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Jul
25 2016
New Exhibit at Arts on Grand
Location: Arts on Grand

Jul 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – Jul 30, 2016, 4:00 PM

This latest exhibition in the gallery of 
Arts on Grand will feature the works of 
Allan Servoss.  The public is invited to 
view his surrealist landscape paintings and 
drawings from colored pencil.  

For more information, call Arts on Grand at
712-262-4307


Jul
28 2016
CrAzY DaYz
Location: Downtown Spencer

Jul 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – Jul 30, 2016, 5:00 PM

It is time once again for Spencer Mainstreet
"Crazy Days"  Shop mainstreet and visit
all the stores as they offer crazy prices on 
their sidewalk bargains.



Jul
30 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Jul 30, 2016, 8:00 AM – Jul 30, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS:  "SALSA CONTEST"

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Jul
30 2016
B * I * N * G * O
Location: Spencer Area Activity Center

Jul 30, 2016, 4:00 PM – Jul 30, 2016, 9:00 PM

Doors open at 4pm
Early Birds at 6pm
Regular games at 7pm


Jul
30 2016
Dennis Blocker at Spencer Public Library
Location: Spencer Public Library

Jul 30, 2016, 5:00 PM – Jul 30, 2016, 6:00 PM

Journey to the Heart of Hell--Dennis Blocker was
lead research on Pulitizer Prize winning journalist
Mitch Weiss' non fiction book, The Heart of Hell,
The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the 
Shadow of Iwo Jima.

After the death of his Grandfather, Blocker set out
on an epic journey to find the crew who served with
his Grandfather on Landing Craft Infantry 449 in the
Pacific campaign.  He interviewed over 100 survivors
and family members to piece together the eight 
critical months leading up to the battle of Iwo Jima.

To reserve your spot, please call 580-7290.


Aug
01 2016
Jens Jensen: Celebrating the Native Prairie
Location: Clay County Heritage Center

Aug 01, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sep 17, 2016, 4:00 PM

Jens Jensen (1860-1951) is celebrated as a 
pioneer of the "prairie school" of landscape
architecture.  He was an early advocate of
using native plants in parks and garden design,
and conserving natural spaces for human
recreation and reflection.

Clay County Heritage is working closely with the
Elkhorn Danish Museum, this exhibit will 
demonstrate Jens dream of creating parks
utilizing natural prairie plants and wildlife.
O'Brien County Conservation, Palo Alto Conservation,
The Prairie Flower and Clay County Conservation
are contributors to this exhibit demonstrating local
efforts towards conservation. 

Clay County Heritage Hours:
Sunday and Monday--Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday:  10am -  4pm
Thursday:     10am  - 6pm
Saturday:     10am  - 3pm


Aug
01 2016
Free HIV and/or Hepatitis C Testing
Location: Medical Arts Building

Aug 01, 2016, 10:30 AM – Aug 01, 2016, 2:30 PM

You may not have the symptoms until its too late...
Are you going to wait?  
Free HIV and Hep C Testing at the Medical Arts
Building at 116 West 11th Street in Suite 206.
Testing is from 10:30am to 2:30pm but closed
from noon to 1pm.

HIV Testing--Results in only 20 minutes
Hepatitis C Testing for those who meet any of the
criteria below:
* have used or shared needles for injection of street
  drugs or steeroids.
* have received blood transfusion or organ transplant
  prior to July 1992.
* on longterm hemodialysis.



Aug
01 2016
Library Events for the day!
Location: Spencer Public Library

Aug 01, 2016, 6:30 PM – Aug 01, 2016, 8:00 PM

Adult Final Party Game Show:  Library Feud-6:30pm
Baby Storytime at 6:30pm


Aug
02 2016
New Exhibit at Arts on Grand
Location: Arts on Grand

Aug 02, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sep 10, 2016, 4:00 PM

Arts on Grand is proud and pleased to have
the Landscape Drawings of Tom Christopher
as next exhibit in the gallery.  The public is
invited to view his works during normal
gallery hours.

For more information, call Arts on Grand at
712-262-4307


Aug
02 2016
Spencer Hospital Birth Center Open House
Location: Spencer Hospital

Aug 02, 2016, 4:30 PM – Aug 02, 2016, 6:30 PM

Come join us as we open our arms and doors
to the Spencer Hospital's Birth Center the newest
option for growing families. 
This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet 
the nurses and staff, tour our wonderful facilities
and learn all about the care and love that our 
birth center is here to provide expecting and 
future mothers.


Aug
02 2016
HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Location: Spencer Hospital Women's Resource Center

Aug 02, 2016, 6:30 PM – Aug 02, 2016, 7:30 PM

Please join us every week as we embard on this 
journey of healing, hope and inspiration.  During 
your time with us, you will uncover techniques to 
help begin the healing process in your own life.
We will guide you through the ups and downs 
and all the in betweens, with a bit of laughter,
a few tears and an entire group of caring people
to help support you in your healing.

For more information or to register, please call
712.264.6380 or go online at:
SpencerHospital.org


Aug
03 2016
BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Aug 03, 2016, 7:30 AM – Aug 03, 2016, 8:30 AM

Our hosts for this BUSINESS "BEFORE" HOURS
will be Iowa Lakes Community College, 
America's SBDC (Small Business Development Co.)
and Buena Vista University Graduate and Professional
Studies. 

All Chamber members and their employees are invited
to attend.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, glass of juice and  
a light breakfast with our hosts and your member/
friends of the Chamber.   There is no cost to attend.


Aug
04 2016
Social Media; Basic Essentials-A "Lunch & Learn"
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Aug 04, 2016, 12:00 PM – Aug 04, 2016, 1:00 PM

Confused - Frustrated - What's This App Do??
The Spencer Chamber of Commerce is hosting a
Lunch and Learn to go over the basic essentials
of social media.   
This is FREE to all Chamber Members and the 
public is welcome for a fee of $7.00

Please RSVP to:
office@spenceriowachamber.org
o
r call 712-262-5680


Aug
04 2016
MAINSTREET MARKET ON THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE
Location: Spencer Courthouse Square

Aug 04, 2016, 5:00 PM – Aug 04, 2016, 8:00 PM

It is time once again for the Mainstreet Market.
Come on down to the Courthouse Square and 
enjoy arts and crafts and fresh produce from 
local gardners and groups, plus entertainment.
It is a night to meet up with friends and have
a fun night.

Entertainment beginning at 6pm will be:
"Amber Norgaard"

For more information, please call 580-8623


Aug
04 2016
Gateway by IGL Block Party & Thirsty Thursday
Location: Gateway by IGL at 1404 8th Ave SW (East of Holiday Inn Express)

Aug 04, 2016, 5:00 PM – Aug 04, 2016, 7:00 PM

Spencer USA, the Young Professionals of the
Spencer Chamber, and Gateway by IGL invite
you to attend this social gather while checking
out the neighborhood!!  

There will be 13 HOMES open for tours!!  

Beverages and burgers will be provided by
IGL Construction.


