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.
Join Myrtue Medical Center's "Wellness Walk" from noon to 1 every Wednesday. There's no sign-up, just show up and walk. Free water will be provided.
Upcoming Red Cross Bloodmobiles -
Wednesday, February 28th - Noon to 6 pm - St. Mary's Parish Center in Panama
Thursday, March 7th - Noon to 6 pm - Atlantic YMCA
Friday, March 8th - 8:30 - 2:30 pm - Griswold High School
Tuesday, March 12th - 11:30 to 5:30 - Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan
Wednesday, March 13th - 8 am to 1:30 pm - Boyer Valley High School
Thursday, March 14th - 10 am to 4 pm - Logan-Magnolia High School
The Global Methodist Women, Learning for Life and Myrtue Medical Center are sponsoring a diaper drive through the month of February. They need diapers in size 4, 5, 6 and 7; pull-ups; diaper wipes and rash cream. Drop box sites are at Community Health, Fareway, Hy-Vee, Myrtue Clinic Gift Shop and Global Methodist Church at 9th and Durant.
Attention Hunters! A Hunter Education Online Field Day will be held Saturday, March 23rd from 8 am to noon at Nishna Bend Recreation Area. this Field Day is for anyone born after January 1st, 1972 who must complete a hunter safety education course in order to obtain and Iowa hunting license. You must be at least 12 years old to take the class. Register for this field day online at license.gooutdoorsiowa.com. Complete the online class before coming to the field day. Go to iowadnr.gov/huntered to sign up and get started. You must bring your online completion voucher to be admitted to the field day. For more information, call 744-3403.
THE HARLAN KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISH DINNER WILL BE SERVED EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT OF LENT FROM 5:30 TO 7 PM AT THE ROSEMAN PARISH CENTER. THE MENU THIS YEAR INCLUDES FRIED, OR BAKED FISH OR FISH TACOS, FRENCH FRIES AND BAKED POTATOES, COLE SLAW, MACARONI AND CHEESE, A DINNER ROLL, AND DESSERT. THE COST IS $15 FOR ADULTS, CHILDREN AGES 4 TO 10 - $5, CHILDREN 3 AND UNDER ARE FREE. DINE IN OR DRIVE THROUGH. THE DRIVE THRU MENU DOES NOT INCLUDE FISH TACOS. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISH FRYS, EVERY FRIDAY OF LENT FROM 5:30 TO 7 AT THE ROSEMAN PARISH CENTER IN HARLAN.
EAT IN OR GET IT TO GO AT THE FRIDAY FISH FRYS AT ST. PATRICK’S HALL IN NEOLA. EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT, ST. PATRICK’S HALL IN NEOLA WILL BE SERVING FRIED ALASKAN POLLOCK, BAKED POTATO, ORSI’S BREAD, COLE SLAW, RELISHES AND DESSERT! YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE A GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH FOR THE FISH. SERVING WILL BE HELD FROM 5 TO 7 PM. THE COST IS $15 FOR ADULTS, CHILDREN 5 TO 10 YEARS, $5 AND CHILDREN UNDER 5 ARE FREE. THE FRIDAY FISH FRYS, EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT, FROM 5 TO 7 PM AT ST. PATRICK’S HALL IN NEOLA.
Tuesday, February 27th -
Tech Time will be held 3 pm and Bookworms from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at the Harlan Community Library. The Adult Creative Writing Group will meet at 5 pm.
Wednesday, February 28th -
Story Time will be held at the Harlan Community Library at 10 am. The 5 O'Clock Somewhere Book Club will meet at 7 pm
Thursday, February 29th -
The Harlan Community Library will have "Iowa's Lost History on Titanic" with Iowa Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby starting at 6 pm.
