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J Thursday, December 11, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five :H am GIGI'S PLAYHOUSE DES MOINES IS ON THE MOVE! GiGi's Playhouse Des perienced since opening Moines, a local Down Syn- its doors in 2010 provides drome Achievement Cen- motivation to move to a ter, is excited to announce larger space. The new lo- its upcoming move! This cation will give GiGi's winter GiGi's Playhouse Playhouse an additional will move from its current 5,000 square feet of space Urbandale location to 6507 to carry out current pro- University Ave. in gramming as well as pro- Windsor Heights. The vide the opportunity to Holiday Grand Opening introduce more programs Celebration will be held in the future. Saturday, Dec. 13, from "Every Friday night 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. approximately 50 adults "We are thrilled to be attend the Friday Friends moving GiGi's to a more program, in which they central location," said socialize, play games, Megan Christofferson, sing karaoke andjusten- President, GiGi'S Play- joy each other's com- house. "Our new address pany," said Kate PauUine, is in a highly-visible, faro- Vice President. "In our ily-friendly neighborhood, current location we are Windsor Heights is such a bursting at the seams. We diverse community and are so excited that we'll we are looking forward to soon have room to the increased awareness, breathe-and grow!" acceptance and inclusion Transportation is often that our loved ones with a barrier that prevents in- Down syndrome will ex- dividuals with Down perience as a result of this syndrome from accessing move." GiGi's Playhouse pro- The incredible growth gramming. The new GiGi's Des Moines has ex- GiGi's Playhouse location -- BAMBINO'S RESTAURANT " Same classic taste now at 2025 Grand Ave., West Des Moines Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to close; Sat., 4 p.m. to close *Tuesday Evening Special Chicken Dinner $9.95 *Wednesday Evening Special 1/2 off any size pizza *Lunch Menu 225-4842 Linn Grove is on the DART bus line-a Christmas Festival strategic move-which will Linn Grove's Commu- make it possible for more nity Christmas Festival users to independently with music, crafts, cookies travel to GiGi's Playhouse and hot chocolate will be without needing to arrange Saturday, Dec. 13, from 6- a ride. The reasons to travel 8 p.m. at the church, 7483 to GiGi's Playhouse are nu- 50th Ave. in Prole. merous. GiGi's Playhouse The Festival also in- currently offers literacy and cludes a skit performed by math tutoring as well as the children of Linn Grove classes in music, art, dance United Methodist Church. and sign language. GiGi's There also will be a live Playhouse also offers pro- Nativity. grams for all ages that fo- For more information, cus on social and indepen- call 971-6303. dence skills at no-cost to their families. "We already have great Christmas Eve programs at GiGi's Play- house Des Moines and it's Services at FCC only going to get better," Everyone is invited to said Christofferson. "We'll celebrate the birth of our have five soundproof tutor- Savior Jesus Christ at spe- ing/therapy rooms, a learn- cial Christmas Eve ing center for the GiGi Uni- Candlelight services at Fel- versify program, a retail lowship Community space that will be staffed by Church, 225 North Ave. GiGi University interns, FCC invites the public room to implement the to any of the three identi- GiGiFit wellness program, cal services: Tuesday, Dec. a healthy eating learning 23, at 7 p.m., or Wednes- area and an outdoor patio day, Dec. 24, at 3 p.m. and space with room for gar- 5 p.m. Services will in- dening ...the list goes on clude a Christmas Choir, and on." Black Eight Drama Team, Renovation is currently Christmas gift for all the underway and the new kidsand a "Celebration of GiGi's Playhouse location is Lights" with personal set to open this winter. The candles. Board of Directors and Quality childcare for families of GiGi's Play- age 5 and under is avail- house Des Moines are anx- able. For more informa- iously waiting for the day tion, visit the website at they can call Windsor fccnorwalk.org or call the Heights home. church office at 981-0699. Casey Maher and Allison Nielsen To Wed December 2 7 Mr. and Mrs. Nick Nielsen and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Maher of Norwalk are pleased to announce the engage- ment and upcoming marriage of their children, Allison Kay Nielsen and Casey Brady Maher. The couple will be united in marriage Saturday, Dec. 27, at Valley Church in West Des Moines. Allison graduated from Norwalk High School in 2009 and is employed at Ballard-Huxley Community School where she teaches high school science. Casey graduated from Norwalk High School in 2012 and is currently employed at Moehl Millwork, Inc. in Ankeny. The couple will reside in Huxley. Enjoy a West Des Moines address and attend Norwalk Schools at Fox Valley. Large walk-out lots backing to a pond or Iowa's countryside. Quick, Easy drive ................... ,~--==q ....... ,- .....- to Jordan Creek, downtown, and the airport! ..[i.. ....... i J Allyn Brown John Akers Suzy Marker1 ! L 3-6403 453-5103 453-6009 Directions: Hwy 5 Bypass To SW Connector, South To Maffitt Lake Rd, West To S 20th Or Orilla Rd, South Through 0rilla Development On The West Side Of The Road, IOWS'S Largest Call for Entries HeartFest 'A Fine Art Show' to be held February 7-8, 2015 at Valley West Mall, West Des Moines, is looking for approximately 50 fine artists. Deadline for application is December 20. Contact Stookey Com- panies, EO. Box 31083, Des Moines, IA; www.stookey shows!com, suestookey @att.net, 515-278-6200. Apply now at www. Zapplication.org or email for application. Show hours are 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Booth rent: $185/10' x 10', electricity $25, comer fee $25. 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