Stay Connected Through Events with Iowa Family Support Network


The Iowa Family Support Network would like to keep you posted on upcoming events in your area. Whether you are a parent or a provider, we will do our best to post any workshops, conferences, classes, and kid friendly events that are close to you!

  1. Pajama Storytime: Under the Big Top

    02/20/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Cedar Rapids Museum of Art 410 3rd Ave SE

    Ever wondered what it might be like to perform in a traveling circus? Join us for daring feats, thrilling stunts, and maybe a little clowning around. Wear your PJ’s and bring a stuffed friend to cuddle with. We’ll meet in the galleries for stories at 6:30 pm, surrounded by the artwork in the galleries,and then create a work of art to take home. It's free for

    kids & their adult companions.

  2. Family Fun Nights

    02/21/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center: 2100 SE Fifth St

    Family Fun Night occurs every third Friday of the month November - February and great for the entire family. It cost $1 for adults aged 18-59 and is free for all other ages.

    November 15th-There will be three clowns making balloons animals, face painting, open gym and imagination toys.

    December 20th-Make and Take

    January 17th-Game Night, you will have the opportunity to win a free game or puzzle

    February 28th-Experiments

    For more information call: 515-248-6316

  3. 8th Annual LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference

    02/22/2020 @ 08:00am
    Des Moines University Student Education Center, 3200 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50312

    The Annual LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference aims to give healthcare providers the tools they need to make their practice LGBTQ affirming and inclusive. At the same time, attendees gain system navigation knowledge to create pathways to affirming healthcare providers for their community. This year's theme is Promoting Physical, Mental, Social, and Spiritual Health in the LGBTQ Community. We have a Facebook event that people can join.

  4. Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

    02/22/2020 @ 09:00am
    Charles E Lakin Human Services Campus-Salvation Army Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Darkness to Light:

    Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

    2 Hour Training

    Choose from one of these session times:

    Feb 21: 9-11 AM

    Feb 21: 12:30-2:30 PM

    Feb 21: 3-5 PM

    Feb 22: 10:30AM-12:30 PM

    Feb 22: 1-3 PM

    Charles E Lakin Human Services Campus-Salvation Army

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Register online using the DHS I-PoWeR Registry.

    This training is FREE of charge if you register using the above link.

    If you have questions, reply to this email or call Dawn Powers at 712-755-7381.

  5. Free Family Day

    02/22/2020 @ 10:00am
    FIGGE ART MUSEUM 225 West Second Street Davenport, Iowa

    Explore and create! Enjoy free admission and art activities for the whole family. Scheduled activities 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission all day! info@figgeartmuseum.org

  6. One Book Two Book A Celebration of Children's Literature in the City of Literature

    02/23/2020 @ 10:00am
    Hotel Vetro, 201 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240

    The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival will recognize the creative excellence of more than 70 area students over the course of the three-day festival, Feb. 21-23.

    The festival begins Friday, Feb. 21, with the “Once Upon a Time” banquet. One student from each of 23 participating Iowa City-area elementary schools has been selected to read a piece of original writing at the dinner. The second day of the festival, Saturday, Feb. 22, includes programming from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HotelVetro ballroom featuring author presentations, workshops, a book fair, a science show, costume characters and more. Visit www.onebooktwobook.org for a full schedule.The festival’s final day, Sunday, Feb. 23, features the annual “Write Out Loud!” event, 1-3 p.m. in the auditorium in the University of Iowa’s Macbride Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

  7. Doodlebugs at the Marion Public Library: Drawing with Scissors

    02/25/2020 @ 10:45am
    Cedar Rapids Museum of Art 410 Third Avenue SE | Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

    Learn how to draw with scissors like Henri Matisse as we learn more about shapes & colors.

