Author Archives: Suzanne Hull

BySuzanne Hull

DMEHA at the World Food & Music Festival

We really enjoy getting out and talking about the mission of Des Moines European Heritage Association! We’ve had such a great summer visiting various farmers markets and festivals. We’d love to see you at the World Food & Music Festival this weekend! We’ll be on the north side of Locust Street between 12th and 13th Streets. Stop by to make a Christmas ornament and learn more about Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place December 1 – 3, 2017!

The 2017 Festival will feature Cuisine from Around the World!
Live Entertainment – Cooking Demonstrations
$1 tastes/all entrees $6 or less
Free to attend

 

Friday, Sept. 15: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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Pickle Creek Herbs | #CDM2017 Vendor

Tell us about your business

Hello from Pickle Creek Herbs! We are a small family farm in Pleasant Plain. We grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables that we then use to create artisan infused olive oils and vinegars, jams, soaps, salves, and balms. We take the process from seed to store and make everything ourselves using our own original recipes. We want to show how amazing herbs can be when they’re grown by passionate farmers who love their plants, their community, and their Iowa soil.

What inspired you to get involved as a vendor at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017?

We do fairs and shows all around southeast Iowa, and we got involved with Christkindlmarket last year because the uniqueness of the market jumped out — we hadn’t seen anything quite like it in Iowa before. And we had such a great time with the visitors, volunteers, and vendors at the 2016 Christkindlmarket, we couldn’t wait to come back!

What products will you be selling at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 and why did you choose them?

To stay in the spirit of Christkindlmarket as much as possible, we’ll be selling only our handmade artisanal products that we create using our own herbs and recipes. We’ll especially be featuring festive holiday gift boxes, baskets, and bags.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Christkindlmarket Des Moines is not just shopping and eating—it’s an experience unlike anything else in Iowa. It’s especially charming when the lights start to shine, a cup of Glühwein warms the fingers (and your heart), and the cheer in the air evokes the Christmas magic you loved as a child.

 


Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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Andy Klindt | #CDM2017 Vendor

Tell us about your business

Andy Klindt is an Iowa artisan specializing in chainsaw sculpture and metal design.

What inspired you to get involved as a vendor at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017?

Someone mentioned a European style Christmas Market was premiering downtown 2016. We love Christmas, we love winter, we love markets…it seemed like a wonderful opportunity to enjoy all these things we love wrapped up into one! Last year was so fantastic that we couldn’t miss Christkindlmarket 2017!

What products will you be selling at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 and why did you choose them?

We may have any combination of wood and metal, fanciful or functional! Each piece is hand crafted and one of a kind, all will make wonderful gifts…to anyone, including yourself!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Christkindlmarket 2016 was AMAZING! The people that organized the event as well as the many people that attended were wonderful! The food, the little huts, the gifts, the trees, the lights, the entertainment, the activities, THE GLÜHWEIN…It’s a perfect holiday getaway…perfect for date night, perfect for a family outing, perfect for girl time, perfect for guy time…and Christkindlmarket 2017 promises to be even MORE wonderful! Hope to see you there!!

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

CDM2016 Planning Committee Receives Group Governor’s Volunteer Award

The CDM2016 Planning Committee is honored to have been chosen to receive the Group Governor’s Volunteer Award.

We are extremely thankful to those who have given the precious gift of their time. Thank you for your dedication and for contributing your talent.

Awards will be handed out in person during a special recognition ceremony on Monday, September 25 at 2pm at Southeast Polk High School Auditorium.

 

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

Afternoon Tea Along the River

Take afternoon tea like a Londoner here in Des Moines on Sunday, September 17 from 2 – 4 pmAfternoon Tea Along the River is a British tea event in an elegant setting with views of the Des Moines River. Tickets are $40 each, including ticketing fees. All proceeds will go towards the production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017, the Des Moines European Heritage Association‘s signature event and the city’s only German-inspired Christmas market. Gather your friends and don your fancy hats for a memorable afternoon!

