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10-21-2014

Special Events

A Hotdogs and Hamburgers Comedy Tour

October 21, 2014
  • Location: House of Bricks
  • 525 East Grand Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 830 p.m.
  • Admission: n/a
  • Phone: 414-988-6968
  • Email | Website

If only there was a way to fill yourself with laughter & your taste for BBQ. Lucky for you, there is the Hotdogs and Hamburgers Comedy Tour! It’s a collection of four comedians who all have strong cravings to make people laugh & hitting the road for their first Midwest tour as a group. Each show will include a pre-show cookout to meet fans, local comedians...

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Bake Sale

October 21, 2014
  • Location: Plymouth Congregational Church - Waveland Hall
  • 4126 Ingersoll Ave.
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $10; Ages 12 & Under $5 at Door
  • Phone: 515-262-8312
  • Email | Website

On October 21, Iowa Youth Chorus is hosting a Pancake Supper featuring the Des Moines metro choirs. The event will be held at Waveland Hall in Plymouth Congregational Church, 42nd and Ingersoll. The event will support both the general fund of the organization, as well as go towards lowering the cost of upcoming tours for all participants. The entertaining Chris Cakes wi...

Brew Your Own Beer

October 21, 2014

Learn from the Iowa Brewers Union how to mix up a batch of beer at home. Then sample a home brew! Preregister online at www.dmpl.org and join us in Meeting Room Three.

Jim McCaughan, Indraneel Karlekar & Robert Blecker: Panel Discussion on Trade

October 21, 2014
  • Venue: Drake University - Olmstead Center
  • 2875 University Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Jim McCaughan is CEO of Principal Global Investors. He also serves as president of global asset management for the Principal Financial Group. Jim graduated with a degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College) & is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. His career began in 1974 as an actuary with Lane Clark & Peacock, London.  Cur...

Lead with Moxie Monthly Meeting: Don't Let Your Goals Scare YOU!

October 21, 2014
  • Venue: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • 1501 Woodland Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free for "Kick the Tires" Attendees
  • Phone: 515-202-1396
  • Email | Website

It's October and I promise I won't start a countdown to Christmas. It's not too late to wrap up your yearly goals with action or to set some goals for the coming holiday season. Or just commit to making time for yourself. Looking for a group to share ideas and opportunities? Be supported by great women who are juggling and succeeding just like you. If you or someone you know is...

Pumpkin Express

October 21, 2014

Come and ride the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad's Pumpkin Train! ?Ride the train across two bridges to the valley floor. ?Each child gets to select their very own pumpkin. ?The ride is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes in length, depending upon how long it takes children to select their pumpkins. ?Seating is very limited. ?Tickets are on sale now. ?Fare (per...

Salsa Tuesdays @ Cafe Su

October 07, 2014 to October 28, 2014
  • Location: Cafe Su
  • 225 5th Street (Valley Junction)
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Times: Free lesson 8 p.m.; Social Dancing 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Email | Website

Show & Tell Des Moines (For Grown-Ups)

October 21, 2014
  • Location: Felix and Oscar's
  • 4050 Merle Hay Road
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-707-9455
  • Email | Website

Show & Tell like when you were a kid but for grown-ups. Travel to interesting places, see something unusual, meet engaged and enthused people. Bring an treasure, hobby or strange thingamajig with an story to share or information . . . or just come and listen to others brave the frontier of stepping up to show & tell.

The Great Pumpkin Party - Families with Special Needs Night

October 21, 2014
  • Location: Valley Church
  • 4343 Fuller Rd.
  • West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free!
  • Phone: 515-226-9973
  • Email | Website

This special night of the Great Pumpkin Party is for children with Special Needs and their families. Kids, wear your non-scary costumes and enjoy giant inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo, performances by illusionists David & Teesha Laflin, carnival games, free popcorn, and more! With nearly 6,000 guests last year, The Great Pumpkin Party is Des Moines' best family activit...

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC)

October 21, 2014
  • Venue: Drake University - Olmstead Center
  • 2875 University Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Email | Website

Drake will host a panel "Negotiating Regional Trade Accords: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership"

Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibit

October 10, 2014 to April 12, 2015

Starting October 10, a new "Ultimate Dinosaurs" exhibit opens featuring 12 fully animated exotic dinosaurs.  Many of the dinosaurs are unfamiliar to most North Americans, officials said. "Exhibitions like this are exactly what SCI is looking for in terms of achieving our mission," said Curt Simmons, Science Center of Iowa President & CEO. &qu...

Yellow Aspens @ Pinot's Palette

October 21, 2014
  • Venue: Pinot's Palette
  • 900 42nd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $35
  • Phone: 515-277-7651
  • Website

Bring your friends, open your favorite bottle of wine and get ready to be inspired by our local artists who will guide you step-by-step through a featured painting. At the end of the night...leave with your own masterpiece.

