Welcome Home – Hands on Fun Stations

June 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015 - 10:00 am at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Road

$14.75/adults, $9/kids, Members free

Welcome to our historic homes for a hands-on adventure this summer at Living History Farms. In conjunction with the NEH On the Road exhibit “House & Home,” Living History Farms will be exploring how Iowans made houses into homes and homes into communities.


Kelly Clarkson

August 4, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm at Xcel Energy Center
199 Kellogg Blvd

Special guests Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson

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Wednesday Workshop: Power Your Device… DIY Style

August 5, 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Every Wednesday from June through August, 6th – 8th graders can join SCI’s makers-in-residence for hands-on workshops from 5:00-7:00 pm.

This week: Power your device — DIY style! Build a one-of-a-kind phone charger with an Altoids tin and a few simple items.



Nitefall on the River with Eric Hutchinson

August 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
71 E. Locust St.

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Shania Twain

August 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

With special guest, Gavin DeGraw.

One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, has announced her first North American tour in more than 11 years entitled ROCK THIS COUNTRY.   The 48 date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Shania’s tour kicks off in North America on June 5 in Seattle, WA where she will perform her extensive catalog of iconic hits in a brand new production for fans coast to coast in major US cities such as New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Chicago, among others. Additionally, the tour will hit Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal, presented by AEG Live.  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets through Front Of The Line for the Canadian shows only before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 10th at 10am through Thursday, March 12 at 10pm local time, with the public on-sale for most North American shows beginning Friday, March 13 at 10:00 am. Exceptions noted below. presale begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10am local time through Thursday, March 12 at 10pm local time.

A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages also will be available. Theses offers can include premium reserved tickets, access to Shania Twain’s preshow VIP sound check, exclusive merchandise and much more. A $1.00 donation from each ticket purchased will go to the Shania Kids Can Foundation. Opening acts include Canadian musician and actor Wes Mack from June 5 – June 28, and Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw from June 30 – August 23.

“This is a celebration tour. It’s party time!  The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours,” said Twain. “It’s a Shania they’ve never seen before.  A lot of years have gone by and I’ve got a lot more to share.”

Beloved by millions worldwide, Shania has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries with over 75 million albums sold, and 17 top 10 singles. Three of Shania’s albums (The Woman In Me, Come On Over, Up! ) reached Diamond certification, making her the only artist to have three consecutive albums sell more than 10 million copies in the US.

Rising to fame with her debut album Shania Twain (1993), Shania became a worldwide phenomenon with the release of Come On Over (1997), which became the best-selling country album of all time, and the best-selling album released by a female artist. Most recently, Shania performed 105 shows during her two-year Las Vegas residency, Shania: Still The One, beginning on December 1, 2012 at The Colosseum at Ceasars Palace and wrapping in December of 2014. The show garnered rave reviews throughout its tenure.

Mixology Night

August 7, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

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 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, experience all that the Science Center of Iowa has to offer – minus the kids.

This month:

Mix. Mingle. Musix. MAKE.

Mixology Night is all about innovation! Experience the Maker mindset through a variety of hands-on Making activities, as you listen to the sounds of Dylan Sires & The Neighbors.


-Build a giant robot.

-Gather a group of your friends for the ultimate catapult battle.

-See gaming in a whole new way with MaKey MaKey invention kits.

-Rethink Play-Doh with Squishy Circuits.

-Race a zip-line flyer down our high wire.

Wednesday Workshop: The Visual Side of Sound

August 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Every Wednesday from June through August, 6th – 8th graders can join SCI’s makers-in-residence for hands-on workshops from 5:00-7:00 pm.

This week: Discover how motion and sound are intertwined in this engaging workshop. See music in a whole new way as you explore its hidden patterns and movements.


Carly’s Club at Roswell Park: Summer Splash 2015

August 14, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Gallagher Beach at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor
Fuhrmann Blvd.

The fourth annual Summer Splash promises to be the party of the summer! Guests are encouraged to come in their splashiest purple summer chic attire as a nod to this year’s theme, Purple Rain! Help make a splash for childhood cancer cures all while enjoying open-bar all night, gourmet cuisine from Buffalo’s premier local restaurants, music, a rockin’ dance party and fabulous prizes, including a free entry to win a new car! All this partnered with the picturesque backdrop of Buffalo’s waterfront on a beautiful summer evening and supporting a great cause, makes Summer Splash the party you won’t want to miss. To buy tickets and for more information please call the Roswell Park Special Events office at 716-845-8788.

36th Annual Ankeny Family YMCA Road Race

August 15, 2015 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Ankeny Family YMCA
1102 North Ankeny Boulevard

Join us for the 36th Annual Ankeny Family YMCA Road Race

Come promote healthy living and family values at the Ankeny Family Road Race on Saturday, August 15, 2015. This fun-filled family event will feature timed 8K and 5K runs, a 1 mile run/walk, along with 50 and 25 yard dashes.

After crossing the finish line, celebrate with juicy watermelon, an inflatable bounce house, Kona Ice and more!                                                        


For more information and to get registered, go to

Meditation Coloring

August 15, 2015 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Palek Studio & Gallery
506 E. 6th St, Ste 200

Join us for an evening of relaxation coloring. No experience necessary, and within a couple of hours, and with step by step guidance through meditation, you’ll become a more peaceful you!

Adults Only, all necessary supplies included. Treats and drinks available for purchase, or bring your own.

Date: August 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Ages: 16+

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