Community & Neighborhoods

Stowe PTO Craft & Vendor Show

Sep 28, 9:00 am
Location:
Stowe Elementary School 1411 E 33rd St, Des Moines, IA 50317
Event For:
Any
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Stowe PTO
Contact:
Jessica Parsons
Email:
Stowepto2017@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 554-4132
Come shop with local crafters and artists as well as all your favorite direct sales companies. It's the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on all your holiday shopping. Are you interested in joining us as a vendor? Send an email to Jessiejo1317@gmail.com. (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.)

The Children Who Need You

Sep 30, 6:30 pm
Location:
Clive Public Library: 1900 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 50325
Event For:
Anyone interested in learning more about Four Oaks Foster and Adoptive Family Connections
Organization:
Four Oaks Foster and Adoptive Family Connections
Contact:
Mindy Alexander
Email:
malexander@fouroaks.org
Phone:
(319) 784-2341
Letting foster children stay in their own communities provides support of teachers, coaches, neighbors and friends. Stepping up and becoming a foster or adoptive family gives children the chance to succeed. (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.)

Narrowing the Gap: Connecting the Fashion Industry & Iowans with Disabilities

Oct 2, 5:00 pm
Location:
IOWA CULINARY INSTITUTE 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd. Building 7 Ankeny, IA, 50023
Event For:
14-21
Audience Location:
Central Iowa
Cost:
$20 (scholarships available)
Organization:
Disability Rights Iowa
Contact:
Anne Matte
Email:
amatte@driowa.org
Phone:
(515) 278-2502
If you are a person with a disability who wants to get into the fashion/retail industry Narrowing The Gap will facilitate conversations and connections! Ticket includes adaptive fashion show, networking reception, dinner, and an incredible keynote speaker.

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.)

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Nov 15 (all day)
Location:
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Event For:
High School
Cost:
$200.00
Organization:
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Contact:
Ann Peterson
Email:
ann.peterson@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 471-8509
The lifeguard course will allow participants to earn the required certification to work at Iowa pools. The course also includes CPR which meets the state graduation requirement.

YMCA Swim Lessons

Nov 17 (all day)
Location:
South Suburban YMCA
Event For:
6 months - Adult
Cost:
$30
Organization:
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Contact:
Karissa Bohn
Email:
karissa.bohn@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 285-0444
Swim lessons for all ages. Develop skills, become stronger swimmers and have fun. (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.)