Thankful It’s Thursday - Ladies Night at the Mercantile

3-7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 21, 28 at Restoration Harmony, 1015 Riverside Dr., Adel.

We all need a little break from the demands of…well, LIFE. Grab your girls and head on over to the Mercantile every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Feel free to bring your favorite snack to share and a beverage if you wish or enjoy one of our tasty finds (usually from Pinterest), sample one of our signature cocktails and register for weekly door prizes and giveaways. The rules are…there are no rules! Just have fun, RELAX and enjoy the camaraderie!

Lost Stories of Iowa’s Amazing Women

1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Waukee Public Library.

Entrepreneurs, Entertainers, and Educators—the remarkable women throughout our state’s history have played key roles in shaping the Iowa we know today. Join Darcy Maulsby, Iowa’s storyteller, as she shares the forgotten history of the noteworthy women who are featured in her books. Plus get exclusive stories from her upcoming books, “Iowa’s Lost History on the Titanic” and “Iowa’s Ag History; Farming, Food and Family.”

Spring Break Activities

March 19, 21, 22 at Minburn Public Library.

Minburn Public Library is hosting a variety of spring break activities. The movie “Small Foot” will be shown at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the library. A lego building contest will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at the Minburn Legion Hall. Open gym will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22 at the Minburn Elementary Gym.

Spring Equinox Sunset

6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Hanging Rock.

Registration is required for this free program.

On this “equal day” of our calendar year we will combine our traditional celebration of the Equinox sunset with the Leopold’s stories series. The songs of the spring’s migratory geese through the Raccoon River Valley will speak of “The Geese Return” essay. Standing under a savanna burr oak on the glacial knoll at Hanging Rock we can contemplate Leopold’s “Burr Oak” essay. Finally, we will cross our fingers, and hope that the woodcock will join our Equinox viewing as he did last year to bring the “Sky Dance” essay to life.