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Below are Coming Events scheduled in Harlan for the next month or so. First you will find the scheduled Harlan City Council, Committee, Board and Commission meetings. Following this list, you will find the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Did You Know list of events in Shelby County. The City meetings are updated weekly. The Did You Know is updated weekly from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
City of Harlan Current Calendar of Events
MONDAY, MAY 22
CG THERKILDSEN CENTER BOARD MEETING, 12:00 NOON, CG Therkildsen Center
AIRPORT COMMISSION, 7:00 AM, Council Chambers
THURSDAY, MAY 25
HMU BOARD MEETING, 4:00 PM, HMU Board Room
MONDAY, MAY 29
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE, All City Facilities closed.
FIRE DEPT TRAINING NIGHT, 7:00 PM, Fire Hall
TUESDAY, JUNE 6
CITY COUNCIL MEETING, 5:15 PM, Council Chambers
THURSDAY, JUNE 8
HMU BOARD MEETING, 4:00 PM, HMU Board Room
VET'S MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM COMMISSION, 11:30 AM, Vet's Aud Board Room
LIBRARY BOARD MEETING, 5:15 PM, Library Meeting Room
FIRE DEPT MEETING NIGHT, 7:00 PM, Fire Hall
PARKS & RECREATION BOARD, 12:00 NOON, Council Chambers
CITY COUNCIL MEETING, 5:15 PM, Council Chambers
HMU HMU BOARD MEETING AND SPP MEETING, 10:00 AM, HMU Board Room
Did You Know?
May is National Bike Month and today, May 19, is National Bike to Work Day.
Saturday, May 20 is Armed Forces Day. A special “Thanks” to our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day. The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry office will be closed.
Milk & Honey has a private party room available afternoons and evenings, $100. Must book 2 weeks in advance (minimum). Email or call 712-235-6455 for more information.
Dr. Jay’s Family Eye Care. Your eyes are among the hardest working muscles in the body, and in modern times they’re being challenged more than ever before! If you’re having issues with dry eye, eye strain, or other vision-related condition, go see Dr. Jay’s Family Eye Care for an evaluation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 712-755-2020.
Free Summer Kids’ Movies at the Harlan Theatre start Tuesday, June 6. Free movie tickets can be picked up here at the Chamber office and at other participating businesses (see the theatre’s Facebook page for that list). Pick up your tickets and redeem them at the theatre box office. Please note, tickets will not be issued at the theatre.
New Feature. The Shelby County Historical Society and Museum added a new feature to their website. You can now purchase and renew your museum membership via credit/debit card or PayPal completely online. No account is needed. Check it out now.
Volunteer Opportunities. The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry is looking for great people to volunteer for our Ambassador and Events Committees. Please join us on Wednesday, July 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Atrium, 1901 Hawkeye Avenue, Harlan, for a presentation about our volunteer opportunities. Lunch will be provided (RSVP required by Tuesday, July 12). For more information, call the Chamber office at 712-755-2114 or email us today.
Limited Time Offer at Total Contracting. Premier Portable Buildings – Garden and Storage Sheds, 10% off select buildings. 1101 Chatburn Avenue.
Five Dollar Fridays at Floral Elegance. Every Friday stop by and see what their $5 Deal of the Day is (they’re treating their walk-in customers). Located in the Chatburn Plaza.
The Hybrid Corn Pioneers Museum Open House Corn Expo. Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2040 Ironwood Road, Earling, at the Steve Kenkel Farm. Also open by appointment, June 1 through September 1. Call 712-579-1320.
The Chamber of Commerce Job Board lists a wide variety of local employment opportunities including recent additions from Keast Motors, Molded Products, and FarmTable Delivery. If you have family or friends looking for employment, send them the link to the board - http://www.exploreshelbycounty.com/job-board.html. As a Chamber Member, if you have a job opportunity you would like to post to the board, please give us a call at 755-2114 or visit the website for more information.
Upcoming Blood Drives:
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Shelby Community Building, 500 East Street, Shelby. Walk-ins are welcome, but to make an appointment, call Kristen at 712-544-2189.
Tuesday, May 23, 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1104 Morningview, Harlan. Walk-ins are welcome.
Monday, June 4, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Irwin Community Building, 504 Ann Street, Irwin. Walk-ins are welcome.
Shelby County Area Events
Saturday, May 20 – Armed Forces Day
City Wide Garage Sale – Shelby, Iowa.
