Things to do in Dallas County include Passport to Adel, Artists in the Courtyard

Passport to Adel

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 around Adel.

On September 1, visit participating businesses in Adel to have your passport ‘stamped’. Once you’ve completed your passport, head to Penoach Winery to enjoy a glass of wine and hand in your completed passport. Completed cards will be entered into a draw to win a gift basket with items from each of the participating businesses: Azaela Lane, A You’re Adorable Children’s Clothing Boutique, Adel Flowers & Gifts, Adel Health Mart, Iconic, Penoach Winery, Real Deals, Roots and The Morning Grind. Cards must be returned before 8 p.m.

Artists in the yard

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, September 3 at Soumas Court.

Atelier at 1109 presents an Artists in the Courtyard art exhibit featuring local and national artists. Stroll through the courtyard of Soumas and visit artists about their craft and hold onto some of your favorite unique works of art. The event will include artist demonstrations, children’s activities, art tutorials and more. Visit downtown galleries and shops and learn about Iowa art. Soumas Court is located in downtown Perry on Willis Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets, east of the Pattee Hotel.

Make and take away a floral bouquet

6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 6 at the Dallas County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, 28061 Fairground Rd. Adele.

The Dallas County Master Gardeners will host a floral bouquet from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays until frost in the Dallas County Fairgrounds Show Garden. The make and take floral bouquet is open to the public and no registration is required. The cost is $10 and participants must bring a vase/vessel. All proceeds will go towards expanding the Dallas County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden.

Prairie Awakening-Prairie Awoke Celebration

3-9pm Saturday 10th September at Kuehn Conservation Area, Earlham.

The theme for Prairie Awakening-Prairie Awoke 2022 is “Much can be learned by watching children play”. The Meskwaki Nation will be featured with a youth drumming group and dancers, Dallas Chief Eagle will share his Hoop Dance presentation with audience participation around a bonfire, as well as more traditional drummers and dancers in costume. appears. A rehabilitated raptor and tagged migratory monarchs will be released. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. The event is free. Concessions will be available on site. More details will be posted on the DCCB Facebook page, Instagram and Weekly eNews. For more information, email Chris Adkins, Environmental Education Coordinator for the Dallas County Conservation Board at [email protected]

apple festival

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at Penoach Vineyard and Winery.

Penoach Vineyard and Winery will host the 13th Annual Apple Festival on Saturday September 17th. Dallas County Orchard apples will be available with Mulled Apple and CranApple Wine. Other activities include tractor and wagon rides, face painting, marshmallow roasting (weather permitting), and live music by Hillbilly Air Show from 1-4 p.m. Vendors will also be set up to sell produce, crafts, ice cream, baked goods, and various unique items. all Iowa grown or created. Although entrance to the festival is free, the organizers ask that a cash donation or non-perishable food be brought which they will donate to the local food pantry.

De Soto Fun Days

Saturday September 17 at Little Bridge Park, De Soto.

De Soto Fun Days returns on Saturday, September 17. Parade programming will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the parade at 11 a.m. the library, firefighters’ water games, Bingo, food trucks and a car show.

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Elisha A. Tilghman