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NOTICES:

The 2024 Exira Tractor Ride has been canceled for this year. The Exira Tractor Riders will hold their 2025 Exira Tractor Ride on the last Sunday in June 2025. See you then!

Atlantic Chamber Of Commerce is now taking registrations for AtlanticFest activities. Car and Motorcycle Shows, 2K and 5K Road Races, Bags Tournament, Craft Vendors and Activity Vendors. Visit www.atlanticiowa.com to register. AtlanticFest will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2024.

The Reverend George B Hitchcock House is open for the season May 1 – September 15. Open Thursday thru Sunday for tours from 1pm-5pm. Last tour of the day starts at 4:15pm from the Granary. The Hitchcock House is located at 63788 567th Lane, near Lewis. The House is also open for guided tours. If you’re interested in volunteering by leading a pioneer station, email Lora at https://www.casscountyia.gov/county-departments/conservation-office/

The Official Atlantic RAGBRAI website, www.atlanticragbrai.com, is live and will be full of information in the coming weeks. This will be the hub for local community members and for RAGBRAI riders to get information about housing, vendor opportunities, entertainment, maps, volunteering and more. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, fill out the volunteer form found on the website. The Atlantic RAGBRAI Committee will continue to meet regularly to plan various activities for the July 22nd overnight celebration. As information is available, it will be shared with the community and on the website. In the mean-time, everyone is encouraged to follow Atlantic RAGBRAI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtlanticRAGBRAI for all things RAGBRAI Atlantic.

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CASS COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES:

Atlantic Food Pantry: 704 W. 7th St. Hours: Thurs., 12:30 – 3 pm (or until all food sacks are distributed) Drive-through pantry (For safety reasons, there will be no access to the Pantry from 7th Street (Highway 6) during Thursday afternoon food distributions. Pantry Client vehicles will approach the Pantry from the East on 6th Street, turning South on Palm Street, then West on the access road directly in front of the Pantry to receive food. Cars will then exit north on the alley next to the Pantry. Traffic markers will guide the cars before and during food distribution.) Food Referrals are not needed. There is a pick-up limit of 3 households per vehicle. Pantry phone: (712) 243-5019 from 9-11 AM Mon. and Thurs. only

Anita Food Pantry: 208 Chestnut St. Drive-through pantry. Phone: (712) 250-0410 Hours: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 8-10 am

Cumberland Care & Share Pantry: Methodist Church, 317 Monroe St.  Phone: (712) 774-5818 Hours: 1st & 3rd Wed., 4:30pm- 5:30pm

Lord’s Cupboard of Griswold: Methodist Church, 100 Cass St. Phone: (712) 778-4178 Hours: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 11am – 2pm

Adair-Casey Food Pantries are available to those living in the Adair-Casey School District on the second Thursday 6-8pm and the fourth Saturday 9-11am each month.
Locations – Adair United Methodist Church – in alley on north side of church, and
Casey United Methodist Church.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Adair Chuckwagon Days presents Candy Land on Friday, June 21. There will be old-fashioned games in the park from 2-4pm. Kid’s Parade begins at 6pm followed by the Little Miss and Mister Adair and Baby Crawl. Face painting and Adair Dance Academy dancing is at 6:30pm on Main Street. Bags tournament and kid’s kickball begins at 7pm. Music with Ben Puttmann is from 7-10 on Main Street. The ACGC MS Warriors bake sale begins at 3pm and the Presbyterian Ice Cream Social, Blue Penguin Shaved Ice, Fire Department Dinner and Beer Garden and Triple B’s Tenderloins all begin at 5pm on Main Street.

Ecosystems takes place on Friday, June 21 from 10-11am at the Atlantic Public Library. Learn about ecosystems and do some hands on activities in this STEM program. For children ages 6-11

K-9 Team Deputy Olsen and K-9 Chase will be at the Atlantic Public Library on Friday, June 21 from 2-3pm. Deputy Olsen and K-9 Chase do a lot of repeat training sessions to ensure they are doing their jobs to the best of their abilities. In this program, they will demonstrate what some of those repeat trainings are. For children ages 6-11

The Rose Theater in Audubon will be showing “If” (PG) on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm and doors open at 1:30pm. All seats are $4 cash only and concessions are available.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Adair Chuckwagon Days presents Candy Land on Saturday, June 22 in Adair. Get the morning started with a Pancake Breakfast, beer & mimosas and goodies from Casey Creamery from 7-10am. The 5K, Mile and Kid’s foot races are from 7-9am; Candy Land Parade and the Fire Department Beer Garden and BBQ are at 10:30. Vendors open at 11am in the community building;  Kickball Tournament in the park at 11am and the  Car/Tractor Show is at 11:30am on Main Street. Poker Run begins at noon and there will be inflatables, Bingo, Carnival Games, The Balloon Guy and Fire Truck Rides are from 1-3pm in the park. Enjoy cool drinks and great food from 11-4pm and from 5-11pm, Triple B’s Tenderloins will be serving on Main Street.

