Apr
21
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Apr 21 @ 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

Kite Making Workshop @ Johnston Public Library
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm

Get ready for the 5th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 5 by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 21 at the Johnston Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite. You don’t want to miss out!

Apr
22
Sun
Hair, Make Up & Nail Art Classes @ Shear Madness Haircuts For Kids
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm

January

1/7 Beginner Braiding
1/14 French & Dutch Braiding
1/21 Cornrow Braiding
1/28 Advanced Hair Braiding

February

2/4 Beginner Braiding
2/11 French & Dutch Braiding
2/18 Fishtail Braiding
2/25 Advanced Hair Braiding

March

3/4 Beginner Braiding
3/11 French & Dutch Braiding
3/18  Dancer Updo

3/25 Advanced Hair Braiding

April

4/1 Easter – No Class

4/8  Beginner Braiding
4/15 French & Dutch Braiding
4/22 Fishtail Braiding
4/29 Advanced Hair Braiding

Class is for 2 people, (mom/daughter, dad/daughter,two girls, etc).

Recieve 10% off all retail items the day of your class.

Apr
27
Fri
Spring Home School Day @ Brenton Arboretum
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

This is a special open house geared for homeschool families and groups. You’ll find a host of self-guided learning activities waiting for you when you arrive.

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – NO registration required.

Apr
28
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Apr 28 @ 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

Apr
29
Sun
Hair, Make Up & Nail Art Classes @ Shear Madness Haircuts For Kids
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm

January

1/7 Beginner Braiding
1/14 French & Dutch Braiding
1/21 Cornrow Braiding
1/28 Advanced Hair Braiding

February

2/4 Beginner Braiding
2/11 French & Dutch Braiding
2/18 Fishtail Braiding
2/25 Advanced Hair Braiding

March

3/4 Beginner Braiding
3/11 French & Dutch Braiding
3/18  Dancer Updo

3/25 Advanced Hair Braiding

April

4/1 Easter – No Class

4/8  Beginner Braiding
4/15 French & Dutch Braiding
4/22 Fishtail Braiding
4/29 Advanced Hair Braiding

Class is for 2 people, (mom/daughter, dad/daughter,two girls, etc).

Recieve 10% off all retail items the day of your class.

May
4
Fri
Pigtails & Princess Party @ Shear Madness Haircuts For Kids
May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Little Princess Parties & Shear Madness Haircuts For Kids have partnered together to host PIGTAILS & PRINCESS PARTIES!

To kick off our inaugural party we’ve invited RAPUNZEL! If your child LOVES Rapunzel she’ll have a majestic time meeting & playing games with Rapunzel, painting her own special picture as well as getting a braid & ROYAL snack. We invite kids to come dressed in their favorite Rapunzel or princess attire. Cost is $25+tax per child.

To register call Shear Madness Haircuts For Kids in West Des Moines at (515)457-7623 to reserve your child’s seat at the ROYAL party! Space is limited to 12 children per party. Call now! =)

May
5
Sat
Home Depot – FREE Kids Workshops @ Home Depot Stores
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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

May
7
Mon
Nature Friends – Preschoolers Exploring Nature @ Multiple Parks
May 7 @ 6:30 pm

3-5-year olds with an adult

Nature Class for children ages 3-5 with an adult We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided. Participate in a Park Passport Program. Attend five different programs, each located at a different park and receive a Nature Friend Explorer pack. Participants must record program name, location and date with the speaker’s initials on their passport. Turn the passport in at the office at Jester Park or Raccoon River Nature Lodge to receive your Nature Friend Explorer pack. One Nature Friend Explorer pack per child please.

Spring Summer 2018 Schedule

Mon May 7 Busy Beavers Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge

Tues May 15 Silly Salamanders FDM Shelter 3

Mon June 4 Frog Hop Meadowview Park

Tues June 12 Geo the Geode/Rocks JP Shelter by Lodge

Mon July 9 Let’s Go Fishing Raccoon River Park Fishing Pier

Tues July 17 Pond Study JP Shelter 5 Tues

Aug 7 Tyke Hike Southwoods

Mon Aug 14 Turtle Talk FDM Shelter 3

These programs are co-sponsored by the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Polk County Conservation, and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. To register for Nature Friends, please call the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation office.

