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May 2018

Rally in the Alleys

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Walgreens, 3030 University Ave., 3030 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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Though we often come together to beautify Drake's major corridors, this cleanup event will focus on a less-seen-by-visitors but much-used-by-residents part of the neighborhood: the alleyways behind homes and apartments in the south-central and southeastern parts of our neighborhood. Grab a pair of work gloves and a friend, and spend a couple hours with Drake Neighborhood Association and Walnut Creek Church volunteers for this backyard/backstreet effort. We will meet in the parking lot at Walgreens to hand out bags and…

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June 2018

June DNA Board Meeting

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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This is our regular June board meeting, held at the Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines. (Please note: This one is a week earlier than usual, due to a schedule conflict at the meeting site.) General board business begins at 7 p.m., with special guests, presentations, or speakers beginning at about 7:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. If you would like to have an item placed on the meeting agenda, please contact board president Jennifer…

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July 2018

July DNA Meeting

July 11 @ 6:30 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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This is our regular July board meeting, held at the Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines. General board business begins at 6:30 p.m., with special guests, presentations, or speakers beginning at about 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. If you would like to have an item placed on the meeting agenda, please contact board president Jennifer Sayers or email info@drakeneighborhood.org.    

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Free Flicks: “Coco” at Witmer Park

July 26 @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Witmer Park, 1610 34th Street
Des Moines, IA United States
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Free

Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and join us for this lively Disney/Pixar film about family, music, memory, and the Day of the Dead holiday. It'll be shown on a big inflatable screen outdoors at Witmer Park as part of the city's Free Flicks summer movie series. The film starts at dusk. For the best seats, free popcorn and other treats from the Drake Neighborhood Association, and some exciting news about Witmer Park, plan to arrive by 8:15 p.m.…

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August 2018

National Night Out at Drake Park

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Drake Park, 2300 Drake Park Avenue
Des Moines, IA United States
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Free

Turn on your porch lights, bring the kids, and join your neighbors at Drake Park for National Night Out. At this annual community-building event, you'll get to meet neighborhood leaders and public safety officers, not to mention enjoy games, music, fun, and food with your neighbors. We'll be grilling up burgers and serving lemonade. It's all free, brought to you by the Drake Neighborhood Association and sponsors including Sonic Factory Studios, CopyCat Prints, and Bank Iowa.

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August DNA Meeting

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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This is our regular August board meeting, held at the Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines. General board business begins at 6:30 p.m., with special guests, presentations, or speakers beginning at about 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. If you would like to have an item placed on the meeting agenda, please contact board president Jennifer Sayers or email info@drakeneighborhood.org.

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September 2018

September DNA Meeting

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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This is our regular monthly board meeting, held at the Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines. General board business begins at 6:30 p.m., with special guests, presentations, or speakers beginning at about 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. If you would like to have an item placed on the meeting agenda, please contact board president Jennifer Sayers or email info@drakeneighborhood.org.

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October 2018

October DNA Meeting

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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This is our regular October board meeting, held at the Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines. General board business begins at 6:30 p.m., with special guests, presentations, or speakers beginning at about 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. If you would like to have an item placed on the meeting agenda, please contact board president Jennifer Sayers or email info@drakeneighborhood.org.

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November 2018

November DNA Meeting

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - November 27 @ 8:30 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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This is our regular November board meeting, held at the Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines. General board business begins at 6:30 p.m., with special guests, presentations, or speakers beginning at about 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. If you would like to have an item placed on the meeting agenda, please contact board president Jennifer Sayers or email info@drakeneighborhood.org.

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December 2018

Holiday Potluck and Board Election

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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until December 18, 2018
Polk County Central Senior Center, 2008 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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The Drake Neighborhood Association hosts its Holiday Potluck and annual board election on December 12, and you’re invited! Please bring a dish to share. See and sample what your neighbors have cooked up. Then stay for the meeting and cast your vote.* Eight two-year seats are up for election on our 15-member board. We’ll set up the buffet at 5:30 p.m., dish up around 6 p.m., and hold a short business meeting and election at about 6:30 p.m. It all…

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