Stop and smell the flowers

Adri's Adventures

As we trudge through this cold weather and slushy snow season, I want to take a moment to remind residents of some of the fun, upcoming events coming to Webster City.

• ACE Community Center and Southfield Wellness Center are sponsoring a special showing of ‘Ferdinand’.

‘Ferdinand’, dubbed or scripted in Spanish, will be shown at the Webster City Theater tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. The first 100 children under age 16 will be admitted free of charge. Otherwise, children will be $3 and adults $4.

The Story of Ferdinand was one of my favorite books as a child. The thought of a friendly, big-hearted bull who liked to stop and smell the flowers was almost too much for my six-year-old heart to handle. Now, after seeing previews for the newly-released film, I’m not sure if my now 25-year-old heart will be able to handle it.

If you have any kids and want to enjoy a low-cost activity, head out to the Webster Theater and take some time to smell the flowers.

• In other weekend news, the annual Kendall Young Library Festival of Chocolate is almost here!

The event is set for Sunday, Jan. 28 from 2-4 p.m. Participants can enter one or more recipes in four categories of chocolate: Bars, cakes, candy, and cookies.

If you are anything like me (aka have no problem eating chocolate at anytime of the day or night) this is the perfect event to attend and participate in.

This is a fantastic way to support The Friends of the Kendall Young Library, as the funds collected from this event help support fun future library activities.

As an attendee and former judge at the festival, I highly recommend locals come out and support the library. I also recommend entering your own creations. Try a new recipe out with your kids or show off a cherished family recipe.

Tickets for the Festival of Chocolate are available for $10 at the library checkout desk. Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event and at the door.

For more information, or to get an entry form, contact Ketta Lubberstedt-Arjes at Kendall Young Library at 832-9100.