Jammin’ in Johnston

October 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
5291 N.W. 84th St.

Chamber member restaurants and businesses will showcase what they offer to the Community.  There will be live music, food and beverages.  There also will be a silent auction to benefit the Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community, which provides a food pantry, clothes closet, and student mentoring program, among other services.
Tickets are  $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door and $5.00 per child. Contact the Chamber at 276-9064 or email For information go to

MU: A Conference and Showcase for Musicians

October 17, 2015 - All Day at State Historical Building
600 E Locust St

The Music University (MU) Conference and Showcase is a gathering of independent musicians and music industry luminaries in the Midwest. Sharing of ideas, experience, art, and resources provides an opportunity for artistic and professional growth to all participants.

MU 2015 will feature a keynote and performance by Andrew W.K. Andrew has released four full-length albums, numerous EPs and special releases.

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Girls in Science Pajama Party: An Almost Overnight (Grades 2-5)

October 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Girls in grades 6-8 are invited to a fun late-night adventure at SCI! By the time they go home to bed, they’ll be dreaming big about how science can be a part of their future! Activities will include getting-to-know you games, team challenges and hands-on activities, a “Star Party” featuring telescope viewings of the cosmos and local women from STEM fields sharing their stories and discussing their careers.


Rise Up Tour

October 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church
10395 University Avenue

Rise Up Tour concert featuring Agape*, Rachel Kurtz and Joe Davis.  There will be music, games, snacks and prizes.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is a follow-up from the amazing 2015 Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Youth Gathering in Detroit which inspired the artists to go on tour to raise money for the ELCA World Hunger’s Walk for Water. A free-will offering will be collected to support Walk for Water.

Drake Women’s Soccer vs. Loyola

October 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cownie Soccer Complex
2600 Hartford Ave

Come watch the Drake Women’s Soccer team take on conference opponent Loyola. Tickets are $2 for youth ages 3-18 and $5 for adults.

Star Party at Ewing Park

October 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ewing Park
5100 Indianola Ave

Come see the Moon wax! Tonight we will be looking at the rings of Saturn, the Ring Nebula and maybe even Uranus through telescopes!

Experience the out-of-this-world space observation! Join SCI staff and members of the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS) to take a look through high-powered telescopes and get a quick lesson on the basics of telescope operation.


The Hot Sardines

October 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Beach Avenue and Center Drive

Vibrant jazz brilliantly fuses musical influences from New York, Paris and New Orleans during the Prohibition Era through World War ll and beyond.

Drake Men’s Soccer vs Omaha

October 20, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cownie Soccer Complex
2600 Hartford Ave

Come watch the Drake Men’s Soccer team take on Omaha. Tickets are $2 for youth ages 3-18 and $5 for adults.

Drake Women’s Soccer vs. UNI

October 21, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cownie Soccer Complex
2600 Hartford Ave

Come watch the Drake Women’s Soccer team take on UNI. Tickets are $2 for youth ages 3-18 and $5 for adults.

History Series

October 22, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Salisbury House
4025 Tonawanda Dr

Come enjoy a compelling lecture by James Reston, Jr., as he discusses his new book, Luther’s Fortress: Martin Luther and his Reformation Under Seige.

Doors open at 6:45 pm for a complimentary reception. The lecture begins at 7:30 pm.  Books will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $15 each.


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