  8. UWCI – Financial Coaching Training

    02/26/2020 @ 12:30pm
    1111 9th Street, Des Moines, IA; in Room F

    This training is geared toward staff who work directly with clients, helping clients to keep an eye toward their finances and create a plan for what they want in their lives. Scholarships are available. Class dates, times, locations: Five (5) Wednesdays: February 26, March 4, 25, April 1, 8 , 12:30 pm-4:30 pm United Way of Central Iowa Conference Center, 1111 9th Street, Des Moines, IA; in Room F

    o Registration: online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2QVGVLF by February 17, 2020 end of day; maximum of 20 people

    o Cost: $100.00 per person. Partial scholarships are available, see registration form for details.

    o Contact for questions: Corinne Lambert 515-246-6542, clambert@unitedwaydm.org

  9. Family Story time at Hampton Public Library

    03/03/2020 @ 06:30pm
    4 S Federal St, Hampton IA 50441

    Family Story time is for children of all ages.

  10. AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP

    03/03/2020 @ 06:30pm
    MERCYONE One St. Joseph Drive Centerville Iowa, 52544 Conference Room B

    AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP

    Feeling isolated and all alone?

    Please join us to network together and share as we navigate living with a family member with autism together. Please bring topics that you would like to discuss for our conversation. Find time to meet on a regular basis that works for most.

    For info, contact:

    Reg Higginbottom at

    1-641-437-3335

  11. Family & Caregiver Workshop

    03/04/2020 @ 12:00pm
    Sheraton in 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    For many years, the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa has convened families and

    individuals impacted by brain injury to various workshops held across the state. Our

    Family & Caregiver Workshops attract a wide variety of individuals and families at

    different points in their journey after brain injury. Our next Workshop will be held at

    the Sheraton in West Des Moines from 12p-4p. Some topics for this workshop include

    "Caregiving after Brain Injury: Navigating Ambiguous Loss" and "Benefits of Yoga

    after Brain Injury".

    We are excited to announce that we will be providing a FREE and optional Yoga

    session once the Workshop concludes. If you're interested in participating, please

    indicate when you register. Bring along a change of clothes if you'd like to get comfy!

    This event is free but registration is required as we have limited space - please

    register HERE!

  12. Please Pass the Love - Let Love Lead Youth Leadership Summit

    03/05/2020
    Camp Sacajawea in Boone, IA 638 L Ave, Boone, IA 50036

    Please Pass the Love is proud to announce the third annual Let Love Lead, Youth Leadership Summit April 3-5, 2020 at Camp Sacajawea in Boone, IA. No leadership experience is required, but a desire to be a leader is essential. Students will attend workshops in the areas of self-expression, cultural/LGBTQ awareness, healthy coping skills, leadership building, relationship building, how to help friends who are struggling and much more! We will be preparing students to go back and make positive changes in their schools and communities. This is a weekend jam-packed with fun and relationship building! There are a limited number of registrations so be sure to register before we are full! This is open to students in grades 9-12 and is only $20! Scholarships are available. Visit www.pleasepassthelove.org to sign up today! Deadline to register is March 6.

  13. Baby Safety

    03/05/2020 @ 06:00pm
    Methodist West Hospital - Conference room 1/2 1660 60th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Information

    Babies and young children are naturally curious, and we want to provide a safe environment for little ones to explore. In our Baby Safety class, our "Safe! At Home and On the Go" PowerPoint presentation will help you identify safety dangers and learn tips on how you can prevent unintentional injuries due to these hazards. Topics covered in this two-hour class include nursery safety, safe sleeping, home safety, baby-proofing your home, and a brief discussion on car seat basics.

    Car Seat Safety and CPR are not included in this class. Please see the class schedules to register for our Car Seat Safety class. You can take a CPR class through the local Red Cross or the 411 Safety Shop in West Des Moines.

    Baby Safety is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Methodist West Hospital and Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Please take note of which location you have registered for.

    Classes at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC). View Maps & Directions to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Education & Research Center. Please note: the Woodland Avenue doors will be locked. View this video for parking and finding the ERC.

    Classes at Methodist West Hospital are held in the Conference Center. View Maps & Directions to Methodist West Hospital. View this video for parking and finding the Conference Rooms at Methodist West Hospital.

