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Sunday, December 01, 2013 at 6:00:00 PM - Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:59:00 PM
Four Mile Community Center and Pioneer Columbus Community Center
This program introduces children to team sports, teammates and game situations while learning the basics of basketball in a fun atmosphere. Each team has a parent coach and will play against a different team one night per week for six weeks. All equipment, including a personal team shirt, will be provided. This is a fantastic way for your child to have other children enter their world.
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Friday, December 06, 2013 at 6:00:00 PM - Saturday, December 07, 2013 at 11:59:00 PM
Several City of Des Moines league Softball Fields
This 21st annual 12" slow-pitch softball tournament is a double elimination tournament until the championship game for both coed and men's divisions. Games will be played at several City of Des Moines league softball fieldsEntries are limited!
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Pioneer Columbus Community Center
Wanting to play America's past time during the Winter, but can't because of the weather? Well, the City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Department is offering an ADULT INDOOR WIFFLE BALL LEAGUE for you and a few of your close friends. Beginning Sunday, January 5, 2014, both recreational and competitive leagues will begin an 8-week schedule of doubleheader games played at Pioneer-Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th Street) with an end-of-season tournament the last week. Team registration is $25.00 with a limit of 6 participants per team; individual registration is $5.00 with the player assigned to a team. Participants must be 16 or over. All skill levels are welcome; both competitive and recreational leagues are available.
Saturday, December 07, 2013 at 6:00:00 AM
The comet ISON is on the way and you have two opportunities to view it from here on Earth at Ewing Park. On December 7th, members of the Des Moines Astronomical Society and The Science Center of Iowa will be hosting two separate times to view the comet. First viewing will be at 6:00 am and then a second viewing will take place from 4:30 -7:30 pm. Meet at the parking lot off of Indianola Avenue, bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather. The comet is thought to be less than one mile wide and moving towards the Earth at a speed greater than 150,000 mph. The closer ISON gets to the Sun, the faster it will move. If it survives the slingshot path around the Sun, it will be moving more than 800,000 mph, it will fly right over the Northern Hemisphere and then be shot back out to space never to return.
For more information call Joel Van Roekel, 515-283-4294 or email parksEE@dmgov.org.
Saturday, December 07, 2013 at 4:30:00 PM
Ewing Park Lilac Arboretum
Experience the Out-of-this-World-Space-Observation – Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines Parks and Recreation and the Des Moines Astronomical Society are hosting a Star Viewing Event!Join them at Ewing Park and observe the Moon, planets and other celestial objects! Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Astronomical Society staff will set up several telescopes for you to use. This event is free to the public but is outdoors...so come prepared and dress warm.
Richard Miles at 515-274-6868
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