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May. 28 | 5:30 pm

You and Your Money: Financial Education for Women

RSVP by: May 24, 2019
Location: First Baptist Church, 200 Lynn Avenue, Ames, IA 50014
Event for: Eligibility for this series is open to women of any age who live in Story County and want to learn new strategies for managing their personal finances. Information provided at the workshops is also appropriate for young women who are or soon will be living on their own.
Cost: $0.00
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 that can help you with this very thing. Come enjoy a fun women's night out while you learn new money methods.
May. 31 | (all day)

Bulldog Girls Basketball Camps

Location: Knapp Center - Drake University
Event for: K-8 Girls
Cost: $140
Organization: Bulldog Girls Basketball Camps
Contact: Nicci Hays
Phone: (515) 271-2266
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Drake Bulldog Girls Basketball Day Camps are high energy camps in which campers will be taught core basketball fundamentals, develop a basic knowledge of the game and have fun! Campers will be divided according to grade and skill level for all games and skill development sessions.
May. 31 | (all day)

Ballard Youth Football 2019 Registration

RSVP by: 05/31/2019
Location: BallardJets.com
Event for: 2019 3rd-6th Grade Boys & Girls
Cost: $180.00
Organization: Ballard Youth Football
Contact: Rick Bentrott
Phone: (515) 897-8466
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11-person tackle football. Teams for 3rd&4th, 5th, and 6th grades.
May. 31 | (all day)

Ballard Youth Football Registration

RSVP by: May 31st
Event for: Ballard 3-6 grade
Cost: $180
Organization: Ballard Youth Football (Formerly Jets)
Contact: Rick Bentrott
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Registration is NOW OPEN for Ballard Youth Football and closes MAY 31st!! (Formerly Ballard Jets Youth Football) This league is for Fall 2019 3rd-6th grade Ballard Youth. Visit our website www.ballardjets.com and click "Registration"
Jun. 1 | (all day)

Center Grove Orchard Farm Camp 2019

Location: Center Grove Orchard
Event for: Elementary Students
Organization: Center Grove Orchard
Contact: Kesha Christie
Phone: (515) 383-4354
Jun. 1 | (all day)

Ames Fitness Center Tennis Lessons

RSVP by: ongoing
Location: Ames Fitness Center South
Event for: Ages 3 and above
Cost: Varies
Organization: Ames Fitness Center
Contact: Jim Huneke
Phone: (515) 724-4025
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Tennis lessons at Ames Fitness Center South provided by First Strike Tennis Academy.
Jun. 1 | 10:00 am

Junior Master Gardener

RSVP by: 6/3/2019
Location: Reiman Gardens, Ames
Event for: K-3
Cost: $13 or $100 for all sessions
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Rebecca Heckert
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Mondays 10 am - Noon - Learn about soil, water, and the basics of growing and maintaining a garden. $13 or $100/all. Register with Reiman Gardens.
Jun. 1 | 11:00 am

Summer Intro to Piano Classes at ISU: EK-6th grade

Location: Iowa State University Music Hall
Event for: Students Entering Early Kindergarten through 6th Grade
Organization: Dr. Bronson Piano Studio
Contact: Dr. Janci Bronson
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Students will receive a beginning foundation in piano technique, note and rhythm reading, musical terms and symbols, learn several piano pieces, participate in fun music activities off the piano bench, plus more!
Jun. 1 | 5:30 pm

Slater pool Swim Lessons

Location: Slater Pool
Event for: all ages
Cost: $35 per student per session
Organization: City of Slater
Contact: Slater City Hall
Phone: (515) 685-2531
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Swim lesson sign up is April 23, 24 and 30th 2019 at Slater City Hall from 5:30pm to 7pm. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis. They are $35 per student per session.
Jun. 1 | 7:00 pm

Dancenter Dancer Company Showcase

Location: Ames High Auditorium
Event for: All ages
Cost: FREE
Organization: Dancenter Dancer Company
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Please join us for a fabulous night of dance! This free and open to the public performance features members of the Dancenter Dancer Company. Enjoy performances featuring tap, ballet, contemporary, musical theater and much more! This performance is supported by an Ames Commission of the Arts grant.
Jun. 2 | 1:00 pm

