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After last year's successful event, Rachel Myers, Farm Bureau Outreach Coordinator, returns for another Summer Story Hour in June.

She will present Summer Story Hours Tuesday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 26. The Summer Story Hours will focus on farm-related stories.


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06/19/1810:00am to 11:00amArla Kafka


The American Legion Rider meeting is the third Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm at the Legion Hall.

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06/19/187:00pm to 8:00pmAmerican Legion Riders


Join us June 20-24, 2018 for a great Fair experience! Fair buttons can be purchased up to Wednesday at various Howard County businesses including the Cresco Welcome Center. Buttons are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Buttons admit all Fairgoers to Grandstand entertainment. Get yours today! Click on the website link and see all the great entertainment, events, and activities lined up for this year - there is something for everyone and then some!

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06/20/18
-06/24/18
 Tom Barnes


The school year may be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of activities for children and teenagers at Cresco Public Library this summer! Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program: ‘Libraries Rock’. Special entertainment events will take place free of charge at the Cresco United Methodist Church.

‘Science Sings with the Grout Museum’ takes place Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Cresco United Methodist Church.

According to the museum website: ‘The mission of the Grout Museum District is to provide a better understanding of our world by collecting, preserving and interpreting history and illustrating scientific principles.’

The Grout Museum collects, preserves and interprets cultural and natural history of the region; the Rensselaer Russell House Museum and the Snowden House preserve and interpret elements of the Victorian age; the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium provides exhibitions and programming that inspire the study of the sciences. And the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors the service and sacrifice of Iowa veterans from the Civil War to present.

For more information, visit their website at: https://www.groutmuseumdistrict.org/education/

Upcoming 'Libraries Rock' events:

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m.: Magician Jonathan May. Also: Bring your painted rocks to the library; display them and win prizes June 6-June 20. Read, read, read and win a free pool party at the Cresco Fitness Center.


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06/20/1810:00am to 11:00amArla Kafka


Whether it’s your family name, a word that sums up your life philosophy, or a descriptive label, join us to create alphabet art with your camera and some imagination.  First we’ll take a walk around the Cresco community on a scavenger hunt to photograph alphabetical images in objects or buildings you see. Next, you will edit, crop, resize and prepare your photos to spell out your chosen word.  Finally, at the last session we’ll help you complete your art piece by mounting your photos in a frame, ready to display with pride! The frame is not included in the cost of the class, but the instructor will provide guidance for purchasing an appropriate frame/mat. A supply fee of $2 per 5X7 photo will be due to the instructor the night of class.

Wednesdays, June 6th, 13th, and 20th from 6-7:30pm at NICC Cresco Center. Fee: $35.00. Please read:  The frame is not included in the cost of the class, but the instructor will provide guidance for purchasing an appropriate frame/mat. A supply fee of $2 per 5X7 photo will be due to the instructor the night of class. Sign up at nicc.edu/cresco/ for class #59828 or call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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06/20/186:00pm to 7:30pmNICC Cresco Center



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06/20/186:30pm to 9:30pmMIGHTY Howard County Fair


Wednesday, June 20th at the MIGHTY Howard County Fair is the Tractor & Truck Pull.
Grandstand Admission with Fair Button or $15 (14 yrs and above) $7 (9 yrs to 13 yrs) -- Free 8 yrs and under.
 

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06/20/187:00pm to 9:00pm


Thursday, June 21st during the MIGHTY Howard County Fair is the Cresco Speedway Races.
$15 (14 yrs and up) -- $7 (9 yrs to 13 yrs) -- Free 8 yrs and under -- Pit Pass, $30

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06/21/186:00pm to 9:00pm


Friday, June 22nd, is Fun At The Fair Camp for grades K-3. Parents are now able to pay online at http://bit.ly/howardcounty-camps
Or you can fill out registration form and health statement and bring to Extension Office in Cresco. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

Camp hours are 9:00am - 3:00pm and registration is due one week prior to camp ($15 registration fee).

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06/22/189:00am to 3:00pmSue Barnes


Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the 9th annual Breakfast on the Farm Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 8:30 am - Noon at Iowa's Dairy Center located south of Calmar. This year we’ll be serving up a wholesome breakfast complete with Dad's Belgian Waffles, sausage and of course delicious dairy products including milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream, that’s all been produced and processed right here in Northeast Iowa. There will be plenty of activities to keep you busy on the farm including:
  • Guided tram tours around the farm
  • Hand milking a cow
  • Petting calves at the petting zoo
  • Story time with the Dairy Princess
  • Bouncing in the cow inflatable
  • Playing in the corn pools
  • Watching robots milk cows
  • Checking out the Iowa Dairy Museum and Hall of Breeds
  • Visiting several educational exhibits
  • And more!
Breakfast on the Farm will be held rain or shine. Donations are accepted the day of and parking is available on-site. For more information, visit http://iowadairycenter.com/tours-events/breakfast-on-the-farm.php. Hope to see you there!

