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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
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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!

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
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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

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

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5th/6th grade Tackle Football Meeting/Registration

DatesApril 23, 5:00 PM
LocationGilbert HS, Coach Lundt's Room (enter by weight room)
Enroll By4/21/2023
Grades 3-5
ContactAdam Rash
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This meeting is for information related to the upcoming season, along with equipment fitting and registration. Additional info is in the attached flyer

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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
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Iowa Wildlife Camps

DatesJune 19, 2:00 PM – August 11, 2:00 PM
Grades 3-5, 6-8
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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.

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
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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.

Magic Treehouse Theater Camp

DatesJuly 24, 12:00 AM
LocationStory Theater Company
Enroll ByJuly 16
Grades 3-5, 6-8
ContactKiersten Naberhaus

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Be in a musical this summer! Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon is an adaptation of the second of Mary Pope Osborneā€™s award-winning fantasy adventure books. This week will provide a fast-paced, fun education in musical theater (singing, dancing, and acting) while we work to stage a 30-minute musical. Entering grades 5-8. Choose July or August session.

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