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04-21-2014

Special Events

Art Exhibit: Tanya Lichinsky

April 03, 2014 to April 26, 2014
  • Location: The Great Frame Up - West Glen
  • 5515 Mills Civic Parkway, Ste #150
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: Daily
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-226-2310
  • Email | Website

Art Exhibit featuring the landscapes of Tanya Lichinsky. For more information: www.westdesmoines.thegreatframeup.com.

Book Discussion: My Latest Grievance

April 21, 2014
  • Venue: Forest Avenue Library
  • 1326 Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

Come to the Forest Avenue Library to discuss Elinor Limpan's book, My Latest Grievance. Pick up a copy of the book at our Information Desk.

Book Discussion: The Old Man and the Sea

April 21, 2014
  • Venue: East Side Library
  • 2559 Hubbell Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Times: 2 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

Join us to discuss Ernest Hemingway's book, The Old Man and the Sea. Treats provided. Borrow a copy of the book at our Information Desk.

Capitall Riders' Run with the Animals

April 21, 2014 to October 20, 2014
  • Location: McVay Trail Head Shelter
  • 300 Block of East 5th Street
  • Indianola,
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: N/A
  • Phone: 515-979-7751

Beginning Runner's Group -  A FREE running group for learning the basics of training and racing for all levels of runners. We run rain or shine, cold or heat - but we will wait for a storm to pass. If there is lightning, we will not run. Everyone who enjoys running. This will be a great way for new runners to learn from experienced runners in a safe and guided enviro...

Cut-A-Thon

April 21, 2014 to April 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Aveda Institute Des Moines annual Cut-A-Thon week. Free hair cuts for clean water donations. 100% of all proceeds are given to the Iowa Audubon Society chapter, helping to protect Iowa's lakes and waterways.

Drake Relays

April 21, 2014 to April 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Drake University - Drake Stadium
  • 28th Street and Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: See description below
  • Admission: All Sessions $95; Friday all $60; Fri Day & Sat $70; Fri Night & Sat $65
  • Website

Monday, April 21- Noon Beautiful Bulldog Contest Knapp Center; 6:00 p.m. High Jump at Hy-Vee Waukee Store Tuesday, April 22 - 6:00 p.m. Grand Blue Mile Downtown Wednesday, April 23 - 11:30 a.m. Decathlon Men, Day 1; 12:30 p.m. Heptathlon Women, Day 1; 6:15 p.m. Pole Vault in the Mall Jordan Creek Mall Thursday, April 24 - 9:30 a.m. Decathlon Men, Day 2 - 10:30 a.m. Heptathlo...

Drake Relays High Jump Competition

April 21, 2014
  • Location: Hy-Vee Store - Waukee
  • 1005 East Hickman Road/Alice's Road
  • Waukee,
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

More than two and a half tons of product will be temporarily moved to other parts of the store to make room in the 4,600 square foot store to put on the high jump event.

Early Bird Season Pool Passes On Sale

April 01, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

In 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30. Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45 First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80 First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110 First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140

Iowa Cubs vs Round Rock

April 21, 2014

Jesper Just: This is a Landscape of Desire

March 06, 2014 to May 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Jesper Just (born 1974, Copenhagen, Denmark) has won international acclaim for his visually beguiling videos. Preferring a process more aligned with the cinematic to a low-fi aesthetic or documentary one, Just creates choreographed and grand works of art. His productions make use of mesmerizing elements of grand landscape painting as well as a hypersensitive and acute portr...

Swim Lesson Registration Opens

April 01, 2014 to May 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)

In 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times. http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf

On-Going Events

Art Show: Charlotte Hamity

April 08, 2014 to April 27, 2014 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Des Moines
  • 1800 Bell Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Times: M - F, 1-5 p.m.; Sun, 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Admission: free
  • Phone: 244-8603

Charlotte Hamity Art Show

Barns, Bison & Bonnets

March 17, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Venue: Urbandale Public Library
  • 3520 86th Street
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: Mon- Thurs 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Fri - Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 402-515-0921
  • Email | Website

Selected work from the portfolio of Iowa oil painter Michael Wilson. Wilson’s barn paintings are up-close, intimate and solemn, placing emphasis on how light and shadow affects the iconic architecture. Wilson’s bison paintings feature the bison at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge east of Des Moines and the bonnets feature historical interpreters from Living H...

