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Omaha Storm Chasers at Iowa Cubs
Aug 28 1:08 PM at Principal Park in Des Moines

Iowa Cubs: Minor League Baseball


Jazz Happy Hour Des Moines
Jazz Happy Hour
Sep 9 5:30 PM on various days at Des Moines Social Club - The Basement in Des Moines

The best in local and regional jazz in a funky basement club reminiscent of Greenwich Village circa 1960. The Basement Bar offers a wide variety of beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Sit and have a drink with friends, and enjoy the jazz performances in the heart of...


Dirty Girl Mud Run - Des Moines, IA Des Moines
Dirty Girl Mud Run - Des Moines, IA
Aug 27 9:00 AM at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park in Des Moines

The Dirty Girl Mud Run Series is a 3.1 mile (ish) obstacle course run for women of all fitness levels. If you're an uber cross fitter looking to make your weekend even more challenging, then the Dirty Girl Mud Run has a place for you...or if this is your...


Omaha Storm Chasers at Iowa Cubs
Aug 26 7:08 PM at Principal Park in Des Moines

Iowa Cubs: Minor League Baseball



10 Years, Finger 11 Des Moines
10 Years, Finger 11
Aug 27 8:30 PM at Wooly's in Des Moines

with Evan Stone...


Omaha Storm Chasers at Iowa Cubs
Aug 27 7:08 PM at Principal Park in Des Moines

Iowa Cubs: Minor League Baseball


Friday Nite Madness Des Moines
Friday Nite Madness
Aug 26 9:00 PM weekly on Fridays for 52 times at Monkey Bar at the Best Western Vista Villas in Des Moines

Two for one drink specials...


NYFO 7 on 7 Spring Football League
Aug 26 daily for 360 times at Des Moines, Iowa, United States in Des Moines

7 on 7 Spring Football League powered by former NFL players and Iowa's elite football coaches   National Youth Football Organization "NYFO" offers 7 on 7 Spring Football Leagues.  Now devoted athletes can continue to enhance their skills and become a...



Sting Like A Bee 5K! -Des Moines Des Moines
Sting Like A Bee 5K! -Des Moines
Aug 27 1:00 PM daily until August 31, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa, United States in Des Moines

The world recently lost an incredible man, Muhammad Ali. In his honor, and in respect to his courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease, we are hosting a STING LIKE A BEE 5K to help KNOCKOUT PARKINSONS! (inspired by his famous quote: Float like a butterfly,...


Iowa Art Quilters Exhibit Des Moines
Iowa Art Quilters Exhibit
Aug 27 9:00 AM daily until September 28, 2016 at Ankeny Art Center in Des Moines

Exhibition Showing: August 2-September 28 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4 5:00pm to 7:00pm   The Ankeny Art Center gallery and receptions are free and open to the public Wine and appetizers will be served. A goodwill donation is appreciated.   The Ank...


Public Observatory Night Des Moines
Public Observatory Night
Aug 27 8:00 PM on various days at Ashton Observatory in Des Moines

From April through October except July, members of the Des Moines Astronomical Society open Ashton Observatory to the public each Saturday evening. We are delighted to share the majesty of the night sky with you! The first Saturday of each month is pure starg...


2016 Friends Forever 5K! - Des Moines Des Moines
2016 Friends Forever 5K! - Des Moines
Aug 27 1:00 PM daily until August 31, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa, United States in Des Moines

Did you know that International Friendship Day is August 7, 2016?!?! What better way to celebrate than to run/walk the Friends Forever 5K in honor of the friends in our lives.  Who is the PEANUT BUTTER to your JELLY? "There is nothing on this earth more to b...



Day of the Dog: Run, Walk or Jog 5K - Des Moines Des Moines
Day of the Dog: Run, Walk or Jog 5K - Des Moines
Aug 27 1:00 PM daily until August 31, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa, United States in Des Moines

Friday, August 26 is National Dog Day!  To help celebrate, we are hosting a Day of the Dog: Run, Walk or Jog 5K!  We invite you to complete a 5K anytime during the month of August for, or with, your favorite four legged friend.  20% of every registration w...


I'll Be Right Here 5K, 10K, 13.1 - Des Moines Des Moines
I'll Be Right Here 5K, 10K, 13.1 - Des Moines
Aug 27 1:00 PM daily until August 31, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa, United States in Des Moines

Because we are Moon Joggers, and we love anything space related, we love celebrating our favorite Extra Terrestrial, who said "I'll be right here."  How can you not love this medal?? This year's medal will be  3.5 inches and we are really excited w...


Go GOLD 5K! - Des Moines Des Moines
Go GOLD 5K! - Des Moines
Aug 27 1:00 PM daily until August 31, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa, United States in Des Moines

Okay people!  This August is the Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil! To celebrate we invite you to GO GOLD! and run (or walk) a 5K in honor of the Olympics! Get this awesome Go Gold medal in the shape of Brazil.  GO GOLD! is also a theme for the Rally Foundatio...


OLD-TIME MUSIC & DANCE JAM WORKSHOP Des Moines
OLD-TIME MUSIC & DANCE JAM WORKSHOP
Aug 27 2:00 PM monthly on the 4th Saturday for 3 times at Java Joe's Coffeehouse in Des Moines

Join Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo on fourth Saturdays for an exuberant music and dance jam in the living tradition of southern Appalachian Old-time music played by ear. Bring your fiddle, 5-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, dancing shoes, or home made/found rhyth...



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