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Park and Recreation - Calendar of Activities, Events & Meetings

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February 01, 2015 - February 08, 2015

  • Snow Moon Snowshoe Hike
  • When:

    Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at 7:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Grandview Park Enclosed Shelter

  • What:

    Experience a winter full moon from a set of snowshoes. Take a walk with us through the park on a set of snowshoes to enjoy our parks during a winter evening. It is fun and easy to do.

    This program will be held at Grandview Park Enclosed Shelter on February 3, 2015 starting at 7:00 p.m. so dress for the weather. Cost is only $5 per person and the registration fee includes snowshoe rental. If there no snow, there will still be a walking hike.

    Registration is open until 12:00 p.m. on February 3

  • Contact:

    Joel VanRoekel
    jmvanroekel@dmgov.org
    248-6369

  • Snow Moon Snowshoe Hike
  • When:

    Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at 7:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Grandview Park Enclosed Shelter

  • What:

    Experience a winter full moon from a set of snowshoes. Take a walk with us through the park on a set of snowshoes and enjoy Grandview Park on a Snow Moon winter evening. It is fun and easy to do, if you can walk you can snowshoe. This program will meet at the Grandview Park Enclosed Shelter on February 3, 2015 starting at 7:00 pm. so dress for the weather. Registration includes snowshoe rental. Sign up at www.dmparks.org. If there no snow, there will still be a walking hike.

  • Contact:

    Joel Van Roekel
    515-248-6369

  • Imagination Playschool
  • When:

    Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus Community Center

  • What:

    This program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Cost is $2.50 per child

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker
    blbaker@dmgov.org

  • Banana Splits
  • When:

    Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus Community Center

  • What:

    This program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Cost is $2.50 per child

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker
    blbaker@dmgov.org
    248-6330

  • Winter Birds, After School Enrichment Series 1 of 4
  • When:

    Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 3:45:00 PM

  • Where:

    Greenwood Park Jay Spence Shelter House

  • What:

    Part 1 of 4. We will start off inside learning about birds, migration and birdfeeders. Everyone will make a simple bird feeder of their own to take home with them. The last portion of the class will be a hike outside looking for the birds that live in Greenwood Park in the winter. Come prepared to take a winter hike. Parents are welcome to stay for the class. Register online.

  • Contact:

    Joel VanRoekel
    JMVanRoekel@dmgov.org
    515-248-6369

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