Outdoors

Capitall Riders’ Run with the Animals

June 23, 2014 - October 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm at McVay Trail Head Shelter
300 Block of East 5th Street

Beginning Runner’s Group – A FREE running group for learning the basics of training & racing for all levels of runners. We run rain or shine, cold or heat – but we will wait for a storm to pass. If there is lightning, we won’t run.

Mondays thru 10/20/2014 at 6 p.m.

Live Quarter Horse Racing

September 5, 2014 - October 11, 2014 - 12:00 am at Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino
1 Prairie Meadows Drive

8/16/2014-10/11/2014
Fri – Sat 6:30 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m. through Oct 11 (no racing on 10/12)
Prairie Meadows, 1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA50009
No admission fee
www.prairiemeadows.com

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.

Star Party at Ewing Park

October 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Ewing Park
Ewing Park, 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 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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