The Shelby County Food Pantry needs donations. Donations can be made year round at the West Central Community Action on 7th Street in Harlan. Both non-perishable food items and non-food items can be donated.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities -
Tuesday, August 10th 12:30-5:30 pm - American Legion Hall in Arcadia
11 am to 5 pm - Dewitt Community Building in Macedonia
Wednesday, August 11th 10 am to 4 pm - West Harrison High School in Mondamin
Saturday, August 21st, 8:30-2:30 - Shelby Community Building
Monday, August 23rd, 10:30 am to 4 pm - Cass County Community Center in Atlantic
Tuesday, August 24th, Noon to 6 pm - Portsmouth Community Center in Portsmouth
Wednesday, August 25th, Noon to 6 pm - Central Church in Carroll
Thursday, August 26th, Noon to 6 pm - Woodbine High School
Saturday, August 28th, 8 to 2 pm- Crescent Elementary School
Monday, August 30th, 8 am to 2 pm - Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan
Have you or someone you know wanted to visit the Shelby County Historical Museum in Harlan, but couldn’t find the right time? Well, now you can! This summer the museum is extending their hours every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 8 am to 8 pm. Stop by the museum to experience hands on interactive exhibits, find out what life was like in the past and to learn more about the unique history of Shelby County! Extended hours once again are 8 am to 8 pm the 1st and third Tuesday of each month including: August 17th.
The Harlan Theatre's Free summer Kids' movies are back for 2021. They will be offering free kid's movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am starting in June. You must enter with a ticket which can be picked up at sponsoring businesses which will be listed soon. The movies will be playing on 3 screeds to allow for plenty of space for patrons.
Thursday, August 5th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Popcorn Thursday. Grab a bag of popcorn when you stop by the library.
Grief Classes sponsored by Myrtue Medical Center Hospice will be held on Tuesdays: August 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st as well as September 7th and 14th from 9:30 to 11 an in the Myrtue Board Room. Preregistration is needed by Thursday, August 5th by calling Cathy Jensen at 755-4424. There is no charge for the class.
The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn is resuming its monthly, in-person Brown Bag Lunch programs. On Thursday, August 5th at noon, this summer's Prairie Intern, Wren Klump, will share about observing animal and plant ecosystems to understand the effects some changes can have on the organisms living there. Wren will also explain the ease of keeping your own records and how you can share them with the environmental community. The luncheon is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving BBQ Rib Patty, roasted red potatoes, baked beans, wheat hamburger bun and fresh seasonal fruit.
The 44th Annual Carson Community Rodeo will be held August 5th thru 7th in Carson. Events include kids’ night on Thursday night, the Carson Street Dance on Friday night, and the Parade Saturday morning at 10:30 with another street dance on Saturday night. Come for all the ropin’, bull doggin’, bull riding, bronc riding, plus mutton bustin’ every night. Tickets are $20 for adults, kids just $5.
Friday, August 6th -
The Harlan Community Library will have the Youth Readers' Advisory at 10:30. At noon they will have the Reader's Advisory Book discussion with Liz and Dena.
THE AVOCA CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALES WEEKEND IS SET FOR FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH. THERE’S 30 INDIVIDUAL SITES. MAPS AND SALE ITEM LISTS CAN BE PICKED UP AT TILLIE’S BOUTIQUE, FRED’S BAR, THE AVOCA GOLF COURSE AND CLUBHOUSE, THE HAIR FACTORY AND AVOCA CITY HALL. THERE’S SAVINGS THROUGHOUT THE TOWN…..AND JUST IN TIME FOR BACK TO SCHOOL! THE AVOCA CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE WEEKEND AUGUST 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH. DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BARGAINS!
St. Mary's Parish Picnic will be held in Panama Friday, August 6th and Saturday August 7th. On Friday, enjoy Bingo from 7 to 9:30 pm and music provided by Taxi Driver from 8:30 to 12:30. Mass will start at 4 pm Saturday, the chicken dinner will be held from 4 to 7 with carry outs available. there will be bingo from 6 to 9:30 and the auction starts at 7 pm. Plus the drawing for $7,500 on Saturday evening too. Both days you can enjoy kettle corn, fancy work, the paddle stand, beer garden, hamburger stand, numerous games, screamer slide and bounce house, too.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving Salisbury steak with gravy, scalloped potatoes, green peas with mushrooms, wheat dinner roll and fresh seasonal fruit.
