Monday Nov 20 - Nov 25 @ 5:15 AM
Bring a Friend Week!
TGR Fitness - Des Moines – Any TGR member can bring a frined to EACH class they attend for FREE! No registration required from friends, simply show up 5-10 mins. early to class to fill out waiver and be registered!
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 9:30 AM
Press Play-Thanksgiving edition
Johnston Public Library – Join us for a special Press Play! the week of Thanksgiving. You may come play and explore with your child Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week. The Storytime room will be open for play from 9:30-11:00. No registration is necessary. https://goo.gl/nB2dVq
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 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
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 8:30 PM
The GOONIES
Overboard Sports Bar – GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE!!! Movie Night at Overboard Monday Nov.20th features a free commerative glass, free popcorn, a Goonies game, plus $2 any bottle and $3 any bomb!
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 12:00 PM
Virtual Meeting: Dialogue
Iowa Campus Compact – Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact are hosting monthly calls on topics related to community engagement and civic action plan implementation on campus and in specific settings. The schedules and topics for those meetings for the fall semester are below. Faculty, staff, students and community partners from member institutions are invited to participate. This call is on fostering dialogue skills on campus and in community.
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Break Ride Home to Twin Cities 2017
Drake Student Central – The Office of Residence Life at Drake University is excited to make arrangements to bring you home to the Twin Cities Area for Thanksgiving break! The bus will leave Drake on Tuesday Nov. 21 and return to Drake on Sunday Nov. 26. Stops will be at the Mall of America, Lakeville and Owatonna. The cost of the trip is $141 and each ticket is based on round-trip fares only. The bus trip is operated on a first-come, first-served basis. The tickets are non-refundable. Questions? Call Bus Trip Coordinator, (515) 271- 2400 or email studentbustrips@drake.edu Purchase a ticket and find more information here: http://www.drake.edu/residencelife/studentbustrips/
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Break Ride Home to Kansas City 2017
Drake Student Central – The Office of Residence Life at Drake University is excited to make arrangements to bring you home to the Kansas City Area for Thanksgiving break! The bus will leave Drake on Tuesday Nov. 21 and return to Drake on Sunday Nov. 26. Stops will be in Kansas City, Liberty, Lenexa, and Lee's Summit. The cost of the trip is $151 and each ticket is based on round-trip fares only. The bus trip is operated on a first-come, first-served basis. The tickets are non-refundable. Questions? Call Bus Trip Coordinator, (515) 271- 2400 or email studentbustrips@drake.edu Purchase a ticket and find more information here: http://www.drake.edu/residencelife/studentbustrips/
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Nov 21 - Nov 22 @ 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Break Ride Home to Chicago 2017
Drake Student Central – The Office of Residence Life at Drake University is excited to make arrangements to bring you home to the Chicago Area for Thanksgiving break! The bus will leave Drake on Tuesday Nov. 21 and return to Drake on Sunday Nov. 26. Stops will be in Kenosha, Gurnee, Des Plaines, Naperville, and DeKalb. The cost of the trip is $176 and each ticket is based on round-trip fares only. The bus trip is operated on a first-come, first-served basis. The tickets are non-refundable. Questions? Call Bus Trip Coordinator, (515) 271- 2400 or email studentbustrips@drake.edu Purchase a ticket and find more information here: http://www.drake.edu/residencelife/studentbustrips/
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM
Praise & Pie
The Well Covenant Church - Des Moines, IA – Join us for this Thanksgiving tradition. You can expect fun family activities, a time of praise and worship, an opportunity to share what you are thankful for and of course, PIE! Invite your friends and family, and bring your favorite pie to share! We hope to see you there!
