Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Tri City BBQ Fest Kickoff Celebration show, featuring Hairball and ZZ3. Admission to the BBQ festival is free and starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, Septenber 19, but participants must have tickets and be at least 21 years old to attend the 7 p.m. Friday night show. Tickets can be purchased by following the link on the event website www.TriCityBBQ.com. Only 5,000 tickets are available.
Saturday, August 9
Ride for Hope Poker Run: Begins and ends at the Pub. Check in 11am to 12pm. Kickstands up at 12pm. Last bike in at 6pm. Hosted by Family Crisis Centers. All proceeds and donations will go towards serving victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent crimes.
The Boy Scouts of Troop 55 in Denison will host their August paper drive on Saturday, August 9 at the Pronto parking lot. The boys will be there from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to help unload tied, bundled or sacked newspapers.
Monday, August 11
Crawford County Memorial Hospital, 100 Medical Parkway, Denison, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Charter Oak Library, 453 Railroad Street, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Schleswig VFW Auxiliary #3930 will conduct its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 11, in the Bank Iowa meeting room.
Tuesday, August 12
Young engineers interested in building, designing and making a robot are encouraged to attend a Robotics Camp on Tuesday, August 12. Cost for the one-day camp is $25 for 4-H members, and $35 for youth not in 4-H. Registration deadline is Friday, August 8. For more information about the camp, contact the Crawford County Extension and Outreach office at 712-263-4697.
Wednesday, August 13
Ambassador Call at Hy-Vee: Join us at 8:30am to welcome new store director, Tim Mansfield, to the community. Located at 1426 Broadway.
Thursday, August 14
Denison Farmers Market: from 3-6 p.m. at the Northwest corner of Hwy 30 and 7th Street. Come check out the fresh produce from local farmers!
Business After Hours at Summer Magic Tropical Sno: Join us from 4-6pm at their location along Hwy 30 in Denison! Come and try their new flavors and delicious food!
Friday, August 15
“Laps for Lyric” at Crawford County Speedway: This fundraiser is being held on behalf of Lyric Hildebrant who is a Denison toddler recently diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome. There is no known cure at this point and the prognosis for children who have it (only 1 in every 33,000) is grim. Our mission is to raise awareness about Dravet Syndrome and raise funds to support the research being done to try to find a cure. 100% of proceeds from the event go to The Dravet Foundation for their research on behalf of little Lyric. We’ll be selling various items, giving out information on Dravet Syndrome, possibly having a raffle, and introducing Lyric and her mom at intermission of the races that night.
Saturday, August 16 – Sunday, August 17
Fourth annual Kiron Heritage Days, which takes place in town parallel to the west side of Highway 39. Events include auto and antique tractor show, Sunday worship, demonstrations and exhibits, a children’s pedal pull and much more.
A CNN program that will focus on the October 14, 2002, discovery of 11 bodies in a sealed rail car southwest of Denison, is slated to air on Sunday, August 17. Zero Point Zero, a production company based in New York City, was in Denison the morning of Saturday, May 3, filming for “The Hunt with John Walsh.”
Tuesday, August 19
Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health is seeking hospice volunteers and will offer a hospice volunteer training class Those interested should call Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health at 712-263-3303 for more information. Training will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Beginning August 19 and ending September 9.