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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE SUMMER HOURS:

effective July 1st, 2015:

The site is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping.*** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

FOUND: Gas powered trimmer. Call 249-8862.

MISSING: Black & white shih tzu, mixed, 30 pounds named Patches. Missing from 52564 Buckcreek Rd area. 243-1019. FOUND!!

A dog is lost/missing in Atlantic. “Shaddy” is a spayed female, charcoal color w/white-tipped ears. She was wearing a pink harness w/no tags. Last seen in the area of the Nishna Hills Golf Course Saturday evening (6/4). If you have seen this dog, call Jennifer at 249-5813. A reward is being offered.

FOUND:  a chain saw that fell from a truck in Atlantic.  Call 712-441-0610. (6/3)

FOUND:  blue tint sunglasses at yard waste site.  Found at 9:45 A.M. May 16, 2016.  Call 243-4125 if you need them. (5/16)

*Please let us know if the pet is returned to the owner to help keep this updated. Items will be listed for 2 weeks**

NOTICES: 

Recycling Trailer in Audubon is no longer located at Shopko, it is now at Audubon Church of Christ parking lot (2050 Hwy. 71)

 The recycling bins in Cumberland have been moved north of the Community Building.

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MONDAY, JUNE 27

Story Walks are going on now through July. The Cass County Conservation Board has partnered with area city libraries and Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for this years theme “On your mark, get ready, set, READ!” Story Walks brings people out to the parks and read! Look for the “Explore, Discover, Share” signs to lead the way at Cass County Parks. A Story Walk involves reading a story that is posted along the trail. At the end of the book take a selfie at the last page, upload it to www.explorecass.com under Cass County Libraries album. Don’t forget to include the appropriate hashtag to win prizes! Cass County Conservation’s hashtag is: #cassccbia; Atlantic Area Chamber’s hashtag is: #MyAtlanticIA. Vote for your favorite photos. The story walks will be put up Friday morning and taken down by 4:30 pm Monday afternoon. If you complete all of the Story Walks you will be entered in for a chance at a grand prize! Some towns are doing more than one story walk and some libraries are also doing their own Story Walks as part of the summer library reading program. Come out and “Explore, Discover, Share” by participating in the FREE Story Walks.

Story Walks:

Lewis Story Walk – June 24th – 27th. Hitchcock Recreational Area (63788 567th St.)  walk starts near the barn. #lewisialibrary

Massena Story Walk – July 1st-4th. Outdoor Recreational Classroom (76977 Tucuson Rd) Butterfly Garden. #massenalibrary

Griswold Story Walk – July 8th-11th. Three books/walks: Griswold City Park (500 Whitney St.) Wooden Park (600 1st St.) and Fish Farm Park (Highway 48) #griswoldlibrary.

Exercise Your Amazing Body will be held on June 27th from 2-3 pm at the Nishna Valley Family YMCA for PreK-5th graders. Steve and his computer-animated friend, TV, will take you on a fun-filled adventure through the strangest and most wonderful place on earth – your own body! See incredible Optical Illusions! Do the Boney Pokey! Experience the Most Wonderful Organ Pageant! Exercise, Get Healthy, and READ! Joint program between the YMCA and the Atlantic Library. This event is FREE!

Cass County Farm Bureau Members are invited to enjoy a free day of golf at the Crestwood Hills Golf Course in Anita on June 27th from 8 am – 8 pm (cart provided if needed). A FREE catered meal for Cass County Farm Bureau Members will be at the Anita Community Center from 5-6:30 pm, come and go. Please RSVP to 712-243-2263 by June 20th.

Teen Comedy Tour will be held on June 27th from 5-6 pm at the Atlantic Public Library.  Steve Couch and his good friend, Television, want to entertain you with jokes, cartoons, and original comedy songs. They’ll laugh, dance, sing, and even have a chance to perform on stage in Steve ‘n TV’s Gigantic Joke Telling Contest! For 6th – 12th graders. Sponsored by the Atlantic Rotary Club. For more information call Natalie 712-243-5466 ext 3. This event is FREE and for kids 6th-12th grade.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Sunnyside Activity Hour is held every Tuesday & Thursday through August 18th from 9:30 – 11 am. It’s a time to socialize, enjoy some coffee and take part in the many available activities featured. In the Sunnyside Activity Area, games such as horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder toss, croquet, and other lawn games will be available. Also there are plenty of tables to socials, enjoy coffee, maybe some checkers. It will be a fun time to socialize and be outdoors.

Open Pickleball, a sport can be played by all ages is held at the Sunnyside basketball/pickle ball courts every Tuesday & Thursday through August from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  For questions call Bruce Henderson at 712-249-8255.

Audubon Public Library presents Chris McBrien, Magic Storyteller on June 28th at 1:30 pm at the Memorial Building in Audubon. The event is free thanks to sponsors: William’s Welding and Hockenberry Family care. For more information call the library at 712-563-3301 or visit the facebook page.

CCMH Auxiliary General meeting will be held on June 28th at noon at U.C.C. Church. Call Barb Wollenhaupt for reservations at 243-6290 by June 24th.

Food Preservation Basics will be held on June 28th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Cass County Extension Office in Atlantic.  Local residents interested in food preservation are invited to Food Preservation 101, a two-hour overview of general food preservation principles. The class includes current recommendations for canning, freezing and drying, display of equipment and utensils and sources for safe and tested food preservation information. Fee for the course is $5 per person, and includes all materials, recipes, etc. Pre-registration is requested by Monday, June 27th by calling 712-243-1132 or emailing xcass@iastate.edu. Cass County Extension also offers pressure canner dial gauge testing by appointment.  Dial gauge pressure canners should be tested annually for accuracy. Dial gauges will also be tested at the end of the Food Preservation 101 program on June 28th for any participants interested.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

Concert in the Courtyard at Allen Place (1406 East 19th St., Atlantic) on June 29th from 2-3:30 pm. Enjoy live a musical performance by Roger Kubik, accordion player, beautiful weather and complimentary refreshments. While there, take a tour of their vibrant community where seniors thrive.