Gravity & Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

February 25, 2014 to January 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Des Moines Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: Tues, Weds & Fri 11am-4pm; Thurs 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm (Closed Mondays)
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-277-4405
  • Website

The celebrated work of El Anatsui strikes a rare combination of stunning beauty, fascinating communal process, and deep metaphorical & poetic meaning.

Outcome-Driven Selling

April 21, 2014 to April 22, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Tero International
  • 1840 NW 118th, Suite 107
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Admission: $695 ($625 per person for active military and SHRM, ASTD and IABI members)
  • Phone: 5152212318ext214
  • Email | Website

Outcome-Driven Selling is a two-day workshop on effective selling skills.

South Side Writers' Workshop

February 17, 2014 to May 19, 2014 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Monday)
  • Venue: Des Moines South Side Library
  • 1111 Porter Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

Join us on the third Monday of the month to share your writing and help others improve their work. Writers should bring an open mind and anything from family stories or fiction to children's stories and poetry! Meetings scheduled from February through May. Questions? Contact Sandy at skdeyoe@dmpl.org

Walter Haskell Hinton: Image Maker for Deere

March 14, 2014 to July 18, 2014

In 1934, artist Walter Haskell Hinton painted his first calendar image for Deere & Company, the first of many commissions over the next 20 years. Hinton created an ideal world where the sun shines on perfect fields of corn and the smiling family gathers around its new helpmate, the green John Deere tractor. At a time when tractors were replacing teams of horses, Hinton's wo...

Wildlife Education

February 03, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Location: Merle Hay Mall
  • 3800 Merle Hay Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50310
  • Times: Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: $5 Adults; $2 Ages 12 & Under
  • Phone: 515-979-9584
  • Email | Website

Academy of Wildlife Education! For more information: www.pellawildlifecompany.org.

04-22-2014

Special Events

Architecture for Justice: Polk County Courthouse

April 22, 2014
  • Location: Polk County Courthouse
  • 500 Mulberry Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

A sixth year of walking tours that highlight Des Moines architecture will take place in April and will kick off at the Drake University Law School. The Iowa Architectural Foundation's annual Architecture Month lecture series in Des Moines will include four programs throughout the month, based on the subject "Architecture for Justice." The series highlights tours of bu...

Art Exhibit: Tanya Lichinsky

April 03, 2014 to April 26, 2014
  • Location: The Great Frame Up - West Glen
  • 5515 Mills Civic Parkway, Ste #150
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: Daily
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-226-2310
  • Email | Website

Art Exhibit featuring the landscapes of Tanya Lichinsky. For more information: www.westdesmoines.thegreatframeup.com.

Cut-A-Thon

April 21, 2014 to April 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Aveda Institute Des Moines annual Cut-A-Thon week. Free hair cuts for clean water donations. 100% of all proceeds are given to the Iowa Audubon Society chapter, helping to protect Iowa's lakes and waterways.

Drake Relays

April 21, 2014 to April 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Drake University - Drake Stadium
  • 28th Street and Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: See description below
  • Admission: All Sessions $95; Friday all $60; Fri Day & Sat $70; Fri Night & Sat $65
  • Website

Monday, April 21- Noon Beautiful Bulldog Contest Knapp Center; 6:00 p.m. High Jump at Hy-Vee Waukee Store Tuesday, April 22 - 6:00 p.m. Grand Blue Mile Downtown Wednesday, April 23 - 11:30 a.m. Decathlon Men, Day 1; 12:30 p.m. Heptathlon Women, Day 1; 6:15 p.m. Pole Vault in the Mall Jordan Creek Mall Thursday, April 24 - 9:30 a.m. Decathlon Men, Day 2 - 10:30 a.m. Heptathlo...

Drake University's Earth Day Tuesday

April 22, 2014
  • Venue: Drake University - Olmstead Center
  • 2875 University Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: Beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Drake University has a range of speakers of Earth Day Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 12: "The Frontier of Climate Change" features interviews with local, state & national leaders who will discuss climate issues in Iowa. Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture & former Iowa governor, is among the featured interviews. Other participants include Jim Brainard, ...

Early Bird Season Pool Passes On Sale

April 01, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

In 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30. Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45 First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80 First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110 First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140

Flight Over Iowa-Beer & Cheese Tasting

April 22, 2014
  • Venue: 515 Brewing Company
  • 7700 University Avenue, Suite C
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Women only $35 (21+)
  • Website

Please join us for the inaugural event for Barley's Angels — Greater Des Moines, featuring an expert-led rainbow tasting of Iowa beers paired with artisanal cheeses from the Cheese Shop of Des Moines! Sorry boys, this is a women-only event!

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