Youth Programs, Classes & Events (Winter/Spring)

Youth_Classes_and_Events

Holiday Good Time Gang (Ages 2-5)

Are you looking for some extra holiday shopping time? Would your child like to join us for some holiday Good Time Gang fun? Your child will enjoy making a special craft, reading a favorite holiday story, baking some cookies or can dy, playing games, singing numerous songs, and more! (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadline: December 3

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

December 9

Ages 3-5

Monday

9:15-11:15 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$14

December 10

Ages 2-3 1/2

Tuesday

9:15-11:15 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$14

Good Time Gang (Ages 2-3½)

This all-time favorite activity-plus development based program includes activities such as free play, simple crafts, stories, games, and songs all centered around our weekly theme. Our program will focus on coordination, socialization, large muscle development, and just plain FUN! Children will do crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 2 years of age before the first day of class. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. First session lasts 10 weeks, second session lasts 8 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg, Ronda Ammann, and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: December 31, January 2, March 17, March 19

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 7 - Mar. 10

Tues. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$135

Jan. 9 - Mar. 12

Thur. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$135

Mar. 24 - May 12

Tues. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$108

Mar. 26 - May 14

Thur. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$108

Good Time Gang - Two Day Program (Ages 3-5)

(To add another day of preschool, please check out Good Time Gang and MORE!) We will immerse your child in both structured and unstructured activities centered around our weekly theme. Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the week, etc.) and table time (patterns, numbers, and letters) all with a focus on pre-academic skills. Participant MUST be 3 years of age before the first day of class and MUST be potty trained. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Maximum 12 participants per session. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) First session lasts 10 weeks, second session lasts 8 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: December 30, March 16

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 6 – Mar. 11

Mondays & Wednesdays

9:15-11:30 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$274

Mar. 23-May 13

Mondays & Wednesdays

9:15-11:30 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$243

NO CLASS: January 20, February 17

Good Time Gang and MORE! (Ages 3-5)

This class is the perfect option if you would like another day of preschool for your child! Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the day, etc.), all with a focus on pre-academic skills centered around our weekly theme. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 3 years of age and MUST be potty trained before the first day of class. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) A snack will be served. Sessions last 8 weeks. Maximum 12 participants per session. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Ronda Ammann.

Registration Deadlines: January 3, March 20

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 10 – Mar. 6

Fridays

9:15-11:30 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$122

Mar. 27 – May 15

Fridays

9:15-11:30 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$122

NO CLASS: January 17

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating! (Parent/Child) (Ages 2-10)

Decorate cookies for the holiday! Each child will take home the cookies that they decorate. Please bring a plastic storage container. Please register child ONLY. (Parent /guardian will need to be present to assist child with decorating.) Min 5 / Max. 20

Registration Deadline: January 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

cost

February 1

Saturday

10-11 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$6

Daddy Daughter Dance

Fathers and daughters or grandfathers and granddaughters of all ages are all invited to enjoy an evening together. While a D.J. entertains the crowd with great music and fun, a variety of finger foods and desserts will be served during the festivities. Photos will be available at the dance for a small fee. Event fills quickly – please register early! Maximum 160 participants. Fee is per person. You will be mailed tickets and must present them for admission into the dance.

Registration Deadline: January 29

Date

day/TIME

Location

COST

February 8

Saturday

6:30-8 PM

Community Room at Urbandale Senior Recreation Center

$18/per person

The GREAT Egg Hunt (Ages 10 and under)

Kids fill up your baskets with all the candy and eggs you see! Some eggs even have a few special prizes in them! Meet at the Parking Lot at Giovannetti Community Shelter for the send off!

Date

day/TIME

Location

Cost

April 11

Saturday

10 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

FREE

Come early as we start right at 10AM and eggs are found quickly!

Tot Lot (Ages 1-5)

Need a place for your toddler to burn some energy this winter? Tired of the crowded mall play area? Bring the kiddos to the Tot Lot at Giovannetti Community Shelter! Toddler toys, balls, tunnels, mats, music and more will be available in the large community room to get the kids running and playing. Parents/caretakers are required to stay and watch their children. Register child only, register the entire 8-week session for $14, or it is $2.00 per child at the door. Supervised by City Staff.

