"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter
Vol. 67 May 2014
Dear Friend of Adel, 

What a busy month May promises to be.

We've taken a shot at outlining a few of the events going on in Adel this summer. To be honest, there's just not enough room to get them all listed, but we're working hard to get them added as we become aware of them.

Terry returns again this month, with an as always "unique" view of events.

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


In This Issue
2014 Summer Fun Guide to Adel
Free Friday Entertainment Series Abby Normal
LSB to Sponsor May's Free Friday Concert
Tom Vilsack Acknowledges ISU Extension
Annual Let's Dance Recital May 10th & 11th
ISU Ext. Babysitting Basics June 23rd - 24th
Summer at Adel Winterset TV & Appliance...It's Grilling Season
The Greatest Journey Begins
Iowa Clay Festival & Larry Myer at Penoach
Brick Street Barbecue Time
Terry Traveller - This Day in History.
BASE® Expands Employee Benefit Options
Adel HealthMart Employee Spotlight
What is DiscoverAdel.Com
2014 Summer Fun Guide to Adel

Summer in Adel Iowa Welcome to Summer 2014 in Adel, Iowa!  


This month we outline the next four months of jammed packed activity going on around town.  


Of course the list keeps growing, so be sure to check back each month and on the website for the latest updates.


Get out your calendars as Adel is the place to be this summer!   




Adel Chocolate Walk Adel Iowa May 3rd is the 1st Annual Adel Chocolate Walk from 10am-3pm. Pick up your passport at any of the five participating locations: Adel HealthMart, Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, Al Dente Toffee, Brick Street Books & Cafe, and Next to New.


Gather your friends and get your passport stamped, sample free chocolate, and collect recipes at each stop around town. This is the perfect event for Mother's Day, May 11th, gift shopping!

Captains Quarters and CQ Brewing - Adel Iowa May 3rd visit Captain's Quarters as they host a Blind Beer Tasting event on Saturday, May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. This blind beer tasting will be like no other tasting that they have done. You will get 10 "Light Colored Beers" for $10 to try and guess which beer is which. Whomever guesses the most correct will win a six pack from the CQ cooler  


As always you can get the widest selection of Iowa craft brews, too! CQ Brewing upstairs is now open and taking reservations.

River Valley Golf Course This summer, take advantage of Adel's natural beauty with the Raccoon River Valley Golf Course. The golf course offers twilight golf discounts all week after 4pm, junior free play nights on Mondays and Wednesdays after 4pm, Friday Senior Rate for age 50+, and earn free rounds of golf with frequent player punch cards!  


Mark your calendars for Couples' Night May 30th, and consider joining the Ladies' Night 4-player league May 29th-July 31st. A full schedule of events and available discounts is online.

Dirty Hands This May, get your hands dirty! As nicer weather rolls around, remember Adel Advanced Auto Parts, Adel Auto Parts - NAPA, Baldon's Hardware, and Harvey's Greenhouse for all the projects on your honey-do list.  


Take pride in your craftsmanship and support our friends and neighbors as you shop local.

Adel Public Library June 4th will kick off the Adel Public Library's summer reading program for kids "Fizz Boom Read", a science- focused theme, at 11am with animals from the Blank Park Zoo.  


This year, the library will also offer reading programs for teens and adults, too! Activities and events will take place throughout the summer and top readers will earn prizes such as a pool party in July for the top youth readers at the Adel Aquatic Center.  


Teens and Adults can compete for $75 gift cards to Jordan Creek Mall. Remember: the more you read, the better your chance to win.



Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co - Adel Iowa June 14th Adel Quilting & Dry Goods presents the Little Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. This annual event showcases hand-made goods made by the Quilt Circle of Friends.  


Proceeds from the silent auction (with a Buy-It-Now option) will be donated to the Adel Public Library. Remember that June is also the All Iowa Shop Hop promoting 90 quilt shops around the state.


Shop Adel Quilting for fabric, thread, fat quarters, gifts,and all your quilting supplies- needles too!

American Legion Post 464 Adel Iowa June 14th is also the Old Glory Poker Run sponsored by Captain's Quarters starting at 9am and returning to Adel that evening.  


Pre-registration starts June 1st. There are other Adel events being planned for that day, so watch for more as the event draws near.


