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Sep. 18 | 2:00 pm

STEM program: Monarchs on the Move

Location: Cambridge Memorial Library, 225 Water St., Cambridge
Event for: children in grades 1-8
Cost: free
Organization: Cambridge Memorial Library
Contact: Jay Robinson
Phone: (515) 220-4542
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Mary Wilkins of ISU Extension will present a STEM program on monarch butterflies.
Sep. 20 | 5:30 pm

Dollars for Scholars Homecoming Meal

Location: Inside Stadium Entrance
Event for: All
Cost: $6
Organization: Ballard Dollars for Scholars
Contact: Julie Long
Phone: (515) 306-1283
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Come have supper at the Homecoming football game. Dollars for Scholars will be serving a BFabs sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Sep. 22 | 10:00 am

National Portfolio Day

Location: 715 Bissell Road, Ames, IA 50011
Event for: High School Student
Organization: College Of Design
Contact: Jennifer Anderson
Phone: (515) 294-7415
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Have your high school portfolio reviewed by representatives from the Midwest’s best art & design colleges including Iowa State University, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, University of South Dakota, Northern Illinois University, Kansas City Art Institute. Event is free and open to the public.
Sep. 23 | 6:30 pm

Fourth Monday Movie – Million Dollar Arm

Location: Cambridge City Center, 225 Water St., Cambridge Iowa
Event for: children and adults of all ages
Cost: free
Organization: Cambridge Memorial Library
Contact: Jay Robinson
Phone: (515) 220-4542
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A washed-up baseball agent changes the game by recruiting pitchers from India. But he finds he took on more than he could reckon, both professionally and in his love life. Rated PG. Free popcorn!
Sep. 28 | 9:00 am

Step Into Storybooks

RSVP by: N/A
Location: Ames Public Library- 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010
Event for: Families and children
Cost: FREE
Organization: Cosponsors: Ames Morning Rotary, Raising Readers, and Ames Public Library
Contact: Kathryn Wirth
Phone: (515) 203-0024
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Enjoy family activities that bring books to life! Every child age -5 years will receive a FREE book!
Oct. 2 | (all day)

Ninja Warrior Fundraiser & Challenge

Event for: Elementary families, Ballard Community
Organization: Ballard Elementary PTO
Contact: Katie Sterk
Phone: (515) 520-9037
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PTO's 2019 Ninja Warrior Fundraiser is here! Our goal is $15,000 towards directed donations to East and West and PTO funding. Help us keep supporting our elementary schools! Fundraiser is open from 9/11-10/2. Students will run course on 9/26 at West and 9/27 at East. See our website for details.
Oct. 4 | 1:00 pm

Iowa State University College of Design Open House

Location: 715 Bissell Road, Ames, IA 50011
Event for: High School Student
Organization: College Of Design
Contact: Jennifer Anderson
Phone: (515) 294-7415
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Learn why Iowa State’s College of Design is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. Explore our programs, tour of facilities, and meet current students and faculty in your major. Event is free and open to the public.
Oct. 6 | 6:00 pm

Try Lacrosse

RSVP by: 9/12/2019
Location: Ames Middle School Far East Football Field
Event for: 7-18 yo Boys and Girls
Cost: FREE
Organization: Ames Lacrosse Club
Contact: Bruce Maxwell
Phone: (970) 581-8643
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Youth are welcome to experience one the fastest growing sports, Lacrosse, for FREE this fall. Equipment is provided. Dates: Thursdays, Starting Sept 12th – Oct 3th & Sundays, Sept 8th - Oct 6th Times: 6:00-7:00 PM
Oct. 9 | 5:15 pm

You and Your Money Workshop Series

RSVP by: 10/7/2019
Location: Ballard High School
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? Would you like to learn new strategies for managing your personal finances? United Way of Story County is offering a FREE workshop series for women that can help you with this very thing. Meals and childcare are provided at every workshop.
Oct. 28 | 6:00 pm

STEM Festival

Location: DMACC-Ankeny FFA Building (1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023)
Event for: PreK-8
Cost: Free
Organization: DMACC-Ankeny/SC STEM Hub
Contact: Amy Steenhoek
Phone: (515) 965-7117
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From Arithmetic to the Zoology, we've got A-Z STEM covered! Your invited to the DMACC-Ankeny/SC Hub STEM Festival. Exhibits feature hands-on activities and demonstrations. This family-friendly event is free, open to the public. Pre-register to be guaranteed a draw-string bag; walk-ins welcome.
Nov. 2 | 9:00 am

Totally Treble Festival

RSVP by: 10/15/2019
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, Clive
Event for: 5-12 grade girls
Cost: $20.00
Organization: Heartland Youth Choir
Contact: Kim Novy
Phone: (515) 221-3922
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Our Totally Treble Festival is a one-day event for girls in grades 5-12. Attendees will work with the a cappella group Boots & Cats from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Heartland Youth Choir staff. Please see event flyer for more information and registration.
Nov. 2 | 9:00 am

Guys Power Sing

RSVP by: 10/15/2019
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, Clive
Event for: 5-12 grade guys
Cost: $20.00
Organization: Heartland Youth Choir
Contact: Kim Novy
Phone: (515) 221-3922
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Our Guys Power Sings is a one-day event for guys in grades 5-12. Attendees will work with the a cappella group Vox Infinitus from Des Moines and Heartland Youth Choir staff. Please see event flyer for more information and registration.
Nov. 10 | (all day)

Iowa Heart Volleyball Association

Location: Sports Iowa, Ames
Event for: Elementary, Middle School and High School students
Cost: $40
Organization: Iowa Heart Volleyball Association
Contact: Al Craven
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Iowa Heart Volleyball Association is offering training for anyone looking to improve their volleyball skills. We have players on teams ranging from age 10 up to age 18. Come join us for our Clinics and Tryouts this fall. See attached flyer for detailed information.
Nov. 27 | (all day)

Day Camps, Overnights, Horse Riding, and more with Camp Fire!

Location: Drop off at Camp Hantesa in Boone, or Camp Canwita in Ames
Event for: Grades K-9
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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Join us for "Out of School" Days this fall! Drop your child off at one of our convenient drop locations and let them experience a day of excitement and learning at Camp Hantesa! Under the supervision of our trained staff, campers make new friends and interact with old ones through engaging programs!
May. 29 | (all day)

2019-2020 BCSD Fundraising Calendar

Event for: Ballard Community and Families
Organization: Ballard Elementary PTO
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Large-scale fundraising calendar for Ballard School District created by supporting organizations: Ballard Elementary PTO, Ballard Education Foundation, Dollars for Scholars, Athletic Booster Club and Fine Arts Booster Club for use and planning purposes by community and Ballard families.