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    Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - All Day at Des Moines Civic Center
    221 Walnut Street

    $55 – $90

    www.desmoinesperformingarts.org

    HUGE St Theresa Annual church/school Garage Sale

    Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at St Theresa School
    5810 Carpenter Ave

    Saturday April 26 only! 8am to 2pm. Early bird entrance at 7am with $5 donation.  Corner of Merle Hay Rd & University Ave in Des Moines.  Sale is held in the gym.  Tons of items for all ages. Do not miss this one!

    History Series

    Thursday, May 1st 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Salisbury House & Gardens
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Join us for the final 2013-2014 History Series at Salisbury House with author Michael Neiberg.  Enjoy a lecture about his most recent work, Dance of the Furies, and learn about his reexamination of the Europeans and their perspective regarding the outbreak of World War I.

    Doors will open at 6:45 pm for a complimentary wine reception preceding the lecture. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting www.salisburyhouse.org or calling 515-274-1777.

    Tea at the Castle

    Sunday, May 4th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Salisbury House & Gardens
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at Salisbury House at our Tea at the Castle event.  The May tea features beloved guest, Jane Cox, who will perform a characterization of a historic female.  Jane Cox is a Theater Professor at Iowa State University.  She has been involved as an actress, designer and director in over 250 theater productions.  Her one woman shows have been performed in twenty states and in notable venues including the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian.

    Following the performance tea, finger sandwiches and pastries will be served. – Tickets are $25 for Standard Admission, $22.50 for Members and can be purchased by visiting www.salisburyhouse.org or calling 515-274-1777.

    Market to Market® Relay Iowa | One Day Team Running Relay

    Saturday, May 10th 2014 - All Day

    The Market to Market® Relay is what Iowa runners are talking about! A team running relay from Jefferson to Des Moines, the Market to Market® Relay Iowa covers 75 miles over 17 stages on a scenic and varied course. Join 6 of your closest pals, hop in a van, run, rest and repeat. The course follows the Raccoon River Valley Trail System, paved streets, and gravel back roads through a diverse and scenic slice of west central Iowa. Capacity is limited to only 250 teams

    http://iowa.markettomarketrelay.com/

    Market to Market® Relay Iowa | One Day Team Running Relay

    Saturday, May 10th 2014 - All Day

    The Market to Market® Relay is what Iowa runners are talking about! A team running relay from Jefferson to Des Moines, the Market to Market® Relay Iowa covers 75 miles over 17 stages on a scenic and varied course. Join 6 of your closest pals, hop in a van, run, rest and repeat. The course follows the Raccoon River Valley Trail System, paved streets, and gravel back roads through a diverse and scenic slice of west central Iowa. Capacity is limited to only 250 teams

    http://iowa.markettomarketrelay.com/

    Whiskey and Wine Tasting at the Shrine

    Friday, May 16th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Temple
    1100 Shriners Pkwy

    Includes: Free tasting of Wines and Whiskies, heavy appetizers, Keg of beer while it lasts, DJ  Cost: $25/person

    Gem Drop Raffle!  $25 includes a glass of wine and a 1ct flux grown ruby (with a value of more than the cost of the wine) and a ticket for a chance to win one of two grand prizes: a ruby mounted in a necklace setting and a chain, a 1/2ct total weight diamond mounted in a necklace setting and a chain.

    There will also be a cash bar for anyone who wants/needs additional beverages.

    Salisbury House Young Professionals Book Club

    Wednesday, May 21st 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Salisbury House & Gardens
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Join the Salisbury House Young Professionals for an engaging book club discussion of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. From the Salisbury House Library, view several first editions of James Joyce works.

    Drive Away Hunger Cool Car Show

    Saturday, May 31st 2014 - 12:00 am - 3:00 pm at Cornerstone Community Credit Union
    414 - 61st Street

    Proceed’s benefiting the Food Bank of Iowa.  Entertainment Provided by:  Jimmy Olsen Entertainment and The Rivieras.  *Pizza Hut will have food for purchase.  *Confluence Brewery will be selling some of their brews.

    REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE FOR $15 BEFORE MAY 17th, $20 AFTER.  ALL REGISTRANTS MUST ALSO PROVIDE ONE (1) NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEM

    Mysteries of the Castle

    Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Salisbury House & Gardens
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    A day for the family to come and explore.  Costumes and critters and Halloween decor.  Build-it kits, face painting, hair painting and more.  Science and reading and fun times galore.

    Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 515-274-1777 or by visiting www.salisburyhouse.org.

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