1. Dallas County parks, conservation, natural areas open for Labor Day

Forest Park Museum will be open from 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Dallas County parks, conservation and natural areas will all be open during the holiday weekend. Reservations for overnight lodging at Sportsman Cabins, Glissman Lodge and Stagecoach Inn can be made at https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Dallas.aspx.

Dallas County Conservation Board offices will be closed for the holiday weekend.

2. Ribbon cutting

10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Perry Chamber of Commerce office, 1124 Willis Ave.

Join the Perry Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Wayde Burkhart, Iowa Realty Beaverdale to the community and to the Perry Chamber network by celebrating with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 5. All are welcome to attend.

Wayde Burkhart, Iowa Realty Beaverdale, is located in Woodward and serves the Perry area. This ribbon cutting ceremony will be located at the Perry Chamber of Commerce. We’ll bring the big scissors, but we need you to help us hold the ribbon and welcome Wayde to the Chamber.

3. Little Salsa on the Prairie

6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at La Poste.

To kick off Hometown Heritage’s fall programming series on immigration, Becoming American, join us for a screening of the award-winning 2006 documentary “Little Salsa on the Prairie,” which was filmed right here in Perry. Filmmaker Jody Swilky will introduce the film and a community discussion will follow. The evening will include live music and food from El Tren will be available for purchase. The event sponsored by Hometown Heritage, Hispanics United for Perry, Des Moines Area Community College and the City of Perry.

4. Prairie Awakening

4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at Kuehn Conservation Area between Earlham and Redfield.

The theme of this year’s celebration is Elders and Trees. Concessions will be availble on site. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating. This event is free and no registration is rquired. Directions to the Kuehn Conservation Area and a detailed schedule of events can be found on the Dallas County Conservation Board website, www.dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation.