Temporary Calendar

Jul
4
Sat
Storywalk @ Various Warren County Parks
Jul 4 all-day
StoryWalk® is a fun idea to get communities outside and reading. Each month, we will put new nature-themed children’s stories along trails in different parks. Stories will all be nature-themed and fun to read! Bring your whole family out to hike and read a page of the story every few feet as you go along. Below is a schedule of where and when the books will be placed. Call us ahead of time if you want to know the exact location of the StoryWalk within the park (515-961-6169). Please sign our guest book at the end of each StoryWalk® so we know how many people made it out. Summer StoryWalk Schedule: June – Annett Nature Center July – Woodland Mounds August – Otter Creek
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.)!

 

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.

Home Base Grimes Independence Day Fireworks Show @ Grimes Sports Complex
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

We do ask that everyone please consider staying in their cars, watching from their homes or just making sure that you are abiding by the social distancing guidelines.

In Partnership with the City of Grimes, a Home Base Iowa Community, looks forward to celebrating our nation’s Independence Day on the evening of July 4th at the Grimes Sports Complex (600 S James Street) at 10PM.

**Time is subject to change** So please keep checking for updates leading up to and day of the event!

Vetarans, please visit https://www.homebaseiowa.gov/ for a list of known local benefits.

Jul
5
Sun
Storywalk @ Various Warren County Parks
Jul 5 all-day

StoryWalk® is a fun idea to get communities outside and reading. Each month, we will put new nature-themed children’s stories along trails in different parks. Stories will all be nature-themed and fun to read! Bring your whole family out to hike and read a page of the story every few feet as you go along. Below is a schedule of where and when the books will be placed. Call us ahead of time if you want to know the exact location of the StoryWalk within the park (515-961-6169). Please sign our guest book at the end of each StoryWalk® so we know how many people made it out.

Summer StoryWalk Schedule:

June – Annett Nature Center

July – Woodland Mounds

August – Otter Creek

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

Jul
6
Mon
Goldie’s Kids Club: At-Home Summer Expeditions @ ONLINE EVENT - State Historical Museum of Iowa
Jul 6 all-day

Join Goldie the Goldfinch and explore the state together through new online activities to bring history alive from the comfort of your own home! Each week of summer, historians of all ages will focus on a state historic site, an Iowa history topic or a local museum. See below for the unique summer experiences available only through the State Historical Museum of Iowa.

Not a Goldie’s Kids Club member? Join today!

Expedition Schedule

Weekly Theme Dates Activity Highlights
Week 1: American Gothic House June 1-7 + Coloring Sheets
+ Connect the Dots Activity
+ “Think Like an Artist” Cards
Week 2: Automobiles June 8-14 Goldie at Home: Electric Car Activity
+ The Goldfinch: The Automobile Age
Week 3: Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Girlhood Home and Museum
June 15-21 + Girlhood Home Virtual Experience
+ Iowa Women’s Suffrage Photo Collection
+ Featured Webinar about Catt’s Legacy
Week 4: Prohibition and Temperance June 22-28 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Explore a Prohibition Exhibit
Week 5: Plum Grove Historic Home June 29-July 5 + Plum Grove Object Search
+ Plum Butter Recipe
Week 6: Movies & Film July 6-12 + Goldie Movie Recommendations
+ Iowa Movie Night BINGO
+ Animator Don Hall Showcase
Week 7: Western Historic Trails Center July 13-19 + Crossword
The Goldfinch: Early Explorers
Week 8: Iowa State Fair July 20-26 + State Fair Artifact Videos
+ Coloring Sheets
Week 9: Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop July 27-August 2 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Edel Blacksmith Shop Video
Week 10: Montauk Historic Site August 3-9 + Montauk Photo Collection
+ Larrabee Family Home Video
Weeks 11-12: Women’s Suffrage August 10-23 + Coloring Sheets
+ Crossword
+ Children’s Suffrage Book List
Week 13: World War II August 24-30 + Anne Frank’s Iowa Pen Pal
The Goldfinch: War! Can the U.S. Remain Neutral
Storywalk @ Various Warren County Parks
Jul 6 all-day

StoryWalk® is a fun idea to get communities outside and reading. Each month, we will put new nature-themed children’s stories along trails in different parks. Stories will all be nature-themed and fun to read! Bring your whole family out to hike and read a page of the story every few feet as you go along. Below is a schedule of where and when the books will be placed. Call us ahead of time if you want to know the exact location of the StoryWalk within the park (515-961-6169). Please sign our guest book at the end of each StoryWalk® so we know how many people made it out.

