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Thursday Night Out in Stuart
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The “Thursday Night Out” concert with the P44 Quartet will be held this evening at 7 pm at the New Beginnings Open Bible Church in Stuart.  Located at 207 SW 7th Street in Stuart.  Everyone is welcome and a free-will offering will be taken.  For more information call 641-757-0192.

John Wayne Birthday Celebration
May 26 @ 8:00 am – May 27 @ 10:00 pm

The John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset will celebrate John Wayne’s 110th Birthday on May 26th and 27th. The scheduled events include Film presentations of Stagecaoach, Fort Apache, and Eldorado, a Country Barn Dance, Breakfast at the Winterset Fire Station, a 5K Run/Walk, a Horse Parade, and a Museum Benefit Dinner and Auction. For more information call the Museum at 515/462-5817 or go to the Website at

Beaver School Reunion
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The annual Beaver School Reunion will be held on Saturday, May 27th, from 1:00-4:00pm at the Beaver Community Center.

Perry Library Closed Memorial Day
May 29 all-day

The Perry Public Library will be closed Sunday, May 28th and today, May 29th for the Memorial Day Holiday.  Summer hours will begin following the holiday, with the library remaining closed on Sundays until after Labor Day.

Memorial Day Service
May 29 @ 9:00 am

Memorial Day Service will be held at the Fairveiw United Methodist Church on Monday, May 29th at 9:00 am. Refreshments will be served in the church Basement at the conclusion of the Service. For more information call Kathy Fox at 515/465-2982

Memorial Day Programs near Minburn
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Memorial Day Programs will be performed by the Minburn American Legion Post 99 at Brown Cemetery at 9:30 am, Kimrey Cemetery at 10 am, Elmwood cemetery at 10:30 am and the Raccoon River Bridge at 11 am.  Bugler will be Emily Judd and their will be a guest speaker.

Memorial Day Services in Jefferson
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Memorial Day services will be held today at the St. Joseph Cemetery starting at 9:30 am.  Services at the Jefferson City Cemetery will begin at 10:45 am.  A Salute to Fallen Heroes will be held at both locations by the Joint VFW/American Legion Firing Squad.  At the City Cemetery, the Jefferson Fire Department will raise the American Flag.  The Greene County High School Band will perform “Salute to Freedom” and the “National Anthem”.  There willalso be a Memorial Day Address by retired Sgt. Major Jim Riley.

Memorial Day Dinner in Grand Junction
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Annual Memorial Day Dinner will be held today from 11 am to 1 pm at the Grand Junction Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction.

Memorial Day Service in Cooper
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

There will be a Memorial Day Service at the Cooper Cemetery at 11 am.  Pastor Larry Monthei will provide a benediction and the Jamaica American Legion Paul Johnson Post 687 will perform during the service.  For more information contact Tom Wind at 515-386-3002 or

Dallas County Pre Fair Fun
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Dallas County Fair Board will welcome the new Dallas County Executive Director, Jeff Jackson and Regional Director Andrea Nelson on Wednesday May 31st from 4:00-6:00 pm. Fair Board Ribbon Cutting will be a 5:15pm. There will be a Bounce House, Fair Food, Fair Exhibits, Kids Activities and a drawing for Fair Event Tickets. Special Guest Cy the ISU Mascot will also be there.

Community Conversations in Jefferson
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Community Conversations will be held tonight at 5:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran in Jefferson.  Michael Kennedy and actor and musician will be the special guest.  Come early from 5 pm to 5:30 pm for fellowship and snacks.

Free Line Dance Lessons in Grand Junction
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

There will be free line dance lessons at the Grand Junction Community Center in Grand Junction, tonight from 7 pm to 9 pm.  All ages are welcome!

Dallas County Sheriff’s Special Olympics All-Wheel Show
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Special Olympics All-Wheel Show will be held Saturday, June 3rd, on the Square in downtown Adel. Pre-Registration is $15 for the first car and $5 for other cars per owner, and is due by Friday May 26th. All Pre-Registrations get a free T-Shirt. Awards will be given for Best Of Show, Special Olympics Choice, Most Likely To Be Stopped By A Cop, Bad Bike and Long Distance. For more information call Sheriff Chad Leonard at 515/202-5468.

Panora Church of The Brethren Spaghetti Dinner
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Panora Church of The Brethren will host a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, June 4  at the Church from 11:30 – 2:00 pm for a free will offering.  All proceeds will go to the Panora Fire Department and EMS.

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center Garage Sale
Jun 8 @ 12:00 am – Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm

The Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center will hold it’s 6th annual Garage Sale at the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel, June 8th, 9th and 10th. You can donate gently used housewares, furniture, appliances and more. All donations are Tax Deductible. For more information call Megan Hockemeier at 515/993-4095

Trivia With Friends
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm

The Perry Public Library will present Trivia With Friends on Thursday, June 15th, 6:30 pm at La Poste in Perry. There will be Food available to purchase. Cost is $10 per person with up to 8 people per team. For more information contact the Library at 515/465-3569.

Jesse James Chuck Wagon Days Street Dance
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

The Adair Fire Department will be hosting Brad Morgan at the Street Dance for the 62nd Jesse James Chuck Wagon Days at 8:00pm on Saturday, June 24th. Other events that day include a Train Robbery re-enactment, Junior Olympics, a Carnival, Water Fights, a Parade and an Ice Cream Social.

Paton Fun Day
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am

Paton Fun Day will be Saturday, July 8th. Events include a Car/Bike/Tractor Show, a 5K and Kids Fun Run, Sand Volleyball, Bocci Ball, Horse Shoes, a Human Foosball Tournament, Kids Activities and a Band. For more information check their Facebook Page at

Ball Brothers in Guthrie Center
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Ball Brothers will be in concert this afternoon at 4 pm at the First Christian Church in Guthrie Center located at 105 N 4th Street.  A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going to Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity.