In this crowd-pleasing musical based on the hit film, a wannabe diva on the run finds an unlikely 'sisterhood.' Nominated for five Tony Awards in 2011 and featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.
Join Central Presbyterian Church for the Holiday Market on 39th. In its fifth year, the Market will feature more than fifty vendors selling antiques, jewelry, pottery, foods, knitted and crocheted items and unique art...just to name a few. Held in conjunction with the Salisbury House Holly and Ivy tour, the Market will run: Friday, Dec. 5th, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. New this year, the Market is launching an Art Gallery of donated items of higher quality art of all mediums for sale. Soup, bread and pastries will be available for purchase to fuel your Christmas shopping! 90 percent of all proceeds go to support church youth and mission trips and projects.
Bring Christmas to Hope is our special donation delivery day on Saturday, December 13, at our Bethel Mission facility (1310 6th Avenue, Des Moines). During this event, we invite community members to drop off their Adopt-a-Brother, Adopt-a-Sister and Adopt-a-Child gifts; Adopt-our-Ministry donations; Quilts for Hope; Tokens for Broken and other holiday donations. When you drop off your items, you will be welcomed to take a tour of our Bethel Mission men's emergency shelter and enjoy refreshments and fellowship. Gift lists and other details available here: https://www.hopeiowa.org/pages/act/holidays#BringChristmastoHope
Hope Ministries invites community members to provide food donations for their Thanksgiving and holiday meals. Donations will be collected the day before Thanksgiving at Hope Ministries Bethel Mission--1310 6th Avenue in Des Moines. Most needed items include: Baked and pre-cut brownies Boxed stuffing Powdered gravy mix Frozen fruit juice (grape, orange, apple, lemonade) Milk, eggs, butter Non-stick cooking spray Coffee Hams Ground Beef #10 cans of mixed vegetables Pasta (elbow macaroni and egg noodles)
Musical celebrations on Christmas and Wren's Day have been part of Irish tradition for hundreds of years. Hailing from historic county Waterford, the award-winning Danu brings together virtuoso players on fiddle, flute, accordion and percussion. Add the gorgeous voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and amazing guest dances, and the result is a truly memorable traditional Irish Christmas.
An exercise class specially designed for older adults, focused on improving balance, strength and flexibility. Taught by Des Moines University Physical Therapy clinicians. Registration is $10 for a class or $45 for five classes. Register at www.dmu.edu/clinic/physical-therapy or call 271-1717 for more information. Drop-ins are welcome.
Fr. Victor Romanelli St. Anthony Knights of Columbus will be hosting a movie; The Blood and the Rose at the Fleur Cinema (4545 Fleur Dr. in Des Moines) on Saturday, December 13th at 10:00AM The cost for the tickets are $10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children under 3. Tickets will be sold at the door the morning of the movie or you can call: 515-650-1958. Summary of movie: A feature length theatrical documentary shot on location in Mexico and Spain, The Blood & The Rose offers riveting interviews with top experts in the fields of science, history and theology, exploring the mystery of St. Juan Diego’s Tilma and the miraculous image that it bears. More than just a story about a distant event, The Blood & The Rose is an invitation and a calling to emulate St. Juan Diego in our own day, carrying the message of the Virgin of Guadalupe Patroness of the Americas and Patroness of Life into the culture in which we live (LMW).
A specially designed Pilates class focusing on core strengthening for wellness and improving pain. All classes are taught by a Stott-certified Pilates instructor and physical therapist. Registration is $10 for a class or $45 for five classes. Register at www.dmu.edu/clinic/physical-therapy or call 515-271-1717. Drop-ins are welcome.