**Le Mars Odd/Even Parking Ordinance continues until April 1st. Regardless of not having any snow or ice on the streets. Residents MUST park on the odd numbered side of the street (where house numbers are odd) on odd calendar days and the even numbered side of the street on even calendar days. The calendar day begins at 6 p.m. the previous day and ends at 6 p.m. the day of. As an example, on an odd numbered day, after 6 p.m. people should park on the even numbered side of the street. To clarify, after 6 pm
**Le Mars Senior Center will host a Pinochle Marathon at 1pm on Sunday, January 29. Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall.
** St. Joseph’s Ladies Club will meet Tuesday, January 31 at 12:30 p.m. at All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Cards will be played. The ladies club meets every 2 weeks.
**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Le Mars Police Department on Wednesday, February 1st from 9:30am to 10:30am.
**Support American Heart Month. The Le Mars YMCA and Floyd Valley Healthcare are partnering for National Wear Red Day to help you adopt a healthier lifestyle and bring awareness to heart health. Celebrate National Wear Red Day with the Le Mars YMCA and Floyd Valley Healthcare on Friday, February 3 at the YMCA. Everyone is welcome to walk in the gym from 12-1pm at no charge. You can just walk or walk and stop at our booths to learn more about heart health. Wear a heart health awareness t-shirt. To participate you may order your t-shirt online from Get Branded at www.getbranded360.com. A percentage of the sales supports Floyd Valley Cardiac Rehabilitation. Stop by the YMCA and sign your name to a heart supporting Walking for Heart Health. Hearts will be displayed at the Y.
**Knights of Columbus Annual Men’s Stag. All you can eat and Drink, (adult drinks) Must be 21 to attend is Saturday, February 4th. Doors open at 6pm, food serving from 6:30-8:30 at KC Hall in LeMars. Take your chances at our Blackjack and craps tables or join in at one of the many card games among friends. Serving broasted pork chops and chicken, broasted potatoes, Grilled Chops from the Pork Producers, Green Beans, Macaroni salad and Roll. With a purchase of a full ticket, you get a chance at one of 10 money prizes, $120 is price of full ticket. Ticket Info contact Mark Nuebel 712-540-6221
**Prairie Winds Jazz ensemble will return to the historic Akron Opera House for another popular big band and swing dance concert on Saturday, February 4, featuring a 16-piece band playing a mix of big band classics from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Musicians from across northwest Iowa will be performing in the band. In addition, the Dordt College Swing Dance Club will provide dance lessons in advance of the concert for anyone interested in learning. Come, have a seat and listen to the music, or dance the night away. Dance lessons will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students through college age. All tickets will be sold at the door; no reservations needed. Dance lessons are included in the ticket price. The concert is sponsored by Birdie & Carol School of Performing Arts, Akron Opera House and Iowa Arts Council/Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
**“Rollin’ to the River” memories will fill the afternoon Sunday, Feb. 5, when the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars hosts a special program about the 2022 bus trip to eastern Iowa. The program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Museum’s Music Room on first floor. The public as well as bus passengers are invited to the free event. Also featured during the afternoon will be a preview of the 2023 bus trip planned to the Oktoberfest in New Ulm, MN and several other sights in Mankato area. For the 2023 trip, which will feature a German theme, the Museum will be the sole sponsor of the bus outing Oct. 12, 13, and 14. The Museum consists of five floors, all handicapped accessible. No admission is charged at the Museum, but a free will donation is always welcome for the continuing operation of the Museum, housed in the former “Old Central” School. Located at 335 First Ave. SW in Le Mars, the Museum serves all parts of the county with its exhibits and programs. Although the Museum receives donations from Plymouth County, the City of Le Mars, other Plymouth County communities, and grants, it is supported primarily by members.
**State Representative Tom Jeneary will hold town hall meetings in his district on Saturday February 11 at 10am, in Orange City at the City Hall and Saturday, February 18th at the Hawarden Community Center at 9am. Representative Jeneary is seeking feedback from the community at these meetings.
**Le Mars Community School indoor walking is available in the Le Mars Community Middle School and High School. Times are at the Middle School 6am to 8am and 4pm to 6pm and the High School 7am to 8am and 4pm to 5pm. Walking is allowed only on days when school is in season. The walking course will be posted in the Middle School.
**The County Veteran Affairs office, located in the Courthouse, office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.”
**Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Le Mars Senior Center weekly on Mondays and Thursday from 1 to 4pm play Euchre on Wednesdays and Friday from 1 to 4pm come to play Pinochle. Membership fees is $10 per year. Le Mars Senior Center can be rented for events, call 546-6740 for more information.
**Rejoice!Food Pantry Hours are 12:00-2:00pm 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00am