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Cresco Community Theatre Productions presents, Thursday through Sunday, July 18-21, 9 to 5 The Musical at the Cresco Theatre. Thursday-Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10/person. Doors open one hour prior to production.

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7/18/2019
-7/21/2019
 Cresco Theatre & Opera House


Ridiculous Day in Cresco, Thursday, July 19th from 8am - 3pm!

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7/18/20198:00am to 3:00pmJason Passmore


All K-3rd Grade (2018-2019) are invited to the Mad Scientist Summer Camp on July 9 in Lime Springs (SALC), 11 in Cresco (Kessel Park), 16 in Elma (City Park) and 18 in Riceville (City Park) from 9am to 3pm .
Cost: $15/Camp. Bring a Sack Lunch, snacks will be provided.
Have you ever wanted to have a ton of fun as a Mad Scientist in the lab? Come and explore science with a day of fun and messy hands-on experiments.

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7/18/20199:00am to 3:00pmHoward County Extension


Every Thursday, Weight Watchers will meet at NICC Cresco Center. Weigh-in is at 4:30pm and the workshop is at 5:00pm. Call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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7/18/20194:30pm to 6:30pmNICC Cresco Center


The Camino Trio is back! Come join us for live music, a Tap Takeover, and prizes! Ridiculous fun guaranteed!

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7/18/20195:30pm to 9:00pmAtomic Pizza Pub


The Howard County  Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.

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7/19/20191:30pm to 2:30pmAlzheimer's Association/Eastern Iowa Chapter


The Class of 1964 is said to be the first of the "Boomers" (1946 - 1964). 
 
The Crestwood Class of 1964 is pleased to announce that its 55th class reunion will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Cresco Country Club for a meet/greet social at 5:00pm with dinner and fun to follow. 
 
Classmates are welcome to attend an informal happy hour at the Cresco Country Club on Friday, July 19th at 5:00pm. 
 
Questions, contact Virginia Clark, 651.497.4062.

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7/20/2019 Virginia Clark


Todd Stephenson, a Certified NRA Instructor with over 30 years of firearms experience, will be holding a MINNESOTA AND IOWA Concealed Carry class on Saturday, June 20th, 2019 at the Cresco Wildlife Club on the Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco.  This class is one of the MOST COMPLETE Minnesota and Iowa concealed carry training programs offered.

Pre-registration will begin at 8:30am, and class will begin promptly at 9:00am.  Class should conclude by between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.  You must be 21 years or older the day of the class to receive a certificate.  Students will be required to qualify using .22LR firearms and ammunition provided by the instructor.  Eye and hearing protection will also be provided.

The fee for this class is $125.00 – you may bring your driver's license and pre-register in person at Outdoors & More, Inc. in Cresco during normal business hours OR you may show up the day of class to register.   Either way, please CALL ME to reserve your seat ASAP.  When your class fee is paid, you will be provided with a one-year Single membership to the Cresco Wildlife Club.  If you are already a member of the Wildlife Club, you will be provided with a one-year single membership extension (upgrades to FAMILY memberships are just $5.00 more).

Please call Todd Stephenson at (641) 257-9345 for more information or visit Outdoors & More at 115 3rd Ave. West (behind Billmyer Furniture) in Cresco to reserve your seat.  Walk-ins the day of class will be accepted if seats are available, but class size WILL be limited, so I encourage you to reserve your seat early.
 

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7/20/20198:30am to 7:00pmTodd Stephenson


Every Sunday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 1:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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7/21/20191:00pm to 3:00pmBrad Burke


Sunday, July 21st is the Cresco Speedway Races. Find more information at Facebook by searching Upper Iowa Speedway or at https://www.mhcfair.com/site/mhcf-speedway-landing.php.

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7/21/20195:00pm to 9:00pmCresco Speedway Races


Grade 4th - 8th (2018-2019) is invited to attend the summer camp Switch & Shout at the Prairie's Edge Nature Center, Tuesday, July 23rd, 9am - 3pm.
Cost: $15/Camp. Bring a Sack Lunch, snacks will be provided.
Learn about native bees (hint: they are different than honey bees) and their important role in the pollination of many food crops. See what you can do to help native bees including building bee nests and getting involved with citizen science to track bees.