Craft Day – Fireworks will be held on June 29th from 3-4:30 pm at the Atlantic Public Library for kids K-2nd grade. Step right up to make crafts that snap, crackle, pop, and explode off the paper in preparation for the 4th of July! For K-2nd graders. Registration is required online or by phone – Julie 712-243-5466 ext 1.
Gaylin Sudik Quartet and Snack Night at The Center will be held on June 29th. Bring your favorite snack. Live big band music is from  7-10 pm at THE CENTER 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs. BYOB. Over 4000 sq ft beautiful wood dance floor and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older welcome. Center members $5, non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out at www.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Audubon Music in the Park at the City Park Stage will be held on June 30th with Out of Options. This is sponsored by Audubon Public Library & Cultural Center. In case of rain, events will be held in the Memorial Building.

Sunnyside Activity Hour is held every Tuesday & Thursday through August 18th from 9:30 – 11 am. It’s a time to socialize, enjoy some coffee and take part in the many available activities featured. In the Sunnyside Activity Area, games such as horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder toss, croquet, and other lawn games will be available. Also there are plenty of tables to socials, enjoy coffee, maybe some checkers. It will be a fun time to socialize and be outdoors.

Open Pickleball, a sport can be played by all ages is held at the Sunnyside basketball/pickle ball courts every Tuesday & Thursday through August from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  For questions call Bruce Henderson at 712-249-8255.

Get ready for your 4th of July celebrations at Produce in the Park on June 30th from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park. Shop for potatoes, eggs & green onions for your homemade potato salad. Cucumbers, carrots, beets, green beans and black raspberries will be available. Cookies, sweet rolls, muffins, lemon raspberry loaf and crispy bars will make great snacks at picnics. Independence day soaps can deocrate your bathroom. Try a Firecracker pizza to eat at the picnic table or take home. Bob Boots will have a flag display. There will be a free small flag for most everyone. Like Produce in the Park on Facebook for updates and local produce recipes. www.facebook.com/ProduceinthePark.

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Story Walks are going on now through July. The Cass County Conservation Board has partnered with area city libraries and Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for this years theme “On your mark, get ready, set, READ!” Story Walks brings people out to the parks and read! Look for the “Explore, Discover, Share” signs to lead the way at Cass County Parks. A Story Walk involves reading a story that is posted along the trail. At the end of the book take a selfie at the last page, upload it to www.explorecass.com under Cass County Libraries album. Don’t forget to include the appropriate hashtag to win prizes! Cass County Conservation’s hashtag is: #cassccbia; Atlantic Area Chamber’s hashtag is: #MyAtlanticIA. Vote for your favorite photos. The story walks will be put up Friday morning and taken down by 4:30 pm Monday afternoon. If you complete all of the Story Walks you will be entered in for a chance at a grand prize! Some towns are doing more than one story walk and some libraries are also doing their own Story Walks as part of the summer library reading program. Come out and “Explore, Discover, Share” by participating in the FREE Story Walks.

Story Walks:

Massena Story Walk – July 1st-4th. Outdoor Recreational Classroom (76977 Tucuson Rd) Butterfly Garden. #massenalibrary

Griswold Story Walk – July 8th-11th. Three books/walks: Griswold City Park (500 Whitney St.) Wooden Park (600 1st St.) and Fish Farm Park (Highway 48) #griswoldlibrary

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

Exira’s 151st 4th of July Celebration: July 1st: 5-10 pm Carnival (wristbands available), 5-7 pm Road Run packet pick up at the Rec Center. July 2nd: 8 am 35th Annual Exira Road Run – 1.4 mile Fun Run Walk/5K/10K (register by June 14th to guarantee a t-shirt @ GetMeRegistered.com, 8 – 10 am Pancake Feed @ Old Fire Hall Exira Masons – free will donation, 1 pm Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at Legion Park – register by June 30th – concessions & beer garden available. July 3rd:10:30 am Ecumenical Church Service at the Rec Center, 2 pm EHS Alumni Coffee Class of 1966 at E- EHK Middle School, 3 pm Exira’s Independence Day Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – beer garden & concessions, 5-7 pm Exira Community Club BBQ at City Park – Audubon County Cattlemen grilling burgers & hot dogs with beans, chips, watermelon & drink, 5-9 pm beer garden at the City Park, 5:30-8:30 pm – “First Feet” performing at the Gazebo (FREE), 5-10 pm Carnival (wristbands available), 9 pm – 12:30 am Street Dance featuring “Nice Bangs & The Establishment” ($5 per person, ID required for wristband). July 4th: 9 am foot races – sponsored by Simpson Family at old elementary school site, 10-9 pm Exira Community Club Beer Garden at City Park, 10:30 am 151st 4th of July Parade “Hats off to the 4th!” starts and ends at Legion Ball Park Grand Marshal: Exira Community Band Jr. Grand Marshal: Ellie Wahlert, 8 am – ?? Carnival, Church food stands, BBQ & vendors around City Park; noon – 3 pm “Roger Burger Entertainment” at Gazebo, 1:30 pm Exira’s Independence Day Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – beer garden & concessions, 3-6 pm “LAUREN & JOEL” performing at Gazebo, 5 pm Kids Tractor Pull – sign up at Old Fire Hall at 4:30 pm, 8 pm Concession Stand & Glow Sticks by Spartan Teachers at Spartan FB Field, 9:45 pm Grand Fireworks Display – by the City of Exira at Spartan Football Field. Details on Facebook or email exiracommunityclub@gmail.com

The Cass County Conservation Board and Lewis Public Library  “Movie in the Park” Campground Program will be held on July 1st at 9:30 pm. They will be showing Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. This event is FREE! If it rains the movie WILL BE cancelled. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program!

