Special Events

The Listening Hour

The Listening Hour is on one Friday a month. Listen to a guest performer while hanging out with friends and drinking coffee!

The dates for the 2016-2017 year are:
September 17th — Kickstart The Sun
October 14th — 8 Bit Cypher
November 18th — Extravision
December 3th — Danny Heggen
January 27th — Jordan Mayland
February 17th — Nels Dovre
March 24th — TBA
April 7th — Weather Beacon Blue


Dirlam Lounge provides a comfortable atmosphere for anyone who enters. The lounge is a popular space to host talks and hold social gatherings. Holy Grounds can be opened by special request.*

Holy Grounds can also take the shop outside Dirlam Lounge! Regular and flavored coffees as well as snacks can be provided for a flat rate cost or pay-by-item!*

Have a group that would like to meet in Dirlam and have coffee shop service? Call 515-961-1610 or e-mail coffee@simpson.edu to set up an event!

*Depends on date, space, supplies, and volunteer availability