Nonprofits Host April Events

People can form teams and bowl to help raise money as a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake event. Photo: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa.

A number of nonprofit organizations are holding events—both virtually and in person—in April. Here are a few to mark on your calendar.

Chrysalis Foundation: Chrysalis is partnering with Girls on the Run Central Iowa to present Lunafest 2021, a national virtual festival featuring short films by women. There are seven films (with about 90-minute run times) that you can view April 16-18, and there will be a follow-up discussion at 7 p.m. April 19. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run, a program of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines.

YWRC Gala: The Young Women Resource Center’s annual gala will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. April 17. The theme is a masquerade, featuring masks made by a number of local artists. Dr. Barbara Dams and Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu will be honored. Ticket packages have add-on options, including a three-course meal from Bubba, a limited print from Red Door Press and more.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa’s signature event allows people to form teams, bowl and raise money for the organization. There will be a number of times and locations throughout April to ensure social distancing. Check online for more information.

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