This Week's Events
130 S. Sheldon Ave., Ste. 203, Ames
Race/walk 5K around Ada Hayden Lake at 8 a.m. on July 4th.
Don't miss the Science Center of Iowa's 15th Annual Fundraising Event and Live Auction, one of the most talked about celebrations in Des Moines! With amazing live and silent auctions, delectable cuisine and cocktails and live music, the event is an exciting celebration of SCI and our commitment to informal learning.
Hy-Vee Conference Center, West Des Moines
Benefiting the Des Moines Choral Society and evening of music and merriment. Celebrity Sing-off Contest. Live & Silent Auction. Music by the Des Moines Choral Society. Your favorite beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Celebrity emcess from KCCI Steve Karlin and Cynthia Foder. Business casual attire suggested. $75 (all proceeds from this event benefit the Des Moines Choral Society and its mission to energize, inspire, educate and uplift through beautiful music).
Rally your cycling friends for a leisurely bike ride through the greater Des Moines metro to visit four beautiful gardens. Proceeds support the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Riders may start from the Botanical Garden anytime between 8 and 9 a.m.
Choose between an eight or 33-mile bicycle ride on metro trails. The short route includes one stop and riders may choose to drive to the other gardens. Refreshments provided at each stop.
Registration fee is $30 in advance, $35 day of the ride. Check-in and leave from the Botanical Garden between 8 and 9 a.m. Riders receive a technical fabric shirt, free plant and admission to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on ride day. Participants can also enjoy these day-of specials of a 20% discount at Iowa Outdoor Products and $2 tall boys at Mullets. Goodie bags for the first 300 to sign-in include tickets to an I-Cubs game!
Bank of the West and Dahl's (Des Moines Locations),
Join us our fifth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Dahl’s location June 10-July 4. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 20th annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Wed July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2013-2014 Masterworks concert!
625 South 35th Street, West Des Moines
Sign up today to compete, make friends and more at this year’s Iowa Senior Olympics, which will be held this summer in the Des Moines area.
A variety of sports including golf, tennis, track and field, bowling, swimming, racquetball, Pickleball®, horseshoes and basketball will be available for participants. One of the highlights will be the annual Granny Basketball® tournament, in which players wearing vintage uniforms play basketball games following the rules for six-on-six basketball. The games are open to anyone who will be age fifty and up at the end of this year calendar year.
You can register online at www.iowaseniorolympics.com, via mail to 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265 or as a walk-in to the West Des Moines Community School District’s temporary offices at 815 8th Street, West Des Moines (just south of Grand Avenue and north of the Valley Junction area).
The registration fee is $40. There are additional fees for those participating in bowling or golf. Registrations which are mailed in must be postmarked no later than June 3. The deadline for on-line registration is 6 p.m. June 7.
For more information about the games, please call the office at 515-633-5011 or visit the Iowa Senior Olympics website at www.iowaseniorolympics.com.
6700 Merle Hay Rd , Johnston
Green Days is an annual community celebration held in Johnston, Iowa, next to the Johnston Public Library. The 2013 festival will be held June 13th-16th.
Activities include a parade, carnival, children's activities, entertainment in the beverage garden, rib cook-off contest, Bill Riley Talent Search, Classic Car Show, 5K walk and run and much more! ADMISSION IS FREE!
Green Days is organized by the Johnston Chamber of Commerce.
Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines
Tuesday’s from 7-10PM. Open play from 7PM-8:30PM. The league tournament starts at (or right around) 8:30PM. You don’t have to be a member of the league to play in the tournament! Open play resume’s after the tournament is over. We try our best to keep one table open for walk-in’s.
Sixth St. & Ashworth Drive, Waukee
A free concert will be presented every Tuesday in June
at Triangle Park in Downtown Waukee
6th and Ashworth Drive.
The performances begin at 7:00 pm and last approximately two hours.
Every Tuesday Night at 7:30pm at Gas Lamp - 1501 Grand Avenue
Bring a team of 2-6 people for great drinks and 8 rounds of trivia!
Rounds contain 5 questions with links hinting at each previous question's answer. Also, occasional theme rounds to spice things up!
Spring Home Tour
515.244.8308 ext. 125
2024 Forest Ave., Des Moines
Anawim Housing invites you to join us on our Spring Home Tour. Event begins at 11:30 am and lunch will be provided on the tour.
Please RSVP Kara Vaughn at 515.244.8308 ext. 125 or firstname.lastname@example.org by June 12 to reserve your spot.
