Event Schedule

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Disclaimer: This page contains information which may be useful to currently serving military members, veterans, and families. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs is redistributing these events to assist in reaching a wider distribution population. Please check your event request for errors prior to submission. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs is not responsible for errors submitted.

9th Annual Iowa Statewide Veterans Conference

When: 24 September 2018, 8:00 am to 3:45 pm

Location: Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa

POC: If you have questions, contact Chad Cook cookc30@uiu.edu or Kacy Webster kwebster@purdueglobal.edu

Details: The Iowa Advisory Council is hoping everyone can attend and find out more information regarding membership for ACME and the importance of representation from your higher education institution. We have some great sessions lined up and a wonderful guest speaker. Military Benefit resources will be available. If you are not the point of contact for your Military/Veteran student affairs, please circulate this email. Please bring your students!

Visit link below to register:

Reeling in Vets: Build your own custom fishing rod

When: 29 September 2018, 9:00 am

Location: Veterans Memorial Building Cedar Rapids, IA

POC: contact@thetitanproject.org

Details: Free for Veterans. Free lunch and snacks. Form more information or to sign up please email contact@thetitanproject.org

Fore The Veterans Inaugural Golf Tournament

When: 30 September 2018, 9:00am

Location: Copper Creek Golf Club, 4825 Copper Creek Dr., Pleasant Hill, IA,

POC: Timothy Fisher - (515) 729-2828 or timfisher@foretheveterans.com

Details: Our inaugural golf tournament will be held @ 9am (registration opens at 8am) at Copper Creek Golf Club in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Format for the event will be a 4-person best shot with lunch and prizes to follow. There will also be a raffle and silent auction with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Fore The Veterans. www.foretheveterans.com We help to battle physical and mental health issues facing today's military veterans through the game of golf. By providing free golf on a daily basis to all military veterans in the state of Iowa, we create time and space for the healing to begin.

Home Base Iowa Summit

When: 2 October 2018 9 am to 3 pm

Location: Held at Camp Dodge Freedom Center in Johnston, IA

POC: Jason Kemp , jason.kemp@iwd.iowa.gov

Details: Hosted by Home Base Iowa and Iowa Workforce Development.
Summit will highlight important initiatives of the Home Base Iowa program and share success stories of Home Base Iowa communities.

Lunch provided by Hy-Vee.

For more information or to obtain a registration link contact Jason Kemp at jason.kemp@iwd.iowa.gov

The Sullivan Brothers Races

When: 27 October 2018

Location: Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, 503 South Street, Waterloo, Iowa

POC: If you have questions, contact Sara Nefzger at sara.nefzger@gmdistrict.org or (319) 234-6357.

Details: This event's proceeds from the races benefit the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum which honors the service and sacrifice of Iowa veterans from the Civil War to the present. Register at: https://register.chronotr. 5K $25 through October 10th. $35 from October 11-27.

2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

When: 29 October 2018 through 4 November 2018

Location: Special Public events November 1st Atrium at Capital Square
400 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA

Stage Show November 4th at Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA


Details: For more information visit www.creativeartsfestival.va.gov

Veterans Appreciation Tailgate

When: 3 November 2018

Location: Held at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City

POC: Gary Boseneiler, gbosenei@co.johnson.ia.us or 1-319-356-6049

Details: For more information contact Gary Boseneiler, gbosenei@co.johnson.ia.us.

World War I Benefit Concert

When: 11 November 2018, 2:00 pm

Location: Highland Park American Legion Post #374
3712 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313


Details: A Music Hall Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and Founding of the American Legion. A musical performance of the period! (light refreshments to be served)

Free Admission
Free will donations for the Puppy Jake Foundation will be accepted

Story County Supermarket of Veterans Benefits

When: 13 November 2018, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Note new location! The PLEX, 5501 George Washington Carver Ave. Ames, IA

POC: 515-956-2626 or 515-956-2625... Brett or Erin

Details: Iowa Department of VA / Story County Veterans Affairs
Iowa Veterans Home / VA Regional Office / VA Medical Center/ Shot
Clinic / Homeless Outreach
Des Moines Vet Center/ ISU Vet Center
Story County Treasurer / Story County Assessor
Military service organizations for claims
E-Benefits and My Health-Vet
Free Coffee and Donuts
Haircuts All Day
All information and services are FREE OF CHARGE!

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255