Events

Global Greens Farmers Market

August 23, 2014 - 10:30 am - 2:00 pm at LSI (Lutheran Services in Iowa)
3200 University Ave

Global Greens Farmers Market features fruits and vegetables grown by displaced farmers who have resettled in Iowa. This market is the latest development in LSI’s (Lutheran Services in Iowa) Global Greens program, which connects individuals with refugee status to community gardens and provides intensive training for those who seek to become small business farmers. Most of the farmers participating originally hail from Burma (Myanmar), Bhutan and Burundi. The market also features activities and crafts for children, as well as various cultural entertainment throughout the season. EBT, WIC and senior vouchers accepted. For more information, contact Minah Yang at 515.271.7351 or visit www.LSIowa.org.

Living History Farms’ Annual Homeschool Days

August 27, 2014 - 12:00 am at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Nothing is a constant in history like food. During the events on these two days, explore in a fun way how food and nutrition have been a constant in history, from too little food to too much. Discover the impact that changes in technology had on how people produced, prepared, and preserved food that they ate. Learn how technology changed the tasks people did. How many calories do you burn off playing checkers vs. printing with a foot-powered press? How much horsepower does your body generate, compared to a tractor or car? How long does it take to turn cream into butter, or to cook in an open hearth vs. a microwave?

* Pre-registration required; pre-registration for each day is limited to the first 500 people

www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Music in the Junction

August 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature Malcolm Wells this week.

www.valleyjunction.com

Iowa Cubs vs OKC

August 29, 2014 - August 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Principal Park
1 Line Dr.

Global Greens Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 - 10:30 am - 2:00 pm at LSI (Lutheran Services in Iowa)
3200 University Ave

Global Greens Farmers Market features fruits and vegetables grown by displaced farmers who have resettled in Iowa. This market is the latest development in LSI’s (Lutheran Services in Iowa) Global Greens program, which connects individuals with refugee status to community gardens and provides intensive training for those who seek to become small business farmers. Most of the farmers participating originally hail from Burma (Myanmar), Bhutan and Burundi. The market also features activities and crafts for children, as well as various cultural entertainment throughout the season. EBT, WIC and senior vouchers accepted. For more information, contact Minah Yang at 515.271.7351 or visit www.LSIowa.org.

Historic Baseball Game

August 30, 2014 - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Watch our home team, the Walnut Hill Bluestockings, compete in an 1870s-rules baseball game. Cheer the batters or “strikers” as they call their pitch and “Leg it” to first. The team makes sure kids have a chance to bat around at the end of the game! www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Iowa Cubs vs OKC

August 31, 2014 - 1:00 pm at Principal Park
1 Line Dr.

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire

September 1, 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at

Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors and students. All of these “makers” come to the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire to show what they have made and share what they have learned.

Iowa Cubs vs OKC

September 1, 2014 - 12:00 pm at Principal Park
1 Line Dr.

Living History Farms’ Annual Homeschool Days

September 3, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Nothing is a constant in history like food. During the events on these two days, explore in a fun way how food and nutrition have been a constant in history, from too little food to too much. Discover the impact that changes in technology had on how people produced, prepared, and preserved food that they ate. Learn how technology changed the tasks people did. How many calories do you burn off playing checkers vs. printing with a foot-powered press? How much horsepower does your body generate, compared to a tractor or car? How long does it take to turn cream into butter, or to cook in an open hearth vs. a microwave?

* Pre-registration required; pre-registration for each day is limited to the first 500 people www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

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