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.

Capital Riders’ Run with the Animals

September 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm at McVay Trail Head Shelter
300 Block of East 5th Street

Every Monday thru 10/20/2014
6 p.m.

Beginning Runner’s Group – A FREE running group for learning the basics of training & racing for all levels of runners. All you need is running attire – appropriate for the weather! Prior to each run, the Capital Striders Running Club will host an informative 10 minute presentation great for those learning the sport.

Beaverdale Farmer’s Market

September 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Beverdale
3422 Beaver Avenue

Tuesdays thru 9/16/2014

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Beaverdale, 3422 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA50310

Free

www.beaverdalefarmersmarket.org

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 

Beaverdale Farmer’s Market

September 9, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Beverdale
3422 Beaver Avenue

Tuesdays thru 9/16/2014

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Beaverdale, 3422 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA50310

Free

www.beaverdalefarmersmarket.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 

Beaverdale Farmer’s Market

September 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Beverdale
3422 Beaver Avenue

Tuesdays thru 9/16/2014

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Beaverdale, 3422 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA50310

Free

www.beaverdalefarmersmarket.org

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.

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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