Dallas County Events

Iowa’s change of seasons brings a multitude of events in each city and town of Dallas County. Bicyclists enjoy the scenic rides even in the cold of winter, while visitors from afar visit us Dallas County communities for their famous festivals in warmer months. Farmers markets bring country fresh goods to town, and each community shares the holiday spirit with open houses, parades and celebrations as the year winds down.

February 2016

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building 6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

When It Snows, We Ski!
Kuehn, Voas or Forest Park Museum
515.465.3577
www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation
On selected weekends in February, if there are 4 or more inches of snow on the ground, a naturalist will be hosting a ski program. We have boots and skis for people with shoe sizes ranging from youth 12 – 1 on up to adult size 10.5. The specific dates, times and place will vary. Call or email to put your name on the contact list. We hope to see you on skis! The cost is $3 per person.

39th Annual Bike Ride to Rippey - BRR Ride
Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.
Downtown Perry, Hotel Pattee • 515.465.4601
www.perria.org or www.bikeiowa.com
BRR rolls on no matter the weather. Come experience the “Original Winter Ride” and enjoy all the great food, music and entertainment. Also known as the “Winter RAGBRAI Reunion,” BRR is a 24-mile round trip ride from Perry to Rippey and back.

Perry Chocolate Walk
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
515.465.4601 • www.perryia.org
The Perry area merchants host an annual Chocolate Walk celebrating Valentine’s Day. Participants will sample a luscious chocolate treat at each participating store, while visiting Perry’s great array of shops and restaurants.
Linden Valentine’s Day Breakfast
Sunday, Feb. 14 • 7-11 a.m.
Lions Club Community Building
Free Will Donation

Pinewood Derby
Saturday, Feb. 20 • Dexter Roundhouse
Open class check-in 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
515.360.2573

Eagle Watch
Sunday, Feb. 28, 12-4 p.m.
Saylorville Lake Visitor Center • 515.465.3577
www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation
Come watch the eagles soar around Saylorville Lake. Join the Eagle Watch to create new experiences with this bird-watching opportunity that makes your heart soar like viewing an eagle gracing the Iowa sky. The open waters below the dam at the Saylorville Reservoir create feeding opportunities that congregate central Iowa’s winter eagles and almost guarantee you a chance to view an eagle. The tour will include a theater show and an eagle aptitude test at the close. Pick up your Eagle Watch Passports and drop off your completed passport at your last stop for a chance to win prizes. The Saylorville Lake Visitor Center is located on the east end of the dam, off Highway 415 on Horseshoe Road. No registration is required for this free program.

Fifth Annual Red Solo Cup Night
Saturday, Feb. 20 • Assumption Gym, 1906 State St., Granger
www.partnersoftheparks.com
Doors open at 6 p.m. Entertainment starts at 9 p.m.
$25 per person in advance, $30 per person at the door
Join us for a night of singing, dancing, laughing and much more! Enjoy a high-energy, interactive, audience-focused show provided by The Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds. Free-will donation for drinks, food and snacks. There will be a raffle and silent auction. This is an adult-only event to be held at the Assumption Gym. Proceeds go back to community projects. Tickets can be purchased at City Hall or through any committee member. This event is sponsored by the Partners of the Parks, which is a non-profit organization.

March 2016

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building
6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

Bluebird Box Building
Saturday, March 5 • 9:30 a.m.
Meet in the Vista Room • Brenton Arboretum in Dallas Center
Between 1920 and 1970, bluebird populations became so low that many were convinced that the bird would soon be classified as extinct. This was mostly due to reduced nesting sites, either because of loss of habitat or competition with other bird species. Attend our class and help these beautiful birds by building them a nesting site! You will also learn interesting facts about bluebird characteristics, habits and behavior from birding expert John Bissell. Then, build and take home a bluebird box to complement your own backyard! Woodworker Marlen Kemmet will take us through the steps to build a bluebird box. Install your new bluebird home in your own backyard and enjoy your new feathered friends this summer! Members and Non-members, $15. Space is limited! Pre-registration is required for this event.

