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Portraits and Lighting Photography Class

Nov 28, 5:30 pm
Location:
1501 Woodland Ave. Des Moines
Event For:
Teen-Adult
Audience Location:
Des Moines area
Cost:
$40.00
Organization:
Hoyt Sherman Place
Contact:
Janet Mootz
Email:
mootz@hoytsherman.org
Phone:
(515) 452-0610
Bring your charged camera and a flash if you have one! (DSLR, Mirrorless). We will discuss technical aspects of reflectors, diffusers, flags and flashes. Live models may be available to practice posing techniques.

School Day Off Camps

Dec 9, 7:00 am
Location:
5615 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50310
Event For:
5-12
Audience Location:
Des Moines Metro
Cost:
$50
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Lauren Slinker
Email:
lauren@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
School Day Off camps bring all the fun of summer to one action-packed day! Each day registration includes transportation from Des Moines, a hot lunch, and a full day of counselor-led activities.

2022 Breakfast with Santa

Dec 10, 8:00 am
Location:
Doanes Park Youth Center, 5050 Doanes Park Rd., Pleasant Hill, IA
Event For:
K-8
Audience Location:
Pleasant Hill, East Des Moines
Cost:
Free
Organization:
City of Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation
Contact:
Ryan Merritt
Email:
parks.info@pleasanthilliowa.org
Phone:
(515) 262-9368
Come and have breakfast with Santa! Pancakes, sausages, coffee, and juice will be served (while supplies last). Children can enjoy breakfast, pictures with Santa, and a book fair.

Winter Overnight Camp

Dec 30, 7:00 am
Location:
1450 Oriole Road Boone, IA 50036
Event For:
6 - 15
Audience Location:
Des Moines Metro
Cost:
$575
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Lauren Slinker
Email:
lauren@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
Experience overnight camp in a brand new way! Join us for a week of winter fun as we explore some of our favorite winter games and activities during the day and take field trips for laser tag, bowling, and much more in the evenings!

Iowa Youth Fishing League – 2022 Season Registration

Dec 31 (all day)
Location:
Statewide
Event For:
ages 7-18
Audience Location:
Statewide
Cost:
see flyer
Organization:
Iowa Youth Fishing League
Contact:
Emily Lewis
Email:
info@iyfl.org
Phone:
(515) 468-2025
The Iowa Youth Fishing League is a nonprofit organization created with the mission of serving Iowa youth anglers and families interested in pursuing their passion for fishing, tournament angling, and conservation efforts.

Winter Junior Menace

Jan 9, 5:30 pm
Location:
Des Moines Metro
Event For:
Ages 3-9
Audience Location:
Des Moines Metro
Cost:
$50-100
Organization:
Des Moines Menace
Contact:
Sydney Tatam
Email:
sydney.tatam@menacesoccer.com
Phone:
(515) 451-4937
Join the fun this winter with the Menace! Junior Menace is for boys and girls, ages 3 to 9, and is a program designed for all ability levels and we encourage beginners! This is a great program to learn and practice soccer skills through engaging activities and games. We accept walk-ups the first nig

Manga Drawing Class for Teens

Jan 15, 2:00 pm
Location:
1501 Woodland Ave. Des Moines
Event For:
Teens 13-18
Audience Location:
Des Moines Area
Cost:
$35.00
Organization:
Hoyt Sherman Place
Contact:
Janet Mootz
Email:
mootz@hoytsherman.org
Phone:
(515) 452-0610
Carissa will teach you all about the joys of making your favorite character come to life. Join us as you learn how to draw like a manga artist. 2 hour class.

Anime Drawing for Kids!

Jan 15, 2:00 pm
Location:
Hoyt Sherman Place
Event For:
Kids ages 8-12
Audience Location:
1501 Woodland Ave. Des Moines, IA
Cost:
$35.00
Organization:
Hoyt Sherman Place
Contact:
Janet Mootz
Email:
mootz@hoytsherman.org
Phone:
(515) 452-0610
Justin Young will help you create cool anime characters during this two hour class.

Telehealth Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Health and Behavioral Needs

Feb 2, 9:30 am
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
Event For:
Family caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs
Cost:
$40 - Financial scholarships available upon request
Organization:
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Contact:
Malisa Rader
Email:
mrader@iastate.edu
Phone:
(515) 708-0622
Are you a caregiver of a child with special health and behavioral needs looking for some educational tools to help you in your caregiving role? PTC is designed to provide you with the tools to take care of yourself while caring for any age child with special health or behavioral needs.

Telehealth Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Health and Behavioral Needs

Feb 2, 9:30 am
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
Event For:
Family caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs
Cost:
$40 - Financial scholarships available upon request
Organization:
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Contact:
Malisa Rader
Email:
mrader@iastate.edu
Phone:
(515) 708-0622
Are you a caregiver of a child with special health and behavioral needs looking for some educational tools to help you in your caregiving role? PTC is designed to provide you with the tools to take care of yourself while caring for any age child with special health or behavioral needs.

Parents Night Out

Feb 14, 4:30 pm
Location:
5615 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50310
Event For:
5 - 12
Audience Location:
Des Moines Metro
Cost:
$35
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Lauren Slinker
Email:
lauren@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
Let our counselors provide a fun-filled evening of activities while you treat yourself to a night out! Pair with one of our School Day Off camps for a full day and evening of Camp Fire fun for your child!

