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Afterschool Rock Band Class Presented by Des Moines Music Coalition

Mar 30, 3:30 pm
Location:
Merrill Middle School. Room. Room 4444.
Event For:
6th-8th Grade
Audience Location:
Merrill Middle School
Cost:
FREE
Organization:
Des Moines Music Coalition
Contact:
Jordan Mayland
Email:
jordan@desmoinesmc.com
Phone:
(515) 943-7170
Learn how to work together in a band from experienced pop/rock instructors/educators. Discover the power of live music! Mondays 3:30-5:00. Complete the attached permission slip and email it to jordan@desmoinesmc.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.)

Courage League Sports Winter Programming

Mar 31 (all day)
Location:
Various community buildings
Event For:
All Students
Cost:
$45 for 4 week session
Organization:
Courage League Sports
Contact:
Porshia Perkins
Email:
porshia@courageleaguesports.com
Phone:
(515) 421-4021
CLS offers adapted sports and recreational opportunities for kids living with a special need. All classes are adapted for each participant and their ability.

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Apr 1 (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
Lifeguard certification course to prepare students for employment at a pool. Classes 5 New Certification classes and 4 Review classes January-March 2020.

Hoover Youth Football Registration

Apr 2, 6:00 pm
Location:
Various
Event For:
current 2nd-5th graders
Audience Location:
Moore Elementary
Cost:
120.00-160.00
Organization:
Hoover Youth Football
Contact:
Bryan Jones
Email:
bryanjones2884@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 520-5220
Youth tackle football (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.)

Beaverdale Little League

Apr 6 (all day)
Location:
Beaverdale Little League
Event For:
All
Audience Location:
Northwest Des Moines
Organization:
Beaverdale Little League
Contact:
Andrew Hughes
Email:
beaverdalebaseball@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 979-3479
Baseball & softball fans! Registration for the 2020 season is now open! Full details are available on our website. (www.beaverdalebaseball.com) Thanks for supporting little league - we can’t wait to see you at the park in April!

Soccer West Spring Soccer Registration

Apr 7 (all day)
Location:
Aliber Soccer Fields (63rd and Grand)
Event For:
K-5
Cost:
$75-$300
Organization:
Soccer West Soccer Club
Contact:
Stephani Cummings
Email:
registrar@soccerwest.org
Phone:
(515) 707-7650
Soccer West is a non-profit youth soccer club providing opportunities for kids from age 3 through 18 play soccer. Spring Registration is currently open and teams are being formed.

Build My Future

Apr 15, 8:00 am
Location:
Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industry Building
Event For:
13-18
Audience Location:
All schools welcome
Cost:
FREE
Organization:
Iowa Skilled Trades
Contact:
Brandon Patterson
Email:
brandon@dsmhba.com
Phone:
(515) 270-8500
Build My Future is an immersive hands on event that allows participants to see multiple career paths available in Iowa. Participants will be able to get their hands on many careers in urgent need of a skilled workforce. Find more information at www.iowaskilledtrades.com .

West Des Moines Soccer Club Spring Registration

Apr 18 (all day)
Location:
Raccoon River Soccer Complex and Hidden Valley Soccer Complex
Event For:
Ages 3 to 19
Audience Location:
Central Iowa and surrounding communities
Organization:
West Des Moines Soccer Club
Contact:
Carl Soto
Email:
Director.Operations@wdmsc.org
Phone:
(515) 257-6860
The 2020 Spring soccer season starts in April and registration for West Des Moines Soccer Club Academy and Recreational is now OPEN! Get signed up soon to avoid the wait list. (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.)

Raccoon Valley Little League Registration

Apr 18 (all day)
Location:
5301 Park Ave
Event For:
4-18
Cost:
$90-$210
Organization:
Raccoon Valley Little League
Contact:
Denise Ferreira
Email:
deniseferreira@mediacombb.net
Phone:
(515) 313-6390
Raccoon Valley Little League is now open for baseball/softball registration for boys and girls ages 4-18. Games begin week of April 13. Season opening celebration will be Saturday, April 18. Get registered today! (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.)

East High School Color Guard Tryouts

Apr 23, 4:00 pm
Location:
East High School
Event For:
8–11
Audience Location:
Current and future East High School students
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Scarlet Color Guard
Contact:
Madi Williams
Email:
ehs.scarlet.colorguard@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 419-7221
ALL are welcome to audition for EHS Scarlet Color Guard's 2020-2021 season – no experience required! The color guard provides students opportunities to perform at school events and competitions. Please fill out and bring the attached form to the first day of tryouts. We hope you choose to join us!