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on July 2nd. They will be showing the movie “Shawn the Sheep”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

Story Walks are going on now through July. The Cass County Conservation Board has partnered with area city libraries and Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for this years theme “On your mark, get ready, set, READ!” Story Walks brings people out to the parks and read! Look for the “Explore, Discover, Share” signs to lead the way at Cass County Parks. A Story Walk involves reading a story that is posted along the trail. At the end of the book take a selfie at the last page, upload it to www.explorecass.com under Cass County Libraries album. Don’t forget to include the appropriate hashtag to win prizes! Cass County Conservation’s hashtag is: #cassccbia; Atlantic Area Chamber’s hashtag is: #MyAtlanticIA. Vote for your favorite photos. The story walks will be put up Friday morning and taken down by 4:30 pm Monday afternoon. If you complete all of the Story Walks you will be entered in for a chance at a grand prize! Some towns are doing more than one story walk and some libraries are also doing their own Story Walks as part of the summer library reading program. Come out and “Explore, Discover, Share” by participating in the FREE Story Walks.

Story Walks:

Massena Story Walk – July 1st-4th. Outdoor Recreational Classroom (76977 Tucuson Rd) Butterfly Garden. #massenalibrary

Griswold Story Walk – July 8th-11th. Three books/walks: Griswold City Park (500 Whitney St.) Wooden Park (600 1st St.) and Fish Farm Park (Highway 48) #griswoldlibrary

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Exira’s 151st 4th of July Celebration: July 2nd: 8 am 35th Annual Exira Road Run – 1.4 mile Fun Run Walk/5K/10K (register by June 14th to guarantee a t-shirt @ GetMeRegistered.com, 8 – 10 am Pancake Feed @ Old Fire Hall Exira Masons – free will donation, 1 pm Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at Legion Park – register by June 30th – concessions & beer garden available. July 3rd:10:30 am Ecumenical Church Service at the Rec Center, 2 pm EHS Alumni Coffee Class of 1966 at E- EHK Middle School, 3 pm Exira’s Independence Day Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – beer garden & concessions, 5-7 pm Exira Community Club BBQ at City Park – Audubon County Cattlemen grilling burgers & hot dogs with beans, chips, watermelon & drink, 5-9 pm beer garden at the City Park, 5:30-8:30 pm – “First Feet” performing at the Gazebo (FREE), 5-10 pm Carnival (wristbands available), 9 pm – 12:30 am Street Dance featuring “Nice Bangs & The Establishment” ($5 per person, ID required for wristband). July 4th: 9 am foot races – sponsored by Simpson Family at old elementary school site, 10-9 pm Exira Community Club Beer Garden at City Park, 10:30 am 151st 4th of July Parade “Hats off to the 4th!” starts and ends at Legion Ball Park Grand Marshal: Exira Community Band Jr. Grand Marshal: Ellie Wahlert, 8 am – ?? Carnival, Church food stands, BBQ & vendors around City Park; noon – 3 pm “Roger Burger Entertainment” at Gazebo, 1:30 pm Exira’s Independence Day Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – beer garden & concessions, 3-6 pm “LAUREN & JOEL” performing at Gazebo, 5 pm Kids Tractor Pull – sign up at Old Fire Hall at 4:30 pm, 8 pm Concession Stand & Glow Sticks by Spartan Teachers at Spartan FB Field, 9:45 pm Grand Fireworks Display – by the City of Exira at Spartan Football Field. Details on Facebook or email exiracommunityclub@gmail.com

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Story Walks are going on now through July. The Cass County Conservation Board has partnered with area city libraries and Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for this years theme “On your mark, get ready, set, READ!” Story Walks brings people out to the parks and read! Look for the “Explore, Discover, Share” signs to lead the way at Cass County Parks. A Story Walk involves reading a story that is posted along the trail. At the end of the book take a selfie at the last page, upload it to www.explorecass.com under Cass County Libraries album. Don’t forget to include the appropriate hashtag to win prizes! Cass County Conservation’s hashtag is: #cassccbia; Atlantic Area Chamber’s hashtag is: #MyAtlanticIA. Vote for your favorite photos. The story walks will be put up Friday morning and taken down by 4:30 pm Monday afternoon. If you complete all of the Story Walks you will be entered in for a chance at a grand prize! Some towns are doing more than one story walk and some libraries are also doing their own Story Walks as part of the summer library reading program. Come out and “Explore, Discover, Share” by participating in the FREE Story Walks.

