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2014 John's Baby Step 5K, 1Mile and Kids Fun Run Oct. 4th

2014 John D Gomke 5K logo Courtesy of John D. Gomke Charity Inc.:

Please join us Saturday, October 4th, 2014 to support a wonderful charity. The 5th Annual John's Baby Step 5K, 1Mile and Kids Fun Run.

Set in Adel's beautiful Kinnick-Fellar Park. Chip Timing, Kids Fun Run, Kids Activities, Gender & Age Awards.

The weather looks absolutely perfect for a run or walk in Adel with friends and family!

Starting Time is 8:30 a.m. It promises to be another great event. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thank You!John's Baby Steps Committee

You can Register at JohnDGomkeCharity.org. More information in the 2014 John's Baby Steps 5K Brochure.

The John D Gomke Charity helps prevent child loss & honor the memory of infants who have become angels. Providing resources & funding to organizations that help care for grieving families in Central Iowa.

John D. Gomke Charity
PO Box 613
De Soto, Iowa 50069
Phone: (515) 314-9171
Website: johndgomkecharity.org

2014 NFL Punt Pass and Kick Competition - Sept 20th

NFL Punt Pass Kick CompetitionCourtesy of Adel Park and Rec:

NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition

Football competition for youth ages 6-15. (Both boys and girls) Local winners advance to the sectional competition.

When: Saturday, September 20th.
Where: Kinnick Feller Park Football Field
Time: 10:30 a.m. Free Program

Pre-registration is required, please visit Nflppk.com [...] Continue Reading...

Flying Arrow Horse Show (FASC) - September 6th 2014

Flying Arrow Saddle Club - FASCCourtesy of Flying Arrow Saddle Club:

Flying Arrow Horse Show (FASC) at the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel.

Saturday, September 6th. 2014 - Includes Reining Class!

Times:

  • Entry booth opens at 8:00 a.m.
  • Entries for Halter and Showmanship classes close at 8:30 a.m.
  • Halter starts at
  • [...] Continue Reading...

2014 Dallas County Monarch Tagging - Nature On Call Program

Monarch TaggedCourtesy of Dallas County Iowa:

Dallas County Monarch Tagging

Kuehn Conservation Area, Earlham &
Voas Conservation Area, Minburn

Date: Weeks of Sept. 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

Time: On Call

By registering for this on call program you will be invited to [...] Continue Reading...

Visit Adel This Weekend Aug. 29th - Sept. 1st

Discover Adel This Weekend

It's a great time to visit Adel this weekend!

Friday: Start your morning off with Breakfast, stop by the Garage Sale, take a Dip in the Pool, enjoy a Concert downtown and more!

Saturday: Visit the Army Challenge, stop by the Garage Sale, take a Dip in the Pool, visit a little History, and much more!

Sunday: Enjoy the beauty of the ArboretumGolf and more.

Monday: Happy Labor Day!

We look forward to seeing you in Adel!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: [...] Continue Reading...

Final Days of 2014 Adel Aquatic Center Season Aug. 30

Adel Aquatic CenterCourtesy of Adel Park and Rec:

The 2014 season is wrapping up for the Adel Family Aquatic Center this weekend.

The Center will be open this Saturday, August 30th.

The hours may vary depending on staff availability due to school activities.

Please call 993-5246 on Saturday for details. We look forward to seeing in 2015! [...] Continue Reading...

2014 ADM Sports Schedule Posted

ADM Schools - Adel IowaCourtesy of ADM Schools:

The Adel DeSoto Minburn (ADM) School's 2014 Sports Schedule of Events has been posted at Adel DeSoto Minburn CSD.

The site lists Calendar, Rosters, Scores and Standings, and Coaches.

Stay up to date with the ADM Volleyball, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Track and more as the [...] Continue Reading...

2014 DCCB - Prairie Awakening Celebration Sept. 6th

Prairie Awakening CelebrationCourtesy of Dallas County Iowa:

Prairie Awakening Celebration
The Story of the Ioway Nation

Location: Kuehn Conservation Area
Earlham, Iowa 50072

Date: 9/6/2014 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"Once again the traditions of the Prairie Awakening Celebration will bring the music, drum, songs, dance and stories of Iowa’s First Peoples to the land.

Our celebration this year will feature the Ioway Nation. Prairie Awakening is an invitation to you to join us in an arena carved out of the restored tall grass prairies of Kuehn and remember your place on this land. [...] Continue Reading...

DCCB 50 Years of Wilderness - A Wild Iowa? Sept. 2nd

WildernessCourtesy of Dallas County Iowa:

50 Years of Wilderness - Wild Iowa?

Location: Jester Park Lodge
11407 NW Jester Park Dr.
Granger, Iowa 50109

Date: 9/2/2014 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

"50 years ago, on September 3, 1964, the United States penned the Wilderness Act creating not only a new category of public lands, but also [...] Continue Reading...

