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Upcoming Events

    Jazz Happy Hour

    Friday, March 27th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Des Moines Social Club Kum & Go Theater
    900 Mulberry St

    Jazz Happy Hour Every second and fourth Friday. The best in local and regional Jazz in a funky basement club reminiscent of Greenwich Village circa 1960. Catered food and no cover. Donations are accepted. All Ages.
    www.synergyjazz.org

    String ‘Em Up! Old-Time Music Hangout

    Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Java Joe’s
    214 4th Street

    Join Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo for a slow jam romp in the living tradition of southern Appalachian Old-time music played by ear.
    $7 at the door
    www.FlyingPigFiddleAndBanjo.com

    Book Club

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Join the Salisbury House Young Professionals (SHYP) for a delightful discussion of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie. The event is free for SHYP members ($5 for non-members), kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and includes an exclusive look at the House’s extensive art and literary collections. Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.salisburyhouse.org or call 515-274-1777.

    Treasures Tour

    Tuesday, September 8th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Come see the treasures from the Salisbury House collection that are seldom on public display. Enjoy a tour led by Salisbury House’s Executive Director, J. Eric Smith, and Curator & Chief Historian, Megan Stout Sibbel. Guests will enjoy exclusive access to internationally significant artifacts, books and manuscripts from the Salisbury House archives and collections.

    The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a wine and cheese reception followed by the tour that includes access to the exquisite Salisbury House Library. Tickets are $30 per person.

    For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.salisburyhouse.org or call 515-274-1777.

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