Aug
04 2016
DEEGAN CHILDREN'S THEATRE AT SCT PLAYHOUSE
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Aug 04, 2016, 7:30 PM – Aug 07, 2016, 4:00 PM

Summer time means Children's Theatre at SCT.
The second show for this summer is the youth show:
"Disney's Cinderella -Kids!"
Familiar characters come to life in a shortened version
of one of the best known fairy tales of all time.

Tickets go on sale July 25th and are $10.00 for adults and
$5.00 for youth.

Curtin times are:  August 4 - 5 - 6  at 7:30pm and 
August 7 at 2pm.

For more information please call the SCT Box Office at 
712-262-7336


Aug
05 2016
THE NORTHWEST AM JAM
Location: Spencer Golf and Country Club

Aug 05, 2016, 7:30 AM – Aug 05, 2016, 11:00 PM

The public is invited to the Spencer Golf and 
Country Club for the "NORTHWEST AM JAM"
with live music by Damon Dotson.
The long drive contest begins at 7:30pm
Damon Dotson takes the stage at 9:30pm.

Thank you to the following who made this possible:
Arnold Motor Supply
Pixler Electric, Inc.
Spencer & Lakes Regional Oral Surgery
H & N Chevrole Buick
Farmers Bank
Cathie & Larry Harden
Marla & Dean Jacobsen
Valerie & Rolf Mosbo
Dr. Charlie Crouch
Anne & Dr. Patrick Slattery
Josie & Dr. Jason Hough
Shari & Steve Lensing
Diane & Dennis Spooner


Aug
05 2016
Pastels with Tom Christopher
Location: Arts on Grand

Aug 05, 2016, 9:00 AM – Aug 06, 2016, 4:00 PM

Do you need to brush up on some pastel skills? Or,
are you interested in learning the medium for the first 
time?  Sign up for "Pastels with Tom Christopher".
Tom will be in the Arts on Grand Classroom August 5
and 6 from 9am to 4pm each day.

The fee for this class is $100 for AOG Member and 
$120 for non members. Memberships can be renewed
online at:  www.artsongrand.org or over the phone by
calling 712.262.4307.


Aug
05 2016
NO TAX WEEKEND
Location: Area Retail Merchants

Aug 05, 2016, 9:00 AM – Aug 06, 2016, 5:00 PM

No Tax Weekend is here again!  This annual event
applies to only to clothing and footwear that meet
certain criteria. No Sales Tax, including local option
sales tax will be collected on sales of an article of 
clothing or footwear having a selling price of less
than $100.00.


Aug
05 2016
RACE NIGHT AT THE CLAY COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY
Location: Clay County Fair Speedway

Aug 05, 2016, 7:00 PM – Aug 05, 2016, 10:00 PM

KICD NIGHT
SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS

All classes are running.
Hot Laps begin promptly at 7pm with racing at
approximately 7:30pm.

Admission is $10 for adults and children under 12
admitted free of charge. 


Aug
06 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Aug 06, 2016, 8:00 AM – Aug 06, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS:  CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY!!!

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Aug
06 2016
SPENCER POLICE DEPARTMENT DRUG PREVENTION 5K WALK / RUN
Location: West Leach Park (by the boat ramp)

Aug 06, 2016, 8:00 AM – Aug 06, 2016, 12:00 PM

The race will start at 8am followed by a 
Bike Rodeo at approximately 9:30am.  

Registration fees: 
Adults - $20.00
Youth  - $10.00

For more information or to sign up, contact
Kyle VanOtterloo at:
kvanotterloo@spenceriowacity.com


Aug
07 2016
JUST FOR KIX DANCERS PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
Location: Oneota Park Cabin

Aug 07, 2016, 8:00 AM – Aug 07, 2016, 1:00 PM

Come out to Oneota Cabin and enjoy pancakes, 
sausage, eggs and drinks.  This is a fundraiser and
free will donation.
All proceeds from the breakfast fundraiser will help the
Spencer Area Outback Bowl Performance Team -
72 local area youth dancers from the Spencer and 
surrounding towns Just for Kix Dance Program who 
will perform in the 2017 Outback Bowl in Tampa,
Florida.  
For further information or to donate, please call Suzi
at 712-262-5994 or mail a donation to 1621 1st Ave West
in Spencer, Iowa.  


Aug
08 2016
Spencer Public Library DIY Club
Location: Spencer Public Library

Aug 08, 2016, 6:30 PM – Aug 08, 2016, 8:00 PM

Tonight the DIY Club topic is Pallet Designs
Join us as we recycle pallet wood to make 
inspirational signs, a place to hang your children's
artwork or a card holder.  We will prepare the wood
for your finishing touches!  Sign up to reserve
your spot by calling 580-7290.


Aug
08 2016
RACE NIGHT AT THE CLAY COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY
Location: Clay County Fair Speedway

Aug 08, 2016, 7:00 PM – Aug 08, 2016, 10:00 PM

HAHN ROOFING NIGHT
(IOWA SPEED WEEK KICK-OFF AND HAWKEYE
DIRT TOUR)

Racing tonight:  Stock Cars, A-Mods, B-Mods, and
Hobby Stocks.  

$5000.00 to win; A-Mod Draw / Re-Draw

Hot laps start promptly at 7pm with racing at 
approximately 7:30pm

Admission is $10 for adult and children under 12
admitted free of charge.


Aug
09 2016
DOGGIE DIP
Location: Spencer Family Aquatic Center

Aug 09, 2016, 5:00 PM – Aug 09, 2016, 7:00 PM

Join in the fun at the Spencer Family Aquatic 
Center for 2 hours of "dog paddling"..an open
swim for you and your dog.  All proceeds go to
People for Pets Animal Shelter.  Pre-registration
is not required.  
This event is sponsored by the City of Spencer 
and the Spencer Family YMCA.


Aug
09 2016
HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Location: Spencer Hospital Women's Resource Center

Aug 09, 2016, 6:30 PM – Aug 09, 2016, 7:30 PM

Please join us every week as we embard on this 
journey of healing, hope and inspiration.  During 
your time with us, you will uncover techniques to 
help begin the healing process in your own life.
We will guide you through the ups and downs 
and all the in betweens, with a bit of laughter,
a few tears and an entire group of caring people
to help support you in your healing.

For more information or to register, please call
712.264.6380 or go online at:
SpencerHospital.org


Aug
11 2016
MAINSTREET MARKET ON THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE
Location: Spencer Courthouse Square

Aug 11, 2016, 5:00 PM – Aug 11, 2016, 8:00 PM

It is time once again for the Mainstreet Market.
Come on down to the Courthouse Square and 
enjoy arts and crafts and fresh produce from 
local gardners and groups, plus entertainment.
It is a night to meet up with friends and have
a fun night.

Entertainment beginning at 6pm will be:
"Spencer Municipal Band" and Open Mic Night.
Your chance to get up and sing with the band.

For more information, please call 580-8623


Aug
11 2016
Spencer Municipal Band Concert
Location: Courthouse Square

Aug 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – Aug 11, 2016, 8:00 PM

As a part of the Spencer Mainstreet Market, the
Spencer Municipal Band will be performing tonight
at 7pm.  As always, this concert is free to attend 
and open to the public.  


