Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 14

An Evening with Harrison Sheckler, 7 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC, 502 N. Jackson St. Admission is free; cash donations accepted for Messiah’s Food Pantry. Sheckler grew up in Charles City and is a classical pianist, violinist and composer.

Cedar Talks: Charles City and TED Talks, 6 p.m. at the Pub on the Cedar. How does fake news impact real people, and what do journalists do to fact-check? This event is free to the public. Questions, contact

Friday, Dec. 15

Big Brothers Big Sisters Start Something Big Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Charles City. RSVP to or 319-235-9397.

Charles City High School Orchestra, 11:20 a.m. at the Charles City Senior Center.

Ikes Trees For Sale, in the afternoon across from Arnold Motor Supply.

The Stoney Point Players, Charles City’s theater troupe, will gather for a staged reading of “Press Booth — the Stage Play” at 5 p.m. at the Charles City Arts Center, presented by 27 Stage Plays/Press Booth Project.

Saturday, Dec. 16

V.F.W. Post 3914 Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m.

Ikes Trees for Sale, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Across from Arnold Motor Supply.

Santa Claus in the Charles City Santa House from noon to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17

First Baptist Church Christmas Cantata, 10 a.m.  Open to the public.

Santa Claus in the Charles City Santa House from 2 to 4 p.m.

Gospel Lighthouse Church and Academy will host the annual Christmas program at 6 p.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd.

Monday, Dec. 18

County and Bluegrass Jam with the band Cedar Valley at the Charles City Senior Center will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Middle School Band at Charles City Senior Center, noon

Regular V.F.W. Post 3914 Meeting, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20

Floyd County Fair Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Youth Enrichment Center at the county fairgrounds.

Saturday, Dec. 23

Santa Claus in the Charles City Santa House from 10 a.m. to noon.

Sunday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Bash, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Floyd County Fairgrounds Youth Enrichment Center, featuring hypnotist Jim Wand, DJ music, cash bar and snacks. Go to for more information.

March 3-11

9-day bus trip to New Orleans, Louisianna, sponsored by Chickasaw Event Center. A few sites of interest:  the Rock n Soul Museum, the French Quarter, a Riverwalk, a Plantation, Mardi Gras World and Graceland, Mississippi. Call 641-394-3173 for details and reservations.