Saturday, August 11: Perseid Meteor Showers, 9:30 p.m., Southwood Conservation Area, 1 mile S of Smithland, Iowa. Take a walk in the Loess Hills and follow it up with a stop to watch the Perseid meteor showers. Perseid meteor showers occur in August and create what most consider the best and most reliable meteor display for Northern Hemisphere observers. Meet at the far parking lot by the ponds and wear sturdy walking shoes. Bring a blanket to sit on and insect repellent, if desired. Free!