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7/23/20199:00am to 3:00pmHoward County Extension


NA in Cresco is an open meeting which means non-addict friends and relatives are welcome to attend.
Meetings are held every Tuesday, 7:00pm at First Lutheran Church.

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7/23/20197:00pm to 8:00pmNA


Every Wednesday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 6:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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7/24/20196:00pm to 8:00pmBrad Burke


Grade 4th - 8th (2018-2019) is invited to attend the summer camp Switch & Shout at the Extension Office, Thursday, July 25th, 9am - 3pm.
Cost: $15/Camp. Bring a Sack Lunch, snacks will be provided.
Ever wonder what makes your heart beat or why your parents encourage you to eat your veggies? This camp is full of activities to help you learn how to make healthy choices as you explore ways to SWITCH what you Do, View, and Chew. Come try new foods, play new games with new friends and share these lessons with others in your community.
Questions: 563.547.3001 or email Kelli at ksteinla@iastate.edu

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7/25/20199:00am to 3:00pmHoward County Extension


Thursday, July 25th is the Cresco Area Blood Drive at the Methodist Church from 1-6pm.
Note change in address from VFW to Methodist Church.

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7/25/20191:00pm to 6:00pmPat


Every Thursday, Weight Watchers will meet at NICC Cresco Center. Weigh-in is at 4:30pm and the workshop is at 5:00pm. Call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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7/25/20194:30pm to 6:30pmNICC Cresco Center


Every Sunday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 1:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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7/28/20191:00pm to 3:00pmBrad Burke


NA in Cresco is an open meeting which means non-addict friends and relatives are welcome to attend.
Meetings are held every Tuesday, 7:00pm at First Lutheran Church.

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7/30/20197:00pm to 8:00pmNA


It's Cruise Night at A&W/Long John Silver's in Cresco on the last Wednesday of the month from April through September from 5pm - 7pm.  (April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25)
 
Come out and see the cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great music, specials, and door prizes!

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7/31/20195:00pm to 7:00pmA&W/Long John Silver's


Every Wednesday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 6:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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7/31/20196:00pm to 8:00pmBrad Burke


Every Thursday, Weight Watchers will meet at NICC Cresco Center. Weigh-in is at 4:30pm and the workshop is at 5:00pm. Call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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8/1/20194:30pm to 6:30pmNICC Cresco Center


The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.


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8/2/20191:30pm to 2:30pmAlzheimer's Assoc/East Center IA Chapter


The first Saturday of each month is the Northeast Iowa Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry at Crestwood Elementary. Signup is at 8am and return 10am to collect food.
 
For more information call the NEIA Food Bank at 319.235.0507 or Mrs. Headington at Howard-Winn at 563.547.2300.

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8/3/20198:00am to 11:00amMrs. Headington


Unique vendors for fun shopping. Fun music for all ages. Face painting and art activities for kids.  A showcase of Student's art from Crestwood High School - this is a crowd pleaser! Also, stick around for hourly drawing to win money to use at your favorite vendor' booth.

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8/4/20199:00am to 3:30pmLoraine Hubka


Every Sunday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 1:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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8/4/20191:00pm to 3:00pmBrad Burke


 Sterling Drug Senior Discount Day

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8/6/20198:00am to 6:00pmLaney Frazer


Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting is held at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of every month at VFW Hall on Hwy 9.

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8/6/20197:00pm to 8:00pmRick Slifka


NA in Cresco is an open meeting which means non-addict friends and relatives are welcome to attend.
Meetings are held every Tuesday, 7:00pm at First Lutheran Church.

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8/6/20197:00pm to 8:00pmNA


 Cresco Family Pharmacy Senior Discount Day on the first Wednesday of every month. Seniors 60+ receive 20% off entire purchase.
*some exclusions apply

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8/7/20198:00am to 6:00pmCresco Family Pharmacy


Every Wednesday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 6:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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8/7/20196:00pm to 8:00pmBrad Burke


Every Thursday, Weight Watchers will meet at NICC Cresco Center. Weigh-in is at 4:30pm and the workshop is at 5:00pm. Call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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8/8/20194:30pm to 6:30pmNICC Cresco Center



Saturday, August 10th from 9am to 3pm at Regional Health Services of Howard County is the program; Mental Illnesses-Hope for Recovery.
Participants will learn about:  Types of mental illnesses; treatments and recovery; coping strategies, communication tools, the mental health system, and local resources.  One-day course designed for family members who have a loved one dealing with mental illness, but is also open to general public. Call 563.547.2101 for more information.

