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Dec
06 2016
Christmas in the Gallery
Location: Arts on Grand

Dec 06, 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 and crafters which celebrate the
holiday season.

For more information contact Arts on Grand at
712-262-4307


Dec
06 2016
The Great Depression
Loccation: Clay County Heritage

Dec 06, 2016, 10:00 AM – Feb 28, 2017, 4:00 PM

The Great Depression lasted over a decade and had a
massive impact not only in America but world wide.  Our
exhibit displays National Bank notes from area work towns.
reprints of photographs taken by Russell Lee as well as
photographs and artifacts from the WPA project.  
Additionally, we are proud to display the original letter sent
to President Hoover from Mr. McKee, Spencer Daily Reporter
Editor and President Hoover's response regarding the Great
Spencer Fire.


Dec
06 2016
Shoe Sensation Collects Socks for Troops
Location: Shoe Sensation at the South Park Mall

Dec 06, 2016, 10:00 AM – Dec 24, 2016, 5:00 PM

Now through December 24th, Shoe Sensation will be
sponsoring "Socks for Troops" and collecting socks
company wide for active military and local veterans in
or around the community.   Shoe Sensation will have
military approved socks in store and customers will be
able to receive 20% off the socks donated.  Customers
will also be able to bring new socks to be donated.


Dec
07 2016
BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS
Location: Northwest Bank

Dec 07, 2016, 7:30 AM – Dec 07, 2016, 8:30 AM

All Chamber Members and their staff and employees
are invited to Business Before Hours. 
Business spotlight at 8am. 


Dec
07 2016
Using the Right Tools for the Job
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College

Dec 07, 2016, 1:00 PM – Dec 07, 2016, 3:00 PM


Using the RIGHT Tools for the Job
A management Sysytem for Selection,
Performance and Rentention of People.

The Lakes Area ECI & Kossuth County ECI
will host Mike Koenecke of Destination Employer
Services / Ag1 Source for this workshop.

In his 11yrs of HR, Mike has supported over 100
client organizations' use of this objective system
for improved, measurable ROI Outcomes.

The session will cover the following topics:
* Help decrease hiring mistakes through behaviorial
   job modeling and reduct T/O
* Define which styles work and don't work for jobs
   within your organization
* Improve managers interviewing techniques.
* Help managers improve individual/team communication
   enhancing departmental  and corporate performance
* Reduce stress/conflict within all levels within an organization
* Anticipate how various personalities perceive their
   personality opposites.
* Retain key employees.

Cost:  $55.00 per company repesentative
Register by December 2nd by calling 712-262-1971
extension 42003 or robert.becker@iwd.iowa.gov

Location:  Iowa Lakes Community College/ Spencer Campus
               1900 Grand Avenue, B-1

Space is limited  -- Reserve today


Dec
09 2016
Spencer Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House
Location: Chamber Offices at 1805 Highway Blvd

Dec 09, 2016, 10:00 AM – Dec 09, 2016, 4:00 PM

The Spencer Chamber Board and Staff Invite You
to our Holiday Open House as an Expression of
Thanks to our Members and the Community.

Refreshments served


Dec
09 2016
You Can't Take it With You
Location: Spencer Community Theatre

Dec 09, 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
10 2016
Library Events of the Day
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – Dec 10, 2016, 2:00 PM

Yoga Storytime at 9:30am
Legos at the Library 2pm to 4pm.


Dec
12 2016
Movie Night at the Library
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – Dec 12, 2016, 9:00 PM

Baby Storytime at 6:30pm.

Tonght the feature is "Babettes Feast" starring
Stephane Audran.  Winner of the 1987 Academy
Award for best foreign film, "Babettes Feast" is about
a French refugee who is taken in by 2 pious elderly
sisters from a small village on the coast of Denmark.
She plans an elaborate & expensive banquet for the
residence tranforming their hearts with food.
Registration is required.  Free with popcorn and soda.
To register please call 580-7290.


Dec
13 2016
Library Events of the Day
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – Dec 13, 2016, 10:00 AM

Yoga Storytime at 9am
Stars Storytime at 10am


Dec
13 2016
Building Your Employer Brand Image for 2017--Creating an image that attracts talent
Location: Spencer Municipal Utilities

Dec 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – Dec 13, 2016, 1:15 PM

The Lakes Area ECI, Kossuth County ECI and
NWIA/SWMN SHRM Association will meet jointly
with Stephanie Beck of J3Red Marketing.
Following the meeting a brief time for 2017 Officers
announcements and Christmas Canned Food Drive
for Upper Des Moines Opportunity will be held.

There is no cost to attend. Holiday refreshments provided.
Please bring 2 canned food items to donate.

Registration is requested by Friday, December 9.
Contact Mike Koenecke at 620-327-0320


Dec
14 2016
Library Events of the Day
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – Dec 14, 2016, 3:00 PM

Star Wars Maker Day 1pm to 3pm.
Teen Winter Reading Challenge Starts.


Dec
15 2016
Cookie Exchange at the Library
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 15, 2016, 6:30 PM – Dec 15, 2016, 8:00 PM

Join us for the 3rd Annual Simply Delicious @SPL
Cookie Exchange.  Bring a dozen or two of your
favorite holiday sweets and the recipe (if you wan to
share it) and trade with everyone to build a holiday
platter of sweet treats that will be the envy
of your holiday company.  We will show you one or
two quick sweet treats to make just in case of those
last minute invites. 
For more information, call 580-7290.


