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Feb. 26 | 4:30 pm

Virtual Online Tutoring

RSVP by: 01/15/2021
Location: Virtual learning from your own home with a live tutor
Event for: K-8th grade students
Cost: $120
Organization: Sylvan Learning Centers of Iowa
Contact: Nicole Cavanaugh
Phone: (515) 639-6056
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Sylvan is offering live, virtual math and reading camps using Zoom. Students will be placed into small groups of 8 or fewer students. Reading camp will be on Mondays and Tuesdays, math camp on Thursdays and Fridays. 10 one-hour sessions each camp starting week of 1/25 for 5 weeks
Feb. 28 | (all day)

Ballard Little League Registration 2021

RSVP by: February 28,2021
Location: Ballard
Event for: Youth
Cost: varies
Organization: Ballard Little League
Contact: Kim Rouse
Phone: (515) 201-6684
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Ballard Little League Registration for Baseball and Softball
Mar. 1 | 4:00 pm

STEM Education Webinars

Location: Zoom Webinar
Event for: High School
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Iowa Health Care
Contact: Hailee Talbot
Phone: (309) 883-9122
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Health Sciences Student Panel Webinar Registration: https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/5716122869920/WN_r2tF7DpBSbSmyXBt_J2G-Q STEMinar: Mathematics in Health Care Registration: https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/6316122879999/WN_X9UHXPwESni4qFQLShlthA
Mar. 4 | 6:30 pm

You and Your Money Workshop Series

RSVP by: March 1, 2021
Location: These workshops will be held virtually using Zoom.
Event for: Women of any age who live or work in Story County.
Cost: Free
Organization: United Way of Story County
Contact: Jerri Baumeister
Phone: (515) 268-5142
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Are your income and expenses not adding up? Do you want to increase your savings and/or pay down debt? Would you like to learn new strategies for managing your personal finances and reaching your financial goals? Join us for this FREE workshop series for women that can help you with these and more.
Mar. 12 | 8:00 am

Tiny Tinkerers with ISU Extension and Outreach

RSVP by: 3/1/21
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, Nevada
Event for: Grades K-2
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Students will be tinkering with light to explore how light travels and through what materials. Participants will also explore how a flashlight works and create a model space to light.
Mar. 15 | 7:00 am

Camp Fire School Days Off

RSVP by: 03/12/2021
Location: Camp Hantesa
Event for: Youth K-8th, Scholarships available upon request!
Cost: $40
Organization: Camp Fire
Contact: Jennifer Radley
Phone: (515) 274-1501
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Join us for Spring Break! Bring your child to one of our drop off locations and let them experience a day of excitement at Camp Hantesa! With supervision of our highly trained staff, campers will participate in group games, crafts, and activities while making new friends! Covid-19 precautions taken!
Mar. 15 | 8:00 am

Just for Teens with ISU Extension and Outreach

RSVP by: 3/1/21
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, Nevada
Event for: Teens
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Participants will explore the idea of finding balance in each day and recognize healthy self-care practices through nutrition and mindfulness.
Mar. 15 | 8:00 am

Camp in a Box from ISU Extension and Outreach

RSVP by: 3/1/21
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, Nevada
Event for: Grades K-6
Cost: $25 per box
Organization: Story County Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Camp box by family with themes around gardens, engineering, habitats, bits and bots, and switch it up. Recommended grades vary by box. Box has four activities with supplies.
Mar. 16 | 8:00 am

Artful Day with ISU Extension and Outreach

RSVP by: 3/1/21
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, Nevada
Event for: Grades K-6
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Explore elements and principles of art through activities. Explore color, art materials, and more. Leave with a completed art creation!
Mar. 17 | 8:00 am

Clover Day with ISU Extension and Outreach

RSVP by: 3/1/21
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, Nevada
Event for: Grades K-6
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Explore the 4-H’s (Head, Heart, Hands, Health) through activities related to STEM, Healthy Living, Communication and the Arts, and Civic Engagement. A great day to learn about 4-H!
Mar. 18 | 8:00 am

