Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 17

Charles City Senior Center; 10:30 a.m. to noon, blood pressure clinic

So Far Foundation will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. at the Dave’s Restaurant. So Far is a group working to increase addiction resources and deter illegal drug use and illegal drug sales in Charles City and Floyd County.


Friday, Aug. 18

Charles City Senior Center; 11:15 a.m. dirty bingo.

Sixth Annual Back to School Bash, 4-5:30 p.m. in Central Park, all ages welcome. The Proud Parents Association will give away free school supplies and shoes — free food, face painting, music and games also provided.

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Aug. 19

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.

Art-a-Fest, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Park. Map of exhibitors and vendors available online at artafestcharlescity.weebly.com. The Art Center will have a food booth available beginning at 10 a.m. featuring barbecued pulled-pork sandwiches, chips, drinks and home-made pies.

Floyd County Museum Pioneer Day,11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free to the public; pioneer craft demonstrations and children’s activities.

Triple H Ranch Zoological Farm wildlife volunteer opportunities, 11 a.m. at Nashua Welcome Center, 10 Amherst Blvd, Nashua. Learn what opportunities are available at your local USDA licensed zoo and meet some of the wildlife ambassadors you may get to work with.

Native American Display and reception, 5-7 p.m. at the Charles City Arts Center; free to the public. Display through August.

National 19th Amendment Society Open House & Annual Meeting, at Carrie Lane Chapman Catt girlhood home- 2379 Timber Ave, Charles City.  Open house from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Refreshments will be served.   Meeting and election of new officers 9 a.m.


Sunday, Aug. 20

Be the Bridge group discussion and gathering, 3 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 502 Clark St., Charles City. This is meant to be a community discussion about racial and cultural tensions that can divide a community, including strategies to combat stereotypes and issues that affect harmony. Refreshments will be provided and transportation can be provided. For more information call Vicki Bruening at 319-239-4698 or Phil Knighten at 641-330-9465.

PAWS Plunge dog swim from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Charles City Swimming Pool at Lion’s Field. Dog must be leashed, friendly and current on rabies and distemper vaccinations. Proceeds will benefit PAWS Humane Society.

Gospel music and testimony, 6 p.m. at the Floyd Community Center Park; hosted by the Gospel Lighthouse Church; no charge; refreshments served. Please bring a lawn chair.


Monday, Aug. 21

Solar eclipse seminar and viewing beginning at 11 a.m. at the Fossil and Prairie Center in Rockford, including information about solar eclipses and how to safely view the solar eclipse taking place at the time. Free solar eclipse glasses for the first 20 pre-registrations at 641-756-3490.

Charles City Rotary Club will meet at noon at the Elks Lodge.  After lunch a program will be presented about the Avenue Of Homes business. If you wish to be a guest for this meeting, contact a Rotarian or come to be greeted at the door.

The Floyd County Republicans will meet at 7 p.m. at the Charles City Public Library.


Tuesday, Aug. 22

Charles City Senior Center; 10 a.m.; music by Tim Howland; 6:30 p.m. bingo

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at the OP in Clear Lake.

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until fall; 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20-mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal, 641-330-9228, or Bob Krueger, 641-220-2572.

City Improvement Association will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Zastrow Room at the Charles City Public Library.


Wednesday, Aug. 23

Charles City Public School classes begin.

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Friday, Aug. 25

August Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm; 1-4:15 p.m.; includes insights on the grain market, tips on grain drying and storage, farm wagon tours, crop disease research results, Iowa’s first season with dicamba-resistant soybeans and other weed management priorities; from Nashua at the junction of Highway 218 (Exit 220) and county road B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Avenue, then south 1 mile to 290th Street, then east 0.2 miles to the farm.

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Aug. 26

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.

All Veterans-All Eras Family BBQ picnic for veterans of all eras and their spouses or guests at the Northwood Fairgrounds shelter. Serving lunch begins at noon, but live entertainment begins earlier.

Encouragement Corp concert, beginning at 7 p.m. at Central Park, featuring 7eventh Time Down. Free.


Sunday, Aug. 27

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Floyd Lions Club 55th Annual Sale, 12 p.m.  Selling donated and consigned items.  Cedar Valley Auction Co, 1206 Gilbert Street, Charles City.


