Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Great Events Taking Place this Weekend in Des Moines

There is a lot going on in Des Moines this weekend.

March 28 – Iowa Democratic Women’s Summit
Come to the Iowa Historical Building, E. 6th and Grand, to discuss how to increase the number of women in elected positions. Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota is the keynote speaker. Cost is $35 and the event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments and lunch included. Contact DAWN’s List, PO Box 433, Johnston, IA 50131 or

March 28 – Iowa Earth Summit

The Drake Environmental Action League invites students from across Iowa to convene for a conference to discuss environmental problems ranging from local stream cleaning to global climate change. It begins at 11:00 at Drake University on the upper level of Olmsted Center. Ed Fallon will speak at 12:30. Contact Robb Krehbiel at (621) 245-7260 or

March 28 - Iowa Citizen Action Network
30th Anniversary Celebration
It's been 30 years that ICAN has been working with you to fight for economic, social, environmental, and health justice! Help us honor Rep. Bruce Braley, the Progressive Coalition of Central Iowa, and Brad Lint along with our special guests William McNary, Mayor Frank Cownie, and Mike Lux. Saturday March 28 from 5:30 - 7:00 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA.

For more information and to see a flyer, click here:
Individual tickets available for $30 per person -- Contact Sue Dinsdale at 515-277-5077 x14 or

March 28 & 29 – Natural Living Expo

Discover resources in Iowa to help you be kind to your body and our planet. Booths, panel discussions and free samples at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand, Des Moines from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Lynn and Ed Fallon are part of a panel at 4:30 on Saturday. For more information, visit

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