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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 3:30 AM
Family Mission Rally
Oakland Church – The Iowa District Church of the Nazarene is having a Family Mission Rally - Go Wild and Praise God! - on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Adventureland! Your ticket ($20 if you register by September 8th, $25 after September8th) includes special music, door prizes, special missionary speaker and dinner - plus, you can play in the park the rest of the day! To register, go online - http://www.iowanazarene.org/2017/07/09/go-wild-and-praise-god-children-and-family-missions-day/ You will have a "roaring" good time!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 7:30 AM
Girls Day Out
Wines of Iowa – Join us for a Girls Day Out. We will go to the Downtown Farmers Market, The Cellar at White Oak and Penoach Winery. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $25. Call for details 277-6236. Limited seating.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 9:00 AM
Yoga in the Park
Des Moines Parks and Recreation – Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health - Des Moines invite you to start your Saturday mornings with a free weekly yoga session. Join us every Saturday, June 3 through September 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. for classes led by volunteers from around the metro. This week's instructor is Robin Bourjaily. Yoga in the Park will once again visit different parks this summer. • June - Gray’s Lake • July - Union Park • August - James W. Cownie Soccer Park • September - Gray’s Lake (September 2 class will be held at James W. Cownie Soccer) The list of instructors is available online: https://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/Yoga.aspx
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 9:00 AM
ARL DNA Day
Animal Rescue League of Iowa – Do you ever get asked "What kind of dog is that?" We have your answer! Register for the Iowa Dog Jog in Johnston to have a DNA test done! For $65, you get the DNA kit and you'll swab your dog's cheek and we will send in the DNA sample to the lab. Results will be sent to you in about a week. A few guidelines for the event: Arrive within your scheduled time slot. We will have A LOT of dogs coming for the event, so please be respectful. If your dog is nervous with other dogs, you can take the kit to the car to swab him/her. Please be aware of the temperature outside. NO retractable leashes, choke chains, or prong collars. Note: $65 is the lowest price in town, there is no sales tax, and 100% of the proceeds help homeless pets! If you cannot make it to this event but are still interested in a kit, you can purchase one in our Animal House Store for $82. The $65 promotion is for day of DNA Day participants ONLY.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Latino Heritage Festival - Volunteer Opportunity
Polk County Republicans Of Iowa – We have several 2 hour shifts for the Republican Party of Polk County’s booth at the Latino Festival to be held at the Western Gateway Park. This is a great time to share “why you are proud to be a Republican”. We give away balloons, register people to vote, and share why we are proud to be Republican! Join us for a great time! You can sign up online at www.goo.gl/RCRNRa. Or contact Ryan Keller (515-280-6438 or Ryan.Keller@polkgop.com) to sign up TODAY!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 11:00 AM
Applefest
Living History Farms – Spend the afternoon in our 1875 town celebrating all things apple! Try your hand at stirring the copper kettle of apple butter, take your turn cranking the cider press, and sample some tasty apple fritters. Children’s games and crafts round out the fun. Fresh local apples and other goodies will be on sale in the Visitor Center. We are open 9am-4pm, with apple activities from 11am-4pm. All activities are included in regular admission to Living History Farms. www.LHF.org/event/Applefest Contributing Sponsor – Jester Insurance Food & Beverage Vendors: Machine Shed Restaurant – burgers, brats, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and more Black Silo Roasting Co. – Coffee The Outside Scoop, 10:30am-1:30pm – Ice Cream
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 11:00 AM
Adventuress Magazine & Jennifer Pudenz
Bass Pro Shops – Learn more about how to live an outdoor lifestyle! Adventuress Magazine,designed to inspire & empower women to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, was founded by Iowan Jennifer Pudenz, who was raised in the outdoor lifestyle and is an avid hunter, angler, gardener...you name it! She'll answer questions, share her passion, and help you learn how you can get started OR kick your outdoor lifestyle up a notch! Tailored for women, but open to all!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM
National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration!
