TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 - Jul 29 @ 8:00 AM
Ragbrai
Iowa Pharmacy Association – As ambassadors for the association and our profession, the IPA Foundation RAGBRAI team connects with Iowa pharmacists and pharmacies along the route, serves fellow riders with first aid and OTC treatments, and educates Iowans on the important role of pharmacy. Any Iowa pharmacist, pharmacy technician or student pharmacist is welcome to join this weeklong adventure on two wheels, spreading the word about pharmacy from river to river. This year's route from Orange City to Lansing is the third easiest RAGBRAI route ever, so if you have ever thought about doing RAGRBAI, this is your year and we have your team! Join the Foundation's RAGBRAI team!
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 12:00 PM
Smitten Kitten Community Cat Show
Animal Lifeline of Iowa – Do you think your kitty has the prettiest tail or the most unusual markings? Smitten Kitten is hosting a community cat show open to all! Enter your kitty to win prizes in fun categories like Best Use of Fluff and Most Unimpressed. We'll have booths of some of our favorite products, free samples, gift bags, pet psychics, adoptable kitties and more! Proceeds from this event will benefit Furry Friends Refuge and Animal Lifeline, both of which will have booths at the show. Enter your kitty to win now! Categories include: Best Senior Cat Most Playful Cage Decorating Best Furry Friends Alum Best Animal Lifeline Alum Best Special Needs Cat Best of Coloring: Orange White Black Gray Torti/Calico Tabby Bi-Color Most Unusual Markings Best Chubby Kitty Best Use of Fluff (ear tufts, toe floofs, tail) Most Unimpressed Kitty Household Pet Ring Peoples Choice Award Feel free to message us on facebook or email us with questions!
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 12:00 PM
Musical Art Market #2! A benefit for Animal Lifeline
Animal Lifeline of Iowa – We raised over $1000 between cash and supplies in January for Animal Rescue League of Iowa, let's do it again and better this July for Animal Lifeline of Iowa! We will have tons of vendors, some new and some returning, live music and a full bar! There will be another raffle with awesome prizes and the whole thing is sure to be another awesome good time! Featured musical guests: Peppers Dan Medeiros TBA Featured artisan guests: EatyMeaty Green Unicorn Art and Peppermint Pati Crafts Kate Allender's Art Corrosive company screen printing Fester's Bazaar - https://www.facebook.com/FestersBazaar/ Lauri's Home Bakery Faux Freezy Nifty Thrifty ChaCha's Confections Honey Badger Family Farm - https://www.facebook.com/honeybadgerfamilyfarm/ Jewelry by Scott God Rocks Genuine Article Jewels - https://www.etsy.com/shop/GenuineArticleJewels Moon Cat Gems Subject 30 - Abstract Factory Fine Art and Prints by Johnathan Fusco - https://www.instagram.com/johnathanfusco/ Harmon Candle Company Shudaharu ...1
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 2:00 PM
Crafternoon at Barn Town Brewing
Barley's Angels - Greater Des Moines – Join us as we venture west to check out the new Barn Town Brewing! Barn Town strives to provide a unique experience through homemade, full-flavored, artisanal ales and chef-inspired elevated American style pub fare. Our Crafternoon includes a brewer-led tasting of a flight of beers, a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility, and a selection of appetizers made with local ingredients. Buy tickets: https://tikly.co/events/2117 This is a women-only event. Must be 21+. ID required at the door. Online ticket sales through Friday, 7/21 at 10p. What is a Crafternoon? The Barley’s Angels Crafternoon Series offers behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at great Iowa breweries every few months on a weekend afternoon. It’s a chance to meet the staff, tour the facility, taste the beer, and meet other area women that love craft beer!