Story Walks:

Massena Story Walk – July 1st-4th. Outdoor Recreational Classroom (76977 Tucuson Rd) Butterfly Garden. #massenalibrary

Griswold Story Walk – July 8th-11th. Three books/walks: Griswold City Park (500 Whitney St.) Wooden Park (600 1st St.) and Fish Farm Park (Highway 48) #griswoldlibrary

Exira’s 151st 4th of July Celebration: July 3rd:10:30 am Ecumenical Church Service at the Rec Center, 2 pm EHS Alumni Coffee Class of 1966 at E- EHK Middle School, 3 pm Exira’s Independence Day Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – beer garden & concessions, 5-7 pm Exira Community Club BBQ at City Park – Audubon County Cattlemen grilling burgers & hot dogs with beans, chips, watermelon & drink, 5-9 pm beer garden at the City Park, 5:30-8:30 pm – “First Feet” performing at the Gazebo (FREE), 5-10 pm Carnival (wristbands available), 9 pm – 12:30 am Street Dance featuring “Nice Bangs & The Establishment” ($5 per person, ID required for wristband). July 4th: 9 am foot races – sponsored by Simpson Family at old elementary school site, 10-9 pm Exira Community Club Beer Garden at City Park, 10:30 am 151st 4th of July Parade “Hats off to the 4th!” starts and ends at Legion Ball Park Grand Marshal: Exira Community Band Jr. Grand Marshal: Ellie Wahlert, 8 am – ?? Carnival, Church food stands, BBQ & vendors around City Park; noon – 3 pm “Roger Burger Entertainment” at Gazebo, 1:30 pm Exira’s Independence Day Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – beer garden & concessions, 3-6 pm “LAUREN & JOEL” performing at Gazebo, 5 pm Kids Tractor Pull – sign up at Old Fire Hall at 4:30 pm, 8 pm Concession Stand & Glow Sticks by Spartan Teachers at Spartan FB Field, 9:45 pm Grand Fireworks Display – by the City of Exira at Spartan Football Field. Details on Facebook or email exiracommunityclub@gmail.com.

Oakland Celebration is July 3rd & 4th. On Sunday, July 3rd: 10 am – Worship in the Park, 5-6 pm – Zumba near the gazebo, 7 pm –  PEO Chapter EQ “Whadda Ya Know” Trivia Night at the Community Center. Monday, July 4th: 7-10:30 am Volunteer Fire Department Annual Pancake Feed – free will donation, at the fire station, 8 am Tractor Show, no feeds for more info 712-310-4221, 9 am – noon Car Show registration then noon – 3 is Car Show judging, 11 am – 2 pm Music from the band “Clean & Easy” in conjunction with the car show, 10 am registration for Fun Run/Walk 3K & 5K, 1 pm Midway Activities – food, vendors, and games, 4-4:45 pm Parade registration at City Hall, 5 pm Independence Day Parade, 5:30 – 9:30 pm Live Music: 5:30 – The Links, 6:30 The Shineys, 7:30 Matt Cox, 8:30 The Paul Hart Band, 6-8 pm Bingo at concession stand near the playground, Dark Fireworks Display – bring your lawn chair, fireworks over Chautauqua Park.

MONDAY, JULY 4

The 7th Annual Adair County Historical Society Heritage Tractor Ride will be held on July 4th. The fun will begin at 6:30 am with breakfast at the Heritage Museum on the west edge of Greenfield. Riders will leave at 7:30 am. From there they will take a scenic route through the countryside to Fontanelle, where they will stop for a break in the Fontanelle City Park, before returning to Greenfield to participate in the 4th of July Parade at 11 am. The public is invited to view the tractors and cheer on the riders throughout the ride. Riders can register in advance by picking up a form at various locations in the community, or they can register the morning of the ride. Registration fee is $10 and includes breakfast. Contact the Historical Society at 641-743-2232 for more information.

The Adair County Historical Society will host its 7th Annual Heritage Tractor Ride on July 4th. The theme for the day’s ride is “Come Home to History” and coordinates with Greenfield’s Star-Spangled Homecoming celebration. Riders and onlookers will gather for breakfast at the Heritage Center on the west edge of Greenfield at 6:30 am. Breakfast is free for paid riders. Guests can purchase a meal. Tractors will leave at 7:30 am. The ride will travel north from Greenfield on the back roads of Prussia and Summerset townships to Fontanelle, where the tractors will loop through the Good Samaritan Center driveway before stopping for a break in the shade of the Fontanelle City Park’s Historic Band Stand. Riders will have a chance to explore the history of the park and other sites along the route, as well as travel the Old Mill Road on the return to Greenfield. The “Come Home to History” ride will also showcase the Adair County Historical Society Museum’s 30th Anniversary, and plans for upcoming expansion. The ride will end with the Greenfield 4th of July Parade at 11 am. Following the parade, riders are encouraged to park their tractors on the Square for public viewing while they enjoy the celebration. Cost for the ride is $10 per tractor and includes breakfast. Tractors must travel at least 10 mph. Proceeds from the event support the Adair County Historical Society and its antique machinery collection.

Story Walks are going on now through July. The Cass County Conservation Board has partnered with area city libraries and Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for this years theme “On your mark, get ready, set, READ!” Story Walks brings people out to the parks and read! Look for the “Explore, Discover, Share” signs to lead the way at Cass County Parks. A Story Walk involves reading a story that is posted along the trail. At the end of the book take a selfie at the last page, upload it to www.explorecass.com under Cass County Libraries album. Don’t forget to include the appropriate hashtag to win prizes! Cass County Conservation’s hashtag is: #cassccbia; Atlantic Area Chamber’s hashtag is: #MyAtlanticIA. Vote for your favorite photos. The story walks will be put up Friday morning and taken down by 4:30 pm Monday afternoon. If you complete all of the Story Walks you will be entered in for a chance at a grand prize! Some towns are doing more than one story walk and some libraries are also doing their own Story Walks as part of the summer library reading program. Come out and “Explore, Discover, Share” by participating in the FREE Story Walks.

Story Walks:

Massena Story Walk – July 1st-4th. Outdoor Recreational Classroom (76977 Tucuson Rd) Butterfly Garden. #massenalibrary

Griswold Story Walk – July 8th-11th. Three books/walks: Griswold City Park (500 Whitney St.) Wooden Park (600 1st St.) and Fish Farm Park (Highway 48) #griswoldlibrary.

