Tuesday, July 17

Hunter education classes

Dallas County Conservation is hosting hunter education classes Thursday, July 17 at Forest Park Museum in Perry. Classes will be held at 4 p.m. Register online at: https://www.iowadnr.gov Space is limited: pre-registration is required; please have the following information ready when registering: date of birth, Social Security Number, mailing address and phone number.

WHERE: Perry–Forest Park Museum

TIME: 4 p.m.

INFO: https://www.iowadnr.gov

Thursday, July 17

Waukee Chamber Cow Patty Business Bingo

The Waukee Chamber Cow Patty Business Bingo will be held Thursday July, 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Waukee Family YMCA.

Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce for the 4th Annual Cow Patty Business Bingo event! Gertrude and Farmer Joe will arrive at 4 p.m. If Gertrude drops her patty in your square, you will win a full page ad in the 2014/2015 Waukee Chamber Directory and Community Guide! Squares cost $25.00 each and can be reserved online at info@waukeechamber.com. WHERE: Waukee Family YMCA

TIME: 4-7 p.m.

Thursday, July 17

Tree Art at Brenton Arboretum

The Brenton Arboretum in Dallas Center is hosting a Tree Art program Thursday, July 17 from 2-4 p.m. Member fee $5, non-members $10.

Join us for Summer Play Week at the arboretum! Create artwork with what we find on our nature hike. WHERE: Dallas Center– 25141 260th Street

TIME: 2-4 p.m.

INFO: http://thebrentonarboretum.org/

Thursday, July 17

21st Century Rehab to host open house at DCH

21st Century Rehab and Dallas County Hospital invite you to join us from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, July 17th for an open house. The open house, which will take place at Dallas County Hospital in the therapy area, will feature a tour of the new space and an opportunity to meet the newest team member, physical therapist Jamie Rabe, DPT. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 515-465-7672.

WHERE: Perry–Dallas County Hospital

TIME: 5-7 p.m.

INFO: 515-465-7672

Friday, July 18

Adel Chamber to host ribbon cutting at Park Place Catering

The Adel Chamber will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at Park Place Catering (1015 Riverside Drive) at 4:30 pm on Friday, July 18 as part of their 5th Anniversary Celebration. WHERE: Adel–1015 Riverside Drive

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT: brenna@parkplacecatering.biz

Friday, July 18

Water color at Brenton Arboretum

The Brenton Arboretum in Dallas Center is hosting a Water Color program Friday, July 18 from 2-4 p.m. Member fee $5, non-members $10.

Join us for Summer Play Week at the arboretum! Be inspired by the arboretum vistas as you use water from the Lake Homestead to create watercolor art.

WHERE: Dallas Center– 25141 260th Street

TIME: 2-4 p.m.

INFO: http://thebrentonarboretum.org/

Saturday, July 19

Waukeye Music Festival

The Waukeye Music Festival will be held Saturday, July 19 at Hawkeye Antique Acres at 33240 Ute Ave., Waukee.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate with children 12 and under free. Gates open at 10 a.m.

Bands scheduled are: Hooten Hallers, Old Salt Union, Cirrus Minor, Barrel House Rockets, Whiskey Dick, Thankful Dirt, Randy Burk and the Prisoners, Reeferseed Express, Rumble Seat Riot, Deep Fried Squirrel, Good Ol’ Boys, The West End Connection, My Future Sin.

WHERE: Waukee–Antique Acres

TIME: 10 a.m.

INFO: www.waukeyemusicfestival.com

Saturday, July 19

Pediatric Heartsaver CPR/First Aid Class at DCH

Dallas County Hospital will be offering a Pediatric Heartsaver CPR/First Aid class on Saturday, July 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Dallas County Hospital Community Room. This class is intended for new or expectant parents, day care workers, or anyone that takes care of children. At the end of this class, participants will be able to perform CPR and rescue breathing, remove a foreign body from a child and demonstrate the use of automated external defibrillator. Cost is $65 per person – book included. To register, please visit us online at www.dallascohospital.org then click "Pediatric CPR", or call Jane at 515-465-7628.