Registration Deadline: December 31

Date

day/TIME

Location

COST

Jan. 7 - Feb. 25

Tuesdays

9-10:30 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$14

Pee Wee's Tap/Ballet (Ages 3-4)

Learn tap and ballet in this fun filled class. We will use lots of interactive props and kid friendly music to keep your little one interested and their imagination soaring. Tap shoes are required for this class. 4-week sessions. Max. 10 children. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadlines: January 2, January 29, April 1

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 8 – Jan. 29

Wednesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance

Company

$43

Feb. 5 – Feb. 26

Wednesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance

Company

$43

Apr. 8 - Apr. 29

Wednesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance

Company

$43

Prince & Princess for a Day! (Ages 3-10)

Girls and boys will love this class! They will create a tiara or a crown, a sash with their name and a royal wand or sword! Max 12 children

Registration Deadline: March 18

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

March 25

Wednesday

5:30-6:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$8

Mini Mix - Jazz/Tap/Ballet (Ages 5-6)

Learn 3 different styles of dance in this 4 week class. Learn fun technique and routines! Great class to try out if your kiddo shows interest in dance! 4-week session. Max. 10 participants. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: December 30

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 6 – Jan. 27

Mondays

6-6:45 PM

BU Dance

Company

$64

NEW! Mother/Son Date Night (Ages 4+)

Sons, grab your moms for an awesome night out! Lazer tag, snacks, pizza, drinks, AND prizes! Min 32 / Max 55. Fee is $36 per couple, additional child is $10, please call the office for the 3rd child discount.

Registration Deadline: February 12

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

February 22

Saturday

6-8 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$18 per person

Pom Pom/Ribbon Dance (Ages 5 -10)

This class is for K-5th graders who love to move. We will explore both Ribbon Dance and Pom-Pom in this class! This class is very interactive using props and music. Your kiddo will love it! 4-week session. Max. 10 participants. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadlines: December 31, January 28, March 31

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 7 – Jan. 28

Tuesdays

5:30-6 PM

BU Dance

Company

$43

Feb. 4 – Feb. 25

Tuesdays

5:30-6 PM

BU Dance

Company

$43

Apr. 7 - Apr. 28

Tuesdays

5:30-6 PM

BU Dance

Company

$43

Creative Geniuses Art (Ages 5-10)

Draw, paint, and sculpt in this comprehensive community art program. We will bring imagination to life through a creative process and artistic habits.  Students will learn technical skills and create personally meaningful art.  We will work around fun seasonal themes.  Max. 10 children. Find more information at www.WeAreCreativeGeniuses.com

Registration Deadlines: January 2, January 29, February 26

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 8 - Jan. 29

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$59

Feb. 5 - Feb. 26

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$59

Mar. 4 - Apr. 1

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$59

NO CLASS: March 18

Kids Create - Pets! With Animal Guests (Ages 5-10)

This Super fun class is all about Pets! Students will create a Laurel Burch inspired mixed media painting while learning about patterns, color theory, and repetition. We will also enjoy tasty theater style snacks while watching the Secret Life of Pets and meet small animal pets! Join us for this super fun, hands on class about art and animals. Min 5/Max 10 *Please send your student with a peanut free sack lunch. Instructor: Elizabeth Lyons

Registration Deadline: February 10

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

February 17

Monday

9 AM-2 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$46

Kids Create - Unicorns (Ages 5-10)

Students will create a magical unicorn canvas painting, play games, decorate unicorn cookies, and listen to great music. We will also enjoy theater style snacks while watching My Little Ponies. Join us for a day of fun and go home with a masterpiece! Min 5/Max 10 *Please send your student with a peanut free sack lunch. Instructor: Elizabeth Lyons

Registration Deadline: December 20

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

January 2

Thursday

9 AM-2 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$45

Spring Miracle League

The Miracle League is a FREE baseball/softball league for children with special needs from age 5 – 18 and adults 19 and older. The Miracle League is just like baseball. Players will bat, round the bases, catch, throw, and hit Home Runs! 6 week session. There are a few differences in how the game is played.

• Each player has a buddy that gets to assist them.

• Each player will bat once each inning.

• Every player is safe, no one is out.

• Every player will score a run before the inning is over.

• The last player up hits a HOME RUN.

• Every game ends in a tie.

• A game will last two innings or an hour.

• Special rubberized playing surface.

Urbandale Parks and Recreation will assign players to teams after registration is complete. Each team will need at least two parent coaches. No minimums or maximums.

