June 16, 2024

Event Briefs for the week of Wednesday, May 31

Extension Youth Camps Open Now

Adair County ISU Extension and Outreach has seven more camp options for area youth in the month of June. The first camp, a Static Exhibit Workshop for fourth grade and up was schedued for Thursday, June 1.

Registrations are due as soon as possible for the following camps

• Table Setting Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon June 3 at The Gathering Place (Free)

• Sr. Cooking Camp, 1-4 p.m. June 5 at the 4-H/FFA Building for 4th grade and up ($10)

• Sr. Art Camp, 1-4 p.m. June 6 at the WCC Green Room for 4th grade and up (Free)

• Rabbit Workshop, 9-11 a.m. June 10 at the fairgrounds for third grade and up (Free)

• Jr. Cooking Camp, 1-4 p.m. June 12 for kindergarten-3rd grade at the 4-H/FFA building ($10)

• Cloverkids Day Camp, 1-4 p.m. June 22 for kindergarden-3rd grade at the 4H/FFA Building (Free)

• Springbrook State Park trip, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Springbrook State Park for third grade and up ($20)

Extension is also hosting story hours at Orient, Fontanelle, Greenfield and Adair libriaries.

In Orient, they are 10 a.m. June 5, 12 and 19; In Fontanelle, they are 10 a.m. June 6, 13 and 20; In Greenfield, they are 10:30 a.m. June 8, 22 and 29; and in Adair, they are 10:30 a.m. June 7 and 28.

Fitness Center camp registrations open

The Adair County Health and Fitness Center has announced camp opportunities for this summer for area kids.

Preschool camps with the theme of arts and crafts, splish splash, gynastics and more and outer space will happen 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays June 7 through June 28. Cost is $10 per camp. Registration will close the Friday before each camp, or when a maximum capacity of 12 particpants is reached.

Youth camps are 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 6 through June 29. Themes are tye dye, arts and crafts, splish spash, outer space, gymnastics and more, 3 2 1 Blastoff!, around the campfire and baking and cooking 101. Cost is $12 per participant. Registration will close the Friday before each camp, or when a maximum capacity of 15 particpants is reached.

Block Party on the Greenfield Square

Greenfield Chamber/Main Street invites area residents to a Block Party Thursday, June 1 to kick off the summer farmers market season. The Greenfield Square Farmers Market will be held throughout the summer on the Greenfield Public Square.

During the block party, enjoy the market from 4-6 p.m., entertainment starting at 4:30 and a meal beginning at 5 p.m (while supplies last).

The farmers market will be every Thursday, June through September.

Mentalist coming to WCC

The Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield presents Mentalist Lance Nicolai 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3. This show is the sixth in the 2022-2023 “Locals and Legends” series.

Nicolai is one of the busiest performing mentalists in Iowa. At a very young age, he realized he had a special gift called intuition. He first learned of his intuitive abilities when he was able to guess the exact card his dad selected out of the deck.

One day during college, he was challenged with the question, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” Later that night, he was watching his favorite show The Mentalist. Instantly he knew that reading people’s thoughts was exactly what he wanted to do.

After spending a couple of years teaching in West Des Moines, Nicolai left to pursue his dream of reading minds while being a positive impact on society, becoming a Motivational Mentalist. Nicolai uses certain techniques and intuition to get inside a person’s head to guess pin codes, birth dates, vacation destinations, etc. Every show is different because every person is different. While his performances are fully audience interactive, he ensures nobody looks foolish or is forced to participate against his/her will. Audiences leave with a feeling of wonder and know they have witnessed something truly unique, something they have never seen before. Nicolai’s website is inyourmind.net

Tickets are $15 for adults and free admission for students (high school and younger). Buy tickets online at warrenculturalcenter.com or at the door.

Youth Fishing Clinic

There will be a Youth Fishing Clinic 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at Lake Orient.

Enjoy Iowa’s free fishing weekend by joining the Adair County Conservation Board at Lake Orient for the Youth Fishing Clinic. Registration starts at 8 .m. and the event is free to kids of all ages. Door prizes will be awarded and lunch will be provided for all participants.

Call the Adair County Conservation Board for more information at 641-743-6450.

This coincides with Iowa’s free fishing weekend.

Good News Concert

Another installment in the ongoing Good News Concert Series at The Gathering Place will be 5 p.m. Sunday, June 4. The featured group will be the Headin’ Home Quartet. The event is intended to be great entertainment for the whole family. A free-will offering will be taken.