Bacoon Ride on RRVT June 28th is the first Bacoon Ride along the RRVT. If you like bacon and you like to cycle (or skate, or walk, or run), this is for you!  


Join riders from around Central Iowa as they stop at communities along the Raccoon River Valley Trail for special bacon-flavored treats.


Captan's Quarters will be representing Adel with their own Smoked Maple Bacon Ale.

Iowa State University Extenion The ISU Extension office has events going on throughout the summer, all around the metro area.  


Experience a Taste of Camp, the opportunity to build your own rocket, and test the science behind cookies.  


Learn about farmland leasing, crop risk management, and wind energy. A full schedule of events is available online.  


Live Music in Adel Iowa Live music all summer long! Visit Penoach Winery July 11th from 7-10pm for InFuzion- a classic rock, R&B, and alternative country band from Des Moines.  


Join the Adel Partners and local sponsors, for the Free Friday Entertainment Series all summer long.  


July 25th features Roulette Rock- a rock cover band at the Community Stage from 7-10pm.

Dallas County Fair Adel Iowa July 9-13th is the Dallas County Fair, hosted at the Adel Fairgrounds.  


4-H youth participate in a variety of activities and competitions on their road to the Iowa State Fair in August.  


Check out fair food, rides, games, live music and more. 




Science Center of Iowa July 23rd will be the Adel Public Library youth reading program's Grand Finale at 11am with fun and experiments by the Science Center of Iowa.  



Adel Sweet Corn Festival 2014 Adel Sweet Corn Festival Weekend August 8th-9th

Tons of corn won't clean its self, so earn your free corn Friday night during the annual corn shucking event between 5:30-8pm.  


Saturday morning grab your sunscreen and join Adel for a down-home parade, free sweet corn, dozens of vendors, activities, games, shows, and more. Brought to you by the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Karina Ward at


2013 Adel Sweet Corn 5K - Adel Iowa August 9th take part in kicking off the morning by running, walking or cheering on the Sweet Corn Festival 5K.


The race begins at 8:00 a.m. and takes place on the scenic brick streets along the parade route in front of hundreds of spectators.


Come to run and stay for the fun!


Captains Quarters and CQ Brewing - Adel Iowa Just a reminder that Captain's Quarters will be open during Corn Fest with live music Friday and Saturday night and will serve all Iowa craft beers for the weekend.  


Stop in for CQ Brewing's own creation, Confluence Blue Corn Lager, and Sipp'n Corn Whiskey from Grimes. 



ADM Alumni Association, Adel IA Show your school pride with the ADM Alumni Association Sweet Corn weekend!  


The 12th annual Alumni Golf Tournament will take place at River Valley Golf Course in Adel- preregistration is required and filling fast.  


The 17th Annual All Alumni Reunion will be held Friday, August 8th from 4-9pm at the ADM School Commons, with the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at 7pm. This year's inductees are Angie Gilliand, Bric Nelson, Whitney Johnson, and Teacher/Coach Ron Brenner.

Iowa Book Festival - Adel Iowa Remember: Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation will hold its annual Book Sale at the Adel Public Library.  


Members may shop the show Friday night, the sale will then be open to the public Saturday.


ADM School Graduates This summer as you visit the shops, sponsored events, and experience the beauty of Adel, remember that one of our highest points of pride is our school system and its growing number of student ambassadors.  


Help by supporting the ADM Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars program, ADM Fine Arts Booster Club, and the continuing efforts of the ADM school district.   

Free Friday Entertainment Series Abby Normal
Adel Partners Free Friday Event

Adel's festival season is underway with the Free Friday Entertainment Series.  


Every fourth Friday from April to August, Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, along with other local sponsors, will host FREE community stage events.  


These events will be BYOB...that's Bring Your Own Basket of snacks, food, regular or adult beverages.  


No food or drinks will be sold but you are encouraged to pick up dinner from a local restaurant before the show begins.    


All events are from 7:00-10:00 p.m. and are family-friendly. Make sure to bring your friends and family to the Adel Stage located at the corner of 10th and Main, and don't forget your lawn chairs!


Please join the Adel Chamber on May 23rd for the second event in the series. Abby Normal Rock Band will be performing at the Adel Community Stage from 7:00-10:00 pm.  This is a family-friendly event co-sponsored by Lincoln Savings Bank. We hope to see you there


Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
301 S. 10th St.
PO Box 73
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5472
B'LSB to Sponsor May's Free Friday Concert
LSB - Adel TeamThe Adel Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Insurance are proud to sponsor the Adel Partners Free Friday Entertainment Concert, May 23rd.