Lions Club Annual Soup Supper
March 19 • 5-7 p.m.
Linden Community Building
Waukee Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26 • 10 a.m. • Centennial Park, Waukee
Bring your baskets and fill up on candy. The hunt will be split up into three different age groups; 4 and younger, 5-7 and 8-10. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place rain or shine. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

April 2016

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building • 6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

Waukee Chamber What’s Cookin’ in Waukee
Thursday, April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
515-978-7115 • www.waukeechamber.com
The Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual business expo and tasting experience in Waukee: What’s Cookin’ in Waukee. Join us for the largest business networking event in Waukee! Waukee Chamber members will host booths showcasing their business information and will also offer a food tasting! Members, residents and the general public are welcome to come for a taste of the Waukee business community! Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

May 2015

Dexter Farmers Market
Tuesdays, May 24 - Aug. 30 • 5-6:30 p.m.
Roundhouse (one block south and one block west of Casey’s)
dexterfarmersmarket@gmail.com • 515.971.8771

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building
6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

Golden Age of Amusement Parks
Saturday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. • Dexter Roundhouse
rstanley@netins.net • 641.757.9173 • www.dexteriowa.org
Rod Stanley, historian, will present a program recalling amusement parks of the area including Dexfield Park, Riverview Park and others no longer in existence.

Adel's Free Friday Entertainment Series
Friday, May 27 • 7-10 p.m.
Adel Community Stage and Pavilion (10th & Main)
www.adelpartners.org
Randy Burk and the Prisoners
The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce has organized four months of free, family-friendly entertainment to show off the town’s community stage and pavilion. We welcome you to bring your lawn chairs and your own snacks and drinks and listen to the band — Randy Burk and the Prisoners.

Bonnie & Clyde Shootout Site Visit
Saturday May 28 • 1:30 p.m.
rstanley@netins.net • 641.757.9173 • www.dexteriowa.org
Meet at the Dexter Museum to view pictures and items of interest, stop at the historic Roundhouse, then visit the Bonnie & Clyde shootout site with Rod Stanley, historian and hear the story of what happened just a few miles North of Dexter in July 1933. Reservations are required one week prior by email or phone.

June 2016

Dexter Farmers Market
Tuesdays, May 24 - Aug. 30 • 5-6:30 p.m.
Roundhouse (one block south and one block west of Casey’s)
dexterfarmersmarket@gmail.com • 515.971.8771
Waukee Farmers Market
Waukee Downtown Business Group
Wednesdays, June – September 2016
4-7 p.m.
Triangle Park in Downtown Waukee
Produce, floral, baked goods, specialty items, crafts, prepared foods, merchants and more! Contact: Lyn Schafer, 515-987-1552, www.waukeedowntown.com. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building
6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

Dallas Center Farmers Market
Mound Park • Fridays June through September • 4-7 p.m.
Market offering produce, baked goods, crafts. Call City Hall at 515.992.3725 with any questions.

Cruise Night
Saturday, June 6
Dexter Roundhouse
515.371.2356 • www.dexteriowa.org
Scoop the Loop, participate in the Poker Run along the White Pole Road and view the classic cars on display. Grab a cheeseburger and a root beer float at the Historic Roundhouse and listen to some rock and roll.

Dallas Center Farmers Market
Every Friday, 4-7 p.m.

At the trailhead (corner of Walnut and 14th Street across from the library). Market offering produce, baked goods, crafts. Call City Hall at 515.992.3725 with any questions.

Celebrate Waukee
Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June, 4
Centennial Park and the Downtown Triangle in Waukee
www.waukee.org
Celebrate Waukee is a free, family-friendly event that kicks off Saturday morning in the historic Waukee Triangle with a pancake breakfast and a 6K run. Activities continue with a parade that will take the fun from Triangle Park to Centennial Park where attendees will find a wide range of activities for all ages, including inflatables, food, drinks, live music, fireworks and much more. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

Friends and Neighbors Day
June 4 • Woodward • Parade starts at 11 a.m.

WPR Marathon Sale
June 4
Dexter is the eastern entrance to the White Pole Road. Enjoy 26 miles of “wheeling and dealing” as you travel west on the White Pole Road.

Art in the Park
Saturday, June 4 • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mound Park • Dallas Center
Featuring Iowa artists, selling acrylic paintings, photography, contemporary pieces, stained glass hangings, crystal jewelry, tie dye clothing and yard art. There will be music, food, wine tasting from two Iowa vineyards and great kids’ activities and a $50 gift card drawing. No charge. There is something for the whole family to enjoy; shop for Father’s Day, a graduate, even Christmas to find something unique. A wonderful afternoon in the park; bring a blanket and have a good time.

Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry Five Year Celebration
Friday, June 10 • 3-6 p.m.
Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce to help Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry celebrate five years in Waukee! Bring the kids and enjoy good food, inflatables and face painting. Have the opportunity to “dunk” Dr. Waage! Register online at www.waukeechamber.com. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

Eighth Annual Fried Chicken Dinner
Sunday, June 12 • 11 a.m.
Dexter Roundhouse • 515.210.3150
mikboyle@wildblue.net • www.dexteriowa.org
Come to the historic Roundhouse in Dexter for the best fried chicken in the Midwest along with homemade sides and desserts. Learn the interesting history of the Roundhouse by following the wall displays surrounding the inside of the building.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, June 16 • Noon to 6 p.m.
Get to know other members of the Waukee Chamber business community during a round of golf! Enjoy prizes, dinner and fun while developing business relationships! www.waukeechamber.com. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.
BACooN Sizzles Waukee
Friday, June 17
Kick off BACooN Ride at BACooN Sizzles Waukee! Enjoy a beer garden, food vendors, fun and live band! For more information, please visit www.waukee.org.

BACooN Ride
Saturday, June 18
Raccoon River Valley Trail • www.bacoonride.com
What happens when the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival collides with RAGBRAI? You get the BACooN RIDE! Like to ride Bicycles? Like Bacon? Like the Raccoon River Valley Trail? Put it all together and you have the BACooN RIDE starting and ending in Waukee. Take a 72-mile ride (or less by using optional starting points) on the Raccoon River Valley Trail featuring numerous bacon stops and numerous drink specials at establishments along the way. For more information and to register, go to www.bacoonride.com.

Old Settler’s Days
June 24-26 • Redfield
Parade starts at 11 a.m. Various entertainers and vendors throughout the park and fun for the kids. Fireworks on Sunday evening, ending the festivities.

Adel’s Free Friday Entertainment Series
Friday, June 24 • 7-10 p.m.
Adel Community Stage and Pavilion (10th and Main)
www.adelpartners.org
The Sons of Gladys Kravitz
The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce has organized four months of free, family-friendly entertainment to show off the town’s community stage and pavilion. We welcome you to bring your lawn chairs and your own snacks and drinks and listen to the band — The Sons of Gladys Kravitz.

Bonnie & Clyde Shootout Site Visit
Saturday, June 25 • 1:30 p.m.
rstanley@netins.net • 641.757.9173 • www.dexteriowa.org
Meet at the Dexter Museum to view pictures and items of interest, stop at the Historic Roundhouse, then visit the Bonnie & Clyde shootout site with Rod Stanley, historian and hear the story of what happened just a few miles North of Dexter in July 1933. Reservations are required one week prior by email or phone.

Praise Fest
Sunday, June 26 • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Centennial Park, Rose St., Granger
515.999.2215 • www.grangerumc.org
Join us for an afternoon of good family fun, vendors, great food, live auction and activities. Bring your lounge chair to sit back and relax in the park while listening to live music. There will be a worship service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Movies in the Park
Summer of 2016
Centennial Park
www.waukee.org/moviesinthepark
Enjoy the fourth year of big screen movies under the Big Dipper! Movies in the Park provides an abundance of family fun. This free event is a great way to make memories while enjoying Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Fresh popcorn and drinks will be sold by the Park Board. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

July 2016

Dexter Farmers Market
Tuesdays, May 24 - Aug. 30 • 5-6:30 p.m.
Roundhouse (one block south and one block west of Casey’s)
dexterfarmersmarket@gmail.com • 515.971.8771

Waukee Farmers Market
Waukee Downtown Business Group
Wednesdays, June – September 2016
4-7 p.m.
Triangle Park in Downtown Waukee
Produce, floral, baked goods, specialty items, crafts, prepared foods, merchants and more! Contact: Lyn Schafer, 515-987-1552, www.waukeedowntown.com. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building
6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

Dallas Center Farmers Market
Mound Park • Fridays June through September • 4-7 p.m.
Market offering produce, baked goods, crafts. Call City Hall at 515.992.3725 with any questions.