Youth Hockey with Seth Grundemeier

RSVP by: May 27
Location: Centennial Park
Event for: 5-12 years old
Cost: 35/45
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Heather Denger
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Beginner and Proficient Skaters, learn stick handling and shooting, skating forward, backward and stopping. Hockey sticks are included in fee.
Jun. 3 | (all day)

Menace Camps

Location: Multiple
Event for: Boy and girls between the ages 3-14
Cost: Varies
Organization: Des Moines Menace
Contact: Evan Janssen
Phone: (515) 457-6367
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This is a fun, fast paced environment for kids who are interested in learning how to play or want to improve on their soccer skills in a safe environment.
Jun. 3 | (all day)

ISU Extension & Outreach Story County Summer Programs

Event for: Grades K-8
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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A variety of programs available from 1 hour to 6 hours. Some programs have a fee. Refer to attached flyer for details.
Jun. 3 | 9:00 am

Ballard Hoop School

Location: Ballard High School
Event for: Students grades 4/12
Cost: $20.00
Organization: Ballard Basketball
Contact: Chris Deason
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Ballard Hoop School for students grades 4-12
Jun. 3 | 1:10 pm

ISU Summer Youth Fitness

RSVP by: 05/24/2019
Location: Iowa State University--Forker Building 534 Wallace Road
Event for: K-6
Cost: $450.00
Organization: Iowa State University
Contact: Jenny Smith
Phone: (515) 294-1762
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The ISU Summer Youth Fitness Program has two primary goals: to provide an opportunity for girls and boys in grades K - 6 to participate in a variety of quality physical activities (2) to develop knowledge and attitudes which promote physical activity for a lifetime of health and wellness
Jun. 4 | 9:00 am

Urban Gardening

RSVP by: 5/28/2019
Location: TBA
Event for: Grades 3-6
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Rebecca Heckert
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Plant herb gardens and container gardens in an urban setting.
Jun. 7 | 7:00 am

ACPC School Age Summer Camp

RSVP by: May 17, 2019
Location: Northminster Presbyterian Church and Fellows Elementary School
Event for: Elementary School Children
Organization: ACPC (Ames Community Preschool Center)
Contact: Allison Brennan
Phone: (515) 233-2901
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ACPC School Age Summer Camp Grades 1st-6th
Jun. 7 | 8:00 am

Ballard Athletic Booster Golf Outing

Location: Ballard Golf and Country Club
Cost: $75.00 per person
Organization: Ballard Athletic Booster
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Ballard Athletic Boosters are holding their annual Golf Outing. See Flyer for details.
Jun. 7 | 2:00 pm

Ames Fitness Center Swimming Lessons

RSVP by: ongoing
Location: Ames Fitness Center North
Cost: varies
Organization: Ames Fitness Center
Contact: Megan Woodbeck
Phone: (515) 232-1911
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Swimming lessons for all ages. Flexible scheduling with instructor.
Jun. 8 | 9:00 am

Anna DeHamer’s Basketball Camp

RSVP by: 6/7/19
Location: 3 C's
Event for: youth 3rd-8th grade
Cost: 40/80
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Heather Denger
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Saturday, June 8th 9am-12pm (3rd-5th graders) 1-4pm (6th-8th graders) Monday, September 2nd 8am-4pm (4th-8th grade)
Jun. 8 | 2:00 pm

Cub Scouts Pack 163

Location: Sheldahl City Park, Sheldahl, IA
Event for: Boys and girls in grades Kdg-4th
Cost: The campout is free!
Organization: Pack 163 Cub Scouts
Contact: Kara Dietrich, Cubmaster
Phone: (515) 290-7716
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Cub Scouts meet each month to work on adventures. Come see what we are all about at our spring campout event! Please see the attached flier for additional details.
Jun. 8 | 3:00 pm

Slater Fireman’s Day & Dance

Location: Nelson Park, Slater
Event for: Community
Organization: Slater Fire Department
Contact: Jason Krause
Phone: (515) 229-4496
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Bring the family out to Nelson Park from 3PM-6PM for games, water fights, firetruck rides and inflatables. Then from 6PM-8Pm Royce Johns will perform and from 8PM-11PM Abby Normal will play. As always, there will be plenty to eat and drink! There will also be raffle drawings and a silent auction.
Jun. 10 | (all day)

