Event Calendar
April 2014

Community Events
LeMars Antique Fair & Flea Market
Phone: 712-546-8821
Address: 275 12th Street SE, Le Mars, IA 51031  
Location: Le Mars Convention Center
Starts: April 4, 2014
Ends:  April 5, 2014
Time: (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Friday, April 4 – Early Bird Shopping Party 5-9pm

$10 admission (valid on both days) includes shopping!
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar

Saturday, April 5 -- Antique Show and Flea Market – 9am-5pm

$2 admission
More than 70 vendor booths!
LeMars Newsletter

Easter Egg Hunt
Contact: Allison Cooke  
Phone: 712-324-2813
Address: Sheldon, IA 51201  
Location: Sheldon City Park
Date: April 19, 2014  (10:00am - 12:00pm)

For ages 2-12.

More than 15,000 eggs will be hidden.

A total of 8 bikes will be given away, 2 bikes per age category.

Please bring your bike registration form to the park the day of the event. There will not be any registration forms available at the park.
Sheldon, Iowa

Easter Egg Hunt
Contact: Le Mars Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 712-546-8821
Address: Le Mars, IA  
Location: Cleveland Castle Park
Date: April 19, 2014  (11:00am - 1:00pm)

Easter Egg Hunt with three separate hunting areas:

2 year olds (rink area)
3 and 4 year olds (west end of park)
Kindergarten and 1st graders (east end of park)

More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden!

Sponsored in part by Le Mars Kiwanis Club and BoDeans Baking Group.
Le Mars Chamber Newsletter

Economic Development
Iowa Vendor Conference
Contact: Pam Russenberger  
Phone: 515-509-7814
Address: 205 South 64th Street, West Des Moines  
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Date: April 16, 2014  (8:30am - 12:00pm)

This CIRAS-sponsored event is geared toward Iowa business leaders who want to learn more about doing business in the government sector.

Why Attend?

-Dynamic Keynote: Mike Wagner, founder of The White Rabbit Group, shares his view on the topic "Lost in Translation—How to Get Your Message Heard."
-Success Story Panel: Learn from the “masters!” Discover best practices, keys to overcoming challenges and recommendations from Iowa companies successful in the government contracting.
-Network with over 20 key contracting personnel, buyers and exhibitors.
-Attend workshops on topics such as: innovation, selling to government agencies, social media and Iowa business resources.

No fee to attend. Continental breakfast included.

Space is limited-- preregistration by Wednesday, April 9, 2014 is appreciated.
CIRAS Iowa Vendor Conference

O’Brien County Leadership 2014
Contact: Jane Goeken
Phone: 712-262-2264
Address: O'Brien County, IA  
Location: Various locations
Starts: April 24, 2014
Ends:  May 21, 2014
Time: (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

The Sheldon Chamber & Development Corp, along with ISU Extension Outreach, has launched this local leadership program, aimed at developing dynamic leaders. It is a 5-week program, with weekly sessions held at various meeting facilities around O’Brien County. More details are provided in the brochure.

Registration forms are available at the ISU Extension - O’Brien County office, 340 2nd St. SE, PO Box 99, Primghar, Iowa 51245.

Registration form and $25 fee are due April 14, 2014, at the O’Brien County Extension Office. Registration is limited to the first 30 applicants.
O’Brien County Leadership 2014 Brochure

Introduction to Windows 8.1
Phone: 712-324-5061
Address: Sioux Center Library Computer Lab  
Location: Northwest Iowa Community College
Starts: April 8, 2014
Ends:  April 15, 2014
Time: (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

Learn all about your new computer using Windows 8.1. Bring your own laptop to class-- computers will not be provided. $35 fee for 2 sessions.

The Professional School Bus Driver- Annual School Bus Driver Training
Contact: Ray Roseland  
Phone: 712-324-5061
Address: 603 West Park Street, Sheldon, IA 51201  
Location: NWICC
Date: April 9, 2014  (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

Driving a school bus in this day and age requires professionalism on the part of the bus driver. Throughout their careers, school bus drivers may encounter varied situations that require certain skills and talents. When these situations arise, bus drivers are required to be responsible and professional. This training will address most of the roles and responsibilities encountered on a daily basis, as well as some encountered on a not so daily basis, and discuss how to deal with them professionally.

Fee: $25
Instructor: Ray Roseland
Section #37560
Building C, Room 328

"How To Get The Most Out of Networking" Webinar
Location: Online via IASourceLink
Date: April 10, 2014  (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

In this webinar, serial entrepreneur, conference producer, and “human router” Andy Stoll, will share insight and specific strategies on how to build your network through conferences and in-person events. He’ll talk about more than just passing business cards and making small talk and get down to specific tactics to help cultivate genuine relationships with those you meet.
IA Source Link