SIOUX CENTER—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 1:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Centre Mall in Sioux Center. Appointments are required by visiting or calling 1-800-287-4903.

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SHELDON—The Sheldon School District again will be offering free meals — breakfast and lunch — to children ages 1-18 weekdays this summer. Meals also are available for adults for $3.85.

REGIONAL—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a free three-session program, “A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease,” via Zoom 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11; Friday, Aug. 13; and Wednesday, Aug. 18.

REGIONAL—U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Iowa) invites middle and high school students across the 4th Congressional District to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge.

PRIMGHAR—A project to remove the bridge on U.S. Highway 59 south of Primghar in O’Brien County will require closing the roadway to traffic beginning Monday, April 5, until Oct. 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office.

PAULLINA—O’Brien County Conservation will hold a new event, 3D archery, Saturday, June 22, at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center at 4270 Roosevelt Ave. between Primghar and Paullina.

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SHELDON—According to his dad, rural Hospers native Scott Stallmann has been obsessed with the South Asian country of Nepal for about half his life.

ORANGE CITY—Orange City Area Health System Home Health & Hospice will hold grief classes 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 1-Nov. 5, at its Downtown Campus.

SIBLEY—The Community Blood Bank Bloodmobile of Sioux Falls, SD, will hold a blood drive 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley. For a donation appointment, call 712-754-5358.

ROCK VALLEY—Instead of the monthly community meal, Shepherd’s Table again will hold a food share 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, in the parking lot of the Parkview Event Center in the corner of 11th Street and 13th Avenue in Rock Valley. This is a drive-up or walk-up event. Volunteers will direc…

REGIONAL—Martha McFarland of Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch, Kim Andersen of Zihlman Family Farms & Blueberry Bottom and Regina Frahm of Esther Purl Fibers will host a virtual field day with Practical Farmers of Iowa exploring the process of crafting a farm succession plan 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30.

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HAWARDEN—Sioux County Conservation will host Senior Environmental Learning and Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Prairie Woods Nature Center at Oak Grove Park near Hawarden.

ORANGE CITY—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at American Reformed Church in Orange City. Appointments are required by visiting or calling 1-800-287-4903.

OKOBOJI—“Overcomer of Okoboji” will return for its seventh year on a virtual platform with its newest mini-conference titled, “Hope in Christ: Coffee and Conversation,” an inspirational and uplifting non-denominational Christian women’s event for women of all ages and all faiths.

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SHELDON—Starting May 12, Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center, Living Water Community Church in Sheldon and Love In the Name of Christ of O’Brien County will offer transportation for Sheldon residents called Ride Share to appointments at Promise on the second Wednesday of the month.

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