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Community Calendar

Public events scheduled in the Charles City Area


Create Your Own Ornaments sessions, 4-5 p.m. at the Charles City Arts Center; Fridays, Dec. 9th and 16th; for all ages; register at or call 641-228-6284.


Floyd Lions Club will hold its annual Santa Day at the Floyd Community Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Floyd Methodist Church will provide a Kids’ Shopping Extravaganza from 8:30 to 11 a.m. with kids age 12 and under able to purchase up to five gifts for 25 cents each, accompanied by a personal shopper, with gifts then wrapped; kids must have a written list of the people they are shopping for when they arrive. Sugar cookie decorating will also be available.

Charles City Rotary Club “Call Santa” Hotline, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; call and talk with Santa, Mrs. Claus and some of the elves; phone numbers to be announced.

Charles City Senior Citizens Center Christmas Party, 1:30 to 4 p.m., for members of the Senior Citizens, with $10 annual memberships available at the event; includes a light lunch and attendees are asked to bring a plate of treats to share; musical entertainment will be provided by Charles City High School’s Anders Haglund, a nationally recognized vocalist.

VFW Winter Wonderland at the Charles City VFW, 1505 N. Grand Ave., with cookie exchange from 3 to 4 p.m.; bingo 4 to 5 p.m.; dinner 5 to 7 p.m.; holiday karaoke 7 to 11 p.m.; includes door prizes, 50/50 raffle, ugly sweater and outfit contest.


Charles City Community Blood Drive from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 705 3rd Ave., Charles City; appointments encouraged by texting LIFESERVE to 999-777, calling 800-287-4903 or visiting


Charles City High School Winter Jazz Performance, 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.


Charles City Grades 5-8 Choir Concert, 7 p.m. at the Comet Gym in the middle school.


• Holiday Art Market through December at the Charles City Arts Center, featuring Iowa artists.

• Messiah’s Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays; 102 N. Main St., Charles City, access at the rear of the building; for more information call 641-257-1119.

• Charles City Senior Center – Congregate Meals onsite at noon Mondays through Fridays after programs, reserve meals by calling 641-228-3114; public bingo at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

To have your community event information listed, send it to [email protected].

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