Temporary Calendar

Jul
4
Sat
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 4 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County. Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date. Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.
City of Waukee – Skydiver Demonstration & 4th of July Fireworks @ Centennial Park
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Des Moines Skydivers will land in Centennial Park at 8 p.m., and fireworks will light up the sky at dusk (around 9:30 p.m.)!

 

West Des Moines Fireworks Display @ West Des Moines City Campus
Jul 4 @ 8:30 pm

The Fireworks Display will start at dusk over the West Des Moines City Campus.

City of Urbandale 4th of July Fireworks @ Walker Johnston Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

Urbandale is home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area!  We invite you to bring the family to celebrate Independence day in the community.

Fireworks viewing – the city parking lots around Walker Johnston Park will be available for parking & viewing of the fireworks. Area business parking lots will also be available.

Jul
5
Sun
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 5 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Goodguys 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am

The state’s finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars and tricked-out trucks gather at will gather at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. This highly-anticipated weekend will showcase over 4,000 pre-1972 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks, including the “Goodguys Top 12 Cars of the Year.”

Show Features

  • Over 4,000 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72
  • K&N Filters All American Sunday welcoming American made or powered vehicles of all years
  • Goodguys Autocross
  • Saturday Night Fireworks Extravaganza
  • Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits
  • Auto Races at Iowa State Fairgrounds Thursday and Friday 6:30pm, only $8 for Goodguys Participants
  • Swap Meet
  • AutoTrader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral
  • Model & Pedal Car Show
  • Live Music Entertainment Featuring “Richie Lee” and “Missbehavin”
  • Goodgals Arts & Crafts Gallery
  • Free Kids Entertainment – Revell Model Car Make n’ Take, PPG Kids Coloring Contest, Clowns & More!

Event Schedule

Friday, July 3 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 4 –  8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 5 – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm

Summerset Winery has been hosting live music concerts on Sunday afternoons for the past 20 years. Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.

Concerts take place every Sunday, May-October, and once or twice a month November-April.

Kids are welcome and FREE.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

JUNE SUNDAY TUNES EVENTS

June 7: Jake Shrodt and the Residuals

June 14: Ducharme-Jones

June 21: Get Off My Lawn Fathers Day- Dad’s get in Free

June 28: Recoil

JULY SUNDAY TUNES EVENTS

July 5: Independence day Weekend – Sons of Gladys Kravitz

July 12: Tony Valdez Duo

July 19: The String Prophets/Bob Pace & Kathryn Severing

July 26: Slipstream

Jul
6
Mon
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 6 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Jul
7
Tue
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 7 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Family Quest: Scattergories on the Library Lawn @ Indianola Public Library
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am

Take a walk and play a game with your whole family! We’ll have 10 categories on signs around the Library lawn. Each week will have a new set of categories and a new starting letter. Submit your list of words each week and get bragging rights if you win! Remember, be creative; if someone else comes up with the same word, neither of you get a point.

Picnic in the Park @ Doanes Park
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am
Grandparents, parents and caregivers of young children are invited to join us for Picnic in the Park. This free play group is a great opportunity for children to socialize and burn off energy, and adults to socialize and relax. Bring your own picnic lunch and join us for unstructured open play!
10:30 am to 12:00 noon
*Weather Permitting*
Johnston Farmers’ Market @ Johnston Public Library
Jul 7 @ 3:30 pm

The weekly Farmers Market will begin Tuesday, May 26 in the parking lot near the Simpson Barn and Johnston Public Library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. through the beginning of October. It is being moved this year because of the Johnston Town Center construction.

Area vendors offer fresh baked goods, homegrown produce and more.

Contact Judy Anderson at 515.278.0939 for more information.

Beaverdale Farmers’ Market @ Beaverdale
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm

GREAT VENDORS – LIVE MUSIC – FUN STUFF – GOOD FOOD – FRIENDS, FAMILY & NEIGHBORS

When:  Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: *NEW LOCATION* 48th Street & Franklin Avenue
Contact:  Jane at 515-238-3245 or info@beaverdalefarmersmarket.org

The market features vendors, entertainers, and consumers who value fresh, local food. Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and prepared meals that can be enjoyed in the seating areas..

Jul
8
Wed
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 8 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Art with Miss Amber @ ONLINE EVENT - Altoona Public Library
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am

Miss Amber will be posting a craft tutorial on our Facebook page every Wednesday.

