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318 5th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50265


Upcoming events

    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Living History Farms
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    "Historic Period Dinner" - Living History Farms

    Weds, Nov 14th   6:00 p.m. - 9:00 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.

    Specific details on parking and group distribution will be provided closer to the event date.

    (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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    Call 515-225-1455

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    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Seniors on the Move, 318 5th St., West Des Moines IA
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    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. 

    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Suites, 8811 Plum Dr. Urbandale

    December Lunch-n-Learn

    Right-sizing, Documenting & Preserving Family Heirlooms

    Wed, December 4, 2019 - 11:30 a.m.

    Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 8811 Plum Dr. Urbandale

    Come meet our newest Affiliate Members: Teri Ernst and Courtney Work from Preserved, LLC. Whether you're thinking of downsizing or just need to get organized... you will surely be interested in what these ladies have to say!

    Members are FREE! Guests: $15

    • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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    The Grotto & Clear Lake Tour

    Thursday, April 23rd

    7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    The tour starts with a morning visit to the Shrine of the Grotto of Redemption in West Bend, considered the "Eighth Wonder of the World." It's been described as "Miracle in Stone" and was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 2001.

    After lunch at The Wagon Wheel, we tour the POW Museum in Algona, which was the site of Prisoner of War camp during World War II.  Next, it's off to Clear Lake where we can browse and shop lakeside or take an optional tour of the famous Surf Ballroom. 

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    • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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    Classic Oldies Cruise on Celebration Belle

    Thursday, May 14th

    7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Cruise down the Mississippi River on this graceful 750 passenger paddlewheel boat. The morning starts off with homemade sticky rolls and fruit, followed by a delicious hot buffet luncheon, dessert and coffee.

    You can sing and dance along as a live band performs the magical songs that made the 50's and 60's the era to remember! Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and of course... a little Elvis Presley!

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    • Thursday, June 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 12, 2020
    • 11:00 AM
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    Sleepover at Hotel Pattee

    Thursday, June 11th - Friday, June 12th

    Thurs 9:00 a.m. to Fri 11 a.m.

    Spend the night in this unique, historic hotel that features 40 themed rooms and suites. On the way there, we'll tour the Forest Park Museum and Arboretum.

    We tour the hotel and explore Perry Farmer's Market before attending our evening banquet. Take in some bowling or relax in the spa before retiring to your first-class room accommodations.

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    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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    Adventures in Omaha Tour

    Tuesday, June 23rd

    7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    A 50-minute narrated tram tour of the beautiful 100-acre Lauritzen Gardens kicks off our day in Omaha. We travel to the Old Market next for lunch at Spaghetti Works and shopping. We wrap up the afternoon with a tour of Crystal Forge Glass Studio at the Hot Shops Art Center where we can watch the creation of fused glass, torch glass, and blown glass and visit the in-studio gallery to see many of the artists' completed works.

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    • Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 51

    Iowa Cubs vs. Memphis Redbirds

    Tuesday, July 7th

    10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    There's nothing like fun at the Old Ballpark! Ride in an open air trolley to Principal Park for an "All You Can Eat Picnic" before the game. Fill up on hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad and soft drinks.

    The Iowa Cubs will face the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Cheer on your team with some complimentary SWAG - your choice of an Iowa Cubs ball cap or tee shirt!

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    • Thursday, July 23, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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    Independence Tour

    Thursday, July 23rd

    7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Our first stop will be a guided tour of the Hoover presidential Library and Museum in West Branch. We'll dine at the Brick Arch Winery and shop Historic West Branch Main Street. 

    That afternoon we head to Iowa City where we tour Plum Grove, the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History.

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    • Thursday, August 27, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 6:45 PM
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    Back to School Metro Tour

    Thursday, August 27th

    7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

    Get set for a day of "Field Trips" across the Metro! Our first stop will be the Iowa State Capitol where we tour this iconic state treasure, the only 5-domed capitol in the country.

    Next, it's off to the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates to tour this world-class museum that recognizes great achievements in agriculture and fighting hunger.

