Calendar

Feb
17
Mon
Movie Monday @ Valley Community Center
Feb 17 @ 10:15 am

Fun for all ages!

We will be playing a family friendly movie in the Café space on the BIG projection screen. Come join us for free fun with friends, family, and community.

Popcorn will be served free of charge too.

 

 

Open Swim @ Summit Pool
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm

Open/LapSwim

Times are subject to change and will be posted at the pool.  The pool may be shared with other activities during these times. Please check the monthly schedules for daily dates and times for open swim and lap swim.

Feb
18
Tue
Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

Set your kid’s creativity free with a new twist on fun at Painting with a Twist in Urbandale. Our professional artists guide children during each painting party to create a finished work of art they can proudly hang at home or give to a loved one!

Age Policy – Kids’ and family classes open to ages 7+; youth classes open to ages 10+; all other classes open to 16+; no toddlers or infants.

Upcoming Parties:

1/3 – Pick Your Favorite Puppy! (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

1/4 – *MOMMY & ME!* Candy Corn Unicorns Set (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint BB8 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint Chewbacca (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint R2D2 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/11 – Sparkle Unicorn (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/11 – Greatness (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/12 – Donut Panic (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/18 – Bright Love Trees (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Pizza My Heart (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Gentle Giants (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/1 – *FREE CUPCAKES!* Rainbow Cupcake Party (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/1 – Peaceful Birch (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/11 – Be Mine Gnome (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Unicorn Set 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Mermicorns Set (Ages 5+) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2/15 – *TWO PAINTERS!* Better Together Set (Ages 12+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/16 – *MOMMY/DADDY & ME!* Love Trees Set (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/18 – Wander Boho Feathers (Ages 12+ )6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/22 – *CHOOSE YOUR BOOT!* Lil’ Buckaroos (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/22 – A Blush and Rose Gold Winter (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/23 – I Whaley Love You (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/25 – A Paris Sunset (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

National Geographic Live @ Civic Center
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

Introducing a brand new series at the Des Moines Civic Center — National Geographic Live!

National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, National Geographic Live! events are held in a variety of cities around the world. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.

January 21 – When Women Ruled The World

DR. KARA COONEY, EGYPTOLOGIST

When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way…right? Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. Cleopatra used her sexuality—and her money—to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.

February 18 – On The Trail of Big Cats

STEVE WINTER,WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER

From trekking India’s Himalaya in search of rare snow leopards and stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles to chronicling the nocturnal activities of the “American lion” or cougar, award-winning photographer Steve Winter ventures far and wide to come face-to-face with his subjects. This is no easy task: many big cat species are in danger of extinction, so they have good reason to avoid humans.

Endangered, wild, and unpredictable, caution is required in the presence of these felines, and negotiating their habitats can be dangerous. Winter has been charged by rhinos and stuck in quicksand. He’s had mishaps with remote-controlled cameras and captured more than his share of hikers with his camera trap on a Southern California hillside before catching his memorable shot of a cougar under the iconic “Hollywood” sign. Throughout it all, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats and work to save them.

March 24 – View From Above

TERRY VIRTS, NASA ASTRONAUT

As a NASA astronaut, pilot of the space shuttle Endeavour, and crew member on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Terry Virts spent 200 consecutive days in space as commander of the International Space Station—one of the longest continuous space mission of any NASA astronaut.

More recently, Virts appeared in the 2016 IMAX film, “A Beautiful Planet,” a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space that features stunning footage—much of it shot by Virts while aboard (and outside) the International Space Station—of our magnificent blue planet and humanity’s impact on it. His photography, which provides incredible aerial views of Earth and the vast space that surrounds it, is featured in the National Geographic book, VIEW FROM ABOVE: An Astronaut Photographs the World.”

Feb
19
Wed
1/2 Price Night @ Skateland
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

Public skate! Half off general admission and $1 skate rental 5-9pm.

The Choir of Man @ Civic Center
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm

The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub (free beer anyone?!?) that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live Percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever attend! CHEERS!

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Feb
21
Fri
Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban™ In Concert @ Civic Center
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm

WITH THE DES MOINES SYMPHONY

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Feb
22
Sat
Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm

Set your kid’s creativity free with a new twist on fun at Painting with a Twist in Urbandale. Our professional artists guide children during each painting party to create a finished work of art they can proudly hang at home or give to a loved one!

Age Policy – Kids’ and family classes open to ages 7+; youth classes open to ages 10+; all other classes open to 16+; no toddlers or infants.

Upcoming Parties:

1/3 – Pick Your Favorite Puppy! (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

1/4 – *MOMMY & ME!* Candy Corn Unicorns Set (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint BB8 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint Chewbacca (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint R2D2 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/11 – Sparkle Unicorn (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/11 – Greatness (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/12 – Donut Panic (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/18 – Bright Love Trees (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Pizza My Heart (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Gentle Giants (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/1 – *FREE CUPCAKES!* Rainbow Cupcake Party (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/1 – Peaceful Birch (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/11 – Be Mine Gnome (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Unicorn Set 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Mermicorns Set (Ages 5+) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2/15 – *TWO PAINTERS!* Better Together Set (Ages 12+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/16 – *MOMMY/DADDY & ME!* Love Trees Set (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/18 – Wander Boho Feathers (Ages 12+ )6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/22 – *CHOOSE YOUR BOOT!* Lil’ Buckaroos (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/22 – A Blush and Rose Gold Winter (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/23 – I Whaley Love You (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/25 – A Paris Sunset (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban™ In Concert @ Civic Center
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm

WITH THE DES MOINES SYMPHONY

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Open Swim @ Summit Pool
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm

Open/LapSwim

Times are subject to change and will be posted at the pool.  The pool may be shared with other activities during these times. Please check the monthly schedules for daily dates and times for open swim and lap swim.

