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Nov. 18 | 6:30 pm

Susan Maupin Schmid – Third Monday Local Author Series

Location: Cambridge Memorial Library, 225 Water St., Cambridge
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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Book talk by the author of the children's series, 100 Dresses, including the titles If the Magic Fits, Ghost of a Chance, and The Starlight Slippers. Come and hear Susan read from her works, and talk about how to be a writer.
Nov. 20 | 2:00 pm

STEM program: Acres of Adventure II

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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This is Part 2 of Mary Wilkins of ISU Extension taking the kids through what it means to work on and plan for a farm. What is involved? And would they be up to it?
Nov. 24 | (all day)

Ballard Bomb Squad Volleyball

RSVP by: 11/24/2019
Location: 3 C's Fitness Center
Event for: 4-8th Grade Girls
Cost: $150
Organization: Huxley Parks and Recreation
Contact: Heather K Denger
Phone: (515) 597-2515
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Ballard Bomb Squad continues this year offering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade AAU Volleyball. Practices held at the 3 C's. Participate in 3 tournaments which will involve travel (within an hour of Ballard).
Nov. 24 | (all day)

Number The Stars

Location: Story Theater Company (615 S. Dayton Ave. Ames)
Event for: Ages 9+
Cost: $8.00
Organization: Story Theater Company
Contact: Julia Feddersen
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Adapted from the beloved book by Lois Lowry, this play follows the story of young Annemarie and Kirstie Johansen as they help their Jewish friend, Ellen Rosen, escape from Denmark into Sweden and safety.
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!
Dec. 6 | (all day)

ISU Theatre presents “Anon(ymous)”

Location: Fisher Theater
Event for: Grades 6 and above
Cost: $10 - $20
Organization: Iowa State University Department of Music and Theatre
Contact: Lori Sulzberger
Phone: (515) 294-2624
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ISU Theatre presents "Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka In an entrancing and imaginative adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey a young refugee encounters new friends and dangerous foes while on an epic search through the U.S. for his family. Dec 6-14. Tickets: Adult, $20; Senior, $18; Student, $10.
Dec. 23 | 12:00 pm

Snowtastic! ISU Extension & Outreach

RSVP by: 12/16/2019
Location: ISU Core Facility, Ames
Event for: K-6
Cost: $25 ($15 additional sibling)
Organization: Story County ISU Extension & Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 382-6551
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Explore snow challenges inside with Dash Robots, sleds, and more! This program will also be offered from 8:30 am - 4 pm December 27 in Roland, December 30 in Cambridge, and January 3, 2020 in Story City.
Dec. 27 | 9:00 am

Blast Dance Workshop

RSVP by: 12/27/2019
Location: Robert Thomas Dancenter-South 319 S. 17th St. Ames, IA 50010
Event for: All dancers Kindergarten and up
Cost: $50. Sibling discounts available.
Organization: The Robert Thomas Dancenter and the Dancenter Dancer™ Company Foundation
Contact: Stephanie Sanchez
Phone: (641) 750-0585
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Blast is a dance workshop featuring classes in may different genre of dance, taught by alumni of the Robert Thomas Dancenter and the Dancenter Dancer Company. It is open to all interested dancers. Due to space constraints, the number of dancers is limited, so register early to reserve your spot.
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.