Aug
12 2016
THE CHILL
Location: The Bear Coffehouse & Wine Bar

Aug 12, 2016, 5:00 PM – Aug 12, 2016, 7:30 PM

Everyone is invited to attend the next CHILL
at The Bear Outdoor Patio located at 24 East
Park Street.  Bring your friends to this FREE 
event and enjoy appetizers, munchies and 
several beverage specials. Entertainment will
be Matt Andrews.
For more information, visit the Spencer U.S.A.
Facebook page at:
www.facebook.com/SpencerUSA

Tonight is sponsored by Community Bank & Insurance


Aug
13 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Aug 13, 2016, 8:00 AM – Aug 13, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS:  MUSIC AT THE MARKET AND
                TOMATO FEST!!

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Aug
13 2016
Backyard Bach and Blues
Location: Rolf & Valerie Mosbo

Aug 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – Aug 13, 2016, 10:00 PM

It is time once again for Backyard, Bach & Blues.
This years theme is "The Summertime Blues"
Entertainment this year will be John Senn & Friends.
Tickets are $40.00 for Arts on Grand Members and
$50.00 for non members.
For more information call Arts on Grand at 262-4307


Aug
13 2016
Glow Course Fun Run
Location: Spencer Municipal Golf Course

Aug 13, 2016, 9:15 PM – Aug 13, 2016, 11:00 PM

A 5k Run/Walk at the the Spencer Municipal Golf
Course that includes a live DJ, food, refreshments,
Glow-in-the-Dark ZUMBA, and a longest drive 
contest.  Free drink ticket and t-shirt for every 
registration as well as a next day $10.00 nine
hole golf round that includes a cart!!!
Coming from out of town, reserve a room at the
South T Motel before July 13 and get a discounted
rate.  
Register online at:  spencerymca.org/specialevent.php
or call 712-262-3782 for more information.


Aug
15 2016
Spencer Family YMCA Closed for Cleaning and Maintenance
Location: Spencer Family YMCA

Aug 15, 2016, 6:00 AM – Aug 19, 2016, 9:00 PM


Aug
15 2016
Dave Nelson Memorial Golf Tournament
Location: Spencer Golf and Country Club

Aug 15, 2016, 12:00 PM – Aug 15, 2016, 4:00 PM

Spencer Sacred Heart Catholic School & Parish extend
and invitation to take part in the annual Dave Nelson
18 Hole Golf Classic Tournament.  To register as a 
participant and/or sponsor please visit:
https://davenelsongolftourney.cheddarup.com

T
he format is a 4person scramble.  Check-in begins at 
12pm.  You will be assigned a foursome if you do not
have your own.  
Player Participant $75.00 which will apply to the first 
72 applications.  The $75.00 donation includes:
18 holes of golf with cart, complimentary refreshments,
steak dinner, awards presentation, teams flighted by 
team handicap, prizes to winners of each flight and 
hole prizes.

For more information the tournament and sponsorships,
please contact Sheriffa Jones at 712-580-6348 or
Chris Baker at 712-240-4504.


Aug
15 2016
Spencer Public Library Movie Night
Location: Spencer Public Library

Aug 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – Aug 15, 2016, 9:00 PM

Tonight the feature is "Dear Eleanor".
This movie will take you back to 1962 when two
teenage girls embark on a cross country trip to
meet their childhood hero, Eleanor Roosevelt.
The movie is not only a hilarious joy ride, but
an empowering personal odyssey that tests their
friendship for the first time.  
Sign up to reserve your spot by calling 580-7290.


Aug
16 2016
The Lunch Gig
Location: Weasy's

Aug 16, 2016, 12:00 PM – Aug 16, 2016, 1:00 PM

The Lunch Gig will be held at noon at Weasy's.
To RSVP and view menu to pre-order go to:
https://lunchgig8-16-16.eventbrite.com
P
lease RSVP by Friday August 12 to 
spencerusa@smunet.net

T
he Lunch Gig is a social event put on by 
Spencer USA YP to provide young professionals a 
chance to get together, socialize and meet 
others, especially those new to town.
The Lunch Gig is the third Tuesday of every month.


Aug
16 2016
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Location: Techknow at 1103 38th Avenue West

Aug 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – Aug 16, 2016, 7:00 PM

All Chamber members and their staff are invited to
attend Business After Hours at Techknow.io located
out in the Industrial Park at 1103 38th Avenue West.
This is a creative and fun place to learn about more
computer technology and 3-D printing.  
Business Spotlight and Chamber Drawing at 6pm
This event is free to attend.


Aug
16 2016
HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Location: Spencer Hospital Women's Resource Center

Aug 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – Aug 16, 2016, 7:30 PM

Please join us every week as we embard on this 
journey of healing, hope and inspiration.  During 
your time with us, you will uncover techniques to 
help begin the healing process in your own life.
We will guide you through the ups and downs 
and all the in betweens, with a bit of laughter,
a few tears and an entire group of caring people
to help support you in your healing.

For more information or to register, please call
712.264.6380 or go online at:
SpencerHospital.org


Aug
19 2016
CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE
Location: City of Spencer

Aug 19, 2016, 8:00 AM – Aug 20, 2016, 4:00 PM

It is time once again for the City Wide Garage Sale.
Contact the Spencer Daily Reporter to place your ad
if you wish to participate.  Bargains to be found on
every street. 
For more information, please call 712-262-6610


Aug
20 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Aug 20, 2016, 8:00 AM – Aug 20, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS:  CHEF IN THE MARKET; "GRILL
CRAZY" TASTING PLUS SCHOOL SPIRIT.

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Aug
20 2016
1st Annual Tailtwister Golf Outing
Location: Spencer Golf and Country Club

Aug 20, 2016, 11:45 AM – Aug 20, 2016, 4:00 PM

The 1st Annual Tailtwister Golf Outing will be held
at the Spencer Golf and Country Club.  Check-in for 
this 18-hole best ball tournament will start at 11:45am,
a shotgun start at 12:30pm.  All golfers will receive
18 holes of golf with a cart, an evening meal and a 
chance to win various hole prizes! The cost for each
golfer is $75.00

Proceeds from the outing will benefit the Katie Grave
Anderson Memorial Scholarshp Fund and Spencer Tiger
Athletics. 

For more information, please contact Tracy Boyd at 
712.363.0239 or spencertailtwisters@gmail.com

R
egistration and payment may also be made at:
https://1st-annual-tailtwister-golf-outing.cheddarup.com


Registration deadline is August 10th.


Aug
23 2016
SPENCER STRIDES
Location: Grand Avenue

Aug 23, 2016, 12:00 PM – Aug 23, 2016, 1:00 PM

Come and join us for our monthly
"Walk With the Community"
This will be held on the 4th Tuesday of 
every month.  

Not a member of the YMCA?  
NO worries..this event is free for all members
and non members.

Will they always be at the Y?
No...its Iowa...so we understand walking outdoors
isn't ideal 12 months a year.  April thru September
our walks will be up and down Grand Avenue, similar
to last year's Walk at the Whistle, Healthiest State Walk.
January thru March and November and December we 
will be at the Y.

Why Attend?
Beyond the health benefits of walking..social interaction
is good for you and there are prizes.

