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Legislative Forum
Address: 1013 S 2nd, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Danny's Sport Spot
Date: April 1, 2016  (12:00pm - 2:00pm)

Legislative Forum with Senator Randy Feenstra and Representative Dan Husman

Quimby Fireman's Steak Fry
Address: 101 W 2nd Ave, Quimby, IA 51049  
Location: Quimby Fire Station
Date: April 2, 2016  (5:00pm - 8:00pm)


Aurelia Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner
Address: Main Street, Aurelia, IA 51005  
Location: Aurelia Community Center
Date: April 3, 2016  (11:00am - 1:00pm)

This annual event features the Kiwanis delicious all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, beverage and ice cream with yummy toppings. The cost is $7.50 per person and preschoolers eat for free.



Sanford Museum- Country Jammin'
Contact: Linda Burkhart  
Phone: 712-225-3922
Address: 117 E Willow Street, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Sanford Museum
Date: April 3, 2016  (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

Old-time music jamboree. Bring you instrument and your voice or just sit a spell and enjoy the artists.


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CRMC Auxiliary- Spring Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale
Contact: CRMC
Address: Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: CRMC 1st Floor Conference Room
Date: April 5, 2016  (10:00am - 5:30pm)

http://www.cherokeermc.org/_managedFiles/files/files/1458573875.pdf



 



Aurelia Community Coffee
Contact: Cindy Krause
Phone: 712-434-5895
Address: 235 Main Street, Aurelia, IA 51005  
Location: Aurelia Community Center
Date: April 6, 2016  (9:30am - 11:00am)

Every Wednesday from 9:30-11:00AM. We look forward to seeing you there! If you would like to host a coffee, call Cindy Krause at 434-5895 today and reserve your date to serve!



CRMC- Welcome to Medicare Seminar
Contact: CRMC
Address: Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: CRMC 1st Floor Conference Room
Date: April 7, 2016  (Starts at: 6:00pm)

http://www.cherokeermc.org/_managedFiles/files/files/1458573478.pdf



The Cherokee Chapter of the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association
Phone: 712-225-3214
Address: Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Danny's Sport Spot
Date: April 8, 2016  (Starts at: 9:30am)

The Cherokee Chapter of the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association (IRSPA) will meet at 9:30 AM at Danny's Sports Spot in Cherokee.  A program will be presented by Rhoadside Greenhouse.  Refreshments will be available for $3.00.   For more information about the organization call 225-3214.  



Cherokee Community Theater- "Over the River and Through the Woods"
Phone: 712-225-4440
Address: 530 West Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center
Date: April 8, 2016  (Starts at: 7:30pm)

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Passport Saturday in Cherokee
Phone: 712-225-6735
Address: 520 W Main Street, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee County Recorder's Office
Date: April 9, 2016  (9:00am - 2:00pm)

On Saturday, April 9, the Cherokee County Recorder's Office will be open to process passports for busy families and people who can't make it in during the week! You will need the following documents: YOUR CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR EXPIRED PASSPORT, 2 SEPARATE CHECKS (sorry no debit/credit cards), AND YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE. Please visit the website or call for specific information regarding children under 16.

For more passport information, fees and forms please visit: Travel.State.Gov

You can download the form and have it filled out prior to coming in, or we have forms available in our office. Be sure to fill it out in black ink and do not sign it until you are in front of us. If you have any questions or concerns regarding PASSPORT DAY please call the Recorder's office at 712-225-6735.

Cherokee Community Theater- "Over the River and Through the Woods"
Phone: 712-225-4440
Address: 530 West Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center
Date: April 9, 2016  (Starts at: 7:30pm)

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Sanford Museum SMA Program: The Miracle Landing with Harold Gifford
Address: Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Sanford Museum
Date: April 9, 2016  (Starts at: 7:30pm)

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Breakfast with the Masons
Address: 935 South 2nd St., Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Masonic Lodge
Date: April 10, 2016  (8:00am - 1:00pm)

$6.00/ 5 & under are Free



Your choice of Pancakes and ham, pancakes and eggs, biscuts and gravy.



Proceeds will go towards two $300 scholarships for Cherokee and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn graduates.



Meet the Scientist Day!
Contact: Sanford Museum  
Phone: 712-225-3922
Address: 117 E Willow, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Sanford Museum
Date: April 10, 2016  (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

Have you always wondered what an animal biologist does? What about a water scientist or an archaeologist? You’ll get your chance to learn more at “Meet the Scientist Day!” This is a family-fun event that will showcase a variety of scientists from around Northwest Iowa and beyond. This event will be held on Sunday, April 10th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Sanford Museum and Planetarium. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.

