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Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest school and community activities, events, volunteer opportunities, and more! Check back often as new events are added weekly!

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Join us to learn about Girl Scouts, local troop options and to sign up for our program! This come and go event is open to NEW girls K-12 grade and their parents/guardians. Interested in volunteering or helping with a troop? We’re looking to grow in your community. A Girl Scout staff member will be available to answer questions.
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September 21-22 3rd/4th 6:00-7:15 pm 5th/6th 7:30-8:45 pm Volleyball camp for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade girls and boys. Will be run by SEP Volleyball team coaches and players. Participants will learn the basics of volleyball including setting, passing, serving and hitting (includes t-shirt).
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The IBF Golf Classic is to raise money to purchase Asthma Kits. These kits will provide youth and families with reading materials as well as equipment that will allow them to become more aware of how to better manage an individuals asthma.
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Prepare for take-off as we celebrate the history of flight. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and Noon to see the museum’s airplane collection. Make paper airplanes, hear stories about gliders and jets, go on a scavenger hunt and solve a history mystery. See "The Muppet Movie" at 10:30.
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Have your high school portfolio reviewed by representatives from the Midwest’s best art & design colleges including Iowa State University, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Kansas City Art Institute. Event is free and open to the public.
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Heartland Youth Choir is holding Open Rehearsals for singers in Grades Pre-K-12. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in exploring their love of music beyond the school setting. Please see the attached flyer for dates and times!
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The Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) invites princesses, princes, and their chaperones to join us for a fun-filled morning on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8-10 am at Jordan Creek Town Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with princesses, enjoy breakfas
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Our popular youth basketball program includes Preschool-1st grade. The focus of each division is to develop fundamentals, encourage sportsmanship, promote team work and have FUN! Space is limited and registrations are accepted on first-come first-serve basis. All registrations will be held online.
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Two Rivers Martial Arts and Altoona Police Department will provide hands-on information regarding basic self defense strategies.
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Learn why Iowa State’s College of Design is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. Explore our programs, tour of facilities, and meet current students and faculty in your major. Event is free and open to the public.
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Come see Aircraft, booths with professionals, crafts and at 11am a panel of speakers with Q&A. With each paid kid they will get a backpack filled with goodies. Adults are free.
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Together with your 3, 4, or 5 year old, listen to a story or two about a farm animal and participate in a special activity in the Visitor Center. Then, take a ride on our tractor-drawn cart out to the farm to see the animal of the day, and take a look around the barnyard!
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Mark your calendars for the East Polk County event of the year! Southeast Polk Dollars for Scholars and the Southeast Polk Education Foundation are excited to announce our partnership to bring you the Black and Gold Gala presented by Prairie Meadows on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Gala guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with hors-d'oeuvres during the silent auction bidding, transitioning over to the live auction and dinner. After the live auction, guests are invited to continue the festivities at the after-party in the adjacent ballroom.
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Street Survival is a teen safe-driving program designed to go beyond drivers' education and give teens the hands-on experience and tools to become smarter, safer drivers.
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Youth Enrichment League {YEL!} is an educational consultant offering after-school classes (Robotics with LEGO, and Fencing) at the SEP elementary and Jr. High school buildings. The classes, times, days of the week and costs vary. See flyer for details!
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From Arithmetic to the Zoology, we've got A-Z STEM covered! Your invited to the DMACC-Ankeny/SC Hub STEM Festival. Exhibits feature hands-on activities and demonstrations. This family-friendly event is free, open to the public. Pre-register to be guaranteed a draw-string bag; walk-ins welcome.
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Our Totally Treble Festival is a one-day event for girls in grades 5-12. Attendees will work with the a cappella group Boots & Cats from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Heartland Youth Choir staff. Please see event flyer for more information and registration.
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Our Guys Power Sings is a one-day event for guys in grades 5-12. Attendees will work with the a cappella group Vox Infinitus from Des Moines and Heartland Youth Choir staff. Please see event flyer for more information and registration.
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Summer is over and Team Sports and ChAAMPS are BACK! This fall we will be offering our popular soccer programs in Ankeny, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Indianola. We are also excited to announce our brand new flag football program for our ChAAMPS league only hoping to soon expand to Team Sports.
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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!
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Our Fall program guide is ready and available online! Registrations are now open for all programs! We are excited about our Fall lineup...including our programming opportunities across Greater Des Moines! New this Fall: Flag Football, 5 different soccer programs, Teen Night & Teen Water Aerobics!