Coming Attractions

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Crooners in Easter show

The Crooners, an adult choir made up of musicians from Early, Lytton, Nemaha, and Schaller, will perform their annual Easter concert on Palm Sunday, March 16, at 5:30 pm. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Nemaha United Methodist Church with refreshments to follow in the church fellowship hall. The Nemaha UMC is handicapped accessible.

This year's Easter performance is entitled Journey to Salvation. The choir will sing original works depicting Christ's journey from Palm Sunday through Good Friday and Easter morning. Among the new works will also be traditional Easter hymns as well.

The Crooners are directed by Karen Blass of Early and accompanied by Brenda Mentzer of Schaller. They do not charge admission for their concert but do collect a free will offering to help cover the costs of music.

Darwin revealed in event

Dr. Rick Lampe, popular Biology professor at Buena Vista University, will conduct the March and April Emeritus University classes on Charles Darwin and the idea of Natural Selection. In the first session participants will explore the life of Darwin as well as his education and experiences leading up to his formulation of the concept of Natural Selection.

To introduce the fascinating Darwin, Dr. Lampe will use segments from a dramatization of Darwin's life as well as images he has gathered as he's visited his home in England. The March session will meet on Monday, March 10th from 3:30-5 pm at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church Sanctuary and is open to the public free of charge.

Kids Feat at Skate Palace

The seventh annual Kids Fest will be held Thursday, March 13, at the Skate Palace located in the Oak Grove Plaza in Ida Grove from 3:30 - 6:30pm. At this year's health and safety fair kids will be able to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, Vince and Larry (the Crash Test Dummies), and Chris Clover (the 4-H mascot). Some of the other events at the Skate Palace will include: dental & lead screenings by WIC/Maternal Health, vision screenings done by Lions' Club, finger printing and free popcorn from Ida County Sheriff's Department, the Cutie Pie contest and a story corner sponsored by Ida County Libraries, Egg Coloring with SHARE Iowa, and finger painting with Head Start. Other agencies participating in this year's event are: Horn Memorial Auxiliary, ISU Extension, Child Care Resource and Referral, Mid-Sioux, Ida County Public Health, Healthy Families, CAASA, Farm Bureau, and more.

Grove Community Recreation Center, Subway, Coke, Pepsi, and each sponsor. Prizes will be given away every half hour, plus each child that attends will receive a teddy bear thanks to Siouxland Paramedics. Along with the activities at the Skate Palace, car seat safety checks sponsored by Safe Kids Coalition and hearing screenings done by Northwest Area Education Agency will be located at the Mid-Sioux office.