Raising Money for Veterans by Bowling

August 17, 2017

The Adel Family Fun Center is excited to partner with the Bowlers To Veterans Link, a non-profit charity, in which money is raised to help local Veterans. Bryce and Kale Smith, owners of the Adel Family Fun Center; Bowling, Bar and Grill, have set a goal to raise $5,000 before November 11, Veteran’s Day. Their bowling center joins hundreds of other centers around the country in efforts
to raise awareness and funds to help support our military and veterans.
The Fun Center will have multiple ways to donate ranging from “Shoes For Freedom” in which they will be donating $1 from every shoe rental from now until Veteran’s Day. They will also be selling “Soldier Pins” in which you can donate and write your name or a Veteran’s name on a displayable paper pin. They will also be conducting a BVL mail-in tournament for their league bowlers the week of Veteran’s Day along with a free-will donation jar at the front counter open to anyone. All leading up to a “Bowl For Freedom” event on Saturday, November 11 starting at 1 p.m. wegre everyone is invited to bowl, eat and drink at the Adel Family Fun Center, they will be having drawings, deals and more!
Bryce, Kale and the staff of the Adel Family Fun Center will be holding a donation total reveal on Monday November 13 at 5 p.m. outside of the Adel Family Fun Center.

ADM Fine Arts Membership Drive

You CAN make a difference! Tax-deductible contributions to the ADM Fine Arts Boosters provide more than $25,000 of support to all students PreK-12th grade and two college scholarships. Art, Band, Choir, Academic
Decathlon, Tiger Times newspaper, speech contest, theater and yearbook. Donate safe and secure at

Ice Cream Social

Peace Lutheran Church, 34128 L Ave., Adel will hold an ice cream social on Saturday, August 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Homemade ice cream, brownies and pie will be served for a free-will donation. Live entertainment will also be there.

Thanks from Oakdale Pride

Thank you to the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) members for running the Oakdale Pride booth at this year’s Sweet Corn Festival! the P.E.O. members stepped in to distribute order forms to many interested citizens and received donations to Oakdale Cemetery project! The Mausoleum walls have just been completed and the next phases of parking and screening the construction lot will begin soon. Thanks again to Adel’s P.E.O. for their assistance and for all they do!

At the Adel Public Library

View the Total Solar Eclipse at the library on Monday, August 21! We have 100 pairs of viewing glasses and we’ll be in the library parking lot from 11 a.m. to noon viewing the eclipse.
The Dallas County Library Association will once again present a county-wide READ program with a twist this year.  This year, two Dallas County Reads 1 Book programs are planned. Donald Harstad’s “November Rain” is the fiction selection. Mr. Harstad is an Iowa author and former police officer specializing in crime fiction and police procedurals. His novels are set in “Nation County”, a fictional rural county in Iowa, and include many of the same characters, primarily centering on police officer Carl Houseman. Dan Gable’s “A Wrestling Life 2” is the nonfiction selection which will be read in October and each of the 12 Dallas County Libraries will have tickets available for the Author Meet and Greet in October.
Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at

Financial Peace University

Faith Lutheran Church at 602 S. 14th St. in Adel will be offering Financial Peace University beginning Sunday, September 17 from 3-5 p.m. for 9 weeks. Childcare will be available. Learn to control your money and prepare for the future! Please sign up online at

Mobile Food Pantry Comes to Adel

A mobile food pantry will come to Adel Monday, August 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Youth Center, 712 Cottage St. Bring bags, laundry baskets, or boxes to carry your food. Questions? Call the Food Bank of Iowa at 515-564-0330.

Great Beginnings for Families

August 11, 2017

Parents are the most influential people in their children’s lives. Although sometimes challenging, one’s role as a parent can be very rewarding and fulfilling as they guide and encourage their children to develop into caring, confident, respectful, responsible and healthy individuals. Beginning August 28, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in partnership with Waukee Family YMCA will be offering Great Beginnings for Families. In this five-week skills building program the following topics will be covered: positive discipline and guidance, helping children resolve conflict, basic principles of child development, handling uncomfortable emotions and feelings and encouraging learning through play.
Great Beginnings for Families will take place on Mondays, August 28 to October 2 (no class on Labor Day) from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Waukee Family YMCA located at 210 Warrior Ln. Registration is $10 per family. Register by stopping by or calling the YMCA at 987-9996. Free child care will be provided for all who attend. For more information contact Lisa Mickelson at or 993-4281.

Food Preservation Class to be Offered in Perry

As summer continues, Iowans also enjoy fresh produce hand-picked from gardens, or selected from farmers markets or the grocery store. How can we enjoy these delicious fruits and vegetables all year? Preserving foods at home is not difficult, but it does require following research-based recipes. Food Preservation 101, an introductory course for home food preservation will be offered by ISU Extension and Outreach Human Science Specialist in Nutrition and Health, Mary Krisco to explore safe home food preservation methods such as canning, dehydrating and freezing. This free class will run from 9-10 a.m. at the Perry Public Library on Tuesday, August 22. Even seasoned home food preservers will benefit. To register for this free class, contact the Perry Public Library 465-3569.

Solar Eclipse Trip

August 8, 2017

Dallas County Conservation Board naturalists will be hosting an adult excursion to a natural area in northwest Missouri to view the total solar eclipse. The vehicles will leave Forest Park Museum, Perry Monday, August 21 at 7:30 a.m. and return around 5:30 p.m. Upon arrival, the naturalists will present some educational programming, as well as encourage people to enjoy the features of the park. The eclipse will start around 11:40 a.m. with totality being reached at 1:08 p.m. The trip is limited to 16 adults, although additional people or families with young children are welcome to caravan along in their own vehicles at no charge. Cost of $10 per person to cover transportation costs and viewing glasses must be paid upon arrival. Participants should dress to be outside, and bring snacks, water and money for lunch at a sandwich shop. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. To register please call the 515-465-3577.

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