Calendar

Nov
14
Thu
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

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.

Dollar Day @ Merle Hay Lanes
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am

Dollar Day

$1.00 Games! $1.00 Shoe Rentals! $1.00 12 oz Soft Drinks!

10:00 am to 4:00 pm  and 9:00 pm to Close

Open Play @ Rainbow Play Systems of Iowa
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There are no limits to the grins and giggles at our play room. That’s because your kids are invited to jump, climb, swing, and play in our indoor showroom for just $10 per child for two hours of fun. You can also purchase punch cards – 5 Plays for $40 and 10 Plays for $75.

Follow us on Facebook for other special offers or changes to open play times and dates.

 

 

Fish Feedings @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 3 p.m. as we feed the fish in our Main Aquarium!

Do you have a youngster who would like to help us feed the fish?  Call the store at 515-957-5500 to make reserve a spot for one of our fish feedings days!

Santa N’ Paws @ ARL Des Moines
Nov 14 @ 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

 

Nov
15
Fri
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

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.

Open Play @ Rainbow Play Systems of Iowa
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There are no limits to the grins and giggles at our play room. That’s because your kids are invited to jump, climb, swing, and play in our indoor showroom for just $10 per child for two hours of fun. You can also purchase punch cards – 5 Plays for $40 and 10 Plays for $75.

Follow us on Facebook for other special offers or changes to open play times and dates.

 

 

Toddler Time @ Sky Zone Des Moines
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am

Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids.

WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY: 10AM-12PM

$9 (Age: 5 & under. Includes guardian admission)

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.

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

 

Nov
16
Sat
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

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

 

Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - The Shoppes at Three Fountains
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am

Barnes & Noble at The Shoppes at Three Fountains offer a weekly morning story time in their Children’s Department.  With a fun and exciting new book every week along with crafts and activities you won’t want to miss it.

Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - Jordan Creek Town Center
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am

Barnes & Noble at Jordan Creek Town Center offers weekly morning story times in their Children’s Department.  With a fun and exciting new book every week along with crafts and activities you won’t want to miss it.

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Nov 16 @ 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:

10/6 – Wicked Owlivia (Ages 10+) 1:00 to 3:00 PM

10/9 – Rustic Autumn Scarecrow (Ages 10+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

10/15 – Halloween Cat (Ages 10+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

10/17 – Copper Feathers (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

10/19 – Choose Your House Colors (Ages 10+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

10/20 – Neon Spider (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

10/20 – Fall Glimmer (Ages 12+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

10/26 – Fall Family (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

10/27 – *CREATE YOUR OWN ALIEN!* Alien Gang (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

11/2 – *CREATE YOUR OWN ALIEN!* Alien Gang (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

11/3 – *CREATE YOUR OWN ALIEN!* Alien Gang (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

11/9 – Hey, Turkey (Ages 5+)1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

11/16 – Reindog (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

11/16 – *PICK YOUR SNOWMAN!* Let It Snow (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

11/17 – Crazy Reindeer (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

11/17 – Smiling Is My Favorite! (Ages 10+) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

11/23 – Christmas Stargazing (Ages 10+) 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

11/23 – Alpaca the Gifts (Ages 10+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

11/24 – Neon Christmas Tree (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

11/29 – *MOMMY & ME!* Snowy Unicorn Set (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

11/29 – Holiday Tree of Light (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

 

Fish Feedings @ Bass Pro Shops
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 3 p.m. as we feed the fish in our Main Aquarium!

Do you have a youngster who would like to help us feed the fish?  Call the store at 515-957-5500 to make reserve a spot for one of our fish feedings days!

Painting Party @ Painting with a Twist
Nov 16 @ 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:

10/6 – Wicked Owlivia (Ages 10+) 1:00 to 3:00 PM

10/9 – Rustic Autumn Scarecrow (Ages 10+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

10/15 – Halloween Cat (Ages 10+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

10/17 – Copper Feathers (Ages 12+) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

10/19 – Choose Your House Colors (Ages 10+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

10/20 – Neon Spider (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

10/20 – Fall Glimmer (Ages 12+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

10/26 – Fall Family (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

10/27 – *CREATE YOUR OWN ALIEN!* Alien Gang (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

11/2 – *CREATE YOUR OWN ALIEN!* Alien Gang (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

11/3 – *CREATE YOUR OWN ALIEN!* Alien Gang (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

11/9 – Hey, Turkey (Ages 5+)1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

11/16 – Reindog (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

11/16 – *PICK YOUR SNOWMAN!* Let It Snow (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

11/17 – Crazy Reindeer (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

11/17 – Smiling Is My Favorite! (Ages 10+) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

11/23 – Christmas Stargazing (Ages 10+) 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

11/23 – Alpaca the Gifts (Ages 10+) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

11/24 – Neon Christmas Tree (Ages 5+) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

11/29 – *MOMMY & ME!* Snowy Unicorn Set (Ages 5+) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

11/29 – Holiday Tree of Light (Ages 10+) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

 

Nov
17
Sun
Baby & Me Sensory Storytime! @ Barnes & Noble - Jordan Creek Town Center
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am

Join us every Sunday at 11 AM for an interactive story time for 0-24 months! Our children’s bookseller will lead parents using music, books, and simple sensory activities to teach baby about the world around them. Our Events are always fun and free. Ask a bookseller for more details.

Baby & Me Storytime @ Barnes & Noble - The Shoppes at Three Fountains
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am

Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Plus, get a free Starbucks tall, hot or iced coffee (Café stores only).

Early Bird Special @ Bowlerama Lanes
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am

PLAY EARLY

Arriving early has its perks! Enjoy discounted games every Sunday starting at 11am!

Enjoy:

$1.50 Games of Bowling

$3.00 Shoe Rental

$3.00 Drink Specials

$4.50 Bloody Marys

Sundays from 11am – 1pm. Subject to lane availability.