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10-30-2014

Special Events

"Trunk and Treat" Family Event

October 30, 2014
  • Location: Seventh-Day Adventist Church
  • 2317 Watrous Ave.
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-285-6245
  • Email

Des Moines Seventh-day Adventist Church is offering this free event (rain or shine) for families in the community. Games, popcorn and hot drinks will be provided. Trunk themes will be in good taste and in harmony with christian values.

Beggars' Night

October 30, 2014
  • Location: Edencrest
  • 2210 E Park Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50320
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-288-4040
  • Email

Beggars' Night

Beggars' Nights @ William Penn/Clive Campus

October 29, 2014 to October 30, 2014
  • Location: William Penn University/Clive Campus
  • 1275 NW 128th St, Ste. 200
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 4:30 - 6 p.m. both nights
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-222-9949
  • Email | Website

You are cordially invited to William Penn University's Clive campus for a safe & fun-filled place for kids to "trick or treat"! Each night from 4:30 - 6pm, students, parents & local families are welcome to bring their kids in costume into the CWA administrative offices for festive candies & snacks. Staff will have treats at each of their desks so ch...

Cabaret

October 24, 2014 to November 02, 2014
  • Venue: Des Moines Social Club
  • 900 Mulberry Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 10/24-25: 10 p.m.; 10/31-31 & 11/1-2: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $18
  • Website

"Cabaret" takes over the Des Moines Social Club's Basement Bar beginning Friday, October 24, turning the newly opened space into a den of booze, sex & all the other things your parents warned you against. The Des Moines Onstage production starts at 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday (October 24-25); 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. $18, p...

Dracula Evermore: "Hallowine" Holiday Gala Show

October 30, 2014
  • Location: Sheuerman House Victorian Mansion
  • 1605 Woodland Avenue
  • Des Moines, 50309
  • Times: 7:15 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $30; VIP $40
  • Website

?All Tickets include festive Cheese array on arrival (served up fireside), a lavish Intermission Dessert Buffet, PLUS optional Interactive Edgar Allan Poe during Intermission AND a glass of complimentary post-show "Champagne Punch" with the Cast. Complimentary spiced cider plus a cash-donation wine bar throughout the evening. ?$30 ($35 at the Door); $20 YP Discount fo...

Family Halloween

October 30, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Living History Farms
  • 11121 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $5.50/Person Advance; $6/Person @ Door; Discount for Members; Ages 2 & Under Free
  • Phone: 515-278-5286
  • Email | Website

October 18, 19, & 23-26 & 30, 31 Horse-drawn wagon rides, marshmallow roast, storytellers, scarecrow and jack-o-lantern displays delight all during this non-scary family event. Children aged 12 and under trick or treat through town, and we'll have free pop and popcorn for all. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Funny Bone presents Chris Newberg

October 29, 2014 to November 01, 2014
  • Location: Funny Bone Comedy Club
  • 570 Prairie View Drive
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: see website
  • Admission: See website
  • Phone: 515-270-2100
  • Website

Tickets/more information: http://www.funnybonedm.com/.

Gallery Talk: Iowa Artists 2014: Mitchell Squire

October 30, 2014

In the lower level of the Richard Meier building, join Mitchell Squire for a discussion of his exhibition Iowa Artists 2014: I Like It Here! T he exhibition dates are October 31, 2014 - February 8, 2015.

Hallow's Nest @ Pinot's Palette

October 30, 2014
  • Venue: Pinot's Palette
  • 900 42nd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $30
  • Phone: 515-277-7651
  • Website

Who does not love an autumn evening? Some of the most breath taking colors can be seen in an early evening autumn sky! This painting captures some of the most gorgeous colors of Fall season! This beautiful painting will remind us of the gorgeous and most comfortable evenings in the entire year: Early Autumn's Dusk.  

Historic Dinners at Tangen and 1900 Farm

October 15, 2014 to March 29, 2015

Have a fun, unique and memorable evening at a Living History Farms Historic Dinner! Join us for a dining experience that will take you back in time to Iowa's golden farming years of 1875 or 1900. Served family-style, historic recipes are prepared from scratch on a wood-burning stove. Our meals are prepared in the style of the historic period and served family style. Most of o...

