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Prep Nation Basketball Tryouts

Date
August 24 (all day)
Location
Valley Community Center
Event For
grades 3-8
Cost
$5
Organization
Prep Nation
Contact
Bryan
Phone
515-520-5220
Information
AAU basketball tryouts

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire

Date
September 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For
All ages
Cost
$13 for adults, $8 for children & seniors, free for members!
Organization
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact
Anna Rhodes
Phone
515-274-6868
Information
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects and more.

Swim Team Family Open House

Date
September 7 - 8:00 a.m.
Location
Urbandale Pool, 7201 Aurora Ave.
Event For
elementary families
Organization
Central Iowa Aquatics
Contact
Andrea Stone
Phone
515-343-9555
Information
Central Iowa Aquatics coaches swimmers fresh out of swim lessons all the way to the Olympics! If your child is interested in swimming, give us a try. Come to our open house to meet our coaches and other swimmers.

S.T.E.M. at the Zoo

Date
September 12 - 5:30 p.m.
Location
Blank Park Zoo
Event For
grades K -5
Cost
Free
Organization
Blank Park Zoo
Contact
Audrey Sidey
Phone
515-6974-2554
Information
Join all the animals at the zoo for a special night celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Participate in fun activities throughout the zoo to encourage students to explore science and art related fields. The event will focus on introducing students to different STEM careers. Activities are designed for K-5th graders, but younger and older children can learn too. Families are encouraged to attend together and MUST register to attend the event as space is limited.

National Portfolio Day

Date
September 22 - 10:00 a.m.
Location
715 Bissell Road, Ames, IA 50011
Event For
grades 9-12
Cost
Free
Organization
Iowa State University College of Design
Contact
Jennifer Anderson
Phone
515-294-7415
Information
Have your high school portfolio reviewed by representatives from the Midwest’s best art & design colleges including Iowa State University, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, University of South Dakota, and the Kansas City Art Institute. Open to the public.

West Des Moines Girls Softball Fall Rec League

Date
September 27 (all day)
Location
Holiday Park
Event For
Girls Pre-K thru 4th Grade
Organization
West Des Moines Girls Softball
Contact
Holly Buchholz
Phone
515-971-1362
Information
Fall recreation softball league for girls entering Pre-K through 4th Grade. Practices will start August 5th. Games will be on weeknights and will start mid- to late August through the end of September. Early bird registration discount through June 15th.

Iowa State University College of Design Open House

Date
October 4 - 1:00 p.m.
Location
715 Bissell Road, Ames, IA 50011
Event For
grades 9-12
Cost
Free
Organization
Iowa State University College of Design
Contact
Jennifer Anderson
Phone
515-294-7415
Information
Learn why Iowa State’s College of Design is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. Explore our programs, tour of facilities, and meet current students and faculty in your major. Event is open to the public.

Living History Farms Summer Barnyard Readers

Date
October 12 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
Living History Farms
Event For
ages 3-5
Cost
$22
Organization
Living History Farms
Contact
Abby Hoffman-Carlson
Phone
515-278-5286
Information
Together with your 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old, listen to a story or two about a farm animal and participate in a special activity in the Visitor Center. Then, take a ride on our tractor-drawn cart out to the farm to see the animal of the day, and take a look around the barnyard!

Junior Menace

Date
October 14 - 5:30 p.m.
Location
Waukee/WDM, Grimes, Des Moines
Event For
ages 3-9
Cost
$50 (ages 3-4), $100 (ages 5-9)
Organization
Des Moines Menace Foundation
Contact
Maddie Carver
Phone
515-689-9559
Information
Junior Menace is a soccer program held once a week for seven weeks starting in September for kids ages 3-9. Ages 3-4 have 30 minute sessions, and ages 5-9 have 60 min sessions. This is a chance for kids of all skill levels to improve at the sport of soccer in a fun atmosphere!

2019-20 Recreational Valley Tigers 5-Week Session Winter Soccer Clinics

Date
November 2 - 1:00 p.m.
Location
Crossroads Park Gym
Event For
7-12 (boys and girls)
Cost
$70
Organization
Valley Tigers Boys' Soccer
Contact
Aziz Haffar
Phone
515-975-2727
Information
This clinic will focus on the basics and foundations of the game. Session 1: Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Session 2: Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & Jan. 4, 11 Session 3: Saturdays, Jan. 18, 25 & Feb. 1, 8, 15 Session 4: Saturdays, Feb. 22, 29 & March 7, 14, 21

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Date
November 15 (all day)
Location
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Event For
High School
Cost
$200
Organization
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Contact
Ann Peterson
Phone
515-471-8509
Information
Looking to lifeguard next summer? Skip the spring rush and get certified today! You will be qualified to apply for positions when they opening putting you one step ahead of the other applicants.

$5 Family Night at Science Center

Date
December 13 - 5:00 p.m.
Location
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For
all ages
Cost
$5/person
Organization
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Contact
Hannah Little
Phone
515-274-6868
Information
The second Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m., explore SCI with your family. Admission is just $5 per person! No need to grab dinner first... our Food Chain Cafe is open until 7:30 p.m.