The Fallon Forum (online)
Join the program Monday-Thursday from 6:00-6:30 pm. Podcasts available after the show. The Fallon Forum also can be heard on KHOI 89.1 (Ames) Wednesdays at 4:00 pm and KPVL 89.1 (Postville) Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
March 1–November 1 – Great March for Climate Action (America)
Over 240 climate patriots are organizing to march all or part of the 3,000-mile trek across the country, from Los Angeles, CA to
March 11, 13, 18 & 20 – “Rethinking Demolition” Workshops
The Center on Sustainable Communities, in partnership with Iowa Waste Reduction Center, has scheduled four regional construction and demolition waste reduction workshops. Each Rethinking Demolition session will have unique speakers from the region and attendees will gain knowledge of deconstruction and materials reuse strategies, Iowa’s waste reduction resources, local case studies and regulatory responsibilities. The dates and locations of the workshops are:
- Tuesday March 11th, Ida Grove at the Community Recreation Center
- Thursday March 13th, Corning at the Public Library
- Tuesday March 18th, Keosauqua at Village Cup and Cakes
- Thursday March 20th, Elkader at Central State Bank
March 14-16 - Reiki Level One Class (Des Moines)
Become attuned to and learn detailed instruction on Reiki Level One in this three day class (Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday 9a-5p). Presented by Reiki Master Diane Sweet. $150 for individuals; $250 for couples; Friday evening lecture only is free. Contact teachingtheagelesswisdoms@
March 27 – Green Drinks (Des Moines) Join conversation about energy and the environment over food and drink at Gateway Market and Cafe, 2002 Woodland Ave. from 5:30-7:30 pm. For more details, see www.greendrinks.org.
April 5 – Bishop Maurice J. Dingman Peace Event (Des Moines)
Keynote speaker, journalist and filmmaker Jeremy Scahill, recipient of a Sundance Film Award and Vets for Peace, headlines this event. Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 2926 Beaver Avenue will be the location for the 19th annual event which will begin at 6:30 pm, with wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres. At 7:30 pm, the Peace Award will be given to Veterans for Peace and its three Iowa Chapters. Rita Hohenshell (1925-2013) will also receive a Peace Award and will be honored posthumously at this event for her years of dedication to peace and justice.
April 5 – What’s New Since 1492 (Des Moines)
Presentation by Eugene Fracek for MFSA’s Spring Statewide Gathering to be held at 10:00 am at Sheridan Park UMC, 4100 E. Sheridan Avenue. Mr. Fracek is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. He is a storyteller and singer. Contact Eloise Cranke, email@example.com.
April 10 – Iowa Legal Aid Foundation: Equal Justice After Hours (Des Moines)
At the Temple for Performing Arts from 5:00-7:00 pm, the annual fundraising event helps Iowa Legal Aid provide access to justice for low-income Iowans. This year’s program will showcase how Iowa Legal Aid makes a positive impact in the lives of the people it helps. Tickets start at $50. Sponsorships opportunities are available. Contact Terri Bennett at 515-243-2980 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 21 – Climate Convergence Rally (Raleigh, NC)
The mission of the Climate Convergence on Raleigh project is to educate, inspire, and empower North Carolinians regarding the climate crisis. People will converge on Raleigh from across the state to attend an annual rally and participate in educational panels and workshops focused on climate change and ways to stop it.
Through May 25 – David Thoreson Exhibit Opening Night (Iowa City)
The exhibit is about adventure, photography, story-telling and climate change, emphasizing the Northwest Passage and changes to the Arctic environment. Exhibit runs through May 25 at the University of Iowa’s Museum of Natural History, Old Capitol Galleries. Visit here for more information.
June 22-24 - Citizens Climate Lobby National Conference (Washington, DC)
Register now for this event here.