Oakdale Pride Continues Progress

June 20, 2017

Oakdale Pride continues progress with Adel’s cemetery revitalization! Work will begin soon on building new retaining walls at the Mausoleum and a pull-off parking area at the West end of the cemetery. Fundraising efforts continue with engraved brick sales. Please get your form near the Information Kiosk at the cemetery, City Hall or on line at Donations can be made at City Hall with checks payable toCity of Adel/Oakdale. Donations are tax deductible. Oakdale was established in 1847 and is the final resting place for so many of our loved ones, community members and veterans. Thank you for helping to keep our historic cemetery a special place!

Free Live Music in Adel This Friday

The next Rock’n Friday will be June 23 at Adel’s Stage & Pavilion at the corner of 10th & Main St. “Toaster” will be performing classic, danceable rock from 7-10 p.m. Treat the whole family to a night of free entertainment. This week’s event is sponsored by Raccoon River Rental.

Fundraiser for Mara Nevins

June 19, 2017

Bring the whole family Saturday, June 24 for a lunch benefit and silent auction at ADM High School from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for Tori’s Angels in support of 4-year-old Mara Nevins of Adel, who is bravely fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer. Face painting, entertainment by Mara’s friends from Faith’s Flock Preschool and dancers from Let’s Dance Studio, and more. Wonder Woman & Night Wing Superheroes will also be in attendance. Free-will offering for lunch (hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, ice cream, desserts, popcorn, and drink). Silent auction ends at 1 p.m. Many fantastic gift baskets and local gift cards ncluding PlayStation 4 Bundle, iPad, Fitbits, ISU & UI items, and much more. Check out Tori’s Angels on Facebook for more information. All money raised goes to the kids supported by Tori’s Angels. Donations are tax-deductible.

Ice Cream Social

The Annual Ice Cream Social at Adel United Methodist Church will be held Wednesday, June 21 from 5-7 p.m. The menu includes beefburgers, baked beans, chips, cake, pie, brownies, and of course HOMEMADE ICE CREAM in the air conditioned fellowship hall. Free-will offering.

Summer Solstice Event at Hanging Rock

How will you celebrate this year’s longest day, and shortest night? Join the Dallas County Conservation naturalists at Hanging Rock beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21
for our Summer Solstice Celebration. The celebrations will include a drumming and a song while viewing the sunset from Hanging Rock’s astronomical clock, a campfire with stories, a night hike illuminated by lightning bugs down to the river, and stargazing under a solstice sky. Watch the longest day wane as Sol rests on the solstice rock. Examine time and your connection to the celestial dance. Once the sky goes dark we will view the early summer constellations and tell a few star stories. Join us for all or part of the evening’s programming. Registration is required – call the office for registration and directions 515-465-3577.

St. John’s to Celebrate 100 Years

June 13, 2017

All are invited to the St. John’s Catholic Church 100th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, June 25 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Staley’s Famous Broasted Chicken, Birthday Cake & Ice Cream will be served, and there will be games for the whole family. Meal tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child 6-12, free for age 5 & under, or $30 for all immediate family. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the church office (M-F from 9 to 4) or at the event. Call 993-4482 with questions. We’re located at 24043 302nd Pl., Adel.

Jamie Pollard to Speak at Lions Celebration

A Centennial Celebration of Lions International sponsored by the Adel Lions Club will be held Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the ADM High School auditorium. The guest speaker is Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard. A reception will follow the program in the middle school commons area. Seating will be limited. Free tickets are available from all Lion Club members or can be picked up at Russell Abstract, 821 Main St., and the Adel Chamber Office at city hall.

New Hope Church VBS

Vacation Bible School will be held at New Hope Church July 30-August 3 from 6-8 p.m. Preschool (4yr)-5th grade are welcome. Theme is VICTORY by Go Fish Guys. Register at Questions email

At the Adel Public Library

Chip and Aunt Dot are back for another amazing magical show on Wednesday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Our second Summer Movie is “Lego Movie” on Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m. on the big screen.
Exercise with our Walk Away the Pounds group every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 9 a.m. or join us for
Tai Chi every Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Our lives are sometimes stressful, so come chill with us and Color me Calm each Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Evening Book Club on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Our second Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation Summer Garage Sale will be on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 in the second floor conference room.
Sign-ups for all summer reading programs began at the end of May and full calendars of events are available online or at the main information desk. 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 Facebook.

Discount Dog & Cat Vaccinations

Crossroads Ag (corner of Hwy 169 & 44) is hosting a discount vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, June 24. Your visit will include a Well Pet Exam, Distemper (Cat or Dog), Rabies (Cat or Dog), and Microchip. Package price is dogs $45 and cats $35. All animals must be at least 12 weeks old. A la carte options and prices: Heartworm Test $15, Feluk/FIV Test $25, Wellness Exam $15, Rabies $15, Cat/Dog Distemper Combo $10, Canine Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Oral $15, Nail Trim (for well behaved animals) $16. Must register online before appointment or call 515-460-7729.

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