Registration Deadline: April 17

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

April 26 – June 7

Sundays

1-3 PM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

FREE

NO GAMES: Memorial Day weekend - Sunday, May 24

Adaptive Basketball with Courage League (Ages 5-21)

Join our Adapted basketball programs. Team Sports Basketball is a league for all abilities and ages, no matter your physical, cognitive or emotional challenge, includes wheelchairs, walkers users! Champs Sports basketball: This league is specifically for those who have high functioning Autism, ADHD, Aspbergers. This league is for those who want to compete but need a different level. 4 week session. Min 10/Max 50. Instructor: Courage League Staff

Registration Deadline: February 28

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

Mar. 7 - Mar. 28

Saturdays

8-9 AM and

9-10 AM

Karen Acres Elementary School

3500 74th Street

$45

Adaptive Soccer with Courage League (Ages 5-21)

EveryBODY deserves a chance to get in the game. Join our soccer program where we spend part of the time on the skills that are adapted to each participant's ability. Then we play the game! Each week learn new skills, learn teamwork and meet new friends! Min. 10 / Max. 50. 6 week session. Instructor: Courage League Staff

Registration Deadline: April 3

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

Apr. 11 - May 16

Saturdays

8-9 AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

Adaptive Track and Field with Courage League (Ages 5-21)

Join our newest program..come out and run, wheel, jump and throw. Our first edition of Track and Field will include shuttle relay, short distance run/wheelchair race, shot put/javelin and long jump. Adaptations available for ALL abilities. Min 10/Max 50. 6 week session. Instructor: Courage League Staff

Registration Deadline: April 3

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

Apr. 11 - May 16

Saturdays

9-10 AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$45

Nature Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-11)

Celebrate the warming weather and crisp fresh air with this fun arts and crafts class! Each week we will create a piece of art, take a nature walk and learn about the environment. 4-week class. Some of our crafts will include: Sun Tie-Dye T-shirts, Painted Birdhouses, Mini gardens, and Nature Mobiles. Min. 3 / Max 20. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: March 30

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Apr. 6 - Apr. 27

Mondays

6-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$60

Science Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-11)

Calling all creative scientists! Each day we will experiment with different compounds and minerals to create fun works of art! Our experiments will include making: Slime, Sun Tie-Dye Shirts, Erupting Clay Volcanoes, Marshmallow catapults and towers, Gravity paintings and MORE! Each class will include an edible science experiment. All supplies and ingredients will be provided.Min. 3 / Max. 25. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: March 9

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Mar. 16 – Mar. 20

Mon. - Fri.

9 AM-Noon

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$95

Breakdance (Ages 5+)

BU breakdance for both boys and girls! It is fast paced to keep up with your child. We use props and music to keep their attention and encourage their imagination. 4-week session. Max. 10 participants. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: January 2, January 29, April 1

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 8 – Jan. 29

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

BU Dance

Company

$64

Feb. 5 – Feb. 26

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

BU Dance

Company

$64

Apr. 8 - Apr. 29

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

BU Dance

Company

$64

Beginner Roller Skate! (Ages 5-17)

Learn the basics of roller skating (Stop, stride, getting up and bending down) Skate rental included if needed. 6 week sessions. Instructor: Skateland. Skateland is located at 5621 Meredith Drive in Des Moines.

Registration Deadlines: December 30, January 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 4 – Feb. 8

Saturdays

10-11 AM

Skateland

$45

Feb. 15 - Mar. 21

Saturdays

10-11 AM

Skateland

$45

Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8)

Quickstart Tennis is a new format to help kids learn and play the game! Youth will learn on a court roughly 75% of a regular sized court in a fun non-competitive atmosphere! Please bring your own “youth” sized tennis racket. 3-week session. Maximum 12 participants. Staff Instructor

Registration Deadline: April 1

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Apr. 8 – Apr. 22

Wednesdays

6-7 PM

Lions Park

Tennis Courts

$30

Arts in the Park (Ages 6-11)

Valentines Day Craft – Join your friends as we make crafts for the special people in our lives, or even something for you!

Registration Deadline: January 29

Garden Critters! - You will have the choice of creating a garden critter, a clay pot critter, garden stakes or decorations. We’ll provide the supplies you need to dress up your garden before spring arrives!

Registration Deadline: March 11

Tie Dye – Bring your own t-shirt, socks, shorts, etc. to tie dye!

Registration Deadline: April 8

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

February 5

Valentines Craft

Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$7

March 18

Garden Critters

Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$7

April 15

Tie Dye

Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$7

Robotics 100 Level (Ages 6+)

Build robots. Build friendships. Build confidence! This program will give your child a lively introduction to building and programming robots using LEGO® bricks and award-winning WeDo™ software. 4 week classes. All classes held at Sylvan Learning Center: 8707 Northpark Ct. Johnston.

