Calendar

Jul
21
Sun
Annie @ Franklin Jr. High School
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

Urbandale Community Theatre is excited to present Annie at Franklin Jr. High this July 19-21 & 26-28!

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Jul 21 @ 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

 

Summer Sounds Concert Series @ Ankeny Bandshell
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm

The Summer Sounds Concert Series is held on Sunday evenings at the Bandshell in Wagner Park. Live music will run from 6 – 7:30pm. The concerts are free and open to the public; bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

JUNE 23 Jake Gill
JUNE 30 Gimikk
JULY 21 Ankeny Community Band and Chorus
JULY 28 Oreo Meatwagon

Family Night @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm
Family Night @ Valley View Aquatic Center
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm
Jul
22
Mon
Kinder Clinics @ Ready for PreK or Kindergarten Review
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am

Ages 4-6 A Intensive Language and Phonic Based Program

Class runs from 7/22/2019 – 08/22/2019 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

VBS: Built 4 God @ Lutheran Church of Hope
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am

7/22/19 through 7/26/19 at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Vacation Bible School is an action-packed week for kids and volunteers! Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways.

Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am

2019 Season: May 28 – TBD. Closing schedule will be determined by staffing levels and the 2019-2020 Ankeny school calendar.

Monday – Friday – 10-11:45 a.m.-  Free

Free entry to the splash park is valid only until 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay daily admission or use a season pass.

Tot Swim @ Veteran's Memorial Aquatic Center
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat   10:30 – 11:50 am
June 10 – August 24
6 & under accompanied by adult
$2/day or free w/season pass
(Ages 2 and under who are not on a season pass will be charged admission for this special program.  Save money by adding your 2 & under child to your family’s pass)

Kinder Clinics @ Ready for PreK or Kindergarten Review
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm

Ages 4-6 A Intensive Language and Phonic Based Program

Class runs from 7/22/2019 – 08/22/2019 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Absolute Science @ Altoona Public Library
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm

Let’s learn about space! Absolute Science will be coming to the library to present a fun and interactive show full of experiments, science facts, and more!

All ages.

Registration is required.

*This program will have Early Registration at our Summer Kick-Off event on Sunday, June 3rd from 2:30 – 4:30 PM*

Southridge Mall Farmers Market @ Southridge Mall
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 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.

Half-Price Admission Nights @ Des Moines Swimming Pools & Aquatic Centers
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm

Make a splash at the pool Monday-Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm throughout the summer. (Half price daily admission applies.)

Locations:
Ashworth Memorial Swimming Pool – 101 SW 45th Street
Birdland Swimming Pool – 300 Holcomb Avenue
Nahas Family Aquatic Center – 1101 Porter Avenue
Northwest Family Aquatic Center – 4915 Madison Avenue
Teachout Family Aquatic Center – 2601 Hubbell Avenue

VBS: Built 4 God @ Lutheran Church of Hope
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm

7/22/19 through 7/26/19 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Vacation Bible School is an action-packed week for kids and volunteers! Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways.

Jul
23
Tue
B&B Theatres Summer Kids Series @ B & B Ankeny 12 & B-Roll Bowling
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am

Yet another reason why it’s great to be a kid in the summertime! The B&B Theatres Kids Summer Series operates during the summer months when school is not in session and is designed to give families an affordable morning option that is safe for the whole family.

June 4-6: Secret Life of Pets PG

June 11-13: Despicable Me 2 PG

June 18-20:  Sing PG

June 25-27: The Grinch PG

July 2-4: The Lorax PG

July 9-11: Trolls PG

July 16-18: How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG

July 23-25: Shrek PG

Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am

2019 Season: May 28 – TBD. Closing schedule will be determined by staffing levels and the 2019-2020 Ankeny school calendar.

Monday – Friday – 10-11:45 a.m.-  Free

Free entry to the splash park is valid only until 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay daily admission or use a season pass.

Story Time in Colby Park @ Colby Park
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am

The City of Windsor Heights is excited to introduce a new and fun opportunity for you and your child.  Join your children, as interactive books are read aloud in Colby Park.  We will be celebrating individual creativity and personal expression, through craft projects, fun movement joyful rhythm and the exploration of new friendships.  While the books will be geared to the 3-6 year old age group,   ALL age groups are welcome.  Our goal is to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, where kids can be kids and you can enjoy quality time with your children, as they explore new experiences.

Where: Colby Park – Meet near the picnic benches
When:  Tuesday mornings:  June and July
Time:    10:00am

What to bring: Blanket or towel to sit on / a drink if it is hot. A book will be read and then we will create a fun craft or play a game, complementing the theme of the story.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.