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The largest Fair since before the pandemic. More than 1.1 million people have attended this year’s Iowa State Fair. Making 2023 the second largest fair in its 169 years. The Des Moines Register says 1,133,938 enjoyed the state’s largest event. That’s over 15,000 fairgoers from 2022. 2019 still holds the record of most fairgoers at 1,170,375.
Des Moines News:
The Excessive Heat Warning continues across the state. The National Weather Service says the Des Moines area could feel temps over 100 degrees Wednesday and possibly Thursday. We should return to the mid 80s by Saturday.
In light of the heat, DART is giving free rides to all official cooling centers in Des Moines.
The Iowa Latino Heritage Festival needs volunteers. Sign up to help with:
Festival Set-up/Tear Down
Grimes Public Library is hiring. The library says it has a job opening for part time filers.
Teacher reminder this week:
Peace Tree in East Village is offering BOGO draft beers to any school staff member this week through Sunday.
Slow Down Coffee in Highland Park is giving teachers 10% off a drink of their choice this week.
Events this Week
The Office Trivia at Smash Park
Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre Presents: Shrek the Musical at Stoner Theater - Des Moines Civic Center
Comedian Leanne Morgan: Just Getting Started at Hoyt Sherman Place
Showing of the 48 Hour Film Project: Best of Screening at Varsity Cinema
Cake Decorating Class: The Art of Crème Brûlée at Molly's Frozen
Thursday Night Open Mic at Java Joes Ankeny
This weekend: World Food & Music Festival
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