Not everyone trapped by alcohol is an alcoholic. Families and friends are suffering too. Do you worry about how much someone drinks? Al-Anon can help. Meetings are Sunday Nights from 7 to 8 pm at the lower level of St. Michael's Rectory, the Centennial Room, in Harlan.
Food Pantry donations are urgently needed at West Central Community Action. If you have any food or toiletry items to donate, please consider dropping them off at 1017 7th Street in Harlan.
Upcoming American Red Cross Bloodmobiles -
Friday, June 9th - Carson Community Center - 11:30 -5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 13th - Anita Community Center - 12:30 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 15th - Treynor Community Center - 11:30 to 5:30 pm
Friday, June 16th - Atlantic YMCA - Noon to 5 pm
Rand Community Senior Center in Missouri Valley - noon to 6 pm
Care Initiatives in Dunlap - 11 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, June 20th - St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap - noon to 6 pm
Wednesday, June 21st - Central Church in Carroll - noon to 6 pm
St. Mary's Parish Center in Panama - noon to 6 pm
Monday, June 26th - Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan - 8 am to 2 pm
St. Joseph's Hall in Earling - noon to 6 pm
Free fans area available at Myrtue's Department of Public Health. As warmer weather approaches, it is time to think about how to keep cool during those hot spring and summer days. If you are in need of a fan to help keep cool this summer, call Myrtue Medical Center's Public Health Department at 755-4422 or stop by their office at 2712 12th Street to request a free fan. One fan is available per family and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, June 8th -
The Harlan Community Library will have a Phone Photo Scavenger Hunt at 6 pm. Please register by Thursday, June 8th.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering ham and white beans, green peas, cauliflower/carrots, cornbread, and a baked cookie.
Friday, June 9th -
The Harlan Community Library invites you to Relay for Life Kids' Activities on the Square from 5 to 7 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering a sloppy joe, ranch potatoes, mixed vegetables, hamburger bun, fruited gelatin.
The Concerned, Inc. Drive thru Hot Dog and Hamburger Fundraiser will be held Friday, June 9th, in the Concerned Inc. parking lot in Harlan. For a free will donation, you can enjoy a hamburger or hot dog, chips, a cookie and a bottle of water. Everyone is welcome.
The Dow House in Dow City will present a Pioneer Rendezvous, Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th. Join them for a weekend of fun family events including hide tanning, chip and tomahawk throwing, Dow House tours Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 and a pie and ice cream fundraiser on Saturday from noon to 4.
The Harlan VFW Auxiliary will be sponsoring a pillow cleaning event, Friday, June 9th, from 9 to 3 at Vet's Auditorium in Harlan. All types of bed pillows can be cleaned, completely renovated with new ticking. Pillows can be renovated and back on your bed the same day. Cost start at $16.
A Shelby County Conservation team member will be presenting a program on Owls, Friday, June 9th. They will be walking around the campgrounds at Prairie Rose State Park from 6 to 8 pm.
Saturday, June 10th -
The Cass County Relay for Life Annual Tractor Ride will be held Saturday, June 10th, from 8 am to 5 pm. Registration starts at 8 am at the Cass County Fairgrounds, grandstand area. Tractors will leave at 8:30. They will be riding in memory of Gail Lange this year. Tractors will travel scenic southwest Iowa, enjoying lunch at the Weather vane in Anita at the riders expense. After lunch they will take in more scenery as they travel back to Atlantic. There will be root beer floats in Sunnyside Park to wrap up the day. A $25 donation is requested per tractor.
A program on Simple Campfire Cooking will be presented at the south shelter house at Prairie Rose State Park, Saturday, June 10th, starting at 10 am.
Monday, June 12th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold a Summer Kids' Movie at 3 pm. The movie is "Turning Red."
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering roast beef , brown gravy, whipped potatoes, green peas, and an oreo brownie.
Tuesday, June 13th -
The Iowa Western Shelby County Scholarship Scramble will be held Tuesday, June 13th at the Harlan Golf and Country Club in Harlan. Cost is $75 per person, $40 per cart. 11:45 am hole assignments, 12 pm shotgun start. Registration includes free b rats on the hill, flight prizes, game participation and a light meal following completion of the scramble. For more information call Iowa Western Community College, Shelby County Center at 755-3568. Register early.
