Former State Fair Marketing Director Kathie Swift looks at the upcoming Iowa State Fair, the jewel in Iowa's crown, and shares highlights of her past 27 years. She will update you with news of the 2017 Fair, coming up August 10-20,and review past celebrations during her tenure, 1978-2004. This year's Fair theme: "Nothing Compares to State Fair Thrills” focuses on the explosive action of its three updated Thrill Parks, from Thrill Ville to Thrill Town and the Thrill Zone. Buckle your seat belts for much more that's brand new and exciting. It's a great program for Fair lovers!
Alex Akiyama will speak about the history of sushi. Alex is the Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Coordinator with the Iowa Sister States (ISS). In this 90-Minute hands-on cultural activity Alex will show up to ten adults how to make sushi rolls. The first ten to sign up may also eat the finished product. Preregistration is only required for the making of sushi. Call 515-283-4152 Press 3 or preregister online at www.dmpl.org. To find out more about the history, without making or eating sushi, you are welcome to attend this program.