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Spirited: Prohibition in America, Exhibit      7/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
(515)278-5286
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Explore the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. This traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road brings visitors back to the period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation. Through strong visual and interactive elements, Spirited draws on histories from both sides of the issue. Experience the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the America public responded to Prohibition. Open during normal hours. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org
RAGBRAI: The History and Experience      7/9/2014 6:30:00 PM
Central Library, Des Moines
Launched in 1973, RAGBRAI is now the world’s largest, longest and oldest bicycle touring event. Greg Borzo, author of "RAGBRAI: America's Favorite Bicycle Ride", will share stories that reveal the essence of this rolling carnival. Borzo grew up in Des Moines and is a prolific author.
Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament      7/11/2014 7:00:00 AM
Copper Creek Golf Club, Pleasant Hill
This annual best shot tournament is a premier event in amateur women's golf and benefits Children & Families of Iowa's programs. *Event start time tentative as of publish date. Visit www.cfiowa.org for up-to-date information.

Ioway Culture Day      7/12/2014 10:00:00 AM
(515)278-5286
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
The people of the Ioway nation were some of Iowa’s first farmers! Explore the language, tools, and foods of this Native American culture which gave Iowa its name. Hands-on activities and guest presenters offer visitors an opportunity to experience the ways the Ioway built their homes, prepared food, and farmed. Play an Ioway game and try using hand-made tools! Learn a phrase in the Ioway language and listen to some of the cultural stories passed down to Ioway descendants.

 

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