Feb
23
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3-5 and $5 for ages 6 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

MakeBreak @ Michaels
Feb 23 @ 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

Mar
2
Sat
Home Depot – FREE Kids Workshops @ Home Depot Stores
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed

Other Locations:

3700 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266 (515)221-2233

10850 Plum Drive, Urbandale, IA 50322 (515)251-5819

2335 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021  (515)963-1890

Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3-5 and $5 for ages 6 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

MakeBreak @ Michaels
Mar 2 @ 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

Mar
8
Fri
Nature Club @ Brenton Arboretum
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am

Nature Club takes place on the 2nd Friday of every month, unless otherwise noted. This program offers your youngest explorers a thematic sensory discovery with a simple lesson and an activity, game, or craft.
Best suited to ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome!

Pre-registration is requested by the Wednesday before the program.

Mar
9
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3-5 and $5 for ages 6 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

MakeBreak @ Michaels
Mar 9 @ 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

Second Saturday @ Des Moines Playhouse
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

2018-19 Season Upcoming Dates

October 13, 2018

November 10, 2018

December 8, 2018

January 12, 2019

February 9, 2019

March 9, 2019

April 13, 2019

May 11, 2019

Join area teens, grades 6 through 12, for sketch comedy, fast-paced games, and think-on-your-feet in spur-of-the-moment situations. While this isn’t a class, it is planned and supervised by Playhouse education staff. You’ll work in groups of kids your own age, and meet theatre kids from all over the metro and beyond. Bring your friends. Everyone is welcome! Cost is $9.00 per month, payable with cash or check at the door. 7:30 – 10:00 PM.

If you would like to be on our e-mail list for more Second Saturday information, please contact Robin Spahr, education director.

Mar
16
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3-5 and $5 for ages 6 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

Mar
18
Mon
Spring Break Play Week @ Brenton Arboretum
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am

Spring Break Play Week is back for another year filled with all sorts of nature-themed activities to make your stay-cation complete!

March 18 – Movie Monday

In Arthur and the Invisibles, ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather’s house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature. ​

FREE for both members and non-members!
Run time is 94 minutes.
Best for children ages 7+ with an adult
No pre-registration necessary. 

March 19 – Tie Dye Tuesday

For the creators! You’ll be making one mini (11″ square) and one medium (21″ square) playsilk to take home. We’ll color one with food dyes and the other with plants! Class fee includes $5 materials fee per person. Wear old clothes in case dyes splatter! Best for children ages 4+ with an adult. Please register.

March 20 – Wilder Wednesday

For the historians! The Brenton Arboretum was originally homesteaded by the Brenton family in the 1800s, when Iowa was a new state and tallgrass prairie ruled the landscape. We’ll journey back in time to explore the early spring prairie the way Laura Ingles Wilder did in the Little House on the Prairie books! This program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather! Best for children ages 8+ with an adult. Please register.

March 21 – Thoughtful Thursday

For the thinkers! We’ll learn about meditation and try a short guided practice, and weather permitting, we’ll visit Arboretum’s labyrinth for a reflective walk. Then we’ll learn a few easy earth-themed yoga poses and use them to tell a story! Best for children ages 10+ with an adult. Please register.

March 22 – Filthy Friday

For the play-bakers and fun-makers! Bring your imagination to this messy cook-off filled with sloppy sensory play opportunities! We’ll finish the program off with a delicious edible “muddy” treat. Weather permitting, this program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather and plan to get dirty! Best for children ages 2+ with an adult. Please register.

Mar
19
Tue
Spring Break Play Week @ Brenton Arboretum
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am

Spring Break Play Week is back for another year filled with all sorts of nature-themed activities to make your stay-cation complete!

March 18 – Movie Monday

In Arthur and the Invisibles, ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather’s house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature. ​

FREE for both members and non-members!
Run time is 94 minutes.
Best for children ages 7+ with an adult
No pre-registration necessary. 

March 19 – Tie Dye Tuesday

For the creators! You’ll be making one mini (11″ square) and one medium (21″ square) playsilk to take home. We’ll color one with food dyes and the other with plants! Class fee includes $5 materials fee per person. Wear old clothes in case dyes splatter! Best for children ages 4+ with an adult. Please register.

March 20 – Wilder Wednesday

For the historians! The Brenton Arboretum was originally homesteaded by the Brenton family in the 1800s, when Iowa was a new state and tallgrass prairie ruled the landscape. We’ll journey back in time to explore the early spring prairie the way Laura Ingles Wilder did in the Little House on the Prairie books! This program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather! Best for children ages 8+ with an adult. Please register.

March 21 – Thoughtful Thursday

For the thinkers! We’ll learn about meditation and try a short guided practice, and weather permitting, we’ll visit Arboretum’s labyrinth for a reflective walk. Then we’ll learn a few easy earth-themed yoga poses and use them to tell a story! Best for children ages 10+ with an adult. Please register.

March 22 – Filthy Friday

For the play-bakers and fun-makers! Bring your imagination to this messy cook-off filled with sloppy sensory play opportunities! We’ll finish the program off with a delicious edible “muddy” treat. Weather permitting, this program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather and plan to get dirty! Best for children ages 2+ with an adult. Please register.

Mar
20
Wed
Spring Break Play Week @ Brenton Arboretum
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am

Spring Break Play Week is back for another year filled with all sorts of nature-themed activities to make your stay-cation complete!

