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Des Moines
WHAT: ?The American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer Charity Golf Classic is a friendly, yet competitive golf outing. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of the Coaches vs. Cancer Charity Golf Classic participants and donors, the American Cancer Society is able to work every day to save lives from cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. When you participate in this golf event, you help the American Cancer Society fight for all birthdays threatened by every cancer, in every community. WHO: All Iowa Division I basketball coaches and their wives, along with other celebrity golfers, team up to fight cancer at the Wakonda Club. WHEN: Monday, August 18, 2014 10:00 - 11:00 AM Registration and Practice Areas Open* *Bids will be accepted for celebrity golfers and silent auction items. 10:45 - 11:40 AM Lunch 11:40 AM Celebrity Auction Bidding Closes and Last Call to Cart 11:45 AM Welcome, Announcements, and Rules 12:15 PM Tee-Off 5:00 - 7:00 PM Dinner, Program, and Auction WHERE: Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa WHY: Together with our many community partners, we save lives. We connect people in communities everywhere with the information and resources they need to stay well and get well, to find cures, and to fight back against cancer. We are creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Dog Paddle      8/18/2014 5:00:00 PM
(515) 967-6988
1200 Venbury Dr, Altoona
Do you and your dog need to beat the summer heat? We have just the event for you; bring your pup for a swim at the Altoona Aquatics Park. Come splash around! $10 per pooch (includes 2 humans) $5 per additional person ~ $2 for children under 14 Dogs must be current on their vaccinations (including rabies); must be 6 months of age or older; no female dogs in heat allowed. No prong collars or choke chains. Dogs must be accompanied by an adult handler age 18 or above. Click here to view photos from our past Dog Paddle event! Register: Please go to event website to register!
Amanda the Panda Community Resource Night      8/21/2014 6:00:00 PM
1821 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines
An evening to teach our referral sites and others about Amanda the Panda - who we are & what services we provide. There will be a short presentation & tour of Amanda’s House.

A Shot in the Dark Night Golf Outing      8/22/2014 5:30:00 PM
1111 Ninth St., Ste. 250, Des Moines
A Shot in the Dark 2014 celebrates the 27th annual Night Golf Outing benefiting Prevent Blindness Iowa. This unique event presents interesting challenges for all types of golfers and introduces them to the disability of blindness as they test their skills at night on the beautiful Willow Creek Golf Course. The entry fee is $75 per person which includes green fees, dinner, awards party and glow-in-the-dark golf supplies - necessary for night golf! Proceeds will benefit the sight saving programs of Prevent Blindness Iowa such as free vision screening for children, free eye exams and eye glasses for low-income children and adults, and vision screening training for school nurses and public health departments.
515-274-6868 x222
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
Don’t miss the Science Center of Iowa’s 16th Annual Fundraising Event & 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. For more information call (515) 274-6868 ext. 252 or visit
Bunny Spa & Piggy Pampering Retreat      8/23/2014 12:00:00 PM
(515) 440-0979
1500 22nd St, Des Moines
Bring your bunny and guinea pig to The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Bunny Spa & Piggy Pampering Retreat at the ARL Main location at 5452 NE 22nd Street in Des Moines, in the Animal Activity Center. Rabbits and guinea pigs will have the opportunity for a grooming and massage, nail trims, and ear cleanings. Each service is just $5 with all proceeds benefiting the ARL. No appointments necessary.

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