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    Des Moines Mini Maker Faire

    September 1, 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
    401 W MLK Jr Parkway Des Moines, IA

    For more information on tickets, visit

    Catch Des Moines Release Party!

    September 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Des Moines Art Center
    4700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa

    Networking. Cocktails. Live artistry. The cover unveil. Catch a first glimpse of the NEW Fall/Winter 2014 edition of Catch Des Moines: the Guide to Greater Des Moines! Appetizers/drinks will be served. A brief program will be held at 5:45 p.m. And don’t miss live artist demonstrations provided by the Des Moines Art Center!

    Free Flicks: Maltese Falcon

    September 4, 2014 - 9:00 am at Des Moines Art Center
    4700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa

    Music in the Junction

    September 4, 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 North of Grand this week.

    Free Flicks – Outdoor Movies

    September 4, 2014 - 9:00 pm at

    Thursday nights – with some exceptions…check website. Movie locations are in partnership with neighborhood associations & Des Moines Art Center, Full schedule on website.

    The MAT Games – by CrossFit 8035

    September 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014 - All Day at Iowa Events Center
    730 3rd Street Des Moines, IA

    $5 per person, per day

    The MAT Games is Iowa’s largest individual athlete CrossFit competition!

    Des Moines Dog Shows

    September 5, 2014 - 8:00 am at Iowa State Fairgrounds – Varied Industries Bldg
    E 30th Street & E University Avenue Des Moines, IA

    All Breed Dog Shows & Demonstrations

    Mixology Night

    September 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
    401 W MLK Jr Parkway Des Moines, IA

    Mix. Mingle. Music. Lasers. Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month, experience all that SCI has to offer – minus the kids

    Unwined – Roxi Copland

    September 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at The Hub Spot
    215 Water Street Des Moines,

    Come relax and unwind a little at Unwined at the Hub Spot. Enjoy wine from Jasper Winery & Beer from Madhouse Brewing. There will also be food for purchase & live music by Roxi Copland.

    Run DMU 5K

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

    $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 Altoona,

    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 Des Moines,

    $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 Des Moines,

    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 Des Moines,

    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 West Des Moines,

    Des Moines Roosters vs Kansas City Power!

    Fahrrad 2014

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

    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
    Downtown Des Moines,

    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 West Des Moines,

    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 Des Moines,

    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.

    Military Flag Disposal Exercise/Service

    September 6, 2014 - 11:00 am at Woodland Cemetery
    2019 Woodland Avenue Des Moines,

    Des Moines Parks & Recreation, Company “A” 49th Regiment, Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry/SVR, Honor Guard unit for the Dept. of Iowa & Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will conduct this Military Flag Disposal Exercise.

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