WHERE: Perry–Dallas Co. Hospital Comm. Room

TIME: 1-5 p.m.

INFO: Register at www.dallascohospital.org or call Jane at 515-465-7628

Saturday, July 19

Corn and Khrushchev at Adel Public Library

The Adel Public Library and Adel Quilting are pleased to announce a free joint program in the Adel Public Library Community Room on Saturday, July 19th at 11:00 am called Corn and Khrushchev given by Liz Garst of Coon Rapids. Liz tells how it came to pass that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and his family visits the Garst family in 1959, and recalls fun stories from her personal memories as an 8 year old participant.

WHERE: Adel–Public Library

TIME: 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 19 & 26

Waukee Area Arts hosting drama workshops

The Waukee Area Arts Council is hosting drama workshops on Saturday, July 19 & 26.

For more information and to register, visit: www.WaukeeArts.org or call 515-402-7870.

INFO: www.WaukeeArts.org; 515-402-7870

Sunday, July 20

Young to perform at Hotel Pattee in Perry

Nashville comes to Perry when Music City singer-songwriter Steve Young performs Sunday, July 20, in Lit by the Sun Concert Series at Hotel Pattee, 1112 Willis Ave. The series combines the artistry of cuisine with the artistry of song. A 3-course dinner will be served at 6:30 pm in the Ballroom, with concert following at 7:30 pm in a listening room atmosphere. Cost for dinner and concert package is $35 per person. For reservations or information, call 515-465-3511, Hotel Pattee

WHERE: Perry–Hotel Pattee

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: 515-465-3511

Sunday, July 20-27

Waukee Area Arts Council presents free events

The Waukee Area Arts Council is presenting free community events to celebrate the council’s 10th anniversary.

• Sunday, July 20 – Brother Trucker at 6:30 at Centennial Park

• Thursday, July 24 – Jazz in July with The Jazz Page at 6:00 at Triangle Park

• Sunday, July 27 – David Zollo and The Body Electric at 6:30 at Centennial Park

For rain locations and more information on each event visit www.WaukeeArts.org

WHERE: Waukee

INFO: www.WaukeeArts.org

Sunday, July 20

ISU Extension and Forest Park Museum hosting Celebrate National Berry Day

ISU Extension-Dallas County and the Forest Park Museum are sponsoring a few events this summer to encourage the healthy habit of fruit and vegetable consumption.

The next event will be Sunday, July 20, 1:30-3pm, when the Museum will host a free "Celebrate National Berry Day" event to highlight the health benefits and pleasures of eating Iowa-grown berries.

Parents are invited to bring their school-age children to taste a variety of berries and make a healthy berry fruit pizza. All participants will go home with berry recipes, berry selection and storage tips, and a directory of local berry farms. After this berry fun event, families are welcome to take a walk in the adjoining arboretum. The Forest Park Museum is located at 14581 K Avenue in Perry. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, contact Pete Malmberg at 515-465-3577 or Pete.Malmberg@co.dallas.ia.us.

WHERE: Perry–Forest Park Museum

TIME: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

CONTACT: contact Pete Malmberg at 515-465-3577 or Pete.Malmberg@co.dallas.ia.us.

Monday, July 21

Safe Sitter Course at Dallas County Hospital

Dallas County Hospital is offering a Safe Sitter course for young teens 11 -15 on Monday, July 21 from 9 am – 4 pm in the DCH Community Room. Over 500,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $40. Participants should bring their own sack lunch. Please call 515-465-7628 or visit us online at www.dallascohospital.org/safesitter.cfm to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter.

