Aug
18
Fri
Afternoon Happy Hour Special @ Plaza Lanes Family Sports Complex
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm
Half Price Evenings @ Valley View Aquatic Center
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm

Half Price Evenings
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 6:30-8:30pm

Daily Admission Prices:

Under 3 Years Old
3-12 Years Old
13 Years and Older
Senior Citizens
FREE
$5
$8
$6

 

Friday Pajama Party @ Glazed Expressions
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Party every Friday from 6pm-9pm. Pajama Party is for kids and adults!

Just wear your REAL pajamas and get creative!

Everyone who is wearing their pj’s will have FREE studio sessions for that evening!

So grab your friends, bring any snacks or beverages you would like, and come party with us!

*​Shoes must be worn at all times. No reservations. Seating is first come, first served.

Outdoor Movie Night – Disney Pixar Inside Out @ West Des Moines Christian Church
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm

Outdoor Movie Night – Disney Pixar Inside Out, West Des Moines Christian Church

Friday, August 18 6:30-8:00 PM

The Big Red Food Truck, Live Music, Bounce House 8:00 PM – Disney Pixar Inside Out, FREE popcorn and popsicles All are welcome! Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
Aug 18 @ 7:08 pm

Find Tickets and Promotions Schedule on the I-Cub’s Website.

Home Schedule      

4/11 vs. New Orleans at 6:38 pm

4/12 vs. New Orleans at 6:38 pm

4/13 vs. New Orleans at 12:08 pm

4/14 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

4/15 vs. Round Rock at 5:08 pm

4/16 vs. Round Rock at 1:08 pm

4/17 vs. Round Rock at 12:08 pm

4/27 vs. Col. Springs at 6:38 pm

4/28 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

4/29 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

4/30 vs. Col. Springs at 1:08 pm

5/1 vs. vs. Col. Springs at 12:08 pm

5/6 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

5/7 vs. Memphis at 1:08 pm

5/8 vs. Memphis at 6:38 pm

5/9 vs. Memphis at 12:08 pm

5/19 vs. Tacoma at 7:08 pm

5/20 vs. Tacoma at 7:08 pm

5/21 vs. Tacoma at 1:08 pm

5/22 vs. Tacoma at 12:08 pm

5/23 vs. Reno at 6:38 pm

5/24 vs. Reno at 12:08 pm

5/25 vs. Reno at 6:38 pm

5/26 vs. Reno at 7:08 pm

6/1 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/2 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/3 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/4 vs. Nashville at 1:08 pm

6/5 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

6/7 vs. Okla. City at 12:08 pm & 7:08 pm

6/8 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

6/17 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

6/18 vs. Omaha at 1:08 pm

6/19 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

6/20 vs. Omaha at 12:08 pm

6/26 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/27 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/28 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/29 vs. New Orleans at 12:08 pm

6/30 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/1 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/2 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/3 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/7 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

7/8 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

7/9 vs. Omaha at 1:08 pm

7/17 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

7/18 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

7/19 vs. Nashville at 12:08 pm

7/20 vs. Nashville at 12:08 pm

7/21 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

7/22 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

7/23 vs. Okla. City at 1:08 pm

8/3 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/4 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/5 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/6 vs. Fresno at 1:08 pm

8/7 vs. Sacramento at 7:08 pm

8/8 vs. Sacramento at 7:08 pm

8/9 vs. Sacramento at 12:08 pm

8/10 vs. Sacramento at 12:08 pm

8/15 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/16 vs. Col. Springs at 12:08 pm

8/17 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/18 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/24 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/25 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/26 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/27 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

Unnecessary Farce @ Ankeny Community Theatre
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm
Farce/Comedy – Rated PG-13
Director:  Barb WagnerTwo cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

Jumpapalooza @ Sky Zone Des Moines
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

Get an all-access pass to everything Sky Zone: Freestyle Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam, and more.

FRIDAY: 8PM-10PM | SATURDAY: 9PM-11PM

$18 (All ages)

Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie @ Amphitheater
Aug 18 @ 8:30 pm

Make an unforgettable memory watching FREE family-friendly movies under the stars on our big screen at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Free popcorn courtesy of Fridley Paramount Theatres. Drinks & candy also available. Presented by Peoples Bank. Show Sponsor: Shull, Schrum, McClaflin & Co PC Media Sponsor: Record Herald & Indianola Tribune.