 

Meet and learn with scientists who specialize in fields such as archaeology, water science, astronomy, geology, physics, environmental science, and many more! We will also have a special guest from the Great Plains Zoo’s ZooExpress Program to teach us about the science of animals with the help of a few LIVE zoo animals. These scientists will be scattered throughout the Sanford Museum, showcasing their specific scientific study and demonstrating an experiment or an activity related to their studies. This event is a great opportunity for kids to ask career questions or just to come and learn about the exciting facets of science!

 

For more information, contact the Sanford Museum by calling 712-225-3922 or e-mailing sanfordmuseum@sanfordmuseum.org. Visit us on Facebook!



 



Cherokee Community Theater- "Over the River and Through the Woods"
Phone: 712-225-4440
Address: 530 West Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center
Date: April 10, 2016  (Starts at: 2:00pm)

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Cherokee Young Professionals Dinner & Drink
Address: Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
Date: April 12, 2016  (Starts at: 5:30pm)

We are inviting any young business people between the ages of 21-40 to join us for dinner and drinks at the Monterrey Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, April 12. This will be an informal gathering to socialize with other young professionals and discuss what direction we see this group going in the future. Dinner and drinks will be on your own.



https://www.facebook.com/events/1118652651489056/



Aurelia Community Coffee
Contact: Cindy Krause
Phone: 712-434-5895
Address: 235 Main Street, Aurelia, IA 51005  
Location: Aurelia Community Center
Date: April 13, 2016  (9:30am - 11:00am)

Every Wednesday from 9:30-11:00AM. We look forward to seeing you there! If you would like to host a coffee, call Cindy Krause at 434-5895 today and reserve your date to serve!



Bright Beginnings Preschool Open House & Registration
Contact: Bright Beginnings Preschool
Phone: 712-225-5728
Address: 400 N Roosevelt, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Bright Beginnings Preschool
Date: April 13, 2016  (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

3-4 year old preschool: Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings

All day 4-5 year old program. Tailored to the child going into kindergarten.



3 year old program registration fee: $50

4 year old program registration fee: $75

Fee is due at registration to hold your spot for this fall.



Tuition fee for 3 year olds: $125 per month.

Tuition fee for 4 year olds: $225 per month.

Tuition fee covers everything for your child except snacks. Scholarships are available for qualifying students.



For more information call the preschool at 712-225-5728.



Hope to see you there!



Good Times Place- Pot Luck
Contact: Karen Thompson  
Address: 530 W Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center- Upper Level
Date: April 14, 2016  (Starts at: 12:00pm)

Good Times Place hosts a Pot Luck every 2nd Thursday of the month. At the Cherokee Community Center- Upper Level at Noon.

Tastes and Sounds of Cherokee
Contact: Cherokee Music Boosters
Address: 200 Victory Drive, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: WIT Community College
Date: April 14, 2016  (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

The Cherokee Music Boosters invite you to attend the 20th Annual Tastes and Sounds of Cherokee!

Located at Western Iowa Tech Convention Center from 6:30-8:30PM

Tickets available at the door!

Adults $8.00

Children 4-10  $4.00

3 and Under- FREE



Come enjoy an evening of fantastic taste testing featuring numerous culinary delights from area eateries. Along with great food, there will be outstanding musical entertainment by Cherokee band and vocal students. Don't miss out on this great event!!



Trinity Lutheran Church Garage Sales
Contact: Trinity Lutheran Church
Phone: 712-225-4332
Address: 230 N Roosevelt, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
Date: April 15, 2016  (4:00pm - 7:00pm)

Furniture, Clothing, Toys, Household, Books & More!


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Cherokee Community Theater- "Over the River and Through the Woods"
Phone: 712-225-4440
Address: 530 West Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center
Date: April 15, 2016  (Starts at: 7:30pm)

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Trinity Lutheran Church Garage Sales
Contact: Trinity Lutheran Church
Phone: 712-225-4332
Address: 230 N Roosevelt, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
Date: April 16, 2016  (8:00am - 2:00pm)

Furniture, Clothing, Toys, Household, Books & More!


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Cherokee Community Theater- "Over the River and Through the Woods"
Phone: 712-225-4440
Address: 530 West Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center
Date: April 16, 2016  (Starts at: 7:30pm)

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Country Cruiser Dance
Contact: Pam Cronin
Phone: 712-436-2299
Address: 530 W Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center- Lower Level
Date: April 16, 2016  (7:30pm - 11:00pm)

The Country Cruisers Dance Club will be hosting a dance on April 16th at the Cherokee Community Center-lower level from 7:30-11:00. A lesson will be taught at 9:00. Music provided by Club DJ.  Please bring your own beverage and a snack to share if you wish.  Open to all singles and couples.