Iowa State University Admissions Early Outreach Summer TAG Programs

RSVP by: April 15th, 2019
Location: Iowa State University
Event for: 3rd-11th grade Talented and Gifted Students
Cost: Varies
Organization: Admissions Early Outreach
Contact: Admissions Early Outreach
Phone: (515) 294-1772
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The applications for Iowa State University's Admissions Early Outreach programs for Talented and Gifted 3rd-11th graders are now live! More information can be found at http://www.opptag.iastate.edu/.
Jun. 10 | 9:00 am

Vacation Bible School – Palestine Lutheran & Fjeldberg Lutheran Church

RSVP by: 6/10/2019
Location: 209 N 2nd Ave - Huxley
Event for: 1st-6th Grade
Cost: $30
Organization: Fjeldberg Lutheran Church
Contact: Heather Swan
Phone: (515) 298-0938
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Palestine Lutheran Church & Fjeldberg Lutheran Church team up to present "Press On" Vacation Bible School hosted at Fjeldberg.
Jun. 10 | 9:00 am

Babysitting Basics

RSVP by: 6/3/19
Location: Roland Public Library
Event for: Students in 5th & 6th grades
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Students learn the business of babysitting, questions they might have, and expectations from the parents. Learn ages & stages of youth, first aid, CPR, and safety with weather, phone calls, etc. The program is also be held June 11 in Nevada.
Jun. 12 | 9:00 am

DMACC Volleyball Camp

RSVP by: June 11, 2019
Location: DMACC Boone Campus gym
Event for: Girls 4th-12th grade
Cost: $30
Organization: DMACC Volleyball
Contact: Patty Harrison - Head Coach
Phone: (515) 433-5051
Jun. 12 | 10:00 am

Hump Day Hallelujah

RSVP by: 6/10
Location: 3 C's
Event for: 6-11 year olds
Cost: 7/10
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Heather Denger
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Each Wednesday has a different theme. See flyer for details.
Jun. 14 | (all day)

Camp Invention

RSVP by: 6/1/19
Location: Ballard East
Event for: Students in Kindergarten - 5th grade for 2018/19 school year
Cost: $230 (discounts/scholarships available)
Organization: Camp Invention
Contact: Tracy Weber
Phone: (515) 556-3418
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Camp Invention® is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into kids' natural curiosity since 1990, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving.
Jun. 17 | 9:00 am

Ricochet – A Leadership Adventure

RSVP by: 6/10/2019
Location: Economic Development Core Facility, Ames
Event for: Grades 5-8
Cost: $45
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Through activities, students explore leadership information and attitudes as well as practice skills for communication, decision making, and stress management. Two day program 9 am - 5 pm June 10 & 11 along with a service learning experience.
Jun. 17 | 9:00 am

Middle School Cyclones Camp

RSVP by: 06/14/19
Location: Bergstrom Football Complex
Event for: Grades 6th-8th
Cost: $100
Organization: Iowa State University Football
Contact: Kyle Highland
Phone: (918) 430-4710
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This camp is geared toward football players of all skill levels looking to enhance and sharpen their football skills.
Jun. 17 | 6:00 pm

VBS Roar Grace Evangelical Free Church Huxley

RSVP by: 6/16/2019
Location: 905 N 5th Ave Huxley, IA 50124
Event for: 4 year old preschool to going into 6th grace
Cost: Free
Organization: Grace Evangelical Free Church
Contact: Laura Santiamagro
Phone: (515) 597-2393
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At Roar VBS, kids discover that even though life gets wild, God is good. Roar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kid see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-fun Gizmos, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the fun activities!!
Jun. 19 | 9:00 am

Harness the Wind

RSVP by: 6/12/2019
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, 220 H Avenue, Nevada, Iowa 50201
Event for: Grades 7 & 8
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Explore how to harness wind for another purpose and use the design process to solve a problem using wind! Also an opportunity to take your ideas to the Iowa State Fair in August.
Jun. 19 | 9:00 am