Atlantic BPO DOES are hosting a “Bag Sale Auction Salad Luncheon” on Saturday, June 22 from 11-2 at The Venue in Atlantic. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased by calling 712-249-7577 or 712-249-6825 to ensure there will be plenty of food. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of fundraiser. Proceeds support local and national charities of the Atalntic BPO DOES.

Benefit For Jill Cooper Dinner & Auction will take place on Saturday, June 22 at the White Fair Building at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Red Oak from 4:30-7:30pm. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes and desserts all for a freewill donation. Bid on silent auction items and stay for the live auction. If you have questions or would like to be involved in the benefit in any way, contact Sharon at 712-370-2119, Tammi at 712-370-4947, Brenda at 712-789-0416 or Kari at 712-370-2357. If you are unable to attend, but would like to help, an account has been set up at Bank Iowa. Make checks payable to Jill Cooper Benefit.

Inaugural Ice Cream Social will be held on Saturday, June 22 at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield beginning at 5 pm. This unique evening of entertainment will feature local art vendors, live music and a live podcast recording and will serve as a fundraiser for the Greater Greenfield Community Foundation’s tornado relief fund. Live entertainment begins at 7 PM with a live podcast by Ice Cream Sunday. Special guest is Wendi Lane, a fellow Greenfield native and acclaimed multimedia journalist. In recent weeks, Lane has provided expert documentation of Greenfield’s recovery efforts following the May 21st tornado. Live music will begin at 8 PM with a performance by Night Like This, a four-piece alternative rock band from Des Moines. **Tickets for this event are $10 per adult. Admission is free for attendees under 18. They can be purchased online atwarrenculturalcenter.com/events**

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Revival Meeting will be held at Legacy Baptist Church located at 302 Oakland Ave. in Oakland from Sunday, June 23rd-Wednesday, June 26th.

Sunday schedule: 9AM- Prayer; 10AM- Morning Worship; Fellowship Meal; 1PM- Afternoon Worship.

Monday-Wednesday- 7PM Nightly. Speaker: Evangelist Justyn Smith.

Questions? Contact legacybaptistiowa@gmail.com.

Garden Walk takes place on Sunday, June 23 from 2-4pm. Tour 4 unique gardens in Atlantic and meet the gardeners who made them. Tickets available at the Cass County Extension Office beginning June 3 and are $10/person. Find details on upcoming events at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass or by calling 712-243-1132. Upcoming events, gardening tips and more can be found on facebook at CassCoMG

Relay For Life of Audubon County takes place on Sunday, June 23. Tractor ride leaves from the Audubon County Fairgrounds at 2pm. A variety of vendors and food will be available at the Agri-Hall from 5-7pm. Celebrate cancer survivors and join the fight against cancer! For more information, call 712-268-2340

“Green for Greenfield” is a Garden Party Fundraiser to assist the Greenfield community with tornado recovery. This even will be held on Sunday, June 23 from 5:00-7:00pm at the home of Dave and Barb Chase, 2824 Country Club Dr. Atlantic. All money raised at this event will be donated to the Greenfield Community Foundation. Enjoy good food and company in a relaxed garden setting for a good cause! This fundraiser will feature mini pizzas and bruschetta catered by The Flour Mill. There will also be a variety of beverages available. Speaker Susan Olesen, a former teacher and long-time Greenfield resident, will be providing an update on the status of the cleanup and recovery efforts. Bring your favorite lawn chair. All Greenfield supporters are welcome! In the event of rain, this fundraiser will be held indoors. Sponsored by Cass County Democrats…everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, regardless of party affiliation.

