Oct
20
Sat
Downtown Farmers’ Market @ Court Avenue
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am

The Downtown Farmers’ Market connects urban and rural communities while supporting 300 local entrepreneurs including farmers, producers, bakers, artists and more, representing 58 counties across the state of Iowa. The Market spans nine city blocks and is held in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines, every Saturday morning, even holidays, from May – October.

Children & Families of Iowa’s Princess Party @ Jordan Creek Town Center (Food Court)
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am

Come one and all to Children & Families of Iowa’s Princess Party on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Jordan Creek Town Center. Princess Part
is a fun fairy dust filled morning for little princesses, princes and their chaperones. 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.

The Little Mermaid will be in the photo booth and we have eight confirmed Storybook Princesses that will be in attendance, they are: Chinese princess; Amulet Princess; Arabian Princess; Scottish Princess; Tinkerbell; Rapunzel; Ice Princess Snow Queen

Oct
21
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Fall Fun For All! @ Playground for Kids Ankeny
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
Come on out to the PFK (Playground For Kids) Fall Fun For All! There will be fun fall games, inflatables, crafts, prizes and food available!
Oct
27
Sat
Downtown Farmers’ Market @ Court Avenue
Oct 27 @ 7:00 am

The Downtown Farmers’ Market connects urban and rural communities while supporting 300 local entrepreneurs including farmers, producers, bakers, artists and more, representing 58 counties across the state of Iowa. The Market spans nine city blocks and is held in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines, every Saturday morning, even holidays, from May – October.

Oct
28
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Nov
8
Thu
Kids in the Kitchen @ Special Events Center Clive Aquatic Center
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm

Ages 7 – 13

Special Events Building, Clive Aquatic Center

Join HyVee Dietician Melissa for this fun-filled educational class. Participants will learn about cooking utensils, recipe and label reading, and healthy eating habits. And of course, cook some yummy food from start to finish.

Nov
9
Fri
Beaverdale Holiday Boutique @ Holy Trinity Catholic School
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm

Come and start (or continue) a family holiday tradition at the Beaverdale Holiday Boutique! What started out as a craft show and bake sale to raise money for the school, has now turned into one of the most anticipated holiday events in the area. This family-friendly experience will have four floors of gifts and food for sale.

Over 100 artisans from all over Iowa will be selling traditional and contemporary designs. Shoppers will be able to purchase gifts for family and friends.

Mrs. Kringle’s Bakery will be open for you to buy your Thanksgiving and Christmas cookies. Mrs. Kringle’s elves will be selling her famous butter braids, pies, candies, breads and cookies. Get there early because they sell fast.

On Friday evening, appetizers and beverages will be available while you shop. On Saturday, the Café will be open for hungry shoppers to relax and eat delicious soups, sandwiches and desserts.

When: Friday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Holy Trinity Catholic School, 2926 Beaver Ave, Des Moines

Nov
13
Tue
Kids Cooking Class @ Machine Shed
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm

eXPERIENCE REAL COOKING!
Measure and mix, use kitchen gadgets, follow recipes, learn etiquette, safety and nutrition.

GREAT FOR:
Play Groups, Scouts, Church Groups

2018 DATES: January 9th, February 13th, March 13th, April 10th, June 12th, September 11th, October 9th, November 13th

SIGN UP TODAY! 515-270-6818

Nov
18
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Dec
1
Sat
Breakfast with Santa @ Youth Center
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am

Come and have breakfast with Santa! Pancakes, sausages, milk, and juice will be served (while supplies last). Children can enjoy breakfast, face painting, and a book fair. Don’t miss any photo opportunities with Santa and friends.

Family Fun Night @ Youth Center
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family and have a blast at the Doanes Park Youth Center. Play BINGO, win prizes, and spend quality time with your family. Younger kids can practice their numbers and letters. No cash prizes and no blotters…this is a family event! Parents are encouraged to play with their children.

Dec
2
Sun
Make and Take an Ornament @ Youth Center
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm

The annual Make and Take an Ornament allows families to decorate ornaments for their Christmas tree or give them as gifts. Refreshments will be served as well. 1:00 – 4:00 pm. For more information call the library at 515-266-7815. The event is sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Public Library.

Dec
6
Thu
Kids in the Kitchen @ Special Events Center Clive Aquatic Center
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm

Ages 7 – 13

Special Events Building, Clive Aquatic Center

Join HyVee Dietician Melissa for this fun-filled educational class. Participants will learn about cooking utensils, recipe and label reading, and healthy eating habits. And of course, cook some yummy food from start to finish.

Dec
8
Sat
Breakfast with Santa @ Reiman Gardens
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am

Saturday, December 8 with two seating options at 8:00 or 10:00 a.m.

Kids, bring your parents to Reiman Gardens to enjoy a hearty and delicious breakfast buffet. Visit with Santa, create your own holiday themed crafts, write a letter to Santa, and see the train exhibit in the Hughes Conservatory. Then head to the Reiman Gardens’ Gift Shop for stocking stuffers and unique gift ideas. There is something in the Gift Shop for everyone on your list.

 

 

 

 

Breakfast with Santa @ Reiman Gardens
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, December 8 with two seating options at 8:00 or 10:00 a.m.

Kids, bring your parents to Reiman Gardens to enjoy a hearty and delicious breakfast buffet. Visit with Santa, create your own holiday themed crafts, write a letter to Santa, and see the train exhibit in the Hughes Conservatory. Then head to the Reiman Gardens’ Gift Shop for stocking stuffers and unique gift ideas. There is something in the Gift Shop for everyone on your list.

 

 

 

 

Dec
16
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music