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Princess Party @ Jordan Creek Town Center (Food Court)
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am

The Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) invites princesses, princes and their chaperones to join us for a fun-filled morning on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 8-10 am at CFI’s Princess Party located at Jordan Creek Town Center food court. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with princesses, enjoy breakfast provided by Panera Bread, participate in various games and activities, bid on silent auction items, and much more!

Register for Princess Party!

Volunteer Sign Up Here!

Questions? Call the CFI Events Coordinator at 515.697.7968

Kids in the Kitchen @ Special Events Center Clive Aquatic Center
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am

Ages 8 – 12

Special Events Building, Clive Aquatic Center

Let’s cook! As a group we’ll make an appetizer, meal item, drink, and dessert while learning about nutrition and health. Learn to read food labels and recipes, as well as use kitchen utensils and appliances safely. We set the table and enjoy our meal!

Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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

 

Saturday Drop In Programs @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Center
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, August 19 2017 thru Saturday, December 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:

Sept 2: Monarch Madness – Tracking the Monarch Migration

Oct 7: Season Finale – Fall Garden Stars

Nov 14: Spines, Prickles and Thorns – Explore Plant Defenses

Dec 2: Winter Blooms – Amaryllis and other Bulb Beauties

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Tours:

Sept 9: Garden HighlightsTours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Oct 14: Garden HighlightsTours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Nov 11: Garden Highlights Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Dec 9: Garden HighlightsTours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

3rd Saturday Pop-Up with Iowa Bonsai Association:

Sept 16: Demos 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Nov 18: Demos 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dec 16: Demos 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

4th Saturday Pop-Up Studios:

Sept. 23: Fold and Fly – Origami Pollinators

Oct 28: Capturing Fall – Leaf Rubbings

Nov 25: Forcing Spring – Plant a Bulb

Dec 23: Smells of the Season – Scent Scahets

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.

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family @ Science Center of Iowa
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am

If you think you know T. rex… think again. Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family explores the most feared and revered of all dinosaurs in new and different ways. Appropriate for all ages.


Mundo Music @ Clive Public Library
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am

All ages
Saturday, October 21 10:30 a.m.

Leave your travel bags and passports at home and journey to your Clive Public Library! Explore world music as a family with local teachers and musical performers, Nels and Allison Dovre. Learn about the sounds and movements of our wide, whimsical world through various hands on activities.

Limit 35 Registration required.

Storytime @ The Shoppes at Three Fountains Barnes & Noble
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the B& N at The Shoppes at Three Fountains on Saturdays at 11:00 am for Storytime. Children of all ages are welcome. Activities will follow.

Storytime @ Jordan Creek Barnes & Noble
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the B& N at Jordan Creek on Saturdays at 11:00 am for Storytime. Children of all ages are welcome. Activities will follow.

Halloween @ Bass Pro Shops
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm

Halloween fun for everyone Oct 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 at Bass Pro Shops.

Trick-or-treating and costume parade on Oct. 30 & 31, free crafts all week, and free photo downloads with the Peanuts Characters!

Family, Frames, Fun Bowling @ Air Lanes Bowling
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm

Family, Frames and FUN
Sat/Sun 1pm – 5pm
$27.95 for 2 Hours of Bowling $3.15 Rental Shoes up to 6 ppl

Open Gym @ Sapphire Gymnastics
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm

Open Gym is available for members ages 5-18 and non-members ages 5-14.

Open Gym is from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and is a fantastic time for the young to mature, beginner to advanced gymnast. This time is not structured, but is GREAT for working on a skill that needs a bit of attention, getting an hour of excercise on the weekend or just going wild and having a BLAST!!

Boys and Girls ages 5-13, participants do not need to be current members, BUT MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER

Parents are NOT required to stay. This is kid time.  Go out and get your weekend errands done while we have a blast in the gym.

If you choose to stay, you may wait in the designated waiting areas. No parents will be allowed in the gym.

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

During public swim, the pool is available to all ages for general play and use of the diving board.

Special Events and Holiday Closings
Aug. 12 – School Supply Collection Day 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Aug. 14 – Dog Dayz of Summer 4:00-6:00 p.m. Wading Pools Only
Aug. 17– Aug. 31 – Closed for regular yearly maintenance. The pool will re-open Friday, September 1 at 5:45 a.m.
September 4 – Closed for Labor Day
September 10 – Grandparents are free with a paid grandchild (All Day)
September 14 & 15 – Homecoming (Closes at 1:00 p.m.)
September 16 – Closed for Homecoming
September 30 – Closed for High School Band Invitational
October 21 – Pick your pumpkin night (50 pumpkins will be placed into the pool, swim around and find the pumpkin that you want to take home to decorate.) (3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
November 23 – Thanksgiving
December 9 – Come have a snowball fight in the pool. (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
December 24, 25 – Christmas
December 26, 27, 28, 29 – For winter break, we will have an additional open swim from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
December 31, January 1 – Closed New Year’s Eve and Day

Trick or Treat @ Local Hy-Vees
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm

Stop by a participating Hy-Vee for a fun, kid-friendly Trick-or-Treat event from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Activities include: coloring, cookie decorating, mini-pumpkin decorating and more! Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Hairspray Jr @ Stoner Theater
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm
 A big musical about one girl’s dream of dancing and changing the world!

It’s 1962 and spunky, plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has one big dream–to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ, Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy’s new beat just might prove unstoppable.

Fish Feedings @ Bass Pro Shops
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 3 p.m. as we feed the fish in our Main Aquarium!

Do you have a youngster who would like to help us feed the fish?  Call the store at 515-957-5500 to make reserve a spot for one of our fish feedings days!