MONDAY, JUNE 24

Wonders of Water takes place on Monday, June 24 from 10-11am at the Atlantic Public Library. Learn how precious water is as a resource on Earth from ISU Extension. Explore uses of water and the different phases that water goes through. For children ages 6-11

Nature Art Journals will be held on Monday, June 24 from 2-3pm at the Atlantic Public Library. Learn what nature art journals are and start your own in this program for those 10 years old and older. All supplies provided by the library.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Kids Book Club- “Hatchet”…The Cass County Conservation Board and the Massena Public Library are holding a Kids Book Club Program on the book- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen on Tuesday June 25th at 10:00 am at the Massena Public Library in Massena. Read the book, come and discuss and do some activities that tie to the book and more. This free program will be geared to 3rd grade readers and up. If you need to borrow a copy of the book, both the Cass County Conservation Board and the Massena Public Library have additional copies. You DO NOT have to be a registered card holder to attend the program!

Summer Story Time takes place at the Stanton Public Library beginning at 1pm.

Atlantic Specialty Care presents Ron Moshier on Tuesday, June 25 from 2-4pm at Care Initiatives-Atlantic Specialty Care, 1300 E 19th Street. Ron is a 2-time Rio Grande Valley Texas Entertainer Of the Year. This “Pass The Hat” event is open to the public with no cover charge. Call 712-243-3952 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Art in the Park takes place on Wednesday, June 26 from 10-11am at Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park. Arts, crafts and fun for kids ages 6-11 years.

Homebound Delivery takes place on Wednesday, June 26 from 10-11am. Call the Atlantic Public Library to use this service. For homebound city residents and in-home daycares.

Board Games will be played on Wednesday, June 26 from 2-3pm at the Atlantic Public Library. Play board games and have snack food and drinks. This program is for those 12-18.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Toddler Time takes place on Thursday, June 27 from 10-10:45am at the Atlantic Public Library. Join Miss Sue for story time with a book, songs, finger play, crafts, and play time especially for those 3 years and younger.

Audubon Library’s Music In the Park takes place on Thursday, June 27 beginning at 7pm in the Audubon City Park. Third Wish Acoustic will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in the park. Food will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Rose Theater. Call 712-563-3301 for more information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

CD Wind Spinners takes place on Friday, June 28 from 10-11am at the Atlantic Public Library. Using stickers and puffy paint, transform old cds into beautiful wind spinners. Younger children will need the assistance of an older caregiver. For children ages 6-11

Intro to Yoga takes place on Friday, June 28 from 2-3pm at the Atlantic Public Library. Kelly from the YMCA will share about the benefits of yoga for our bodies and minds. She will also share some basic yoga positions. This program is for those 9-14 years of age.

The Rose Theater in Audubon will be showing “Sight” (PG-13) on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm and doors open at 1:30pm. All seats are $4 cash only and concessions are available.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Cass County Relay for Life Tractor Ride takes place on Saturday, June 29 beginning at the Cass County Fairgrounds with registration at 8 am. Rolls and juice will be available. Ride begins at 8:30, traveling rural southwest Iowa. This year’s ride will visit 3 historic barns and enjoy lunch at Prairie Rose Park and root beer floats at the end of the ride. Cost of ride is suggested donation of $25, lunch will be at rider’s expense. All vehicles welcome. Call 712-249-3846 or 7123-254-1670 to register or for more information. E-mail KnottyLadiesQuilt@gmail.com.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding “Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration on Saturday May 25th 1PM-4PM- Cold Springs Park- Beach FREE!  After a quick demonstration try out the boards for yourself! If you do not bring a life jacket one will be provided to you. Children must be 16 years or older. Paddler must weigh LESS than 250 LBS.  1:00pm- 5 Spots, 2:30pm- 5 Spots.  Kayaks will be available for checkout at the same time. We have 4 sit in kayaks, Paddler must weigh LESS than 250 LBS. We have 4 Sit on top Kayaks, Paddler must weigh LESS than 395 LBS. If you do not bring a life jacket one will be provided to you.  1:00pm- 4 kayaks, sit in, 4 kayaks, sit on top.  2:30pm- 4 kayaks, sit in, 4 kayaks, sit on top.  You MUST register online to get your spot! https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Cass/Park/Cold-Springs-Park.aspx

