Nov
28
Wed
Wednesday Story Time @ Plot Twist Book Store
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am

Join us each Wednesday morning for  PLOT TWIST Story Time.  We start reading at 10:30 am and All Ages are Welcome.

Nov
30
Fri
Mayor’s Tree Lighting @ Ankeny Market & Pavilion
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm

Kick off the Holidays with the 4th Annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting event. Start a new tradition at this event where all ages will enjoy festive entertainment, a visit from Santa and more! FREE!

Dec
1
Sat
Christmas in Uptown @ Uptown Ankeny
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm

See Santa and Mrs Claus at the Historical Society Barn, take your own pictures and get your token for the treasure hunt. Then stop into the Uptown businesses with a Santa Stop Sign for your treasure bag. Treats, specials, shopping, gift wrapping and horse drawn wagon rides.

Winter Princess Gala @ Otter Creek Golf Course Pinnacle Club
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm

Geared for 4-7 Years Old; 3+ welcome

Sunday, Dec. 1, 1-2:30 p.m. or 3:30 – 5: p.m.

Join some of your favorite princess characters for an experience you won’t want to miss.Activities will include royal snacks and desserts,\ meet and greet with five special characters, live vocal performances, dancing, games and more!

Attendees should dress to impress in their prince and princess bests. Parents/guardians should wear formal attire; dress, gown, dress pants, suit and tie or tuxedo.

*register in person to receive discount

Dazzling in The District Holiday Stroll @ Prairie Trail
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm

Dazzling in The District Holiday Stroll 2018 is Saturday, December 1st in The District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny. This is the second year for the Dazzling Holiday Stroll and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

SANTA will be here!

Stroll through The District with Santa as he stops along the way for the most amazing photos ops, cookie decorating, letter writing, storytime, arts & crafts, brain games, and more. It’s all free admission, free parking and fun for the whole family.

Your favorite shops and restaurants in The District are getting ready!

The Elements at Prairie Trail
Taco Hangover Ankeny
Jethro’s BBQ Lakehouse
Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Pure Barre Ankeny
District 36 Wine Bar & Grille
Mainstream Boutique
AR Workshop
Innovators Academy
Whiskey River & The District Venue
….and more

Kids, try to find the Dazzling Reindeer hiding in each shop and enter to win special prize drawings.

Stroll along with holiday music.
Take a ride on a Horse and Carriage through The District.
Enjoy dazzling dinner specials at one of the restaurants.
Stay for the grand finale at 6pm at the fire pit as we celebrate the season and give Santa a big sendoff back to the North Pole. (we can’t give it away yet, but it promises to be DAZZLING!)

Shopping. Dining. Caroling. Fun. Games. Prizes….and Santa!

Bring the family, and don’t miss Dazzling in The District 2018 Holiday Stroll. More details coming soon!

Dec
5
Wed
Wednesday Story Time @ Plot Twist Book Store
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am

Join us each Wednesday morning for  PLOT TWIST Story Time.  We start reading at 10:30 am and All Ages are Welcome.

Dec
11
Tue
Holiday Crafts and Cocoa @ Lakeside Center
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a night jam packed with crafts, cocoa and fun! Pre-registration is required.

Multiple times available.

Dec
12
Wed
Wednesday Story Time @ Plot Twist Book Store
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am

Join us each Wednesday morning for  PLOT TWIST Story Time.  We start reading at 10:30 am and All Ages are Welcome.

Dec
19
Wed
Wednesday Story Time @ Plot Twist Book Store
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am

Join us each Wednesday morning for  PLOT TWIST Story Time.  We start reading at 10:30 am and All Ages are Welcome.

Dec
28
Fri
Babysitting Basics @ Ankeny Parks & Recreation Office
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am

5th & 6th Grade

Becoming a better sitter, changing diapers, basic first aid and fire prevention are just a few of the things covered. A pizza lunch and snack is included.

Feb
18
Mon
Babysitting Basics @ Ankeny Parks & Recreation Office
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am

5th & 6th Grade

Becoming a better sitter, changing diapers, basic first aid and fire prevention are just a few of the things covered. A pizza lunch and snack is included.

Mar
18
Mon
Babysitting Basics @ Ankeny Parks & Recreation Office
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am

5th & 6th Grade

Becoming a better sitter, changing diapers, basic first aid and fire prevention are just a few of the things covered. A pizza lunch and snack is included.