OneRun for DMPS 2020

Apr 25, 8:00 am
Location:
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Event For:
0-99
Audience Location:
All Elementary and Middle Schools
Cost:
Free to Register, All Donations Welcome
Organization:
DMPS Foundation
Contact:
Kristyn Arnold
Email:
karnold@anawimhousing.org
Phone:
(515) 564-6556
OneRun is a district-wide DMPS fundraiser. Donations will be given to the DMPS Foundation. After the event, the participants will be tallied by the school designated in their registration. The funds will be disbursed to each participating school according to their percentage of participants on 4/25.

Street Survival Safe Driving School

Apr 26, 8:30 am
Location:
DMACC Parking lot 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA
Event For:
High School Ages 15-21
Cost:
$95.00
Organization:
BMW CCA Foundation & SCCA Foundation
Contact:
Kathleen Talbot
Email:
tkathy62@gmail.org
Phone:
(515) 490-5833
Street Survival is a one day teen safe-driving program designed to go give teens the hands-on experience and tools to become smarter, safer drivers. Challenging driving situations on a private course allows students to experience abnormal vehicle behavior in a safe and supervised environment.

Des Moines Art Center Spring Classes

Apr 30 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA 50312
Event For:
Ages 5 - 16 and families
Cost:
Varies by program, see website or call for details
Organization:
Des Moines Art Center
Contact:
Studio Education
Email:
StudioClasses@desmoinesartcenter.org
Phone:
(515) 271-0316
Enroll the entire family in spring classes at the Art Center this year! Gain skills, meet friends, and explore art making in our studio programs, family events and free museum. Check out our #entirelyunexpected course offerings. (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.)

Iowa Youth Fishing League – Angler Registration

May 1 (all day)
Event For:
all students ages 7-18
Audience Location:
Central Iowa
Cost:
see website
Organization:
Iowa Youth Fishing League
Contact:
Justin and Emily Lewis
Email:
info@iyfl.org
Phone:
(515) 468-2025
The IYFL is proud to offer two unique pathways to anglers. The mission of the Iowa Youth Fishing League is to support youth fishing among Iowans through educational programs, mentoring and competition, so that Iowa youth develop leadership skills and become stewards of our natural resources.

Chess Classes – All Ages and Skill Levels

May 3 (all day)
Location:
West Des Moines and Ankeny
Event For:
K-12
Cost:
$150-$250
Organization:
Chess It Up Iowa
Contact:
James Freerksen
Email:
Chessitupiowa@gmail.com
Phone:
(515) 776-0261
Chess it up Iowa, a 501(c)(3), is sponsoring a series of 10 week long Chess Classes. There are classes for all ages and skill levels. Monday evening courses are held in West Des Moines, and Sunday classes are held in Ankeny. Check out the details on our website Chessitupiowa.org/classes

Stuff the Bus Book Drive

May 12, 11:00 am
Event For:
Adults
Organization:
Athene, Shazam, and United Way of Central Iowa
Contact:
Vanessa Sedrel
Email:
vanessa.sedrel@unitedwaydm.org
Phone:
(515) 246-2504
Help Central Iowa kids succeed by hosting a Stuff the Bus book drive! Research shows having access to books leads to higher reading scores and, ultimately, a better chance of graduating high school. Sign up and we’ll provide you with the tools and messages to easily host a book drive. (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.)

Safety Around Water

May 14 (all day)
Location:
South Suburban YMCA
Event For:
16 and UP
Organization:
South Suburban YMCA
Contact:
Alyssa Proffitt
Email:
alyssa.proffitt@dmymca.org
Phone:
(515) 285-0444
The South Suburban YMCA is committed to helping the kids in Des Moines learn how to swim and be safe in and around water. We are looking for volunteers to help teach kids how to stay safe. Please contact Alyssa Proffitt to volunteer. (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.)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Winter & Spring Classes & Camps

May 16 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For:
Preschool, elementary, and middle school students
Cost:
Variable
Organization:
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Contact:
Robin Heldt Spahr
Email:
rspahr@dmplayhouse.com
Phone:
(515) 974-5365
The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers weekly classes and camps during breaks during the winter and spring months.