    Classes at Iowa Lutheran Hospital are held in Dining Room A/B. View Maps & Directions to Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Dining Room A/B is located on Level B behind the cafeteria.

    Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. Registration must be completed online. When registering for a class, there's no need to register both parents; the expectant mom's registration will hold a spot for her support person as well. If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6763.

    Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If this should happen, you will be notified by e-mail and/or a phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.

    For news, updates and tips, follow Blank Children's Hospital on our Facebook page.

  14. 28th Annual Best Practices in Brain Injury Services Conference

    03/06/2020 @ 08:00am
    Sheraton 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    March 4th - Pre-Conference

    This Brain Injury Fundamentals training course is for direct service providers and

    caregivers who provide direct support to individuals with brain injury. A program of

    the American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialist (AACBIS), the

    “Fundamentals” course provides a solid basis for brain injury services and provides

    preparation for the Fundamentals Certificate.

    March 5th & 6th - Conference

    Topics will include: medical treatment rehabilitation, stroke, adaptation and

    accommodation after brain injury, responding to the bio-psycho social and financial

    impact of injury on individuals and caregivers, policy and practice change, mild brain

    injury/concussion, and prevention of and/or navigating secondary outcomes (mental

    health, unemployment, substance abuse)

  15. Learn & PlayGroup

    03/06/2020 @ 09:30am
    Waukee Public Library

    Learn & Playgroup is a parent/child playgroup designed for parents and their children ages birth – five. Through stories and structured activities, both you and your child will learn as you play! You will also have the opportunity to meet other parents and learn about community resources. Our fall sessions (Sept-Dec 2019) will have the theme of COLORS and our spring sessions (Jan-May 2020) will have the theme of ANIMALS. Did we mention. . . this event series is FREE?

  16. Abriendo Caminos Clearing the Path to Hispanic Health

    03/07/2020 @ 09:00am
    South Suburban YMCA 401 E Army Post Rd. Des Moines, IA 50315

    Abriendo Caminos es un programa familiar para aprender acerca de una vida más saludable. Las familias participan en talleres que incluyen como preparar comidas y bocadillos saludables, estar físicamente activos y planificar una vida saludable en familia. Todos los participantes pueden aprender acerca de su salud cuando tomamos su presión arterial y otras medidas.

    Quien puede participar: Familias de origen hispano que hablen español con sus hijos en edades de 6– 18

    Talleres

    1 de febrero

    8 de febrero

    15 de febrero

    22 de febrero

    29 de febrero

    7 de marzo

    Para inscribirse:

    Para proveedores de salud: Envíe por fax la referencia del paciente a CHP al 515-512-9186. Llame a CHP al 515-512-9225 para cualquier pregunta o preocupación de la referencia.

    Para familias que no han sido referidas al programa: Llame a Rosa at 515-490-2298 para registrarse.

    Abriendo Caminos is a program for families to learn about healthy living. Families will attend workshops to learn how to prepare healthier meals and snacks, be physically active, and plan as a family to live healthy. All families can learn about their health by having their blood pressure and other body measurements taken.

    Who: Spanish-speaking families with at least one child ages 6-18

    Workshop Dates

    February 1

    February 8

    February 15

    February 22

    February 29

    March 7

    To Register:

    For Healthcare Providers: Please fax patient referrals to CHP at 515-512-9186. Contact CHP at 515-512-9225 for any referral questions or concerns.

    For families without a provider referral: Contact Rosa at 515-490-2298 to register.

  17. SPLASH for Autism ChildServe- Johnston

    03/08/2020 @ 03:15pm
    ChildServe 5406 Merle Hay Road Johnston, IA 50131

    Join us on Sunday, February 16, at ChildServe in Johnston for a SPLASH for Autism event. Registration and signed waiver required. 25 person max per event.

