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Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - All Day
at Des Moines Civic Center’s Stoner Theater
221 Walnut Street

$55 – $90

www.desmoinesperformingarts.org

Drake Relays

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 12:00 am
at Drake University – Drake Stadium
28th Street and Forest Avenue

All Sessions $95; Friday all $60; Fri Day & Sat $70; Fri Night & Sat $65

www.godrakebulldogs.com//pdf9/1484388.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=15700

Give Hope Gala: A Toast to St. Jude

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at The Venue
216 Court Ave

On Thursday April 24, 2013, the brightest young professionals of Des Moines, will ‘Toast St. Jude’ at the inaugural Give Hope Gala. Destined to be one of Des Moines’ premier social events, the evening will include entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a limited open bar and silent auction. Come have a good time for a great cause— supporting the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dress for this event is cocktail attire.

To purchase tickets or to find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.stjude.org/givehopegala

For questions about this event, please contact:
Candice McKay
Event Marketing Representative
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
(952) 893-0442
candice.mckay@stjude.org

HUGE St Theresa Annual School/Church Garage Sale

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
at St Theresa School
5810 Carpenter ave

Saturday April 26 only! 8am to 2pm. Early bird entrance at 7am with $5 donation. Corner of Merle Hay Rd & University Ave in Des Moines. Sale is held in the gym.  Tons of items for all ages. Do not miss this one!

Lifetree Cafe

Sunday, April 27th 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
at West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue

Commonly held myths about happiness and life will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, 04/27/2014, at 10:00AM and Thursday, 05/01/2014, at 7:00PM.

The program, titled “Life’s Myths: What You Believe That’s Wrong,” features a filmed interview with Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.

“There’s a certain kind of positive thinking that actually has the opposite effect,” says Burkeman, who debunks common myths about what leads to happiness.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at Lifetree Cafe on Grand, located at West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 720 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For questions about Lifetree may be directed to Paige Chapman at 515-279-0826 or info@lifetreecafe.com. More information is available at Lifetreecafe.com.

To get to the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines area, take Interstate-235 to the 8th Street/73rd Street exit (Exit 3). Go south on 8th Street to Grand Avenue. The West Des Moines United Methodist Church is on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Grand Avenue. Parking is available behind the building.

Lifetree Cafe

Thursday, May 1st 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue

Commonly held myths about happiness and life will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, 04/27/2014, at 10:00AM and Thursday, 05/01/2014, at 7:00PM.

The program, titled “Life’s Myths: What You Believe That’s Wrong,” features a filmed interview with Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.

“There’s a certain kind of positive thinking that actually has the opposite effect,” says Burkeman, who debunks common myths about what leads to happiness.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at Lifetree Cafe on Grand, located at West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 720 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For questions about Lifetree may be directed to Paige Chapman at 515-279-0826 or info@lifetreecafe.com. More information is available at Lifetreecafe.com.

To get to the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines area, take Interstate-235 to the 8th Street/73rd Street exit (Exit 3). Go south on 8th Street to Grand Avenue. The West Des Moines United Methodist Church is on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Grand Avenue. Parking is available behind the building.

Meatballs for Malaria Prevention Supper

Sunday, May 4th 2014 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
at Valley United Methodist Church
4201 Ashworth Road

Homemade spaghetti & meatballs supper, including side dishes, dessert and drinks. Proceeds go to “Imagine No Malaria” campaign to purchase mosquito nets to help end death and suffering from malaria (www.imaginenomalaria.org, www.valleyumc.org or www.inmiowa.org). Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance (call Teresa @ 222-9388). Adult (12 & older) $7; Child (2-11) $3; Under 2 is free.

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School

Sunday, June 8th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Faith Lutheran Church
10395 University Avenue

Join us as we discover how Jesus Christ’s Love is One-of-a-Kind at Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, to be held 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 8 to 12, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa.

At Weird Animals VBS, kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations! They’ll participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games and experience cool Bible adventures. Plus kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them. Each day will conclude with the Tail End—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.faithlc.org.

To get to Faith Lutheran Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines area, take Interstate-235 to the Valley West Drive exit. Go north on Valley West Drive to University Avenue and turn west. Go beyond the K-Mart store. Faith Lutheran Church is on the north side of University Avenue by the Clive water tower.

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Faith Lutheran Church
10395 University Avenue

Join us as we discover how Jesus Christ’s Love is One-of-a-Kind at Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, to be held 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 8 to 12, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa.

At Weird Animals VBS, kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations! They’ll participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games and experience cool Bible adventures. Plus kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them. Each day will conclude with the Tail End—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.faithlc.org.

To get to Faith Lutheran Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines area, take Interstate-235 to the Valley West Drive exit. Go north on Valley West Drive to University Avenue and turn west. Go beyond the K-Mart store. Faith Lutheran Church is on the north side of University Avenue by the Clive water tower.

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Faith Lutheran Church
10395 University Avenue

Join us as we discover how Jesus Christ’s Love is One-of-a-Kind at Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, to be held 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 8 to 12, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa.

At Weird Animals VBS, kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations! They’ll participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games and experience cool Bible adventures. Plus kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them. Each day will conclude with the Tail End—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.faithlc.org.

To get to Faith Lutheran Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines area, take Interstate-235 to the Valley West Drive exit. Go north on Valley West Drive to University Avenue and turn west. Go beyond the K-Mart store. Faith Lutheran Church is on the north side of University Avenue by the Clive water tower.

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