Community & Neighborhoods

Child Abduction Prevention Drop In Class

Nov 27, 4:30 pm
Location:
Fully Focused Sports and Fitness
Event For:
5 to 12 years of age
Cost:
$10.00
Organization:
C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Des Moines
Contact:
Dave Nelson
Email:
cobracapiowa@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 249-0031
Parents! Wanted to let you all know that Every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30 pm we are having a drop in Child Abduction Prevention Class at The Focus Office. 2425 Hubble Ave in Des Moines, Iowa 50317. We will work with your child, ages 5 to 12, teaching them life-saving skills for an hour. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Christmas for Kids

Dec 7, 10:30 am
Location:
Lincoln Heights Lutheran Church, 1217 Watrous Ave
Event For:
Preschool - 5th Grade
Audience Location:
Southside Des Moines
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Lincoln Heights Lutheran Church
Contact:
Matt Pfeifer
Email:
pastor@lhelc.org
Phone:
(515) 288-3013
A fun morning of the Christmas story with songs, crafts and a meal for the whole family at Noon. No cost to attend. Same day registration (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Indoor Live Nativity

Dec 8, 1:00 pm
Location:
5128 Meredith Drive, Des Moines 50310
Event For:
Families
Cost:
FREE
Organization:
Meredith Drive Reformed Church
Contact:
Ann Bailey
Email:
annbailey@meredithdrive.org
Phone:
(515) 276-4901
Meredith Drive Reformed Church invites your family to experience the sights and sounds of the night Jesus was born at their Indoor Live Nativity on Sun., Dec. 8, from 1-5 PM! Families can make crafts, feed and pet the animals, and visit the shops in Bethlehem. Free and open to the public. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Dec 13, 5:00 pm
Location:
John R Grubb YMCA
Event For:
ALL AGES
Cost:
Free
Organization:
YMCA of Des Moines
Contact:
Margaret M Kessler
Email:
margaret.kessler@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 490-7058
Fun night is for all families to come and meet new friends and tour the John R Grubb YMCA. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Parents Night Out

Dec 20, 6:00 pm
Location:
John R Grubb YMCA 1611 11th Street DSM, IA
Event For:
2-9 years of age
Cost:
Free with family membership or $15 for nonmembers
Organization:
John R GRubb YMCA
Contact:
Margaret Kessler
Email:
margaret.kessler@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 490-7058
Parent's night out is for parents to be able to do something for themselves while their child or children are watched by trained Y staff members. A healthy dinner will provided. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

Winterbreak Afternoon

Dec 30, 1:00 pm
Location:
John R Grubb YMCA 1611 11th Str DSM, IA
Event For:
2-9 years of age
Audience Location:
John R Grubb YMCA 1611 11th Str DSM, IA
Cost:
free with family membership or $5.00 for nonmembers
Organization:
John R GRubb YMCA
Contact:
Margaret Kessler
Email:
margaret.kessler@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 490-7058
Giving the children a chance to do something fun on their winter break. Special crafts and fun. A healthy midafternoon snack will be provided. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

TutorHeroes: Homework Help

Dec 31 (all day)
Location:
Evelyn K. Davis Center, 1171 7th Street
Event For:
7th - 12th
Audience Location:
Metrowide
Organization:
Evelyn K. Davis Center
Contact:
Joy Esposito
Email:
jnesposito@dmacc.edu
Phone:
(515) 697-7736
TutorHeroes is comprised of volunteer college students who provide academic assistance in areas such as Math, English, Social Studies, Science, and Spanish. (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)

DM Parks & Rec Fall/Winter Program Guide

Feb 28 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines
Event For:
All Ages
Organization:
Des Moines Parks and Recreation
Contact:
Jennifer Fletcher
Email:
jmfletcher@dmgov.org
Phone:
(515) 237-1386
The new Fall/Winter Program guide is here! Check out all that we have to offer straight through until spring. This includes: • Athletics • Cemeteries • Community Recreation Centers • Nature Programs • Special Events • Volunteers (NOTE: This is not a Des Moines Public Schools activity. The district shares this information as a courtesy to create awareness of community opportunities available to our students and their families.)