Yoga Basics

October 21, 2014

An instructor from Power Life Yoga will lead a class on bsaic postures. Bring your mat along, if you have one. Preregister online at www.dmpl.org and come to Meeting Room One.

On-Going Events

Art Exhibit at Simpson College

October 20, 2014 to December 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Simpson College - Kent Campus Center
  • 701 N. C Street
  • Indianola, IA 50125
  • Times: 7:30 a.m. to 12:20 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-961-1608
  • Email

Art Exhibit at Simpson College

Conversations and Coffee

September 23, 2014 to December 30, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Venue: Forest Avenue Library
  • 1326 Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Times: 12:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

English-learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. This program is open to all levels of English speakers. For additional information, contact Ashley Molzen at armolzen@dmpl.org

Cooper Exhibition

October 02, 2014 to November 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Ankeny Art Center
  • 1520 SW Ordnance Road
  • Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Times: Tues - Fri 9 - 1 p.m.; Thurs 4 - 7 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-965-0940
  • Email | Website

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2, 5 - 7pm. The Ankeny Art Center gallery and receptions are free and open to the public Wine and appetizers will be served Bob creates traditional and contemporary functional woodworking & sculpture. Woodworking was a natural career choice for Bob, whose love of art and woodworking proved to be a rewarding combination. As a result ...

Dialogues:

September 27, 2014 to November 29, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)
  • Location: Steven Vail Fine Arts Project Room
  • 500 E. Locust, Floor 2
  • Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • Phone: 515-309-2763
  • Email | Website

Dialogues: Conversations between African Art objects and Western contemporary prints. Western & African art have been in dialogue most famously since Picasso had his epiphany when seeing African sculpture and masks at the Trocadero Museum In Paris & then painted his 1st Cubist art work, Les Demoiselles d"Avignon in 1907. Contemporary artists incl Calcer, Chen, Le C...

FarmHer: Photographs by Marji Guyler-Alaniz

October 03, 2014 to November 02, 2014
  • Venue: Des Moines Social Club
  • 900 Mulberry Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Museum hours; Opening Reception on 10/3: 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Free Advice for Your Device

October 14, 2014 to October 21, 2014 (Every Tuesday)

Bring your smartphone, tablet or e-reader for assistance in installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. You must have basic set-up already completed on your device as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Preregister online or call 515-283-41...

Freedom Summer 1964: Two Iowans & the Campaign for Civil Rights in Mississippi

September 18, 2014 to February 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The State Historical Museum of Iowa is "Fresh for Fall" with the addition of three new displays & an educational program that engage audiences in Iowa's history. The State Historical Museum is administered by the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI), a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). In the past month, the Museum installed thre...

Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede Exhibition

September 18, 2014 to January 18, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Des Moines Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: Mon, Wed, Fri 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thurs 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun Noon - 4 p.m.; Closed Mondays
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede explores the creativity and friendship between two of the most iconic figures of contemporary American fashion and art. Organized by The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Des Moines Art Center, Halston & Warhol will consist of original paintings, works on paper, clothes and ephemera by the two men. Many of th...

How-To Tuesdays for Families

October 07, 2014 to October 21, 2014 (Every Tuesday)

Join us as we kick-off this educational series for families at the Central Library. October 7 - 6 p.m.: E-reading for families with books and audiobooks for all ages. October 14 - 6 p.m.: Sock puppet fun includes making your own puppet with library supplies and putting on a puppet show! Registration online is encouraged. October 21 - 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.: Family scavenger hunt wil...

Let's Go Viral with Videos

October 14, 2014 to October 21, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Venue: Forest Avenue Library
  • 1326 Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Times: 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

You've seen them on You Tube. Now let's make our own viral video. Join us at the Forest Avenue Library for a two-part program on October 14 and 21. The first week, we will set up a scene and prepare a script, so bring your ideas. The second week, we will rehearse and film.

Level 1: Esoteric Yoga w/Ofelia Mohr

Started October 21, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Unity Church of Des Moines
  • 414 31st Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $20/Class or $100/Six Classes
  • Phone: 515-255-7757
  • Email | Website

First demo class is FREE! Class will be held at Unity Church in Harmony Hall. Benefits of practicing this Spiritual Integrative Yoga include: Radiant health & significant stress reduction. Mental focus & serenity. Vitality & happiness. Creativity, will power & self confidence. Openness to love & increased charisma. This course introduces you to...

Local Hero Month

October 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Bass Pro Shops
  • 1000 Bass Pro Drive Northwest
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: Store hours
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

We thank those who risk their lives to protect us! October is our Local Hero Discount month! Members of law enforcement, fire, and emergency response receive a 10% discount on regular priced merchandise purchased in the store. Some exclusions apply. Must show ID to receive discount!

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