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: 
Prices are $69.00 for VIP Seating
and $54.00 for Reserved Seating
Purchase your tickets:
Online:  midwestix.com
Phone:   515-244-2771
Walk in: Clay County Regional Event Center
             Monday thru Friday--9am to 4pm


Dec
16 2016
Ukuleles & Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Location: Arts on Grand

Dec 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – Dec 16, 2016, 9:00 PM

Music in the Gallery continues with an evening of
Ukuleles in the Gallery for the Ugly Christmas
Sweater Party.  Everyone is welcome and all are
invited to bring snacks and beverages to enjoy
and share.  


Dec
17 2016
Library Events of the Day
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – Dec 17, 2016, 12:00 PM

Anime & Japanese Culture Club at 10am
Fandom Club at 12pm.


Dec
19 2016
Movie Night at the Library
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – Dec 19, 2016, 9:00 PM

Baby Storytime at 6:30pm.

Tonight the feature is "Florence Foster Jenkins"
In the 1940's, New York Socialite, Florence Foster
Jenkins, dreams of becoming a great opera singer.
Unfortunately, her ambition exceeds her talent. 
The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful,
but to everyone else it is quite lousy.  Based on a
true story, "Florence Foster Jenkins" is a superbly
acted drama. 
Registration is required.  Snacks will be provided.
To register please call 580-7290.


Dec
20 2016
Library Events of the Day
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – Dec 20, 2016, 11:00 AM

Happy Holidays! Storytime at 10am.


Dec
20 2016
The Lunch Gig
Location: El Tapitio

Dec 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – Dec 20, 2016, 1:00 PM

Join Spencer USA YP for the Lunch Gig at "El Tapitio"
on Grand Avenue.  To RSVP and preorder go to:
https://LunchGig12-20-16.eventbrite.com

Please RSVP by Friday, December 16.

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


Dec
20 2016
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Location: H & R Block

Dec 20, 2016, 5:00 PM – Dec 20, 2016, 7:00 PM

All Chamber Members and their staff and employees
are invited to Business After Hours. 
Business Spotlight and Chamber Drawing  at 6pm.


Dec
24 2016
Library Events of the Day
Location: Spencer Public Library

Dec 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – Dec 26, 2016, 9:00 PM

The Spencer Public Library will be closed

December 24 through December 26, 2016

December 31 through January 2, 2017


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
08 2017
2017 Bridal & Party Showcase
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Jan 08, 2017, 1:00 PM – Jan 08, 2017, 4:30 PM

This is MORE 104.9's 11th Annual Bridal & Party
Showcase. 

There will be Bridal Gowns, Tuxedos, Florists, DJ'S
Catering, Decorators, Reception Venues, Cakes,
Photographers and MORE.

Whether you are a future bride, mother of a bride,
groom or friend, All are welcome to the Bridal and
Party Showcase.

Admission is $5.00


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
04 2017
THE IDEA SHOW
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Feb 04, 2017, 10:00 AM – Feb 05, 2017, 4:00 PM

More details to follow.
Show dates and times:
Saturday, February 4, 2016--10am to 6pm
Sunday, February 5, 2016--Noon to 4pm


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
15 2017
Medical Emergency Response in the Workplace
Location: Spencer School Administration Building at 23 East 7th Street

Feb 15, 2017, 1:00 PM – Feb 15, 2017, 3:00 PM

Medical Emergency Response to Heart Attack and
Choking Incidents in the Workplace.

The Lakes Area ECI and Kossuth Count ECI will host
Michael D. Raner, Safety Director, (Shield Program),
Northwest Iowa Planning & Development Commission
of Spencer, Iowa.

The session will cover the following topics:
* Properly administer Cardiopulminary Resuscitation
   (CPR) Techniques
* Practice the CPR procedure utilizing available manikins.
* Operate the Automated External Defibillator (AED)
   using the AED device.
* Administer the Heimlich Maneuver on others
   (conscious choking)
* Perform the Heimlich Maneuver on yourself in case of
   emergencies (pushing against a chair)
* Local examples of lives saved because of proactive
   strategies and advanced training.
* Being prepared as an employer--the process for getting
   your workplace trained and certified.
* Emergency numbers and procedures that need to be in
   place ahead of time.
* Questions and Answers

This class is FREE to attend---Space is limitted
To sign up for this session, please call 712-262-1971
extension 42003 or email: 
robert.becker@iwd.iowa.gov

Registration is required by Friday, February 10, 2017


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
04 2017
FAMILY FEST
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Mar 04, 2017, 10:00 AM – Mar 04, 2017, 3:00 PM

FREE FAMILY FUN
Spend the day at Family Fest.
A great day for kids of all ages.


Mar
04 2017
Winter Craft and Home Gift Show
Location: Southpark Mall

Mar 04, 2017, 10:00 AM – Mar 05, 2017, 5:00 PM

This craft and gift show will have many vendors
and will be open to the public during normal mall
hours.


Mar
10 2017
NEW CAR SHOW
Location: Southpark Mall

Mar 10, 2017, 10:00 AM – Mar 12, 2017, 5:00 PM

Stop on out and check out the new car models
from all 3 new car dealers.  This will be open
to the public during normal mall hours.


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
15 2017
Women of Vision
Location: TBA

Mar 15, 2017, 11:30 AM – Mar 15, 2017, 1:00 PM

Topic and location To be Announced.


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.


Mar
25 2017
ROCK'N BAC'N BREW'N
Location: Clay County Regional Event Center

Mar 25, 2017, 1:00 PM – Mar 25, 2017, 11:00 PM

Times and entertainment line up will be
forthcoming.


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. 


May
06 2017
CIRCUS PAGES
Location: Clay County Fairgrounds

May 06, 2017, 12:00 PM – May 06, 2017, 9:00 PM

Showtimes and details will be forthcoming.


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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