What are the prizes?
This is a year long initiative, sponsored by the Spencer 
Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Each month,
a different business will sponsor and donate at least $100.00
worth of prizes.  Join the event and get a punch card that 
you can use all year long to improve your odds at winning
each of the 11 monthly drawing that will be held in 
December  of 2016.

Sponsor for today:
Spencer Hospital


Aug
23 2016
HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Location: Spencer Hospital Women's Resource Center

Aug 23, 2016, 6:30 PM – Aug 23, 2016, 7:30 PM

Please join us every week as we embard on this 
journey of healing, hope and inspiration.  During 
your time with us, you will uncover techniques to 
help begin the healing process in your own life.
We will guide you through the ups and downs 
and all the in betweens, with a bit of laughter,
a few tears and an entire group of caring people
to help support you in your healing.

For more information or to register, please call
712.264.6380 or go online at:
SpencerHospital.org


Aug
24 2016
US Department of Labor Overtime Rule Changes
Location: Spencer School Administration Building

Aug 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – Aug 24, 2016, 3:00 PM

The Lakes Area ECI, Kossuth County ECI will
meet jointly on August 24 to have a session 
on overtime rule changes. 
Melissa Wright, from the US Department of Labor
will present inforamtion on the following:

* Potential Employer response regarding new overtime
  rules which could include:
* Paying time and a half for overtime work
* Raising workers' salaries above the new threshold
  to meet law requirements
* Limiting workers' hours to 40 per week.
* Some combination of the above.
* Question & answers

Employers are encouraged to come to educate 
themselves on these changes in order to meet the
December 1, 2016 deadline for requirements.

This meeting is free of charge.  Registration is 
required by Friday, August 19, 2016.  

RSVP to:  Robert Becker at 712-262-1971 ext 126
or email robert.becker@iwd.iowa.gov


Aug
27 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Aug 27, 2016, 8:00 AM – Aug 27, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS "SAMPLE SATURDAY"

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Aug
27 2016
Spencer Public Library - Helen Lewis Historical Performance
Location: Spencer Public Library

Aug 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – Aug 27, 2016, 4:00 PM

Celebrate the ratifying of the 19th Ammendment giving
women the right to vote this August with a special
Chautauqua performance.  Helen Lewis portrays Jane 
Adams in her program:  Jane Addams:  Suffrage and the
Progressive Presidents.  Jane Addams (1860-1935) was
one of the most well recognized and generally admired
women of her time.  Addams was the first American 
woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1931) for her 
years of peace activism.  Please call 580-7290 with
any questions.


Aug
29 2016
Spencer Public Library Book to Movie
Location: Spencer Public Library

Aug 29, 2016, 6:30 PM – Aug 29, 2016, 8:30 PM

Tonght we will be watching and then discussing the 
spy movie"The Tailor of Panama" starring Pierce Brosnan
and Jeffrey Rush.  This movie is a Casablanca without
heroes, a hotbed of drugs, laundered money and 
corruption.  A fun thriller that you will not want to miss!!
Sign up to reserve your spot by calling 580-7290


Aug
30 2016
HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Location: Spencer Hospital Women's Resource Center

Aug 30, 2016, 6:30 PM – Aug 30, 2016, 7:30 PM

Please join us every week as we embard on this 
journey of healing, hope and inspiration.  During 
your time with us, you will uncover techniques to 
help begin the healing process in your own life.
We will guide you through the ups and downs 
and all the in betweens, with a bit of laughter,
a few tears and an entire group of caring people
to help support you in your healing.

For more information or to register, please call
712.264.6380 or go online at:
SpencerHospital.org


Sep
02 2016
Iowa Lakes Community College Leadership Series
Iowa Lakes Community College Spencer Campus

Sep 02, 2016, 1:00 PM – Sep 02, 2016, 4:00 PM

MOTIVATION:  GET IT - BRING IT

We will explore the lastest research and what it
has to say about ways to keep yourself feeling
upbeat and energized on a day-to-day basis. 
Learning practical strategies for shaking things up
and bringing your A-Game to your work
relationships and every aspect of your life. 

The cost of this class is $89.00
Course #67926SP
To register or for more information, please call
1-800-252-5664 or visit: www.iowalaked.edu/cd


Sep
03 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Sep 03, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 03, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS:  CHILDREN'S DAY

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Sep
09 2016
THE CHILL
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

Sep 09, 2016, 5:00 PM – Sep 09, 2016, 7:30 PM

The CHILL Clay County Fair Kickoff Party will be held
on the Clay County Fairgrounds at the Northwest Bank 
Tent.  Admission to this event is FREE and open to all in the
community.  

Music will be provided by "Matt's Family Jam"

For more information, visit the Spencer U.S.A. 
Facebook page at:
www.Facebook.com/SpencerUSA

Tonight is sponsored by Northwest Bank


Sep
10 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Sep 10, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 10, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS: GRANDPARENTS DAY;
               MUSIC AT THE MARKET.

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Sep
10 2016
CLAY COUNTY FAIR DAY #1
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

Sep 10, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 10, 2016, 10:00 PM

Special Activities Today Include"
*  NBHA Barrell Racing
*  Chuckwagon Races

The Clay County Fair is proud and pleased to present 
country superstar MARTINA MCBRIDE with special 
guest Brad Morgan.

Multiple Grammy Nominee Martina McBride has sold over
18 million albums to date, including 20 Top 10 Singles 
and six #1 Hits.  This winter Martina released her first
single "Reckless" the title track from her new album 
which was released April 29th.  

Martina has earned more than 15 major music awards,
including 4 wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the
Country Music Association and 3 Academy of Country 
Music awards for Top Female Vocalist.  She has been 
awarded 14 Gold Records, 9 Platinum honors and 3 Double
Platinum Records, and 2 Triple Platinum Awards.  Martina
was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award
and Music Business Association's prestigious 2015 Harry
Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic
efforts on behalf of domestic violence. 

Prices are $48.00(general admission stage front standing)
$38.00 (reserved Grandstand seating), $33.00 (general
admission bleacher seating)  Tickets will be available online
at www.midwestix.com, by phone at 515-244-2771, or in
person at the Clay County Regional Events Center Box Office. 


Sep
11 2016
CLAY COUNTY FAIR DAY #2
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

Sep 11, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 11, 2016, 10:00 PM

Special Activities for the day include:
*  KICD Prices are Right
*  Chuckwagon Races

The Clay County Fair is excited to bring 
platinum selling recording artist Andy Grammer
with special guest Rachel Platten to the U.S.
Cellular Grandstand.
Ticket prices are:
$38.00 Stage Front Standing
$33.00 Reserved Grandstand
$28.00 Bleacher Seating


Sep
12 2016
CLAY COUNTY FAIR DAY #3 VETERAN'S APPRECIATION DAY
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

Sep 12, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 12, 2016, 9:30 PM

Special Activities of the Day Include:
*  Veteran's Day Parade & Program
*  Veteran's Admitted FREE
*  Special performance by Allen Edwards at 2pm
   in the Event Center Ballroom.

The Clay County Fair is pleased to present the 
"Hitmakers Reunion Tour" starring:
Restless Heart plus Richie McDonald, Suzy Bogus
and Billy Dean in the US Cellular Grandstand. 