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06/23/188:30am to 12:00pmMariah Schmitt


Sunday, June 24th at the MIGHTY Howard County Fair is the Demo Derby / Tuff Truck Competition.
Grandstand Admission with Fair Button or $15 (14 yrs and above)
$7 (9 yrs to 13 yrs) -- Free 8 yrs and under.
 

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06/24/185:00pm to 9:00pm



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06/25/189:00am to 11:00amCheryl Dickman


After last year's successful event, Rachel Myers, Farm Bureau Outreach Coordinator, returns for another Summer Story Hour in June.

The final Children's Summer Story Hour takes place Tuesday, June 26. The Summer Story Hour will focus on farm-related stories.


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06/26/1810:00am to 11:00amArla Kafka


The school year may be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of activities for children and teenagers at Cresco Public Library this summer! Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program: ‘Libraries Rock’. Special entertainment events will take place free of charge at the Cresco United Methodist Church.

Magician Jonathan May is the final entertainer for the Children’s Summer Reading Program Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at the Cresco United Methodist Church.

According to his website: ‘Professional Magician, Jonathan May, provides family friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages and sizes. As one of the busiest entertainers in the Midwest, Jonathan performs over 300 shows a year.’

For more information, visit Jonathan May’s website at: http://www.jmaymagic.com/index.html


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06/27/1810:00am to 11:00amArla Kafka


It's Cruise Night at A&W/Long John Silver's in Cresco on the last Wednesday of the month from April through September from 5pm - 7pm.
 
Come out and see the cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great music, specials, and door prizes!

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06/27/185:00pm to 7:00pmWayne Mashek



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07/02/18 Cheryl Dickman


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07/03/187:00pm to 8:00pmRick Slifka


The first Wednesday of every month is Senior Day at Hometown Shopko in Cresco. Stop in for specials and get % off your purchases.

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07/04/18 Hometown Shopko Cresco


Thursday, July 5th is Crime, Clue and Biotechnology Camp for kids in grades 4-6 at East Park in Cresco.
 Parents are now able to pay online at http://bit.ly/howardcounty-camps 
Or you can fill out registration form and health statement and bring to Extension Office in Cresco. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.
Camp hours are 9:00am - 3:00pm and registration is due one week prior to camp ($15 registration fee).

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07/05/189:00am to 5:00pmSue Barnes


The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.


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07/06/181:30pm to 2:30pmAlzheimer's Assoc/East Center IA Chapter


Saturday, July 7th at the Howard County Fairgrounds is the Cresco Speedway Races!
$15 (14 yrs and up) -- $7 (9 yrs to 13 yrs) -- Free 8 yrs and under -- Pit Pass, $30

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07/07/186:00pm to 9:00pm


Sunday, July 8th is Tractor Sunday at A&W/Long John Silver's in Cresco from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Wear your bib overalls and get a FREE Root Beer Float. Adults and children register for prizes, live music, and prizes and gifts to all who bring a tractor. Portion of proceeds go to HoCA.

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07/08/1811:00am to 2:00pmA&W/Long John Silvers



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07/09/18 Cheryl Dickman


Register today!

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07/09/189:00am to 3:00pmRHSHC


VFW Auxiliary meeting, 1:30pm at VFW Hall.

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07/10/181:30pm to 2:30pmVFW Auxiliary


American Legion Post 135 meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm at the Legion Hall.

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07/10/187:00pm to 8:00pmJIm Perry


The 11th Annual North Iowa Tractor Ride is back!
 
The 2018 North Iowa Tractor Ride will kick off on Friday, July 13th from The Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco, Iowa with approximately 200 tractors participating.

Tractors will be parked on the fairgrounds starting on Thursday, July 12th, and will be on public display starting at 6:00pm when the opening ceremony takes place. 
 
The ride will tour some scenic areas of Northeast Iowa, and will stop at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Burr Oak.

The ride starts Friday morning, July 12th, in Cresco and will make stops in Lime Springs, head through the Old Roundhouse Days festivities in Elma for lunch and take an afternoon break at the Lutheran church in Jerico.  On Saturday, the parade of tractors will stop in Ridgeway for a morning break then ride over the hills, around the curves and through the beautiful scenic Bluffton woods, make a stop at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Burr Oak for lunch, and finally wind its way down thru Kendallville to finish a spectacular 11th year at the always friendly and welcoming Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco.

The North Iowa Tractor Ride presented by MBT Bank is sponsored in part by Manufacturers Bank and Trust, Bucks Recycling, Petro Blend, Hosmer Honda, Stellar Truck & Trailer, Holland Contracting, YC Commercial Roofing, Wold Tire Service and Fox Auction Company.
 
 The ride is a cooperative effort of 3 north Iowa radio stations, including 98.7 KISS Country in Mason City, 103.7 The Fox in Mason City, and 95.1 The Bull in New Hampton.

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07/12/18
-07/14/18
 


Serving Liver and Onions, deep fried chicken ,baked potato, corn, roll and homemade desserts.

