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Tickets for the annual Father Daughter Dance will be available for purchase online January 5. The dance will be held on February 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Science Center of Iowa. Cost is $20 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Click below for more info or to volunteer.
A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.
City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.
Other Awards & Recognitions
Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.
The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.
Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.
Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
Register online for the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights 29th Annual Symposium on Civil and Human Rights. The symposium will take place on Wednesday, March 18th 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. at the Des Moines University Student Education Center (3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines (link to campus map)
Des Moines Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the new Afterschool Enrichment Series, to be held each Thursday in February from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. at the recently opened Jay Spence Shelter House in Greenwood Park (4500 Grand Avenue). This new addition to the park system is the perfect facility to host the nature bases series for kids in grades K-3. Each week will feature a different topic with indoor and outdoor activities.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation has opened registration for Indoor Coed Pee Wee Wiffle Ball for kids aged three to six. Games will be played Sunday afternoons for six weeks, starting March 22, at Pioneer Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th Street). deadline is 5 p.m., Sunday, February 22.
The City of Des Moines is planning a pilot program for on-street mobile vending in the downtown area and would appreciate your input. Detailed plans for the program will be discussed at the two meetings. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide input.
Winners of the 2014 Des Moines Park & Recreation Department Volunteer Awards will be announced at the January Park Board meeting TONIGHT at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will also be broadcasted live on DMTV Mediacom Cable Channel 7. This year’s winners - selected by a Volunteer Recognition Selection Committee - are:
Erv Wagner, Lifetime Achievement Award
Rogers Shell, Volunteer of the Year
Clear Channel Outdoors, Corporate Group of the Year
49th Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Volunteer Group of the Year
Jay Hastings, Volunteer Supervisor of the Year
Central Iowa Trails Association, Special Volunteer Award
Lower Beaver Neighborhood Association, Special Volunteer Award
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