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8/10/20199:00am to 3:00pmRHSHC


Every Sunday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 1:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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8/11/20191:00pm to 3:00pmBrad Burke


Veterans of Foreign Wars  Auxiliary meeting is at Evans Assisted Living every 2nd Tuesday of the Month.
Meeting times:
May - October at 6:30pm
November - April at 1:30pm

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8/13/20191:30pm to 2:30pmVeterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary


Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer’s (IA-01) office is now holding regular mobile office hours around the First Congressional District. Through this program, her staff is regularly available at different locations throughout our community to better serve you. They are able to assist you with a range of issues dealing with any federal agency, including the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare, disaster recovery and others.  If you think you may need help fixing a problem with the federal government, just stop by.

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8/13/20192:30pm to 3:30pmKim Taylor


American Legion Post 135 meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm at the Legion Hall.

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8/13/20197:00pm to 8:00pmJIm Perry


NA in Cresco is an open meeting which means non-addict friends and relatives are welcome to attend.
Meetings are held every Tuesday, 7:00pm at First Lutheran Church.

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8/13/20197:00pm to 8:00pmNA


Every Wednesday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 6:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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8/14/20196:00pm to 8:00pmBrad Burke


Every Thursday, Weight Watchers will meet at NICC Cresco Center. Weigh-in is at 4:30pm and the workshop is at 5:00pm. Call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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8/15/20194:30pm to 6:30pmNICC Cresco Center


The Howard County  Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.

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8/16/20191:30pm to 2:30pmAlzheimer's Association/Eastern Iowa Chapter


Join us for a day of worship, teaching and fellowship on Saturday, August 17th from 9am to 3pm at the Heritage Events Center.

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8/17/20199:00am to 3:00pmReNEWed Life


Every Sunday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 1:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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8/18/20191:00pm to 3:00pmBrad Burke


The American Legion Rider meeting is the third Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm at the Legion Hall.

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8/20/20197:00pm to 8:00pmAmerican Legion Riders


NA in Cresco is an open meeting which means non-addict friends and relatives are welcome to attend.
Meetings are held every Tuesday, 7:00pm at First Lutheran Church.

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8/20/20197:00pm to 8:00pmNA


Every Wednesday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 6:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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8/21/20196:00pm to 8:00pmBrad Burke


Every Thursday, Weight Watchers will meet at NICC Cresco Center. Weigh-in is at 4:30pm and the workshop is at 5:00pm. Call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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8/22/20194:30pm to 6:30pmNICC Cresco Center


Todd Stephenson, a Certified NRA Instructor with over 30 years of firearms experience, will be holding a MINNESOTA AND IOWA Concealed Carry class on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at the Cresco Wildlife Club on the Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco.  This class is one of the MOST COMPLETE Minnesota and Iowa concealed carry training programs offered.

Pre-registration will begin at 8:30am, and class will begin promptly at 9:00am.  Class should conclude by between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.  You must be 21 years or older the day of the class to receive a certificate.  Students will be required to qualify using .22LR firearms and ammunition provided by the instructor.  Eye and hearing protection will also be provided.

The fee for this class is $125.00 – you may bring your driver's license and pre-register in person at Outdoors & More, Inc. in Cresco during normal business hours OR you may show up the day of class to register.   Either way, please CALL ME to reserve your seat ASAP.  When your class fee is paid, you will be provided with a one-year Single membership to the Cresco Wildlife Club.  If you are already a member of the Wildlife Club, you will be provided with a one-year single membership extension (upgrades to FAMILY memberships are just $5.00 more).

