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01/18/19
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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01/18/19
Murphy, Coe & Smith Open House Networking Party in Osage

Please join us for our Open House Networking Party on January 18th from 4-8pm in Osage. 
There will be tours of our new building, food, beverages, and raffle prizes.

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01/18/19
Food Preservation 101 class

Friday, January 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm is Food Preservation 101 brought to you by Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmers District 1 and ISU Extension. For more information call Sue at 563.547.3001.

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01/20/19
VFW Breakfast for HoCA and Milz Cancer Fund-VFW Auxiliary

Every third Sunday from October through April is the VFW Breakfast serving regular, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages. See you there! (8:00am - 12:30pm).

This breakfast raises money to support the Milz Cancer Fund-VFW Auxiliary  and HoCA.


 

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01/20/19
4-H Roller Skating Party

Sunday, Jan 20th is the 4-H Roller Skating Party from 4pm to 7pm at the Chester Community Center.

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01/21/19
Snow Removal Parking for Cresco

Effective November 15th through April 15th is the official snow removal parking notice:
On odd number calendar days beginning at 5pm parking only on the odd numbered side of the street or avenue(East side or South side) until 5pm the next day.
On even number calendar days beginning at 5pm parking only on the even numbered side of the street or avenue (West side or North side) until 5pm on the next day.
This parking will be enforced throughout the day, regardless of whether it snows or does not snow until April 15th.
For more information call 563.547.3101.

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01/21/19
Howard County Extension's Dairy Days

Monday, Jan 21st is Dairy Days from 9am to 3pm at the Windy Tree Café in Riceville. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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01/21/19
LEGOS @ Your Library

Kids: LEGOS @ Your Library takes place Monday, Jan. 21 from 10-11 a.m. in the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs). LEGOS @ Your Library is designed for children in Kindergarten-4th grade. LEGOS are provided. Join us!
Call 563.547.2540 for more information.

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01/21/19
Hospice hosts Book Discussion at Library

Howard County Community Hospice hosts its debut Book Discussion Group Monday, Jan. 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Cresco Public Library Program Room. The book featured for the discussion is 'Final Gifts' by Maggie Callanan. Limited copies of the book are available at Cresco Public Library at the beginning of January. Contact Cresco Public Library at 563-547-2540 for more information.

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01/22/19
 -01/26/19
Dough & Joe closed for renovations

Dough & Joe Bakery will be closed the week of Jan. 22nd - 26th for renovations. We will reopen Tues. Jan. 29th with regular hours. Sorry for any inconvenience. Be sure to stop in then to see our new look!

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01/22/19
Tot Time on Tuesdays

Tuesdays (the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays) is Tot Time from 10:30am - 11:30am.
Families gain confidence and build supports when they visit with other families. Please consider joining this group of parents and children ages 0-5 years of age, as we gather to strengthen our community. A family educator from Helping Services for Youth and Families will be available with resources, and information regarding health, safety, development, and nutrition. Strategies and ideas for toilet training, discipline, and guidance are always discussed. Older siblings in the family are always welcome as well. Feel free to contact Marcia with questions at 641-220-2239.

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01/24/19
 -01/27/19
48th Annual Snowfest


For up-to-date information and snow conditions visit facebook and search Driftrunners Snowmobile Club.
Driftrunners and ISSA memberships - $40
More info call Jeff Zak 563.271.2154 or Brandon Plaht 563.605.0141
Remember: Respect private property and roadway laws. Ride safely and stay on the trails!

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01/25/19
Cresco Clay Crusher Raffle/Fundraiser

Friday, January 25th is the raffle/fundraiser for the local trap shooting team, Cresco Area Clay Crushers from 5-8pm at the Heritage Events Center. (Drawings at 7:45pm).
Serving Fish, Chicken, Pizza, Salad Bar, Dessert, Drink, and Cash Bar.
Raffle items are Winchest SXP, Ruger 10-22, 60 qt Grizzly cooler, $200 cash. Tickets available from any CACC team member or available that night. Need not be present to win.
For more information, message us on Facebook at Cresco Area Clay Crushers.

