Youth Classes (Winter & Spring)

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Good Time Gang (Ages 2-3½)

This all-time favorite activity-plus development based program includes activities such as free play, simple crafts, stories, games, and songs all centered around our weekly theme. Our program will focus on coordination, socialization, large muscle development, and just plain FUN! Children will do crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 2 years of age before the first day of class. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. First session lasts 10 weeks, second session lasts 7 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg, Ronda Ammann, and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: January 2, January 3, March 19, March 21

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 8 - Mar. 12

Tues. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$127

Jan. 10 - Mar. 14

Thur. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$127

Mar. 26 - May 7

Tues. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$89

Mar. 28 - May 9

Thur. 9:15-11:15AM

Lions Park Shelter House

$89

Good Time Gang - Two Day Program (Ages 3½-5)

(To add another day of preschool, please check out Good Time Gang and MORE!) We will immerse your child in both structured and unstructured activities centered around our weekly theme to prepare them to venture into the kindergarten classroom. Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the week, etc.) and table time (patterns, numbers, and letters) all with a focus on pre-academic skills. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 3½ years of age before the first day of class and MUST be potty trained. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) Maximum 12 participants per session. First session lasts 10 weeks, second session lasts 7 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: January 2, March 19

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 8 - Mar. 14

Tuesdays & Thursdays

12:15-2:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$278

Mar. 26 - May 9

Tuesdays & Thursdays

12:15-2:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$195

Good Time Gang - Two Day Program (Ages 3-4)

(To add another day of preschool, please check out Good Time Gang and MORE!) We will immerse your child in both structured and unstructured activities centered around our weekly theme. Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the week, etc.) all with a focus on pre-academic skills. Participant MUST be 3 years of age before the first day of class and MUST be potty trained. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Maximum 12 participants per session. A snack will be served. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) First session lasts 10 weeks, second session lasts 7 weeks. Instructors: Ronda Ammann and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: December 31, March 18

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 7 – Mar. 13*

Mondays & Wednesdays

9:15-11:15 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$228

March 25-May 8

Mondays & Wednesdays

9:15-11:15 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$177

*NO CLASS: January 21, February 18

Good Time Gang and MORE! (Ages 3-5)

This class is the perfect option if you would like another day of preschool for your child! Participants will engage in simple crafts, free play, games, music, circle time (story, calendar, letter of the day, etc.), all with a focus on pre-academic skills centered around our weekly theme. Children will create crafts that include paint and glue – please dress accordingly! Participants MUST be 3 years of age and MUST be potty trained before the first day of class. (This is a program in which parents drop off their children.) A snack will be served. First session lasts 8 weeks, second session lasts 6 weeks. Maximum 12 participants per session. Instructors: Ronda Stumberg, Ronda Ammann, and Diane Kruse.

Registration Deadlines: January 4, March 22

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 11 – Mar. 8*

Fridays

9:15-11:15 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$102

Mar. 29 – May 3

Fridays

9:15-11:15 AM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$76

*NO CLASS: January 18

Parent and Me Creative Movement
(18 mos-3 yrs)

Parents and their child will learn basic dance skills, how to stand on their spot, and listening to directions while having lots of fun. 4-week class. Instructor: BU Dance Studio. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadlines: January 2, February 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 9 – Jan. 30

Wednesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance

Company

$48

Mar. 6 - Apr. 3*

Wednesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance

Company

$48

*No Class: March 20

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating!
(Parent/Child) (Ages 2-10)

Decorate cookies for the holiday! Each child will take home the cookies that they decorate. Please a bring plastic storage container. Please register child ONLY. (Parent /guardian will need to be present to assist child with decorating.) Max. 20 children.

Registration Deadline: February 4

Session

day/TIME

Location

cost

February 9

Saturday

10-11 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$6

Daddy Daughter Dance

Fathers and daughters or grandfathers and granddaughters of all ages are all invited to enjoy an evening together. While a D.J. entertains the crowd with great music and fun, a variety of finger foods and desserts will be served during the festivities. Photos will be available at the dance for a small fee. Event fills quickly – please register early! Maximum 160 participants. Fee is per person. You will be mailed tickets and must present them for admission into the dance.

