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May 06, 2016 - May 13, 2016

  • Ultimate Frisbee League Registration Opens
  • When:

    Monday, May 02, 2016 at 10:00:00 AM - Friday, August 05, 2016 at 8:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    James W. Cownie Soccer Complex

  • What:

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation will offer Adult Coed Ultimate Frisbee League at Cownie Soccer Complex. Ultimate Frisbee combines the running of soccer, the jumping, passing, and turnovers of basketball, and the deep throws into the end zone of football.

    The object of this non-contact sport is to throw a Frisbee up the field between teams of seven from teammate to teammate until it’s caught in the opponent’s end-zone.

  • Contact:

    dmsports@dmgov.org

  • Monarch Monitor Training
  • When:

    Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 9:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center

  • What:

    Want to help restore the Monarch Butterfly population? Volunteers are needed to collect habitat data from local sites twice a month from May to September. All collected data will be shared with the University of Minnesota's Larval Monarch Monitoring database to help scientists better understand monarch migration, life cycles, and host choice.

    Join us for a free training Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center (1551 E. Martin Luther King Pkwy). All ages are welcome. Email parksvolunteer@dmgov.org to register.

  • Contact:

    To register: Email parksvolunteer@dmgov.org

  • Afternoon at the Arboretum
  • When:

    Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 1:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Ewing Lilac Arboretum

  • What:

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation invites you to enjoy “An Afternoon at the Arboretum” at Ewing Park Lilac Arboretum (5300 Indianola Road) Saturday, May 7 from 1-3 p.m. While celebrating the annual bloom of over 200 varieties of lilacs, guests will be able to enjoy refreshments and lawn games including Croquet, Bocce Ball and Bags. This event is free and open to all ages.

    Environmental Education Supervisor Joel Van Roekel will be teaching participants about the “Plant, Grow, Fly” program which is designed to attract Monarch butterflies and other insect pollinators. Kids will also have the opportunity to plant flowers and decorate a pot to take home with them.

  • Contact:

    For more information, please contact Therese Herold at 515-237-1456 or therold@dmgov.org.

  • City Council Meeting
  • When:

    Monday, May 09, 2016 at 4:30:00 PM

  • Where:

    City Council Chambers

  • Contact:

    City Clerk's Office, 283-4209

  • Mahaffey Shelter Dedication
  • When:

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Grandview Park

  • What:

    The Mayor and City Council Of Des Moines cordially invite you to attend the dedication of the Bob Mahaffey Shelter at Grandview Park. The event will be held Tuesday, May 10 at 12 p.m. The shelter is located at 2400 E. 32 Street.

  • Contact:

    parks@dmgov.org

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