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Central Iowa Textile Show Exhibition

September 4, 2014 - September 26, 2014 - 10:00 am at Ankeny Art Center
1520 SW Ordnance Road

Daily thru 9/26/2014
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ankeny Art Center, 1520 SW Ordinance Rd, Ankeny, IA50023
Free
www.ankenyartcenter.com

Harvest Wagon Rides

September 6, 2014 - September 27, 2014 - 12:00 am - 8:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Road

5 p.m. or 7 p.m.; No Ride Sept. 20
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA50322
$15 per person over age 2 (non-members);$13.50 per person over age 2 (members) Advance Reservations Requried;
•Saturdays, August 30 & September 6, 13 & 27. (Wagon ride is approximately one hour in length, followed by half hour for light refreshments)

www.lhf.org

Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

September 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at First Christian Church
2500 University Ave.,

Wednesdays thru 9/24/2014
4 – 7 p.m.
Parking lot of First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., Des Moines, IA50311
Free
www.drakefarmersmarket.com

World Food and Music Festival

September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014 - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm at East Village
Heart of East Village

World Food and Music Festival September 19-21

Friday and Saturday, 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm in Downtown Des Moines

More than 40 Food Vendors Featuring Cuisine from Around the World – Live Entertainment  and Cooking Demonstrations.  $1 tastes/all entrees $5 or less  Free to attend

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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