Open Stag Supper


6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Minburn American Legion.


The Minburn American Legion will host an Open Stag Supper on Feb. 2. The menu includes beef/turkey oysters, baked beans and salad. The cost is $9. There will also be a free-will bar. A raffle will follow the supper.


Chicken Noodle Dinner


10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at First Christian Church, 218 N 9th St., Adel.


Boy Scout Troop 152 in Adel invites the community to a chicken noodle dinner on Feb. 3. The menu includes creamy chicken and noodles, hot mashed potatoes and delicioous desserts. A free-will dinner will be taken.


Star Gazing: Winter Constellations


7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Kuehn Conservation Area.


You don’t need a special event like the recent eclipse to go out into the nighttime wilds of Dallas County and enjoy the winter skies. This program is meant to introduce you to the starry wonders that wander over our heads every night of the winter. Come learn how to locate our winter constellations. Once you can find them, they can share with you their astronomical and cultural stories. Registration is required for this free program.


STEAM Time


10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Van Meter Public Library.


This Saturday event is geared for elementary age children and focuses on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Join us for an hour of hands-on fun!


Maple Syruping: Tree Tapping


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Sportsman Park, Dawson. (Tentative, weather dependent)


No matter what the winter is like, spring always comes around. Trees that have been dormant respond to the increasing day length and warmer temperatures by sending sap flowing through their systems to nourish the tiny leaf and flower buds at stems’ ends. If we time the tapping right, we can siphon off some of the sweet sap of native maple trees and boil it down to make maple syrup. The tree tapping program will involve going outside to drill small holes in select maple trees, installing taps and hooking up the collection system. Registration is required for these free programs.


Laser Tag Teen Event


6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Granger Community Center.


Granger Parks and Recreation and Granger Public Library are teaming up for Free Laser Tag event for fifth-graders and up on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the community center. Registration is required. Register at the library. Limited to 50 participants.