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Up Front

August 11, 2011

Eat some sweet corn

The 32 annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival takes place Aug. 12-13 in downtown Adel. This year's celebration, with the theme, "How Sweet It Is," starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 with the corn-shucking event. On Saturday, Aug. 13, the event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with the largest parade in Dallas County. At 10 a.m., patrons can eat free sweet corn until it's gone. Starting at 11 a.m., attendees can enjoy a plethora of live entertainment throughout the day including the Adel Tumbling Club, the Adel Dance Club, the Sugar Creek Cloggers and live music from The Heartbeats, Fat Tuesday and the Greasefire Horns, and Gimikk. For more information, visit

Get down and derby

The Mid Iowa Rollers presents "Night of the Rolling Dead" on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Hy-Vee Hall. The team will be taking on the Old Capitol City Roller Girls in a derby bout. Along with the bout there will be a raffle, with proceeds benefiting The Make A Wish Foundation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the bout starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door (12 and under are free). If you're 18 or older, take a chance and see the bout just feet away from the action in the suicide seating. After the bout, stick around and get an autograph or a photo taken with your favorite Mid Iowa Roller. For more information, visit

Check out American muscle cars

The Mustang Club of Central Iowa presents the Mustang Club of America's National Show series on Aug 13-14. The free event, which takes place at the Holiday Inn Airport, 6111 Fleur Drive, will feature more than 300 Mustangs from across the U.S. on display. Along with the cars, there will be plenty of vendors offering a variety of Mustang-related goods. For more information, visit

Shop and rock

On Saturday, Aug. 13, the "Shop Til You Rock" event takes place at the Jordan Creek Town Center from 1 to 6 p.m. The celebration, which is a music-inspired mall tour that invites teens to experience the ultimate rock star treatment, features live music, games, prizes and deals. There will also be two live performances from Love Via Dance Machine. For more information, visit or CV

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