Summer StoryWalk Schedule:

June – Annett Nature Center

July – Woodland Mounds

August – Otter Creek

Des Moines Public Pools Opening Day @ Birdland Pool, Nahas Aquatic Center, Teachout Aquatic Center
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm

2020 Pool Season

On Monday, July 6, Nahas Aquatic Center will open in addition to Birdland Pool and Teachout Aquatic Center. These three facilities will be open daily to the public for swim lessons, fitness classes and open swim. Ashworth and Northwest Aquatic Centers will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Monday – Friday
8 – 9 a.m. – Lap swim (Note: You must be 15 years or older to participate in lap swim. Lanes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Swim lessons.
12:15 – 1 p.m. – Aqua fitness class/lap swim. (Note: aquatic centers have a lower number of available lanes).
1 – 4:30 p.m. – Public open swim.
4:45 – 6:45 p.m. – Swim lessons.
7 – 8:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Saturday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 6:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Sunday
12 – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 5:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Fitness Classes
Monday – Aqua Zumba at Birdland.
Tuesday – Aqua Body at Birdland.
Wednesday – Aqua Zumba at Teachout.
Thursday – Aqua Body at Teachout.

For patron and staff safety, our team has implemented the following COVID19 modifications for the 2020 season:

Daily admission:
Adults 21 and over: $4
Ages 3 – 20: $2
2 and under: Free
Half price admission after 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Half price admission after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Capacity is limited to 200 people per facility, with a “one in, one out” policy.
Pay at the gate. No preregistration will be taken.
No season passes.
Waivers required upon admission for those 18 and up. It is strongly encouraged that a parent or legal guardian attend with patrons under 18.
The tube slides at Teachout will be closed; however, the non-tube water slides at all other facilities will be open.
No pool rentals will be available.
No chairs provided. Patrons can bring their own chair for use under shade canopies and on grass/deck areas.
No lockers/baskets.
Concessions open and provided in accordance with state regulations for restaurant services.
Facilities cleaned between sessions and throughout the day as needed.

Des Moines Public Pools Half Price Admission @ Birdland Pool, Nahas Aquatic Center, Teachout Aquatic Center
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm

2020 Pool Season

On Monday, July 6, Nahas Aquatic Center will open in addition to Birdland Pool and Teachout Aquatic Center. These three facilities will be open daily to the public for swim lessons, fitness classes and open swim. Ashworth and Northwest Aquatic Centers will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Monday – Friday
8 – 9 a.m. – Lap swim (Note: You must be 15 years or older to participate in lap swim. Lanes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Swim lessons.
12:15 – 1 p.m. – Aqua fitness class/lap swim. (Note: aquatic centers have a lower number of available lanes).
1 – 4:30 p.m. – Public open swim.
4:45 – 6:45 p.m. – Swim lessons.
7 – 8:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Saturday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 6:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Sunday
12 – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 5:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Fitness Classes
Monday – Aqua Zumba at Birdland.
Tuesday – Aqua Body at Birdland.
Wednesday – Aqua Zumba at Teachout.
Thursday – Aqua Body at Teachout.

For patron and staff safety, our team has implemented the following COVID19 modifications for the 2020 season:

Daily admission:
Adults 21 and over: $4
Ages 3 – 20: $2
2 and under: Free
Half price admission after 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Half price admission after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Capacity is limited to 200 people per facility, with a “one in, one out” policy.
Pay at the gate. No preregistration will be taken.
No season passes.
Waivers required upon admission for those 18 and up. It is strongly encouraged that a parent or legal guardian attend with patrons under 18.
The tube slides at Teachout will be closed; however, the non-tube water slides at all other facilities will be open.
No pool rentals will be available.
No chairs provided. Patrons can bring their own chair for use under shade canopies and on grass/deck areas.
No lockers/baskets.
Concessions open and provided in accordance with state regulations for restaurant services.
Facilities cleaned between sessions and throughout the day as needed.