Bugs & Blades with ISU Extension and Outreach in Story County

RSVP by: 3/1/21
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, Nevada
Event for: Grades 4-8
Cost: $25
Organization: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/story/
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Participants will explore microbes that can cause plants to become sick and learn how to identify weeds. Participants will also identify insects and recognize how not all insects are pests.
Mar. 22 | 5:00 pm

Ames Cyclone Lacrosse Youth Spring Introductory Lean to play:U12/U14

RSVP by: 05/01/21
Location: Location to be determined: Registered Participants will be notified of location
Event for: 4th Grade to 8th grade boys and girls
Cost: Free
Organization: Ames Cyclone Lacrosse Club
Contact: Kevin McHenry
Phone: (970) 581-8643
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Purpose: USLacrosse Flex6 Introductory learn to play Lacrosse spring session Detail: A fun and safe way to learn the basics of Lacrosse instruction and game play Season: March 22 to May 6 2021 PRACTICE: Outdoor practices begin 3/22/21. Times: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM 2 times a week for 6 weeks.
Apr. 4 | 10:00 am

Youth Tennis

RSVP by: 04/04/2021
Location: Centennial Park
Event for: Age 5-13
Cost: $57
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Heather Denger
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Learn rules and gain a better understanding of tennis. Basic fundamentals will be taught in this beginner level program.
Apr. 15 | (all day)

Spring Junior Menace Soccer

Location: Larson Family fields, 55139 310th St, Huxley
Event for: 3-9 year olds
Cost: 3-4 yr old $60, 5-9 yr old $110
Organization: Menace
Contact: Sydney
Phone: (515) 457-6367
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The Junior Menace program is for BOYS and GIRLS ages 3-9. Players will develop soccer skills while having FUN!
Apr. 18 | 8:30 am

Bam Bam Baseball

RSVP by: 04/18/2021
Location: Nord Kalsem Park
Event for: 3-4 year olds
Cost: $27
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Heather Denger
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Recreational league emphasizing sportsmanship, education and fun. This version uses a large plastic bat, a large rubber ball and a tee. No score is kept.
May. 1 | 4:30 am

Freedom for Youth After School Program!

Location: Harvest Assembly of God
Event for: Grades K-5th
Cost: Free
Organization: Freedom for Youth Ministries
Contact: Alli
Phone: (515) 282-4822
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This Christian based afterschool program is for students from K-5th grade. The night will include games, snacks, a Bible lesson, and reading help. We meet every week from 4:30-6 at Harvest Assembly of God.
May. 6 | 6:30 pm

AWANA

Location: Slater Baptist Church
Event for: K-6
Organization: Slater Baptist Church
Contact: Judy Luke
Phone: (515) 228-3123
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AWANA meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm. There is large group time, small group time, songs, and games.
May. 7 | (all day)

Free Assistive Technology Consultations For Families

Location: Iowa Reading Research Center 340 Blank Honors Center Iowa City, IA 52242 (Or Online)
Event for: 2nd-12th
Cost: Free
Organization: Iowa Reading Research Center
Contact: Karah Kluck
Phone: (319) 384-2268
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We provide free virtual and in-person assistive technology consultation appointments for Iowa families. During the appointment we will show different devices, apps, and Chromebook extensions aimed at helping children with their reading and writing tasks. Request an appointment today!
Jun. 7 | (all day)

Junior Activity Club

RSVP by: May 1
Location: Sports Iowa (Ames, IA)
Event for: Kindergarten - 6th
Cost: $100 per Week
Organization: Elite 360 Training
Contact: Lyndsey Fennelly
Phone: (515) 451-4011
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Looking for a safe, affordable, FUN experience for your kids this summer? Look no further, the Junior Activity Club is here! Attendees will learn sport basics, rules, and skills, while also developing art practice, spending educational time, and working in free play.