Calendar

Sep
20
Fri
Stargazing @ Yellow Banks Park, Shelter #1
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm

Turn your eyes to the sky to view the autumn constellations. Local astronomers will provide telescopes.

All ages welcome

Sep
21
Sat
Uptown Ankeny Farmers’ Market @ Ankeny Market & Pavilion Park
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am

The Farmer’s Market is held at Ankeny Market & Pavilion Park , 715 W 1st Street in Uptown Ankeny. 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. 

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 2019 FARMER’S MARKET

Saturday, May 18 to Saturday, September 28

There is no Market on Saturday, July 13th (Ankeny SummerFest)

Theatre Club @ Valley Junction Activity Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am

Tallgrass Theatre Company
Tallgrass Theatre Company has been performing in West Des Moines since 2006 and
re-launched Seedlings children’s theatre programming in 2018. For more on Tallgrass
Theatre Company’s productions, visit www.tallgrasstheatre.org.

Theatre Club
Do you thirst for the stage? Are you always on the hunt to be in the spotlight? This workshop
is for YOU! OR – Are you new to the world of theatre? Do you ache to be an actor but don’t
know your stage left from your stage right? Well, this workshop is for YOU TOO! Come check
out this fun half-day workshop where you will learn trade secrets on how to best show your
amazing talent, as well as some basic theatre Do’s and Don’ts. Led by professionals with lots of
experience with teaching creative drama, this workshop will give you the skills to feel confident
on stage and get a leg up on your next audition. Please bring a snack (no peanut products,
please), a bottle of water, and your creative energy!

CAMP DATE TIMES AGES COURSE ID
How Not to be a Hot Mess on Stage! Sept. 21 9am –12pm Ages 8 – 10
How Not to be a Hot Mess on Stage! Sept. 21 1pm – 4pm Ages 11 – 13
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Oct. 19 9am –12pm Ages 8 – 10
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Oct. 19 1pm – 4pm Ages 11 – 13
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Nov. 16 9am –12pm Ages 8 – 10
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Nov. 16 1pm – 4pm Ages 11 – 13

Yoga in the Park @ Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session. Free outdoor yoga classes start June 1 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden in Greenwood-Ashworth Park. Classes run every Saturday from June 1 to September 30.

The classes, taught by volunteer instructors from around the Metro Area, are perfect for all skill levels, from curious beginner to advanced yogi. You are encouraged to bring a mat or a towel as well as some water and clothes you can move in. No registration for the class is required, just show up ready to relax, release and enjoy.  For ages 8+.

Stay tuned for more information on the instructor schedule.

Classes will not take place in the event of rain. We will only post on social media if Yoga is cancelled. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for cancellations.

Pollinator House Building @ Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am

Pollinating insects are one of the most beneficial animals on the planet. Help them out, by building a pollinator house. Not only does this give them a safe place to live, it also attracts beneficial insects to your flowerbeds and gardens. A naturalist will give a short pollinator program before we begin construction. All tools and materials provided.

DEADLINE: Register on-line by Wednesday, Sept. 18.

AGES: 12+

Monarch Tagging @ Jester Park, Shelter #6
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm
Come learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We will also try our hand at catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate to their winter home in Mexico. Come prepared to move around and have some fun!

All ages welcome.

Theatre Club @ Valley Junction Activity Center
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm

Tallgrass Theatre Company
Tallgrass Theatre Company has been performing in West Des Moines since 2006 and
re-launched Seedlings children’s theatre programming in 2018. For more on Tallgrass
Theatre Company’s productions, visit www.tallgrasstheatre.org.

Theatre Club
Do you thirst for the stage? Are you always on the hunt to be in the spotlight? This workshop
is for YOU! OR – Are you new to the world of theatre? Do you ache to be an actor but don’t
know your stage left from your stage right? Well, this workshop is for YOU TOO! Come check
out this fun half-day workshop where you will learn trade secrets on how to best show your
amazing talent, as well as some basic theatre Do’s and Don’ts. Led by professionals with lots of
experience with teaching creative drama, this workshop will give you the skills to feel confident
on stage and get a leg up on your next audition. Please bring a snack (no peanut products,
please), a bottle of water, and your creative energy!

CAMP DATE TIMES AGES COURSE ID
How Not to be a Hot Mess on Stage! Sept. 21 9am –12pm Ages 8 – 10
How Not to be a Hot Mess on Stage! Sept. 21 1pm – 4pm Ages 11 – 13
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Oct. 19 9am –12pm Ages 8 – 10
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Oct. 19 1pm – 4pm Ages 11 – 13
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Nov. 16 9am –12pm Ages 8 – 10
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Nov. 16 1pm – 4pm Ages 11 – 13

Sep
22
Sun
Iowa Dog Jog @ Terra Park
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am

Mark your calendars! The 2019 Iowa Dog Jog is set for Sunday, Sept. 22 at Terra Lake Park in Johnston! This year’s run/walk will have 2K and 5K options, and of course an awesome dog party! You and your pup can play in pop-up dog parks and visit with vendors that will be offering discounts, giveaways, and great products and services for your dog!