Mathcounts Central Iowa Chapter Competition

Feb 15, 9:50 am
Location:
DMACC FFA Enrichment Center
Event For:
Grades 6-8
Cost:
$35
Organization:
Iowa Engineering Society
Contact:
Cindy Spencer
Email:
cspencer@snyder-associates.com
Phone:
(515) 964-2020
Register to compete as an individual / non-school competitor in the Central Iowa Chapter Competition of MATHCOUNTS, a national program that provides students in grade 6-8 the opportunity to compete in person against and alongside their peers.

2023 Grandview Little League Sign-Up’s

Feb 25 (all day)
Location:
4381 NE 38th St, Des Moines, IA 50317
Event For:
3-16-years-old
Cost:
$70
Organization:
Grandview Little League
Contact:
Justin Denham
Email:
Justin.Denham@grandviewlittleleague.com
Phone:
(515) 314-5961
Grandview Little League Sign-Up's for Bam Bam Ball, Baseball & Softball start 1/1/2023.

Spring Mini Overnight Camp

Mar 17, 7:00 am
Location:
1450 Oriole Road Boone, IA 50036
Event For:
6 - 12
Audience Location:
Des Moines Metro
Cost:
$300
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Lauren Slinker
Email:
lauren@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
Join us for a mini week session that is sure to entertain! This action-packed mini week will include some of our favorite camp games and activities. This session is perfect for both veteran campers and campers ready to try overnight camp for the first time.

Spring Teen Retreat

Apr 2, 5:30 pm
Location:
1450 Oriole Road Boone, IA 50036
Event For:
12 - 17
Audience Location:
Des Moines Metro
Cost:
$125
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Lauren Slinker
Email:
lauren@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
Join us at Camp Hantesa for a weekend of service, fun, and catching up with camp friends. Enjoy the beautiful spring air at Hantesa while we hike, climb at the high ropes course, and stargaze!

Outrageous Overnights

Apr 15, 4:30 pm
Location:
1450 Oriole Road Boone, IA 50036
Event For:
10 - 13
Audience Location:
Des Moines Metro
Cost:
$115
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Lauren Slinker
Email:
lauren@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
Outrageous Overnights offers new experiences and challenges for older campers by making the most of their experience with exciting activities and an action-packed weekend. Possible activities include climbing, hiking, completing ropes courses, and performing team-building activities.

School Day Off Camp

Apr 24, 7:00 am
Location:
5615 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50310
Event For:
5 - 12
Audience Location:
Des Moines Metro
Cost:
$50
Organization:
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact:
Lauren Slinker
Email:
lauren@campfireiowa.org
Phone:
(515) 274-1501
School Day Off camps bring all the fun of summer to one action-packed day! Each registration includes transportation from Des Moines, a hot lunch, and a full day of counselor-led activities.

TGIW Midweek Meetup

May 10, 6:00 pm
Location:
New Hope United Methodist Church 4525 Beaver Ave Des Moines, IA 50310
Event For:
PreK-12
Cost:
Free
Organization:
New Hope UMC
Contact:
Jackie Johnson
Email:
jackie@newhopedsm.org
Phone:
(515) 278-2097
Join us Wednesdays for Midweek Meet Up at New Hope UMC! The weekly meal is served from 6-6:30pm. We have weekly activities for children in PreK-12 grade from 6:30-7:30pm. Children will engage with their peers in community service, activity/games, and small group discussions. Starts on Sep 14!

Heartland Youth Choir – Open Rehearsals

May 14 (all day)
Location:
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
Event For:
We have choirs for singers PreK through 12th Grade
Audience Location:
All kids
Cost:
The price ranges, there are scholarships available.
Organization:
Heartland Youth Chior
Contact:
Kelli Stoermer
Email:
office@heartlandyouthchoir.org
Phone:
(515) 221-3922
Heartland Youth Choir is holding Open Rehearsals for singers in Grades Pre-K-12. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in exploring their love of music beyond the school setting. Please see the attached flyer for dates and times!

YWRC 2022-2023 After School Groups

May 31, 4:00 pm
Location:
818 5th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For:
5th-High School
Audience Location:
We may provide free transportation for young girls/women who live within the 7 mile radius of the YWRC.
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Young Women's Resource Center
Contact:
Irma Tello
Email:
empowerment@ywrc.org
Phone:
(515) 244-4901
*We define ‘girls and young women’ as any persons who have been socialized and/or identify as female. Trans and nonbinary friends are welcome. 7 mile

i9 Sports

Aug 13 (all day)
Location:
Greater Des Moines
Event For:
Ages 3-12
Audience Location:
WDM, DM, Clive, Waukee, Urbandale
Cost:
Fees range from $139-$189
Organization:
i9 Sports
Contact:
Greg Van Soelen
Email:
greg.vansoelen@i9sports.com
Phone:
(515) 321-0808
i9 Sports is a youth sports organization offering flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and volleyball. We are a one day a week program instilling fun, sportsmanship, and covenience for today's families. Registrations are open year round! Sign up today at i9sports.com

Traditional Taekwondo Classes

Dec 31 (all day)
Location:
2017 Southlawn Dr., Des Moines, IA
Event For:
5 through Adult
Cost:
$30 per month
Organization:
Two Rivers Martial Arts
Contact:
Jennifer Bailey
Email:
jenjb@trma.us
Phone:
(515) 423-0804
Traditional taekwondo classes for ages 5 through adult. Start anytime! Classes offered year round. We stress the tenets of TKD: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit. Try a few classes with no obligation. Additional locations available.