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Iowa LEGO Users Group Meet-Up

December 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 West Martin Luther King Junior Parkway

www.sciowa.org

Join the Iowa LEGO Users Group (IowaLUG) from 2 – 4 p.m. on third Sunday of every month for some free building and LEGO discussion! What is LUG? A LEGO Users Group is simply a community of LEGO enthusiasts who meet up regularly to be social, share ideas, trade parts, build on collaborative projects, plan awesome events and generally share in the hobby.

Iowa Wild vs Chicago

December 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Concert featuring works by women composers

December 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm at Faith Lutheran Church
10395 University Avenue

Make your holidays even more special with an evening of holiday music by women composers.

The concert will feature vocal music of many our finest women composers ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century – this concert will be a combined performance and lecture on an often bypassed study of classical music history – the influence and history of women composers and what they have brought, and continue to bring too classical music. The performers are all members of the Faith Lutheran Church Music Department and vocal students of Dr. David Johnson, Director of Music at Faith. A free-will offering will be collected.

Energy vs Rio Grande Valley

December 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Ia Energy vs Rio Grande Valley

December 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Christmas Eve worship services

December 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm at

We will hold our Christmas Eve services featuring candlelight worship and communion at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on December 24 and Festival Worship at 10 a.m. on December 25.

The 3 p.m. service features elements of both the traditional Christmas Eve services along with some special offerings for our youngest worshipers. The 5:00 Candlelight Worship service with Holy Communion will feature the members of our Jubilate Handbell Choir and Bev Duffy sharing their gifts of music with you.  Candles will shine brightly at the 7:00 Candlelight Worship service with Holy Communion.

Festival Worship

December 25, 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at

Traditional Lutheran worship featuring Bev Duffy playing the church’s Dobson pipe organ and piano duets.

Energy vs Maine

December 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

IA Energy vs Maine

December 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Funny Bone presents Willie Farrell

December 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Funny Bone Comedy Club
560 S Prairie View Drive

For information/tickets: www.funnybonedm.com.

Energy vs Fort Wayne

December 27, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

IA Energy vs Fort Wayne

December 27, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Iowa Grade School & Jr. High Wrestling Tournament

December 28, 2014 - 9:00 am at Iowa State Fairgrounds – Jacobson Exhibition Center
E 30th Street & E University Avenue

www.iowastatetournament.com

State Wrestling Tournament for 8th Grade and under. For all additional information (registration, weigh-ins) regarding this event, please visit the website.

Art in the Garden – Leaf Printing with a Twist

December 29, 2014 - 10:30 am at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden909 Robert D. Ray Drive
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

Artists of all ages will be inspired by the scents and shapes of their favorite scented geraniums. Put your creativity to the test and choose between making a bookmark or a flexagon (older artists) using scented geranium leaves to print your own design.

Miniature Gardening

December 29, 2014 - 10:30 am at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden909 Robert D. Ray Drive
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/events-programs/calendar-events/89-miniature-gardening/

Attention all fairies, pixies and gnomes! Come to the Botanical Garden this December for a mystical experience. Learn about fairies and gnomes and their hidden garden realms. Create your own miniature world with plants and other natural materials to attract fairies to your garden at home.

Animal Winter Survival

December 29, 2014 - 1:30 pm at Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Avenue

www.leadingyououtdoors.org

How do animals survive the winter? Learn about the different strategies animals use to survive through a long cold Iowa winter.

Cross-Country Ski Basics

December 30, 2014 - 10:00 am at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt Longhouse
8700 NE 126 Ave

www.leadingyououtdoors.org

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will also be discussed. Class will be canceled without snow. Pre-registration required; deadline is December 28. Minimum age 10. Fee: $10 (includes skis, boots, and poles.)

Nature Weavers

December 30, 2014 - 10:30 am at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden909 Robert D. Ray Drive
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

For hundreds of years, people have woven plants together to make baskets, rugs & even clothes. In this workshop, you will learn the art of weaving with plants & other natural materials. Put your artistry to work to create your own nature tapestry to take home & display!

Garden Pizza Party

December 30, 2014 - 10:30 am at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden909 Robert D. Ray Drive
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

www.dmbotanicalgarden.com

Did you know that if there were no plants, there would be no pizza? Pizza is made up of different plants that have been combined with other ingredients to create delicious layers we love to eat!18 You will learn to make your own crust, sauce and become an expert at building your own pizza. At the end of the class, take your pizza home to bake and enjoy your tasty plant pie.

Allan Robuck & the Elvis Experience

December 31, 2014 - 9:00 am at Prairie Meadows Casino Clubhouse
1 Prairie Meadows Drive

www.prairiemeadows.com

Winner of the 2006 Elvis Explosion. Winner of the 2006 Contest of Kings 0 Mall of America. Allan was awarded the Larry Haas Memorial “Spirit of Elvis Award” People’s Choice Award.

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