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September 22, 2012

  • The Fall Perennial Divide
  • When:

    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Chesterfield Community Center - 2501 Maury

  • What:

    Renew your garden and beautify Des Moines public land by donating perennial plant material. Residents who are donating plant material are asked to label their plants and identify its sun requirements, height, and color of flower. No donation is too small. We welcome plants of all kinds including perennials, bulbs, ground covers, herbs, vegetables, annual seedlings, ornamental grasses, shrubs, seeds and house plants. Donations will be accepted at the City greenhouse

  • Yoga in the Park
  • When:

    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 9:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Gray's Lake

  • What:

    Yoga in the Park is back for another great summer program. Every Saturday June 2 through September 29, you will have the opportunity for free outdoor yoga classes at Gray’s Lake from 9 – 10 a.m. on the southeast lawn. Classes are perfect for all skill levels, and taught by volunteer instructors. Check out our website to see when your favorite instructor will be teaching. Follow us on Facebook for more information on a new program in July that we will be offering, called the Summer Sampler. We are very pleased to once again to partner with the Friends of Des Moines Parks to make this program happen.

  • Contact:

    Tim Smith (515-248-6314)

  • Celebrate 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
  • When:

    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 12:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Redhead Park 1700 Dean Avenue

  • What:

    Redhead Park will be transformed into an encampment designed to show vistors what it would have bee like 150 years ago when the land was used as Camp Burnside, a gathering and training camp designed to ready troops for the Civil War.

    Features:
    Civil War camp replica
    Program to teach children about the life of a Civil War soldier
    Letters read aloud, written by Private Severt Tesdall of the 23rd IOwa, who trained at Camp Burnside

  • Contact:

    Des Moines Historical Society or Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War

  • Star Party at Ewing Park
  • When:

    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Ewing Park, 5300 Indianola Road

  • What:

    Experience the Out-of-this-World-Space-Observation – SCI is having a Star Party!

    Join SCI staff at Ewing Park and observe the Moon, planets and other celestial objects! SCI staff will set up several telescopes for you to use. This event is free to the public.

    This event is in partnership with Des Moines Parks and Recreation and the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS).

  • 2012 Science Center of Iowa Star Party
  • When:

    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Ewing Park

  • What:

    Join SCI staff at Ewing Park and observe the Moon, planets and other celestial objects! SCI staff will set up several telescopes for you to use. This event is free to the public.

    This event is in partnership with Des Moines Parks and Recreation and the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS).

  • Contact:

    Science Center of Iowa

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