Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Get Some Culture - Museum Day!


Yep, today is International Museum Day! Our great state has some awesome destinations to visit--believe it or not, museums are some of them. We've spared you a long description, and instead, created a list of some of the art museums and historical places in and around central Iowa. Check them out some time!

Ames - Christian Peterson Art Museum, University Museums (in the Scheman Building)

Ankeny - Iowa Aviation Heritage Museum

Johnston - Iowa Gold Star Military Museum

Des Moines - State Historical Museum of Iowa, Hoyt Sherman Place, Iowa Hall of Pride, Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines Art Center, Salisbury House, Hubbell Historical Center, Living History Farms

Cedar Rapids - The History Center, The Grant Wood Studio and Visitor Center, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, African American Museum of Iowa, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Seminole Valley Farm, Ushers Ferry Historic Vintage, Brucemore Cultural Center

Mason City - The Music Man Square, Stockman House Museum, Charles H. Macnider Art Museum

Clear Lake - Surf Ballroom and Museum, Clear Lake Fire Museum, Clear Lake Arts Center

And of course just about every town has a historical society or museum that is worth checking into if you want to learn more about where you live!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Weekend Fun in Iowa - Des Moines Farmer's Market


from facebook.com

If you're looking for something to do on a nice warm weekend, look no further than the Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market! It started back in 1976, and, according to their Facebook page; "Des Moines connects nearly 300 vendors from 58 Iowa counties." These vendors include everything from arts & crafts, to music & food. It's located in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines.

from desmoinesfarmersmarket.com

from desmoinesfarmersmarket.com

The farmer's market lasts from May 7th - October 29th. The hours are 7am - 12:00pm. The market sees an average of 20,000 visitors each Saturday during May – October. Crazy!


from desmoinesregister.com

from desmoinesregister.com

Be sure and check out desmoinesfarmersmarket.com for more info, including directions and parking!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

What's New To Netflix This Month?



Since finals are among us, students, do the right thing: save your binge watching till after you finish out the week by acing your projects and knocking your tests out of the park! As school ends and spring comes in full bloom, why not check out a few of the new arrivals to Netflix this month?

  • May 1
  • A Study in Sherlock
  • Admiral 
  • Ava's Possessions
  • Bring It On 
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing 
  • Easy Living: Seasons 1-3
  • El Crítico 
  • FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue 
  • Finger of God
  • Gary Gulman: It's About Time
  • Great Expectations
  • I Am Road Comic 
  • Jesus Town, USA 
  • Just Friends 
  • Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny 
  • Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent 
  • Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz 
  • LoliRock: Season 1
  • My Last Day Without You 
  • The Nutty Professor
  • Off the Map 
  • Palm Trees in the Snow 
  • Pleasantville 
  • Shark Lake 
  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry 
  • Sixteen Candles 
  • Sugar Coated 
  • Terra 
  • Things We Lost in the Fire 
  • To Catch a Thief 
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream 
  • Who's Driving Doug
  • May 2
  • The Replacements
  • May 3
  • Submerged
  • May 4
  • The Keeping Room 
  • Shanghai Knights
  • May 5
  • Fourth Man Out 
  • Marseille
  • May 6
  • Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
  • Baby Daddy: Season 5
  • Grace and Frankie: Season 2
  • Young & Hungry: Season 3
  • May 8
  • The Chosen Ones
  • May 9
  • A Stand Up Guy
  • May 10
  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato
  • May 11
  • Chelsea
  • Goosebumps 
  • They Look Like People
  • May 12
  • Bleeding Heart
  • May 15
  • We Are Still Here 
  • Yo Soy la Salsa
  • May 17
  • American Dad!: Season 10
  • Kindergarten Cop 2
  • Slasher: Season 1
  • May 18
  • A Girl Like Her
  • May 19
  • Benders, season 1 (2015)
  • May 20
  • Lady Dynamite: Season 1
  • May 22
  • David and Goliath 
  • The Letters 
  • The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death
  • May 23
  • Electricity
  • May 26
  • Graceland, season 3 The Last Man on the Moon
  • May 27
  • Bloodline: Season 2
  • Chef's Table: Season 2, Part 1
  • The Do-Over 
  • Mako Mermaids: Season 4
  • Hell on Wheels: Season 5
(List from: www.pcmag.com)