Calendar of Events - Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce
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11/20/18
RHSHC Uniform & Scrub Sale

Tuesday, November 20th from 7am to 4pm is a uniform and scrub sale in the Laura Rose Education Center at RHSHC. Merchandise provided by Emerson's at the Willow, Mason City, Iowa. Cash, Check, Debit and Credit Cards accepted. Call 563.5447.2101 for more information.

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11/20/18
American Legion Rider meeting

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

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11/21/18
Garbage & Recycling Thanksgiving Schedule

Wednesday and Thursday garbage pickups in Cresco will be collected on Wednesday, November 21st. 
Tuesday and Wednesday recycling pickups in Cresco will be collected on Tuesday, November 20th.
Thursday recycling pickups in Cresco and Lime Springs will be collected on Wednesday, Nov 21st.
Thursday garbage pickup in Lime Springs, along with regular rural Howard County routes will be collected on Thursday, Nov 22nd - Thanksgiving Day. 
There will be no rural site pickup at the Fort Atkinson site. 

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11/21/18
Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meeting

Wednesday, November 21st, 9am - Noon is the Pro-Ag Outlook meeting at the Featherlite Center. Registration is $20/pre or $25/door and will feature topics on China, Leasing and Land Values, Commodity Outlook and Livestock Outlook.
Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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11/22/18
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Heritage Events Center

Thursday, November 22nd, on Thanksgiving Day from 11am - 1pm is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Heritage Events Center.
Menu includes turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green bean casserole, corn, cranberry and assorted salads, dinner roll, coffee, water, and assorted desserts.
Adults/$13.50, 6-11yrs/$9.50 and 3-5yrs/$5.50. Carryouts available.

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11/23/18
FREE Movie "Peter Rabbit"

Friday, November 23rd, 2:00pm at the Cresco Theatre is the FREE movie "Peter Rabbit" sponsored by Cresco Bank &n Trust.

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11/23/18
Santa Parade

Friday, November 23rd at 4:30pm is the Santa Parade, downtown Cresco.

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11/23/18
1st Jingle in Your Pocket drawing!

Come on down for the Santa Parade in Cresco at 4:00pm and stick around for the 1st Jingle in Your Pocket drawing on the Courthouse Lawn right after the parade.
For more information, call 563.547.3434.
 
Spend $40+ at participating Cresco Chamber Merchants to receive one entry form. Drop your entry form at Cresco Chamber, CUSB Bank or Cresco Bank & Trust for a chance to win $100!

Watch Facebook and Twitter from you favorite local businesses or at the Cresco Chamber: crescochamber.com, facebook.com/howardcountybusinessandtourism or @crescoia.

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11/24/18
Small Business Saturday


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11/24/18
Driftrunners Winter Kick-Off Dance & Toy Drive


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11/26/18
Home & Business Holiday Lighting Contest

Decorate for the Holidays and WIN! Home and Business Holiday Lighting Contest in Cresco. 1st and 2nd place winners in each category. Judging to take place on December 11th. Call 563.547.2025 to register your home or business, your neighbors, or to nominate someone by DECEMBER 10th.
Sponsored by The Cresco Shopper, Ace Hardware, and Fisk Farm & Home.

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11/27/18
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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11/30/18
2nd Jingle in Your Pocket Drawing

Friday, November 30th is the 2nd Jingle in Your Pocket drawing! 10-$100 winners will be chosen at the Cresco Chamber office! 
 
Spend $40+ at participating Cresco Chamber Merchants to receive one entry form. Drop your entry form at Cresco Chamber, CUSB Bank or Cresco Bank & Trust for a chance to win $100!

Watch Facebook and Twitter from you favorite local businesses or at the Cresco Chamber: crescochamber.com, facebook.com/howardcountybusinessandtourism or @crescoia.

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11/30/18
 -12/02/18
Nativities Around the World Hospice Fundraiser

Howard County Community Hospice invites the community to participate in their annual  Nativities Around the World event (downtown Cresco, 116 N Elm St) hosted by Notre Dame on November 30-December 2 (11am - 6pm).  Raffles will be available; Baskets from local churches and a Quilt Raffle.
Call Hospice at 563.547.2989 or email Lisa at lisakammerer@gmail.com.

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12/01/18
FREE Movie "Ferdinand" & SANTA at Cresco Theatre

Saturday, December 1st, 2:00pm at the Cresco Theatre (doors open at 1pm) is the FREE movie "Ferdinand" sponsored by The Cresco Shopper. Santa will be at the movie also!

