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Perry Public Library Lifelong Learners Coffee
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am

The Perry Public Library March Lifelong Learners Coffee, will be Monday, March 27, at 9:00a.m., in the large meeting room, welcoming guest therapist Emily Smith, LISW, from Prairie Wellness in Des Moines. She will share her expertise on mindfulness practices and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), and lead you in a guided meditation. This program is free and open to the public. Bring a friend, enjoy coffee and conversation, and learn something new.

Shuttle to Prairie Meadows
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

HomeCare Services in Perry will be providing a shuttle to Prairie Meadows today.  They will arrive at Prairie Meadows around 10 am and leave between 2:30 pm and 3 pm.  This is open to the public for $10 round trip.  To schedule transportation or for more information, call 515-993-4531 extension 1 or 515-465-2300 extension 1.

Stuart United Methodist Church Blood Drive
Mar 28 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The 1st United Methodist Church in Stuart will be having a blood drive from 2:30 – 6:30p on Tuesday March 28th.

Guthrie County Extension Farmer’s Coffee
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am

The Guthrie County ISU  Extension and Outreach will hold a  Farmer’s Coffee at the Extension office, Thursday, March 30th at 9:30 am, to discuss palmer amaranth and dealing with dicamba. There is no cost or registration required. The Speaker will be ISU Agronomist Mike Witt.

Perry High School Spring Musical
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day

Perry High School will present their Spring Musical, “Peter Pan-Your Heart Will Fly On Wings” on Friday, March 31st at 6:30pm and Saturday, April 1st at 1:00 and 6:30pm.  Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets are available at the High School Office. For more information call 515/465-3503.

Donkey Basketball
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
The Greenfield and Fontanelle Lions Clubs will host Dairyland Donkey Ball of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin at the Nodaway Valley High School Gym in Greenfield for a night of Donkey Basketball, on Friday March 31 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets from a Greenfield or Fontanelle Lions Club Member, at FNB (Greenfield/Fontanelle) or Union State Bank.
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.

Pilot Mound Fire Department Biscuits and Gravy Benefit and Bake Sale
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The City of Pilot Mound Fire Department is having a biscuits and gravy benefit and  a bake sale, Saturday, April 1st, from 8am to 1pm  at the Pilot Mound Community Center.

Menlo American Legion Rummage Sale
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Menlo American Legion Auxilary will have a Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 1st, from 8:00am -1:00pm at the Menlo Community Building. Clean, gently used items can be dropped off at the community building 3/28-3/30 from 3:00-7:00pm and  3/31 from 8:00am-noon. All proceeds go to support Veterans in the commmunity.

Genealogical Meeting in Jefferson
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Greene County Genealogical Society will meet today at 10 am in the basement meeting room of the Jefferson Public Library.  Everyone is asked to participate with special family memories.  Guests are always welcome.  The meeting room is handicapped accessible.

Iowa Arboretum Spring Fever Symposium
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Iowa Arboretum will hold it’s  Spring Fever Symposium on Saturday, April 1st, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be lunch by the Cafe, Door Prizes, Gift Plants and Book Sales. For more information or to register online go to or call 515/795-3216.

Iowa Aviation Museum Chili-Fly In/Drive In
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Iowa Aviation Museum will hold  it’s 20th Annual Chili-Fly In/Drive In,  Saturday,  April 1, at 2251 Airport road in  Greenfield. They will serve hot chili from  11:00  am- 2:00 pm.  Carry-outs are available. Cost is $7.50 for Adults and $4,00 for children under 12, which also includes Admission. For more information call 641/343-7184 or log onto the Website at

Funky Zebra Style Show in Panora
Apr 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Guthrie Center Eastern Star will sponsor a Funky Zebras Style Show, today at the Lake Panorama Conference Center in Panora.  A luncheon will start at 11:30 am.  Ticket sales at the door will support Regenerative Medicine.  The public is welcome.

Rippey Lions Club Mother-Son Banquet
Apr 1 @ 11:30 am

The Rippey Lions Club will hold a Mother-Son Banquet, Saturday, April 1st, at the Rippey United Methodist Church. Doors will open at 11:30 am, and the meal will be served at Noon. Cost is $8, and Tickets are available from any Rippey Lion’s Club Memeber or the Rippey Banks. For more information, call 515/230-2594.

Early Chapel Christian Church Chicken Noodle Dinner
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Early Chapel Christian Church will have a Chicken Noodle Dinner, Saturday April 1st, from 5:00-7:30pm at 1440 165th Street, Earlham. They will be serving Homemade Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Bread and Pies, all for a free will offering. There will also be a Bake Sale. Carry outs are available and the hall is Handicapped Accesible.

Ranchers Benefit in Paton
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Paton is hosting a Ranchers Wildfire Relief Benefit Supper tonight.  The meal will include burgers, baked beans, chips, desserts and beverages.  Cost is a free will offering.  The Greene County Cattlemen’s Association and the Greene County Pork Producers will be helping with the meal.  The supper will be served between 5 pm and 8 pm.  All proceeds will be given to the relief effort for the ranchers who lost their livestock in the massive wildfires in the southern part of the country.  Anyone who wants to make a monetary donation can drop off a check to the Community State Bank in Paton, under the Ranchers Wildlife Relief Benefit fund.

Roast Beef Dinner in Churdan
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Churdan United Methodist Church will host it’s annual Roast Beef Dinner today from 11 am to 1:30 pm at the church in Churdan.  The menu will include:  Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet corn, salad and dessert bar, rolls and drinks.

Good Samaritan Food Pantry Open House
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Good Samaritan Food Pantry will hold an Open House on Sunday, April 2nd from Noon- 2:00pm, at their new facility located in the old Adel Middle School Lunchroom, at 215 North 11th Street in Adel. They will serve Beverages and Sweet Treats as they show you their new facility.

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.

ADM After Prom Steak Dinner
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am

The ADM After Prom will be having a steak dinner at Ambro’s Road house in DeSoto on Sunday, April 9th. from 11 AM -until close or they run out of steaks! Meal includes: Ribeye steak, garlic mashed potatoes, buttered corn, & Tiger cupcake for $15.99. All proceeds go to fund the ADM After Prom activities.

Birthday Bash in Stuart
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The LC Clinic will host a Birthday Bash today from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Located at 212 South Division Street in Stuart.  They are celebrating their 5th anniversary.  Their will be a drawing for free diapers and cake will be served.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information call 515-523-1173.

All Iowa Reads Book Discussion
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm


The Perry Library will participate in the Iowa Center for the Book’s All Iowa Reads endeavor with a community-wide book discussion, Tuesday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m., in the library large meeting room. The library is sponsoring discussion of the 2017 title, Bottomland by native Iowan Michelle Hoover.  Books are available now to check out or to purchase at the library. Guest discussion facilitator is George Minot, of Iowa City. For more information, call the library: 515-465-3569.