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"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 100 February 2017
Welcome to February in Adel!

We have a full gamut of fun and interesting things to do and we can't wait to tell you about them.

So grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.


Valentines Day
Valentine's Day Adel Style!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and many are trying to find new and exciting ways to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

This year, let Adel businesses help you plan a special night on the town or pick out one of a kind gifts to share with your special someone!

Unique Finds
Decor Adel
is the newest specialty gift shop to join our community featuring beautiful household items for every room, jewelry, and more. Inventory changes regularly, so stop in frequently.

Looking for something funky? Modville: Home of the Porch Junkies is your place for mid-century modern furniture, housewares, and vintage items. Call ahead and receive a personalized viewing of the full collection.

Massage is the perfect way to show you care. Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with a wonderful massage from Studio Q 360 in downtown Adel. Gift baskets include a massage, jar of all-natural body scrub, and chocolates. Gift certificates start at $5, perfect for any budget.

Dinner Plans
Let someone else make dinner and clean up the mess! Visit Patrick's Restaurant for hometown favorites, steak, pizza, and more. China Village offers traditional asian cuisine with a selection of alcoholic beverages. Italian Villages is your local stop for pasta and pizza.

If you prefer to stay home on Valentine's Day, call the Adel Family Fun Center, Casey's, or Subway to enjoy the comforts of home without the fuss. Keep in mind all the restaurants in Adel are available for pick up orders.

Get creative and cook dinner for the one you love with help from Fareway! You'll find everything you need from quality meat and produce, to a wide selection of beer and wine, desserts, gifts, and more.

Plan ahead and visit Penoach Winery February 9-11th to pick up the perfect bottle of Iowa wine for your special event. Save 20% off Raspberry Wine all weekend long. Or, place an order with Brick Street Bakery for delicious donuts, scones, pie, and desserts. You can also pre-order Brick Street BBQ ribs and smoked meats!

Traditional Gifts for Him & Her
Order flowers for those special people from Adel Flower and Gifts. Visit Harvey's Greenhouse for garden items, plants, and more.

For techno-savvy partners, visit Adel-Winterset TV and Appliance or Archer Home Center for great deals on must have gadgets!

It may be winter, but golfers know spring is just around the corner! Contact the River Valley Golf Course for rates, pro shop gifts, and gift certificates.

Every gift needs that special card and perfect wrapping. Adel HealthMart, Fareway and the Family Dollar Store carry a variety of cards and wrappings.

This year, shop local at these and other fine local establishments in Adel. Looking for something specific? Check out the 50003 Business Directory online at!

LSB Abes Birthday Party - Adel Iowa
Help LSB Celebrate Abe's Birthday February 10th

Join us in celebrating Abe's Birthday and our 4th Anniversary on Friday, February 10th, from 10 am - 4 pm.
Birthday Cake will be served throughout the day, including snacks, drinks, and free gifts.

Register to win a FREE Safe Deposit Box at our new location. Catch the latest news on our new building!

Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Insurance
805 Main St.
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663

Lincoln Savings Bank - Member FDIC

Adel Auto Parts NAPA
NAPA February Savings at
Adel Auto Parts!

The savings continue this month with NAPA deals at Adel Auto Parts!

Stock up on diesel exhaust fluid, engine treatments, cleaners, and oil.

Save big and earn Visa Prepaid Gift Cards with your purchase of select NAPA Batteries. Get $10 instant savings when you buy a pair of Bosch Evolution Beam Wiper Blades.  

Get a free NAPA Outdoors Buck Knife by mail with your purchase of a NAPA Power Premium Plus or NAPA NEW Alternator or Starter.

These savings won't last long so visit your locally owned NAPA store with two convenient locations in Adel and Perry for all your automotive needs.  Current Specials.
Adel Auto Parts NAPA Store
Adel Auto Parts Corporation
809 Main Street * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3212

Perry Auto Parts
1001 3rd. St. * Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-4615

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - Noon
Financial Peace University
Fusion Church - Financial Peace University Starting Feb 19th 

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU) returns to Fusion Church this Spring!

