Community & Neighborhoods

FREE Back to School Physicals

Jul 24 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines University, 3200 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For:
K-12
Audience Location:
Any/All students K-12
Cost:
FREE
Organization:
Des Moines University
Contact:
Hanna de Geest
Email:
hanna.degeest@dmu.edu
Phone:
(641) 295-3494
Come in for your back-to-school physical during two-days of walk-in physicals on Thursday, July 25, 12-5pm & Friday, July 26, 12-4pm. Polk County Health Department will provide vaccinations for qualifying families. Free backpacks!

WHLC VBS 2019: Whose My Neighbor?

Jul 25, 9:00 am
Location:
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church-1240 66th Street, Windsor Heights IA, 50324
Event For:
Students in Pre-K through those entering 6th Grade
Cost:
Free for EVERYONE!
Organization:
Windsor Heighs Lutheran Church
Contact:
Zach Meyer
Email:
zach@whlc.org
Phone:
(515) 277-6277
WHLC's 2019 VBS takes place from July 22-25, starting at 9am each day, and ending at noon for Pre-K & Kindergarten Students, & 3:30pm for 1st-6th grade students. Our theme explores how we love & serve our neighbors through God's love! Join us as we explore this through games, music, crafts & more!

Connect with the world from your home

Aug 1 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines
Event For:
Elementary -High School
Organization:
AFS Intercultural Programs USA
Contact:
Sara Roberts
Email:
midlandcentral@afsusa.org
Phone:
(515) 721-3651
Your family will experience the year of a lifetime by welcoming an AFS international high school exchange student into your home for a year or a semester. With the dedicated support of local AFS volunteers, your family will create a lifelong global bond. (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.)

Loving Families WANTED to host an international high school student

Aug 1 (all day)
Event For:
Parents
Organization:
World Link Inc.
Contact:
Karen King-Fitzgerald
Email:
karen@worldlinkinc.org
Phone:
(515) 491-1551
World Link Inc is searching for loving families to open their heart and home to a foreign exchange student. Choose to be a 10-month family, one semester family, or a welcome family. (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.)

Fall Family Festival

Aug 28, 6:00 pm
Location:
4200 E. 25th St., Des Moines
Event For:
All ages
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Grace Church
Contact:
Greg Long
Email:
glong@gracehome.com
Phone:
(515) 402-0093
The Fall Family Festival is a free community event for the entire family. There is a classic car show and lots of activities for kids, including pony rides, kiddie train, face painting, balloon animals, and more! Plus free food and drink for everyone! (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.)

Kids Bowl Free Summer Challenge for your school

Sep 3 (all day)
Location:
Great Escape
Event For:
All ages
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Great Esccape
Contact:
Jodi Schillinger
Email:
jodi@greatescapeiowa.com
Phone:
(515) 263-1700
Sign up for Kids Bowl Free today to help your school win money for the PTO. Bowl 2 games free every day all summer long. (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.)

Grand View Community Garden – 2019 Season

Oct 31 (all day)
Location:
1322 Boyd St.
Audience Location:
Capitol Park, Oak Park, Highland Park, MLK Jr. Park (Carver Elementary, East High School, Findley Elementary, Cattell Elementary, Madison Elementary, Oak Park Elementary, Harding Middle School, North High School, Hiatt Middle School)
Cost:
$25/season (exceptions can be made for hardships)
Organization:
Grand View University
Contact:
Robert Barron
Email:
viewsforward@grandview.edu
Phone:
(515) 263-6195
Grand View University has a community garden available for neighborhood residents to grow fresh produce! The season runs from May 1 through October 31. The garden is part of the Views Forward Project, a community engagement initiative that aims for GV to collaborate more with its surrounding areas. (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.)