Farmers’ market

The Story City Farmers’ Market will be held Thursday, July 20, from 4-7 p.m. at South Park, in the grass near the parking lot just off Broad Street. Come out and check out the local vendors to see what locally homegrown and homemade items are available. Red Granite Farm will be there with sweet corn, Silver’s Spoon Bakery with kringla and more, and Goodies to Go will have cookies and bars. Vendors are still welcome to sign up; call the GCC office at 515-733-4214 or email info@storycity if you would like to reserve a spot.

Story County Fair

The Story County Fair will be held from Friday, July 21, to Wednesday, July 26, at the Story County Fairgrounds in Nevada. Check the Herald’s website for a schedule of events.

Sweet corn feed

American Legion Post #59 in Story City will hold one of its sweet corn feeds on Monday, July 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. The menu will include a hot dog or a hamburger, sweet corn, fresh cucumber salad and tomatoes for $7. The public is welcome. The Legion is located at 301 Washington.

Scavenger hunt

Sign up now to join the Story City GCC Design Committee and Story City Historical Society on Thursday, July 20, to take a tour around Story City’s architecture, decipher clues, inspect photos, ask Story City “Knowers of All Things” for mulligans and be the first team to arrive at the final stop with all the correct answers to win! Stop by the GCC office or visit our website for your entry form to get your team of four involved in the first ever Story City Architectural Scavenger Hunt.

Business After Hours

Kaffe Geita is hosting a Business After Hours on Friday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. Meet, greet and socialize while enjoying some snacks and beverages.

National Carousel Day

Celebrate National Carousel Day at the Story City Antique Carousel on Tuesday, July 25, at 6 p.m. There will be games, food, fun, and — of course — carousel rides.


Blank canvases are on sale at the Greater Chamber Connection for $10 each in the second annual 2x2xWho? artistic fundraiser. Purchase a 2-by-2-foot canvas and paint, stencil or decorate them to fit the theme “Iowa Nice: What Inspires You About Iowa?” Return the completed artwork by Aug. 1 to have them added to the public art exhibit downtown. Art will be on display during the month of August and people will be able to vote for their favorites during the Progressive Dinner on Aug. 16.

Senior citizen dance

The monthly dance for seniors (age 55 and over) will be Thursday, July 20, from 7-19 p.m. at the Story City Community Center.

Play cards

On Friday, July 21, at 1 p.m., at the Story City Community Center people age 55 and over are invited to play bridge club and/or the card game “Hand and Foot.” No reservations or charge required, but a snack to share is appreciated.

Fellowship luncheon

On Wednesday, July 26, a Fellowship Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. at the Story City Community Center. The cost is $4 per person age 55 and over. Menus can be picked up at the community center. Reservations can be made by calling Ruby Olson at 515-733-9278.