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.
The Harlan Senior Center needs volunteers for meals on wheels for the month of June. Please call 755-2757.
The Iowa Community Kitchen is looking for sponsors and volunteers to help with their meals. Call Tricia at 712/571-9056.
American Red Cross Blood Donation opportunities -
Wednesday, May 18th - 12 noon to 6 pm - Logan Community Center
12 noon to 6 pm - Woodbine High School
Thursday, May 19th -12 noon to 6 pm - Rand Community Center in Missouri Valley
Tuesday, May 24th - 12:30-5:30 pm - American Legion Hall in Arcadia
11:30 am - 5 pm - Elk Horn Lutheran Church
Wednesday, May 25th - 11 am - 5 pm - St. Boniface Parish Center - Westphalia
Thursday, May 26th - 11 am to 5 pm - Central Church of Christ in Griswold
Tuesday, May 31st - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm - Mondamin Community Center
The Harlan Area Boy Scouts Troop 90 is taking reservations for their Star-Spangled Streets Programs. For $50 annually, the troop will place an American flag near the curb in front of your house or business on Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Veterans Day. Visit the Troop 90 Star Spangled Streets Facebook page for more details.
Shelby County Relay for Life will be held on June 3rd on the Harlan Square from 5 to 10 pm. Now is the time to get your Luminarias to represent those we have lost to cancer, support those affected by cancer and honor our Survivors and Caregivers. Luminarias are $10 and can be purchased through any Shelby County Relay for Life Team Member, online at relayforlife.org/shelbycountyia, or contact Cindy Schechinger at 579-1212.
Hansen House Senior Living will be holding an Alzheimer's Support Group every fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11 am and an Alzheimer's Education Class every first Thursday of the month from 4:30-5:30pm. Both the group and class will be held at The Grounds Coffee Shop 1103 Tarkington Street in Harlan.
Friday, May 20th -
The Harlan Community Library will have FB Live with Loess Hills Ag in the Classroom with Melanie Bruck beginning at 2:30 pm.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving polish sausage, sauerkraut, whipped potatoes, hot dog bun, and fresh seasonal fruit.
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Golf Outing will be held Friday, May 20th, at the Shelby County Golf Course, north of Harlan. The 4 person scramble, 9-hole tournament will begin with check in from 4:30 to 5:15, putting contest at 5:15 and tee off at 5:30. The cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. Cart rental is $30 per cart. The entry fee includes golf, flag/door prizes and a light dinner. For more information, contact the Chamber at 755-2114.
Saturday, May 21st -
The 2nd Annual Semi-Crazy Cornfield Round-Up will be held Saturday, May 21st, from 9 am to 3 pm at Waspy's Truck Stop on Highway 71 south of Audubon. This Show and Shine Car Show invites all vehicles as long as they have tires! Farm tractors, motorcycles, cars, pickups, trucks, semis...come and enjoy and be sure to bring a lawn chair. There is no charge for the event. In case of inclement weather the Round Up will be cancelled. If you have questions, call Dave at 712-789-0155 or Russell at 402-680-6121.
Sunday, May 22nd -
Harlan Swim Team Sign up is due by Sunday, May 22nd, online only! The cost is $55 per swimmer, $5 discount for additional family members, ages 5 to 18. A $50 deposit refundable after volunteering for three meets. "Rookie Night" for new swimmers will be held on Sunday, May 22nd from 4 t 5 at the Petersen Family Wellness Center. No refunds. Contact Todd Berndt at 579-4500 for more information.
Monday, May 23rd -
3:30 pm After School Activities will be STEM activities at the Harlan Community Library and at noon, OWLS will meet at the Harlan Senior Center. They'll be Exploring the Life of Elvis Presley.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving BBQ chicken, oven roasted potatoes, carot slaw, hamburger bun and hot sliced apples.
Tuesday, May 24th -
The Harlan Community Library will host Tech Time in Person at 3 pm and the Afterschool Bookworms will meet.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving chili, baked potato, whole kernel corn, cornbread and a baked cookie.
Myrtue Medical Center's Grief classes will begin on Tuesday, May 24th and will be held every Tuesday through June 28th from 9 to 10:30 am at the Business Center Entrance of Myrtue. Registration is required by Friday, May 20th, by calling Cathy Jensen at 755-4424. There is no cost for this class. It is sponsored by Myrtue Medical Center Hospice.
