Briefs of area entertainment and activities.
Witter Gallery hosts new exhibit
Early Builders, Inc. will sponsor a new exhibit at the Witter Gallery on February 2-28. "Dreams and Landscapes" is a collection of powerful mixed media paintings by Dr. Jean Petsch, a former Storm Lake resident and 1981 graduate of Storm Lake High School.
Ms. Petsch went on the earn a B.A. in Graphic Design at ISU and an M.A. in Painting from the University of Northern Iowa. She also has an M.A.T. in Art Education from the university of South Carolina and earned her Ph.D. in Art Education from Florida State University. Her extensive teaching career has taken her throughout the United States. She has also traveled to Russia recently to help establish the Summer Institute for Humanities and Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
Dr. Petsch now resides in Cedar Falls, where she has taken a position as Assistant Professor in the Art Department at the University of Northern Iowa.
The Witter Gallery is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1:30 - 4 p.m., Thursday 1:30 - 7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. - noon. Special arrangements may be made for group tours or classes. For more information about this exhibit or any Witter Gallery event, please call 732-3400.
'Spirit Lake Massacre' at Sanford
Sanford Museum Association presents "Abbie Gardner Sharp" with Mike Koppert, Saturday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Mike Koppert has been researching the lives of both Abbie Gardner Sharp and her captor, Inkpaduta, for many years and brings us a balanced view of the event known as the "Spirit Lake Massacre."
Admission is free, with refreshments served.
Sanford Museum 117 East Willow Street, Cherokee, Iowa 51012.
Cross country ski clinic planned
Buena Vista County Conservation Board is sponsoring a cross-country Ski Clinic on Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. - noon, at the Buena Vista County Park west of Linn Grove. All participants will need to pre-register by 12 p.m. Friday, February 8. The public is also welcome to rent and take home the ski equipment anytime we do not have a clinic scheduled. There is a $5 per person fee, which includes use of the equipment and instruction by the naturalist. If you have your own ski equipment, the clinic is free. Please call the naturalist at 712-749-2563 if interested in the ski clinic or if you would like to rent some ski equipment.
Tracing ancestory class to be offered
Janice Danielson wants to share a great resource for tracing ancestors. Join Janice on Monday, February 25, from 6-8 p.m., at the Family History Library, next to Meylor Chiropractic. She'll show you the ins and outs of using this computer for your own research. Please bring any previous research to share. Registration deadline is February 21, and cost $5. Stop by CommUNITY Education, 419 Lake Avenue, to register.
Hands on Health course to be offered
CommUNITY Education is offering Hands On Health as the second class in their new Natural Health Care series. Instructor Jackie Scheidel will provide a hands-on demonstration of this therapy whose uses range from Stress Management to Arthritis to Post-Chemotherapy. This class will meet in Room 401 at the Storm Lake Middle School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register by February 19 at CommUNITY Education, 419 Lake Avenue. Cost is $10.