Exira’s 151st 4th of July Celebration: July 4th: 9 am foot races – sponsored by Simpson Family at old elementary school site, 10-9 pm Exira Community Club Beer Garden at City Park, 10:30 am 151st 4th of July Parade “Hats off to the 4th!” starts and ends at Legion Ball Park Grand Marshal: Exira Community Band Jr. Grand Marshal: Ellie Wahlert, 8 am – ?? Carnival, Church food stands, BBQ & vendors around City Park; noon – 3 pm “Roger Burger Entertainment” at Gazebo, 1:30 pm Exira’s Independence Day Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – beer garden & concessions, 3-6 pm “LAUREN & JOEL” performing at Gazebo, 5 pm Kids Tractor Pull – sign up at Old Fire Hall at 4:30 pm, 8 pm Concession Stand & Glow Sticks by Spartan Teachers at Spartan FB Field, 9:45 pm Grand Fireworks Display – by the City of Exira at Spartan Football Field. Details on Facebook or email exiracommunityclub@gmail.com.

The Annual Marne July 4th Celebration will be held on July 4th at the Marne Park. The flag will be raised at 6 pm, with the meal to follow. Fireworks begin at dusk. Meal includes roast pork, Marne Community Club”s secret recipe Marne beans, buns, ice tea and lemonade. Please bring a pot luck side dish, salad or dessert to share, as well as table service for your family. The Marne Fire Department will have kids’ water fights during the hog roast. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. All who attend are asked to give a free will donation to help pay for the fireworks.

Oakland Celebration is July 3rd & 4th. Monday, July 4th: 7-10:30 am Volunteer Fire Department Annual Pancake Feed – free will donation, at the fire station, 8 am Tractor Show, no feeds for more info 712-310-4221, 9 am – noon Car Show registration then noon – 3 is Car Show judging, 11 am – 2 pm Music from the band “Clean & Easy” in conjunction with the car show, 10 am registration for Fun Run/Walk 3K & 5K, 1 pm Midway Activities – food, vendors, and games, 4-4:45 pm Parade registration at City Hall, 5 pm Independence Day Parade, 5:30 – 9:30 pm Live Music: 5:30 – The Links, 6:30 The Shineys, 7:30 Matt Cox, 8:30 The Paul Hart Band, 6-8 pm Bingo at concession stand near the playground, Dark Fireworks Display – bring your lawn chair, fireworks over Chautauqua Park.

TUESDAY, JULY 5

United Church of Christ (1607 Hazel St.) Vacation Bible School will be held July 5th – 8th from 5:30-7:30 pm. All children welcome, 3 years through 5th grade. Each evening will include music, Bible verses, Bible stories, games and activities. A light meal will be served, to attending children, each evening. Questions may be directed to UCC office at 712-243-4846 or uccatlantic2@gmail.com.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Sunnyside Activity Hour is held every Tuesday & Thursday through August 18th from 9:30 – 11 am. It’s a time to socialize, enjoy some coffee and take part in the many available activities featured. In the Sunnyside Activity Area, games such as horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder toss, croquet, and other lawn games will be available. Also there are plenty of tables to socials, enjoy coffee, maybe some checkers. It will be a fun time to socialize and be outdoors.

Open Pickleball, a sport can be played by all ages is held at the Sunnyside basketball/pickle ball courts every Tuesday & Thursday through August from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  For questions call Bruce Henderson at 712-249-8255.

 The Cass County Conservation Board and Lewis Public Library is holding a “Movie in the Park” Campground Program on July 1st from 9:30-11 pm at the Campground Shelter at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. They will be showing Alvin and the Chipmunks- The Road Chip. This event is FREE! If it rains the movie WILL BE cancelled. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program!
Leo Lonnie Orchestra – live big band music will perform on July 6th from 7-10 pm at THE CENTER 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs. BYOB. Over 4000 sq ft beautiful wood dance floor and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older welcome. Center members $5, non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out at www.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter.
The Audubon Public Library presents: Dino O’ Dell – author & musician, storyteller at the Memorial Building in Audubon on July 5th at 1:30 pm downstairs. This is sponsored by Southside Welding and is free of charge. Any questions call the Audubon Public Library at 712-563-3301.

THURSDAY, JULY 7

Sunnyside Activity Hour is held every Tuesday & Thursday through August 18th from 9:30 – 11 am. It’s a time to socialize, enjoy some coffee and take part in the many available activities featured. In the Sunnyside Activity Area, games such as horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder toss, croquet, and other lawn games will be available. Also there are plenty of tables to socials, enjoy coffee, maybe some checkers. It will be a fun time to socialize and be outdoors.

Open Pickleball, a sport can be played by all ages is held at the Sunnyside basketball/pickle ball courts every Tuesday & Thursday through August from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  For questions call Bruce Henderson at 712-249-8255.

Spaces still remain in the July summer camps that are held at Nishna Bend Recreation Area. The camps are a single day from 9 am to 3 pm. The options for the 5 and 6 year old camps are July 7th or July 27th. The options for the 7 and 8 year olds are July 8th or July 21st. The options for the 9 and 10 year olds are July 18th or July 26th. These camps include a hike, crafts, and topics about nature. They are $15/child to cover snacks and supplies. The camps for 11 to 14 year old are about outdoor recreation and include canoeing, archery, atl atls, and outdoor cooking. These camps are $20/child since they include lunch. The options for this age group are July 6th or July 22nd. If you are interested please call Christina at 712-744-3403 to sign up.