During the concert, LSB team members will have Free Drinks, Snacks, and Giveaways.

We invite you to enjoy a great evening of music in the park under the stars from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

We looking forward to seeing you there!

Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial
805 Main Street
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-253-9475
Office: 800-361-1558
Fax: 515-253-9502
Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC
BTom Vilsack Acknowledges ISU Extension
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
Tom Vilsack USDA
United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack
Vilsack Acknowledges ISU Extension Work, ISU Extension and Outreach celebrates 100 years

Iowa State University is the birthplace of Cooperative Extension.

On March 27,the Iowa Senate congregated at the state capitol and unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, the founding legislation of Extension.

More recently additional acknowledge- ment was made by United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.

"Here at USDA, we place a high priority on making our services and resources available to all Americans," said Vilsack. "And one of our strongest partners in this effort is the Cooperative Extension service." ... Continue reading

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Annual Let's Dance Recital May 10th & 11th
Adel Let's Dance - Adel Iowa Let's Dance in Adel, will hold its annual recital on May 10th -11th, 2014.

This years theme is "Glamorous"! Children of all ages will take the stage and perform a variety of dance styles, including tap, ballet, jazz, and hip hop.

Admission is FREE and there are no tickets required.

The Let's Dance recital is held at the ADM High School Auditorium on Saturday the 10th at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday the 11th at 12:00 p.m.

There is a special competitive team solo showcase beginning at 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

Let's Dance is located at 907 1/2 Main Street in Adel. Let's Dance provides lessons to children beginning at age 3- high school. Classes in tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, pointe, and musical theater are offered.

For those looking to perform, a more competitive team is available. Please contact creative director and head instructor Lindsey Grife for further information. Contact by email at or by phone 515-491-1758.

Be sure to check out and "like" Let's Dance on Facebook for up to date info and giveaways!

Let's Dance
Lindsey Grife
907 1/2 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
BISU Ext. Babysitting Basics June 23rd - 24th
ISU Extension Dallas County Iowa
ISU Babysitting ClassISU Extension to offer Babysitting Basics: Monday, June 23 and Tuesday, June 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Adel Public Library. Cost is $20.

Register with ISU Extension and Outreach of Dallas County at (515) 993-4281.

Boys and girls 5th grade and older who attend will become responsible, caring babysitters parents will love to hire.

Topics covered in this class will include: caring for both infants and young children, basic first aid, safety, emergency preparedness, typical youth behaviors, kids' activities, proper nutrition and advertising.

Among the list of special guest speakers will be: Dallas County EMTs to present CPR, guests with law enforcement to teach how to handle emergencies and a local youth to share what's in her bag of babysitting "tricks."

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
BSummer at Adel Winterset TV & Appliance
Adel Winterset Appliances, Adel Iowa


Holland Grill and Big Green Egg Demo at Adel WintersetIt's Grilling Season! 


Adel Winterset TV & Appliance has some great Big Green Egg packages this year.  


The package includes everything you need to get going; Large Egg, Egg Nest, Plate setter, Composite side shelves, Ash tool, Grill gripper, Fire starters, and Charcoal (20 lb). They also have specials on their Holland Grills.

Central Air Checkup Time

The hot days of Summer are coming. Have your Central Air checked out before you really need it. Call Adel Winterset TV & Appliance to schedule a checkup.

They do a through once over on your Central Air unit to ensure you're prepared for the hot days ahead. Beat the rush and schedule now!  

Adel Winterset TV and Appliance
916 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5287

BThe Greatest Journey Begins...
Operation Christmas Child Adel Iowa After Operation Christmas Child, The Greatest Journey Begins.

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry founded by Franklin Graham in which gift-filled shoeboxes are delivered to needy children around the world as a tangible expression of God's love.

But a shoebox is just the beginning!

It invites children in nearly 100 countries into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through a discipleship program, The Greatest Journey (TGJ).

YOU Can Be a Part of TGJ!

The Greatest Journey began 2,000 years ago. Jesus chose 12 men to disciple while He was on this earth, and He calls us to go and make disciples of all nations. You can help continue what Jesus started by discipling 12 children through The Greatest Journey program.