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12/03/18
Home & Business Holiday Lighting Contest

Decorate for the Holidays and WIN! Home and Business Holiday Lighting Contest in Cresco. 1st and 2nd place winners in each category. Judging to take place on December 11th. Call 563.547.2025 to register your home or business, your neighbors, or to nominate someone by DECEMBER 10th.
Sponsored by The Cresco Shopper, Ace Hardware, and Fisk Farm & Home.

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12/03/18
Crestwood Elementary JH PTO Meeting

Monthly PTO meeting.

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12/04/18
Senior 60+ Discount Day at Sterling

 Sterling Drug Senior Discount Day

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12/04/18
VFW Post 4561 meeting

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12/05/18
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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12/05/18
Pest Control Operator Training

Commercial applicators training with categories 7A, 7B, 8 and 10 from 9am - 11:30am at the Extension Office.
Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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12/05/18
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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12/05/18
Pest Control Operator Training

Wednesday, December 5th is training for Pest Control Operator from 9am-11:30am at the Extension Office. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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12/05/18
Shop Local Holiday Event at NICC Cresco Center

Wednesday, December 5th is a Shop Local event hosted by the Cresco Chamber of Commerce and NICC Cresco Center. Local vendors will be on hand 3:30pm - 6:30pm at NICC Cresco showcasing their holiday wares. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be attending from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. 
Stop in for Cocoa, Coloring for Kids, Cookies, Gift Wrapping Available, Grand Prize Giveaway, Jingle in the Pocket Punches, check out our Local Vendors, Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Small Business Saturday Bags to the first 50 Shoppers, And Much More!

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12/06/18
 -12/08/18
CARE program

Drop off for CARE is at Howard County Fairgrounds, Featherlite Center, December 6-8, 2018.
​For more information call Kim Hudecek, 563.580.3216 or Lori or Deb at CUSB Bank, 563.547.2040.

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12/07/18
3rd Jingle in Your Pocket drawing!

Friday, December 7th is the 3rd Jingle in Your Pocket drawing! 10-$100 winners will be chosen at Cresco Bank & Trust! 
 
Spend $40+ at participating Cresco Chamber Merchants to receive one entry form. Drop your entry form at Cresco Chamber, CUSB Bank or Cresco Bank & Trust for a chance to win $100!

Watch Facebook and Twitter from you favorite local businesses or at the Cresco Chamber: crescochamber.com, facebook.com/howardcountybusinessandtourism or @crescoia.

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12/07/18
RHSHC Blood Drive

Friday, December 7th from 1pm to 3pm at Regional Health Services of Howard County is the LifeServe Blood Drive.
Schedule appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or contact Molly Creger at RHSHC at 563-547-2101.

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12/07/18
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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12/08/18
 -12/09/18
Madrigal at Crestwood High School

Enjoy a fantastic meal and a fun time during the Madrigal!
Saturday = 1 show time: 6:30pm
Sunday = 2 show times: 12:30pm and 5:30pm

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12/08/18
FREE Movie "The Star" & SANTA at Cresco Theatre

Saturday, December 8th, 2:00pm at the Cresco Theatre (doors open at 1pm) is the FREE movie "The Star" sponsored by the Cresco Business Committee. Santa will be at the movie also!

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12/10/18
Home & Business Holiday Lighting Contest

Decorate for the Holidays and WIN! Home and Business Holiday Lighting Contest in Cresco. 1st and 2nd place winners in each category. Judging to take place on December 11th. Call 563.547.2025 to register your home or business, your neighbors, or to nominate someone by DECEMBER 10th.
Sponsored by The Cresco Shopper, Ace Hardware, and Fisk Farm & Home.

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12/11/18
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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12/11/18
VFW Auxiliary Meeting

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

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12/11/18
American Legion meeting

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

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12/14/18
4th (and Final) Jingle in Your Pocket drawing!

Friday, December 14th is the 4th and final Jingle in Your Pocket drawing! 10-$100 winners will be chosen at CUSB Bank at 10:00am!  
 
Spend $40+ at participating Cresco Chamber Merchants to receive one entry form. Drop your entry form at Cresco Chamber, CUSB Bank or Cresco Bank & Trust for a chance to win $100! 
 
Watch Facebook and Twitter from you favorite local businesses or at the Cresco Chamber: crescochamber.com, facebook.com/howardcountybusinessandtourism or @crescoia.

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12/16/18
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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12/17/18
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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12/18/18
Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Tuesday, December 18th at 9:30am is the Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification at the Riceville Community Center. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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12/18/18
American Legion Rider meeting

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

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