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Apr 25 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.
May 1 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
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
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
May 14, 2014
Reception to Follow
May 15-17 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 Mariel Hemingway
Presented by Broadlawns Foundation and Advocate Circle
“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.”
Granddaughter of the Nobel Prize-winning writer Ernest Hemingway, Mariel has become a national spokesperson on mental health awareness, most recently by promoting “Running From Crazy,” a documentary written from Mariel’s perspective, about her family’s struggles with suicide, depression, alcoholism and more. Her goal is to fuel a broader, freer cultural dialogue about mental illness, to bring the topic out of the shadows and into every day conversations.
May 16 An Evening with Brad Stine
presented by the Home School Iowa Conference
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 24 Des Moines University's 114th Commencement
Des Moines University 114th Commencement Ceremony
May 26 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
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
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
Thursday, June 19 at 6:30pm-9pm
Aug 24 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
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
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 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
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
The Golden Circle College Fair is the largest college fair in Iowa attracting 150 colleges, universities and career access exhibitors.