Registration Deadline: January 28

Date

day/TIME

Location

COST

February 2

Saturday

6:30-8 PM

Community Room at Urbandale Senior Recreation Center

$16/per person

The GREAT Egg Hunt (Ages 10 and under)

Kids fill up your baskets with all the candy and eggs you see! Some eggs even have a few special prizes in them! Meet at the Parking Lot at Giovannetti Community Shelter for the send off!

Date

day/TIME

Location

Cost

April 20

Saturday

10 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

FREE

Come early as we start right at 10AM and eggs are found quickly!

Generation POUND® (Ages: 6-12)

MOVE, ROCK, PLAY & MAKE NOISE! Generation POUND® is a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. By combining exercise and interactive activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movements, embrace their creativity and ROCK OUT-ultimately building strength, confidence and self-awareness. Instructor: Ashlee Seaton. Min 7 / Max 16

Registration Deadlines: January 7, January 28, February 25

Date

day/TIME

Location

COST

January 12

Saturday

10-10:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

February 2

Saturday

10-10:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

March 2

Saturday

10-10:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

Pee Wee's Tap/Ballet (Ages 3-4)

Learn tap and ballet in this fun filled class. We will use lots of interactive props and kid friendly music to keep your little one interested and their imagination soaring. Tap shoes are required for this class. 4-week sessions. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadlines: January 2, January 30

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 9 – Jan. 30

Wednesdays

6:30-7 PM

BU Dance

Company

$45

Feb. 6 – Feb. 27

Wednesdays

6:30-7 PM

BU Dance

Company

$45

Rounded Minds

The format for all Rounded Minds™ programming is high-energy! Children experience the joy of learning new skills through fun games, songs, and positive reinforcement. Our unique programming focuses on building healthy bodies and minds simultaneously along with the benefits of learning a second language. Participants will learn instructions in Spanish while having fun and improving sports skills at the same time. This will provide them with an advantage in their future education. Every Rounded Minds™ class is designed and led by attentive experts committed to providing safe, energetic, creative and fun educational experiences. Learn more at:

www.roundedminds.com

Rounded Minds: Soccer and Spanish

Introduction (Ages 2-6)

We introduce children to fundamental soccer principles such as using their feet, dribbling, passing, ball control, and shooting through using creative games, positive reinforcement, and even songs. Our philosophy is ONE CHILD ONE BALL. Fun drills and games where your child always has a ball in his/her feet. There are “no” competitive games. They will have hundreds of touches on the ball each class, that will help them to increase their ball control and accuracy. This 4-week program is perfect to introduce the sport to kids and give them skills to enjoy the game and be successful when they join a competitive team. Children will learn the basic rules of the game while practicing sportsmanship and teamwork. The curriculum is designed by Raul Cuñarro, founder of Rounded Minds™, Professional Soccer coach from Spain, currently working at the Des Moines Menace.

Registration Deadlines: January 7, February 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 14 - Feb 11* (Ages 2-3)

Mondays

6 -6:30 PM

Jensen

Elementary

$32

Jan. 14 - Feb 11*

(Ages 4-6)

Mondays

6:30 - 7:15 PM

Jensen

Elementary

$36

Mar. 6 – Apr. 3*

(Ages 2-3)

Wednesdays

6 -6:30 PM

Lions Park

Gazebo

$32

Mar. 6 – Apr. 3*

(Ages 4-6)

Wednesdays

6:30 - 7:15 PM

Lions Park

Gazebo

$36

NO CLASS: January 21, March 20

Rounded Minds: Sports Exploration and Spanish Introduction (Ages 3-6)

This 4-week program is a great way for children to experience a variety of new games and activities in a format that is structured, engaging, and most of all... FUN! Rounded Minds prepares children for organized games without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Children will have an opportunity to explore a new SPORT each class (Soccer, Softball, Flag Football, Volleyball, Rugby), improve motor skills, and participate in fun games that will reinforce listening, teamwork, and the joy of being active! We focus on fundamental motor skills and coordination. This will provide them the confidence to participate in competitive sports as they grow older and at the same time they will be learning Spanish.

