baart. Together, Aaron & Nicole travel the country speaking on topics of Internet safety, adolescent sexuality, pornography, sexting, and current cultural pressures. Aaron serves as Dean of Chapel at Dordt College while his wife Nicole works from home as an author. Following the Baart’s presentation on Wednesday night, Adam Timmerman and Bruce Dagel
from Fellowship of Christian Athletes will speak to all students present.
**Gehlen Catholic’s Drama Department presents “Oh, Promise Me” on Thursday, April 26th, & Saturday, April 28th, at 7pm, in the Marvin Langel Memorial Gym.
“Oh, Promise Me” is a comedy about Barry Hollis, Princeton graduate, who has just inherited his father’s fortune. Tickets are $5.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Gehlen Catholic Office at 712-546-4181 or by stopping at the school. Tickets will be available for purchase both nights at the door.
** griefshare ministry of ReJoice! Community Church is hosting Broken Hearts Made Whole Again a Tribute Art Session . Presented by Angela’s Art & Play Studio, Angela K. Larson on Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Continental breakfast will be provided. Cost of $10/each project. Must be 12 years and older. Contact kyle at 712-548-4430 to register or pick UP FORM AT THE CHURCH.
**Optimist Club of Le Mars and Girl Scout Cadette Troop 114 presents National Superhero Day on Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 1pm at Cleveland Castle Park. Come dress as your favorite superhero, free food, crafts and games. Featuring Le Mars Police Department, Army National Guard, Le Mars Ambulance, Le Mars Fire and Rescue and American Legion.
**Le Mars American Legion steak fry is Saturday, April 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Serving rib eye steak, baked potato, vegetable, lettuce salad, texas toast and ice cream for $15.00.
**Grace Lutheran Church Wisconsin Style Fish feed is Sunday, April 29 from 11:30am until gone. Free will offering. All proceeds go to Orphan Grain Train.
**The Sanford Museum Association program featuring Joan Wendl Thomas, “Baseball: A Significant Component of Northwestern Iowa History,” will be Sunday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the Sanford Museum, 117 E. Willow St., Cherokee.
**For the 18th year, the Plymouth County Historical Museum will host “May Day at the Museum” Monday, April 30. Nearly 300 fourth grade students and teachers are expected from all seven Plymouth County school districts. Home school students also are welcome to participate. The public is invited to participate in the day by attending the learning stations.
**National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3 with several area events. All middle and high school students are encourage to gather together before school at Le Mars Nazarene Church between 7:30am and 8:30am to pray. Some breakfast food will be served. Lunch program will be held from 11:30am to 1pm in the upper level of Le Mars Convention Center. Everyone is welcome together for a brief time of worship. Boxed lunches and coffee from Habitue Coffeehouse will be served.
**Then Feed Just One involves communities in Iowa, Minnesota, & South Dakota. The next “local” packaging event will be held Thursday, May 3rd & Friday, May 4th, at Gehlen Catholic School in the Marvin Langel Memorial Gym. Individuals are needed to work a 1.5 hour shift of their choice, along with a $30 donation or more to help offset the $53 it costs for the food, packaging, & shipping. Or, individuals can adopt-a-student for $30 or more to work a 1.5 hour shift. The packing sessions are:
Thursday, May 3rd: 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4th: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Friday, May 4th: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 4th: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
To sign up for a shift or to sponsor 1 or more students; please call Lisa Niebuhr at 712-546-4181 x237 or 541-5226 or Mary Klein at 712-546-4181 x221.
**The twig, branch, and grass drop-off site behind the Riverview Ball Complex is open Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April through November (weather permitting). The site will be monitored by staff. There will be no curbside pick-up of twigs and branches by the City. Only tree twigs, branches, grass and leaves may be dropped off at the site. If any other waste is mixed with the twigs, branches, grass, or leaves it will not be accepted. No tree stumps are allowed. No plastic bags or boxes will be allowed. The city will conduct cleanup of downed branches after major storms, as needed. Twigs, branches, and grass will also be accepted at the Plymouth County Landfill during normal operating hours.