If you make one of Miss Amber’s crafts, make sure to post a photo and tag the library @apliowa

Make sure to like and follow us on Facebook for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/AltoonaPublicLibrary

Indianola Farmers’ Market @ Warren County Fairgrounds
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm

The Indianola Farmers’ Market runs on Wednesdays July to September from 2:00  to 6:00 pm and features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, flowers and plants and more.

Waukee Farmers’ Market @ Triangle Park
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm

Market offering fresh produce, baked goods and crafts on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jul
9
Thu
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 9 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Geology Camp @ Jester Park Nature Center
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am

Come learn all about geology; it rocks! We will explore how geology is all around you, how rocks form, and how it has changed Iowa for millions of years. Campers will go rock and fossil hunting, play games, and make crafts.

Day 1 Meeting Location: Jester Park Nature Center patio

Day 2 Meeting Location: Yellow Banks Park Tent Camping Area

Session 1: July 9-10 from 9am-3:30pm

Session 2: August 3-4 from 9am-3:30pm

REGISTRATION: Required

DEADLINE: July 2 for session 1, July 27 for session 2

COST: $90

AGES: 8-9 year olds

Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the public and the staff. In response to the ongoing development of COVID-19, Polk County Conservation programs will adhere to social distancing, smaller group size, increased sanitation and facemasks mandatory while indoors.

Music in the Garden @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm

Full 2020 Schedule

June 11: Kevin Burt (Facebook Live)
June 18: Cedar County Cobras (Facebook Live)
June 25: Jason Walsmith (Facebook Live)

We will continue to evaluate the format for the remainder of the concert series based on local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations:

July 9: Claire Adams
July 16: Lily DeTaeye
July 23: Tony Valdez and the Rockets
July 30: Harper and Lee
Aug. 6: Dueling Fiddles
Aug. 13: Bonne Finken
Aug. 20: David Zollo & the Body Electric
Aug. 27: NOLA Jazz Band
Sept. 3: Annalibera
Sept. 10: Stu Ryan O’Brien Irish Pub Band
Sept. 17: Parranderos Latin Combo
Sept. 24: Porter Union

Jul
4
Sat
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 4 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

City of Waukee – Skydiver Demonstration & 4th of July Fireworks @ Centennial Park
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Des Moines Skydivers will land in Centennial Park at 8 p.m., and fireworks will light up the sky at dusk (around 9:30 p.m.)!

 

West Des Moines Fireworks Display @ West Des Moines City Campus
Jul 4 @ 8:30 pm

The Fireworks Display will start at dusk over the West Des Moines City Campus.

City of Urbandale 4th of July Fireworks @ Walker Johnston Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

Urbandale is home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area!  We invite you to bring the family to celebrate Independence day in the community.

Fireworks viewing – the city parking lots around Walker Johnston Park will be available for parking & viewing of the fireworks. Area business parking lots will also be available.

Jul
5
Sun
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 5 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Goodguys 29th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am

The state’s finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars and tricked-out trucks gather at will gather at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. This highly-anticipated weekend will showcase over 4,000 pre-1972 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks, including the “Goodguys Top 12 Cars of the Year.”

Show Features

  • Over 4,000 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72
  • K&N Filters All American Sunday welcoming American made or powered vehicles of all years
  • Goodguys Autocross
  • Saturday Night Fireworks Extravaganza
  • Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits
  • Auto Races at Iowa State Fairgrounds Thursday and Friday 6:30pm, only $8 for Goodguys Participants
  • Swap Meet
  • AutoTrader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral
  • Model & Pedal Car Show
  • Live Music Entertainment Featuring “Richie Lee” and “Missbehavin”
  • Goodgals Arts & Crafts Gallery
  • Free Kids Entertainment – Revell Model Car Make n’ Take, PPG Kids Coloring Contest, Clowns & More!

Event Schedule

Friday, July 3 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 4 –  8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 5 – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm

Summerset Winery has been hosting live music concerts on Sunday afternoons for the past 20 years. Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.

Concerts take place every Sunday, May-October, and once or twice a month November-April.

Kids are welcome and FREE.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

JUNE SUNDAY TUNES EVENTS

June 7: Jake Shrodt and the Residuals

June 14: Ducharme-Jones

June 21: Get Off My Lawn Fathers Day- Dad’s get in Free

June 28: Recoil

JULY SUNDAY TUNES EVENTS

July 5: Independence day Weekend – Sons of Gladys Kravitz

July 12: Tony Valdez Duo

July 19: The String Prophets/Bob Pace & Kathryn Severing

July 26: Slipstream

Jul
6
Mon
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 6 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Jul
7
Tue
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 7 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Family Quest: Scattergories on the Library Lawn @ Indianola Public Library
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am

Take a walk and play a game with your whole family! We’ll have 10 categories on signs around the Library lawn. Each week will have a new set of categories and a new starting letter. Submit your list of words each week and get bragging rights if you win! Remember, be creative; if someone else comes up with the same word, neither of you get a point.

