Events for April 2017
ALBERT LEA – KJLY – “Marvelous Moms”, a new fellowship for moms, will meet the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11AM at the First Presbyterian Church, in Albert Lea. For more information you can contact Deb Linnes at 507-373-9884 or Carol Cerney at 507-213-0121.
ALBERT LEA – KJLY – Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution is held at the Assembly of God Church in Albert Lea on the 1st Saturday of each month. Doors open at 9:30 and distribution is from 10 to 11:30AM.
ALGONA – KJYL – Cornerstone for Life of Algona is an outreach for women and men who are facing uncertainty due to an unplanned pregnancy or fear over possibly being pregnant. Free pregnancy tests are offered and compassionate volunteers will be available to meet confidentially on Tuesdays from 4-7PM at the Lighthouse on State Street in Algona. For more information, call Cornerstone for Life at 515-341-1780.
ALGONA – KJYL – The Presbyterian Church of Algona invites seniors on the second Sunday of the month at 3PM to Sunday Senior Fellowship. Call 515-295-2226 for more information.
ARNOLDS PARK – KJIA – Respite Angel Care is available at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park Thursday mornings from 9-11:30AM. Call 712-332-2447 for more information.
ARNOLDS PARK – KJIA – The Community Table is a free meal offered to everyone on the second and fourth Thursday from 5:30 – 7PM at the campus of the Okoboji Bible Ministries in Arnolds Park. For further information, please call 712-332-2883.
BLAIRSBURG – KJYL – Ladies of all fitness levels can have fun getting physically and spiritually fit on Saturdays at MAC FIT from 8:30 – 10AM at Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg. Call 515-325-6210 for more information.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Habitat for Humanity has started a fundraising and awareness campaign, ‘Get on the BEAM’, which provides churches, VBS groups, businesses, or any public place an actual 2′ by 4′ beam to display. When people donate any amount of money in the cup provided, they can sign their name on the beam and the beam will then be used in the construction of a ‘Habitat’ home. For more information you can call Staci at 507-526-2500.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Silver Sneakers, exercise for seniors, meets at 10AM each Monday and Wednesday at the Fitness Center in Blue Earth. For more information or to register you can call Michelle at 507-526-3376.
CLARION – KJYL – The churches of Clarion are excepting food donations to help fit hunger in the community and will supply families with a backpack of food every weekend. For more information, contact Sherri at email@example.com.
CLARION – KJYL – A Caregivers Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30PM at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center.
CLARION – KJYL – Wright on Toastmasters meets every Friday from 7-8AM at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion.
EAGLE GROVE – KJYL – Do you know a woman who does an outstanding job in business and in community affairs, church activities or volunteer jobs in and around Eagle Grove? Please nominate her for the Outstanding Working Woman Award. This award, to recognize and say thanks, will be presented at the annual Ladies’ Night Out event on April 25th. Forms and more information may be obtained from the Eagle Grove Chamber Office.
EAGLE GROVE – KJYL – First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove has a full calendar of events every Sunday night. All events start at 6PM. For more information, call the church office at 515-448-4612.
FAIRMONT/BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Interfaith Caregivers offer two Parkinson’s Support Groups each month. The Fairmont group meets the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 at Grace Lutheran Church and the Blue Earth group gather at the Ag Center Conference Room every 3rd Wednesday at 1:30PM.
FARIBAULT & MARTIN COUNTIES – KJLY – Faribault and Martin Counties Human Services are searching for potential Foster Parents to work alongside them to provide a loving, caring and stable home for county children that are in need of a safe environment with dedicated caregivers. If interested, please contact Bethany at 507-238-4757 or email Bethany.Jobe@fmchs.com.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – ICKY’s in Fort Dodge is a youth center for 5-12th grade students. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Lifetree Cafe in Fort Dodge meets Tuesdays at Noon and 7PM. For more information, contact Barb at 515-571-9773.
HAMPTON – KJCY – The Middle School Campus Life Club meets every Wednesday from 2-4PM at the YFC Lighthouse in Hampton. This is for grades 6 through 8. For more information, please call the office at 641-456-2250.
JACKSON – KJIA – Ruby’s Pantry has a monthly food distribution in Jackson at the National Guard Armory from 4:30 – 6PM every fourth Tuesday of the month. Ruby’s Pantry is a community food outreach program of Home and Away Ministries, Inc. For more information, please visit rubyspantry.org or call 651-674-0009.