5/27 – Dory (PG)

6/16 – Sing (PG)

7/22 – Secret Life of Pets (PG)

8/18 – Zootopia (PG)

9/8 – Beauty and the Beast (G)

 

 

Aug
19
Sat
Downtown Farmers’ Market @ Court Avenue
Aug 19 @ 7:00 am

The Downtown Farmers’ Market connects urban and rural communities while supporting 300 local entrepreneurs including farmers, producers, bakers, artists and more, representing 58 counties across the state of Iowa. The Market spans nine city blocks and is held in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines, every Saturday morning, even holidays, from May – October.

Indianola Farmers’ Market @ Warren County Fairgrounds
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am

The Indianola Farmers’ Market runs June to October on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, flowers and plants and more.

Iowa State Fair @ Iowa State Fair Grounds
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am

NOTHING COMPARES…

to the thrills of a super sensational ride or the thrill of dancing and singing along with your favorite bands. Maybe you prefer the thrill of a blue ribbon or the latest food adventure on-a-stick, Nothing Compares to State Fair Thrills! Make plans now to enjoy all the fun, food, entertainment and thrills of the 2017 Iowa State Fair, August 10-20 in Des Moines.

 

Uptown Ankeny Farmers’ Market @ Uptown Ankeny
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am

The Farmer’s Market is held at Ankeny Market & Pavilion Park , 715 W 1st Street in Uptown Ankeny.

The Uptown Ankeny Farmer’s Market vendors provide a wide variety of products to the public. In the past, the market has seen everything from fresh seasonal produce, home-made baked goods, specialty food items, BBQ cooked on-site, perennial plants, hand-made items, and much more.

Please join us each week as our vendor’s products change depending on the seasonal produce available and new products.

DATES FOR 2017 FARMER’S MARKET

Saturday, May 20 to Saturday, September 30

There is no Market on Saturday, July 9th (Ankeny SummerFest and the Grand Parade)

Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am

HE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

The Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free of charge, and visitors have the opportunity to take a guided tour or explore the building on their own. Private and group tours are also available.

Solheim Cup @ Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am
Date Time Official Function Venue
Monday, 8/14
9:00 AM Gates Open DMGCC
9:30 AM PING Junior Solheim Cup Junior Am DMGCC – PING Jr. Solheim Cup course
4:00 PM Gates Close DMGCC
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Solheim After Sundown presented by Wells Fargo DMGCC – Wells Fargo Pavilion
Tuesday, 8/15
7:00 AM Gates Open
7:30 AM – 8:20 AM PING Junior Solheim Cup Four-ball Matches DMGCC – 1st (PING Jr. Solheim Cup course)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Team USA Practice DMGCC – 1st tee
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Team EUR Practice DMGCC – 10th tee
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Women’s Leadership Summit presented by KPMG/IEDA DMGCC – Iowa Club
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM PING Junior Solheim Cup Foursome Matches DMGCC – 1st tee (PING Jr. Solheim Cup course)
4:00 PM Gates Close DMGCC
Wednesday, 8/16
7:00 AM Gates Open DMGCC
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Team USA Practice DMGCC – 10th tee
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Team EUR Practice DMGCC – 1st tee
9:00 AM – 10:50 AM PING Junior Solheim Cup Single Matches DMGCC – 1st tee (PING Jr. Solheim Cup course)
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Lesson Zone DMGCC – Practice Range
3:00 PM PING Junior Solheim Cup Closing Ceremonies DMGCC – Iowa Club
4:00 PM Gates Close DMGCC
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Gala Reception Iowa Events Center
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Gala Dinner Iowa Events Center
Thursday, 8/17
7:00 AM Gates Open DMGCC
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Team USA Practice DMGCC – 1st tee
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Team EUR Practice DMGCC – 10th tee
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Past Captains Challenge presented by Holmes Murphy DMGCC – PING Jr. Solheim Cup course
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Lesson Zone DMGCC – Practice Range
2:00 PM Hy-Vee Pavilion Closes DMGCC – Hy-Vee Pavilion
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Past Captains Challenge Awards and Reception DMGCC – Iowa Club
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Pre-Opening Ceremony Celebration DMGCC – Main Entrance Area
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Opening Ceremony DMGCC – Main Entrance Stage
6:30 PM Gates Close DMGCC
Friday, 8/18
5:30 AM Gates Open DMGCC
8:10 AM – 8:46 AM Foursome Matches DMGCC – 1st tee
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Lesson Zone DMGCC – Practice Range
1:10 PM – 1:55 PM Four-ball Matches DMGCC – 1st tee
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Lesson Zone DMGCC – Practice Range
4:30 PM Hy-Vee Pavilion Closes DMGCC – Hy-Vee Pavilion
6:00 PM Gates Open for Concert DMGCC
6:00 PM Hy-Vee Pavilion Opens for Concert DMGCC – Hy-Vee Pavilion
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Solheim Cup Concert Series presented by Hy-Vee DMGCC – Main Entrance Stage
Jake Owen with special guest DJ Rock
10:00 PM Gates Close DMGCC
Saturday, 8/19
5:30 AM Gates Open DMGCC
7:10 AM – 7:46 AM Foursome Matches DMGCC – 1st tee
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Lesson Zone DMGCC – Practice Range
12:10 PM – 12:55 PM Four-ball Matches DMGCC – 1st tee
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Lesson Zone DMGCC – Practice Range
4:30 PM Hy-Vee Pavilion Closes DMGCC – Hy-Vee Pavilion
6:00 PM Gates Open for Concert DMGCC
6:00 PM Hy-Vee Pavilion Opens for Concert DMGCC – Hy-Vee Pavilion
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Solheim Cup Concert Series presented by Hy-Vee DMGCC – Main Entrance Stage
Rascal Flatts with special guest DJ Rock
10:00 PM Gates Close DMGCC
Sunday, 8/20
8:30 AM Gates Open DMGCC
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Sunday Service DMGCC – Main Entrance Stage
11:30 AM – 1:20 PM Twelve (12) Singles Matches DMGCC – 1st tee
6:00 PM Closing Ceremony DMGCC – Main Entrance Stage
8:00 PM Gates Close DMGCC
LSI Global Greens Farmers’ Market @ LSI’s Refugee Connection Center parking lot
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am