Families are invited to learn about the basics of maple syrup tree tapping at Botna Bend Park during Pottawattamie County Conservation's 31st annual Maple Tree Tap event on Saturday, March 2nd from 11 am to 3 pm. Participants will get to try Botna Bend's homemade syrup and learn first-hand how Pottawattamie Conservation staff taps trees, collects sap, and brews it into this delicious stick treat in the park's very own Sugar Shack. If temperatures are right and the sap is flowing, families may also get to taste sap straight from a silver maple tree. pre-registration is required for this event as supplies are limited. Please register by 11:59 pm on Thursday, February 29th at pottconservation.com. It's just $3 per person and free for ages 3 and under. The event will be held rain or shine.
Friday, March 1st -
It's Popcorn Fry-Yay at the Harlan Community Library
Saturday, March 2nd -
Prairie Rose State Park will host a program about animals surviving the winter at 9 am, Saturday, March 2nd. They will meet at the Park office. They will be making “animals” out of liquid jello and then finding a place outside for the animals to take shelter for the winter. After a while they will check the containers and if your Jello is still liquid, your animal survived. If it gelled, then your animal didn’t make it. All supplies will be provided.
Sunday, March 3rd -
JOIN THE PORTSMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR ANNUAL SPRING BREAKFAST SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD FROM 7:30 TO 11:30 am AT ST MARY’S PARISH HALL IN PORTSMOUTH. FOR A FREE WILL OFFERING, ENJOY EGGS, PANCAKES, BISCUITS AND GRAVY,BACON AND SAUSAGE. DINE IN OR CARRY OUT IS AVAILABLE. ALL PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT THE PORTSMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT. SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 3RD , FROM 7:30 TO 11:30 AM, ENJOY THE PORTSMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT’S SPRING BREAKFAST AT ST MARY’S PARISH HALL IN PORTSMOUTH.
Monday, March 4th -
The Harlan Community Library will show the After School Movie "Vivo." at 3:30 pm.
Tuesday, March 5th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Tech Time at 3 pm and Bookworms will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
Wednesday, March 6th -
Story Time will be held at the Harlan Community Library at 10 am.
Thursday, March 7th -
There will be an Inclusion Night Event Thursday, March 7th at the Harlan Community High School Gym. This is for Basketball Skills, Cheerleading and High School and Middle School Basketball Games. The event is for all Special Olympics Families and Unified Partners Families. Check in is at 5:30 - Skills showcase at 5:45 - game at 6:10. recognitions, cheerleader performance, High School dance and cheer perform at 6:40 and the second game will be at 7 pm.
Lego Challenge Night will be held at 6:30 pm at the Harlan Community Library.
Friday, March 8th -
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting its 2024 Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, March 15th at the Harlan Golf and Country Club. This year's theme is "No Time to Siesta, It's Time to Fiesta!" Doors open at 5 pm, networking and cash bar at 5:30. At 6 pm, the meal will be served. After dinner it's game time: 50.50 Heads or Tails and Trivia, followed by the awards ceremony. During this time, The Chamber will unveil award winners for 2023 Citizen/Volunteer of the Year, 2023 Non-Profit of the Year, 2023 New Chamber Member of the Year, and 2023 Business of the Year. In keeping with tradition, they will hold a live auction, immediately after the awards ceremony. Silent auction items will be available for bidding throughout the evening. New to this year's banquet - a pinata game/raffle and table prizes. Cost to attend is $40 per person or tables of 8 are $320. Get your tickets by Friday, March 8th.
Saturday, March 9th -
The Knights of Columbus - Council 3900 - invite you to St. Michael's Catholic Church Spring Fundraiser and Auction, Saturday, March 9th with a cocktail reception at 5:30, dinner at 6 pm and auction at 7. Tickets are available at the door at the Rosman Parish Center in Harlan.
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held Saturday, March 9th at 9 am at Harlan Social Energy and Nutrition at 1023 7th Street in Harlan. Come meet Cassie and her team.
Sunday, March 10th -
American Legion Post 150 Fundraiser Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 10th, 7:30 to 11 am at the American Legion Building at 7th and Chatburn in Harlan. There's inside seating or take-out available. They'll be serving biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, coffee, milk and juice. Free-will donations will be accepted. Proceeds go towards fireworks, scholarships and children's programs.
