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Please join Dr. Trimble for the December Community Forum on Monday, December 4th at 6:00 at Ballard High School

Newest Events

Jan. 8 | 5:00 pm

Winter Junior Menace

Location: Des Moines Metro
Event for: Ages 3-9
Cost: 50-100
Organization: Des Moines Menace
Contact: Lyle Hunt
Phone: (515) 457-6034
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Join the fun this winter with the Menace! Junior Menace a developmental program for boys and girls, ages 3 to 9. It’s designed for all ability levels, and we encourage beginners! This is a great 7-week program to learn and practice soccer skills. We accept walk-ups on the first night.
Dec. 17 | 5:00 pm

AFSC Holiday Gala

Location: 1507 Gateway Hills Park Drive Ames, IA 50014
Event for: All students and families
Cost: $5
Organization: Ames Figure Skating Club
Contact: Katrina Mader
Phone: (515) 520-0111
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Join the Ames Figure Skating Club for our annual Holiday Gala! Our skaters love this time of year as they get to perform to some of your favorite winter and holiday songs. Bring the whole family down to the rink! Tickets are sold at the door an via square link:
Dec. 6 | 5:30 pm

Vacation Bible School in December!

RSVP by: 11/29/23
Location: 102 Lynwood Dr. Huxley
Event for: PK-5th grade
Organization: Trinity United Methodist Church
Contact: Tracy Weber
Phone: (515) 556-3418
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For kids: Free Meal ~ Crafts ~ Recreation ~ Music ~ Science ~ Bible Stories For Parents: we are hoping you can have some time for shopping, wrapping, baking, napping or taking care of anything you need to do during the BUSY Christmas season while your kiddo/s are “on a roll with GOD!”
Dec. 9 | 9:00 am

Playful Performers: The Mitten

RSVP by: December 2
Location: 1609 Golden Aspen Dr. Suite 105
Event for: Ages 5-8
Cost: $25
Organization: Story Theater Company
Contact: Kiersten Naberhaus
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Let’s put on a play! Using the popular picture book The Mitten by Jan Brett, we will create our characters and act out a story. We will also explore costumes, props, and set in preparation for our family showcase at the end.
Dec. 18 | 6:30 pm

West Elementary Winter Concerts

Location: HS Auditorium
Event for: West Elem. families and friends
Cost: NONE
Organization: Ballard West Elementary School
Contact: Susan Licht
Phone: (515) 228-3890
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5:30 PM EK & Kdg. Classes 6:30 PM 1st Grade Classes 7:30 PM 2nd Grade Classes
Dec. 26 | 9:00 am

All-Hoops Camp

RSVP by: December 26, 2023
Location: SportsIowa, 2176 232 Ln, Ames, IA 50014
Event for: Boys & Girls, Grades 1st - 8th
Cost: $175 for 3 days OR $70/day
Organization: Elite 360 Training
Contact: Brady Fuller
Phone: (515) 321-1516
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All Hoops Camp- Dec 26-28th - Grades 1-8. Players will have 3 days to train with their age-appropriate groups. Day 1 will focus on Offensive Skills & Concepts. Day 2 will focus on Defensive Tactics. Day 3 will tie it all together with competitive games.
Aug. 31 | (all day)

Join 4-H Clover Kids

Location: Story County
Event for: Grades K-3rd
Organization: Story County Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 337-1601
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Clover Kids is a 4-H program specifically designed for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Clover kids foster positive relationships and builds valuable life skills through a variety of hands-on activities.
Aug. 31 | (all day)

Join 4-H

Location: Story County
Event for: Grades 4th - 12th
Organization: Story County Extension and Outreach
Contact: Mary Wilkins
Phone: (515) 337-1601
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4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenships and life skills offered trough a variety of settings: Clubs, schools, day camps, overnight camps, afterschool, and other learning environments. Opportunities to experience life skills and practice them.