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Nov
20 2014
THAT TREE
New exhibit at Arts on Grand

Nov 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – Nov 29, 2014, 4:00 PM

Photography by Mark Hirsch.  
There will be an artists' reception from 5pm to 7pm.
For more information contact Arts on Grand at 262-4307


Nov
27 2014
Library Events for the day!
Location: Spencer Public Library

Nov 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – Nov 28, 2014, 9:00 PM

The Spencer Public Library will be closed
Thursday, November 27th and Friday,
November 28th in observance of the
Thanksgiving Holiday.


Nov
29 2014
Photography with Mark Hirsch
Location: Arts on Grand

Nov 29, 2014, 8:00 AM – Nov 29, 2014, 12:00 PM

This is an Encore Class.  Register now at 
Arts on Grand in person or call 262-4307.
The fee is $50.00 for members and
$60.00 for non members. 
Both cameras and smart phone are welcome.
Develop your eye behind the lens with 
Mark Hirsch of "That Tree"


Nov
30 2014
Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast
Location: Spencer Area Activity Center

Nov 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – Nov 30, 2014, 1:00 PM

This event is a free will donation.
Please plan to attend and have a
great breakfast.


Dec
01 2014
ART ON A CARD
New exhibit at Arts on Grand

Dec 01, 2014, 10:00 AM – Dec 31, 2014, 4:00 PM

For more information contact Arts on Grand at 262-4307


Dec
01 2014
Grand Meander at the Spencer Public Library
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 01, 2014, 5:00 PM – Dec 01, 2014, 7:00 PM

The Spencer Public Library will have a Hot Cocoa Bar--
Warm yourself with a hot cup of cocoa and all the fixings
while your children make a craft.  For more information
contact the Library at 580-7290


Dec
01 2014
Grand Meander
Location: Downtown Spencer

Dec 01, 2014, 5:00 PM – Dec 01, 2014, 8:00 PM

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Mainstreet
Grand Meander and Tuba Christmas

More details forthcoming.


Dec
03 2014
Arts On Grand
Painting Partners

Dec 03, 2014, 1:00 PM – Dec 03, 2014, 3:00 PM

Free informal drop-in painting group.
For more information call 262-4307.


Dec
04 2014
A Very Merry Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Location: Arts on Grand

Dec 04, 2014, 5:00 PM – Dec 04, 2014, 7:00 PM

Arts on Grand presents a Very Merry Ugly Christmas
Sweater Party.  A $5.00 Contest Entry Fee (or FREE
entry with two bottles of wine to help stock our bar!)
There will be Reindeer Games, Refreshments and 
really BAD Sweaters.  Prizes awarded for to the 
BEST WORST SWEATER

For more information call 262-4307


Dec
05 2014
Spencer High School Fillin' Station
Location: Spencer High School

Dec 05, 2014, 11:30 AM – Dec 05, 2014, 1:00 PM

The Fillin' Station is a program provided by the 
students of Ms. Vander Linden's Classroom.  The
students learn to plan, prepare, and serve a meal
in a restaurant setting.  Come and see what its 
all about.  
Reservations need to be made by December 2, 2015
by calling Ms. Vander Linden's room at 262-1700
extension 2305 or email: mvanderlinden@spencerschools.org
L
unch shifts are as follows:
11am to 11:30am
11:30 to Noon
Noon to 12:30pm
12:30 to 1pm.
Menu includes:  Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy,
Corn, Dinner Roll, and Pumpkin Bar with Cream
Cheese Frosting.
The cost is $5.00


Dec
05 2014
OUR TOWN
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Dec 05, 2014, 7:31 PM – Dec 05, 2014, 10:00 PM

The second production of the 55th Season of
the Spencer Community Theatre will be:
Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
Considered the greatest American Play ever written,
Our Town follows the small town of Grover's Corner
through 3 acts: "Daily Life" "Love and Marriage" 
and "Death abd Eternity..  Narrated by a stage manager,
and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences
follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children 
fall in love, marry and eventually--in one of the most
famous scenes in American theatre--die.  A timeless 
play to celebrate our 55th Season.  SCT'S production
is planned in collaboration with the 100th Anniversary
of Spencer Hospital, and will feature a wide variety of 
community volunteers, including massed choirs from 
six area churces featured during the show's run.

Permformance dates are: December  5-7 and 12-14.


