Terrones Driving Academy
Registration for winter/spring driver’s education instruction with the Terrones Driving Academy is now available. Please view our flyer and visit our website for more information and to register for classes.Read More
Christmas Gift Drive 2023
Please view the flyer for more details.
Drake WBB v Creighton
Join us in the Knapp Center for a fun filled family event as Drake WBB takes on Creighton Sunday, December 17th, at 2PM.Read More
AFSC Holiday Gala
Join the Ames Figure Skating Club for our annual Holiday Gala! Our skaters love this time of year as they get to perform to some of your favorite winter and holiday songs. Bring the whole family down to the rink! Tickets can be purchased at the door or via Square link: https://square.link/u/5iwHl8DzRead More
All Hoops Camp- December 26-28th- Grades 1-8
Players will have 3 days to train from 9am-12pm with their age-appropriate groups.
Day 1 (December 26) will focus on Offensive Skills & Concepts like body & ball movement, spacing, passing, dribbling, shooting, and screening.
Day 2 (December 27) will teach Defensive Tactics to understand positioning, communication strategies, and rebounding.
Day 3 (December 28) will tie it all together with competitive games from 1 v 1 to 5 v 5!Read More
Blast Dance Workshop
This one-day workshop may include ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, creative movement, and/or hip-hop classes. It is open to all interested dancers ages 7 and up regardless of dance experience. (Younger dancers, 4-7, are invited to check out our half-day Mini-Blast event on the registration page) Due to space constraints, the number of dancers who may register is limited, so register early to reserve your spot. Online registration will be open until 8 pm on Monday, December 26th.
Proceeds from the workshop will benefit the inaugural Illuminate dance concert taking place on Feb 10th, 2024 at the Ames City Auditorium. Illuminate will include professional choreography, as well as performances by current Dancenter Dancer members and aspiring dancers throughout the Ames community. We will hold a series of outreach classes for K-5 students. These community workshop classes will be designed to foster teamwork, creativity, and joy of accomplishment through dance. They will conclude with a performance at the concert. The goal is to educate and enrich the public. Art has the power to amplify our voices and build community.
Blast is open to all dancers ages 7 and up. (younger dancers ages 4-7 please check out our half day Mini-Blast event on the registration page)
Doors will open for check in/registration at 8:15am.
The Welcome Rally starts at 8:30am followed by a full day of dancing until 5pm.
All families and guardians are invited to the Dancer Showcase 4-5pm.
Dancers will need to bring their own water/lunch/snacks. Bottled water will be available for $1.
Cost: $65, sibling discounts available. See registration page for more details.
Blast t-shirts will be available to purchase for $25 online or at the door while supplies last.Read More
Play in a Day
Play in a Day (Beginner):
Put your skills to the test (or come to learn some new ones!). Everyone works together to produce one play in only 8 hours. Move rapid-fire to learn your roles, paint the set, design the costumes, and find the props.
Students should bring paint clothes, a lunch, and snacks.
9:00-5:00 with a pizza party and a 5:30 performance for family and friends.
Thursday, December 28
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Max: 12 participants
Registration Fee: $75
Register through December 20
Upward Basketball at The Plex at Christ Community Church
Early registration is $85 ends October 31, 2023
Full registration is $95 ends November 30, 2023
Evaluations November 30th/December 1st and 4th at 5:30pm
Practice starts January 2nd and 4th, 2024
Season ends February 23-24, 2024
Winter Junior Menace
Join the fun this winter with the Menace! Junior Menace a developmental program for boys and girls, ages 3 to 9. It’s designed for all ability levels, and we encourage beginners! This is a great 7-week program to learn and practice soccer skills through engaging activities and games. We accept walk-ups the first night at each location.Read More
Salir Adelante: Pathways for Our Future
This 6-week workshop series for Latinx middle schoolers and their families is coming to Story County January 9 through February 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Ames Middle School. Culturally-appropriate meals will be provided, as will childcare and transportation assistance if needed.
For more information, please view the attached flyers.
FREE program for families:
Latino parents and their youth in 6th through 8th grade are invited to learn about:
-ways to pay for college or training for your child after high school,
-how to connect with your community and school to help your child reach their education goals,
-how to strengthen family communication and spend more time together, and
-how to make decisions about college and careers.
-Free program for families
-2.5 hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks, plus 1 make up date
-Sessions in Spanish and English
-Childcare and meal provided
Programa GRATIS para las familias
Padres Latinos y sus hijos en escuela secundaria están invitados a aprender acerca de:
• como prepararse para la escuela preparatoria y completarla exitosamente,
• como conectarse con personal de la escuela y recursos en su comunidad para ayudar a
los jóvenes a lograr sus metas educativas,
• como decidir que carrera o que universidad o colegio puede ser la que mejor opción para
• maneras de como pagar por los estudios u otra capacitación después de la preparatoria, y
• como fortalecer la comunicación familiar, y pasar mas tiempo juntos
• Programa GRATIS para las familias
• Sesiones semanales de 2.5 horas cada
una durante 6 semanas consecutivas
• Sesiones in español e inglés
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenships and life skills offered trough a variety of settings: Clubs, schools, day camps, overnight camps, afterschool, and other learning environments. 4-H gives kids and teens opportunities to experience life skills and practice them in a safe environment with caring adults.Read More
4-H Clover Kids
Clover Kids is a fun 4-H program specifically designed for children in kindergarten through third grade. The overall purpose of the Iowa 4-H Clover Kids program is to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical maturation of kindergarten through third graders by providing a unique, age-appropriate educational opportunity.
In order to provide a high quality learning experience, the Clover Kids program is designed to be continuous and long-term. For this reason, Clover Kids groups meet on a regular basis. In addition to Clover Kids, the Iowa 4-H program offers a variety of experiences and activities that children in kindergarten through third grade are eligible to participate in.Read More