EAST

Fri-Sun. Nov. 8-10, Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat at Prairiewoods, Weekend retreat with facilitator Chris Klug to cultivate mindfulness in silence amid instruction, questioning, sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement and mindful eating. $230, Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, 120 E Boyson Rd, Hiawatha

Sat. Nov. 9, Cr fall comedy showStyle city is back at it again bringing you laughter and fun. Come enjoy great comedy, and live entertainment $20 – $35, Teamsters Hall 5000 J St SW, 5000 J St Southwest, Cedar Rapids.  

Sun. Nov. 10, Poetry & Motion, Five phenomenal wordsmiths will perform with a live jazz band in a collaboration of creativity! 6pm, $10, The Mill,  120 E Burlington St, Iowa City.

Fri.-Sun. 8-10, UI Theatre presents Orlando, Adaptation from the original 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf is considered “the longest love letter in the history of English letters” from Woolf to her great love, Vita Sackville-West. $5-$20, see website for showtimes,  E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building, 200 North Riverside Dr, Iowa City.

Mon. Nov. 11,  Singing Bowl Prayer at Prairiewoods, Singing Bowl Prayer,  We will let the resonant sounds of Himalayan and crystal singing bowls relax our entire body and create a pathway for a clearer connection with the divine.  $5, Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, 120 E Boyson Rd, Hiawatha. 

CENTRAL

Sat. Nov. 9, Let’s Talk About It LGBTQ Information Seminar, This Seminar is for the public in the West Central Iowa communities to help our surrounding families, businesses, and public get to know and understand our LGBTQ+ Community better. 12-3pm, Kerp’s Tavern, 223 E 5th St, Carroll.  

Sun. Nov. 10, Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show, An amazing murder mystery show paired with a fantastic four-course plated dinner. $61.95, 6-9pm, Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown,101 East Locust St, Des Moines.

Wed. Nov. 13, Art Walk – Agriculture and Art, Take a journey through campus to explore when agriculture and art come together and contemplate the unique aesthetic quality of the Iowa State campus.  Farm House Museum, 601 Farm House Ln, Ames. 

Sun. Nov. 10, Weekend Guided Tour, $5, 11am-12:30pm, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines.  

WEST

Sat. Nov. 9, Putting Your Best Self First-The Gut Brain Connection, Personal development workshop, 3-5pm, $30, Evolve Yoga and Wellness Center, 409-411 Pearl St, Sioux City.  

Sun. Nov. 10, LGBTQ Monthly Potluck, Join us for our monthly potluck. All who support the LGBTQ+ community are welcome. 6:30-8:30pm, First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson St, Sioux City.  

Sun. Nov. 10,  Native Plant Seed Exchange, This is a great opportunity to try out new species, and to share your pollinator-friendly native seed with others! 2-3:30pm, Sioux City Public Library, 529 Pierce St, Sioux City.  

NORTH

Wed. Nov. 6, Free Meditation Gathering, This event is to aid others in relaxation, and stress reduction. 6-7pm, Mindful Methods “Meditation is Life”, 313 North 8th St, Clear Lake.

Fri. Nov. 8, Krampus Fest, A great night of Metal for a great cause! A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit Cedar Valley Friends of the Family!  $10, Spicolis Reverb – Live Music Venue and Bar Arcade, 3555 University Ave, Waterloo.  

Wed. Nov. 13, Mannheim Steamroller, The program celebrates the group’s anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. $30+, 7:30pm, North Iowa Community Auditorium, 500 College Dr, Mason City.

Tues. Nov. 12, Full Moon Readings at The Space, Readings can be done individually or in groups. All readings are free, but tips are greatly appreciated. 6-8:30pm, The Space, 109 E 2nd St, Cedar Falls. 

SOUTH

Sat. Nov. 9, Eagle Migration Event, View live raptor demonstrations, learn how to develop your own raptor identification skills, enjoy a guided birding hike, and more. $3, 1pm, Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek. 

Sat. Nov. 9, Sterling Lord Writers and Readers FestivalAttendees will discover new authors, learn more about the authors, their process, and publishing, and have an opportunity to purchase the books and have them signed. Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St, Burlington. 

Wed. Nov. 13, Holiday Cards for Heroes, Help a veteran feel loved this Holiday Season by making a card to send. All materials will be provided. Penn Central Mall, 200 High Ave W, Oskaloosa.