Bass Pro Shops – Join us for fun food samples and visit with our guides to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day! Also, come learn more about fishing and hunting opps with local pro Rod Woten & ColdWater Guide Service, Kevan Pauls Guide Service, and English River Outfitters Resort "Designed by Veterans for Veterans" Plus, ladies, come learn how you can be an adventuress and life an outdoor lifestyle with ADVENTURESS at 11 a.m.!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Football vs. Valparaiso (Homecoming)
Drake Athletics – The Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium for the annual Homecoming and Parents weekend football game. It's the PFL opener as they take on Valparaiso in a game presented by Broadlawns Medical Center. Kick-off is set for 1pm. #BeBlue
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Monarch Tagging
Gray's Lake Park – Meet at the terrace. Throughout this fall the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation will be tagging up to 200 Monarch Butterflies at various parks and you are invited to help. At each event, participants will learn about Monarch butterfly natural history, including how their incredible migration takes them from the Des Moines city parks to the mountains of central Mexico. After a brief discussion and directions, participants will use nets to see if they can catch some Monarchs to be tagged and released. Supplies will be provided, but be prepared to hike in the tall grass while you chase Monarchs.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
What's It Worth? Appraisal Event
Ankeny Public Library – Now is your chance to start scouring your basement or attic for those heirlooms or found treasures that may have more than sentimental value. If you would like to have an item appraised, complete a registration form (available at the Reference Desk) and submit it with $10 appraisal fee to the library. There is no registration or fee to come and watch the fun. Moran has bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He has been an active appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Spectrum Stories: Ages 6-18
Des Moines Playhouse – Join us for an exciting day of drama! Come to one session or come to all! Open to any student, Spectrum Stories is specifically designed to provide drama experiences that best support the development of pretend play, social interaction, and non-verbal communication. Each session is carefully designed to enhance creative expression of spectrum youth while supporting the profile marker needs of each participant. Developed with the guidance of Professor Gretta Berghammer of the University of Northern Iowa, and the Sturgis Youth Theatre, Spectrum Stories uses story, music, and art to bring imagination to life! Pre-registration online at dmplayhouse.com is encouraged but drop-ins are also welcome. An additional emergency contact form is available at the door specifically for those who tend to elope. For more information, contact Anna Zimney, Education Registrar/Administrative Assistant, 515-974-5356
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Find your feet Yamuna foot workshop
Spark Barre Pilates & Yoga – We are filled with gratitude and amazement. Back to back workshops August 26 & 27 SOLD OUT. Again. This worksop has sold out 5 times in 4 months. We wanted to get the remaining 2017 workshop dates published as soon as possible. Saturday September 23, Sunday October 22, and Saturday November 18. Please register soon to lock in a spot. Learn to restore strong, flexible and pain-free feet with Yamuna Foot Fitness. We recommend to attend this workshop often. The goal is to create space in the foot by restoring length and width to the involved muscles and bones. Creating optimal space restores range of motion in all the joints of the feet. We use special props to restore healthy foot function by creating balance, flexibility, improving circulation, strength and proper gait (walking patterns). Foot function affects leg and hip function and can even influence shoulder, neck and rib cage stability. The foot is at the end of fascial chains (fibrous sheaths that surround our muscles and organs) descending from the head, through the pelvic floor. The bone structure of our body is held up vertically by our feet. The foot affects the entire body through the reflexology points on its plantar surface. If you take time to improve your foot health you will revive your entire body. 40 or 35 with monthly autopay membership. Please call or come into the studio to receive the discount. Kathy Butler- Klein is a massage therapist, Reiki master and Yamuna Bodyrolling Practitioner. Teacher and owner of Healing Arts Studio in Clive , Iowa Student of Yoga and Pilates.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 2:00 PM
Essential Oils 101
