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10/02/17
 -10/28/17
Cresco Public Library Silent Auction

Bid often on the many beautiful items generously donated by Library Friends and Fellow Patrons from October 2nd - 28th. All proceeds go to the Library's Children's Summer Reading Program.

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10/17/17
Woodland Flowers in Iowa presentation

Jennifer Matt, a member of the Howard County Master Gardener's group in Cresco, presents a PowerPoint slide show on 'Woodland Flowers in Iowa at Cresco Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The presentation will highlight woodland flowers she has found in her four-acre woods.

This program is free to attend. The Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.


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10/18/17
 -10/20/17
Flushing Fire Hydrants in Cresco

The Cresco Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants Wednesday, October 18th through Friday, October 20th.

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10/19/17
Farm Bureau Scholarship

Applications are now available through Howard County Farm Bureau:
​1. Parents must be Howard County Farm Bureau members.
2. Student is a senior in high school.
​3. Student is pursuing a degree in agriculture, education, or nursing at either a two-year or four-year college.

​All applications are due by March 1st at 4:30pm at the Farm Bureau office. The top two county applications will be sent to state for consideration of additional shcolarship.

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10/19/17
Farm Bureau Coat Drive

From now until middle of October, Howard County Farm Bureau is taking donations of gently used or new winter coats, gloves, mittens, and hats to be donated to the local relief office to help those in need during the winter months. Drop off donations at Howard County Farm Bureau, M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 am.

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10/19/17
Flu Shots at Cresco Family Pharmacy

Get your flu shot Thursdays, Sept 28th, Oct 5th, Oct 12th, Oct 19th, Oct 26th from 10-11am at Cresco Family Pharmacy.

​Flu Shot - $40. Medicare Part B or Medicaid for Children will be the only insurance accepted at this flu clinic. 

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10/19/17
Open House & Lasagna Supper

Friends and Family of Hawkeye Care Center are invited to the annual Open House & Lasagna Supper on Thursday, October 19th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Music from Mama's Senior Dancing Queens will perform. Hope to see you at the Care Center!

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10/19/17
Thur. Til 8 - Wine Tasting!

Thursday Til 8 - Wine tasting by the Winnesheik Winery 6-8

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10/21/17
 -10/26/17
Notre Dame Catholic School Book Fair

Notre Dame Catholic School 
Scholastic Book Fair


Saturday, October 21st after 4:00pm Mass
Sunday, October 22nd after 8:00 and 10:00am Masses
Monday, October 23rd, 12:00 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 24th, 8:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 25th, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, October 26th, 8:00am - 4:00pm

 
 

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10/21/17
Polka Party on KZCQ 102.3 FM

Welcome to the Polka Party every Saturday morning, 8:00am - 12:00 Noon on Super C KCZQ 102.3 FM. Playing all your polka and old-time favorites. Request line is 563.547.1000.

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10/21/17
Closing Party at CCC

It's Closing Party at the Cresco Country Club. Call to reserve your meal and time.

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10/22/17
Notre Dame Harvest Omelet Breakfast

Sunday, October 22nd is the Harvest Omelet Breakfast at the Notre Dame Church Hall. Serving from 8:30am - 12:00 Noon with omelets (all the fixings), cinnamon rolls, milk, juice, and coffee. Adults: $6.00, 5-12 yrs: $3.00, 4 & under: FREE. Carryouts available (no free carryouts).
​Sponsored by Notre Dame Family Circles of Faith, St Elizabeth Circle.

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10/23/17
Howard-Winneshiek Teacher In-service

No school.

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10/23/17
 -10/24/17
Parent/Teacher Conference at Notre Dame

No School on Tuesday, October 23rd (Teacher In-service).
​Parent/Teacher Conferences Tuesday and Wednesday.

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10/23/17
No-School-Day Kids' Program: Animals of the Forest

Calling all kids! Monday, Oct. 23 is a no-school day, and there is a special program at Cresco Public Library for school-age children! Join Angela Bries, naturalist from Prairie's Edge Nature Center, for the program "Animals of the Forest" at 10 a.m. at Cresco Public Library!

