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. Canceled: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

  2. Canceled;Daniel the Tiger Visits Bilingual Storytime/Daniel el Tigre Visita a Cuentos y Canciones Bilingües

    03/31/2020 @ 06:00pm
    East Side Library 2559 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA 50317 (515) 283-4152

    Event Details

    Join Daniel the Tiger for stories and pictures! Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish! In the event of inclement weather, Daniel the Tiger will not be visiting the library

    ¡Acompañen a Daniel el Tigre para cuentos y fotos! Venga y disfrute de cuentos, rimas, canciones, y manualidades en inglés y español. En el evento de clima extremo, Daniel el Tigre no visitará a nuestra biblioteca.

    Contact Info

    mcabarca@dmpl.org

  3. 2020 Car Seat Fit Station Schedule

    04/02/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Bob Brown Chevrolet-3600 111th St Urbandale, IA

    In Iowa 9 out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safely! Bring your vehicle and child safety seat to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Urbandale on any date listed, and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with education and assistance regarding proper child safety seat use and installation. We Look forward to assisting your family!

    Staffing at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station is provided by Safe Kids Greater Des Moines volunteers, not by Bob Brown Chevrolet employees.

    If you have questions, please call Safe Kids Greater DES Moines at 800-258-6419.

    If the above listed dates and times do not work for your family, please feel free to log onto www.blankchildrens.org/cps and click on the “For Parents” link to find a certified child passenger safety technician near you.

  4. Canceled;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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Breastfeeding Class

    04/06/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Broadlawns Medical Center 1761 Hickman Rd,Des Moines

    In this class you will review the benefits and risk of the available options for feeding your baby. It is intended for parents to make an informed decision on how to feed their baby. We will cover the basic obstacles, support, and answer any questions. Support persons are welcomed and encouraged to come to this class. Facilitated by; Tera Hamann, BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Questions? Please call 515- 282-2260 or email thamann@broadlawns.org

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Grab and Go Meals

    04/15/2020 @ 11:30am
    Des Moines Public School

    Starting March 26 until school resumes,

    Meals will be served: 11:30—12:30 Monday—Friday.

    Free meals for ALL children 18 years of age or younger.

    Please practice social distancing.

    Grab and Go Meals

    School Sites

    Brody Middle

    2501 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA

    Callanan Middle

    2010 Center St, Des Moines, IA

    Goodrell Middle

    3300 E 29th St, Des Moines, IA

    Harding Middle

    203 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA

    Hiatt Middle

    1214 E 15th St, Des Moines, IA

    Hoyt Middle

    2700 E 42nd St, Des Moines, IA

    McCombs Middle

    201 E County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA

    Meredith Middle

    4827 Madison Ave, Des Moines, IA

    Merrill Middle

    5301 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

    Weeks Middle

    901 E Park Ave, Des Moines, IA

    Community Sites

    Meadows

    2525 County Line Rd, Des Moines IA

    Common Bond

    1421 Des Moines St, Des Moines, IA

    Deer Ridge

    6000 Creston Ave, Des Moines, IA

    Oakridge

    1401 Center St, Des Moines, IA

    Hickman Flats

    2400 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA

    The Watchman

    2723 Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA

    Willow Park

    6514 Chaffee Rd, Des Moines, IA

    Oak View Terrance

    2901 Boston Ave, Des Moines, IA

    Melbourne

    5515 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA

    Living Waters Fellowship

    3000 SE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA

    Woodland Park Apts

    4530 Lower Beaver Rd, Des Moines, IA

    2501 24th St (Hickman and MLK)

    2501 24th St, Des Moines, IA

    Conmigo Early Education Center

    828 Scott Ave, Des Moines, IA

  14. 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

    www.earlydevelopment.org

    & be entered to win a door prize!

    Activities for all ages!

