Community Event

Live Thoroughbred Racing

July 17, 2014 - August 9, 2014 - 6:30 pm at Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino
1 Prairie Meadows Drive

Thurs – Sat 6:30 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m. through August 9

No admission fee

The Music Man

July 18, 2014 - July 27, 2014 - 2:30 pm at Urbandale High School
7111 Aurora Ave

Sun 2:30 p.m.; Fri & Sat 7:30 p.m.

$12

www.urbandalecommunitytheatre.org

Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery Every Sunday All Year Long, Rain or Shine

July 20, 2014 - December 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Summerset Winery
15101 Fairfax Street

For outside concerts you will want to bring your own chair & picnic basket. Wine/beer available for purchase. Alcohol cannot be brought onto the property. For a list of bands: www.summersetwine.com.

$3/pp or $10 a car load. FREE to Case Club members

 

AAU Junior Olympics

July 23, 2014 - August 2, 2014 - 12:00 am at Greater Des Moines & Iowa City
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SPORTS: Iowa Events Center: Baton Twirling, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cricket, FOS AllSports Combine, Gymnastics, Jump Rope, Karate, Powerlifting, Sport Stacking, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Trampoline & Tumbling, Weightlifting, Wrestling. Spectator admission tickets available for purchase at all competition venues.

Passport: $40 (6 & under free); Daily Pass: $12 (6 & under free)

www.aaujrogames.org

 

Edible Flowers from Garden to Palate: Lunch & Learn with Cathy Wilkinson Barash

July 23, 2014 - August 27, 2014 - 11:45 am - 12:45 pm at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

Join edible flower and garden guru Cathy Wilkinson Barash for lunchtime lectures throughout the summer.

$25 (members); $30 (non-members)

www.dmbotanicalgarden.com

 

Edible Flowers from Garden to Palate: Lunch & Learn with Cathy Wilkinson Barash

July 23, 2014 - August 27, 2014 - 11:45 am - 12:45 pm at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

Join edible flower and garden guru Cathy Wilkinson Barash for lunchtime lectures throughout the summer.

$25 (members); $30 (non-members)

www.dmbotanicalgarden.com

 

Iowa High School Boys State Baseball Tournament

July 25, 2014 - August 2, 2014 - All Day at Principal Park
1 Line Dr.

See website for game times

Tickets for each session (two games): $10

www.iahsaa.org

National Balloon Classic 2014

July 25, 2014 - August 2, 2014 - All Day at National Ballon Calssic Launch Field
1601 N Jefferson Way

Mark your calendars and join us for fun family entertainment at the 2014 National Balloon Classic! FYI: The National Balloon Classic property is now Smoke Free

www.nationalballoonclassic.com

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Westside Football Classic 7-on-7 Shootout

July 25, 2014 - July 26, 2014 - All Day at Valley Stadium
4440 Mills Civic Parkway

15 Player Roster · 3 Games Guaranteed! 3 Divisions : Junior High 6, 7, & 8 · High School 9, 10, 11, & 12 · Open 18 year olds +. For more information visit:

www.westsidefootballclassic.com

 

National Aerial Arts Expo & Competition

July 25, 2014 - July 27, 2014 - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 West Martin Luther King Junior Parkway

National Aerial Expo & Competition in Des Moines First event of its kind will be held in July at the Science Center of Iowa.

$10 – $75

www.sciowa.org

 

Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa

July 25, 2014 - July 26, 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:30 pm at Western Gateway Park
12th and Locust

Cultural Event! Contests, Children’s Park, Heritage Stage, Cultural Hall, Main Stage Entertainment. Two days & night of family fun for everyone. More information can be found at website.

FREE with donation to Food Bank of Iowa; $5 after 5 p.m.

www.italianfestivalofiowa.com

 

Belin Quartet Summer Concert Series

July 25, 2014 - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at Des Moines Social Club Kum & Go Theater
900 Mulberry St

Downtown Library Lawn In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved inside the Des Moines Social Club building.

Free

www.civicmusic.org

 

Jazz in July – High Society Big Band

July 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Copper Creek Lake Park
4390 E University Avenue

We Bring Big Band to Life! The High Society Big Band recreates the swinging jazz sounds and vocals of the Big Band era.

Free

www.jazzinjuly.org/concerts/july-2014/copper-creek-lake-park-high-society-62/

 

Unwined – Aries Rising

July 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at The Hub Spot
215 Water Street

Come relax and unwind a little at Unwined from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Hub Spot. Enjoy wine from Jasper Winery and Beer from Madhouse Brewing Co. There will also be food for purchase and live music by Aries Rising. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event.

Free

www.dmparks.org

 

Cabaret’s Summer Concert Series Featuring Decoy

July 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at West Glen Town Center
5465 Mills Civic Parkway

Free

Iowa Cubs vs MEM

July 25, 2014 - July 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Principal Park
1 Line Dr.

Latest & Greatest: Painting Class @ Pinot’s Palette

July 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Pinot’s Palette
900 42nd Street

$35

www.pinotspalette.com/DesMoines

Nitefall on the River: Sister Hazel

July 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
71 E. Locust St.

Sister Hazel’s creative train just keeps rolling. The band’s well-received “Release” reached the band’s highest ever spot (#37) on the Billboard Album Charts.

Doors 7 p.m.; Show 8 p.m.

$15 ticketfly.com: www.ticketfly.com

 

Movies Under the Stars – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

July 25, 2014 - 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm at Wagner Park Bandshell
410 W. First Street

Bring chairs and blankets to the Ankeny Bandshell for a special showing of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory under the stars.

Free

 

Free Flicks: The Blind Side

July 25, 2014 - 9:00 pm at Sargent Park
3530 E. Douglas Avenue

Admission is free, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. People are free to bring their own snacks as concessions will not be provided for purchase.

Free

www.dmparks.org

 

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