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Iowa Arboretum Soup Supper
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

There will be a Soup Supper at the Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue in Madrid Friday, February 24, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., They’ll be serving hot soup, bread, and fixings, with pie or cake for dessert.  Cost is $8. For more information call 515-795-3216  or go to

Perry Library Teen Social Saturday
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All teens are invited to attend the February Teen Social Saturday, February 25, from 1:00-4:00, in the Perry Library meeting room, to play games, enjoy snacks, and socialize. For more information, call Misty at the library: 515-465-3569, or email:

Chicken and Biscuits Dinner in Jefferson
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Veterans Groups in Jefferson will be serving a old-fashioned cream chicken over biscuits dinner tonight from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the V.F.W Hall, located on the east side of the square in Jefferson.  They will be serving old fashioned cream chicken over biscuits, mashed potatoes, salads, desserts and drinks.  Cost is a free will offering.  Contact Don Ihnken at 370-3140 for more information.

Dallas County Pheasants Forever Dinner
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Dallas County Pheasants Forever Dinner and Raffle will be held tonight at the Perry Elks Lodge.  Doors will open at 4:30 pm and the dinner will be held at 6:30 pm.  Cost for the meal alone will be $30 at the door and a meal with membership will be $65.  Meal will be a prime rib dinner or pork.  Many items will be raffled including rifles and pistols.  For more information contact Greg at 515-480-1194.

Chili Cook-off in Dexter
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 14th Annual Chili Cook-off and Chili Supper, will be held at the Dexter American Legion today.  There is a $5 entry fee.  Bring entries by 4 pm.  Voting will begin at 5 pm sharp.  The chili supper will start at 6 pm after the voting.  1st place will receive $100 cash.  2nd and 3rd place winners will also receive cash.

DIY Mystery Craft
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am

The Lifelong Learners Coffee group will host a DIY Mystery Craft event at the Perry Public Library, Monday, February 27th at 9:00 am. Coffee will be served and materials will be furnished for a make and take project. This is a free event and every one is welcome.

100+ People For Perry
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

The next 100+ People For Perry meeting will take place Monday, February 27th at 7:00pm with Social time at 6:30, at La Poste, 1219 Warford Street in Perry. Anyone interested in joining 100+ People for Perry should contatc Mark Powell @ 465-4641, Tom Lipovac @, or Linda Kaufman @


City Of Stuart Ice Removal
Feb 28 @ 12:00 am

The City of Stuart is sending notice to Property and Business Owners. This is the first winter following the new walk construction in the downtown area. The use of Salt the first winter on new concrete can be detrimental to the lifespan of the concrete. They ask that you Do Not Apply Salt to the new walks, but instead use Sand, Kitty Litter or Nitrogen Based Fertilizer. For more information contact the City of Stuart.

Fat Tuesday Feast at Penn Center Methodist Church
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Penn Center Methodist Church at 1282 Pitzer Road, P53, will host a Fat Tuesday Feast and Country Store, tonight starting at 5 pm.  The menu will include:  Pancakes, eggs, sausage, cinnamon rolls and lots more!  For more information call 515-758-2423 or 515-489-4388.

Fat Tuesday Meal at Redfield American Legion
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Redfield Development Group will have a Fate Tuesday meal, this evening at the Redfield Legion Hall, from 5 pm to 7 pm.  They will be serving, Irish stew, bread, dessert and green beer. The cost is a free will donation.

Shrove Tuesday Dinner
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

St. Martin’ Episcopal Church, at the corner of 10th and Iowa streets in Perry, will host a soup and sandwich dinner on Shrove Tuesday, February 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm. There will be a variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts for a free will offering.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – May 6 @ 4:00 pm

VITA Services will again be offered at the Guthrie County Extension Office every Thursday evening through April 13th. This service is for low and moderate income families with an income of $57,000 or less, and only on Basic Federal and State Returns. Call the Guthrie County Extension Office between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to make an appointment.