Cumberland First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be held June 29th through July 3rd from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for grades K-6th. A light supper will be served.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Cass County Relay For Life takes place on Sunday, June 30 from 11:30am- 2pm at the Nishna Valley Family YMCA in Atlantic. Celebrate and support cancer survivors and caregivers with lots of family- friendly fun, including Kids Zone, Survivor Meal, Raffles and more! Cappel’s Ace Hardware has donated a Weber Griddle and Elkhart Plastics Of Iowa has donated a Kong Cooler for the raffles. Get tickets at Cappel’s Ace Hardware…$5 each or 5 for $20. Visit www.relayforlife.org/casscountyia

Villisca Country Club Mamrelund Lutheran Church Golf Tournament takes place on Sunday, June 30 beginning at 1:30pm. This 4-person, 9-hole tournament is being held to raise funds for items for the Villisca Day Care Center. The bar will be open. Snacks will be provided during the tournament and the Clubhouse will be open at 5pm for dining. To register and for more information, call 712-370-5498.

Bethany Lutheran Church Annual Hog Roast takes place on Sunday, June 30th at 5:00 pm. Enjoy pork sandwiches, chips, beans and homemade ice cream. An auction of bazaar items, baked goods and crafts will follow. Bethany is 1 mile east and 1 ½ miles north of Kimballton.

MONDAY, JULY 1

Stanton Summer Concert Series with Dan & Cheryl Case, Shawna Olson and Rob Kinser takes place on Monday, July 1 beginning at 7pm at the Danny Anderson Field in Stanton. For more information or to be a vendor, call 712-829-7340.

TUESDAY, JULY 2

Anita Community Meal will be held on Tuesday, July 2 at 11:30am at the Anita Congregational Church. Broker, Karns & Karns will be the hosts. Enjoy a great meal and card games after.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

Celebrating Like It’s 1924! REFLECTIONS is Exira’s 159th 4th Of July Celebration begins on Wednesday, July 3rd. Scott’s Amusements open at 5pm. Community Beer Garden @ City Park from 5-9pm. Community BBQ begins at 5pm at the City Park. Radio Rangers will be at the Park Gazebo from 5:30-7:30 and the Street Dance at TJ’s Pourhouse with Chasing Nickel is from 8-midnight.

THURSDAY, JULY 4

Atlantic 4th Of July Flight Breakfast takes place on Thursday, July 4 from 7-11am at the Atlantic Airport. The Pancake Man will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage and drinks for $8. Fly-in pilots are free! Proceeds support Atlantic Rotary Service Projects.

Exira’s 159th Fourth Of July Celebration continues in Exira at 9am with foot races. The Reflection’s Parade begins at 10:30 with Grand Marshals Greg & Char Bitner. Community Beer Garden is open from 10:30-8. Villa Dance Co performs at 12:15pm followed by Darla Hansen & Doug Hammer. Bag’s Tournament begins at 2pm; Kid’s Tractor Pull is at 4pm; River City Rodeo is at 6:30pm and the Grand Fireworks Display at Spartan Field begins at dusk. Scott’s amusements, food and crafts vendors, family games & activities will be held around the park all day.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

Exira’s 159th Annual Fourth Of July Celebration continues on Friday, July 5 with the Farmer’s Market, Food/Craft Vendors, Scott’s Amusements, entertainment in the park with Loren Christensen, family games and activities around the city park from 5-7pm.

SATURDAY, JULY 6

Exira’s 159th Fourth Of July Celebration continues on Saturday, July 6 with the Fun Run/5K/10K at 7:45am in the city park. Mason’s Breakfast at the Old Fire Station is from 8-10am. Co-Ed Softball Tournament begins at 9am at Legion Ball Park. Bountiful Baskets will be at the city park beginning at 10:30am.

SUNDAY, JULY 7

Exira’s 159th Fouth Of July Celebration continues on Sunday, July 7 with Ecumencial Church Service at 10:30am in the city park (bring lawn chairs). The Alumni Coffee takes place at 2pm at the Lion’s building with a C0-0p Lunch honoring the Class Of 1974.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

Audubon Library’s Music In the Park takes place on Thursday, July 11 beginning at 7pm in the Audubon City Park. Neil Hewitt will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in the park. Food will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Rose Theater. Call 712-563-3301 for more information.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

11th Annual Spartan Athletics Fundraiser Golf Tournament takes place on Friday, July 12 at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club. Registration at 8:30 am with shotgun start at 9:30am. $260/ teams of four…register by June 23. Top 2 teams of three flights earn placing. Silent auction and raffle available for golfers and public. Proceeds benefit the Exira- EHK Athletic Department. To make a donation to the silent auction, call 712-304-4464 or 712-249-1048