Ticket prices are:
General admission stage front seating--$29.00
Reserved Grandstand seating--$29.00
General Admission bleacher seating--$24.00

Tickets are available at:
www.claycountyfair.com
o
r by calling 1-515-244-2771
or in person at the Clay County Regional Event
Center Box Office.


Sep
12 2016
Free HIV and/or Hepatitis C Testing
Location: Medical Arts Building

Sep 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – Sep 12, 2016, 2:30 PM

You may not have the symptoms until its too late...
Are you going to wait?  
Free HIV and Hep C Testing at the Medical Arts
Building at 116 West 11th Street in Suite 206.
Testing is from 10:30am to 2:30pm but closed
from noon to 1pm.

HIV Testing--Results in only 20 minutes
Hepatitis C Testing for those who meet any of the
criteria below:
* have used or shared needles for injection of street
  drugs or steeroids.
* have received blood transfusion or organ transplant
  prior to July 1992.
* on longterm hemodialysis.



Sep
13 2016
CLAY COUNTY FAIR DAY #4 SENIOR DAY
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

Sep 13, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 13, 2016, 10:00 PM

Special Activities for the Day Include:
*  Special Activities and $6.00 Admission for
   persons 65 years and older 
*  Antique Tractor Pull
*  Muttin' Bustin" **NEW**
*  FAMILY NIGHT--FREE ADMISSION AFTER 5PM.
   (Special events and deals for the family)

The Clay County Fair is excited to bring the
platinum selling Christian artists MercyMe with
special guest Phil Wickham to the U.S. Cellular
Grandstand.
Ticket prices are:
$35.00 Front Stage Standing
$30.00 Reserved Grandstand 
$25.00 Bleacher 


Sep
13 2016
Artisans Road Trip 2016
Location: Arts on Grand

Sep 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – Oct 29, 2016, 4:00 PM

It is time for Artisans Road Trip 2016!!
This will feature artworks from local area
artists.  The Artisans Road Trip is a self-
guided tour through artists' studios and 
galleries all over NW Iowa.

For more information, call Arts on Grand at 
712-262-4307


Sep
14 2016
CLAY COUNTY FAIR DAY #5 DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

Sep 14, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 14, 2016, 10:00 PM

Truly a rewarding time as we welcome disabled
persons with events planned just for them. A
special thanks to the Shriners, Pony Express Riders,
Smith Concessions & Goldstar Amusements

IMCA BLUE RIBBON SHOWDOWN
Hot Laps begin at 7pm -- Racing to follow
IMCA -- ALL CLASSES RUNNING


Sep
15 2016
CLAY COUNTY FAIR DAY #6 FARMER APPRECIATION DAY
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

Sep 15, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 15, 2016, 10:00 PM

Special Activities for the Day Include:
*  Iowa Corn Day - Special exhibits and
   presentations showcasing the importance of
   corn in the state of Iowa and beyond.
*  Celebrating Iowa's Land Grant Legacy
*  Elite National Outlow Truck & Tractor Pull


Sep
16 2016
RACING AT THE CLAY COUNTY FAIR
Location: Clay County Fair Speeday

Sep 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – Sep 16, 2016, 10:00 PM

Hot Laps begin at 7pm -- Racing to follow

NSL - VS - WOO SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE


Sep
17 2016
CAMP I BELIEVE
Location: Lakeshore Center at Okoboji

Sep 17, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 17, 2016, 5:00 PM

Camp I Believe is a FREE day camp for 
children and teens, ages 7-17, grieving the
death of a loved one. 
The focus of Camp I Believe is on healing:
All of the activities--indeed, the entire camp 
experience--takes place in a safe, supportive,
and caring environment. But as a camp for kids,
its also fun with a variety of outdoor activities.

To receive your camper registration packet, or
to learn more, please contact Robin Lock at 
712-336-2941 or via email robin.lock@gentiva.com


Sep
17 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Sep 17, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 17, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS FALL HARVEST

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Sep
17 2016
CLAY COUNTY FAIR GRANDSTAND PERFORMANCE
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

Sep 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – Sep 17, 2016, 10:00 PM

Relive 40 years of hits by legendary 3 Dog Night.
Listen to their hits of "Joy to the World" "Black 
and White"  "Shambala"  "One"  
Since 1986 the band has performed over 2200 shows
including 2 Super Bowls.

Opening act for 3 Dog Night is local favorite:
Kory and the Fireflies The group has played
locally and has had air and video play in all
50 States with their singles:  Sometimes, Pop Fly
and Everyone.

Ticket prices are $33.00 General Admisson Stage
Front Standing.  $28.00 reserved Grandstand seating
and $23.00 general admission bleacher seating.
Tickets will be available at:
www.midwesttix.com, by phone 1-515-244-2771 and
or in person at the Clay County Regional Event Center
Box Office. 


Sep
18 2016
CLAY COUNTY FAIR GRANDSTAND PERFORMANCE
Location: Clay County Fair US Cellular Grandstand

Sep 18, 2016, 6:30 PM – Sep 18, 2016, 9:00 PM

The Clay County Fair is excited to announce that rock 
powerhouse  LYNYRD SKYNYRD will be perform in the
US Cellular Grandstand on the last Sunday of the Clay
County Fair at 6:30pm. 

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30million
worldwide and their beloved classic American rock 
anthem "Sweet Home Alabama" having over 2million
downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers
Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals
to all generations.

Prices are $48.00 (general admission stage front standing),
$38.00 (reserved Grandstand seating), and $33.00 (general
admission bleacher seating)

Tickets are available online at www.claycountyfair.com,
by phone at 1-515-244-2771, or in person at the Clay
County Regional Event Center Box Office.  There will be
NO additional fees applied to any of these purchase methods.




Sep
22 2016
Spencer Chamber of Commerce Women of Vision: Connecting. Empowering. Supporting
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Sep 22, 2016, 11:45 AM – Sep 22, 2016, 1:00 PM

Please Join Us

Topic:
"
Inspire Excellence in Yourself & Others"
Originally from Everly, Iowa, Brenda Clark Hamilton
is a dynamic keynote speaker who offers fresh
perspectives to one's personal best life, relationships,
and career.

Details:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Spencer Community Theatre
$10.00 lunch cost (please send check to the Chamber Offices)
Doors open at 11:45am
Lunch:  Noon to 12:25pm
Speaker: 12:30pm to 12:55pm

RSVP:
Please RSVP by September 9 to the Chamber at
262-5680 or programs@spenceriowachamber.org
(
seating is limited)

The Women of Vision program was created to bring
together the women of our community.
Quarterly gatherings will provide camaraderie,
intellectual and motivational messages and unique
opportunities to socialize. 