Jul
7
Tue
Goldie’s Kids Club: At-Home Summer Expeditions @ ONLINE EVENT - State Historical Museum of Iowa
Jul 7 all-day

Join Goldie the Goldfinch and explore the state together through new online activities to bring history alive from the comfort of your own home! Each week of summer, historians of all ages will focus on a state historic site, an Iowa history topic or a local museum. See below for the unique summer experiences available only through the State Historical Museum of Iowa.

Not a Goldie’s Kids Club member? Join today!

Expedition Schedule

Weekly Theme Dates Activity Highlights
Week 1: American Gothic House June 1-7 + Coloring Sheets
+ Connect the Dots Activity
+ “Think Like an Artist” Cards
Week 2: Automobiles June 8-14 Goldie at Home: Electric Car Activity
+ The Goldfinch: The Automobile Age
Week 3: Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Girlhood Home and Museum
June 15-21 + Girlhood Home Virtual Experience
+ Iowa Women’s Suffrage Photo Collection
+ Featured Webinar about Catt’s Legacy
Week 4: Prohibition and Temperance June 22-28 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Explore a Prohibition Exhibit
Week 5: Plum Grove Historic Home June 29-July 5 + Plum Grove Object Search
+ Plum Butter Recipe
Week 6: Movies & Film July 6-12 + Goldie Movie Recommendations
+ Iowa Movie Night BINGO
+ Animator Don Hall Showcase
Week 7: Western Historic Trails Center July 13-19 + Crossword
The Goldfinch: Early Explorers
Week 8: Iowa State Fair July 20-26 + State Fair Artifact Videos
+ Coloring Sheets
Week 9: Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop July 27-August 2 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Edel Blacksmith Shop Video
Week 10: Montauk Historic Site August 3-9 + Montauk Photo Collection
+ Larrabee Family Home Video
Weeks 11-12: Women’s Suffrage August 10-23 + Coloring Sheets
+ Crossword
+ Children’s Suffrage Book List
Week 13: World War II August 24-30 + Anne Frank’s Iowa Pen Pal
The Goldfinch: War! Can the U.S. Remain Neutral
Storywalk @ Various Warren County Parks
Jul 7 all-day

StoryWalk® is a fun idea to get communities outside and reading. Each month, we will put new nature-themed children’s stories along trails in different parks. Stories will all be nature-themed and fun to read! Bring your whole family out to hike and read a page of the story every few feet as you go along. Below is a schedule of where and when the books will be placed. Call us ahead of time if you want to know the exact location of the StoryWalk within the park (515-961-6169). Please sign our guest book at the end of each StoryWalk® so we know how many people made it out.

Summer StoryWalk Schedule:

June – Annett Nature Center

July – Woodland Mounds

August – Otter Creek

Story Time in Colby Park @ Colby Park
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am

Join your children, as interactive books are read aloud in Colby Park.  While the books will be geared to the 3-6 year old age group,   ALL age groups are welcome.  Our goal is to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, where kids can be kids and you can enjoy quality time with your children, as they explore new experiences.

Where: Colby Park – Meet near the picnic benches
When:  Tuesday mornings:  July and August
Time:    10:00am

What to bring: Blanket or towel to sit on / a drink if it is hot. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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*
Capitol Complex Farmers’ Market @ Iowa Capitol Grounds
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am

Every Tuesday, June 16 to September 29, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm

Where: E. 13th St. between E. Walnut St. and E. Grand Ave.

Eat healthy and support Iowa farmers and vendors selling their homegrown and homemade products.

Lunch and Lures @ Various Polk County Parks
Jul 7 @ 11:30 am

Bring your lunch and fishing gear as we visit a different Polk County pond each month during the summer to see what is biting. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well. Fishing license is required for participants over 16 years of age.

July  – Jester Park, Shelter #5
August 4 – Yellow Banks Park, meet by pond

REGISTRATION: Required

DEADLINE: The day before

COST: FREE

AGES: 5+

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.

