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Hunter Larson, left, and his twin brother, Wyatt, of Nevada, ride the hand-powered kiddie train ride during Thursdays on Main in Clear Lake.

Thursday, June 14

Stebens Children’s Theatre presents “Kids Working” at 7 p.m. at the theater, 616 N. Delaware Ave., in Mason City. Other show times are as follows: 7 p.m. June 16 and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. June 17. Tickets are $11 for adults and $8 for children 18 and younger and are available at the theater or by calling the box office 641-424-9802 between 1 and 5 p.m. weekdays.

Thursdays on Main in Clear Lake, featuring a car show, music, food, vendors and family activities, starts at 6 p.m. downtown. Movie in City Park at 9 p.m.

The Mason City Municipal Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on the North Plaza outside of Southbridge Mall, 100 S. Federal Ave., in Mason City.

Friday, June 15

The Hats will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mason City Public Library Commons, 225 Second St. SE, as part of the Friday Summer Music Special. The event is free and open to the public. For questions, call 641-421-3668.

Party in the Park in Charles City will feature live music by Exit 113 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Central Park during “Decades Night.” Event-goers are encouraged to wear clothes from their favorite decade.

The North Iowa Farmers Market is 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the City Parking Lot, south of First Congregational Church at the corner of First Street Northeast and North Delaware Avenue, in Mason City.

Saturday, June 16

Hospice of North Iowa will host the Wings of HOsPicE Memorial and Butterfly Release at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Georgia Ave., in Mason City. Due to the forecasted heat, a short program will take place inside with the outdoor butterfly release to follow. The event, which provides a nurturing, renewing experience for those honoring or grieving the loss of a loved one, will feature refreshments, music and fellowship with other families, hospice associates and volunteers. For those wishing to have their loved one’s name read at this service, call Shelley Shipman at 641-428-6232. Hospice of North Iowa is taking goodwill donations for butterflies. 

The Clear Lake Art Center hosts its annual fundraiser and auction at 6 p.m. at the center, 17 S. Fourth St. The event celebrates the 41st anniversary of the Clear Lake Arts Council and the 11th anniversary of its downtown location with live music and food. Tickets cost $40 per person.

Koyote Custom Memorial Poker Run returns to Britt for ninth year to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. The event, which starts and ends at Britt Bar & Grill, features a roughly 150-mile ride with stops at Fuel in Clarion, Rails Bar & Grill in Eagle Grove, Riverside Tavern in Lehigh, Vincent Bar & Grill in Vincent and Blue Moose Saloon in Renwick. To participate, it costs $20 per person. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Britt Bar & Grill, 130 Main Ave. N., with a rider prayer at 10:30 a.m. and a departure time around 11 a.m. All vehicles are invited to participate.

Runnin’ with Law Triathlon and 5K will take place from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mason City Aquatic Center, 933 Birch Drive. Registration costs between $35 for individual 5K and $95 for the team triathlon. The triathlon begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Kaitlyn Ausborn at 641-210-8034.

The Clear Lake Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to noon at the Surf Ballroom parking lot, 460 N. Shore Drive, in Clear Lake.

The annual Proper Flag Disposal and Flag Folding Ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the All Vets Center, 1603 S. Monroe Ave., in Mason City. Grilled ham sandwiches, chips and a drink will be available for $5.

The Humane Society of North Iowa hosts its annual Bark at the Beach from noon to 3 p.m. at the Clear Lake Yacht Club, 103 Main Ave. The event, featuring music, food, drinks, games and fun, costs $15 at the door. Shelter dogs will be available for adoption and attendees are encouraged to bring their own dogs.

The Clear Lake Municipal Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Ludwig Wangberg Band Shell in City Park in Clear Lake.

Sunday, June 17

The Mason City Motor Speedway will host its Weekly Race Series at 6 p.m. at the track, 3700 Fourth St. SW. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Pit pass costs $25. Pit gate opens at 4 p.m. Spectator gate opens 5 p.m. and hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.

The Clear Lake Municipal Band will perform at 3 p.m. at the Ludwig Wangberg Band Shell in City Park in Clear Lake.

Tuesday, June 19

The North Iowa Farmers Market is 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the City Parking Lot, south of First Congregational Church at the corner of First Street Northeast and North Delaware Avenue, in Mason City.

Thursday, June 21

Elderbridge Agency on Aging will hold an appreciation event for family caregivers from 1:30 and 3 p.m. at Music Man Square, 308 S. Pennsylvania Ave., in Mason City. The event will feature gift bags, giveaways, door prizes, light refreshments, relaxation activities and blood pressure screenings as well as a Tai Chi for arthritis demonstration. For more information, call John Joyner with Elderbridge Agency on Aging at 800-243-0678.



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