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.
Myrtue Medical Center is offering Flu Vaccine Clinics for ages 6 months and older. Appointment are required at all Myrtue Community Health clinics and the Ayzlee Clinic in Elk Horn. Call 755-4422 or visit the Myrtue website. Appointments are not needed at other locations. Please wear a mask and wear clothing that will allow a shot, such as a short sleeved shirt.
The Harlan Senior Center is in need of volunteers the month of December to deliver meals on wheels. Call 755-2757 and talk to Jeanette or leave a message.
The Lincoln Bluebirds 4-H Club and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Shelby County is collecting diapers for the Sienna Francis House. They have drop off locations all around the area, including Coffee Girl, Time4Tots, Fresh Encounter Church and St. Peter’s Church in Defiance. If none of these are convenient, call or text 579-5817 and they will happily pick up your donation. Any size diapers are welcome, the bigger ones seem to go faster. Pull ups are also accepted and partial packages of diapers are also accepted. Please help them out on this project.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities -
Saturday, December 4th - Shelby Community Center - 8-1:30 pm
Monday, December 6th - St. Joseph's Hall in Earling - 12 Noon - 6 pm
American Legion Hall in Arcadia - 12:30-5:30 pm
Tuesday, December 7th - United Methodist Church in Denison - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 8th - St. Patrick's Parish Center in Dunlap - 12:30 - 6 pm
Thursday, December 9th - Neola Community Center - 1 - 6 pm
Wednesday, December 15th - Central Church in Carroll - Noon - 6 pm
Thursday, December 16th - Treynor Community Center - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday, December 17th - Sacred Heart Church in Manning - Noon - 6 pm
Thursday, December 23rd - Rand Senior Center in Missouri Valley - Noon - 6 pm
Tuesday, December 28th - St. Patrick's Parish Center in Audubon - Noon - 6 pm
Friday, December 3rd -
The Congregational United Church of Christ in Harlan will hold their annual "Angel Antics" drive-thru luncheon, 11 to 1 pm, Friday, December 3rd. The will be serving creamed chicken over biscuits, green beans and a brownie for $10. Pre-sold tickets are required and can be purchased by calling Pastor Donna Ewert at 755-2421 or stop by the church, Monday through Thursday from 8 am to noon. For meal pick-up, enter off 19th Street using the drive south of the church. Stop at the door and volunteers will come out to pick up your ticket and bring your meal.
Saturday, December 4th -
The Shelby County Relay for Life Team of "We Don't Whine, We Fight" will hold a pre-holiday fun bus run, Saturday, December 4th. The cost is $45 per person, or $75 per couple. The tour includes bus fare, hearty appetizers, a tour of Templeton Rye and a presentation by Farmhand Brewery. The bus leaves Harlan at 11:15 am on the west side side of the Hy-Vee parking lot, leaves Earling at 11:45 on Main Street near Farmhand Brewery. To book your ticket, call Cindy at 579-5868.
A Saturday Stroll will be held at 11 am, Saturday, December 4th, at Prairie Rose State Park. Please meet at the beach parking lot.
Enjoy a Hometown Christmas this Saturday, December 4th, in Audubon. Some events at the Agri-Hall include the Festival of trees and Chamber Business Holiday Highlights from 9 to 2. Adult painting at 2 pm, visit Santa from 9 to 2, The Firehouse Flames will present kids activities, cinnamon rolls and even a hot chocolate bar sponsored by the Audubon Chamber. Evening events around Audubon include the Audubon Tour of Lights Contest with maps available at the AgriHall and local business and the Christmas Displays in the Town Square.
YOU’RE ALL WELCOME TO THE CORLEY COMMUNITY CLUB THIS SATURDAY NIGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY DANCE. ADMISSION TO THE DANCE IS JUST $5 FOR AN EVENING FULL OF GREAT MUSIC AND DANCING. THERE WILL BE POT LUCK HORS D’OEUVRES AND MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED BY DJ ROB. THE COUNTRY DANCE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT FROM 7 TO 10 PM AT THE CORLEY COMMUNITY CLUB.
Sunday, December 5th -
The Manning Manilla Knights of Columbus are having a benefit breakfast for Dave Rohe ***Roy*** on Sunday, December 5th, from 8 am to 1 pm at the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Manning. A free offering will be accepted for pancakes, sausage and eggs. Monetary donations can also be dropped off at the First National Bank and the Templeton Savings in Manning.
Christmas at the Museum at the Shelby County Historical Society and Museum will be held on Sunday, December 5th. Put your singing practice to good use from 2 to 4 pm. The Shelby County Historical Museum is bringing in the holiday season with some Christmas Carols. They will also have holiday trivia and take-home goodies for you. Masks are encouraged.
Monday, December 6th -
The Harlan Lion's Club will be sponsoring a Mobile Drive-Thru Food Pantry, Monday, December 6th, from 5 - 6:30 pm at Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan. Enter from Chatburn Avenue or 12th Street and you will be directed where to line up. There will be a limit of 2 boxes. There will be one box of non-perishable foods, 1 box of produce, 1 loaf of bread plus frozen meat. A special generous donation from Chad, Jen, Lucas and Liberty Plumb. The food pantry is open to all, no paperwork is required.
