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April 23, 2014 - April 30, 2014

  • Summer Des Moines Bags League Registration
  • When:

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM

  • What:

    Register now for the Summer Des Moines Bags League! The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot (210 Water St). The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18+) compete on Wednesday nights for six weeks plus a tournament. Duos race to a score of 21 and play a set of five games. League play begins June 4. Match times range from 5:30-8 p.m. and will be determined after all of the teams have been finalized. Cost is $35 per team.

  • Contact:

    Tim Smith
    tasmith@dmgov.org
    248-6314

  • Early Bird Season Passes
  • When:

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM

  • What:

    In 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30.

    Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45
    First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80
    First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110
    First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140

  • Contact:

    Robin Leaper
    rrleaper@dmgov.org
    237-1404

  • Institute of Reading Development Registration
  • When:

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus Community Center

  • What:

    2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and Adults

    For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs are offered as a community service by City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation

    4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
    Entering 1st Graders
    Entering 2nd Graders
    Entering 3rd Graders
    Entering 4th or 5th Graders
    Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
    Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
    Entering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults

  • Contact:

    To speak with a program coordinator, or enroll by phone, call (800) 964-8888
    Mon - Fri: 7 am- 9 pm
    Saturday: 7 am- 6 pm
    Sunday: 8 am- 6 pm

  • Swim Lesson Registration
  • When:

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00:00 AM

  • What:

    In 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times.

    http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf

  • Contact:

    Robin Leaper
    237-1404
    rrleaper@dmgov.org

  • Birding Basics
  • When:

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Gray's Lake Park

  • What:

    Give your smartphone a break and head out to Gray’s Lake over lunch to “Tweet Up” with the birds. Every Wednesday, March - May from 11:00-11:45am join local birder John Bissell. Get to know the water and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel for their continued journey north during spring migration. March 5 - April 9 emphasis will be placed on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons and the public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. From approximately April 16 - May 28 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.

  • Contact:

    Joel VanRoekel
    283-4294
    jmvanroekel@dmgov.org

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