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

-Loose-leaf British teas provided by Gong Fu Tea

-Finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and petite desserts by Trellis Catering

-Live music

-Presentation on traditional British tea culture

-Contest for the best hat or fascinator (decorative headpiece commonly worn by Brits)

-Silent auction

When booking, please indicate the names of all guests in your party so that we can do our best to seat you together. Parties of two will be seated with other guests.

Please indicate dietary restrictions when purchasing your ticket; we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

If you have questions, please email annamvanw@gmail.com.

Purchase your tickets now!

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SPONSORS

Gong Fu Tea

Gail's Logo

Modern Woodmen Logo

SILENT DONATIONS PROVIDED BY:

Thomas Hubbell of Prairie Products

(Our silent auction is supported by great donors. Check back soon to see a full list!)

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language, education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

Global Brew Presents: Star Wars Trivia – Wrap Up

Huge thank you to Global Brew Tap House – Waukee/WDSM – IA for hosting us for a fun-filled afternoon on Saturday, August 12. Special thanks to Catering by Cyd for donating ALL of the food and to John Baumhover, Modern Woodmen of America. Iowa South, our Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 Fundraising Match Sponsor.

 

 

 

 

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BySuzanne Hull

Global Brew Presents: Star Wars Trivia

Star Wars trivia is a TICKETED EVENT to support Des Moines European Heritage Association‘s production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017.

Date and Time

Sat, August 12, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

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Location

Global Brew Tap House – WDSM/Waukee

9500 University Avenue, #1118

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Tickets are $12.50 per person and include light appetizers provided by Cyd’s Catering! Beer, wine and cider available for purchase.

Teams of 2 – 6 are welcome to participate, but teams of at least 4 are encouraged. Winning team receives a free round of drinks!

15 teams of four are available for $40, Individuals: $12.50 (price INCLUDES ticketing fees).

Gather your Star Wars Friends and May the Force Be With You. Costumes and Lightsabers optional.

 


Tickets will go on sale here at 5pm, July 28th.

Invite your Friends on Facebook!

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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Worldly Goods | #CDM2017 Vendor

Tell us about your business

Worldly Goods celebrated our 30th anniversary this year! As a non-profit, Fair Trade store, part of our mission is to inspire sustainable livelihoods for our artisans from over 50 countries. We provide these artisans a marketplace for their products, where they are paid upfront for their work, earn a living wage within their country, have safe working conditions, and no child or forced labor is used.

What inspired you to get involved as a vendor at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017?

Worldly Goods was a vendor the inaugural year and loved the atmosphere and mission of Christkindlmarket Des Moines! It is so much fun to share our mission and Fair Trade products from diverse cultures.

What products will you be selling at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 and why did you choose
them?

We have Christmas and holiday themed items from around the world. You can find that special nativity or ornament that will make your season bright. There will be hats, scarves, and gloves to keep you warm on those cold wintry days. Stop by our hut and be surprised by all the fun and unique gifts that are handmade just for you!

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

Christmas in July Full Moon Ride Wrap Up

Des Moines European Heritage Association (DMEHA) partnered with Flat Tire Lounge, Nite Hawk Bar & Grill, and Whistlin’ Donkey Sports Bar and Grill for an evening ride along the High Trestle Trail on July 8 from 8pm – midnight.

Riding in either direction, riders stopped at each of these participating bars to enjoy live music, European games, Christmas decorations and a costume contest!

Donations to participate in the European games, will support DMEHA’s production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017.

BySuzanne Hull

DMEHA at Des Moines Arts Festival – Wrap up!

As you might have noticed from our posts lately, there is a lot to do this summer in Des Moines. We’ve already visited the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market and we’ll be celebrating Christmas in July with a moonlight bike ride on July 8.

Check out the photos below from our booth at the Des Moines Arts Festival. The Prairie Meadows Community Outreach Program allows non-profit organizations to connect with the public. Both children and adults had a fun time making a ornaments and jewelry and learning more about Des Moines European Heritage Association and Christkindlmarket Des Moines.

 

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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