Princess Pool Party @ Waukee Family YMCA
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm

Once upon a time at the Waukee YMCA, three very special mermaid princesses joined us for a pool party! Grab your swim suit and come join us for a pool party and other fun princess related activities!

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

Set your kid’s creativity free with a new twist on fun at Painting with a Twist in Urbandale. Our professional artists guide children during each painting party to create a finished work of art they can proudly hang at home or give to a loved one!

Age Policy – Kids’ and family classes open to ages 7+; youth classes open to ages 10+; all other classes open to 16+; no toddlers or infants.

Upcoming Parties:

1/3 – Pick Your Favorite Puppy! (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

1/4 – *MOMMY & ME!* Candy Corn Unicorns Set (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint BB8 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint Chewbacca (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint R2D2 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/11 – Sparkle Unicorn (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/11 – Greatness (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/12 – Donut Panic (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/18 – Bright Love Trees (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Pizza My Heart (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Gentle Giants (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/1 – *FREE CUPCAKES!* Rainbow Cupcake Party (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/1 – Peaceful Birch (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/11 – Be Mine Gnome (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Unicorn Set 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Mermicorns Set (Ages 5+) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2/15 – *TWO PAINTERS!* Better Together Set (Ages 12+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/16 – *MOMMY/DADDY & ME!* Love Trees Set (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/18 – Wander Boho Feathers (Ages 12+ )6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/22 – *CHOOSE YOUR BOOT!* Lil’ Buckaroos (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/22 – A Blush and Rose Gold Winter (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/23 – I Whaley Love You (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/25 – A Paris Sunset (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Feb
23
Sun
Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Set your kid’s creativity free with a new twist on fun at Painting with a Twist in Urbandale. Our professional artists guide children during each painting party to create a finished work of art they can proudly hang at home or give to a loved one!

Age Policy – Kids’ and family classes open to ages 7+; youth classes open to ages 10+; all other classes open to 16+; no toddlers or infants.

Upcoming Parties:

1/3 – Pick Your Favorite Puppy! (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

1/4 – *MOMMY & ME!* Candy Corn Unicorns Set (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint BB8 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint Chewbacca (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint R2D2 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/11 – Sparkle Unicorn (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/11 – Greatness (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/12 – Donut Panic (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/18 – Bright Love Trees (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Pizza My Heart (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Gentle Giants (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/1 – *FREE CUPCAKES!* Rainbow Cupcake Party (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/1 – Peaceful Birch (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/11 – Be Mine Gnome (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Unicorn Set 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Mermicorns Set (Ages 5+) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2/15 – *TWO PAINTERS!* Better Together Set (Ages 12+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/16 – *MOMMY/DADDY & ME!* Love Trees Set (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/18 – Wander Boho Feathers (Ages 12+ )6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/22 – *CHOOSE YOUR BOOT!* Lil’ Buckaroos (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/22 – A Blush and Rose Gold Winter (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/23 – I Whaley Love You (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/25 – A Paris Sunset (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

Open Swim @ Summit Pool
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm

Open/LapSwim

Times are subject to change and will be posted at the pool.  The pool may be shared with other activities during these times. Please check the monthly schedules for daily dates and times for open swim and lap swim.

Feb
24
Mon
Movie Monday @ Valley Community Center
Feb 24 @ 10:15 am

Fun for all ages!

We will be playing a family friendly movie in the Café space on the BIG projection screen. Come join us for free fun with friends, family, and community.

Popcorn will be served free of charge too.

 

 

Feb
25
Tue
Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm

Set your kid’s creativity free with a new twist on fun at Painting with a Twist in Urbandale. Our professional artists guide children during each painting party to create a finished work of art they can proudly hang at home or give to a loved one!

Age Policy – Kids’ and family classes open to ages 7+; youth classes open to ages 10+; all other classes open to 16+; no toddlers or infants.

Upcoming Parties:

1/3 – Pick Your Favorite Puppy! (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

1/4 – *MOMMY & ME!* Candy Corn Unicorns Set (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint BB8 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint Chewbacca (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/6 – *STAR WARS!* Paint R2D2 (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1/11 – Sparkle Unicorn (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/11 – Greatness (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/12 – Donut Panic (Ages 5+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1/18 – Bright Love Trees (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Pizza My Heart (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

1/25 – Gentle Giants (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/1 – *FREE CUPCAKES!* Rainbow Cupcake Party (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/1 – Peaceful Birch (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/11 – Be Mine Gnome (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Unicorn Set 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/15 – *MOMMY & ME!* Mermicorns Set (Ages 5+) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2/15 – *TWO PAINTERS!* Better Together Set (Ages 12+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/16 – *MOMMY/DADDY & ME!* Love Trees Set (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/18 – Wander Boho Feathers (Ages 12+ )6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

2/22 – *CHOOSE YOUR BOOT!* Lil’ Buckaroos (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2/22 – A Blush and Rose Gold Winter (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2/23 – I Whaley Love You (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2/25 – A Paris Sunset (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

Anastasia @ Civic Center
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

Willis Broadway Series

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Des Moines at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak.

Age Recommendation: May be inappropriate for ages 7 and under

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.