Pumpkin Palooza @ Journey Church
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm

Journey Church cordially events you to join us for PUMPKIN PALOOZA- a FREE event with family fun for everyone!!

– Pony Rides
– Face Painting
– Bounce Houses
– Pumpkin Painting
– Cookie decorating
– Carnival games
– Candy
– Popcorn
– FUN!

You are not going to want to miss it!

Spirits in the Gardens @ Reiman Gardens
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

See 650 amazingly detailed lit Jack-O-Lanterns! You won’t want to miss it!

All are welcome to join in the spooky fun by attending in costume. As part of a new, astounding display, see 650 carved pumpkins lit against the evening sky while here. Trick or treat at Reiman Gardens and do activities. Join us for storytelling by Jerri Heid from the Ames Public Library and more. Come dressed in costume and a bag to collect candy.

Saturday schedule:
4:00 – 7:00 – Trick or treat
4:00 –  7:00 – Activities
7:00 – 10:00 – Jack-O-Lantern walk – 650 carved lit pumpkins

Sunday schedule:
4:00 – 7:00 – Trick or treat
4:00 –  7:00 – Activities
7:00 – 9:00 – Jack-O-Lantern walk – 650 carved lit pumpkins

No preregistration required. Spirits in the Gardens is a free event for all youth under age 18. Regular admission is $8.00 for adults/$7.00 for seniors and free to all members and Iowa State University students with ISU card. In the event of inclement weather, all activities will be moved indoors.

 

Girls in Science Pajama Party @ Science Center of Iowa
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm

September 30, 2017, 6:00-11:00 pm – Girls in Science Pajama Party (Grades 2-5)presented by DuPont Pioneer
Girls in grades 2-5 are invited to a fun late-night adventure at SCI! The event features hands-on activities, team challenges, a pizza party and the opportunity to meet local women from STEM fields. By the time they go home to bed, they’ll be dreaming about how science can be a part of their future! Cost is $5 per person. Register online at www.sciowa.org/buytickets (Click “Register for Camps & Classes,” then find the date of the event and select “Girls-Only Pajama Party”) or call 515-274-6868 ext. 222. Registration deadline is September 22.

October 21, 2017, 6:00-11:00 pm – Girls in Science Pajama Party (Grades 6-8) presented by DuPont Pioneer
Girls in grades 6-8 are invited to a fun late-night adventure at SCI! The event features hands-on activities, team challenges, a pizza party and the opportunity to meet local women from STEM fields. By the time they go home to bed, they’ll be dreaming about how science can be a part of their future! Cost is $5 per person. Register online at www.sciowa.org/buytickets (Click “Register for Camps & Classes,” then find the date of the event and select “Girls-Only Pajama Party”) or call 515-274-6868 ext. 222. Registration deadline is October 13.


Iowa Wild Hockey Game @ Wells Fargo Arena
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

Find Tickets and Promotions Schedule on the Iowa Wild’s Website.

2017-18 Home Schedule

Sat. Oct. 7 at 7:00 PM vs. Milwaukee

Sun. Oct. 8 at 5:00 PM vs. Milwaukee

Fri. Oct. 13 at 7:00 PM vs. Ontario

Fri. Oct. 20 at 7:00 PM vs. Manitoba

Sat. Oct. 21 at 7:00 PM vs. Manitoba

Wed. Oct. 25 at 7:00 PM vs. Rockford

Thu. Nov. 2 at 7:00 PM vs. San Antonio

Fri. Nov. 3 at 7:00 PM vs. San Antonio

Thu. Nov. 9 at 10:30 AM vs. Rockford

Sat. Nov. 11 at 7:00 PM vs. Cleveland

Sun. Nov. 12 at 5:00 PM vs. Cleveland

Fri. Nov. 17 at 7:00 PM vs. Grand Rapids

Tue. Nov. 28 at 7:00 PM vs. Milwaukee

Sat. Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM vs. San Diego

Sun. Dec. 10 at 5:00 PM vs. Grand Rapids

Fri. Dec. 22 at 7:00 PM vs. Grand Rapids

Thu. Dec. 28 at 7:00 PM vs. Rockford

Mon. Jan. 1 at 12:00 PM vs. Chicago

Sat. Jan 6 at 7:00 PM vs. Manitoba

Sun. Jan. 7 at 5:00 PM vs. Cleveland

Wed. Jan. 17 at 7:00 PM vs. Chicago

Fri. Jan 19 at 7:00 PM vs. Bakersfield

Sat. Jan. 20 at 6:00 PM vs. Milwaukee

Fri. Feb. 9 at 7:00 PM vs. Chicago

Sat. Feb. 10 at 6:00 PM vs. Rockford

Mon. Feb. 12 at 7:00 PM vs. San Antonio

Sun. Feb. 18 at 3:00 PM vs. Texas

Mon. Feb. 19 at 1:00 PM vs. Texas

Sun. Mar. 11 at 3:00 PM vs. Manitoba

Mon. Mar. 19 at 7:00 PM vs. Rockford

Fri. Mar. 23 at 7:00 PM vs. Grand Rapids

Sat. Mar. 24 at 6:00 PM vs. Grand Rapids

Fri. Mar. 30 at 7:00 PM vs. Tucson

Sat. Mar. 31 at 6:00 PM vs. Tucson

Tue. Apr. 3 at 7:00 PM vs. Cleveland

Fri. Apr. 6 at 7:00 PM vs. Chicago

Tue. Apr. 10 at 7:00 PM vs. Rockford

Fri. Apr. 13 at 7:00 PM vs. Milwaukee