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Posted June 07, 2018in Just Released

HEATING UP!

(Des Moines, IA) – Central Iowa experienced its first extreme heat event with high temperatures, high humidity and little overnight cooling over Memorial Day weekend.  Heat events will continue throughout the summer months. In honor of Iowa Heat Awareness Day (June 7, 2018), we recognize our partners who Polk County

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Posted June 07, 2018in Just Released

Organ Celebrates 25 Years at the Cathedral

Entering St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral during a performance is like walking inside of a living instrument. The Cathedral itself was built in 1885 in the Gothic Revival style, and the pipe organ was built in 1993 by Casavant Frères, Ltée, of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, one of the best-known pipe organ builders

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Posted June 07, 2018in Just Released

Polk County Delinquent Property Taxes

Polk County Treasurer Mary Maloney announced today the number of Delinquent Property Tax parcels and the dollar amount is down from last year. “The number of parcels that are delinquent is down 2 percent with the dollar amount down by 1 percent from the same time frame last year,” reported

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Posted June 06, 2018in Just Released

Chicago artist Nick Goettling announced as 2018 Art Bus Feature Artist

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) and the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation are partnering for the eighth time to wrap a transit bus with an artist’s design. This year’s art bus features artwork by Chicago artist Nick Goettling at the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival. Media

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Posted June 06, 2018in Just Released

Botanical Garden’s Summer Concert Series, Social Irrigation, Kicks Off June 14

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 6, 2018)—The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will launch its second season of Social Irrigation, its Thursday night summer concert series presented by EMC Insurance Companies, June 14. The 15-week event features artists across a wide variety of genres and locales, with bands from Denver, Kansas

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Posted June 05, 2018in Just Released

BACooN Sizzles Waukee Scheduled for June 15

Waukee, Iowa — BACooN Sizzles Waukee, presented by the citizen-run Waukee Community Festivals, will ride into Waukee on Friday, June 15 – on the eve of BACooN Ride 5! This pre-party kicks off a weekend of bacon, bikes and beverages, but you don’t have to be a rider to attend.

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Posted June 04, 2018in Just Released

STORY THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, JR.

Story Theater Company is thrilled to announce a production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, JR., directed by Erica Walling with musical direction by Cynthia Marten. A cast and crew of 48 young people from central Iowa, ages 9-18, will perform seven shows at Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave.

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Posted June 01, 2018in Just Released

Fun-Filled Celebrate Waukee Festival Set for June 2

The annual Celebrate Waukee festival, presented by the citizen-run Waukee Community Festivals Committee, will be held this year on Saturday, June 2. All festival activities will take place in Waukee’s Centennial Park. Event/Activity – June 2 Time Rotary Club of Waukee Pancake Breakfast 7-10 a.m. Free Community Meal (while supplies

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Posted June 01, 2018in Just Released

Interrobang Film Festival Announces 55 Films from 30 Countries to be Screened at Des Moines Arts Festival

DES MOINES, IA May 31, 2018 – The Interrobang Film Festival (IFF) presented by AARP Movies for Grownups is proud to announce the 55 films from 30 countries that will be screened over the three days of the Des Moines Arts Festival® June 22-24. Part juried competition, part public screening

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Posted May 31, 2018in Just Released

International Lily Show

West Des Moines, IA — A spectacular Lily Show is free and open to the public at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA on June 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., June 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 1

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