Friday, Feb. 14

Hiawatha High School KAYS Club is auctioning off 15-20 themed baskets to benefit the Melissa “Missy” Dawn Rieger Memorial Fund. Bidding begins at 4:30 p.m. and will end at first quarter of boys varsity, with winners announced at halftime. This is also Winter Homecoming night for Hiawatha High School.

Stop by the Hiawatha World office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for cookies and coffee for Valentine’s Day and our Customer Appreciation Day! Sign up to win a free 6-month subscription. All are welcome!

Saturday, Feb. 15

The Hiawatha High School Biology Club will be recycling from 9-11 a.m. at the school parking lot, weather permitting. No early drop-offs please.

Monday, Feb. 17

Morrill Public Library’s Evening Book Club will be at 6 p.m. at Lottie’s. “The Prince and the Dressmaker” by Jen Wang will be discussed.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Karla’s Diaper Closet is open from 4-6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 701 Kickapoo St., Hiawatha. Community outreach to serve those in need. Contact the church at 742-3885 for more information.

Weight Watchers at 607 Utah, Hiawatha. Please use east door, facing Utah Street. Weigh-in is at 5 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

VITA low-income tax assistance at NEK-AAA, 1803 Oregon St., will start Feb. 12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. every Wednesday through April 8. Please call for information or an appointment, (785) 742-7152.

“Take Off Pounds Sensibly” TOPS meets every Wednesday at 1803 Oregon. Weigh-in is at 5 p.m. with meeting at 5:30 p.m. Please use west door. Everyone welcome.

Senior Citizens lunches at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday. There is a cost. Call (785) 742-6282 Tuesdays before noon for reservations. The first Wednesday of the month is a potluck.

Enjoy coffee with friends every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Vintage Park, 400 Kansas Ave., Hiawatha.

Quilters Club at 2 p.m. at the Morrill Public Library.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. at the Morrill Public Library. Stories for ages 3 and older.

HP&R’s newsest event — Senior Social. Stop by for an afternoon of games, puzzles, laughs, snacks and coffee. Free for our retired community from 1-2:30 p.m.

The Second Harvest Community Food Bank will be moving the Kickapoo Fresh Mobile Pantry location to Eternal Hope Family Life Center, 424 Oregon St., Hiawatha. From 10 a.m. to noon. Open to public while supplies last.

Sunday, Feb. 23

First United Methodist Church Youth Group sponsoring spaghetti dinner and live music from 5-8 p.m. for $30 as a fundraiser to benefit the group’s Mission Trip to Chicago over spring break. Reservations are required, RSVP to Chris Diller or by calling church office at 742-7434.

Monday, Feb. 24

The First United Methodist Church is hosting a pancake fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. at the church for a freewill offering, to benefit the USD 415 School District.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Commodities for North Brown County residents will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m. at Eternal Hope Family Life Center, 424 Oregon St., Hiawatha. Distribution based on first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 740-9001.

To submit items for the Community Happenings calendar, please contact Joey May at joeymay@npgco.com.

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