Waukee Fourth of July Parade and Festivities
July 4
515.978.0007 • www.waukee.org/4thofjuly
Celebrate our nation’s independence in Waukee on Monday, July 4. Celebrations start with the annual parade taking place throughout the downtown area, followed by entertainment and activities for all ages at Centennial Park. Cap it all off with a magnificent firework display at dusk. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.
Bonnie & Clyde Shootout Site Visit
Saturday, July 23 • 1:30 p.m.
rstanley@netins.net • 641.757.9173 • www.dexteriowa.org
Meet at the Dexter Museum to view pictures and items of interest, stop at the Historic Roundhouse, then visit the Bonnie & Clyde shootout site with Rod Stanley, historian and hear the story of what happened just a few miles North of Dexter in July 1933. Reservations are required one week prior by email or phone.

Adel’s Free Friday Entertainment Series
Friday, July 22 • 7-10 p.m.
Adel Community Stage and Pavilion (10th & Main)
www.adelpartners.org
Max Wellman
The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce has organized four months of free, family-friendly entertainment to show off the town’s community stage and pavilion. We welcome you to bring your lawn chairs and your own snacks and drinks and listen to the music — Max Wellman.

Movies in the Park
Summer of 2016 • Centennial Park
www.waukee.org/moviesinthepark
Enjoy the fourth year of big screen movies under the Big Dipper! Movies in the Park provides an abundance of family fun. This free event is a great way to make memories while enjoying Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Fresh popcorn and drinks will be sold by the Park Board. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

August 2016

Dexter Farmers Market
Tuesdays, May 24 - Aug. 30 • 5-6:30 p.m.
Roundhouse (one block south and one block west of Casey’s)
dexterfarmersmarket@gmail.com • 515.971.8771

Waukee Farmers Market
Waukee Downtown Business Group
Wednesdays, June – September 2016
4-7 p.m. • Triangle Park in Downtown Waukee
Produce, floral, baked goods, specialty items, crafts, prepared foods, merchants and more! Contact: Lyn Schafer, 515-987-1552, www.waukeedowntown.com. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building
6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

Dallas Center Farmers Market
Mound Park • Fridays June through September • 4-7 p.m.
Market offering produce, baked goods, crafts. Call City Hall at 515.992.3725 with any questions.

Dexter Roundhouse Centennial Celebration
Friday & Saturday, Aug. 5 & 6
mikboyle@wildblue.net • 515.210.3150
www.dexteriowa.org
Dexter Community House aka Roundhouse built in 1916 will be celebrating its 100th birthday with activities beginning Friday to include girls basketball demonstrations through the years and recognition of players from the Dexter High School era. Saturday, a May Pole Dance featuring period clothing will be performed followed by a community potluck at noon. After the meal, there will be a re-dedication ceremony following the same program as the original in 1916. Several special guests will be introduced throughout the day.

37th Annual Sweet Corn Festival
Saturday, Aug. 13 • Downtown Adel
www.adelpartners.org
The 37th Annual Sweet Corn Festival in Adel provides more than seven tons of delicious, locally grown Deardorff sweet corn freshly shucked, cleaned and cooked. The corn is provided free of charge by the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce. Dallas County’s largest parade kicks off the festival along with a 5K run. More than 90 street vendors, including artists, crafts and a diverse array of food, add to the ambience of the festival along with live entertainment throughout the day. Abby Normal will be playing on the community stage and pavilion from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. as you fest on sweet corn. A street party starts at 6 p.m. along with beer garden. The featured bands are Doug James and the Pocket from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gimikk plays from 9 p.m. until midnight. Check www.adelpartners.org for further details.

Linden Daze
Saturday-Sunday Aug. 13-14
Downtown and City Park
Two day event that celebrates our community. Parade, car show, musical entertainment, bingo, ball games and activities for all ages.

Bonnie & Clyde Shootout Site Visit
Saturday, Aug. 20 • 1:30 p.m.
rstanley@netins.net • 641.757.9173 • www.dexteriowa.org
Meet at the Dexter Museum to view pictures and items of interest, stop at the Historic Roundhouse, then visit the Bonnie & Clyde shootout site with Rod Stanley, historian and hear the story of what happened just a few miles North of Dexter in July 1933. Reservations are required one week prior by email or phone.

Dallas Center Fall Festival
Aug. 26-27 • Walnut Street
Carnival rides, fireworks, parade and vendors.

