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    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/

    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/

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

    Thursday, August 28th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at First Christian Church
    2500 University Ave.

    Wednesdays thru 9/24/2014
    4 – 7 p.m.
    Parking lot of First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., Des Moines, IA50311
    Free
    www.drakefarmersmarket.com

    Ankeny Farmers’ Market

    Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at City of Ankeny
    SW Third & Maple Streets

    Saturdays thru 9/27/2014
    8 a.m. – Noon
    City of Ankeny, SW Third & Maple Streets, Ankeny, IA
    Free
    www.uptownankeny.org

    Coffee Karaoke

    Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 7:00 pm at Java Joes DART Bus Station
    620 Cherry Street

    Saturday nights thru 10/2014
    7 – 9 p.m.
    Java Joes DART Bus Station -Free
    www.javajoescoffeehouse.com
    Coffee Karaoke will take place on Saturday nights at the DART Bus Station. Stop by for FREE coffee & karaoke!

    Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

    Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at First Christian Church
    2500 University Ave.

    Wednesdays thru 9/24/2014
    4 – 7 p.m.
    Parking lot of First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., Des Moines, IA50311
    Free
    www.drakefarmersmarket.com

    Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

    Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at First Christian Church
    2500 University Ave.

    Wednesdays thru 9/24/2014
    4 – 7 p.m.
    Parking lot of First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., Des Moines, IA50311
    Free
    www.drakefarmersmarket.com

    Treasures Tour

    Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    See the treasures of the Salisbury House collection with Salisbury House Executive Director, J. Eric Smith and Curator, Megan Stout Sibbel.  See the rare objects, books and manuscripts that are seldom on public display and learn about the historic significance of the Weeks family’s collectibles.

    The doors open at 5:30 pm for a wine and cheese reception.  The tour begins at 6:00 pm.

    Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling 515-274-1777 or visiting www.salisburyhouse.org.

     

    South Side Writers’ Workshop

    Friday, September 12th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at South Side Library
    1111 Porter Avenue

    South Side Library, Free

    www.dmpl.org

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

    Second Friday of the month thru 2/13/2015

     

    Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

    Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at First Christian Church
    2500 University Ave.

    Wednesdays thru 9/24/2014
    4 – 7 p.m.
    Parking lot of First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., Des Moines, IA50311
    Free
    www.drakefarmersmarket.com

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