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24 Hour Indoor Bike-A-Thon
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day

Charlie’s Angels will hold a 24 Hour Indoor Bike-A-Thon, from 7:00 pm Friday, February 23rd to 7:00 pm Saturday, February 24th, at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Iowa Foundation. The event will feature Teams and Individual Riding as well as stationary bikes. Their will be activities, prize drawings, entertainment contests and guest celebrities. Food and drink will also be available. For more information, contact Mike Knox at 515/290-5659, or Charlie’s Angels Bike-A-Thon to Cure Cystic Fibrosis on Facebook, or at

Hot Chocolate hustle 5K in Jefferson
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Greene County 4-H Leaders and Youth Development Committee are teaming up to give back to the Greene County Fairgrounds by sponsoring a 5K run/walk.   The Hot Chocolate Hustle 5k will be held today at the Greene County Fairgrounds.  Check in starts at 8 am with the race starting at 9 am.  Register by February 14th to receive a long sleeve race shirt.  Cost is $25.  Late registration fee is $35.  Contact Greene County Extension at 515-386-2138 for more information or to register.

Chili Cook-Off and Supper
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm

The 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Supper will be held at the Dexter American Legion on Saturday February 24th. Entries need to be brought in between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Voting will begin at 5:00 pm sharp, and the Supper will start at 6:00. There will be Cash and Prizes awarded. Cost is $5 for the all you can eat Supper.

Greene County Cattlemen Association Banquet
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Greene County Cattlemen Association’s Annual Banquet will be held at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson on Saturday, February 24th. Social Hour is at 6:00 pm, with a Prime Rib Dinner at 6:30. There will be a live Auction at 7:00 pm with around 45-50 items along with a silent auction throughout the night. Tickets are $20, and are available from any board member or at the door.

Perry Library Monthly Book Club
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm

The Perry Public Library will hold it’s February Monthly Book Club meeting on Monday, February 26th at 6:30 pm in the Library large meeting room. The title selected for discussion is Take A Stand: Lessons From Rebels, by Jorge Ramos. Daniel Rivera will be the guest speaker. Everyone interested is invited. For more information call the Library at 515/465-3569

Dexter Sesquicentennial Planning Committee Meeting
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

There will be a planning committee meeting for the Dexter sesquicentennial on Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm at the Dexter Roundhouse. Everybody interested in planning the event are encouraged to attend.

Friday Fish Fry in Perry
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

Friday Night Fish Fries will be held every Friday during Lent, with the exception of Good Friday, at St. Patrick’s School Gym, at 5th and Lucinda in Perry. They will serve from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. On the menu: Delicious baked or hand-battered fried fish, fish tacos, potato, coleslaw, drink and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults, $4.50 for ages 10 and younger. A $25 maximum for family with children. Shrimp is $2 more. The food will be prepared by the Knights of Columbus.

Archaeology Road Show
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There will be  an archaeology road show On Saturday March 3rd from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Bur Oak Visitors Center, 1491 Highway 141 in Coon Rapids.  Experts Joe Artz and Cherie Haury-Artz will be reviewing  artifacts from 1 pm -3 pm. You don’t need to have an archaeological find in order to attend the event.

Lunch & Learn Seminar
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

There will be a free Lunch & Learn Seminar on Aging Well on March 22, from noon–1:00 pm at Spring Valley Assisted Living Campus of the Perry Lutheran Home. The topic is: Recognizing the Signs of Depression in Your Loved One. There will also be free depression screenings offered. For more information call Wanda Pritzel at (515) 465-5342 or E-Mail

A Run Through Time 5K Fun Run/Walk
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Perry Lutheran Home will host the Run Through Time 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday July 14th from 9:00 am to Noon. Proceeds will benefit elder citizens at Perry Lutheran Home and those living in Perry, IA and Dallas Co. through Home Delivered Meals. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For team and individual registration visit