Little Cyclones Camp

RSVP by: 06/14/19
Location: Bergstrom Football Complex
Event for: Grades 1st-5th
Cost: $100
Organization: Iowa State University Football
Contact: Kyle Highland
Phone: (918) 430-4710
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This camp is designed for youngsters to have fun while learning the fundamentals of football.
Jun. 24 | (all day)

Vacation Bible School @ Bethesda Lutheran Church

RSVP by: June 10
Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Ave., Ames, IA 50010
Event for: Pre-K through entering 5th grade 2019/20 School Year
Organization: Bethesda Lutheran Church
Contact: Dan Hinderaker
Phone: (515) 232-6256
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Our Theme this year is "Roar - Life is Wild. God is Good." At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. VBS @ Bethesda will be June 24-27. We will be including a registration link with additional details in the coming weeks.
Jun. 24 | 6:00 pm

Grandview Viking Soccer camp hosted by Ballard Soccer Club

RSVP by: 06/21/2019
Location: Larson Family Sports Fields, Huxley
Event for: Ages 6 to 18
Cost: $50
Organization: Ballard Soccer Club
Contact: Paul Kallio
Phone: (515) 708-5925
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Fun fast paced environment lead by Grandview Viking Men's coaches Blair Reid and Al Driscoll and select Grandview players focusing on improving youth player technical and tactical skills. Camp dates: 6/24/19 - 6/27/19 6-8pm @ Larson
Jun. 26 | 9:15 am

Gardening and 3R’s

RSVP by: 6/26/2019
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, 220 H Avenue, Nevada, Iowa 50201
Event for: Grades 3-6
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Rebecca Heckert
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Learn about gardening and Reducing, Reusing, & Recycling. Make a bee/butterfly watering station, bee house, fairy garden, & seed starter pots. Learn about over use of garden chemicals.
Jul. 1 | 8:00 am

Ballard Basketball Camp

RSVP by: 06/14/2019
Location: Ballard High School
Event for: Students grade 2-9
Cost: $65.00
Organization: Ballard Basketball
Contact: Chris Deason
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Basketball camp
Jul. 3 | 9:15 am

Water Rocks!

RSVP by: 7/3/2019
Location: McFarland Park
Event for: Grades 5-6
Cost: $20
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Learn about biodiversity, watersheds, wetlands, soil, and more through scientific investigation, music, art, and other interactive activities. Bring a Sack Lunch. Sign up at partner Story County Conservation.
Jul. 8 | (all day)

Drake University Volleyball Camps

RSVP by: n/a
Location: Knapp Center, 2601 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
Event for: K-12
Cost: Each Different
Organization: Drake University Volleyball
Contact: Katie Walker
Phone: (253) 486-4358
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Camp Dates: Middle School Camp | July 8th-11th Elementary School Camp | July 8th-11th High School Camp | July 12th-14th Advanced Middle School Camp | July 15th-18th Boys Volleyball Camp | July 15th-18th Elementary School Camp | July 15th-18th Hitter/Setter/Libero Clinic | July 19th
Jul. 8 | 8:30 am

Explore FLL Jr. Camp (AM)

RSVP by: July 1st
Location: Iowa State University College of Engineering Buildings
Event for: 8 to 10 year old
Cost: $20
Organization: College of Engineering Outreach Program
Contact: Nicole Fannin
Phone: (515) 294-4293
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This camp gives participants a chance to learn about engineering, creativity, and teamwork through fun, engaging, hands-on activities using LEGO! These camps consist of one half day and will be held ISU. All the camps have the same content, just offered multiple times.
Jul. 8 | 9:30 am

Summer String Workshop

RSVP by: 6/18/19
Location: First United Methodist Church of Ames, 516 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010
Event for: 4th-12th grade orchestra students
Cost: $90
Organization: Friends of Ames Strings
Contact: Kelley Glotfelty
Phone: (515) 451-1997
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The Summer Strings Workshop is a performance opportunity for elementary-high school string players and is appropriate for students who have participated in the 4th-grade orchestra program or younger Suzuki students who are able to read music. read music.
Jul. 8 | 12:30 pm

Explore FLL Jr. Camp (PM)

