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.
Blood Donations Needed -
Upcoming donation opportunities include:
Tuesday, July 21st - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm - Veteran's Memorial Building - Harlan
Friday, July 24th - 12 Noon to 6 pm - Sacred Heart Church in Manning
Saturday, July 25th - 8 am to 1 pm - American Legion Building in Avoca
Saturday, August 1st - 7:30 am to 12:30 pm - Shelby Community Building
Wednesday, August 5th - 12 Noon to 6 pm - St. Patricks Parish Center in Audubon
Tuesday, December 29th - 12 Noon to 6 pm - St. Patrick's Parish Center in Audubon
Shelby County Narcotics Anonymous meetings have been cancelled.
Since the numbers for COVID-19 are rising, the Iowa Community Kitchen will not be re-opening at this time. They want their volunteers and staff to be safe. They will keep you updated on re-opening plans.
Limited Summer Activities Offered by Shelby County Conservation Board
A limited version of summer camps will be offered by the Shelby County Conservation Board beginning at the end of July. These camps will be limited to eight kids and will only involve activities where kids can social distance and any equipment used will be easily disinfected. All activities will be completely outside. The activities will only be two hours in length except for river kayaking. The river kayaking will be for three hours. Kids that want to river kayak must either attend one of the other kayaking sessions at Manteno or Nishna Bend or have attended kayaking camp in a previous year. These camps will be located at different parks and will completely free this year. Preregistration will be required. You can call Christina at 744-3403 to sign up beginning immediately. The options are as follows:
July 20 at Manteno Park: 9 a.m to 11 a.m. fly fishing for 9 through 14 year olds
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Kayaking for 12 through 16 year olds
July 22 at Nishna Bend: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. fly fishing for 9 through 14 year olds
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aquatic and insect netting for 5 to 8 year olds
July 27 at Nishna Bend: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kayaking for 12 through 16 year olds
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Canoeing for 11 through 16 year olds
August 11: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. River kayaking (parents will drop off kids in Harlan and pick kids up at Nishna Bend). For 12 to 16 year olds. Prior experience required.
August 11 at Oakridge ( on F58 halfway between Corley and M47) 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Hike and creek stop for 5 to 11 year olds.
August 14 at Elk Horn Creek Recreation Area (The Grove). 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Aquatic and insect netting for 9 through 12 year olds.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aquatic and insect netting for 5 through 8 year olds.
August 17 at Nishna Bend. 9:00 to 11 a.m. Fishing for 8 through 11 year olds.
August 17: Noon to 3:00 p.m. River kayaking (parents will drop off kids in Harlan and pick kids up at Nishna Bend). For 12 through 16 year olds. Prior experience required.
August 19 at Schimerowski Park in Earling. 9 to 11 a.m. Aquatic and insect netting for 5 to 8 year olds.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aquatic and insect netting for 9 to 12 year olds.
Friday, July 10th -
The Woodbine Saddle Club has cancelled the rodeo that was originally scheduled for July 10th and 11th in Woodbine as well as the parade on Saturday, July 11th.
Saturday, July 11th -
The Harlan City-wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, July 11th.
The 38th annual Old Soldier's Reunion will be held in Griswold, Saturday, July 11th, There will be a tractor show starting at 8 am, Legion Auxiliary Membership Drive, Cass County Historical Museum will be open, the military road march, the parade starting at 6 pm, the old Soldier's Reunion Queen Contest and a street dance with the band Shoot to Thrill at 7 pm.
Monday, July 13th -
LifeServe Blood Centers is asking community members to book an appointment to give blood at an upcoming blood drive.
There will be a blood drive in Denison at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital from noon to 5 pm on Monday, July 13th.
There will also be the Schleswig Community Blood Drive at the Schleswig Community Building on Monday July 20th, from 2 to 6 pm.
Appointments are required. Call 800-287-4903.
Sunday, July 26th -
The 2020 St. Mary's Picnic in Portsmouth is cancelled for this year, but they're having a cash raffle drawing on Sunday, July 26th! Raffle tickets are $50 each, with a 500 ticket limit. Grand prize is $5,000 cash. To purchase your tickets, send a check to St. Mary, PO Box 98, Portsmouth, Iowa 51565. The Ticket stub will be mailed to you!.
Friday, September 4th -
For the first time in 69 years, there will not be a Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mount Pleasant. The Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers board of directors has decided to cancel the event, held for five days every year, always ending on Labor Day.
Saturday, September 26th -
Woodbine’s Applefest has been canceled this year. Scheduled for September 26th,, the organizers made the announcement on their Facebook page. Vendors who paid their fees have the option of a refund or can roll that over to next year’s Applefest, which is now scheduled for September 25th, 2021.
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