    4:30 PM–6:00 PM 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. Common Sense Parenting Developed by the Parenting Experts at Boys Town

    04/29/2020 @ 05:30pm
    Faith Community Church 2701 N. 8th St. Red Oak, IA 51566

    Common Sense Parenting (CPS) FOR Parents of School-agers is a six-week that offers training for parents who want to build on their existing skills or learn new ways of dealing with their children’s behaviors. Professional parent trainers teach the course.

    Time: Family Meal Provided at 5:00 p.m.

    Class from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Who Should Attend: Parents and Professionals Call 712-621-3967 to register

    Topics Covered: Parents as Teachers

    Effective Praise

    Preventive Teaching

    Corrective Teaching

    Teaching Self Control

    Putting it all Together

    Boys Town Iowa/ 1702 West Broadway, Suit 17/ Council Bluffs, IA 51501

    712-621-3967

    vannausdlet@roschools.org

  21. 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?

  22. 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!

  23. Pumping Class

    05/04/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Broadlawns Medical Plaza 1761 Hickman RD, Des Moines, IA

    This class is for expectant or new mothers who anticipate wanting or needing to pump. In this class you will learn about when you should start using a breast pump, the types of breast pumps available, What the pump parts are called and how to use them, how to clean your breast pump, breast milk storage guidelines, techniques to help you pump more milk, and ways to increase your milk supply. Babies and children are welcome with the understanding that you may need to step out as needed to maintain a learning environment Facilitated by; Tera Hamann, BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Questions? Please call 515- 282-2260 or email thamann@broadlawns.org

  24. 2020 Car Seat Fit Station Schedule

    05/07/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Bob Brown Chevrolet-3600 111th St Urbandale, IA

    In Iowa 9 out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safely! Bring your vehicle and child safety seat to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Urbandale on any date listed and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with education and assistance regarding proper child safety seat use and installation. We Look forward to assisting your family!

    Staffing at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station is provided by Safe Kids Greater Des Moines volunteers, not by Bob Brown Chevrolet employees.

    If you have questions, please call Safe Kids Greater DES Moines at 800-258-6419.

    If the above listed dates and times do not work for your family, please feel free to log onto www.blankchildrens.org/cps and click on the “For Parents” link to find a certified child passenger safety technician near you.

  25. Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Overnight

    05/08/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

    Come to our pajama party with the penguins! Snooze next to the ocean birds and enjoy behind the scenes tours of the zoo. Registration fee includes the overnight stay, tours, snacks, breakfast. If families choose to visit the Zoo on Friday, the campers' admission is covered. Limit of 40 registrants!

    Please fill out registration and return with payment to your county Extension and Outreach Office. Checks made payable to (Fremont or Mills) County Extension. Call us with any questions!

    Fremont County Extension and Outreach: 610 Clay St, PO Box 4720, Sidney, IA 51652 712-374-2351

    Mills County Extension and Outreach: 61321 315 ST, PO Box 430, Malvern, IA 51551. 712-624-8616

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. West Central Community Action Head Start & Early Head Start

    06/01/2020 @ 12:00pm
    West Central Community Action 1408 IA-44, Harlan, IA 51537

    Head Start & Early Head Start

    Head Start & Early Head start are scholarship based early childhood programs offered to all children. A place where children learn through play! Areas of learning: Social and Emotional skills, large and fine motor skills, problem solving, literacy and language skills.

    Head Start and Early Head Start are federally funded early Childhood education Pre-School programs providing services to qualifying family’s art no cost.

    Where to Apply

    Online at WESTCENTRALCA.ORG

    Visit your local Head Start Center

    Call 1-800-698-5886

    Use the QR-CODE on your smart phone

  29. Breastfeeding Class

    06/01/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Broadlawns Medical Plaza 1761 Hickman RD, Des Moines, IA

    In this class you will review the benefits and risk of the available options for feeding your baby. It is intended for parents to make an informed decision on how to feed their baby. We will cover the basic obstacles, support, and answer any questions. Support persons are welcomed and encouraged to come to this class. Facilitated by; Tera Hamann, BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Questions? Please call 515- 282-2260 or email thamann@broadlawns.org

  30. 2020 Car Seat Fit Station Schedule

    06/04/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Bob Brown Chevrolet-3600 111th St Urbandale, IA

    In Iowa 9 out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safely! Bring your vehicle and child safety seat to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Urbandale on any date listed and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with education and assistance regarding proper child safety seat use and installation. We Look forward to assisting your family!