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Yoga in the Prairie will be held at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn on July 13 and August 10 at 10:00 am.  The cost is $8 per session with members receiving a $2 discount.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

The Original Pottawattamie County Fair takes place Wednesday, July 17 through Monday, July 22 in Avoca. Static judging, livestock weigh-in, Tall Corn Contest, working exhibits, Kids Zone and bounce houses. Visit pottatwattamiecountyfair.org for more information.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

The Original Pottawattamie County Fair continues on Thursday, July 18 in Avoca. Livestock judging, Kool-aid & Canvas, food trucks, Family Fun Night, Prince and Princess contest, face painting, Putt-Putt Golf, Beargrove Chainsaw Carvings, the Crowning of the Queen and Jr Queen and the Pedal Tractor Pull, along with Kids Zone and bounce houses all day. Visit pottawattamiecountyfair.org for more information.

Storytime in the Prairie Kids Summer Camp at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn will be held on July 18 and August 8 at 10:00 am.  This is a free program for children grades K-3.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Audubon Library’s Music In the Park takes place on Thursday, July 18 beginning at 7pm Under the Big Tent at the Audubon County Fairgrounds. The Polka Police will be performing.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in the park. Food will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Rose Theater. Call 712-563-3301 for more information.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

The Original Pottawattamie County Fair continues on Friday, July 19 in Avoca. Rabbit, small pet and dog shows. Wine & Canvas, Beargrove Chainsaw Carvings, bounce houses, kids zone and live music with Taxi Driver. Visit pottawattamiecountyfair.org for more information

Viking Camp at the Museum of Danish America will be held July 19 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This is for children grades 4-8.  The cost is $25.  This is held in collaboration with the Danish Windmill.  Space is limited and registration is required.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

The Original Pottawattamie County Fair continues on Saturday, July 20 in Avoca. Beef Show, WIMRA Mud Truck Races, Fair Olympics and Side by Side Races. Gate fee for races is $10. Pit passes are $20. Visit pottawattamiecountyfair.org for more information.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

The Original Pottawattamie County Fair continues on Sunday, July 21 in Avoca. Swine show, Cornhole Tournament, Side by Side Track Rally Races, bounce houses and Kids Zone. Visit pottawattamiecountyfair.org for more information.

MONDAY, JULY 22

The Original Pottawattamie County Fair concludes on Monday, July 22 in Avoca with the Premium Auction at 9am. Get more information by visiting pottawattamiecountyfair.org

THURSDAY, JULY 25

Audubon Library’s Music In the Park takes place on Thursday, July 25 beginning at 7pm in the Audubon City Park. Chad Elliot will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in the park. Food will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Rose Theater. Call 712-563-3301 for more information.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

Painting in the Prairie at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn will be held on July 27 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The cost is $55 with members receiving a $5 discount.  For ages 16 and up.  No experience is necessary.  Space is limited and registration is required.

The Cass County Child Abuse Prevention Council Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 27th, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Cass County Fairgrounds. This event encourages families to visit the Cass County Fair by hosting fun activities for the entire family. In past years, booths have included Water Fights, Yard Games, a Duck Pond, a Book Walk, and more. If your community organization would be interested in hosting a free activity booth at Family Fun Day, please get in touch with Grace McAfee by Tuesday, June 25th, at mcage@casshealth.org or 712-250-8170. Sponsored by The Cass County Child Abuse Prevention Council and Healthy Cass Coalition.

TUESDAY, JULY 30

Kids Run the Museum Day at the Museum of Danish America will be held July 30 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This is for children grades 4-8 and the cost is $25.  Space is limited and registration is required.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Audubon Library’s Music In the Park takes place on Thursday, August 1 beginning at 7pm in the Audubon City Park. Blane Kerkoff will be performing. Sponsored by Knights Of Columbus. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in the park. Food will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Rose Theater. Call 712-563-3301 for more information.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Danish Plates Community Mosaic Project at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn will be held on August 3 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  This is a free event with all ages welcome.  Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited and registration is required.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Storytime in the Prairie Kids Summer Camp at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn will be held on August 8 at 10:00 am.  This is a free program for children grades K-3.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Audubon Library’s Music In the Park takes place on Thursday, August 8 beginning at 7pm in the Audubon City Park. Girls Next Door will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in the park. Food will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Rose Theater. Call 712-563-3301 for more information.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

Yoga in the Prairie will be held at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn on August 10 at 10:00 am.  The cost is $8 per session with members receiving a $2 discount.

