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Valley Tiger Baseball Clinic for Ages 5-9

Date
Mar. 3 - 1:15 pm
Location
Valley Southwoods Freshman High School Gymnasium, 625 S. 35th St., West Des Moines, IA
Event For
ages 5-9
Cost
$40
Organization
Valley Tiger Baseball
Contact
Ryan Cooley
Phone
515-633-4106
Information
This clinic will support young West Des Moines Community Schools players who want to learn and improve their fundamental baseball skills necessary to become better players.

Full Moon Hike

Date
Mar. 1 - 6:30 pm
Location
Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #3, 7200 SE 5th St., Des Moines
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5339
Information
Explore the wonder and beauty of Fort Des Moines Park at night under a full moon. No registration required.

Indoor Archery

Date
Mar. 3 - 10:00 am
Location
Jester Park Equestrian Center, 11171 NW 103 Court, Granger
Event For
ages 12 and older
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5339
Information
Class will focus on form and safety, giving participants basics that will get them safely shooting and offer a general feel for archery with a compound bow. The class will cover archery safety rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques. The class is suitable for those with no experience.

Ice Fishing

Date
Mar. 3 - 1:00 pm
Location
Jester Park, meet at Shelter #5, 11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger
Event For
all ages
Cost
Free
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5339
Information
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided. No registration required. Participants over the age of 16 need a valid fishing license.

Survivor Camp

Date
Mar. 13 - 9:00 am
Location
Jester Park Equestrian Center, 11171 NW 103 Court, Granger
Event For
Ages 10-12
Cost
$30
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5339
Information
Spend a day having fun and staying active. We will try archery, geocaching, and fire building! Activities will take place indoors and outdoors. Pre-registration required; deadline is March 6.

Wild Night Life and Hike

Date
Mar. 15 - 7:30 pm
Location
Jester Park, meet at Camp Area 5, 11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger
Event For
all ages
Cost
$5
Organization
Polk County Conservation
Contact
Patrice Petersen-Keys
Phone
515-323-5339
Information
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals. Pre-registration required; deadline March 12.

Choreography Workshop: Elements of Dance, Composition, and Production

Date
Mar. 16 - 9:00 am
Location
Des Moines Onstage, 2124 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For
middle school students
Cost
$65
Organization
Tandem Theatre and Dance
Contact
Benjamin Rethmeier
Phone
515-979-4655
Information
If you make up your own dances and want to perform, then listen! Whether you are an experienced dancer or someone who only recently considered a dance class, this experience offers you a chance to practice making interesting and meaningful dances in a playful and curious way!

Special Egg Event

Date
Mar. 24 - 3:00 pm
Location
Valley Stadium, 4440 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines
Event For
students with special needs and their families
Cost
Free
Organization
Journey Church
Contact
Annie Novak Clough
Phone
515-865-2928
Information
The Special Egg Event is a free Easter egg hunt for children with special needs and their families. Join us at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. Enjoy food, carnival games, activity areas, and egg hunts that are designed for your child on March 24 at 3 p.m. Register early and get a T-shirt!

Des Moines Swimming Federation—Long Course Season

Date
Apr. 9
Location
Valley High School
Event For
ages 6 and older
Organization
Des Moines Swimming Federation
Contact
Coach Greg Temple
Phone
515-556-9729
Information
DMSF is a competitive swim team based in the Des Moines metro. Established in 1982, the program was designed to give athletes the opportunity to develop and perform at their highest level. We have training groups available for swimmers age 6 & up. Long course season runs from March/April-July.

Camp Fire Spring Programs

Date
May. 15
Location
5615 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310
Event For
Grades K-12
Cost
$37/day for school day off programs (other prices vary)
Organization
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact
Marilyn Bagley
Phone
515-274-1501
Information
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is a local youth development organization. Camp Fire runs programs for kids any time that school is not in session, including days off and all breaks. At Camp Fire, kids discover who they are, lift their voice, and find their spark.