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Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      8/31/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Promiseland Fest      8/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
641-980-5493
Highway 34 & South Wapello Street, Ottumwa
Promiseland Fest is a two day concert FREE to the public. Starting July 11, 2014 from 5PM to 11:30 PM again starting Noon until 11:30 PM July 12, 2014. There will be food venders available, as well as giveaways and prizes. Headliners include: Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award winning music artist, we are also hosting Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Dawna Johnson, also nationally known music artists, as well as up to as many as 30 emerging music bands and artists. One group right here in Ottumwa, Piercing The Darkness, gets recordings played on the radio as far away as Australia. This is a Christian sponsored and centered event that will include Rock Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Rap and Bluegrass Gospel performers. On TWO separate stages. Activities included are games and rides for children for a family oriented event. Contact the park for possible camping availability. Don't miss this opportunity to join our newest Southeastern Iowa Annual Music event. We are making local history in a positive exciting, life changing way!
Hunger Action Month      9/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
515-564-0330
2220 E. 17th Street, Des Moines
Beginning Sept. 1, the Food Bank of Iowa and other food banks in the Feeding America network, will kick off Hunger Action Month by holding events to inspire people to take action to help the millions of people who are food insecure in the United States. To learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit www.foodbankiowa.org or www.hungeractionmonth.org.
Des Moines Mini Maker Faire      9/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
5152746868 x222
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors and students. All of these "makers" come to the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire to show what they have made and share what they have learned.
Des Moines Mini Maker Faire      9/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
5152746868 x222
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors and students. All of these "makers" come to the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire to show what they have made and share what they have learned.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Promiseland Fest      9/1/2014 5:00:00 PM
641-980-5493
Highway 34 & South Wapello Street, Ottumwa
Promiseland Fest is a two day concert FREE to the public. Starting July 11, 2014 from 5PM to 11:30 PM again starting Noon until 11:30 PM July 12, 2014. There will be food venders available, as well as giveaways and prizes. Headliners include: Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award winning music artist, we are also hosting Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Dawna Johnson, also nationally known music artists, as well as up to as many as 30 emerging music bands and artists. One group right here in Ottumwa, Piercing The Darkness, gets recordings played on the radio as far away as Australia. This is a Christian sponsored and centered event that will include Rock Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Rap and Bluegrass Gospel performers. On TWO separate stages. Activities included are games and rides for children for a family oriented event. Contact the park for possible camping availability. Don't miss this opportunity to join our newest Southeastern Iowa Annual Music event. We are making local history in a positive exciting, life changing way!
Hunger Action Month      9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
515-564-0330
2220 E. 17th Street, Des Moines
Beginning Sept. 1, the Food Bank of Iowa and other food banks in the Feeding America network, will kick off Hunger Action Month by holding events to inspire people to take action to help the millions of people who are food insecure in the United States. To learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit www.foodbankiowa.org or www.hungeractionmonth.org.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      9/2/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Promiseland Fest      9/2/2014 5:00:00 PM
641-980-5493
Highway 34 & South Wapello Street, Ottumwa
Promiseland Fest is a two day concert FREE to the public. Starting July 11, 2014 from 5PM to 11:30 PM again starting Noon until 11:30 PM July 12, 2014. There will be food venders available, as well as giveaways and prizes. Headliners include: Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award winning music artist, we are also hosting Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Dawna Johnson, also nationally known music artists, as well as up to as many as 30 emerging music bands and artists. One group right here in Ottumwa, Piercing The Darkness, gets recordings played on the radio as far away as Australia. This is a Christian sponsored and centered event that will include Rock Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Rap and Bluegrass Gospel performers. On TWO separate stages. Activities included are games and rides for children for a family oriented event. Contact the park for possible camping availability. Don't miss this opportunity to join our newest Southeastern Iowa Annual Music event. We are making local history in a positive exciting, life changing way!
King Pong - Table Tennis League      9/2/2014 7:00:00 PM
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.