It gets underway this Friday in Audubon – the 71st annual Operation T-Bone. The festivities start at 5 pm Friday with Albert’s Old-Fashioned Picnic and they will continue throughout the weekend. Also on Friday night, there will be Figure 8 races at the Audubon County Fairgrounds followed by fireworks. Saturday will include a yoga class at 8 am. Followed by a parade at 11:30, a number of vendors, lots of kids’ activities, afternoon entertainment, a beer garden opening at noon and Oreo Meatwagon will be the featured entertainment starting at 8 pm Saturday evening. On Sunday, there will be a breakfast fundraiser and open house for the Audubon Fire Station from 7 am to noon
THE 109TH ANNUAL OLD SETTLER’S PICNIC WILL BE HELD FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 6th THROUGH 8th IN HANCOCK! THE CELEBRATION BEGINS WITH POTLUCK SET-UP AT 6 PM. COME BACK SATURDAY MORNING, WITH THE MEN’S SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT AT 9 AM, KID’S RACES AT 1 PM, WITH THE PEDAL TRACTOR PULL FOR KIDS AND ADULTS TO FOLLOW. THEN STAY FOR THE DANCE AT THE BEER GARDEN FEATURING MURPHEY’S LAW STARTING AT 8:30 PM. IT ALL WRAPS UP SUNDAY, WITH THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT THE HANCOCK FIRE STATION AT 8 AM, AND A PARADE AT 1 PM. THE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT RESUMES AT 2 PM AND A BENEFIT AUCTION AT 4! PLUS DON’T MISS THE ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY AND THE OPEN AIR MARKET WITH GREAT FOOD STANDS AND VENDORS GALORE! PLUS GAMES LIKE KICK DARTS, HUMAN FOOSBALL, AND A DUNK TANK MEANS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
The 23rd Annual Guthrie County Southern Gospel Sing will be held Friday, August 6th from 3 to 8:30 and Saturday, August 7th, from 10 to 7 at the Event Center at Guthrie County Fairgrounds in Guthrie Center. Seating is available or bring your lawn chairs. Meals will be sold by Tori's Angels Foundation.
Monday, August 9th -
The Harlan Community Library's Used Book Sale starts. It runs through September 4th. Snacks at the Library will be held from 10 to 11 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 18 years old and under.
LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to give blood to help patients in local hospitals this summer. Appointments are required so schedule a blood donation online at lifesevebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903. There next blood drives will be:
Monday, August 9th 1-6 pm Manilla Community Center
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving a Sausage Egg Bake, hashbrowns, hot spiced apples, and a blueberry muffin.
Tuesday, August 10th -
The Harlan Community Library will host the Library and Lunch Book Club at noon. And at 3 pm, Tech Time in person will be held.
Myrtue Medical Center's 2021 Blood Analysis Screening will be held August 10th through 20th - no Mondays - from 6:30 am to 11 am. The Earling Clinic will be held Wednesday, August 25th, from 7 am to 8:45 am. The Elk Horn Clinic will be held Tuesday, August 31st from 7 am to 8:45 am and the Shelby Clinic will be held Wednesday, September 8th, 7 am to 8:45 am. Schedule your appointment at 755-4288 from 8 am to 4 pm. Results will be available on your MyChart Patient Portal at myrtuemedical.org. Results will be mailed only if you bring a self-addressed stamped envelope.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving Savory Apricot Chicken, Au Gratin Potatoes, green peas with mushrooms, wheat roll and fresh seasonal fruit.
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 -
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving Roast Beef with Gravy, Whipped potatoes, sliced carrots, wheat roll and birthday cake.
Thursday, August 12th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold their adult creative writing group at 5 pm. The topic is Picture Writing Prompt.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving breaded Pollock, baked sweet potato, broccoli, multi grain bread and a sugar cookie.
