Community Event

Upcoming Events

    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

    3rd Annual Monsters’ Ball Benefit

    Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The Event Center West
    1701 25th St

    3rd Annual Monsters’ Ball Benefit:

    Generations of Compassion Foundation (GCF) is a fully recognized 501©3 non-profit organization committed to helping individuals and families in need. GCF offers help in a variety of ways whether the need is financial or volunteer time. Examples of previous assistance include helping seniors move to assisted living by packing their belongings, cleaning their home for resale and providing transportation to appointments; helping a single mom by purchasing groceries when she was out of work; and holding a benefit to raise funds for medical bills for a young family without insurance and much more.

    Last year, GCF raised over $7,000 during the Monsters Ball Benefit. All the proceeds have been donated to individuals and families in need of assistance. More information regarding the details of those helped can be viewed on our website, click here.

    Tickets are free for kids under 2, $5 for kids 2-11, $10 for adults and $25 for families (2 adults and kids). There will be live music performed by Flipside from 6pm-9pm. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction, cash bar, a costume contest, catering and children’s’ activities.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing us at generationsofcompassion@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event. To volunteer or help in any way please email us, generationsofcompassion@gmail.com. Monetary donations can be made to: Generations of Compassion Foundation; PO Box 65824, West Des Moines, IA 50265 or electronically at www.generationsofcompassion.org.

    History Series

    Thursday, November 6th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Come enjoy a compelling lecture by Ian Worthington, Curators’ Professor at the University of Missouri, as he discusses his book, By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire.

    Doors open at 6:45 pm for a complimentary wine reception.  The lecture begins at 7:30 pm.  Books will be available for purchase at the event.

    Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets, please call 515-274-1777 or visit www.salisburyhouse.org.

    10th Annual Harvest Concert

    Saturday, November 8th 2014 - 7:00 pm at Union Park United Methodist Church
    2305 East 12th Street

    Imagine hearing the 23rd Psalm, French poetry and Swingin’ Saints. Together. Think you’re dreaming? Wake up! You’re not dreaming! We’re not making this up! This is part of the program for the 10th Annual Harvest Concert. Over eighty singers and musicians, including the ensembles We Got Male and We Got Female, will be performing a variety of works from classical to country to humorous. The concerts will benefit the Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry.

    10th Annual Harvest Concert

    Sunday, November 9th 2014 - 2:00 pm at First Christian Church
    2500 University Avenue

    Imagine hearing the 23rd Psalm, French poetry and Swingin’ Saints. Together. Think you’re dreaming? Wake up! You’re not dreaming! We’re not making this up! This is part of the program for the 10th Annual Harvest Concert. Over eighty singers and musicians, including the ensembles We Got Male and We Got Female, will be performing a variety of works from classical to country to humorous. The concerts will benefit the Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry.

    Gingerbread Grandeur Workshop

    Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    ‘Tis the season to build gingerbread houses with your family and friends.  We’ll provide the edible embellishments . . . you provide the creativity.

    Standard Admission is $25 and includes a gingerbread kit.

    Admission for children that will be sharing a kit $6 per guest.

    To purchase tickets, please call 515-274-1777 or visit www.salisburyhouse.org.

    Gingerbread Grandeur Workshop

    Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    ‘Tis the season to build gingerbread houses with your family and friends.  We’ll provide the edible embellishments . . . you provide the creativity.

    Standard Admission is $25 and includes a gingerbread kit.

    Admission for children that will be sharing a kit $6 per guest.

    To purchase tickets, please call 515-274-1777 or visit www.salisburyhouse.org.

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    Variety – the Children’s Charity Black Tie Dinner

    Friday, January 9th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at Veterans Auditorium Grand Ballroom
    833 5th Ave

    Save The Date!
    Guest of Honor- Coach Kirk Ferentz University of Iowa
    New this year- Entertainment by Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos
    Pay for your table by November 1, 2014 and be entered into a special drawing for $1000!

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