EAST

Sat., Oct. 5, Q-munity Yoga for LGBTQ Community, Community building and self-care while practicing yoga at all levels with other queer, radical, gender creative, and otherwise non-conforming folk.11am–12:15pm. Heartland Yoga, 221 E College St # 213, Iowa City.

Sat., Oct. 5,, SBB Saturday Rides. Adventurous gravel rides at a steady endurance pace. 8-11am, Sugar Bottom Bikes, 325 Dubuque St., North Liberty.

Wed., Oct. 9, The LGBTQ Safe Zone: Trans Awareness. Gain a better understanding and strategies for becoming an increasingly supportive ally.10am-noon, 2750 Training Room, University Capitol Centre, 200 S Capitol St, Iowa City.

Fri., Oct. 11, Chick Corea. DownBeat Hall of Famer, 2010 Artist of the Year, NEA Jazz Master and 22-time Grammy winner. 7:30pm, Hancher Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd, Iowa City.

NORTH

Tues., Oct. 8, LGBTQ Youth Support Group. Safe place for youth to be themselves regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression. 5:30-8:30pm, Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Ave, Dubuque. 

Thurs., Oct. 10,  Halloween Costume Swap.  Bring 2 non-perishable food items per costume, donations also welcome.  St. James Lutheran Church, 1148 4th St. SE, Mason City.

Thurs., Oct. 10, Pasta for Progress. All proceeds go to House of Hope’s mission to end homelessness in the community.11:30am-1pm, $20-$500, Waterloo Brown Bottle, 209 5th St., Waterloo.  

CENTRAL

Sat., Oct. 5, Fall Fungi.  Fungi identification presentation followed by fungi hunting at Yellow Banks Park near Pleasant Hill.10am – 1pm, $25-$30, Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines.

Sun., Oct. 6, Guided Relaxation and Restorative/Healing sound bath.  Guided relaxation, followed by vibrational sound healing using singing bowls and ocean drums. 4-5pm, $15, Transform Massage and Spa, 2801 Grand Avenue, Ames.  

Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019 Refugee Summit, Growing Healthy Refugee Families.  Speakers and workshops committed to creating a community for refugees. 8 am – 4 pm, $20-$60, Des Moines Area Community College, 2006 South Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny. 

Fri., Oct. 11, Yonder Mountain String Band. Bluegrass group. $30 plus fees, 8pm, Wooly’s, 504 E Locust St, Des Moines.

SOUTH

Sat., Oct. 5, 2019 Fairfield Fall Craft and Vendor Show.  30 vendors and crafters. Best Western Fairfield Inn,  2200 W Burlington Ave., Fairfield.

Sat., Oct. 5, Adoption Event.  10am-noon, Pet Supplies Plus, 3200 Agency St., Burlington. 

Sun., Oct. 6, Apple Bake-Off.  Sip cider, bring your favorite apple dish, and vote on apple dishes.3 pm, Oskaloosa Public Library, 315 Jefferson St. 

WEST

Mon., Oct. 7, Life Happens Laugh Anyway.  Chicago author, comedian, and mother of five Tracy DeGraaf’s one-woman show. $16, 7-9 pm, First Reformed Church, 420 Central Avenue Northwest, Orange City