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Have a healthy heart
The Heart-Healthy Food Experience runs Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19 at Hy-Vee Food Store, 1700 35th St., in West Des Moines. The event starts Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Participants will join a dietician for an aisle-by-aisle look at the benefits of flax and soy foods. Admission is free. Visit www.hy-vee.com.


Toast & taste in Johnston
Casa di Vino, 8805 Chamber Blvd., Ste. 250 in Johnston, will present “An Asian Experience” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Kate Phanmaha of “Cooking 2 Connect” will present samples of her cooking while Casa di Vino pairs the wine. Admission is free. Call 253-9463 or visit www.casadivinowine.com.


Find creepy collections at art show
Finder’s Creepers, 515 18th St., will have an Arts and Craft Show on Feb. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening includes food, drinks and music, along with 15 local artists selling original art including watercolors, illustrations and paintings. There will also be a raffle where guests can win original art from vendors and prizes from the store. Call 288-9815 or visit www.finderscreepers.com.


Vendors needed for Farmers’ Market
Vendor applications are available for the Farmers’ Market held at Living History Farms (LHF), 2600 111th St., in Urbandale. Seasonal cost is $120, and a limited number of weekly stall are available for $10 per week. The Farmers’ Market will be held each Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. from May 12 to Oct. 6. Download an application at www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farmersmarket.html. Call 278-5286 ext. 154 or e-mail gvandenberghe@lhf.org.


Volunteer drive time
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program is seeking volunteers who are willing to drive cancer patients to and from their life-saving cancer treatments within the Des Moines and surrounding area. Requirements include a valid driver’s license, a vehicle in good working condition, to pass a driving record background check and to attend a centralized training via telephone conference call. Call (877) 422-9055 ext. 14 or e-mail teri.elsbury@cancer.org. CV

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