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Adel Library – Soup and Puzzles January 25th

Soup SupperCourtesy of Adel Library:

Chase away those winter blues!

Join the Adel Public Library for Soup and Puzzles at Noon on Wednesday, January 25th.

Library Hours:
Mondays and Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesdays thru Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm
Saturdays, 10 am to 1:30 pm

Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3512
website: www.Adel Public Library

Penoach Winery Opens With Valentine’s Special Feb. 10th

Penoach Winery Adel IowaCourtesy of Penoach Vineyard:

Penoach Winery will reopen on February 10th with our regular hours, Fri and Sat 12-5, Sunday 1-5.

We will have a Valentines special of 20% off our raspberry wine during the weekend of the 9th-11th.

Watch for our upcoming season's schedule of events coming soon. [...] Continue Reading...

DCCB – Beginning Birding January 29th

Courtesy of Dallas County Iowa:DCCB - Bird Hike

Beginning Birding
Date: 01/29/2017 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Forest Park Museum

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to connect with Nature?

Come learn the basics to identifying birds.

A Dallas County Conservation Board naturalist will guide you through field marks, [...] Continue Reading...

Doc’s Hunt Club – 2017 Annual All-Bird Challenge

Doc's Hunt ClubCourtesy of Doc's Hunt Club

Doc's Hunt Club is hosting our 2017 Annual All-Bird Challenge from January 27th through January 29th.

The grand prize for 1st place in this challenge is a 1/2 day hunt for two, and 'bragging rights' you can show off on the Doc's Facebook Page with your photo announcing you as the 2016 winner! [...] Continue Reading...

2017 Figure 8 Races at the Dallas County Fair Grounds

Dallas County Fairgrounds - Figure 8 RacesCourtesy of Dallas County Fair Associates:

Who's ready for Race Season? Come out to the Dallas County Fair Grounds for the 2017 Season of Figure 8 Racing.

Races are held on the North Track and start at 6:30 p.m. unless other while posted. It's gonna be a great year of racing!

Admission for [...] Continue Reading...

Good Samaritan Food Pantry To Move January 19th

Adel Good Samaritan Food PantryCourtesy of Adel Food Pantry:

The Good Samaritan Food Pantry is moving January 19th.

Their new location is at 215 N. 12th St., in the ADM Administrative building (old middle school). 

The Pantry is located on the north side of the building with access on the east.

Crews have been working diligently to prepare [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Library Family Reading Program to Begin Jan. 20th

Child ReadingCourtesy of Adel Library:

It’s time for the Adel Public Library's winter Family Reading Program to begin. 

Color Craze Family Reading Program kicks off on on Thursday, January 20th at 6:00 pm.

Stop in to watch the classic Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” while we sings-along and [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Library Annual Art Show Starts January 9th

adel-public-library-art-showCourtesy of Adel Public Library:

The Adel Library's Annual Art Show begins on Monday, January 9th and runs through Saturday January 21st.

This is a great opportunity to feature local artists and they’d love to share YOUR art with our community.

If you would like to have their art featured at the library, contact Paula at [...] Continue Reading...

DCCB Star Gazing – Winter Constellations January 26th

Star Gazing at Dallas County ConversationCourtesy of Dallas County Iowa:

Star Gazing - Winter Constellations
Date: 01/26/2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Kuehn Conservation Area 32828 Houston Trail, Earlham

Join us for a stargazing party! Registration is required for this free program.

Each constellation holds a story and a connection [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Parks & Recreation – Free Open Gym Time

AdelParksRecreationAdel Partners Chamber of Commerce:

The Old Middle School Gym located on 12th Street in Adel will be open from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through April 28, 2017 with the exception of school closures for holidays, breaks, etc.

The gym is available for walking, running, basketball, shuffleboard, volleyball, etc.

There is no [...] Continue Reading...

DCCB Swan Soiree January 28th

DCCB - Swan SoireeCourtesy of Dallas County Iowa:

Swan Soiree
Date: 01/28/2017  
Location: Dale Maffitt Reservoir, 
Cumming, IA Walnut Woods State Park

Mark this date on your calendar for a premier Trumpeter Swan viewing extravaganza in your own backyard!

More information will be posted on our website [...] Continue Reading...

2017 BACooN RIDE 4″ Registration Now Open

Baconlogomap2017Courtesy of BACooN Ride:

Registration is now open for the 2017 BACooN RIDE 4 as it will once again visit the brick streets of Adel, June 17th.

This year the BACooN RIDE 4 will go in reverse and head counter-clockwise around the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

Combining a love for Bacon and riding, cyclist will travel through Waukee, Dallas Center, [...] Continue Reading...

2017 RRVT Trail Permits Now Available Online

RRV Trail Permits OnlineCourtesy of RRVT Association:

You can now purchase Raccoon River Valley Trail permits online courtesy of Dallas County. Online registration form  or over the phone (515) 465-3577.

A permit is required for all trail users 18 and over who are using the trail for walking, skiing, skateboarding, jogging, biking, snowmobiling, etc.

Daily permits [...] Continue Reading...

Our January 2017 Newsletter Now Online


Kirk Reisetter - KRpentry

The Latest Issue of the Newsletter is now archived for viewing online.

We had the opportunity to talk with Kirk Reisetter of KRpentry about his love of custom wood working.

We have a busy January planned for Adel.

So grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel. May your New Year be a great one!

Get the Newsletter delivered to your email the first business day of each month. Click on the Newsletter button at the top of the site to register.

Many thanks to our supporters and sponsors who made this issue possible:

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Terry’s Thoughts on Fame


The other day I realized what my vast fame had made with of me. There was the money, in all its colors and currencies.

The notoriety as the one and only Terry Traveler. And the ability to name drop clumsily those with whom I've shared conversations and because I am vastly famous, it is social acceptable to do so.

Shout out to my man, Bob Vila!

But it [...] Continue Reading...

Farmers Invited to 2nd Dallas County Ag Coffee Jan 27th

isu_ext_coffeeCourtesy of the Dallas Co Extension Office

ISU Extension in Dallas County is hosting an “Ag Coffee” on Friday, January 27 at 9:30 am.

Mark Johnson, ISU Extension field agronomist, will be discussing cover crops.

There will be time at the end for questions of any kind related to crop production. Donuts, juice and coffee will be served.

To RSVP [...] Continue Reading...