The Harlan Community Library will have their Library and Lunch book club at noon. Tech Time will start at 3 pm and Bookworms will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering a hamburger patty, roasted red potatoes, baked beans,hamburger buns, cherry gelatin.
Wednesday, June 14th -
The Harlan Community Library will host Kids' Outdoor Adventure - Mr. Stinky Feet @ North Park starting at 10 am.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering chicken rice casserole, club spinach, wheat bread and peach crisp.
The State Historical Society of Iowa will be brining the mobile museum "Iowa History 101" to Avoca during their Farmer's Market, Wednesday, June 14th, from 5 to 7 pm. The mobile museum showcases nearly 50 artifacts from the State Historical Society of Iowa to share the state's remarkable past from the Native Americans to an astronaut who flew into space.
Thursday, June 15th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold Smash and Pop, for ages 10 and up. Registration is required.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering polish sausage with sauerkraut, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, hot dog bun and fruit cocktail cake.
Friday, June 16th -
Ambassador Visit Friday, June 16th, at 4 pm at the Parian Lodge No 321 at 706 1/2 Durant Street.
The Harlan Senior Center will offer their Father's Day meal - a chili cheese dog, baked beans, au gratin potatoes, hot dog bun and spice cake.
St. Mary's Parish Picnic will be held in Panama on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th. New this year is Steak sandwiches and tater tots, funnel cakes, and root beer floats. Mighty Mayhem will play from 8 to midnight Friday night. There will be a pancake breakfast Saturday from 8:30 to 11 am in the Church Hall, mass will start Saturday at 4 pm, plus don't miss the lil' midway with toxic meltdown, warrior jump, bounce house and slide, train barrel rides, the truck simulator, fancy work stand, country store, hamburger stand, rubber duck race and the auction Saturday at 7 pm.
Saturday, June 17th -
JOIN THE FUN. BRING THE KIDS TO MANNING ON SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH FOR KINDERFEST. A 5-K ROAD RACE WILL BE HELD IN THE MANNING CITY PARK STARTING OFF THE DAY AT 8 AM. THEN TAKE IN THE KINDERFEST PARADE DOWN MAIN STREET, STARTING AT 11 AM. AFTERWARDS, THE PARK WILL OVERFLOW WITH PLENTY OF OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY FUN FEATURING A PETTING ZOO AND BLOWUPS FOR THE KIDS AND LOTS OF GAME BOOTHS OFFERING PRIZES. DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINKS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE. A DAZZLING FIRWORKS SHOW WILL END THE DAY AT 9 PM AT THE MANNING CITY PARK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE MANNING KINDERFEST FACEBOOK PAGE.
Sunday, June 18th -
The 77th annual Flight Breakfast will be held Sunday, June 18th, at the home of America’s Original Flight Breakfast – Rushenberg Field at Harlan Municipal Airport. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 am. The cost is $10 for adults and kids 10 and under just $5. They’ll be serving bacon, eggs, pancakes, milk, juice and coffee. The breakfast is sponsored by the 8-Ball Aviation Club.
The Kimballton Firefighters Association will hold their Father's Day Breakfast, Sunday, June 18th, from 7 to 11 am at the Kimballton Fire Hall. They'll be serving biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham, eggs and milk, orange juice or coffee for a free will donation. To go orders are available by calling 773-2901.
Monday, June 19th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering chicken salad, green pea salad, pasta salad, white bread and fresh seasonal fruit.
The Mobile Drive-Thru Food Pantry will be held Monday, June 19th, from 4:30 until everything is gone at Vet's Auditorium in Harlan. Please enter from 12th Street and you will be directed where to go. There is a limit of 2 boxes per vehicle for a total of 250 households. You will receive 1 box of non-perishable foods, 1 box of produce, 1 loaf of bread, plus frozen meat that has been purchased by the Harlan Lions Club.
Tuesday, June 20th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Tech Time at 3 pm, and Bookworms will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering a cheese omelet, hasbrown casserole, hot applesauce and a cinnamon roll.
Wednesday, June 21st -
The Harlan Community Library will have Kids' Outdoor Adventures at the Defiance Park starting at 10 am. They will also show the Classic movie "42 - The Jackie Robinson Story." at 10 am.
The Longest Day, the day with the most light is the day we fight. Hansen House Senior Living is holding a Donuts For Dementia drive through on Wednesday, June 21st, from 8am to 11am in their parking lot at 703 Dye St, in Harlan. Free will donation with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association. Sponsored by St. Croix Hospice, Rise Donuts, and Hansen House Senior Living.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering Salisbury Beef with Gravy, whipped potatoes, lima beans, and a baked cookie.
Thursday, June 22nd -
Shelby County Extension and Outreach Summer Day Camps will be held June 22nd from 9 to 3 pm. This will be an Astro Camp for youth grades K-3 (completed spring 2023) and June 28th from 9 to 3 they will hold Robotics Camp for youth grades 4 to 8. The cost for these day long camps is $20, which includes lunch. To register, contact the Shelby County Extension and Outreach Office at 744-3104. Space is limited and payment must be received to reserve your child's spot. The fees for service will be used to offset direct expenses and to support the 4-H Youth Development County Extension Program.
The Harlan Community Library invites you to "Hear Iowa Veterans' Stories in their Own Words" with Sara Maniscalco Robinson at 6 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering shredded BBQ pork, scalloped potatoes, whole kernel corn, a hamburger bun, and fruited gelatin.
Friday, June 23rd -
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering spaghetti casserole, Italian vegetable blend, broccoli and a lemon bar.
Saturday, June 24th -
THE MANILLA FIRE DEPARTMENT’S OUTLAW TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH AT 6 PM. FEATURING 1500 HORSEPOWER LIGHT LIMITED PRO STOCK TRACTORS, 1800 HORSEPOWER SPER FARM TRACTORS, 2500 HORSEPOWER LIMITED PRO STOCK TRACTORS AND 4500 HORSEPOWER LIGHT SUPER STOCK TRACTORS PLUS LIGHT LIMITED MODIFIED TRACTORS, PRO STOCK 4X4 PICKUPS AND WHEEL STANDING 2 WHEEL DRIVE PICKUPS.
Monday, June 26th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering homemade beef meatloaf, brown gravy, whipped potatoes, green peas and a brownie.
Tuesday, June 27th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Tech Time at 3 pm and Bookworms will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering BBQ Rib Patty, scalloped potatoes, diced beets, a hamburger bun and fresh seasonal fruit.
Wednesday, June 28th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Kids' Outdoor adventures - Bubble Stations @ North Park. And at 7 pm, the 5 o'clock Somewhere Book Club will meet.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering chicken stuffing casserole, glazed carrots, Brussel Sprouts, multi-grain bread and a baked cookie.
Thursday, June 29th -
The Harlan Community Library will host Adult Creative Writing at 5 pm. Family Fun : Stem Night will start at 6:30 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering chili, baked potato, whole kernel corn, cornbread, pineapple tidbits.
Friday, June 30th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be offering pork ragu, rigatoni noodles, zucchini, garlic breadstick and hot sliced apples.
Tuesday, July 4th -
The Manilla 4th of July Celebration will kick off on the 4th with the Larry Justice Memorial Tractor Ride starting at 8 am. There will also be the Patriotic Rosary, a traditional 4th of July Parade, card tournament, Little Cuties contest, free bingo, kids games at the park, face painting, bag toss, horseshoe pitching and possibly a homerun derby. The Crawford County Pork Producers will be grilling at the Memorial Hall and the Crawford County Cattlemen will grill at the Shelter House. The night will be capped off with a huge fireworks display.
Saturday, September 16th -
The Harlan/West Central Iowa's Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held Saturday, September 16th at Pioneer Park in Harlan. Registration begins at 9 am with the Walk starting at 10:15. You can also register online at act.alz.org/harlanwalk.
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