Salamander Stories

March 3, 2015 - 6:30 pm at Jester Park Lodge
11407 NW Jester Park Drive

Amphibian or reptile…lizard or frog…how would you describe a salamander? Learn how to identify a salamander and find out what’s special about this secretive animal. Plus you’ll get a chance to meet a live tiger salamander.

State Symphony of Mexico

March 3, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln Way & University Blvd

The State Symphony of Mexico, under the direction of Nrique Batiz and accompanied by Russian piano soloist Irina Chistiakova, brings a fund and diverse repertoire to Stephens Auditorium. The program will include Three Spanish Dances and Intermezzo from Goyescas by Enrique Granados, Noches en los Jardines de Espana by Manuel De Falla and Iberia Suite by Isaac Albeniz.

Iowa International Center Dialogue Series

March 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm at Des Moines Public Library
1000 Grand Avenue

The Iowa International Center will present a program by librarian Ashley Molzen who will discuss Conversations and Coffee, the highly successful program that connects community volunteers and English Language Learners at the Forest Avenue Library.

Heartland AEA Education Career Fair

March 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Johnston Regional Educational Center
6500 Corporate Drive


March 4, 2015 - March 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stephens Auditorium
Lincoln Way & University Blvd

Crashing and stomping back to Stephens with their singular sound, Stomp is a peerless entertainment experience that has inspired performers, artists, and musicians around the world to see music and art in everything. Explosive, sexy and utterly unique, this international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews!

In Honor of Dynamic Women

March 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm at Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Avenue

The annual Dynamic Women celebration will be held at the Forest Avenue Library on Thursday, March 5 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, recognizing the achievements of four dynamic women from the library community. The Friends of the Forest Avenue Library will host a reception following the ceremony.

Orchard Place Spelling Bee 2015

March 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm at Wooly’s
504 East Locust Street

Rowdiness, bribery and shenanigans are the name of this game! Register your team today to join in the fun of this crazy competition! Then bring your spelling skills…or just bring money to bribe the judges! Either way, you can win great prizes, raise money to help Orchard Place children…and have a whole lot of fun while doing it!

Music, Media, and Journalism: Surprisingly Bright Futures

March 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm at Pappajohn Education Center
1200 Grand Avenue

Speaker Series at Blank Park Zoo – John Calvelli

March 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm at Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street

Tickets: Member: $15, Non-Member: $20, Student: $10. Each attendee will also have the opportunity to win a Behind the Scenes tour at Blank Park Zoo! Your support of Blank Park Zoo directly helps endangered animals, as a portion of each admission price to the Speaker Series is sent directly to save animals in the wild.

Gallery Talk – Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa

March 5, 2015 - 6:30 pm at Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Avenue

Christopher Roy, professor of art history and Elizabeth M. Stanley Faculty Fellow of African Art History at the University of Iowa will present a gallery talk on the exhibition in the Anna K. Meredith Gallery.

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