Aug 06, 2023
Things to do in Dallas County this Labor Day weekend include Kids Night
4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at Josh Davis Plaza and 2nd Street between Willis and Warford. Kids Night will be held on Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Perry Farmers Market. Activities will include a scavenger
4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at Josh Davis Plaza and 2nd Street between Willis and Warford.
Kids Night will be held on Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Perry Farmers Market. Activities will include a scavenger hunt and printing project with Atelier at 1109, free face painting, juice boxes and snacks thanks to Osmundson Manufacturing and Healthy Steps produce giveaway (tomatoes/pepper baskets) thanks to the Perry Public Library. Regular market vendors will also be set along 2nd Street.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 1-2 at Crossroads Church, Perry.
Everyone is invited to the Crossroads Care Closet - you can find clothing, kitchenware, household items, tools, etc. It’s all FREE! The next dates will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 at Forest Park Museum, Perry.
We will play with some of the unique games in the Forest Park Collection. Bring your favorite to share! Register to be notified of cancellation through the DCCB Eventbrite page.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4 at Woodward Social Center.
The Woodward Social Center will serve a luncheon on Monday, Sept. 4. The menu will include pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, beans and dessert. A free-will offering will be taken to support the Woodward Public Library Foundation.
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 610 10th St., Perry.
LifeServe Blood Center needs both new and regular blood donors to roll up a sleeve this summer. Local lifesaving organizations like LifeServe Blood Center often see dips in blood donations due to blood donors’ busy summer schedules. From outdoor fun to weddings and vacations, people are busy. However, hospital patients are unable to reschedule their need for transfusions. So, this summer we’re asking donors to spare just one hour and ensure blood is on the shelf when someone needs it. From start to finish the entire whole blood donation process is typically one hour or less. Can you spare 60 minutes to positively impact three families in your community? A Perry Community Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903.
Friday, Sept. 8.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County will be participating in CyDay Friday on Sept. 8. To celebrate CyDay Friday, we are drawing to deliver two gift baskets, one to an individual and one to a business. Registration for baskets is open now until Aug. 31. The individual basket includes ISU Extension Coffee Mug, ISU Extension Tumbler, The Rooted Bean Coffee and Decorative Basket. Register for the individual basket: go.iastate.edu/TUAH1F. The business basket includes Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, Smucker's Caramel, Maraschino Cherries, Sprinkles - Red & Gold, Whipped Cream Topping, Ice Cream and Decorative Basket. Register for the business basket: go.iastate.edu/OFDGCV. All entries must be entered by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31. Winners will be drawn and contacted on Sept. 1. Our office will contact winners by email or phone to plan for delivery of basket. Baskets will be delivered on Sept. 6 or 7.
12-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at Woodward United Methodist Church.
All ages are welcome to join the Woodward Public Library at Woodward United Methodist Church to build and learn to play the organ.
10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Woodward Public Library.
Judy Marshall is a licensed financial coach who strives to both educate her clients and protect them from common financial mistakes over time. She will be talking about preparation for retirement, offering education on basic financial principles including debt management, investment red flags and how to properly protect families from financial crises. All attendees will receive a free financial check-up (a $199 value). To have enough materials available, preregistration is encouraged. For more information, contact the library at [email protected] or call 515-438-2636.
3-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Kuehn Conservation Area.
The theme of this year's celebration will be “All of my Relatives.” We are inviting back relatives that have been a huge part of the family created by the celebration. Bryan Akipa, native flute, will again bring his stories and music to the prairie. Dallas Chief Eagle will share his Hoop Dance presentation and an audience-participation Hoop Dance with a bonfire. Mike HeCrow will share ethnobotany wisdom of the prairie’s plant relatives. A rehabilitated raptor and tagged migrating monarchs will be released. As traditions direct, we will sit together, in the tallgrass prairie arena at Kuehn, remembering and visioning a hopeful tomorrow. Bring a lawn chair. Concessions will be provided by the Little Green Trailer food truck based out of Creston. Register for additional details and updates through the DCCB Eventbrite page. In case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to Earlham High School.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Country Lane Lodge, Adel.
Dallas County Republicans will host its Party Like a Patriot fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 14. The event will feature an in-depth look at the candidates through a panel discussion along with a meal. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the main event set to start at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at dallascountygop.org.