3/24: HINDU HOLI
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center
-Sunday, March 24th, 11:00 am
-33916 155th Lane, Madrid
-Holi homa (fire), color-throwing, and meal
4/7: ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
St. Demetrius Serbian Orthodox Church
-Sunday, April 7th, 9:30 am
-4655 NE 3rd St, Des Moines
-Service and meal
4/14: SIKH VAISAKHI
Sikhs of Iowa Khalsa Heritage, Inc.
-Sunday, April 14th, 10:00 am
-4820 NW 59th Ave, Johnston
-Kirtan (hymns), Aaras (prayers), and Langar (free meal)
5/11: MUSLIM RAMADAN
Ezan: Islamic and Education Center
-Saturday, May 11th, 7:00 pm
-6206 Douglas Ave, Des Moines
-Maghreb prayer, Iftar feast
-Women should be covered to wrists and ankles, and should also cover hair; men should not wear shorts.
5/19: BUDDHA’S BIRTHDAY
Tu Vien Hong Duc
-Sunday, May 19th, 2:00 pm
-5906 SW 9th St, Des Moines
-Cultural performances and more
-1117 42nd St., Des Moines
-Saturday, September 14, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
-Enjoy multi-cultural snacks, take a tour of the mosque, learn about Islam, and meet the diverse community that worships here
-Modest dress recommended.
Bahá’í Festival of Unity
-6900 School Street, Windsor Heights
-Monday, October 28, 7:00-9:00pm
-Celebrate the birth of The Báb, forerunner of Bahá’u’lláh and the founder of the Bábí Faith, watch a newly released film on the Life of The Báb, and stay for refreshments and fellowship.
SAI Global Akhand Bhajan
-504 66th Court, West Des Moines
-Saturday, November 9, , 4:30-7:30pm
-An orientation from 5-6pm focuses on SAI philosophy, center activities, and global Akhand Bhajan (24-hour devotional singing).
-Devotional singing begins at 6pm with a vegetarian dinner served at 7pm.
-Modest dress is recommended.
-Please remove shoes before entering.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
-Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1627 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines
-Thursday, December 12, 6:00-8:30pm
– This celebration is very important to Catholic Christians of Mexican descent.
-Folkloric dancing will take place at 6pm, Mass will be held at 7pm, and food and dancing will follow.