Please call Todd Stephenson at (641) 257-9345 for more information or visit Outdoors & More at 115 3rd Ave. West (behind Billmyer Furniture) in Cresco to reserve your seat.  Walk-ins the day of class will be accepted if seats are available, but class size WILL be limited, so I encourage you to reserve your seat early.
 

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8/24/20198:30am to 7:00pmTodd Stephenson


This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.  The event is free, and all are welcome!  Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated during the walk.  Light refreshments provided.  Upcoming dates:  July 13, August 24, Sept 28, Oct 26 from 9am to 10am at the Prarie's Edge Nature Center.  If you attend three Walk dates, you will receive a free t-shirt and pedometer.

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8/24/20199:00am to 10:00amRHSHC


Every Sunday (weather permitting) is the Social Run/Walk in Cresco at 1:00pm. Meet at Burke Auction, 117 S Park Place and join the FUN!  Call Brad at 507.259.5070 for more information and search FIT Running Club on Facebook.    

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8/25/20191:00pm to 3:00pmBrad Burke


It's Cruise Night at A&W/Long John Silver's in Cresco on the last Wednesday of the month from April through September from 5pm - 7pm.  (April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25)
 
Come out and see the cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great music, specials, and door prizes!

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8/28/20195:00pm to 7:00pmA&W/Long John Silver's


Back by popular demand; Tonic Sol-fa is at the Cresco Theatre & Opera House!
Call 563.547.1066 for more information.

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8/30/2019 Cresco Theatre & Opera House


 Sterling Drug Senior Discount Day

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9/3/20198:00am to 6:00pmLaney Frazer


Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting is held at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of every month at VFW Hall on Hwy 9.

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9/3/20197:00pm to 8:00pmRick Slifka


 Cresco Family Pharmacy Senior Discount Day on the first Wednesday of every month. Seniors 60+ receive 20% off entire purchase.
*some exclusions apply

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9/4/20198:00am to 6:00pmCresco Family Pharmacy


The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.


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9/6/20191:30pm to 2:30pmAlzheimer's Assoc/East Center IA Chapter


The first Saturday of each month is the Northeast Iowa Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry at Crestwood Elementary. Signup is at 8am and return 10am to collect food.
 
For more information call the NEIA Food Bank at 319.235.0507 or Mrs. Headington at Howard-Winn at 563.547.2300.

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9/7/20198:00am to 11:00amMrs. Headington


Sunday, September 8th at the Cresco Wildlife Club is the 40 Gun Raffle. Need not be present to win. Winners must have necessary permits to claim prizes. All prizes must be legally claimed within 30 days.
11 Rifles
14 Handguns
9 Shotguns
6 Muzzle loaders
Only 1,600 tickets being sold. 1 in 40 chance of winning. Donation of $20 per tickets.
Tickets available at Cresco Wildlife Club or Outdoors and More in Cresco.

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9/8/2019 Cresco Wildlife Club


Veterans of Foreign Wars  Auxiliary meeting is at Evans Assisted Living every 2nd Tuesday of the Month.
Meeting times:
May - October at 6:30pm
November - April at 1:30pm

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9/10/20191:30pm to 2:30pmVeterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary


Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer’s (IA-01) office is now holding regular mobile office hours around the First Congressional District. Through this program, her staff is regularly available at different locations throughout our community to better serve you. They are able to assist you with a range of issues dealing with any federal agency, including the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare, disaster recovery and others.  If you think you may need help fixing a problem with the federal government, just stop by.

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9/10/20192:30pm to 3:30pmKim Taylor


American Legion Post 135 meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm at the Legion Hall.

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9/10/20197:00pm to 8:00pmJIm Perry


Don't miss this popular weekend event in Cresco. Sponsored by the Cresco Shopper who will have the locations printed in their publication. Call 563.547.2025 to reserve your spot on the Shopper's map.

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9/12/2019
-9/14/2019
 Cresco Shopper


Sunday, September 15th at the VFW Hall is the Cresco Legion Riders Pancake Breakfast & Quilt Auction serving from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Raffle tickets for the quilt made by Linda Schwade are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Raffle drawing at 12:00 Noon. Proceeds to benefit Howard County Hospice.

 

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9/15/20198:30am to 12:30pmWarren Steffen


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