Special Event

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library Soul Food Festival

Mar 3
Saturday 11:00 am
The Friends of the Forest Avenue Library will be serving all sorts of dishes that will have your mouth watering at this annual fundraiser. Offerings will include fried chicken, greens, red beans and rice, jambalaya, black eyed peas, macaroni & cheese, sweet potato pie, and much more! Come early if you can – it’s first come, first served!

The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling

In this 45 minute presentation, Tom Milligan performing the role of Jay N. “Ding” Darling, visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City where as a young boy where he became aware of the natural world around him as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he recalls his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include 2 Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons for The Register and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist.

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