Apr
24
Wed
Sweet Storytime @ Over the Top
Apr 24 @ 2:15 pm

Miss Sheila will be doing a Sweet Storytime for all ages at Over the Top Ice Cream!

Stop by for a stories, songs, and something sweet!

1/2 Price Night @ Skateland
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for discount night. Receive half off general admission as well as half off skate rentals.

Apr
25
Thu
Dress for Success Event @ Outlets of Des Moines
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

Outlets of Des Moines  is pleased to host the Annual Dress for Success Pop-Up Sale Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th, featuring a wide selection of fashions including an expanded designer area, exciting in-store surprises, extended store hours a VIP Night and MORE!

A VIP Night will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Suite 810 (across from Vera Bradley). VIP tickets are $25 in advance at www.DesMoines.DressforSuccess.org/get-involved/event or $30 at the door that includes a wine and light appetizer reception as well as early access to bargain shopping and designer apparel.

The Pop-Up Sale is open to the public Friday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, April 28th a special ‘Fill the Bag’ event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where shoppers can purchase a bag for $25 and fill it to the brim with multiple purchases. Everything must go! All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Des Moines.

Apr
26
Fri
Dress for Success Event @ Outlets of Des Moines
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am

Outlets of Des Moines  is pleased to host the Annual Dress for Success Pop-Up Sale Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th, featuring a wide selection of fashions including an expanded designer area, exciting in-store surprises, extended store hours a VIP Night and MORE!

A VIP Night will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Suite 810 (across from Vera Bradley). VIP tickets are $25 in advance at www.DesMoines.DressforSuccess.org/get-involved/event or $30 at the door that includes a wine and light appetizer reception as well as early access to bargain shopping and designer apparel.

The Pop-Up Sale is open to the public Friday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, April 28th a special ‘Fill the Bag’ event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where shoppers can purchase a bag for $25 and fill it to the brim with multiple purchases. Everything must go! All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Des Moines.

Apr
27
Sat
Sister’s Annual Craft and Vendor Event @ Iowa State Fairgrounds - 4-H Exhibits Building
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

Sister’s Annual Craft & Vendor Show -over 150 exhibitors from home made wood crafts to home made jewelry, all local crafters along with your top vendors from Tupperware to Scentsy.

Dress for Success Event @ Outlets of Des Moines
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am

Outlets of Des Moines  is pleased to host the Annual Dress for Success Pop-Up Sale Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th, featuring a wide selection of fashions including an expanded designer area, exciting in-store surprises, extended store hours a VIP Night and MORE!

A VIP Night will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Suite 810 (across from Vera Bradley). VIP tickets are $25 in advance at www.DesMoines.DressforSuccess.org/get-involved/event or $30 at the door that includes a wine and light appetizer reception as well as early access to bargain shopping and designer apparel.

The Pop-Up Sale is open to the public Friday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, April 28th a special ‘Fill the Bag’ event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where shoppers can purchase a bag for $25 and fill it to the brim with multiple purchases. Everything must go! All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Des Moines.

First Ankeny Southview Chess Tournament @ Southview Middle School
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, April 27th 10am-5pm

Unrated tournament.
Non-elimination, everyone will play 4 rounds.
60 minutes per round. Each side will have 30 minutes. Blitz tie break.
Grouping= Grades 10-12 & Grades 9 under.

This is a fun tournament.
Several awards. Awards for first, second and third!
Bring snack and drinks. Simple lunch provided.

Brews and Bites @ Outlets of Des Moines
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am

Back by popular demand, Outlets of Des Moines is pleased present the 2nd annual Brews and Bites, the ultimate festival with Iowa’s most popular food trucks, craft breweries (21+) and entertainers, Saturday, April 27th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is FREE, all ages welcome!

A sneak peek at the food trucks, craft beers and live entertainment include:

  • Food Trucks: Chocolaterie STAM, JeffePop Popcorn, Prime Country BBQ, Red Top Tacos, Taco Loco, The Outside Scoop, The Greek House, Top Bun, Walking Pasta and more!
  • Breweries: Twelve beers on tap including local options Reclaimed Rails & Brightside Aleworks.
  • Entertainment: Brian Herrin – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bruce Day – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Brad Seidenfeld – 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Open Swim @ Summit Pool
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm

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.

Apr
28
Sun
Dress for Success Event @ Outlets of Des Moines
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am

Outlets of Des Moines  is pleased to host the Annual Dress for Success Pop-Up Sale Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th, featuring a wide selection of fashions including an expanded designer area, exciting in-store surprises, extended store hours a VIP Night and MORE!

A VIP Night will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Suite 810 (across from Vera Bradley). VIP tickets are $25 in advance at www.DesMoines.DressforSuccess.org/get-involved/event or $30 at the door that includes a wine and light appetizer reception as well as early access to bargain shopping and designer apparel.

The Pop-Up Sale is open to the public Friday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, April 28th a special ‘Fill the Bag’ event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where shoppers can purchase a bag for $25 and fill it to the brim with multiple purchases. Everything must go! All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Des Moines.

Open Swim @ Summit Pool
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm

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.

Apr
30
Tue
Toddler Time Tuesday’s @ Hop-A-Lot at Merle Hay Mall
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am

Starting January 28, 2019 until May 28, 2019, Hop-A-Lot Indoors will host Toddler Time every Tuesday from 10AM until 2PM!

Children age 4 and under receive up to 50% off admission!

Save to play your kind of way at Hop-A-Lot Indoors! Located inside Merle Hay Mall next to the ‘local eats’ mall food court.

School of Rock @ Civic Center
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

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

May
1
Wed
It’s Tea Time! @ Buxton Room
May 1 @ 3:30 pm

Mothers and Grandmothers, gather your favorite young ladies and gents for a sumptuous afternoon tea party! Don your finest apparel and join us for finger sandwiches, decadent sweets, and, of course, tea (or lemonade). You’ll create lasting memories as you enjoy fun activities and games and take a picture at our beautiful Selfie Station with your favorite young people. Dolls and teddy bears are welcome to come along as special guests!

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME. THIS EVENT WILL RUN FROM 3:30pm-5:00pm DUE TO THE ELIMINATION OF THE SCHOOL’S ONE HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL ON WEDNESDAYS.
Registration required.
Make a May Day Basket @ Altoona Public Library
May 1 @ 3:30 pm

Happy May Day! Come to the library to make a May Day Basket. We will have everything you need to make, decorate, and fill little baskets that can be left on a neighbor’s doorstep, given to a friend, or eaten and enjoyed by YOU!

This is an all ages program.  Feel free to bring the whole family!

1/2 Price Night @ Skateland
May 1 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for discount night. Receive half off general admission as well as half off skate rentals.

School of Rock @ Civic Center
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

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

May
2
Thu
School of Rock @ Civic Center
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

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

May
3
Fri
First Friday New Orleans Jazz Party @ Des Moines Social Club
May 3 @ 5:30 pm

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

The Basement // all ages

School of Rock @ Civic Center
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

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