WHERE: Perry–Dallas County Hospital

TIME: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

REGISTER: Please call 515-465-7628 or visit us online at www.dallascohospital.org/safesitter.cfm

Monday, July 21

Sheets Galore Sale at Dallas County Hospital

The Friends of DCH will be hosting a Sheets Galore and More Extravaganza Sale on Monday, July 21st from 8 am – 2 pm in the DCH Atrium. 1200 Count Series – Size King, Queen and Limited Full will be available in 12 beautiful colors. All proceeds raised will go to support the Dallas County Hospital Foundation Scholarship Fund. For more info, please call Abby at 515-465-7698.

WHERE: Perry–Dallas County Hospital

TIME: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CONTACT: 515-465-7698

Wednesday, July 23

National Hot Dog Day event to benefit Good Samaritan Food Pantry

The Dallas County News is teaming up with Adel Fareway and Brick Street Cafe to host a National Hot Dog Day Event on July 23. This event will raise awareness and gather canned goods and other items for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry. From 11:30 am-1:30 pm, bring two non-perishable items to Dallas County News (813 Main St, Adel) and get a FREE hot dog from Fareway. Or bring one non-perishable item and get a FREE cookie from Brick St Cafe. Suggested non-perishable items include canned food, packaged noodles, packaged dried food items, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, flour, sugar, canned pineapple, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, and sunscreen.

WHERE: Adel–813 Main Street (Dallas County News)

TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 23

Wednesday wellness walks at Brenton Arboretum

The Brenton Arboretum in Dallas Center is hosting a Wednesday wellness walk Wednesday, July 23 from 9-10 a.m. Members free, non-members $5.

Stay healthy and connected to trees and nature during these monthly summer walks. Walkers, please meet at the kiosk by the entry gate.

Free for members

WHERE: Dallas Center– 25141 260th Street

TIME: 9-10 a.m.

INFO: http://thebrentonarboretum.org/

Thursday, July 24

Adel Parks and Rec offering babysitting certification class

Adel Parks & Rec is offering an American Red Cross babysitting certification class on Thursday, July 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Adel Public Library. Participants must be 11 years old and should bring a sack lunch. Class fee is $100 and the deadline to register is Tuesday, July 22. Contact Nick at 993-4525 to register.

WHERE: Adel–Public Library

TIME: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CONTACT: Contact Nick at 993-4525 to register.

Friday, August 1

August Adel Chamber Morning Mixer

The August Chamber Morning Mixer is scheduled for Friday, August 1, 2014 from 7:00-8:00 am. The event is hosted by American Abstract & Title at the American Legion Hall (119 N 9th St) in Adel.

WHERE: Adel–119 N. 9th St.

TIME: 7–8 a.m.

Friday, August 1–15

Brenton Arboretum hosting Native Plant Art Imaging

The Brenton Arboretum in Dallas Center is hosting Native Plant Art Imaging August 1 through 15.

Admission is free.

Watch as artist in residence, Lindy Smith, gathers materials from the arboretum collections and creates stunning works of art using the Kallitype photo process.

WHERE: Dallas Center– 25141 260th Street

Saturday, August 2

Park Place Catering to host Freedom Fest

Park Place Catering is hosting the First Annual Freedom Fest on August 2nd to raise funds for the Adel Legion and Child Youth Program and Warrior and Family Services. The event will include a free will lunch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, carnival with children’s games, a dunk tank, and a rock climbing wall from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and a Freedom Dance from 7:30-11:00 pm. Local businesses are invited to participate by setting up a booth with a game or children’s activity at the carnival. Contact Brenna Young at brenna@parkplacecatering.biz to get involved.

WHERE: Adel–1015 Riverside Drive

TIME: 11 a.m.

CONTACT: brenna@parkplacecatering.biz

Sunday, August 3

Waukee Christian Church Family Fun Festival

To raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our community and to help stock the Food Pantry shelves, Waukee Christian Church is hosting the 2nd Annual Family Fun Fair. The event is free and open to the public. The only admission "fee" is an item of non-perishable food (cash donations are also accepted). Last year, the event raised $410 (which translates to $3,150 because the Food Pantry can buy seven times the amount of food for each $1 donated) and 310 pound of food. Organizers hope to surpass that amount this year.

