The 8th annual Spirit of the Prairie retreat will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 3-6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Avenue, south of Wheatland. Early bird special for the spirit-filled afternoon is $40 per person. The cost is $50 after Aug. 15. Proceeds benefit The Prairie Retreat program fund. To make your reservations, go to www.chmiowa.org/retreat or call (563) 336-8401.