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..

Des Moines Public Pools Half Price Admission @ Birdland Pool, Nahas Aquatic Center, Teachout Aquatic Center
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

2020 Pool Season

On Monday, July 6, Nahas Aquatic Center will open in addition to Birdland Pool and Teachout Aquatic Center. These three facilities will be open daily to the public for swim lessons, fitness classes and open swim. Ashworth and Northwest Aquatic Centers will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Monday – Friday
8 – 9 a.m. – Lap swim (Note: You must be 15 years or older to participate in lap swim. Lanes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Swim lessons.
12:15 – 1 p.m. – Aqua fitness class/lap swim. (Note: aquatic centers have a lower number of available lanes).
1 – 4:30 p.m. – Public open swim.
4:45 – 6:45 p.m. – Swim lessons.
7 – 8:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Saturday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 6:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Sunday
12 – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 5:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Fitness Classes
Monday – Aqua Zumba at Birdland.
Tuesday – Aqua Body at Birdland.
Wednesday – Aqua Zumba at Teachout.
Thursday – Aqua Body at Teachout.

For patron and staff safety, our team has implemented the following COVID19 modifications for the 2020 season:

Daily admission:
Adults 21 and over: $4
Ages 3 – 20: $2
2 and under: Free
Half price admission after 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Half price admission after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Capacity is limited to 200 people per facility, with a “one in, one out” policy.
Pay at the gate. No preregistration will be taken.
No season passes.
Waivers required upon admission for those 18 and up. It is strongly encouraged that a parent or legal guardian attend with patrons under 18.
The tube slides at Teachout will be closed; however, the non-tube water slides at all other facilities will be open.
No pool rentals will be available.
No chairs provided. Patrons can bring their own chair for use under shade canopies and on grass/deck areas.
No lockers/baskets.
Concessions open and provided in accordance with state regulations for restaurant services.
Facilities cleaned between sessions and throughout the day as needed.

Jul
8
Wed
Goldie’s Kids Club: At-Home Summer Expeditions @ ONLINE EVENT - State Historical Museum of Iowa
Jul 8 all-day

Join Goldie the Goldfinch and explore the state together through new online activities to bring history alive from the comfort of your own home! Each week of summer, historians of all ages will focus on a state historic site, an Iowa history topic or a local museum. See below for the unique summer experiences available only through the State Historical Museum of Iowa.

Not a Goldie’s Kids Club member? Join today!

Expedition Schedule

Weekly Theme Dates Activity Highlights
Week 1: American Gothic House June 1-7 + Coloring Sheets
+ Connect the Dots Activity
+ “Think Like an Artist” Cards
Week 2: Automobiles June 8-14 Goldie at Home: Electric Car Activity
+ The Goldfinch: The Automobile Age
Week 3: Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Girlhood Home and Museum
June 15-21 + Girlhood Home Virtual Experience
+ Iowa Women’s Suffrage Photo Collection
+ Featured Webinar about Catt’s Legacy
Week 4: Prohibition and Temperance June 22-28 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Explore a Prohibition Exhibit
Week 5: Plum Grove Historic Home June 29-July 5 + Plum Grove Object Search
+ Plum Butter Recipe
Week 6: Movies & Film July 6-12 + Goldie Movie Recommendations
+ Iowa Movie Night BINGO
+ Animator Don Hall Showcase
Week 7: Western Historic Trails Center July 13-19 + Crossword
The Goldfinch: Early Explorers
Week 8: Iowa State Fair July 20-26 + State Fair Artifact Videos
+ Coloring Sheets
Week 9: Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop July 27-August 2 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Edel Blacksmith Shop Video
Week 10: Montauk Historic Site August 3-9 + Montauk Photo Collection
+ Larrabee Family Home Video
Weeks 11-12: Women’s Suffrage August 10-23 + Coloring Sheets
+ Crossword
+ Children’s Suffrage Book List
Week 13: World War II August 24-30 + Anne Frank’s Iowa Pen Pal
The Goldfinch: War! Can the U.S. Remain Neutral
Jul
4
Sat
Storywalk @ Various Warren County Parks
Jul 4 all-day

StoryWalk® is a fun idea to get communities outside and reading. Each month, we will put new nature-themed children’s stories along trails in different parks. Stories will all be nature-themed and fun to read! Bring your whole family out to hike and read a page of the story every few feet as you go along. Below is a schedule of where and when the books will be placed. Call us ahead of time if you want to know the exact location of the StoryWalk within the park (515-961-6169). Please sign our guest book at the end of each StoryWalk® so we know how many people made it out.

