Calendar

Nov
15
Fri
Family Fun Night @ Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Every Friday night starting November 15th through February, is Family Fun Night at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., participants can access all the amenities at our newly renovated facility to play basketball, pickleball and dodgeball in the gym. We also have board games, table tennis, billiards, a weight room, a computer lab and a cardio room for your enjoyment.

Expect special programming on the third Friday of each month for things like a bounce house, Imagination Playground and other special activities.

Friday Pajama Party @ Glazed Expressions
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

PAJAMA PARTY IS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS!

Just wear your REAL pajamas and get creative!

Everyone who is wearing their pj’s will have FREE studio sessions for that evening!

So grab your friends, bring any snacks or beverages you would like, and come party with us!

Pajama Party is on Fridays from 5pm-9pm

*​Shoes must be worn at all times. No reservations. Seating is first come, first served.

Iowa’s Largest Arts & Crafts Show @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Iowa’s largest arts and crafts show, over 300 talented exhibitors selling thousands of unique handmade products. A fantastic shopping event!

Event Location: William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building

Santa N’ Paws @ University Photo
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family, humans and pets alike, for a festive photo to celebrate the 2019 holiday season!

You don’t even have to own a pet, or even bring them to participate, holiday photos of any kind are welcome. All proceeds from this event will go directly to help the animals in our care at the ARL.

Santa will be there to take photos with you as well – or if Santa isn’t your favorite holiday celebrity, we can politely tell him to take a break for some milk and cookies during your photo time. (He can’t turn that down, right?)

Reserve A Time Slot
When you sign up for a time slot online, you will pay a $10 reservation fee that will be put towards your photo package (digital and traditional photo packages are available). Those who have reserved a time slot online will be given priority at their registered time. Walk-ins must wait until there is an opening to take their pictures (hint: reserve your time slot in advance, and you won’t have to wait)

Friday, November 1                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 2                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 3                                             ARL Main 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 7                                          ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 8                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 9                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 10                                           ARL Main 12:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 14                                        ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 15                                             University Photo 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 16                                         West End Architectural Salvage 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 17                                            University Photo 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Santa’s Arrival Parade @ Valley West Mall
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for Santa’s Arrival Parade Event

Friday, November 16th at 6pm till 8pm

Be one of the first people to visit with Santa along with free train rides, crafts, coloring pages, costumed characters, treats, balloon animals and more!

Event will begin with Santa Parade at 6 pm near the Play Area.

Glow @ Sky Zone Des Moines
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

GLOW IN DES MOINES, IA

FRIDAY 7PM-10PM AND SATURDAY 8PM-10PM *MUST HAVE GLOW SKYSOCKS & PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT OR PURCHASE A GLOW T-SHIRT (SUMMER SALE $4.99).*

Summer GLOW Sale Friday $9.99- 2 Hours $14.99- 3 Hours & Saturday $9.99- 2 Hours (Age: 8 and older)

We’re different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club. Waivers are required for all persons entering the park during Glow.

Iowa Wolves Basketball Game @ Wells Fargo Arena
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Find Tickets and Promotions Schedule on Iowa Wolves’ Website.

2019-20 Home Schedule

11/8/2019 7:00 PM Skyforce
11/13/2019 7:00 PM Stars
11/15/2019 7:00 PM Clippers
11/16/2019 7:00 PM Legends
11/20/2019 7:00 PM Lakers
11/22/2019 7:00 PM Spurs
12/2/2019 7:00 PM Blue
12/13/2019 7:00 PM Red Claws
12/14/2019 7:00 PM Skyforce
12/17/2019 7:00 PM Blue
12/27/2019 7:00 PM Vipers
12/29/2019 4:00 PM Vipers
1/1/2020 1:00 PM Suns
1/4/2020 7:00 PM Hustle
1/6/2020 7:00 PM Hustle
1/15/2020 7:00 PM Warriors
2/1/2020 7:00 PM Clippers
2/4/2020 10:30AM Knicks
2/10/2020 7:00 PM Kings
2/23/2020 4:00 PM Lakers
3/8/2020 3:00 PM Warriors
3/21/2020 7:00 PM Legends
3/23/2020 7:00 PM Spurs
3/25/2020 7:00 PM Kings
Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr @ Class Act Productions
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the movie which began the Disney Renaissance

From classic literature to the Academy Award-winning film and Broadway musical, Ariel’s undersea journey is a story for the ages.

Performances November 1 – 17, 2019
(Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an exploration of a young girl’s quest to quench her thirst whetted by her curiosity about a world unknown to her.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Club Air @ Get Air Des Moines
Nov 15 @ 9:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9pm to close
  • 2 Hours for $15 or 3 Hours for $20

Join us every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm to close for a night of dance music, fun with your friends, and JUMPING on trampolines! It gets turned up a notch on DJ night, check the schedule to see when a DJ will be at your park!

Light up your weekend with Club Air! Join us every Friday and Saturday from 9 PM to close for a night of dance dance music, fun with your friends, and JUMPING on trampolines! This time is for Big Air jumpers only (over 46”) and you must be over 9 years old. Individuals under the age of 18 will need a signed waiver from their parent or guardian, fill out your waiver at the park or click here to sign online.

 

Nov
16
Sat
A Special Time Just For You @ Get Air Des Moines
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am

Calmer Atmosphere

Saturday – 8 AM to 10 AM
Big Air – $13.99, Little Air – $8.99

We offer a dedicated time just for jumpers with special needs. Music is played at a lower volume and the park’s atmosphere is calmer. One parent or guardian can support jumpers on the trampoline for free. Siblings of jumpers are welcome to jump for the same price, but should be more careful during this time.