This market, located at LSI’s Des Moines campus in the Drake neighborhood, has a great laid-back atmosphere. It’s a low traffic area where it’s easy to find a parking spot, and it’s a perfect place to get to know the farmers who grow your food. We also have a corner for kids’ activities, food samples and prepared foods—come try a new food with us! EBT, senior market vouchers and WIC are all accepted.

 

Insect Hunt @ Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #1
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

From ladybugs to butterflies, we’ll explore the fascinating world of insects. The program will feature a large insect collection and an insect hunt. Nets will be provided.

Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3 and up. All supplies included.
Sign up in store, online or just drop in. Class descriptions available on-line. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

Classes also available at:

1725 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

Open Jump @ Monkey Joe's
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

We gladly accept walk-in guests any time we’re open. Bring your kids 12 years-old and younger, to our inflatable play center any time, where they can safely bounce, jump, slide, and have fun.

Monday $8.49
Tuesday $8.49
Wednesday $5.50
Thursday $8.49
Friday $10.99
Saturday $10.99
Sunday $10.99
2 years and under (if playing) $5.50
2 years and under Frequent User Cards* $40
Frequent User Cards* $70
Holiday Pricing $10.99

 

Prairie Wildflower Walks @ Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

Join volunteer naturalists for a guided nature walk along the 1/2 mile paved Overlook Trail loop and learn about wildlife, wildflowers, and management of the refuge. See the prairie in bloom, watch for birds and butterflies and find out about the bison and elks herds. Recommended for adults and children ages 12 and older accompanied by their favorite adult. Pre-registration required. To pre-register call 515-994-3400 or email Doreen_vanryswyk@fws.gov.

Saturday, June 17 10:00 am

Saturday, July 8 10:00 am

Saturday, August 19 10:00 am

 

Saturday Drop In Programs @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Center
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, June 24 2017 thru Saturday, September 23 2017

Join us every Saturday for these brand new educational opportunities! Stop by on the first Saturday of the month and visit the Pop-Up Demos, where Botanical Garden staff and volunteers will give demonstrations and field questions on unique botanical topics. Wanting to know more about the history and changes of the Botanical Garden? Join us second Saturdays for a drop-in tour. On third Saturdays, come see the Iowa Bonsai Association in action as they work on specimens and field questions about the art of bonsai. For a hands-on experience, we invite you to join us on the fourth Saturday of the month to create a botanically inspired craft.

1st Saturday Pop-Up Demos:

July 1: Plants that Bite Back: Carnivorous Plant Exploration

Aug. 5: Hidden Treasures: Foodscaping for the Home Garden

Sept. 2: Monarch Madness: Tracking the Monarch Migration

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Tours:

July 8

Aug. 12

Sept. 9

3rd Saturday Pop-Up with Iowa Bonsai Association:

July 15

Aug.19

Sept. 16

4th Saturday Pop-Up Studios:

June 24: Wildflower Planting

July 22: Line by Line – Botanical Illustration

Aug. 26: Playful Harvest – Printing with Fruits and Veggies

Sept. 23: Fold and Fly – Origami Pollinators

Free with regular admission and registration is not required. 

All of these programs are held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the exception of Pop-Up Tours, which begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last 30 minutes.