Holiday Open House
8am-3pm Nov 4-5 at Adel HealthMart.
Join Adel HealthMart for its annual open house. Kick off the holiday season by starting to think about decorating and gifts. Stop by for special sales and warm up at the hot chocolate bar. The open house will include complimentary refreshments from Pink Wing Baker, Black Water Baker and The Rooted Bean, giveaways, door prizes and special sales.
Crossroads Church Care Closet
November 4-5 at Crossroads Church, 2810 First St., Perry.
The Crossroads Church Care Closet will hold a grand opening November 4-5. The Care Closet will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first weekend of every two months. Everything is free, including clothing for men, women, boys and girls, kitchen utensils, small appliances and more. Donations will also be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and on days the Care Closet is open. For more information, call 515-465-5478.
5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Faith Lutheran Church and Preschool, 602 S 14th St., Adel.
Faith Lutheran Church and Preschool invites the community to its annual harvest dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, November 4. A homemade Thanksgiving meal will be served and takeout will also be available. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-10.
Voas Volunteer Day
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday November 5 at Voas Nature Area, Minburn.
Have you ever wondered if there is a good way to help wildlife? Not just temporarily picking up trash, but something that had a lasting impact? For the past five summers, the Dallas County Conservation Council has had 14 volunteers between the ages of 10 and 14 to help clean up an area of oak savannah. We invite you to continue clearing the understory of this site. Summer is hot with mosquitoes and poison ivy, but fall is cool with no insects or foliage. We will use handsaws and pruners to remove honeysuckles, multifloral roses and small trees. Help us free these strangled “wolf” oaks. You’ll be home before your favorite team kicks off! Registration is required through Eventbrite.
Craft and Bake Sale, Soup Dinner
November 5-6 at Panther Creek Church of the Brethren, 24529 J. Ave. Adel.
Panther Creek Church of the Brethren will be hosting a craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. The craft and bake sale with a soup lunch will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. , November 6. A voluntary donation will be taken. The church is located 10 miles south of Perry.
Grinch’s Cocoa Coat Drive & Workshop
3-5pm Saturday 5th November at Harvey’s Greenhouse, Adel.
Cub Scouts Pack #152 is excited to host and expand their 2nd annual Cocoa Coat Drive with Grinch’s Workshop on Saturday November 5th. As you prepare for colder weather, bring your new or lightly worn winter coats, hats, gloves, snow pants, boots. , etc. to donate to 2nd Cocoa Coat Drive. Scouts will deliver all donated winter clothing to each ADM school building to ensure all children are kept warm this year. The Cub Scouts Pack #152 expands this event with the Grinch’s Workshop. The workshop will feature local vendors who will be by their side with some of their products and ready to take your order of their bespoke delicacies to be delivered just in time for Christmas. All of these vendors will also have a craft for kids to make gifts for their loved ones. And Scouts will have a wrapping station to wrap all the love kids pour into each gift.
Woodward Social Center Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday, November 7 at the Woodward Social Center.
The Woodward Social Center will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7. The menu will include mostacciola pasta, garlic bread, lettuce salad and dessert. A voluntary donation will be taken. For delivery, call 515-240-7476. Thank you for supporting the Woodward Social Center.
Heartland Church of Christ Free Community Supper
5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9 at Heartland Church of Christ, 14417 J Ave, Perry.
All are invited to join us at Heartland Church of Christ for supper on the second Wednesday of each month – free of charge. Take a culinary night off and let us serve you!
Veterans Day Breakfast
7:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Dallas Center-Grimes Middle School.
Dallas Center-Grimes Middle School is honored to host its annual Veterans Breakfast and Celebration on Friday, November 11. Breakfast will start at 7:30 am after a brief introduction. RSPV before November 9 to Kimberly Matteson at 515-992-4343 or [email protected]
Veterans Day Dinner
5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Minburn American Legion, 319 Baker St.
The American Legion Auxiliary of Minburn invites members of the community to a Veterans Day dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 11 at the Legion building. Dine-in, take-out or drive-thru options will be available for the pork loin, potato au gratin, green bean and apple crisp meal. It’s free for all veterans.
Prairie Arts Festival
November 12-13 around Perry.
Art on the Prairie, an arts festival showcasing Iowa artists, musicians and writers, returns for its 12th year November 12-13. This year’s event will take place at eight historic buildings in downtown Perry from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. The juried arts festival will feature 55 visual artists from across Iowa, showcasing a variety of works including ceramics, painting, jewelry, photography, fibers and textiles, printmaking , glass, wood and mixed techniques. The musical talents of 30 Iowa musicians will fill the historic venues with live, unplugged acoustic music for the two-day festival. In addition, exhibits by local artists and youth activities will once again take place at the Perry Public Library, along with storytimes and performances in the Community Hall. More details at www.artontheprairie.org.
Poetry on the prairie
November 12-13 at Studio on Second, Perry.
Written and spoken words have been part of Art on the Prairie for years, but this year Poetry on the Prairie will be presented in its own venue with a full program of activities throughout the weekend, including a slam workshops, poetry readings, mic opportunities for poetry lovers and workshops for budding poets. Poetry on the Prairie will feature 30 Iowa poets, including Iowa State Poet Laureate Deb Marquart. The festival weekend will kick off with a Poetry Slam starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at Gamble Block Brewery, 1203 2nd St., hosted by Iowa Poetry Association Co-Chairs Kelsey Bigelow and Laura Johnson. Advance registration is suggested. For those interested in participating, email [email protected] with “Slam Entry” in the subject line by Friday, November 4. A full list of Poetry on the Prairie activities is available at www.iowapoetry.com along with artist biographies and registration links.
Veterans Day Coffee
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Woodward Legion Post, south side of Woodward near the golf course.
The Woodward American Legion Auxiliary invites all area veterans and their families to a free coffee from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 12. Meet other local veterans and their families while enjoying a coffee/juice and continental breakfast items.
Annual Dexter Fire and Rescue Pancake Supper
5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Dexter Fire Station.
The Dexter Fire and Rescue Annual Pancake Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, November 12. The menu will include pancakes and scrambled eggs fresh off the griddle, homemade pork sausage patties, coffee, milk, orange juice. A voluntary donation will be taken. A silent auction will also be available and bidding will end at 7 p.m.
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