Junior Menace Soccer

May 21, 5:30 pm
Location:
Des Moines (Aliber Soccer Complex), Grimes (Menace Practice Fields), Waukee (The Caspe Terrace), Huxley (Larson Family Fields)
Event For:
BOYS and GIRLS ages 3 to 9
Audience Location:
The Des Moines area
Cost:
$50 for 3-4 year-olds, $100 for 5-9 year-olds
Organization:
Des Moines Junior Menace
Contact:
Sydeny Tatam
Email:
sydney.tatam@menacesoccer.com
Phone:
(515) 457-6367
Junior Menace is for BOYS and GIRLS, ages 3 to 9 and is designed for all ability levels. We definitely encourage beginners! This is a great program to learn basic soccer skills if your child has never played before. (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.)

Junior Menace Soccer

May 21, 5:30 pm
Location:
Des Moines (Aliber Soccer Complex), Grimes (Menace Practice Fields), Waukee (The Caspe Terrace), Huxley (Larson Family Fields)
Event For:
BOYS and GIRLS ages 3 to 9
Audience Location:
NA
Cost:
$50 for 3-4 year-olds, $100 for 5-9 year-olds
Organization:
Des Moines Junior Menace
Contact:
Sydeny Tatam
Email:
sydney.tatam@menacesoccer.com
Phone:
(515) 457-6367
Junior Menace is for BOYS and GIRLS, ages 3 to 9 and is designed for all ability levels. We definitely encourage beginners! This is a great program to learn basic soccer skills if your child has never played before.

Court Appointed Special Advocate

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Polk County
Event For:
18+
Organization:
Iowa Child Advocacy Board-CASA
Contact:
Carrie Phelps
Email:
carrie.phelps@dia.iowa.gov
Phone:
(866) 469-2522
CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children under the court's jurisdiction.

Blank Park Zoo School Programming

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Your classroom
Event For:
K-12 Programming
Cost:
$55 per classroom visit
Organization:
Blank Park Zoo
Contact:
Amy Kopatich
Email:
amkopatich@blankparkzoo.net
Phone:
(515) 974-2558
Information on bringing live animals to your classroom, taking a field trip to the zoo, or adding our programming into your after school program.

YWRC Black Girl Magic After School Group

May 29 (all day)
Location:
818 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For:
7th-8th grade
Audience Location:
Free van transportation possible (not guaranteed) within 7-mile radius of YWRC
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Young Women's Resource Center
Contact:
Chelsea Moore
Email:
cmoore@ywrc.org
Phone:
(515) 244-4901
Black Girl Magic is a year-long after school group for individuals in 7th and 8th grade who identify as African-American, African, or multiracial. The purpose of the group is to provide a fun and safe space for young black women to do activities, connect with peers, and explore their identities. (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: FREE Homework Help!

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Evelyn K. Davis Center, 1171 7th Street
Event For:
7th - 12th
Audience Location:
Metrowide
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Evelyn K. Davis Center
Contact:
Joy Esposito
Email:
jnesposito@dmacc.edu
Phone:
(515) 697-7736
Tutor Heroes, homework help for students 9-12th grades, through the end of the school year. Tutors come from area universities. Subject areas include science, math, 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.)

Courage League Sports 2020 Spring Programming

May 29 (all day)
Location:
Various community buildings
Event For:
Age 14+
Organization:
Courage League Sports
Contact:
Kelsey Schroder
Email:
kelsey@courageleaguesports.com
Phone:
(515) 421-4021
Every evening CLS has volunteer opportunities throughout the DSM area. Our volunteers are paired with a buddy for classes to offer assistance as needed. Each night we do a variety of activities from fitness, to sports, to music and movement.

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Jun 1 (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
Lifeguard certification course to prepare students for employment at a pool. 5 New Certification classes and 3 Review classes April-June 2020.

Summer Sailing Camp by Saylorville Sailing School

Jun 1 (all day)
Location:
Saylorville Lake Marina
Event For:
elementary, middle school, and high school
Organization:
Saylorville Yacht Club Sailing School
Contact:
Greg Annexstad
Email:
info@sycss.org
Phone:
(480) 307-5397
Sailing in Iowa? Absolutely! Our local sailing school provides some of the most exciting camps around the Greater Des Moines area. We offer a variety of camps for all ages so you can learn about safety on the water, sailing your own boat, and having some fun! Sign up today!

2020 JA BizTown Summer Camp

Jun 8 (all day)
Event For:
Students grades 4th-7th
Organization:
JA of Central Iowa
Contact:
Shannon Gerard
Email:
tracyz@jacentraliowa.org
Phone:
(515) 279-9602
JA BizTown Summer Camp is an indoor, academic camp geared towards students entering grades 4-7. This camp is designed to educate and enhance the camper's financial literacy learning while infusing entrepreneurship, work and career readiness, team work, marketing, philanthropy. (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.)

