Calendar

Aug
18
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays June 30 through September 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Enjoy live music from the amphitheater or one of the five lakeside patio restaurants, food trucks and Union 29 beer & wine garden next to the amphitheater.

June 30 Decoy & Fireworks (5pm – Dusk)

July 7 Mason’s Basement

July 14 Gimikk

July 21 Final Mix

July 28 Boomerang

August 4 Pianopalooza Dueling Piano Band

August 11 Final Mix

August 18 Tony Valdez Large Band

August 25 Brother Trucker

September 1 Tony Valdez and the Retro Rockets

 

Aug
19
Mon
Forest Avenue Calming Room @ Forest Avenue Library
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

Do you need a calm place to play? Then come to the Forest Avenue Calming Room for a sensory interactive experience! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program for youth. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Play, Grow, Learn! @ Forest Avenue Library
Aug 19 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 6 years

Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library’s space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Preschool Storytime @ Franklin Avenue Library
Aug 19 @ 10:15 am

Children ages three to five can come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more, followed by a craft.

Southridge Mall Farmers Market @ Southridge Mall
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm

The Southridge Farmers Market features homemade and homegrown items in the North parking lot of Sears every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pleasant Hill Farmers Market @ Berean Assembly of God Church
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm

Support local farmers, crafters, organizations and companies in Iowa by visiting the Pleasant Hill Farmers Market. 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Visit their Facebook Page for aditional info.

Munio Self- Defense Workshop @ Giovannetti Shelter - Walker Johnston Park
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm

A MUNIO Self-Defense Workshop is a great way to be safer and better prepared if you are confronted with the epidemic of violence and a sexual assault that threatens us all. The name MUNIO (moon-yo) means “I defend” or “I protect” and that’s exactly what it can do for you and your loved ones! This workshop combines self-defense education and hands-on practice using the MUNIO Designer Self-Defense Keychain, a unique, attractive and effective personal safety accessory. Working hands-on in simulated attack scenarios, you will learn and practice easy and natural ways to use MUNIO that can rapidly disable an attacker so you can escape unharmed. Each participant will receive a munio keychain at the class. For ages 8 and up.

Registration Deadlines: August 12, November 4

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
Aug 19 @ 7:08 pm

Find Tickets and Promotions Schedule on the Iowa Cubs’ Website.

2019 Home Schedule    

4/9 New Orleans Baby Cakes at 6:38 pm

4/10 New Orleans Baby Cakes at 6:38 pm

4/11 New Orleans Baby Cakes at 12:08 pm

4/12 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

4/13 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

4/14 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 1:08 pm

4/24 Nashville Sounds at 6:38 pm

4/25 Nashville Sounds at 6:38 pm

4/26 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

4/27 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm

4/28 Nashville Sounds at 1:08 pm

4/29 San Antonio Missions at 6:38 pm

4/30 San Antonio Missions at 6:38 pm

5/1 San Antonio Missions at 6:38 pm

5/2 San Antonio Missions at 12:08 pm

5/11 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

5/12 Omaha Storm Chasers 1:08 pm

5/13 Omaha Storm Chasers 12:08 pm

5/14 Omaha Storm Chase8rs 12:08 pm

5/16 New Orleans Baby Cakes 6:38 pm

5/17 New Orleans Baby Cakes 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

5/18 New Orleans Baby Cakes 7:08 pm

5/19 New Orleans Baby Cakes 1:08 pm

5/20 New Orleans Baby Cakes 12:08 pm

6/4 El Paso Chihuahuas 7:08 pm

6/5 El Paso Chihuahuas 12:08 pm

6/6 El Paso Chihuahuas 7:08 pm

6/7 Albuquerque Isotopes 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

6/8 Albuquerque Isotopes 7:08 pm

6/9 Albuquerque Isotopes 1:08 pm

6/10 Albuquerque Isotopes 12:08 pm

6/20 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm

6/21 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

6/22 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm

6/23 Round Rock Express 1:08 pm

6/24 Round Rock Express 12:08 pm

6/25 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

6/26 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

6/27 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

6/28 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/4 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/5 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/6 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm

7/7 Memphis Redbirds 1:08 pm

7/15 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

7/16 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

7/17 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

7/18 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 12:08 pm

7/26 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/27 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm

7/28 Round Rock Express 1:08 pm

8/7 Las Vegas 7:08 pm

8/8 Las Vegas 7:08 pm

8/9 Las Vegas 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

8/10 Salt Lake Bees 7:08 pm

8/11 Salt Lake Bees 1:08 pm

8/12 Salt Lake Bees 7:08 pm

8/13 Salt Lake Bees 12:08 pm

8/19 San Antonio Missions 7:08 pm

8/20 San Antonio Missions 7:08 pm

8/21 San Antonio Missions 7:08 pm

8/22 San Antonio Missions 12:08 pm

8/23 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

8/24 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm

8/25 Nashville Sounds at 1:08 pm

8/30 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

8/31 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm

9/1 Memphis Redbirds 1:08 pm

9/2 Memphis Redbirds 12:08 pm

 

 

Aug
20
Tue
Postpartum Play Group @ Clive Public Library
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

Ages newborn to 3 and parent(s)

Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 at 9:00 to 10:00 am
Tuesdays, August 20,27 9:00 to 10:30 am

This is a parenting play group for little ones newborn to three years old, along with older siblings. Come gather to celebrate milestones and accomplishments, share concerns, ask questions, and support one another in a casual, fun, non-judgmental environment. Little ones are given a safe place to interact with each other, books, and discovery toys. Special guests to be announced. Led by local childbirth and postpartum educator, Amy Brooks-Murphy.