AtlanticFest will be held Saturday, August 10th rain or shine. AtlanticFest is an annual festival that serves as a fundraiser for the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce. Downtown Atlantic will be filled with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! Come early and start your day with a pancake breakfast or enjoy a 5K run/2K walk in the Annual Road Race with chip timing. There will be crafters from all over the Southwest Iowa area to browse through, as well as some of the best food vendors around that offer a wide variety of menu choices. Kids can enjoy fun bounce houses and games throughout City Park. The 26th Annual Car Show and 10th Annual Motorcycle Show will be taking place once again this year. Also returning is the bags tournament that will be held in City Park. And with free entertainment throughout the day, the activities are endless. Preregistration for the Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Road Race, and Bags Tournament is open now, with day-of registration accepted. Registration to be a craft or food vendor is also being accepted now through August 5th. To register for any activity, visit www.atlanticiowa.com, email chamber@atlanticiowa.com or call the Chamber office at 712-243-3017.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Audubon Library’s Music In the Park takes place on Thursday, August 15 beginning at 7pm in the Audubon City Park. Bob & Amy will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in the park. Food will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Rose Theater. Call 712-563-3301 for more information.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Gray All School Reunion will take place on Sunday, September 1. Meal begins at 12:30pm. Cost is $20 per person payable at the door.  Come early, stay late. Call 712-249-2069 or 712-249-2020 for more information and to RSVP

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE HOURS:

The compost near the Schildberg Recreation Area is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping. If the gate happens to be locked during those times, please call 243-3512 and tell them that the gate to the yard waste site is locked and a police officer will be out shortly to unlock the gate. The brush pile is offered to citizen within the city limits only.

*** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

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BINGO:

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Thursday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 5:45 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm. Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance. Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

Irwin Bingo is every Thursday at the Irwin Community Building (404 Front St) beginning at 7pm. Food will be served beginning at 5:30pm and Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30pm with a progressive jackpot.

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.

Shenandoah Eagles Bingo will be held on Sunday, December 12th from 2:30-5:00 pm at Shenandoah FOE Club Located at 709 West Thomas St Shenandoah, IA 51601. Shenandoah FOE Auxiliary #3849 has restarted their Sunday Bingo. Currently Bingo will be held bi-weekly starting November 14th, 2021. Holiday weekends are TBD. Early Bird starts at 2:30pm. Bingo starts at 3:00 pm. CASH PRIZES! Family Friendly event. Check the event page on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/eagles3849/

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2nd Hand Rose is open Monday’s 1:30-3:00 and Friday’s 9:30-11:00 at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month the community is invited to play cards or dominoes at Heritage House. They are welcomed to come as a group or by themselves. Playing starts at 1 pm

Grief Share meets Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm in the Heritage Hall at the Heritage House in Atlantic. No charge, donations for Grief Share are welcomed. Call Heidi 712-243-5492. This is sponsored by the Roland Funeral Home in conjunction with Grace Point Church.

NAMI Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month at 2pm and the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6:30pm at the United Church Of Christ in Atlantic.

H.E.A.L… Hope. Empathy. Acceptance. Love…meets the second Wednesday each month at 10am at the Exira Public Library in the meeting room. Their mission is to connect those living with incurable, chronic medical conditions with community that supports, educates and empowers them to improve their quality of life.  Call 712-304-5779 with questions and for more information. follow them at www.facebook.com/groups/healiowa/

American Legion Memorial Building, also known as the Armory, will be open for tours Saturday afternoons through October and by request through Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. See the web site at Arise Atlantic for more details.

Cass County Historical Museum in Griswold is now open Wednesdays-Sundays from 1-4

Audubon County Historical Society Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 10 am (alternating meetings in Audubon and Exira). This is open to the public, the Historical Society is looking for volunteers!

Hitchcock House – During the season, the Hitchcock House is open for tours beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays May 1st through September 4th. The same fee schedule listed above applies. The last tour each day begins at 4:15 p.m. Tours at other times and groups of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a tour time by calling 712.769.2323.

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.

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 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.

WIC CLINIC- Call for information at 1-800-338-4129