1. Dallas Center Farmers Market


Friday, Sept. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at the Raccoon River Valley Trailhead at the corner of 14th and Walnut. Dallas Center area produce growers and arts/crafts vendors, etc. participate and are not charged registration or space fees.


2. Prairie Awakening - Prairie Awoke Celebration


Sunday, Sept. 10 at Kuehn Conservation Area near Earlham from 5-9 p.m. This year’s celebration again offers visitors an invitation to hear the wisdom of his traditional stories in the wilds of Kuehn from Jerome Kills Small. His stories were staples at many of the early Prairie Awakening celebrations. Native drums will and dancing will take place. Concessions will be available on site, bring you own lawn chairs. The event is free an no registration is needed. For directions, a detailed schedule and more, contact 515-465-3577 or visit www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation.


3. Finding Your Roots, A Beginners Guide


Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Waukee Public Library. Presented by Theresa Liewer of the Iowa Genealogical Society. This class covers organizing your information – forms, charts, physical storage of papers and an overview of software programs. We’ll also discuss how to evaluate sources and learn about the pitfalls of relying on other’s research, both online and in books. We’ll explore genealogy websites and work through some basic building blocks, including your personal family items and census records. Attendees are encouraged to bring birth and death dates and locations for their grandparents or great-grandparents so we can try to locate more information about them. When we’re done, everyone should have a good idea on how to start, where to go for more information and how much fun family research can be. No registration is required. Presented by the Waukee Area Historical Society and the Waukee Public Library.