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Upcoming Events

    Celebrate Innovation Week 2015 – ciWeek

    March 2, 2015 - March 6, 2015 - All Day at DMACC West Campus
    5959 Grand Avenue West Des Moines,

    Many famous speakers will attend – see the website for details and times.

    Iowa Girls High School State Basketball Tournament

    March 2, 2015 - March 7, 2015 - All Day at Wells Fargo Arena
    233 Center Street Des Moines, IA

    $10 General Admission

    Cooking With Beer

    March 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm at Bolton & Hay
    2701 Delaware Ave Des Moines,

    Building the Neighborhood: Jewish Des Moines up to the 1930’s

    March 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Tifereth Israel Synagogue
    924 Polk Blvd Des Moines,

    Treasures Tour

    March 3, 2015 - 12:00 am at Salisbury House & Gardens
    4024 Tonawanda Drive Des Moines, IA

    Bowl For Kids’ Sake

    March 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Plaza Lanes Family Fun Center
    201 Douglas Ave. Des Moines, IA

    Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a fun & easy way for you & your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. If you have a passion for kids & want to make a difference in our community, register for Bowl For Kids’ Sake today!

    Experience Grimes: A Tasteful Business Expo

    March 3, 2015 - 4:30 pm at Performance Display
    1400 SE 11th St Grimes,

    Salamander Stories

    March 3, 2015 - 6:30 pm at Jester Park Lodge
    11407 NW Jester Park Drive Des Moines, IA

    Amphibian or reptile…lizard or frog…how would you describe a salamander? Learn how to identify a salamander and find out what’s special about this secretive animal. Plus you’ll get a chance to meet a live tiger salamander.

    Iowa International Center Dialogue Series

    March 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm at Des Moines Public Library
    1000 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA

    The Iowa International Center will present a program by librarian Ashley Molzen who will discuss Conversations and Coffee, the highly successful program that connects community volunteers and English Language Learners at the Forest Avenue Library.

    Heartland AEA Education Career Fair

    March 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm at Johnston Regional Educational Center
    6500 Corporate Drive Johnston,

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

    March 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm at Des Moines Art Center
    4700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa

    Christopher Roy, professor of art history and Elizabeth M. Stanley Faculty Fellow of African Art History at the University of Iowa will present a gallery talk on the exhibition in the Anna K. Meredith Gallery.

    Music, Media, and Journalism: Surprisingly Bright Futures

    March 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm at Pappajohn Education Center
    1200 Grand Avenue Des Moines,

    Speaker Series at Blank Park Zoo – John Calvelli

    March 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm at Blank Park Zoo
    7401 SW 9th Des Moines, IA

    Tickets: Member: $15, Non-Member: $20, Student: $10. Each attendee will also have the opportunity to win a Behind the Scenes tour at Blank Park Zoo! Your support of Blank Park Zoo directly helps endangered animals, as a portion of each admission price to the Speaker Series is sent directly to save animals in the wild.

    Music Series at Salisbury House

    March 5, 2015 - 6:45 pm at Salisbury House & Gardens
    4025 Tonawanda Drive Des Moines,

    Registration Information: A registration list is maintained for guests that purchase tickets online. Event Details – Join us for a musical performance featuring violinist, John Helmich, and pianist, Jin Young Park. Enjoy selections from Mozart, Part, Schnittke and Beethoven.

    Salisbury House Music Series

    March 5, 2015 - 6:45 pm at Salisbury House & Gardens
    4025 Tonawanda Drive Des Moines,

    Join us for a musical performance featuring violinist, John Helmich, and pianist, Jin Young Park. Enjoy selections from Mozart, Part, Schnittke and Beethoven. Doors will open at 6:45 pm for a complimentary wine reception. The performance will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased at website or by calling (515) 274-1777.

    Orchard Place Spelling Bee 2015

    March 5, 2015 - 8:30 pm at Wooly’s
    504 East Locust St Des Moines , IA

    Rowdiness, bribery and shenanigans are the name of this game! Register your team today to join in the fun of this crazy competition! Then bring your spelling skills…or just bring money to bribe the judges! Either way, you can win great prizes, raise money to help Orchard Place children…and have a whole lot of fun while doing it!

    Iowa Deer Classic

    March 6, 2015 - March 8, 2015 - All Day at Hy-Vee Hall at Iowa Events Center
    730 3rd Street Des Moines,

    Each year the Iowa Deer Classic brings to the hunters of Iowa and the Midwest a weekends worth of trophy whitetails,world class hunting seminars, hunting & outdoor exhibitors, hands-on archery opportunities and much more. Be sure to Like the Iowa Deer Classic facebook page. See you at the show!


    March 6, 2015 - March 8, 2015 - All Day at Iowa State Fairgrounds – Jacobson Center
    , E 30th Street & E University Avenue Des Moines, IA

    Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest is all about families having fun while helping at-risk families in need. Kidsfest is a kid-centered festival full of fun activities, games and entertainment for kids and their families. Come out and enjoy inflatables, stages shows, and so much more at Iowa’s largest children’s festival! Proceeds will benefit CFI programs.

    Enjoy Free Family-Friendly Movies at the East Side Library

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

    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 at Science Center of Iowa
    401 W MLK Jr Parkway Des Moines, IA

    General admission is $5; free for SCI Members

    Mixology Night: 21st Century Gaming Music: MAIDS Mix. Mingle. Music. Science. Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment!

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