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Go Further Girls STEM Conference | FEMALES IN GRADES 8-10

March 28, 9:00 am

LocationIowa State University Memorial Union
Event For8-10th grade female and non-binary students
OrganizationProgram for Women in Science and Engineering
ContactTaylor Bryan
Go Further is for female-identifying students in grades 8-10 to engage in STEM activities, learn about STEM opportunities at Iowa State and meet STEM role models. Spring 2023 conferences are Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, April 5th. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Scholarships are available.

Families First Newsletter | ALL AGES

March 31

Event ForAll PCSD families
OrganizationFamilies First
ContactAllison Kerndt
The Families First Newsletter provides information about Families First events, local family-friendly events, and parenting topics.

Dutch Costume Market (formerly Dutch Costume Exchange) | GRADES KG-5

April 1, 11:00 am

LocationScholte Church at Pella Historical Museums
Event ForElementary Students
OrganizationPella Historical Museums
ContactCharma Vander Wert
Tulip Time is fast approaching! If you need to purchase a child or adult costume for participation or fun, check out the Dutch Costume Market! **If you want to sell your costumes, this is the perfect opportunity to do that also. There is always a demand for costumes.

Dodgeball Tournament | GRADES KG-ADULT

April 1, 5:00 pm

LocationSmash Park Pella
Event ForKindergarten and Up
OrganizationSmash Park Pella, Bobbi Slagter
ContactBobbi Slagter
Sign up on the Smash Park app individually and teams will be made day of event.
Kindergarten through 4th grade
5th grade through 8th grade
$5 per person

Dodgeball Tournament - ALL AGES

April 1, 5:00 pm

LocationSmash Park Pella
Event ForKindergarten to Adult
OrganizationSmash Park Pella, Bobbi Slagter
ContactBobbi Slagter
Dodgeball Tournament
Sign up Individually and we will set up teams' day of event.

(3 divisions: 5:00pm- K-4th, 6:00pm- 5th-8th, 7:00pm 9th-ADULTS)

Minimum of 8 people, or possible combining divisions upon your permission, or a full refund.

Youth Softball Clinic | FEMALES GRADES 3-8

April 3, 5:00 pm

LocationPella Middle School
Event For3rd-8th Grade girls
Cost$35 (includes camp t-shirt) $70 family rate for 2 or more campers (includes camp t-shirts)
OrganizationDutch Softball
ContactKatie Gravert
WHO: 3rd-8th Grade Girls
WHAT: Softball Skills & Fundamentals
WHEN: April 3, 4, and 6
3rd and 4th Grades 5:00- 6:15
5th and 6th Grades 6:15- 7:30
7th and 8th Grades 7:30- 8:45
WHERE: Pella Middle School

Spring Junior Menace | AGES 3-9

April 10, 5:30 pm

LocationDes Moines Metro Area
Event ForPre-School, Elementary boys and girls
OrganizationDes Moines Menace
ContactSydney Tatam
Phone(515) 457-6367
Join the fun this spring with the Menace! Junior Menace is for boys and girls, ages 3 to 9, and is a program designed for all ability levels and we encourage beginners! This is a great program to learn and practice soccer skills through engaging activities and games. We accept day of walk-ups.

Middle School Bowling Team | GRADES 5-8

April 15

LocationDutch 200 Bowl
Event ForGrades 5-8
OrganizationMiddle School Bowling (Grades 5-8)
ContactLynn Bishara
Everyone loves bowling, having fun, getting better & making new friends!

Street Survival | GRADES 9-12

April 30, 8:30 am

LocationDMACC Parking Lot, 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA
Event ForHigh School Students
OrganizationSCCA Foundation and BMW CCA Foundation
ContactKathy Talbot
Street Survival is a national program that teaches teens more about car control in a full day of driving their own car through exercises in a controlled environment with an in car instructor. This program is designed to give students hands on experience and the tools to become smarter, safer drivers

Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) | AGES 5-12

April 30, 6:00 pm

LocationThird Reformed Church - 708 East 13th St - Pella
Event ForChildren Ages 5 - 12
Cost$15 for workbook, scholarships available
OrganizationDivorce Care for Kids
ContactBecky Watkins
DC4K is a nondenominational support group for children of families experiencing seperation, divorce or an absent parent. A 13-week program that uses games, crafts, videos, music, puppets, exercise, stories, & activities that help children learn to process current family dynamics.

Pella Wish Lists 2 0 2 2 - 2 0 2 3 | GRADES PS-6

May 31

OrganizationPella PTO
ContactPella PTO
Even with a carefully planned school supply list, our teachers and staff often spend their own money to re-supply their classrooms or buy new materials for special projects. Let's help them achieve their classroom goals by purchasing one or two items from their Amazon (or Target) Wish Lists!

Drake University Summer Voice Intensive | GRADES 7-12

June 19

LocationDrake University Harmon Fine Arts Center
Event ForMiddle and High school Students
OrganizationDrake University
ContactAlyssa Becker
This week-long daytime camp provides students with voice lessons, coachings, classes, full choir experiences and performance opportunities to develop their voices, build confidence in performance, and prepare for auditions. The week will culminate into a performance for friends and family.

Ambush Sports 7 on 7 Football in Pella | STUDENTS ENTERING 1-12 for 2023-24

June 26, 5:00 pm

LocationPella Sports Park
Event ForKids Grades 1-12. School Year 2023-24
Cost$450 per team grades 1-2, $800 per team Grades 3-8, $1k High school.
OrganizationAmbush Sports
ContactCollin Jacobsen
7 on 7 Football with modified field sizes for younger ages. Teams play minimum of two 25 minute games per week. Season runs June 26 - July 2. Cost is roughly $80 per player (little more for high school). Teams may register with $100 deposit or players individually.

Community Services Summer Program Guide | ALL AGES

October 4

OrganizationCity of Pella, Community Services
ContactBrenda Ross

Little Acorns - A New Kid-Centric Non-Profit! | GRADES 1-8

October 1

Event ForK-12 Students
OrganizationLittle Acorns
ContactElise Pederson and Marlaina Lightkeeper
A new Pella based non-profit organization, Little Acorns, has been created. This kid-centric group will encourage and recruit young people in the area to participate in service projects and activities to better our community. Lead by 8th grader, Marlaina Lightkeeper.