Shelby County Speedway, 314 4th Street, Harlan. Racing for a Cure – Relay for Life Night. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., Hot Laps at 6:00 p.m., Racing at 6:30 p.m. Grandstand: Adults: $10, Students 11-18: $6, Kids 10 and under FREE with paid adult admission.
Sunday, May 21
Celebrating Knighthood. Hosted by Harlan Knights of Columbus, during the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1912 18th Street, Harlan.
Monday, May 22
Midstates Bank’s Jan Wilwerding Retirement Open House, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 812 Durant Street.
Tuesday, May 23
Book Worms Youth Volunteer Group. Harlan Community Library, 718 Court Street, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Volunteers help in the Children’s Area of the library doing age-appropriate tasks. A snack is provided. It is a great way for youth to learn more about their library too!
Iowa Community Kitchen night, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1325 Chatburn Avenue, Harlan. Everyone is welcome. Meal: Chicken strips, French fries, salad and dessert.
E-Books for Everyone goes to Panama, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Stop by St. Mary's Parish Hall in Panama and learn how to read FREE E-Books on your mobile device through the Harlan Community Library. No reservation is required. Just stop by with your device & let us help you get started!
Wednesday, May 24
Breakfast with the Birds – 7:30 a.m., Prairie Rose State Park, 680 Road M47, Harlan. Please meet at the park office.
Story Time 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Harlan Community Library. Appropriate for ages 2-5. Everyone welcome. Story topic: Summer & Summer Library Program.
Thursday, May 25
Surprises in Family Histories/Brown Bag Lunch, Museum of Danish America, 2212 Washington Street, Elk Horn, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come and hear the stories from families that Michele-Chris McNabb, M.A., M.L.I.S., has researched – stories usually only the families themselves get to hear! Held in the museum's Bro Dining Room. Please bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.
Hike Night at Prairie Rose State Park, 680 Road M47, Harlan, 7:00 p.m. Please meet at the beach parking lot.
Cook The Book -
Harlan Community Library. Join the library staff for Cook
They choose the cook book, you choose the recipe. For this event - appetizers! Stop by the library and pick out the appetizer from the book, Martha Stewart's Appetizers that you want to make. Library staff will make copies of the recipe for you. Make enough to share with 12 other people. Bring your dish back on Thursday night, at 6:30 p.m. to share with other and sample other appetizers.
Friday, May 26
Community Appreciation Free BBQ - Mental Health Month. Sponsored by Myrtue Medical Center Behavioral Health Department. 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Myrtue Medical Center Auble Room, 1213 Garfield Avenue, Harlan. Open to the Community.
Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, May 28: Tivoli Fest, Elk Horn. For a schedule of daily events, please check out their Facebook page.
Sunday, June 4 – Log Cabin Day, Shelby County Historical Society and Museum, 1805 Morse Avenue, Harlan, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This year the museum will have all kinds of attractions - blacksmithing, basket weaving, live music, a Benjamin Franklin impersonator, a working cannon, and much more! As usual, the museum buildings will be open, and they will be revealing their new Military Exhibit Hall as well. Come on down to Potter's Park in Harlan and celebrate a Shelby County tradition going back over twenty years.
Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 – FarmTable Procurement & Delivery Cash & Carry, 1901 Hawkeye Avenue, Harlan (north side of the Iowa Western Community College Building and next door to the Chamber office). Hours: Friday, June 9, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 10, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.
Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 - Inaugural Honey Bacon Show-N-Shine Event, Shelby County Fairgrounds. This event is FREE to the public. Friday, June 9, 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Honey and Bacon Cooking Competition (must use both ingredients), Craft and Junkers Fair, Live Music. Saturday, June 10, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Multiple Class Show-N-Shine, Cooking Competition Continues, Craft and Junkers Fair. For additional information or to enter the competitions, call the Chamber office at 712-755-2114 or email.
Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day Flight Breakfast, Harlan Municipal Airport, 610 Hwy 59, Harlan.
Friday, June 23 – Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry Golf Tournament, Harlan Golf & Country Club. $50 per person or $200 per team, cart rental is $30. Entry fee includes golf, flag/door prizes and dinner. Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.; Putting Contest at 3:30 p.m.; Tee Off at 3:45 p.m. Registration forms can be picked up at the Chamber office, 1901 Hawkeye Avenue, Harlan or emailed to you. For more information, call 712-755-2114.
For more information about the above-mentioned events, future events, or to add your own event, go to our calendar. If you have a friend, co-worker or family member you think might enjoy receiving the weekly “Did You Know” email, please forward this to them and let them know they can sign-up by emailing the Chamber, or click “Subscribe” under “Quick Links” on our home page.