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    Festival Worship

    December 25, 2014 - 10:00 am at
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    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 West Des Moines, IA

    For information/tickets: www.funnybonedm.com.

    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 Des Moines, IA

    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 Garden
    909 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines,

    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 Des Moines,

    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 Des Moines,

    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 126th Ave Maxwell ,

    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 Garden
    909 Robert D. Ray Drive Des Moines,

    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 Des Moines,

    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.

    GuideOne ImaginEve

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

    www.imagineve.org

    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.

    New Year’s Eve @ Seven Oaks

    December 31, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Seven Oaks Recreation
    1086 222nd Drive Boone,

    www.SevenOaksRec.com

    New Year’s Eve at Seven Oaks – and it’s family friendly!Pass includes: snow tubing, lift ticket, ski or snowboard lessons, soft drink, pizza or hot dog & party favors!

    Des Moines Symphony: New Year’s Eve Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie

    December 31, 2014 - 8:00 pm at Des Moines Civic Center’s Stoner Theater
    221 Walnut St Des Moines, IA

    www.dmsymphony.org

    Central Iowa’s signature New Year’s Eve event is the Des Moines Symphony’s Pops at the Civic Center, this year, with Cirque de la Symphonie in their third appearance with the Orchestra! Back by popular demand, Cirque is the grandest New Year’s Eve tradition.

    Allan Robuck & the Elvis Experience

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

    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.

    Annual Iowa Pro-Am

    January 2, 2015 - January 4, 2015 - All Day at Hy-Vee Hall at Iowa Events Center
    730 3rd Street Des Moines,

    www.isaaproam.com/

    Located in Central Iowa this is one of the premier archery tournaments in the country. We had over 550 participants last year and anticipate further growth in the years to come.

    Snowshoe Hike

    January 2, 2015 - 10:30 am at Easter Lake Park Shelter
    2830 Easter Lake Drive Des Moines,

    www.leadingyououtdoors.org

    Learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be while experiencing the great outdoors. Wear warm boots. Class will be canceled without snow. Pre-registration required; deadline is December 31. Minimum age 6. Fee: $5 (includes snowshoes).

    Christian Skate Night

    January 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Skate North Incrediroll
    5621 Meredith Drive Des Moines, IA

    Starting in January, every first Monday of the month 6-8pm. Admission $6 skate rentals included if needed.

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    Variety – the Children’s Charity Black Tie Dinner

    January 9, 2015 - 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at Veterans Auditorium Grand Ballroom
    833 5th Ave Des Moines, IA

    Save The Date!
    Guest of Honor- Coach Kirk Ferentz University of Iowa
    New this year- Entertainment by Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos
    Pay for your table by November 1, 2014 and be entered into a special drawing for $1000!

    Wells Fargo vs San Antonio

    March 28, 2015 - 12:30 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
    233 Center Street Des Moines, IA

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