Don’t get sick
The Polk County Health Department will hold more than 100 community flu and pneumonia clinics from Friday, Oct. 1 through Dec. 16. On Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the department will offer a “drive through flu clinic” at the Iowa State Fairgrounds with flu shots only. A $15 donation is suggested for flu vaccinations and $35 for pneumonia. Bring insurance, Medicare or Medicaid cards. The full schedule is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/health.
Windsor Heights to host Oktoberfest
The Windsor Heights’ family-friendly Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Colby Park, 69th Street, south of University Avenue. The festival runs from 2 to 7:30 p.m. with many outdoor activities including inflatables, costume contests, pumpkin carving contests, German food and beer, chili feed, live entertainment, fireworks and a tour of the new Community and Events Center. Admission is free. Visit www.windsorheights.org.
Walk among the dead
Finders Creepers, 515 18th St., will host its second annual Des Moines Zombie Walk on Saturday, Oct. 2. Participants are encouraged to dress as a zombie and walk to benefit Central Iowa Shelter and Services. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there with be zombie body painting, caricatures and gore make-up. The walk is from 2 to 5 p.m., and there will be raffles from Sleepy Hollow Sports Park, Mid-Iowa Rollers, Des Moines Derby Dames and many of the artists’ work featured in the art gallery. Visit www.finderscreepers.com or call 288-9815.
Expand your knowledge
An Immigration Forum will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the DMACC Urban Campus, 1100 7th St., Building 1, Rooms 124 and 126. The forum runs from 2:45 to 5:15 p.m. and focuses on learning about the education challenges and rewards facing immigrants, refugees and educators around the state of Iowa. There will be a number of introductory speakers and panelists. Admission is free. CV