Mar
21
Thu
Gardening With I S U Extension /4H @ Giovannetti Community Shelter
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

Youth ages 7 to 13 will get their fingers dirty as they start seeds and learn how to care them in this fun, hands-on class! Participants will take home pots of seedlings to grow plants for their garden or patio just in time for spring! Sign up for the companion Composting class too! Youth ages 7 to 13 will build their own mini-compost bins-complete with worms in this fun workshop! They’ll take home their live compost bin to witness kitchen and household waste transform into compost for the garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran. Direct inquiries to the Diversity Officer, 515-294-1482, extdiversity@iastate.edu. Classes are taught by Kalsa Parker Browning, Master Gardener
Registration Deadline: March 12
LOCATION: Giovannetti Community Shelter

Mar
22
Fri
Lunch Bunch 1 @ Triad Gymnastics
Mar 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.

Spring Break Open Studio @ Five Monkeys Inc.
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am

During spring break I will be expanding hours to accommodate more creators!! The shelves are FULL of projects of all sizes and cost. I can’t wait to see what all of you make!!
The evenings the studio is open until 9pm projects need to be started by 730pm.

I will have a special project available for a flat fee over spring break as well. I’ll announce that shortly!

Studio time is 2 hours
Studio fee is $6

Spring Break: Leaf into Spring @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am

Looking for a fun family experience over spring break? Join us for an array of drop-in activities (free with paid admission), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and explore the diversity of leaves with games, crafts and activities.

 

Spring Break Family Workshops @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am

Looking for a fun family experience over spring break? Join us for an array of drop-in activities (free with paid admission) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and explore the diversity of leaves with games, crafts and activities.

Family Workshops

Leaf Printmaking
Tuesday, March 19,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Explore different printmaking techniques and create multiple unique works of art that celebrate leaves.

Look into Leaves
Wednesday, March 20, 10:30- 11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Zoom into leaves as we explore the food factory of plants! Find out why plants are green and how photosynthesis works, then create beautiful leaf prints to take home.

Leafy Lanterns
Thursday, March 21,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Light up your spring with botanically inspired leaf lanterns! Participants will use natural materials to build their own paper lantern to take home.

Herb Window Box
Friday, March 22,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Taste a variety of different herbs and then plant your own window box. This easy-to-care-for project is perfect for indoor growing and will make your recipes taste great.

 

Story Sprouts @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am

Join us for this fun, interactive story time tailored toward children ages 2 to 5 that explores nature and plants. During each program, participants enjoy stories and an activity based on the week’s theme. For a detailed schedule, visit dmbotanicalgarden.com.
Registration not required.

 

Lunch Bunch 2 @ Triad Gymnastics
Mar 22 @ 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.

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Mar 22 @ 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

Spring Break Matinee at the Museum @ The State Historical Museum
Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm

Enjoy FREE films this spring break at the State Historical Museum.

3/20 – Little House on the Prairie

3/21 – Rio

3/22 – Ferdinand

 

 

Spring Break Family Workshops @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

Looking for a fun family experience over spring break? Join us for an array of drop-in activities (free with paid admission) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and explore the diversity of leaves with games, crafts and activities.

Family Workshops

Leaf Printmaking
Tuesday, March 19,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Explore different printmaking techniques and create multiple unique works of art that celebrate leaves.

Look into Leaves
Wednesday, March 20, 10:30- 11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Zoom into leaves as we explore the food factory of plants! Find out why plants are green and how photosynthesis works, then create beautiful leaf prints to take home.

Leafy Lanterns
Thursday, March 21,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Light up your spring with botanically inspired leaf lanterns! Participants will use natural materials to build their own paper lantern to take home.

Herb Window Box
Friday, March 22,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Taste a variety of different herbs and then plant your own window box. This easy-to-care-for project is perfect for indoor growing and will make your recipes taste great.

 

Mar
23
Sat
Junior Chef Class @ Williams Sonoma
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am

STAR WARS COOKIE PARTY |  SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH   |  10:00 AM

We’re going to head to a galaxy far, far away and  bake fun cookies shaped like the characters from Star Wars. Then we’ll decorate and eat our sweet treats! $30 per child, includes a Star Wars Cookie Set Suitable for Ages 8-13.

PETER RABBIT EASTER BAKING PARTY SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD   |  10:00 AM

Hop on down to our store for a fun class that is all  about Easter Baking! We’ll bake some sweet treats together that you can create for your friends and family at home! $30 per child, includes a  Peter Rabbit Cookie Set Suitable for Ages 8-13.

Please call the store to register for classes at Williams Sonoma.

Spring Break Open Studio @ Five Monkeys Inc.
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am

During spring break I will be expanding hours to accommodate more creators!! The shelves are FULL of projects of all sizes and cost. I can’t wait to see what all of you make!!
The evenings the studio is open until 9pm projects need to be started by 730pm.

I will have a special project available for a flat fee over spring break as well. I’ll announce that shortly!

Studio time is 2 hours
Studio fee is $6

Creative Cake Decorating Class @ Cupcake Addict
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm

Create your unique cake with Cupcake Addict! One person per ticket per cake. Children under age of 8 can have an adult assistant. In this class you will recieve a 3 layer 6″ cake with your choice of vanilla or chocolate cake. Our cake decorator will teach you the technique of crumb coating, base coating and how to use all the butter cream colors with multiple frosting tips to make your creation.

All items to create your cake will be provided for use.

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!

3/15 – Pot O’Gold Unicorn Cake at 6:00 pm

3/23 – Creative Cake Decorating Class at 12:00 noon

4/12 – Easter Cake Decorating Class at 6:00 pm

 

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Mar 23 @ 1:00 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

Mar
24
Sun
Spring Break Open Studio @ Five Monkeys Inc.
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am

During spring break I will be expanding hours to accommodate more creators!! The shelves are FULL of projects of all sizes and cost. I can’t wait to see what all of you make!!
The evenings the studio is open until 9pm projects need to be started by 730pm.

I will have a special project available for a flat fee over spring break as well. I’ll announce that shortly!

Studio time is 2 hours
Studio fee is $6

Mar
25
Mon
Lunch Bunch 1 @ Triad Gymnastics
Mar 25 @ 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.

Lunch Bunch 2 @ Triad Gymnastics
Mar 25 @ 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.

Mar
27
Wed
Lunch Bunch 1 @ Triad Gymnastics
Mar 27 @ 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.

Lunch Bunch 2 @ Triad Gymnastics
Mar 27 @ 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.

Mar
28
Thu
Caterpillar Club @ Reiman Gardens
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Best for children five and under with an adult.
No preregistration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public