Drop-in program

Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

The Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free of charge, and visitors have the opportunity to take a guided tour or explore the building on their own. Private and group tours are also available.

Tuesdays:
Guided tours at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early

Saturdays:
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
There are no guided tours on Saturdays. Docents are stationed in the building to provide information and education.

The Hall of Laureates is closed during all federal holiday weekends, including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving week and Christmas. The Hall of Laureates is also closed during World Food Prize Week.

Baby Rhyme Time @ Franklin Avenue Library
Aug 20 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 18 months

Social storytimes for babies and their caregivers featuring rhymes, songs, bounces, and a story.

Mother Goose on the Loose @ North Side Library
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies’ and toddler’s foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. No registration is required.

Mother Goose on the Loose @ East Side Library
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies’ and toddler’s foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement.

Fish Feedings @ Bass Pro Shops
Aug 20 @ 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!

Johnston Farmers’ Market @ City Hall Parking Lot
Aug 20 @ 3:30 pm

The first market of 2019 will happen on Tuesday, May 21 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  The Farmers’ Market will be held every Tuesday afternoon in the City Hall parking lot through early October.  Come check out our brand new vendors and a wide selection of locally-grown produce, beautiful art, household items, garden accessories and delicious baked goods! Johnston City Hall is located at 6221 Merle Hay Road. See you there!

Beaverdale Farmers’ Market @ Beaverdale Farmers' Market
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm

GREAT VENDORS – LIVE MUSIC – FUN STUFF – GOOD FOOD – FRIENDS, FAMILY & NEIGHBORS

When:  Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 4100-4200 Urbandale Ave. (between Beaver Ave. & 42nd St.)Contact:  Jane at 515-238-3245 or info@beaverdalefarmersmarket.org

The Beaverdale Farmers’ Market is in the heart of the Beaverdale neighborhood on Urbandale Avenue, with accessible areas to park, walk and sit. The market features vendors, entertainers, and consumers who value fresh, local food. Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and prepared meals that can be enjoyed in the seating areas..

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos en Español e Inglés Para Toda la Familia @ East Side Library
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Venga y disfrute cuentos, rimas, canciones, y manualidades en inglés y español.

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
Aug 20 @ 7:08 pm

Find Tickets and Promotions Schedule on the Iowa Cubs’ Website.

2019 Home Schedule    

4/9 New Orleans Baby Cakes at 6:38 pm

4/10 New Orleans Baby Cakes at 6:38 pm

4/11 New Orleans Baby Cakes at 12:08 pm

4/12 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

4/13 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

4/14 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 1:08 pm

4/24 Nashville Sounds at 6:38 pm

4/25 Nashville Sounds at 6:38 pm

4/26 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

4/27 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm

4/28 Nashville Sounds at 1:08 pm

4/29 San Antonio Missions at 6:38 pm

4/30 San Antonio Missions at 6:38 pm

5/1 San Antonio Missions at 6:38 pm

5/2 San Antonio Missions at 12:08 pm

5/11 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

5/12 Omaha Storm Chasers 1:08 pm

5/13 Omaha Storm Chasers 12:08 pm

5/14 Omaha Storm Chase8rs 12:08 pm

5/16 New Orleans Baby Cakes 6:38 pm

5/17 New Orleans Baby Cakes 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

5/18 New Orleans Baby Cakes 7:08 pm

5/19 New Orleans Baby Cakes 1:08 pm

5/20 New Orleans Baby Cakes 12:08 pm

6/4 El Paso Chihuahuas 7:08 pm

6/5 El Paso Chihuahuas 12:08 pm

6/6 El Paso Chihuahuas 7:08 pm

6/7 Albuquerque Isotopes 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

6/8 Albuquerque Isotopes 7:08 pm

6/9 Albuquerque Isotopes 1:08 pm

6/10 Albuquerque Isotopes 12:08 pm

6/20 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm

6/21 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

6/22 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm

6/23 Round Rock Express 1:08 pm

6/24 Round Rock Express 12:08 pm

6/25 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

6/26 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

6/27 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

6/28 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/4 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/5 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/6 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm

7/7 Memphis Redbirds 1:08 pm

7/15 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

7/16 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

7/17 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

7/18 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 12:08 pm

7/26 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/27 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm

7/28 Round Rock Express 1:08 pm

8/7 Las Vegas 7:08 pm

8/8 Las Vegas 7:08 pm

8/9 Las Vegas 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

8/10 Salt Lake Bees 7:08 pm

8/11 Salt Lake Bees 1:08 pm

8/12 Salt Lake Bees 7:08 pm

8/13 Salt Lake Bees 12:08 pm

8/19 San Antonio Missions 7:08 pm

8/20 San Antonio Missions 7:08 pm

8/21 San Antonio Missions 7:08 pm

8/22 San Antonio Missions 12:08 pm

8/23 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

8/24 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm

8/25 Nashville Sounds at 1:08 pm

8/30 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

8/31 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm

9/1 Memphis Redbirds 1:08 pm

9/2 Memphis Redbirds 12:08 pm

 

 

Aug
21
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Central Library
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies’ and toddler’s foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement.

Forest Avenue Calming Room @ Forest Avenue Library
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am

Do you need a calm place to play? Then come to the Forest Avenue Calming Room for a sensory interactive experience! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program for youth. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.