FRIDAY, JULY 8

Story Walks are going on now through July. The Cass County Conservation Board has partnered with area city libraries and Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for this years theme “On your mark, get ready, set, READ!” Story Walks brings people out to the parks and read! Look for the “Explore, Discover, Share” signs to lead the way at Cass County Parks. A Story Walk involves reading a story that is posted along the trail. At the end of the book take a selfie at the last page, upload it to www.explorecass.com under Cass County Libraries album. Don’t forget to include the appropriate hashtag to win prizes! Cass County Conservation’s hashtag is: #cassccbia; Atlantic Area Chamber’s hashtag is: #MyAtlanticIA. Vote for your favorite photos. The story walks will be put up Friday morning and taken down by 4:30 pm Monday afternoon. If you complete all of the Story Walks you will be entered in for a chance at a grand prize! Some towns are doing more than one story walk and some libraries are also doing their own Story Walks as part of the summer library reading program. Come out and “Explore, Discover, Share” by participating in the FREE Story Walks.

Story Walks:

Griswold Story Walk – July 8th-11th. Three books/walks: Griswold City Park (500 Whitney St.) Wooden Park (600 1st St.) and Fish Farm Park (Highway 48) #griswoldlibrary

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on July 9th. They will be showing the movie “Mr. Holmes”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

Story Walks are going on now through July. The Cass County Conservation Board has partnered with area city libraries and Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for this years theme “On your mark, get ready, set, READ!” Story Walks brings people out to the parks and read! Look for the “Explore, Discover, Share” signs to lead the way at Cass County Parks. A Story Walk involves reading a story that is posted along the trail. At the end of the book take a selfie at the last page, upload it to www.explorecass.com under Cass County Libraries album. Don’t forget to include the appropriate hashtag to win prizes! Cass County Conservation’s hashtag is: #cassccbia; Atlantic Area Chamber’s hashtag is: #MyAtlanticIA. Vote for your favorite photos. The story walks will be put up Friday morning and taken down by 4:30 pm Monday afternoon. If you complete all of the Story Walks you will be entered in for a chance at a grand prize! Some towns are doing more than one story walk and some libraries are also doing their own Story Walks as part of the summer library reading program. Come out and “Explore, Discover, Share” by participating in the FREE Story Walks.

Story Walks:

Griswold Story Walk – July 8th-11th. Three books/walks: Griswold City Park (500 Whitney St.) Wooden Park (600 1st St.) and Fish Farm Park (Highway 48) #griswoldlibrary

SUNDAY, JULY 10

Story Walks are going on now through July. The Cass County Conservation Board has partnered with area city libraries and Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for this years theme “On your mark, get ready, set, READ!” Story Walks brings people out to the parks and read! Look for the “Explore, Discover, Share” signs to lead the way at Cass County Parks. A Story Walk involves reading a story that is posted along the trail. At the end of the book take a selfie at the last page, upload it to www.explorecass.com under Cass County Libraries album. Don’t forget to include the appropriate hashtag to win prizes! Cass County Conservation’s hashtag is: #cassccbia; Atlantic Area Chamber’s hashtag is: #MyAtlanticIA. Vote for your favorite photos. The story walks will be put up Friday morning and taken down by 4:30 pm Monday afternoon. If you complete all of the Story Walks you will be entered in for a chance at a grand prize! Some towns are doing more than one story walk and some libraries are also doing their own Story Walks as part of the summer library reading program. Come out and “Explore, Discover, Share” by participating in the FREE Story Walks.

Story Walks:

Griswold Story Walk – July 8th-11th. Three books/walks: Griswold City Park (500 Whitney St.) Wooden Park (600 1st St.) and Fish Farm Park (Highway 48) #griswoldlibrary

MONDAY, JULY 11

Story Walks are going on now through July. The Cass County Conservation Board has partnered with area city libraries and Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for this years theme “On your mark, get ready, set, READ!” Story Walks brings people out to the parks and read! Look for the “Explore, Discover, Share” signs to lead the way at Cass County Parks. A Story Walk involves reading a story that is posted along the trail. At the end of the book take a selfie at the last page, upload it to www.explorecass.com under Cass County Libraries album. Don’t forget to include the appropriate hashtag to win prizes! Cass County Conservation’s hashtag is: #cassccbia; Atlantic Area Chamber’s hashtag is: #MyAtlanticIA. Vote for your favorite photos. The story walks will be put up Friday morning and taken down by 4:30 pm Monday afternoon. If you complete all of the Story Walks you will be entered in for a chance at a grand prize! Some towns are doing more than one story walk and some libraries are also doing their own Story Walks as part of the summer library reading program. Come out and “Explore, Discover, Share” by participating in the FREE Story Walks.

Story Walks:

Griswold Story Walk – July 8th-11th. Three books/walks: Griswold City Park (500 Whitney St.) Wooden Park (600 1st St.) and Fish Farm Park (Highway 48) #griswoldlibrary

TUESDAY, JULY 12

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Sunnyside Activity Hour is held every Tuesday & Thursday through August 18th from 9:30 – 11 am. It’s a time to socialize, enjoy some coffee and take part in the many available activities featured. In the Sunnyside Activity Area, games such as horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder toss, croquet, and other lawn games will be available. Also there are plenty of tables to socials, enjoy coffee, maybe some checkers. It will be a fun time to socialize and be outdoors.

Open Pickleball, a sport can be played by all ages is held at the Sunnyside basketball/pickle ball courts every Tuesday & Thursday through August from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  For questions call Bruce Henderson at 712-249-8255.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Sunnyside Activity Hour is held every Tuesday & Thursday through August 18th from 9:30 – 11 am. It’s a time to socialize, enjoy some coffee and take part in the many available activities featured. In the Sunnyside Activity Area, games such as horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder toss, croquet, and other lawn games will be available. Also there are plenty of tables to socials, enjoy coffee, maybe some checkers. It will be a fun time to socialize and be outdoors.

