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We will be making a decision regarding the Homecoming parade and coronation Thursday morning. If we anticipate rain, we will move the festivities into the high school gym.

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Sep. 21 | (all day)

Strategies for Academic Success

Organization: Strategies for Academic Success
Contact: Jan
Phone: (248) 797-1055
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Is your student bright but struggling to stay on track in school? Does your student have learning differences? An academic coach might be just what your student needs for this school year.
Sep. 21 | 5:00 am

Dollars for Scholars Homecoming Meal

Location: MIddle School Cafeteria
Event for: All
Cost: $7
Organization: Ballard Dollars for Scholars
Contact: Julie Long
Phone: (515) 306-1283
Sep. 30 | 7:00 pm

Ballard Education Foundation Gala Committee Meeting

Location: High School Commons
Event for: Volunteeers
Cost: FREE
Organization: Ballard Education Foundation
Contact: Kim Remsburg
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The BEF Committee will be discussing ideas for the 2019 Gala in April. We are looking for volunteers to fill the following committees: Games, Decorations, Auction, Registration & Marketing. Join us for a fun, informal meeting and see how your gifts can be put to use!
Oct. 4 | (all day)

Ninja Warrior Fundraiser

Location: Ballard West (10/4) and Ballard East (10/5)
Event for: Elementary school students
Organization: Ballard Elementary PTO
Contact: Katie Sterk
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The 2018 Ninja Warrior Fundraiser is live! Preschool - 5th students will run the Ninja Warrior course on October 4th at Ballard West and October 5th at Ballard East. Our fundraising goal is $20,000 towards playground supplies: hard surface painting, fencing, and outdoor equipment.
Oct. 7 | (all day)

This Is Not a Pipe Dream

Location: Fisher Theater, Ames, Iowa
Event for: Elementary school students; Families
Cost: $5 for youth; $18 for adults; $16 for seniors
Organization: ISU Theatre
Contact: Lori Sulzberger
Phone: (515) 294-2624
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Inspired by the life and work of the surrealist painter Rene Magritte, This Is Not a Pipe Dream follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. A celebration of art and the imagination that will delight the whole family.
Oct. 7 | 2:00 pm

Huxley Family Fall Festival

Location: Centennial Park Huxley
Event for: Everyone is invited.
Cost: FREE
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Heather Denger
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Family Fall Festival is a Thank you to residents of Huxley. We will serve Center Grove Donuts and Cider, offer Pumpkin Decorating, have Hay Rides, Play Gaga Ball, offer family photos and have a craft.
Oct. 23 | 6:30 pm

Learn to Play Hockey!

Location: Ames / ISU Ice Arena
Event for: Ballard West/East
Organization: Ames Minor Hockey Association
Contact: Fred Van Bergen
Phone: (612) 292-9904
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Learn the basics of skating, hockey, and teamwork! Session 1: Oct. 23 - Dec. 22 Session 2: Jan. 5 - Feb. 26. Tuesday Evenings 6:30 - 7:15PM & Saturday Mornings 10:15 - 11:15AM.
Nov. 21 | (all day)

Camp Fire Fall Programs

Location: Camp Hantesa - 1450 Oriole Rd Boone, IA
Event for: Grades K-12
Cost: $37/day for School Day Off programs (other prices vary)
Organization: Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact: Marilyn Bagley
Phone: (515) 274-1501
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Camp Fire is an all inclusive, youth development non-profit. We run programs for youth of all ages. With camping trips, horse riding lessons, overnights, and day camps, we have something for everybody! Please consider the flyer to see the many programs that we are offering this fall!
Apr. 26 | (all day)

Ames Figure Skating Club Learn to Skate

Location: Ames/ISU Ice Rink 1507 Gateway Hills Park Dr Ames, IA
Event for: All students
Organization: Ames Figure Skating Club
Contact: Traci Kepley
Phone: (515) 460-8384
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The Ames Learn to Skate Basic Skills Program promotes ice skating and hockey in the community by providing safe, fun & high quality group instruction in accordance with Learn to Skate USA guidelines.