For tots to teens to everyone in between, here are nine fun-filled venues for a kid’s birthday party in Des Moines.
Author: Melissa Larsen
Nonprofit of the Month: Iowa Quilt Museum
A favorite of sewists and visual arts aficionados, the Iowa Quilt Museum, based in Winterset, sets out to promote appreciation of the art of quilting. Here, Carissa Heckathorn, director, discusses the museum’s first-ever Iowa Quilt Festival, a three-day event with nationally known instructors taking place this summer.
Nonprofit of the Month: The Iowa Theater
Winterset-based The Iowa Theater is a historic, multi-use nonprofit movie theater and performance space, inviting visitors and locals alike to gather and be entertained. Marianne Fons discusses what the theater means to its community and the nonprofit’s upcoming Valentine’s Day gala.
Iowa Holiday Gift Guide 2022
For beer-loving besties, spa-savoring spouses and coffee-sipping siblings, this Iowa holiday gift guide offers up fab ideas for fulfilling your shopping list (and supporting local business).
June Proclaimed Iowa Craft Beer Month
With more than 115 breweries and 35-plus years of craft brewing, Iowa has long been a destination for craft-beer lovers. And June has been officially named Iowa Craft Beer Month! Here’s how to celebrate.
Whether it be donating vital sign-monitoring (and potentially life-saving) devices for infants, providing therapeutic services for women survivors of violence or volunteering their time at a variety of impactful organizations, this philanthropy-minded group is showing up for Iowa and its communities in a big way.
March 21 to March 27: QC Restaurant Week
For seven delicious days, grab your food-loving friends and try something new during QC Restaurant Week. Nearly 60 businesses will be taking part in this 10th-annual event, from March 21 to March 27.
James Beard Awards Announces Iowa Semifinalists
The James Beard Foundation has announced its 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists, including two Iowa luminaries. The semifinalists were announced in advance of the returning James Beard Awards presented by Capital One.
In honor of the month of love, meet five Iowa-based power couples who are sharing their dreams for the future, most cherished traditions (from bird watching to barbecuing!) and what they love most about one another.
Top Chocolate Shops in Cedar Rapids
From hot cocoa bombs to a tasty local legend called the Gremlin, these Cedar Rapids-based chocolate shops are certain to meet your sweet needs–on Valentine’s Day and beyond.