Monday, March 11th -
After School STEAM will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at the Harlan Community Library.
Tuesday, March 12th -
The Library and Lunch Book Club will meet at noon at the Harlan Community Library. Tech time will be held at 3 pm and Bookworms will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
Wednesday, March 13th -
Story Time will be held at 10 am at the Harlan Community Library.
Thursday, March 14th -
The Shelby County Historical Museum announces that they will host Educator’s Night at the Shelby County Historical Museum at 1805 Morse Avenue in Harlan on Thursday, March 14th from 4:30-7:00PM. The event will bring together eight local educational organizations - Danish Windmill, Elk Horn Public Library, Harlan Community Library, Loess Hills Agriculture in the Classroom, ISU Extension and Outreach Shelby County, Museum of Danish America, Shelby County Conservation Board/Iowa DNR, and the Shelby County Historical Museum – to present a resource fair for local educators. Each organization will have information available about their resources for local educators, including field trips and classroom activities. Educators will have the chance to win door prizes from local businesses such as the Museum of Danish America, Danish Windmill, the Purple Door, and the Harlan Theatre, as well as Oriental Trading and Kendra Scott Jewelry.” In addition to the resource fair, Educator’s Night will feature light refreshments, door prizes, and goodie bags. The event is not intended for children or families, but it is open and free to all informal and formal educators, including teachers, homeschoolers, daycare workers, and youth club leaders. Educators are encouraged to register for the event by visiting https://www.shelbycoiamuseum.org/event-5457840 or calling 712-755-2437.
Adult Craft Night will be held at the Harlan Community Library at 6 pm. They will feature Ribbon Eggs and registration is required.
Saturday, March 16th -
The Danish Villages Improvement Organization will hold a Legislative Coffee, Saturday, March 16th at 10 am at Kringleman Pastries at 4234 Main Street in Elk Horn.
Monday, March 18th -
The Harlan Community Library will hold After School STEAM from 3:30 to 4:30.
Tuesday, March 19th -
The Harlan Community Library will have Tech Time at 3 pm and Bookworms from 3:30 to 4:30.
Wednesday, March 20th -
Story Time will be held at the Harlan Community Library at 10 am. The classic movie "The More The Merrier" will also start at 10 am.
Thursday, March 21st -
Family Fun Night - Perler Creations will be held at 6:30 pm at the Harlan Community Library.
Sunday, March 24th -
THE KIRKMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT INVITES YOU TO THEIR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST, PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH, FROM 8 TO 1 AT THE COMMUNITY BUILDING IN KIRKMAN. ENJOY A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST OF ALL THE USUAL FAVORITES ALL FOR A FREE WILL DONATION. A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS GO TOWARD UPKEEP AT THE ROSEHILL CEMETERY IN KIRKMAN. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER, TALK WITH THEM ABOUT ALL THE DETAILS.
Monday, March 25th -
After School STEAM will be held 3:30-4:30 pm at the Harlan Community Library.
Tuesday, March 26th -
Tech Time will be held at 3 pm at the Harlan Community Library. Bookworms will meeet from 3:30 to 4:30 pm and Adult Creative Writing Group will meet at 5 pm.
Wednesday, March 27th -
Story Time will be held at the Harlan Community Library starting at 10 am and the 5 O'Clock Somewhere Book Club will meet at 7 pm.
Thursday, March 28th -
The Harlan Community Library will have "Sons and Daughters" with Iowa Author, Ann Hanigan Kotz starting at 6 pm.
Wednesday, April 24th -
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fun China Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24th at the Harlan Golf and Country Club. They are looking for businesses and individuals to decorate tables. The traveling trophy will be awarded to the best decorated table, which is voted by luncheon attendees. If you are interested in decorating a table, please contact the Chamber office at 755-2114.
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