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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!

Jul
4
Sat
31 Miles Your Way @ ONLINE EVENT - Des Moines Parks & Recreation
Jul 4 all-day
We invite you to complete 31 miles your way in 31 days! This virtual event will keep you inspired, healthy and motivated from a safe social distance. All you have to do is sign up, complete 31 miles your way, and track it! You can walk, run, bike, swim, stroll, or sprint your way to the finish. Dates: July 1 – 31 Fee: $10 per participant (Includes t-shirt) Ages: 5 and up Visit bit.ly/31miles2020 to register and download the mileage tracking form. Mileage tracking forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2020 to receive a t-shirt. Contact events@dmgov.org for more information.
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.

Drive Thru Farmers’ Market @ Big Sky Bread Company Iowa
Jul 4 @ 7:00 am

We are excited to continue the Drive Thru Farmer’s Market! This even has been a lot of fun, for all the vendors as well as the customers! We have expanded to SIX vendors!!!

Big Sky Bread Company Iowa
Breakfast Guys & Gals
Crazy4Nuts
Just Paws Gourmet at Merle Hay Mall
Prairie Lake Acres
Timber Ridge Country Market

Click on each vendor to go to their facebook page!
Everyone takes cash and cards, except Timber RIdge Country Market. However, you can contact them, pre-order and pay over the phone if you would like.

This event will be held every Saturday from 7am-11am until/if the Downtown Market starts back up.

Enter on 70th St at S&C Automotive and follow the cones.

STEAM Saturday @ ONLINE EVENT - Grimes Public Library
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm

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

DMSO at Home Video Premiere: Yankee Doodle Pops @ ONLINE EVENT - Des Moines Symphony
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate Independence Day with the Symphony – online! Join us Saturday, July 4 for a livestream of our 2019 Yankee Doodle Pops Concert, “The Dream of America.”

“The Dream of America” celebrates the rich history and vivid dreams of our great country. Reprising a much-lauded performance from the 2018-2019 Masterworks season, the Symphony performs a suite from Ellis Island: The Dream of America, an ambitious new work by Peter Boyer which blends theater, narration, historical images, and music to portray immigrants in search of the American dream. Our nation’s vibrant heritage is brought to life in music as a cast of five actors perform short monologues from the Ellis Island Oral History Project. As always, the Des Moines Symphony plays time-honored, patriotic favorites including the Armed Forces Salute, The Stars and Stripes Forever, and the 1812 Overture with live Howitzer cannons and fireworks.

Our sincere thanks to Mediacom22 for providing the original broadcast footage so that we might share this powerful concert with our community once again in celebration of Independence Day.

#DMSOatHome is a new series of videos and streaming content aimed at connecting with our community online. Join us each week on our social media channels for videos, live-streamed recitals and more from our Des Moines Symphony Musicians.

Jul
5
Sun
31 Miles Your Way @ ONLINE EVENT - Des Moines Parks & Recreation
Jul 5 all-day

We invite you to complete 31 miles your way in 31 days! This virtual event will keep you inspired, healthy and motivated from a safe social distance. All you have to do is sign up, complete 31 miles your way, and track it! You can walk, run, bike, swim, stroll, or sprint your way to the finish.

Dates: July 1 – 31
Fee: $10 per participant (Includes t-shirt)
Ages: 5 and up

Visit bit.ly/31miles2020 to register and download the mileage tracking form.

Mileage tracking forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2020 to receive a t-shirt.

Contact events@dmgov.org for more information.

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.

Jul
6
Mon
31 Miles Your Way @ ONLINE EVENT - Des Moines Parks & Recreation
Jul 6 all-day

We invite you to complete 31 miles your way in 31 days! This virtual event will keep you inspired, healthy and motivated from a safe social distance. All you have to do is sign up, complete 31 miles your way, and track it! You can walk, run, bike, swim, stroll, or sprint your way to the finish.

Dates: July 1 – 31
Fee: $10 per participant (Includes t-shirt)
Ages: 5 and up

Visit bit.ly/31miles2020 to register and download the mileage tracking form.

Mileage tracking forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2020 to receive a t-shirt.

Contact events@dmgov.org for more information.

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.

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
Camp in A Box @ ONLINE EVENT - Urbandale Parks & Recreation
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am
This summer, we are excited to announce a new program called Camp in a Box! Each week there will be a specially themed box that will include multiple crafts, activities, and more. Inside each box, you will discover instructions and materials for the crafts and activities. (You will need to supply some basic supplies like markers, glue, and crayons.)
Your Camp in a Box will be delivered to your front door with contactless delivery the morning of your registered camp. We will deliver boxes within a 10-mile radius from Urbandale ity Hall (3600 86th Street, Urbandale). If participants do not have the option for contactless delivery, you can opt to pick up your Camp in a Box at the Parks and Recreation office, M-F, 8am-5pm.
Registration Deadline: One week before each session
Chapter by Chapter @ ONLINE EVENT - Johnston Public Library
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am

Listen to Miss Megan read a chapter each week from a beloved book!

 

 

Virtual Move & Groove @ ONLINE EVENT - Grimes Public Library
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am

Make your own Dancing Props at Home:

Scarves:  Use towels or washcloths

Shakers:  place dry rice, beans, or small toys inside a cardboard or plastic container and seal it with tape

Dance with your favorite stuffed friend!

Crafts with Janis @ ONLINE EVENT - Indianola Public Library
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am

Watch Janis as she demonstrates a new craft each week! Sometimes messy, always fun, most crafts need simple ingredients that you probably already have. Give them a try, and be sure to share pictures of your creations with us!

Virtual Mother Goose @ ONLINE EVENT - West Des Moines Public Library
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am

Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. Ages 6 mo-2 yrs w/adult. No registration required. Each week’s video link will be posted both here in the Library Calendar and on our special Summer Reading web page: www.wdmlibrary.org/summer.

Virtual Sports Program @ ONLINE EVENT - Opportunity on Deck
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm

During this break, Opportunity on Deck has decided to go VIRTUAL 3️⃣ times a week on a weekly basis from March 18th until schools re-open!! We will be LIVE on Facebook conducting indoor – sport practices, exercises, and activities! This is a great way to ensure kids in our community remain ACTIVE, HEALTHY and SAFE!!

⚽️ WHO: 1st – 8th grade students
🏀 LOCATION: Inside/At home
🏈 DAYS: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
⚾️ TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Our first indoor – SOCCER practice will be live TODAY at 12:00 p.m.!! Participants will need a soccer ball or type of ball (NOT a bowling ball), some towels or t-shirts and a water bottle!

🤩 Join us and be ready to have some FUN!! 🤩

Rhyme Time Bedtime @ ONLINE EVENT - Johnston Public Library
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm

Join Miss Brittany for rhymes and songs that will calm your little ones down before it’s time to go to sleep.

 

 

Jul
7
Tue
31 Miles Your Way @ ONLINE EVENT - Des Moines Parks & Recreation
Jul 7 all-day

We invite you to complete 31 miles your way in 31 days! This virtual event will keep you inspired, healthy and motivated from a safe social distance. All you have to do is sign up, complete 31 miles your way, and track it! You can walk, run, bike, swim, stroll, or sprint your way to the finish.

Dates: July 1 – 31
Fee: $10 per participant (Includes t-shirt)
Ages: 5 and up

Visit bit.ly/31miles2020 to register and download the mileage tracking form.

Mileage tracking forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2020 to receive a t-shirt.

Contact events@dmgov.org for more information.

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.

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