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Events calendar

To add an event to the community event calendar, send a press release to news@crestonnews.com.

Creston Farmers’ Market (Mondays)

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

MATURA ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ drive-thru ice cream social (Aug. 3)

This year, breastfeeding advocates in over 175 countries worldwide will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Locally, MATURA Action Corporation’s WIC breastfeeding peer counselors will kick-off this week with a drive-through ice cream social from 1 to 3 p.m., Aug. 3, at MATURA, 210 Russell St. in Creston. All social distancing and protocols will be adhered to.

Art in the Park (Aug. 5)

Adair County Conservation Board is hosting an outdoor painting class 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Orient. Learn about wildflowers as you paint this prarie scene on a piece of wood. Supplies will be provided.

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

Fridays after Five (Aug. 7)

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 Tyler Folkerts. Event is sponsored by First National Bank, co-sponsor Bolinger Solutions. Proceeds will go to Creston:Arts.

Rumley Brothers Jamboree Street Dance (Aug. 8)

Enjoy a night of music and dancing 8 p.m. to midnight at Malloy Park, 130th Ave, Murray. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Beer is available for purchase.

Green Valley State Park lighted kayaking (Aug. 8)

Light up your kayak or canoe and join us for a guided paddle! We will be leaving the park beach at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Be sure to bring your life jackets and be prepared for fun. Battery operated strings of light are a good option to light up your boat!

Dutch oven cooking class (Aug. 13)

Learn to make cobbler in a Dutch Oven and learn tips for cast iron cooking such as heating coals, seasoning the cast iron, and calculating temperatures 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Lake Orient Recreation Area. For more information contact the Adair County Conservation Board on Facebook.

Hike Around Green Valley (Aug. 14)

Join park staff to hike all the way around Green Valley Lake! We will start early to avoid the heat. Meet at 8 a.m. by the check-in building in the campground, hike will be done before lunch. This hike will be on both grass and paved trails. Expect to hike nine miles. Be sure to bring plenty of water.

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