Summer StoryWalk Schedule:

June – Annett Nature Center

July – Woodland Mounds

August – Otter Creek

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.)!

 

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.

Home Base Grimes Independence Day Fireworks Show @ Grimes Sports Complex
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

We do ask that everyone please consider staying in their cars, watching from their homes or just making sure that you are abiding by the social distancing guidelines.

In Partnership with the City of Grimes, a Home Base Iowa Community, looks forward to celebrating our nation’s Independence Day on the evening of July 4th at the Grimes Sports Complex (600 S James Street) at 10PM.

**Time is subject to change** So please keep checking for updates leading up to and day of the event!

Vetarans, please visit https://www.homebaseiowa.gov/ for a list of known local benefits.

Jul
5
Sun
Storywalk @ Various Warren County Parks
Jul 5 all-day

StoryWalk® is a fun idea to get communities outside and reading. Each month, we will put new nature-themed children’s stories along trails in different parks. Stories will all be nature-themed and fun to read! Bring your whole family out to hike and read a page of the story every few feet as you go along. Below is a schedule of where and when the books will be placed. Call us ahead of time if you want to know the exact location of the StoryWalk within the park (515-961-6169). Please sign our guest book at the end of each StoryWalk® so we know how many people made it out.

Summer StoryWalk Schedule:

June – Annett Nature Center

July – Woodland Mounds

August – Otter Creek

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

Jul
6
Mon
Goldie’s Kids Club: At-Home Summer Expeditions @ ONLINE EVENT - State Historical Museum of Iowa
Jul 6 all-day

Join Goldie the Goldfinch and explore the state together through new online activities to bring history alive from the comfort of your own home! Each week of summer, historians of all ages will focus on a state historic site, an Iowa history topic or a local museum. See below for the unique summer experiences available only through the State Historical Museum of Iowa.

Not a Goldie’s Kids Club member? Join today!

Expedition Schedule

Weekly Theme Dates Activity Highlights
Week 1: American Gothic House June 1-7 + Coloring Sheets
+ Connect the Dots Activity
+ “Think Like an Artist” Cards
Week 2: Automobiles June 8-14 Goldie at Home: Electric Car Activity
+ The Goldfinch: The Automobile Age
Week 3: Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Girlhood Home and Museum
June 15-21 + Girlhood Home Virtual Experience
+ Iowa Women’s Suffrage Photo Collection
+ Featured Webinar about Catt’s Legacy
Week 4: Prohibition and Temperance June 22-28 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Explore a Prohibition Exhibit
Week 5: Plum Grove Historic Home June 29-July 5 + Plum Grove Object Search
+ Plum Butter Recipe
Week 6: Movies & Film July 6-12 + Goldie Movie Recommendations
+ Iowa Movie Night BINGO
+ Animator Don Hall Showcase
Week 7: Western Historic Trails Center July 13-19 + Crossword
The Goldfinch: Early Explorers
Week 8: Iowa State Fair July 20-26 + State Fair Artifact Videos
+ Coloring Sheets
Week 9: Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop July 27-August 2 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Edel Blacksmith Shop Video
Week 10: Montauk Historic Site August 3-9 + Montauk Photo Collection
+ Larrabee Family Home Video
Weeks 11-12: Women’s Suffrage August 10-23 + Coloring Sheets
+ Crossword
+ Children’s Suffrage Book List
Week 13: World War II August 24-30 + Anne Frank’s Iowa Pen Pal
The Goldfinch: War! Can the U.S. Remain Neutral
Storywalk @ Various Warren County Parks
Jul 6 all-day

StoryWalk® is a fun idea to get communities outside and reading. Each month, we will put new nature-themed children’s stories along trails in different parks. Stories will all be nature-themed and fun to read! Bring your whole family out to hike and read a page of the story every few feet as you go along. Below is a schedule of where and when the books will be placed. Call us ahead of time if you want to know the exact location of the StoryWalk within the park (515-961-6169). Please sign our guest book at the end of each StoryWalk® so we know how many people made it out.