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10/23/17
Grief Support Group

Six consecutive Monday meetings will be held Oct 16 - Nov 20 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Senior Life Solutions building at RHSHC. The meetings and group are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Contact Erin Cline, LBSW at 563.547.2989 or online at erin.cline@mercyhealth.com

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10/24/17
RHSHC Hospital Auxiliary Jewelry Sale

$5 jewelry and accessories sale sponsored by RHSHC Hosptial Auxiliary

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10/24/17
Write Your Retirement Paycheck classes

Take steps now to make your retirement last a lifetime by attending the classes on October 24th and 31st at the Howard County Extension office from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Contact Sue Barnes for more information: 563.547.3001.
Fee: $15 and pre-registration is until October 20th. Call today!

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10/25/17
John Finch Wildfire Tour

John Finch, a Christian singer/songwriter from Louisiana will be at Notre Dame Parish on October 25th. The concert will be from 6:30-7:45pm with doors opening at 6pm. There is no charge, but a free-will donation will be collected during the concert. John Finch will be singing songs off of his new album, "Wildfire", as well as performing covers of other popular Christian songs. Any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 547-3565 or email ndcrescoparish@gmail.com. 

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10/26/17
Farm Bureau Scholarship

Applications are now available through Howard County Farm Bureau:
​1. Parents must be Howard County Farm Bureau members.
2. Student is a senior in high school.
​3. Student is pursuing a degree in agriculture, education, or nursing at either a two-year or four-year college.

​All applications are due by March 1st at 4:30pm at the Farm Bureau office. The top two county applications will be sent to state for consideration of additional shcolarship.

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10/26/17
Farm Bureau Coat Drive

From now until middle of October, Howard County Farm Bureau is taking donations of gently used or new winter coats, gloves, mittens, and hats to be donated to the local relief office to help those in need during the winter months. Drop off donations at Howard County Farm Bureau, M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 am.

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10/26/17
Flu Shots at Cresco Family Pharmacy

Get your flu shot Thursdays, Sept 28th, Oct 5th, Oct 12th, Oct 19th, Oct 26th from 10-11am at Cresco Family Pharmacy.

​Flu Shot - $40. Medicare Part B or Medicaid for Children will be the only insurance accepted at this flu clinic. 

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10/27/17
Ah Jeez Beer Bread & Dip Tasting

Chris from Ah Jeez will be at The Nook with Sample Tasting of their delious beer breads & dips. This is a small family business right here in Iowa! See you at the Novelty Nook from 2pm - 5pm on Friday, October 27th!

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10/27/17
Family Feud comes to Cresco!

Come out Saturday, October 27th, at 5:00pm for Family Feud in Cresco! Location and ticket information to come. We plan to see you at the FEUD!

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10/27/17
 -10/28/17
Pinter's Haunted Corn Maze

Pinter’s is revisiting their first year with Pinter’s Haunted Corn Maze. October 27th and 28th, 6:30pm – 11:00pm. Kids come while it’s still light out. After dark, bring your flashlight. No maps. No help. No chance. See you there!


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10/28/17
Rocky Horror Picture Show at Cresco Theatre & Opera House!

Saturday, October 28th at 11:59pm (yes, 11:59pm), the Cresco Theatre & Opera House will show Rocky Horror Picture Show! Come out for all the FUN!

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10/28/17
Veterans Banquet

Saturday, October 28th at the Expo Center is the Veteran's Banquet. Reserve tickets only.

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10/29/17
Ridgeway's Trunk or Treat night

Trunk or Treat in Ridgeway
Sunday October 29th, 2017


 

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10/30/17
Cresco Yard Waste Collection Program

Cresco will begin its 2017 fall yard waste collection program on Monday, October 2nd. Yard wast must be out on the boulevard before 7:00 am. Only the specified paper yard wast bags should be used. Yard Waste calendars and information are available at City Hall, online at cityofcresco.com, on local Mediacom channel 3, and the Cresco Public Library.