We have designed our trampoline parks with special needs as a primary focus, creating inclusive playgrounds where kids of all ages and abilities can come together in an environment that facilitates shared play and fun. Our goal is for Get Air Sports to be a place where kids can just be kids. We hope you’ll join us! When you arrive, or call beforehand, talk to one of our team members and we’ll ensure proper accommodations are made to create a fun and enjoyable experience for all.

Special Time Just For You is for special needs jumpers and their families.

Free Engineering Competition: Ready, Set, Build! @ Science Center of Iowa
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

It’s the ultimate test of structure, strength and style. Build a bridge that achieves all of the above, and YOU could win Ready, Set, Build!

Gather a team of 1-4 people, and design and prototype the best bridge with the provided materials in 2.5 hours. The model bridge will feature the greatest support efficiency… and the teamwork to bring it to life!

 

Iowa’s Largest Arts & Crafts Show @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

Iowa’s largest arts and crafts show, over 300 talented exhibitors selling thousands of unique handmade products. A fantastic shopping event!

Event Location: William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building

Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Nov 16 @ 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.

Theatre Club @ Valley Junction Activity Center
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

Tallgrass Theatre Company
Tallgrass Theatre Company has been performing in West Des Moines since 2006 and
re-launched Seedlings children’s theatre programming in 2018. For more on Tallgrass
Theatre Company’s productions, visit www.tallgrasstheatre.org.

Theatre Club
Do you thirst for the stage? Are you always on the hunt to be in the spotlight? This workshop
is for YOU! OR – Are you new to the world of theatre? Do you ache to be an actor but don’t
know your stage left from your stage right? Well, this workshop is for YOU TOO! Come check
out this fun half-day workshop where you will learn trade secrets on how to best show your
amazing talent, as well as some basic theatre Do’s and Don’ts. Led by professionals with lots of
experience with teaching creative drama, this workshop will give you the skills to feel confident
on stage and get a leg up on your next audition. Please bring a snack (no peanut products,
please), a bottle of water, and your creative energy!

CAMP DATE TIMES AGES COURSE ID
How Not to be a Hot Mess on Stage! Sept. 21 9am –12pm Ages 8 – 10
How Not to be a Hot Mess on Stage! Sept. 21 1pm – 4pm Ages 11 – 13
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Oct. 19 9am –12pm Ages 8 – 10
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Oct. 19 1pm – 4pm Ages 11 – 13
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Nov. 16 9am –12pm Ages 8 – 10
Improv Basics – What Every Entertainer Needs to Know Nov. 16 1pm – 4pm Ages 11 – 13

Tales With Tails @ Clive Public Library
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am

Ages 6 and older

Saturdays, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 8
Time Slots 9:30 – 11:15 a.m

Join the Clive Public Library and volunteer therapy dogs for Tales with Tails! Each reader will spend fifteen minutes reading his/her book of choice to one of our furry canine friends. It will be a “Pawtastic” experience to spark even more passion and confidence in your reader.

Registration required.

Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am

Kids Club®

They craft. You shop.

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3-5 and $5 for ages 6 and up. All supplies included.
Sign up in store, online or just drop in. Class descriptions available on-line. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

Classes also available at:

1725 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021

My Little Artist + Me @ Des Moines Art Center
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am

Discover and explore the studio together with your budding artist! Multiple creativity stations will allow your child to experiment with a variety of activities and art materials at their own pace as they develop motor skills, cognitive skills, and social skills. Each class provides your child with a unique, well-rounded art experience with a visit to the museum and story time, creative movement, and playing musical instruments. Space is limited; please pre-register for each class or purchase a class pass.

Pre-Registration required.

Santa at Valley West Mall @ Valley West Mall
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am

Santa’s Schedule

Saturday, November 16- Monday, December 23

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Christmas Eve Hours: (Tuesday, December 24th)

  • Santa’s Hours: 10am to Noon (Santa will leave promptly at noon to begin his adventures)
  • Train Station Hours: 10am to 4pm

Milk & Cookie Breaks:

  • Monday-Saturday: 12:30-1:30 & 4:30-5:30
  • Sunday: 2:00-3:00
  • (Due to flow of traffic these times may vary slightly)
Santa N’ Paws @ West End Salvage
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am

Bring the whole family, humans and pets alike, for a festive photo to celebrate the 2019 holiday season!

You don’t even have to own a pet, or even bring them to participate, holiday photos of any kind are welcome. All proceeds from this event will go directly to help the animals in our care at the ARL.

Santa will be there to take photos with you as well – or if Santa isn’t your favorite holiday celebrity, we can politely tell him to take a break for some milk and cookies during your photo time. (He can’t turn that down, right?)

Reserve A Time Slot
When you sign up for a time slot online, you will pay a $10 reservation fee that will be put towards your photo package (digital and traditional photo packages are available). Those who have reserved a time slot online will be given priority at their registered time. Walk-ins must wait until there is an opening to take their pictures (hint: reserve your time slot in advance, and you won’t have to wait)

Friday, November 1                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 2                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 3                                             ARL Main 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 7                                          ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 8                                               ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 9                                           ARL Main 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 10                                           ARL Main 12:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 14                                        ARL Main 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 15                                             University Photo 5:00-7:00 PM

Saturday, November 16                                         West End Architectural Salvage 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, November 17                                            University Photo 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos en Español e Inglés Para Toda la Familia @ Forest Avenue Library
Nov 16 @ 10:15 am

Entire Family

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish.

Disfruten cuentos, rimas, ya canciones en ingles y espanol.