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01/26/19
Minnesota/Iowa Permit To Carry / Concealed Carry Certification Class

Todd Stephenson, a Certified NRA Instructor with over 30 years of firearms experience, will be holding a MINNESOTA AND IOWA Concealed Carry class on January 26th, 2019 at the Cresco Wildlife Club on the Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco.  This class is one of the MOST COMPLETE Minnesota and Iowa concealed carry training programs offered.

Pre-registration will begin at 8:30am, and class will begin promptly at 9:00am.  Class should conclude by 6:00pm.  You must be 21 or older the day of the class to receive a certificate.  Students will be required to qualify using .22LR firearms and ammunition provided by the instructor.  Eye and hearing protection will also be provided.

The fee for this class is $125.00 -- please bring your driver's license and pre-register in person at Outdoors & More, Inc. in Cresco during normal business hours.  With your class fee paid, you will be provided with a one-year Single 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 membership extension (upgrades to a FAMILY membership may be made for an additional $5.00).

Please call Todd Stephenson at (641) 257-9345 for more information, or visit Outdoors & More at 115 3rd Ave. W. in Cresco to reserve your seat.  Walk-ins the day of class will be accepted as long as seats are available, but class size WILL be limited, so I encourage you to reserve your seat early.
 

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01/26/19
Iowa Winter Games XC Ski 2019

The Iowa Winter Games Cross Country Ski Events will once again be held on the Prairie Springs Trails at the Prairie's Edge Nature Center 1.5 miles south of Cresco, Iowa. The Classical Race will be at 10 AM and the Freestyle Race will be at 2 PM. Awards ceremony will be held in the Nature Center following the conclusion of the Freestyle race.

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01/26/19
HoCA Ice Fishing Tournament

Saturday, January 26th is the HoCA Ice Fishing Tournament from 11am to 4pm.

Registration at Cresco Country Club. Registration will start at 11am. Brief meeting on the ice shortly before noon. Fishing from Noon-4pm. This is a length only tournament. Top 2 fish of any species. $20 entry for 12 years age on up. (12 and under are free) $10 to HOCA and $10 going to winning pool. Winning fish usually bring home $1000!!!!! Smallest bluegill will pay $350. Any questions please call Steve @ 641-330-1927 
 
Notes:  
shacks are allowed  
ATVs & UTVs are allowed at walking pace 
There will not be any marking spots or pre drilling holes allowed this is a “shotgun start”
 
Call Steve Lickteig for more information, 641.330.1927.

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01/26/19
Cricut Class

Cricut cutting machine and design software class on Saturday, January 26th at 1:00pm.
Find us on Facebook at Trashy Treasures Craft and send us a message.

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01/26/19
Notre Dame Lasagna Dinner

LASAGNA SUPPER & PIE AUCTION: Please plan to attend Notre Dame Catholic School and Religious Education Program’s Annual Lasagna Supper and Pie Auction on Saturday, Jan. 26th from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Notre Dame Church Hall. The auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Adults: $7; K-6:$4. Help us kick off Catholic Schools’ Week!

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01/27/19
 -02/02/19
Catholic Schools Week

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week in Howard County!

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01/27/19
Cricut Class

Cricut cutting machine and design software class on Saturday, January 27th at 4:00pm.
Find us on Facebook at Trashy Treasures Craft and send us a message.

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01/28/19
Confinement Manure Applicator Training

Monday, January 28th from 1pm to 3:30pm at the Riceville Public Library is Confinement Manure Applicator Training. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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02/01/19
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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02/02/19
Northeast Iowa Food Bank Mobile Pantry

The first Saturday of each month is the Northeast Iowa Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry at Crestwood Elementary. Signup is at 8am and return 10am to collect food.
 
For more information call the NEIA Food Bank at 319.235.0507 or Mrs. Headington at Howard-Winn at 563.547.2300.

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02/02/19
Mystery Matinee at Cresco Theatre

Come out to the Cresco Theatre, Saturday, February 2nd for the Mystery Matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $2 and popcorn is $1.

