May
23
Thu
Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos en Español e Inglés Para Toda la Familia @ Forest Avenue Library
May 23 @ 6:30 pm

Entire Family

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish.

Disfruten cuentos, rimas, ya canciones en ingles y espanol.

Storytime @ Grimes Public Library
May 23 @ 6:30 pm

Bring your family and join us to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For all ages. No registration required.

Open Swim @ Urbandale Public Pool
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Hours

Public Recreational Swimming
Monday – Thursday 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cardio & Lap Swimming
Monday – Friday: 5:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – Noon (Seniors ONLY 50+ years)
Everyday: Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Special Events and Holiday Closings

Dec. 24-25 – Closed for Christmas
Dec. 26-28 – Winter Break Open Swim. 1 -4 PM
Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 – Closed for New Year’s Eve and Day
Jan. 2-4 – Winter Break Open Swim. 1 -4 PM
Feb. 8 Close at 1:00 PM due to UHS Show Choir Invitational
Feb. 9 Closed due to UHS Show Choir Invitational
Feb. 23 Bring Your Own Boat Race; FREE; No lap or public swim
Feb. 27 & 28 No senior exercise or senior lap swim from 11 AM to noon
Mar. 6 & 7 No senior exercise or senior lap swim from 11 AM to noon
Mar. 18-22 Additional hours for Open Swim 1-4PM (Spring Break)
Mar. 20 Carnival 1-4 PM; Cost: $6 per person; $1 for annual pass
holders. No group rates available this day
April 6 Water ball races from 1-4 PM. 5′ area will be closed for races.
Shallow and deep end will be open for public swimming
Apr. 20 Egg Dive during Open Swim; $6 per person; $1 for annual
pass holders. No group rates available this day
Apr. 21 Closed for Easter
May 18 Closed for Staff Training
May 27 Closed for Memorial Day
June 1 Closed for Staff Training

Katie Thiroux Trio @ Temple for Performing Arts
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

Part of the Live at the Temple Concert Series

A triple threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. With the release of her debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015)her substantial gifts as a bandleader and recording artist are now also on view. Audiences and critics agree as this release received many awards including “Debut Record of the Year” from the Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association and “Top 5 Debut Records of the Year” from NPR Jazz Critics Poll.   Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O’Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond.

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

 

May
24
Fri
Bounce and Play Time Program @ Grimes Community Complex Gym
May 24 @ 9:00 am

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 9:00am – Noon (Bounce House on from 10am-12pm)
Mondays/Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm- Room 203 is only open (no House Bounce)

Going stir-crazy at home? Need a place to get out with the little ones? Well, here’s something for you! The Grimes Park and Recreation Department sponsors a weekly Bounce and Play Time for young children and their parent/guardian at the Grimes Community Complex.

This program provides a place for parents to bring their children to play in a safe and fun environment, and it’s a great way to make new friends! This is not a structured play group, but rather an open space for kids to move around, play games, laugh, have fun and burn off some energy! We provide the space; you provide the fun and supervision! Since this is a new community program, parents are encouraged to bring a toy, game or craft project to share.

PLEASE NOTE: this is not a drop off program; all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Families can go between the Rooms 201, 203, and the gym. All Ages in the Gym, Ages 10 and under recommended only for Room 203 with the Little Tykes equipment.

Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
May 24 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Lunch Bunch 1 @ Triad Gymnastics
May 24 @ 9:30 am

This is a drop-in program, we’d love to have you stop in to visit us during one of these time so you can see all that Triad has to offer.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
9:30-11:30am & 11:30-1:30pm

Ages 3-8 (must be potty trained)
Bring a sack lunch or snack and join us for loads of fun! This is a great transition for kids preparing to attend school.  They will play in the gym and take a break for snack/lunch.

Open Play @ Rainbow Play Systems of Iowa
May 24 @ 10:00 am

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There are no limits to the grins and giggles at our play room. That’s because your kids are invited to jump, climb, swing, and play in our indoor showroom for just $10 per child for two hours of fun. You can also purchase punch cards – 5 Plays for $40 and 10 Plays for $75.

Follow us on Facebook for other special offers or changes to open play times and dates.

