Join us Sunday, March 26th, 2023 for our annual CIMC bowling Bash! It’s always fun to take down few pins with your friends! Make sure to check your email for our start time! Bring your own shoes and ball or rental shoes are available. We’ll see you there!!!
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Detail Day 2022
April 23rd, 10 AM – 2 PM at MINI of Des Moines
With Spring around the corner let’s get our MINI’s all spruced up! More details to follow but get it on the calendar and plan on joining us.
Family Fun Bowling Bash 2022
March 20th, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Warrior Lanes, Waukee.
Join us, yet again, for another fun filled afternoon of bowling. Perhaps some ice cream afterwards at the DQ across the parking lot?
Participation will be a little different than in the past. You are allowed only 5 people per lane, whether they are bowling or not, meaning spectators would count. We have a limit of 25 people. Due to this restriction, and to ensure we have enough slots for the bowlers, please only RSVP if you are planning to bowl. And by no means think you have to know how to bowl. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or ability. It’s not a competition so don’t count on a trophy or prize. It’s for fun, strictly for fun.
Cost is $8.25 per person; shoe rental is $3.75 plus tax.
RSPV deadline is midnight, Thursday, March 17th.
Dinner & A Movie Anyone?
Details have been sent via email to our Google Group members for our first event of 2022. If you are not in the Group, or want to confirm that you are, go to our website, www.centraliowaminiclub.org. Click on the Join tab, complete and submit. You will be sent an invitation to join….please accept. It’s that simple. Emails sent to the Group can be responded to….there is a human at the other end.
Jolly Holiday Lights 2021!!
It’s the time of year to enjoy Jolly Holiday Lights with our MINI’s!!
The plan: Sunday, December 19th, 2021 at 5:15pm….
We will meet in the parking lot of the Altoona Cinemark Theater (2227 Adventureland Dr NW, Altoona). Jolly Holiday Lights starts at 5:30 so we can roll from the parking lot right over to the entrance and once there, we can line up and enter as a group. There’s plenty of space for us, in case we get split-up on the drive over. If you want to purchase tickets ahead of time, it’s a little less money, but the proceeds go to a good cause either way. If anyone wants to get a bite to eat beforehand, Culver’s is in the lot right next to the theater. We could stop in around 4:30 for an early supper. Nothing official, but it’s an option that’s really, REALLY close.
Hope to see many of your smiling faces there.
Fall Colors Drive – 2021
Mark your calendars for the Fall Colors Drive on Sunday, September 19th, hosted by Brad Bristow. We’ll meet at MINI of Des Moines for the drivers meeting at 12:45 PM. Departing at 1 PM to head south to Madison County. We’ll make a stop in the countryside and check out the Winterset Cidery at the end of the drive. Sounds interesting. Please RSVP on the Facebook event or emailing Laura or Brad by midnight on Tuesday, September 14. Let’s hope this year brings lots of color and if not, it’ll be just another great day spent with fellow MINIacs.
8th Annual Photo Scavenger Hunt
Saturday April 25 2 – 5 PM
MINI of Des Moines 9900 Hickman
Jeremy, once again, has volunteered to host our yearly photo scavenger hunt.
The details of the hunt are kept under wraps until that day. Jeremy is thinking we could do this as a ‘never have to get out of your car’ event. We could dust the cobwebs off our walkies and use those! Or some other form of technology….
We’ll gather in the service drive behind MINI of Des Moines at 1:45 pm for the “No Contact” drivers meeting and proceed from there. Laura promises an awesome prize for the winner!
Remember to keep your distance, wear your mask and be very mindful of others. Stay safe MINIacs and here’s hoping to see you all for our first event of 2020!!
Seventh Annual Jolly Holiday Lights Tour
A night of food, fun and support for Make A Wish Foundation. Mark your calendars for Monday, December 2. We’ll meet for dinner at Perkins, 2621 Adventureland Drive in Altoona, at 6:00 PM and then head on over to the show. Jolly Holiday lights is a 2.5 mile cruise through over 100 holiday themed light displays. All that for a mere $20 per car! Show your support for an awesome cause and join us. Please RSVP via Facebook or email to Laura by midnight Friday, November 29.
If you’re unable to make dinner but would still like to join us for the tour meet us at the entrance to the park at 7:30 PM.
Villisca Axe Murder House Tour
Saturday October 12, 9:00 AM at HyVee, 1005 E. Hickman Road, Waukee
Join us at 9am at the Waukee Hy-Vee parking lot. We will drive to Drew’s Chocolates, down White Pole road , stop for lunch to be determined (Oinkers or Weitzel’s) then off to the Villisca murder house
The Villisca axe murders occurred between the evening of June 10, 1912, and the early morning of June 11, 1912, in the town of Villisca in southwestern Iowa. The six members of the Moore family and two house guests were found bludgeoned in the Moore residence. All eight victims, including four children, had severe head wounds from an axe. A lengthy investigation yielded several suspects, one of whom was tried twice. The first trial ended in a hung jury and the second ended in an acquittal. The crime remains unsolved. Many believe the house is still haunted by the ghosts of the victims.