South Suburban YMCA – Come learn how essential oils can support you in living a more natural, healthy lifestyle. We will teach the basics. Come experience 11 different oils!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 4:00 PM
82nd Annual Sweetheart Sing
Drake University Fraternity & Sorority Life – Drake's 82nd annual Sweetheart Sing is THIS WEEK! Our parent and family how is Saturday, September 23rd at 4 p.m.! This years theme is 'All Things Disney'. Members of Fraternity and Sorority Life have teamed up in five teams to perform a skit incorporated with Disney songs and sharing Drake experiences. The skits are so fun and our members can't wait to share them with everyone! Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets will be $7 and are available then week of the show AND at the door. The show will also include guest performances from D+ Improv Troupe, Fermata the Blue and the Brocal Chords! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Children's Cancer Connection. Advanced ticket sales are as follows: Mon. - Thurs. (Sept. 18-21) 11am-1pm Fri. (Sept. 22) 9am-11am *Tickets will still be available at the door
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 4:00 PM
Elktoberfest
Indianola, Iowa Elks Lodge #2814 – $20.00 per ticket includes fest plate, first draw and souvenir mug while supplies last. Tickets available at the bar. Join us for a great time!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 5:30 PM
Coles Whalen w/ Jenny Kohls
Des Moines Social Club – The Basement // Doors 5:00pm, Show 5:30pm // All Ages//$10 Coles Whalen Whalen’s ten year career as a singer songwriter is dotted with successes including winning Akon’s Hit Lab, opening for many national acts, hearing her song in a Disney film, and composing the credit track for a PBS television series. She’s grown her career the grassroots way, playing hundreds of shows across the country, and releasing 6 albums both on labels and independently. Her latest, “Come Back, Come Back,” is available now and a new acoustic release can be expected in 2018. Jenny Kohls Music Molded by her surroundings, Jenny's artistic focus is on creating a catalog of original songs, making records, playing lead guitar for other songwriters both on stage and in studio sessions, and playing in a cover band for large events. Jenny's music has been inspired by years of hard work, personal experience and imagination. Over the past 3 years, some of Jenny's original songs have made it onto soundtracks for film & a commercial. Other noteworthy achievements include multiple festival performances with two of her associated bands, show-opening performances for The Wailin' Jennys, Dick Prall, B*tch, Coles Whalen, Kristie Stremmel, and recently as a lead guitar player for poet, C.C. Carter at the Iowa Women's Music Festival.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 6:00 PM
Matt Cox at Firetrucker Brewery - Ankeny
E3 Music Management – Matt Cox is a six-time Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award winner for Best Country/Americana and Best Blues. The Nebraska musician showcases his range as an artist by performing traditional Americana, folk and roots songs that highlight his signature harmonica style, slide guitar skills and fingerpickin’ abilities. Cox’s songwriting tells a realistic story with lyrics one can relate to. His style of artistic expression and performance is heartfelt and will give you a refreshing appreciation for live music.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 7:30 PM
Season Debut: Invitation to the Dance
Des Moines Symphony – Joseph Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony open our 80th Season, ‘Music in Motion,’ with Weber’s graceful, vivacious Invitation to the Dance. Two-time GRAMMY nominee Jennifer Frautschi makes her triumphant return to Des Moines for a richly textured performance of Bruch’s beloved First Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s final work, the brilliantly scored Symphonic Dances, ends our Season Debut in a blaze of whirling, lavish melodies. Reserve your seats now by ordering a Season Subscription or a Flex Pack at dmsymphony.org/orchestra/tickets. SIngle tickets for this concert and the rest of our Masterworks Series go on sale August 1.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Oct 1 @ 7:30 PM
A Chorus Line
Des Moines Playhouse – Performances September 8-October 1, 2017 7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday Seventeen dancers audition for eight ensemble roles in the next Big Broadway Musical. From 4’10” Connie to Cassie, a former featured performer now begging for any role, each one has a story and unique reason for performing. A Chorus Line shows what actors do for love of the theatre, a life that is demanding, heartbreaking, and exhilarating. A Chorus Line is one singular sensation!