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Upcoming Events

The Phantom of the Opera

September 10, 2014 - September 21, 2014 - All Day at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will return to Des Moines as part of a brand new US National Tour.

Day out with Thomas

September 13, 2014 - September 21, 2014 - All Day at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
225 10th st.

Day Out With ThomasTM is a family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank EngineTM at regional heritage railroads across the country. Thomas trains depart every hour on the hour.

Charitable Giving Resource Center’s 8th Annual Fundraising University

September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2014 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Charitable Giving Resource Center
4200 Mills Civic Parkway

This comprehensive curriculum is intended for nonprofit Fundraising Professionals and board members. This is a two-day workshop of technical training from experts in the field–offering fundraising professionals the essential information they need to excel and lead their nonprofit organizations to financial sustainability and success.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

September 18, 2014 - September 21, 2014 - All Day at Kum & Go Theater @ DMSC
9th and Cherry Streets

$15 – $30

IMPACT II: The Next Step In Polishing Your Communications

September 18, 2014 - 8:30 am at Tero International
1840 NW 118th

IMPACT II: The Next Step In Polishing Your Communications is a one-day workshop exclusively for IMPACT Graduates. This session is the next step in mastering your communication and presentation skills.

Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining Tutorial

September 18, 2014 - 8:30 am at 666 Grand Ave
34th Floor

Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining Tutorial is a half-day workshop on business etiquette and dining skills.

Elegance & Aprons

September 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm at Creme Cupcake
543 28th Street

Creating a Ripple Effect/Dr. Lisa Van Allen Presented by the D.M. Area ABWA Council

September 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Woodlands Creek Club House
12675 Woodlands Pkwy

$30/Dinner (promotional & sponsorship opportunities available)

Creating a Ripple Effect – Dr. Lisa Van Allen Presented by the Des Moines Area ABWA Council.

Music in the Junction

September 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature The James Biehn Band this week.

Catfishing Basics

September 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Yellow Banks Park, Shelter #1
6801 SE 32nd Avenue

Have you always wanted to catch a flat head or channel cat? In this hands-on class you’ll learn about catfish biology, what and when they eat, where to find them, and more. After the program, we’ll go out on a sand bar and fish for catfish. Bait, hooks, and sinkers will be provided. Bring a fishing pole if you have one, bug spray, chair or bucket to sit on, and flashlight or lantern.

Meditation Around Town: High Trestle Trail Bridge

September 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm at High Trestle Trail Bridge

Meditation Around Town: Enjoy the experience of sharing a simple meditation. No previous experience required!High Trestle Bridge, outside, west end of bridge.

Access to the Danger Zone Film Screening, Des Moines

September 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Fleur Cinema
4545 Fleur Drive

Join Doctors Without Borders in a city near you for a FREE screening of Access to the Danger Zone. Each screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with local Doctors Without Borders aid workers..

Storytelling at Telling For Tips at Ritual Café

September 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Ritual Café
1301 Locust Street

Amina Figarova Trio

September 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Caspe Terrace
33158 Ute Avenue

$30 advance; $35 Day of Concert

Beaverdale Fall Festival

September 19, 2014 - September 20, 2014 - All Day at Downtown Beaverdale
Beaver & Urbandale Avenue

Parade 10 a.m. Saturday – more information can be found at:!

World Food & Music Festival

September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014 - All Day at Walnut Street Bridge
Walnut Street

The 2014 World Food & Music Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21 at a new location: the Walnut Street Bridge, downtown! Now in its 10th year, the World Food & Music Festival has grown steadily as Iowa’s top celebration of diverse food traditions and rich cultural network.

Accordia Life and United Way Campaign

September 19, 2014 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Des Moines Social Club
900 Mulberry Street

Accordia Life and United Way Campagin:
A ‘Tailgating’ event and will be at the Des Moines Social Club on September 19th, 2014, from 11:30-1:30. We have a lot of fun activities, prizes, events, awards and games to encourage our employees to participate and have fun while giving back to the community that has supported us for so many years.

Central Iowa are teaming up to make a
difference in the Des Moines metro area.
Your business is an integral part of our
community, and we would like to invite
you to donate your products or services
as employee rewards during our United
Way campaign. We sincerely appreciate
your gift of any amount.
If you have any questions, please contact
Angela Becker:
Phone: 515-393-3559

24-Hour Sew-A-Thon

September 19, 2014 - September 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm at Meredith Corporation
1716 Locust Street

You’re invited to join American Patchwork & Quilting in the first ever One Million Pillowcase Challenge 24 Hour Sew-a-thon. Join us for 24 hours of sewing, door prizes & fun! Pillowcases will be donated to local charities.

Martini Fest

September 19, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at West Glen Town Center
5465 Mills Civic Parkway

Cityview, UV Vodka and West Glen are pleased to bring Martini Fest back to West Glen Town Center on Sept. 19 from 5-9 p.m. For a ticket price of $20, attendees will receive 10 tickets that can be redeemed at each participating martini stop for a sample size martini. Locations include nightclubs/restaurants at West Glen Town Center. Jump on complementary golf carts for easy access to each location.

Art in the Barn

September 19, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Simpson Barn
6169 Northglenn Drive

Local artists feature in art show at historic Simpson Barn in Johnston. Annual fundraiser with live jazz, appetizers, wines and boutique beers – and showcasing outstanding local artists. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Johnston Public Library.

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