    NO SACK LUNCHES on this field trip! A delicious meal will be prepared by Tangerine at the Des Moines Art Center. We finish off the day with some Back-to-School shopping in Valley Junction. Bonus: It's Thursday in the Junction and the Farmer's Market will be in full swing!

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    • Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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    Savannah Sipping Society at Circa 21

    Wednesday, September 9

    7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    A fantastic day awaits you at Circa 21 in Rock Island, IL. You'll enjoy a freshly prepared meal, a performing waitstaff, and professional entertainment in this beautiful 1920s theater.

    Savannah Sipping Society is a delightful comedy that features four unique Southern women drawn together by fate - and an impromptu happy hour - who discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment!

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    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • 6:45 AM
    • Friday, October 09, 2020
    • 7:30 PM
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    Fall in Gorgeous Galena

    Thursday, Oct 8th - Friday, Oct 9th

    Thurs 6:45 a.m. to Fri 7:30 p.m.

    Imagine Indian Summer in a Grant wood-like setting along the Mississippi. That's Galena. We'll have a guided bus tour of this charming town after lunch at DeSoto House Hotel where we will stay in quaint, Victorian style rooms.

    Enjoy an afternoon of shopping on historic Main Street before our evening meal at the Log Cabin Steakhouse. 

    The next morning, we have breakfast at the hotel and tour President Grant's Home before departure.

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    • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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    Villages of Van Buren Fall Foliage Tour

    Tuesday, October 20

    7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    A step-on guide will lead us back in time a we visit the Civil War-era Pearson House Museum. Lunch will be served in a beautiful Amish home. Home-raised and home cooked, this delightful experience will fill you up in more ways than one.

    Next, we drive through Lacey-Keosauqua State Park on our way to the Bentonsport National District to tour the Indian Artifact Museum and browse the shops along the river. And to top off the day, we stop to shop at the famous Dutchman's Store, a Mennonite-owned, old fashion general store filled with bulk food items and dry goods. Also known as a "Quilters Paradise," it has 1000's of bolts of quilting material and supplies.

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    • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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    Amanas Holiday Shopping & Show

    Thursday, November 19

    7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Travel with us to the Amanas for some holiday shopping and a delicious lunch at the famous Ronneburg Restaurant.

    Originally founded in the 1850s by German settlers, the Amana Colonies flourished for decades as a totally self-sufficient communal society. With many of the old world charms still around today, like beer halls, German-style cuisine and a wide selection of Amana-made products available at every shop, the colonies celebrate the holidays in their distinct fashion.

    After lunch, it's off to the Old Creamery Theater for the premier performance of the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street".

