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  1. Calendar Overlay City Observed Holidays (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay Library Events (16)
  3. Calendar Overlay Local Storm Water Events (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Official Meetings (3)
  5. Calendar Overlay Official Meetings (Council Portal) (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Planning & Zoning Commission (1)

City Observed Holidays

  1. Memorial Day - City Offices Closed

    May 31, 2021, All Day

    Go to our Public Works page for information regarding solid waste collection: https://www.urbandale.org/193/Garbage-Recycling-Yard-Waste

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Library Events

  1. Rise & Shine

    May 12, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join Miss Jacque for music, movement, and FUN! We’ll do about 30 minutes of singing, dancing, rhyming, and chanting, with a story for cool-down time. Recommended for ages 2-7, siblings welcome! This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.**Please note: We will be taking a programming break the 4th full week of May, so there will be NO Rise and Shine May 26th. Rise and Shine will resume June 2nd.

  2. Fantastic Friday Craft Kits-to-Go!

    May 14, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Each Friday in May we will provide a different fun, hands-on, craft project or activity to take home and enjoy! Target Age: Preschool and upAvailable to grab in the Children’s Section of the library during Grab 'n Go hours (click here for current service hours), while supplies last.  Please note: These are Craft ‘Kits-to-Go’ and take home because we do not have seating and space for doing crafts in the library at this time. We ask that you do not take more than one craft kit per child in your household each week. 

  3. Saturday Storytime

    May 15, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Share a story with Miss Jacque! This interactive storytime will give us a chance to see our friends, talk together, and read a few stories. Recommended for ages 2-6, siblings welcome! This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  4. Zoom Storytime

    May 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Share a story with Miss Jacque! This interactive storytime will give us a chance to see our friends, talk together, and read a few stories.   Recommended for ages 2-6, siblings welcome!This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.**Please note: We will be taking a programming break the 4th full week of May, so there will be NO storytime May 24th and the library will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. Zoom Storytime will resume June 7th.

  5. Electricity with the Science Center of Iowa

    May 18, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Explore the exciting world of electricity! Join a live Science Center program presenter virtually for hair-raising demonstrations (including everyone’s favorite orb, the Van de Graaff Generator) that illustrate what electricity is and how it moves. You’ll even get some valuable info about how to interact with electricity safely. Target age: 5-12, families welcome! **This program will be presented via Teams (which works through a browser and does not need to be downloaded). Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.

  6. Rise & Shine

    May 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Urbandale Public Library at Story Room

    Join Miss Jacque for music, movement, and FUN! We’ll do about 30 minutes of singing, dancing, rhyming, and chanting, with a story for cool-down time. Recommended for ages 2-7, siblings welcome! This program will be presented via Zoom. Be sure to include an email address when you register. We will email participants a link before the event. Please only register once per household.**Please note: We will be taking a programming break the 4th full week of May, so there will be NO Rise and Shine May 26th. Rise and Shine will resume June 2nd.

  7. On the Same Page Book Club

    May 19, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    On the Same Page Book Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 PM. This month's discussion title is The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham. This event will be hosted remotely via WebEx.  To join the book discussion,  please click the link below: https://cityofurbandale.webex.com/cityofurbandale/j.php?MTID=m79a24422613f961861ee6acb04530035Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)Meeting number: 187 820 7614Password: mpGzmmMC433Join by video systemDial 1878207614@cityofurbandale.webex.comYou can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.Join by phone+1-408-418-9388 United States TollAccess code: 187 820 7614

  8. 2021 Adult "All Iowa Reads" Author Visit: Nickolas Butler

    May 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B7BoZIPtRxim-HzB7CffnQThe Iowa Center for the Book is excited to sponsor virtual visits in 2021 from each of the All Iowa Reads authors!Join Nickolas Butler, author of the 2021 Adult "All Iowa Reads" title Little Faith for an hour of conversation between the author and a moderator followed by time for questions from the audience. Reading the All Iowa Reads book is encouraged but not required, and attendees will be able to submit questions to the author during the webinar via the chat function.

  9. 3rd Thursday at Hoovers: Iowa's Communal Utopias

    May 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2116177362073/WN_tl4-YHC0QRiaY3VLWetzQwThe Urbandale Public Library is pleased to continue our partnership with the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum for the monthly 3rd Thursday at the Hoover's live webinar series! This month's event will provide a sweeping overview of different attempts by Iowans to create their own form of utopia, featuring the Iowa Pioneer Phalanx, Salburia, the Amana Colonies, the Icarian Communities, the Cydesdale Colony, Communia, and many more. The presentation will provide some details about specific communal groups, and a general overview of different communal movements in American history and how they influenced community builders on the Iowa frontier, and beyond. About the presenter:  Peter Hoehnle is an Amana native who received his graduate degrees from Iowa State University. He has published widely on American communal societies, including volumes on Amana and the Shakers, served as President of the Communal Studies Association and as a past editor of the journal Communal Societies.

