Calendar

Jun
26
Wed
Arts in the Park @ Lions Park Shelter
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm

Tie Dye: The annual favorite! Bring your white t-shirts, shorts, socks, hats, or other articles of clothing to tie dye. You will be amazed at the incredible designs which can be created! Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: June 12

Flower Pot Decorating: What a fun way to start the summer! Participants will get a chance to decorate a clay pot with many different craft items, and then actually pot a neat little plant to bring home. Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: June 19

Garden Critters: You will have the choice of creating a garden critter, a clay pot critter, garden snakes, or decorations. We will provide you with the supplies you’ll need to dress up your garden! Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: July 3

LOCATION: Lions Park Shelter House For ages 6-11.

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Civic Center
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get “The Play That Goes Wrong”, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A Gut-Busting Hit” (The New York Times) and “The Funniest Play Broadway Has Ever Seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A Riotous Explosion of Ccomedy” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “Tons Of Fun For All Ages” (HuffPost) and “Comic Gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Jun
27
Thu
Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

B&B Theatres Summer Kids Series @ B & B Ankeny 12 & B-Roll Bowling
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Yet another reason why it’s great to be a kid in the summertime! The B&B Theatres Kids Summer Series operates during the summer months when school is not in session and is designed to give families an affordable morning option that is safe for the whole family.

June 4-6: Secret Life of Pets PG

June 11-13: Despicable Me 2 PG

June 18-20:  Sing PG

June 25-27: The Grinch PG

July 2-4: The Lorax PG

July 9-11: Trolls PG

July 16-18: How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG

July 23-25: Shrek PG

Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Fridley Theatres Summer Discount Matinees @ Copper Creek Cinemas
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

SUMMER DISCOUNT MATINEES

$2 ADMISSION

All tickets must be purchased at the box office. Seating is limited and subject to availability.

Summer Discount Matinee Schedule:

June 5 & 6: Hotel Transylvania 3 PG

June 12 & 13: Small Foot PG

June 19 & 20: Goosebumps 2 PG

June 26 & 27: Minions PG

July 10 & 11: A Dog’s Way Home PG

July 17 & 18: The House with a Clock in its Walls PG

July 31 & August 1: The LEGO Movie 2 PG

August 7 & 8: How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG

Fridley Theatres Summer Discount Matinees @ The Palms Theatres & IMAX
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

SUMMER DISCOUNT MATINEES

$2 ADMISSION

All tickets must be purchased at the box office. Seating is limited and subject to availability.

Summer Discount Matinee Schedule:

June 5 & 6: Hotel Transylvania 3 PG

June 12 & 13: Small Foot PG

June 19 & 20: Goosebumps 2 PG

June 26 & 27: Minions PG

July 10 & 11: A Dog’s Way Home PG

July 17 & 18: The House with a Clock in its Walls PG

July 31 & August 1: The LEGO Movie 2 PG

August 7 & 8: How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG

Kids’ Story Time @ Reiman Gardens
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Join us for this summertime favorite! Every other week, hear books read aloud and join in an activity or craft. Best for children up to eight accompanied by an adult. No preregistration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

Pop-Up Library In The Park @ Dewey Park
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

Toddler Time @ Altoona Public Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Get ready to read, dance, and play at the Altoona Public Libary! We will have a half hour of books, rhymes, and music, followed by a free play time where toddlers can play with each other.

Ages 18 months – 3 years

Play, Grow, Learn! @ Forest Avenue Library
Jun 27 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 6 years

Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library’s space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Big Bear Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am

Preschoolers age 3 and older (adults and siblings welcome to join)

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Preschoolers are invited to this 30-minute program of book-related fun. Program highlights include picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubbles galore.

Drop-in program.

Preschool Storytime @ East Side Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and movement that build literacy skills for ages three to six years old.

Preschoolers Jump! @ Indianola Public Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am

Books, music, and movement add up to fun in this 30-minute storytime. (Morning and afternoon sessions will be the same each week.) Ages 3-5 years.

Babies and Books @ Altoona Public Library
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am

Bring your babies to the Altonna Public Library for a fun and interactive storytime! We will work on early literacy skills, sing songs, dance, and play together.

Ages 0-18 months

Summer Storytime @ Plot Twist Book Store
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am

The storytime theme will change each week, but the day (Thursday) and time (11am – 12pm) will remain the same (unless otherwise mentioned).

Weekly Themes:

June 20: Elephant and Piggie
June 27: Garden
July 11: Pinkilicious
July 18: Auto
July 25: Waldo
August 1: Marine
August 8: Dogs
August 15: State Fair
August 22: Bug

Fridley Theatres Summer Discount Matinees @ The Palms Theatres & IMAX
Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm

SUMMER DISCOUNT MATINEES

$2 ADMISSION

All tickets must be purchased at the box office. Seating is limited and subject to availability.

Summer Discount Matinee Schedule:

June 5 & 6: Hotel Transylvania 3 PG

June 12 & 13: Small Foot PG

June 19 & 20: Goosebumps 2 PG

June 26 & 27: Minions PG

July 10 & 11: A Dog’s Way Home PG

July 17 & 18: The House with a Clock in its Walls PG

July 31 & August 1: The LEGO Movie 2 PG

August 7 & 8: How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG

Fridley Theatres Summer Discount Matinees @ Copper Creek Cinemas
Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm

SUMMER DISCOUNT MATINEES

$2 ADMISSION

All tickets must be purchased at the box office. Seating is limited and subject to availability.

Summer Discount Matinee Schedule:

June 5 & 6: Hotel Transylvania 3 PG

June 12 & 13: Small Foot PG

June 19 & 20: Goosebumps 2 PG

June 26 & 27: Minions PG

July 10 & 11: A Dog’s Way Home PG

July 17 & 18: The House with a Clock in its Walls PG

July 31 & August 1: The LEGO Movie 2 PG

August 7 & 8: How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG

Social Irrigation @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm

Social Irrigation is a 15-week long program of Thursday night concerts hosted by the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, featuring a new band, food, craft beer and lawn games each week. Trellis Café will be open with small plates and your favorite beverage. The variety of musical genre in the series will provide something for every musical taste. Regular cost of admission applies.

June 13: Tony Valdez and the Retro Rockets
June 20Diplomats of Solid Sound (performance will include album release)
June 27: Parranderos Latin Combo
July 11: NOLA Jazz Band
July 18Chad Elliott
July 25Gina Gedler Quartet
August 1: The Center State
August 8: Java Jews
August 15: The Maytags
August 22Moors and McCumber
August 29: Parrenderos Latin Combo
September 5Dustin Smith
September 12Kevin Burt
September 19Victor and Penny
September 26Max Wellman sings the music of Cole Porter