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Students will bring in coins from March 25 - March 29 to benefit Special Olympics Iowa
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IT'S BACK! Courage League Sports will once again be hosting our Annual Silent Disco! This event will help us to kick off our Special Recreation Programs of Greater Des Moines that begin April 1st. We hope that you will join us to dance the night away!
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Reading can take you anywhere in the world. Let it bring you to Downtown Des Moines (DSM) to attend a festival that connects people who love books with people who create them – the DSM Book Festival at Capital Square on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.!
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A fun fast paced environment that allows kids to test the soccer world in a safe environment.
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IT'S NOT TO LATE TO GET SIGNED UP-Join your school's team- NO CUTS-HAVE FUN. Short & Flexible Program. All students make the team. Joining your Middle School's Bowling Team is a great way to prepare for High School Bowling opportunities that exist at Southeast Polk.
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Caring Hands Outreach is again hosting the Springtime Hill Climb, a fun race of 5K length to benefit our Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, and compassion ministries. Saturday the 6th of April at 9:00 am; starting and ending at the entrance of Doanes Park.
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Heartland Youth Choir is producing our 12th Meet the Composer Festival with Jacob Narverud serving as our guest composer. Singers in grades 4-8 with unchanged voices are invited to join us for this one-day festival. Please see flyer for more information and registration.
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Heartland Youth Choir is producing our 12th Meet the Composer Festival with Jacob Narverud serving as our guest composer. Singers in grades 4-8 with unchanged voices are invited to join us for this one-day festival. Please see flyer for more information and registration.
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Join your school's team- NO CUTS-HAVE FUN. Short & Flexible 8 week program. All students make the team. Joining your Middle School's Bowling Team is a great way to prepare for High School Bowling opportunities that exist at Southeast Polk.
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When you shop at Hy-Vee on April 27th or 28th stop by the Dollars for Scholars table located at the front of the store. We will give you a slip to give to the cashier when you checkout. Tell your cashier you would like your receipt to go to Dollars for Scholars.
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This 1-day intensive course in car control and driver awareness provides much more training on this than offered in Drivers' Ed. Students experience loss of control, learn how to avoid such situations, and learn recovery techniques. Added demos: the view from a semi cab and airbag detonation.
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The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers classes year round for students in preschool through secondary.
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Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation host a variety of programs and events for all ages and abilities. For a full list of opportunities check out pleasanthilliowa.org/registration or follow our Facebook page.
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This health-minded fundraiser will be our primary fundraising effort to build our new playground. Centennial students need your support to complete phase 3 of our playground construction.
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Don't miss out on the entirely unexpected studio programs and workshops being offered this spring at the Des Moines Art Center! Our studio art classes are for all ages, any skill level, in a wide variety of mediums. Join us for creative fun and enrichment for the whole family!
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CLS is now offering programs closer to you! Starting Saturday, April 27th we will offer both Team Sports (for those who need the game slowed down) and Chaamps Sports (for those who can go full speed but have been sidelined due to high functioning Autism, ADHD or Aspergers).
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Excited about spring break? We are, too! Join us for a fun, free Entirely Kids Day featuring incredible art, music, and museum exploration—all about animals! Inspired by the exhibition The Elephant in the Room: Animal as Model, we will explore the way we, as humans, see our furry friends.
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This exciting, educational, hands-on, biotechnology CSI camp is filled with multiple exercises led by DMACC Criminal Justice and Biotechnology faculty. Students will immerse themselves in a world of forensic science, crime scene investigation, security and intelligence.
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Applications for Iowa State University's Admissions Early Outreach Talented and Gifted summer programs are now live! Programs are geared towards Talented and Gifted 3rd-11th grade students. For more information, visit http://www.opptag.iastate.edu/. Applications close April 15th, 2019.
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JA BizTown Summer Camp is an academic camp designed to educate and enhance the camper's financial literacy learning while infusing entrepreneurship, work and career readiness, team work, marketing, philanthropy and public speaking. *****EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! $190/camper until 2/28/19
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How does where you come from enrich your writing? Find out when you join award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill of Chicago for the Young Writers’ Workshop. Tour the museum’s archives, discover an artifact in the Visible Vault exhibition and weave the past into fiction that reflects you as a writer.
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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.
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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.
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Join us for another exciting year at Camp Invention, July 15-19, 2019. With our 2019 program, Supercharged™, students will build their creative problem-solving skills while coding and programming futuristic robots, uncovering ancient fossils, and designing high-tech super-heroes!
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Young people sharpen their skills, stretch their imaginations, and create unique memories through a variety of Des Moines Performing Arts education opportunities. With theater professionals as the instructors, students gain a deeper understanding of the process, build confidence, and benefit from
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Over the course of our summer, CLS will offer a wide variety of Summer Camp opportunities for kids of all ages!