Iowa Hall of Fame & Awards for Women Business Owners

October 30, 2014
  • Location: Glen Oaks Country Club
  • 1401 Glen Oaks Drive
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 11 am - 1:30 pm
  • Admission: Table purchases/Sponsorships Available
  • Phone: 515-988-3831
  • Website

The Iowa Women Business Owners Hall of Fame will be established on October 30 by the nation’s fastest-growing chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners: NAWBO Iowa. The first honoree of the Hall of Fame will be inducted at the celebratory luncheon, and annual awards also will be presented to the NAWBO Iowa Woman Business Owner of the Year and the NAWB...

JPEC Spooktacular

October 30, 2014 to November 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Come out and enjoy a night of Halloween fun. Trick or Treating, Face painting, a “haunted” hike, hay rack rides, costumed pony rides, and games for the whole family. Costumes are encouraged and loved!

Rachel Zoe Evening Wear Trunk Show

October 30, 2014 to November 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: K. Renee
  • 2700 University Avenue
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: Thursday, 10/30 - Saturday, 11/1
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-453-8451
  • Email | Website

Rachel’s Evening Wear collection will take your breath away! For three days only, the entire RZ evening collection will be available for you to view, order & reserve for your favorite upcoming evening or gala event.

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Scream Park

October 30, 2014 to November 01, 2014
  • Location: Scream Park @Sleepy Hollow
  • 4951 Dean Ave
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: Opens at 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20 - $26
  • Phone: 515-262-4100
  • Website

Each October, Sleepy Hollow Sports Park in Des Moines, Iowa transforms it's Festival Park event center into one of the Midwest's largest haunted attractions. It features three haunted houses, two haunted walks, a 3-D gallery, a fog maze, marshmallow roasts, live music, and a selection of food and merchandise vendors to keep the brave visitors entertained during the evening. ...

The Addams Family - A New Musical (presented by North High School)

October 30, 2014 to November 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: North High School Auditorium
  • 501 Holcomb Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50313
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $8 for adults; $6 for students.
  • Phone: 515-242-7200
  • Website

Come spend the Halloween weekend with the Addams Family at North High School! They're creepy and they're spooky and ready to put on a great show! Tickets are on sale now at the North High School main office, 515-242-7200.

The Haunted Barn in Ankeny

October 29, 2014 to November 01, 2014
  • Location: Haunted Barn
  • 3215 SE 72nd Street
  • Ankeny,
  • Times: Wed & Thurs 7 - 10 p..m.; Fri & Sat 7 p.m. - midnight
  • Admission: $15
  • Website

WINNER of two 2013 DMHauntedHouses.com awards ("Best Gimmick" and "Coolest Use of Blacklight Paint")! Admission: $15 ($2 OFF coupons will be available at participating Casey's, Kum and Go, Halloween Express and Nobbies.)

The Zombie Hollow

October 30, 2014 to November 01, 2014
  • Location: Suburban Backyard
  • 3109 Pine Circle
  • Urbandale,
  • Times: Thurs 7 - 9 p.m.; Fri & Sat 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Donations accepted upon entrance

Spend a night with the undead in this haunted suburban backyard. This year's theme is the "Villains of Scooby Doo" so be prepared to be scared by your favorite classic cartoon characters. Donations, passed on to the Sentinels of Freedom after the event, are accepted upon entrance. The mission of Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation is to assist severely wounded...

Trick or Treat Night/Altoona

October 30, 2014
  • Location: City of Altoona
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: n/a

Trick or Treat Night/Ankeny

October 30, 2014
  • Location: City of Ankeny
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website

Trick or Treat Night/Clive

October 30, 2014
  • Location: City of Clive
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website

Trick or Treat Night/Des Moines

October 30, 2014

Trick or Treat Night/Johnston

October 30, 2014

Trick or Treat Night/Pleasant Hill

October 30, 2014
  • Location: City of Pleasant Hill
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: n/a

Trick or Treat Night/Urbandale

October 30, 2014

Trick or Treat Night/Waukee

October 30, 2014
  • Location: City of Waukee
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: n/a
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