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BySuzanne Hull

Carpenters Local 106 | 2018 In-Kind Sponsor

The organizers of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018 are proud to partner with Carpenters Local 106. Fabricated by Waukee and Johnston High Schools and stored at Centennial Warehouse, Carpenters Local 106 will again help us set up our wooden vendor stalls at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018. The following is from the Carpenters Local 106:

Why is this partnership Important:

Carpenters Local 106 has been a part of Des Moines Heritage for over 120 years. As Local 106 members, we strive to offer our skills to help build up the city and people of Des Moines. Many of our members have varying heritages and backgrounds including European heritage. Which they also value to continue their traditions.

How is Carpenters 106 involved in our communities:

Our members are very involved in the community in varies ways. Whether it be from coaching our kid’s sports teams or being a PTA member at their schools, or working closely with our church groups. As an organization we offer scholarships, donate to Toys-For-Tots, sponsor Jolly Holiday Lights and Iowa Heart are a few. Any opportunity we can to show off our specific skills and help with community projects like handy cap ramps or just helping out a friend or neighbor you can count on us.

Things people don’t know about Unions:

We are dedicated and fight to make sure the working class is protected, safe and getting what they deserve. Unions have provided very long and reliable sustaining careers, pensions and health benefits for so many people, for many of years. We value productivity, safety and craftsmanship. Our priority is education and providing it at no cost to our members.

 


 

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

Signature Beer to be Brewed for Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018 will again be working with Confluence Brewing Company to brew St. Nick’s Christkindlbier for #CDM2018.

Confluence brews 30 – 40 different beers each year. They often partner with area non-profits to help bring awareness to their cause through a unique and related recipe. Confluence cares about the creativity and craftsmanship that goes into making excellent beer, and knows that excellent beer can bring people together.

Through this partnership, you can look forward to:

  • A Firkin’ tapping of our signature beer at #CDM2018 on Friday, November 30th at 4pm.
  • Our signature beer available at retail locations prior to #CDM2018 and during the holiday season.

 

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

Vendor Demonstration Schedule Announced!

With the production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines, we hope to show attendees how the items they purchase are made. To that end, we have six vendors who will also be demonstrating their craft. We hope you’re inspired!

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Andy Klindt – Chainsaw Carvings, Des Moines, IA | DEMONSTRATION

Andy is an Iowa artisan specializing in chainsaw sculpture and metal design. Fanciful, functional, or a fusion of each…watching Andy craft original pieces will delight people of all ages!

Offering: Chainsaw carvings, wooden ornaments.

Price Range: $5 – $2000

Times:

Friday, November 30: 11am – 11:30am, 12:30pm – 1pm, 3:30pm – 4pm, 5:30pm – 6pm, 7pm – 7:30pm

Saturday, December 1: 11:15am – 11:30pm, 12:30pm – 1pm, 3pm – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 6pm, 7:45pm – 8:15pm

Sunday, December 2: 11:15am – 11:45am, 12:30pm – 1pm, 2pm – 2:30pm, 3:30pm – 3:45pm


Indianola Glass Creations, Indianola, IA | DEMONSTRATION

Step inside the world of glass. Indianola Glass Creations designs and creates one of a kind Stained and Fused Glass ornaments, suncatchers, jewelry and home decor. They will be demonstrating blown glass ornaments.

Offering: Fused Glass pendants, rings, earrings & bracelets, ornaments, suncatchers, platters, bowls, coasters & clocks. Stained Glass ornaments, panels & clocks. Blown glass ornaments. Wine bottle lamps, tealights & wind chimes.

Price Range: $5 – $100

Times:

Friday, November 30: 11:45am – 12pm, 1:45pm – 2pm, 4:30pm – 4:45pm, 7:15pm – 7:30pm

Saturday, December 1: 1:30pm – 1:45pm, 3:30pm – 3:45pm, 5:30pm – 5:45pm, 7pm – 7:15p

Sunday, December 2: 12:30pm – 12:45pm, 2:15pm – 2:30pm, 3:30pm – 3:45pm


Dakota Tinworks, Estelline, SD | DEMONSTRATION

Dakota Tinworks is a family-owned business dedicated to making and selling traditional tinware and ornaments, hand-made exclusively by tinsmith Karl-Josef Schmidt, using primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith’s tools and techniques.

Offering: Handmade tinware of all kinds: tin Christmas ornaments, tin tree tinsel, tin tree toppers, tin cookie cutters, tin biscuit cutters, tin candle holders, tin candle sconces, tin cups, and tin candle lanterns.

Price Range: $5 – $150

Times:

Friday, November 30: 12pm – 12:15pm, 1pm – 1:15pm, 2pm – 2:15pm, 3pm – 3:15pm, 4pm – 4:15pm, 5pm – 5:15pm, 6pm – 6:15pm, 7pm – 7:15pm, 8pm – 8:15pm

Saturday, December 1: 12:15pm – 12:30pm, 1:15pm – 1:30pm, 2:15pm – 2:30pm, 3:15pm – 3:30pm, 4:15pm – 4:30pm, 5:15pm – 5:30pm, 6:15pm – 6:30pm, 7:15pm – 7:30pm, 8:15pm – 8:30pm

Sunday, December 2: 12pm – 12:15pm, 1pm – 1:15pm, 2pm – 2:15pm, 3pm – 3:15pm, 4pm – 4:15pm


Quilted Gardens & Nursery, Des Moines, IA | DEMONSTRATION

Offering: Sleigh Bells, Glass ornaments, wooden ornaments, Straw ornaments, Fresh made wreaths and kissing balls, Bundles of fresh Greens, Ice Globe Kits, Holiday optic Specs, Table top Christmas trees

Price Range: $2 – $45

Times:

Friday, November 30: 11:30am – 11:45am, 1:30pm – 1:45pm, 4:15pm – 4:30pm, 6:30pm – 6:45pm

Saturday, December 1: 12:45pm – 1pm, 2:30pm – 2:45pm, 4:30pm – 4:45pm, 6:30pm – 6:45pm

Sunday, December 2: 12:15pm – 12:30pm, 1:15pm – 1:30pm,


Wild Cherry Spoon Co, Rock Island, IL | DEMONSTRATION

Wild Cherry Spoon Co creates one of a kind handcarved pieces from urban lumber.