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 2:00 PM
Total Body 6-Week Challenge
TGR Fitness - Des Moines – TOTAL BODY 6-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE No matter WHAT your exercise regime may be, our TOTAL BODY CHALLENGE can be a FANTASTIC ADDITION to help you unlock your metabolisms potential! Challenge includes; •Kick off session on Sunday, July 23rd at 2pm •Results session on Sunday, Sept. 3rd at 2pm •Before/after pictures and assessments •Daily online support •Daily challenges •Nutritional booklet •Complete nutritional support including recipes •Nutrional focus on aligning macros with your goals TWO WAYS TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE! ONLINE ONLY CHALLENGE FEE IS $39.00 https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=11228&stype=-8&sView=week&sLoc=0 6 WEEKS OF UNLIMITED FITNESS CLASSES IS $199.00! (does not include pole and aerial classes) https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=11228&stype=41&sTG=22&prodId=680
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 3:30 PM
Restorative Yoga
Santosha Yoga Des Moines - A Cooperative Studio – Sunday, July 23 • 3:30 - 4:45 Santosha Yoga Studio, 2600 72nd St., Suite K Urbandale, IA 50322 http://www.santoshayogadsm.com Join me for a quiet hour of soothing restorative yoga, the perfect self-care yoga treat for anyone! We will practice restorative postures to release tension and allow for deep relaxation and renewal. All props provided. No experience necessary and for mobility concerns please call Michelle before class. Yoga doesn’t get any better than this! $15 cash, check or card Questions: Michelle Soyer 515-681-0871 peacefulpracticeyoga.michelle@gmail.com Sunday, July 23 • 3:30 - 4:45 Santosha Yoga Studio, 2600 72nd St., Suite K Urbandale, IA 50322 http://www.santoshayogadsm.com Join me for a quiet hour of soothing restorative yoga, the perfect self-care yoga treat for anyone! We will practice restorative postures to release tension and allow for deep relaxation and renewal. All props provided. No experience necessary and for mobility concerns please call Michelle before class. Yoga doesn’t get any better than this! $15 cash, check or card Questions: Michelle Soyer 515-681-0871 peacefulpracticeyoga.michelle@gmail.com Restorative Yoga Sunday, July 23 • 3:30 - 4:45 Santosha Yoga Studio, 2600 72nd St., Suite K Urbandale, IA 50322 http://www.santoshayogadsm.com Join me for a quiet hour of soothing restorative yoga, the perfect self-care yoga treat for anyone! We will practice restorative postures to release tension and allow for deep relaxation and renewal. All props provided. No experience necessary and for mobility concerns please call Michelle before class. Yoga doesn’t get any better than this! $15 cash, check or card Questions: Michelle Soyer 515-681-0871 peacefulpracticeyoga.michelle@gmail.com
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 5:00 PM
TGTG / The August Guns / Tribe / Remorsefully Numb - All Ages
Lefty's Live Music – Tomás Gorrio & the Traveling Gypsy We're a nomadic couple who left our homes and jobs on March of 2016 to pursue a life of love and travel. Our campaign is called the Positive Energy World Tour. A ten year plan to travel the world with our music while spreading positivity everywhere we go. Follow your heart and believe you can accomplish anything! Bandscamp - http://www.tgtg.bandcamp.com/ Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/tgtgmusic Video - https://youtu.be/0IV6DjRyelI The August Guns Website - http://www.theaugustguns.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAugustGuns/ Tribe Synergy; a magnificent combining of energy, vibration, and frequency. A sweet possession; a conjunction Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tribeofyours/ Remorsefully Numb All Ages 5-9pm $5.00
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 5:30 PM
Autumn Kid w/ The Fuss, Golly & the Geebirs at Vaudeville Mews
Vaudeville Mews – Autumn Kid (Mn) The Fuss Golly & the Geebirs Sunday, July 23rd at Vaudeville Mews 5:30 doors // 6pm show // $5 // ALL AGES https://www.facebook.com/whoisautumnkid/ "Minneapolis' basement-gaze, psych-kissed sweethearts" - Zach McCormick (Go 96.3 Editorial Producer/Music Writer
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 7:00 PM
Blue Water Highway Band W/ Coyote
Des Moines Social Club – The Basement // Tix $8, $10 // Doors 6:30pm, Show 7pm // all ages Blue Water Highway Blue Water Highway runs just outside of Freeport up towards Galveston along the Texas Gulf Coast. This is the part of the world where the cultures of Texas and Louisiana collide in a unique melting pot steeped in the traditions of the people of both states. It is here, in the town of Lake Jackson, TX, that Zack Kibodeaux and Greg Essington became high school friends after Zack witnessed Greg playing Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” and immediately enrolled in piano lessons himself. Their partnership included performing in musicals and local coffee shops, until the friends went their separate ways after high school. Greg headed to New York City to pursue a degree in music technology. Zack went to Texas State in San Marcos to study vocal performance, specifically opera. Soon, Zack was writing songs and sending them to his friend in New York. Finally, he coaxed Greg back to Texas to form the band he had been hearing in his head. Although they had landed in their adopted hometown of San Marcos, when it came time to name the band the first thing that came to mind was the landmark back home on the coast. The two dubbed the band, Blue Water Highway Band, and began to create a sound as unique as the region they came from. Coyote Coyote is a four piece rock 'n' roll band out of southern Wisconsin. 2017 has the band touring their Wisconsin stomping grounds and surrounding Midwestern in celebration of the release of their debut record "Fool's Gold". Working alongside audio engineer Dustin Boyle, they entered the process with the vision of an 8 track record that would encapsulate the true spirit of the band, from natural landscapes and vibrant cities, to the camaraderie of the road and what it means to be a working class band. The album draws influence from Americana staples of the Laurel Canyon scene of the 70’s such as Jackson Browne and The Eagles, to the magic of improvisation enlightened by the Grateful Dead, all the way to the rhythmic swings of greats such as Santana. It’s truly a nostalgic album with a modern edge.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 - Jul 24 @ 9:30 PM
Taiwan Housing Project (Kill Rock Stars) at Vaudeville Mews