This life-changing class is taught by Dave Ramsey and coordinated by Tim Walker at Fusion Church in Adel, IA.

This 9 week class will be held on Sundays at 4:00 pm., starting Feb 19th. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact Tim at: or register online.
Fusion Church
29147 Prospect Circle
Hwy. 6 (just east of Adel)
Phone: 515.993.5438
Facebook: Connectwithfusion
Penoach Winery Holiday Open House
Penoach Winery Opens With Valentine Specials February 10th    
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. Come out and enjoy a fun time at Penoach!

Penoach Winery
26759 N Ave.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
ISU Extension and Outreach
Writing Your Retirement
Paycheck Workshop

Writing Your Retirement Paycheck Workshop

Wed., Feb. 8 and 15 6:30-8:30 pm.
South Middle School, Waukee

Are you retiring within the next ten years?

This workshop is for you! Take steps now to make your resources last a lifetime. Consider when to claim Social Security, plan for retirement withdrawals, and find out how to protect against inflation.

$17 for both days. Register through Waukee Community Ed
ISU Ext. and Outreach in Dallas County
28059 Fairground Road

Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Raccoon River Valley Trail
Invite to the 2017 RRVT Annual Banquet - February 18th 

You're invited to join the RRVT on February 18th, 2017 for the Raccoon River Valley Trail Fundraising Banquet.

To be held at the Marriott Hotel Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines Iowa. With a Live and Silent Auction it promises to be a fun filled evening. 

This year's guest speaker is Terry Rich.

Cost is $50 per person, $500 table of 8. Register Now! Please RSVP by February 10, 2016. Registration Questions? Call: 515-465-3577

Raccoon River Valley Trail Association
14581 K Avenue
Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-3577
Adel Winterset Appliances 
Get a Better Night's Sleep From
Adel Winterset TV & Appliance

Do you wake up every morning with back pain? Do you have health problems related to poor circulation? Does your significant other snore?

The problem may be with your bed! We at Adel & Winterset TV & Appliance have the largest bed showroom in Dallas County, and we have several models to choose from within your budget.

Experiencing discomfort with a newly purchased bed? Stop in and ask us about one of our adjustable bed bases. We may just have one that works for your existing model.

Concerned about delivery after the sale? We don't just drop off your new bed in your driveway like some of the large retailers in Des Moines. We deliver to your home, set-up your new bed for you and dispose of your old mattress for no additional charge (Within a limited area. See store for details.)

Also, for a limited time, you can receive a FREE box spring with the purchase of a Serta icomfort mattress! Stop in to our showroom at 916 Main Street in Adel today and see what we can do for you!
Adel Winterset TV and Appliance
916 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5287
Facebook: AdTV4287
ISU Ext - Tgether We Can Class
Powerful Tools for Caregivers February 13th - March 20th

Time: Mondays, February 13 - March 20th * 10 - 11:30 am
Location: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Waukee
Price:  $20/participant
Respite Care: Available upon request.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, beginning February 13 in Waukee, is an educational six week series designed to empower family caregivers to take better care of themselves and in turn, be better prepared to take care of a loved one.

Participants will learn how to reduce stress, improve caregiving confidence, better communicate personal feelings, establish balance in their life, communicate their needs, master tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Powerful Tools for Caregivers Flyer

To Register and For Questions Contact:  ISU Extension and Outreach Educator, Lisa Mickelson, at or (515) 993-4281. 
ISU Ext. and Outreach in Dallas County
28059 Fairground Road

Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Seeks Your Input on Adel Survey

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas County Development Alliance have partnered in order to build a stronger, more diverse economy in Dallas County, specifically Adel.

They're seeking your input. They need to know what businesses you want, what products you need, and what kind of entertainment you enjoy.

It is an anonymous survey, so please feel free to be honest and direct with your responses.