Summer StoryWalk Schedule:

June – Annett Nature Center

July – Woodland Mounds

August – Otter Creek

Des Moines Public Pools Opening Day @ Birdland Pool, Nahas Aquatic Center, Teachout Aquatic Center
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm

2020 Pool Season

On Monday, July 6, Nahas Aquatic Center will open in addition to Birdland Pool and Teachout Aquatic Center. These three facilities will be open daily to the public for swim lessons, fitness classes and open swim. Ashworth and Northwest Aquatic Centers will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Monday – Friday
8 – 9 a.m. – Lap swim (Note: You must be 15 years or older to participate in lap swim. Lanes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Swim lessons.
12:15 – 1 p.m. – Aqua fitness class/lap swim. (Note: aquatic centers have a lower number of available lanes).
1 – 4:30 p.m. – Public open swim.
4:45 – 6:45 p.m. – Swim lessons.
7 – 8:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Saturday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 6:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Sunday
12 – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 5:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Fitness Classes
Monday – Aqua Zumba at Birdland.
Tuesday – Aqua Body at Birdland.
Wednesday – Aqua Zumba at Teachout.
Thursday – Aqua Body at Teachout.

For patron and staff safety, our team has implemented the following COVID19 modifications for the 2020 season:

Daily admission:
Adults 21 and over: $4
Ages 3 – 20: $2
2 and under: Free
Half price admission after 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Half price admission after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Capacity is limited to 200 people per facility, with a “one in, one out” policy.
Pay at the gate. No preregistration will be taken.
No season passes.
Waivers required upon admission for those 18 and up. It is strongly encouraged that a parent or legal guardian attend with patrons under 18.
The tube slides at Teachout will be closed; however, the non-tube water slides at all other facilities will be open.
No pool rentals will be available.
No chairs provided. Patrons can bring their own chair for use under shade canopies and on grass/deck areas.
No lockers/baskets.
Concessions open and provided in accordance with state regulations for restaurant services.
Facilities cleaned between sessions and throughout the day as needed.

Des Moines Public Pools Half Price Admission @ Birdland Pool, Nahas Aquatic Center, Teachout Aquatic Center
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm

2020 Pool Season

On Monday, July 6, Nahas Aquatic Center will open in addition to Birdland Pool and Teachout Aquatic Center. These three facilities will be open daily to the public for swim lessons, fitness classes and open swim. Ashworth and Northwest Aquatic Centers will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Monday – Friday
8 – 9 a.m. – Lap swim (Note: You must be 15 years or older to participate in lap swim. Lanes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Swim lessons.
12:15 – 1 p.m. – Aqua fitness class/lap swim. (Note: aquatic centers have a lower number of available lanes).
1 – 4:30 p.m. – Public open swim.
4:45 – 6:45 p.m. – Swim lessons.
7 – 8:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Saturday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 6:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Sunday
12 – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 5:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Fitness Classes
Monday – Aqua Zumba at Birdland.
Tuesday – Aqua Body at Birdland.
Wednesday – Aqua Zumba at Teachout.
Thursday – Aqua Body at Teachout.

For patron and staff safety, our team has implemented the following COVID19 modifications for the 2020 season:

Daily admission:
Adults 21 and over: $4
Ages 3 – 20: $2
2 and under: Free
Half price admission after 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Half price admission after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Capacity is limited to 200 people per facility, with a “one in, one out” policy.
Pay at the gate. No preregistration will be taken.
No season passes.
Waivers required upon admission for those 18 and up. It is strongly encouraged that a parent or legal guardian attend with patrons under 18.
The tube slides at Teachout will be closed; however, the non-tube water slides at all other facilities will be open.
No pool rentals will be available.
No chairs provided. Patrons can bring their own chair for use under shade canopies and on grass/deck areas.
No lockers/baskets.
Concessions open and provided in accordance with state regulations for restaurant services.
Facilities cleaned between sessions and throughout the day as needed.

