October 29, 2014 - 4:01 pm - Posted in Community Calendar


To honor our local Veterans, the Sioux County Veterans Affairs Commission will host a FREE BREAKFAST ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH from 7 am – 9 am at the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City. Sioux County Veterans and their immediate families are invited to join the Commission for Cinnamon and Caramel Rolls, Fruit, coffee, and juice! There will be free gifts available for our service members as well as several information booths to browse through at your leisure while breakfast is served, including free blood pressure screening and door prizes

October 29, 2014 - 3:57 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

A weekend conference for mothers and their teenage daughters, grades 7-12, is scheduled for Nov. 7 and 8 at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. “His Revolutionary Love” will feature Lynn Cowell, an author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries, sharing about relationships, communication, confidence and self-esteem.

The conference begins Friday at 6 pm and ends Saturday at 1 pm. Tickets are $50 for 2 attendees and $15 for each additional teen prior to October 31st. After October 31st, the cost is $65 for two tickets and $20 for each additional teen. Individual tickers for female youth leaders or moms with younger daughters are available for $30 per person. The registration fee includes a Friday evening meal and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. For more information or to register, visit www.trinityoc.com

October 29, 2014 - 3:51 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

comedy tragedy masks theater theatreWestern Christian High School’s drama department presents the spirited and charming show Meet Me in St. Louis on November 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in Western’s gym. Meet Me in St. Louis depicts growing up and discovering what is truly important in life, while incorporating enough mischief to keep it interesting. Experience this family friendly show, promoting the importance of home and family. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

October 29, 2014 - 3:49 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

bloodHelp your community and roll up your sleeves to save lives! Donate with LifeServe Blood Center on Thursday, November 6th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Centre Mall in Sioux Center at 251 N. Main Ave.

Orange City Area Health SystemThe Auxiliary of Orange City Area Health System is hosting its popular Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 6th from 8 am – 4 pm in the hospital’s gift garden and health system main campus front lobby at 1000 Lincoln Circle SE in Orange City. A bake sale features decadent desserts to homemade saucyjies (Dutch Pig-in-the-Blankets). New holiday merchandise will be showcased. Proceeds directly benefit patients and families served by OCAHS. For a calendar of health system events visit ocHealthSystem.org and “Like” the Orange City Area Health System Facebook Page

October 29, 2014 - 3:42 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

soupHospers Christian Reformed Church Soup and Pie supper will be Tuesday November 4th from 5 – 7 pm.

soup and pieBoyden, Iowa — A soup and pie supper is planned to benefit an Ashton man who suffered a stroke this past summer. The supper is at the St. John Lutheran Church of Boyden. We talked to St. John pastor Daniel Hart, and he tells us about Eric Johnson.

Johnson and his wife Kim have one child at home near Ashton.

Pastor Hart says the church has a soup supper every year.

The supper is this Saturday, October 25th at St. John Lutheran Church of rural Boyden. That’s at 3941 280th Street, four miles north of Boyden on Kennedy Avenue, and a little west. They’ll have homemade soups and pies, and they’ll be serving from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Thrivent Sioux County will provide supplementing funds.

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Thrivent Sioux County is supplementing funds

ORANGE CITY – Classes in drawing, photography and improv will be offered for students and/ or adults this fall, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council.

Drawing, taught by Northwestern art/ education major Alissa Sinclair, will be held on four Monday evenings, from Oct. 27 to Nov. 17, from 7 to 8:30pm. High school and adult students will learn the foundations of gesture, line value and proportions through demos, discussion and instructor assistance. Beginners are welcome. Materials will be provided. Location is Northwestern’s Korver Art Center. Cost is $20 prior to Oct. 20 and $30 after Oct. 20.

NWC Black VImprov with NWC’s Black V will be offered for middle school students at Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Black V is an energetic and creative group of students from Northwestern, who create and perform comedy on the spot. Learn through games, acting out scenes and meeting some Black V members. Time is 4 to 5:00pm. Cost is $15 prior to Nov. 26 and $25 after Nov. 26.


Ken in GermanyAdult & Youth Creative Outdoor Photography will be taught by Ken Fry of Centrum Foto Studio. The class is designed for an adult and student (age 10+) to work together, learning the basics of composition and how to use the camera more effectively… both inside and outdoors. Date is Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9:30am to 12:30pm, at Centrum Foto Studio. Cost is $20/pair or $15/each prior to Nov. 1; $30/pair and $25/each after Nov. 1. Add $5 for two 5×7 prints of your favorite image.

Registration is necessary. Send name, age (if youth), class, email address, phone number & payment to Orange City Arts Council, PO Box 202, Orange City IA 51041 or drop in city hall slot.

See orangecityarts.net or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com for more information on these classes, plus a Watercolor Workshop for intermediate level and up taught by Judy Thompson; Memoir Workshop taught by Barbara Turnwall; and Life-Drawing sessions offered at Northwestern College.

October 13, 2014 - 9:45 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Job FairFind the job you’ve been searching for at the Orange City Job Fair. Visit with over 20 employers on Wednesday October 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Prairie Winds Event Center on Hwy 10.

Sponsored by Agropur, the City of Orange City, Civco, Den Hartog Industries, Diamond Vogel Paints, Orange City Area Health System, Premier Communications, Premium Pet Health, Quatro Composites, Sioux County Radio, Staples Promotional Products, AND VanBeek Natural Science.

Call 707-4510 for more information and a full list of participating employers