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Upcoming Events

Zoo Brew

June 4, 2014 - August 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street

Wednesday nights

Members Free; Non-members: $11

www.blankparkzoo.com/events

Baking Expereince Session 4 Creme Summer Camp for Kids

July 22, 2014 - July 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm at Creme Cupcake
543 28th Street

www.newschool.tikly.co/events/136

AAU Junior Olympics

July 23, 2014 - August 2, 2014 - All Day at

www.aaujrogames.org

Registration times for certain sports may differ, please check your sport’s entry information for specific check-in times. You may only check-in at your sport’s designated location. Participants should check-in the day prior to competing.

Music in the Junction

July 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

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

www.valleyjunction.com

Music in the Junction

July 31, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature Randy Burk & the Prisoners this week.

www.valleyjunction.com

Grain Harvest

August 2, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Experience the many methods used to harvest oats and wheat from 1850 to the present and help bring in the harvest that will feed our animals throughout the winter. From hand power to horsepower, witness it all as you hear the smash of the flail and the roar of the steam-powered thresher. Demonstrations will be weather dependent. In the town of Walnut Hill from 11am-4pm, enjoy children’s crafts, free popcorn and lemonade, and a 1:30pm historic baseball game. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Historic Baseball Game

August 2, 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

Music in the Junction

August 7, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature Burning Down the House this week.

www.valleyjunction.com

Victorian Birthday

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

You’re invited to an 1875 Victorian birthday party at the Flynn Mansion! Upon your arrival visit the parlor to sign the birthday girl’s autograph book or leave a poem in her scrapbook. Look around at the birthday decorations on the main floor and be sure to explore the boys’ and girls’ bedrooms upstairs to discover the clothing, toys, and daily life of a privileged Victorian child. Make a party favor to take home, partake in a game of croquet, and enjoy a sweet party treat in the side yard. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Music in the Junction

August 14, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

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

www.valleyjunction.com

Music in the Junction

August 21, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature The El Dorados this week.

www.valleyjunction.com

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

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

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

Music in the Junction

September 4, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

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

www.valleyjunction.com

Music in the Junction

September 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
Valley Junction

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

www.valleyjunction.com

Applefest

September 13, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

The smell of apple fills the air in the town of Walnut Hill. Tour the Farm sites in the morning, and spend the afternoon in our 1875 town celebrating the coming of fall fruit! Try your hand at stirring the copper kettle of apple butter and take your turn cranking the cider press. Children’s games and crafts round out the fun. Fresh local apples and other goodies will be on sale in the Visitor Center. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

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.

www.valleyjunction.com

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

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