    Staffing at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station is provided by Safe Kids Greater Des Moines volunteers, not by Bob Brown Chevrolet employees.

    If you have questions, please call Safe Kids Greater DES Moines at 800-258-6419.

    If the above listed dates and times do not work for your family, please feel free to log onto www.blankchildrens.org/cps and click on the “For Parents” link to find a certified child passenger safety technician near you.

  31. 2020 Car Seat Fit Station Schedule

    07/02/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Bob Brown Chevrolet-3600 111th St Urbandale, IA

    In Iowa 9 out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safely! Bring your vehicle and child safety seat to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Urbandale on any date listed and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with education and assistance regarding proper child safety seat use and installation. We Look forward to assisting your family!

    Staffing at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station is provided by Safe Kids Greater Des Moines volunteers, not by Bob Brown Chevrolet employees.

    If you have questions, please call Safe Kids Greater DES Moines at 800-258-6419.

    If the above listed dates and times do not work for your family, please feel free to log onto www.blankchildrens.org/cps and click on the “For Parents” link to find a certified child passenger safety technician near you.

  32. Pumping Class

    07/06/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Broadlawns Medical Plaza 1761 Hickman RD, Des Moines, IA

    This class is for expectant or new mothers who anticipate wanting or needing to pump. In this class you will learn about when you should start using a breast pump, the types of breast pumps available, What the pump parts are called and how to use them, how to clean your breast pump, breast milk storage guidelines, techniques to help you pump more milk, and ways to increase your milk supply. Babies and children are welcome with the understanding that you may need to step out as needed to maintain a learning environment Facilitated by; Tera Hamann, BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Questions? Please call 515- 282-2260 or email thamann@broadlawns.org

  33. Breastfeeding Class

    08/03/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Broadlawns Medical Plaza 1761 Hickman RD, Des Moines, IA

    In this class you will review the benefits and risk of the available options for feeding your baby. It is intended for parents to make an informed decision on how to feed their baby. We will cover the basic obstacles, support, and answer any questions. Support persons are welcomed and encouraged to come to this class. Facilitated by; Tera Hamann, BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Questions? Please call 515- 282-2260 or email thamann@broadlawns.org

  34. 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.

  35. 2020 Car Seat Fit Station Schedule

    08/06/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Bob Brown Chevrolet-3600 111th St Urbandale, IA

    In Iowa 9 out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safely! Bring your vehicle and child safety seat to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Urbandale on any date listed and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with education and assistance regarding proper child safety seat use and installation. We Look forward to assisting your family!

    Staffing at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station is provided by Safe Kids Greater Des Moines volunteers, not by Bob Brown Chevrolet employees.

    If you have questions, please call Safe Kids Greater DES Moines at 800-258-6419.

    If the above listed dates and times do not work for your family, please feel free to log onto www.blankchildrens.org/cps and click on the “For Parents” link to find a certified child passenger safety technician near you.

  36. 2020 Car Seat Fit Station Schedule

    09/03/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Bob Brown Chevrolet-3600 111th St Urbandale, IA

    In Iowa 9 out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safely! Bring your vehicle and child safety seat to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Urbandale on any date listed and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with education and assistance regarding proper child safety seat use and installation. We Look forward to assisting your family!

    Staffing at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station is provided by Safe Kids Greater Des Moines volunteers, not by Bob Brown Chevrolet employees.

    If you have questions, please call Safe Kids Greater DES Moines at 800-258-6419.

    If the above listed dates and times do not work for your family, please feel free to log onto www.blankchildrens.org/cps and click on the “For Parents” link to find a certified child passenger safety technician near you.

