April 01, 2023

Event Briefs for 2/1/2023

Youth Council holding hygiene drive

The Adair County Youth Council has been holding a hygiene pantry drive that will finish up this Saturday.

They are asking for toilet paper, paper towels and tissues to be donated, and they will go to The Gathering Place’s Hygiene Pantry.

Residents wishing to donate may drop items off at the Adair County ISU Extension and Outreach Office, 154 Public Square, Greenfield, or bring them to the Greenfield Fareway store from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, the day the drive concludes.

Good News Concert Series at The Gathering Place

Greenfield vocalist Gary Freeland announces a new Good News Concert Series that is beginning soon.

The first concert will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at The Gathering Place (Old Presbyterian Church) at 102 SW Kent Street, Greenfield. This first concert will feature the Higher Power Quartet, based in Des Moines.

This is a free concert, however a free will offering will be received. The concert is intended to be family friendly, great entertainment, a release about the show said.

This concert series will continue with another concert at 5 p.m. the first Sunday of every month.

Economic Growth forum Feb. 5 at WCC

The Warren Cultural Center’s “Successful Communities” speaker series event on nurturing economic growth in Adair County has been canceled due to extenuating circumstances, event organizers said this week.

Youth basketball tournaments Feb. 4 and 5

The Greenfield Lions Club will have a boys basketball tournament for fifth and sixth-graders Saturday, Feb. 4 and a girls basketball tournament for fifth and sixth and seventh and eighth-graders Sunday, Feb. 5.

Entry fee is $110 for both tournaments. Deadline for registrations is January 29. To register, email greenfieldlionsclub@gmail.com or mail to 306 NW 4th Street, Greenfield.

There will be medals for first and second place teams and eight teams will be accepted per bracket. Only 10 players are allowed on each team. Teams will either play at the high school or elementary gym. There will be four 8-minute quarters with a running clock.

A concession stand will be available and no coolers are welcome.

Doors open at 7 a.m. and games start at 8 a.m. Admission fee is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Lions Club wrestling tournament Feb. 12

The Greenfield Lions Club will host a youth wrestling tournament Sunday, Feb. 12 at Nodaway Valley High School. Walk-ins are welcome, or registrations can be made online at trackwrestling.com. Entry fee is $20.

There will be five divisions covering age groups from pre-K to eighth grade.

Team competition will also be held with a maximum of eight wrestlers per team. Clubs may have more than one team enter. Teams should have rosters turned in by 9 a.m. at the tournament. Team points sheets will be posted. There will be a trophy for the top three teams and a $25 entry fee for teams.

Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for the event. Iowa High School Athletic Association rules will apply. A concession stand will be open. No coolers are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Many Hats Women’s Conference Feb. 19

The second annual Many Hats Women’s Conference is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Adair County Fairgrounds.

The three special speakers for the event are as follows:

• Scarlett Lunning: Unlocking Your Self-Confidence

• Sami Harris: Shaping your health and fitness program to fit you

• Maureen LeBoeuf: Moments that Matter (Virtual Keynote)

Find more information on the event at the Many Hats Facebook page and register online for the conference on EventBrite. Register by Tuesday, Feb. 7 for $25.

For more information, email manyhatscommunity@gmail.com or call 641-745-7537.

Lions Club to host archery tournament

The Greenfield Lions Club will host its Robin Hood Archery Tournament Saturday, Feb. 25 at Nodaway Valley High School. Registrations are now open for the event.

First flight starts at 8 a.m. and last flight begins at 1 p.m. There are divisions for elementary (fourth and fifth grade), middle school (sixth through eighth grade), high school (ninth through 12th grade) and adults. Entry fee is $10 for those 18 and under and $13 for 19 and over.

Tournament competition will include eight flights (40 arrows). Only Genesis bows will be used and tournament host will have bows on hand.

Trophies will be given to the top three winners per division.

Register online by emailing greenfieldlionsclub@gmail.com or mailing a registration to 306 NW 4th Street, Greenfield.