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.
The BEST Christmas Cookie Walk in the metro! Buy a tin and fill it from dozens and dozens (literally, hundreds and hundreds of dozens) of handmade cookies and candy. Mop up the broken ones in the Cookie Crumb Cafe (they must go somewhere). Treat Santa, friends, teachers, co-workers--or yourself! Door prizes, too! Doors open at 9:00 and close when the cookies run out (and they go FAST).
Save the date for the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs' Third Annual Celebrate Iowa Gala on December 12, 2014 with Honorary Chairs Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds.
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.
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.
Three estranged sisters meet on the eve of their mother’s funeral only to end up arguing and misremembering in Shelagh Stephenson’s examination of the structures of memory and family. As they attempt to organize her funeral, their memories of their childhood run together and the secrets of their separate lives are revealed. Theresa, owner of an alternative therapy business, is angry that she was left to care for their dying mother. Mary, a doctor, is still struggling with a deep loss from her past. Catherine seeks attention through a succession of short-term partners. When the play opened at the Hampstead Theatre, London in 1996 it was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. But it is melancholic too, as the emotional bruises of the sisters’ childhood emerge. Memories fade, blur and persist as the sisters bicker, watched over by the ghost of the mother to whom they are preparing to say goodbye. NOVEMBER 14-15, 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. NOVEMBER 16 at 1:00 p.m.
For immediate release Contact: Lori Bosley (515) 232-3679 North Grand Mall email@example.com Special delivery: Santa gets Ames Fire Department escort to North Grand Mall AMES, IA, Nov. 10, 2014 --- With lights flashing and sirens blaring, the Ames Fire Department will make a special delivery to North Grand Mall Saturday, Nov. 22. Santa Claus and his firefighting buddies will arrive on a fire department hook and ladder truck at noon to kick off Santabration and the holiday shopping season at North Grand Mall. Children are invited to gather at the shopping center’s Grand Avenue main entrance, near Jimmy John’s, to escort Santa as he makes his way to his temporary home in center court. Refreshments, courtesy of Cookies, etc., Jimmy John’s and HyVee, will be available during the Santa arrival event, from noon to 1 p.m., while supplies last. As part of the festivities, all children are invited to decorate and color an ornament to take home or hang on the shopping center’s Art the Tree near Santa’s winter wonderland home. Art the Tree ornaments will be available through Wednesday, Dec. 24. All activities will take place in center court. After the arrival event, Santa will be in residence at his official winter wonderland home in center court where excited youngsters will share their Christmas wishes. All children visiting Santa throughout the holidays will receive an activity book, crayons or antler head bands, courtesy of North Grand Mall. Santa will be in residence at North Grand Mall until Wednesday, Dec. 24. While visiting Santa is free, professional, state-of-the-art digital photography packages are available to capture Santa visitation moments that will be treasured for years to come. All photos are viewable immediately and photo packages are available. More information about extended holiday hours, Santa’s hours and events is available at www.northgrandmall.com or (515) 232-3679. North Grand Mall, located at 2801 Grand Avenue, is home to JCPenney, Younkers and many fine shops and services. Dressbarn and Serenity Couture Aveda Salon and Spa are the shopping center’s newest retailers. North Grand Mall supports the community with multiple programs throughout the year including: Back to School giveaways; Iowa State University Orientation and Welcome Fest; Fire Prevention Week; and Iowa State University Engineering Day. North Grand Mall is owned and managed by GK Development, Inc. About GK Development, Inc. GK Development, Inc. has a portfolio of 6.4 million square feet of space in eight states. The Barrington, Illinois-based real estate company was founded in 1995. For more information, visit www.gkdevelopment.com. # # #
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.