CITY CALENDAR

Carousel of Colors Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 28 10:00 AM

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Meetings
  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Apr 01, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Apr 06, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Apr 14, 5:00 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Apr 15, 12:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Apr 16, 6:00 PM

Activities
  • Imagination Playschool

    Mar 27, 9:00 AM

  • Carousel of Colors Egg Hunt

    Mar 28, 10:00 AM

  • Adopt-A-Plot

    Mar 28, 10:30 AM

  • GPS Egg Hunt

    Mar 29, 1:00 PM

  • Birding Basics

    Apr 01, 11:00 AM

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March 27, 2015 - April 03, 2015

  • Bricks 4 Kidz - Pirates Quest
  • When:

    Monday, March 02, 2015 at 12:00:00 PM - Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Four Mile Community Center

  • What:

    March 2, 9, 23 and 30 from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m
    Registration ends February 26

    Registration is now open for “Bricks 4 Kidz,” a building series with an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands on learning experience. During each class, participants will build a LEGO model using Bricks 4 Kidz unique project kits and model plans. With a new model each week, these simple machines are sure to excite your budding builders as they spin, roll and turn. Everything is provided for this 60 minutes of learning, building and playing.

    Designed for ages K-5, the cost is $39 for our 4-week session and $29 for our 3-week session. Online registration is now open at www.dmparks.org. If you live in the 50317 zip code, a reduced rate is available, sponsored by the Black Tie Foundation. In order to receive the discount, registration must be completed in person at Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Boulevard) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker at 248-6330 or blbaker@dmgov.org

  • Performing Arts Kids Club Registration
  • When:

    Friday, March 06, 2015 at 11:00:00 AM - Friday, April 03, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus Community Center

  • What:

    Do you have a budding actor or actress in your household? The inaugural Performing Arts Kids Club will be held Mondays at Pioneer Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th street) from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, April 6 through May 4. The program ends with a student performance Friday, May 8, 5:30 pm and families are encouraged to attend. Registration is open through April 3 for this 5-week program, designed for kids in grades 4 - 6 and the cost is $19.

    Join us for the basics of theatre and performance through games, acting and crafts. Enhance your child’s creativity by exploring with us: onstage acting, costuming, scenic design, props and makeup through various stories from around the world.

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker at blbaker@dmgov.org phone 248-6330.

  • GPS Egg Hunt
  • When:

    Friday, March 06, 2015 at 6:00:00 PM - Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 4:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Witmer Park, 1610 34th Street, Meet at the pond.

  • What:

    Each registered participant will use a hand held GPS unit that has been programmed with the location of prizes hidden in the park. After a brief introduction and some directions on how to use the GPS, participants will go out on a “GPS Egg Hunt” in the park. For each correct location that they find, they will get to pick up a small prize to take home with them. More than one person may walk along on the search but only the registered participants are allowed to pick up the prizes.

  • Contact:

    For more information, contact Joel at 248 6369 or jmvanroekel@dmgov.org.

  • Imagination Playschool
  • When:

    Friday, March 27, 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

  • Carousel of Colors Egg Hunt
  • When:

    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Union Park

  • What:

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting “Carousel of Colors Egg Hunt” Saturday, March 28, at Union Park (2009 Saylor Road) This annual event is for children 10 and under and starts at 10:00 a.m., with separate areas available for ages 5 and under and 2 and under to search. No registration is necessary, this program is FREE and only children only to hunt for eggs. This event will happen rain or shine.

    Schedule of Activities:
    • Heritage Carousel – carousel rides - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • Avon – make up stations and tattoos– 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    • SCHEELS – fishing and bike education, sign up to win free bikes - 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Ocean Dental - dental kits and education, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    • Des Moines Police Department – K-9 unit police dog and police badges - 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Iowa Egg Council – coloring books and Egg Chalupas treats - 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a. m.
    • Des Moines Parks and Recreation/Walgreens - “Carousel of Colors Egg Hunt” starts at 11:10 a.m.

    Parents bring your camera for great photo opportunities!

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker
    248-6330
    blbaker@dmgov.org

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