Events

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!

Jolly Holiday Lights

November 25, 2014 - January 1, 2015 - 5:30 pm at Waterworks Park
1398 Fleur Drive

Light Up a Child’s Life® at Jolly Holiday Lights, a great holiday tradition! Bundle up the family and enjoy a 3.5 mile ride through magical light displays. 100% of admission fees go directly to Make-A-Wish® Iowa!

Funny Bone presents Doug Thompson

November 26, 2014 - November 29, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Funny Bone Comedy Club
, 570 Prairie View Drive

Santa’s Wonderland – Thanksgiving Hours

November 27, 2014 - November 28, 2014 - All Day at Bass Pro Shop
1000 Bass Pro Drive Northwest

www.basspro.com/santa

Santa’s Wonderland has special holiday hours because we have SO many visitors and out-of-town guests here for the holidays! Free photos with Santa: Thanksgiving Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Turkey Trot

November 27, 2014 - 9:30 am at Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building
3000 E. University Ave.

www.fitnesssports.com

The 50th annual turkey trot bills itself as “Iowa’s Oldest Running Road Race.” It includes a 5-mile run, 2-mile run, and 2-mile walk. Proceeds go to needy families in the area.

Thanksgiving Charity Lunch

November 27, 2014 - 11:00 am at Mickeys Irish Pub Waukee
50 Se Laurel st

www.mickeyswaukee.com

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

November 27, 2014 - 11:00 am at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Road

$15.99 Adults; $9.99 Ages 10 & Under

www.ramadatropicsresort.com

Frost Release and Holiday Open House Weekend

November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014 - All Day at Tassel Ridge Winery
1681 220th Street

www.tasselridge.com

The new Tassel Ridge Frost will be on sale at the Winery beginning Friday, November 28. Frost is a sweet, fruity white with flavors of pear, apricot, and honey.

Oak Ridge Boys Hits & Christmas Show

November 28, 2014 - 12:00 am at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

www.desmoinesperformingarts.org

The Oak Ridge Boys kick off this huge show with over 40 years of award winning music. The hits are endless, but they will be packed in! Including “Elvira” and “Bobbie Sue” along with your other favorites!

Black Friday Drop N Shop

November 28, 2014 - 8:00 am at Pump It Up
4069 121st Street

www.pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/urbandale-ia#slide-cs5

Drop the kids off the day after Thanksgiving so you can shop or just relax after the holiday! We will be playing with the kids, making a craft, glow party, contests and more! Best of all they will have a pizza party and won’t be hungry when you pick them up!

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