Prairie Awakening—Prairie Awoke Celebration

3-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Kuehn Conservation Area.

The theme of the Prairie Awakening-Prairie Awoke 2019 is youth. At this year’s Celebration, the Meskwaki Nation will be featured. A Youth Drum, along with a contingency of youth dancers, will share the story of the Meskwaki Nation through their drumming, song, and dance. DCCB will unveil its “Buffalo Wallows” project, led by local youth. Dallas Chief Eagle will again share his messages through a Hoop Dance presentation and a bonfire audience participation Hoop Dance. A rehabilitated raptor and tagged migrating monarchs will be released from the Celebration’s arena. Bring your lawn chair for seating. The event is free. Concessions will be available onsite. DCCB would like to recognize and thank the Bock Family Foundation for their support of the 2019 Prairie Awakening-Prairie Awoke Celebration.

Hummingbird Happening

1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at Kuehn Conservation Area.

Every year as the hummingbirds migrate south for the winter, we see an amazing number of them in the lower prairie tracts at Kuehn. Join us this year as we marvel at their color and aerial dexterity, and try to entice them to come to hand-held feeders! Pre-registration required for this free program by calling 515-465-3577. (The program is weather dependent).

Ice Cream Social

4-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at Rippey United Methodist Church.

The Rippey United Methodist Church will be hosting an ice cream social on Sunday, Sept. 8. The menu includes sandwiches, cake, pie and homemade ice cream.

Dallas County Reads

6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Woodward United Methodist Church, 108 W 5th St.

Join all 12 Dallas County libraries as we welcome author Rachelle Chase, who will give a presentation on her most recent book, “Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa” on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The event is being held at the Woodward United Methodist Church, 108 W 5th St. The presentation is free and open to the public. A reception of light refreshments will follow as well as a book signing with the author. Books will be available for purchase from the author, the evening of the event. This program is presented by the Dallas County Library Association.

Quilt Guild Meeting

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 15th & Otley.

The Perry Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet on Thursday, Sept. 12. The meeting will feature a program by Rosella Hansen on sewing with cork fabric. Quilting friends welcome.

150th Anniversary

Saturday, Sept, 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 at First United Methodist Church.

First United Methodist Church is celebrating its 150th anniversary. We invite you to join us at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 for an old-fashioned hymn sing, bell presentation and reminiscing. On Sunday, Sept. 29, we will have a lunch and visit with past ministers after our morning service. Lunch tickets are $15 and must be purchased by Sept. 14 at the church office. Call 515-465-4178.