April 17, 2024

Event Briefs for the week of Wednesday, March 20

Wolverine Gala March 22

The second annual Wolverine Gala (formerly known as the NV Parent Prom) will be held Friday, March 22 at Sixteen Oaks.

Attendees must be 21 years old or older.

Easter Bunny Breakfast March 23

The Adair County Health and Fitness Center presents its second annual Easter Bunny Breakfast 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, March 23. Cost is $30 per family. Registrations are due by March 18. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos.

Puzzle Swap March 23 at the library

The Greenfield Public Library is holding a Puzzle Swap event 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23. Love puzzles? Have puzzles at home that you’ve finished and loved but won’t do again? Exchange your puzzles for “new to you” ones.

Easter Egg Hunts planned around Adair County

• The Fontanelle Enterprise Club is planning Fontanelle’s Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday, March 23. The hunt will begin at 3 p.m. and attendees should meet at the Slab beginning at 2:45 p.m. and they will be led to the city park for the hunt shortly before it begins.

• The Orient Women’s Club plans to have Easter Egg Hunts in the west parking lot and softball field on the Orient-Macksburg School campus Saturday, March 30. Photos with the Easter Bunny 9-10 a.m. with egg hunts staggered at the following times: 0-2 years old at 10 a.m.; 3-4 years old at 10:15; 5-7 years old at 10:30 and 8 and up at 10:45. Face painting, crafts, stories and snacks available.

• Greenfield Chamber Main Street, Greenfield Business Women and the Greenfield Firemates are hosting an egg hunt 11 a.m. sharp Saturday, March 30 on the Adair County Courthouse lawn. Age groups will be divded by quadrant with 3 and under on the southwest corner, 4-5 on the southeast corner, 6-7 on the northeast corner and 8 and over on the northwest corner.

• Bridgewater has planned a meal, party and Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday, March 30. The pancake meal begins at 11 a.m. at the Bridgewater Activity Center with crafts beginning at noon. The Easter Egg Hunt will be at 1 p.m. in the city park. Attendees are asked to meet at the Bridgewater Activity Center to be led down to the park.

Tropical Steel at WCC

Tropical Steel will perform “sweet island music” at the Warren Cultural Center 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6. This is the sevneth show of the WCC’s 2023-24 “Locals and Legends” series.

Founded and directed by Stan “the Pan Man” Dahl, Tropical Steel is Des Moines’ premier steel drum band, performing since 1997.

They have performed for numerous festivals, concerts, and island parties including the Special Olympics USA Games, Neil Smith National Wildlife Refuge, World Food & Music Festival, Adventureland, Blank Park Zoo, Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, and the Iowa State Fair.Instrumentation of the band consists of tenor pans, double seconds, triple cello, tenor bass, along with percussion and drum set.

Let Tropical Steel sweep you off to “sun-soaked sanctuaries” with their soothing sounds of Caribbean music featuring calypso, soca, reggae, cha cha, plus some disco and rock and roll. Their Island music can be enjoyed on two CD’s: Tropical Steel and Tropical Steel Caribbean Christmas.

Tickets are $20 for adults, and students (high school and younger) are free. Order tickets at warrenculturalcenter.com or get them at the door.

Speaker series event at WCC April 10

The Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield has scheduled a Successful Communities Speaker Series event 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.

The program is to feature Iowa native Austin Frerick. Frerick is currently a Fellow at the Therman Arnold Project at Yale University. A graduate of Grinnell College and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Frerick has been a Fellow at The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University. His agriculture research focuses on competition policy and anti-trust enforcement, which has led to his first book, which focuses on restoring the balance of power in the American food system in favor of farms, workers, small businesses and communities.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.