Team Trivia      9/2/2014 7:30:00 PM
515-288-3672
Gas Lamp, Des Moines
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!
Hunger Action Month      9/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
515-564-0330
2220 E. 17th Street, Des Moines
Beginning Sept. 1, the Food Bank of Iowa and other food banks in the Feeding America network, will kick off Hunger Action Month by holding events to inspire people to take action to help the millions of people who are food insecure in the United States. To learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit www.foodbankiowa.org or www.hungeractionmonth.org.

(515)278-5286
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Offered twice: Wed, Aug. 27, and Wed, Sept. 3, 2014. Homeschoolers are always welcome at Living History Farms! During the events on these two days, explore how food and nutrition have been a constant in history, from too little food to too much. Discover the impact that changes in technology had on how people produced, prepared, and preserved food that people ate. Learn also about how technology changed the tasks people did. Special demonstrations each day will allow you to learn about food and nutrition in history. How many calories do you burn off playing checkers vs. printing with a foot-powered press? How many horsepower does your body generate, compared to a tractor or car? How long does it take to turn cream into butter, or to cook in an open hearth vs. a microwave? Pre-registration is required: www.LivingHistoryFarms.org.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      9/3/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Promiseland Fest      9/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
641-980-5493
Highway 34 & South Wapello Street, Ottumwa
Promiseland Fest is a two day concert FREE to the public. Starting July 11, 2014 from 5PM to 11:30 PM again starting Noon until 11:30 PM July 12, 2014. There will be food venders available, as well as giveaways and prizes. Headliners include: Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award winning music artist, we are also hosting Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Dawna Johnson, also nationally known music artists, as well as up to as many as 30 emerging music bands and artists. One group right here in Ottumwa, Piercing The Darkness, gets recordings played on the radio as far away as Australia. This is a Christian sponsored and centered event that will include Rock Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Rap and Bluegrass Gospel performers. On TWO separate stages. Activities included are games and rides for children for a family oriented event. Contact the park for possible camping availability. Don't miss this opportunity to join our newest Southeastern Iowa Annual Music event. We are making local history in a positive exciting, life changing way!
Catch Des Moines Release Party      9/3/2014 5:00:00 PM
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines
Networking. Cocktails. Live art demonstrations. The cover unveil. Catch a first glimpse of the NEW Fall/Winter edition of Catch Des Moines: the Official Guide to Greater Des Moines! Open to the public and FREE to attend. Hosted by the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information go to catchdesmoines.com/events.
Hunger Action Month      9/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
515-564-0330
2220 E. 17th Street, Des Moines
Beginning Sept. 1, the Food Bank of Iowa and other food banks in the Feeding America network, will kick off Hunger Action Month by holding events to inspire people to take action to help the millions of people who are food insecure in the United States. To learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit www.foodbankiowa.org or www.hungeractionmonth.org.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      9/4/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance

Exclusive Vince Trunk Show - Women's Clothing      9/4/2014 10:00:00 AM
515-453-8451
2700 University Avenue, West Des Moines
An opportunity to shop an expanded assortment of the Vince Fall 2014 Collection. Vince is known as the ultimate brand for everyday luxury essentials
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Promiseland Fest      9/4/2014 5:00:00 PM
641-980-5493
Highway 34 & South Wapello Street, Ottumwa
Promiseland Fest is a two day concert FREE to the public. Starting July 11, 2014 from 5PM to 11:30 PM again starting Noon until 11:30 PM July 12, 2014. There will be food venders available, as well as giveaways and prizes. Headliners include: Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award winning music artist, we are also hosting Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Dawna Johnson, also nationally known music artists, as well as up to as many as 30 emerging music bands and artists. One group right here in Ottumwa, Piercing The Darkness, gets recordings played on the radio as far away as Australia. This is a Christian sponsored and centered event that will include Rock Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Rap and Bluegrass Gospel performers. On TWO separate stages. Activities included are games and rides for children for a family oriented event. Contact the park for possible camping availability. Don't miss this opportunity to join our newest Southeastern Iowa Annual Music event. We are making local history in a positive exciting, life changing way!
