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30th Annual Fun & Wellness Day to feature humor, Hollywood, hobbies and roast beef

April 19, 2017

UPDATE: One of the keynote speakers for the 30th Annual Fun & Wellness Day set for Wednesday, May 17 at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College has changed.
 
Teacher, coach and middle school principal Kent Stock will now be giving the morning keynote address. Stock coached the Norway baseball team during its now-famous final season, as shown in the 2007 film, “The Final Season.” The team came together to defy the odds and win Norway’s 20th state title in its last season before merging with a neighboring school district. Kent is the author of “Heading for Home:  My Journey from Little League to Hollywood.”
 
Original Post:

From the back woods of Minnesota to the glamour of old Hollywood, two keynote speakers will share their interests with humor, art and stories at the 30th Annual Fun & Wellness Day at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg on Wednesday, May 17.

In the morning, Minnesotan humorist and author Al Batt will take the stage. Batt, who writes humor and nature columns for many newspapers and magazines, also hosts a radio show about nature, writes nationally-syndicated cartoon strips and has hosted TV shows too. He is the author of the book “A Life Gone to the Birds.” 

The afternoon keynote, “ Hollywood Through Its Posters,” will be given by Mike Piepel, who will share his collection of original movie posters along with stories of the film industry with a focus on Iowa’s influence. His presentation will cover movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and include tales of the larger-than-life stars who lit up the silver screen in Hollywood’s golden era.

Fun & Wellness Day features activities, health screenings, workshops and entertainment for anyone age 50 and better. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. for registration, a continental breakfast and display booths. The morning keynote address begins at 8:45 a.m.

As always, this event features a plethora of concurrent sessions on topics including travel, smartphones, gardening, strength training at home, scams, decluttering your life, Facebook 101, cooking, health and wellness, genealogy, and cost-free social opportunities for seniors.

There is no advance registration. Cost is $10 at the door to cover all sessions as well as a continental breakfast and a roast beef dinner with all the fixings for lunch. 

All participants should park in the main northeast parking lot, enter the college through Entrance 1 and then follow the signs. Golf cart escorts are available to provide rides from the parking lot in the morning.

Fun & Wellness Day is sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College and the Palo Alto County Health System. For more information call Rhonda Frambach at 1-800-242-5108 ext. 5223.

Seniors enjoy the 29th Annual Fun & Wellness Day at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, May 18, 2016
Seniors enjoy the 29th Annual Fun & Wellness Day at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, May 18, 2016
 
Seniors enjoy the 29th Annual Fun & Wellness Day at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, May 18, 2016
Seniors enjoy the 29th Annual Fun & Wellness Day at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, May 18, 2016
For More Information:

Kathy Merrill at Palo Alto County Health System, 712-852-5463

Rhonda Frambach Iowa Lakes Community College, 712-852-5223

 
Questions or comments? Please email us at info@iowalakes.edu or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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