Apr
23
Tue
Toddler Time Tuesday’s @ Hop-A-Lot at Merle Hay Mall
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am

Starting January 28, 2019 until May 28, 2019, Hop-A-Lot Indoors will host Toddler Time every Tuesday from 10AM until 2PM!

Children age 4 and under receive up to 50% off admission!

Save to play your kind of way at Hop-A-Lot Indoors! Located inside Merle Hay Mall next to the ‘local eats’ mall food court.

Tuesdays on the Trail @ Waukee Raccoon River Valley Trailhead
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm

Cyclists of all skill levels and ages are welcome to meet up at the Raccoon River Valley Trail: Waukee Trailhead on Tuesdays. The average ride distance is 25 miles. This is a no-drop paved trail ride (you won’t get left behind!

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/415699765860338/.

Apr
24
Wed
Sweet Storytime @ Over the Top
Apr 24 @ 2:15 pm

Miss Sheila will be doing a Sweet Storytime for all ages at Over the Top Ice Cream!

Stop by for a stories, songs, and something sweet!

Teen Escape Room @ Waukee Public Library
Apr 24 @ 3:15 pm

Put your brain power to work with your team to see if you can escape! Theme TBA. For students in grades 6-12. No registration required. Space is limited. If you do not make it in for the first round at 3:15pm, there will be a second round of teams at 4:00pm.

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
Apr 24 @ 6:38 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

Apr
25
Thu
Dress for Success Event @ Outlets of Des Moines
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

Outlets of Des Moines  is pleased to host the Annual Dress for Success Pop-Up Sale Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th, featuring a wide selection of fashions including an expanded designer area, exciting in-store surprises, extended store hours a VIP Night and MORE!

A VIP Night will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Suite 810 (across from Vera Bradley). VIP tickets are $25 in advance at www.DesMoines.DressforSuccess.org/get-involved/event or $30 at the door that includes a wine and light appetizer reception as well as early access to bargain shopping and designer apparel.

The Pop-Up Sale is open to the public Friday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, April 28th a special ‘Fill the Bag’ event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where shoppers can purchase a bag for $25 and fill it to the brim with multiple purchases. Everything must go! All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Des Moines.

Make ‘n Take Mother’s Day Crafts @ Clive Public Library
Apr 25 @ 6:15 pm

All ages

Library Community Room

Thursday, April 25 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 27 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We will provide the supplies to create and some ideas to get you inspired. Make and take something truly from the heart for the mothers in your life! While supplies last.

No registration required.

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
Apr 25 @ 6:38 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

Apr
26
Fri
Dress for Success Event @ Outlets of Des Moines
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am

Outlets of Des Moines  is pleased to host the Annual Dress for Success Pop-Up Sale Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th, featuring a wide selection of fashions including an expanded designer area, exciting in-store surprises, extended store hours a VIP Night and MORE!

A VIP Night will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Suite 810 (across from Vera Bradley). VIP tickets are $25 in advance at www.DesMoines.DressforSuccess.org/get-involved/event or $30 at the door that includes a wine and light appetizer reception as well as early access to bargain shopping and designer apparel.

The Pop-Up Sale is open to the public Friday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, April 28th a special ‘Fill the Bag’ event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where shoppers can purchase a bag for $25 and fill it to the brim with multiple purchases. Everything must go! All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Des Moines.

Special Friends Spring Formal @ Buxton Room
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm

Please join us for the special needs formal event of the year! We invite you to dress in your “Sunday Best” and enjoy a night of music and dancing! Refreshments provided. All individuals with special needs and their families, chaperones, respite providers or SCL workers are invited to attend.

Ella Enchanted @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

APR 26 – MAY 12, 2019

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

Based on Gail Carson Levine’s 1997 novel of the same name, with themes including determination and independence, you don’t miss this
girl-power spin on the Cinderella story that’s a fairy tale like no other.

Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
Apr 26 @ 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

 

 

Public Night @ Drake Municipal Observatory
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

2019 Spring Lecture Series

2019 is the 50th Anniversary of Man’s first steps on another world.

In Celebration of Man’s first steps, the 2019 Lecture Series will present man’s exploration of our solar system and beyond. The spring Series “Exploration by Proxy” will present man’s first attempts at space exploration. Summer series “Sp’am In A Can” will outline our quest to land a man on the moon. The fall series “Beyond The Horizon.. the First Step” will outline the possible futures of manned space travel to “where no one has gone before”.

