Miscellaneous

Kayak Basics

Date
May 23 - 6:00 p.m.
Location
Thomas Mitchell Park, pond
Cost
$10
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.

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

Princess Adventures

Date
June 4 - 10:00 a.m.
Location
Jester Park, Shelter #6
Event For
ages 4-6
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5359
Information
Girls ages 4-6 are invited to the park in “princess attire” (whatever that means to them). We will learn about a courageous woman from the past and participate in a nature activity, followed by a tea party with a snack.

Faith Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School

Date
June 9 - 5:30 p.m.
Location
Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Ave., Clive, IA
Event For
grades PK-5
Cost
Free
Organization
Faith Lutheran Church
Contact
Erika Weber, Andrea Stone
Phone
515-225-8334
Information
Vacation Bible School 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church will be held Sunday, June 9, through Thursday June 13, from 5:30-8 p.m. each evening. This is a free event, open to all children in our community. Please invite friends, neighbors, and grandchildren.

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.

Clive Fire Department Kid Academy

Date
June 15 - 8:00 a.m.
Location
8505 Harbach Boulevard, Clive, IA 50325
Event For
Clive residents ages 8-12
Cost
$25
Organization
Clive Fire Department
Contact
Clay Garcia
Phone
515-223-1595
Information
Kids can join the Clive Fire Department for a four-day program meeting three hours per day. The course gives participants a fun, highly interactive, and educational glimpse into the fire service and what firefighters do. Learn hands-on skills and classroom instruction on Fire and EMS operations.

WHLC 2019 VBS Daycamp: Who Is My Neighbor?

Date
July 25 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church - 1240 66th Street, Windsor Heights IA, 50324
Event For
grades PK-6 (fall 2019)
Cost
Free
Organization
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
Contact
Zach Meyer, Director of Y&F Ministry
Phone
515-277-6277
Information
WHLC's 2019 VBS explores how we love and serve our neighbors! Join us as we explore this through games, music, crafts, and more!

Back-to-School Health Fair

Date
August 3 - 9:00 a.m.
Location
2190 NW 82nd St., Suite A, Clive
Organization
Clive Community Services
Contact
Stephanie Horak
Phone
515-257-8550
Information
Clive Community Services Back-to-School Health Fair provides school and sport physicals, vision and dental screenings, immunizations, haircuts, and school forms assistance.

CASA Volunteer Opportunity

Date
August 14 (all day)
Location
Polk County
Organization
Iowa Child Advocacy Board-CASA
Contact
Carrie Phelps
Phone
866-469-2522
Information
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Polk County is in desperate need of advocates for children in juvenile court. CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children under the court’s jurisdiction.

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!