Walking expert Dan Burden is coming to town to evaluate the walkability of a neighborhood and give tips to interested community members on ways to make their neighborhood a safer place for walkers and bicyclists of all ages. Attend this event for tips on how to create more walkable communities in Greater Des Moines. Burden is one of the nation’s leading walkability experts and co-founder of the The Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. The presentation is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Registration is available online at http://aarp.cvent.com/MLKWALK or by calling 1-877-926-8300.
In a kingdom far, far away, things get ugly when an ogre, not a handsome prince, shows up to rescue a feisty Princess. Throw in a wisecracking Donkey, a villain with a short temper, a Gingerbread Man with attitude, and other fairy tale misfits, and you've got a mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily there’s one on hand, and his name is Shrek. Shrek is part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and all irreverent fun. dmplayhouse.com for more information
Rummage sale with lots of clothing of all sizes, miscellaneous other items. Food served daily. Thursday, Aug 7 9 am to 7 pm Friday, Aug 8 9 am to 7 pm Saturday, Aug 9 9 am to 1 pm IHCC is on the corner of Park Avenue and SE 8th Street across from Weeks Middle School.
Discovery Time Preschool is celebrating 30 years of ministry to our community and our newly awarded 5 star Quality Rating with the State of Iowa. Join us from 1pm-3pm with a special presentation at 2pm to honor past and present friends of our preschool and a performance from last years class.
The question of whether miracles are real—and happening today— will be discussed at Lifetree Café, 10 a.m., Sunday, July 27 and at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 720 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa. The program, titled "Miracles or Mere Coincidences? Does Everything Happen for a Reason?" features the filmed story of Robin Alm, a woman who believes a miracle occurred in her life. "There's no way what happened could have happened without God being involved," says Alm. "I absolutely believe miracles happen today." This program will provide an opportunity for those who believe they've experienced a miracle to share and explore their stories. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. To get to the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines, Iowa, area, take Interstate-235 to the 73rd Street/8th Street exit (Exit 3). Go south on 8th Street to Grand Avenue. The West Des Moines United Methodist Church is on the southeast corner of 8th and Grand Avenue. Parking is available behind the church building. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For questions about Lifetree may be directed to Paige Chapman at 515-279-0826 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at Lifetreecafe.com.
Grab your foursome and spend the day on one of central Iowa's premier golf courses—it's for a good cause! In partnership with the Variety Club of Iowa, the 2014 Glen Oaks Women's Charity Classic Golf Tournament will benefit Orchard Place. This event is open to everyone. The Glen Oaks Charity Classic Golf Tournament begins with dinner, a silent auction and entertainment on Friday, July 25, followed by the Women's Charity Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 26. Tickets are $55 per ticket for the Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, July 25, and $160 per golfer for Saturday, July 26, which includes the golf tournament, lunch, light dinner, raffle and prizes. A $200 package is available for both events on Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26. Register now at www.gowcc.org or email email@example.com!
Grab your dog and batter up for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa’s Dog Days of Summer Tuesday, August 12th at Principal Park! The Iowa Cubs will be battling the Las Vegas 51s as baseball fans and their dogs come out to support their favorite team. Dogs attend free with paid human admission (field box tickets only). Each dog will receive a bandana and a chance to be involved in the dog parade on the field before the game begins. Game Night Schedule Gates open - 5:05pm Line up for the dog parade - 6:00pm Dog parade starts - 6:15pm Game begins - 6:35pm Print and sign your waiver ahead of time – you will need to turn this in at the gate. Tickets are available for purchase online, register for this event today (number of tickets are limited)! *All dogs participating must be current on their vaccinations (including rabies) and must be four months of age or older. No female dogs in heat will be allowed and no retractable leashes will be allowed.
Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Review American Red Cross 2116 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA, US, 50312