April 23, 2019

My Great Adventure

Event Details

Date

April 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Location

Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50309

Category

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday

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Tuesday

My First Time

10/29/19

Tuesday

True Tall Tales

Stories

Support takes work

Support takes work

How being the youngest of 11 siblings taught Matt Glenn about family
Remembering names

Remembering names

How his brother’s suicide taught Craig VandeVenter the importance of saying people’s names out loud.
Why I knocked on my brother's door

Why I knocked on my brother's door

For Colleen Kelly Powell, It turns out, Des Moines is an easy place to run into a half-sibling who may or may not know you exist.
A door in the foundation

A door in the foundation

Jovan Johnson thought there were cracks in the foundation of his family. Turns out, they opened to a door instead.
Four legs of the chair

Four legs of the chair

After immigrating to the U.S. from India, Amar Sinha knew he needed his other siblings to be whole and not wobble.
Maybe this is why they call it 'deadheading'

Maybe this is why they call it 'deadheading'

Kay Graham’s big sister, always quick with advice, taught her a new word she’d soon regret using. It was just one piece of an unforgettable trip together.
Finding love as a gay man from rural Iowa

Finding love as a gay man from rural Iowa

Finding love is hard. Trying to find a decades-long love like your dairy farmer grandparents is even harder.
Harry's last ride

Harry's last ride

Come rain, sleet or snow, small-town folk do what it takes to take care of their neighbors.
The granddaughter of German immigrants

The granddaughter of German immigrants

Growing up in rural Iowa, Deb Brown was never able to converse with her German-speaking grandmother. But the lessons she learned still resonate.
Raising pigs and walking runways

Raising pigs and walking runways

How this Iowan combined her dream jobs into one fashion-forward ag life.
When I lost my white privilege

When I lost my white privilege

Brandi Preul grew up in rural Iowa with all the privileges a successful white family could have. Then she heard how other minorities were disdained, which led to some personal…
Scouting hogs

Scouting hogs

How this Iowa family used the NFL draft process to select their prize-winning show pigs.
Everyone was pregnant – except me.

Everyone was pregnant – except me.

Actress Jami Bassman Ahart had taken every step she could think of to become a mother before surrendering to the likelihood it wasn’t going to happen.
Becoming black

Becoming black

When Clemen Wilcox’s husband got her a DNA test for Christmas, she never considered she’d be surprised by the results.
Finding home

Finding home

Growing up in a family of Holocaust survivors, Brad Biren was taught he’d always be a foreigner in a foreign land.
Becoming 'a little feminist'

Becoming 'a little feminist'

Li Zhao was born during China’s controversial one-child policy.
Giving gender the middle finger

Giving gender the middle finger

Jen Carruthers never looked like how she felt inside — until she discovered drag.
Learning to listen

Learning to listen

William Holmes aka Will Keeps saw a friend murdered by a rival gang at the age of 15.
Peter Gunn and the wallet thief

Peter Gunn and the wallet thief

As a reporter, Lee Rood is normally the person behind the story. But when she became the story, she confronted truths about her industry and herself in ways she never…
The worst punishment ever

The worst punishment ever

Trevor Soderstrum had an idea to get rich. But this new business plan didn't turn out how he expected - and it led to him experiencing the worst punishment he's…
A gambler's remorse

A gambler's remorse

At one point in his life, Chad Hartzler gambled more than $20,000 a day. Then he went to prison, and confronted the roots of his addiction as well as the…
Being with the ones we love

Being with the ones we love

Facing death on the fire department is part of the job, but after his father dies, Brian O'Keefe gains a deeper understanding of how to serve the loved ones left…
What you'll do to make friends

What you'll do to make friends

Elle Wignall loved Ireland. But when she moved there on a whim, her desire to make friends became so all-encompassing that she found herself on the wrong side of the…
Stella’s miracle

Stella’s miracle

A nurse once told Sarah she had a “million dollar family.” Yet her daughter’s prognosis meant a challenging reality: One that transformed Sarah and those around her.
A new beginning

A new beginning

Facing single motherhood, Meghan chose to keep her healthy baby boy. When he was born, all she heard was silence.
Serving the Asian community

Serving the Asian community

On her death bed, Doua’s mother urged him to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer. But the hurdles facing the multi-lingual cadet only mounted.
Helping Nancy

Helping Nancy

On a remote trek to see the solar eclipse from a mountain, a friend suffered a stroke – spurring Kelley and fellow travelers to action as they worked, against the…
One last day

One last day

Estranged from her father, Leslie prayed for one last chance to connect with him in Peru. The experience moved her to give to a friend what she couldn’t to her…
A coming out story

A coming out story

When a role-playing game spurred Dani to explore her feelings for a character, she recognized something deep within herself: Something she'd buried long ago.
The miracle of rebirth

The miracle of rebirth

After being laid off from his factory job, Steve Taylor struggles with his career — until he hears an unexpected spiritual call that upends the trajectory of his life's work.

Past Events

02/12/19

Tuesday

Love in the Modern World

12/06/18

Thursday

War Stories

09/20/18

Thursday

Siblings

07/12/18

Thursday

Rural Life

06/07/18

Thursday

Blended

04/05/18

Thursday

Busted

02/06/18

Tuesday

Everyday Miracles

12/05/17

Tuesday

New Beginnings

10/03/17

Tuesday

Scandal

08/24/17

Thursday

Champions and Underdogs

07/13/17

Thursday

Tales from the Road

06/21/17

Wednesday

The secret life of artists

05/11/17

Thursday

Parenthood

02/21/17

Tuesday

Besties

10/14/16

Friday

Homecoming

08/20/16

Saturday

Being Iowan

08/13/16

Saturday

Animal Kingdom

07/10/16

Sunday

Climb That Hill

06/22/16

Wednesday

Craft

06/01/16

Wednesday

Growing Up

04/28/16

Thursday

Stories Behind the Kitchen and Bar

02/16/16

Tuesday

Love and Heartbreak