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Apr. 27 | (all day)

Nature Camp Fee Assistance Available

Location: Story County Parks and Natural Areas
Event for: Story County residents
Organization: Story County Conservation
Contact: Rebekah Beall Warburton
Phone: (515) 598-4769
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Registration for Story County Conservation nature camps opens May 3. For Story County residents experiencing financial need, qualifying households receive 50% off Story County Conservation programs and services, including nature camps, educational programs, camping, and shelter reservations.
Jun. 11 | 10:00 am

Huxley Public Library Summer Reading Program Kick Off

RSVP by: June 10, 2021
Location: Huxley 3C's Lawn
Event for: Toddlers, PK, Kindergarten, 1st-8th
Cost: Free
Organization: Huxley Public Library
Contact: Carolyn Mai
Phone: (515) 597-2552
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Huxley Public Library Summer Reading Program Kick Off The library summer reading program is for children up through 8th grade. Come to our kick off event at the 3C's. Those who preregister, by June 10, will get a coupon for a free Kona Ice! Programs run June 11-July 15.
May. 16 | 5:00 pm

Introduction to Lacrosse: USLACROSSE FLEX6 PROGAM FOR YOUTH U10-U14

Location: Ames Middle School Football Complex: Far North east field
Event for: 4th Grade to 8th grade boys and girls
Cost: Free
Organization: Cyclones Lacrosse Club: Mid-Iowa Lacrosse Organization, Inc
Contact: Kevin McHenry
Phone: (970) 581-8643
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LEARN TO PLAY LACROSSE IN A FUN AND INTERACTIVE WAY Flex6 Lacrosse is focused on the values of small-sided play, fun and kid-centered, and age appropriate/inclusive. Come to any or all of the dates! begin on 5/16/21. Dates: Sundays 5/16, 5/23, 6/6,6/13,6/20,6/27 Tuesdays 6/8, 6/15,622
Apr. 24 | 2:30 pm

Ames Cyclone Lacrosse Club: Youth Jamboree before High School Game

Location: Ames Middle School Football Complex: Far North east field
Event for: 4th Grade to 8th grade boys and girls
Cost: Free
Organization: Cyclones LAX club: Mid-Iowa Lacrosse Organization, Inc
Contact: Kevin McHenry
Phone: (515) 451-3363
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Join us for a fun event to celebrate lacrosse. All interested in lacrosse, parents and families are invited. Bring a friend to try the game and help us grow Cyclones Lax, Equipment Provided, HS players will work with younger players on skills followed by fun games, Attend a HS game after!
Apr. 22 | 4:00 pm

Physician Assistant Studies Webinar

RSVP by: 4/22/2021
Location: Zoom Webinar
Event for: High School Students
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Iowa Health Care
Contact: Hailee Talbot
Phone: (309) 883-9122
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Learn about the role of a Physician Assistant, how to prepare for a future career in the PA profession, and what it takes to be admitted into the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine’s #1 ranked PA Program.
Jun. 14 | (all day)

Summer Theater Workshops

Location: Story Theater Company (615 S. Dayton Ave, Ames)
Event for: Entering grades 1-12
Organization: Story Theater Company
Contact: Julia Feddersen
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Join us for a theater workshop this summer! Topics include acting, stage tech, beginning theater, improv, and more. Full list of opportunities in event flyer and on our website.
Jun. 18 | 9:00 am

Camp Invention

RSVP by: 06/11/2021
Location: Ballard East Elementary
Event for: Rising 1st-6th graders
Cost: $235
Organization: Camp Invention
Contact: Tracy Weber
Phone: (515) 556-3418
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Camp Invention promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning; builds leadership, perseverance and resourcefulness; and encourages entrepreneurship — in an exciting and engaging environment.
May. 1 | (all day)

Central Iowa Sea Cadets New Cadet event

RSVP by: 05/01/2021
Location: 1602 S 2nd Ave, Marshalltown, IA
Event for: youth ages 10 - 17
Cost: 140 for the first year/90 thereafter
Organization: Central Iowa Division Sea Cadets
Contact: Eric Goslinga
Phone: (641) 752-0861
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Central Iowa Sea Cadets is a youth military leadership and adventure organization for motivated individuals ages 10-17. We train one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer. Those interested in military careers or Academy/ROTC options would benefit from this program.
Jun. 7 | (all day)

Junior Activity Club

RSVP by: May 1
Location: Sports Iowa (Ames, IA)
Event for: Kindergarten - 6th
Cost: $100 per Week
Organization: Elite 360 Training
Contact: Lyndsey Fennelly
Phone: (515) 451-4011
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Looking for a safe, affordable, FUN experience for your kids this summer? Look no further, the Junior Activity Club is here! Attendees will learn sport basics, rules, and skills, while also developing art practice, spending educational time, and working in free play.
May. 7 | (all day)

Free Assistive Technology Consultations For Families

Location: Iowa Reading Research Center 340 Blank Honors Center Iowa City, IA 52242 (Or Online)
Event for: 2nd-12th
Cost: Free
Organization: Iowa Reading Research Center
Contact: Karah Kluck
Phone: (319) 384-2268
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We provide free virtual and in-person assistive technology consultation appointments for Iowa families. During the appointment we will show different devices, apps, and Chromebook extensions aimed at helping children with their reading and writing tasks. Request an appointment today!
May. 6 | 6:30 pm


Location: Slater Baptist Church
Event for: K-6
Organization: Slater Baptist Church
Contact: Judy Luke
Phone: (515) 228-3123
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AWANA meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm. There is large group time, small group time, songs, and games.
May. 1 | 4:30 am

Freedom for Youth After School Program!

Location: Harvest Assembly of God
Event for: Grades K-5th
Cost: Free
Organization: Freedom for Youth Ministries
Contact: Alli
Phone: (515) 282-4822
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This Christian based afterschool program is for students from K-5th grade. The night will include games, snacks, a Bible lesson, and reading help. We meet every week from 4:30-6 at Harvest Assembly of God.