Additional days are: October 16th and 30th, and November 6th and 13th.

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10/30/17
Grief Support Group

Six consecutive Monday meetings will be held Oct 16 - Nov 20 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Senior Life Solutions building at RHSHC. The meetings and group are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Contact Erin Cline, LBSW at 563.547.2989 or online at erin.cline@mercyhealth.com

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10/31/17
Write Your Retirement Paycheck classes

Take steps now to make your retirement last a lifetime by attending the classes on October 24th and 31st at the Howard County Extension office from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Contact Sue Barnes for more information: 563.547.3001.
Fee: $15 and pre-registration is until October 20th. Call today!

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10/31/17
Cresco Trick or Trunk


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11/02/17
Farm Bureau Scholarship

Applications are now available through Howard County Farm Bureau:
​1. Parents must be Howard County Farm Bureau members.
2. Student is a senior in high school.
​3. Student is pursuing a degree in agriculture, education, or nursing at either a two-year or four-year college.

​All applications are due by March 1st at 4:30pm at the Farm Bureau office. The top two county applications will be sent to state for consideration of additional shcolarship.

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11/03/17
 -11/05/17
Crestwood High School Musical

Crestwood High School Musical:
Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th at 7:30pm.
Sunday, November 5th at 2:00pm.

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11/03/17
Cresco Dementia Caregiver Support Group meeting

The Cresco Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Cresco 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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11/04/17
Cresco Wildlife Fall Chicken Supper

Doors open at 4:30, start serving at 5:00.

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11/06/17
Cresco Yard Waste Collection Program

Cresco will begin its 2017 fall yard waste collection program on Monday, October 2nd. Yard wast must be out on the boulevard before 7:00 am. Only the specified paper yard wast bags should be used. Yard Waste calendars and information are available at City Hall, online at cityofcresco.com, on local Mediacom channel 3, and the Cresco Public Library.

Additional days are: October 16th and 30th, and November 6th and 13th.

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11/06/17
Grief Support Group

Six consecutive Monday meetings will be held Oct 16 - Nov 20 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Senior Life Solutions building at RHSHC. The meetings and group are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Contact Erin Cline, LBSW at 563.547.2989 or online at erin.cline@mercyhealth.com

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11/06/17
Embracing Embroidery: Machine Embroidery 101

New to machine embroidery?  Grab your sewing machine and join us for a fun, informative evening gaining confidence in the basics of machine embroidery!  What size hoop should I use?  How do I know where to place the design?  Which stabilizer product is right for this fabric? We’ll talk about these and many other decisions a beginning embroiderer may be unsure of.  So jump in and embrace the limitless creativity of machine embroidery! A $15.00 supply fee is due to the instructor at class.
Register online at https://www.nicc.edu/cresco/?upid=8518310&ebid=14068579&ebslid=943347&eblid=159

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11/07/17
Howard-Winn Parent/Teacher Conferences

School lets out one hour early.

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11/07/17
City Elections

City Elections occur bi-annually on odd number years in November. A City election is used to elect the Mayor and Council Members for specific cities in Howard County.

Candidates are:
Cresco: Mayor (vote for one):Mark Bohle, Ward 2 (one): Amy Bouska, At-Large (one): Steve McCarville

Voters may cast their ballots between 7:00am - 8:00pm at their local polling sites.

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11/08/17
A Salute to the Humble Shipping Pallet

It seems that the wooden shipping pallet has become the ‘Cinderella’ of recyclable materials. This grid of nailed-together scrap wood (formerly abandoned next to dumpsters) is now a hot commodity sought by droves of creative DIYers for clever transformation into useful and beautiful things. Join the fun and salute the spirit of our most celebrated summer holidays by crafting a rustic American flag with nothing more than paint and a pallet!

Register online at https://www.nicc.edu/cresco/ and we'll see you at NICC Cresco Center on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00pm - 8:30pm.

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11/09/17
Howard-Winn Parent/Teacher Conferences

School lets out one hour early.

