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Weekly Open House at Deer Ridge at Lexington (Sunday & Wednesday)
Deer Ridge at Lexington is Southwest Iowa’s newest premier event space located in the rolling hills of Taylor County. The public and those looking to host a wedding or corporate event with hotel suites are welcome to visit the state-of-the-art event venue and adjacent lodge for a free tour and refreshments 2 to 6 p.m. each Sunday and Wednesday in January. This is a “come and go” event located at 2242 Lake Road, Bedford, IA.
‘What’s On Your Nightstand?’ (Thursdays)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 641-782-2277.
Brian Allen & Olaf Peterson at Sumner Studios Live (Jan. 16)
A special acoustic livestream show from Sumner Studios. Visit Sumner Studios on Facebook to find the livestreamed event.
Spartan Winter Youth Softball Camp (Jan. 17 and 24)
Sessions will take place at the SWCC gym for grades 2 through 12 and will focus on hitting, defense, pitching and catching offered for various age groups. Camp information and registration available at southwesternspartans.com.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is beginning to schedule appointments for blood donations in the new year. Upcoming blood drives include:
• Creston Methodist Church, 305 W. Howard St., 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20.
• Orient-Macksburg High School, 201 School St., Orient, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20.
• Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 N. Sumner Ave., noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 1.
To schedule and appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.
Legislative Coffees (Feb. 13)
Meet with Rep. Tom Moore and Sen. Tom Shipley for updates on the 2021 Iowa legislative session 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13, March 13 and April 10 via Zoom. Zoom meeting login info TBA.