Adel’s Free Friday Entertainment Series
Friday, Aug 26 • 7-10 p.m.
Adel Community Stage and Pavilion (10th & Main)
www.adelpartners.org
Final Mix
The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce has organized four months of free, family-friendly entertainment to show off the town’s community stage and pavilion. We welcome you to bring your lawn chairs and your own snacks and drinks and listen to the band — Final Mix.

Ghost Towns of Dallas County
Saturday, Aug. 27
1:30 p.m.
Dexter Roundhouse
rstanley@netins.net • 641.757.9173 • www.dexteriowa.org
Rod Stanley, historian, will present a program recalling towns, some forgotten, some still remembered, but all no longer in existence in Dallas County.

Movies in the Park
Summer of 2016
Centennial Park
www.waukee.org/moviesinthepark
Enjoy the fourth year of big screen movies under the Big Dipper! Movies in the Park provides an abundance of family fun. This free event is a great way to make memories while enjoying Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Fresh popcorn and drinks will be sold by the Park Board. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

 

September 2016

Waukee Farmers Market
Waukee Downtown Business Group
Wednesdays, June – September • 4-7 p.m.
Triangle Park in Downtown Waukee
Produce, floral, baked goods, specialty items, crafts, prepared foods, merchants and more! Contact: Lyn Schafer, 515-987-1552, www.waukeedowntown.com. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building
6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

Monarch Madness
September Web Watch Program
Kuehn Conservation Area near Earlham
515.465.3577 • www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation
Every year as the late summer cluster of monarch butterflies start their migration to Mexico, we wait for a day when we see plenty and then invite the public to join us in catching, tagging and releasing them as part of an ongoing population and migration study. Come learn more about these miracles on wings, then experience the magic by holding one in your hand and giving it a kiss before sending it on its way. More information about the date and time of this program will be posted on our website — www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation — and Facebook page.

Dallas Center Farmers Market
Mound Park • Fridays June through September • 4-7 p.m.
Market offering produce, baked goods, crafts. Call City Hall at 515.992.3725 with any questions.

Pedaler’s Jamboree
Sept. 3-5 • www.pedalersjamboreeiowa.com
515.992.3725
The Pedaler’s Jamboree is a music festival created for bicycle riders and non-riders alike! Get a ticket for a weekend bicycle ride full of adventure or a non-rider ticket for the main stage festivities.

Waukee Economic Development Bus Tour
Thursday, Sept. 8, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
515-978-7115 • www.waukeechamber.com
Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce for the fourth annual Waukee Economic Development Bus Tour, highlighting current business, school and residential development projects in Waukee. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

Native American Celebration - Prairie Awoken
Sept. 10-11
Kuehn Conservation Area
515.465.3577 • www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation
The mounds have been healed, and the heritage of the peoples and the prairie at the Kuehn Conservation Area continue to grow and expand, and you are invited to celebrate these events with us. The specific details of the celebration have yet to be determined, so keep an eye on our website — www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation — or Facebook page for more information.

Growing Trees from Cuttings and Seeds
Saturday, Sept. 17 • 9 a.m.
Vista Room • Brenton Arboretum in Dallas Center
Join Arboretum propagator Andy Schmitz to learn basic information and techniques for propagating most woody plants.
Members, $5. Non-members, $10

Granger Days Festival
Friday, Sept. 16 • 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, Sept. 17 • 8 a.m. to midnight
Centennial Park, Rose St., Granger
515.999.2210 • www.grangerdays.com
Come join us for our annual celebration featuring some of the following events: bounce houses, inflatable rides, kid activities, train rides, petting zoo, parade, vendors, great food, truck and tractor pull, live bands and fireworks!
Dexter Fall Festival
Saturday, Sept. 24 • Dexter Community Building (Roundhouse)
515-975-0479 or 515-789-4490 • www.dexteriowa.org
Dexter’s annual celebration, sponsored by the LIONS Club, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24. Join Rod Stanley for one of his great historical presentations at 1:30 p.m. at the museum. Events for the day will include kids’ activities, a bounce house, a community potluck at the Roundhouse along with the pie baking contest and auction. The children and adult spelling bees were a big hit last year so be sure to get signed up following the auction. Check our website for further details as they become available.