KIESTER – KJLY – Interfaith Caregivers offers “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” every Thursday from 1 to 3PM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, in Kiester.
LAKES AREA – KJIA – Moms and Tots meet the first and third Wednesday of the month September through May from 9-11AM at Good News Community Church in Okoboji. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MANKATO – KJLY – Jesus Food is organizing Food Packs at their new location, 111 Summit Ave. They are asking teams of ten to register by emailing info@JesusFood.org or you can call 507-469-4257.
MANKATO – KJLY – Hosanna Lutheran Church, in Mankato, offers a care-giving ministry, ‘Journeys’ on Tuesday evenings beginning with a meal during the 5 o’clock hour followed by a time of praise and worship. They then offer several groups at 6:30: Celebrate Recovery for adults, children and teens, GriefShare, Divorce Care, Light in the Dark, and Pure Desire. To register or to find out more you can go to Hosanna Mankato.com or call 507-327-5753.
MANKATO – KJLY – Mankato’s nonprofit, LEEP (Leisure Education for Exceptional People), is looking for volunteer coaches for their Unified teams, which combines athletes with and without disabilities on the same team. LEEP currently offers unified teams in volleyball, basketball, aquatics, golf, and flag football. For more information you can call 507-387-5122 or email email@example.com.
MASON CITY – KJCY – There is a Depression Support Group at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mason City on Tuesday evenings at 7PM. For more information, please call Joyce at 641-512-1277.
MILFORD – KJIA – Dinner Date in Milford takes place every Tuesday at 11:30AM at the old Milford City Hall. For reservations, please contact Ron at 712-330-2215.
NEW ULM – KJLY – Community and Seniors Together (CAST) will host a low-impact Chair Workout Class on Tuesdays from 10 to 11AM in room 112 of the Community Center in New Ulm.
NORTH MANKATO – KJLY – Grandparents and relatives raising children meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at New Creation World Outreach Church in North Mankato from 6 to 7:30PM. A family style meal is served as well as a free daycare provided. You can contact Kelijo (Kelly Jo) at 507-380-7210 to let them know you will be attending so the meal and daycare can be planned.
OKOBOJI – KJIA – Wheter parenting together, single or expecting your first child, Parents Connect meets the first and third Thursday of the month from September through May from 5:30 – 7PM at the Good News Community Church in Okoboji. A free meal is served and childcare is provided. For more information, visit cherishcenter.org or call 712-338-3333.
OKOBOJI – KJIA – Bereaved Parents is a monthly support group for those who have lost a child, step-child or grandchild to death. The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 7PM at the Good News Community Church in Okoboji. For more information, please call 712-332-5698.
OKOBOJI – KJIA – Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at 7PM at the Good News Church in Okoboji. This program is for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up and is in need of God’s healing power in their lives. Form more information, call the 712-332-5698.
ROCHESTER – KJCY – The Miracle Field League Adaptive Summer Ball Program in Rochester is for individuals ages 4 years and older with intellectual and physical challenges! For more information about what days the different leagues play and to sign-up, please contact Karen Meyer at 507-328-2539.
SHERBURN – KJLY – The Regional Worship Center, in Sherburn, holds Kids4truth Kids Club each Wednesday night from 7 to 8PM. Pre-registration is not required, but for more information you can call 507-764-7491.
SPENCER – KJIA – Club Armadillo is for children 4 through 12 years of age to enjoy games, lunch and a fun object lesson every other Saturday from 10:30AM to Noon at Living Word Outreach Ministries in Spencer. Check the calendar at lwom.us for scheduling or call 712-262-9545.
SPIRIT LAKE – KJIA – Hope Beams is a support system for grieving moms of infants that meet the third Monday of the month at 7PM September to May at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. For more information, please contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASECA – KJLY – Junior and Senior High students are invited to Club 180 at Christ Community Church in Waseca on Friday nights.
WELLS/BLUE EARTH – KJLY – A Caregiver Coffee meets every 3rd Tuesday at 10AM at the United Methodist Church in Wells and at 3:15 at the Ag Center Conference Room in Blue Earth. For more information you can contact Interfaith Caregivers at 507-526-4684.
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