Registration Deadline: January 30

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Feb. 6 – Feb. 27

Wednesdays

6 - 6:45 PM

Olmsted Gym

$36

Rounded Minds: Tumbling and Spanish Introduction (Ages 2-6)

Our 4-week tumbling program allows young children to enhance their social skills and develop greater strength, flexibility, and coordination – along with a lifelong love of fitness. Classes are taught with a theme to catch the attention of the young gymnast and build skills through creative movement and music. This will provide them the confidence to participate in active exercises, as they grow older, and at the same time, they will be learning Spanish.

Registration Deadline: January 25, March 21

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Feb. 1 – Feb. 22

(Ages 2-3)

Fridays

6 - 6:30 PM

Jensen Elementary

$32

Feb. 1 – Feb. 22

(Ages 4-6)

Fridays

6:30 - 7:15 PM

Jensen Elementary

$36

Mar. 28 – Apr. 18

(Ages 2-3)

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Jensen Elementary

$32

Mar. 28 – Apr. 18

(Ages 4-6)

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:15 PM

Jensen Elementary

$36

Rounded Minds: Dance and Spanish

Introduction (Ages 4-11)

Our developmental Rounded Minds dance program focuses on motor development and fitness while allowing children to express themselves through creative movement. It provides opportunities for teaching moments, and they will learn words and expressions in Spanish naturally. This fun 4-week class emphasizes getting kids moving while introducing them to basic salsa, modern dance, and hip-hop techniques; at the same time they will be learning Spanish vocabulary. That will provide them with a good edge for success in their academic future.

Registration Deadline: February 22

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Mar. 1 – Mar. 29

Fridays

6 - 6:45 PM

Jensen Elementary

$41

NO CLASS: March 22

Rounded Minds: Art and Spanish

Introduction (Ages 4-11)

Classes in our art program help children develop new artistic skills and craftsmanship while creating unique masterpieces using a wide range of quality materials. Our art instructors introduce children to a variety of different artistic styles in classes designed to allow children to express themselves creatively while exercising fine motor, cognitive, language, and listening skills.

Registration Deadline: March 25

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Apr. 1 – Apr. 22

Mondays

6:15 - 7 PM

Lions Park

Shelter

$41

NEW! TotLot (Ages 1-5)

Need a place for your toddler to burn some energy this winter? Tired of the crowded mall play area? Bring the kiddos to the Tot Lot at Giovannetti Community Shelter! Toddler toys, balls, tunnels, mats, music and more will be available in the large community room to get the kids running and playing. Parents/caretakers are required to stay and watch their children. Register child only, register for just one day at a time, deadline to register is day before the program. Supervised by City Staff.

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Dec. 13 - Feb. 28

Thursdays

9 -10:30 AM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$27

$3 per session or $27 for all 11 sessions. No Class: Dec. 27th

BU Ninjas Boys Breakdance (Ages 4-7)

Calling all boys! BU ninjas is an all-boys breakdance class! It is fast paced to keep up with your child. We use props and music to keep their attention and encourage their imagination. 4-week session. Max. 10 participants. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: January 30, February 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Feb. 6 – Feb. 27

Wednesdays

7-7:30 PM

BU Dance Company

$48

Mar. 6 – Apr. 3*

Wednesdays

7-7:30 PM

BU Dance Company

$48

NO CLASS: March 20

Prince & Princess for a Day! (Ages 3-10)

Girls and boys will love this class! They will create a tiara or a crown, a sash with their name and a royal wand or sword!

