Community Event

Butterfly Festival

July 26, 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th

Join Blank Park Zoo at the Butterfly Festival as we kick off our newest conservation project, Plant. Grow. Fly!

Free for Zoo Members; regular Zoo admission applies


Dog Wash Benefit

July 26, 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Animal Lifeline of Iowa
4521 SE 14th Street

Animal Lifeline of Iowa ‘s experienced volunteers will bathe, brush and towel-dry your dog for a $20 donation. Join us for DJ music, pet-related vendors, raffles, scavenger hunt for prizes. Food, drinks available. Family fun. Free admission, free off-street parking.


Pleasant Hill Family Fun Fest

July 26, 2014 - All Day at ReMax Real Estate Group Office- Pleasant HIll Diner
932 N. Shadyview Blvd & 5015 E. University

PARADE -10am start, begins at ReMax Real Estate Group Office; CAR SHOW at Pleasant Hill Diner 10am registration; INFLATABLES; MOVIE “Despicable Me 2″ starts at 7:30pm at Copper Creek Park… FIREWORKS following the movie!



Beaverdale Motorfest

July 26, 2014 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at First Federated Church
4801 Franklin Avenue

Hot Rods, Hot Bikes, Classics, and Muscle Cars! A FREE BBQ lunch, No entry fee, plenty of parking on the lawn, bouncy house for the kids, and awards! Registration begins at 9am.



Crafternoon at Confluence with Barleys Angels

July 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Confluence Brewery
1235 Thomas Beck Road

Join us Saturday, July 26 at Confluence Brewing Co. for a fun and educational women’s “Crafternoon!”

$20 in advance; $25 at event


Farm to Table Dinner

July 26, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Wallace House
756 16th Street

Chef Katie Porter will create a four course menu for the upscale dining experience that features fresh organic fruits & vegetables grown at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center near Orient & locally produced meats, cheeses, grains & eggs from Iowa family farms.

$70 per person


Jazz in July – Paige Harpin & Gruve

July 26, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm at West Glen Town Center
5465 Mills Civic Parkway

5 – 11 p.m. Jazz in July 6:30 – 8 p.m.


Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series #16 – 410′s & 360′s

July 26, 2014 - 6:45 pm at Knoxville Raceway
1000 N Lincoln Street

Hot Laps 6:45 p.m.; Time Trials 7:15 p.m.

$15 – $25

Citrus Series – Lemon: Painting Class @ Pinot’s Palette

July 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Pinot’s Palette
900 42nd Street


Perfect kitchen art! Paint the first of our three-part citrus series. Join us next month for the limes!

Iowa Barnstormers vs San Jose Saber Cats

July 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Tickets may be purchased at Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, online at, call 866-55-DAHLS or stop by any Dahls Food Stores

$12 – $80


Cellar Dwellers

July 26, 2014 - 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Mickey’s Irish Pub Waukee
50 SE Laurel Street

A little Southern Rock, Country and Classic Rock – come check out this great band!

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.


Iowa Cubs vs MEM

July 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm at Principal Park
1 Line Dr.

Sizzlin’ Summer Drummer Bash

July 27, 2014 - 2:00 pm at Luthern Church of the Cross
1701 8th St. SW

Over 100 drummers will be performing at the free concert! There will also be a silent auction during the performance.



Live At The Creek Summer Concert Series- Boomerang

July 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Jordan Creek Town Center
101 Jordan Creek Parkway

Enjoy live music from the amphitheater or one of the five lakeside patio restaurants, and a wine & beer garden next to the amphitheater.



Sundays in Centennial – David Zollo and the Body Electric

July 27, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Centennial Park
1255 Warrior Lane

Free concert and family fun! Blues Rock music. Join your neighbors in Centennial Park! Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blanket, friends and kids! Carry in beer and wine is permitted.



FORE! The Animals Golf Classic

July 28, 2014 - 11:30 am at Echo Valley Country Club
3150 Echo Valley Drive

Love golf & pets? Come TEE IT up for the animals & join us for FORE!

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.: Jethro’s BBQ Lunch/Registration; 12:30 p.m.: 18-Hole Shotgun Start & Four Person Scramble

$95/Player; $380/Foursome; $200/Sponsor a hole


YWRC- Sister’s of Summer

July 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at The Young Women’s Resource Center
818 5th Avenue

A free week long program for girls going into 9th-12th grade! We’ll be talking about self-esteem, body image, healthy relationships, reproductive health, and empowerment.



Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair

July 29, 2014 - 12:00 pm at Central Library
1000 Grand Avenue

Join Mary Kay Shanley in a discussion of the book’s best tales and share some of your own. Bring your lunch and then sample some State Fair-style snacks!



Cake Decorating Session 5 Creme Summer Camp for Kids

July 29, 2014 - July 31, 2014 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm at Creme Cupcake
543 28th Street

Cake Decorating: Day 1 – Make frostings and practice decorating on cookies. Day 2 – Design cake, make fondant figures and practice decorating on cupcakes Day 3 – Color and roll out fondant and decorate a 2-tier dummy/foam cake for you to take home. Graduation Ceremony.



GrowIt! Launch Party

July 29, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive

GrowIt! is an exciting new iPhone application for gardeners. Not only does the application help you find plants that work best in your area, but it also lets you show off your gardening prowess.



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