Dec
06 2014
Too Early to Hibernate Bike Ride
Location: The Bear

Dec 06, 2014, 9:00 AM – Dec 06, 2014, 12:00 PM

Enjoy a fun "Too Early to Hibernate" DecemBEAR Bike Ride
to support the Clay County Trails Association.  The ride will
travel from The Bear to the Harvest Moon in Greenville for
lunch and drinks (not included in the registration fee)

Registration:  9am at The Bear (24 West Park St.) Come 
early and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and delicious breakfast!
The ride will begin at 10am. 
Cost: $30.00 includes a "Too Early to Hibernate" beanie.
Total miles:  Approximately 30
Questions:  Contact Jake at:  akabobbyjoseph@yahoo.com


Dec
06 2014
Celebration of Nativities
Location: Spencer Dream Center

Dec 06, 2014, 10:00 AM – Dec 06, 2014, 4:00 PM

The Dream Center will be hosting this event in the former
hotel dining area. There will be a  vast display of
privately-owned nativities.  Holiday goodies and beverages will
be served to those attending.  The cost is a recommended 
donation of $5.00/person.  This event is a fund raiser for
the Dream Center.
For more information contact Susan Christensen at 
712-933-5557


Dec
07 2014
Parker Museum Open House
Location: Parker Museum at 300 East 3rd Street

Dec 07, 2014, 1:00 PM – Dec 07, 2014, 4:00 PM

The museum will be decorated for the holidays!


Dec
08 2014
DIY Club--Thumbprint Ornaments
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 08, 2014, 6:30 PM – Dec 08, 2014, 7:30 PM

Join the Spencer Public Library as we use thumbprints to
paint ornaments.  Registration is required.  Please call 
580-7290 or sign up at the front desk.


Dec
09 2014
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Location: Info Dog Security LLC

Dec 09, 2014, 5:00 PM – Dec 09, 2014, 7:00 PM

All Chamber members and their employees are 
invited to Info Dog Security LLC for Business
After Hours.  Learn about their business and 
proper disposal of personal documents as well
as disposal of computer hard drives and more
importantly to meet with fellow Chamber
Members and catch up with each other.
Chamber Drawing will be at 6pm.

The location for this Business After Hours is:
411 11th Street SW in Suite C.


Dec
10 2014
Arts On Grand
Painting Partners

Dec 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – Dec 10, 2014, 3:00 PM

Free informal drop-in painting group.
For more information call 262-4307.


Dec
13 2014
Veterans Appreciation Meal
Location: American Legion Hall (2320 Highway Blvd)

Dec 13, 2014, 4:30 PM – Dec 13, 2014, 7:00 PM

All veterans and spouses are invited to attend. 
No Membership Required  This is a FREE 
meal served to all who have honorably served in any
branch of the military.  
Dinner will include:  Turkey, Roast Beef,
Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Vegetable and
Dessert.  
We will be collecting non-perishable s and accepting
donations for the Upper Des Moines Food Pantry. 
Please be generous.  Thank you. 
This event is sponsored by the Clay County VFW 
Post 3159 and the Glen Pedersen American Legion 
Post 1.


Dec
13 2014
THE BEACH BOYS CHRISTMAS SHOW
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Dec 13, 2014, 6:30 PM – Dec 13, 2014, 10:00 PM

The Beach Boys Christmas Show
Hits and Holiday Favorites

Doors open at 6:30pm
Showtime at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $39. $49. and $59.

Tickets may be purchased at the Event Center
Ticket Office, online at:  www.ticketmaster.com,
o
r charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000



Dec
14 2014
Parker Museum Open House
Location: Parker Museum at 300 East 3rd Street

Dec 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – Dec 14, 2014, 4:00 PM

The museum will be decorated for the holidays!!


Dec
14 2014
Just for Kix Dance Winter Show
Location: SHS Fieldhouse

Dec 14, 2014, 4:00 PM – Dec 14, 2014, 5:00 PM

Admission for Adults is $4.00 and for $2.00 for
students.  Free for children age 5 and under.
For more information contact Suzi at 260-3317


Dec
15 2014
Movie Night at the Library
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 15, 2014, 7:00 PM – Dec 15, 2014, 9:00 PM

Tonights movie will be "Maleficent" starring Angelina
Jolie and Elle Fanning.  This is the untold story of 
Disney's most iconic villian from the 1959 classic
Sleeping Beauty.  Find out how and why Maleficent turned 
evil.  For more information call the Library at 580-7290


Dec
16 2014
NON PROFIT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY
Location: TBA

Dec 16, 2014, 9:00 AM – Dec 16, 2014, 4:00 PM

The ISU Extension Nonprofit Management Academy 
welcomes anyone seeking professional development,
including; staff, management, volunteers, board 
members, professional association employees, and 
private sector employees.  

This Session will focus on Real Colors Team Building
and will be taught by Lori Hayungs

The registration fee will be offered at $45.00 per class.
Organizations may also purchase a set of 10 classes
for a reduced rate of $300.00

For more information or a brochure, call ISU at
712-262-2264 or email Bonnie Dalager, Exec Director
at:  bdalager@iastate.edu


Dec
17 2014
Arts On Grand
Painting Partners

Dec 17, 2014, 1:00 PM – Dec 17, 2014, 3:00 PM

Free informal drop-in painting group.
For more information call 262-4307.


