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Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      3/29/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      3/30/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      3/31/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
King Pong - Table Tennis League      3/31/2015 7:00:00 PM
Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines
Tuesday’s from 7-10PM. Open play from 7PM-8:30PM. The league tournament starts at (or right around) 8:30PM. You don’t have to be a member of the league to play in the tournament! Open play resume’s after the tournament is over. We try our best to keep one table open for walk-in’s.
Team Trivia      3/31/2015 7:30:00 PM
Gas Lamp, Des Moines
Every Tuesday Night at 7:30pm at Gas Lamp - 1501 Grand Avenue Bring a team of 2-6 people for great drinks and 8 rounds of trivia! Rounds contain 5 questions with links hinting at each previous question's answer. Also, occasional theme rounds to spice things up!

Office Manager      4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona
2015 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Governor's Celebration & Conference at Prairie Meadows Conference Center, Altoona The 5 IRPE award winning applicants will be receiving their awards including Gold by Genesis Health Systems & Mary Greeley Medical Center, Silver award to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations & Bronze awards to Urbandale Community School District & Iowa Donor Network. The conference will feature break out sessions by all of the award winning applicants. The keynote speaker, JoAnn Sternke, Superintendent from Pewaukee, WI school district who was the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner.
7th Annual Women Mean Business Summit      4/1/2015 7:30:00 AM
The Meadows Conference Center, Altoona
Full day of educational and networking opportunities for women business owners
HIlton Garden Inn - Boardroom, Johnston

A four-month program for men and women who want to strengthen their leadership skills and create a plan for development. This program includes eight group meetings, four one-on-one coaching sessions, and a 360-degree leadership assessment. Cost: $1550  This group is facilitated by Ginny Wilson-Peters, President & Owner of Integrity Integrated. For more information, visit: DMLDPSpring2015. To register, please call Shari or Amy at 563-359-1099.

Prairie Meadows Conference Center, Altoona
NAWBO Iowa, the state chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, holds its annual signature educational and networking event, its Women Mean Business® Summit, on April 1 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona. The “Clarify-Collaborate-Contribute-Celebrate” Summit features ten women presenters as well as networking opportunities throughout the day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program includes leadership lessons from keynoters Miriam Erickson Brown, CEO of Anderson Erickson Dairy in Des Moines, and Dawn Ainger, CEO of Genova Technologies in Cedar Rapids. Workshop sessions are scheduled on personal branding, business growth through succession, navigating tough moments, and roadblocks to organizational performance. Those seminars will be presented by Deborah Rinner Godwin of Tero International, Lana Pol and Tiffany Van Zante of Geetings, Inc. and G.I. Warehouse Corporation, Sinikka Waugh of Your Clear Next Step, and Dr. T. Waldmann-Williams of TWW Consulting. “The day is designed for women business owners but is applicable for any business or professional person interested in career growth and achieving success,” said Kristen Hall, owner of KH Mediation and chair of the NAWBO Iowa Summit. “The Summit also provides companies that target ambitious and influential Iowa women with an opportunity to reach them as sponsors and exhibitors. We expect more than 300 attendees, and registration is discounted through March 6.” For the seventh time the Summit will include a woman business owner panel, with successful business leaders sharing their personal and professional experiences through presentations as well as dialogue with each other. This year’s panel members are Megan McKay of McKay Insurance and Peachtree Brewery in Knoxville, Lisa Gran of Splashlight Solutions in West Des Moines and Dr. Susan Wood of Vida Diagnostics in Coralville. Moderator is Laura Scott of Morgan Stanley in Davenport. A silent auction will be included to benefit professional development for women through NAWBO, as well. To register or for complete details, visit The first 100 people registering for the full day receive a fashionable bag and matching wallet. The full-day fee is $150 for NAWBO Iowa members, $175 for nonmembers. Fees increase $25 on March 7. The half-day fee that includes lunch is $110.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/1/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Urbandale High School, Urbandale
Join the students of the Iowa Prayer Breakfast Committee for the Teacher and Student Seminar Featuring Author and Speaker Dr. Os Guinness. Teachers are welcome to arrive at 6 p.m. for a complimentary light dinner.Free Admission
Iowa Prayer Breakfast      4/2/2015 7:00:00 AM
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Ballroom, Formerly known as Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines
The Iowa Prayer Breakfast…A long-standing tradition where Iowa’s Governor, legislators, and community and religious leaders ask God’s direction and blessing upon our state. …The reading of the Scriptures, local musicians, an inspiring message from Os Guinness, and prayer for our state. His forthcoming book Fool's Talk – The recovery of Christian Persuasion will be published by InterVarsity Press in June, 2015. …A hearty breakfast, the company of friends, and a beginning of the Easter weekend celebration. Adults $20, Students $10: RSVP by March 24, 2015
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/2/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/3/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Mixology Night: Science of Light      4/3/2015 5:30:00 PM
515-274-6868 x222
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
Mixology Night: Science of Light Music: Dan Tedesco Mix. Mingle. Music. Science. Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, experience all that the Science Center of Iowa has to offer – minus the kids. Grab a cocktail and enjoy live music from local bands and adult-themed presentations and programming! Admission: General admission is $5; free for SCI Members A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/4/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Pony Express Ride Day      4/4/2015 12:00:00 PM
4, Des Moines
More than 300 riders bring donations to Camp Sunnyside on horseback. Pony Express Riders of Iowa have raised more than $9.4 million in their 47-year history for Easter Seals Iowa Camp Sunnyside.
Bunny Hop      4/4/2015 12:00:00 PM
208 3rd Street, Des Moines
Hey, EveryBunny! Do the Bunny Hop on April 4. We will be hopping around the downtown/Court Avenue area to enjoy specials from local establishments, all in support of homeless pets! Registration is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Grab your bunny costume, invite your bunny friends and join us starting at noon at The Stuffed Olive! Must be 21 or older.
One Iowa 6th Annual Gala      4/4/2015 6:30:00 PM
515-288-4019 x211
Temple for the Performing Arts, Des Moines
On April 4, 2015, One Iowa will host our biggest event of the year celebrating equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iowans. This year's Keynote Speaker will be author and AIDS activist Sean Strub. Sean currently serves as the executive director of The Sero Project, a network of people with HIV fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice. One Iowa has expanded its focus each every aspect of the LGBT community, young and old, "from cradle to grave." We invite you to join us in this celebration of our work even as we recognize how much further we have to go.

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