Registration Deadline: March 20

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

March 27

Wednesday

5:30-6:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$10

Pom Pom Jazz (Ages 5 -10)

This class is for K-5th graders who love to move. We will explore both Jazz and Pom-Pom in this class! This class is very interactive using props and music. Your kiddo will love it! 4-week session. Max. 10 participants. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: January 2, February 26

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 8 – Jan. 29

Tuesdays

5:30-6 PM

BU Dance Company

$48

Mar. 5 – Apr. 2

Tuesdays

5:30-6 PM

BU Dance Company

$48

NO CLASS: March 19

Kids Yoga (Ages 6-12)

Kids are introduced to yoga in a fun and engaging way. From movement songs to yoga games, kids will move the entire hour. This 6 week class will build body awareness and self esteem as kids gain flexibility and strength. Instructor: Ashley Muilenburg. Min 6/ Max 12

Registration Deadline: January 21, March 18

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 27 – Mar. 3

Sundays

4:30-5:30 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$65

Mar. 24 - May 12

Sundays

4:30-5:30 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$65

NO CLASS: April 21 and April 28

NEW! Strike A Pose! Mommy and Me Yoga (Ages 3-5)

Partner with your little one in simple poses, games, music and breathing exercises that help to strengthen coordination and build body awareness. We'll bark in downward dog, hiss in cobra pose and flutter our wings in butterfly, while we take a yoga journey that your child will never forget! This fun class provides key bonding methods between parent and child, while strengthening their growing muscles. Caregivers welcome. What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing or your favorite PJ's! Fee is for child and parent. Please register child only. Max 12 children.

Registration Deadline: January 7

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

January 13

Sunday

5:15-6 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

Beginner/Intermediate Roller Skate! (Ages 5-12)

Open to beginner skaters who want to learn the basics (stop, stride, getting up and bending down) and intermediate who would like to learn more advanced skills and to be more efficient on their skates. Skate rental included if needed. At the end of every class students can skate for free and practice what they learned. Skate North is located at 5621 Meredith Drive in Des Moines.

Registration Deadlines: Dec 27, Jan 31, Mar 11, Mar 21

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Thursdays

4:30-5:30 PM

Skate North

$45

Feb. 7 – Mar. 7

Thursdays

4:30-5:30 PM

Skate North

$45

Mar. 18 – Mar. 22

Monday-Friday

11:30-12:30 PM

Skate North

$45

Mar. 28 – Apr. 25

Thursdays

4:30-5:30 PM

Skate North

$45

Monster Jamz Hip Hop (Ages 5-10)

Monster Jamz hip hop is a high energy hip hop 4-week class for girls. Grab a friend and learn the hottest new moves with a routine! Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: January 2, January 29

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 8 - Jan. 29

Tuesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance Company

$45

Feb. 5- Feb.26

Tuesdays

6-6:30 PM

BU Dance Company

$45

Winter Break Clay Camp (Ages 6-10)

Hey Kids! Come get your hands dirty and make FUN projects out of various types of clay! We will explore different clay handbuilding techniques and create sculptures and artwork you can keep. A fun, hands-on, creative learning activity to keep kids busy over Winter Break. Instructor: Annie Laursen

Registration Deadline: December 20

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Dec. 27 - Dec. 28

Thursday & Friday

9-10:30 AM

Lions Shelter

$40

Wizard Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-11)

Calling all wizards (or muggles who want to be wizards)! This art class is JUST for you. Each week we will make a fun new project such as: Wand Making, Magic Slime, Clay Owls, and Wizard Hats, and Patronus Paintings. 3-week session. Max 15 participants. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: January 8

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 15 – Jan. 29

Tuesdays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation

Center Art Room

$50

Nature Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-11)

Celebrate the warming weather, budding leaves and crisp fresh air with this fun arts and crafts class! We will use Walker Johnson Park to find a lot of our supplies! Each week we will focus on nature crafts such as: Nature Soaps, Birdhouses, Bird seed ornaments, Animal Tracks as Plaster Casts and much more! Min. 3 / Max. 15. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: March 19

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Mar. 26 – Apr. 9

Tuesdays

6-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$50

Science Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-11)

Calling all creative scientists! Each week we will experiment with different compounds and minerals to create fun works of art! Our experiments will include making: Slime, Tye Dye Bouncy Balls, Gemstone Soaps, mineral paintings and MORE! Min. 3 / Max. 15. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: January 7

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 14 – Jan. 28

Mondays

6:00-7:30 PM

Senior Center

Art Room

$50

Arts in the Park (Ages 6-11)

Valentines Day Craft – Join your friends as we make crafts for the special people in our lives, or even something for you!