Bonnie & Clyde Shootout Site Visit
Saturday, Sept. 24 • 1:30 p.m.
rstanley@netins.net • 641.757.9173 • www.dexteriowa.org
Meet at the Dexter Museum to view pictures and items of interest, stop at the Historic Roundhouse, then visit the Bonnie & Clyde shootout site with Rod Stanley, historian and hear the story of what happened just a few miles North of Dexter in July 1933. Reservations are required one week prior by email or phone.

October 2016

Waukee Fall Harvest
October 2016
Join the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce for a Fall Business After Hours event at Timberline Campground! Enjoy fun for the whole family with fall activities for kids, grilled food and business conversations around the campfire! www.waukeechamber.com. Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building
6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

Salamander Crawl
October Web Watch Program
Voas Nature Area near Minburn
515.465.3577 • www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation.
In mid-October when the weather is cool and damp, hundreds of tiger salamanders migrate from the fields and ditches surrounding Voas back to their overwintering wetlands. If you’d like to witness this amazing yearly journey, add our website (www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation) to your list of favorites or friend us on Facebook. The day we notice a lot of salamanders starting to move, we’ll post it. That evening (which is when the greatest number of salamanders is likely to be seen) we’ll open the building for an evening salamander walk and talk. Dress in clothes that are warm and waterproof!

November 2016

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building
6-8 p.m. with light supper served.

Art on the Prairie 2016
Nov. 12 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Nov. 13 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Downtown Perry, Multiple Locations
515.465.4222
www.artontheprairie.org
Art on the Prairie 2016 is an arts festival showcasing more than 100 Iowa artists, musicians and poets in seven buildings in Perry’s Cultural and Historic District: Hotel Pattee, TownCraft, Carnegie Library Museum, Security Bank Building, Peterson Design, La Poste and Perry Public Library. This nonprofit arts festival, a collaboration of creativity that layers art, music and words, Is free to the public and facilitated by a dedicated volunteer team. Make time to visit Perry retailers for Holiday Open Houses this weekend.

14th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 19 • 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dexter Roundhouse • 515.210.315
mikboyle@wildblue.net • www.dexteriowa.org
Don’t miss the Holiday Bazaar at the Historic Roundhouse with more than 40 tables of crafts, treasures and gifts for your shopping enjoyment. Coffee and fresh baked cinnamon rolls will get you started and lunch will be available at 11 a.m. The building is accessible.

December 2016

Waukee WinterFest
Early December 2016, Date TBD
www.waukee.org/WinterFest
Santa Claus is coming to town! Come early and help Santa light the holiday tree in Triangle Park and then warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. Join the downtown businesses for soup and open houses and enjoy a scavenger hunt, ice sculptor and light tour! Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.

Linden Lions Bingo
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lions Club Community Building
6-8 p.m. with light supper served.
Winterfest
Dec. 3 • 9 a.m.
West Central Valley Middle School in Redfield
A craft fair with breakfast and lunch available, a visit from Santa, silent auction, train rides, chili cook-off at the American Legion in the evening with the lighting of the Christmas tree in the City Park. 

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 3 • 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Community Center, 2200 Walnut St., Granger
515.999.2210 • www.grangeriowa.org
The Granger Fire and EMS personnel will be serving pancakes, sausage, donuts, coffee, juice and milk. Proceeds from this free-will donation breakfast will be used to purchase supplies and provide training for the fire department. Each child will get the opportunity to visit Santa from 9-10 a.m. and receive a special treat from him. There will also be a vendor fair from 8 a.m. to noon featuring a large selection of vendors allowing you the opportunity to do some one stop holiday shopping. Sponsored by the Granger Emergency Services Auxiliary.

Old Fashioned Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 4 • 1-3 p.m.
Dexter Roundhouse
515.789.4331 • www.dexteriowa.org
Fun, games and activities for kids of all ages 1 to 101. Visit with Santa, check out the craft and activity tables to make and take Christmas ornaments and fun gifts. Take some goodies home from the cookie/candy walk, sing carols and enjoy cocoa.

Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
www.waukeechamber.com
The Chamber will hold a silent auction, dinner and program to highlight the accomplishments of the past year, look forward to plans for the new year, introduce the Board of Directors, recognize the Member of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and enjoy a keynote presentation! Please reference the websites shown for updated schedules.