TGJ is similar to the Bible and Sunday school programs our children receive on a regular basis. It consists of 12 engaging Bible lessons that guide children to become devoted followers and bold witnesses for Christ. Children are invited back for the lessons following Operation Christmas Child shoebox distributions.

Upon completing all 12 lessons, children participate in a graduation ceremony and receive a New Testament Bible in their own language. Many children not only come to Christ through TGJ but also go on to share His love and Good News with their friends and families. Entire communities are finding salvation through Christ, churches are growing, and many new churches are being planted. God is powerfully working through this ministry!

The teacher training, leader materials, children's booklets, and New Testaments are free of charge to TGJ participants; however, the cost to produce these materials is $6 per child.

Think of that person who invested in you and helped you to grow in your faith. Aren't you glad they did? Now you have the opportunity to invest in the lives of children around the world.

For just $6 a month, you can disciple 12 children in one year. That's less than the cost of a postage stamp a day, one trip to Starbucks a month, or the price of a movie ticket. Think about it: How many times more valuable is bringing a child to eternal salvation through Christ than that short-lived caffeine buzz?!

We also ask that you pass this challenge along to your family and friends. You can do the math. Last year over one million children enrolled in TGJ. That's over $6 million needed. Together we can do this! Will you join in the effort?

To learn more or to participate, go to . There you can get a taste of all 12 Bible lessons, gather more info, watch videos, and make an easy online donation. You can choose to make a one-time gift or to make a monthly commitment for a year. Thank you for the blessings you provide through these life-changing lessons!

Gift idea: In honor of a teacher who has made a spiritual impact on your life, disciple a child and then send the teacher a card of thanks, letting them know the difference they've made in your life and how those blessings are being carried forward and multiplied through your sponsorship of a child.

It's a way of saying, "Remember what you taught me? Remember how you made Christ real for me? Well, since I can't package you up and send you to a child half-way around the world, I'm going to sponsor another teacher to do what you did for me. I want other children to know how real Jesus is and how He loves them, too. I want to give them The Greatest Journey."

Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Website: wwwadelumcorg
BIowa Clay Festival & Larry Myer at Penoach

Penoach Vineyard Winery Nursery Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery will be hosting the Second Annual Iowa Clay Festival on May 10th & 11th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
both days. 

Fourteen Iowa Potters will be displaying, demonstrating, and selling their pottery beside the vineyard.

Featuring: Steve Aitchison, Sunflower Pottery, ka Studios, Oak Leaf Pottery, Willow Avenue Pottery. Linda Folden, Heiland Pottery, Northwood Clay Pottery, New Harmony Pottery, Red Lotus Ceramics, Marion Nehmer Pottery,
Chris Nichols Pottery, Turtle Star Studio, Purple Fire Studios, Stone Cellar Pottery, and Mary Weisgram.

Larry Myer Singer Song Writer
Photo courtesy of
Larry Myer
at Penoach Winery May 25th.

Start your Summer off with a trip to Adel's Penoach Vineyard on May 25th, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our first concert of the season with singer, songwriter Larry Meyer performing.

"Myer's voice is the trademark of Iowa's best acoustic rock"- The Des Moines Register.

Brick Street BBQ will provide food during the event.

Bring a lawn chair and a friend and get ready to kick off the summer at the winery. View the entire 2014 Penoach Winery Concert Series.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
BBrick Street Barbecue Time
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa With spring upon us it's time for some tasty  smothered Baby Back Ribs from Brick Street Barbecue. Order Today!

Call Merle from Brick Street Barbecue at (515) 250-1687. His technique results in the most tender, flavorful and delicious BBQ dining experience you'll find.

Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
BTerry Traveller - This Day in History
Terry Traveller - Safari My name is Terry Traveler and I speak for the Rhinoceros!

Back in 1962, I was working for a prominent zoo, taking photographs of wild animals along with my sidekick Dallas.

It was a warm, technicolor day in Africa when I first met Sean Mercer, Wild Animal Wrangler.

Oh sure, you could call him a hunter, but as the lead procurer of zoo animals, Sean preferred to capture the wild beasts alive only shooting when his life, or the life of his crew, were at stake.

Watching the team stalk, wrestle, and cage the animals was impressive, and often hilarious when ostriches were involved.