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07/12/185:00pm to 8:00pmRodney Ollendieck



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07/16/18 Cheryl Dickman


Tuesday, July 17th, MiEnergy offices will be closed for Employee Development Day. Call 563.547.3801 for more information.

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07/17/18 MiEnergy Cooperative


The American Legion Rider meeting is the third Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm at the Legion Hall.

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07/17/187:00pm to 8:00pmAmerican Legion Riders


Sign up and support RHSHC Auxiliary!

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07/18/189:00am to 3:00pmRHSHC


Wednesday, July 18th, 9:00am - 2:00pm at the Norman Borlaug Boyhood Farm is the annual Adult Agriculture Institute.
Educational workshops on the latest trends in agriculture held at the farm where Norman Borlaug, "The Father of the Green Revolution", grew up. For more information call 563.547.3434.

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07/18/189:00am to 2:00pmNorman Borlaug Heritage Foundation


Cresco Community Theatre Productions presents The Producers in the Cresco Theatre & Opera House!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances, 7pm 
Sunday, 2pm
Tickets are $10/person and may be purchased at CUSB Bank, Cresco Bank & Trust, Cresco Welcome Center.

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07/19/18
-07/22/18
 


The Howard County  Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.

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07/20/181:30pm to 2:30pmAlzheimer's Association/Eastern Iowa Chapter


Celebrate summer with the Pinter's family at Pizza on the Farm.
Spend a beautiful Iowa evening with your family or friends at Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins Playland while enjoying homemade pizza baked in an outdoor brick oven.
Dates/Time:
Friday, June 15; Friday, July 20; and Friday, August 17 from 5:00-8:00 P.M.
Cost:
Pinter's Playland. $6 admission for children, youth, and adults over 3. Toddlers 3 and under free.

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07/20/185:00pm to 9:00pmPinter's Gardens & Pumpkins



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07/23/18 Cheryl Dickman


Tuesday, July 24th is Monarch's On the Move camp for grades K-3 at the Prairie's Edge Nature Center in Cresco.
 Parents are now able to pay online at http://bit.ly/howardcounty-camps
Or you can fill out registration form and health statement and bring to Extension Office in Cresco. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.
 
Camp is from 9:00am - 3:00pm and registration is due one week prior to camp ($15 registration fee).

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07/24/189:00am to 3:00pmSue Barnes


It's Cruise Night at A&W/Long John Silver's in Cresco on the last Wednesday of the month from April through September from 5pm - 7pm.
 
Come out and see the cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great music, specials, and door prizes!

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07/25/185:00pm to 7:00pmWayne Mashek


 Three great events in one! Tuesday, July 31st is National Night Out (a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live), Family Fun Night (a Cresco Chamber of Commerce event), the Cresco Kiwanis is bringing the circus to town!!
Two show times for the Circus: 5:00pm and 7:30pm - See you there!
Call 563.547.3434 for more information.

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07/31/184:00pm to 9:30pmCresco Chamber of Commerce


The first Wednesday of every month is Senior Day at Hometown Shopko in Cresco. Stop in for specials and get % off your purchases.

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08/01/18 Hometown Shopko Cresco



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08/01/187:15am to 6:00pmCresco Park & Rec


Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th is Iowa's Tax Free Weekend for select clothing and footwear.

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08/03/18
-08/04/18
 


The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.


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08/03/181:30pm to 2:30pmAlzheimer's Assoc/East Center IA Chapter


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Saturday, August 4th at the Expo Center in Cresco is Cresco Wildlife Club's Sports Show & Swap Meet. Over 60 - 8' vendor tables ($10/each) and set up starts at 5:00am.
Doors open to the public - 8:00am - 4:00pm, $5 admission.
 
For more information call Jim Peter, 563.380.6625 or David E Burns, 319.240.6351.

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08/04/188:00am to 4:00pmJim Peter


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08/07/187:00pm to 8:00pmRick Slifka


Sunday, August 12th at the Howard County Fairgrounds is the Cresco Speedway Races.
$15 (14 yrs and up) -- $7 (9 yrs to 13 yrs) -- Free 8 yrs and under -- Pit Pass, $30

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08/12/18 


VFW Auxiliary meeting, 1:30pm at VFW Hall.

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08/14/181:30pm to 2:30pmVFW Auxiliary


American Legion Post 135 meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm at the Legion Hall.

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08/14/187:00pm to 8:00pmJIm Perry


The Howard County  Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.

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08/17/181:30pm to 2:30pmAlzheimer's Association/Eastern Iowa Chapter


Celebrate summer with the Pinter's family at Pizza on the Farm.
Spend a beautiful Iowa evening with your family or friends at Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins Playland while enjoying homemade pizza baked in an outdoor brick oven.
Dates/Time:
Friday, June 15; Friday, July 20; and Friday, August 17 from 5:00-8:00 P.M.
Cost:
Pinter's Playland. $6 admission for children, youth, and adults over 3. Toddlers 3 and under free.

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08/17/185:00pm to 8:00pmPinter's Gardens & Pumpkins


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