Registration Deadline: January 30, February 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Feb. 6 - Feb. 27

Thursdays

5:30-7:30 PM

Sylvan Learning Center

8707 Northpark Ct., Johnston

$104

Mar. 5- Mar.26

Thursdays

5:30-7:30 PM

Sylvan Learning Center

8707 Northpark Ct., Johnston

$104

Robotics 200 Level (Ages 6+)

The kids will build sophisticated bots using LEGO® bricks and award-winning WeDo™ software. It's such a cool way to learn advanced problem solving and engineering skills! 4 week classes. All classes held at Sylvan Learning Center: 8707 Northpark Court, Johnston.

Registration Deadlines: January 30, February 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Feb. 6 - Feb. 27

Thursdays

5:30-7:30 PM

Sylvan Learning Center

8707 Northpark Ct., Johnston

$104

Mar. 5- Mar. 26

Thursdays

5:30-7:30 PM

Sylvan Learning Center

8707 Northpark Ct., Johnston

$104

Chess Club (Ages 6-14)

Make the right move by signing up for Chess class! Each class you will learn the fundamentals and strategies for the game known around the world: Chess. Not only is this strategical game a fun way to pass the time, it also has a very positive impact on your education by improving logic, observation, problem-solving, and creativity skills all while utilizing both sides of your brain! Instructor: Anthony Swindell along with an assistant coach. 6 week classes. Min 12 / Max 30

Registration Deadlines: January 16, February 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 23 - Feb. 27

Thursdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

Art Room

$85

Mar. 5- Apr. 23

Thursdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

Art Room

$85

NO CLASS: March 12, March 19

Baking 101 (Ages 7-13)

Want to learn more about baking, improve on your skills, or just enjoy delicious recipes? Join us for an introductory class on baking! Each week we will focus on different recipes, such as: Banana Bread, Bakery Style Muffins, and a Cinnamon Sugar Pastry Braid! Ingredients and supplies will be provided. 3-week class. Min. 3 / Max. 8. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: February 17

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Feb. 24 – Mar. 9

Mondays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Center Kitchen

$55

NEW! Candle Making for Kids! (Ages 7-14)

Join us for a special Valentine’s candle making class. Choose from over 30 fragrances and dozens ofcolor options to create your own soy candles. Each child will take home 3 candles, just in time for Valentine’s Day! All candle making supplies will be provided! Min. 2 / Max. 15. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: February 5

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

February 12

Wednesday

6-7:30 PM

Senior Center Kitchen

$20

NEW! Sweet Treats (Ages 7-14)

Join us for a special Valentine’s dessert making class. We will create and decorate chocolate covered, oreo truffles, and chocolate covered pretzels. All ingredients and supplies will be provided! Min. 2 / Max 15. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: February 6

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

February 13

Thursday

6-7:30 PM

Senior Center Kitchen

$15

Cooking for Kids (Ages 8-14)

Calling all mini chefs! Join us for a fun, hands on cooking class for kids! Each week we will learn different cooking techniques, kitchen first aid and create delicious recipes such as: Meat Balls, Breakfast Egg Muffins, Pizzas, and our last class we will make a dessert! 4-week class. Ingredients and cooking supplies will be provided! Min. 2 / Max. 7. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: January 20

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 27 - Feb. 17

Mondays

5:45-7:30 PM

Senior Center Kitchen

$70

Youth Tennis (Ages 8+)

Lessons are offered for youth ages 8+. Each participant should wear clothing to fit the weather and be prepared to exercise in this 3 week class. Participants provide their own racquet; tennis balls will be provided. Staff Instructor. Min 4 / Max 20

Registration Deadline: April 17

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Apr. 29 – May 13

Wednesdays

6-7 PM

Walker Johnston Park

Tennis Courts

$35

NEW! Start Smart with Study Skills with Sylvan (Ages 10+)

Get ready to start the new year off right! The biggest hurdle to academic success after elementary school seems to be poor study skills. During these sessions, your child will be introduced to excellent strategies! Topics will include: organization and time management, learning styles, note taking strategies, test taking strategies. Set your child up for success in junior high and high school! 4 week classes. All classes held at Sylvan Learning Center: 8707 Northpark Ct. Johnston