But there was nothing more frightening than watching his team capture a rhinoceros. Those proud, strong, and somewhat Jurassic-looking animals had no desire to be boxed up and sent to the Bronx.

Through the lens of my camera I witnessed the capture of several rhinos while riding with Sean's team, and each night sat beside the campfire discussing the morals of our actions.

Certainly the zoo was better than being poached, but were we really saving them? Our debates raged on over the years, and now, only 28,000 rhinos roam the world- some species numbering less than 100.

So, today, May 1st (also known as Save the Rhino Day) I choose to stand on my tree stump and proudly proclaim I speak for the rhinos!

I may not know what the best solution is to ensure their existence, but I can say that these majestic creatures deserve a fighting chance. Learn how you can help at

Terry Traveller
BBASEĀ® Expands Employee Benefit Options
BASE Adel Iowa BASEĀ® has long been known for tax advantaged benefit plans, and now adds the BASE Choice Incentive Plan to help employers answer the question,

"How can I help my employees with the cost of health insurance?"
... Continue reading

601 Visions Pkwy
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5050
Adel HeathMart Spotlight - Stephanie Beck
Stephanie Beck Adel HealthMartAdel HealthMart welcomes a new full time staff member.

Stephanie Beck
Title: Certified Pharmacy Technician
Work Experience: I worked at Target as a Technician for 5 years and have been working part-time at Adel HealthMart since 2008. I started full-time with Adel HealthMart February 1, 2014.
Favorite part of working here: The customers, coworkers and variety the position provides. Everyday you see new faces and have different tasks to perform.
Outside of work: I love spending time with my two little boys, Tyson who is 2 and Trey who is 4 months.

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Adel Health Mart
Phone: 515-993-3644
Fax :515-993-4714
After hours Emergency: 515-333-2959
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Around Town
oga in Adel 2014 Yoga Series - Wednesdays

A new series of 6 yoga classes on Wednesday, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. If you have been wanting to try yoga to improve your muscle strength...   Continue reading
New Hope Church - Adel Iowa 2014 May Events at New Hope Church

Here are some of the May events at New Hope Church in Adel. May 2-3  - The Big Day of Serving, Youth leave Friday after school to go to Dubuque...   Continue reading 
Penoach Spring Wine & Herb Event

Spend a weekend (or two) visiting your favorite Heart of Iowa Wine Trail wineries. Wine and Herbs at the Wineries. May 3rd - 4th and 10th - 11th. Each participating....   Continue reading 
Dallas County Figure 8 Races - Adel Iowa 2014 Figure 8 Races at the Dallas County Fair Grounds

Come out to the Dallas County Fair Grounds for the 2014 Season of Figure 8 Racing. Races are held on the North Track and start at 6:30 p.m...    Continue reading
Adel Quilting & Dry Gods Co. Adel Iowa Open Sew Friday at the Adel Public Library

Join Jacque Johnson, owner of Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co., the 2nd Friday of each month at the Adel Public Library for Open Sew Friday! Participants may join...    Continue reading

ISU Ext Canning 101 - Adel Iowa Adel to Host Class on Food Preservation 101 May 14th

ISU Extension to Offer Canning Workshop. Food Preservation 101 offers guidance to old practice. Due to the high success of Food Preservation 101 on...   Continue reading
Red Cross Classes in Adel Iowa 2014 Red Cross Swim Lesson Dates and Sign-up Info

The City of Adel is offering 2 Sign-up days for Red Cross Swimming Lessons. May 15th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. May 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. New...    Continue reading

Taste of Camp Taste of Camp at Iowa 4-H Center - Deadline May 15th

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's "Taste of Camp" for youth in Dallas, Madison, Polk and Warren County begins June 18th. Camp activities will...      Continue reading
AHeinz Putt s Fore Mutts AHeinz57 Pet Rescue Hosts Charity Golf Outing May 17th

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport, a pet rescue located in DeSoto, will host its annual charity golf outing "Putts Fore Mutts" on Saturday May 17 at...      Continue reading

Garden Gate Antiques Adel Iowa Garden Gate Antiques - Annual Garden Sale May 24 - 26th

Now that Winter has hung it's Ugly head in shame, Garden Gate Antiques will be having our Spring Garden Sale on Friday Saturday and Sunday of the Memorial Day Weekend. Keep in mind we do not sell plants but almost everything else to make your garden stand out from all the rest. Hours: Fri and Sat. - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday...    Continue reading

The Animal Hospital of Adel - Adel Iowa  Spring into Summer at The Animal Hospital of Adel

Spring into summer with savings at The Animal Hospital of Adel!
Event: Heartworm Clinic. Date: Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m...    Continue reading

AHeinz57 Poker Run AHeinz57 Pit Stop Adoption Day
AHeinz57 Pit Stop Adoption Day, every Saturday.

