**All Gehlen Catholic 7th-12th grade parents are required to attend one of the two upcoming Mandatory 7-12th Grade Parent Meetings on August 23rd from 12pm-1pm or 7pm-8pm in the Marvin Langel Memorial Gym regardless of their student’s involvement in LeMars. At the meetings, the 7th-12th Grade Parent and Student Manual will be distributed; discussions will include the Code of Conduct, J-Club, and Fine Arts; and Booster passes available for purchase and/or pick up. For a tour, to apply for tuition assistance, and for more information, contact Lisa Niebuhr in the Development Office at 712-546-4181 x237.
**Le Mars Community Theater will hold auditions for Veronica’s Room on Wednesday August 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Postal Playhouse. This chilling mystery thriller explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by it’s dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica’s room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan? Roles available are a man, woman, young girl and young man. Performance dates are set for October 13 – 22. For more information contact the director Kim Ross at 917-755-0013.
***St Mary’s Remsen recycling is open every Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30-9:30. St Mary’s Remsen Recycling will accept all sizes of cardboard & all kinds of paper, including farm herbicide & insecticide boxes with out chemical spills; untreated seed & drug free feed sacks without plastic, call for appointment to deliver ~ 712-539-2729. Located at the extreme north end of Marion Street, in Remsen.
**. . Merrill Farmer’s Market will be held on Thursdays from 4:30pm to 7:30p. Hinton Farmer’s Market will be held on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm
**The Plymouth County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a regular Commissioner meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, at the District Office in Le Mars.
**Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom and Plymouth County Extension and Outreach will host Dine at the County Line, an evening of elegance on the farm, on August 24, 2017. The evening meal is set to take place at a beautiful farmstead just off the county road K49, on the county line between Plymouth and Woodbury counties. Keynote speaker Tim Gallagher, with the Sioux City Journal, will give a brief presentation on the importance and impact of agriculture in Iowa, followed by a multi-course meal. The meal will be served family-style and feature many foods that are grown in Iowa. Each table will be hosted by a local farmer or agricultural expert.. The cost is $20 per person or $100 for a table of six. Questions can be directed to Melissa Nelson at 402/669-5126.
**The Gehlen Catholic Fine Arts Boosters invite you to a tailgate on Friday, August 25th at the Gehlen Catholic football team hosts their home opener at Jim Lorenzen Field. A free will offering will be accepted. The tailgate is sponsored by Joni Kellen – Thrivent Financial Services. The tailgate menu is: Pulled pork sandwiches, Baked beans, chips, bars & cookies. The proceeds of the tailgate benefit Gehlen Catholic’s Pk-6, & Gehlen & Spalding Catholic’s 7-12th grade art, band, choir, drama & speech departments.
**Le Mars Farmer’s Market is being held on Saturday’s through September from 8am to noon at the corner of 4th Avenue Northwest and Plymouth Street Northwest in the parking lot of the dentist office.
***The City of Le Mars Grass , Twig and Leaf site is open Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The only things allowed to be dumped out at the site is trees , twigs , yard waste, grass and leaves , NO PLASTIC BAGS OR BOXES
** Knights of Columbus Back-to-School Breakfast, including Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Coffee, Milk & Juice at KC Hall, 120 1st Ave NE, on Sunday, August 27, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Proceeds will be donated to students of Le Mars Community & Gehlen Catholic. Free Will Donation
**Le Mars Senior Center will host a pinochle tournament on Sunday, August 27 beginning at 1:00pm with cards, followed with a potluck lunch. Bring a table of four to play. Open to the public. Pinochle tournaments are held on the last Sunday of every month.
**Catholic Daughter’s Court Santa Maria 179 will have a dinner meeting on Monday, August 28 beginning at 6:30pm at All Saints Parish – St Joseph. Cost for the dinner is $6.00. The Le Mars Chamber Main Street Program and the City of Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission have announced the “Seniors on Main Street Program”, coordinator Becky Klohs will share more details of this new program.
**Join Cub Scout Pack 188. Registration will be held on Monday, August 28 at 6:30pm at St John’s Lutheran Church, 201 first Avenue northwest, in the north parking lot. For more information contact Trudy at 541-8049.
** Furnishings on Second At Muller’s of Remsen will host a book signing for Karen (Schroeder) Schwaller, from 4pm to 6:30pm. on Thursday, August 31st. Serving cheese and wine. Karen will sell and sign her books. Her first book The Dirt: Family Life on an Iowa Farm; Stories to Entertain and Inspire. Her second book “What Should I Be?” the story of a little girl who doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up.
** Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 9:30-10:30 at Habitué Coffee House & Cakes to Remember with a Celebration Downtown prior to Ribbon Cutting at 10:30 at Habitué 2 Go on Hawkeye Avenue SW.
**The Le Mars Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Commission announce a new program – Seniors on Main Street – for those age 55 and up! Modeled after the successful Youth on Main Street program, the Seniors on Main Street program offers a curriculum that includes the history of Le Mars, its founding and early settlers, the impact the railroad had on the community, the influence the English had in our early history, the development of the business community, historical buildings, interesting characters from Le Mars’ past, and current community development efforts. It is a six-week program meeting weekly September 14 through October 19, 2017. If interested you may register by contacting the Le Mars Main Street Program Manager at 712-546-7218. Registration must be made by September 7.
** Floyd Valley Healthcare Babysitting Class is Saturday, September 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 is new and 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.
**Seven historic sites in Nebraska will be the destination for the annual bus trip sponsored by the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars on Saturday, Oct. 7. Early bird bus fare ticket should be purchased by Sept. 1. The fee for the trip includes the bus fare, entrance into Ashfall Fossil Beds, and an evening buffet in Laurel. Anyone interested may call Bowman at 539-0223 or the Museum at 546-7002.
**A Prepared Childbirth class will be held on Saturday, September 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the lower level Conference Center, Room #2 of Floyd Valley Healthcare. This class is open to anyone expecting their first child and interested in preparing for childbirth. The session will cover a variety of topics including: what to expect during each trimester, relaxation techniques, labor and delivery, parenting and taking care of a newborn. To pre-register please call Floyd Valley Healthcare at 546-3401 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3401. These classes are offered as a service to moms delivering at Floyd Valley Healthcare. There is a $25 course fee for moms not delivering here at the hospital.
**Le Mars Arts Center Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibition entries will be accepted now thru September 16 . This is open to anyone that is not considered a professional photographer. We encourage any type of photography to be entered, and you may enter as many photos as you want. The $5 entry fee per photo is non-refundable. Cash Prizes from entries. Artwork will be considered for acceptance into the exhibition by two primary criteria: 1.) excellence in artistic quality, and 2.) suitability for a family environment. Get complete details at website www.lemarsarts.com and click on the Amateur Photo Contest Tab or give us a call at 712-546-7476.