Iowa Moms

Family Fun for This Week
November 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Tis (almost) the season! It looks like the holiday shopping season is starting this week with some fun craft shows and bazaars-great if you are trying to keep you money local this season.



Junk Jubilee Jingles

When: Nov 16 - 17, 2012

Where: Des Moines

Description: In the 4-H Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, go treasure hunting for vintage, industrial, retro, farm-fresh and re-purposed junk.

Cost: Admission charged



"If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Story Books"

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10am

Where: Stephens Auditorium

2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011

Cost: $4

Grace Baptist Church Holiday Bazaar

When: Friday, November 16, 2012 

Where: Grace Baptist Church

1461 East Post Rd.
Marion, IA 52302


Kids Take the Stage: Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Gotta Act!

When: Friday, November 16, 2012  

Where: Bell Tower Theater

2728 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52001

Cost: $75


To The Arctic

Science Center of Iowa
401 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy
Des Moines , IA
Date: Tuesday Oct 9, 2012 - Sunday Jan 6, 2013
Time: Varies - see website


Sweet Equality

One Iowa
Americana Restaurant
1312 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Sweet Equality
Date: Wednesday Nov 14, 2012
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Admission: $50


You can find everything at Sweet Equality: central Iowa's hottest chefs, the tastiest desserts, top notch drinks & most importantly, lovers of equality! Guests are invited to join us for an evening of sampling the best desserts central Iowa chefs have to offer, and then vote on their favorites. The winner of our culinary competition will be announced at the end of the evening. 

While guests are sampling these tasty treats, the bartenders at Americana Restaurant will serve up the perfect cocktails to complement any cupcake. Tickets are $50 & include admission and two VIP drink tickets. Proceeds benefit the One Iowa Education Fund.

Family Play Date

The Brenton Arboretum
25141 260th Street
Dallas Center, IA 50063

Family Play Date
Date: Wednesday Nov 14, 2012
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Admission: members free, non-members $5.00

Join us at the Arboretum for discovery through Nature Play. Different activities and tools for creativity are supplied at each play date, along with explore time for families at the Arboretum's O'Brien Nature Play Area, Homestead Lake, or one of our many walking trails. Ages: 4-10 Please register for this event by contacting the arboretum at 515.992.4211 or


Wild Rose 2012

Fleur Cinema & Cafe
4545 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Date: Thursday Nov 8, 2012 - Thursday Nov 15, 2012
Time: $5 - $65; Passes Available for Purchase
Admission: See Website


  • FootballFan12
    November 14, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Good stuff happening.

    Thanks so much for putting this together for us each week.

  • celestegood
    November 14, 2012 at 10:36 PM
    Thanks for this! You rock.
  • easinpc
    by easinpc
    November 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    My son is at his dads this weekend so not fun activites for us!  Here's a bump for others though!

  • meam4444
    November 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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