Registration Deadline: January 2, January 30, February 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 9 – Jan. 30

Thursdays

6 - 8 PM

Sylvan Learning Center

8707 Northpark Ct., Johnston

$150

Feb. 6 - Feb. 27

Thursdays

6 - 8 PM

Sylvan Learning Center

8707 Northpark Ct., Johnston

$150

Mar. 5 - Mar. 26

Thursdays

6 - 8 PM

Sylvan Learning Center

8707 Northpark Ct., Johnston

$150

Learn to Ice Skate (All Ages)

Learn to Skate USA provides a fun and positive experience that will spark and sustain a lifelong love of skating. The curriculum offers something for everyone, beginning with the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills. Whether you wish to enjoy the recreational benefits of skating or dream of Olympic fame, this is the place to start. 6 week program includes 45 minute lessons with a free rental skate. Please wear warm clothes for lessons. Min 2 / Max 20. Instructor: Des Moines Figure Skating.

Registration Deadline: December 31

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Jan. 4 - Feb. 8

Saturdays

3:15- 4 PM

Metro Ice Arena

5100 NW 72nd St

$105

Martial Arts (Ages 8+)

Join Jim Douglas, 6th degree black belt and Master Instructor. Learn a traditional martial art that stresses self-defense, physical fitness, self-control and discipline. This is full martial arts incorporating principles from karate, hap ki do, tae kwon do and kempo. The program is for ages 8 and above and the techniques taught are adaptable to any age or physical level. This is what makes this program different from other martial arts programs! This is a year-round program and you may join anytime. Maximum 40 participants per month. First uniform is included.

Registration Deadlines: January 3, February 3, March 2, April 1

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 6 – Jan. 29

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Feb. 3 – Feb. 26

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Class will be at Lions Shelter house on April 20

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Valerius Elementary

$80

Feb. 3 – Feb. 28

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Valerius Elementary

$80

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Valerius Elementary

$80

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Valerius Elementary

$80

Class will be at Lions Shelter house on April 20

Babysitting Clinic with ISU Extension/4H (Ages 10-18)

Participants will learn about the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, and how to care for infants and toddlers. There will also be guest speakers teaching on the subjects of age appropriate toys and activities, safety, and basic first aid. All participants receive a book filled with information about childcare as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Participants need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator is available on site. Min 6/Max 20. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran. Direct inquiries to the Diversity Officer, 515-294-1482, extdiversity@iastate.edu. Class taught in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Registration Deadline: February 7

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

February 15

Saturday

9 AM – 3PM

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$30

Junior Mix - Jazz/Tap/Ballet (Ages 11-15)

Learn 3 different styles of dance in this 4 week class. Learn fun technique and routines! Great class to try out if your kiddo shows interest in dance! 4-week session. Max. 10 participants. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: December 31

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 7 – Jan. 28

Tuesdays

6-6:45 PM

BU Dance Company

$64

Archery Class (Age 11-17)

Archery, give it a "shot". Have you thought about trying archery, but you don’t have any equipment? Come to the archery facility at Raccoon River Park to give it a try. We provide the bow, arrows and instruction for you to try this exciting sport. Min 10/Max 16. Instructor: West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. Raccoon River Park Archery Facility is located at 2500 Grand Ave. West Des Moines.

Registration Deadline: April 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 7

Thursday

5:30 -6:30 PM

Raccoon River Park Archery Facility, 2500 Grand Ave.,

West Des Moines

$10 per person

Climb Iowa’s Guided Experience (Ages 12-18)

Looking for a new activity this winter? Sign up for Climb Iowa's Guided Experience! Enjoy four weeks of climbing, community and winter time wellness. For 4 Mondays, participants will learn new skills while also engaging their bodies and minds in an activity. If you've ever been interested in climbing, now would be the time to see what it's all about. Min 2 / Max 5. Climb Iowa is located at 3605 SE Miehe Dr., in Grimes.

Registration Deadlines: December 27, January 24, March 27

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Jan. 6 - Jan. 27

Mondays

8-9 PM

Climb Iowa

3605 SE Miehe Dr.

Grimes, IA 50111

$110

Feb. 3 - Feb. 24

Mondays

8-9 PM

Climb Iowa

3605 SE Miehe Dr.

Grimes, IA 50111

$110

Apr. 6 - Apr. 27

Mondays

8-9 PM

Climb Iowa

3605 SE Miehe Dr.

Grimes, IA 50111

$110