Calendar

Jun
28
Fri
Lunch Bunch 1 @ Triad Gymnastics
Jun 28 @ 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.

Story Sprouts @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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.

Dragons in Polk County @ Jester Park Nature Center
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm

We have dragons living in Polk County; dragonflies and damselflies that is. Come learn about these amazing aerialists! We’ll even try to catch some! FREE. No registration required.

Public Night @ Drake Municipal Observatory
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

2019 Summer 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 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.

June 7     A Hostile Environment Space is not a nice place to visit. Some extraordinary measures must be taken just to live.

June 14   Yuri, The First The space race gets scary and different priorities take hold.

June 21    A Promise & A Plan The second place country puts its money where its mouth is.

June 28   The Angry Alligator Newton’s rules of engagement. The plan unfolds and becomes history.

July 5     Fear Runs The Agenda Newly invented machinery is tested on the fly. “Tried and True” procedures turn deadly.

July 12    Conquered and Abandoned   The country keeps its promise but it doesn’t move forward.

 

Jun
29
Sat
Yoga in the Park @ Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health-Des Moines invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session. Free outdoor yoga classes start June 1 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden in Greenwood-Ashworth Park. Classes run every Saturday from June 1 to September 30.

The classes, taught by volunteer instructors from around the Metro Area, are perfect for all skill levels, from curious beginner to advanced yogi. You are encouraged to bring a mat or a towel as well as some water and clothes you can move in. No registration for the class is required, just show up ready to relax, release and enjoy.  For ages 8+.

Stay tuned for more information on the instructor schedule.

Classes will not take place in the event of rain. We will only post on social media if Yoga is cancelled. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for cancellations.

Junior Chef Class @ Williams Sonoma
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am

4TH OF JULY BAKING  – JUNE 29th

Just in time for 4th of July, we’re hosting a fun class all about red, white, and blue desserts! You won’t want to miss it!

$30 Per Child – Includes a 9×13 Goldtouch Cake Pan. Suitable for ages 8-13

Pond Study @ Yellow Banks Park
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided. All ages welcome. FREE. No registration required.
Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Jun 29 @ 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:

5/26 *FAMILY CLASS!* Pick Your Puppy (Ages 5+)  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

5/28 Sunflower Dance (Ages 10+) 6:30 to 8:30 PM

6/1 *SISTERS & BFFs* Curly Heart Set (Ages 5+) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

6/2 *CAPTAIN MARVEL!* Be an Avenger! (Ages 12+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

6/15 KIDS! Paint Your Pet (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:30 PM

6/16 *DADDY & ME* Father’s Day “My Heart Saurs” Set 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

6/22 Sparkle Unicorn (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

6/22 *MOMMY & ME* Flower Crown Unicorn Set (Ages 5+) 3 :00 PM – 5:00 PM

6/23 *FAMILY CLASS!* Llama Family – You Pick (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

6/29 *FAMILY CLASS* Be You Animal – You Pick! (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

6/30 The Wishing Tree II (Ages 10+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Standup Paddleboarding @ Lake Ahquabi State Park
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm

Get out on the water and give stand up paddleboarding a try. A WCCB naturalist will go over the basic equipment, paddle strokes, and get you paddling around at various areas. No experience necessary! An adult must accompany children and children must be at least 10 years old. Space is limited to 11 participants and registration is required.

If you have to cancel please contact us at 515-961-6169 so we can open your spot for someone else to enjoy SUP.

Public Night @ Ashton Observatory
Jun 29 @ 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.

 

Jun
30
Sun
Open Range – Archery @ Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm
Class will focus on form and safety, giving participants basics that will get them safely shooting and offer a general feel for archery with a compound bow.

Pre-registration required; deadline is June 25. Ages 12 and up.

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Jun 30 @ 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:

5/26 *FAMILY CLASS!* Pick Your Puppy (Ages 5+)  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

5/28 Sunflower Dance (Ages 10+) 6:30 to 8:30 PM

6/1 *SISTERS & BFFs* Curly Heart Set (Ages 5+) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

6/2 *CAPTAIN MARVEL!* Be an Avenger! (Ages 12+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

6/15 KIDS! Paint Your Pet (Ages 5+) 12:00 to 2:30 PM

6/16 *DADDY & ME* Father’s Day “My Heart Saurs” Set 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

6/22 Sparkle Unicorn (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

6/22 *MOMMY & ME* Flower Crown Unicorn Set (Ages 5+) 3 :00 PM – 5:00 PM

6/23 *FAMILY CLASS!* Llama Family – You Pick (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

6/29 *FAMILY CLASS* Be You Animal – You Pick! (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

6/30 The Wishing Tree II (Ages 10+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Jul
1
Mon
Lunch Bunch 1 @ Triad Gymnastics
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 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.

Jul
3
Wed
Lunch Bunch 1 @ Triad Gymnastics
Jul 3 @ 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.

Toddler Tales @ Jester Park Nature Center
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am

Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft. Recommended for ages 3-6. FREE. No registration required.

Lunch Bunch 2 @ Triad Gymnastics
Jul 3 @ 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.

Jul
5
Fri
Lunch Bunch 1 @ Triad Gymnastics
Jul 5 @ 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.

Story Sprouts @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Jul 5 @ 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.