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Programs and Activities in the Park System
Start TimeTitleDescriptionDetailsLocation
10/28/2016 06:30 PMHalloween HikeYou will love this "Merry not Scary" outdoor walk on the trail at Four Mile Community Center themed Pollinators, Have you Heard the Buzz? Along the trail, walkers will meet costumed characters that have an educational and fun not scary story to share. Learn about the Monarch Butterfly, Queen Bee, Ladybug and even a Bat as they inform and entertain you outside on the trail.

Then join us inside the community center for some Halloween themed fun, a craft, mini golf, bounce house and make your own treat to eat. We love it when you come in costume.

This event is FREE but you need to register for a hike start time. Start times 6:30, 6:40, 6:50, 7:00, 7:10, 7:20. If all hikes are full we will add a 7:30 time slot. Allow yourself a full hour for the hike outside and time spent inside.
RegistrationFour Mile Community Center
10/29/2016 09:00 AMHalloween Pickleball TournamentJoin us for the Halloween "Spookleball" scramble. Spots are limited for this scramble Round-Robin style tournament. Participants are guaranteed a minimum of seven games, against those of similar skill level. Bring a snack to share and a costume to play in. Prizes available. Cost to participate is $5 (payable on the day of the event). RegistrationPioneer Columbus Community Center - 2100 SE 5th Street
11/19/2016 10:00 AMBird Feeder Workshop Meet at the Enclosed Shelter in Grandview Park to learn about and build bird feeders. Learn about different types of feeders and bird feed, enjoy a 30 minute "bird walk" hike on the trail to see if we can find some birds that call Grandview park home. Back inside we will finish the program by building a cedar feeder you can take home.

All supplies will be provided. Registration to build a bird feeder is required. $10 per bird feeder built. If you do not want to build a bird feeder, you may join us to watch, hike and listen for free. Participants under 12 years old must have an adult with them.

RegistrationGrandview Park-3230 Easton Boulevard
12/14/2016 09:00 AMSenior Variety ShowCalling all members of the community 50 years of age and over! Show your talents by participating in the inaugural Senior Variety Show and Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 14 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. located at the Four Mile Community Recreation Center (3711 Easton Boulevard). Prizes such as seasonal items, poinsettias, and gift certificates will be awarded for the “Smoothest Moves,” Most Creative Act,” and "Bravest Routine.”
Enjoy a free holiday-themed party and lunch following the performances.

Please reserve your spot for free by calling Kathy at 265-9977. Registration is open until Friday, December 2 at 4 p.m. This program is a collaborative effort between Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Polk County Senior Meal Site.
 Four Mile Community Recreation Center (3711 Easton Boulevard)