    The Autism Society of Iowa SPLASH for Autism program allows individuals with autism, their families and caregivers the opportunity to swim without many of the distractions of a typical swimming environment, such as whistles, music and excessive noise. ALL individuals with autism and their families/caregivers are invited to swim FREE of CHARGE! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    contact

    Kris Steinmetz

    Autism Society of Iowa

    515-327-9075

    autism50ia@aol.com

  18. Entirely Kids Day

    03/14/2020 @ 10:00am
    Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50312

    Feel, imagine, dream, create, explore! Staycationers are invited to spend a Saturday at the museum tapping into your artsy selves. All are welcome to drop-in for this free family day.

  19. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    03/17/2020 @ 06:00am
    Tarkio Baptist Church

    Health Fair Lab Draws.Fast 8-12 hours prior to having blood drawn. Lab Test Specials $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

  20. World’s Greatest Spring Break for Kids

    03/20/2020 @ 09:00am
    Phelps Youth Pavilion 225 Commercial st Waterloo, IA 50701 United States

    Enjoy special $1 admission to the Phelps Youth Pavilion. All this fun is sponsored by the R.J. McElroy Trust. For a list of participating downtown attractions, visit worldsgreatestspringbreakforkids.com. March 16-20 Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm WCA Members: Free admission to the Phelps Youth Pavilion Non-members: $1/person

  21. Blockfest

    03/21/2020 @ 10:30am
    Perry Public Library 1101 Willis Ave, Perry, IA

    Block Fest™ is a hands-on learning and building event for families! This event is for parents and children ages 8 months to 8 years. We have five different block play stations for families to enjoy together. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No shoes or bare feet. Socks with blocks!

    Space is limited so pre-registration is a must!To register, contact:Reserve free tickets on Facebook or Eventbrite by searching for the event:

    BLOCK Fest Perry

    Or text Jean to register: 515-975-2256

    Para Español: Penny: 515-808-0503

    Weather updates will be posted on our Facebook Event page.

    Two Sessions:

    10:30-11:30am 12:00-1:00PM

  22. CORRIDOR AUTISM RESOURCE EXPO

    03/22/2020 @ 09:00am
    Mount Mercy University Graduate Center 1650 Matterhorn Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

    The next Corridor Autism Resource Expo will be held Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Mercy University Graduate Center, 1650 Matterhorn Dr. NE in Cedar Rapids.

    Dozens of autism-related exhibitors!

  23. Day of the Child at Westland Mall

    03/22/2020 @ 12:00pm
    Westland Mall, West Burlington, Iowa

    Join us to celebrate children and families in our community! Local agencies and organizations will provide free activities and information.Book Adventures: Born to Read, Think, and Imagine!

    Dress as your favorite book character or author

    and join us for

    Day of the Child Sponsored by Community Action of Southeast Iowa, Early Childhood Program

    2850 Mt. Pleasant St, Suite 108, Burlington, Iowa 52601

    caofseia.org 319-753-0193 community.action@caofseia.org

  24. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    03/24/2020 @ 06:00am
    Coin Community Center

    Health Fair Lab Draws Lab Test Specials

    $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

  25. Spectrum Stories at the DSM Community Playhouse (Spring Session)

    03/28/2020 @ 09:00am
    831 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50312

    Join us for an fun hour of drama! Come to one session or come to all! Open to any student, Spectrum Stories is a theatre class experience designed for the unique interests and needs of students on the autism spectrum. Through storytelling, creative play, social interaction and non-verbal communication, your student can work on social skills, flexible thinking, self-expression, empathy for others and self-confidence. Siblings and friends are welcome as well. Pre-registration online at www.dmplayhouse.com is encouraged but drop-ins are also welcome!

    An additional emergency contact form is available at the door specifically for those who tend to elope. Parents are asked to remain in the building during class time and may accompany their child into class if they wish.

    • Cost: $5.00 per session (payable by check or cash at the door each session)

    • When: Sat March 28, 2020 to April 25, 2020 from 9am – 10am

    • Where: Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50312

  26. Blockfest

    03/28/2020 @ 09:30am
    Waukee Public Library 950 Warrior Ln, Waukee, IA

    Block Fest™ is a hands-on learning and building event for families! This event is for parents and children ages 8 months to 8 years. We have five different block play stations for families to enjoy together. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No shoes or bare feet. Socks with blocks!