Community Conversations
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm

There will be a community conversation Thursday, March 2nd, 5:30 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson. The conversation will be Marijuana: What’s the Big Deal? It will explain products containing THC, emerging and current trends, myths, facts and the latest research on medical marijuana. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

Hands to Larger Service
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The 4-H County Wide Service Learning Project finale,  Hands to Larger Service, Feeding Dallas County event, will take place on Saturday, March 4th, from 9:00 –10:30 am at the Dallas County Fairgrounds Community Building at 28059 Fairground Rd. in Adel. Everyone is welcome to attend For more information call 515/993-4281 or visit the Web Page at

Father-Daughter Dress and Shoe Drive
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm

There will be a Father-Daughter Dress and Shoe Drive Saturday, March 4th and Saturday, March 18th, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm both days. You can donate gently used, clean girls dresses and shoes at the Main Street Dance Studio, The United Methodist Church and Faith Bible Church, all in Panora. For more information, call or text Arianne at 515/360-1746.

Team Derek’s 5th annual Soup Supper and Auctions
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Team Derek’s 5th annual Soup Supper, Auction, Pie Auction and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 5 to 8PM at American Legion Hall in Redfield. Soup Supper is free will offering. The Auctions start at 6, and the Silent Auction runs from 5 to 7:15. All Proceeds goes to American Heart Association. For more information contact Mae Means at 515-480-5064 or Devin Means at 515-250-8320.

Panora Church of The Brethren Soup Luncheon
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Panora Church of The Brethren, 2946 – 200th Rd, will be hosting a soup luncheon, and craft and bake sale Sunday March 5, 2017  from 11:30 to 2:00 pm.  They will be serving serving soup, sandwiches and dessert for a free will offering. Proceeds will be used for Bell Tower Repair and everyone is welcome.

ESL Classes in Perry
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

There will be free English as a second language classes starting on March 20th at DMACC in Perry.  Registration for the classes will be today from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Iowa Arboretum Pancake Breakfast
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

There will be a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 11,  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Iowa  Arboretum. The Arboretum’s own Kevin Lantz and family will be making pancakes. Challenge Kevin to make interesting shaped pancakes for you. Cost is $8. For more information Call 515-795-3216

Soup Cook Off in Yale
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Cass Pioneers 4-H Club March of Dimes Fundraiser Soup Cook Off will beheld tonight from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Yale Community Center in Yale.  Tickets are available from any Cass Pioneer 4-H member or at Panorama Gardens.  Adults the cost is $6 and children 17 and younger are $4.  At the door cost for adults is $8 and children are $6.  All you can eat soup and desserts.  A gun raffle will also be available during the cook off.  Come eat and vote for your favorite soup.

Babysitting Clinic in Waukee
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm

Dallas County Extension and Outreach will host a Babysitting Clinic today, March 14, and tomorrow, March 15th from 9 am to noon at the Waukee YMCA.  The 2 session class is for boys and girls in the 5th grade and above.  Price for theprogram is $25 for YMCA members and $50 for non-members.

Kiss The Blarney Stone Bowling Tournament
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm

The Relay For Life of Guthrie County will have a Kiss the Blarney Stone 9-Pin Handicap Bowling Tournament on St. Paddy’s Day, Friday, March 17th. They will have Relay For Life information on hand to share. For more information go to or call Kim Durst at 641/757-0746.

Guthrie County Fair Steak Supper
Mar 18 @ 3:10 am – 4:10 am

The 3rd Annual Guthrie Co. Fair Steak Supper will be held Saturday, March 18. Social time at 5:00. Supper at 6:00. This is a Fundraiser for the Guthrie Co. Fair. Tickets may be purchased from any fair board member for $20. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.

Guthrie County 4H Garage Sale
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Guthrie County 4H Clubs will sponsor a Garage Sale on Saturday, April 1st, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the old Community Building at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds. There will also be a 50/50 Raffle and a Bake Sale. All proceeds will go towards the construction of the new Small Animal Barn at the Fairgrounds.

St. Pat’s Knight of Columbus Fish Fry
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The St. Patrick’s Knight of Columbus Fish Fry will be held every Friday evening during Lent, at St. Patrick’s School Gym, located at 5th and Lucinda, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  Delicious fried or baked fish, baked potato, coleslaw, drink and dessert, for only $8 for adults, $4.50  for ages 10 and younger.  A $25 maximum for family with children.  Shrimp will be available March 17th and 24th for an additional charge.