Jul
7
Tue
Goldie’s Kids Club: At-Home Summer Expeditions @ ONLINE EVENT - State Historical Museum of Iowa
Jul 7 all-day

Join Goldie the Goldfinch and explore the state together through new online activities to bring history alive from the comfort of your own home! Each week of summer, historians of all ages will focus on a state historic site, an Iowa history topic or a local museum. See below for the unique summer experiences available only through the State Historical Museum of Iowa.

Not a Goldie’s Kids Club member? Join today!

Expedition Schedule

Weekly Theme Dates Activity Highlights
Week 1: American Gothic House June 1-7 + Coloring Sheets
+ Connect the Dots Activity
+ “Think Like an Artist” Cards
Week 2: Automobiles June 8-14 Goldie at Home: Electric Car Activity
+ The Goldfinch: The Automobile Age
Week 3: Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Girlhood Home and Museum
June 15-21 + Girlhood Home Virtual Experience
+ Iowa Women’s Suffrage Photo Collection
+ Featured Webinar about Catt’s Legacy
Week 4: Prohibition and Temperance June 22-28 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Explore a Prohibition Exhibit
Week 5: Plum Grove Historic Home June 29-July 5 + Plum Grove Object Search
+ Plum Butter Recipe
Week 6: Movies & Film July 6-12 + Goldie Movie Recommendations
+ Iowa Movie Night BINGO
+ Animator Don Hall Showcase
Week 7: Western Historic Trails Center July 13-19 + Crossword
The Goldfinch: Early Explorers
Week 8: Iowa State Fair July 20-26 + State Fair Artifact Videos
+ Coloring Sheets
Week 9: Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop July 27-August 2 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Edel Blacksmith Shop Video
Week 10: Montauk Historic Site August 3-9 + Montauk Photo Collection
+ Larrabee Family Home Video
Weeks 11-12: Women’s Suffrage August 10-23 + Coloring Sheets
+ Crossword
+ Children’s Suffrage Book List
Week 13: World War II August 24-30 + Anne Frank’s Iowa Pen Pal
The Goldfinch: War! Can the U.S. Remain Neutral
Storywalk @ Various Warren County Parks
Jul 7 all-day

StoryWalk® is a fun idea to get communities outside and reading. Each month, we will put new nature-themed children’s stories along trails in different parks. Stories will all be nature-themed and fun to read! Bring your whole family out to hike and read a page of the story every few feet as you go along. Below is a schedule of where and when the books will be placed. Call us ahead of time if you want to know the exact location of the StoryWalk within the park (515-961-6169). Please sign our guest book at the end of each StoryWalk® so we know how many people made it out.

Summer StoryWalk Schedule:

June – Annett Nature Center

July – Woodland Mounds

August – Otter Creek

Story Time in Colby Park @ Colby Park
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am

Join your children, as interactive books are read aloud in Colby Park.  While the books will be geared to the 3-6 year old age group,   ALL age groups are welcome.  Our goal is to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, where kids can be kids and you can enjoy quality time with your children, as they explore new experiences.

Where: Colby Park – Meet near the picnic benches
When:  Tuesday mornings:  July and August
Time:    10:00am

What to bring: Blanket or towel to sit on / a drink if it is hot. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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*
Capitol Complex Farmers’ Market @ Iowa Capitol Grounds
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am

Every Tuesday, June 16 to September 29, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm

Where: E. 13th St. between E. Walnut St. and E. Grand Ave.

Eat healthy and support Iowa farmers and vendors selling their homegrown and homemade products.

Lunch and Lures @ Various Polk County Parks
Jul 7 @ 11:30 am

Bring your lunch and fishing gear as we visit a different Polk County pond each month during the summer to see what is biting. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well. Fishing license is required for participants over 16 years of age.

July  – Jester Park, Shelter #5
August 4 – Yellow Banks Park, meet by pond

REGISTRATION: Required

DEADLINE: The day before

COST: FREE

AGES: 5+

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.

