Arts & Entertainment

Natural Egg Dyeing

Date
April 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Location
Jester Park Outdoor Rec & Wellness Center
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Common food items such as red cabbage, onion skins, and coffee can be used to transform plain white eggs into colorful Easter gems. Kids will especially love discovering all the different colors they can create—let them experiment using hard-boiled eggs and bowls of cold dyes.

Valley Key Club Carnival and Movie Night

Date
April 19 - 6:00 p.m.
Location
Valley High School Gym
Event For
PK-12
Cost
Free
Organization
Valley Key Club
Contact
Haley Moehlis
Phone
515-633-4065
Information
Valley Key Club is hosting a carnival and movie night at Valley High School in the gym. The event is free (suggested donation of $1/guest is encouraged and canned food item). Carnival games, service projects, food, & the movie "UP." Carnival from 6-7 p.m.; movie at 7 p.m. Bring pillows/blankets for the movie!

Spring Semester Art Classes

Date
May 12 (all day)
Location
4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
Organization
Des Moines Art Center
Contact
Mia Farrell
Phone
515-271-0316
Information
Don't miss out on the entirely unexpected studio programs and workshops being offered this spring at the Des Moines Art Center! Our studio art classes are for all ages, any skill level, in a wide variety of mediums. Join us for creative fun and enrichment for the whole family!

Des Moines Community Playhouse School Year Classes and Camps

Date
May 18 (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
Phone
515-974-5365
Information
The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers theatre classes and camps for students, preschool through middle school.

Des Moines Social Club Summer Camp

Date
June 3 (all day)
Location
Des Moines Social Club
Event For
grades K-8
Cost
$175-280
Organization
Des Moines Social Club
Contact
Monica Dreasher
Phone
515-369-3672
Information
We’re always coming up with new things at DMSC! Join us this summer for some old favorites and new experiences for either a full-day or half-day weekly summer camp. Once you’ve registered, please complete a 2019 Summer Camp Registration Packet and email it to monica@desmoinessocialcamp.org

Young Writers’ Workshop

Date
June 14 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
State Historical Museum of Iowa, 600 E. Locust St. in Des Moines
Event For
grades 7-12
Cost
$150
Organization
State Historical Society of Iowa/Iowa Historical Foundation
Contact
Jeff Morgan
Phone
515-281-5111
Information
How does where you come from enrich your writing? Find out when you join award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill of Chicago for the Young Writers’ Workshop. Tour the museum’s archives, discover an artifact in the Visible Vault exhibit, and weave the past into fiction that reflects you as a writer.

Young Writers’ Workshop

Date
June 14 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
State Historical Museum of Iowa, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines
Event For
grades 7-12
Cost
$150
Organization
State Historical Museum of Iowa
Contact
Jennifer Cooley
Phone
515-281-5111
Information
Join award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill of Chicago for the Young Writers' Workshop. You'll take a tour of the museum's archives, discover the story behind an artifact in the Visible Vault exhibition, and weave the past into fiction that reflects you as a writer.

SummerSongs! Choir Camp

Date
July 12 (all day)
Location
Grand View University
Event For
grades 4-8
Cost
$325
Organization
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact
Kim Novy
Phone
515-221-3922
Information
Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades 4-8 for a week of music and fun in SummerSongs! Choir Camp July 7-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

SummerTunes! Choir Camp

Date
July 12 (all day)
Location
Grand View University
Event For
grades K-3
Cost
$125
Organization
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact
Kim Novy
Phone
515-221-3922
Information
Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades K-3 for a week of music and fun in SummerTunes! Choir Camp July 8-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.

Des Moines Performing Arts Summer Camps

Date
August 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Des Moines Civic Center
Event For
entering grades 3-12 or entering college in fall 2019
Cost
$250-495
Organization
Des Moines Performing Arts
Contact
Lynnae Lathrop, Education Program Coordinator – Camps
Phone
515-246-2360
Information
Young people will sharpen their skills, stretch their imaginations, and create unique memories through a variety of Des Moines Performing Arts education opportunities with theater professionals as the instructors.

Des Moines Community Playhouse Summer Theatre Camps

Date
August 16 (all day)
Location
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For
grades K-12 (fall 2019)
Organization
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Contact
Robin Heldt Spahr
Phone
515-974-5365
Information
The Playhouse offers a full schedule of camps, offering a wide variety of theatre experiences for students entering grades K-12. Whether it's creative drama, devised theatre, or Performance Academy, we have something for students of all levels of experience.