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Grab the Family for the Community Table: Storytelling & Local Food Festival

Grab the Family for the Community Table: Storytelling & Local Food Festival Food and stories bring people together. For hundreds of years, oral storytelling of myths, legends, and folk tales was a main form of entertainment. Whether sitting around a campfire or at the dinner table, these stories were, and still are, one important way people connect to one another. While there won’t be a campfire, professional storytellers from across the Midwest will be in...

Phantom Fall Fest at Adventureland in Des Moines, Iowa

Phantom Fall Fest at Adventureland in Des Moines, Iowa As the temperature (and leaves) begin to fall, it can mean only one thing: Beggar’s Night and trick-or-treating are just around the corner! (Well, at least if you talk to any kid who likes candy…) The event calendar is full of hay rides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. There are special “screamings” of horror movies at the cinema. Pumpkin lattes begin appearing on coffee shop menus....

Free Things to do in Des Moines, Iowa

Free Things to do in Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa is a city full of unique experiences and places to explore. Luckily, it does not need to cost a ton to explore everything Des Moines has to offer. Some of the best things are free! Read on to discover all the FREE things to do in Des Moines, Iowa. 80/35 BMX Address: 1701 E McKinley Avenue, Des Moines, IA Grab your bikes and helmets...

Des Moines Parent Spotlight: Ally Billhorn of Ally’s Sweets and Savory Eats

Des Moines Parent Spotlight: Ally Billhorn of Ally’s Sweets and Savory Eats If you’re in central Iowa, you may have seen Ally Billhorn before on one of WHO 13’s segments of Hello Iowa. Or, perhaps you’re an avid follower of her blog, where she shares her recipes for mouthwatering meals and treats. Either way, it doesn’t take much to realize how talented she is. Perhaps best of all, Ally creates recipes that even your kids...

12 of the Best Fall Date Ideas

12 of the Best Fall Date Ideas It is no big news that fall is my favorite season of all. The cooler temperatures, crisp air, and coziness are something everyone should slow down and soak in. While the Fall season brings on many events, activities, and bucket lists for families, it is also the perfect time to spend quality time with your partner. Whether it is a first date or your thousandth date, grab your...