Visit us at 109 Guthrie Street (Hwy 169) in DeSoto, IA. Stop by the Pit Stop this Saturday from 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. and take home a friend... Continue reading
United Methodist Church Men's Breakfast Fridays at Adel United Methodist Church

The Adel United Methodist Church will host a men's morning Breakfast every Friday at 6:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us!
Oatmeal Breakfast bar....  Continue reading 
Free Kids Closet - Adel, Iowa Free Kids Clothes Closet

Kids Clothes Closet is here to help with free clothing! Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11am...  Continue reading 

Wednesday Night Suppers UMC - Adel Iowa
Adel United Methodist Church Wednesday Night Suppers

Each Wednesday from September 11th to May, the Adel United Methodist Church will offer a balanced meal to members of the church and to people in our community...  Continue reading 
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May is finally here (goodbye winter- for real this time) and at the Adel Public Library we are looking towards summer, and anticipating all of our fun summer activities and programs.

We are busy collecting donations for our monthly Garage Sales which happen during the last weekend of each month from May through October.

Donations can be dropped off at the library during regular hours.

Our first Garage Sale of the summer is Friday May 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday May 31st from10:00 a.m. to Noon.

In addition to planning our garage sales, we are also preparing for the annual Book Sale which always happens during Adel's Sweet Corn Festival in August.

We are eagerly sorting and organizing books, and will happily take any book donations.

All proceeds from the Garage Sales and Book Sale are used by the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation for special projects and programs at your library.  


To prepare for these events, and elect new officers, our annual meeting of the Friends Foundation will be on Monday, May 12th at 6:30 p.m.


The next gathering of the Brown Bag Book Club is at Noon on Thursday, May 8th when we'll be discussing the novel Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.    

Take your lunch break at the library and come share your love of books with us.


Our next Classic Movie Monday on the big screen will be on Monday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m.   


We're happy to watch the charming 1994 remake of the movie Little Women starring Susan Sarandon, Wynona Ryder, Claire Danes, and Christian Bale.


The ever popular Rod Stanley will return to the library to present Bonnie & Clyde . . . the Rest of the Story on Thursday, May 15th at 6:30 pm. 


In May the Evening Book Club will be discussing the book Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka on Thursday the 29th at 7:00 p.m. 


Our Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Program starts in June and the library is excited to host Blank Park Zoo at our Kick off program in June.  


Last year almost 600 people participated in our programs and read 8,334 hours!  


Ms. Paula, Ms. Laura, and Mr. Trever are busily planning all kinds of exciting events and activities for each of the four age groups; babies, kids, teenagers, and adults.  

Sign-ups for all Summer Reading programs begin at the end of May.         


Our last Early Out Movie of the school year is on Wednesday, May 7th when we'll be watching "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II" on the big screen at 2:00 p.m. 


Have you ever needed a tool you really don't want to buy, or hosted an event and wished you had just one more table?  


Come and get some STUFF! Our Stuff Shelf has an ever growing amount of stuff you can check out including; tools, cake pans, puzzles, LEGOS, a telescope, paintings, dishes, and so much more.    

Stop by the library and see what Stuff you might need.


Have you noticed our Nile Kinnick display in our vestibule honoring the Adel native?     


We'd like to find a vintage football to add to this display, and if you have one you'd be willing to donate, please be sure to let us know.


Your library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26th.  


Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at,  

or you can follow us on our Facebook page or on Twitter.


Library Hours:
Mon. and Fri. 10am-5pm
Tues. -Thurs. 10am-7pm
Sat. 10am-1:30pm

Trever Jayne
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
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I take BBQ very seriously.

I've eaten and cooked the different variations from across these great United States.

I know who serves slaw on the sandwich and who uses only white bread. Trust me, I obsess over BBQ.

