Des Moines Women's Club
2014-2015 Upcoming Events

October 1, 2014
OPENING DAY – 1:00 p.m.
Jim McDonough
At the Steinway Grand Piano

Jim lives in Monticello, Iowa, where he produces and distributes his music CD’s and coordinates his Holiday Grande Christmas Show. He is an accomplished performer and was named a Steinway Artist in 2010. He is among the most accomplished performing solo piano artists. Whatever your favorite type of music, Jim will entertain and delight you. We are so fortunate to have him begin our Club Year!

November 5, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Unconditional Surrender
A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant

Pete Grady is an Assistant Attorney General in the Iowa Department of Justice who loves the theatre! He is the author and performer of this one man show which has been performed at the State Historical Museum and other venues around Iowa.

December 3, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Max Wellman
Jazz Trio

Max Wellman has enjoyed the support of many of our club members while becoming a polished performer! Max is a talented vocalist, writer and arranger.  His clear tenor voice blends the traditions of Frank Sinatra and the modern interpretations of Michael Buble.  Everyone loves Max's annual Home for the Holidays show! Max and his jazz trio will start the Holiday season for us by sharing the seasonal classics.  Don't miss this one!

February 4, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Drake University Music Department

Leanne Freeman Miller is bringing some of her students to perform for us. They include Sean Galligan who was a Hoyt Sherman Place Scholarship recipient.

February 25, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Ron Biensen
Ragtime Piano Performer

Ron Biensen is a professional ragtime piano performer.  He has performed with jazz and Dixieland festivals all around the US.  The music he will play for us are songs that were composed mostly from 1900 to 1930.
These songs and ballads will make your toes tap to the syncopated rhythm. Come and enjoy this lively music from a talented Iowan.

April 1, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Downton Abbey Fashions

Valerie Van Kooten has a wonderful collection of fashions from the Downton Abbey Era. She will bring them for our own Women’s Club members to model as she discusses the styles from the past.

May 13, 2015
1:00 p.m.
MAY DAY Broadway and Beyond
B & B Cabaret Singers

This is a group of theatre performers who are gathering together to sing their favorite music from Broadway and Beyond! They will have piano accompaniment by Brenda McConahey. Their familiar songs will have you smiling and humming along!

Saturday, August 3 - 5 to 7 p.m.
SIZZLING SUMMER BARBEQUE