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Apr 25 2014 Hats & Horseshoes

2014 Hats & Horseshoes

For four decades, Luther Park has proudly met the physical, spiritual and psychological needs of mature Iowans in our beautifully manicured rose garden-filled campus on Hull Avenue in Des Moines.

Apr 25-26 Hy-Vee Road Races

Hy-Vee Road Races

Show case vendors for Hy-Vee Road Races and packet pickup.

May 1 Iowa SMART Economic Development Conference

Iowa SMART Economic Development Conference

The 29th annual Iowa SMART Conference is Iowa's premiere economic development conference. The conference is aimed toward economic development professionals, business leaders, chamber of commerce executives, community leaders, elected officials and other board members who influence economic development within their communities.

May 2-4 Just For Her Expo

Just For Her Expo

The Just For Her Event is returning to Des Moines May 2-4, 2014! Thanks you to all the vendors and shoppers for your support year one. We are thrilled to bring you a bigger, better event in 2014!

May 3 An Evening Honoring Senator Tom Harkin

An Evening Honoring Senator Tom Harkin

Senator Tom Harkin will be inducted into the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Labor Hall of Fame. This event marks the first time in the history of the Labor Hall of Fame than any individual from outside of a labor organization has ever been selected to receive this prestigious award.  

May 14 University of Iowa School of Social Work Commencement Ceremony

University of Iowa School of Social Work Commencement Ceremony

May 14, 2014

7pm-8pm Ceremony

Reception to Follow

May 15-17 Homeschool Iowa Conference

Homeschool Iowa Conference

The Homeschool Iowa Conference is the event of the year for anyone interested in home education in our state. The conference features great line up of speakers (Reb Bradley, Randy & Lisa Wilson, Joyce Herzog, Nancy Kelly, Renee Miller, & more) and an expansive curriculum hall with nearly 100 exhibitors. Activities for students are offered, including an on-site children's program and exciting teen track classes. Bargain hunters will enjoy the Thursday afternoon used curriculum sale. New this year, is the Friday Night Comedy Event with comedian Brad Stine, which open to the general public. Easy on-line registration is available until one week before the event, and efficient walk-in registration is also offered. 

May 15 Inaugural ME-Series featuring Glenn Close

Presented by Broadlawns Foundation and Advocate Circle

Inaugural ME-Series featuring Glenn Close

“On May 15, we will bring individuals and business from our community together to start conversations about mental health issues and access in Iowa,” said Johnny Danos, Co-Chair of the Broadlawns Foundation Advocate Circle. “We want to make everyone more comfortable talking about mental health issues through open conversation to reduce the current stigma associated with the disease.”

Glenn Close was chosen to headline the event due to her first-hand experience of family members battling mental illness. In 2009, she participated in the launch of www.BringChange2Mind.org, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to confronting the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. The organization’s public service campaign was the first effort of its magnitude in U.S. history, with the PSA directed by Ron Howard and reaching 250 million households.

May 16 An Evening with Brad Stine

presented by the Home School Iowa Conference

An Evening with Brad Stine

We're excited to offer this family event featuring Brad Stine,
referred to by New Yorker Magazine as "God's comic"!

Brad has been featured on Fox & Friends, NBC Nightly News, HBO, Showtime, CNN, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Colmes, ABC Nightline, and Comedy Central.

May 23 Des Moines University's 115th Commencement

Des Moines University's 115th Commencement

115th Commencement Ceremony
10:00am-12:00pm

May 26 Memorial Day Program

Memorial Day Program

Global Spectrum will be hosting its annual Memorial Day Program at the Iowa Events Center on Monday, May 26 at 11 a.m. inside room 312-314 of Veterans Memorial at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.

Jun 16-19 2014 ISBA Annual Meeting and Tech Show

2014 ISBA Annual Meeting and Tech Show

June 16 (12:30pm-4:50pm)June 17 (8:00am- 5:10pm)
June 18 (8:00am- 5:10pm)
June 19 (8:00am- 3:00pm)
June 19- Tech Show (8:00am-4:50pm)

Jun 19 House of Mercy Game Show Gala

House of Mercy Game Show Gala

Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
Thursday, June 19 at 6:30pm-9pm

Jul 17-19 M.A. Dance Commuter Camp

M.A. Dance Commuter Camp

July 17-19, 2014

Aug 24 Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines 100th Anniversary Gala

Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines 100th Anniversary Gala

100th anniversary gala that will honor the Federation and its partners throughout its history.

Aug 29-30 Hy-Vee Triathlon

Hy-Vee Triathlon

This event is offered to all registered athletes to receive important information about the race, pick up packets and visit vendors

Sep 2 Psychic Medium & Author John Edward

Psychic Medium & Author John Edward

John Edward will begin the evening with an interactive question and answer session. He will then connect with the other side and give messages to the audience from friends and family who have crossed over.

Sep 5-7 The MAT Games

Hosted by CrossFit 8035

The MAT Games

The annual MAT Games, hosted by CrossFit 8035, brings together all athletic abilities for an exciting weekend of camaraderie and competition.

Sep 27 Des Moines Women's Expo

Des Moines Women's Expo

Iowa's Largest Women's Expo!

220 Vendors, Fashion, Beauty, Health and Wellness

Tickets: $12 (Adult), Kids under 12 FREE

September 27, 2014 9a-6p

Sep 28 Golden Circle College Fair

Golden Circle College Fair

The Golden Circle College Fair is the largest college fair in Iowa attracting 150 colleges, universities and career access exhibitors.