March 18 – Movie Monday

In Arthur and the Invisibles, ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather’s house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature. ​

FREE for both members and non-members!
Run time is 94 minutes.
Best for children ages 7+ with an adult
No pre-registration necessary. 

March 19 – Tie Dye Tuesday

For the creators! You’ll be making one mini (11″ square) and one medium (21″ square) playsilk to take home. We’ll color one with food dyes and the other with plants! Class fee includes $5 materials fee per person. Wear old clothes in case dyes splatter! Best for children ages 4+ with an adult. Please register.

March 20 – Wilder Wednesday

For the historians! The Brenton Arboretum was originally homesteaded by the Brenton family in the 1800s, when Iowa was a new state and tallgrass prairie ruled the landscape. We’ll journey back in time to explore the early spring prairie the way Laura Ingles Wilder did in the Little House on the Prairie books! This program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather! Best for children ages 8+ with an adult. Please register.

March 21 – Thoughtful Thursday

For the thinkers! We’ll learn about meditation and try a short guided practice, and weather permitting, we’ll visit Arboretum’s labyrinth for a reflective walk. Then we’ll learn a few easy earth-themed yoga poses and use them to tell a story! Best for children ages 10+ with an adult. Please register.

March 22 – Filthy Friday

For the play-bakers and fun-makers! Bring your imagination to this messy cook-off filled with sloppy sensory play opportunities! We’ll finish the program off with a delicious edible “muddy” treat. Weather permitting, this program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather and plan to get dirty! Best for children ages 2+ with an adult. Please register.

Mar
21
Thu
Spring Break Play Week @ Brenton Arboretum
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am

Spring Break Play Week is back for another year filled with all sorts of nature-themed activities to make your stay-cation complete!

March 18 – Movie Monday

In Arthur and the Invisibles, ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather’s house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature. ​

FREE for both members and non-members!
Run time is 94 minutes.
Best for children ages 7+ with an adult
No pre-registration necessary. 

March 19 – Tie Dye Tuesday

For the creators! You’ll be making one mini (11″ square) and one medium (21″ square) playsilk to take home. We’ll color one with food dyes and the other with plants! Class fee includes $5 materials fee per person. Wear old clothes in case dyes splatter! Best for children ages 4+ with an adult. Please register.

March 20 – Wilder Wednesday

For the historians! The Brenton Arboretum was originally homesteaded by the Brenton family in the 1800s, when Iowa was a new state and tallgrass prairie ruled the landscape. We’ll journey back in time to explore the early spring prairie the way Laura Ingles Wilder did in the Little House on the Prairie books! This program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather! Best for children ages 8+ with an adult. Please register.

March 21 – Thoughtful Thursday

For the thinkers! We’ll learn about meditation and try a short guided practice, and weather permitting, we’ll visit Arboretum’s labyrinth for a reflective walk. Then we’ll learn a few easy earth-themed yoga poses and use them to tell a story! Best for children ages 10+ with an adult. Please register.

March 22 – Filthy Friday

For the play-bakers and fun-makers! Bring your imagination to this messy cook-off filled with sloppy sensory play opportunities! We’ll finish the program off with a delicious edible “muddy” treat. Weather permitting, this program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather and plan to get dirty! Best for children ages 2+ with an adult. Please register.

Mar
22
Fri
Spring Break Play Week @ Brenton Arboretum
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am

Spring Break Play Week is back for another year filled with all sorts of nature-themed activities to make your stay-cation complete!

March 18 – Movie Monday

In Arthur and the Invisibles, ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather’s house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature. ​

FREE for both members and non-members!
Run time is 94 minutes.
Best for children ages 7+ with an adult
No pre-registration necessary. 

March 19 – Tie Dye Tuesday

For the creators! You’ll be making one mini (11″ square) and one medium (21″ square) playsilk to take home. We’ll color one with food dyes and the other with plants! Class fee includes $5 materials fee per person. Wear old clothes in case dyes splatter! Best for children ages 4+ with an adult. Please register.

March 20 – Wilder Wednesday

For the historians! The Brenton Arboretum was originally homesteaded by the Brenton family in the 1800s, when Iowa was a new state and tallgrass prairie ruled the landscape. We’ll journey back in time to explore the early spring prairie the way Laura Ingles Wilder did in the Little House on the Prairie books! This program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather! Best for children ages 8+ with an adult. Please register.

March 21 – Thoughtful Thursday

For the thinkers! We’ll learn about meditation and try a short guided practice, and weather permitting, we’ll visit Arboretum’s labyrinth for a reflective walk. Then we’ll learn a few easy earth-themed yoga poses and use them to tell a story! Best for children ages 10+ with an adult. Please register.

March 22 – Filthy Friday

For the play-bakers and fun-makers! Bring your imagination to this messy cook-off filled with sloppy sensory play opportunities! We’ll finish the program off with a delicious edible “muddy” treat. Weather permitting, this program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather and plan to get dirty! Best for children ages 2+ with an adult. Please register.

Mar
23
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3-5 and $5 for ages 6 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

Mar
30
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3-5 and $5 for ages 6 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

Apr
6
Sat
Home Depot – FREE Kids Workshops @ Home Depot Stores
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed

Other Locations:

3700 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266 (515)221-2233

10850 Plum Drive, Urbandale, IA 50322 (515)251-5819

2335 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021  (515)963-1890

Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3-5 and $5 for ages 6 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

Kite Building Workshop @ Johnston Public Library
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm

Get ready for the 6th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 4th by attending a free Kite Making Workshop at Johnston Public Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.