March 07, 2021

Events calendar

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Weekly Open House at Deer Ridge (Sunday and 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?’ (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.

American Red Cross (Feb. 1)

The American Red Cross is beginning to schedule appointments for blood donations in the new year. There will be a drive from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 N. Sumner Ave. To schedule and appointment, visit

Gibson Memorial Library’s Zoom ‘Open Coffee’ (Feb. 3)

An open coffee will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 3 on Zoom. Join in for a casual coffee group online to chat with other people, get to know one another and learn about what’s going on in the community. Most importantly, to connect with others during this time of social and physical distancing. To join the Zoom coffee, visit, Meeting ID: 852 420 7703, Mobile 1-312-626-6799.

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.

Social Justice Book Club (Feb. 22)

Another Zoom book club will be held 5 p.m. Feb. 22. The book being discussed is “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond. Copies of the book may be picked up at Gibson Memorial Library to be checked out. Visit, Meeting ID: 852 420 7703, to join the discussion.

Adult book discussion (Feb. 23)

The next discussion will be 5 p.m. Feb. 23 on Zoom. The book being discussed is “Someone Knows” by Lisa Scottoline. Copies of the book are available for check-out.Visit to join in on the Zoom group. Meeting ID: 852 420 7703, mobile: 1-312-626-6799.