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April 30, 2016

Everyone Loves Horses.

Everyone really does love horses, don't they? Here in North Iowa, we're lucky enough to have regular equine events at the North Iowa Events Center (the fairgrounds). One of our absolute favorites is the Mid-States Horse Show series, complete with all the ceremony, beauty and grace you'd expect at much larger events. Several Hunter/Jumper competitions are held throughout the year at the North Iowa Events Center in Mason City, with shows rich in tradition, for nearly 30 years now.

The Mid States Spring Show is all this weekend, through 5:00 tomorrow, and it's perfect family entertainment, as well as being beautiful and inspiring to see. Treat yourself to some quality animal-loving time this weekend!

Little Girl at Horse Show

Jumper at Horse Show

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April 30, 2016

Are You The Bookish Type? Would You Like To Be?

You know what they say: readers are leaders, and so they are. Authors are pretty influential too, and you can meet lots of your fellow leaders at the North Iowa Book Bash, going on all day at the Best Western Holiday Lodge in Clear Lake. Over 50 authors from all over the United States are participating, and each author is available with their books for purchase. Meet the author, take a picture, visit and have a book signed. There will also be break out panels where you can hear best selling authors share their secrets! Entry fee is $2 - tickets available at the door. The cost covers the entire event. Three Kindle Fires will be given away, along with other great prizes.

N IA Book Bash 2016

 

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April 29, 2016

Time To Plant Those Geraniums.

Everyone loves geraniums, don't they? They're one of the best, and most popular flowers for inside and out. Luckily for us, the Friends of the Mason City Public Library are holding their Geranium Sale today in the Mason City Room of the library. It runs from 9:00 until 5:00, and the geraniums come from our Mennonite friends at Stillwater Greenhouse, so of course the quality is excellent. They're just $5.00, too! You know spring is here when you see the geraniums in bloom--don't let your neighbors beat you to it!

Geraniums

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April 28, 2016

Are You A Donor?

Do you carry a donor card in your wallet, next to the driver's license? Good for you. Haven't got one yet? Not sure how to be a donor? You can get those questions answered at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa's fourth annual Donate Life Event, “Honoring Our Heroes," happening at noon today. Iowa Donor Network representatives will be there, so you can ask questions, and there will be a speaker: Troy DeJoode, a donor father whose son and daughter were organ and tissue donors.

You'll want to enter through the west doors, outside of the Mercy Cancer Center. The event's being held in the auditorium on Mercy's main campus, 1000 Fourth St. S.W., Mason City. If you need more information before you go, here's the cancer center phone number: 641-428-6300.

Mercy Cancer Center

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April 27, 2016

WHO'S Making The Dresses??

Here's a fun, different evening for you: Hammers & Heels For Habitat, at Music Man Square in Mason City, "a one in a million event!" A construction fashion show to showcase creativity and resourcefulness, to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa. You read that right: a construction fashion show. The dresses and models are sponsored by area organizations, businesses, and individuals, with a panel of local judges deciding the winners. (Sorry, no Heidi Klum.) The audience also gets to vote for their favorite dress and model.

A VIP Party begins at 5:30pm with food by the Historic Park Inn's 1910 Grille, and doors open at 6:45pm for general admission. Food trucks will also be there to go along with the "New York Fashion Week" theme, a live auction with items including jewelry, a trip to a beautiful resort in Cabo, Mexico, a personal airplane ride, and much more.

Tickets can be purchased at the Habitat ReStore (517 1st Street NW, Mason City), Hy-Vee of Mason City, MBT Banks, Alpha Radio, and on the Habitat website: www.habitatnci.org. This sounds REALLY fun, doesn't it? Very different and original, and we love that!

Hammers and Heels for Habitat
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April 27, 2016

Let's Rock in Rock Falls!

It seems like pretty much everyone has lost someone to cancer, doesn't it? While we can't change the past (as much as we'd like to), we can try to make the future better, and if we can give everyone a fun evening while we're at it, so much the better! Rockin' In Rock Falls will be just that kind of evening. Here's the scoop:

Rockin' In Rock Falls

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April 24, 2016

A Sunday Drive Sounds Nice.

Among the reasons we live here in North Iowa are the lack of heavy traffic, the close proximity to metro areas when we want to go, and the off-the-beaten-path treasures available to us. Did you take Sunday drives with your parents when you were a kid? Lots of people did, before rising gas prices made that ritual a rarity. Now that the prices are somewhat reasonable again, let's revive the Sunday drive! Here are some fun ideas:

 http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/iowa/10-coolest-small-towns-in-ia/

 

Fertile Dam

April 23, 2016

Bargains, Friending the Earth, and Fun, All In One Weekend!

The Citywide Garage Sale is on now in Mason City, and if you can't find a bargain, well, you're just not trying. The Globe-Gazette, which sponsors the event, says there are 113 sales, and those are just the ones who signed up! Many of them last through the morning, but not much later, so hurry and get there early.

Mason City's Earth Day activities are underway right now, with teams collecting trash around town until 10:00; then it's off to St. Joseph's Church for the Earth Day Festival. Festival highlights include food, music, activities (especially for kids), and prizes, including a pool party and pizza party, for teams that collect the most or most unusual trash. Of course, there are info booths by area environmental organizations.

If you're still waiting for your first rodeo, the wait is over! The Circle C Bulls, Barrels and More Rodeo is happening at the North Iowa Fairgrounds (Events Center). The final performance is tonight at 7:00, so get out the cowboy hat and boots, go see the show!

Circle C Rodeo

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April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day was started in the United States in 1970, spurred by the growing interest in, and concern for, what was then widely referred to as "the ecology." Forty-seven years later, it's grown into a global event, with neighborhoods and communities taking the occasion to clean up their surroundings, explore new ways to keep them clean, and to preserve natural resources. One of the bigger Earth Day events in Iowa is the Earth Day Fest in Clear Lake, where it lasts for two days, over the weekend:

 

Earth Days Fest, 5K/10K, & Trash Bash

 

Name: Earth Days Fest, 5K/10K, & Trash Bash
Date: April 23, 2016
Get ready for some family fun and making a difference in Clear Lake.  It’s easy for all ages to help with the Community Cleanup for part of the morning.  And then enjoy the Fun Run, seeing wild critters close up, crafts, free food, family games and more.  Free paper shredding and electronics recycling is available too.  Other events are held throughout the community in conjunction with Clear Lake Earth Days and national Earth Day on April 22.  Check the website for details. 
CL Cleanup
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April 21, 2016

Do You Like Jazz? We Sure Do.

The Jazztronauts, staples in the Twin Cities music scene for many years, are gigging at The Surf Ballroom on April 26. The event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC, which is a VERY rare gift!

The Jaztronauts at The Surf

Great band, family-friendly entertainment. Seriously, you'll love these guys, and not have to worry about it! Check janefischer.com often for area events!

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