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Outdoor Adventures - From Iowa to the ocean
On October 4 from 10-11:30 a.m., Iowa State University Extension Educator, Cindy Watson Pottebaum, will be leading Outdoor Adventures for youth 4-8 grade, their parents and adult volunteers.
Children are the world’s little “explorers”, always questioning, [...] Continue Reading...
By Mark Johnson, Field Agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Soon combines will roll, so many farmers are checking out their combines, making sure all systems are working properly.
Now is also a good time to walk soybean and corn fields to determine the condition of the crops and look for signs of potential problems. [...] Continue Reading...
ISU Extension Offering Annie’s Project An educational program for ag women
The latest report by the United States Department of Agriculture shows a powerful trend—the number of women operating farms in the U.S. has nearly tripled across the past three decades.
Due to this growing population of strong female roles in agriculture, Anne’s Project was created to support [...] Continue Reading...
Great Beginnings for Families ‘No other task is more important’
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County in partnership with the Waukee YMCA will be offering Great Beginnings for Families, a five week skills-building program for parents of newborns through preschoolers beginning in October. [...] Continue Reading...
The Adel Rotary Club is celebrating Friday, September 26th as Rotary Day in Adel.
Founded in Adel in 1924, the club recently celebrated its 90th anniversary.
All are welcomed to join them for a tailgate party at the ADM High School Stadium as the ADM Tigers play Winterset.
The fun starts [...] Continue Reading...
Join us at Studio10 in Adel, Saturday, September 27th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Enjoy wine from WineShop and Home while watching a make up demonstration by Stylist Jacob Zauche highlighting our new fall make-up line.
Enjoy light appetizers and toffee from Al Dente.
Door prizes will be [...] Continue Reading...
The Adel Library Evening Book Club will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25th at the library to discuss the book Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.
All are welcome to attend! This is the 2014 selection for Dallas County Reads 1 Book.
The author will be coming to Perry on October 7 for a [...] Continue Reading...
It’s family picture day at the Brenton Arboretum, Sunday, October 12th, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
You and your family will be staged at beautiful locations around the arboretum to capture the perfect picture.
With a $100 fee, you will receive one 25 minute session with photographer Katie Lindgren, a digital [...] Continue Reading...
Everyone at the Adel Public Library is patiently waiting for author William Kent Krueger to visit Perry, Iowa on October 7th.
To get ready for this exciting event, we are participating in Dallas County Reads One Book.
All of Dallas County is encouraged to read Mr. Krueger’s new book [...] Continue Reading...
Visit the Brenton Arboretum, Saturday, October 4th at 7:00 a.m. for a Bird Migration Hike.
Scout out and identify birds in transit during this annual walking tour.
Veteran and beginning birders are invited to join us in search of more than 184 bird species observed [...] Continue Reading...
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct central Iowa Level 1 and Level 2 workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in October.
The lessons covered at these workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ [...] Continue Reading...
This Sunday is the annual Out of the Darkness Walk at Ankeny DMACC.
The team name remains Justin 213 in memory of Justin Nimmo.
Check in time starts at 12:00 p.m., and the walk begins at 2:00 p.m.
Everybody is welcome to join our team!
Free will donation. [...] Continue Reading...
The Food Bank of Iowa is hosting a free produce stand for hungry Iowans in Dallas County.
We are looking for volunteers to help hand out the produce from 12-2 p.m. on September 17th and September 24th.
We currently are looking for 5 volunteers on the 17th and 4 volunteers on the 24th.
No experience necessary. Training will be provided onsite by the food bank staff.
[...] Continue Reading...
We are excited to host the 5th Annual John's Baby Steps 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, October 4th at Kinnick-Feller Park in Adel!
This chip timed race & memory walk starts with remembering our angel babies and is concluded with an awards presenting of age & gender categories & Kids Fun Run.
There will also be [...] Continue Reading...