Friday, August 13th -
The Harlan Community Library will host the Youth Readers' Advisory at 10:30.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving a hamburger patty, oven roasted potatoes, baked beans, wheat hamburger bun and strawberry cheesecake pudding.
Saturday, August 14th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold Babies and Books online - Baby Bouncy Time at 10 am.
Monday, August 16th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Snacks at the Library from 10 to 11 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for ages 18 and under.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving Sloppy Joes, O'Brien Hasbrowns, mixed vegetables, hamburger bun and pinapple tidbits.
Tuesday, August 17th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Tech Time in Person at 3 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving tuna salad, potato salad, cucumber tomato salad, croissant, and applesauce.
Wednesday, August 18th -
The Harlan Community Library will have their Classic Movie Series with the movie "Clue" starting at 11 am. The End of Summer Grill Out will be held at 11 am.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving oven fried chicken, whipped potatoes with gravy, diced beets, wheat bread and mandarin oranges.
The town histories of Irwin and Kirkman will be discussed Wednesday, August 18th, at 2:30 pm at the Shelby County Historical Museum in Harlan. Come join the Irwin and Kirkman class of 1959 to learn about the history of these two important Shelby County towns. The public is invited to this free event.
Thursday, August 19th -
The Harlan Community Library will host Adult Board Game Night, featuring several versions of Clue at 5:30 pm
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving beef spaghetti casserole, mixed green salad, green peas, wheat bread and peach cobbler.
Friday, August 20th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold their Youth Readers' Advisory at 10:30 am and the Reader's Advisory Book Discussion with Liz and Dena will start at noon.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving Shawarma Chicken, rice pilaf, stewed tomatoes, multi grain bread and fruit cocktail cake.
Monday, August 23rd -
Harlan Community Schools are back in session.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving Liver and Onions or Beef with onion gravy, whipped red potatoes, lima beans a dinner roll and carnival cookie.
Tuesday, August 24th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Tech Time in Person starting at 3 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving chicken and noodles, tossed salad, carrots, wheat bread, hot spiced apples.
Wednesday, August 25th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Story Time at Pioneer Park at 10:30 am. The 5 o'clock Somewhere Book Club will meet at 7 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving homemade meatloaf with tomato gravy, baked potato, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, and peaches.
Thursday, August 26th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving barbequed chicken, baked sweet potato, broccoli, wheat bread and fruited gelatin.
Friday, August 27th -
Registration is now open for Beyond BOW (becoming an outdoors woman - Women, Water and Wine. The event will be held between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park on August 27th to 29th. On Friday evening, we go over kayaking basics and paddle at Prairie Rose. That evening they will have a bonfire and encourage participants to bring their favorite bottle of wine. Saturday morning they will begin the day paddling the Nishnabotna River. They will pack lunches and take their lunch break on a sandbar. That evening they will be making butterfly wing earrings. Sunday will be a day of hiking, wild edibles and Dutch oven cooking. They will end the event after lunch. You can check it out and sign up at constantcontact.com/register/event.
The Harlan Community Library will have Youth Readers' Advisory at 10:30 am.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving Sausage with onions and peppers, baby red potatoes, seasoned green beans, and pinapple tidbits.
Saturday, August 28th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Babies and Books Online - Baby Bouncy Time at 10 am.
The Iowa Aviation Museum in Greenfield will hold its 28th annual Wings Fly-In/Drive-in and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for 2020 and 2021 on Saturday, August 28th. An omelet breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 am. At 10:30 am, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held for Burns M. Byram, Philip Larry Turner, John F. Langer and T. Lowell Weir. The cost of $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12, includes admission to the museum. For more information call 641-343-7184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, August 30th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving BBQ rib patty, roasted red potatoes, baked beans, a wheat hamburger bun and fresh seasonal fruit.
Tuesday, August 31st -
The Harlan Community Library will have Tech Time in Person at 3 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving chicken Marsala, Au Gratin potatoes, Italian Mixed vegetables, multi grain bread and Pina Colada pudding.
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