Ayr Days 2022 “A Rural Good Time”

Mark your calendars for Ayr Days 2022 “A Rural Good Time” on August 27th! The event will be all day long from 9am-4:30pm in Mount Ayr Town Square. The day will be of things starting with a parade, vendors, food trucks, rides, and games! For more information!

Quad Cities Family Fair

Visit the Quad Cities Family Fair at Veterans Memorial Park in Bettendorf on Saturday, August 13th from 9:30-12pm! Here you can learn about resources for your family or children, summer activities and inclusive programs. Everyone is welcome! This fair is a great place to find child care, school resources, financial resources, and more! For more information!

Clowns at the Carousel

Visit the Clowns at the Carousel free event in Union Park in Des Moines on August 7th! The event will be held from 4-7pm where the Heritage Carousel stands. There are inflatables, carousel rides, entertainment, clowns, food, and education for families! For more information visit: https://clownsatthecarousel.com/

Sensory-Friendly Morning at the Fair!

The Iowa State Fair is hosting its first ever Sensory-Friendly Morning at the Fair, presented by Child Serve on August 17th  from 8am-12pm! This environment is designed with children and adults with autism and sensory processing disorders in mind with the goal for the morning to enable families with have a member with special needs to visit and enjoy the Fair! Visit here for more information!

Story Time at the Library

Story Time at the Library! Join in for stories and a fun activity! This event will be held on June 21st at the Baxter Library from 10am-11am presented by Parents as Teachers! BAXTER STORY TIME

Yoga Family Class

Join in on a family yoga class for prenatal parents to kiddos 5 and under on June 24th at the Newton YMCA from 10am-11am presented by Parents as Teachers! YOGA FLYER 2022

Special Needs Private Swim Party

Join in on a private swim party at the Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center in Fort Dodge on July 23rd at 7-9pm catered specifically for those with special needs and their families! For more information visit, https://facingautismfd.com/

Christmas in July

The Salvation Army and Douglas M. Woods are hosting Christmas in July! This free event helps raise awareness for mortgage, rent, utilities, food assistance, and available programs! This event will have a free lunch, bouncy house, play area, and more to enjoy for the family! Held on Saturday, July 16th from 11am-2pm at Evelyn Davis Park in Des Moines! For more information visit: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/desmoines/events/christmas-in-july-1/

Art Therapy Workshop

ATP Art Therapy Flyer July 14 EveryStep Grief and Loss Services is hosting an Art Therapy Workshop on Thursday, July 14th. This workshop will be used to explore art to express and cope with grief. Sessions will be led by a Certified Art Therapist, Chelsea Capper. To register, call (515) 223-4837 or email griefandloss@everystep.org