Lunch & Learn

No time to attend an evening or weekend program? Try our new Lunch & Learn series! We’ll have a speaker every first Friday of month at the Waukee Community Center (675 Walnut St). Bring your brown bag lunch  and we’ll provide the dessert! Stick around afterwards for Waukee Parks & Recreation’s bingo at 1pm. This program is brought to you in partnership with Waukee Parks & Recreation.

March 6th at 11am – Des Moines Jazz History with Abe Goldstien of the Community Jazz Center of Greater Des Moines

It’s been 100 years since the start of the Roaring Twenties—the Age of prohibition, flappers, and of course Jazz! New Orleans, New York City, & Chicago are all well-known hotspots of the 1920s jazz scene. But did you know Des Moines was known as “Sin City on the Prairie”? Home to a 24/7 entertainment scene that existed on Center Street, Des Moines was a major stop on the jazz circuit! Come learn more about Iowa and Des Moines’ fascinating jazz history and the famous jazz bands and musicians who performed.