Urbandale Public Library, Urbandale
Join fellow job seekers and meet Ernest Phillips with TUG Coaching & Training. He’ll present insights into professional relationship building through Connection, Communication with a Purpose, and Conflict Management. Bring your business cards, job search tips, stories and questions. We meet the first and third Thursdays from 9am-11:30am. FREE.
The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, Des Moines
Join the Young Women's Resource Center to celebrate 35 years or serving young women in our community. Guests of honor are Governor Terry & Chris Branstad with Suku Radia as the emcee. Please RSVP to email@example.com or call 515.244.4901
Salisbury House and Gardens, Des Moines
Spend an enchanting evening at Salisbury House as Repertory Theater of Iowa performs Shakespeare's classic play, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
2150 Delavan Dr., West Des Moines
MIND AND HEART EXPLORA nON WORKSHOP
For anyone curious about "How do Actors do it?"
New York born and Iowa summer-bird Professional Actor/Director
To give participants an active opportunity to take risks in a safe, relaxed, and creative environment; learn and utilize tools to solve work and personal conflicts; and build communication strengths.
Experience techniques and learn skills actors use to develop voice/body control for optimal expression and communication.
• Learn relaxation, improvisation, team and leadership building processes.
• Deepen their understanding in consciously choosing to respond to work and personal situations for a solution, rather than simply reacting.
Experience acting skills to expand your creative thinking, observation, awareness, collaborative abilities in your Professional and Personal Life
T returns to Iowa many summers to work with various groups. This June, T is offering a workshop for the public.
Des Moines DanzArts Studio at 2150 Delavan Drive, Suite 8, West Des Moines Frida~June21,2013
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Fee.-: $75.00 (After June 1: $125.00) Bring your own lunch
Bike MS: Cruise the Cornfields, June 23 through June 24, 2012, is a fully supported, weekend ride covering up to 150 miles with a festive overnight in Ames, Iowa. The ride will begin in Ankeny. Cyclists have the option of choosing a 35- or 75-mile route to and from Ames. These routes are different each day. Saturday's route will include the local and newly done High Trestle Trail!
Currently the registration fee is $30 &mdash an amazing value which includes a commemorative ride T-shirt, swag bag, a finish line meal, food and drinks at rest stops, Saturday night banquet, mechanical support and medical support, police and volunteer support, support vans, entertainment and much more!
As soon as you register, you&rsquo ll have access to our online fundraising tools, making fundraising easier and more convenient than ever.
Easter Seals Iowa is hosting our 4th Annual Walk With Me 1 mile walk, Tot Trot and Silent Auction on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The Walk is a fun event that gathers individuals, families, sponsors, and the greater community to raise awareness and funds for Easter Seals Iowa. Every dollar raised stays here in our community, helping Easter Seals provide services and support for your friends, family and neighbors with disabilities&hellip because everyone deserves to live with equality, dignity and independence.
Meet LHF&rsquo s own June bride as you join the 1850 farm staff for a recreated pioneer wedding celebration, including a wedding ceremony and cake for the guests! Weddings brought the pioneer community together for traditional foods and fun. Discover the most popular gifts for a pioneer bride and watch the groomsmen ride the groom on a rail to celebrate his new good fortune. Help in the &ldquo shivaree&rdquo and play a good-natured, very noisy, prank on the wedding couple. LHF visitors will become part of the day&rsquo s fun, with ceremonies at 11:00 and 2:00.
Locust Street Bridge, Des Moines
Sample 200+ craft beers by more than 30 Iowa breweries, along with a host of regional and national micro-brews. Craft beer lovers will enjoy unlimited beer samplings, food and a wide variety of special brews. Cheers!
National MS Society, Upper Midwest Chapter, Urbandale to Ames
Don’t just ride, Bike MS. The fully supported ride goes from Urbandale to Ames and back, with a festive overnight in Ames. Choose a long or short route and ride toward a world free of MS. For more information and to register, visit myMSbike.org. $200 minimum donation & $30 registration fee.
Join us for Des Moines' hottest new summertime event, the Moonlight Classic. This 10-mile night bike ride through the streets of downtown Des Moines will begin and end at El Bait Shop. Cruise the streets of Des Moines in the moonlight while helping a great cause - the children of Orchard Place! Then relax and enjoy a live band and refreshments at El Bait Shop immediately following the event. Prizes will be awarded for Best Bike Lights, Best Helmet Lights, Best Costume and - new this year - Best Team Bus!