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12/30/21: Community Calendar


December 30, 2021

Blood drive to be held at Spencer

LifeServe Blood Center is conducting a drive at Southpark Mall, 901 11th Street SW in Spencer, on Monday, Jan. 3 from 1-5 p.m.

Appointments are required. Schedule a donation appointment online at or call (800) 287-4903.

Hot beef at Red’s

Red’s Catering in downtown Hartley will be serving a hot beef dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

See the ad on Page 3 for more details.

Enjoy the Prairie Heritage Center this winter

The Prairie Heritage Center is bustling with fun activities that are delightful so make sure a trip to the center is on your calendar this winter.

January boasts a new set of activities that will focus around birds, snowflakes and even fun things to do outside (if you want to brave the cold).

The Prairie Heritage Center is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. It also will be open later on the second Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The center will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

To keep up-to-date on different activities happening at the Prairie Heritage Center like their Facebook page and go to For questions or more information please contact (712) 295-7200.

Explore the night sky at PHC

This January take a look at the night sky from the comfort of the indoors at the Prairie Heritage Center. O’Brien County Conservation will have the inflatable Star Lab set up so you can investigate constellations and planets, all while staying warm and cozy inside. When not viewing the night sky in the Star Lab there will be a hands-on activity all about space to enjoy.

The night sky program will be led by Naturalist Abbie Parker on Thursday, Jan. 6. The program will last an hour starting at 5 p.m. Registration is required. Participants can register by visiting Participants are asked to register by Wednesday, Jan. 5.

This program is available at no cost and is open to people of all ages. For more information, contact Parker at (712) 295-7200.

Sentinel-News closed

The Sentinel-News will be closed on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. The adverstising deadline for the Northwest Iowa Peach is Thursday at 5 p.m., this week.

Hope Lutheran Church food pantry

Current hours for the food pantry at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly are Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m. Everyone is allowed to come in and pick out their food, but masks are required.

CC/E menus

Monday, Jan. 3: No School.

Tuesday, Jan. 4: Breakfast – Cheese omelet, cereal, toast, fruit, juice, yogurt; Lunch – Hamburger on bun, French fries, apples.

Wednesday, Jan. 5: Breakfast – Biscuit with sausage, cereal, toast, fruit, juice, yogurt; Lunch – Pizza pockets, corn, pears.

Thursday, Jan. 6: Breakfast – French toast sticks, cereal, toast, fruit, juice, yogurt; Lunch – Chicken nuggets, green beans, bread and butter.

Friday, Jan. 7: Breakfast – Donut, cereal, toast, fruit, juice, yogurt; Lunch – Hot dog on bun, baked beans, peaches, chocolate chip cookie.

Milk is served with each meal. Menus are subject to change at any time.

Winter library series to begin in January

O’Brien County Conservation Board is pleased to once again partner with area libraries to offer a naturalist-led program close to home this winter.

Naturalist Abbie Parker will present an engaging program in January, February and March that will last 45 minutes, with time for questions. Each month will have a different topic to enjoy. The winter library series is great for all ages.

January’s theme is “Constellations and the Stories Behind Them,” which will explore the night sky and the stories that go along with some of the most popular constellations. The program will be presented at the Hartley Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 3:30 p.m.

February’s program is titled “Is it Opossum or Possum?” Opossums are a very misunderstood creature. Take a look at these marsupials and discover just how amazing they really are. The presentation at the Hartley library is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m.

The final program in the series is “Strange but True Facts About Nature.” Plants and animals have great adaptations to survive in the wild. Plan to get a glimpse at some of the strange, wacky and amazing behaviors or adaptations found in nature. Parker will present the program at the library on Wednesday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m.


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