Vaudeville Mews – Taiwan Housing Project Sunday, July 23rd at Vaudeville Mews 9:30 doors // 10pm show // $7 // 21+ FB: https://www.facebook.com/taiwanhousingproject.official/ Bandcamp: https://taiwanhousingproject.bandcamp.com/album/veblen-death-mask Taiwan Housing Project is: Kilynn Lunsford (formerly of Little Claw) and Mark Freeman (formerly of Harry Pussy) with Adam Cooper (Tickly Feather), Pat Ganley (Dan Melchoir), Kevin Boyer (Tyvek), and Kevin Nickles (Writhing Squares) Their new album "Veblen Death Mask" is out now on Kill Rock Stars Records “a frenetic swirl of punk and sax-sputtering free jazz, like a Garbage Pail Kids version of The Stooges' freak-grooved Fun House.”- NPR More shows and info at www.vaudevillemews.com
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
Vacation Bible School: Session 2
Lutheran Church of Hope – Join us for an action-packed week and get “Soaked in God’s Love!” It’s a time both kids and volunteers won’t want to miss. Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways. www.hopewdm.org/vbs
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Jul 24 @ 11:30 AM
BMC Guild Membership Drive
Broadlawns Medical Center – Join the BMC Guild in the Cafeteria Atrium on Monday, July 24th and Wednesday, July 26th! We invite you to become a member of the Broadlawns Medical Center Guild and support the hospital, our patients, and employees. One-year membership: $5 Lifetime membership: $100 Join the Guild during our Membership Drive and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize! For more information on the BMC Guild, please visit: http://www.broadlawns.org/broadlawns-medical-center-guild.cfm
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
Vacation Bible School: Session 3
Lutheran Church of Hope – Join us for an action-packed week and get “Soaked in God’s Love!” It’s a time both kids and volunteers won’t want to miss. Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways. www.hopewdm.org/vbs
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM
English Conversation Program
Johnston Public Library – Let's Talk is a casual program designed for the non-native English speaker to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Bring a friend or a family member and spend an hour talking, listening and learning. https://goo.gl/H5qb4C
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 11:00 AM
Intro to Meditation 4-week Series (week 2)
Santosha Yoga Des Moines - A Cooperative Studio – Want to begin a meditation practice, but not sure where to start? Does the idea of sitting for 20 minutes seem impossible to you? In this 4-week series, we'll introduce you to the basic principles of meditation and give you an opportunity to be still. Classes will include discussion, gentle yoga, essential oils, journaling, and meditation beginning with just 5 minutes and increasing each week. A willingness to try is all that is required for this experience to shift your perspective. Experience for yourself the wonderful benefits a regular mediation practice can have on your daily life. 75 minutes Health and Happiness Investment $15 per class or 4-week series pass for $45. Pre-registration required. Dates: July 18 July 25 August 1 August 8
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 11:30 AM
Women Caring for the Land Lunch Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa
Women, Food and Agriculture Network – Have you inherited farmland you are managing alone or with siblings? Or perhaps you are widowed and trying to manage alone? Do you own more than 40 acres, with some in crops? Women landowners like you are invited to attend a meeting to learn about conservation. Women from conservation agencies will be available to answer your questions about the environment and farming and share how they can help. There are important practices that will help stop erosion, improve soil health, water quality, and profitability to ensure that your land will sustain agriculture far into the future. There is no obligation to pursue any new management style; just come and talk with us! We hope you can join us from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, with a light lunch. Because of our unique discussion format, we limit attendance (sorry, no walk-ins). We do ask for a $10 registration to secure your space; please register by 4 p.m. Friday, July 21st at wfan.org/dsm2017, Questions? Contact Carol at carol@wfan.org or 641-430- 2540.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 3:30 PM
Grassley and Ernst office visit with bonus payday loan action
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement – We're meeting at the CCI office at 3:15 and carpooling down to make another visit to see the staff of Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley. When we've told them our stories we'll make a second stop for a bonus payday loan action.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 4:30 PM
Women Caring for the Land Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa - Evening
Women, Food and Agriculture Network – Have you inherited farmland you are managing alone or with siblings? Or perhaps you are widowed and trying to manage alone? Do you own more than 40 acres, with some in crops? Women landowners like you are invited to attend a meeting to learn about conservation. Women from conservation agencies will be available to answer your questions about the environment and farming and share how they can help. There are important practices that will help stop erosion, improve soil health, water quality, and profitability to ensure that your land will sustain agriculture far into the future. There is no obligation to pursue any new management style; just come and talk with us! We hope you can join us from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM, with a light supper. Because of our unique discussion format, we limit attendance (sorry, no walk-ins). We do ask for a $10 registration to secure your space; please register by 4 p.m. Friday, July 21st at wfan.org/dsm2017, Questions? Contact Carol at carol@wfan.org or 641-430- 2540.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 5:00 PM
Clipper Tacos in the Taproom
Firetrucker Brewery – TACO TUESDAY, EVERY TUESDAY! Yeh we got em! Come on in and try some of the best tacos and taco salad that Ankeny has to offer! Yankee Clipper tacos served hot at your table. Craft beers and tacos.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
Hanging Succulent Grapevine Gardens
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden – With Tyler Johnson, Botanical Garden Horticulturist Let your creativity shine and learn a new skill in this fun workshop that teaches you how to not only weave with grapevine, but also design your own enchanting hanging succulent garden. Members $40, Nonmembers $45