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MakeRoom Mornings Summer Art Classes

DatesMarch 27, 7:30 AM – August 2, 7:30 AM
Location202 1st St Gilbert
Enroll ByJune 1, 2023
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactAlyssa Flaten
Phone425.606.1421
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Join us for MakeRoom mornings this summer. Each class will explore mixed media within your very own art book. Wax, inks, paints, textiles, paper folding, oil pastels, watercolor and more! No class will be the same. There will also be a makers space to create whatever your heart can imagine. The 9am session is for those entering 2nd-4th grade in the fall and the 10:30am session is for those entering 5th grade in the fall and up.

Space is limited. Classes will take place in Gilbert. Art supplies are included. There is a one time supply & processing fee per student of $10. Each class is $35. Sign up for 3 or more classes before May 1, 2023 for a $15 discount using the promo code 3CLASSES. Sign up today! https://beholdhim.life/shop/ols/products/makeroom-mornings-summer-art-class

Alyssa Flaten is an artist and mama to three who brings over 20 years of experience as a K-12 art educator, photographer, and founder of BeholdHim (a nonprofit where the heart is nurtured through creative experiences).

June 5: marbling, collage, watercolor inks
June 14: paint, sgrafitto & oil pastels, and tactile art
June 26: spray inks, transfers, wax resist
July 3: oil pastel paint, hand stitching, cut outs
July 18: magazine paint, paper pop outs, newsprint rubs
July 25: drip and splatter paint, paper folding, watercolor pencils
Aug 2: puddle ink, word transfers, tissue paper paint

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Black Hair and Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism

DatesApril 4, 7:00 PM
LocationGreat Hall of the Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014
Enroll Byn/a
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
ContactLaura Bade
Phone515-294-9934
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St. Clair Detrick-Jules is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, author, and activist. She captures personal stories and intimate moments centering Black liberation, immigrant justice, and women's rights. An Afro-Caribbean artist who remains rooted in her community, St. Clair grounds her work in radical love, joy, and the knowledge that a more just world is possible.

St. Clair has a BA from Brown University in French and Francophone Studies. She has been featured in The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, BuzzFeed News, Allure Magazine, Byrdie, and NPR's Strange Fruit, among others. Her debut book, My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood, showcases the photographs and stories of Black women embracing their crowns. St. Clair currently resides in her hometown of Washington, DC.

This event will be recorded and available for two weeks on the Lectures website at https://www.lectures.iastate.edu/recordings/available-recordings

The ISU Book Store will be at the event selling copies of Detrick-Jules' book.

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Step Into Storybooks

DatesMay 6, 10:00 AM
LocationNorth Grand Mall; 2801 Grand Ave, Ames, IA 50010
Enroll ByN/A
Grades Preschool-2
ContactLynne Carey
Phone515-520-8686
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Step Into Storybooks is a FREE and fun family event that bring storybooks to life. The event is catered to children ages 0-5, and older siblings are always welcome. Every child will receive a FREE book.
This is an interactive event for the whole family that brings books to life through conversation and experiences! Explore the activities children experience in their first 2,000 days and learn how to build early literacy skills through talking, singing, playing, writing, and reading.

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Theater Camps: Pete The Cat & Dragons Love Tacos

DatesJune 5, 12:00 AM
LocationStory Theater Company
Enroll ByMay 28
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactKiersten Naberhaus

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With a focus on creative exploration, we’ll play with theater, music, and crafts in the spirit of Pete The Cat and/or Dragons Love Tacos. Choose one or both weeks. For students entering grades 1-3 in Fall 2023.

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Junior Activity Club

DatesJune 12, 9:00 AM
LocationSports Iowa, 2176 232 Lane, Ames, Iowa
Enroll ByJune 12
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactBrady Fuller
Phone5153211516
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Junior Activity Club is for K-6th Grade (fall 2023) and is a whole experience with activities including basketball, gymnastics (with Success Gymnastics) fun games and learning by Sylvan. It is from 9 - 4:00, 3 days a week in June and July, parents can pick which days they want their child to attend, or they can register for week(s).

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Camp Invention 2023

DatesJune 12, 3:15 PM – June 16, 3:00 PM
LocationGilbert Intermediate
Enroll By$35 off through 12/31 (code: GIFT35) $25 off through 3/31 (code: WONDER25)
Grades 3-5, Preschool-2
ContactMelissa Jones
Phone5152323744
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Iowa Wildlife Camps

DatesJune 19, 2:00 PM – August 11, 2:00 PM
Grades 3-5, 6-8
Phone319-467-3287
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Iowa Wildlife Camps will be offered this summer at Ledges State Park, along with several other state park locations across Iowa. These day camps are intended for students entering 3rd through 7th grades. Please see the attached flyer for more information, including on how to apply for financial assistance for the camps.

Theater Camp: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

DatesJune 26, 12:00 AM
LocationStory Theater Company
Enroll ByJune 18
Grades Preschool-2
ContactKiersten Naberhaus

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Based on the book by Eric Carle, this camp for ages 4-5 includes dramatic play, music, crafts, and an adorable sharing time for parents at the end.

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Ambush Sports 7 on 7 Football in Ames

DatesJune 26, 8:00 AM
LocationHunziker Complex Ames
Enroll ByEmailing me, or following link on flyer.
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactCollin Jacobsen
Phone6415217157
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7 on 7 Football league for grades 1st -12th in Norwalk. June 26-July 27 on Monday and Thursday Night. 1st and 2nd grade play 5 on 5. Modifications by age. Tiered ability groupings. Teams likely play 3 25 minute games on one night per week. Individual registration available. Links are on flyer.

Camp Treasure Trunk

DatesJuly 5, 9:00 AM
LocationStory Theater Company
Enroll ByJune 27
Grades Preschool-2
ContactKiersten Naberhaus

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What will we find in the mysterious treasure trunk today? Join us at this theater camp for a new adventure each day. Let’s explore costumes, props, and set design – and have a lot of fun doing it! Ages 5-7.

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Iowa State Soccer Camps

DatesJuly 10, 12:00 AM
LocationIowa State
Enroll ByJuly 8
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactMaddie Dobyns
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Iowa State Soccer Camps are a fun and competitive environment where your child can come learn and develop as a soccer player. Camps are split up by age and ability to ensure an enjoyable and challenging experience for all.

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