Baked Potato Bar- Cleghorn Community Center Fundraiser
Address: 102 Grace Avenue, Cleghorn, IA 51014  
Location: Cleghorn Community Center
Date: April 17, 2016

Serving baked potato with all the toppings, beverage and bar.



Free-will donation. Proceeds will be used for a handicap accessable swing for in the park!



Cherokee Community Theater- "Over the River and Through the Woods"
Phone: 712-225-4440
Address: 530 West Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center
Date: April 17, 2016  (Starts at: 2:00pm)

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Simon Estes Concert- featuring WHS & MMC Choirs & Chun-Ya Pien
Phone: 712-225-6414 or 712-225-5739
Address: 600 W Bluff Street, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Washington High School Auditorim
Date: April 17, 2016  (Starts at: 4:00pm)

$15 admission in advance, $20 at the door, $5 for students (no student activity pass accepted)



General Admission Seating- Doors open at 3:00PM



Purchase your tickets in Advance at the Economic Development Office/ Chamber Office, 201 W Main Street

712-225-5739/ 712225-6414



Aurelia Community Coffee
Contact: Cindy Krause
Phone: 712-434-5895
Address: 235 Main Street, Aurelia, IA 51005  
Location: Aurelia Community Center
Date: April 20, 2016  (9:30am - 11:00am)

Every Wednesday from 9:30-11:00AM. We look forward to seeing you there! If you would like to host a coffee, call Cindy Krause at 434-5895 today and reserve your date to serve!



Good Times Place Monthly Craft
Contact: Good Times Place
Address: 530 W Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Lower Level Cherokee Community Center
Date: April 21, 2016  (Starts at: 1:00pm)

The Good Time's Place monthly criaft will be pop-up greeting cards on Thursday, April 21st, at 1:00 PM in the congregate area (lower level) of the Cherokee Commuinity Center.  Sign up at the April  Good Times Place potluck or call Morgan at: 225-6166 to register.



DEC Glow 5k “Light the Night” Run
Contact: Meagan Foresman  
Address: 1251 W Cedar Loop, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: MHI Grounds
Date: April 22, 2016  (Starts at: 8:30pm)

I am excited to announce that we will be having the DEC Glow 5k “Light the Night” run on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 8:30pm. The fun run/walk will take place at the MHI grounds in Cherokee. The fun run/walk will include a 5k and 1 mile option. I have attached flyers and registration forms to this e-mail. I would love your help advertising and distributing this information to the public, so please feel free to forward this message on. All proceeds from this event will help provide the support, education, and resources needed to make families stronger and children safer in Cherokee and Ida Counties.

NWIA Bulldogs-Meet the Team! Tailgate & Bake Sale
Address: 235 Main Street, Aurelia, IA 51005  
Location: Aurelia Community Center
Date: April 23, 2016  (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

FREE-WILL DONATION!



Family friendly event! Come support the NWIA Bulldogs (Semi-Pro men's Football Team). Players will be taking pictures and signing autographs for the fans. There will be door prizes and raffle to win Creekfest tickets featuring Kid Rock. Fun for all memebers of the local communities. Come check us out and support your Bulldogs! First home game is April 30!



Doors open by 5. They will be serving pulled pork/sandwiches with all the fixings. Come meet the 2016 team!


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Larry Nelson Benefit
Address: Quimby, IA  
Location: Quimby FIre Station
Date: April 24, 2016  (11:00am - 1:30pm)

Menu: Hamburger, brats, hot dogs, chips, baked beans, dessert and drinks.



Free will offering



Purchase raffle tickets for your cahnce to win a:

$100 Fareway Gift Card

$100 HyVee Gift Card



Proceeds from this event will be used to help with medial expenses incurred during Larry's illness.



Sanford Museum- Public Planetarium Show
Phone: 712-225-3922
Address: 117 E Willow, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Sanford Museum
Date: April 24, 2016  (2:00pm - 3:00pm)


Country Cruiser Dancing for the residents of Country Side Estates
Contact: Pam Cronin
Phone: 712-436-2299
Address: Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Country Side Estates
Date: April 24, 2016  (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

The Country Cruisers Dance Club will be dancing for the residents of Country Side Estates on Sunday, April 24th at 3:30.



