Happenings in and around Perry

Staff Report
A past Light Up the Knight fundraiser takes place at the high school track. The 2021 event will feature a family-friendly 5K walk/run on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Wiese Park.

High Trestle Hawk Watch

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at High Trestle Trail Bridge overlook.

Join several “hawkers” for the High Trestle Hawk Watch, as they watch the river of raptors move south along the Des Moines River. They will be helping new and experienced birders identify the birds as they pass. Viewing will be on the west overlook, on the Woodward side of the High Trestle Bridge. Parking is on the east side, off of QF Lane in Boone County, which requires a half-mile walk on level ground. 

Getting Ready for Fall Storytimes

10:15 a.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 at Perry Public Library.

The Perry Public Library Getting Ready for Fall Storytime unit for toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years) continues in October, at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays. During the in-person sessions, we will read books, sing songs, play games and incorporate early literacy skills into our crafts and activities. Safe practices include hand washing and distancing. Sessions are currently accessible via Zoom and are recorded for additional ways to participate. Storytimes are free, but registration is required. Register online or call the library to sign up: 515-465-3569.

Shred Event

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Perry Public Library south parking lot.

Perry Public Library will hold a Shred Event for the public from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. The shredder truck will be located in the library south parking lot, accessible from Railroad Street. This event is an opportunity for Perry area residents to dispose of outdated personal documents, free of charge, in a safe, secure way. The Shred Event is sponsored by the library and the City of Perry, and donations are accepted. For more information, call the library: 515-465-3569.

PerryDice Cruizers Car Show

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 on 2nd Street.

Cruize in to Perry on Saturday, Oct. 9 to show off your car and check out all the other entries. 2nd Street will be closed for the car show between Willis Avenue and Pattee Street. The event is free to attend. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 to register day-of. Check-in at the corner of Willis Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown Perry. Contact Dean for more information: (515)491-7228 or bigsberk@gmail.com.

Light Up the Knight 5K Fundraiser

5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Wiese Park.

St. Patrick School's Fall Light Up the Knight fundraiser is now a 5K family-friendly walk/run. The Glow Walk/Run will start at 7:30 p.m. No registration or fee will be required. A pork loin meal, activities including inflatables and dunk tank, will be available for purchase. 

First Peoples of the Kuehn Conservation Area

1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at Kuehn Conservation Area, Earlham.

Dallas County Conservation Board invites residents to recognize the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day by exploring the stories of the First Peoples of the Kuehn Conservation Area. The burial mounds of Kuehn tell a story of the people who created them, and the story of contemporary culture’s relationships and recognition of them. This program will involve a walk on the woodland trails to visit the site of the mounds.

Bingo Night

6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 26 at Woodward American Legion.

The Woodward Friends and Neighbors Bingo Night will be held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month starting Sept. 28 through April 26 for the 2021/22 year. Bingo game books are $10, which includes 10 games, with 3 cards per game, with a $5 payout to the winner of each game. The final game of each Bingo Night will be a Blackout Bingo. For only $2 a card or 3 for $5, you will have a chance to win the Blackout Jackpot which will start at $50. The ball call count will be at 45 and increase by one number each Bingo Night until won. If we have no Blackout Jackpot winner for the night, we will continue to play for a $25 payout. The Jackpot amount will also increase by $10 each Bingo Night until won. 

Fall Sip and Shop

5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at Perry businesses.

Enjoy an after hours shopping experience at Perry businesses from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15. Shop fall apparel, décor, and more while sipping complimentary refreshments at each location. Refreshments and in-store offerings vary per location. Participating businesses will are to be announced. Save the date for the Holiday Sip and Shop: Friday, Nov. 12.