The Children Who Need You

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Letting foster children stay in their own communities provides support of teachers, coaches, neighbors and friends. Stepping up and becoming a foster or adoptive family gives children the chance to succeed. Four Oaks Foster & Adoptive Family Connections works with adoptive and foster care families t

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Waukee Miracle Park Project Update

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Great things are happening with the Waukee Miracle Park Project. Join others to get an update on construction, fudraising and a major announcement regarding the all-inclusive playground. RSVP by emailing tatum@atwtraining.com

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Heartland Youth Choir: Guys Power Sing

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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 Infinite from Des Moines and Heartland Youth Choir staff. Please see event flyer for more information and registration.

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Heartland Youth Choir: Totally Treble Festival

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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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Goldie’s Kids Club: Bon Voyage

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Prepare for take-off as we celebrate the history of flight. Drop in between 10 a.m. and Noon to see the State Historical Museum of Iowa's airplane collection. Make paper airplanes, hear stories about gliders, go on a scavenger hunt and solve a History Mystery. See "The Muppet Movie" at 10:30.

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YMCA Youth Basketball Leagues

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YMCA Youth Basketball program for ages 3 - 8th grade. Games begin on November 16 and are held at Waukee area schools. Registration deadline is October 14.

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Community Health Needs Assessment

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The Dallas County Health Department is collecting input from residents about the health needs in the community. Please help us by filling out this brief survey. It should take between 5-10minutes.

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Day Camps, Overnights, Horse Riding, and more with Camp Fire!

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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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Waukee Warrior Junior Cheer Clinic

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Join the Waukee Cheerleading squad to learn a dance and several Waukee cheers. Registration fee includes a t-shirt and snack. Participants have an opportunity to perform on Monday, October 7, at the Freshman football game, at Waukee Stadium. Please wear your cheer clinic shirt to perform.

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Des Moines Community Playhouse School Year Classes and Camps

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The Playhouse education department encourages self-development through the dramatic arts, explores the skills of the theatre, fosters an appreciation of the theatre, and acquaints students with technical theatre knowledge.

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Princess Party

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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 breakfast.

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Girls in Science: PJ Party (Grades 2-5)

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Girls grade 2-5 are invited to a fun, late-night adventure at SCI! This evening event features hands-on activities, team challenges, a pizza party and the chance to meet local women from STEM fields. By the time they go home to bed, they'll be dreaming about how science can be a part of their future

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Girls in Science: PJ Party (Grades 6-8)

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6-8 grade girls are invited to a fun, late-night adventure at SCI! This evening event features hands-on activities, team challenges, a pizza party and the chance to meet local women from STEM fields. By the time they go home to bed, they'll be dreaming about how science can be a part of their future

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Spooky Science

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Hair-raising experiments, bubbling potions and visual illusions abound during Spooky Science at the Science Center of Iowa! Grab your costume and join us on October 26 to trick-or-treat your way throughout the building and experience themed programming! Wear your costume and get $1 off admission!

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Meals with Mentors

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Girls in grades 7–12 can apply for this unique event where they will meet female undergraduates studying for a degree in a STEM field as well as working female scientists. The dinner will feature a keynote speaker as well as group challenges that give girls the opportunity to interact with as many o

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Tire Rack Street Survival

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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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Heartland Youth Choir Open Rehearsals

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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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Trunk or Treat

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This is a free event for community families - children will be able to "trick or treat" in a safe environment. Costumes are encouraged. Also, families are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Waukee Area Christian Services Food Pantry.

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Courage League Sports Saturday Leagues

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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 Ankney, 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 expand to Team Sports soon.

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Courage League Sports Fall Programming

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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!

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Junior Menace

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Junior Menace is once a week starting in Sept for BOYS and GIRLS, ages 3 to 9 and is designed for all ability levels. We definitely encourage beginners! This is a great program to learn basic soccer skills in a fun atmosphere! 3-4-year-olds have 30 minutes sessions and 5-9 years-olds have 60 min sessions!

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2019 Road Warriors 6th & 7th Grade Running Club

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The Running Club is for 6th and 7th-grade girls and boys interested in distance running activities. Athletes will complete workouts designed to improve endurance, speed, and overall fitness as well as learn proper warm-up routines and running technique. Fee includes shirt and snacks.

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YMCA Lifeguard Certification Courses

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The class will prepare participants to respond to both water and land emergencies. This class also meets the state-required CPR certification.

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$5 Family Night

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The second Friday of each month from 5:00–8:00 pm, explore SCI with your family. Admission is just $5 per person! No need to grab dinner first... our Food Chain Cafe is open until 7:30 pm.

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Living History Farms – Summer Barnyard Readers

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This program allows 3, 4, and 5-year-olds the opportunity to experience hands-on learning and interaction with their favorite farm animals! Participants will spend time learning about what jobs farm animals have while spending time with their peers and parents

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