Registration Deadline: January 30

Garden Critters! - You will have the choice of creating a garden critter, a clay pot critter, garden stakes or decorations. We’ll provide the supplies you need to dress up your garden before spring arrives!

Registration Deadline: March 13

Tie Dye – Bring your own t-shirt, socks, shorts, etc. to tie dye!

Registration Deadline: April 10

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

February 6

Valentines Craft

Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$7

March 20

Garden Critters

Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$10

April 17

Tie Dye

Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$7

Baking Basics for Kids! (Ages 6-12)

Want to learn more about baking, improve on your skills, or just enjoy delicious recipes? Join us for an introductory class on baking! Each week we will focus on different recipes, such as: Banana or Pumpkin Bread, Delicious Cheesecakes, and Fruity Poke Cupcakes! Ingredients and supplies will be provided. Min. 3 / Max. 10. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: January 28

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Feb. 4 – Feb. 18

Mondays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Center Kitchen

$55

Baking Basics II for Kids! (Ages 6-12)

Want to learn even more about baking, improve on your skills, or just enjoy delicious recipes? Join us for a class on baking! Each week we will focus on different recipes, such as: Bakery Style Muffins, Chocolate Nut or Caramel Brownies, and Fruit Infused Bundt Cake with an icing drizzle. Ingredients and supplies will be provided. Min. 3 / Max. 10. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: March 25

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Apr. 1 - Apr. 15

Mondays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Center Kitchen

$55

Little Chefs (Ages 7-12)

We will learn the basics of cooking and baking, such as measuring liquids and solids; reading a recipe; using multiple cooking supplies and utensils; and making healthy choices when cooking. A healthy snack will be made and fun recipes will be sent home to practice. Staff Instructor.

Registration Deadline: February 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

March 6

Wednesday

5:30-6:30 PM

Senior Center Kitchen

$15

Quickstart Tennis (Ages 6-8)

Quickstart Tennis is a new format to help kids learn and play the game! Youth will learn on a court roughly 75% of a regular sized court in a fun non-competitive atmosphere! Please bring your own “youth” sized tennis racket. 3-week session. Maximum 12 participants. Instructor: Chris Bell.

Registration Deadline: March 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Apr. 3 – Apr. 17

Wednesdays

6-7 PM

Lions Park

Tennis Courts

$30

Youth Tennis (Ages 9-17)

Lessons are offered for youth ages 9-17. Each participant should wear clothing to fit the weather and be prepared to exercise in this 3 week class. Participants provide their own racquet; tennis balls will be provided. Instructor: Chris Bell.

Registration Deadline: April 17

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Apr. 24 – May 8

Wednesdays

6-7 PM

Lions Park

Tennis Courts

$40

Boys BU Breakdance (Ages 8+)

Boys will learn lots of tricks and foot work keeps this class high energy! 4-week class. Instructor: BU Dance Company. BU Dance Company is located at 8040 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale.

Registration Deadline: January 2, February 27

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 9 – Jan. 30

Wednesdays

7:30 - 8:15 PM

BU Dance Company

$48

Mar. 6 – Apr. 3

Wednesdays

7:30 - 8:15 PM

BU Dance Company

$48

NO CLASS: March 20

Kids Spa - Arts & Crafts (Ages 6-12)

Join us for this beginner friendly class making your own homemade bath and beauty products! You will learn a variety of techniques you can use to create DIY bath products that are as beautiful as they are useful. Each week you will create new products such as: Sugar Scrubs, Lip Balms, and Gem Soaps. Min. 3 / Max. 15. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: January 29

Session

day/TIME

Location

fee

Feb. 5 – Feb. 19

Tuesdays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation

Center Art Room

$50

Magicamp! SPRING BREAK! (Ages 7-15)

Magicamp is for anyone who likes to have fun. You’ll spend two days learning from professional magician Lee Cole on how to entertain and amaze your friends, family and classmates. You’ll learn stuff that you can do anywhere, at anytime and for the rest of your life. All magic materials are provided. Drop off an ordinary child and pick up Harry Potter/Hermione!

