Aug
22
Tue
Capitol Complex Farmers’ Market @ Iowa Capitol Grounds
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am

Every Tuesday, June 13 – September 26 (no market July 4)

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm

Where: E. 13th St. between E. Walnut St. and E. Grand Ave.

Eat healthy and support Iowa farmers and vendors selling their homegrown and homemade products.

Johnston Farmers’ Market @ City Hall Parking Lot
Aug 22 @ 3:30 pm

The first market of 2017 will happen on Tuesday, May 16 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  The Farmers’ Market will be held every Tuesday afternoon in the City Hall parking lot through early October.  Come check out our brand new vendors and a wide selection of locally-grown produce, beautiful art, household items, garden accessories and delicious baked goods! Johnston City Hall is located at 6221 Merle Hay Road. See you there!

Beaverdale Farmers’ Market @ Boesen's Field
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm

The Beaverdale Farmers Market 2017 season runs from June to mid-September and features vendors, entertainers and consumers who value fresh, local food. Opening day is June 6 and market hours are 4:00 to 7:30 weekly through September 12. The Market is located south of Boesen’s the Florist at 3422 Beaver Avenue. There will be plenty of parking and a circle drive to easily exit and enter Beaver Avenue. Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, locally produced meats and hand-crafted wares. Tables and chairs will be available, so enjoy dinner and music as you shop.

Nature Friends – Preschoolers Exploring Nature @ Various Parks
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm

3-5-year olds with an adult

Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided.Fee: $7/program

Participate in a Park Passport Program. Attend five different programs, each located at a different park and receive a Nature Friend Explorer Pack. Participants must record program name, location and date with the speaker’s initials on their passport. Turn the passport in at the Jester Park Office or Raccoon River Nature Lodge in West Des Moines to receive your Nature Friend Explorer Pack. One pack per child please.

5/8 Jester Park

5/23 Meadow Park

6/12 Jester Park

6/27 Raccoon River Park

7/10 Jester Park

7/25 Southwoods Park

8/7 Fort Des Moines Park

8/22 Legion Park

 
These programs are co-sponsored by the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Polk County Conservation, and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. To register for Nature Friends, please call the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation office.

Aug
23
Wed
Indianola Farmers’ Market @ Warren County Fairgrounds
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

The Indianola Farmers’ Market runs on Wednesday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm and features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, flowers and plants and more.

Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm

The Drake Neighborhood Farmers Market is a non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of promotion and development of urban gardening; food and food preparation education and the health benefits of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.

Wednesdays 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

Waukee Farmers’ Market @ Triangle Park
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm

Market offering fresh produce, baked goods and crafts on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Altoona Farmers’ Market @ Civic Plaza
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm

Wednesday nights 4:30- 7pm. June 7th through September 27th.

Homemade, homegrown, hand picked and handmade products.

Grimes Farmers’ Market @ Grimes Public Library
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm

Open-air market that features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, flowers and plants and more.

Aug
24
Thu
Story Book Time @ Beaverdale Books
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am

Every Thursday at 11:00 a.m., we have something special for the youngest customers of Beaverdale Books. Thursday mornings are “Storybook Time at Beaverdale Books”. Booksellers read favorite selections from our children’s department along with time for singing, sharing and occasional surprises.

Please plan to visit us every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. for “Storybook Time!”

Farmers Market/Music in the Junction @ Valley Junction
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction – our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series.

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, with music starting at 6:00 pm.

May 11:  Randy Burk & the Prisoners
May 18: Sumpin’ Doo
May 25: Fahrenheit
June 1: Decoy
June 8: The Blue Band
June 15: Abby Normal
June 22: Ctrl C
June 29: Toaster
July 6: The Tighten Up
July 13: Hound Dog Shy
July 20: James Biehn Band
July 27: Final Mix
August 3: Jimmy the Weasel
August 10: Monday Mourners
August 17: Boomerang
August 24: Brother Trucker
August 31: Royce John’s Band
September 7: Sons of Gladys Kravitz
September 14: Gimikk
September 21: NOLA Jazz Band
September 28: Tony Valdez Large Band

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
Aug 24 @ 7:08 pm

Find Tickets and Promotions Schedule on the I-Cub’s Website.

Home Schedule      

4/11 vs. New Orleans at 6:38 pm

4/12 vs. New Orleans at 6:38 pm

4/13 vs. New Orleans at 12:08 pm

4/14 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

4/15 vs. Round Rock at 5:08 pm

4/16 vs. Round Rock at 1:08 pm

4/17 vs. Round Rock at 12:08 pm

4/27 vs. Col. Springs at 6:38 pm

4/28 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

4/29 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

4/30 vs. Col. Springs at 1:08 pm

5/1 vs. vs. Col. Springs at 12:08 pm

5/6 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

5/7 vs. Memphis at 1:08 pm

5/8 vs. Memphis at 6:38 pm

5/9 vs. Memphis at 12:08 pm

5/19 vs. Tacoma at 7:08 pm

5/20 vs. Tacoma at 7:08 pm

5/21 vs. Tacoma at 1:08 pm

5/22 vs. Tacoma at 12:08 pm

5/23 vs. Reno at 6:38 pm

5/24 vs. Reno at 12:08 pm

5/25 vs. Reno at 6:38 pm

5/26 vs. Reno at 7:08 pm

6/1 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/2 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/3 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/4 vs. Nashville at 1:08 pm

6/5 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

6/7 vs. Okla. City at 12:08 pm & 7:08 pm

6/8 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

6/17 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

6/18 vs. Omaha at 1:08 pm

6/19 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

6/20 vs. Omaha at 12:08 pm

6/26 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/27 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/28 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/29 vs. New Orleans at 12:08 pm

6/30 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/1 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/2 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/3 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/7 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

