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Mixology Night      8/1/2014 5:30:00 PM
515-274-6868 x222
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
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, experience all that SCI 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.
Iowa Character Awards Banquet      8/1/2014 6:00:00 PM
Hy-Vee Conference Center, West Des Moines
Character Counts In Iowa annually presents the Iowa Character Awards to Iowans who consistently demonstrate good character. Since 2005, more than 100 individuals and organizations from across the state have received an Iowa Character Award.
Children & Families of Iowa's Tango      8/1/2014 6:30:00 PM
(515) 697-7961
The Temple for Performing Arts, Des Moines
Children & Families of Iowa invites you to enjoy dining, dancing to live music by Final Mix, and bidding on great live and silent auction items. Proceeds benefiting Children & Families of Iowa’s programs. For more information, visit Cost: $125 per guest Attire: Summer dressy

Family Day: Grain Harvest      8/2/2014 11:00:00 AM
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Experience the many methods used to harvest oats and wheat from 1850 to the present and help bring in the harvest that will feed our animals throughout the winter. From hand power to horsepower, witness it all as you hear the smash of the flail and the roar of the steam-powered thresher. Demonstrations will be weather dependent. In the town of Walnut Hill from 11-4, enjoy children’s crafts, free popcorn and lemonade, and a 1:30 historic baseball game.

Historic Baseball Game      8/2/2014 1:30:00 PM
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Watch our home team, the Walnut Hill Bluestockings, compete in 1870s-rules baseball games. Cheer the batters or “strikers” as they call their pitch and “Leg it” to first. The team makes sure kids have a chance to bat around at the end of the game! May 24, June 14, July 4, August 2, August 30 and September 20. All games begin at 1:30--except for July 4th (2:30).

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