Offering: Handcarved wooden spoons, spatulas, kitchen utensils of various styles and purposes, bottle openers, pizza cutters, ice cream scoops, pizza paddles, baguette trays and serving pieces.

Price Range: $3 – $125

Times:

Friday, November 30: 11:15am – 11:30am, 12:15pm – 12:30pm, 1:15pm – 1:30pm, 2:15pm – 2:30pm, 3:15pm – 3:30pm, 6pm – 6:15pm

Saturday, December 1: 11am – 11:15pm, 12pm – 12:15pm, 1pm – 1:15pm, 2pm – 2:15pm, 3pm – 3:15pm, 4pm – 4:15pm, 5pm – 5:15pm

Sunday, December 2: 11:45am – 12pm, 12:45pm – 1pm, 1:45pm – 2pm, 2:45pm – 3pm, 3:45pm – 4pm

 


Lost Planet Forge, Des Moines, IA | DEMONSTRATION

Times:

Friday, November 30: 2:30pm – 3pm, 3:30pm – 8pm

Saturday, December 1: 11:30am – 12pm, 2:30pm – 3pm, 6:30pm – 7pm

Sunday, December 2: 12pm – 12:30pm, 2:30pm – 3pm

BySuzanne Hull

DMEHA at World Food & Music Festival – Wrap up!

We really enjoyed getting out and talking about the mission of Des Moines European Heritage Association at the World Food & Music Festival this weekend. The kids had a lot of fun as well:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BySuzanne Hull

DMEHA Receives Polk County Board of Supervisors Community Betterment Grant

In August, DMEHA was awarded the Community Betterment Grant Award by the Polk County Board of Supervisors and is happy to have their support. The Polk County Board of Supervisors offers this unique funding opportunity to community service organizations throughout Polk County. The Polk County Community Betterment Grant Program was designed to provide financial support to non-profit organizations that provide cultural, recreational, educational, and human needs services to citizens. Polk County has a rich history of partnering with public and private entities to provide effective programs and services to the community.

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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DMEHA at the World Food & Music Festival

We really enjoy getting out and talking about the mission of Des Moines European Heritage Association! 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 Lebkuchen heart and learn more about Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place November 30 – December 2, 2018!

The 2018 Festival will feature Cuisine from Around the World!
Live Entertainment – Cooking Demonstrations
$1 tastes/all entrees $6 or less
Free to attend

Friday, Sept. 14: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16: 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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BySuzanne Hull

MidAmerican Energy Company | KinderKorner Sponsor

We’re pleased to announce that MidAmerican Energy Company is the 2018 KinderKorner Sponsor.

The KinderKorner is an area at Christkindlmarket Des Moines where children can participate in a number of activities incorporating European culture including crafts, games and story-telling.

MidAmerican Energy Company hopes you enjoy the KinderKorner this year. MidAmerican Energy Company is an energy company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Its service area includes almost two-thirds of Iowa, as well as portions of Illinois, South Dakota, and Nebraska. In addition to traditional power plants, MidAmerican Energy began investing in green energy generation in 2004. When MidAmerican Energy Company completes construction of its Wind XII project, it will be able to meet 100 of its Iowa customer’s energy needs with 100 percent renewable energy on an annual basis. In 2017, 50.8 percent of MidAmerican Energy’s electric generation came from wind energy.

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Iowa Sister States | Bronze Sponsor

Thank you to Iowa Sister States for becoming a Bronze Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018!

Iowa Sister States is a non-profit organization with a mission we love: to grow Iowa’s relationships with our nine sister cities and regions around the world. The group, made up of mostly volunteers, organizes exchange programs and scholarships for Iowans to visit or study in our sister states, such as Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan and Veneto Region, Italy. Locals from those regions can experience life (and college) here, too. The organization also offers programs to educate Iowans about international farming, business, culture, and more.

Want to get involved? Volunteer to host foreign exchange students, translate, or transport visitors.

“People-to-people exchanges change the world by changing one person at a time.” – iowasisterstates.org

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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!

Afternoon Tea Along the River is a British tea event in an elegant setting with views of the Des Moines River. Tickets are $50 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!

Entertainment to be announced.

When: Sunday, September 23 from 2 – 4pm

Where: The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Get your tickets on Eventbrite!

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Barry Boyce Band | #CDM2018 Performer

Tell us about your group and what type of performance you offer.

We are a 3-pc group based out of the Omaha, NE. area consisting of an Accordion, Tuba/Bass Guitar & Drums. We play a variety of Polkas & Waltzes consisting of Czech, Polish & German music with English vocals. We also play a variety of oldies & Christmas songs played in polka & waltz tempo.

What are you most looking forward to at the 2018 Christkindmarket Des Moines?

It’s always great to get to perform our style of music for many different crowds & we think it would be fun to perform at the Christkindlmarket. We always seem to find something within our music that would interest many age groups

What do you enjoy most about this type of crowd or venue?

Playing for an event that has a wide range in ages that may never have listened to our style of polka. Also, we get to play our songs of the season.