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34

Number of food vendors that will participate at the eighth annual World Food Festival
Sept. 21-23 in the East Village downtown. They’ll offer specialties from places as varied as Ethiopia, France, India, Ecuador and Russia. The festival also will feature cooking demonstrations, a marketplace and live entertainment.

7,950

Average number of visitors per day to Greater Des Moines.

4

The number of stars Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations, has awarded to United Way of Central Iowa. Four is the highest rating; only 2 percent of the 5,500 charities rated are awarded this distinction.

3

Number of weekends ArtStop will take place this year, up from one weekend in previous years. The event will showcase two cultural districts on three consecutive weekends: the East Village and Court District Sept. 14-15; Valley Junction and the Roosevelt neighborhood Sept. 21-22; and Ingersoll Avenue and Western Gateway Sept. 28-29. Each neighborhood’s museums, galleries, performing arts venues and artist studios will host tours, lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, performances and special events.

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