100% of the net proceeds will help provide food, shelter, and medical care for the thousands of homeless pets that arrive at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa each year.

Sep
23
Mon
Pleasant Hill Farmers Market @ Berean Assembly of God Church
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm

Support local farmers, crafters, organizations and companies in Iowa by visiting the Pleasant Hill Farmers Market. 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Visit their Facebook Page for aditional info.

Fall Equinox Hike @ Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

Come learn about the fall equinox as we enjoy a walk around the pond and through the woodland at historic Fort Des Moines Park.

AGES: 5+

 

Sep
24
Tue
Capitol Complex Farmers’ Market @ Iowa Capitol Grounds
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am

Every Tuesday, June 18 to September 24, 2019 (no market week of July 4)

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm

Where: E. 13th St. between E. Walnut St. and E. Grand Ave.

Eat healthy and support Iowa farmers and vendors selling their homegrown and homemade products.

Sep
28
Sat
Uptown Ankeny Farmers’ Market @ Ankeny Market & Pavilion Park
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am

The Farmer’s Market is held at Ankeny Market & Pavilion Park , 715 W 1st Street in Uptown Ankeny. 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. 

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 2019 FARMER’S MARKET

Saturday, May 18 to Saturday, September 28

There is no Market on Saturday, July 13th (Ankeny SummerFest)

Yoga in the Park @ Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session. Free outdoor yoga classes start June 1 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden in Greenwood-Ashworth Park. Classes run every Saturday from June 1 to September 30.

The classes, taught by volunteer instructors from around the Metro Area, are perfect for all skill levels, from curious beginner to advanced yogi. You are encouraged to bring a mat or a towel as well as some water and clothes you can move in. No registration for the class is required, just show up ready to relax, release and enjoy.  For ages 8+.

Stay tuned for more information on the instructor schedule.

Classes will not take place in the event of rain. We will only post on social media if Yoga is cancelled. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for cancellations.

Oct
1
Tue
Tot Lot @ Waukee Public Works Building
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 5-7 Pm

Romp, stomp and play! With toddler toys ranging from blocks to tunnels and mats, there’s no shortage of action to keep the littles busy during the fall and winter months. Parents provide the supervision in this open gym for toddlers where kids love to play and parents get to socialize with one another. This is a nonstructured activity.

Tot Lot will be cancelled when Waukee Schools are delayed and/or if there is inclement weather.

Tot Lot will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 as well as Jan. 1, but will be open during the week of Spring Break.

Oct
2
Wed
Tot Lot @ Waukee Public Works Building
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am

Wednesday: 8:00 – 10:00 Am

Romp, stomp and play! With toddler toys ranging from blocks to tunnels and mats, there’s no shortage of action to keep the littles busy during the fall and winter months. Parents provide the supervision in this open gym for toddlers where kids love to play and parents get to socialize with one another. This is a nonstructured activity.

Tot Lot will be cancelled when Waukee Schools are delayed and/or if there is inclement weather.

Tot Lot will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 as well as Jan. 1, but will be open during the week of Spring Break.

Tot Lot @ Waukee Public Works Building
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 5-7 Pm

Romp, stomp and play! With toddler toys ranging from blocks to tunnels and mats, there’s no shortage of action to keep the littles busy during the fall and winter months. Parents provide the supervision in this open gym for toddlers where kids love to play and parents get to socialize with one another. This is a nonstructured activity.

Tot Lot will be cancelled when Waukee Schools are delayed and/or if there is inclement weather.

Tot Lot will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 as well as Jan. 1, but will be open during the week of Spring Break.

Oct
5
Sat
Farmer’s Market @ Ted Lare Garden Center
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm
Come out to our new monthly farmers market the first Saturday of each month May through October.  Shop from local farms, growers, bakeries and artists. Buy a bottle of wine from Annalise Winery and enjoy a few sips while listening to some great live local music each month from 2pm to 5pm. Take one of our many gardening classes and enjoy specials on plants and garden goods. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!
Oct
7
Mon
Indoor Playground @ Valley Junction Activity Center
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Need to get out of the house and let that toddler run off some steam? We’ve created an indoor playground that can help get the job done. Toys, slides, and riding toys will challenge your child for a day of fun! Parents are required to stay and supervise their children.

*No Indoor Playground when WDM Schools cancel classes.

Oct
9
Wed
Tot Lot @ Waukee Public Works Building
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am

Wednesday: 8:00 – 10:00 Am

Romp, stomp and play! With toddler toys ranging from blocks to tunnels and mats, there’s no shortage of action to keep the littles busy during the fall and winter months. Parents provide the supervision in this open gym for toddlers where kids love to play and parents get to socialize with one another. This is a nonstructured activity.

Tot Lot will be cancelled when Waukee Schools are delayed and/or if there is inclement weather.

Tot Lot will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 as well as Jan. 1, but will be open during the week of Spring Break.

Indoor Playground @ Valley Junction Activity Center
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Need to get out of the house and let that toddler run off some steam? We’ve created an indoor playground that can help get the job done. Toys, slides, and riding toys will challenge your child for a day of fun! Parents are required to stay and supervise their children.

*No Indoor Playground when WDM Schools cancel classes.