Catch the excitement surrounding Greater Des Moines sporting events. The top-notch competition. The goal made in the last seconds of the game. The basketball skimming the rim. The pounding hearts at the finish line. And the victorious smiles from records set by champions.
“American Promise” is a documentary journey following two African-American boys from kindergarten through high school graduation at one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. The film puts human faces to the unique social & emotional needs of black boys & calls into question commonly held assumptions about education access and what really ...
The public is invited to the 65th Annual International Human Rights Day & 2013 Annual Human Rights Day! There will be drama, music, displays, videos, poetry, dance & art! For more information: www.dmgov/org/Departments/HumanRights/Pages/default.aspx.
Iowa Shakespeare Experience (ISE) is performing its unique version of A Christmas Carol written exclusively for the historic mansion. With its striking architecture & Victorian setting, Terrace Hill serves as a silent actor in the show. Terrace Hill is kicking off the holiday season by offering ten unique performances of A Christmas Carol. Performed in the parlors, ...
Adapted from the short story and considered a holiday classic, A Christmas Memory, captures all the joy of Christmas time in the 1930's. Buddy and his elderly and distant cousin, Sook, have a very special relationship which blossums fuller in the holiday light. Full of wonderful glimpses of country life, friendship, and fruitcakes, A Christmas Memory is a joyous piece perfect f...
Be whisked away for an evening of holiday cheer with "A Continental Holiday." Participate in an international art hunt through the galleries & enjoy French-inspired fare & cash bar from Baru at the Art Center. All ages can delight in art activities, storytelling, and live music. Gather your friends and family for this annual kick-off to the holiday sea...
Celebrate as the Flynn family would have, with a Victorian holiday open house filled with Christmas cheer! Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride up the hill to the Flynn Mansion. Decorate a greeting card, make a Victorian holiday ornament, frost cookies in the kitchen, and help trim the tree while music fills the parlor. Then stroll to the Church of the Land for an old fashioned holid...
Join us as we present Gian Carlo Menotti's charming holiday classic, AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS at the beautiful Hoyt Sherman Place Theater on Friday December 6, 7:30pm and Saturday, December 7, 2:00pm and 7:30pm.
The Santa Pub Crawl is the biggest darn Christmas party this side of the North Pole! Picture a Halloween like Christmas party where you and 1,000 of your closest friends are dressed up in your favorite Christmas themed costume and travelling around the Des Moines area by bus spreading Christmas cheer!
Annual Toys for Tots Registration! Please stop by during the listed hours...thanks!
How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive through a long, cold Iowa winter.
Aveda Institute Holiday Open House. Aveda products 20% off, complimentary makeup touch-ups, holiday refreshments & sweets!
Aveda Institute Holiday Open House. Aveda products 20% off
Mitch Albom is on tour for his latest book, "The First Phone Call from Heaven"
Learn how to hold, burp, diaper, swaddle, bathe, identify illness and choose your baby’s doctor. You will have an opportunity for hands-on practice during this single-session class.
This single-session class helps both mom and dad learn the art of providing the best nutrition for your baby. Spend two hours learning the most up-to-date information needed for successful breastfeeding.
Join other moms and their breastfeeding babies during this informal gathering. Breastfeeding experts are present to weigh your baby and address any questions or concerns while providing further assistance.
As new parents, you’ll have increased financial responsibilities in addition to caring for your new baby. Learn the basics of creating financial security for you expanding family. Take control of your financial future by participating in this fun, interactive class.
Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by experiencing Back to Bethlehem, an interactive journey to the day of the birth of baby Jesus. Several mini-plays and activities will be presented during a continental breakfast. Later in the evening (7:00 – 7:30 p.m.), please join us Beneath the Bethlehem Stars for hot cider and Christmas carols.
Ballet Des Moines' professional performance of The Nutcracker, with choreography from our Artistic Director Serkan Usta and Ballet Mistress Lori Grooters. Showcasing our resident professional company with local and youth dancers. This beloved classic is the cornerstone of ballet companies around the world.
Featuring live music from the Benge Family. Bring the whole family and dance the night away. Daisy will even call out a square dance or two for all you enthusiasts!
Dad's Belgian Waffle breakfast to support New Horizons Adult Day Center's new MS program. Menu includes Dad's Belgian Waffles, Variety of Syrup Flavors, Sausage Link, Fruit Cup, Coffee, Milk, Juice. Sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of American Chapter 18060.
The Bomb Shelter Comedy Showcase is back for the month of December! Come out and get your laughs with Des Moines best monthly comedy showcase. This month features comedians: Andrew Lopez, Anthony Lobaito, Patrick Hastie and Jordan Tuerler. As always the show is hosted by the lovely Luke Ritter and the wonderful Gideon Hambright.
Join us to discuss The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Participate in the holiday potluck, treats and conversation. Ask at the Information Desk for a copy of the book.
When it's cold outside, come explore what plants are up to. Children and families will discover how plants live through Iowa's cold winters through activities, games and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.