September 28, 2021

Upcoming events

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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.

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.

‘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.