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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!

Family Halloween

October 23, 2014 - October 26, 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

The Great Pumpkin Party

October 23, 2014 - October 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Valley Church
4343 Fuller Rd.

The entire community is invited to the Great Pumpkin party! Kids, wear your non-scary costumes and enjoy giant inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo, performances by illusionists David & Teesha Laflin, carnival games, free popcorn, and more! With nearly 6,000 guests last year, The Great Pumpkin Party is Des Moines’ best family activity this fall. And it’s totally free! You won’t want to miss it.

Iowa Wild vs. Charlotte

October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

The Great Pumpkin Party

October 28, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Eastview Community Center
4101 East 42nd Street

The party continues at the Eastview Community Center! Kids, wear your non-scary costumes and enjoy The Amazing Chemistry Show, giant inflatables, carnival games, free popcorn, and more! We’re excited to hold this special event at a new location. The Great Pumpkin Party is Des Moines’ best family activity this fall, and it’s totally free! You won’t want to miss it.

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

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.

Iowa Wild vs Rockford

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

Iowa Wild vs Chicago

November 8, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Iowa Wild vs Chicago

November 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Iowa Wild vs Oklahoma City

November 14, 2014 - November 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Iowa Wild vs. Milwaukee

November 23, 2014 - 5:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Family Christmas

December 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Join us for a holiday open house filled with Christmas cheer! Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride up the hill to the Flynn Mansion. This original 1870 Victorian home will be decorated for the season and bustling with preparations and music. Help trim the tree while music fills the parlor, and visit the kitchens for a sweet treat. Then stroll to the Church of the Land for an old fashioned holiday social with music and dancing. Taffy pulls, children’s crafts, and Santa Claus make the Visitor Center festive, and the MarketPlace Museum Store will be open for holiday shopping.

Prices: $6.00/person; $4.75 LHF member; Advance tickets: $5.50/person, $4.00 LHF member www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Energy vs Delaware

December 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

IA Energy vs Delaware

December 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Energy vs Texas

December 7, 2014 - 4:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Iowa Wild vs San Antonio

December 11, 2014 - December 12, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Energy vs Sioux Falls

December 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

IA Energy vs Sioux Falls

December 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Iowa Wild Vs. Adirondack

December 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

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