318 5th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
WORKSHOP: Healthcare Power of Attorney
You'll learn what a Healthcare Power of Attorney is, how to use it and why you need it. You will leave the workshop with your own Healthcare Power of Attorney, overseen by Affiliate Member Cynthia Letsch of Letsch Law Firm.
Registration is $5 for members and $10 for non member. Space is limited to 10 attendees per session.
January Lunch-n-Learn "Retirement: Making Your Money Last"
presented by Aisha Rehberg-Booth
Tuesday, January 29th
Members: FREE Non Members: $15
"Come Fly With Me Tour" - Noce Night Club
Friday, March 1 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
We gather at Billy Vees quaint Italian restaurant in Valley Junction for a delicious meal fit to satisfy any crooner. Socialize for a bit around your red checkered tablecloth and then it's off to see the show!
You will be driven by limousine to Noce Jazz Caberet in downtown Des Moines to see Max Wellman perform with the Des Moines Big Band. Noce is proud to present a show celebrating the life & music of Francis Albert Sinatra. Developed last year following Sinatra's centennial birthday, the show is sure to be an evening unlike any other. Wellman & the band will cover some of Sinatra's early hits from Dorsey days such as 'All Or Nothing At All,' or 'All Of Me,' all the way through the famous concept albums like 'Only the Lonely' & 'In The Wee Small Hours.'
This will be a swanky night that you will long remember!
4:30 p.m. Meet at Billy Vees Italian Restaurant, 304 5th St., West Des Moines.
6:00 p.m. Limos leave for leisurely drive to downtown Des Moines.
7:00 p.m. SHOWTIME!
9:30 p.m. Estimated Arrival back in West Des Moines.
(Itinerary may be subject to change.)
Cancellation Policy - Payment is 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to tour. Payment may be credited toward a future trip. Registrations are also transferable. In the case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to reschedule.
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"Danish Villages Tour" - Elk Horn
Tuesday, April 23 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Velkommen! Experience a day of "All Things Danish," as we tour the Danish Windmill, an authentic windmill built in 1848 and imported from Denmark. You'll see the grinder and be able to watch the sails go round on a windy day.
8:30 a.m. First pick up at Bonanza parking lot - 5029 NE 14th St. in Des Moines.
8:45 a.m. Second pick up at southwest corner of Walmart parking lot, 1001 73rd St. in Windsor Heights.
10:00 a.m. Arrive in Elk Horn and tour the Danish Windmill, Viking House, and Morning Star Chapel. Shop local stores and the Egg Crate, a flea market area with antiques, upcycle items, crafts, candles and jewelry.
11:45 a.m. Lunch at the Danish Restaurant, followed by a bit more shopping.
1:15 p.m. Tour of Bedstemor's Hus, a restored 1908 Victorian Home.
2:15 p.m. Museum of Danish America
3:45 p.m. Board the motorcoach to see "The Little Mermaid", a replica of the famous statue that stands in the Copenhagen harbor honoring Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale.
4:00 p.m. Tour of the Danish Countryside Vines and Wines. And, yes, there will be wine-tasting for those who are interested.
5:00 p.m. Depart for home
6:15 p.m. Estimated Arrival back in Windsor Heights
6:30 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Bonanza parking lot
"Grumpy Old Men & Isabel Bloom Tour" - Quad Cities
Wed, May 15 7:00 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Our first stop will include a guided tour of the Isabel Boom Studio. You'll see her original art and have "behind the scenes" access to how the sculptures are made.
Then we travel to Circa 21 Playhouse for lunch and a matinee performance of Grumpy Old Men. Based on the movie, this fresh new musical is guaranteed to delight!
7:00 a.m. Depart from southwest corner of Walmart parking lot, 1001 73rd St, Windsor Heights.
7:15 a.m. Second pick up in parking lot just to the east of Bonanza, 5029 NE 14th St., just north of I-80/35.
