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Engineers of Tomorrow Event at Iowa State University

DatesDecember 3, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LocationIowa State University, Howe Hall room 1220
Grades 9-12
ContactGenevieve McShane
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SWENext Engineers of Tomorrow is an experiencing engineering day that will be hosted at Iowa State on December 3rd, 2022 from 12-4pm. This day is directed towards 9th through 12th grade students interested in engineering. The purpose of our camp is to expose the students to different disciplines of engineering offered at Iowa State. Every student will participate in four hands-on activities, each covering a different discipline. They will also get to talk with current Iowa State students about their experiences in engineering.

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Ames Children’s Choirs Winter Concert

DatesDecember 4, 5:00 PM
LocationGreen Hills Retirement Community, 2205 Green Hills Drive, Ames
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactShon Stephenson
Phone5152901422
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The Ames Children’s Choirs will present their annual Winter Concert at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at Green Hills Retirement Community, 2205 Green Hills Drive, Ames.

The program will feature choral hits ranging from Benjamin Britten to folk songs to Pinkzebra. Pieces will be sung in English, French, and, Latin.

The Ames Children’s Choirs consist of age-based ensembles with treble voices. Singers range in age from ages 7-18 and hail from various communities including Ames and Story City.

Tickets are available at Rieman Music and at the door: $10/person; $30/immediate family

For more information, contact info@ameschildrenschoirs.org or 515-290-1422.

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Props & Cocoa (Advanced)

DatesDecember 29, 2:00 PM
Location1609 Golden Aspen Dr. Suite 105
Enroll ByDecember 20
Grades 6-8, 9-12
ContactKiersten Naberhaus
Phone5154604215

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Fire-themed prop construction and cocoa consumption. Let’s explore different ways to make fake flames look real!

Parent note: Students will be using hand tools and crafting materials including Great Stuff spray foam insulation, spray paint, Exacto knives, etc. We also may have the opportunity to test out flash paper, a product commonly used by thespians and magicians, which requires the handling of a lighter. Safety precautions will be taken and all activities will be carefully modeled and supervised by staff.

Thursday, December 29
2:00-5:00 pm
Registration Fee: $25
Register through December 20

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Play in a Day

DatesDecember 30, 9:00 AM
Location1609 Golden Aspen Dr. Suite 105
Enroll ByDecember 20
Grades 6-8, 9-12
ContactKiersten Naberhaus
Phone5154604215

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Put your skills to the test (or come to learn some new ones!). Everyone works together to produce one play in only 8 hours. The day will begin with a vote on which of three scripts to produce, and from there we move rapid-fire through blocking, lights, sound, costumes, props, etc.
9:00 am-5:00 pm with a pizza party following and a 5:30 pm performance for family and friends.
Registration Fee: $75

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Y Camp – YMCA Summer Camps

DatesJanuary 31, 12:00 AM
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactSean Gundersen
Phone515-432-7558
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As a parent, we know you want your child to develop into the best person they can be: to be a successful adult. At Y Camp we work every day to bring out the best in people and encourage them through social emotional learning, skill building, and experiential education. Growing in independence, self-confidence and interpersonal skills is essential for young people as they navigate an ever changing world, and we believe the skills they gain from just one week of camp can set the up for success. A week of camp is a journey of growth and we hope you join us once again this summer!
Now is the perfect time to secure your spot for an amazing summer experience in the Valley. For only your deposit ($50 per week), you can guarantee your child's space at camp this summer. Once you get signed up, then you can decide to pay all of your balance upfront, or make smaller payments up to the start of your child's sessions. Visit the QR code to see all of our program options

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Telehealth Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Health and Behavior Needs

DatesFebruary 2, 9:30 AM
LocationVirtual via Zoom
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Preschool-2
ContactMalisa Rader
Phone515-708-0622
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Are you a caregiver of a child with special and behavioral needs looking for some educational tools to help you in your caregiving role? PTC is a class designed to provide you - the caregiver - with skills to take care of yourself. The series of six classes, held once each week, offers tools and support to help you reduce stress, solve problems, and communicate confidently when faced with tough decisions.

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