**St John’s Lutheran church youth group will host an omelet breakfast on Saturday, June 16 from 8:30am to 11am across from Foster Park at 634 1st Ave SE. Proceeds will help the youth trip to Houston for the National Youth Gathering.
**Plymouth County Historical Museum “Log Cabin Day” is Saturday, June 16.
Both the Weber Log Cabin of the Civil War era and the Joy Hollow Log Cabin of the 1890s will be honored. Following the “Ice Cream Days” parade Saturday morning, visitors to the Museum will be able to purchase Native American food such as tacos and fry bread. Other Native Americans also have been invited to participate with Native crafts and cuisine. “Pie on the Porch” will be at 3 p.m. This feast of homemade cherry pie near the cabin honors the memory of Cherry Cliff, a lead supporter for the Museum. A free will donation will be taken. Pie ala mode will be available, thanks to the donation of Wells’ ice cream. Tentative plans call for the day to end with blue grass music provided by Tom Mullally and friends at 4 p.m. on the Joy Hollow porch.
**Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society will host a program billed “The Search for a Connection to Luxembourg.” The event will take place in the fourth floor study hall of the Plymouth County Historical Museum on Saturday, June 16, at 1:30 PM. Featured speaker, Jim Wiltgen of Conway Arkansas, has many ties to Le Mars and other Iowa towns. In his presentation, he will explain how his intensive study of his Luxembourg ancestry yielded an astounding 11,000 names.
**Christian Women’s Club invites all area women to a meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 9am at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor. Special feature is Nick Beeck, Plymouth County Conservation Board Director and special speaker will be Laurel Anderson from Bode, Iowa. First times attending will be guests for the morning. Cost is $6.50, serving muffins, fruit and beverage. Reservations are needed by calling Janice at 546-4683.
**Two attorneys who were the only father-son team ever to serve in the Iowa Supreme Court are the subject for a traveling exhibit now on display at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars. The display, featuring Justice Bruce M. Snell Jr. and his father, Justice Bruce M. Snell Sr., officially opened on the first day of the Le Mars “Ice Cream Days” will continue through June 29. The exhibit is located in the main hallway on the first floor of the Museum. The Museum will host a reception for Justice Bruce M. Snell Jr. from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 19. The public is welcome; a special invitation is being extended to Plymouth County attorneys. Admission to the Snell exhibit at the Plymouth County Historical Museum is free, located at 335 First Ave. SW in Le Mars
**Explore the world of Science at the “Mad Scientist Day Camp” Where can 3rd – 5th graders extract DNA from a banana, test bubble solutions, create a jet car, explore robotics through Cubelets, and discover engineering through Strawbees? At the “Mad Scientist Day Camp” sponsored by Plymouth County 4-H/ISU Extension and Outreach and Floyd Valley Healthcare on June 19 or 20 at the Plymouth County Extension Office in the lower level of the Convention Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The $20 camp fee covers all activities and snacks. Bring your own lunch. For more information, contact Kari Daale at Floyd Valley Healthcare at 712-546-3401 or the Plymouth County Extension and Outreach Office at 712-546-7835.
** Floyd Valley Healthcare and Northwest Iowa Diagnostics continues to provide Stroke Screenings. The next screening will be offered Tuesday, June 19, from 12:30 – 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.
**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Iowa State Bank on Wednesday, June 20 from 9:30 to 10:30am.
*The Banquet will be held Wednesday, June 20 hosted by Rejoice! Community Church, located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast. The Banquet is sponsored by local area churches and organizations. Serving will begin at 5:30pm until 7:00pm. This is free event and everyone is welcome. If you need a ride call Rejoice Community Church at 548-4430
**Le Mars Municipal Band Concert is Wednesday, June 20 starting at 8pm at Foster Park. Free admission, bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshments by Boy Scout Troop 188.
** Floyd Valley Healthcare Babysitting Class will be Saturday, July 14 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 includes: Safety, emergencies, feeding, diapering, bathing, bedtime, getting a babysitting job and pay scale. Pre-registration is necessary, call 546-3401.
**Farmers Markets in Merrill and Le Mars. In Merrill on Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm at Old School Square, 4th and Main. On Saturdays in Le Mars at 769 Prospect Street SW by Cork It! from 9am to noon. Locally grown flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruits. Fresh eggs, baked goods, jellies, jewelry, crafts and honey can be found at the Farmers Markets in Le Mars and Merrill.
**Farmers Market Vouchers are once again available until gone. With this program seniors 60 years and older meeting income requirements can obtain the vouchers and use at participating Farmers Markets around the area. For more information call 541-8387.
**Le Mars Chamber is looking for old pictures of Le Mars Drive Inn Movie Theater. If you have a picture call the Chamber at 546-8821.
**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.