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Early Bird Special @ Bowlerama Lanes
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am

PLAY EARLY

Arriving early has its perks! Enjoy discounted games every Sunday starting at 11am!

Enjoy:

$1.50 Games of Bowling

$3.00 Shoe Rental

$3.00 Drink Specials

$4.50 Bloody Marys

Sundays from 11am – 1pm. Subject to lane availability.

Art Spectrums: Session I @ Des Moines Art Center
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm

*Registration required.

Art Spectrums is a free program for children and teens on the autism spectrum. Art Spectrums provides an opportunity for participants to exercise their creativity and build their self-esteem through sensory experiences that aid in the development of cognition, communication, and motor skills.

Participants visit and discuss a work of art in the museum for inspiration and then make their own artwork in the studio.

Family Time Fun @ Air Lanes Bowling
Jul 21 @ 1:00 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 $3.35 each

Open Swim @ Urbandale Public Pool
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm

Summer Hours (June 7 – August 11):

Public Recreational Swimming:
Daily: 1PM – 4PM
Monday – Friday: 7PM – 8:30PM

Special Events and Holiday Closings

July 2 – Closed for evening open swim (7 pm – 8:30 pm) due to street dance
July 3 – Closed of evening open swim (7 pm – 8:30 pm) due to street dance
July 4-6 – Pool closed for Independence Day
Aug. 12-23 – Pool closed for regular annual maintenance. The pool will re-open Saturday, August 24th at Noon.
Sept. 2 – Pool closed for Labor Day

Cirque Italia-Silver Unit @ Jordan Creek Town Center
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm

Cirque Italia is coming with the BRAND NEW 2019 SHOW!!

NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage.

STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!!

Combining hand-balancing acts, contortionists that will bend like a pretzel, AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH and SO MUCH MORE!! Don’t miss your chance to see the AMAZING ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS!

$$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/363704981013369/

Open Swim @ Summit Pool
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm

Open/LapSwim

Times are subject to change and will be posted at the pool.  The pool may be shared with other activities during these times. Please check the monthly schedules for daily dates and times for open swim and lap swim.

Annie @ Franklin Jr. High School
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

Urbandale Community Theatre is excited to present Annie at Franklin Jr. High this July 19-21 & 26-28!

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Art Spectrums: Session II @ Des Moines Art Center
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

*Registration required.

Art Spectrums is a free program for children and teens on the autism spectrum. Art Spectrums provides an opportunity for participants to exercise their creativity and build their self-esteem through sensory experiences that aid in the development of cognition, communication, and motor skills.

Participants visit and discuss a work of art in the museum for inspiration and then make their own artwork in the studio.

Disney’s Newsies @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

JUL 12 – AUG 4, 2019

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday

These kids deliver!

This smash hit Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film, is inspired by the New York newsboys’ strike of 1899.

Publishing giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the expense of the delivery boys, Jack Kelly and friends, all teenage “newsies.” As Jack dreams of leaving the city to escape his orphaned and poverty-stricken life he meets Katherine Plumber, the young reporter interested in getting an exclusive for the Sun, who join together to fight for what’s right.

Filled with high-energy action and dance numbers, this musical comedy-drama is fun for the whole family.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

La Boheme @ Blank Performing Arts Center at Simpson College
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER SUNG

A flickering candle and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the greatest love stories in all of opera. Join the bohemian revolution in the heart of Paris as a group of struggling artists strives to create beautiful art, find love and ultimately live life to the fullest in this romantic operatic blockbuster, which features some of the most familiar and beautiful music ever written.

For over 100 years, Puccini’s most celebrated opera has moved audiences to laughter and tears with its irresistible music and its timeless tale. Soprano Julie Adams, tenor Joshua Guerrero and soprano Mané Galoyan make their DMMO debuts as Mimì, Rodolfo and Musetta, respectively, in the beloved revival of the company’s 2011 produciton.

Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

Summerset Winery has been hosting live music concerts on Sunday afternoons for the past 20 years. Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.

Concerts take place every Sunday, May-October, and once or twice a month November-April.

Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

May 5: Patresa Hartman & Steph Graham
May 11: (Saturday) Pale Blue Erf (6:00-9:00 pm)
May 12: Tony Valdez & The Retro Rockets
May 19: Hot Tamale & the Red Hots
May 26: Sons of Gladys Kravitz
June 1: (Saturday) Johnny Novicane Duo (6:00-9:00 pm)
June 2: Feel Right Band
June 9: Royce Johns Lincoln Rock House
June 16: Infuzion Band
June 23: Abby Normal
June 30: Get Off My Lawn
July 7: The Sons of Gladys Kravitz
July 14: Freestyle
July 21: TBD
July 28: TBD
August 4: Heath Alan Band
August 11: Mill St. Band & Teacher Appreciation Day
August 18: Music Infuzion
August 25: Tony Valdez Large Band
September 1: The Son’s of Gladys Kravitz
September 8: Tony Valdez Duo
September 15: Freestyle
September 22: Jimmy the Weasel sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society
September 29: TBD

Cirque Italia-Silver Unit @ Jordan Creek Town Center
Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm

Cirque Italia is coming with the BRAND NEW 2019 SHOW!!

NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage.

STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!!

Combining hand-balancing acts, contortionists that will bend like a pretzel, AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH and SO MUCH MORE!! Don’t miss your chance to see the AMAZING ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS!

$$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/363704981013369/

Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays June 30 through September 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Enjoy live music from the amphitheater or one of the five lakeside patio restaurants, food trucks and Union 29 beer & wine garden next to the amphitheater.

June 30 Decoy & Fireworks (5pm – Dusk)

July 7 Mason’s Basement

July 14 Gimikk

July 21 Final Mix

July 28 Boomerang

August 4 Pianopalooza Dueling Piano Band

August 11 Final Mix

August 18 Tony Valdez Large Band

August 25 Brother Trucker

September 1 Tony Valdez and the Retro Rockets

 

Cirque Italia-Silver Unit @ Jordan Creek Town Center
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm

Cirque Italia is coming with the BRAND NEW 2019 SHOW!!

NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage.

STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!!

Combining hand-balancing acts, contortionists that will bend like a pretzel, AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH and SO MUCH MORE!! Don’t miss your chance to see the AMAZING ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS!

$$$AVE MONEY!!! 1 FREE child ticket with EVERY full price adult ticket purchase in level 2 or level 3. USE PROMO CODE: FACEFREE

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/363704981013369/

Jul
22
Mon
Sculpting Our Community – Call for Entry @ Des Moines Art Center
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am

CALL FOR ENTRY

The Des Moines Art Center invites you to participate in Sculpting Our Community, a showcase of your artwork, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. All are encouraged to create art in any media inspired by the sculptures. To participate, please follow these five steps:

  1. Go to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park* or scroll through the photos of sculptures on the website.
  2. Create your original artwork inspired by a sculpture.
  3. Scan your artwork or stage a digital photograph with good lighting of your artwork.
  4. Upload the highest resolution image to the form below.
  5. View a printed photograph of your art on display.

Images will be printed and on display (weather permitting) at a free community celebration for participants, guests, and supporters on September 7, 2019 from 4 – 7 pm at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

*If you create art at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, please observe the no touching rule.

FAQS

What are we looking for?

  • Artwork will be inspired by sculptures in the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. It can be abstract or realistic, but at least one sculpture must be incorporated. Sorry, but we are not looking for portrait photography, wedding photography, or animal portraits. The sculpture should be the starring role.
  • Art can be any media and any size, pending there is a digital photo of your artwork uploaded to our website.

Who can submit artwork?

  • All ages are encouraged to enter.
  • Anyone from any state or country is welcome to participate.

What is not allowed?

All photos must be of original work and must NOT contain material which:

  • violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or constitutes copyright infringement
  • has watermarks or trademarks of photography businesses
  • is inappropriate or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
  • is in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the photo is created

The Call for Entry is open for submission through August 1, 2019. Limit one image per person. Please email kfedje@desmoinesartcenter.org or call 515.271.0349 with any questions.

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries Due Online: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Sculpting Our Community and Pappajohn Sculpture Park Celebration: Saturday, September 7 / 4 – 7 pm

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE

  • Images must be sized properly or they will not upload. The printed size will be no larger than 11 x 17 inches with a printed resolution of 300-600 dpi.
  • All layers must be flattened.
  • Save images as a jpeg or pdf using the highest quality that keeps the file size between 1 MB and 5 MB.
  • Name your file as follows LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TITLE
Bounce and Play Time Program @ Grimes Community Complex Gym
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 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.

VBS: Built 4 God @ Lutheran Church of Hope
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am

7/22/19 through 7/26/19 at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vacation Bible School is an action-packed week for kids and volunteers! Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways.

Lunch Bunch 1 @ Triad Gymnastics
Jul 22 @ 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.

$2 All Day Monday @ Merle Hay Lanes
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am

$2 All Day Monday

$2.00 Games! $1.00 Shoe Rentals! $1.00 12 oz Soft Drinks!

10:00 am to Close