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40th Anniversary Event Series

Celebrating 40 Years of the Young Women’s Resource Center!


40th Postcard - 5x7 - just photos





Founded in 1978 by a group of passionate community members led by Louise Rosenfield Noun, the YWRC has been a steady source of support, encouragement and education for young women throughout Greater Des Moines for 40 years.

We’ve organized a series of 12 events to help us reflect on where we’ve been, where we are now and where we may be in the next 40 years. We hope you’ll join us!

 View the special 40th Anniversary items here.

YWRC 40th Anniversary Event Series:

(Tickets will become available as each event approaches.)

January 21: Roller Disco
6 – 8 p.m. at Skate South
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
21+ guests


February 13: Menstrual Social
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at YWRC
FREE; donation of pads or tampons encouraged
All ages.


March 20: Women’s History Luncheon – SOLD OUT
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Tea Room
$40/individual, $350/table of ten
All ages.


April 14: YWRC Gala
5:30 – 9 p.m. at The Ron Pearson Center
Prices and sponsorship levels vary
All ages welcome, but geared toward adults.


May 4: Mom’s Night Out
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Noce
FREE. Food and drink available for purchase.
All adult YWRC supporters welcome.
FREE reservations and more details 


June 24: Fun in the Sun
2 – 4 p.m. at Jasper Winery
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Kids 12 and under FREE. All ages welcome.
Tickets and more details


July 6: Women & Art Exhibit
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at YWRC
FREE. Limited space.
All ages.
Exhibition Program
More details 


August 5: Bikes & Brews Tour
4 – 7 p.m. at various local breweries
$20 registration
All ages.
Registration and  details


September 12: YEP Sex Trivia Night
6 – 8 p.m. / Ingersoll Tap
FREE.  (Register as teams)
21+ guests
Registration and details


October 1: Celebrity Servers Night
5:30 and 8 p.m. seating times at Centro and Django restaurants
$45 per guest includes a three course meal and tip.
All ages welcome, but geared toward adults.
Tickets and more details


November 5: Breaking Barriers: A Celebration of Female Firsts
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Iowa Historical Building
FREE; Reservations required.
All ages.
Reservations and more details


December 8: 40/30 Celebration
5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Adventureland Palace Theater
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Erin Vilardi
Tickets and more details


Sponsor Block - 4.27 - sized


Interested in becoming a 40th Anniversary Series sponsor? Contact Kristin via email or at 515.244.4901.

Details for each event will be added in the near future. Questions? Contact us via email or at 515.244.4901.

40th Anniversary Press Release
40th 5×7 Postcard