7/8 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

7/9 vs. Omaha at 1:08 pm

7/17 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

7/18 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

7/19 vs. Nashville at 12:08 pm

7/20 vs. Nashville at 12:08 pm

7/21 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

7/22 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

7/23 vs. Okla. City at 1:08 pm

8/3 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/4 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/5 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/6 vs. Fresno at 1:08 pm

8/7 vs. Sacramento at 7:08 pm

8/8 vs. Sacramento at 7:08 pm

8/9 vs. Sacramento at 12:08 pm

8/10 vs. Sacramento at 12:08 pm

8/15 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/16 vs. Col. Springs at 12:08 pm

8/17 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/18 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/24 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/25 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/26 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/27 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

Aug
25
Fri
Homeschool Day @ The Brenton Arboretum
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am

Boasting ponds, streams, walking trails, a nature play area, and a green-roofed pavilion – not to mention the more than 2,200 tagged trees and shrubs carefully curated into living collections – it’s easy to see why we pride ourselves on being one of the best outdoor classrooms in central Iowa. Come see for yourself during this special open house geared for homeschool families and groups. You’ll find a host of self-guided learning activities waiting for you when you arrive. Pick up a passport at the Kiosk to get started, then when your passport is complete, bring it to the Vista Room for validation and a special reward.

Pappajohn Sculpture Park Tour @ Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Aug 25 @ 2:30 pm

Stop by for a conversational docent-led exploration of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park the last Friday of the month through October.

Tour will start promptly from Jaume Plensa’s Nomade.

Music on the Plaza @ Civic Plaza
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm

People of all ages are welcome to mingle in Altoona and enjoy some FREE music on Friday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The concerts are at the Civic Plaza next to Hy-Vee. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.   Food and drink items are available for purchase from several local vendors.

May 26: Faculty Lounge
June 30: Jordan Beem and Drew Kearney
July 28: The Sheet
August 25: Jason Brown

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
Aug 25 @ 7:08 pm

Find Tickets and Promotions Schedule on the I-Cub’s Website.

Home Schedule      

4/11 vs. New Orleans at 6:38 pm

4/12 vs. New Orleans at 6:38 pm

4/13 vs. New Orleans at 12:08 pm

4/14 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

4/15 vs. Round Rock at 5:08 pm

4/16 vs. Round Rock at 1:08 pm

4/17 vs. Round Rock at 12:08 pm

4/27 vs. Col. Springs at 6:38 pm

4/28 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

4/29 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

4/30 vs. Col. Springs at 1:08 pm

5/1 vs. vs. Col. Springs at 12:08 pm

5/6 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

5/7 vs. Memphis at 1:08 pm

5/8 vs. Memphis at 6:38 pm

5/9 vs. Memphis at 12:08 pm

5/19 vs. Tacoma at 7:08 pm

5/20 vs. Tacoma at 7:08 pm

5/21 vs. Tacoma at 1:08 pm

5/22 vs. Tacoma at 12:08 pm

5/23 vs. Reno at 6:38 pm

5/24 vs. Reno at 12:08 pm

5/25 vs. Reno at 6:38 pm

5/26 vs. Reno at 7:08 pm

6/1 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/2 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/3 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/4 vs. Nashville at 1:08 pm

6/5 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

6/7 vs. Okla. City at 12:08 pm & 7:08 pm

6/8 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

6/17 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

6/18 vs. Omaha at 1:08 pm

6/19 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

6/20 vs. Omaha at 12:08 pm

6/26 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/27 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/28 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/29 vs. New Orleans at 12:08 pm

6/30 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/1 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/2 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/3 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/7 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

7/8 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

7/9 vs. Omaha at 1:08 pm

7/17 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

7/18 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

7/19 vs. Nashville at 12:08 pm

7/20 vs. Nashville at 12:08 pm

7/21 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

7/22 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

7/23 vs. Okla. City at 1:08 pm

8/3 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/4 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/5 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/6 vs. Fresno at 1:08 pm

8/7 vs. Sacramento at 7:08 pm

8/8 vs. Sacramento at 7:08 pm

8/9 vs. Sacramento at 12:08 pm

8/10 vs. Sacramento at 12:08 pm

8/15 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/16 vs. Col. Springs at 12:08 pm

8/17 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/18 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/24 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/25 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/26 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/27 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

Aug
26
Sat
Get Your Rear in Gear @ Raccoon River Park
Aug 26 @ 6:30 am

Register for Get Your Rear in Gear – Des Moines, a 10K/5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Des Moines-area. Money raised will stay in our community to encourage screening and education for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer. With your help, we can increase positively impact screening rates for this highly preventable cancer.

Downtown Farmers’ Market @ Court Avenue
Aug 26 @ 7:00 am

The Downtown Farmers’ Market connects urban and rural communities while supporting 300 local entrepreneurs including farmers, producers, bakers, artists and more, representing 58 counties across the state of Iowa. The Market spans nine city blocks and is held in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines, every Saturday morning, even holidays, from May – October.

GiGi’s Playhouse 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Inspirational Walk @ DMACC
Aug 26 @ 7:30 am

Join forces with GiGi’s Playhouse Des Moines and with each step you are helping to educate, inspire, and achieve. Pow, boom, pop, join us in your superhero costume if you please! Dress up as your favorite superhero or create your own. With the support of our amazing sponsors, runners, walkers and dashers: GiGi’s Playhouse is able to raise critical funds

This year’s event will have something for everyone: you can run, walk, play and party in honor of all the families we serve and support! You can also enjoy a great DJ, games, crafts, inflatables, face painting, food, and more!

 

Indianola Farmers’ Market @ Warren County Fairgrounds
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am

The Indianola Farmers’ Market runs June to October on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, flowers and plants and more.