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Past events

Thursday, November 07, 2019 "Historic Period Dinner"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 "Historic Period Dinner"
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Spotlight on Montreal
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Boosting Your Immune System: 101
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Dental and Vision Plan Workshop
Thursday, October 24, 2019 SECOND SESSION -- 2020 DayTripper Tours Debut
Thursday, October 24, 2019 2020 DayTripper Tours Debut
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 "Fall Covered Bridge Tour"
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Medicare Q&A
Friday, September 27, 2019 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Spotlight on Santa Fe
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Life Happens: Building Safety in Your Nest Egg
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 "Mississippi River Town Tour"
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 ID Shield Workshop
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Tips for Selling Your Home
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 "Doublewide Texas Tour"
Monday, August 05, 2019 Understanding Identity Theft
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Navigating Your Financial Puzzle
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 SECOND TOUR DATE "Chugga Choo Choo Tour"
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 "Chugga Choo Choo Tour"
Friday, June 28, 2019 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Navigating the Digital World
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 "Scenic Empress Tour 2"
Thursday, June 13, 2019 "Scenic Empress Tour"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Senior Retreat Day 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Senior Retreat Day 2019 SPONSORS
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 "Grumpy Old Men & Isabel Bloom Tour"
Thursday, May 02, 2019 Annuities 101
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Home Selling 101: The Basics
Friday, April 26, 2019 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 "Danish Villages Tour"
Monday, April 15, 2019 Lifestyle Planning Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2019 AARP Fraud Watch Presentation
Friday, March 29, 2019 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Monday, March 25, 2019 Foundations of Investing Workshop Series - Session 2
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Senior Housing Forum
Monday, March 11, 2019 Foundations of Investing Workshop Series - Session 1
Friday, March 01, 2019 "Come Fly With Me Tour"
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Benefits of Aromatherapy & Essential Oils
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Vintage Coop of Ankeny 1st Anniversary Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Retirement: Making Your Money Last
Friday, January 11, 2019 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Creating Health, One Healthy Habit at a Time
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Navigating Long-Term Care Options
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Holiday Shopping & A Show Tour
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Spotlight on Tuscany
Saturday, November 10, 2018 55+ Lifestyle Expo
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Dental and Vision Plan Workshop
Friday, October 26, 2018 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Fall Foliage Tour - SECOND TOUR OPENED!
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Fall Foliage Tour
Monday, October 01, 2018 Medicare Changes for 2019
Thursday, September 27, 2018 Spotlight on Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Selling Your Home in Today's Market
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Mamma Mia Tour
Thursday, August 30, 2018 Understanding Identity Theft
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Navigating the Digital World - Aug Lunch-n-Learn
Friday, August 17, 2018 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Friday, August 10, 2018 Healthcare Power of Attorney Workshop
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Discover the Power of Light
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Flower Power Tour
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Serving as Power of Attorney or Trustee
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Iowa Senior Games
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Senior Retreat Day 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Senior Retreat Day 2018 SPONSORS
Monday, May 28, 2018 "A Day to Remember"
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Czech, African American & Grant Wood Tour
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Aging & Its Financial Implications: Planning for Housing
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Greek Heritage & Boystown Tour
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Signs & Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Thursday, March 01, 2018 Metro Dinner & A Show
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 De-clutter with Liquidation in Mind
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Life by Design - What's Your Next Move?
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Tax Planning for Seniors
Thursday, January 04, 2018 Rollout of new Delta Dental and Vision Plans
Friday, December 29, 2017 New Year - New You!
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Daytrippers Jingle in the Junction Holiday Lights Tour
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Medicare News for 2018
Friday, November 10, 2017 The Equifax Data Breach - What You Need to Know
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Daytrippers Fall Foliage - Dubuque Tour
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Senior Retreat Day
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Senior Retreat Day - Sponsors
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Volunteer Opportunities - Tea Time Gathering
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Daytrippers Celebration Belle Riverboat Tour
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Senior Financial Forum
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Daytrippers Greenfield Summer Fun Trip
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Mythbusters: Are Reverse Mortgages Safe or a Scam?
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Daytrippers Clear Lake Summer Fun Trip
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Keep your Identity Safe from Criminals
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Daytrippers Amana Colonies Million Dollar Quartet Tour
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2017 June Affair - Ankeny Senior Expo
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Keeping Your Wits About You
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Kennybrook Village Open House
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Daytrippers Amish Country Tour
Monday, May 22, 2017 Senior Housing Mini EXPO
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2017 Polk County Spring Fest
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Spring Fest at Vintage Hills
Monday, April 24, 2017 Is now the time to Rightsize?
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Fun & Affordable Day Trips II
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Fun & Affordable Day Trips
Thursday, March 16, 2017 MAR Affiliate Member Networking Event
Monday, February 27, 2017 Tax Planning Tips for Seniors
Thursday, February 16, 2017 FEB Affiliate Member Networking Event
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Keep More of What's Yours - how to protect and control your nest eggs...
Thursday, December 29, 2016 Declutter your Home for the New Year
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Making Sense of Medicare Options for 2017
Monday, October 31, 2016 Senior Life Conference
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 "Brain Training - How to Keep Your Brain Sharp as you Age"
Friday, July 29, 2016 Grand Opening
Friday, July 15, 2016 Affiliate Member Reception

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