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Toastmasters

offer class

A Speechcraft, Toastmasters Internationals’ six-week workshop combines lessons, plus practice, because building speaking confidence requires both. This confidence produces easier and more successful business and pleasurable communicating.

Attendees will learn and practice listening skills – how to organize speech material – using gestures and vocal variety to impact a message – the value of visual aids – expanding ones’ vocabulary – evaluating speaker performance – and a wide variety of speaker and leader protocols.

The Speechcraft starts Oct. 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Room 206 of ICCC East Campus (the former Smithway Motor Xpress offices) Class fee is $50 which includes all materials. Call 570-7660 if there are questions or to preregister. Walk ins are also welcome.

Asbury UMW

to meet Thursday

Asbury United Methodist Women will meet Thursday at Asbury at 1:30 p.m.

Deborah Circle will serve dessert and the program will be “Unpacking the Purpose of United Methodist Women.”

All members are welcome.

Short Takes

Toastmasters

offer speaking

skills class

A Speechcraft, Toastmasters Internationals’ six-week workshop combines lessons, plus practice, because building speaking confidence requires both. This confidence produces easier and more successful business and pleasurable communicating.

Attendees will learn and practice listening skills – how to organize speech material – using gestures and vocal variety to impact a message – the value of visual aids – expanding ones’ vocabulary – evaluating speaker performance – and a wide variety of speaker and leader protocols.

The Speechcraft starts Oct. 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Room 206 of ICCC East Campus (the former Smithway Motor Xpress offices) Class fee is $50 which includes all materials. Call 570-7660 if there are questions or to preregister. Walk ins are also welcome.

Asbury UMW

to meet Thursday

Asbury United Methodist Women will meet Thursday at Asbury at 1:30 p.m.

Deborah Circle will serve dessert and the program will be “Unpacking the Purpose of United Methodist Women.”

All members are welcome.

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Opera House jam is Friday

BLAIRSBURG?- Blairsburg Opera House dancers, listeners and jammers are invited to the Blairsburg Opera House Jam Friday from 6 to 9 P.M. The coffee pot is always on. Please bring a snack to share.

Program set for KYL Saturday

Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams, a social historian, will present “The Social Context of Family History” at Kendall Young Library on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Luick-Thrams is an educator and speaker whose family has lived in Iowa since the 1830s. Dr. Luick-Thrams will discuss the connections between family genealogy and the historical context in which our ancestors lived, to help those who attend the program better understand their ancestors and themselves.

The “BUS-eum” will be parked at the library during the open hours on Saturday. Docent Irving Kellman will guide visitors through the BUS. Displays will include images, artifacts, and videos on agriculture, industry, transportation, religion, wartime, politics, education and more.

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Church barbecue set for Sunday

WOOLSTOCK-The Woolstock United Methodist Church will hold a church barbecue on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Woolstock Community Hall.

Smoked loin sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, dessert bar and drinks are on the menu at a cost of $7 per person.

An auction will be held begininng at 6 p.m. featuring baked goods, Christmas decor, garden produce and other miscellaneous items.

Register now for Aquatots

Registration is under way for the fall session of Aquatots at Fuller Hall.

Aquatots is designed to acquaint infants, toddlers and preschool children with water and basic movements. It is not intended to teach children to swim. An adult is required to get in the water with the child.

The program will run Oct. 5 through 21 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Infants/Toddlers will have class from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Preschoolers – ages 3 and 4 – will meet from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

The fee for the program is $28 for Webster City residents and $32 for non-residents. For more information, contact Fuller Hall, 832-9193.

Singers wanted for WC?Chorus

The Webster City Community Chorus, under the direction of Don Anderson, will begin rehearsals on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 921 Des Moines St.

Singers from high school age and up are invited to join the group in preparation for its annual holiday concert to be held Dec. 5 and 6. Vocalists of all abilities are encouraged to attend; there is no audition process. A love of singing is all that’s required.

For more information, call Don Anderson at 832-6740.

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Hamilton County

Dems to meet

The Hamilton County Democrats Centeral Commmittee will meet Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at InTandem Workspace, 501 Bank St., Webster City.

Salad lunch

to raise funds

The Webster City Women’s Club will host a salad luncheon at the Jane Young House on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both men and women are invited to attend. The cost is $7 per person. The salad luncheon will serve as a fund raiser to help with the upkeep of the historic Jane Young House.

Fun night

rescheduled

Northeast Hamilton Elementary School has rescheduled its Family Fun Night to Sept. 15 during the school day with special guest, Iowa State Patrol Officer Tracy Teague. Students in grades K- Second grades will take part in the activity from 8:20 to 8:40 a.m. Third to sixth grades will participate from 8:40 to 9 a.m..

Officer Teague will be on hand to offer bike safety tips for youngesters.

The NEH activity was rescheduled in order for families to participate in the Webster City RVTV event scheduled for Thursday.

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Hamilton County

Democrats to

meet Sept. 16

The Hamilton County Democrats Centeral Commmittee will meet Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at InTandem Workspace, 501 Bank St., Webster City.

Salad lunch

to raise funds

The Webster City Women’s Club will host a salad luncheon at the Jane Young House on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both men and women are invited to attend. The cost is $7 per person.

The salad luncheon will serve as a fund raiser to help with the upkeep of the historic Jane Young House.

Fun night

rescheduled

Northeast Hamilton Elementary School has rescheduled its Family Fun Night to Sept. 15 during the school day with special guest, Iowa State Patrol Officer Tracy Teague. Students in grades K- Second grades will take part in the activity from 8:20 to 8:40 a.m. Third to sixth grades will participate from 8:40 to 9 a.m..

Officer Teague will be on hand to offer bike safety tips for youngesters.

The NEH activity was rescheduled in order for families to participate in the Webster City RVTV event scheduled for Thursday.

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Singers wanted for community chorus

The Webster City Community Chorus, under the direction of Don Anderson, will begin rehearsals on Sept. 22, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 921 Des Moines St., in Webster City.

Singers from high school age and up are invited to join the group in preparation for its annual holiday concert to be held the weekend of Dec. 5 and 6. Vocalists of all abilities are encouraged to attend; there is no audition process. A love of singing is all that’s required. Members are reminded that rehearsals are more effective when everyone is there to cover all the parts, so a commitment to attendance at the majority of practices is appreciated. For more information, call director Don Anderson at 832-6740.

Rec programs postponed due to RVTV

Due to RVTV being in downtown Webster City on Thursday afternoon, the Webster City Recreation Youth Flag Football and Youth Volleyball programs will not be held. The events made up at a later date.

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Garden Club

to meet at

Briggs Woods

Town and Country Garden Club members will meet at Briggs Woods Shelter No. 3 Wednesday at noon, for a picnic potluck.

Those attending are asked to bring a hot dish, salad or dessert to share and their own table service. Guests are welcome.

NR?Chapter PEO?

to gather Tuesday

NR Chapter of P.E.O. will gather at 9:30 a.m. in the home of Kay Harfst on Tuesday. Sondra Carden will serve as co-hostess. Marnie Hubbard will make an official visit

State officer visit

set for PEO?EL

EL Chapter of P.E.O. will meet at 7 p.m. at UCC Congregational, 1000 Willson Ave, on Thursday. Gretchen Bruner will serve as hostess assisted by Heidi Denekas and Sue Johnston. There will be an official visit by a state officer.

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Garden Club to meet at Briggs Woods

Town and Country Garden Club members will meet at Briggs Woods Shelter No. 3 Wednesday at noon, for a picnic potluck.

Those attending are asked to bring a hot dish, salad or dessert to share and their own table service. Guests are welcome.

The program “Getting Ready for Winter 101” will be presented by Yvonne McCormick.

NR?Chapter PEO?to gather Tuesday

NR Chapter of P.E.O. will gather at 9:30 a.m. in the home of Kay Harfst on Tuesday. Sondra Carden will serve as co-hostess.

Marnie Hubbard will make an official visit.

Drawings part of Library Card Sign-up

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Kendall Young Library will be celebrating all month with a library-wide drawing.

It’s the perfect time to come in and sign up for a free library card, or use the one you have to check out library materials including books, eBooks, audio or eAudiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and more.

Every time you check out during the month of September, you are eligible to enter our library-wide drawing. There will be prizes for each age group (children, teens and adults).

Farmers market open Saturday morning

The Webster City Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at City Hall Plaza, located at 400 2nd Street. Home grown, hand-crafted and homemade items are on sale at the market.

There’s no cost to attend or sell at the market. For more information about becoming a vendor, contact Stacy Grimshaw at the Webster City Utility Office at 832-9141.

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PEO?JE?Chapter

to meet Thursday

PEO?Chapter JE?will start the new year with a dinner Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church. Cost is $8. Bring your own tableservice.

DIY?Club

meets tonight

The DIY Club will meet at Kendall Young Library. Those attending will create tile coasters. The library will provide all the supplies. There is no cost to attend.

Asbury UMW

to meet Thursday

Asbury United Methodist Women will meet Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with a dessert luncheon served by the Executive Committee. Business will be reports of committees for upcoming events.

Teen lounge

open at KYL

Teens sixth through 12th grade are invited to Teen Lounge, the library’s regular after-school program for teens. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Teen Librarian Lindsay Anderson will be in the library’s meeting room to provide teens with snacks, games, laptops, and activities. Looking for a place with (free) Wifi to hang out with friends, do homework, play games, or just chill?