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 - Nov 24 @ 8:30 AM
Thanksgiving Break - NO School
Cowles Montessori Parents Group – Enjoy the Thanksgiving break
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 9:00 AM
Library Closing Early
Johnston Public Library – thanks·giv·ing noun 2. (in North America) an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. -dictionary.com
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 - Nov 26 @ 11:00 AM
Festival of Trees & Lights
Iowa Events Center – Festival of Trees & Lights is a five-day public event that is the main fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital. The event features beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, children's activities, food, shopping and more. Cost General Admission - $5 Children 2 and under are free Event Hours Wednesday, November 22 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 23 | 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 24 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, November 25 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 26 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special Event Festival Family Flick, “Elf” – Thursday, November 23 – 5 to 7 p.m.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 - Nov 26 @ 11:00 AM
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big
Iowa Events Center – Enter a world where adventure is waiting at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Join the Disney Princesses as they learn that courage leads the way. Then watch Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Believing is just the beginning when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big skates into Des Moines November 22-26! Tickets go on-sale Tuesday, August 22 at 10 a.m. WEDNESDAY | NOV. 22, 2017 7:00 PM THURSDAY | NOV. 23, 2017 6:00 PM FRIDAY | NOV. 24, 2017 3:00 PM FRIDAY | NOV. 24, 2017 7:00 PM SATURDAY | NOV. 25, 2017 11:00 AM SATURDAY | NOV. 25, 2017 3:00 PM SATURDAY | NOV. 25, 2017 7:00 PM SUNDAY | NOV. 26, 2017 1:00 PM SUNDAY | NOV. 26, 2017 5:00 PM
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 11:00 AM
Virtual Reality Open House
Johnston Public Library – Sign up for a 15 minute session with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Registration required.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 - Nov 24 @ 12:00 PM
ThanksFirkinGiving
515 Brewing Company – WEDNESDAY 12 p.m. Spicy Bogán Firkin Bogán with Jalapeno, mango and galaxy hops FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Black Friday Deal Have two 32 oz. (or larger) growlers filled and get a dual 515 growler koozie for just $5 (normally $10). 2 p.m. Peanut Butter Jelly Time Firkin Puppy Jake Porter with Raspberry Jelly 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Choose Your Deal Get $2 off any growler pour or fill two 32 oz. (or larger) growlers at regular price and get a dual 515 growler koozie for just $5.
 
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    Wednesday Nov 22 - Dec 20 @ 4:00 PM
After School Arts Program - Stories, Puppies and Play
Des Moines Parks and Recreation – ASAP Teaching Artist Maureen Korte will be the leader each week. Participants will hear, tell, and/or make up a story, incorporating teamwork, elements of sign language, song, and/or other movement. Students then create animal puppets drawn from the story that they are invited to take home to keep. These free classes will be held in the meeting room at the Forest Avenue Library (1326 Forest Avenue) from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on the following dates - 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, and 12/20.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 5:30 PM
So's Your Mother Second Annual Reunion
Lefty's Live Music – The Second Annual So's Your Mother Reunion with: Patrick Hazell Patrick Hazell has an original style that began when he taught himself to play boogie-woogie piano at age eleven in 1956. Hazell is considered by many to be one of the finest and most creative harmonica players in the music world. He is an inductee into the IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME and the IOWA MUSIC ASSOCIATION ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME. The Iowa Blues All Stars The Iowa Blues All Stars are Bob Dorr-vocals, zydeco tie, harp and drums, Jeff Petersen-guitar, vocals and Doug Norton-bass, vocals from Bob Dorr and the Blue Band. Bob Dorr and Jeff Peterson are inductees into the Iowa Blues and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Dartanyan Brown Dartanyan Brown began his musical life in the 1960s playing folk music while at North High School in Des Moines. But after Dartanyan picked up the bass, he never looked back. In 1988 Dartanyan moved to San Francisco where he continued to pursue a musical career as player and producer. In 2016 Dartanyan moved back to Des Moines, much to the delight of local jazz fans who remember him from his work in the 1970s and 80s. Dartanyan is an inductee into the Iowa Blues, Jazz and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. 21 & Over Doors at 5:30 $15 Adv / $15 DOS
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 5:30 PM
Carti Bankx w/ Ted Park, Wave Chapelle
Vaudeville Mews – CARTI BANKX Ted Park Wave Chapelle Wednesday, November 22nd at Vaudeville Mews 5:30 doors // 6pm show // $20 // ALL AGES Tickets: https://tikly.co/events/2229 https://soundcloud.com/bankxx Carti Bankx ? 18 year old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the voice of the youth. In 2015, Carti landed a spot on Pigeons and Planes' "20 Under 20" list and Noisey described him as one of "Milwaukee's Best". By the age of 16, Carti had premiered music on some of the most prominent blogs in the industry, like ? The Fader, Noisey, Complex, MTV & HotNewHipHop (among others). Eventually he was noticed by Skizzy Mars and was added to Penthouse Music, a creative collective that Skizzy started. Carti released his debut project, Young & Heartless (via. Billboard) on August 10th, and will be on tour this Fall. More info and shows at www.vaudevillemews.com
 
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    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 8:00 PM
OVERBOARD'S ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT
Overboard Sports Bar – Before The Turkey Hits the Pot Come Take your Shot at the Overboard Turkey Shoot! MYSTERY OUT DARTS START at 8PM $6 Entry Fee, Cash Payouts LIVE MUSIC BY RICHARD ARNDT $1 Pints, Free Pizza
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 8:00 PM
Turkeyoke
Des Moines Social Club – The Basement // 8PM // FREE // 18+ Need something to do the night before you stuff yourself full of delicious food? Want a break from your friends/family during the beginning of the holiday season? Love to sing covers of Meatloaf or Whitney Houston? Then join us at the Des Moines Social Club as we bring back the best karaoke event of the YEAR! Gobble/sing your heart out during the only time that karaoke is available at DMSC!