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..

Des Moines Public Pools Half Price Admission @ Birdland Pool, Nahas Aquatic Center, Teachout Aquatic Center
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

2020 Pool Season

On Monday, July 6, Nahas Aquatic Center will open in addition to Birdland Pool and Teachout Aquatic Center. These three facilities will be open daily to the public for swim lessons, fitness classes and open swim. Ashworth and Northwest Aquatic Centers will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Monday – Friday
8 – 9 a.m. – Lap swim (Note: You must be 15 years or older to participate in lap swim. Lanes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Swim lessons.
12:15 – 1 p.m. – Aqua fitness class/lap swim. (Note: aquatic centers have a lower number of available lanes).
1 – 4:30 p.m. – Public open swim.
4:45 – 6:45 p.m. – Swim lessons.
7 – 8:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Saturday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 6:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Sunday
12 – 1 p.m. – Lap swim.
1 – 5:30 p.m. – Public open swim.

Fitness Classes
Monday – Aqua Zumba at Birdland.
Tuesday – Aqua Body at Birdland.
Wednesday – Aqua Zumba at Teachout.
Thursday – Aqua Body at Teachout.

For patron and staff safety, our team has implemented the following COVID19 modifications for the 2020 season:

Daily admission:
Adults 21 and over: $4
Ages 3 – 20: $2
2 and under: Free
Half price admission after 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Half price admission after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Capacity is limited to 200 people per facility, with a “one in, one out” policy.
Pay at the gate. No preregistration will be taken.
No season passes.
Waivers required upon admission for those 18 and up. It is strongly encouraged that a parent or legal guardian attend with patrons under 18.
The tube slides at Teachout will be closed; however, the non-tube water slides at all other facilities will be open.
No pool rentals will be available.
No chairs provided. Patrons can bring their own chair for use under shade canopies and on grass/deck areas.
No lockers/baskets.
Concessions open and provided in accordance with state regulations for restaurant services.
Facilities cleaned between sessions and throughout the day as needed.

Jul
8
Wed
Goldie’s Kids Club: At-Home Summer Expeditions @ ONLINE EVENT - State Historical Museum of Iowa
Jul 8 all-day

Join Goldie the Goldfinch and explore the state together through new online activities to bring history alive from the comfort of your own home! Each week of summer, historians of all ages will focus on a state historic site, an Iowa history topic or a local museum. See below for the unique summer experiences available only through the State Historical Museum of Iowa.

Not a Goldie’s Kids Club member? Join today!

Expedition Schedule

Weekly Theme Dates Activity Highlights
Week 1: American Gothic House June 1-7 + Coloring Sheets
+ Connect the Dots Activity
+ “Think Like an Artist” Cards
Week 2: Automobiles June 8-14 Goldie at Home: Electric Car Activity
+ The Goldfinch: The Automobile Age
Week 3: Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Girlhood Home and Museum
June 15-21 + Girlhood Home Virtual Experience
+ Iowa Women’s Suffrage Photo Collection
+ Featured Webinar about Catt’s Legacy
Week 4: Prohibition and Temperance June 22-28 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Explore a Prohibition Exhibit
Week 5: Plum Grove Historic Home June 29-July 5 + Plum Grove Object Search
+ Plum Butter Recipe
Week 6: Movies & Film July 6-12 + Goldie Movie Recommendations
+ Iowa Movie Night BINGO
+ Animator Don Hall Showcase
Week 7: Western Historic Trails Center July 13-19 + Crossword
The Goldfinch: Early Explorers
Week 8: Iowa State Fair July 20-26 + State Fair Artifact Videos
+ Coloring Sheets
Week 9: Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop July 27-August 2 + Word Search Puzzle
+ Edel Blacksmith Shop Video
Week 10: Montauk Historic Site August 3-9 + Montauk Photo Collection
+ Larrabee Family Home Video
Weeks 11-12: Women’s Suffrage August 10-23 + Coloring Sheets
+ Crossword
+ Children’s Suffrage Book List
Week 13: World War II August 24-30 + Anne Frank’s Iowa Pen Pal
The Goldfinch: War! Can the U.S. Remain Neutral