Hunger Action Month      9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
515-564-0330
2220 E. 17th Street, Des Moines
Beginning Sept. 1, the Food Bank of Iowa and other food banks in the Feeding America network, will kick off Hunger Action Month by holding events to inspire people to take action to help the millions of people who are food insecure in the United States. To learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit www.foodbankiowa.org or www.hungeractionmonth.org.
South Pacific      9/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
831 42nd St, Des Moines
This epic romantic musical centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. Arkansas native Nellie Forbush befriends and quickly falls for Emile de Becque, a French plantation owner. Lt. Joe Cable finds himself in a passionate affair with Liat, the young daughter of Bloody Mary, the local grass-skirt peddler. As the war escalates, reality sets in for both Forbush and Cable, who struggle to reconcile their unconventional love affairs with their long-held prejudices and insecurities. Rodgers & Hammerstein's acclaimed musical features "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair," "There is Nothing Like a Dame," "Younger Than Springtime," and the haunting "Bali Ha'i." Wednesday-Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM. Sunday shows are at 2:00 PM.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      9/5/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Promiseland Fest      9/5/2014 5:00:00 PM
641-980-5493
Highway 34 & South Wapello Street, Ottumwa
Promiseland Fest is a two day concert FREE to the public. Starting July 11, 2014 from 5PM to 11:30 PM again starting Noon until 11:30 PM July 12, 2014. There will be food venders available, as well as giveaways and prizes. Headliners include: Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award winning music artist, we are also hosting Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Dawna Johnson, also nationally known music artists, as well as up to as many as 30 emerging music bands and artists. One group right here in Ottumwa, Piercing The Darkness, gets recordings played on the radio as far away as Australia. This is a Christian sponsored and centered event that will include Rock Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Rap and Bluegrass Gospel performers. On TWO separate stages. Activities included are games and rides for children for a family oriented event. Contact the park for possible camping availability. Don't miss this opportunity to join our newest Southeastern Iowa Annual Music event. We are making local history in a positive exciting, life changing way!
Mixology Night      9/5/2014 5:30:00 PM
515-274-6868 x222
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
Mix. Mingle. Music. Lasers. Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month, experience all that SCI has to offer – minus the kids. THIS MONTH: • Live music from The Snacks • Laser shows in the Star Theater planetarium General admission is $5; FREE for SCI Members! A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.
Take A Chance On Me Fashion Show      9/5/2014 6:00:00 PM
800-325-9015
1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona
The ARL Fashion Show is getting a new look and new format, but the same opportunity to support homeless pets! This fabulous couture fashion show will dazzle everyone who attends. It will feature the rescued pets of local people you will know, plus ARL pets available for adoption. All of the animals will be wearing luxurious, stylish and original clothing and accessories designed by two local entrepreneurs and will accompanied down the “animal walk” by their owners or celebrity handlers. Stay tuned for more details - this is an event you will not want to miss! For sponsorship information, contact Stephanie Filer at sfiler@arl-iowa.org or (515) 473-9116. Register: Please go to the Event Website to register for this event! Thank you for your interest!
Take A Chance on Me Fashin Show      9/5/2014 6:00:00 PM
1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona
The ARL Fashion Show is getting a new look and new format, but the same opportunity to support homeless pets! This fabulous couture fashion show will dazzle everyone who attends. It will feature the rescued pets of local people you will know, plus ARL pets available for adoption. All of the animals will be wearing luxurious, stylish and original clothing and accessories and will accompanied down the “animal walk” by their owners or celebrity handlers. Tickets are $40 each ($50 after August 15). This is a kid-friendly event. Business-casual or cocktail attire.