Please extend your appreciation to our sponsors:
Campbell, Higgins & Mummert, PC
Farmers Bank
More 104.9, KICD AM1240 & FM98.3 and 
Big Country CD 107.7
Spencer Hospital


Sep
23 2016
Iowa Lakes Community College Leadership Series
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Sep 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – Sep 23, 2016, 4:00 PM

TEAM BUILDING WITH SCIENCE - REAL COLORS

Real Colors is a dymanic work experience using a 
personality type test.  The goal is to provice 
participants with skills to:

*  understand human behavior
*  uncover motivators specific to each temperment
*  improve communication with others
*  build teams at work

The cost of this class is $89.00
Course #67928SP

For more information or to register for this class
please call 1-800-252-5664 or visit:  www.iowalakes.edu/ce


Sep
24 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Sep 24, 2016, 8:00 AM – Sep 24, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS:  CHILLY "CHILI" CONTEST

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Sep
27 2016
SPENCER STRIDES
Location: Spencer Family YMCA

Sep 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – Sep 27, 2016, 1:00 PM

Come and join us for our monthly
"Walk With the Community"
This will be held on the 4th Tuesday of 
every month.  

Not a member of the YMCA?  
NO worries..this event is free for all members
and non members.

Will they always be at the Y?
No...its Iowa...so we understand walking outdoors
isn't ideal 12 months a year.  April thru September
our walks will be up and down Grand Avenue, similar
to last year's Walk at the Whistle, Healthiest State Walk.
January thru March and November and December we 
will be at the Y.

Why Attend?
Beyond the health benefits of walking..social interaction
is good for you and there are prizes.

What are the prizes?
This is a year long initiative, sponsored by the Spencer 
Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Each month,
a different business will sponsor and donate at least $100.00
worth of prizes.  Join the event and get a punch card that 
you can use all year long to improve your odds at winning
each of the 11 monthly drawing that will be held in 
December  of 2016.

Sponsor for today:
Northwest Bank


Oct
01 2016
RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
Location: Gary's on the River Greenspace

Oct 01, 2016, 8:00 AM – Oct 01, 2016, 12:00 PM

TODAY IS "OKOTOBERFEST!!"

Support local agriculture, family farmers, bakers, 
artists and crafters from around the area while 
shopping the Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market.
Here you will find Iowa producers offering fresh
fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meats, eggs, bakery
and so much more.  Make it a Saturday morning
destination and a fun addition to your weekend. 

The Spencer Riverfront Farmers Market is brought
to you through a collaborative effort of the Spencer
Community Blue Zone Project, Spencer Chamber of
Commerce, Parker Historical Museum, The Bear
Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.  It is produced and
managed by The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine bar.
Our goal is to bring fun and festive farmers market
experience to the community.


Oct
03 2016
Free HIV and/or Hepatitis C Testing
Location: Medical Arts Building

Oct 03, 2016, 10:30 AM – Oct 03, 2016, 2:30 PM

You may not have the symptoms until its too late...
Are you going to wait?  
Free HIV and Hep C Testing at the Medical Arts
Building at 116 West 11th Street in Suite 206.
Testing is from 10:30am to 2:30pm but closed
from noon to 1pm.

HIV Testing--Results in only 20 minutes
Hepatitis C Testing for those who meet any of the
criteria below:
* have used or shared needles for injection of street
  drugs or steeroids.
* have received blood transfusion or organ transplant
  prior to July 1992.
* on longterm hemodialysis.



Oct
07 2016
Iowa Lakes Community College Leadership Series
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Oct 07, 2016, 1:00 PM – Oct 07, 2016, 4:00 PM

THE MENTALLY STRONG LEADER

In many of our ever-changing industries, today's
leaders are being asked to demonstrate steady
fortitude in uncertain and volitale times.  This 
engaging session focuses on how leaders can 
become consistantly mentally strong in order to 
face these challenges with quiet confidence.  

The cost of this class is $89.00
Course #67930SP
For more information, please call 1-800-252-5664
or visit www.iowalakes.edu/ce


Oct
07 2016
THE CHILL
Location: The Bear Coffehouse & Wine Bar

Oct 07, 2016, 5:00 PM – Oct 07, 2016, 7:30 PM

Everyone is invited to The Bear Outdoor Patio 
for an Oktoberfest themed evening featuring
the musical/comedy duo "The Polka Police"
Admission to this event is FREE and open to
everyone in the community.  
There will be beverage specials as well as
appetizers and munchies.  
For more information, visit the Spencer U.S.A. 
Facebook page at:
www.Facebook.com/SpencerUSA

The sponsor for tonights Chill is Farmers Bank


Oct
12 2016
Utilizing Special Populations For Your Workforce Needs
Location: Spencer Municipal Utilities, Suite 1

Oct 12, 2016, 12:00 PM – Oct 12, 2016, 1:30 PM

The Lakes Area ECI and Kossurth County ECI will
host Toni Tewes, Employment Services Manager 
with Hope Haven and Beth Will, Service Coordinator
for Northwest Iowa Care Connections.

This session will cover the following topics:
* Learn about the advantages of a part time worker
* What constitutes reasonable accomodations
* Job share- employing a special needs worker for
   routine tasks in order to free up higher salaried
   workers for more targeted and efficient job 
   assignments.
* Special considerations for you as an employer
* The payoff for the employers' bottom line
* The payoff for the individual and society at large
* Testimonials and Question/Answer session

Cost:  There is no cost to attend and a free lunch is
included courtesy of Northwest Iowa Care Connections

Registration is required by Friday, October 7, 2016
Please call IowaWORKS at 712-262-1971 ext 42003
or robert.becker@iwd.iowa.gov


Oct
13 2016
Spencer Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Oct 13, 2016, 11:30 AM – Oct 13, 2016, 1:00 PM

All Chamber members are invited to attend our
Annual Celebration.  We will announce our
Jack Wedel Community Service Award Winner
as well as Business of the Year.
More details will be forthcoming.


Oct
13 2016
Spencer Main Street Wine Stroll
Location: Downtown Spencer

Oct 13, 2016, 5:00 PM – Oct 13, 2016, 7:00 PM

More details will be forthcoming


Oct
14 2016
The Addams Family (Musical Comedy)
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Oct 14, 2016, 7:30 PM – Oct 23, 2016, 4:00 PM

Its our 57th Season at Spencer Community Theatre!
To kick off the season we will be presenting 
"The Addams Family" (a musical comedy)
In this original story, it's every father's nightmare, 
when Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of 
darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet,
smart young mand from a respectable family - a man her
parents have never met.  And if that weren't upsetting
enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him
not to tell her mother.  Now, Gomez Addams must do 
something he has never done before - keep a secret from
his beloved wife, Morticia.  Everything will change for
the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner
for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

Performances will be October 14-16 and October 20-23.
Evening performances at 7:30pm and Sunday Matinee 
at 2pm.


Oct
25 2016
SPENCER STRIDES
Location: Grand Avenue

Oct 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – Oct 25, 2016, 1:00 PM

Come and join us for our monthly
"Walk With the Community"
This will be held on the 4th Tuesday of 
every month.  

Not a member of the YMCA?  
NO worries..this event is free for all members
and non members.

Will they always be at the Y?
No...its Iowa...so we understand walking outdoors
isn't ideal 12 months a year.  April thru September
our walks will be up and down Grand Avenue, similar
to last year's Walk at the Whistle, Healthiest State Walk.
January thru March and November and December we 
will be at the Y.

Why Attend?
Beyond the health benefits of walking..social interaction
is good for you and there are prizes.

