Fundraiser in Zearing

Suzie Erickson is asking residents in the Zearing area to consider a little local holiday shopping to help raise funds for something special. On Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Dakin’s Community Center in Zearing, representatives from a lot of home-based businesses will be selling their products from 2-4 p.m. Some of the proceeds from that day’s sales, and from the sale of food during the event, will go toward the purchase of a new wheelchair swing that Suzie plans to provide to the Zearing Health Care Center in memory of her dad, Chuck Erickson.

Crop learning event

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, will host a cover crop, strip-tillage and water quality field day on Thursday, Nov. 30. The 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. field day will be held at the Roland Community Center. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complementary meal.

Art Mart Holiday Sale

The Workspace will be hosting Art Mart, the annual art sale at the Iowa State Memorial Union. The sale will be held in the Campanile Room on the second floor of the MU on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2. Hours are Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (during WinterFest) and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The ISU Gaffers’ Guild will feature blown glass including vases, vessels, ornaments and sculptural works. A number of Workspace instructors will be featured. Other items for sale include pottery created by Workspace students and framed photographs of campus. All purchases help support the organizations listed above and local artists. Most items sell for $5-$25. Dec. 1 is also the Winterfest celebration on campus, with lots of activities for all ages. For more information, visit