  37. Pumping Class

    09/07/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Broadlawns Medical Plaza 1761 Hickman RD, Des Moines, IA

    This class is for expectant or new mothers who anticipate wanting or needing to pump. In this class you will learn about when you should start using a breast pump, the types of breast pumps available, What the pump parts are called and how to use them, how to clean your breast pump, breastmilk storage guidelines, techniques to help you pump more milk, and ways to increase your milk supply. Babies and children are welcome with the understanding that you may need to step out as needed to maintain a learning environment Facilitated by; Tera Hamann, BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Questions? Please call 515- 282-2260 or email thamann@broadlawns.org

  38. 2020 Car Seat Fit Station Schedule

    10/01/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Bob Brown Chevrolet-3600 111th St Urbandale, IA

    In Iowa 9 out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safely! Bring your vehicle and child safety seat to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Urbandale on any date listed and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with education and assistance regarding proper child safety seat use and installation. We Look forward to assisting your family!

    Staffing at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station is provided by Safe Kids Greater Des Moines volunteers, not by Bob Brown Chevrolet employees.

    If you have questions, please call Safe Kids Greater DES Moines at 800-258-6419.

    If the above listed dates and times do not work for your family, please feel free to log onto www.blankchildrens.org/cps and click on the “For Parents” link to find a certified child passenger safety technician near you.

  39. Pumping Class

    11/02/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Broadlawns Medical Plaza 1761 Hickman RD, Des Moines, IA

    This class is for expectant or new mothers who anticipate wanting or needing to pump. In this class you will learn about when you should start using a breast pump, the types of breast pumps available, What the pump parts are called and how to use them, how to clean your breast pump, breast milk storage guidelines, techniques to help you pump more milk, and ways to increase your milk supply. Babies and children are welcome with the understanding that you may need to step out as needed to maintain a learning environment Facilitated by; Tera Hamann, BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Questions? Please call 515- 282-2260 or email thamann@broadlawns.org

  40. 2020 Car Seat Fit Station Schedule

    11/05/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Bob Brown Chevrolet-3600 111th St Urbandale, IA

    In Iowa 9 out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safely! Bring your vehicle and child safety seat to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Urbandale on any date listed and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with education and assistance regarding proper child safety seat use and installation. We Look forward to assisting your family!

    Staffing at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station is provided by Safe Kids Greater Des Moines volunteers, not by Bob Brown Chevrolet employees.

    If you have questions, please call Safe Kids Greater DES Moines at 800-258-6419.

    If the above listed dates and times do not work for your family, please feel free to log onto www.blankchildrens.org/cps and click on the “For Parents” link to find a certified child passenger safety technician near you.

  41. 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.

  42. 2020 Car Seat Fit Station Schedule

    12/03/2020 @ 05:00pm
    Bob Brown Chevrolet-3600 111th St Urbandale, IA

    In Iowa 9 out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure your precious cargo is riding safely! Bring your vehicle and child safety seat to Bob Brown Chevrolet in Urbandale on any date listed and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with education and assistance regarding proper child safety seat use and installation. We Look forward to assisting your family!

    Staffing at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station is provided by Safe Kids Greater Des Moines volunteers, not by Bob Brown Chevrolet employees.

    If you have questions, please call Safe Kids Greater DES Moines at 800-258-6419.

    If the above listed dates and times do not work for your family, please feel free to log onto www.blankchildrens.org/cps and click on the “For Parents” link to find a certified child passenger safety technician near you.

  43. Breastfeeding Class

    12/07/2020 @ 06:30pm
    Broadlawns Medical Plaza 1761 Hickman RD, Des Moines, IA

    In this class you will review the benefits and risk of the available options for feeding your baby. It is intended for parents to make an informed decision on how to feed their baby. We will cover the basic obstacles, support, and answer any questions. Support persons are welcomed and encouraged to come to this class. Facilitated by; Tera Hamann, BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Questions? Please call 515- 282-2260 or email thamann@broadlawns.org