Run DMU 5K

September 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm at Des Moines University – Olsen Center
3200 Grand Avenue

$25/person ($35 day of race), $15/ages 12 & Under; $20/person on corporate team (10+)

Take a Chance on Me Fashion Show

September 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack
1 Prairie Meadows Drive

This fabulous couture fashion show will dazzle everyone. It will feature the rescued pets of local people you will know, plus ARL pets available for adoption. All of the animals will be wearing luxurious, stylish and original clothing/accessories & will accompanied down the “animal walk” by their owners or celebrity handlers.

18th Annual River Bend Historic Home Tour

September 6, 2014 - September 7, 2014 - All Day at Tickets Available @ Birdland Sports Park
6th & Holcomb Avenue

$15 Adults; $7.50 Ages 17 & Under; Ages 5 & Under Free

Arts Meet Fashion

September 6, 2014 - September 21, 2014 - All Day at Historic East Village
East Locust Street Area

Kick off ART MEETS FASHION in the East Village on September 6 with the Window Dressings Open house. View fashion-inspired window displays while mingling with artists, shop owners,and fellow art lovers.

Des Moines Concours d’Elegance

September 6, 2014 - September 7, 2014 - All Day at John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
15th & Locust Streets

The Des Moines Concours d’Elegance is an invitation-only exhibition of collectible motor vehicles that celebrates the fine art, design evolution, and amazing innovations of motor vehicles through the years, as well as the talented designers and engineers that created them.

Des Moines Roosters Australian Football Game

September 6, 2014 - All Day at Des Moines Rugby Club
120 39th Street

Des Moines Roosters vs Kansas City Power!

Fahrrad 2014

September 6, 2014 - 12:00 am at High Trestle Trailhead
High Trestle Trailhead

A German-themed bike ride benefiting Easter Seals Iowa beginning at the Ankeny firehouse at 10 a.m. & following the High Trestle Trail to the Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid. The ride features entertainment by the Nadas at the Flat Tire Lounge, German food/beverages & raffle prizes including a BMW bike & kit donated by European Motorcars.

Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival

September 6, 2014 - September 7, 2014 - All Day at Walnut and Court Avenue Bridges

Once again children activities will feature workshops; making crafts, breaking piñatas every hour, free inflatable rides, and the ever popular “Lucha Libre”!

Vintage & Made Fair

September 6, 2014 - September 7, 2014 - All Day at Jordan Park Camp
2251 Fuller Avenue

Nestled under the old oak trees of Jordan Camp, Vintage & Made Fair is an outdoor market. Featuring antique and vintage home décor, jewelry, handcrafted goods, outdoor accents, seasonal flora, local eats, live music & everything you need to create a vintage & handmade lifestyle.

Trough Gardening

September 6, 2014 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am at Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

What is hypertufa? How is it made & used to construct a trough? Learn the answers to these questions & explore a miniature world of plants as you see renowned conifer expert Gary Whittenbaugh demonstrate building a trough garden.

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