Camp Kesem of University of Iowa

Jun 13 (all day)
Location:
Boone, IA
Event For:
6-18
Audience Location:
Any location
Cost:
Free
Organization:
Camp Kesem at the University of Iowa
Contact:
Cole Moore
Email:
iowa.outreach@campkesem.org
Phone:
(712) 790-8712
Camp Kesem is a free week long camp children who have been affected by a parent's cancer. This is a week to have fun and make memories and friends that will be with you the rest of your life. (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.)

SummerSongs Choir Camp

Jul 10, 8:15 am
Location:
Grand View University
Event For:
Current 4-8th graders
Cost:
$325
Organization:
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact:
Kim Novy
Email:
office@joinhyc.org
Phone:
(515) 221-3922
Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades 4-8 for a week of music and fun in SummerSongs! Choir Camp July 6-10, 2020. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

SummerTunes Choir Camp

Jul 10, 9:00 am
Location:
Grand View University
Event For:
Current K-3rd Graders
Cost:
$125
Organization:
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact:
Kim Novy
Email:
office@joinhyc.org
Phone:
(515) 221-3922
Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades K-3 for a week of music and fun in SummerTunes! Choir Camp July 6-10, 2020. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

Summer Camps – Des Moines Performing Arts

Jul 24 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines
Event For:
3rd Grade -Entering College, based on fall 2020 enrollment
Organization:
Des Moines Performing Arts
Contact:
Lynnae Lathrop
Email:
LynnaeL@dmpa.org
Phone:
(515) 246-2360
o Des Moines Performing Arts presents five different summer camps for 2020, each designed to improve participants performance skills: Musical Theater Camp, Musical Theater Dance Intensive with WICKED, Broadway Intensive, Broadway Summer Academy, and Acting and Improvisation.

Summer 2020 Camps with Courage League Sports

Aug 7 (all day)
Location:
Various community buildings or parks
Event For:
All Students
Cost:
$30-$45 per session
Organization:
Courage League Sports
Contact:
Porshia Perkins
Email:
porshia@courageleaguesports.com
Phone:
(515) 421-4021
Come out and join us for a fun and energetic summer camp offering a variety of large movement activities for toddlers to teenagers with special needs. We will provide 7 weeks of camps spaced out in 6 different locations throughout the summer!

Living History Farms Summer Day Camp

Aug 14 (all day)
Location:
Living History Farms
Event For:
K-8th Grade
Audience Location:
Open to the public
Organization:
Living History Farms
Contact:
Amy Day
Email:
amyday@lhf.org
Phone:
(515) 278-5286
Located on 500 acres of rolling prairie filled with bubbling streams and nature paths begging to be explored, Living History Farms’ outdoor day camp setting provides a fun and unique way for children to experience day-to-day farm and town life as it was in the past.

Des Moines Community Playhouse Summer Theatre Camps

Aug 19 (all day)
Location:
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For:
Students entering kindergarten-12th Grade
Cost:
Variable
Organization:
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Contact:
Robin Heldt Spahr
Email:
rspahr@dmplayhouse.com
Phone:
(515) 974-5365
The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers theatre arts, literature-based classes and camps for students preschool through 12th grade. In the summer, camps are offered on a weekly basis. Scholarships from 0-100% tuition are available.

Jordan Scholars Leadership Program

Aug 26 (all day)
Location:
2001 Fuller Rd. West Des Moines, IA
Event For:
Current 10th Grade students
Organization:
West Des Moines Historical Society
Contact:
Kelly Mayhew
Email:
kmayhew@wdmhs.org
Phone:
(515) 225-1286
Jordan Scholars Institute continues to offer selected potential young metro area leaders the opportunity to explore the important role of community service and the nature of leadership through small group meetings with leaders in Central Iowa. (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.)

Tour the Historic Jordan House

Dec 27 (all day)
Location:
2001 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
Event For:
4th grade and up, families
Cost:
$5 for adults, $3 for youth, 5 and under are Free
Organization:
West Des Moines Historical Society
Contact:
Kelly Mayhew
Email:
info@wdmhs.org
Phone:
(515) 225-1286
Tour the Historic Jordan House, learning about Pioneers and abolitionists in one of the oldest homes standing in Polk County. It is the only central Iowa stop on the Underground Railroad 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.)