The survey is linked through or available at

Key findings will be reported to the public as soon as they are available. If you have additional questions, feel free to call the GDCDA offices at 987-2020 or Adel Partners Chamber at 993-5472. We appreciate your time and look forward to your responses.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S. * 10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce

ISU Ext and Outreach
Great Beginnings for Families Feb 2nd - March 2nd

Thursdays, Feb. 2-March 2nd.
6-7:30 pm at Perry Elementary School

Join us for a fun, informative series of workshops for parents/caregivers of 0-5 year olds that will provide the skills and understanding necessary to raise healthy young children.

We will explore the key principles of child development, positive discipline, helping children cope with anger and conflict, encouraging learning through play, along with building strong families.

The program will be offered in both Spanish and English, is FREE and child care will be provided. Great Beginnings will be held at Perry Elementary School. Registration is required and can be completed by contacting Rosa Gonzalez at, 515-490-2298.
ISU Ext. and Outreach in Dallas County
28059 Fairground Road

Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa
Mouthwatering BBQ All Winter Long From Brick Street BBQ

You do not have to wait until spring for some of your favorite BBQ! Merle Cox of Brick Street BBQ will be smoking at least one day per week all winter long.

Call Merle when your tastebuds are craving mouth watering BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Pork Loin, Chicken, Beef Brisket, and Beef Tenderloin.  Perfect for tailgating at your favorite sporting event, family dinner, and all your catering needs!

"Our BBQ is a favorite of customers from New York to Alaska".

Brick Street Barbecue - Adel Iowa

Brick Street BBQ
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
Adel Public Library
February Events at the
Adel Public Library
Our Color Craze Family Reading Program is in full swing and we are having so much fun helping people beat the winter blues with great books! There is still time to sign-up your family for a chance to win some great prizes.

The Grand Finale of our program is a Family Game Night and Pizza Party. Come to the library on Thursday, February 23rd and play with us! The fun starts at 6:00 pm in our reading room by the fireplace! This year's Grand Prize is a family gift certificate to Kil'n Time Studio.

Join us for our second annual For the Love of Soup fundraiser on Saturday, February 11th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For a free will donation, you can taste all the soup you'd like and use your pocket change to vote for your favorites.

Desserts will be provided by the Friends, and the winner of the contest will get a fun traveling trophy and all proceeds will benefit the Friends of Adel Public Library Foundation.
Children's activities are a great escape from the winter blues!  In addition to our regular weekly activities wehave four special kids' events in February:
  • We'll have a Lego League on Wednesday, February 1st at 2:00 pm.
  • Be our Valentine? A special Valentine's Day themed story time will be on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 pm.
  • The always exciting Critter Cindy from Dallas County Conservation will host story time on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:30 am.
  • The library will have an Early Out Movie for all school-aged children on Wednesday, February 22nd when we'll be watching "The Secret Life of Pets." on our big screen at 2:00 pm.
Our Book Clubs are always welcoming new people to our fun-filled discussions.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, February 9th at Noon.  
Our Evening Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm and books for each group are always available at the library.

This month we are reading the 2017 ALL Iowa Reads selection "Bottomland" by Michelle Hoover. 
The library has been blessed to receive a generous grant from the Adel Rotary Club which has allowed us to purchase extra shelving in our fiction sections, several new staff computers, our first in 10 years, and 16 Playaway Launchpads.

These tablets are designed for library circulation and pre-loaded with learning apps and games grouped by subject area, theme, age, and grade level.

The launchpads have been widely popular and we're excited to see them in the hands of so many patrons as they make learning fun!
Your library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day on Monday, February 20th.  
As always, information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at
Adel Public Library 
303 S. 10th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003  
Phone: 515-993-3512 
Library Hours: 
Mondays and Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm 
Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm 
Saturdays, 10 am to 1:30 pm. 
Recipes From Home
Recipe of the Month -
Porcupine Meatballs      

When I was a kid, meatballs were the latest craze. These toothpick-friendly party classics were an ideal appetizer for any hostess with minimal culinary skills and a frugal budget.

