Upcoming Events


To add an event, please email phn@dallascountyiowa.gov           

Block Fest™ is a hands-on learning and building extravaganza for parents and children 8 months to 8 years. Block play helps children develop early math, science and literacy skills. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No shoes or bare feet. Socks with blocks! Space is limited to 30 people per session so PRE-REGISTRATION is a must! To register or for more information call Allison at 515-808-0661or by email at allisonmorlan@partnersinfamilydevelopment.org.   Westview Church, 1155 SE Boone Dr, Waukee 9:30am OR 11:00am.

FREE Blood Pressure Self Monitoring Program
At Sumpter Pharmacy in Adel, Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, starting October 4th. Sponsored by the YMCA. Call Mery at 515-645-3340 for more information.

Weight Watchers
Tuesday evenings at 4:30 pm

in the Dallas County Hospital Boardroom. Call Deb at 515.465.7665 for more details.

Mobile Food Pantry
in Dallas County.  Please call 515-564-0330 if you have any questions.

First Presbyterian Church
1204 13th St.
Dallas Center, IA

Dallas County Hospital
610 10th St.
Perry, IA

New Hope Youth Center
712 Cottage
Ade, IA


Rhema Worship Center
250 4th St.
Waukee, IA
Maple Grove Villas
8602 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
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Great Beginnings for Families – Offered in English and Spanish
Join us for Great Beginnings for Families that is a five-week skills building program for parents and/or child care providers of infants through kindergarteners that will help them build on their strengths and assist them in effectively administering positive discipline and guidance.   Encouraging learning through play, understanding the key principles of child development, and helping their child cope with anger and conflict are other core parts of this workshop series.  “This class was enlightening and very beneficial to me, “  shared one father.  “Being a good parent is what I have to do for the rest of my life.  Quite frankly, no other job or task is more important.  This class encouraged me to take a look at myself and evaluate the skills I have and also to learn new skills. ” 

Dates: Thursdays, February 2 – March 2
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Perry Elementary School (1600  8th St., Perry)
Cost: FREE! Registration is Required
Child care also provided for free

To Register and For Questions Contact:  Lisa Mickelson at ISU Extension & Outreach, (515) 993-4281, lmickel@iastate.edu –or- Rosa Gonzalez (515) 490-2298, rdegonza@iastate.edu.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Family caregivers provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or intermittent basis for family members or friends. Caregiving can at times be physically, emotionally, and/or financially draining.  Powerful Tools for Caregivers, beginning February 13 in Waukee, is an educational six week series designed to empower family caregivers to take better care of themselves and in turn, be better prepared to take care of a loved one. Participants will learn how to reduce stress, improve caregiving confidence, better communicate personal feelings, establish balance in their life, communicate their needs, master tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Dates:  Mondays, February 13 – March 20
Time:  10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  St. Boniface Catholic Church,1200 Warrior Lane, Waukee

Price:  $20/participant
Respite Care available upon request.

To Register and For Questions Contact:  ISU Extension and Outreach Educator, Lisa Mickelson, at lmickel@iastate.edu or (515) 993-4281.

"Hands to Larger Service" Food Drive 
The Dallas County 4-H and Clover Kid Clubs have been working on a service project to support our local food pantries and Friday Food Backpack programs.
The big finale to this project will take place on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel, Iowa. The public is welcome and encouraged to bring nonperishable food and monetary donations in addition to learning about food insecurity and what we can do to help.

Event packets are available here.

 Email Lisa for more information.