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    Live Quarter Horse Racing

    August 16, 2014 - October 11, 2014 - All Day at The Meadows at Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino Hotel
    1 Prairie Meadows Dr Altoona, IA

    No admission fee

    www.prairiemeadows.com

    The Head and The Heart

    September 22, 2014 - 8:00 pm at Hoyt Sherman Place
    1501 Woodlawn Avenue Des Moines, IA

    Advance $30; DOE $35

    www.hoytsherman.org

    Samoyed Club of America – Far From Ordinary

    September 23, 2014 - September 28, 2014 - All Day at Holiday Inn Airport & Conference Center
    6111 Fleur Drive Des Moines,

    www.sca2014.com/index.htm

    Beyond Adoption: Pet Preparedness in the Event of a Disaster

    September 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Animal Rescue League of Iowa – Auditorium
    5452 NE 22nd Street Des Moines,

    www.arl-iowa.org/events/seminars/beyond-adoption-pet-preparedness-in-the-event-of-a-disaster-D09232014.aspx

    The ARL is known for pet adoptions, but we do so much more! Join us for a monthly series on hot topics in animal welfare called “Beyond Adoption”.

    Secrets of Great Places: East Village

    September 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at HoQ Restaurant
    303 E 5th Street Des Moines,

    $35 in advance/ $40 at the door

    www.iowaarchfoundation.org/index.cfm/23536/59866/secrets_of_great_places_east_village

    Cody Canada & The Departed

    September 24, 2014 - 8:00 pm at Wooly’s
    504 East Locust St Des Moines , IA

    www.woolysdm.com

    Tickets available at www.ticketfly.com or Wooly’s box office

    11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals 2014

    September 25, 2014 - September 27, 2014 - All Day at Knoxville Raceways
    1000 N. Lincoln Street Knoxville,

    Sept. 25: Presented by Casey’s General Stores. Sept. 26: Ideal-Ready Mix Qualifying Night; Sept. 27: Finals, presented by Casey’s General Stores. For more information/purchase tickets: www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

    Music in the Junction

    September 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
    Valley Junction West Des Moines,

    Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature Sumpin’ Doo this week.

    www.valleyjunction.com

    Symphony With a Twist

    September 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Temple for Performing Arts Recital Hall
    1011 Locust Street Des Moines,

    www.dmsymphony.org

    Join the Des Moines Symphony for our annual Symphony With A Twist! Enjoy live music, complimentary light appetizers and drinks from a cash bar, learn how to play the violin, and enjoy a brief, fun introduction to Russian music. This event is free and available to those 21 and over.

     

    Zooktoberfest

    September 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Blank Park Zoo
    7401 SW 9th Des Moines, IA

    www.blankparkzoo.com/events

    Aaron Watson

    September 25, 2014 - 8:00 pm at Wooly’s
    504 East Locust St Des Moines , IA

    www.woolysdm.com

    Tickets available at www.ticketfly.com or Wooly’s box office

    Des Moines Oktoberfest

    September 26, 2014 - All Day at Hessen Haus
    101 4th Street Des Moines,

    www.oktoberfestdsm.com/

    Celebrate the 11th Annual Des Moines Oktoberfest held in the heart of downtown. The event is held on the doorstep of Hessen Haus – Des Moines only German restaurant & Bier Hall. Oktoberfest is popular with Iowans of all ages with the live music, polka lessons, bier gardents & authentic German food.

    Iowa’s Largest Arts & Crafts Show

    September 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014 - All Day at Iowa State Fairgrounds -Knapp Varied Industries Bldg
    E 30th Street & E University Avenue Des Moines,

    www.iowastatefairgrounds.org

    Iowa’s largest arts and crafts show, over 300 talented exhibitors. A fantastic shopping event!

    MIP Singles Night

    September 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Mickey’s Irish Pub Waukee
    50 SE Laurel Street Waukee,

    www.mickeyswaukee.com

    MIP Singles Night!

    Manhattan Short Film Festival

    September 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Des Moines Art Center
    4700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa

    www.desmoinesartcenter.org

    Music in the Junction

    October 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
    Valley Junction West Des Moines,

    Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature Tony Valdez Large Band this week.

    www.valleyjunction.com

    Iowa Wild vs. Milwaukee

    October 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
    233 Center Street Des Moines, IA

    Iowa Wild vs. Charlotte

    October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
    233 Center Street Des Moines, IA

    3rd Annual Monsters’ Ball Benefit

    November 1, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The Event Center West
    1701 25th St. West Des Moines, IA

    3rd Annual Monsters’ Ball Benefit:

    Generations of Compassion Foundation (GCF) is a fully recognized 501©3 non-profit organization committed to helping individuals and families in need. GCF offers help in a variety of ways whether the need is financial or volunteer time. Examples of previous assistance include helping seniors move to assisted living by packing their belongings, cleaning their home for resale and providing transportation to appointments; helping a single mom by purchasing groceries when she was out of work; and holding a benefit to raise funds for medical bills for a young family without insurance and much more.

    Last year, GCF raised over $7,000 during the Monsters Ball Benefit. All the proceeds have been donated to individuals and families in need of assistance. More information regarding the details of those helped can be viewed on our website, click here.

    Tickets are free for kids under 2, $5 for kids 2-11, $10 for adults and $25 for families (2 adults and kids). There will be live music performed by Flipside from 6pm-9pm. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction, cash bar, a costume contest, catering and children’s’ activities.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing us at generationsofcompassion@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event. To volunteer or help in any way please email us, generationsofcompassion@gmail.com. Monetary donations can be made to: Generations of Compassion Foundation; PO Box 65824, West Des Moines, IA 50265 or electronically at www.generationsofcompassion.org.

    Iowa Wild vs Rockford

    November 6, 2014 - 10:30 am at Wells Fargo Arena
    233 Center Street Des Moines, IA

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