Registration Deadline: March 11

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Mar. 18 – Mar. 20

Mon. & Wed.

1:00-3:45 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$48

Martial Arts (Ages 8+)

Join Jim Douglas, 6th degree black belt and Master Instructor. Learn a traditional martial art that stresses self-defense, physical fitness, self-control and discipline. This is full martial arts incorporating principles from karate, hap ki do, tae kwon do and kempo. The program is for ages 8 and above and the techniques taught are adaptable to any age or physical level. This is what makes this program different from other martial arts programs! This is a year-round program and you may join anytime. Maximum 40 participants per month. First uniform is included.

Registration Deadlines: January 2, February 1, March 1, April 1

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Center

$60

Feb. 4 – Feb. 27

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Center

$60

Mar. 4 – Mar. 27

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Center

$60

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:00 PM

Senior Center

$60

Class will be at Lions Shelter house on April 24

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

Feb. 1 – Feb. 27

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

Mar. 1 – Mar. 27

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. 5:30-7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00-6:30 PM

Fri. 6:00-7:00 PM

Senior Center

Senior Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

Class will be at Lions Shelter house on April 24

DreamCatcher Workshop (Ages 8+)

Dreamcatchers are a fascinating Native American tradition. Learn about the many different legends of the dreamcatcher as you free your mind during this relaxing workshop. Enjoy a complimentary cup of tea, and create something beautiful to give as a gift or to keep for yourself. We will have all the supplies including hoops, suede/leather, yarn, feathers and beads for decoration. You can also bring personal objects and decorations to incorporate in your dreamcatcher to make it more personal and more meaningful. Min. 3 / Max. 20. Instructor Alex Lihs

Registration Deadline: January 3, March 7

Session

day/TIME

Location

FEE

January 10

Thursday

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation

Center Art Room

$20

March 14

Thursday

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation

Center Art Room

$20

Archery Class (Age 11-17)

Archery, give it a "shot". Have you thought about trying archery, but you don’t have any equipment? Come to the archery facility at Raccoon River Park to give it a try. We provide the bow, arrows and instruction for you to try this exciting sport. Raccoon River Park Archery Facility is located at 2500 Grand Ave. West Des Moines.

Registration Deadline: May 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 9

Thursday

5:30 -6:30 PM

Raccoon River Park Archery Facility, 2500 Grand Ave.,

West Des Moines

$10

Spring Miracle League

The Miracle League is a FREE baseball/softball league for children with special needs from age 5 – 18 and adults 19 and older. The Miracle League is just like baseball. Players will bat, round the bases, catch, throw, and hit Home Runs! There are a few differences in how the game is played.

• Each player has a buddy that gets to assist them.

• Each player will bat once each inning.

• Every player is safe, no one is out.

• Every player will score a run before the inning is over.

• The last player up hits a HOME RUN.

• Every game ends in a tie.

• A game will last two innings or an hour.

• Special rubberized playing surface. Urbandale Parks and Recreation will assign players to teams after registration is complete. Each team will need at least two parent coaches.

Registration Deadline: April 19

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

April 28 –

June 9

Sundays

1-3 PM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

FREE

NEW! Adaptive Soccer with Courage League (Ages 5-21)

EveryBODY deserves a chance to get in the game. Join our soccer program where we spend part of the time learning the skills that are adapted to each participant's ability, then we play the game! Each week learn new skills, learn teamwork and meet new friends! Min. 15 participants Max. 50 participants

Registration Deadline: April 26

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

Ages 5-12

Starting May 4

Saturdays

8:30 – 9:30AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

Ages 13-21

Starting May 4

Saturdays

9:30 – 10:30AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

NEW! Adaptive Kickball with Courage League (Ages 6-18)

