Calendar

Jan
28
Tue
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm. (Does not include holidays.)

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Storytimes @ Des Moines Children's Museum - Valley West Mall
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am

No better way than to enjoy a great book than with friends at the DSM Children’s Museum! Come out to hear a story (some stories will have a craft following them).

Two for One Tuesdays @ Brenton Skating Plaza
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm
2 admissions for the price of 1 every Tuesday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Skate Rental  |   $5.00
  • Skate Sharpening  |  $5.00
  • Shoe Check  |  $1.00
The Office! A Musical Parody @ Hoyt Sherman Auditoium
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Don’t miss this hilarious, unauthorized parody of your favorite TV show, now coming to a city near you. Mashable calls the show “the world’s most elaborate inside joke, created with a whole lot of love, just for fans.” Original Off Broadway cast member, Madeline Glenn Thomas, will also join the tour cast as everyone’s favorite receptionist, Pam.

Writers Bob and Tobly McSmith are ecstatic about their third national tour (FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is currently touring North America). “The Office! A Musical Parody is on track to be our most successful New York production in 10 years,” says Tobly McSmith. “The Office! A Musical Parody is now one of the most successful off-Broadway shows in history. As Michael might say, ‘It’s been a dream come thru.’”

The Office! A Musical Parody is produced by Right Angle Entertainment, written by Bob and Tobly McSmith and composed by Assaf Gleizner.

Bob and Tobly McSmith (Writers) are distinguished gentlemen who met while applying for jobs at the Dippin’ Dots in the mall. They did not get the job but went on to create the following masterpieces: FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, Full! House! The Musical (Starring Perez Hilton), Katdashians! The Musical, Showgirls! The Musical and JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater. They are hard at work on their next musical: The Passion of the Teletubbies.

Jan
29
Wed
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm. (Does not include holidays.)

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Museum Babies @ Des Moines Children's Museum - Valley West Mall
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am

Every Wednesday parents with babies (less than a year) and any older siblings get to connect and explore the museum prior to opening to the public. THIS IS FREE. Babies and their families can continue their fun in the museum the rest of the day. It can be hard for parents with new babies to get out and make friends, yet that’s when parents need support. Spit up, poopy diapers, and sleepless nights can definitely be talked about. Find your people, your tribe. There will be occasional special guest speakers.

Jan
30
Thu
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm. (Does not include holidays.)

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Storytimes @ Des Moines Children's Museum - Valley West Mall
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am

No better way than to enjoy a great book than with friends at the DSM Children’s Museum! Come out to hear a story (some stories will have a craft following them).

Glow Skate @ Brenton Skating Plaza
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm

Join us as we transform the ice into a glow party full of fun glow sticks and colorful lights sponsored by MidAmerican Energy Company on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5 – 9 p.m.  One free glow stick is provided with each paid admission while supplies last.

Jan
31
Fri
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm. (Does not include holidays.)

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance @ Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm

Ages: 1st – 5th grade.
To receive the multiple registration discount you must register in person.
One of the most popular special events in Ankeny is the Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance. This event provides fathers, grandfathers or father figures an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters out for an evening of fun and dancing. In addition to dancing, there will be door prizes, refreshments and a dessert buffet. The cost is $35 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter (must register in person to receive this discount). A photographer will be on hand for optional picture packages. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

SESSION 1 Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 3 Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 4 Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 5 Saturday, Feb. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

 

Feb
1
Sat
Lunar New Year @ Waukee Public Library
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am

Join us to celebrate Lunar New Year, the most important festival in Chinese society! CultureALL Ambassador Phoebe Liang D’Alessandro will share traditions surrounding the celebration of Lunar New Year in China, including food, colors, traditional clothing, and other aspects of Chinese culture. For children in grades K-5 and their care-givers.

Registration is requested and will open on 1/11/20. Unregistered participants are welcome to come to the library on stand-by the day of the event and will be admitted to the program if space allows.

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating @ Giovannetti Community Shelter
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am

Decorate cookies for the holiday! Each child will take home the cookies that they decorate. Please bring a plastic storage container. (Parent /guardian will need to be present to assist child with decorating.)

Registration Deadline: January 27

Fee is for Parent and Child – please register CHILD only.

Caucus for Cookies @ Living History Farms
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm

Discover the history and participate in the process of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses as you sample baked goods! Families will get to partake in the caucus experience by campaigning and voting for their favorite sweet treats.

Members Non-Members
Adults (13+) Children (2-12) Adults (13+) Children (2-12)
Online Tickets
(Available Jan 1 at 10am-Jan 31 at noon)
$5.25 $4.75 $6.50 $6.00
Tickets at the Door
(Available February 1)
$6.00 $5.50 $7.25 $6.50
Snowshoe Hike @ Annett Nature Center
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm

Don’t let the winter weather keep you locked up indoors! Join Warren County Conservation staff to experience the great outdoors and learn how easy and fun snowshoeing can be! Fun for the whole family! Proper clothing, equipment, and techniques will be discussed. Wear warm winter boots. The event will be cancelled if there is not enough snow. (at least 5 inches)

Please specify adult or child, height and weight in the comments when registering.  This information will be kept confidental, but will ensure we have the correct size of snowshoe. Registration is required by January 31, 2020. There is no charge for this event.

Father Daughter Dance Sponsored by Des Moines Parks & Recreation @ Science Center of Iowa
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm

Dads are invited to bring their daughter(s) to our annual Father Daughter Dance being held at the Science Center of Iowa (401 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy). This event provides an evening of dancing, refreshments, photo opportunities, ASAP art project and exhibits at the Science Center. A carnation flower will be given to all daughters and a chocolate fondue station with dipping options will be available for everyone to enjoy. Any parents, relatives, guardians and/or role models are welcome to attend this event with children. Don’t miss out on this memorable opportunity at our annual Father Daughter Dance, sponsored by the Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Boesen The Florist.

Registration Begins: 1/2/2020 Registration Ends: 1/31/2020

Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance @ Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm

Ages: 1st – 5th grade.
To receive the multiple registration discount you must register in person.
One of the most popular special events in Ankeny is the Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance. This event provides fathers, grandfathers or father figures an opportunity to take their daughters or granddaughters out for an evening of fun and dancing. In addition to dancing, there will be door prizes, refreshments and a dessert buffet. The cost is $35 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter (must register in person to receive this discount). A photographer will be on hand for optional picture packages. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

SESSION 1 Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 3 Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 4 Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 5 Saturday, Feb. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

 

Feb
3
Mon
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm. (Does not include holidays.)

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Feb
4
Tue
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm. (Does not include holidays.)

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Two for One Tuesdays @ Brenton Skating Plaza
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm
2 admissions for the price of 1 every Tuesday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Skate Rental  |   $5.00
  • Skate Sharpening  |  $5.00
  • Shoe Check  |  $1.00