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07/18/18
RHSHC Auxiliary Golf Tournament

Sign up and support RHSHC Auxiliary!

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07/18/18
Agriculture Institute Workshop

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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07/18/18
Evans Memorial Home Block Party

Everyone is invited to the 12th Annual Evans Memorial Home Block Party on Wednesday, July 18th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm in the West Courtyard. Tours are available of Evans and Assisted Living. There will be food, fun, games, bouncy houses, music for all ages and good company! For more information call 563.547.2364.

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07/19/18
 -07/22/18
CCT Productions presents The Producers

Cresco Community Theatre Productions presents The Producers in the Cresco Theatre & Opera House!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances, 7:30pm 
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
Rockin' Ridicuous Days!

It's rockin', it's ridiculous....It's Rockin' Ridiculous Days in Cresco, Thursday, July 19th from 8am - 3pm!

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07/19/18
Cresco Public Library presents special Puppet Theatre!

The Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre presents ‘The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at the Cresco United Methodist Church.
Presented by the Cresco Public Library, this free event is funded by the Friends of the Library.
Eulenspiegel Puppets performs a delightful tale of the lovable mammoths who roamed the Iowa prairies 10,000 years ago. Follow Willy the young woolly mammoth and his friend Bonny the Bunny as they overcome the dangers of sinkholes and saber tooth tigers. Learn about the Ice Age and the power of friendship. Performed with a cast of tabletop marionettes, rod puppets, shadow puppets, and the whimsical live music of Ron Hillis.
The Eulenspiegel Puppets are known for their performances of international folktales and regional historical fiction. The company also provides community performances you can participate in as well as special shows for older audiences.
For more information about the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, visit their website at: http://owlglass.org/

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07/19/18
Atomic Pizza Pub-Camino Trio Beach Party Take-Over

The Camino Trio is taking over Atomic Pizza Pub and entertaining the masses for a crazy Beach Party in Cresco, IA on Thursday evening, July 19th. Music happens around 5pm!

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07/20/18
SBDC Day for Business Consultation

Friday, July 20th from 9am - 4pm at NICC Cresco Center hosting Small Business Development Specialist Amy Dutton for all Howard County businesses. Call Jason Passmore at 563.547.3434 to set up your consultation.

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07/20/18
Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support meeting

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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07/20/18
Pizza on the Farm at Pinters!

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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07/23/18
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ages 1-18


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07/24/18
Monarch's On the Move Camp for grades K-3

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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07/24/18
Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, July 24th, 1:00pm - 6:00pm is the Red Cross Blood Drive at the VFW Hall along Hwy 9 in Cresco.
To make an appointment, call Pat at 563.547.5839 or 1.800.RED.CROSS or visit recrossblood.org.
Bring a photo ID, blood donor card or two other forms of ID.

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07/25/18
A&W Classic Car Night

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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07/30/18
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ages 1-18


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07/31/18
FREE Movie "Incredibles 2"

Tuesday, July 31st at 2:00pm is the FREE movie "Incredibles 2" sponsored by The Cresco Shopper. Doors open at 1:00pm. Donate a back to school item and get a FREE popcorn.
After the movie, head out to the Fairgrounds for National Night Out - Family Fun Night - The Kiwanis Circus and continue the FUN!

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07/31/18
Family Fun Night, National Night Out & the Circus is in town!



 
Two show times for the Circus: 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Tickets available from all Kiwanis members and the Cresco Chamber office (101 2nd Ave SW, Cresco).
National Night Out and Family Fun Night will take place along side the Circus at the Howard County Fairgrounds from 4pm - 8pm. Come out for Bouncy Houses, the Balloon Guy, BINGO, Helping Services Info Booth, Smoke House, Safety Building, Cresco Wildlife Club giving free gun locks and featuring Eddie the Eagle, Bike Safety Info, Game Truck, and FOOD (the Moo-Mobile, Reno's, Circus Food, and more!).
 
FREE Movie at the Theatre before the fun at the Fairgrounds: 2pm, "Hotel Transylvania 3"!
 
Call 563.547.3434 for more information.
 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!!

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08/01/18
Senior Shopping Day at Shopko in Cresco

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
Family Bus Trip to Target Field MN vs Cleveland


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08/03/18
 -08/04/18
Iowa Tax Free Weekend

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
Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group meeting

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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08/04/18
Sports Show & Swap Meet

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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08/05/18
Cresco's 37th Annual Fly-in Breakfast!


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08/06/18
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ages 1-18


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08/07/18
VFW Post 4561 meeting

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08/08/18
Chamber Golf Outing 2018

Contact the Cresco Chamber today to sign up!

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08/11/18
Iowa Permit To Carry / Concealed Carry Certification Class

Todd Stephenson, a Certified NRA Instructor with over 30 years of firearms experience, will be holding an Iowa Concealed Carry class on August 11th, 2018 at the Cresco Wildlife Club on the Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco.  This approximately eight-hour class is one of the MOST COMPLETE concealed carry training programs offered in the state of Iowa.

Pre-registration will begin at 8:30am, and class will begin promptly at 9:00am.  Class should conclude by 5:00pm.  You must be 21 or older the day of the class to receive a certificate.  Students will safely handle and fire a selection of .22LR firearms and eye and hearing protection will be provided.

The fee for this class is $100.00 and you will be provided with a one year Single or Family membership to the Cresco Wildlife Club.  If you are already a member of the Wildlife Club, you will be provided with a one year single or family membership extension.

Please call Todd Stephenson at (641) 257-9345 to reserve your seat.  While I prefer you register ahead of time so I can plan the class accordingly, last minute walk-ins are also welcome as long as I have seats available!
 

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08/12/18
Cresco Speedway Races

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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08/13/18
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ages 1-18


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08/14/18
VFW Auxiliary Meeting

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

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08/14/18
American Legion meeting

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

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08/15/18
Tonic Sol-fa performs in Cresco!

Emmy award-winning vocal ensemble, Tonic Sol-fa, headquartered in Minneapolis with multiple PBS specials, original music and over 2,000,000 albums sold will be at the Cresco Theatre & Opera House, Wednesday, August 15th starting at 7:00pm. Tickets: $20/advance, $25/door. Purchase your tickets at the Cresco Welcome Center, Cresco Theatre & Opera House, CUSB Bank, and Cresco Bank & Trust. Call 563.547.1066 for more information.

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08/16/18
Ice Cream Social at RHSHC

Thursday, August 16th, 2:00pm - 4:30pm the Senior Life Solutions building of RHSHC is the 2nd anniversary Ice Cream Social.
Enjoy a delicious, sweet treat and visit with SLS staff to learn more about this wonderful service and accomplishments made over the past year.

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08/17/18
Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support meeting

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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08/17/18
Pizza on the Farm at Pinters!

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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