Festival Worship

December 25, 2014 - 10:00 am at

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

Funny Bone presents Willie Farrell

December 26, 2014 - December 28, 2014 - 7:30 pm at Funny Bone Comedy Club
560 S Prairie View Drive

For information/tickets:

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

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 Garden
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 Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

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

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 126th Ave

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 Garden
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 Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

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.

GuideOne ImaginEve

December 31, 2014 - 4:00 pm at Hy-Vee Hall at Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street

Join us for Des Moines’ biggest New Year’s Eve party for kids at GuideOne ImaginEve! This FREE family fun event features inflatable obstacle courses, slides, bounce houses, face painters, carnival games with prizes, super heroes, princesses, live entertainment and a special Toddler Zone. For kids ages 10 and up GuideOne ImaginEve! offers a Tween Zone, with Laser Tag, video game truck and interactive inflatables.

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