What are the prizes?
This is a year long initiative, sponsored by the Spencer 
Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Each month,
a different business will sponsor and donate at least $100.00
worth of prizes.  Join the event and get a punch card that 
you can use all year long to improve your odds at winning
each of the 11 monthly drawing that will be held in 
December  of 2016.

Sponsor for today:
SMU


Oct
27 2016
Spencer Main Street Moonlight Madness
Location: Downtown Spencer

Oct 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – Oct 27, 2016, 8:00 PM

More details will be forth coming


Nov
01 2016
Christmas in the Gallery
Location: Arts on Grand

Nov 01, 2016, 9:00 AM – Dec 31, 2016, 12:00 AM

The public is invited to Arts on Grand's annual
Holiday Market featuring artworks from local
area artists which celebrate the holiday season.


Nov
02 2016
SPENCER ROTARY BOOK SALE
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Nov 02, 2016, 12:00 PM – Nov 06, 2016, 4:00 PM

It is time once again for the Spencer Rotary Annual
Book Sale. Keep checking back for hours and 
specials. 


Nov
04 2016
Iowa Lakes Community College Leadership Series
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Nov 04, 2016, 1:00 PM – Nov 04, 2016, 4:00 PM

TOXIC INDIVIDUALS IN THE WORKPLACE

This session will identify several types of toxic
individuals and what we, as organizational leaders,
can do to make our workplaces strong and healthy
organizations where toxic individuals do not thrive. 
We will explore effective and ineffective strategies
for dealing with toxic individuals, including strategies
at the organizational, team, and individual level. 

The cost for this class is $89.00
Course #67933SP
For more information call 1-800-252-5664 or visit
www.iowalakes.edu/ce


Nov
07 2016
Free HIV and/or Hepatitis C Testing
Location: Medical Arts Building

Nov 07, 2016, 10:30 AM – Nov 07, 2016, 2:30 PM

You may not have the symptoms until its too late...
Are you going to wait?  
Free HIV and Hep C Testing at the Medical Arts
Building at 116 West 11th Street in Suite 206.
Testing is from 10:30am to 2:30pm but closed
from noon to 1pm.

HIV Testing--Results in only 20 minutes
Hepatitis C Testing for those who meet any of the
criteria below:
* have used or shared needles for injection of street
  drugs or steeroids.
* have received blood transfusion or organ transplant
  prior to July 1992.
* on longterm hemodialysis.



Nov
22 2016
SPENCER STRIDES
Location: Spencer Family YMCA

Nov 22, 2016, 12:00 PM – Nov 22, 2016, 1:00 PM

Come and join us for our monthly
"Walk With the Community"
This will be held on the 4th Tuesday of 
every month.  

Not a member of the YMCA?  
NO worries..this event is free for all members
and non members.

Will they always be at the Y?
No...its Iowa...so we understand walking outdoors
isn't ideal 12 months a year.  April thru September
our walks will be up and down Grand Avenue, similar
to last year's Walk at the Whistle, Healthiest State Walk.
January thru March and November and December we 
will be at the Y.

Why Attend?
Beyond the health benefits of walking..social interaction
is good for you and there are prizes.

What are the prizes?
This is a year long initiative, sponsored by the Spencer 
Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Each month,
a different business will sponsor and donate at least $100.00
worth of prizes.  Join the event and get a punch card that 
you can use all year long to improve your odds at winning
each of the 11 monthly drawing that will be held in 
December  of 2016.

Sponsor for today:
Security Land Title


Dec
02 2016
Iowa Lakes Community College Leadership Series
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Dec 02, 2016, 1:00 PM – Dec 02, 2016, 4:00 PM

TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR 
MULTI-TASKING EMPLOYEES

In the era of budget cuts and reductions in 
staff, it seems everyone is wearing more hats
and carrying more responsibilities than they
would choose to have for themselves.  This 
practical, user-friendly session is about 
maximizing efficiency, indentifying key result
areas, prioritizing, avoiding procrastination,
creating effective to-do lists, delegating and 
setting aside time to complete projects that
require greater focus and concentration.

The cost of this class is $89.00
Course #67935SP
For more information please call 1-800-252-5664
or visit:  www.iowalakes.edu/ce


Dec
02 2016
You Can't Take it With You
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Dec 02, 2016, 7:30 PM – Dec 11, 2016, 4:00 PM

Production number 2 of Spencer Community Theatres
57th Season.

One of the most popular and successful plays of modern
times.  At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not 
long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the
world is madder.  In contrast to these delightful people 
are the unhappy Kirbys.  A tale of young love between
members of these two families and the zany interactions
of everybody around endears this story to audiences of all
kinds. 

Performance dates are:
December 2-4 and December 9-11.
Evening performances are at 7:30 and Sunday Matinee at 2pm.


Dec
04 2016
Spencer Main Street Holiday Open House & Gingerbread Kingdom
Location: Downtown Spencer

Dec 04, 2016, 12:00 PM – Dec 04, 2016, 5:00 PM

More details will be forthcoming


Dec
05 2016
Spencer Main Street Grand Meander & Tuba Christmas
Location: Downtown Spencer

Dec 05, 2016, 5:00 PM – Dec 05, 2016, 8:00 PM

More details will be forthcoming


Dec
15 2016
MANHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Dec 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – Dec 15, 2016, 10:00 PM

Be prepared to be totally entertained by Chip Davis and
Manheim Steamroller in their classic Christmas show.
Dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting will
definitely put you in the spirit of the Holidays.

Ticket Information to follow.


Dec
27 2016
SPENCER STRIDES
Location: Spencer Family YMCA

Dec 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – Dec 27, 2016, 1:00 PM

Come and join us for our monthly
"Walk With the Community"
This will be held on the 4th Tuesday of 
every month.  

Not a member of the YMCA?  
NO worries..this event is free for all members
and non members.

Will they always be at the Y?
No...its Iowa...so we understand walking outdoors
isn't ideal 12 months a year.  April thru September
our walks will be up and down Grand Avenue, similar
to last year's Walk at the Whistle, Healthiest State Walk.
January thru March and November and December we 
will be at the Y.

Why Attend?
Beyond the health benefits of walking..social interaction
is good for you and there are prizes.

What are the prizes?
This is a year long initiative, sponsored by the Spencer 
Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Each month,
a different business will sponsor and donate at least $100.00
worth of prizes.  Join the event and get a punch card that 
you can use all year long to improve your odds at winning
each of the 11 monthly drawing that will be held in 
December  of 2016.

Sponsor for today:
Spencer Chiropractic & Wellness Center


Jan
20 2017
Iowa Lakes Community College Leadership Series
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Jan 20, 2017, 1:00 PM – Jan 20, 2017, 4:00 PM

"Holding Accountable the Under-Performing or
 Difficult Employee"   Course #67945,SP

There is a remarkably close and consistant link between
how internal customers are treated and how external
customers perceive the quality of your organization's
services.  It's almost impossible to provide good external
service if your organization is not providing goo internal
service.  Participants in this engaging, interactive session
will first identify the make-up of their internal clientele
and why providing superior service to these clients is
critical to their organizational success. 

