December 2-5 - The Fallon Forum (online)
Join the program from 6:00-6:30 pm, Monday-Thursday. Podcasts available after the show. The Fallon Forum also can be heard on KHOI 89.1 (Ames) Wednesdays at 5:00 pm and KPVL 89.1 (Postville) Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
December 3 – Begins a Series of Climate Conversations with Congressional Candidates (Cedar Rapids)
7 p.m. at the Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Boulevard SW. Guest will be Anesa Kajtazovic of Waterloo. Future dates include January 9 (David O’Brien), January 16 (Pay Murphy), January 23 (Swati Dandekar), and January 30 (Monica Vernon).
December 5 - Green Drinks (Des Moines)
Join excellent 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.
Center on Sustainable Communities and featured guest Marc Richmond. Marc is a national green-building consultant and has been one of COSC’s key advisors since its inception. Presentation of accomplishments and goals for 2014. Free event is 5:00-7:00 pm at Palmer’s Deli & Market, 4949 Westown Parkway #180. See icosc.com.
December 5 – COSC Green MLS Training – Basic (Clive)
Nationally-acclaimed green-building consultant Marc Richmond teaches real estate professionals how to utilize the energy efficiency and sustainable certification fields in the state’s largest multiple listing service. Topics covered are The Value of Energy Efficiency in the Residential Property Market, Green Building 101, Certifications used in the DMAAR Multiple Listing Service, What is a HERs Rating, and Residential Solar Options. $60 Early Bird Rate, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Course registration includes lunch and eight credit hours). Location is Iowa Association of Realtors, 1370 NW 114th St., Suite 100.
December 6 – COSC Green MLS Training – Advanced (Clive)
Marc Richmond presents a Review of the Value of Green MLS Features, Marketing a Green Home, Demonstrating Value-added Propositions to the General Public and Industry Associates. $30 Early Bird Rate, 8:00 am-Noon. Light continental breakfast included with registration with four credit hours. Location is Iowa Association of Realtors, 1370 NW 114th St., Suite 100.
December 7 – Beauty Within & Without (Atlantic)
Learn some de-stress tips and techniques, easy-to-do yoga exercises, nutrition now and into the New Year, find health products, a spa luncheon and style show (there will be some male fashions), and end with a chocolate meditation. Call 712-250-0275 for $25 tickets. At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1011 E. 13th Street, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Proceeds go to the Atlantic Children’s Christmas Funds through the Atlantic Police Department.
December 7 – Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly National Teleconference
Held on the first Saturday of each month at Noon Central Time, this week’s call will feature Anne Kelly, who directs a coalition of businesses called Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy. Iowa City Climate Advocates will host a meeting at Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 E. Washington St., in downtown Iowa City. For details, contact Mark Neucollins at email@example.com. Citizens Climate Lobby in Des Moines will host a meeting at a small business office at 1415 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines. For details, contact Greg Franck at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, or for information about forming a chapter in your area, visit www.citizensclimatelobby.org.
The whole family will enjoy the classic magical holiday tale of Clara and her Nutcracker. The ballet has three public performances at the Civic Center: Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm, Saturday evening at 7:00 pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. Tickets available through the Civic Center Box Office and Ticketmaster. See www.iowadancetheatre.org.
Geared toward young girls and boys attending Iowa Dance Theater’s Nutcracker. Meet some of the characters of the performance in a fancy tea party setting. Starts at 12:30 pm Saturday at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. Tickets available through the Civic Center Box Office.
A worship service in support of immigration reform will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served at the close of the service. The event is sponsored by the Des Moines Ecumenical Committee for Immigration Reform. For more information, please contact Rev. Russ Melby at: email@example.com.
Each Tuesday during the month of December people are invited to be part of a vigil at Rep. Tom Latham’s office, 2700 Grand Ave. at 12:15 pm., praying for immigration reform. The vigil will take about 15 minutes. For more information, please contact Pastor Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance of I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda. At 2124 Grand Avenue. For more information please visit here.
December 20 – Ed Fallon in Concert (Des Moines)
Fundraiser for Climate Marchers Courtney Kain and Jimmy Betts. Free will donation, but the more freely you donate, the more likely Courtney and Jimmy get to eat next year, maybe even use the porta-potties. From 7:00-9:00 pm at Ritual Cafe, on 13th Street between Locust and Grand. Contact email@example.com.
December 29 – Prayer Service on the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Des Moines)
The annual Prayer service on the Feast of the Holy Innocents will be held at 3:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 52nd and Urbandale Ave. The service offers prayers to end the war in Afghanistan, prevent war against Iran, and seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Palestine/Israel.
January 10-12, 2014 – Des Moines Onstage (Des Moines)
Presenting My Name is Rachel Corrie at 2124 Grand Avenue. The lead director of the production is David Van Cleave and the lead promoter for production is Maria Filippone. The Catholic Peace Ministry has agreed to offer critique of the script taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie, edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner. Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, are tentatively expected to travel from Seattle to attend these performances. A portion of proceeds from a free-will offering will go to the Rachel Corrie Foundation. Contact Jeffrey J. Weiss at 515 554 7899.
March 1–November 1, 2014 – Great March for Climate Action (America)
One thousand climate patriots are organizing to march 3000 miles across the country next year, from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC to demand action on climate change. To get involved, call (855) 35-MARCH or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April, 2014 – 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.