Hunger Action Month      9/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
515-564-0330
2220 E. 17th Street, Des Moines
Beginning Sept. 1, the Food Bank of Iowa and other food banks in the Feeding America network, will kick off Hunger Action Month by holding events to inspire people to take action to help the millions of people who are food insecure in the United States. To learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit www.foodbankiowa.org or www.hungeractionmonth.org.
Drake University's Meditation Workshop      9/6/2014 9:00:00 AM
515-271-2167
First Christian Church , Des Moines
The Comparison Project at Drake University will kick off its 2014–2015 programming with a meditation workshop on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.–noon. The event features five local meditation instructors, each of whom will teach classes on their meditative practice, and then engage in dialogue with one another about these practices. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and engage in several of the techniques.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      9/6/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Director of Marketing and Communications      9/6/2014 10:00:00 AM
515-309-2396
Ankeny
German-themed bike ride benefiting Easter Seals Iowa will be held September 6, beginning at the Ankeny firehouse at 10 a.m. and following the High Trestle Trail to the Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid. The ride features entertainment by the Nadas at the Flat Tire Lounge, German food and beverages and raffle prizes including a BMW bike and kit donated by European Motorcars. The $50 registration fee includes a dri fit t-shirt. Register at www.fahrrad2014.com or contact Allison Piazza at 515-309-9774 or apiazza@eastersealsia.org for additional information. Support provided by Bike World, Hessen Haus and Hair of the Dawg. (Fahrrad translates as bicycle in German!) Easter Seals Iowa provides exceptional services to ensure people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. www.eastersealsia.org
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.

Hubbell Living Home Show      9/6/2014 1:00:00 PM
Glynn Village, Waukee
Hubbell Realty Company will host its fourth Hubbell Living Home Show. This year’s show features Glynn Village, a residential conservation community in Waukee. The 2014 Hubbell Living Home Show will highlight the unique features of Glynn Village including open spaces, native prairie landscapes, trails and, of course, a diverse selection of homes.
Rockin’ the Ridge featuring Jason Brown      9/6/2014 3:00:00 PM
515-697-7961
Southridge, Des Moines
Join us for a Jason Brown concert benefiting Children & Families of Iowa. This family-friendly event will kick off with kids activities and raffle prizes. The concert begins at 5 p.m. Cost: $15, children under age 12 are free
Promiseland Fest      9/6/2014 5:00:00 PM
641-980-5493
Highway 34 & South Wapello Street, Ottumwa
Promiseland Fest is a two day concert FREE to the public. Starting July 11, 2014 from 5PM to 11:30 PM again starting Noon until 11:30 PM July 12, 2014. There will be food venders available, as well as giveaways and prizes. Headliners include: Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award winning music artist, we are also hosting Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Dawna Johnson, also nationally known music artists, as well as up to as many as 30 emerging music bands and artists. One group right here in Ottumwa, Piercing The Darkness, gets recordings played on the radio as far away as Australia. This is a Christian sponsored and centered event that will include Rock Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Rap and Bluegrass Gospel performers. On TWO separate stages. Activities included are games and rides for children for a family oriented event. Contact the park for possible camping availability. Don't miss this opportunity to join our newest Southeastern Iowa Annual Music event. We are making local history in a positive exciting, life changing way!
Gatsby Gala      9/6/2014 6:00:00 PM
(515) 274-1777
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines
Salisbury House Foundation's Annual Fundraising event, join us for the 10th Gatsby Gala, a 1920s themed evening with dinner and dancing

Gatsby Gala      9/6/2014 6:00:00 PM
515-274-1777
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines
The 10th Annual Gatsby Gala features a 1920s era celebration staged atop the picturesque gardens of Salisbury House. This year's Gatsby Gala commemorates the 1923 best selling book The Tomb of Tutankhamen by Howard Carter. Adorn yourself in King Tut inspired costumes, 1920s era garb or cocktail attire and join us for a convivial evening of music, dancing, food and libations at the annual Salisbury House fundraiser. $150 Standard Admission and $100 for Young Professionals ages 21-35.

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