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Events calendar

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Creston Farmers’ Market (Mondays)

The Creston Farmer’s Market is 4 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the southeast corner of McKinley Park.

American Red Cross Blood Drive in Creston (July 29)

Blood drive will take place at SWCC’s instructional building, 1501 W. Townline St. from 12 to 6 p.m.

Uptown Story Walk, Scavenger Hunt and A ‘Ducky Walk Around Town’ (July 30)

A 1920’s themed display of select buildings highlighting the history of our uptown buildings. For more information, visit the Union County Development Association Facebook page or contact the UCDA at 641-782-2003.

Fridays after Five (July 31)

The concert series held on the east lawn of the Elks Lodge will feature a different musical artist each Friday from 5:08 to 7:08 p.m. until Sept. 4. This week’s musical guest will be Bruce Day Rocks, sponsored by First National Bank, co-sponsor Stalker Chevrolet. Proceeds go to MATURA.

Southern Prairie Family Fitness movie night (July 31)

Southern Prairie Family Fitness Center presents a free Family Movie Night, starting at 9.p.m. July 31, (seating starts at 8 p.m., movie will start at 9 p.m.) Outside in the yard at SPFFC, social distance guidelines will be followed and grass section seating may be limited. Call ahead to reserve a section at 641-782-9622.

Chamber 23rd annual Summer Golf Tournament (July 31)

There is still time to sign up for the Creston Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd annual summer golf tournament, scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m., July 31 at Crestmoor Golf Club and Pine Valley Golf Course. The event begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. from both courses. BBQ will also be served and prizes awarded to the winners at Crestmoor Golf Club. For entry fees, registration and other information contact the Chamber at 641-782-7021, email:, or visit their website:

Boy Scouts ‘Cub Day Camp’ (Aug. 1)

The Trailblazer District of the Mid-America Council Boy Scouts will be having their Cub Day Camp, Aug. 1 at Green Valley State Park. Activities will include a ‘dino-dig,’ shooting sports, fishing, hiking and even tie-dying face masks to be prepared for returning to schools this fall.

Ringgold County Conservation Board ‘Nature Tots’ (Aug. 1)

A family program about seeds and plants will be hosted by Kate Zimmerman of Ringgold County Conservation, 2205 210st in Mt. Ayr, 10 a.m. Aug. 1. Children will need to be registered prior to the event by calling 641-464-2787, and child must be accompanied by an adult. Nature Tots is aimed for children 4 through 8 years old. Activities will include: nature book story time, creating a meal out of plant parts, flower hike and craft. There is a limited amount of space for this program, with only 10 spots available.

Stand up paddle boarding (Aug. 1)

Cass and Adair County Conservation are bringing a free stand up paddle boarding demonstration to Mormon Trail Lake Beach. Slots are available for 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Paddle boards and life jackets will be provided. Children must be 16 years or older. Paddler must weigh less than 250 pounds. Pre-registration is required due to limited spaces available.

To reserve a spot, visit the Adair County Conservation Board Greenfield Facebook page and register under their event.

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