The American Legion Post 150 Memorial Day Flag Sale will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 24th through 26th 11 to 2 at the American Legion Building on Chatburn Avenue in Harlan. They will have discount prices, nylon or polyester sizes 3x5, 4x6, 2 1/2x4. Flags and yard pole kits will be available.
Wednesday, May 25th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold Story Time in the Library at 10 am and at 7 pm, the 5 o'clock Somewhere Book Club will meet.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving chicken alfredo, mixed vegetables, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread and berry lemon pudding.
Thursday, May 26th -
The Harlan Community Library will host the Adult Creative Writing Group at 5 pm and at 6:30 pm they will have a DIY - Embroidery Hoop photo holder.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving meatloaf, brown gravy, whipped potatoes, Harvard beets, wheat bread and pineapple tidbits.
Pillow Cleaning will be held Thursday, May 26th, from 9 to 3 at Vet's Auditorium in Harlan. The event is sponsored by the Harlan VFW Auxiliary. The will clean any type of pillow. They will be renovated and back on your bed the same day.
Friday, May 27th -
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving a Memorial Day Meal with pulled bbq pork, coleslaw, baked pinto beans, wheat hamburger bun and warm brownie.
Monday, May 30th -
The Harlan Community Library will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
The Harlan Senior Center will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
A Display of vintage wedding dresses of local brides will be on display Monday, May 30th, and every Saturday and Sunday in June from 1 to 4 pm at the Sweeet Vale of Avoca Museum. There is no charge but freewill donations are welcome!
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry office will be closed Monday, May 30th, for the Memorial Day Holiday. They will re-open on Tuesday, May 31st.
Tuesday, May 31st -
The Harlan Community Library will have Tech Time in Person at 3 pm and the Afterschool Bookworms will meet.
The Harlan Senior Center will be serving BBQ pork rib patty, whipped sweet potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, wheat hamburger bun and fruited gelatin.
Thursday, June 2nd -
Audubon Library's Music in the Park will start again on June 2nd in the Audubon City Park. All concerts are free to the public and begin at 7 pm every Thursday night. On Thursday June 2nd, Girls Next Door will be performing with root beer floats provided by the Chamber and popcorn by the Lion's Club.
Friday, June 3rd -
Mark your calendars for Shelby County Relay for Life - Celebrate * Remember * Fight Back Event, Friday, June 3rd on the Harlan Square from 5 to 10 pm.
Saturday, June 4th -
The Trail of Fire Fundraising Concert will be held at the Panama Ball Park on Saturday, June 4th. The fundraising concert will feature Dylan Bloom and Luke Mills. Gates open at 5 pm with music beginning at 7. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased online, from any Shelby County Trails Committee member, Panama Fire Department members, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and all SCSB locations. Tickets are $20 the day of the show. Free tent camping is available at the Panama Park. In case of rain, the event will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center in Panama.
Sunday, June 5th -
Art in the Park will be held 10 to 3, Sunday, June 5th at Pioneer Park in Harlan. Over 20 artists in attendance, music and interactive art activities from 12 to 3. Featured artist is Eileen Anderson of Ankeny. There will be Good Time Eats serving philly sandwiches.
Log Cabin Day "The Good Ol' Days" will be held 11:30-4 Sunday, June 5th, at the Shelby County Historical Museum at 1805 Morse Avenue in Harlan. Join them for bingo, live music, coloring contests, miniature golf, train rides, a fire truck display and a presentation about the Leland Cabin. Join the Shelby County Historical Museum in their first 50/50 Raffle. You can purchase raffle tickets 1 for $10 or 3 for $25 in the museum or from a member of their Board of Directors. The winner will be announced at 3:15 on Log Cabin Day. All proceeds will go to preserving the Log Cabins.
Tuesday, June 14th -
The Shelby County Golf Scramble, a scholarship fundraiser for students from Shelby County who attend any IWCC location will be held on Tuesday, June 14th.
Friday, June 24th -
There will be a Shelby County Ambassador visit, Friday, June 24th from 8 to 10 am for the Retirement Pary/Open house for Susie Schwery at Harlan Veterinary Associates and Referral Center. Susie has been working there for 30 years. The Ambassador visit will start at 9 am.
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