Dallas County Pre-Fair Rodeo

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at Dallas County Fairgrounds, Adel.

The two-night Dallas County Pre-Fair Rodeo will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. General admission tickets can be purchased at the entry gate (Kids up to 5 years - free, kids 6 to 12 years - $5, 13 years to adult - $10). Food and drinks available. Following the rodeo, live music by Neil Hewitt on Friday and TOAST3R Rocks on Saturday.

BACoon Ride

Saturday, June 15 on Raccoon River Valley Trail around Dallas County.

The 71-mile ride on the Raccoon River Valley Trail combines the love of bacon and the love of bike riding, with bacon stops in each town along the route. Waukee is the starting and ending point for the ride on Saturday, June 15. Other stops include Dallas Center, Minburn, Perry, Jamaica, Panora, Linden, Redfield and Adel. Camping in Centennial Park is available for registered riders. Visit bacoonride.com for ride registration details.

Friends of the Library BACoon Ride Cookie Fundraiser

9 a.m. Saturday, June 15 in front of Perry Public Library.

The Friends of the Perry Public Library will be selling cookies as a fundraiser during the 2019 Baccoon Ride, while they last. Whether you are participating in the ride this year, or you just like cookies, stop by the Friends cookie station and get yourself a treat! All proceeds directly support the library and its services.

Healing of the Mounds

2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Kuehn Conservation Area

Sacred sites, burial mounds, of the First Nations Peoples, known as the Woodland Culture by archaeologists, are found on the south river ridge, above the Raccoon River, at Kuehn Conservation Area. These mounds tell a story not only of Kuehn’s First Peoples, but also of the European cultures that later came to occupy this river valley. Join us for this event to come to understand the stories of these mounds and also participate in the healing of these mounds. Registration is required for this program. Call 515-465-3577.

Minburn Community Blood Drive

2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, June 17 at Minburn United Methodist Church.

The Minburn Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the Minburn First Responders, is set for June 17. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome. To make an appointment, go to www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call Barb Fox at 515-677-2454.

SRP: Otherworldly Animal Adaptations

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 in Perry Public Library large meeting room.

Join us for a fun summer reading program with Blank Park Zoo, who will present Otherworldly Animal Adaptations on June 18. This program is appropriate for all ages, and it’s free and open to anyone who is signed up for the 2019 Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program!