The Harlan Summer Feeding Program is underway. It takes place Monday through Friday from 11am to 1pm at Hy-Vee and free to all kids under 18 years of age.
The Shelby County Food Pantry needs donations. Donations can be made year round at the West Central Community Action on 6th Street in Harlan. Both non-perishable food items and non-food items can be donated.
Join Myrtue Medical Center's Community Health Department every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this summer at 12 noon at Pioneer Park in Harlan. Wellness walks will be held at the park. A member of the Community Health team will be there to encourage and support your exercise and health goals one step at a time. In case of inclement weather, meet at the Petersen Family Wellness Center. All wellness walkers are able to use the Petersen Family Wellness Center at no-cost. The event is open to the public.
The American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood and platelets regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions each year. Local blood donation opportunities include:
Thursday, June 28th 11:30 to 5:30 pm Treynor Community Center
7:30 am to 1:30 pm First Baptist Church in Harlan
Saturday, June 30th 8:30 am to 1:30 pm United Church of Christ in Minden
Tuesday, July 3rd, 1 pm to 5:30 pm Walmart Supercenter in Atlantic
There is a new, air-conditioned Food Booth building at the Shelby County Fairgrounds this year for the fair. Shelby County Community Outreach is looking for volunteers to help at the food booth. If you would like to help - call Marian Greer Stokes at 235-7226.
The Shelby County Fair Board is looking for volunteers in many areas to help with the Figure 8 Races this year and the Fair Tractor Pull. If you have some time and can volunteer, give Susan Jensen a call at 579-5675 or email@example.com for details.
Commercial Building Space is available during the Shelby County Fair. Exhibit dates are July 11th through 15th. For more information, contact Susan Jensen at 579-5675.
Friday, June 22nd:
The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Quilting at 9 am and Farmers Market Voucher Distribution from 1 to 3 pm.
The Harlan Library will be hosting Kids' Activity & Movie: "The Wild Life" at 10 am.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry 4 Person Golf Scramble will be held Friday, June 22nd, at the Harlan Golf and Country Club. Registration is at 3:30, putting contest at 4 pm, tee off at 4:15. Entry fee is $50 per person or $200 per team. Cart fee is $30.
The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program applications and distribution for the Harlan Senior Center will be Friday, June 22nd from 1 to 3 pm. A person must by 60 years old or older, live in the service area, income for a single person at or below $22,459 and for a married couple at or below $30,451. This program is provided by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Saturday, June 23rd:
The Harlan City Wide Garage Sale is set for Saturday, June 23rd.
The 2nd annual Fishing Tournament, in memory of Kolton Segebart, the son of Ben and Amy Segebart will be held 5:30 am to 1 pm, Saturday, June 23rd at Nelson Park. Registration, Food and Weigh-in will be held at the Beach House. There are 5 different age groups for anyone from 1 on up. And there will also be raffles. Fundraising dollars collected will go towards scholarships in Kolten’s name for students at Boyer Valley High School, with the remaining money raised going towards Crawford County Conservation improvements. If you aren’t up to fishing and just want to join them there will be concession stands and music.
The Western Iowa Simply Farmhouse Market, hosted by the Pink Petunia in Manilla will be held Saturday, June 23rd, from 9 am to 4 pm. They will feature the best in primitives, vintage, architectural salvage, rusty finds, farm junk, homemade, unique treasures and more. They will also host a variety of local food vendors as well as painting class at 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.
The Manilla Fire Department's 8th Annual Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Saturday, June 23rd at 6 pm at the tracks in Manilla. There will be two tracks of pulling action with outlaw and semi classes.
The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn will hold their annual Midsummer Celebration Saturday, June 23rd, from 5 to 10 pm. There will be an Iowa History 101 exhibit, open galleries, outdoor games like tug-of-war and Viking chess. Britches and hose , an all-ukelele band will entertain and there will be a huge bonfire at sunset.
Sunday, June 24th:
The Exira Tractor Show and Ride will be held Sunday, June 24th. Registration will begin at 8:30 on the east side of City Park, with the show at 9:30. And Exira's 13th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show and Shine will be held from noon to 2 pm at the City Park. Registration is from 9 to 11 with the Cruise to Littlefield held from 11 to 12.
Monday, June 25th:
The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Quilting at 9 am.
Tuesday, June 26th:
The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting a Nutrition Lesson at noon.
The Harlan Library will be hosting Book Worms Youth Volunteer Group from 4 to 4:45 pm.
The Shelby County Historical Museum will hold their Summer Children's Program from 1 to 3 pm with many hands on activities. Today's theme is "Life on the Prairie.
The Shelby County Veteran's Affairs Office will be closed on June 26, 27 and 28th as well as July 3rd and 5th. The office will be open again on July 10th.
Wednesday, June 27th:
The Harlan Library will be hosting Drum Safari sponsored by ThinkSpaceIT at 10 am.
Irwin's Leid Library will be having Reading programs on June 27th from 10 to 11 am for kids up to 3rd grade.
The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Bingo at 12:30 pm.
Head to St. Joseph's Parish in Earling for Bingo! Early bird starts at 6:30 pm and regular bingo starts at 7 pm. Lunch will be available.
Thursday, June 28th:
The Harlan Library will be hosting Music Workshops with Taylor Peek for grade 3 & up from 9:30 to 10:15 am and for grade 2 & under from 10:30 to 11:15 am.
Friday, June 29th:
The Harlan Senior Center will be hosting Quilting at 9 am.
Let Freedom Ring is the theme for Oakland's Independence Day Celebration. The celebrating starts on Sunday, July 1st with a 4 person scramble golf tournament. On Tuesday, July 3rd the 5th annual Trivia Night will be held at 7 pm at the Oakland Community Center. On Wednesday, July 4th, kick off your day with a Volunteer Fire Department Annual Pancake Feed from 7 to 10:30, followed by a tractor show at 8, car show starting at 9 am, Music from "Clean and Easy from 11 to 2, Keast Daylily Gardens will be open, midway activities, a Parade at 5 pm, Live music starting at 5:30 and Fireworks Display at Chatauqua Park at dark.
Saturday, June 30th:
The 153rd annual Exira 4th of July celebration officially kicks off on Saturday, June 30th. The 37th annual Exira Road Run will start at 8 am, from 8 to 10 am, the Mason's Pancake and Sausage Feed and at 9 am, the Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament. On Sunday, an Ecumenical Church Service will start at 10:30 am, and the Exira High School Alumni Coffee, featuring the class of 1968, will start at 2 pm. On Monday, July 2nd, Old School Amusement Carnival will be open from 5 to 10 pm. On Tuesday, July 3rd, the carnival will be open from 3 to 10 pm, the Exira Community Club BBQ from 5 to 7, plus the dunk tank fundraiser, beer garden, talent show, kiddie parade, rodeo, rodeo fireworks display and a street dance with Grandfather Clock. On the 4th - there will be kids foot races, at 10:30 am, the 4th of July parade, dunk tank fundraiser, entertainment, carnival, pony rides, rodeo, helicopter golf ball drop and Fireworks.
Sunday, July 1st:
Monday, July 2nd:
Tuesday, July 3rd:
The Shelby County Historical Museum will hold their Summer Children's Program from 1 to 3 pm with many hands on activities. Today's theme is "Celebrating America's Independence."
Denison's Red, White and Boom Celebration is set for Tuesday, July 3rd. A Bill Riley Talent Show will be held at 1 pm at Washington Park. A parade will be held in uptown Denison at 3:30. Things then move to Yellow Smoke Park with kayak and canoe rentals, sand castle contest, sidewalk art contest, the sink or float cardboard boat race at 7, Glow 'n Splash Volleyball at 8:15, a carnival at the nature center from 7 to 9, music and fun at the beach plus fireworks at dark.
The St. Boniface Parish Picnic will be held July 3rd and 4th in Westphalia. On Tuesday, the 3rd, stand will open at 5 pm, adult corn hole tournament and bingo will start at 6:30. On Wednesday the 4th, stands will open at 2 pm, baseball at 4, music by Brich and Killion will also start at 4, the Staley's Chicken Supper will be served from 4:30 to 7. at 5 pm, kids games of all kinds and at 6 pm the youth corn hole toss tournament will begin. At 9 pm, the band Down to 2 will perform.
Wednesday, July 4th:
The Avoca 4th of July Celebration will start with Pedal Tractor Pulls, starting at 11 am in front of the Court House. The United Church food stand will also open at 11 am. At noon, there will be a free watermelon feed by the Veteran's Memorial, a Parade at 2 pm, and Fireworks at dusk.
Tuesday, July 10th:
The Shelby County Historical Museum will hold their Summer Children's Program from 1 to 3 pm with many hands on activities. Today's theme is "Agriculture and Ecosystems in Iowa."
Tuesday, July 17th:
The Shelby County Historical Museum will hold their Summer Children's Program from 1 to 3 pm with many hands on activities. Today's theme is "Serving in the Military."
Wednesday, August 1st:
Back-to-School Immunization Clinics for Children -
Immunization Clinics will be held on Wednesday, August 1st and Thursday, August 9th, from 2 to 6 pm at Myrtue Medical Center’s Department of Community Health. Students entering kindergarten, 7th grade and 12th grade this fall are required to have immunization updates. Please plan ahead to get immunizations completed before school starts. Immunizations are free to children that qualify for the VFC program. An administration fee of $14 per child will be charged, unless the child is covered by Medicaid. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-I, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-5130 to schedule and appoint there. Appointments are recommended to save time but not required. Make appointments by calling 755-4422.
Friday, August 24th:
Attention Ladies! On August 24, 25 and 26, an event is being held just for you between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rost State Park. Friday evening they will meet at Nishna Bend Recreation Area for wine tasting by Iowa Wines and More, henna tattoos, and recycled wine bottle or stained glass windchimes. Saturday, they will kayak from Nishna Bend Recreation Area to Botna Bend Recreation Area along the Nishnabotna River. And on Sunday, they will head to Prairie Rose State Park for kayak fishing and Dutch oven Cooking. For more information, contact Christina at 744-3403. You can go for all three days or just one.
Autism support group meetings -
The Harlan Area Autism and Special Needs Support Group meets the first Thursday of September, October and November at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Immanuel Lutheran Church at 1700 19th Street in Harlan. The group empowers individuals with ASD/Special Needs and their families by providing communication, education, awareness and support within the community. If you like to get on the email list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.\\