Applause Calendar, Jan. 5

Jan. 6

Legislative Forum on Child Welfare Issues

Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W. Boone St.

10-11:30 a.m.

Sen. Jeff Edler, Rep. Mark Smith and Rep. Dean Fisher

Panel Discussion: Mental Health, Substance abuse, Childhood

Black & White & Red All Over Artist’s Reception

5-7 p.m.

Fisher Community Center Auditorium, 709 S. Center St.

Wine and Cheese served/Come meet artist Sarah Gilbert

Jan. 7

Children’s book reading by the author – Nancy J. Adams

11 a.m. “Transatlantic Bunny”

The event is free and open to the public

Jan. 8

Pancake/Biscuits/Gravy Breakfast

Gladbrook Legion, Memorial Building in Gladbrook

7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Breakfast also includes eggs, sausage and beverages

All proceeds go to the new LED lighting in the Memorial Building

Jan. 9

Travelogue at the Albion Municipal Library

5 p.m.

400 N. Main St., Albion

Mary Jo Baitinger will present Hawaii

The event is free and open to the public

Jan. 10

State Center Blood Drive

3-6:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 607 Third St. SW, State Center

To schedule at spot: lifeservebloodcenter-org or call 800-287-4903

Jan. 11

Fisher Division of Emerson Blood Drive

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Governor Road Building, 1702 Governor Road

To schedule at spot: lifeservebloodcenter-org or call 800-287-4903

Jan. 15

Olde Tyme Hymn Sing

5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Center St.

Mike Gerbo, Marla Grossman and Marsha Bristley lead the music

Refreshments served after the 1-hour program