Ingredients could be selected from a well stocked pantry or the weekly grocer's ad. Sauces could be simple, traditional, international, or straight from a can and never fail to impress. With minimal prep and simple cleanup, meatballs quickly became a staple at family reunions and gatherings across the US.

This month, we bring you just one of the hundreds (if not thousands) of ways to prepare Porcupine Meatballs, named for their use of rice instead of breadcrumbs.

Porcupine Meatballs
1lb. Ground Beef
1/2 C. Brown Rice, uncooked
1/2 C. Water
1/2 C. Onion, minced
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Beef Bullion
1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Can Tomato Sauce, 15oz.
1 C. Water

*Kitchen Tip: If you are concerned the rice will be undercooked or unpleasantly crunchy, consider using parboiled rice or "restaurant rice" which is known to cook evenly and may reduce baking time.

In a large bowl, combine Ground Beef, Brown Rice, 1/2 C Water, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Garlic Powder, and Onion Powder.
Portion and shape 16-20 meatballs.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve Beef Bullion with 1 Cup Water.

Meanwhile sear the meatballs in a nonstick skillet to lock in moisture. Note: do not fully cook the meatballs- they will cook further in the oven.

In an 11x7 baking dish, combine Tomato Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, and Bullion mixture. 

Nestle meatballs, turning to coat with sauce evenly.

Cover with foil and bake meatballs for 45 minutes. Then, uncover and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Plate with toothpicks and enjoy!

Terry Traveler - This Day
Terry's Endless Love          

Once I had a love to call my own. A gentle soul with glassy eyes and a heart of pure gold. We went everywhere together, traveling the seven seas to uncharted lands. It was love, true love. Love worthy of sonnets and rock ballads and grammatical errors alike.

We met near the Swiss Alps, or perhaps Paraguay. I think there was a mountain in the distance, or a travel poster featuring a mountain. I may have imagined the mountain, for it was love at first sight and all the land paled in comparison to my one true love!

Ah, the years we spent together, the conversations most dear, the never changing glances of those who walked past, bewildered by the perfect harmony of our love, of those who dared to dream that they too, would one day be as lucky as we.

And then, in one fateful moment, I left the door open and out you ran into the night. Your tiny little feet scampering about, left, right, and then whoosh! Picked up by an owl and swallowed whole.  "Pooperdoodle!" I cried as I sank to my knees and cursed the heavens, "my poor little chinchilla! Take me, you greedy owl, please take me instead of my sweet, sweet Pooperdoodle!"

Now and again, when a dust bunny creeps across the floor, my heart swells, and ultimately drops, knowing my love is gone. But as sure as I know that DOT orange will always be fashionable, I too, know that my heart will go on, and on, just like Celine said it would.

This is Terry Traveller saying, Happy Valentine's Day, Pooperdoodle.


Terry Traveler
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
Studio Q 360
Valentine's Day 2017 from
Studio Q 360

Studio Q 360 is once again offering big discounts on Valentine's Day Massage Packages!

Each decorative Valentine's Day gift basket includes a small box of chocolates, 8 oz. jar of all-natural Body Scrub, and a massage!

Choose Your Massage Package:
(2) 60 Minute Sessions: $99
75 Minute Session: $69
45 Minute Session: $39
20 Minute Chair Session: $20
Gift Certificates starting at just $5

All natural body scrubs are made with Organic Coconut Oil and zero essential oils. The Lavender & Herbs blend looks like white sand beaches with subtle earth notes. The Vanilla & Coffee scrub is made with Brown Sugar and looks like dark river sand with a strong sweet scent. Both are designed to be gender neutral- perfect for the ones you love of all ages.

You better hurry, Valentine's Day is only 2 weeks away. Order massage gift packages now through February 14th, 2017!
Katrina Brocka, LMT
Studio Q 360
917 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Facebook: StudioQ360
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