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Feb. 26 | 2:00 pm

STEM Program: Hearts II

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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Part 2 of Mary Wilkin's program on the heart.
Feb. 27 | 7:30 pm

Trifles & How The Vote Was Won

Location: Story Theater Company (615 S. Dayton Ave. Ames)
Event for: Recommended for ages 11+
Organization: Story Theater Company
Contact: Julia Feddersen
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STC has chosen these two one-act plays in acknowledgement and celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. One drama and one comedy, they are tied together by themes of feminism, intrigue, and unexpected conclusions.
Mar. 3 | (all day)

Camp Hantesa Winter 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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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!
Mar. 4 | 2:00 pm

STEM program: Engineering I

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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Join Mary Wilkins of ISU Extension, as she helps you discover the world of engineering.
Mar. 11 | 2:00 pm

Early Outs Movie – “Zootopia”

Location: Cambridge City Center, 225 Water St., Cambridge Iowa
Event for: children in grades 1-8
Cost: free
Organization: Cambridge Memorial Library
Contact: Jay Robinson
Phone: (515) 220-4542
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Disney's new classic animation, "a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia." Popcorn provided!
Mar. 13 | 9:00 am

ISU Extension and Outreach Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure

RSVP by: 3/6/2020
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, Nevada
Event for: Grades 5-8
Cost: $45
Organization: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Explore leadership in this two-day experience! Through activities, explore leadership information, attitudes, communication, decision making, and stress management. Finish with plans to implement a service learning experience to support a need identified during the program.
Mar. 16 | 12:00 pm

Artful Day with ISU Extension and Outreach

RSVP by: 3/9/2020
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, Nevada
Event for: Grades K-6
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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For youth in grades K-6. Explore elements and principles of art through activities. Explore color, art materials, and more. Leave with a completed art creation! Registration due March 9. $25 per participant; $15 for each additional sibling
Mar. 18 | 11:00 am

Garden Time with ISU Extension and Outreach

RSVP by: 3/11/2020
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, Nevada
Event for: K-6
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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For youth in grades K-6. Yes, really it is time to think about how to prepare and plan for your garden! Through activities, find out what you can do in March to get ready for the garden growing season. Registration due March 11. $25 per participant; $15 for each additional sibling
Mar. 19 | 11:30 am

Babysitting Basics with ISU Extension and Outreach

RSVP by: 3/12/2020
Location: Elks Lodge, Ames
Event for: 5th grade and up
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Learn the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, and how to care for children by learning the ages and stages of youth through age 8. Learn first aid and CPR steps and recognize what to do in case of an emergency. Leave prepared with reference materials.
Apr. 9 | 5:30 pm

Junior Menace Spring Soccer

RSVP by: 04/08/2020
Location: Larson Fields
Event for: Youth 3 - 9 years
Cost: $50/$100
Organization: Menace/Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Sydney Tatum
Phone: (515) 457-6367
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Fast paced soccer environment designed for skill development at age-appropriate levels. Once session per week includes a mix of practice and scrimmages. All participants receive a Jr. Menace jersey.
Apr. 13 | 5:00 pm

Little Cyclone Gold Clinic

RSVP by: March 23, 2020
Location: Forker Gym -534 Wallace Rd, Ames, IA 50011
Event for: Students in Grades K-5
Cost: $60.00
Organization: Cyclone Volleyball Camps
Contact: Fiona Fonoti
Phone: (515) 509-1978
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This clinic is designed for children in grades K-5th,that want to have fun and develop motor skills through the sport of volleyball! Players will learn the “FUN”damentals of passing, setting, hitting, serving, and defense through age specific drills.
Apr. 13 | 6:00 pm

Spring Cyclone Volleyball Clinic

RSVP by: 2/17/2020
Location: Forker Gym -534 Wallace Rd, Ames, IA 50011
Event for: Secondary Students in Grades 6-12.
Cost: $200.00
Organization: Cyclone Volleyball Camps
Contact: Fiona Fonoti
Phone: (515) 509-1978
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This clinic is designed to work all volleyball skills. Players will be working one skill per day where they will transfer that knowledge through 50 minutes of small group games at the end of each day. This clinic consists of (8) individual sessions which will be held on Monday evenings.
Apr. 18 | 9:00 am

Youth Tennis

RSVP by: 04/12/2020
Location: Ballard Tennis Courts
Event for: 5-13 year olds
Cost: $57/$72
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Heather K Denger
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Learn the rules of tennis and gain a better understanding of the sport.
May. 2 | 8:30 am

Bam-Bam Baseball

RSVP by: 04/19/2020
Location: Nord Kalsem
Event for: 3-4 year olds
Cost: $27/$42
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Heather K Denger
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Recreational league emphasizes sportsmanship, education and having fun. Bam-bam uses plastic bats with rubber balls on a tee. No score is kept.
May. 10 | (all day)

Camp Fire Spring Programs

Event for: K - 9th
Organization: Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Phone: (515) 309-1427
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Camp Fire hosts a number of camps on dates during school Spring Breaks! There are camps for a variety of ages from Kindergarten to 9th graders!
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.
Jun. 8 | 1:00 pm

ISU Summer Youth Fitness

RSVP by: 06/01/2020
Location: Iowa State University--Forker Building
Event for: K-6
Cost: $500.00
Organization: Iowa State University
Contact: Jenny Smith-Wittrock, M.S.
Phone: (515) 294-1762
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The program consists of four days a week of physical activity, including instruction in aquatics (daily swimming lessons), creative movement, various sports/games, and physical fitness activities. The emphasis for the program is on experiencing many different types of physical activities.
Jun. 15 | 9:00 am

Camp Invention

RSVP by: 6/8/20
Location: Ballard East
Event for: 2019 K-5th students
Cost: $235
Organization: Camp Invention
Contact: Tracy Weber
Phone: (515) 556-3418
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Camp Invention Is a STEM Summer Program That Turns Curious Students Into Innovative Thinkers
Jul. 10 | 8:15 am

SummerSongs Choir Camp

RSVP by: 05/31/2020
Location: Grand View University
Event for: Current 4-8th graders
Cost: $325
Organization: Heartland Youth Choir
Contact: Kim Novy
Phone: (515) 221-3922
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Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades 4-8 for a week of music and fun in SummerSongs! Choir Camp July 6-10, 2020. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.
Jul. 10 | 9:00 am

SummerTunes Choir Camp

RSVP by: 05/31/2020
Location: Grand View University
Event for: Current K-3rd Graders
Cost: $125
Organization: Heartland Youth Choir
Contact: Kim Novy
Phone: (515) 221-3922
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Heartland Youth Choir is registering boys and girls in grades K-3 for a week of music and fun in SummerTunes! Choir Camp July 6-10, 2020. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.