These days, I tend to buy from my favorite catering venues and restaurants,but there was a time when BBQ meant 36 dedicated hours of work.

(This was in my pre-smoker days and I worked off a family recipe for doing ribs.)

I would start the process Friday night: Steaming various batches of pork ribs throughout the night to tenderize the meat and remove the excess fat.

You have to stop just before the meat slides off the bone.

During the slow times, I'd start making the perfect sauce.

Grabbing various ingredients out of the fridge and cupboard, tasting constantly.

Measurements were by what felt right in my hand.
Once the meat was ready
I'd cover the ribs with sauce on both side, seal it tightly
in a plastic bag and let it marinade in the fridge.

Finally on Sunday the roasting pans full of meat would be carted out to the grill.

I sat quietly in the backyard, a cold glass in my hand, savoring the smokey, sweet smell of BBQ.

As each side caramelized, I'd cover it with sauce and flip it over to repeat the process until there was just enough sauce for the table.

The results were a tasty layered BBQ coating that merged well with the ribs.

They're similar to the ribs from "Big Daddy's" if you were ever fortunate enough to have enjoyed those.

This recipe "might", "should" be similar to the sauces I madke, but in true family tradition, the fun is in personalization!
Sweet and Spicy
BBQ Sauce Recipe

3 C. Ketchup
1/3 C Brown Sugar
3 T. Water
3 T. Chicken or Beef Stock
1 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 T. Brown Mustard
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t. Cayenne
1/2 t. Garlic Powder
1/2 t. Onion Powder
1/2 t. Fresh Ground Pepper

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

2. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.

3. If sauce becomes too thick, add additional beef or chicken stock and cook on low heat until desired consistency returns.

4. Allow to cool. Then refrigerate.

Memorial Day
Memorial Day in Adel

The American Legion Post 464 will hold Memorial Day services at Oakdale Cemetery near the flagpole on Monday, May 26th, at 9:00 a.m.
Graves may remain decorated for Memorial Day from Friday, May 23, through Sun-day, June 1.

Mowing resumes on Monday, June 2. Flowers and items left on graves will be disposed of at this time.

Permanent plantings such as trees and bushes must be approved by the City.

Annuals and perennials may be planted directly in line with the stone only.

No other sod displacement is allowed. For more information, please contact Adel City Hall.

*No Dogs Allowed in the Cemetery*
Adel City Hall is closed Monday, May 26th, in honor of Memorial Day.
Adel Aquatic Center Opens, May 26th at 12:30 a.m.
Due to the holiday, garbage collection is delayed by one day during this week.
Holiday Flags
Flag Day Adel IA

The Adel Lions will place a flag on your property for these holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran's Day.

The cost for this great service is only $20 per year.

Adel Lions Flags - Adel Iowa

The Lions and the Adel Boy Scouts make the journey early in the morning setting up the flags and later in the evening they gather them.

The proceeds go to the good causes that the Lions Club do in Adel.

GraceJuliet Senior & Wedding Photos
GraceJulirt Photography Adel Iowa

Capture those significant moments in your life with GraceJuliet Photography

We're now booking Summer/Fall Senior Picture sessions currently and 2015 weddings with two photographers as an option.

, or Phone: 515-447-1354.

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GraceJuliet Photography
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 447-1354
Talk With Your City Councilman
Adel Iowa

City council member Bryan Welch would like to hear comments, concerns, and suggestions from Adel residents.

He will be at the Adel library the 3rd. Saturday, of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the board room.

Answers to questions from last month's meeting will be presented.
City of Adel
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Fax: (515) 993-4527
Save the Date!
Nile Kinnick Heisman WinnerTrophy
Adel Native, Nile Kinnick
The City of Adel and the Adel Historical Museum are excited to announce a special viewing of Nile Kinnick, Jr.'s 1939 Heisman Trophy and Herky the Hawk on Saturday, June 14th.

Both will be at the Adel Public Library from Noon to 2:30 p.m.

This rare visit will help drive support and raise funds for a new museum addition honoring Nile Kinnick, Jr.

The event will include a free lunch, interaction with Herky, and other attractions.

Please visit the City's website and Facebook page in the upcoming weeks for more information.

We hope to see you on Saturday, June 14th.

Adel Historical Museum
1129 Main Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1032

City of Adel
301 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
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