Open Pickleball, a sport can be played by all ages is held at the Sunnyside basketball/pickle ball courts every Tuesday & Thursday through August from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  For questions call Bruce Henderson at 712-249-8255.

The Jester Puppets will be at thet Menlo Public Library on July 14th at 7:00 pm. It’s fun for the whole family with their anti-bullying message incorporated into the theme of this years Summer Reading program theme of being physically active, it promises to be a night of entertainment, as well as an educational one! They will also be doing sign-ups for our Summer Reading program at this time.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Elk Horn & Kimballton City Wide Garage Sales & Crazy Dane Days will be held on July 15th & 16th. Maps will be available at the Danish Windmill, BW Gas Station (formerly Country Store) and the Egg Krate.

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on July 16th. They will be showing the movie “The Santa Clause”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Elk Horn & Kimballton City Wide Garage Sales & Crazy Dane Days will be held on July 15th & 16th. Maps will be available at the Danish Windmill, BW Gas Station (formerly Country Store) and the Egg Krate.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

ACHF Mud Run will be held on July 16th at the Audubon County Fairgrounds. The Mud Run is a 1-mile endurance and obstacle course fun walk/run. Registration is at 2 pm. Ages 8-11 start at 2:30 pm (modified course) – cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Ages 12 and up start at 3 pm – cost is $25 includes a t-shirt. Awards at 4 pm at the Audubon County Fairgrounds Grandstand. Register online at www.acmhhosp.org by June 16th and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE 1 year Audubon County Memorial Hospital Fitness Center Family Membership! Two participants will win a Fitbit! Registrations are accepted the day of the event but a t-shirt is NOT guaranteed! Grandstand is open for spectators! Food and beer available. Live music by Farm Rocks from 7-11 pm. Proceeds from the Mud Run will be used toward the purchase of the ORTHO Workstation – a compact two in one blood testing system for the Laboratory Department at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital! For more information contact Kim Heller: foundation@acmhhosp.org or 712-563-5295.

MONDAY, JULY 18

First Church of Christ VBS will be held July 18th-22nd from 5:30-8:00 pm. Cave Quest VBS. Gear up for an over-the-top underground adventure! Ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times.First Church of Christ 1310 S.W. 7th St Atlantic. To register contact Dillon Brandt 712-243-2509 dillon.brandt@fccatlantic.com; www.fccatlantic.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on July 23rd. They will be showing the movie “Minions”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

Mommy & Me Consignment Sale will be held on July 23rd 8 am to noon at the National Guard Armory (601 Southside Ave., Audubon). Cost to sell is $15 for a 10×10 ft space (one large table included) – you keep 100% of the sales – email: foundation@acmhhosp.org to register.  Acceptable items include: gently worn clothing, toys, games, furniture, decor, books, dvds, high chairs, kid’s sporting goods, maternity items and more. Items not sold: items in poor condition, stained or worn out clothing, recalled items, car seats that have been involved in a car accident or have passed their expiration date. Mommy & Me Consignment is open to the public and free to come and shop! For more information on shopping or selling please contact Kim Heller – foundation@acmhhosp.org or 712-563-5295. Visit www.acmhhosp.org. Proceeds support the Audubon County Hospital Foundation.

FRIDAY, JULY 29

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

SATURDAY, JULY 30

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on July 30th. They will be showing the movie “Good Dinosaur”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

Avoca City Wide Garage Sale Weekend is August 5th-7th. Maps will be available at Super Foods, Gas Stations, and can be emailed.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on May 25th. They will be showing the movie “Goosebumps”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

Avoca City Wide Garage Sale Weekend continues through August 7th. Maps will be available at Super Foods, Gas Stations, and can be emailed.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

Avoca City Wide Garage Sale Weekend continues on August 7th. Maps will be available at Super Foods, Gas Stations, and can be emailed.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on August 13th. They will be showing the movie “Peanuts Movie”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on August 20th. They will be showing the movie “Monkey Kingdom”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on May 25th. They will be showing the movie “Kung Fu Panda 3”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

Red Oak Craft Festival will be held on August 27th in the white fair building from 9 am – 3 pm. A collaboration of local crafters. Admissions is $1 with proceeds going tot he Red Oak Faith Community Youth Group. Food will be provided by the Red Oak Mennonite Youth Group. To be a vendor, or for more information contact Lori Johnson at 712-370-2907.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Lake Anita State Park Movie Night will be held on September 3rd. They will be showing the movie “The Walk”. Movie is at the 2nd row of campground, free popcorn, movie begins at dusk.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

EXTRAS ….

Sunnyside Activity Hour is held every Tuesday & Thursday through August 18th from 9:30 – 11 am. It’s a time to socialize, enjoy some coffee and take part in the many available activities featured. In the Sunnyside Activity Area, games such as horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder toss, croquet, and other lawn games will be available. Also there are plenty of tables to socials, enjoy coffee, maybe some checkers. It will be a fun time to socialize and be outdoors.

The City of Atlantic will begin their annual spraying for mosquitoes is done between 4 am – 7 am weather permitting. Spraying will continue every Thursday & Friday throughout the summer until further notice.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

 New SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the 12 Step House at 309 Elm Street in Atlantic. Details on SAA website, email atlanticssa@gmail.com or contact Tom at 712-269-0190.

Operation Barnabas meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Atlantic Iowa Western Community College campus.

