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Kindergarten Parent Meeting will be at Ballard West Elementary on Monday, March 26th @ 6:00.

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Mar. 23 | 7:30 pm

Celebrate Singing Choral Festival Concert

Location: Gilbert High School, 312 Gretten Street, Gilbert
Cost: $4 - Student/Senior; $6 - Adult; $12 - Family
Organization: Ames Children's Choirs
Contact: Shon Stephenson
Phone: (515) 290-1422
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The Celebrate Singing Choral Festival performance will be held at Gilbert High School in Gilbert on Friday, March 23, at 7:30 pm. The performance will feature central Iowa youth choruses. All choirs will perform individually and then join as a mass choir under the direction of Chris Johnson.
Mar. 24 | 11:00 am

Community Easter Egg Hunt

RSVP by: Not Needed
Location: Centennial Park Huxley
Event for: Children age 2-8
Cost: FREE
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Travis Bakken
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Grab the kids and enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park. Age groups: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8.
Mar. 31 | 8:00 am

Ballard Athletic Department Equipment Swap

Location: Ballard High School Gymnasium
Event for: All Ages
Cost: FREE
Organization: Ballard Athletic Department
Contact: Nate Boock
Phone: (515) 597-2971
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Clean out your closets and garage to donate used sporting equipment for others to enjoy. All sporting equipment, dance, outdoor and indoor items that are in gently used shape can be donated. All items will be $1.00 or a ticket that you received from your donation to the swap.
Apr. 2 | 1:15 pm

2nd grade West Vocal Concerts 6:30 & 7:30

Location: Slater West Gym
Event for: West Elem. 2nd grade and families
Cost: none
Organization: Ballard West Elem.School
Contact: Susan Licht
Phone: (515) 228-3890
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6:30 PM 2E & 2N will perform their Spring Concert at the West Gym 7:30 PM 2B, 2H, & 2J will perform their Spring Concert at the West Gym Please see attached details.
Apr. 7 | (all day)

10 Minute Play Festival Call for Submissions

Location: 615 South Dayton Ave., Suite 133, Ames, IA 50010
Event for: Grades 8 - 12
Organization: Story Theater Company
Contact: Lori Sulzberger
Phone: (515) 233-6980
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Calling all playwrights in grades 8-12. Story Theater Company invites writers to submit their original ten-minute plays for inclusion in STC's inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival. Email for submission guidelines.
Apr. 12 | 6:30 pm

4-H New Member Series

Location: Story County Extension Office, 220 H Ave, Nevada
Event for: K-12 youth interested in 4-H or Clover Kid Youth Programming
Organization: ISU Extension and Outreach, Story County
Contact: Katelyn Bateman
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Come interested, new members, and current 4-H and Clover Kid families. This is your chance to get some answers to your questions about Story County Youth Programs. Come learn about topic and take part in a hands-on activity each evening.
Apr. 28 | 8:00 am

Kids Run for Kids 2018

RSVP by: Day of event with reduced fee and guaranteed runner t-shirt if enrolled on or before April 10, 2018
Location: Brookside Park, Ames, Iowa
Event for: Kids from preschool age through age 12 (and their families)
Cost: $10 - $25 per runner
Organization: Ames Morning Rotary Club
Contact: Bob Anderson
Phone: (515) 233-1878
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Event includes several runs (1K, 2K, 3K and 4K), miniature golf, lawn games, crafts, face painting and educational activities. Also present at the event will be the bookmobile, a fire truck, a police patrol car, and an ambulance.
May. 1 | (all day)

Spring Program Guide

Location: Huxley Parks & Recreation 3 C's
Event for: Youth & Adults
Cost: Varies
Organization: Huxley Parks & Recreation
Contact: Heather Denger
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Our Spring Program Guide offers Youth Soccer, Bam-Bam Baseball, Youth Tennis, Girls on the Run and Soft-Stick Lacrosse Programs. Adult Fitness Classes are offered as well.
May. 2 | 5:30 pm

Slater pool Swim Lessons

Location: Slater City Hall
Event for: 5 years old and up
Organization: Slater Pool
Contact: Karen
Phone: (515) 685-2531
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Registration night is Wednesday May 2 at 5:30 and Thursday May 3 at 5:30 at Slater City Hall 101 Story St
Jun. 11 | (all day)


RSVP by: 05/01/18
Location: Iowa State University
Event for: 3rd-11th graders
Organization: Iowa State University
Contact: Crystal Rexius
Phone: (515) 294-7786
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Students have the opportunity to come to Iowa State's campus to learn about exciting subject areas of their choice. There are 3 different camps to choose from, depending on student's grade, each lasting 4 days long.
Jun. 11 | 9:00 am

STC Summer Acting Workshops

RSVP by: April 30, 2018
Location: Story Theater Company, 615 S. Dayton Av, Suite 333, Ames
Event for: grades 1 - 12
Cost: $95 - $195
Organization: Story Theater Company of Ames
Contact: Linda R Berger
Phone: (515) 460-6112
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5 day acting workshops
Jun. 12 | (all day)

Ballard Athletic Movement and Performance Camp

Location: Ballard High School Gym/Weight Room
Event for: Student Athletes incoming grades 3-8
Cost: $30
Organization: Ballard
Contact: Al Christian
Phone: (515) 597-2971
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Athletic Movement and Performance Camp - goal is to develop skills that will help young athletes
Aug. 4 | (all day)

Camp Fire Summer Camp Brochure

Location: Camp Fire
Organization: Camp Fire
Phone: (515) 274-1501
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Join Camp Fire for our various summer programs!
Aug. 21 | (all day)

ACT Test Prep

Event for: High School students
Organization: Strategies for Academic Success
Contact: Jan
Phone: (248) 797-1055
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Students will learn both general and specific tactics for doing well on the ACT test. Courses include tips, lessons, interactive material, and actual examples. These courses are NOT subject-matter tutoring sessions; rather strategies, methods, and tricks for conquering the test.
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.