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While you’re getting schooled in woodworking, we can entertain and educate your spouse.

The 2019 Weekend With WOOD Spouse Event includes:

  • A day in the historic Dutch community of Pella, including tours of Scholte House Museum and Gardens and Vermeer Windmill; an authentic Dutch lunch in the spectacular Pella Opera House; wine-tasting, and more. We’ve left some free time to explore the unique shops on The Square including The Quilted Windmill, Jaarsma Bakery (pastries to die for!), and much more!

  • Stroll the famous Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market, or make a candle at Glazed Expressions—a hands-on experience. Then, after your lunch (included), experience artists at work in their own galleries at Mainframe Studios.

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Meredith Corporation, including the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen, Test Garden, Photo Studio, and more.

  • Inspiring and informative sessions about food, crafts, and more, taught by experts from Meredith's famous home and shelter magazines.

  • A swag bag chock full of goodies, and door prizes.

  • Optional participation in the fun and exclusive Weekend With WOOD Spouse Charity Event: packaging meals to feed the hungry with "Meals From the Heartland," Saturday afternoon at the same time as the WWW19 Charity Build.

  • Plus much more!

Note:  Some tours may require a fair amount of walking and/or stairs, but we try to minimize it as much as possible.

The 2019 Weekend With WOOD Spouse Event costs $295 and includes all admission fees and lunches. It should be purchased at the same time you purchase your Weekend With WOOD registration. Space is limited for this popular event, so register early to ensure a spot for your spouse!