Online Events Calendar

On-Line Events Calendar - dsm4kids.com

On-Line Events Calendar

Welcome to dsm4kids’ “Virtual” calendar!

We’ve adjusted our calendar to provide you with daily VIRTUAL activities! Find virtual classes, virtual events, and take home activities to keep you busy every day. We’ll be filling the calendar in coming weeks with lots of options to get you through these uncertain times.

To keep up to date on weekend events and activities be sure to sign up for our Weekend Fun Guide!

Apr
4
Sat
Brightly Storytime
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm
A 5-10, picture book read aloud.
STEAM Saturday
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm

Click on “Discussion” for videos and activities. STEAM activities posted every Saturday

Scoop the Zoo Loop @ Blank Park Zoo
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm

Inspired by teacher parades and ‘scooping the loop,’ staff at Blank Park Zoo set-up lighted displays around the parking lot and will be inviting the public to drive through this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. to view the lights. (April 2, 3, and 4, 2020).

“We wanted to create an event that allows people to get out of the house, but stay in the car with the windows up and follow social distancing guidelines,” said Anne Shimerdla, president and COO.

Admission will be free, and Blank Park Zoo will be encouraging donations via its website, www.blankparkzoo.com and Facebook channels.

“Blank Park Zoo is a non-profit organization, and we rely on revenue from admissions, memberships, classes and donations to fund the operations of the Zoo,” said Shimerdla. “We are continuing our mission of excellent animal care, and your generous donations will help out greatly at this time.”

If you wish to donate to Blank Park Zoo, go to www.blankparkzoo.com/donate and www.facebook.com/blankparkzoo.

Apr
5
Sun
Iowa PBS Virtual Learning Camp
Apr 5 @ 7:00 am

Join families from across Iowa as we keep our skills sharp through a guided online learning camp with weekly challenges and educational apps from PBS KIDS and Iowa PBS Education!

This guided camp is ideal for little ones 5-8 to spend a little time each week practicing their literacy and math skills. Learn more >>> iowapbs.org/virtualcamp

Altoona Public Library + Creativebug Online Video Classes
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

Log in any time!!!

Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

You will need to enter your Altoona Public library card number and PIN to log in to creativebug.com.

At Home With the Y
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

Although our facilities are temporarily closed to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, our mission work goes on. We have created a page for resources, workouts and activities for you and your family such as:
– Curated PDF workouts
– Workout videos (YMCA & Les Mills classes)
– Mental health resources
– Mindfulness & Meditation resources
– Youth education videos courtesy of Des Moines Y Camp
– Live Yers and Preschool activities & curriculum
– Youth fitness ideas

We’re doing what we can to help you and your family stay healthy in mind, spirit and body and hope you feel #AtHomeWithTheY. Join us: dmymca.org/AtHomeWithTheY.

Decorate Your Window – Johnston & Grimes
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am
Des Moines Art Center Virtual Tours
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

The Des Moines Art Center launched virtual tours of their permanent collections and special exhibitions in March 2020. The tours allow visitors to click through the extensive collections as if they were at the museum, walking through the galleries.

Egg Hunt @ Panera Bread
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

Panera Bread of Iowa will hold a visual Egg Hunt for children from April 5th to April 11th, 2020. Café windows will be decorated with eggs that children can visually hunt for from their family vehicle. Each child that participates will be given a free cookie during their visit. Children that find all of the eggs can enter an online raffle for a $25 gift card.

Geocaching Fish Adventure @ Annette Nature Center
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

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.

Princess Pen Pal Program
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

Homeschooling your little royals for the next few weeks? The princesses are all cooped up in their castles and are looking for PRINCESS PEN PALS! Just send a letter to our castle (Address below) and get a reply in about a week. Have questions? Write them in the comment section below and we will get those answered!! This service is free of charge and we look forward to connecting with you all soon!

(**Don’t forget to send a self addressed stamped envelope as well!)

www.partywithaprincess.com

Spring into Reading
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

Looking to keep your kids reading over the next few weeks? Or already reading, and looking for a fun way to track those minutes?

Check out our Spring Reading Challenge at https://grimes.beanstack.org.

If you have completed Summer Reading, Winter Reading, or 1000 Books before Kindergarten at Grimes Public Library, you already have a Beanstack account.

Message us on facebook or at fionn@grimeslibrary.org if you need help with your login!

Spring into Reading
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

Starting March 20, join us for an online Spring into Reading Challenge! Log your reading minutes and complete some fun activities to earn an entry into a raffle for a gift card to a local business. For all ages! To register, visit this website or use your Beanstack Tracker App (iOS/Android). If you have questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below or email youthservices@wdm.iowa.gov. Enjoy, and stay safe. Let us know what you are reading these days.

Storyline Online
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am

Access any time!

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Brightly Storytime
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm

A 5-10, picture book read aloud.

DMSO at Home
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm

#DMSOatHome is a new series of videos and streaming content aimed at connecting with our community online during this period of closures and concert postponements. Join us each Sunday evening here on Facebook for a series of live-streamed recitals from our Des Moines Symphony Musicians.

Join us for our first DMSO at Home Live featuring Principal Trombone Casey Maday, accompanied by his wife, Dr. Erin Bodnar.

Apr
6
Mon
Iowa PBS Virtual Learning Camp
Apr 6 @ 7:00 am

Join families from across Iowa as we keep our skills sharp through a guided online learning camp with weekly challenges and educational apps from PBS KIDS and Iowa PBS Education!

This guided camp is ideal for little ones 5-8 to spend a little time each week practicing their literacy and math skills. Learn more >>> iowapbs.org/virtualcamp

Altoona Public Library + Creativebug Online Video Classes
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am

Log in any time!!!

Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

You will need to enter your Altoona Public library card number and PIN to log in to creativebug.com.

At Home With the Y
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am

Although our facilities are temporarily closed to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, our mission work goes on. We have created a page for resources, workouts and activities for you and your family such as:
– Curated PDF workouts
– Workout videos (YMCA & Les Mills classes)
– Mental health resources
– Mindfulness & Meditation resources
– Youth education videos courtesy of Des Moines Y Camp
– Live Yers and Preschool activities & curriculum
– Youth fitness ideas

We’re doing what we can to help you and your family stay healthy in mind, spirit and body and hope you feel #AtHomeWithTheY. Join us: dmymca.org/AtHomeWithTheY.

Des Moines Art Center Virtual Tours
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am

The Des Moines Art Center launched virtual tours of their permanent collections and special exhibitions in March 2020. The tours allow visitors to click through the extensive collections as if they were at the museum, walking through the galleries.