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11/09/17
Farm Bureau Scholarship

Applications are now available through Howard County Farm Bureau:
​1. Parents must be Howard County Farm Bureau members.
2. Student is a senior in high school.
​3. Student is pursuing a degree in agriculture, education, or nursing at either a two-year or four-year college.

​All applications are due by March 1st at 4:30pm at the Farm Bureau office. The top two county applications will be sent to state for consideration of additional shcolarship.

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11/09/17
Human Trafficking Training

Youth Mentoring will be offering a Human Trafficking training for mentors, Mentors For A Day, parents/guardians, and the general public. The training will be Thursday November 9,from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco.

 

Mariana Vega, Anti- Human Trafficking Specialist, at Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, and Trish Johnson, Bilingual Domestic Abuse Advocate, at Helping Services for Youth & Families, will be our presenters.

Please RSVP to Kathy by Nov.6 at 563.387.1720 or kathys@helpingservices.org

 


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11/10/17
Howard-Winn Compensatory Day

No school.

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11/10/17
No School at Notre Dame

No School.

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11/10/17
 -11/12/17
Quilt with Jayne!

Come quilt with Jayne at The Weed Patch Retreat Center. Call 813.363.8575 to sign up and for more information!

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11/11/17
Multi-Family Rummage Sale

Saturday, November 11th from 8am - 3pm is Cresco's huge multi-family rummage sale at the Featherlite Center, Howard County Fairgrounds. Almost everything you can imagine at rummage sale prices! Check out the Wa-Tan-Ye Craft Show at the Expo Center and the Home Business & Craft Show at the Wildlife Building while your here!

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11/11/17
Cresco Holiday Shop Hop

Saturday, November 11th from 8am - 3pm is the Cresco Holiday Shop Hop. For more information contact Nancy Henry, 319.240.6638 or Peggy Loveless, 563.547.2025.

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11/11/17
Business & Craft Expo

Stop in at the 6th Annual Fall Business & Craft Expo on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Wildlife Building at the Fairgrounds. Located next to the Wa-Tan-Ye Craft Show in the Expo Center you will have fun shopping with lots of vendors in store! Girl Scouts will be holding a bake sale fundraiser, hourly door prize drawings, and a grand prize at 3:00pm!

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11/11/17
Wa-Tan-Ye Craft Show

It's the annual Wa-Tan-Ye Craft Show, Saturday November 11th at the Expo Center in Cresco from 9am - 3pm. This popular show features many vendors and food will be available for sale while you are there!

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11/11/17
Prenatal & Breast Feeding Class

Saturday, November 11th is the latest session for prenatal and breast feeding class from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Laura Rose Education Center of RHSHC. Cost of class is $25 or free if delivering at RHSHC. Lunch and snacks included. For more information contact Jamie Heisler, RN at 563.547.2101.

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11/13/17
Cresco Yard Waste Collection Program

Cresco will begin its 2017 fall yard waste collection program on Monday, October 2nd. Yard wast must be out on the boulevard before 7:00 am. Only the specified paper yard wast bags should be used. Yard Waste calendars and information are available at City Hall, online at cityofcresco.com, on local Mediacom channel 3, and the Cresco Public Library.

Additional days are: October 16th and 30th, and November 6th and 13th.

more info...
11/13/17
Grief Support Group

Six consecutive Monday meetings will be held Oct 16 - Nov 20 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Senior Life Solutions building at RHSHC. The meetings and group are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Contact Erin Cline, LBSW at 563.547.2989 or online at erin.cline@mercyhealth.com

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11/16/17
Farm Bureau Scholarship

Applications are now available through Howard County Farm Bureau:
​1. Parents must be Howard County Farm Bureau members.
2. Student is a senior in high school.
​3. Student is pursuing a degree in agriculture, education, or nursing at either a two-year or four-year college.

​All applications are due by March 1st at 4:30pm at the Farm Bureau office. The top two county applications will be sent to state for consideration of additional shcolarship.

more info...