Meeting for New 4-H Shooting Sports Club Sept. 11th

NSS-logoCourtesy of ISU Dallas County Ext:

Informational Meeting Planned for New 4-H Shooting Sports Club

[ADEL, Iowa] — A new 4-H Shooting Sports Club is starting in Dallas County.

It is open to youth ages 9 – 18. The club is also looking for adult volunteers.

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist [...] Continue Reading...

Ike's Avengers on Facebook

Issac Long - Ike's Avengers on FacebookCourtesy of Ike's Avengers:

In the spirit of the "ice bucket challenge" Isacc "Ike" Long's family would like to start an awareness challenge

"In an attempt to raise awareness of childhood lung disease and the challenges each family faces, I have created this page for Ike's Avengers.

Isaac is one of the most lively, vibrant and seemingly healthy 6 year old [...] Continue Reading...

Founder’s Walk at the Brenton Arboretum September 20th

The Brenton ArboretumCourtesy of Brenton Arboretum:

Tour the Brenton Arboretum with Founder Buz Brenton.

Hear firsthand his fascinating history, insights and plans for the future.

Saturday, September 20th

10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

Members, Free; Non-members, $5
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ISU Dallas County Ext. Presents Money Matters Sept. 30th

ISU Extension - Money MattersAdel IowaCourtesy of ISU Dallas County Ext:

[ADEL, Iowa] — Making a dollar stretch is not as easy as it once was. Knowing where money is going, setting goals, along with having a spending plan and budget can help a person and their family achieve financial freedom.

“Money Matters: Making Your Dollar Stretch in an Expensive World” is a free class on basic budgeting tips applicable to [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Kiwanis Every Kid Plays Program Open

Adel Kiwanis-Every Kid Plays ProgramThe Adel Kiwanis has created a program to assist ADM families by helping cover some or all of the participation fees or uniform costs for their k-8 child who participates in ADM activities.

Qualifying activities include [...] Continue Reading...

2014 Coon River Army Challenge Comes to Adel August 30th

Coon River Army Challenge - Adel IowaCourtesy of  Coon River Army Challenge:

The Coon River Army Challenge comes to the Dallas County Fairgrounds

Get ready for mud, music, and fun at the 2014 Coon River Army Challenge!

Join drill sergeants and active duty Army soldiers for a wild adventure mud run and obstacle course Saturday, August 30th encompassing the entire Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel, [...] Continue Reading...

4th Garage Sale of 2014 at Adel Library August 29th - 30th

Adel Public Library Garage SaleCourtesy of Adel Public Library:

Our fourth Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation summer Garage Sales will be on Friday August 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 30th., from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in the Second floor conference room.

The library will accept items for the garage sale during regular business hours.

All proceeds from the monthly garage sales are used by [...] Continue Reading...

Penoach Winery 2014 Apple Festival Sept. 20th.

Apple Festival Penoach Winery Adel IowaCourtesy of Penoach Winery:

Penoach Winery will have its annual Apple Festival on Saturday, September 20th., 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free wine samples including warm apple wine.

Horse and wagon rides around the vineyard, marshmallow roasting, face painting for kids, pumpkins, apples, plus fifteen [...] Continue Reading...

El Dorados at Sunset in the Vineyard Concert Sept. 19th

The EldoradosCourtesy of Penoach Winery:

End your Summer with a trip to Adel's Penoach Vineyard | Winery | Nursery to sample some great wines and to listen to some great music.

On Sept 19th, Sunset in the Vineyard concert with the El Dorados, 7:00 - 10 p.m. Free Bring a lawn chair and a friend and get ready to kick off the summer at the winery.
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Adel Community BBQ at Faith Lutheran Church Sept. 7th

Faith Lutheran BBQ - Adel IowaCourtesy of Adel Faith Lutheran Church:

Members of Faith Lutheran Church have a new smoker and are extending an invitation to the entire Adel community to join them for a community BBQ on Sunday evening September 7th from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Pulled pork, salads, desserts and drinks will be severed at no charge.

Bring your family, your [...] Continue Reading...

Crosswind Performing at Penoach Winery Aug. 29th

Courtesy of Penoach Winery:

Head out to Adel's Penoach Vineyard | Winery | Nursery this Friday to relax to the music of Crosswind and sample some great wines.

Bring a lawn chair and a friend and get ready to kick off the summer at the winery.

Have your Penoach Winearita blended for you to enjoy at the concert. [...] Continue Reading...