Nov
22
Thu
Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Nov 22 @ 6:30 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!

Upcoming Painting Parties:

11/17 – 1:00 to 2: 30 pm Sparkle Unicorn (7+)

11/18 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Winter Magic (10+)

11/21 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Crazy Reindeer (10+)

11/21 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Let it Snow (10+)

11/22 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Copper Tree (10+)

11/23 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Neon Christmas Tree (7+)

11/23 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Jolly (10+)

11/25 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Hey There, Sunshine (10+)

12/1 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm Christmas Stockings (7+)

12/6 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm Door Hanger – Scarged Snowman  (10+)

12/6 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Alpaca The Gifts (12+)

12/11 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Christmas Tree-O (12+)

12/15 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Bouncy Reindeer (7+)

12/18 –  6:30 to 8:30 pm Moonlit Winter (10+)

12/22 –  1:00 to 2:30 pm Frosty (7+)

12/26 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Baby Unicorn (7+)

12/26 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Frolicking Fox (10+)

12/27 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Personalize Your Superhero Cape (7+)

12/28 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Monster Caroline (7+)

12/28 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Door Hanger – Front Door Frosty (10+)

12/29 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Create Joy (10+)

12/30 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Mommy+Me Mermaid Set

Nov
23
Fri
Black Friday ACT Exam Prep Workshop @ Ankeny Huntington Learning Center
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

The Ankeny Huntington Learning Center will be hosting a Black Friday ACT Exam Prep Workshop. High School students will sign-up for times to take an ACT practice test on either Wednesday, 11/21 at 9am or 1pm, or Friday, 11/23 at 9am or 1pm at the Huntington Learning Center, 110 SE Grant St, Suite 104, Ankeny, IA 50021. After the exam families will be provided a time to have their questions answered, get the results and a detailed analysis. The cost is only $49 (a savings of $146 off the $195 regular price). For additional details or to reserve a space, call 515-965-3860 or email AnkenyIA@HLCmail.com

Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 10am to 5pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends. For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Toddler Time @ Sky Zone Des Moines
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am

Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids.

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 10AM-11AM

$9 (Age: 5 & under. Includes guardian admission)

Open Play @ Rainbow Play Systems of Iowa
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am

There are no limits to the grins and giggles at our play room. That’s because your kids are invited to jump, climb, swing, and play in our indoor showroom for just $10 per child for two hours of fun.

If you’re a frequent visitor, be sure to ask about punch cards that let you earn a discounted rate for future visits. Follow us on Facebook for other special offers or changes to open play times and dates.

Open Play Hours

Monday – Friday
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Nov 23 @ 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!

Upcoming Painting Parties:

11/17 – 1:00 to 2: 30 pm Sparkle Unicorn (7+)

11/18 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Winter Magic (10+)

11/21 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Crazy Reindeer (10+)

11/21 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Let it Snow (10+)

11/22 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Copper Tree (10+)

11/23 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Neon Christmas Tree (7+)

11/23 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Jolly (10+)

11/25 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Hey There, Sunshine (10+)

12/1 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm Christmas Stockings (7+)

12/6 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm Door Hanger – Scarged Snowman  (10+)

12/6 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Alpaca The Gifts (12+)

12/11 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Christmas Tree-O (12+)

12/15 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Bouncy Reindeer (7+)

12/18 –  6:30 to 8:30 pm Moonlit Winter (10+)

12/22 –  1:00 to 2:30 pm Frosty (7+)

12/26 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Baby Unicorn (7+)

12/26 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Frolicking Fox (10+)

12/27 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Personalize Your Superhero Cape (7+)

12/28 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Monster Caroline (7+)

12/28 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Door Hanger – Front Door Frosty (10+)

12/29 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Create Joy (10+)

12/30 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Mommy+Me Mermaid Set

Black Friday ACT Exam Prep Workshop @ Ankeny Huntington Learning Center
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm

The Ankeny Huntington Learning Center will be hosting a Black Friday ACT Exam Prep Workshop. High School students will sign-up for times to take an ACT practice test on either Wednesday, 11/21 at 9am or 1pm, or Friday, 11/23 at 9am or 1pm at the Huntington Learning Center, 110 SE Grant St, Suite 104, Ankeny, IA 50021. After the exam families will be provided a time to have their questions answered, get the results and a detailed analysis. The cost is only $49 (a savings of $146 off the $195 regular price). For additional details or to reserve a space, call 515-965-3860 or email AnkenyIA@HLCmail.com

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Nov 23 @ 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!

Upcoming Painting Parties:

11/17 – 1:00 to 2: 30 pm Sparkle Unicorn (7+)

11/18 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Winter Magic (10+)

11/21 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Crazy Reindeer (10+)

11/21 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Let it Snow (10+)

11/22 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Copper Tree (10+)

11/23 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Neon Christmas Tree (7+)

11/23 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Jolly (10+)

11/25 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Hey There, Sunshine (10+)

12/1 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm Christmas Stockings (7+)

12/6 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm Door Hanger – Scarged Snowman  (10+)

12/6 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Alpaca The Gifts (12+)

12/11 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Christmas Tree-O (12+)

12/15 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Bouncy Reindeer (7+)

12/18 –  6:30 to 8:30 pm Moonlit Winter (10+)

12/22 –  1:00 to 2:30 pm Frosty (7+)

12/26 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Baby Unicorn (7+)

12/26 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Frolicking Fox (10+)

12/27 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Personalize Your Superhero Cape (7+)

12/28 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Monster Caroline (7+)

12/28 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Door Hanger – Front Door Frosty (10+)

12/29 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Create Joy (10+)

12/30 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Mommy+Me Mermaid Set

Friday Pajama Party @ Glazed Expressions
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm

PAJAMA PARTY IS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS!

