Food advice for the Iowa State Fair, which runs from August 13-23: The best deal on lemonade is at the honey producers' booth in the ag building. The best ice cream is in the Bauder's truck, not far from the ag building. Don't miss popcorn with real butter.
If you're looking for something useful to do in August, I've got lots of event details after the jump.
Please consider attending some town hall meetings with members of Congress. Don't let right-wing astroturf mobs dominate all of this month's town-hall meetings.
As always, post a comment or send an e-mail to desmoinesdem AT yahoo.com if you know of something I've left out. You can volunteer for Curt Hanson's campaign in Iowa House district 90 any weekend this month. I noticed that Mariannette Miller-Meeks has been knocking on doors for the Republican candidate, Stephen Burgmeier.Continue Reading...