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Upcoming Events

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

Mixology Night

September 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Mix. Mingle. Music. Lasers.  Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month, experience all that SCI has to offer – minus the kids. 

THIS MONTH:
• Live music from The Snacks
• Laser shows in the Star Theater planetarium

General admission is $5; FREE for SCI Members!  A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.

Photography Day

September 20, 2014 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Enjoy a day of photography workshops in Iowa’s largest outdoor photography classroom!  Photography experts will be on hand to offer classes and will be out in the field to help you perfect your photography technique. Amateurs as well as professionals are encouraged to attend. Capture stunning images of our scenic gardens, grounds and buildings, and catch the action at a historic baseball game at 1:30pm. All workshops are included with admission price to Living History Farms. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Star Party at SCI

September 27, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Experience the Out-of-this-World-Space-Observation – SCI is having a Star Party!

Join SCI staff for some after-hours fun and observe the Moon, planets and other celestial objects! SCI staff will set up several telescopes on the south side of the SCI building by the Martin Luther King Jr sidewalk for you to use.

This event is free to the public. Star Parties will occur weather-permitting.

This event is in partnership with the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS).

Victorian Funeral

October 11, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

In 1875, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions. Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. Visit the Tangen House, prepared with a period style coffin and funeral drapery, and visit with the mourners. At 1:00pm, join with historic interpreters as they celebrate the life and honor the death of a fictional 1875 Civil War Veteran with a re-created funeral. Walk in the funeral procession led by a horse-drawn hearse to New Hope Cemetery for a Veterans Memorial service. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Reggie’s Sleepout

November 8, 2014 - November 9, 2014 - All Day at Drake University Stadium
27th & Forest

The 9th annual Reggie’s Sleepout will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  We are inviting the community to sleep under the stars so kids can reach them and gain education of youth homelessness in a fun and safe way. Funds raised will support homeless youth in central Iowa and Iowa Homeless Youth Centers.

If you are unable to attend, there is opportunity to make an online donation or sponsor someone you know to help this important cause. Reggie’s Sleepout takes place at Drake Stadium, Drake University.  Please visit reggiessleepout.org for more information.

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