10:15 a.m. Tour Isabel Bloom Studio - with opportunities to purchase exclusive sculptures, available only to tour guests.
11:35 a.m. Depart for Circa 21
11:45 a.m. Arrive at Circa 21 for a plated lunch, pre-show, and performance of Grumpy Old Men.
7:00 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Bonanza parking lot.
7:15 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Walmart parking lot.
"Scenic Empress Tour" - Iowa Falls
Thurs, June 13 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The day will include site seeing and tours of many Iowa Falls cultural venues, like the Carnegie-Ellsworth Building, the Dow House, and The International Art Collection.
We will enjoy a beautiful luncheon cruise on the Scenic City Empress, a double-deck riverboat with an enclosed lower level.
8:00 a.m. Depart from southwest parking lot of Walmart, 1001 73rd St. in Windsor Heights.
8:15 a.m. Second pick up at Bonanza parking lot, 5029 NE 14th St. in Des Moines.
9:30 a.m. Arrive at Carnegie Ellsworth Building for rolls and coffee. Tour the Historical Dow House and Museum and the International Art Collection.
10:30 a.m. Organ concert at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.
11:30 a.m. Luncheon Cruise on the Scenic Empress Riverboat.
1:30 p.m. Enjoy a backyard garden at Ramona Welden's.
3:00 p.m. Shopping in downtown Iowa Falls.
4:30 p.m. Enjoy a drink of choice at the Coffee Attic before returning home. (drink coupon provided)
6:15 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Bonanza parking lot.
6:30 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Walmart parking lot.
"Chugga Choo Choo Tour" - Perry & Boone
Tues, July 16 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
We begin the day at the historic Hotel Pattee in Perry, where we will have a guided tour of this historic landmark. There are 40 themed guest rooms, each that tells it own story to pay tribute to the noteworthy sons and daughters of Iowa and the Midwest.
Lunch will be served in David's Milwaukee Diner, a delightful experience in dining rooms that are named for Milwaukee passenger trains. They are designed in the Arts and Crafts style frequently found in depot restaurants and railroad hotel dining rooms.
Then, it's off to the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad for a ride on the Excursion Train. You'll be transported back in time as you ride the rails on a beautiful summer day!
8:30 a.m. Depart from the parking lot southwest of Walmart in Windsor Heights (1001 73rd St.)
8:45 a.m. Second pick up in parking lot just to the east of Bonanza, 5029 NE 14th St., just north of I-80/35.
9:30 a.m. Arrive at Hotel Pattee for a tour of the hotel and themed guest rooms.
11:00 a.m. Lunch in David's Milwaukee Diner.
12:15 p.m. Depart for Boone
12:45 p.m. Arrive at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
1:30 p.m. Train leaves the station. ALL ABOARD!
3:15 p.m. Depart for Story City where we will tour local attractions including an operating 1913 carousel in the park.
5:30 p.m. Depart for Home
6:15 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Bonanza
6:30 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Walmart
"Doublewide Texas Tour" - Amanas
Wed, Aug 14 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Shop and tour the famous Amana Colonies in the morning. A delicious homestyle lunch will be served at the Ox Yoke Inn.
Then, it's off to see "Doublewide Texas" at The Old Creamery Theater. This hilarious comedy tells the story of the residents of a small trailer park and a nearby shed who band together. It's double the fun and you will double over in laughter!
8:30 a.m. Depart from southwest corner of Walmart parking lot, 1001 73rd St., Windsor Heights.
8:45 a.m. Second pick up in parking lot just to the east of Bonanza, 5029 NE 14th St., Des Moines, just north of I-80/35.
10:15 a.m. Arrive in the Amanas for shopping and site seeing.
12:00 p.m. Lunch at the Ox Yoke Inn
1:30 p.m. Depart for the Old Creamery Theater and matinee performance of "Doublewide Texas".
4:15 p.m. Estimated departure home.