LifeServe Blood Center is seeking eligible blood donors to give blood at upcoming community blood drives this holiday season to prevent a blood shortage. Each holiday season, schedules fill up with holiday plans and traditions, travel, and other end of the year to-do tasks, taking up time that folks may have otherwise spent at a blood donation appointment. Unfortunately that decrease in donations does not line up with the increased need for blood in local medical centers.
Help keep your local hospital’s blood bank stocked by giving blood in your community at an upcoming blood drive! Appointments are required.
Two previously injured Great Horned Owls will be released at Prairie Rose State Park on Monday, December 6th at 5:30 pm in the west campground. These owls will be coming from SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources. You are invited to watch the release with two lucky people allowed to release the owls.
Tuesday, December 7th -
The Harlan Community Library will bring you Tech Time Tips - view the video on Facebook. At 3 pm, tech time in person will be held, and the afterschool bookworms will meet.
Wednesday, December 8th -
A Teen Health Fair will be held 3:30-6 pm Wednesday, December 8th, at the Petersen Family Wellness center in Harlan. There will be food, fun, health safety and prizes. The event is sponsored by MMC Public Health.
Story Time will be held at 10 am at the Harlan Community Library.
HARLAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ANNUAL COOKIE WALK AND LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH, 11 TO 1 AT THE HARLAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 908 9TH STREET. THEY WILL FEATURE HOMEMADE COOKIES AND A LUNCHEON OF SOUP, SANDWICH AND PIE OR A DESSERT. THEY WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR CUPBOARD OF HOMEMADE PRODUCTS FOR SALE. TICKETS FOR THE LUNCHEON CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR OR FROM A UNITED METHODIST WOMAN. PRE-BOXED COOKIES CAN BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE BY CONTACTING BETH BUCK AT 579-1870 OR THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 755-5172.
Thursday, December 9th -
Santa will be at the Cabins, hosted by the Shelby county Historical Museum, 5 to 7 pm, Thursday, December 9th. Join Santa and his helpers for free Christmas Carnival games, pictures with Santa, snacks and crafts.
Friday, December 10th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold an adult reader's advisory at 12 noon. They will be talking about books about Iowa.
Saturday, December 11th -
Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Santa and "his elves" will be stop in several communities on Saturday, December 11th. They will be in Kirkman at 10 am, 11 am in Irwin, 12 Noon in Defiance, 1:30 in Earling, 2:30 in Panama and 4 pm in Tennant.
The Harlan Community Library will hold a kid's event - card making from 10 to 11:30 am.
Neola's Old Fashioned Christmas is set for Saturday, December 11th. A Soup Supper will be held at St. Patrick's Hall from 4 to 7 pm, a cookie walk starts at 4, Christmas Caroling with Bill Ambrose and Cliff Killpack will be held at St. Patrick's Hall at 5:30 and the Community Choir will present There is a Savior at 7 pm at St. Patrick's Church. Don't forget to come early, Santa Claus will arrive at the Firehall from 3:30 to 5:30 with 4-H providing crafts for the kids!
Tuesday, December 14th -
The Harlan Community Library will have the Library and Lunch book club starting at 12 noon- tech time in person will start at 3 pm and the afterschool bookworms will meet.
Wednesday, December 15th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold Story Time starting at 10 am. They will also be showing the class movie "Brian's Song" starting at 10 am.
Thursday, December 16th -
The Harlan Community Library will have the Adult Creative Writing Group at 5 pm and a Lego Challenge at 6:30 pm.
Friday, December 17th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Facebook Live with Loess Hills Ag in the Classroom and Melanie Bruck.
Tuesday, December 21st -
The Harlan Community Library will hold Tech Time in Person at 3 pm and the Afterschool bookworms will meet.
Wednesday, December 22nd -
The Harlan Community Library will have Story Time at 10 am.
Thursday, December 23rd -
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Holiday Open House starting at 5 pm, Thursday, December 23rd. This event will be held in their atrium. Come celebrate the holidays with the Chamber staff.
Friday, December 24th -
The Harlan Community Library will be closed for the Christmas Eve Holiday.
Saturday, December 25th -
The Harlan Community Library will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.
Monday, December 27th -
The Harlan Community Library will present OWLS: Older, Wiser, Learning Seniors at noon at the Harlan Senior Center. The topic is "The History of Santa Claus."
Tuesday, December 28th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold Tech Time in Person at 3 pm. And Afterschool Bookworms will meet.
Wednesday, December 29th -
The Harlan Community Library will have story time at 10 am and the 5 o'clock Somewhere Book Club will meet at 7 pm.
Friday, December 31st -
The Harlan Community Library will be closed for the New Year's Eve Holiday.
Saturday, January 1st -
The Harlan Community Library will be closed for the New Year's Holiday.
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