Clive Learning Academy’s “My Favorite Things” Holiday Bazaar

December 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Clive Learning Academy
1600 73rd St.

Clive Learning Academy’s “My Favorite Things” Holiday Bazaar will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Clive Learning Academy. A $3 cash admission (12 and younger FREE) will open your eyes to a bazaar filled with shopping, food and fun. Do all your holiday shopping and raise money for your school!

Shop more than 30 booths with vendors such as Jamberry, Norwex, Thirty-One Gifts and find unique one-of-a kind items from our crafters in our gymnasium and cafeteria. Bid on our items from our silent auction and vote on your favorite classroom’s snowman design! Stop and enjoy a yummy bake sale item. Don’t forget the Kid’s Zone! In our Kids Zone we will be taking over 2 sixth grade classrooms with interactive displays from Usborne Books and Discovery Toys, applying tattoos, and then having a special visit from 1:30-3:30 from some of your favorite super heroes with the Justice Corps of Iowa! Tie it all up in a bow at our donation based wrapping station at the end!

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Café Scientifique – Jerusalem: The Making of a Sacred City

December 8, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Location: Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Presenter: Jodi Magness, Vice President, Archeological Institute of America

It’s rocky, rough — and revered. Situated on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and Dead seas, Jerusalem is an unlikely choice for the world’s holiest city. Destroyed multiple times during its storied history, the ancient city has faced innumerable challenges and conflicts beyond its rugged location alone.

Explore the evolution of Jerusalem from a humble mountain town to a divine destination with Jodi Magness, vice president of the Archeological Institute of America. Join us after the presentation for a free screening of Jerusalem in the Blank IMAX Dome Theater.

Calmus: A Special Holiday Concert

December 10, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave

This a cappella quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of their hometown of Leipzig, Germany, offering the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. Their charming stage presence, flawless technique and diverse repertoire will make for a very special holiday concert.

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Holiday Open House

December 12, 2015 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
100 Locust Street

The community is invited to join us at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates on Saturday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our Holiday Open House. Come and hear holiday music and experience the spectacular acoustics in this historic building, and explore our world through photos.

There will be a live performance of seasonal Christmas music by the Grace Church Ensemble, as well as the opportunity to tour our 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World international photography exhibit by Howard G. Buffett. These two elements will bring us together around an important theme at this time of year, to unite us all in the spirit of alleviating hunger that is still experienced by so many in the world.

Please share this invitation with all of your friends, colleagues, family members, and other community members and encourage them to join us.

There is no admission charge and it is a wonderful opportunity to experience our beautiful building during this special time of year.

Single Moms Christmas Dinner

December 12, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
5291 Stoney Creek Court

Single mothers throughout central Iowa are invited to attend a special Christmas dinner being held in their honor.  With the help of many community partners, Single Parent Provision would like to treat single mothers to a special evening including dinner, a program, gifts, and prizes all in the great company of other single moms.  Childcare is provided, so while moms enjoy this elegant, uplifting evening, their children will enjoy a fun evening complete with activities, games, and a meal of their own.  The deadline to register is December 6; those registered by November 22 will receive a $5 gift card upon check-in the night of the dinner!

Star Party at Ewing Park

December 12, 2015 - December 13, 2015 - 10:00 pm - 12:00 am at Ewing Park
5100 Indianola Ave

Experience the out-of-this-world space observation! Join SCI staff and members of the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS) to take a look through high-powered telescopes and get a quick lesson on the basics of telescope operation.

Arguably the most beautiful meteor shower of the year, the Geminids begin on December 7 and end on December 17. Join us for a display of multi-colored meteors radiating from the constellation Gemini!


Iowa Wild

IA Wild

December 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street


Every Sunday home game during the 2015-16 season, the Iowa Wild and Subway partner to provide families the opportunity to enjoy professional hockey for value.

Each Sunday home game fans may purchase the Subway Combo Pack which includes tickets, hot dogs, sodas, popcorn, hats and pucks starting at $12 per person.

Buy your tickets today!

The Blenders

December 14, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue

Buy Tickets HERE

Rachel Platten, Andy Grammer and Echosmith

December 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm at Tyson Event Center
401 Gordon Drive

Buy Tickets HERE

Nadas Silent Night

December 18, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Wooly’s
504 East Locust Street

Buy Tickets HERE

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