 

 

Pipsqueak Playdate @ Altoona Public Library
May 24 @ 10:00 am

Play is an important early literacy skill.  Come participate in art, sensory activities, and free play at your own pace at the Altoona Public Library.  We’ll have a number of stations to explore.  Children and adults will enjoy the opportunity to socialize.  This program is intended for children ages 0-5.

Toddler Time @ Sky Zone Des Moines
May 24 @ 10:00 am

Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids.

WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY: 10AM-12PM

$9 (Age: 5 & under. Includes guardian admission)

Toddler Storytime @ Central Library
May 24 @ 10:15 am

18 months – 3 years

Join us for stories, songs, and movement to practice the 5 simple steps of pre-literacy: reading, singing, talking, writing, and playing..

Play, Grow, Learn! @ East Side Library
May 24 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the East Side Library for open play and more! Meet families with other young children, check out our awesome picture books, and engage in the five simple steps to success – Read, Write, Sing, Play, and Talk! We will have a variety of toys and more that promote learning for little ones.

18 months – 6 years

Lunch Bunch 2 @ Triad Gymnastics
May 24 @ 11:30 am

This is a drop-in program, we’d love to have you stop in to visit us during one of these time so you can see all that Triad has to offer.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
9:30-11:30am & 11:30-1:30pm

Ages 3-8 (must be potty trained)
Bring a sack lunch or snack and join us for loads of fun! This is a great transition for kids preparing to attend school.  They will play in the gym and take a break for snack/lunch.

Family Time Fun @ Air Lanes Bowling
May 24 @ 5:00 pm

Family Bowling Specials

Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Friday 5:00 to 10:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

$27.95 for 2 Hours of Bowling up to 6 ppl
Rental Shoes $3.75 each

Friday Pajama Party @ Glazed Expressions
May 24 @ 5:00 pm

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!

Pajama Party is on Fridays from 5pm-9pm

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

Family Fun Night @ Sapphire Gymnastics
May 24 @ 5:30 pm

Family Fun Night is available for children ages 1-5.

ALL participants must have a waiver signed by his/her guardian on file.

Parents/guardians are required to stay and assist during this hour.

Family Fun Night is held in the preschool gym for 30 minutes, and then the 6+ gym for 30 minutes.

Creative Cake Decorating Class @ Cupcake Addict
May 24 @ 6:00 pm

Get creative with us at our Cake decorating class!

In our creative class you will be provided with a 6″ double layer cake with your choice of either vanilla or chocolate cake (flavor chosen at ticket purchase). We will have all the tools provided for the class, turn table, frosting tips/bags, frosting and sprinkles. We teach how to crumb coat, base coat, layer frostings, and answer any questions throughout the class you may have. We will provide up to 5 pastel frosting color choices to be able to create a one of a kind piece.

Children under age of 8 may have 1 adult assistant. One cake per person over 8 years of age. Please call store at 515-278-5207 with any detailed questions.

Tickets are not available at door. Pre-Purchase is required.

We have a lot of fun in this class so come prepaired to learn and laugh a lot! No skill required to participate. Come with your imagination!

 

Parent’s Night Out @ Sapphire Gymnastics
May 24 @ 6:30 pm

Enjoy a night out while your kiddos watch a large projector movie and open gym! Open to ages 5-14.

Glow @ Sky Zone Des Moines
May 24 @ 7:00 pm

GLOW IN DES MOINES, IA

FRIDAY 7PM-10PM AND SATURDAY 8PM-10PM *MUST HAVE GLOW SKYSOCKS & PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT OR PURCHASE A GLOW T-SHIRT (SUMMER SALE $4.99).*

Summer GLOW Sale Friday $9.99- 2 Hours $14.99- 3 Hours & Saturday $9.99- 2 Hours (Age: 8 and older)

We’re different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club. Waivers are required for all persons entering the park during Glow.

Public Skate @ Metro Ice Sports Facility
May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Public Skate is open to all ages and skill levels and is ideal for family outings, birthday parties and group events.  Figure Skating and Hockey skates are available for rent.

Public Skate Hours

Friday – 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday – 1:00-3:00 pm

*Be sure to call ahead public skate hours can change.