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AQS QuiltWeek(R) 2014

October 1, 2014 - October 4, 2014 - All Day at Iowa Events Center
730 3rd st

Single Day: Members $11; General $14; 2-day: Members $20; General $25; Multi-Day: Members $25; General $35

www.americanquilter.com

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!

A Historic Quilt & Clothing Exhibition

October 1, 2014 - October 5, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Enjoy a look at rarely seen historic quilts from the nationally recognized Living History Farms quilt collection and explore the artistry of keeping warm! The Flynn Mansion hosts this display of quilts, covers, historic clothing, and household textiles. Be inspired for chilly weather with this peek at the beautiful items our grandparents made to keep warm. Children’s hands-on activities include quilt block coloring and sewing cards. The show is free with regular admission to the Farms. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Clavinova Club at West Music Piano Gallery

October 1, 2014 - October 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm at West Music Piano Gallery
3304 100th Street

Want to learn more about your Yamaha CVP series Clavinova? We are now offering free monthly sessions utilizing the CVP User Friendly approach! Clav Club will meet on the 1st Thursday of every month at 4pm.

Valley Junction Farmers Market – LAST DAY!

October 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Historic Valley Junction
217 - 5th Street

www.valleyjunction.com

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction – our weekly Farmers Market – last one of the season! Free parking & free shuttle service available 4-9 p.m. at Hillside Elementary School, 713 8th Street, West Des Moines. The West Des Moines Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants/flowers, arts & crafts and prepared foods.

Music in the Junction

October 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature Tony Valdez Large Band this week.

www.valleyjunction.com

Des Moines University Kick-Off w/Tony Bohnenkamp & More

October 3, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at East Village Outdoor Piano
E. 4th & E. Grand

City Sounds, which installed pianos two locations in downtown Des Moines in July, is organizing a few end-of-season concerts. The Gateway Piano is located in front of the Des Moines Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave. The East Village Piano is at East Fourth Street & East Grand, diagonal from Zombie Burger. Des Moines Music University Kick-Off w/ Tony Bohnenkamp and more TBA, 6-7:30 p.m., Oct. 3, East Village Piano. The end of the season will be Oct. 31, said co-organizer Larry James.

Stargazing

October 3, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Yellow Banks Park, Shelter #1,
6801 SE 32nd Avenue

www.leadingyououtdoors.org

Turn your eyes to the sky to view the autumn constellations. Local astronomers will provide telescopes.

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

Iowa Wild vs. Milwaukee

October 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Family Halloween

October 18, 2014 - October 19, 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

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

Iowa Wild vs. Charlotte

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

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

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