As always, the lectures begin at 8:00 pm and sky viewing (if clear) are open and free to all.

Exploration By Proxy

March 15         Yesterday’s Dream  “The Earth is the cradle of Humanities. Man cannot stay in the cradle forever.”-Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
March 22         The Science of Rockets   Going higher, farther and faster requires some extraordinary machines and a lot of physics.
March 29         Short Hops and a Long Leap  A surprise causes world-wide panic. Discoveries beyond our senses.
April 5             Baby Steps  The systematic invasion of our closest neighbor. A secret revealed? Water!!!
April 12           The Incredible Flyby      Four planets later and it keeps on going and going and going….

April 19           Landings   It’s OK to fly by, but there is nothing like “being there”.

April 26          Mars  The Cubbys have a better record at getting to first base than all the Earth’s space agencies combined at getting to Mars.
May 3              Pluto and Beyond    Not a Planet? Some second thoughts! Some creation theories, confirmed!

 

Apr
27
Sat
Sister’s Annual Craft and Vendor Event @ Iowa State Fairgrounds - 4-H Exhibits Building
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

Sister’s Annual Craft & Vendor Show -over 150 exhibitors from home made wood crafts to home made jewelry, all local crafters along with your top vendors from Tupperware to Scentsy.

Dress for Success Event @ Outlets of Des Moines
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am

Outlets of Des Moines  is pleased to host the Annual Dress for Success Pop-Up Sale Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th, featuring a wide selection of fashions including an expanded designer area, exciting in-store surprises, extended store hours a VIP Night and MORE!

A VIP Night will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Suite 810 (across from Vera Bradley). VIP tickets are $25 in advance at www.DesMoines.DressforSuccess.org/get-involved/event or $30 at the door that includes a wine and light appetizer reception as well as early access to bargain shopping and designer apparel.

The Pop-Up Sale is open to the public Friday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, April 28th a special ‘Fill the Bag’ event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where shoppers can purchase a bag for $25 and fill it to the brim with multiple purchases. Everything must go! All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Des Moines.

Make ‘n Take Mother’s Day Crafts @ Clive Public Library
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am

All ages

Library Community Room

Thursday, April 25 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 27 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We will provide the supplies to create and some ideas to get you inspired. Make and take something truly from the heart for the mothers in your life! While supplies last.

No registration required.

Brews and Bites @ Outlets of Des Moines
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am

Back by popular demand, Outlets of Des Moines is pleased present the 2nd annual Brews and Bites, the ultimate festival with Iowa’s most popular food trucks, craft breweries (21+) and entertainers, Saturday, April 27th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is FREE, all ages welcome!

A sneak peek at the food trucks, craft beers and live entertainment include:

  • Food Trucks: Chocolaterie STAM, JeffePop Popcorn, Prime Country BBQ, Red Top Tacos, Taco Loco, The Outside Scoop, The Greek House, Top Bun, Walking Pasta and more!
  • Breweries: Twelve beers on tap including local options Reclaimed Rails & Brightside Aleworks.
  • Entertainment: Brian Herrin – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bruce Day – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Brad Seidenfeld – 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Food & Farm Festival @ Living History Farms
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am

Savor the start of the festival season at the new Food & Farm Festival at Living History Farms! Local producers, brewers, makers, and artists will gather together on the front lawn of Living History Farms to celebrate everything that makes Iowa great! Some of the metro’s favorite food trucks will be serving warm eats, cool treats, and bubbly drinks throughout the 2-day festival. And don’t miss the artisan wares and homespun goods provided by local makers. Live music, VIP tastings, food and craft demonstrations, private classes, and more await you and your family at this homegrown gathering at the Farms!

Living History Farms Front Lawn

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11am-9pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 11am-5pm

Ella Enchanted @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm

APR 26 – MAY 12, 2019

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

Based on Gail Carson Levine’s 1997 novel of the same name, with themes including determination and independence, you don’t miss this
girl-power spin on the Cinderella story that’s a fairy tale like no other.

Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

Ella Enchanted @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

APR 26 – MAY 12, 2019

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

Based on Gail Carson Levine’s 1997 novel of the same name, with themes including determination and independence, you don’t miss this
girl-power spin on the Cinderella story that’s a fairy tale like no other.

Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.