Picnic in the Park @ Doanes Park
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am
Grandparents, parents and caregivers of young children are invited to join us for Picnic in the Park. This free play group is a great opportunity for children to socialize and burn off energy, and adults to socialize and relax. Bring your own picnic lunch and join us for unstructured open play!
10:30 am to 12:00 noon
*Weather Permitting*
Johnston Farmers’ Market @ Johnston Public Library
Jul 7 @ 3:30 pm

The weekly Farmers Market will begin Tuesday, May 26 in the parking lot near the Simpson Barn and Johnston Public Library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. through the beginning of October. It is being moved this year because of the Johnston Town Center construction.

Area vendors offer fresh baked goods, homegrown produce and more.

Contact Judy Anderson at 515.278.0939 for more information.

Beaverdale Farmers’ Market @ Beaverdale
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm

GREAT VENDORS – LIVE MUSIC – FUN STUFF – GOOD FOOD – FRIENDS, FAMILY & NEIGHBORS

When:  Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: *NEW LOCATION* 48th Street & Franklin Avenue
Contact:  Jane at 515-238-3245 or info@beaverdalefarmersmarket.org

The market features vendors, entertainers, and consumers who value fresh, local food. Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and prepared meals that can be enjoyed in the seating areas..

Jul
8
Wed
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 8 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Art with Miss Amber @ ONLINE EVENT - Altoona Public Library
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am

Miss Amber will be posting a craft tutorial on our Facebook page every Wednesday.

If you make one of Miss Amber’s crafts, make sure to post a photo and tag the library @apliowa

Make sure to like and follow us on Facebook for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/AltoonaPublicLibrary

Indianola Farmers’ Market @ Warren County Fairgrounds
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm

The Indianola Farmers’ Market runs on Wednesdays July to September from 2:00  to 6:00 pm and features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, flowers and plants and more.

Waukee Farmers’ Market @ Triangle Park
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm

Market offering fresh produce, baked goods and crafts on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jul
9
Thu
Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Jul 9 all-day

Grab your GPS, your binoculars and hiking boots, and get ready to explore! Find all 25 geocaches and collect the trading cards, April 1st- November 1st 2020. 

There are 25 Geocaching Fish Adventure Caches hidden in county, state and city parks around Warren County.

Geocaching is a great actvity for the whole family. Spend some time on the trails searching for hidden caches and collect all 25 fish cards. Please be safe and practice social distancing as you enjoy exploring. Due to Covid-19 you are welcome to simply “log your find” on geocaching.com and pick up cards from the Annett Nature Center at a later date.

Visit warrenccb.org or geocaching.com for the list of coodinates.

Geology Camp @ Jester Park Nature Center
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am

Come learn all about geology; it rocks! We will explore how geology is all around you, how rocks form, and how it has changed Iowa for millions of years. Campers will go rock and fossil hunting, play games, and make crafts.

Day 1 Meeting Location: Jester Park Nature Center patio

Day 2 Meeting Location: Yellow Banks Park Tent Camping Area

Session 1: July 9-10 from 9am-3:30pm

Session 2: August 3-4 from 9am-3:30pm

REGISTRATION: Required

DEADLINE: July 2 for session 1, July 27 for session 2

COST: $90

AGES: 8-9 year olds

Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the public and the staff. In response to the ongoing development of COVID-19, Polk County Conservation programs will adhere to social distancing, smaller group size, increased sanitation and facemasks mandatory while indoors.

Music in the Garden @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm

Full 2020 Schedule

June 11: Kevin Burt (Facebook Live)
June 18: Cedar County Cobras (Facebook Live)
June 25: Jason Walsmith (Facebook Live)

We will continue to evaluate the format for the remainder of the concert series based on local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations:

July 9: Claire Adams
July 16: Lily DeTaeye
July 23: Tony Valdez and the Rockets
July 30: Harper and Lee
Aug. 6: Dueling Fiddles
Aug. 13: Bonne Finken
Aug. 20: David Zollo & the Body Electric
Aug. 27: NOLA Jazz Band
Sept. 3: Annalibera
Sept. 10: Stu Ryan O’Brien Irish Pub Band
Sept. 17: Parranderos Latin Combo
Sept. 24: Porter Union