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Cooking in the Garden

August 21, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm at Forest Ave Outreach Cooperative Garden
1337 18th Street

Forest Avenue Outreach presents ISU Nutritionist/Dietitian Mary Krisco, and Chef Steve Bryce who will share cooking tips, nutritional information, preservation techniques, as well as delicious recipes using fresh veggie from the garden. Classes are free and open to all (kids included!)   All classes are held outdoors in our gardens, weather permitting. For more information contact: Ralph Chiodo at 515-991-2665 or ForestAveOutreach@gmail.com 

Cooking in the Garden

August 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm at Forest Ave Outreach Cooperative Garden
1337 18th Street

Forest Avenue Outreach presents ISU Nutritionist/Dietitian Mary Krisco, and Chef Steve Bryce who will share cooking tips, nutritional information, preservation techniques, as well as delicious recipes using fresh veggie from the garden. Classes are free and open to all (kids included!)   All classes are held outdoors in our gardens, weather permitting. For more information contact: Ralph Chiodo at 515-991-2665 or ForestAveOutreach@gmail.com 

Star Party at Ewing Park

August 29, 2014 - 12:00 am at Science Center of Iowa
5300 Indianola Road

Experience the Out-of-this-World-Space-Observation – SCI is having a Star Party!

Join SCI staff at Ewing Park and observe the Moon, planets and other celestial objects! SCI staff will set up several telescopes for you to use. This event is free to the public.

This event is in partnership with City of Des Moines Park and Recreation the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS).

Star Party at Ewing Park

August 29, 2014 - 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm at Science Center of Iowa
5300 Indianola Road

Experience the Out-of-this-World-Space-Observation – SCI is having a Star Party!

Join SCI staff at Ewing Park and observe the Moon, planets and other celestial objects! SCI staff will set up several telescopes for you to use. This event is free to the public.

This event is in partnership with City of Des Moines Park and Recreation the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS).

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire

September 1, 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors and students. All of these “makers” come to the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire to show what they have made and share what they have learned.

Cooking in the Garden

September 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm at Forest Ave Outreach Cooperative Garden
1337 18th Street

Forest Avenue Outreach presents ISU Nutritionist/Dietitian Mary Krisco, and Chef Steve Bryce who will share cooking tips, nutritional information, preservation techniques, as well as delicious recipes using fresh veggie from the garden. Classes are free and open to all (kids included!)   All classes are held outdoors in our gardens, weather permitting. For more information contact: Ralph Chiodo at 515-991-2665 or ForestAveOutreach@gmail.com 

Rockin’ the Ridge featuring Jason Brown

September 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Southridge
1111 E Army Post Rd

Join us for a Jason Brown concert benefiting Children & Families of Iowa. This family-friendly

event will kick off with kids activities and raffle prizes. The concert begins at 5 p.m.

Cost: $15, children under age 12 are free

Contact Phone: 515-697-7961

Contact Email:   events@cfiowa.org

Cooking in the Garden

September 11, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm at Forest Ave Outreach Cooperative Garden
1337 18th Street

Forest Avenue Outreach presents ISU Nutritionist/Dietitian Mary Krisco, and Chef Steve Bryce who will share cooking tips, nutritional information, preservation techniques, as well as delicious recipes using fresh veggie from the garden. Classes are free and open to all (kids included!)   All classes are held outdoors in our gardens, weather permitting. For more information contact: Ralph Chiodo at 515-991-2665 or ForestAveOutreach@gmail.com 

$5 Family Night

September 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

The second Friday of each month, explore SCI with your family with $5 general admission, documentary IMAX films and Food Chain Cafe specials! Kick off your weekend by building a rocket, traveling through outer space in one of SCI’s dynamic experience platforms or experiencing a larger-than-life IMAX film with extended hours until 8:00 pm!

2014 Komen Iowa Race for the Cure

October 4, 2014 - 7:00 am - 11:30 am at State of Iowa Capitol Grounds
1007 E Grand Avenue

Race for the Cure is an emotionally impactful event with images that can stay with you forever.  From the powerful visual impression of nearly 15,000 people at the start of the Race moving as one body for a single cause, to the emotion that you feel as fellow survivors greet each other after another successful year in battling their disease together, it is impossible to attend Race for the Cure without feeling moved.  This is an event where we all come together as a community to fight this terrible disease, and help put an end to breast cancer forever. www.komeniowa.org.

Children & Families of Iowa’s Princess Party

October 4, 2014 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am at Jordan Creek Town Center Food Court
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy

Children & Families of Iowa invites princesses and their chaperones to join us for a fun-filled morning of princess activities including breakfast, games, live princesses and crafts. All children are welcome and encouraged to dress up! Proceeds from the event benefit our programs, so the little princesses truly help other kids find their dreams! Visit www.cfiowa.org for more information or to register.

Cost: $15 per adult (up to six children per adult)   $18 per child (12 months and under are free). A limited number of V.I.P. passes are also available for purchase.  Website:  www.cfiowa.org

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Celebrity Chef Alton Brown

October 29, 2014 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to welcome ALTON BROWN LIVE! THE EDIBLE INEVITABLE to the Des Moines Civic Center on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to ALTON BROWN LIVE! THE EDIBLE INEVITABLE TOUR will be on sale June 6 at DesMoinesPerformingArts.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations and charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.

Renowned foodist and television personality Alton Brown recently announced the return of the ALTON BROWN LIVE! THE EDIBLE INEVITABLE TOUR, on the heels of the successful inaugural run to 46 US cities.  Over 100,000 tickets were sold for the Food Network star’s show, featuring a pinch of comedy, talk show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music (he sings!) and a dash of “extreme” food experimentation (ponchos are provided for those in the first few rows), and of course…puppets.  Enthusiastic fans and critics have raved about the interactive component where Brown invites audience members on stage to serve as his assistant.

“We have combined science, music, food, and a few other things no one in his right mind would allow me to do on TV, into a two hour extravaganza that’s fun for the whole family,” says Brown.  He has been cultivating the show’s material for about a decade and wrote most of the musical numbers which all take a comedic look at food.

Brown, author of seven books including the James Beard award winning “I’m Just Here for the Food” and New York Times bestselling sequence “Good Eats,” has hosted numerous food series including “Iron Chef America.”  He currently serves as host on the game show “Cutthroat Kitchen” and as a mentor/judge on “Food Network Star,” which premieres its 10th season on June 1st.  Brown created, produced and hosted the Peabody award winning series “Good Eats” for 13 years on Food Network, which still can be seen on the Cooking Channel.

Those craving Brownian wit and wisdom from its truest source can find additional show and ticketing information at www.altonbrowntour.com

Des Moines Symphony’s 22nd Annual Yankee Doodle Pops

July 2, 2015 - 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm at West Terrace, Iowa State Capitol
1007 E. Grand Ave.

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 22nd annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! This family-friendly and patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline, and best of all, it’s FREE! Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert.  For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.

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