May
11
Fri
Nature Club @ Brenton Arboretum
May 11 @ 10:30 am

2nd Friday of Every Month – During Nature Club, your children will learn, explore, and connect with the natural world through active lessons around the Arboretum. Please email education(at)thebrentonarboretum.org with the names and ages of your children and the date you would like to attend.

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

May
12
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
May 12 @ 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

May
15
Tue
Nature Friends – Preschoolers Exploring Nature @ Multiple Parks
May 15 @ 6:30 pm

3-5-year olds with an adult

Nature Class for children ages 3-5 with an adult We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided. Participate in a Park Passport Program. Attend five different programs, each located at a different park and receive a Nature Friend Explorer pack. Participants must record program name, location and date with the speaker’s initials on their passport. Turn the passport in at the office at Jester Park or Raccoon River Nature Lodge to receive your Nature Friend Explorer pack. One Nature Friend Explorer pack per child please.

Spring Summer 2018 Schedule

Mon May 7 Busy Beavers Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge

Tues May 15 Silly Salamanders FDM Shelter 3

Mon June 4 Frog Hop Meadowview Park

Tues June 12 Geo the Geode/Rocks JP Shelter by Lodge

Mon July 9 Let’s Go Fishing Raccoon River Park Fishing Pier

Tues July 17 Pond Study JP Shelter 5 Tues

Aug 7 Tyke Hike Southwoods

Mon Aug 14 Turtle Talk FDM Shelter 3

These programs are co-sponsored by the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Polk County Conservation, and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. To register for Nature Friends, please call the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation office.

May
19
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
May 19 @ 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

May
20
Sun
Art Spectrums: Ages 11-16 @ Des Moines Art Center
May 20 @ 12:00 pm

*Registration required.

Art Spectrums is a free program for children and teens on the autism spectrum. Art Spectrums provides an opportunity for participants to exercise their creativity and build their self-esteem through sensory experiences that aid in the development of cognition, communication, and motor skills.

Participants visit and discuss a work of art in the museum for inspiration and then make their own artwork in the studio.

Art Spectrums: Ages 1-5 @ Des Moines Art Center
May 20 @ 2:00 pm

*Registration required.

Art Spectrums is a free program for children and teens on the autism spectrum. Art Spectrums provides an opportunity for participants to exercise their creativity and build their self-esteem through sensory experiences that aid in the development of cognition, communication, and motor skills.

Participants visit and discuss a work of art in the museum for inspiration and then make their own artwork in the studio.

May
26
Sat
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
May 26 @ 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

Jun
2
Sat
Home Depot – FREE Kids Workshops @ Home Depot Stores
Jun 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
Jun 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 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

Jun
4
Mon
Nature Friends – Preschoolers Exploring Nature @ Multiple Parks
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm

3-5-year olds with an adult

Nature Class for children ages 3-5 with an adult We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided. Participate in a Park Passport Program. Attend five different programs, each located at a different park and receive a Nature Friend Explorer pack. Participants must record program name, location and date with the speaker’s initials on their passport. Turn the passport in at the office at Jester Park or Raccoon River Nature Lodge to receive your Nature Friend Explorer pack. One Nature Friend Explorer pack per child please.

Spring Summer 2018 Schedule

Mon May 7 Busy Beavers Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge

Tues May 15 Silly Salamanders FDM Shelter 3

Mon June 4 Frog Hop Meadowview Park

Tues June 12 Geo the Geode/Rocks JP Shelter by Lodge

Mon July 9 Let’s Go Fishing Raccoon River Park Fishing Pier

Tues July 17 Pond Study JP Shelter 5 Tues

Aug 7 Tyke Hike Southwoods

Mon Aug 14 Turtle Talk FDM Shelter 3

These programs are co-sponsored by the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Polk County Conservation, and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. To register for Nature Friends, please call the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation office.