Monday, Aug. 28

Charles City Chamber of Commerce annual golf outing, 5:30 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Golf Course; four-person best-shot competition. To register, fill out the application available at  www.charlescitychamber.com or at the Chamber office. Registration deadline is Aug. 24.


Tuesday, Aug. 29

Charles City Senior Center; 6:30 p.m. bingo.

Bike Around Tuesday, 6 p.m. Meet at BAC Shack every Tuesday night until fall; 16 yrs and older. Approximately 20-mile ride. No one left behind. For more info call Dick Neal, 641-330-9228, or Bob Krueger, 641-220-2572.


Wednesday, Aug. 30

Charles City Senior Center; 11 a.m. music by Tim Howland.

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Annual telephone operator’s reunion, 11 a.m. at Pizza Ranch.


Friday, Sept. 1

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Sept. 2

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Sept. 3

St. Mary Catholic Church in Roseville will be celebrating its 150th year with Mass beginning at 11:30 a.m. celebrated by Archbishop Michael Jackels and Monsignor Walter Brunkan. Lunch and program will follow. Special memory rooms are being created to share memorabilia and photos. Contact Bill Dolan at 319-215-0389 if you are planning to attend of if you have items you would like to share for the day.


Wednesday, Sept. 6

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.

Custom Antique and Rod Association cruise, leaves at 5 p.m. from Central Park in Charles City, dinner at the Hole in the Wall in Lawler.


Friday, Sept. 8

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.

The 2017 Floyd Gospel Sing, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Floyd Community Center Park. For more information, contact Pastor Paul or Dixie Phillips at 641-398-2865.


Saturday, Sept. 9

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.

The 2017 Floyd Gospel Sing, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Floyd Community Center Park. For more information, contact Pastor Paul or Dixie Phillips at 641-398-2865.


Sunday, Sept. 10

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 12

School Board Election Day


Wednesday, Sept. 13

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Friday, Sept. 15

Car Night at Dave’s Restaurant, 5-8 p.m., 809 S. Grand Ave.; cruise starts at 7:30 p.m.; door prizes, D.J., food.


Saturday, Sept. 16

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Sept. 17

Custom Antique and Rod Association South River Cruise, leaves at 9:30 a.m. from Central Park in Charles City.


Wednesday, Sept. 13

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Wednesday, Sept. 20

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Thursday, Sept 21

So Far Foundation will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. at the Dave’s Restaurant. So Far is a group working to increase addiction resources and deter illegal drug use and illegal drug sales in Charles City and Floyd County.


Saturday, Sept. 23

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Sept. 24

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Custom Antique and Rod Association North River Cruise, leaves at 9:30 a.m. from Central Park in Charles City.


Wednesday, Sept. 27

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Thursday, Sept. 28

Second Annual Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, sponsored by the Floyd County Medical Center, Floyd County Public Health and Hospice of North Iowa. Dr. Denisa Hagau, a cardiologist from Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, will be a featured speaker at 10 a.m. There will also be blood draws and flu shots at a reduced rate.


Wednesday, Oct. 1

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Saturday, Oct. 7

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Sunday, Oct. 8

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Custom Antique and Rod Association Balltown Cruise, leaves at 9:30 a.m. from Central Park in Charles City.


Wednesday, Oct. 11

Charles City farmers market, 3:30-6 p.m., Central Park.


Saturday, Oct. 14

Charles City farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon, Central Park.


Monday, Oct. 16

ServSafe food safety food certification class offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the Floyd County Extension Office in Charles City. Registration is due by one week before the class by calling (515) 341-0261 and asking for Nancy Clark, or by sending a message to nanclark@iastate.edu.


Thursday, Oct. 19

So Far Foundation will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. at the Dave’s Restaurant. So Far is a group working to increase addiction resources and deter illegal drug use and illegal drug sales in Charles City and Floyd County.


Sunday, Oct. 22

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Sunday, Nov. 12

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Thursday, Nov. 16

So Far Foundation will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. at the Dave’s Restaurant. So Far is a group working to increase addiction resources and deter illegal drug use and illegal drug sales in Charles City and Floyd County.


Sunday, Nov. 26

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


Sunday, Dec. 10

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.


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