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Upcoming Events

    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:

    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.

    Symphony With a Twist

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

    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.



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

    Aaron Watson

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

    Tickets available at or Wooly’s box office

    Des Moines Oktoberfest

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

    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,

    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,

    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

    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.

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

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