Join us for the popular past time! League play will consist of a variety of group games. Join us to build new friendships and learn what the power of play can do—no matter your ability. Min. 15 participants Max. 50 participants

Registration Deadline: April 15

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

Starting May 9

Thursdays

6-8:30 PM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

Babysitting Clinic with ISU Extension/4H (Ages 10-18)

Participants will learn about the responsibilities of a babysitter, what employers expect, and how to care for infants and toddlers. There will also be guest speakers teaching on the subjects of age appropriate toys and activities, safety, and basic first aid and rescue breathing. All participants receive a book filled with information about childcare as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Class taught in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach. Min. 6, Max. 15 participants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran. Direct inquiries to the Diversity Officer, 515-294-1482, extdiversity@iastate.edu.

Registration Deadline: February 11

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

February 16

Saturday

9 AM – 3PM

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$30

Gardening Class with ISU Extension/4H

Youth ages 7 to 13 will get their fingers dirty as they start seeds and learn how to care them in this fun, hands-on class! Participants will take home pots of seedlings to grow plants for their garden or patio just in time for spring! Sign up for the companion Composting class too! Youth ages 7 to 13 will build their own mini-compost bins—complete with worms in this fun workshop! They’ll take home their live compost bin to witness kitchen and household waste transform into compost for the garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran. Direct inquiries to the Diversity Officer, 515-294-1482, extdiversity@iastate.edu. Classes are taught by Kalsa Parker Browning, Master Gardener

Registration Deadline: March 12

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Gardening

March 19

Tuesday

6 - 7:30 PM

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$15

Composting

March 21

Thursday

6 - 7:30 PM

Giovannetti Community Shelter

$15

NEW!! Climb Iowa’s Guided Experience (Ages 13-18)

Looking for a new activity this winter? Sign up for Climb Iowa's Guided Experience! Enjoy four weeks of climbing, community and winter time wellness. For the four Mondays in February, participants will learn new skills while also engaging their bodies and minds in an activity. If you've ever been interested in climbing, now would be the time to see what it's all about. Minimum: 3 participants, Maximum: 10 participants. Climb Iowa - 3605 SE Miehe Dr., Grimes

Registration Deadline: January 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Feb 4–25

Mondays

7:30 - 8:30 PM

Climb Iowa

3605 SE Miehe Dr.

Grimes, IA 50111

$110

Youth Golf Lessons (Ages 12-18)

Min. 5 / Max. 10 participants

Registration Deadline: TBD (Call for more information)

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

April

TBD

6 - 7 PM

Urbandale Golf and Country Club

$100

May

TBD

6 - 7 PM

Urbandale Golf and Country Club

$100

Learn to Ice Skate (All Ages)

Learn to Skate USA provides a fun and positive experience that will spark and sustain a lifelong love of skating. The curriculum offers something for everyone, beginning with the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills. The only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating and the Special Olympics, Learn to Skate USA offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating. Whether you wish to enjoy the recreational benefits of skating or dream of Olympic fame, this is the place to start. The cost is $110 for one day, or $199 for both days.

Registration Deadline: Jan. 28, Mar. 25

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Feb. 3-March 10

Sundays

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Metro Ice Arena

5100 NW 72nd St

$110

Feb. 5 – March 12

Tuesdays

5:45 - 6:45 PM

Metro Ice Arena

5100 NW 72nd St

$110

Mar. 31 –May 12

Sundays

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Metro Ice Arena

5100 NW 72nd St

$110

April 2 – May 14*

Tuesdays

5:45 - 6:45 PM

Metro Ice Arena

5100 NW 72nd St

$110

NO CLASS: April 21, April 23

GenerationSTEM

Sunday, February 24, 1 PM & Saturday, April 6, 9 AM

Hey kids! Give your parents the day off and join us at the Urbandale Senior Recreation Center with your grandparents (or other special older adults) to get some hands-on experience with different Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities. Activities will promote exploration in the different STEM areas, and encourage lots of fun engagement between generations. This event will be geared towards elementary-aged students. Register early to guarantee your spot!

$6 per child, grandparents are free. Please register under child's name.