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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:00:00 PM - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11:59:00 PM
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.
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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://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf
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: $45First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140
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2014 Summer Reading Programs for Children and AdultsFor 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 Recreation4-Year-Olds and Entering KindergartenersEntering 1st GradersEntering 2nd GradersEntering 3rd GradersEntering 4th or 5th GradersEntering 6th, 7th, or 8th GradersEntering 9th, 10th, or 11th GradersEntering 12th Graders, College Students, or Adults
To speak with a program coordinator, or enroll by phone, call (800) 964-8888Mon - Fri: 7 am- 9 pmSaturday: 7 am- 6 pmSunday: 8 am- 6 pm
On April 19th, join the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department for the 2014 Mayor’s annual “Ride for Trails. In addition to the ride, the Parks and Recreation Department has added a 5k run to the day’s events. THE RIDEThe 25 mile ride starts at City Hall, 400 Robert D. Ray Drive at 10am Saturday, April 19 and will travel through many area neighborhoods before ending back at City Hall. Registration Fees are: $25 per adult before April 1, $30 after April 1, $5 for children ages 5 through 17 years, and children 4 and younger are free. Registration fees include refreshments at the rest stop, sag support and a repair van. THE RUNThe 5k run will also start at City Hall and the route will highlight downtown trails. Registration Fees are: $25 per adult before April 1, $30 after April 1, $5 for children ages 5 through 17 years, and children 4 and younger are free. The run will begin at 8am, allowing time for participants to enter both the ride and the run for an additional $5. Event shirts will be guaranteed to all participants that register prior to April 2. Zombie Burger meal cards will be given out to the first 700 that register for one of the two events. RAGBRAI, and The Des Moines Register, will once again continue as co-sponsors of the ride, which helps improve, maintain and highlight Des Moines’s recreational trail system. Mayor T. M. Franklin Cownie will lead the ride assisted by The Register’s own Dream Team. Register online starting March 1 at www.dmparks.org
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