Dec
18 2014
Cookie Exchange at the Library
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 18, 2014, 6:30 PM – Dec 18, 2014, 8:00 PM

Simply Delicious Cookie Exchange.
Bring your favorite cookie and its recipe to share.
Registraton is required, so reserve your spot 
today by calling 580-7290


Dec
24 2014
Arts On Grand
Painting Partners

Dec 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – Dec 24, 2014, 3:00 PM

Free informal drop-in painting group.
For more information call 262-4307.


Dec
29 2014
Book into Movie at Spencer Public Library
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – Dec 29, 2014, 9:00 PM

Tonight the movie will be "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" 
starring Alan Arkin.  This is the story of a deaf man making 
his way in a 1930's Georgia mill town.  Also, tonight you can
sign up for the next book to movie, "Jane Eyre" by 
Charlotte Bronte.  For more information call the Library at
580-7290.


Dec
31 2014
Arts On Grand
Painting Partners

Dec 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – Dec 31, 2014, 3:00 PM

Free informal drop-in painting group.
For more information call 262-4307.


Jan
04 2015
NW Iowa Bridal & Prom Extravaganza
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Jan 04, 2015, 1:00 PM – Jan 04, 2015, 4:30 PM

Cash and prizes to be given away through out the
show. 

This event is sponsored by Lite 104.9 and the 
Clay County Regional Event Center.


Jan
15 2015
Victor and Penny Alumni Concert
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Jan 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – Jan 15, 2015, 9:00 PM

SPARC, The Spencer Performing Arts Coalition
a Joint Venture of Arts on Grand and Spencer
Community Theatre, is proud to present:
Victor and Penni Alumni Concert

To place your reserved seating, please call
the SCT Box Office at 712-262-7336


Jan
16 2015
Northwest Iowa Home Show
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Jan 16, 2015, 5:00 PM – Jan 18, 2015, 5:00 PM

Show Hours
January 16:  5pm to 9pm
January 17: 10am to 6pm
January 18: Noon to 5pm.


Jan
21 2015
NON PROFIT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY
Location: TBA

Jan 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – Jan 21, 2015, 4:00 PM

The ISU Extension Nonprofit Management Academy 
welcomes anyone seeking professional development,
including; staff, management, volunteers, board 
members, professional association employees, and 
private sector employees.  

This session will focus on Grant Writing and will be 
taught by Sheriffa Jones

The registration fee will be offered at $45.00 per class.
Organizations may also purchase a set of 10 classes
for a reduced rate of $300.00

For more information or a brochure, call ISU at
712-262-2264 or email Bonnie Dalager, Exec Director
at:  bdalager@iastate.edu


Jan
25 2015
No Apologies Ballroom Event
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Jan 25, 2015, 5:00 PM – Jan 25, 2015, 9:00 PM

More details forthcoming


Jan
28 2015
No Apologies Arena Event
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Jan 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – Jan 28, 2015, 8:30 PM

More details forthcoming


Feb
07 2015
EGGS & ISSUES
Location: Spencer City Council Chambers

Feb 07, 2015, 9:00 AM – Feb 07, 2015, 10:30 AM


Feb
13 2015
SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Feb 13, 2015, 7:30 PM – Feb 13, 2015, 10:00 PM

The third production for the 55th Season of Spencer
Community Theatre will be "Same Time, Next Year."
One of the most popular romantic comedies of the
century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on
broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress
Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the 
successful motion picture with Alan Alda. It remains
one of the worlds most widely produced plays.  
The plot follows a love affair between two people, 
Doris and George, married to others, who rendevous
once a year.  Twenty five years of manners and morals
are hilariously and touchingly play out by the lovers.

Performance dates:  February 13-15 and 20-22.


Feb
19 2015
NON PROFIT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY
Location: TBA

Feb 19, 2015, 9:00 AM – Feb 19, 2015, 4:00 PM

The ISU Extension Nonprofit Management Academy 
welcomes anyone seeking professional development,
including; staff, management, volunteers, board 
members, professional association employees, and 
private sector employees.  

This session will focus on Operating on a Shoestring
Budget and will be an open panel discussion

The registration fee will be offered at $45.00 per class.
Organizations may also purchase a set of 10 classes
for a reduced rate of $300.00

For more information or a brochure, call ISU at
712-262-2264 or email Bonnie Dalager, Exec Director
at:  bdalager@iastate.edu


Feb
21 2015
EGGS & ISSUES
Location: Spencer City Hall Council Chambers

Feb 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – Feb 21, 2015, 10:30 AM


Mar
07 2015
EGGS & ISSUES
Location: Spencer City Hall Council Chambers

Mar 07, 2015, 9:00 AM – Mar 07, 2015, 10:30 AM


Mar
17 2015
AG BREAKFAST
Location: TBA

Mar 17, 2015, 7:00 AM – Mar 17, 2015, 10:00 AM


Mar
19 2015
NON PROFIT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY
Location: TBA

Mar 19, 2015, 9:00 AM – Mar 19, 2015, 4:00 PM

The ISU Extension Nonprofit Management Academy 
welcomes anyone seeking professional development,
including; staff, management, volunteers, board 
members, professional association employees, and 
private sector employees.  

