Coming Up Soon in Iowa

  • Boone. Pride logo 2nd Annual Boone Pride on the Green Space • Boone April 13, 10:00 am.

    Family-friendly event featuring vendors, food trucks, educational resources, performers, speakers, face painting, and more. Coordinated by Boone Pride.

  • Felt mermaid tails Felting With Victor: Mermaid Tails • Iowa City April 13, 10:00 am.

    Make a whimsical needle-felted mermaid tail, choosing from colorful wool, with Victor Schmidt. You'll use barbed needles to turn wool fibers into a more concentrated material. Decorate your pendant and make a bail. No experience needed. Registration includes all materials and instruction, including large-screen demos. Register here, or call 319 338-1566.

  • Free community dinner with Ankeny Pride Ankeny Pride CommUNITY Dinner • Ankeny April 13, 5:00 pm.
    "Push back against hate, misunderstanding, and exclusion and to celebrate love, acceptance, and joy!" Pasta, salad, and bread, and dessert will be available for purchase. RSVP requested here.
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  • History on Tap at the Putnam Museum in Davenport every third Thursday History on Tap • Davenport IA April 18, 6:00 pm.
    Promising "a more engaging and refreshing approach to learning," this monthly series features speakers on topics ranging from "ancient civiliations" to "modern innovations," paired with your favorite cold brew of beverage. All on the scenic Lardner Balcony. Cash bar with snacks.

Coming Up Soon in Illinois

  • Puff Puff Pageant Puff Puff Pageant • Chicago April 14, 5:00 pm.

    Spjork Cutlery hosts this THC-friendly inclusive pageant. Tickets are $10 with pre-purchase here, or $15 at the door.

  • LGBTQ Basics with diverse young crowd LGBTQ+ Basics • Moline April 15, 10:00 am.

    Join this training to learn "essential core competencies to create an affirming environment for LGBTQ people." Topics include implicit bias, core vocabulary, the "genderbread person," and more. Lunch included for the $25 admission, available here.

  • 420 Eve Festival in East Moline 420 Eve Festival • East Moline IL April 19, 8:00 pm.
    Multi-genre lineup of bands on indoor and outdoor stages. This free adults-only event also features a green balloon drop, prizes, and an after-midnight dance party. Hosted by Yabba Dabba's House of Glass.
  • 420 Illinois Festival 4/20 Illinois Festival • Lincoln April 20, 11:00 am.

    "Get ready for a day filled with dank vibes, groovy music, and good times." The first-ever 420 Illinois Festival features bands, vendors, vegan delights, and cannabis-related products and accessories.

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