    Space is limited so pre-registration is a must!To register, contact:Reserve free tickets on Facebook or Eventbrite by searching for the event:

    BLOCK Fest Waukee

    Or text Danielle to register: 515-250-8807

    Weather updates will be posted on our Facebook Event page.

  27. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    03/31/2020 @ 06:00am
    Farragut Leisure Hall

    Health Fair Lab Draws Lab Test Specials

    $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

  28. 2020 Parent Education - Attachment and Trauma Workshop

    04/03/2020 @ 08:30am
    1200 Pleasant Street - Snow White Conference Room

    Please Contact the Blank Children's STAR Center if registration is full at 515-241-4311 OR Renae.Jones@unitypoint.org.

    We are proud to announce our new workshop series sponsored by the Blank Children's STAR Center's Foster Care Clinic. This is a free workshop for any type of parenting - birth parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, or step-parents. We will be having a workshops four times a year. Please check back if all of the sessions are full. We will be posting more workshops soon!

    Agenda

    Registration at 8:30 AM

    Workshop: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Lunch is NOT provided)

    Learning Objectives

    Integrative Parenting is a parenting course for parents to learn:

    Identifying the impact of past trauma on the parent-child relationship

    Identify the root of their children's misbehaviors

    Learning effective methods to calm reactive and misbehaving children

    Healing the hurt child and the attachment relationship through attunement, nurturing messages, and comforting touch

    Managing behaviors in a way that is helpful and not harmful to the relationship

    Strengthening the parent-child bond

    Understanding their child's behavior

    Effective parenting techniques

    Importance of self-care

    The Integrative Parenting workshop is a one day workshop that is designed to assist parents. This is a FREE workshop, however, attendance for the full day is REQUIRED. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the training. Child care is NOT available.

  29. Learn & PlayGroup

    04/03/2020 @ 09:30am
    Waukee Public Library

    Learn & Playgroup is a parent/child playgroup designed for parents and their children ages birth – five. Through stories and structured activities, both you and your child will learn as you play! You will also have the opportunity to meet other parents and learn about community resources. Our fall sessions (Sept-Dec 2019) will have the theme of COLORS and our spring sessions (Jan-May 2020) will have the theme of ANIMALS. Did we mention. . . this event series is FREE?

  30. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    04/04/2020 @ 06:00am
    SMC Clinic

    Health Fair Lab Draws

    Fast 8-12 hours prior to having blood drawn.

    Lab Test Specials

    $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

  31. 8th Annual Autism Society of Iowa Autism Acceptance Family Fun 5K & Resource Fair- Creston

    04/04/2020 @ 10:00am
    Creston High School 601 West Townline Street Creston, IA United States

    Schedule Of Events:

    10:00 AM ~ Registration

    10:00-11:00 AM ~ Family-Friendly Activities & Resource Fair

    10:30 AM ~ 5K Starts

    Adults-$25, Child-$15 (12 and under)

    Sponsorships available!

    Organizer

    Autism Society of Iowa

    Phone:

    515-327-9075

    Website:

    www.autismia.org

  32. Please Pass the Love - Let Love Lead Youth Leadership Summit

    04/05/2020 @ 08:00am
    Camp Sacajawea 638 L Ave, Boone, IA 50036

    Please Pass the Love is proud to announce the third annual Let Love Lead, Youth Leadership Summit April 3-5, 2020 at Camp Sacajawea in Boone, IA. No leadership experience is required, but a desire to be a leader is essential. Students will attend workshops in the areas of self-expression, cultural/LGBTQ awareness, healthy coping skills, leadership building, relationship building, how to help friends who are struggling and much more! We will be preparing students to go back and make positive changes in their schools and communities. This is a weekend jam-packed with fun and relationship building! There are a limited number of registrations so be sure to register before we are full! This is open to students in grades 9-12 and is only $20! Scholarships are available. Visit www.pleasepassthelove.org to sign up today! Deadline to register is March 6.

