October 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
: $11 for Adults, $7 for Children ages 2-12 and Free for SCI Members
Join us for the world premiere exhibition National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers at the Science Center of Iowa. Organized around Earth’s spectacular eco-zones – Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves and Savannas – Earth Explorers brings to life the unparalleled adventures of National Geographic.Learn about the daring men and women who go farther… deeper… higher than anyone else to discover new places, help protect our planet’s biodiversity and unearth new scientific discoveries.
October 9, 2013 - December 31, 2013 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Doc’s Lounge
8805 Chambery Blvd
Try your luck at trivia with us every Tuesday! No entry fee for your chance to win prizes! Find us on the web at www.docsinjohnston.com for daily drink specials and events.
October 11, 2013 - December 13, 2013 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
SCI general admission www.sciowa.org/familynight The second Friday of the month is dedicated to families! Kick off your weekend by building a rocket, traveling through outer space in one of SCI’s dynamic experience platforms or experiencing a larger-than-life IMAX film with extended hours until 8 pm!
November 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014 - All Day at Brenton Skating Plaza
520 Robert D. Ray Drive
Adults $4.50 – $6; Children 6-12 $3 – $4.50; Children 5 and under always free
Weekly events include Cheap Skate, Skating Lessons – all ages; Student Skate, Open Skate, Family Skate, Rock the River – with live DJ; and Broom League. Rink Holiday close 12/4 – 1/3.Mondays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. & 8 – 10 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday Noon – 8 p.m.; Holidays 4 – 9 p.m.
November 7, 2013 - January 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Drake University/Harmon Fine Arts Center, Anderson Gallery
2505 Carpenter Avenue
This event will offer a fresh perspective on the American Civil War through the display of selected editorial cartoons from the pages of Harper’s Weekly, a popular illustrated publication from that time.
November 29, 2013 - January 1, 2014 - All Day at Water Works Park
2201 George Flagg Parkway
Light Up a Child’s Life® at Jolly Holiday Lights! Drive through Water Works Park to view holiday light displays sponsored by local companies! Don’t miss Santa’s Wish Shop (through December 23) where you can talk to Santa, get a snack or even pick up some stocking stuffers! The event is open from the Tuesday before Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.
Times: 5:30 – 10 p.m.
Admission: $10 per carload; $20 per limo; $45 per bus
November 29, 2013 - December 14, 2013 - All Day at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
225 10th Street
$16 for all ages 1 and up
The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s Santa Express departs from our depot in Boone, travel to the “North Pole” & return. On board, you will: Sing Christmas carols – Hear the story of “Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride” – Be served hot chocolate and a cookie – Meet Santa, and receive a silver bell & more! This journey has become a family tradition. This year, we hope that you will join us for an enchanting trip aboard the Santa Express. November 29 & 30; December 3-7, 10-14. Weeknight trains depart at 6pm; Saturday trains depart at 10:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm & 6pm. Please be sure to arrive at least one hour prior to departure. Those arriving close to departure time are unlikely to be able to sit together as a group. Trains will not be held for late arrivals! Ride may last anywhere from an hour & 15 minutes – hour & 30 minutes, depending upon how long it takes for Santa to greet the passengers. These trains offer coach-class seating only. Caboose and Valley View cars are not available.
December 10, 2013 - December 15, 2013 - All Day at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street
Direct from Broadway, the classic holiday movie White Christmas comes to the stage at last! This brand new musical shines with classic Berlin hits like “Blue Skies,” “How Deep is the Ocean?” and, of course, the unforgettable title song.
Times: Weds – Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m
December 10, 2013 - December 15, 2013 - 7:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street
Direct from Broadway, the classic holiday movie White Christmas comes to the stage at last! This brand new musical shines with classic Berlin hits like “Blue Skies,” “How Deep is the Ocean?” and, of course, the unforgettable title song. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas promises a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family!For more information: www.desmoinesperformingarts.org.
December 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Plaza Florist and Gifts
6656 Douglas Ave
Come make a fresh winter centerpiece for your home or special holiday event. We’ll help you feel like Martha Stewart herself! All materials are provided and the cost to attend is $35, so call us today at 515-276-4951 to hold your spot. Pre-payment is required and the deadline to RSVP is Monday, December 9, at 6 pm. Can’t wait to see you there!
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