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02/03/19
CHS Choir Boosters Omelet Breakfast

Sunday, February 3rd from 8am - 1pm is the Choir Boosters Omelet Breakfast. Build-your-own omelets, fruit, rolls, juice and coffee.
Tickets are $6 at the door or from any CHS Choir member.

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02/04/19
Parent/Teacher Conferences & 1 hr early out

1 hour early out and Parent/Teacher conferences.

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02/04/19
Crestwood Elementary JH PTO Meeting

Monthly PTO meeting.

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02/05/19
Senior 60+ Discount Day at Sterling

 Sterling Drug Senior Discount Day

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02/05/19
Howard County CPPC Meeting

Tuesday, February 5th from 9:30am to 10:30am at Immanuel Lutheran Church is the Howard County CPPC meeting.
CPPC is a statewide initiative to improve the effectiveness of the many wonderful programs that exist to help protect children and prevent the social conditions that put children at risk. Essentially, it creates a common ground and unified approach to keep kids safe.  
CPPC is based on four strategies: Neighborhood Networking, Shared Decision Making Teams, Policy and Practice Changes, and Family Team Meetings. 
Research has found that when these four strategies are utilized in social programs, there is greater effectiveness. That’s why they created the CPPC initiative. It is not another program working to provide a service, but rather an incorporation of these strategies in existing agencies and programs.

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02/05/19
VFW Post 4561 meeting

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02/06/19
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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02/06/19
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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02/06/19
Construction & Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

Wednesday, February 6th, 5:30pm at NICC Calmar Campus is the Construction and Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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02/06/19
HTV Cricut Class

Wednesday, February 6th from 6-8pm is Heat Transfer Vinyl class for shirts! This class will show you how to cut and apply your designs to t-shirts and wood projects! $30 charge and you will need to bring a t-shirt. O'Henry's will have great quality shirts to buy!
Find us on Facebook at Trashy Treasure Crafts or on Twitter @trashytreasurecrafts and send us a message.

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02/09/19
Charlie's Chili Feed

Saturday, February 9th, 11am - 3pm is Driftrunners Annual Charlie's Chili Feed located on the trail at the warming bin site south of Granger/Florenceville. Serving Homemade Chili, Brats, and Beverages for a free will donation. See you there!

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02/12/19
Parent/Teacher Conferences & 1 hr early out

1 hour early out and Parent/Teacher conferences.

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02/12/19
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Disease Pesticide Training

Tuesday, February 12th from 9-11am at the Extension office is the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Disease Pesticide Training. Call Sue for more information, 563.547.3001.

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02/12/19
Tot Time on Tuesdays

Tuesdays (the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays) is Tot Time from 10:30am - 11:30am.
Families gain confidence and build supports when they visit with other families. Please consider joining this group of parents and children ages 0-5 years of age, as we gather to strengthen our community. A family educator from Helping Services for Youth and Families will be available with resources, and information regarding health, safety, development, and nutrition. Strategies and ideas for toilet training, discipline, and guidance are always discussed. Older siblings in the family are always welcome as well. Feel free to contact Marcia with questions at 641-220-2239.

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02/12/19
VFW Auxiliary Meeting

VFW Auxiliary meeting at Evans Memorial Home.
Meeting times:
October through March, meeting time is 1:30pm
April through September, meeting time is 6:30pm

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02/12/19
American Legion meeting

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

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02/15/19
No School Today!

Enjoy your day off

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02/15/19
FREE Swimming at Cresco Fitness Center

Howard County CPPC is sponsoring a FREE Winter Family Swim Day at the Cresco Fitness Center.  Families with Children of all ages welcome.  Children must be checked-in with an adult and be supervised by an adult the entire time!  Contact Shelby for more details or questions: 563-280-1300 or shenkelman@helpingservices.org

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02/15/19
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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02/16/19
Mystery Matinee at Cresco Theatre

Come out to the Cresco Theatre, Saturday, February 16th for the Mystery Matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $2 and popcorn is $1.

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02/17/19
VFW Breakfast

Every third Sunday from October through April is the VFW Breakfast serving regular, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages. See you there! (8:00am - 12:30pm).

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