Quimby Watermelon Days Flea Market & Craft Show
Contact: Deb Clark
Phone: 712-229-3565
Address: Main Street, Quimby, IA 51049  
Location: Quimby Main Street
Date: April 25, 2016  (10:00am - 5:00pm)

For more information call: Deb Clark 712-229-3565 or Shirley Perrett 712-445-2674



Cost is $10/ booth



Mail completed form and payment to:

Quimby Watermelon Flea Market Craft Show

c/o Mick Brown

PO Box 116

Quimby, IA 51049



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Coffee with the Curators
Contact: Linda
Phone: 712-225-3922
Address: 117 E Willow, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Sanford Museum
Date: April 26, 2016  (Starts at: 10:00am)

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Aurelia Community Coffee
Contact: Cindy Krause
Phone: 712-434-5895
Address: 235 Main Street, Aurelia, IA 51005  
Location: Aurelia Community Center
Date: April 27, 2016  (9:30am - 11:00am)

Every Wednesday from 9:30-11:00AM. We look forward to seeing you there! If you would like to host a coffee, call Cindy Krause at 434-5895 today and reserve your date to serve!



"The Talk: Senior Edition"- Hosted by The Gardens Specialty Care and WIT
Contact: The Gardens Assistant Living
Phone: 712-225-2999
Address: 200 Victory Drive, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: WIT-CC
Date: April 28, 2016  (Starts at: 9:30am)

The Gardens, Cherokee Specialty Care and Wit are hosting an event on April 28 at 9:30 am at WIT Auditorium. The event is titled "The Talk: Senior Edition", and is an education event open to the public about how to bring up the topic of long term care to friends or family. We will be having speakers from CRMC and Iowa Health Care at the event. You must RSVP for this event.


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Good Times Place Planning Committee Meeting
Contact: Good Times Place
Phone: 712-225-3214
Address: 530 W Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center- Lower Level
Date: April 28, 2016  (10:00am - 11:00am)

Good Times Place Planning Committee to meet at 10:00 AM in the lower level of the Cherokee Community Center on Thursday, April 28th. Any and all members are welcome to attend.  For more information call 225-3214



 



Good Times Place Sponsored Annual Community Card Party
Contact: Good Times Place
Address: 530 W Bluff, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Cherokee Community Center
Date: April 28, 2016  (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

The Good Times Place sponsored Annual Community Card Party will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 28th, in the upper level of the Cherokee Community Center.  All tupes of card games may be played with prizes awarded for high scores, etc.  Refreshments and snacks will be available. 



 



Aurelia City Wide Garage Sales
Contact: Cindy Krause (evenings & weekends)
Phone: 712-434-5895
Address: Aurelia, IA 51005  
Location: City of Aurelia
Starts: April 29, 2016
Ends:  April 30, 2016

Get ready, set, spring! Mark your calendars for the Aurelia City Wide Garage Sales! Start cleaning out your basement, garage, attic or wherever you have all those treasures stored. Get in touch with Cindy Krause at 434-5895 (evenings or weekends) to get your name and address on the map! Can't wait to see all of this years great bargains!



Cherokee Ridge Runner Spring Rendezvous
Contact: David Burcham  
Phone: 712-880-2713
Address: Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: Little Sioux Wildlife Area
Starts: April 29, 2016
Ends:  May 1, 2016
Time: (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Public welcome during day 9:00AM- 4:00PM. Featuring Minnesota Jack Sparrow.

All re-enactors from 1740 to 1880's are welcome!



Camping Fee: Primitive-$15, Modern-$20, Range Fee-$15



Potluck meal Saturday night with camp meeting, fundraising auction Saturday.



Limited water and wood.



Hawk & Knife Throw, seventeen shooting events, including in-line muzzleloaders.

Remember- post and pull your own targets on the range. Please bring your own staple gun.

Outlaw Haw Throw (Must have a handle and can be thrown with one hand/ no explosive please)



Rendezvous is held at Little Sioux Wildlife Area, located southwest of Cherokee, Iowa, 5 miles south on Highway 59, turn west onto County Rd. C44, turn South onto River Road, turn east on 590th Street (gravel road), and turn South to entrance to Little Sioux Wildlife Area.



for more information contact: David Burcham at 712-880-2713, Trapper Dave Kremin at 712-272-4691

cherokeeridgerunners@yahoo.com



NWIA Bulldogs- Home Game
Address: Aurelia, IA 51005  
Location: Valor Field
Date: April 30, 2016  (Starts at: 7:00pm)

vs. Southern Iowa Saints


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Beatles Dance Party at the Gathering Place
Contact: The Book Vine
Phone: 712-225-2445
Address: 207 W Main, Cherokee, IA 51012  
Location: The Gathering Place
Date: April 30, 2016  (Starts at: 8:00pm)

Tickets are available at the Book Vine and are $15.00

BYOB