Apr
24
Wed
Wednesday Story Time @ Plot Twist Book Store
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am

Join us each Wednesday morning for  PLOT TWIST Story Time.  We start reading at 10:30 am and All Ages are Welcome.

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.

Parent’s Day Out – Waukee YMCA @ Waukee Family YMCA
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am

Parent’s Day Out is for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years old. We will provide fun activities for your child during their stay such as; crafts, gym time, and play time. Lunch will also be served.

Public Night @ Drake Municipal Observatory
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

2019 Spring Lecture Series

2019 is the 50th Anniversary of Man’s first steps on another world.

In Celebration of Man’s first steps, the 2019 Lecture Series will present man’s exploration of our solar system and beyond. The spring Series “Exploration by Proxy” will present man’s first attempts at space exploration. Summer series “Sp’am In A Can” will outline our quest to land a man on the moon. The fall series “Beyond The Horizon.. the First Step” will outline the possible futures of manned space travel to “where no one has gone before”.

As always, the lectures begin at 8:00 pm and sky viewing (if clear) are open and free to all.

Exploration By Proxy

March 15         Yesterday’s Dream  “The Earth is the cradle of Humanities. Man cannot stay in the cradle forever.”-Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
March 22         The Science of Rockets   Going higher, farther and faster requires some extraordinary machines and a lot of physics.
March 29         Short Hops and a Long Leap  A surprise causes world-wide panic. Discoveries beyond our senses.
April 5             Baby Steps  The systematic invasion of our closest neighbor. A secret revealed? Water!!!
April 12           The Incredible Flyby      Four planets later and it keeps on going and going and going….

April 19           Landings   It’s OK to fly by, but there is nothing like “being there”.

April 26          Mars  The Cubbys have a better record at getting to first base than all the Earth’s space agencies combined at getting to Mars.
May 3              Pluto and Beyond    Not a Planet? Some second thoughts! Some creation theories, confirmed!

 

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.
Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm

Set your kid’s creativity free with a new twist on fun at Painting with a Twist in Urbandale. Our professional artists guide children during each painting party to create a finished work of art they can proudly hang at home or give to a loved one!

Age Policy – Kids’ and family classes open to ages 7+; youth classes open to ages 10+; all other classes open to 16+; no toddlers or infants.

Upcoming Parties:

3/9 Gnarly the Narwhal (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

3/16 Personalized Floral Unicorn Door Hanger (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

3/17 *DOOR HANGER* Happy Spring Chick (Ages 10+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

3/19 Splatter Unicorn (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

3/20 Neon Turtle (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

3/21 Dragon Eye (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

3/22 Pick Your Favorite Puppy! (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

3/23 Kids’ Van Gogh Le Soleil (Ages 5+) 1:00 to 2:30 PM

4/6 *MOMMY & ME* Unicorn Set (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

4/7 Colorful Dragonflies (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

4/13 *PICK YOUR FAVE!* Animal Crackers Set (Ages 5+) 11:00 to 12:30 PM

4/21 Breaking Free (Ages 10+) 3:00 to 5:00 PM

4/27 *WOOD CUTOUT* I Love My Sport (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

4/27 Purple Flower Power (Ages 10+) 3:00 to 5:00 PM

MakeBreak @ Michaels
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm

MakeBreak – Need a break after a busy week? Join us for creative family fun. Projects and Class descriptions available on-line.

Also available at: 1725 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

March

Mar 09 MAKE break Some Bunny Loves You Wreath 1:00 p – 3:00 p

Mar 16 MAKE break Pinch of Luck Slime 1:00 p – 3:00 p

Mar 30 MAKE break Bunny Tail Clay Pot 1:00 p – 3:00 p

April

Apr 06 MAKE break Peeps T Shirt 1:00 p – 3:00 p

Apr 13 MAKE break Ear-resistible Easter Slime 1:00 p – 3:00 p

Apr 20 MAKE break Egg-cellent Banner 1:00 p – 3:00 p

Apr 27 MAKE break Tie Dye T-Shirt 1:00 p – 3:00 p

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.

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm

Set your kid’s creativity free with a new twist on fun at Painting with a Twist in Urbandale. Our professional artists guide children during each painting party to create a finished work of art they can proudly hang at home or give to a loved one!

Age Policy – Kids’ and family classes open to ages 7+; youth classes open to ages 10+; all other classes open to 16+; no toddlers or infants.

Upcoming Parties:

3/9 Gnarly the Narwhal (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

3/16 Personalized Floral Unicorn Door Hanger (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

3/17 *DOOR HANGER* Happy Spring Chick (Ages 10+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

3/19 Splatter Unicorn (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

3/20 Neon Turtle (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

3/21 Dragon Eye (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

3/22 Pick Your Favorite Puppy! (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

3/23 Kids’ Van Gogh Le Soleil (Ages 5+) 1:00 to 2:30 PM

4/6 *MOMMY & ME* Unicorn Set (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

4/7 Colorful Dragonflies (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 1:30 PM

4/13 *PICK YOUR FAVE!* Animal Crackers Set (Ages 5+) 11:00 to 12:30 PM

4/21 Breaking Free (Ages 10+) 3:00 to 5:00 PM

4/27 *WOOD CUTOUT* I Love My Sport (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:00 PM

4/27 Purple Flower Power (Ages 10+) 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Public Night @ Ashton Observatory
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Dark skies and the Milky Way reign over Ashton Observatory every clear night, waiting for us all to seek them out. From April through October members of the Des Moines Astronomical Society open Ashton Observatory to the public each Saturday evening. We are delighted to share the majesty of the night sky with you!

The first Saturday of each month is pure stargazing. The other Saturdays of each month offer a classroom program from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., followed by stargazing after that.

All Ashton Public Nights are free admission.  Your free-will donations will help keep Ashton Observatory open.

 

Saturday Public Nights stop during July, mainly due to late sunset times – full darkness doesn’t begin until after 10:00 pm. If sky conditions are good, some DMAS members might be present on July Saturdays, but no regular programs will be provided.

 

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.

Tiny Tot Triathlon @ Johnston Fire Station 38
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of kid-friendly activities beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Fire Station 38, located at 10225 NW 62nd Avenue in Johnston. Kids in grades K-6 will participate in a run (choose your distance when you check-in), a fireman’s crawl and finish with a mini Polar Plunge – all to support Special Olympics Iowa!

This event is recreational (not competitive) and encourages kids to get active. Wear athletic clothes and tennis shoes and be sure to bring a swimsuit, towel and a change of clothes for the Polar Plunge. Family members are encouraged to cheer their kid(s) on as they go through the triathlon. Click here to register.

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.

Kids’ Cupcake Decorating Class @ Molly's Cupcakes
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

Calling on ALL young chefs to JOIN US at the shop for a Kids’ Cupcake Decorating Class.

Learn how-to FILL, FROST and DECORATE your own cupcakes. Each spot costs $25.00 (which includes a chef’s hat, beverage and four cupcakes).

Limited space is available, ages 6 – 14 are welcome and fun is REQUIRED. To reserve a spot, call us directly at (515) 244-0778!

*Gluten-Free and Vegan options available upon request.