RSVP by: July 1st
Location: Iowa State University College of Engineering Buildings
Event for: 8 to 10 year old
Cost: $20
Organization: College of Engineering Outreach Program
Contact: Nicole Fannin
Phone: (515) 294-4293
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This camp gives participants a chance to learn about engineering, creativity, and teamwork through fun, engaging, hands-on activities using LEGO! These camps consist of one half day and will be held ISU. All the camps have the same content, just offered multiple times.
Jul. 12 | (all day)

SummerSongs! Choir Camp

RSVP by: 05/31/2019
Location: Grand View University, Des Moines
Event for: 4-8th grade
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 7-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.
Jul. 12 | (all day)

SummerTunes! Choir Camp

RSVP by: 05/31/2019
Location: Grand View University, Des Moines
Event for: K-3rd Grade
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 8-12, 2019. Please see the flyer for more information and registration.
Jul. 15 | 8:30 am

Explore FLL Jr. Camp (AM)

RSVP by: July 8th
Location: Iowa State University College of Engineering Buildings
Event for: 8 to 10 year old
Cost: $20
Organization: College of Engineering Outreach Program
Contact: Nicole Fannin
Phone: (515) 294-4293
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This camp gives participants a chance to learn about engineering, creativity, and teamwork through fun, engaging, hands-on activities using LEGO! These camps consist of one half day and will be held ISU. All the camps have the same content, just offered multiple times.
Jul. 15 | 12:30 pm

Explore FLL Jr. Camp (PM)

RSVP by: July 8th
Location: Iowa State University College of Engineering Buildings
Event for: 8 to 10 year old
Cost: $20
Organization: College of Engineering Outreach Program
Contact: Nicole Fannin
Phone: (515) 294-4293
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This camp gives participants a chance to learn about engineering, creativity, and teamwork through fun, engaging, hands-on activities using LEGO! These camps consist of one half day and will be held ISU. All the camps have the same content, just offered multiple times.
Jul. 26 | (all day)

Slater Public Library Summer Reading Program

RSVP by: 06/10/2019
Location: Slater Public Library
Event for: All Ages
Cost: FREE
Organization: Slater Public Library
Contact: Jennifer Gogerty
Phone: (515) 228-3558
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The Slater Public Library's Summer Reading Program has activities planned for all ages this summer. Programs are specifically designed for toddlers-middle school with additional teen and adult programs as well.
Jul. 30 | (all day)

We Dig Bugs

RSVP by: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, 220 H Avenue, Nevada, Iowa 50201
Event for: Grades K-3
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Rebecca Heckert
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Learn about composting and beneficial and non-beneficial bugs in the garden.
Aug. 8 | 9:15 am

Food Fun

RSVP by: 8/8/2019
Location: Story County ISU Extension and Outreach, 220 H Avenue, Nevada, Iowa 50201
Event for: Grades 4-6
Cost: $25
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Rebecca Heckert
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Learn how to make healthy lunches to take to school and healthy after school snacks while exploring kitchen science, also kitchen and food safety.
Aug. 12 | (all day)

DMACC Basketball Camps

Location: DMACC Boone Campus
Event for: All Ages
Organization: DMACC Basketball
Contact: Sam Esboldt
Phone: (320) 262-4099
Aug. 16 | (all day)

Camp Fire Summer Camps!

Location: Locations vary by program. Please view our attached flyer for more details!
Event for: Students in grades 1-12
Cost: Costs vary according to program. Please view our attached flyer for more details!
Organization: Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Contact: Arika Graybill
Phone: (515) 274-1501
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Camp Fire offers day camps, overnight camps, environmental education, and short-term outdoor programs that include day trips. At camp, youth from different backgrounds develop important skills, such as self-reliance and problem-solving, while interacting with friends and nature. Campers enjoy fun ac
Sep. 1 | 11:00 am

Host an Exchange Student!

RSVP by: ASAP for the 2019-2020 school year
Location: Your own home!
Event for: Any single, couple or family who wants to enrich your life by hosting an international student!
Cost: Provide room and board for an exchange student. There are no other expenses required with this volunteer opportunity.
Organization: Greenheart Exchange
Contact: Jenifer Kallio
Phone: (515) 520-1321
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You can change the world. Families who host foreign exchange students often experience a lifelong change as a result, developing a long-lasting relationship. Open your heart and home to a student and perhaps you will find yourself halfway across the globe celebrating in their country!