  10. Fantastic Friday Craft Kits-to-Go!

    May 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Each Friday in May we will provide a different fun, hands-on, craft project or activity to take home and enjoy! Target Age: Preschool and upAvailable to grab in the Children’s Section of the library during Grab 'n Go hours (click here for current service hours), while supplies last.  Please note: These are Craft ‘Kits-to-Go’ and take home because we do not have seating and space for doing crafts in the library at this time. We ask that you do not take more than one craft kit per child in your household each week. 

  11. Urbandale Public Library Board of Trustees

    May 24, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at Meeting Room A/B

  12. Aging In Place

    May 25, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    What options are available to combat the challenges of mobility and functional changes that everyone faces as they age?The Urbandale Public Library is partnering with Aging Resources of Central Iowa to offer this educational program. Led by Kay Vanags, Director of Lifelong Links, this presentation will help you discover the range of services that enable people to stay independent in their homes. Vanags will also provide a general overview of all the programs Aging Resources provides in Central Iowa.  This program will be presented online via Zoom. A presentation link will be sent to all registered attendees before the program. Please be sure to include your email address with your registration!

  13. Brown Bag Book Club

    May 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Brown Bag Book Club meets on the last Tuesday and/or Thursday of each month at 12:00 Noon. This month's discussion title is Well Behaved Indian Women by Saumys Dave.  Event hosted remotely via WebEx.  Please click the link below to join the book discussion:Brown Bag Book Clubhttps://cityofurbandale.webex.com/cityofurbandale/j.php?MTID=m0da36f1bec60eff4fbf605f3c7fc1bb8Meeting number: 187 365 0317Password: mhWhMB6RK35Join by video systemDial 1873650317@cityofurbandale.webex.comYou can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.Join by phone+1-408-418-9388 United States TollAccess code: 187 365 0317

  14. Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation and Training

    May 27, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Want to have fun while helping the library? Want to gain valuable work experience while you earn volunteer hours for the Silver Cord Program?   All teens ages 12-17 who want to volunteer this summer at the library must attend one of the two training sessions this week. All teens who attend the training must first turn in a volunteer application, signed by a parent or guardian, and pass a phone interview. Have fun and serve your community this summer at the library! This orientation will last 45 minutes to an hour.  Age Requirement: 12-17 only Visit our teen summer volunteers webpage for full details and to access the required forms: https://www.urbandalelibrary.org/teen-summer-volunteers/ No registration required for this training, but volunteer applications must be turned in prior to these training sessions by May 21st at 6:00 PM. This event will be held in-person at the library in the ICN Room.

  15. Fantastic Friday Craft Kits-to-Go!

    May 28, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    Each Friday in May we will provide a different fun, hands-on, craft project or activity to take home and enjoy! Target Age: Preschool and upAvailable to grab in the Children’s Section of the library during Grab 'n Go hours (click here for current service hours), while supplies last.  Please note: These are Craft ‘Kits-to-Go’ and take home because we do not have seating and space for doing crafts in the library at this time. We ask that you do not take more than one craft kit per child in your household each week. 

  16. Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation and Training

    May 29, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library at ICN Room

    Want to have fun while helping the library? Want to gain valuable work experience while you earn volunteer hours for the Silver Cord Program?   All teens ages 12-17 who want to volunteer this summer at the library must attend one of the two training sessions this week. All teens who attend the training must first turn in a volunteer application, signed by a parent or guardian, and pass a phone interview. Have fun and serve your community this summer at the library! This orientation will last 45 minutes to an hour.  Age Requirement: 12-17 only Visit our teen summer volunteers webpage for full details and to access the required forms: https://www.urbandalelibrary.org/teen-summer-volunteers/ No registration required for this training, but volunteer applications must be turned in prior to these training sessions by May 21st at 6:00 PM. This event will be held in-person at the library in the ICN Room.

Local Storm Water Events

  1. Iowa Weeds and Invasive Plant Identification Road Trips Across Iowa Webinar

    May 12, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Expanding off 2020’s successful native plant tour series, ecologist and botanist Dr. Tom Rosburg of Drake University will take Iowans on a new journey in 2021… weeds and invasives! Explore new reaches of Iowa while Tom helps participants learn how to identify and manage common weeds and invasive plants all too common to many landscapes. Tom will travel to different regions of the state and teach participants how to identify weeds in the field at different growth stages in the spring, summer, and fall. Plant characterization will be on an elementary botanic level. Each webinar will feature a pre-recorded tour and followed by live Q&A session with Tom. Certificates of attendance provided for PDHs.

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Official Meetings

  1. Public Art Committee Meeting

    May 13, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ City Hall

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  2. Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

    May 19, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall

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  3. Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District Meeting

    May 27, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ City Hall

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Official Meetings (Council Portal)

  1. City Council - May 18, 2021

    May 18, 2021, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers - 3600 86th St.

Planning & Zoning Commission

  1. Planning & Zoning Commission

    May 24, 2021, 5:30 PM @ City Hall

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