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Local Hero Month

October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014 - All Day at Bass Pro Shops
1000 Bass Pro Drive Northwest

www.basspro.com

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!

Ultimate Dinosaurs

October 10, 2014 - April 12, 2015 - All Day at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Millions of years ago, the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart, and dinosaurs became passengers on these drifting land masses. The result? Dinosaurs with unusual – and sometimes bizarre – features that are different from the ones we know and love.

Based on new, groundbreaking research from scientists around the world,Ultimate Dinosaurs reveals a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar.  From the tiny Buitreraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus (T. rex‘s bigger, badder cousin), Ultimate Dinosaurs is a fascinating study of species you may not have met before.  See Ultimate Dinosaurs October 12, 2014, through April 12, 2015, at SCI!

Family Halloween

October 30, 2014 - October 31, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

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

Prices: $6.00/person, $4.75 LHF member; Advance tickets: $5.50/person, $4.00 LHF member; Tickets required for everyone aged 2 and over. Children under 2 get in free! www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Des Moines Bucs VS Sioux Falls

October 31, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Buccaneer Arena
7201 Hickman Rd

Des Moines Bucs VS Sioux Falls

Drake VS SAN DIEGO

November 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Drake Stadium
2719 Forest Ave.

Drake VS SAN DIEGO

3rd Annual Monsters’ Ball Benefit

November 1, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The Event Center West
1701 25th St.

3rd Annual Monsters’ Ball Benefit:

Generations of Compassion Foundation (GCF) is a fully recognized 501©3 non-profit organization committed to helping individuals and families in need. GCF offers help in a variety of ways whether the need is financial or volunteer time. Examples of previous assistance include helping seniors move to assisted living by packing their belongings, cleaning their home for resale and providing transportation to appointments; helping a single mom by purchasing groceries when she was out of work; and holding a benefit to raise funds for medical bills for a young family without insurance and much more.

Last year, GCF raised over $7,000 during the Monsters Ball Benefit. All the proceeds have been donated to individuals and families in need of assistance. More information regarding the details of those helped can be viewed on our website, click here.

Tickets are free for kids under 2, $5 for kids 2-11, $10 for adults and $25 for families (2 adults and kids). There will be live music performed by Flipside from 6pm-9pm. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction, cash bar, a costume contest, catering and children’s’ activities.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing us at generationsofcompassion@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event. To volunteer or help in any way please email us, generationsofcompassion@gmail.com. Monetary donations can be made to: Generations of Compassion Foundation; PO Box 65824, West Des Moines, IA 50265 or electronically at www.generationsofcompassion.org.

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James Taylor and His All-Star Band

November 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Tickets on sale September 5. Dahlstickets.com

Fairgrounds 5K

November 2, 2014 - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm at Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 East Grand Avenue

Join us for the 5K run, 1 mile walk, or Chase the Cow Kids’ Run. presented by West Bank, takes place in November on the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds. Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to join in a fun walk/run on the Fairgrounds’ park-like setting. Enjoy Fair scenery – without the Fair hustle and bustle – in beautiful fall weather!

After the race, enjoy a corndog, beer and a Fair Square – all while raising funds to help preserve and improve the Iowa State Fairgrounds! Whether you’re training for another race event or just want to see the Fairgrounds from a different perspective, the Fairgrounds 5K is a great opportunity to lace up your running shoes!

http://blueribbonfoundation.org/events/fairgrounds-5k

Iowa Wild vs Rockford

November 6, 2014 - 10:30 am at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

November 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln way & University Blvd

The Moscow State Symphony, under the direction of Pavel Koga, has gained the reputation as one of the greatest orchestras from cultural tradition rich with extraordinary symphonic ensembles. Accompanied by internationally-acclaimed violinist, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the program will include works by Tchaikovsky.

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