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Thursday, March 15, 2012 / N/Warren Town and County News Page Five Keep Iowa Beautiful CHURCH arui SOCIAL ) Keep Iowa Beautiful has scheduled the 8th annual state-wide conference Wednesday, May 2, at Seven Oaks Recreation Center west of Boone. "The conference is a great opportunity for commu- nity leaders and volunteers to learn how volunteerism can have a positive impact in Iowa's environmental quality," said Gerry Schnepf, KIB Executive Director. "The day-long conference Will be filled with many new ideas, 'best practices' and resources that participants can take home for improving the image of their com- munities." Featured speakers include Dr. Tom Morain from Graceland College and formerly head of the State His- torical Society of Iowa. Dr. Morain has written several books on small town history and Iowa life. He will speak on how the history of a community impacts cur- rent day environmental practices. Also featured is David Williamson, an Iowa artist from Ogden. Mr. WiUiamson has dedicated his career to making the pro- cess of art public and not the process of making public art. The conference will conduct a silent auction during the day to raise money for the Byers Environmental Scholarship Fund. This year's scholarship winners will be honored at the noon luncheon. Early registration is $25 for KIB members and $35 for non-members. $50 after April 20. You can register online at vcww.keepiowabeautiful.com. For more in- formation, email jbailey@keepiowabeautiful.com or call 515-490-4754. Keep Iowa Beautiful was established in 2000becom- ing the 23rd State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. It is a 501c3 charitable organization working with Iowa citizens, neighborhoods, communities and regions in improving the qualits; beauty and cleanliness of our state. K1B empowers Iowans to have a greater commit- ment in building pride and respect in the places we live. "Last Supper" at Norwalk UMC Norwalk United Meth- odist Church, 1801 Sunset Dr., will offer "The Last Supper," a living dramatiza- tion by Leonardo daVinci. The drama will be held Fri- day, March 23. A potluck will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the drama to follow at 7 p.m. The drama will include an hour of music and wor- ship presented by the United Methodist men of West Des Moines United Methodist Church. For more information, call the church at 981-4251. MID AMERICA CAGE BIRD SOCIETY Sunda March 25, Mid America Cage Bird Society will be hosting an Exotic Cage Bird Exhibit. This event is to take place at the Des Moines Botanical Cen- ter at 909 Robert D. Ray Dr. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Birds and bird-related items will be offered for sale along with a raffle table and bake sale. Mid America Cage Bird Society is a non-profit or- ganization. For more infor- mation, call 515-276-3805. Ballet and Orchestra To Present New Wizard of Oz Music Ballet Des Moines and The Des Moines Commu- nity Orchestra will present The Wizard of Oz music. Saturda April 7, at 1 and 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Cen- ter of Des Moines. Tickets are $35-$45. This is not the familiar Wizard of Oz music. This is new musicwritten by com- poser Kermit Poling to present the Wizard of Oz in ballet form. The music is in- novative, imaginative and fun. Baliet dances range from young local children to professional adults and include Dancing Trees, Flying Monkeys, Munch- kins and even the Wicked Witch. The Des Moines Com- munity Orchestra will be providing live music dur- ing the performances, which is unique for a bal- let. 00CH!S The Start of Spring Winter can be tough on a lot of things, including cars and trucks. Cold temps., snow, ice, road salt and pot holes; put car batteries, tires, brakes and suspensions to the test. SO GIVE YOURVEHICLE A LITTLE SPRING CLEANING AND BRING IT INTO NORWALK TIRE & AUTO CENTER!! SPRING CLEANING SPECIAL */flilPunent *Suspension Check *Oil Change FORONLY LIKE US ON FACEBOOK OR TEXT NORWALKTIRE TO 2067__3 AND RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE COUPONS/SPECIALS "NOT 00ES" NCbRWAm-CK TIIIBEOAOTO" CENTEP, 515-981-4522 1010 SUNSET DRIVE Anada Rubenking and Michael Mendoza /ii!iii Engagement Announced Announcement has been made of the engagement of Anada Rubenking and Michael Mendoza, both of Norwalk. Parents of the prospective bride-elect are Raleigh and Joy Rubenking of Norwalk. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Manny and Krista Mendoza of Red Wing, MN. A June 2 wedding is planned. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 i * Fr.id Time Oft * !ncenives : ,c, nus [ Wartburg Choir Midwest Tour The Wartburg Choir will perform in Clive Fri- day, March 30. The 85-member choir, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, will sing at an 8 p.m. concert at Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Ave., in col- laboration with the Valley High School Singers, Linda Vanderpool, con- ductor. Admission is a free-will donation. The Wartburg Choir performs sacred music from all historical periods and styles and often pre- mieres works of contem- porary composers. HEALTHY IDEAS (NAPS)--Pain and dis- ability can be reduced, a recent government study concluded, with "comple- rnentary and alternative therapies for back and neck pain (e.g., acupuncture, mas- sage and spinal manipula- tion)3 To learn more, visit the Foundation for Chiro- practic Progress at www.yes2 chiropractic.com. A great way to safeguar high-ris[ prescription av,,. over-the-counter medieatiw,., may be with NuTone's ne,,: and improved line of locking medicine cabinets, recessed security cabinets and lock- boxes. Learn more at www. 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