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:
Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:
Tuesday, November 24th - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm - Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan
Friday, November 27th - 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Templeton Center in Templeton
Monday, November 30th - 12 noon to 6 pm - Exira REC Center
Tuesday, December 1st - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm - United Methodist Church in Denison
Wednesday, December 2nd - 12 noon to 6 pm - American Legion Hall in Avoca
Friday, December 4th - 8 am to 2 pm - Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan
Saturday, December 5th - 7:30 am to 12:30 pm - Shelby Community Building
Thursday, December 10th - 12 noon to 6 pm - Rand Community Center in Missouri Valley
Friday, December 18th - 12 noon to 6 pm - Sacred Heart Church in Manning
Wednesday, December 23rd - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm - Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic
Tuesday, December 29th - 12 Noon to 6 pm - St. Patrick's Parish Center in Audubon
CANCELLED - Annual Cookie Walk and Lunch - (10-1-20)
The Harlan United Methodist Church has cancelled their annual Cookie Walk and Lunch this year .
November activities at the Harlan Community Library -
All through November – Magic Time – November kids’ Take and Make – pick up your magic kit at the library.
Tuesday, November 24th – 3 pm – Tech Time – Transparent Language with Dena
Wednesday, November 25th – 10:30 am Story Time online with Emily
Thursday, November 26th – Library closed for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27th – Library closed for holiday – 12 noon Reader’s Advisory Book discussion
Saturday, November 28th – 10 am Babies and Books online – Baby Bouncy Time
Time to have your Medicare Part D checked to make sure you have the best plan for you for 2021. Plans change premiums, move drugs to higher tiers, change formularies. If you want to check your plan call the SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information) Office, located within the Therkildsen Activity Center for unbiased information we can compare all plans ofered. There are 3 SHIIP counselors available to help you and explain your options. To make an appointment call 755-2757. Please leave a message if they are not available when you call and your call will be returned. The deadline for the open enrollment in Medicare Part D is December 7th.
Applications for families wishing to be adopted by West Central Community Action will be accepted now through December 11th. Children age 18 and under, along with elderly ages 65 and up, who are at or below 175% poverty level may apply. Families interested in applying, please contact West Central at 755-5602.
Tuesday, November 24th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving beef stew, tossed salad, biscuit and cherry crisp.
Myrtue Medical Center's Public Health Clinic at 2712 12th Street in Harlan, will offer a free drive-thru influenza clinic for adults only, Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, December 2nd, from4 to 7 pm. This is for the standard vaccine and flumist. The drive up clinic will allow the nurses to maintain social distancing when administering your influenza vaccine. When you arrive, just call from your car and the staff will come to you. To schedule an appointment call 755-4422, or go online to Shelbycountyclinics.com. Please wear clothing that will allow for a shot, such as a short sleeved shirt and remember masks are required to protect the public health staff.
Wednesday, November 25th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving Italian Goulash, succotash, sliced cinnamon apples, multigrain bread and chocolate pudding.
Thursday, November 26th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be closed for Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 27th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be closed for Thanksgiving.
The 42nd annual Julefest will be held November 27th and 28th. Julefest promises an array of traditional Danish food and tasty treats such as pastries, wine, glogg and pebbernodder. You can shop for a number of unique Christmas presents and decorations at their many shops in both towns. Plus you can visit the windmill, the museum and Bestemor’s house. New this year is the Danish Windmill’s Silent Auction at the Elk Horn Fire Hall from 1 to 6 on Saturday, along with a Vintage Quilt Show sponsored by Log Cabin Quilt Shop. For this year only, the Danish Windmill is sponsoring a Frikadeller meal to go from 4 to 7 at the Elk Horn Fire Hall. This is RSVP only by calling 764-7472 to reserve your ticket. Both towns will be decorated for Christmas and the streets will be lined with American and Danish flags. The usual Pancake Breakfast, Polar Run, two craft fairs and evening concert have been cancelled for this year. Safety is a priority this year and they will be following CDC guidelines for events. Masks are required.
Saturday, November 28th -
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to step out onto their porch, driveway, or even their front lawn and say happy holidays to Santa this Saturday starting at 5 pm during the Santa Cruise through Harlan. Santa will be teaming up with the Harlan Fire Department to cruise through Harlan on a fire truck.
Sunday, November 29th -
Monday, November 30th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving a hamburger patty with lettuce and tomato, oven roasted potatoes, baked beans, and lemon pudding cup.
Saturday, December 5th -
A Benefit for Brad Beschomer will take place from 6pm to 9pm at the Cass County Community Center. Brad has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The benefit is to help him and his family cover many of his expenses that include but do not limit to, gas to drive back and forth to treatments, food, home expenses, and medical bills that may not be covered by insurance. There will be a free-will donation for pork sandwiches or sloppy joes, with chips and a side. We will offer the option to drive up and call ahead for meals. There will also be a bake sale as well as an auction. Please visit their Facebook page "Benefit for Brad Beschorner" for more information and to see what items will be on the auction.
Monday, December 7th -
LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to book an appointment to give blood at an upcoming area blood drive. Bloodmobiles will be held on Monday, December 7th, from 9:30 am to noon at the Charter Oak Library and from 1 to 6 pm at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manilla. Appointments are required by calling 800-287-4903.
Saturday, December 12th -
The Shelby County Conservation Board and Iowa DNR will be hosting a series of outdoor cooking classes over the next few months. All classes will be done through Zoom. They will all be about breakfast foods and begin at 9 am. The class on December 12th will be over the fire recipes that don’t require any special equipment. The class on January 16th will be about sandwich makers and pie irons. The class on February 6th will be on Dutch ovens. Participants are encouraged to cook along with the presenters and interact with the presenters. Ingredient lists and any prep work instructions will be sent out prior to class. Preregistration is required. Links for registration can be found on the Iowa Becoming an Outdoors women Facebook page or Shelby County Conservation Board Facebook Page. Everybody is welcome to attend. If you have any questions, contact Christina at 744-3403.
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