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Creston Farmers’ Market (Monday)

The Creston Farmers Market is 4 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the southeast corner of McKinley Park until Sept. 28.

‘What’s On Your Nightstand?’ (Thursday)

Every Thursday at 5 p.m., join online via Zoom. This is a casual group to share a love of literature and perhaps find a new book to read. A list of books discussed will be printed off and posted at the library to help other patrons find their next read. For more information contact or call 641-782-2277.

Crestmoor Golf Club 2 person best shot (Sept. 12)

A two person best shot tournament between Cyclone and Hawkeye fans will kick off 1 p.m. Saturday. Tail-gate starts at 11 a.m. in the Crestmoor parking lot. For more information, call 641-782-2771.

musician Ricky Huckaby in Corning (Sept. 12)

The Corning Opera House Cultural Center presents Country singer/songwriter Ricky “Huck” Huckaby, 7 p.m., Sept. 12. His music influences are Ronnie Milsap, Merle Haggard, Robert Cray and others. Son of the legendary basketball coach Rick Huckaby Sr., he has been an acoustic guitar player for five years for country music superstar Tracy Lawrence. He also wrote songs for Thomas Rhett, Craig Morgan and Trace Adkins. For more information visit, or call 641-418-8037.

2020 Steak Fry (Sept. 13)

Hear from Iowa’s Democratic candidates and guest speakers 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 2020 Steak Fry. This year’s event will be held at Des Moines Water Works, 2201 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines. For more information or tickets, visit

Kiwanis/Rotary/Lions Pork Chop Dinner (Sept. 17)

Dinner is drive-thru
only, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., to place an order, call Dave Abildtrup, 641-782-2736, Randy Huewe, 515-491-7816, or Al Pokorny, 641-782-4291.

Connections Area Agency on Aging online workshops (Sept. 17)

Caregivers of adults with chronic conditions who provide transportation, housekeeping, grocery shopping, personal care, medications, emotional support or doctor appointments now have an opportunity to take two free online courses, which are available through Connections Area Agency on Aging starting Sept. 17. The courses meet via Zoom once a week, and each class is 90 minutes. Class size is limited and registration is required. Courses are free but donations for the program are encouraged. For more information, contact Jan Schnack at 800-432-9209, Ext. 8116 or email

‘Family movie night’ (Sept. 18)

Event starts at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:15 p.m. and is being held outside in the yard at Southern Prairie Family Fitness Center, 1201 W. Townline St., Creston. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, noting that grass section seating is limited. Call ahead to reserve a family section, starting Sept. 1, at 641-782-9622. Free movie, popcorn and water, as well.

Suicide Awareness Skate Event (Sept. 19)

Skate for Awareness is hosting an event 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the skate park in McKinley Park, to help raise money for suicide awareness and prevention. Event includes yard games, volley ball, vendors, food, silent auction and bake sale. The event will conclude with candlelight vigil.

Tingley United Methodist Church Sale (Sept. 20)

Sale will be at Tingley UMC Parsonage, and starts at 1 p.m.. Several items on offer such as church furniture, stain glass windows, baby grand piano, pews, hymnals and racks, pulpit, mirror, bench, sandbox and toys, several items of wooden furniture and many other items. For more information call 641-202-0329 or visit the church Facebook page.

Tingley’s ‘crank-off’ ice cream contest (Sept. 20)

Contest starts at 4 p.m., Sept. 20 at Tingley Memorial Park. All ice cream entries must be made in a crank or electric ice cream freezer. Entries will be judged on originality, flavor, texture and appearance. Contestants to dip their own ice cream for judges at 4 p.m. No commercial mixes may be used. Bring the already-made ice cream and a dipper along to the park. Bowls and spoons will be provided. The two classes are: Vanilla and Anything Goes. After all the winners are announced, free ice cream will be served to the public. In case of rain, event will be held in the McFarland garage at the east edge of Main Street. Entry forms are due Saturday, Sept. 12 to Joy McFarland at 1318 250th Ave, Tingley, IA 50863, 641-344-3234.

4th annual ‘Creston Cemetery Walk’ (Sept. 27)

The Gibson Memorial Library Capital Campaign Events Committee will be hosting its 4th annual Cemetery Walk at Calvary Cemetery, located at 1419 W. Adams St. in Creston, 2 p.m. Sept. 27. Admission will be $10 and tickets may be purchased at the library. Please bring a lawn chair. Social distancing will be observed, and face masks are encouraged. In case of rain, the event will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 107 W. Howard St.

Teddy Roosevelt at Warren Cultural Center (Sept. 27)

Teddy Roosevelt is coming to the Warren Cultural Center at 2 p.m. Sept. 27. Actually, Dr. John C “Chuck” Chalberg, a retired American history teacher and professor will be portraying him. Chalberg has portrayed several historical figures such as Patrick Henry, George Orwell, the Louisiana Kingfish and Huey Long, to name a few. He also writes biographies, reviews and essays for various publications and websites. Social distancing will be practiced. For more information visit or call 641-343-7337.

Gibson Memorial Library hosts ‘adult book club’ (Sept. 29)

Gibson Memorial Library kicks off the first of its new adult book clubs, which will be held virtually via Zoom. September’s book is “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Discussions will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Copies of the featured book may be reserved and picked up at the library. Visit Facebook event for further details. For more information contact or call 641-782-2277.

2020 Virtual Green 5K (Oct. 10)

The Iowa Donor Network is hosting its fundraising and awareness 5Ks, the Green 5K and Donor Dash in one virtual 5K event. The Green 5K and Donor Dash are not just races, but a way to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate life and recognize those who wait for a life-saving transplant. Sign up at

Feeder Birds of Iowa workshop: ‘Building Better Birders’ (Oct. 16)

Ringgold County Conservation and Feeder Birds of Iowa are hosting four free “citizen science” workshops: “Building Better Birders.” The first of four workshops, the first installment will include an interactive bird hike and presentation of Feeder Birds of Iowa. Starting time is 9 a.m. Oct. 16. The program for the day will feature an interactive bird hike and lunch ($10 per person) catered by local café Jamie’s Coffee Mill. This program is free, for all ages, $10 lunch. Registration is required and space is limited. Call Ringgold CCB office at 641-464-2787 or email to register.

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