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Upcoming Events

    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

    The Miracle Worker

    Friday, January 16th 2015 - All Day at Des Moines Playhouse
    831 42nd Street

    Prices start at $13
    www.dmplayhouse.com
    This classic drama is the story of Annie Sullivan & her student, blind & mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human & treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind & spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: water.

    Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (only 1 p.m. on the final Sunday)

    The Miracle Worker

    Friday, January 16th 2015 - 7:00 pm at Des Moines Playhouse
    831 42nd Street

    Prices start at $13
    www.dmplayhouse.com
    This classic drama is the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human, and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: water.

    Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (only 1 p.m. on the final Sunday)

    Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit & Trade Show

    Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
    1 Prairie Meadows Drive

    Free
    www.IowaRFA.org
    The Midwest’s Premier Renewable Fuels Event. Join Industry leaders and decision-makers to hear experts discuss state and national issues impacting the future of renewable fuels.

    Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit & Trade Show

    Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
    1 Prairie Meadows Drive

    Free
    www.IowaRFA.org
    The Midwest’s Premier Renewable Fuels Event. Join Industry leaders and decision-makers to hear experts discuss state and national issues impacting the future of renewable fuels.

    Crafty January Stories & Activities: Ninja Red Riding Hood

    Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 4:00 pm at Franklin Avenue Library
    5000 Franklin Avenue

    Free
    www.dmpl.org
    Crafty kids can find crafty fun at the Franklin Avenue Library on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 PM. SCHEDULE: January 6: Feathers Not Just for Flying, by Melissa Stewart. January 13: Meerkat Mail, by Emily Gravett. January 20: The Lion and the Bird, by Marianne Dubac. January 27: Ninja Red Riding Hood, by Corey Rosen Schwartz.

    Crafty January Stories & Activities: Ninja Red Riding Hood

    Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 4:00 pm at Franklin Avenue Library
    5000 Franklin Avenue

    Free
    www.dmpl.org
    Crafty kids can find crafty fun at the Franklin Avenue Library on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 PM. SCHEDULE: January 6: Feathers Not Just for Flying, by Melissa Stewart. January 13: Meerkat Mail, by Emily Gravett. January 20: The Lion and the Bird, by Marianne Dubac. January 27: Ninja Red Riding Hood, by Corey Rosen Schwartz.

    East Side Mash-Up

    Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 4:00 pm at East Side Library
    2559 Hubbell Avenue

    Free
    www.dmpl.org
    Celebrate the joys of duct tape with your friends. Join us at the East Side Library on the fourth Tuesday of every month. There’s always a wide variety of things to do, including snacks, arts and crafts, games, and other random fun.

    Teen DIY: Making Candles

    Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 4:00 pm at Des Moines Public Library – Forest Ave. Branch
    1326 Forest Avenue

    Free
    www.dmpl.org
    Learn to make candles for gifts and decorating.

    Teen DIY: Making Candles

    Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 4:00 pm at Des Moines Public Library – Forest Ave. Branch
    1326 Forest Avenue

    Free
    www.dmpl.org
    Learn to make candles for gifts and decorating.

    Crafty January Stories & Activities: Fidgety Fish

    Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 4:15 pm at Central Library
    1000 Grand Avenue

    Free
    www.dmpl.org
    Join Janee in the Central Library Imagination Station on Tuesdays at 4:15 PM to hear a story and then make a craft in the children’s area. SCHEDULE: Tuesday, January 6: The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. Tuesday, January 13: The Mitten, by Jan Brett. Tuesday, January 20: Journey, by Aaron Becker. Tuesday, January 27: Fidgety Fish, by Ruth Galloway.

    Crafty January Stories & Activities: Fidgety Fish

    Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 4:15 pm at Central Library
    1000 Grand Avenue

    Free
    www.dmpl.org
    Join Janee in the Central Library Imagination Station on Tuesdays at 4:15 PM to hear a story and then make a craft in the children’s area. SCHEDULE: Tuesday, January 6: The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. Tuesday, January 13: The Mitten, by Jan Brett. Tuesday, January 20: Journey, by Aaron Becker. Tuesday, January 27: Fidgety Fish, by Ruth Galloway.

    Iowa Pork Congress

    Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - All Day at Iowa Events Center
    730 Third Street

    www.iowaporkcongress.org/
    The Iowa Pork Congress is the premier winter pork trade show featuring nearly 300 companies offering the latest in technology, equipment, animal health and services. For those offering these types of services and products this is a great show to participate at as producers from throughout the Midwest travel to see what’s new to the industry.
    In addition to the trade show producers are attracted by the business seminars offered during the event. Topics range from industry economics, public policy, genetics and trade to mention just a few choices offered free of charge to pork producers.
    Wed 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Iowa Pork Congress

    Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 9:00 am at Iowa Events Center
    730 Third Street

    Varies – see website
    www.iowaporkcongress.org/
    The Iowa Pork Congress is the premier winter pork trade show featuring nearly 300 companies offering the latest in technology, equipment, animal health and services. For those offering these types of services and products this is a great show to participate at as producers from throughout the Midwest travel to see what’s new to the industry.
    In addition to the trade show producers are attracted by the business seminars offered during the event. Topics range from industry economics, public policy, genetics and trade to mention just a few choices offered free of charge to pork producers.

    Book Worms

    Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Cafe Diem
    2005 S Ankeny Blvd

    $5 includes coffee and cookies
    www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/calendar/?mojaba-redirect=N
    Join our book club with PCC Naturalist, Heidi Anderson, for an engaging discussion once a month. This month we’ll be discussing Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. Pre-registration required; deadline is January 26. Fee: $5, includes coffee and cookies. Sponsored by the Great Outdoors Foundation. Go to website to register.

    Book Worms

    Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Cafe Diem
    2005 S Ankeny Blvd

    $5 includes coffee and cookies
    www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/calendar/?mojaba-redirect=N
    Join our book club with PCC Naturalist, Heidi Anderson, for an engaging discussion once a month. This month we’ll be discussing Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. Pre-registration required; deadline is January 26. Fee: $5, includes coffee and cookies. Sponsored by the Great Outdoors Foundation. Go to website to register.

    Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance

    Friday, January 30th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Pinnacle Club
    4100 NE Otter Creek Drive

    $35 per couple & $20 each add’l daughter
    This event provides fathers, grandfathers & father figures an opportunity to take their daughters/granddaughters out for an evening of fun. There will be dancing, door prizes, refreshments plus a dessert buffet! Tori’s Eye Photography will be present for optional picture packages. An additional dance session has been added this year! There will now be FIVE dances to choose from.

    Fireside Music with Jenni and Deanna

    Friday, January 30th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Hotel Pattee
    1112 Willis Avenue

    Free, tips welcome
    www.hotelpattee.com
    Enjoy music fireside with Jenni and Deanna at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398106433770340/.

    ’80s Prom Dance Party

    Friday, January 30th 2015 - 8:00 pm at Wooly’s
    504 East Locust Street

    $10
    www.woolysdm.com
    With music by Burning Down the House

    Jeanne Robertson Fabulously Funny Tour

    Friday, January 30th 2015 - 8:30 pm at Hoyt Sherman Place
    1501 Woodland Avenue

    $53 & up
    www.hoytsherman.org
    Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success.

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