  33. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    04/07/2020 @ 06:00am
    Essex City Hall

    Health Fair Lab Draws

    Fast 8-12 hours prior to having blood drawn.

    Lab Test Specials

    $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

  34. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    04/14/2020 @ 06:00am
    SMC Clinic

    Health Fair Lab Draws

    Fast 8-12 hours prior to having blood drawn.

    Lab Test Specials

    $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

  35. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    04/15/2020 @ 06:00am
    Sidney SMC Sidney Clinic

    Health Fair Lab Draws

    Lab Test Specials

    $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

  36. How about a night out WITH the kids?

    04/17/2020 @ 04:30pm
    Iowa Wesleyan University,Mt.Pleasant Howe Student Activity Center

    You’re invited to a FREE family concert, meal, and creative activities! Friday – April 17th Iowa Wesleyan University, MT. Pleasant Howe Student Activity Center

    An evening designed for the kids that the whole family will love! RSVP at earlydevelopment.org & be entered to win a door prize!

    Activities for all ages!

    4:30 – 6:00pm Family Activities

    Families are welcomed to attend at any time between 4-6pm and enjoy all activities. No specific schedules apply. Scholastic Book Fair/ Music, Movement and Creativity.

    Make and take instruments/ Children’s Yoga / Make a tutu and dance with local students/ Free meal, car seat checks and vision screening

    6:00pm- Free Family Concert Exploring Life Music and Movement Brenda Jones and Val Goodrich performers

    RSVP are appreciated, but not required to attend

    This Free event is open to the public and made possible thanks to local sponsors. Children First (Lee/Van Buren Early Childhood) DHLW Early Childhood (Des Moines/Henry/Louisa/Washington) Iowa, Jefferson, Keokuk Early Childhood Iowa Wesleyan University Quad County Community Partnership for Protecting Children

    For even information contact Tasha @ 319-461-1369

    All Kids receive a free book at registration!

  37. Southeast Iowa Early Childhood Summit

    04/18/2020 @ 08:00am
    Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt Pleasant

    The 2020 Childhood Summit will be April 18, 2020 at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt Pleasant. Stay tuned for more information in spring of 2020!FREE Family event!

  38. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    04/21/2020 @ 06:00am
    Imogene St. Patrick’s Church

    Health Fair Lab Draws

    Lab Test Specials

    $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

    Fast 8-12 hours prior to having blood drawn.

  39. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    04/21/2020 @ 06:00am
    Imogene St. Patrick’s Church

    Health Fair Lab Draws

    Lab Test Specials

    $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

    Fast 8-12 hours prior to having blood drawn.

  40. Star Party at Ashton Observatory

    04/25/2020 @ 09:00pm

    Join SCI staff and members of The Des Moines Astronomical Society to view the Lyrids Meteor Shower through high-powered telescopes.

    SCI Star Parties are FREE and open to the public. See the full schedule and learn more at www.sciowa.org/astronomy

    PLEASE NOTE: Star Parties are weather dependent and are subject to cancellation. Check back on the day of the event for updates.

  41. Shenandoah Medical Center Health Fair Lab Draws

    04/28/2020 @ 06:00am
    Tabor Community Center

    Health Fair Lab Draws

    Fast 8-12 hours prior to having blood drawn.

    Lab Test Specials

    $35 Wellness Screening

    22 blood test including cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, blood cell count, electrolytes

    $25 Vitamin D

    $20 PSA (Blood test for prostate)

    $15 Hemoglobin A1C

    $5 Colon Cancer Screening kits

  42. Learn & PlayGroup

    05/01/2020 @ 09:30am
    Waukee Public Library

    Learn & Playgroup is a parent/child playgroup designed for parents and their children ages birth – five. Through stories and structured activities, both you and your child will learn as you play! You will also have the opportunity to meet other parents and learn about community resources. Our fall sessions (Sept-Dec 2019) will have the theme of COLORS and our spring sessions (Jan-May 2020) will have the theme of ANIMALS. Did we mention. . . this event series is FREE?