5:45 p.m. Estimated arrival back at Bonanza.
6:00 p.m. Estimated arrival back at Walmart.
"Mississippi River Town Tour" - Muscatine
Wed, Sept 11 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ramble down the Mighty Mississippi with us as we travel to Muscatine. Our first stop is in Wildcat Den State park for a tour of the Pine Creek Grist Mill.
Lunch will be at Mamma Mia, a fantastic riverfront restaurant overlooking the Mississippi.
Afternoon visits will include the Muscatine History and Industry Center, as well as the Muscatine Art Center.
10:00 a.m. Arrive at Pine Grist Mill for a tour of the mill and an 1877 one-room schoolhouse.
11:30 a.m. Lunch at Mamma Mia, Italian restaurant with time to shop the Riverfront after dessert.
2:00 - 3:20 p.m. Tour of Muscatine History and Industry Center.
3:30 p.m. Tour of the Muscatine Art Center.
4:30 p.m. Depart for home.
7:15 p.m. Estimated arrival back at Bonanza.
7:30 p.m. Estimated arrival back at Walmart.
"Fall Covered Bridge Tour" - Winterset
Tues, Oct 8 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
A morning step-on guided tour will cover the many famous covered bridges of Madison County.
Lunch will be served in charming downtown Winterset, with time for a little shopping before we visit the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum. On the way home, we visit the Bare Bison Ranch where we will have the chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals.
8:00 a.m. Depart from parking lot just to the east of Bonanza, 5029 NE 14th St., just north of I-80/35.
8:20 a.m. Second pick up in the far south area of the Hy-Vee parking lot, 555 S. 51st St., West Des Moines.
9:00 a.m. Arrive in Winterset at the Welcome Center. After a quick restroom break, we will depart for a two-hour step-on guided tour of the covered bridges.
11:30 a.m. Lunch at the Northside Cafe, delicious hot roast beef, salad, sides, dessert and a beverage!
12:30 p.m. Shopping in the quaint town square. Many cute boutiques, gift shops, quilt shops, apparel stores and much more!
2:00 p.m. We visit the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, the largest diversified exhibit of the Duke's artifacts in existence! You'll see original movie posters, film wardrobe, scripts, artwork, and even one of his last customized automobiles.
3:15 p.m. Board the motor coach and head north to the Bare Bison Ranch where you will tour the ranch, see the Plains Bison up close, and learn more about these magnificent mammals while enjoying refreshments.
4:30 p.m. Depart Winterset area.
5:10 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Hy-Vee parking lot.
5:30 p.m. Estimated Arrival back at Bonanza parking lot.
"Historic Period Dinner" - Living History Farms
Weds, Nov 6th 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Historic Period Dinner programs are so much more than a meal. You'll be transported back in time to experience an intimate dinner gathered around the wood stove and learn about life in the past from your cook and dinner hosts.
There will be two dinners served, one in the 1900 Farmhouse and the other in the 1875 Tangen House.
If you dine in the 1875 home, you will stroll along a lamp-lit boardwalk up to the house and sip spiced punch next to the parlor while a host shares stories of Victorian life. You'll savor a multiple course meal in the refined dining room as historical interpreters serve dinner family style. After dinner, gather with fellow guests for lighthearted parlor games, such as a Victorian guessing game or "Hunt the Thimble."
If you dine in the 1900 farmhouse, a horse-drawn wagon carries you to the home, where the smell of freshly baked rolls and hot cider welcomes you. Enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal by the warmth of the stove served family style by historical interpreters. Make room for dessert with a lantern-lit trip outside to the historic barn, built in 1889 or stay inside and read the 1895 Montgomery Ward catalog and play a game of checkers. After dessert, bundle up for the wagon ride back to your car.
5:00 p.m. Meet at the Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale.
Specific details on parking and group distribution will be provided closer to the event date.
8:00 p.m. Estimated Arrival back to your cars.
Weds, Nov 7th 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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