The first 200 people who make a donation will receive a free meal, and everyone can enter the prize drawing. Prizes include a $50 gift card from Hy-Vee and two iPod Shuffles. Enjoy games, crafts, and activities: take a turn in the inflatables, watch a puppet show, try your aim at the water game, explore a police car or fire truck, and roast marshmallows.

Local organizations are also getting in on the fun by submitting homemade pies for the Blue Ribbon Bake Off. Celebrity Judges will select the winner. Judging will be done by VIP representatives of local Waukee organizations. Come support your favorite bakers and enjoy a piece of pie as we fight hunger. The Family Fun Fair will be held on August 3rd from 4 – 7:30 p.m. at Waukee Christian Church, one mile west of Waukee on Hickman Road and T Avenue. The rain date is August 4th.

WHERE: Waukee Christian Church (Hickman Road and T Avenue).

TIME: 4–7 p.m.

Friday, August 8-9

35th Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival

The 35th Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival is scheduled for Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9.

Friday’s events include sweet corn shucking followed by the Sweet Corn Princess Contest.

Highlights of Saturday’s events include the parade, children’s rides, stage and lawn entertainment.

2014 Adel Sweet Corn Festival Schedule

Friday, August 8, 2014

5:30 pm – 8 pm - Sweet Corn Shucking w/ Corn Shucking contest sponsored by Cumulus Radio at 6:00 pm (10th & Prairie)

6:00 pm—Sweet Corn Princess Contest (Adel Stage)

8:30-11:00 pm – Teen Dance (Adel Stage)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

8 a.m. - 5k run

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Vendor booths open

9:30 am – Parade (line-up at 8:30—no pre-registration required)

10:30 am – 4:30 pm – Children’s rides open

11:00 am – Sweet Corn (available until it’s gone)

Stage Entertainment

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Sons of Gladys Kravitz

2:00-2:30 pm – Adel Tumbling Club

2:30-3:30 pm - Let’s Dance of Adel

3:30-4:30 pm - Adel Dance Club

4:30-5:30 pm - 34th Army Band Sidewinders

6:00 pm – Beer Garden opens

6:30-9:30 pm - Gimmik

10:00 pm-midnight - Big Show Dueling Pianos

Strolling/Lawn Entertainment

11:30-noon Bakers Dozen Mimes

Noon-2:00 pm Sparklehoop Dance (hula hoop demonstrations)

2:00-2:30 pm Sugar Creek Cloggers


INFO: http://www.adelpartners.org/

Saturday, August 9

Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K run The Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5k run is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, August 9.

The race takes place on the scenic brick streets in Adel along the parade route in front of hundreds of spectators. Walkers welcome.


TIME: 8 a.m.

INFO: http://adelsweetcorn5k.com/

Saturday, August 16

The Fusion of Native Plants and Sun-Print Art at Brenton Arboretum

The Brenton Arboretum in Dallas Center is hosting The Fusion of Native Plants and Sun-Print Art Saturday, August 16 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Join us for an exciting new class where we combine native plant education taught by Deb Lewis with the "sun-print" art of Lindy Smith. Members $5, Non-members, $10

WHERE: Dallas Center– 25141 260th Street

TIME: 10-11:30 a.m.

INFO: http://thebrentonarboretum.org/

Sunday, August 17

Ray Yaros Presentation at Forest Park Museum

Noted art photographer Ray Yaros will give a presentation on his unique photographic style and explain his works displayed at Forest Park Museum. These works were commissioned by Dallas Count philanthropist Jerry Kuehn. They depict the Keuhn Conservation Area and the Raccoon River Valley in Dallas County. Please come join us for this special occasion.

WHERE: Perry–Forest Park Musuem

TIME: 1:30 p.m.