Iowa’s Own Monuments Man: George Stout

March 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm at Central Library
1000 Grand Avenue

Historian Nancy Trask will present slides about the Monuments Men, focusing on George Stout, who was born and raised in Winterset. George Clooney’s character in the movie was based on Stout. Nancy’s slides were collected from correspondence with George Stout’s granddaughter, Winterset resources, and various publications.

Iowa Jazz Championships

March 31, 2015 - 8:00 am at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at Iowa Events Center
833 5th Avenue

The Iowa Jazz Championships are a unique event that brings together 60 of Iowa’s finest high school jazz ensembles (15 from each of the four IHSMA classes) to Des Moines for a great day of jazz. The event was founded by Iowa jazz educators over 30 years ago & continues to be an important event on the Iowa high school band landscape each spring. For more information:

Midwest Traveler Dan Kaercher

March 31, 2015 - 6:30 pm at Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Avenue

Dan Kaercher, retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine, will share favorite destinations, insights and often-hilarious tales gleaned during decades spent roaming the twelve-state Midwest region as a travel writer, author, and public television personality.

Chris Tomlin – Love Ran Red Tour

March 31, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena at Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street

Grammy & Dove® award-winning, Christian worship sensation Chris Tomlin hits the road again this spring for his “Love Ran Red” Tour, featuring Tenth Avenue North & Rend Collective.

AViD Presents Rebecca Skloot

April 1, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue

Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Skloot’s debut book took more than a decade to reseach and write & instantly hit The New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for more than four years.

IA Energy vs Westchester

April 1, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Iowa Prayer Breakfast

April 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Iowa Events Center
730 Third Street

The Iowa Prayer Breakfast – A long-standing tradition where Iowa’s Governor, legislators, and community & religious leaders ask God’s direction & blessing upon our state. The reading of the Scriptures, local musicians, an inspiring message from Os Guinness, and prayer. Plus a hearty breakfast, the company of friends, and a beginning of the Easter weekend celebration.

Last Supper Drama

April 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm at West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue

Make your Lenten season more meaningful by attending a performance of the Last Supper Drama, presented by the men of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church.

Speaker Series at Blank Park Zoo – Dr. Karen Oberhauser

April 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway,

Iowa Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament

April 3, 2015 - 12:00 am at Forte by Baratta’s
615 3rd Street

$20 Reserved; $15 General Admission

Iowa Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament featuring the top boxers in the state

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