Just wear your REAL pajamas and get creative!

Everyone who is wearing their pj’s will have FREE studio sessions for that evening!

So grab your friends, bring any snacks or beverages you would like, and come party with us!

Pajama Party is every Friday from 5pm-9pmEXCEPT for our Adult Only

Naughty Pottery Night.

*​Shoes must be worn at all times. No reservations. Seating is first come, first served.

Family Fun Night @ Sapphire Gymnastics
Nov 23 @ 5:30 pm

Family Fun Night is available for children ages 1-5.

ALL participants must have a waiver signed by his/her guardian on file.

Parents/guardians are required to stay and assist during this hour.

Family Fun Night is held in the preschool gym for 30 minutes, and then the 6+ gym for 30 minutes.

Nov
24
Sat
Small Business Saturday @ Valley Junction
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am

Support local during Small Business Saturday in Historic Valley Junction!

Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a way to encourage shoppers to patronize local businesses.  What better way to celebrate this holiday than by shopping in Historic Valley Junction!

During this special shopping day, the first 300 shoppers to stop at Historic City Hall, 137 5th Street, will receive a Small Business Saturday reusable bag filled with goodies!

Home to over 150 specialty shops, restaurants, and services and the single largest collection of independent businesses in Greater Des Moines, there’s a gift for everyone in Historic Valley Junction.  Many stores will have specials and refreshments available.

Small Business Saturday @ Uptown Ankeny
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am

Shop local on Small Business Saturday in Uptown Ankeny 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Kids Ornament Workshop for SBS @ Five Monkeys Inc.
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am

Kids LOVE to make things for their loved ones. We want to help! Bring the kids to our workshop and we’ll guide them in making a one of a kind gift for their parents, caregivers or grandparents. While the kids are back in the studio creating you’ll be free to shop the amazing creations of the artists of Five Monkeys Inc and the killer vinyl of Rogue Planet Music. As an added treat we’ll have Kaitlyn Munro, LMT on site offering 15 minute chair massages.  Adults relax, kids create, it’s going to be a perfect day.

Ornaments will be $10 (including studio fee). Ornaments will then be kiln fired, wrapped and available for pick up Saturday December 1st.

NO PEEKING!

Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3 and up. All supplies included.
Sign up in store, online or just drop in. Class descriptions available on-line. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

Classes also available at:

1725 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - Jordan Creek Town Center
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am

Barnes & Noble at Jordan Creek Town Center offers weekly Saturday morning story times in their Children’s Department.  With a fun and exciting new book every week along with crafts and activities you won’t want to miss it.

Family, Frames and FUN Bowling @ Air Lanes Bowling
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm

Family, Frames and FUN
Sat/Sun 1pm – 5pm
$27.95 for 2 Hours of Bowling $3.15 Rental Shoes up to 6 ppl

Open Gym @ Sapphire Gymnastics
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm

Open Gym is available for members ages 5-18 and non-members ages 5-14.

Open Gym is from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and is a fantastic time for the young to mature, beginner to advanced gymnast. This time is not structured, but is GREAT for working on a skill that needs a bit of attention, getting an hour of excercise on the weekend or just going wild and having a BLAST!!

Boys and Girls ages 5-13, participants do not need to be current members, BUT MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER

Parents are NOT required to stay. This is kid time.  Go out and get your weekend errands done while we have a blast in the gym.

If you choose to stay, you may wait in the designated waiting areas. No parents will be allowed in the gym.

Fish Feedings @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 3 p.m. as we feed the fish in our Main Aquarium!

Do you have a youngster who would like to help us feed the fish?  Call the store at 515-957-5500 to make reserve a spot for one of our fish feedings days!

Nov
25
Sun
Family, Frames and FUN Bowling @ Air Lanes Bowling
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm

Family, Frames and FUN
Sat/Sun 1pm – 5pm
$27.95 for 2 Hours of Bowling $3.15 Rental Shoes up to 6 ppl

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Nov 25 @ 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!

Upcoming Painting Parties:

11/17 – 1:00 to 2: 30 pm Sparkle Unicorn (7+)

11/18 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Winter Magic (10+)

11/21 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Crazy Reindeer (10+)

11/21 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Let it Snow (10+)

11/22 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Copper Tree (10+)

11/23 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Neon Christmas Tree (7+)

11/23 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Jolly (10+)

11/25 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Hey There, Sunshine (10+)

12/1 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm Christmas Stockings (7+)

12/6 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm Door Hanger – Scarged Snowman  (10+)

12/6 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Alpaca The Gifts (12+)

12/11 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm Christmas Tree-O (12+)

12/15 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Bouncy Reindeer (7+)

12/18 –  6:30 to 8:30 pm Moonlit Winter (10+)

12/22 –  1:00 to 2:30 pm Frosty (7+)

12/26 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Baby Unicorn (7+)

12/26 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Frolicking Fox (10+)

12/27 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Personalize Your Superhero Cape (7+)

12/28 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm Monster Caroline (7+)

12/28 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm Door Hanger – Front Door Frosty (10+)

12/29 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Create Joy (10+)

12/30 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm Mommy+Me Mermaid Set