This session will focus on Positive Youth Development
and will be taught by Wade Weber

The registration fee will be offered at $45.00 per class.
Organizations may also purchase a set of 10 classes
for a reduced rate of $300.00

For more information or a brochure, call ISU at
712-262-2264 or email Bonnie Dalager, Exec Director
at:  bdalager@iastate.edu


Mar
20 2015
Opera Iowa
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Mar 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – Mar 20, 2015, 9:00 PM

SPARC, Spencer Performing Arts Coalition,
a Joint Venture of Arts on Grand and 
Spencer Community Theatre is proud to 
present Opera Iowa.

To place your reserved seating please call the
SCT Box Office at 712-262-7336


Mar
21 2015
EGGS & ISSUES
Location: Spencer City Hall Council Chambers

Mar 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – Mar 21, 2015, 10:30 AM


Mar
22 2015
Spencer Community School Foundation Scholarship Ceremony
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Mar 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – Mar 22, 2015, 4:00 PM

This scholarship ceremony will be held in the north ballroom.


Apr
01 2015
Clay County Baseball Exhibit Opens
Location: Clay County Heritage Center

Apr 01, 2015, 10:00 AM – Apr 01, 2015, 5:00 PM


Apr
21 2015
NON PROFIT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY
Location: TBA

Apr 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – Apr 21, 2015, 4:00 PM

The ISU Extension Nonprofit Management Academy 
welcomes anyone seeking professional development,
including; staff, management, volunteers, board 
members, professional association employees, and 
private sector employees.  

This session will focus on What Makes A Great Board
Member and will be taught by Marybeth Foster

The registration fee will be offered at $45.00 per class.
Organizations may also purchase a set of 10 classes
for a reduced rate of $300.00

For more information or a brochure, call ISU at
712-262-2264 or email Bonnie Dalager, Exec Director
at:  bdalager@iastate.edu


May
03 2015
Just for Kix Dance Spring Show
Location: SHS Fieldhouse

May 03, 2015, 2:00 PM – May 03, 2015, 3:00 PM

Admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for 
students.  Children age 5 and under are free.
For more information contact Suzi at 260-3317


May
07 2015
NON PROFIT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY
Location: TBA

May 07, 2015, 9:00 AM – May 07, 2015, 4:00 PM

The ISU Extension Nonprofit Management Academy 
welcomes anyone seeking professional development,
including; staff, management, volunteers, board 
members, professional association employees, and 
private sector employees.  

This final session will focus on Legal Pitfalls to Avoid for
Managers and will be taught by Kathey Peterson

The registration fee will be offered at $45.00 per class.
Organizations may also purchase a set of 10 classes
for a reduced rate of $300.00

For more information or a brochure, call ISU at
712-262-2264 or email Bonnie Dalager, Exec Director
at:  bdalager@iastate.edu


May
09 2015
Arts on Grand Wine Lovers Dinner
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

May 09, 2015, 4:00 PM – May 09, 2015, 10:00 PM

This event will be held in the North Ballroom.
Register in advance by calling Arts on Grand at
712-262-4307


Jun
05 2015
Chad Elliott in Concert
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Jun 05, 2015, 7:00 PM – Jun 05, 2015, 9:00 PM

SPARC, The Spencer Performing Arts Coalition
(A joint venture of Arts on Grand and Spencer
Community Theatre) invite you to hear 
Chad Elliott in concert.

To place your reserved seating, please call
the SCT Box Office at 712-262-7336


Jun
13 2015
FLAGFEST
Location: TBA

Jun 13, 2015, 11:00 AM – Jun 13, 2015, 5:00 PM

Celebrate the 31st Annual Flagfest.
Details will be forthcoming.


Jul
03 2015
BASEBALL!!!
Location: Clay County Heritage Center

Jul 03, 2015, 10:00 AM – Jul 05, 2015, 5:00 PM

A Salute to BASEBALL!!! Enjoy a funfilled weekend
of BASEBALL and its history and local heroes.
More details will be forthcoming.

This event will run July 3, 4 and 5, 2015.


Aug
10 2015
CHAMBER GOLF OUTING
Location: Spencer Municipal Golf Course

Aug 10, 2015, 11:30 AM – Aug 10, 2015, 5:00 PM

More details forthcoming


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