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View art at Gallery Night
Historic Valley Junction’s Spring Gallery Night will be held Friday, April 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. The free event will include eight galleries that will showcase new artwork by regional, national and international artists. As one of the largest merchant events in Historic Valley Junction, the galleries offer original artwork, custom jewelry, ceramic, glass, furniture and fine art reproductions.


Celebrate Brew Year’s Eve on Friday
Court Avenue Restaurant and Brewing Co., 309 Court Ave., will celebrate Brew Year’s Eve on Friday, April 9 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. The event will celebrate the repeal of prohibition and the freedom to brew beer in America. Patrons are encouraged to dress in 20s and 30s attire. The evening will include a special menu with beer and bourbon inspired dishes, along with live entertainment. Admission is free, and patrons must be at least 21 years of age. Visit www.courtavebrew.com.


AIDS Walk/Run scheduled
The 2010 Iowa AIDS Walk/Run will take place Saturday, April 10 beginning at 10 a.m. Benefiting the AIDS Project of Central Iowa, the 5K-run and 1-mile walk will travel through Des Moines’ South of Grand neighborhood. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for youth ages 12 and under and is free for ages 5 and below. The event will also feature the Des Moines Isiserettes, family activities and osteopathic manipulations. Register at www.iowaaidswalkrun.com or call 284-0245.


Taste brew at Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo, 7401 S.W. Ninth St., will host “Spring Brew” on April 15 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Patrons will sample Iowa Beverage System’s lineup of spring and summer brews, as well as listen live entertainment and taste appetizers. Admission is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Registration and/or reservations are required. Visit www.blankparkzoo.com or call 974-2588.


Learn tweets and posts
DMACC will offer a non-credit social networking class entitled “Blogs, Facebook and Twitter” on April 21 and 28. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $75, and participants must register by Wednesday, April 14. To register, call 964-6800 or (800) 342-0033. CV

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