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Spirited: Prohibition in America, Exhibit      7/27/2014 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
Our State Fair Is A Great State Fair      7/29/2014 12:00:00 PM
Central Library, Des Moines
Join Mary Kay Shanley to discuss the best tales from "Our State Fair - Iowa's Blue Ribbon Story", the book chronicling 150 years of Iowans who have made up that unique experience. Please bring your lunch to the program. Made possible by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Old Bags      7/31/2014 5:00:00 PM
515-262-5695
1401 Glen Oaks Drive, West Des Moines
Join us for a fun-filled cocktail party at Glen Oaks County Club to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa. Silent auction with incredible prizes, but most of all... amazing bags! Designer bags, fun bags, sports bags, specialty totes, vintage jewelry and more! Snare such venerable names as Fendi or Louis Vuion and what fashionable woman wouldn’t love a piece of vintage jewelry at a fraction of the cost for her collection?
Mixology Night      8/1/2014 5:30:00 PM
515-274-6868 x222
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
Mix. Mingle. Music. Science. 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. Grab a cocktail and enjoy live music from local bands and adult-themed presentations and programming! Admission: 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.
Iowa Character Awards Banquet      8/1/2014 6:00:00 PM
515.271.1910
Hy-Vee Conference Center, West Des Moines
Character Counts In Iowa annually presents the Iowa Character Awards to Iowans who consistently demonstrate good character. Since 2005, more than 100 individuals and organizations from across the state have received an Iowa Character Award.
Children & Families of Iowa's Tango      8/1/2014 6:30:00 PM
(515) 697-7961
The Temple for Performing Arts, Des Moines
Children & Families of Iowa invites you to enjoy dining, dancing to live music by Final Mix, and bidding on great live and silent auction items. Proceeds benefiting Children & Families of Iowa’s programs. For more information, visit www.cfiowa.org Cost: $125 per guest Attire: Summer dressy

Family Day: Grain Harvest      8/2/2014 11:00:00 AM
(515)278-5286
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Experience the many methods used to harvest oats and wheat from 1850 to the present and help bring in the harvest that will feed our animals throughout the winter. From hand power to horsepower, witness it all as you hear the smash of the flail and the roar of the steam-powered thresher. Demonstrations will be weather dependent. In the town of Walnut Hill from 11-4, enjoy children’s crafts, free popcorn and lemonade, and a 1:30 historic baseball game.

Historic Baseball Game      8/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
(515)278-5286
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Watch our home team, the Walnut Hill Bluestockings, compete in 1870s-rules baseball games. Cheer the batters or “strikers” as they call their pitch and “Leg it” to first. The team makes sure kids have a chance to bat around at the end of the game! May 24, June 14, July 4, August 2, August 30 and September 20. All games begin at 1:30--except for July 4th (2:30).

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