  43. Sensory-Friendly Hours

    05/02/2020 @ 08:30am
    Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines

    Sensory-Friendly Hours provide a quieter, less crowded SCI experience for families with children on the autism spectrum.

    The Science Center of Iowa is an exciting place, bustling with sights and sounds... but one Saturday morning each month, we provide a quieter, less crowded visit for Sensory-Friendly Hours!

    Families with children on the autism spectrum or children with sensory processing disorders will enjoy exploring the Science Center of Iowa with the help of Sensory Guide signage, which indicates audio, visual and activity stimuli.

    Sensory-Friendly Hours are the first Saturday of the month from 8:30–10:00 am, October through May. Admission is free, and no advance tickets are required. Simply check in at the Box Office when you arrive!

  44. 2020 Iowa City Autism Walk- Iowa City

    05/09/2020 @ 12:30pm
    Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, Shelter #2 579 McCollister Blvd. Iowa City, IA 52240 United States

    Join us on Saturday, May 9, for an Autism Fun Walk in Iowa City!

    Schedule Of Events:

    12:30pm – Registration and T-shirt pick-up

    1:30pm – Fun Walk

    Adults – $25, Child (12 and under) – $15, Free for those with Autism

    Sponsorships available!

    Organizer

    Autism Society of Iowa

    Phone:

    515-327-9075

    Website:

    www.autismia.org

  45. Childhood Vaccinations

    05/12/2020 @ 06:00pm
    Thompson Auditorium Iowa Methodist Medical Education & Research Center 1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines, IA 50309

    The Childhood Vaccinations class is a one-hour class taught by Dr. Nathan Boonstra, Blank Children’s Hospital pediatrician. In this class, you will discuss the importance of infant vaccinations, address myths and answer questions about immunizations.

    Childhood Vaccinations class is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

    Classes at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC). View Maps & Directions to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Education & Research Center. Please note: the Woodland Avenue doors will be locked. View this video for parking and finding the ERC.

    Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. Registration must be completed online. When registering for a class, there's no need to register both parents; the expectant mom's registration will hold a spot for her support person as well. If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6763.

    Class may be cancelled due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstance. If this should happen, you will be notified by e-mail and/or a phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.

    For news, updates and tips, follow Blank Children's Hospital on our Facebook page.

  46. Childhood Vaccinations

    08/04/2020 @ 06:00pm
    UnityPoint Health - Des Moines 1200 Pleasant Street Thompson Auditorium

    The Childhood Vaccinations class is a one-hour class taught by Dr. Nathan Boonstra, Blank Children’s Hospital pediatrician. In this class, you will discuss the importance of infant vaccinations, address myths and answer questions about immunizations.

    Childhood Vaccinations class is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

    Classes at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC). View Maps & Directions to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Education & Research Center. Please note: the Woodland Avenue doors will be locked. View this video for parking and finding the ERC.

    Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. Registration must be completed online. When registering for a class, there's no need to register both parents; the expectant mom's registration will hold a spot for her support person as well. If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6763.

    Class may be cancelled due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstance. If this should happen, you will be notified by e-mail and/or a phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.

    For news, updates and tips, follow Blank Children's Hospital on our Facebook page.

  47. Childhood Vaccinations

    11/10/2020 @ 06:00pm
    UnityPoint Health - Des Moines 1200 Pleasant Street 50309 Thompson Auditorium

    The Childhood Vaccinations class is a one-hour class taught by Dr. Nathan Boonstra, Blank Children’s Hospital pediatrician. In this class, you will discuss the importance of infant vaccinations, address myths and answer questions about immunizations.

    Childhood Vaccinations class is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

    Classes at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC). View Maps & Directions to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Education & Research Center. Please note: the Woodland Avenue doors will be locked. View this video for parking and finding the ERC.

    Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. Registration must be completed online. When registering for a class, there's no need to register both parents; the expectant mom's registration will hold a spot for her support person as well. If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6763.

    Class may be cancelled due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstance. If this should happen, you will be notified by e-mail and/or a phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.

    For news, updates and tips, follow Blank Children's Hospital on our Facebook page.