The cost for this class is $89.00.  To register or for more
information, please call 1.800.252.5664 or go online to
www.iowalakes.edu/ce


Jan
21 2017
EGGS & ISSUES
Location: Spencer City Hall Council Chambers

Jan 21, 2017, 9:00 AM – Jan 21, 2017, 10:30 AM

Door open at 8:30am
Session will run from 9am to 10:30am
This is your time to come out and discuss
topics of concern with you local legislators.


Feb
03 2017
SPENCER CHAMBER MEMBER BOWLING OUTING
Location: Liberty Lanes

Feb 03, 2017, 12:30 PM – Feb 03, 2017, 4:00 PM

Registration begins at 12:30pm
Bowing starts promptly at 1pm.


Feb
10 2017
Iowa Lakes Community College Leadership Series
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Feb 10, 2017, 1:00 PM – Feb 10, 2017, 4:00 PM

"Respecting and Appreciating Generational 
 Differences in the Workplace"  Course #67947, SP

Radio Babies, Baby Boomers, Gen X'ers, Generation Y,
Millenials.  We have all heard the terms and chances are
that your workplace contains a sampling of each of these
generations working side by side.  This engaging, ineractive
program is designed to increase understanding of the 
different points of view that each generation brings to a 
workplace.   Participants will leave armed with practical,
take-home strategies for respecting generational differences
and maximizing the befefits of working on, or leading a 
multigenerational work team. 

The cost for this class is $89.00.  To register or for more 
information, please call 1.800.252.5664 or go online to
www.iowalakes.edu/ce


Feb
18 2017
EGGS & ISSUES
Location: Spencer City Council Chambers

Feb 18, 2017, 9:00 AM – Feb 18, 2017, 10:30 AM

Doors open at 8:30am

The session will run from 9 to 10:30am
This is your time meet with your local 
registrators and discuss topics of concern.
A light breakfast will be served. 


Feb
21 2017
33rd Annual Northwest Iowa Ag Outlook Conference & Trade Show
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Feb 21, 2017, 8:00 AM – Feb 21, 2017, 4:00 PM

Free Admission
Keep updated on:  www.agoutlook.com


Mar
03 2017
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Mar 03, 2017, 7:30 PM – Mar 12, 2017, 4:00 PM

The third performance of Spencer Community Theatres
57th Season will be Smoky Joe's Cafe - The Songs of 
Leiber & Stoller. 

Leiber & Stoller, as much as anyone, invented rock and
roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an 
electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age 
in American culture.  In an idealized 50's setting, the 
classic themes of love won, lost and imagined imagined
blend with hilarious set pieces and slice-of-life emotions.
Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded,
Smokey Joe's Cafe isn't just great pop music, it's 
compelling musical theatre.

Performance dates are:
March 3 - 5 and March 10 - 12, 
Evening performances at 7:30pm and Sunday Matinee at 2pm. 


Mar
11 2017
EGGS & ISSUES
Location: Spencer City Council Chambers

Mar 11, 2017, 9:00 AM – Mar 11, 2017, 10:30 AM

Doors open at 8:30am
Session will run 9 to 10:30am
This is your opportunity to mee with your
local state legislators and discuss topics
of concern.
A light breakfast will be served. 


Mar
17 2017
Iowa Lakes Community College Leadership Series
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Mar 17, 2017, 1:00 PM – Mar 17, 2017, 4:00 PM

"Meeting Facilitation Skills"
  Course #67949, SP

Even the most skilled and experienced managers
have times when they dread running the upcoming 
team or project meeting.  The diversity of personalities,
roles, personal agendas, and communication styles 
often make meeting facilitation a genuine challenge.
This engaging session will provide participants with
a practica', take-home strategies to increase their
skills and confidence in facilitating productive, 
upbeat, and efficient meeting. Topics to be covered
include soliciting and managing robust and civil 
idea exchange, preventing and / or addressing 
common hindrances such as side-bar conversations,
and critical pre-and- post meeting work to ensure
seamless transition between meeting.

The cost for this class is $89.00  To register or for more
information, please call 1.800.252.5664 or go online to
www.iowalakes.edu/ce


Mar
21 2017
CLAY COUNTY AG BREAKFAST
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Mar 21, 2017, 6:00 AM – Mar 21, 2017, 9:00 AM

Head on out to the Clay County Regional 
Event Center for a FREE Omelet Breakfast.
This event is brought to you by:
Clay County Growers Association
Clay County Pork Producers
Clay County Cattlemen
Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
Clay County Farm Bureau.


Apr
08 2017
EGGS & ISSUES
Location: Spencer City Hall Council Chambers

Apr 08, 2017, 9:00 AM – Apr 08, 2017, 10:30 AM

This is a snowdate if needed.


Apr
21 2017
Iowa Lakes Community College Leadership Series
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College / Spencer Campus

Apr 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – Apr 21, 2017, 4:00 PM

"Exceptional Internal Customer Service"
 Course #67951, SP

The employee you hold accountable for poor 
performance will never cause you as much trouble
as those you don't hold accountable, but should. 
How do you, as a supervisor, hold accountable
and employee who is performing below standards 
and/or who is just plain difficult to work with?
In this session, you will learn several strategies
for setting clear expectations for staff and we will 
outline a step-by-step approach for givig corrective
feedback and following through when an employee
is not performing up to those standards. 

The cost for this class is $89.00  To register or for more
information, please call 1.800.252.5664 or go online
to www.iowalakes.edu/ce


Apr
28 2017
SQUABBLES A/K/A YOUR HOUSE OR MINE
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Apr 28, 2017, 7:30 PM – May 07, 2017, 4:00 PM

The final performance of the 57th Season of 
Spencer Community Theatre is a comedy called
"Squabbles" aka "Your Place or Mine"

This hilarious play pits a father in law against a 
mother in a comedic succession of 'squabbles'.
Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising 
jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. 
Living with the happy couple is the not so happy 
Abe Dreyfus, Jerry's curmudgeon of a father in law.
Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not to Jerry.
The situation is exacerbated when Jerry's mother 
Mildred loses everything in a fire and needs a place
to stay.  Abe and Mildred can't stand each other.
The play is one hilarious confrontation after another.
until the heartwarming finale in which the oldsters
discover that, really, each is not so bad.

Performance dates are:
April 28 - 30 and May 5 - 7
Evening performances are at 7:30pm and
Sunday Matinee at 2pm. 


Jun
09 2017
FLAGFEST 2017
Location: City of Spencer

Jun 09, 2017, 9:00 AM – Jun 11, 2017, 4:00 PM

Details will be posted as they are received.


Sep
07 2017
CLAY COUNTY FAIR PARADE
Location: Spencer

Sep 07, 2017, 5:00 PM – Sep 07, 2017, 8:00 PM

Clay County Fair Parade for the 
100 Year Anniversary Celebration


Sep
09 2017
CLAY COUNTY FAIR
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

Sep 09, 2017, 7:00 AM – Sep 17, 2017, 8:00 PM

Celebrate the 100th Edition of the
Worlds Greatest County Fair!!!!

Details will be posted as they are 
received or go to:  
www.claycountyfair.com


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