The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? @ The Temple Theater
Apr 25 – May 14 all-day
The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? @ The Temple Theater | Des Moines | Iowa | United States

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Robert Dubac’s The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? is an international comedic phenomenon! Described by The New York Times as “Hilarious… a one man tour de force!” On a quest to answer the age old question, “What do women want?” Robert Dubac seamlessly transforms himself to five hysterical boneheads who each offer sidesplitting advice on how to straddle the gender gap—all while drinking a beer.

Downtown Farmers’ Market @ Historic Court District
May 6 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Downtown Farmers' Market @ Historic Court District

Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
Find your handful of happiness at the Downtown Farmers’ Market, held in Downtown Des Moines’ Historic Court District every Saturday, May through October. The Market brings urban and rural communities together, supporting more than 300 entrepreneurial vendors from across the state. Nourishing the community, The Market offers diverse products including locally-grown produce, seasonal flowers, farm fresh eggs and cheese, locally-produced wine and fresh baked goods. Shop Iowa-raised meat including beef, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, rabbit, lamb and tilapia. Spanning nine city blocks, The Market experience also includes ready-to-eat foods, local artists, live music and entertainment, special programming and learning opportunities.

#2 Best Farmers’ Market in America — The Daily Meal
#2 Top Farmers’ Market in the U.S. — Shape Magazine
One of America’s Best Farmers’ Markets — Midwest Living Magazine
Best in the Midwest — Country Living Magazine

Additionally, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines staff and volunteers are on-site every Saturday with interactive activities for both kids and adults, educational programs, health screenings, safety checks and seasonal recipes.

The Downtown Farmer’s Market is produced by the Downtown Community Alliance, a pillar of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Parking is available at the city-owned ramps at Third Street and Court Avenue and Fourth Street and Grand Avenue. All street metered parking is free on Saturdays. Additionally, a free bike valet is available at Second and Court Avenue during Market hours. For additional parking options, visit DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
The Winter Farmers’ Market is held one weekend in November and December at Capital Square and Kaleidoscope at the Hub, featuring more than 130 vendors, kids’ activities and festive entertainment.

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YESS Duck Derby @ Jordan Creek Town Center
May 6 @ 12:00 pm
YESS Duck Derby @ Jordan Creek Town Center | West Des Moines | Iowa | United States

The YESS Duck Derby is celebrating 10 years of spec-quack-ular fun and we need YOU to “join the flock” and help kids in crisis! Adopt a duck for as little as a $5 donation and watch it race across the Jordan Creek Town Center lake on Saturday, May 6. Every duck adopted through the YESS Duck Derby helps children find safety and care at YESS, Iowa’s largest emergency shelter for kids.

The fun starts at noon, when you can enjoy free family-friendly entertainment including:
– Live performances
– Food samples from Jordan Creek-area restaurants
– A hands-on look at construction trucks and emergency vehicles
– Activity booths and handouts from event partners
– Duck-themed gear available for purchase
– Inflatables, games, crafts and other outdoor activities for kids of all ages

At 2pm, thousands of “adopted” rubber ducks will race through the lake, all vying to cross the finish line first. Adopt your ducks and cheer them on to victory and the chance to win fantastic prizes, including $10,000 cash, courtesy of PDM Precast.

Adopt your ducks today at YESSDuckDerby.org
– Single Duck (1) – $5.00
– Six Quack (6 ducks) – $25.00
– Quackers Dozen (12 ducks) – $50.00
– Flock (25 ducks) – $100.00

All proceeds will benefit Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS). YESS provides a safe haven and network of services designed to care for kids when they need it most. Under our roof, kids receive a warm bed, full tummy, and access to a variety of services that help them heal during a difficult time. In addition, we work with hundreds of families in the community to keep kids safe, healthy, and happy in their own homes. Learn more about how YESS connects kids with brighter futures by visiting www.YESSIowa.org

It’s time to join the flock! Visit www.yessduckderby.org to adopt a duck and help a child.

Wine for Weims @ The District
May 20 all-day
Wine for Weims @ The District  | Ankeny | Iowa | United States

This event is a awesome fundraiser for our nonprofit Rescue, Iowa Weim Rescue!

Join us for an evening of fun to raise funds!

IHYC Golf Classic 2017 @ Copper Creek Golf Club
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
IHYC Golf Classic 2017 @ Copper Creek Golf Club | Pleasant Hill | Iowa | United States

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 // 8:00 AM shotgun start / four-person best shot
COPPER CREEK GOLF CLUB // 4825 Copper Creek Dr. Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

$110/Person – provides vital documents for 1 youth (birth certificate, ID, Social Security Card)
$440/Foursome – provides 300 bus rides, necessary for youth to get to work or school

Lunch & Awards Reception / immediately following the tournament
50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, and contests on the course throughout the day

The IHYC Golf Classic is not your average tournament – golfers will have a fun and interactive experience to learn about Iowa Homeless Youth Centers and the youth we serve. For the first time in 2017, golfers will get the chance to feel what it’s like to be homeless, while playing 18 holes at Copper Creek Golf Club. After the tournament, awards and prizes will be given at lunch in the clubhouse. Formerly known as the “Stand Up Guys Golf Classic,” this annual tournament has been supporting IHYC for over a decade. While the name has changed, the cause has stayed the same. In honor of the Stand Up Guys’ long-time support of Iowa Homeless Youth Centers, we will recognize an outstanding individual with the “Stand Up Award.”