A Free Community Dinner will be held every Tuesday at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Join the Firehouse Flames for bingo every first Monday at the Memorial Building in Audubon. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a light lunch available, early bird bingo at 6:30 and regular bingo at 6:45 pm.

 The Atlantic Medical Center is offering influenza vaccines Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  No appointments are necessary.  They have flu vaccines in doses for all age groups, including the flu mist.  It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection.

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics.

Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, June 1st is the next clinic date. Appointments will be available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Public Health HCCMS Family Services is located at 1408 E 10th St.  Call 712-755-4422 or visit www.shelbycountyclinics.com.  Clinic will also be held in Irwin, Earling, Westphalia, Shelby, Avoca, Defiance, Panama, Portsmouth and Elk Horn.  Appointments are not needed for these clinics.

The Adair & Casey United Methodist Churches have opened the A-C Food Pantry in the Casey United Methodist Church. It is available to those living in the A-C Community School district the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Saturday of every month.

Divorce Care will be held at the Evangelical Free Church at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays with Treva Turpin. For more information call, 243-4738.

American Legion Post #43 meetings at the Armory at 7 pm. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month.

HCCMS Family Planning is a program available for men and women of all ages, offering reproductive and other health services to help you get and stay healthy. They serve anyone requesting family planning services regardless of residency, household income or gender. In Cass County, your HCCMS office is located at Cass County Home Care, 1500 E 10th St., Atlantic, IA. For more information or to make an appointment call 712-243-7551 or 1-800-993-4345.

The last day the Atlantic Coca-Cola Center and Museum will be open for the season is November 30th. It will be closed starting December 1st until the spring. It will be available for groups during the winter by appointment only. Please contact the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce to make an appointment for your group, 712-243-3017.

Weight Watchers meeting will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 pm at the United Church of Christ on 16th St. in Atlantic.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly a non profit weight loss support group meets every Thursday in the 1st Assembly of God Church (1913 E. 22nd). Weigh in from 5-5:30 pm with meeting from 6-6:30pm. For more information call Barb at 243-6222.

Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family, caregivers or befrienders is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 pm in the Commons room of Summerset Estates, the condos in the north end of the 3rd street in Fontanelle. For further directions or questions about this support group, call Lyle or LaVon at 641-745-4044.

Eagles Charity Bingo is every Wednesday night and is open to the public. Doors open at 4:30, early birds at 6:30 with regular games starting at 7 pm. The current charity is for Teigan Kinze, a child with many medical problems.

Parkinson’s Support Group will be held the 3rd Wednesday each month at 2 pm at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

The Atlantic Lions Club takes used eye glasses and hearing aids. You can drop them off at these Atlantic locations: Hy-Vee, W & S Appliance, Fareway, or any Lions Club member.

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE SUMMER HOURS:

effective July 1st, 2015:

The site is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping. *** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

 

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children:

Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, August 3rd is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, June 1st is the next clinic date. Appointments will be available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Seventh Grade School Requirement: A new Iowa law requires a one-time booster dose of Tdap for students entering 7th grade. Students born on or after September 15, 2000 will need a Tdap booster if they have not received a vaccine containing pertussis since they were seven years old. We will be offering Immunization Clinic for 3 hours the first Wednesday of each month. Pre-register each child for an appointment at www.shelbycountyclinics.com or call 755-4422. Vaccines are free to children that qualify. An administration fee of $14 per client will be charged. If the client has Medicaid our office will bill Medicaid the fee. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations or hawk-i please call Myrtue Medical Clinic @ 712-755-5130 to make an appointment there.Immunizations offered are seasonal flu, DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus), polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), hepatitis B, hepatitis A, varicella (chicken pox), rotavirus, pneumococcal, meningococcal (meningitis), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis), and human papillomavirus (HPV, Gardasil) vaccines. In 2009, the FDA approved the use of Gardasilinmales. They recommend it to males and females age 9 – 26.Please bring the child’s previous vaccination records. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome. The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center is able to offer immunizations to infants and children through age18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These free vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children of American Indian or Alaskan Native decent, or children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of routine immunizations.For Influenza vaccine please call the Community Health office at 755-4422 for an appointment.

 Family Planning Services:  This month, our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on July 26th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on July 19th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Please call to schedule an appointment; walk-ins are welcomed during the nurse clinic. For more information concerning the availability of family planning or women’s health services please call 712-755-4422 for assistance. Family Planning services are also available in Logan, Atlantic, Denison, and Onawa.

Lead Screening: Available at all Immunization clinics or at Public Health office by appointment for children 12 months to 6 years of age. Lead testing is recommended yearly for every child in this age group. Lead testing is required for Kindergarten entry. Childhood lead poisoning occurs when children are exposed to too much lead. Lead poisoning can be prevented. The only way to tell if your child has lead poisoning is to have a lead test.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum used for home visits is the Parents as Teachers model and helps families prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper car seats for children is also available.

Kid’s Korner is a program open to all families with children from prenatal through age 5 in Shelby County. Families earn points through a variety of healthy and developmental activities that can be used to shop in the store. Participation is free. Hours are Tuesdays 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-4:30p.m. For more information contact Joan Kloewer at 712-755-4296.

Tobacco Cessation: Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869). For more information on quitting smoking, call 755-4422.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AT 712-755-4422.

WIC CLINIC

West Central Community Action

WIC clinic is held at the Atlantic Head Start Center located 2 miles north of Atlantic on Olive Street.

Parking is limited to the north side of bldg under the Pine trees and use north door entry into the gym. 712-243-5421

All WIC clients must now have an appointment for either a nutrition talk or to certify in order to get checks. If client doesn’t have either, then need to call the Harlan WIC Office at 1-800-338-4129

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