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Upcoming Events

    Architecture @ Hand Summer Walking Tours

    Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Iowa Architectural Foundation
    400 Locust Street

    Lace up your walking shoes & explore downtown Des Moines’ architectural gems with the Iowa Architectural Foundation’s (IAF) annual summer Architecture @ Hand Walking Tours. Guided by area architects & design professionals, these tours of downtown provide an opportunity for local residents & visitors to appreciate the rich architectural heritage of Iowa’s capitol city. Tours begin at the Iowa Architectural Foundation office at 5:30pm & are approx. 90 minutes long.

    Tickets: www.redtrucktickets.com.

    $10 per person

    www.iowaarchfoundation.org/en/upcoming_events/

    Architecture @ Hand Summer Walking Tours

    Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Iowa Architectural Foundation
    400 Locust Street

    Lace up your walking shoes & explore downtown Des Moines’ architectural gems with the Iowa Architectural Foundation’s (IAF) annual summer Architecture @ Hand Walking Tours.

    $10 per person

    www.iowaarchfoundation.org/en/upcoming_events/

    World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Open House

    Saturday, June 7th 2014 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
    100 Locust Street

    The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates is expanding its FREE public hours! Now open to all on Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays, with Wednesdays & Thursdays reserved for pre-booked group tours!

    Free

    www.worldfoodprize.org/hall

    Global Greens Farmers Market

    Saturday, June 7th 2014 - 10:30 am - 2:00 pm at LSI (Lutheran Services in Iowa)
    3200 University Ave

    Global Greens Farmers Market features fruits & vegetables on Saturdays grown by displaced farmers who have resettled in Iowa.

    Free

    www.LSIowa.org

    Hollaback! Des Moines Monthly Meetup

    Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Smokey Row Coffee
    1910 Cottage Grove Ave

    Hollaback! Des Moines is a grassroots initiative to make public spaces (including streets, public venues & transit) safer for women & LGBTQ folks. Specifically, we aim to confront street harassment in these spaces.

    Free

    www.desmoines.ihollaback.org

    Upcycle Steward Program

    Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Greenwood Park
    4500 Grand Avenue

    Want to help remove invasive species, improve the health of our woodlands AND help feed animals at the Blank Park Zoo? Become an Upcycle Steward at Greenwood Park, the 2nd Saturday of every month!

    www.dmparks.org

    Upcycle Steward Program

    Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Greenwood Park
    4500 Grand Avenue

    From 9 a.m to Noon, volunteers will remove honeysuckle to restore one of our most treasured parks while providing food for the giraffes & rhinos.

    www.dmparks.org

    Easter Seals Iowa Community Swim

    Tuesday, June 24th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Easter Seals Iowa/Camp Sunnyside
    104 NE 66th Avenue

    You’re invited to join us for a community swim every Tuesday in our heated, accessible, indoor pool. Cost is free if you are assisting a person.

    Tuesdays thru 1/13/2015

    $4

    www.eastersealsia.org

     

    Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery Every Sunday All Year Long, Rain or Shine

    Sunday, June 29th 2014 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Summerset Winery
    15101 Fairfax Street

    When the weather is warm the concerts will be held outside, weather permitting. For outside concerts you will want to bring your own chair & picnic basket. Wine/beer available for purchase. Alcohol cannot be brought onto the property. All alcohol must be purchased at the winery. For a list of bands: www.summersetwine.com.

    Sundays thru 12/14/2014

    3-6 p.m.

    $3/pp or $10 a car load. FREE to Case Club members

    Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery Every Sunday All Year Long, Rain or Shine

    Sunday, July 6th 2014 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Summerset Winery
    15101 Fairfax Street

    When the weather is warm the concerts will be held outside, weather permitting. For outside concerts you will want to bring your own chair & picnic basket. Wine/beer available for purchase. Alcohol cannot be brought onto the property. All alcohol must be purchased at the winery.

    3-6 p.m.

    $3/pp or $10 a car load. FREE to Case Club members

    www.summersetwine.com

    South Side Writers’ Workshop

    Friday, July 11th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at South Side Library
    1111 Porter Avenue

    Bring your essays, poetry, personal stories, novel or other work and join us! Our monthly group meets on the second Friday. For questions, contact Sandy at skdeyoe@dmpl.org.

    Second Friday on month thru 2/13/2015

    Free

    Shrek

    Friday, July 11th 2014 - 7:30 pm at Des Moines Playhouse
    831 42nd Street

    In a kingdom far, far away, things get ugly when an ogre, not a handsome prince, shows up to rescue a feisty Princess. Throw in a wisecracking Donkey, a villain with a short temper, a Gingerbread Man with attitude, and other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got a mess that calls for a real hero

    Wednesdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.

    Prices start at $23

    www.dmplayhouse.com

    Better Body System

    Monday, July 14th 2014 - 6:00 pm at True Life Wellness
    14225 University Avenue Suite 118

    Come listen as Dr. Molstre as he shares Yoli’s Better Body System with you. He will show you natural and easy steps that you can take to achieve your health goals.

    Free

    www.truelifewellness.com

    Cake Decorating Session 5 Creme Summer Camp for Kids

    Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm at Creme Cupcake
    543 28th Street

    Cake Decorating: Day 1 – Make frostings and practice decorating on cookies. Day 2 – Design cake, make fondant figures and practice decorating on cupcakes Day 3 – Color and roll out fondant and decorate a 2-tier dummy/foam cake for you to take home. Graduation Ceremony.

    $157.50

    www.newschool.tikly.co/events/136

     

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa Old Bags Event

    Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Glen Oaks Country Club
    1401 Glen Oaks Dr

    Fun-filled cocktail party to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa. Silent auction with incredible prizes, but most of all… amazing bags! Designer bags, fun bags, sports bags, specialty totes, and more! A great event for a ladies night out.

    Brad Seidenfeld

    Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Mickey’s Irish Pub Waukee
    50 SE Laurel Street

    Come on out and help us celebrate our new space!! Thursday, July 31st The patio expansion includes more tables, bags games area, bike racks, bicycle pit stop and a Stage! Brad Seidendfeld will be playing live from 5-9pm

    Free

    www.mickeyswaukee.com

     

    24th Annual Knoxville Nationals

    Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 5:30 pm at Knoxville Raceway
    1000 N Lincoln Street

    The biggest sprint car race in the world with the top drivers in the sport. A 4 day racing extravaganza that includes music, food, camping, expo and more that ends each night with some of the most exciting racing you can ever experience. Sponsored by Arnold Motor Supply.

    Gates open 5:30 p.m; Race 7:15

    Adults $20 & up

     

    Music in the Junction: Randy Burk & The Prisoners

    Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Historic Valley Junction
    217 - 5th Street

    Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction – our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series.

    Free

    www.valleyjunction.com

    Pump UP with Plant Protein

    Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Smokey Row Coffee
    1910 Cottage Grove Ave

    Let’s take some time to chat about some common misconceptions about plant proteins, learn how to incorporate more plant based protein into your diet and/or find that right balance for you, best times to consume plant proteins if you exercise, and discover some surprising protein sources and how to easily incorporate them into your diet.

    $5

    www.food4thoughtdm.com/rsvpmaker/pump-up-with-plant-protein/

     

    Summer Concert Series: Final Mix

    Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Jasper Winery
    2400 George Flagg Parkway

    Join us every Thursday from 6 – 9pm this summer for live music at Jasper Winery! As always, we’ll have all of our wines, sangria & Madhouse Brewing Company beer available by the glass.

    Free

    www.jasperwinery.com

     

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