**“Great Garage and Bake Sale” is here! Plymouth County Historical Museum Gym, 335 1st Ave. SW. Admission is free on Friday, hours are 9am to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9-noon. Everything from furniture to tiny treasures. In addition to the garage sale in the Gym, the event includes a bake sale in the Gym lobby and a concession stand.
**Northwest Bank will be sponsoring a tailgate party on Friday, October 20 before the Gehlen Catholic football game from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Serving hamburgers, chips, cookies and bars. Free will offering will be accepted.
**Brent Family fundraiser is Saturday, October 21 beginning at 9am with a bike ride registration at Bike Central. Starting at 10am will be a twenty or forty mile bike ride and a family bike ride at 11:00am. Chili and cinnamon rolls served from noon to 4pm. Help support the Brent family and Theresa’s battle with cancer.
**Retired corporate attorney Ira E. “Ed” Delk will be the featured speaker at the Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday, October 21 at 1:30pm at the Old Central Gym of the Plymouth County Historical Museum. Delk will present a program titled “Preserving Your Family History.” Aided by useful examples, he will detail how this is accomplished through journaling and memoir and autobiography writing. The public is invited to attend this free and educational presentation.
**Le Mars American Legion steak fry is Saturday, October 21 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Serving rib eye steak, baked potato, vegetable, lettuce salad, texas toast and ice cream for $15.00.
**Kissinger Fund-Razors will host a fresh baked biscuits and sausage gravy breakfast on Sunday, October 22 from 8am to 1pm in the lower level Kissinger Center in Merrill. A free will offering will be taken. Proceeds from this event will be added to the Kissinger Gym floor fund.
**Grace Lutheran Church Broasted Pork Chop Dinner is Sunday, October 22 from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Adults are $10.00 and children ages 5 to 10 are $6.00. Carry outs are available at the north door.
**Strength of a Single Mom is a support group for single moms and meets every second and fourth Sunday of each month through April. Next meeting will be held on October 22 from 5-6:30pm at Rock Solid Assembly located at: 126 3rd St SW, Le Mars, IA 51031. The group addresses various topics that are important to single moms. Check out the facebook page: Strength of a Single Mom.
**Ladies in Pink Night hosted by Catholic Daughters will be held on Monday, October 23 at All Saints Parish – St Joseph. Social time begins at 5:30pm with shopping from local vendor and craft tables. Dinner will be served at 6:15pm serving smothered chicken, rice, vegetable, salad and dessert. Speaker for the evening is Cindy Fleckenstein, diagnosed with breast cancer eighteen years ago. All area ladies are invited to attend. The evening cost is $12.00. Reservations are needed by calling Sue at 540-8946.
**Floyd Valley Healthcare Prime Time present “The Benefits of Tai Chi for Senior” Stan Wisnieski, Evidence Based Instructor with Connections Area Agency on Aging will present and demonstrate, On Tuesday, October 24th at 12:00 p.m. at Floyd Valley Healthcare . The exercise of Tai Chi focuses on slow rhythmic movements. It can help improve balance, coordination, sleep and everyday physical function while reducing anxiety, stress and lowering blood pressure. It works the body and mind for overall health benefits. Pre-registration is required if you are interested in attending this event. Contact Lisa Hodgson at Floyd Valley Healthcare at 712-546-3410. Prime Time is a club for adults age 55 and older and offers a quarterly newsletter, educational seminars, wellness services, insurance counseling and much more. You do not need to be a Prime Time member to attend educational events.
**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Iowa State Bank on
Wednesday, October 25 from 9:30 to 10:30am.
**Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Main Street Program Pumpkin Car Races is Saturday, October 28 from 9 to 11am. Open to Le Mars area children – preschool thru 5th grade. The race track will be located at the Olsen Culture Event Center. Parents are encouraged to help build the racers with their children — make it a family project!!! This is like a pinewood derby but this is pumpkins on wheels. No fee to participate! Pick up pumpkin race rules at the Le Mars Chamber. You need to call the Chamber to enter the races 712-546-8821. Trick or Treating for children follows from 11am to 12:30pm in downtown Le Mars. Books for treats for children up to 5th grade, sponsored by the Friends of the Le Mars Public Library will be held this year in the alley/garage behind Habitue and Cakes from 11am to 12:30pm.
**Main Street Theatres will be offering a free movie in conjunction with the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Children’s Halloween activities on Saturday, October 28. Doors open at 1:00pm and the show beings at 2:00pm. The movie being shown is Hotel Transylvania. All three screens will be showing the free movie. First come, first served.
**Help Gehlen Catholic School Raise Money Without Spending Any Money with Drive 4UR School! This event is held on Saturday, October 28th at All Saints Parish – St Joseph’s Site – Parking lot from 9am to 3pm.
Take a ten minute test drive. Ford Motor Company will donate $20.00.
No purchase is necessary and no salesperson on test drive . All adults ages 18 and older can participate! To register a drive time in advance
call Gehlen Catholic at 546-4181.
**Le Mars Senior Center will host a pinochle tournament on Sunday, October 29 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.
**Gehlen Catholic Fine Arts Boosters Turkey dinner is Sunday, October 29 serving from 3 to 7pm in the Marvin Langel Memorial Gym. Performances by Gehlen Catholic Band and Choir, along with a cake walk and raffle. Adults are $10, children ages 4 to 10 are $6.00 and children 3 and under are free. Adult carry outs are available
**A Professional Development Workshop will be held on Thursday, November 2, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Le Mars Convention Center. Kathy Peterson, founder of People Works, will be the presenter. She will talk about learning how to hold people accountable, and how to effectively manage difficult people and situations. Reservations are needed by calling 712-546-8821 to register. This event is sponsored by the ISU Extension & Outreach of Plymouth County and the Le Mars Area chamber of commerce.
**The Le Mars Community High School Student Council is kicking off their annual fundraiser and support efforts for the Support Siouxland Soldiers organization thru November 3. They will be raising money and collecting food items to pack nearly 50 care packages to send to our local soldiers who are currently serving overseas and to restock food supplies for our local military families. Items needed
include tuna and salmon packs, microwaveable macaroni and cheese, hard candies, gum, fruit snacks, ramen noodles, protein bars, powdered individual drink mixes, jerky, microwaveable soup, pudding cups, instant oatmeal packs, microwaveable popcorn, and Hamburger Helper. Items can be brought to the High School office.
**Floyd Valley Healthcare “Home Alone” Class is Saturday, November 4, from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. The cost for this course is $10.00, which includes a snack and materials. Payment is due one week prior to the program. 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.
* Floyd Valley Healthcare is hosting the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid course on Saturday, November 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The cost for this course is $30.00. The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid Course teaches participants how to manage illness and injuries in a child in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives This class is taught by a certified American Heart Association instructor. This course is specially designed to train those responsible for children’s health in meeting state-specific requirements. To pre-register, or for more information, call Floyd Valley Healthcare at 546-3401 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 401.
**A Prepared Childbirth class will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 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.