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Upcoming Events

Enjoy Free Family-Friendly Movies at the East Side Library

March 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at East Side LIbrary
2559 Hubbell Avenue

Enjoy Free Family-Friendly Movies at the East Side Library. Join us for a movie about a little boy who lives in a world where trolls resemble boxes.

Mixology Night: 21st Century Gaming

March 6, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 West Martin Luther King Junior Parkway

21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, experience all that the Science Center of Iowa has to offer – minus the kids. Grab a cocktail and enjoy live music from local bands and adult-themed presentations and programming!
Admission: 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.

Wines Gone Wild

March 6, 2015 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Capitol Square
400 Locust Street

Sample some of the best Iowa-crafted wines from the 15 central Iowa wineries that comprise the Heart of Iowa Wine Trail, along with hors d’ Oeuvres from approximately 15 of Central Iowa’s best known restaurants and specialty food providers and music by Tony Valdez. Each guest will get a free wine glass and $5 off coupon for any wine purchased during the event.
$30 in advance, $35 at the door.

Yoga + Gallery Talk – Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa

March 7, 2015 - 8:30 am - 10:30 am at Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Avenue

Yoga novices and enthusiasts alike are invited to practice yoga in the lobby of the Art Center with instructor James Miller from 8:30 – 10 am, followed by a 20-minute gallery talk about Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa. Participants should bring yoga mats. Reservations are required, please make your FREE reservation beginning February 10 by visiting and click on the EVENT RESERVATION bubble on the homepage or by phone at 515.271.0313. Please specify this event (Yoga) and the number to attend.

Health and Wellness Fair

March 7, 2015 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue

Family-friendly Health and Wellness Fair presented by Easter Seals Iowa and Des Moines University. Access free health screenings and snacks, register to win a door prize, visit with vendors. Kids should bring a stuffed animal for a “Stuffed Animal Check-up.”

Iowa Ag Summit 2015

March 7, 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Iowa State Fair Elwell Family Food Center
E 30th & E University

The 2015 Iowa Ag Summit will highlight and promote agriculture. Most importantly, the event will allow elected officials and public policy leaders to have a public discussion on issues that are vital to the Iowa and American economy. Invited speakers will be given an opportunity to address the audience, then have a conversation with Bruce Rastetter on a range of issues concerning American agriculture. Free tickets on website.

Chamber Chill 5K Run/Walk Road Race

March 7, 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Cascade Falls Aquatic Center
2350 SW Prairie Trail Parkway

The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Chamber Chill 5K Run/Walk on March 7! The 5K run/walk will be timed & an open road race this year. The race will start at 10 am followed by a Kids Run starting at 10:45 am. No age restrictions.

Make Saturday Special and Celebrate Dr. Seuss!

March 7, 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Avenue

Stop by the Franklin Avenue Library for self-guided activities celebrating everyone’s favorite rhyming author. Join in the fun on Saturday, March 7 from 10 AM to 2 PM! There will be activity sheets, a craft, and a scavenger hunt. Free event.

Forest Festival Features Fun and Food

March 7, 2015 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Forest Avenue Library
1326 Forest Avenue

Bring an appetite and get ready to enjoy a delicious array of soul food including sweet potato pie, chicken, greens, corn bread, and much more! Please join the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library for their Annual Soul Food Festival. All proceeds of this tasty offering will benefit the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library.

Scrap Arts Music

March 7, 2015 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Scrap Arts Music is a high-energy percussion ensemble – performing on hand-crafted instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and off-beat materials. The group is highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining! This production is part of the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series.

Iowa Blues Challenge Winners featured at Colon Cancer Fundraiser Bottoms Up Blues Bash

March 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Wooly’s
504 East Locust Street

$20 advance; $25 day of; Ages 12 & Under Free
See link for bands and details.

Season of Purim

March 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Ministry of SHOFAR @ Covenant Christian Church
2700 72nd St

You’re invited to share in the gaiety and festivities as you learn more about one of the most joyous biblical holidays. The cast of characters central to this festival gives rise to cheers, claps, boos and hisses! Laugh and dance with us, sing and taste with us, experience the happiness of Purim! Free event.

Society Celebration

March 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Dwontown Marriott
700 Grand Avenue

Join us at the Downtown Marriott Hotel for our fourth annual fundraising extravaganza! Featuring a Des Moines Choral Society singing showcase, silent and live auctions, food and drink, and a chance to meet Choral Society members and supporters in an elegant setting. Valet parking available; or park at nearby 9th and Locust Ramp; street parking free after 6 PM.

Star Party at SCI

March 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 West Martin Luther King Junior Parkway

Come see the Moon, Venus, Mars and Jupiter through telescopes at SCI! Free and open to the public.

A Bridal Show to Remember

March 8, 2015 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at The Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street

Be sure to come out and see what’s all new this season at A Bridal Show to Remember!

Music in the East Village Concert

March 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
511 Des Moines St

Steven Kennedy will give a performance on the classical guitar for this Music in the East Village event. The event is free and open to the public. Freewill offering. Reception to follow the concert for a chance to meet the artist and purchase recordings.

Sunday Tunes

March 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Summerset Winery
15101 Fairfax Street

Live music every Sunday all year long! Kick your heels up and listen to the best bands in the Midwest. We bring the bands inside in the winter, but weather permitting the bands perform outside. we sell Summerset wine, beer, cheese, crackers and other snacks. Feel free to bring your own food but all alcohol needs to be purchased at the winery.
$3 per person or $10 a car load. Free to Case Club members.

IA Energy vs Reno

March 8, 2015 - 4:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

The Pedrito Martinez Group – Live at the Temple Series

March 8, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm at The Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street

Pedrito Martinez is one the greatest voices in Cuban music today. The jazzy sounds of his Afro-Cuban roots will make you feel as if you’re in the streets of Havana! Wynton Marsalis proclaimed that “Pedrito is a genius; he is a revelation to me.”

Iowa High School Boys State Basketball Tournament

March 9, 2015 - March 14, 2015 - All Day at Wells Fargo Arena at Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street

$10 General Admission
Game schedule can be found at

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