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Saturday, December 9

A Charlie Brown Christmas

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Des Moines Playhouse

Categories: Family

Book Launch for Under Earth Book 2

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Local Christian author Nicholas Konz is inviting you to Join him for the launch of his second book, Gargoth: Under Earth Book 2. The Under Earth books are a series of young adult fantasy novels. On December 9th at Mayhem Comics 7500 University Ave. Clive, IA, from 12pm to 3pm you can come get a signed copy of Gargoth: Under Earth Book 2 for $15. His first book will also be available for $14 or you can pick up both for $25. Anyone who comes and purchases a book will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift cart to Mayhem Comics!

Mayhem Comics

Categories: Community Events

Wellness Palooza

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Educational gathering to put your well-being first. A community focused event bringing community and health together. Designed to provide valuable information, resources, and opportunities to inspire and empower you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Come meet with local health vendors. Get moving with a free 45 minute boot camp or 30 minute family friendly camp. Bring a canned food item or personal Hygiene product to be donated to Waukee Area Christian Services.

Burn Boot Camp Waukee


Volunteer to Serve Single Parents This Christmas Season (Single Parent Provision)

4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We love to love single parents and especially at Christmas time, there are many ways to do that! Please consider gathering your family and friends to join with others and volunteer your time to be a blessing to the thousands who will participate in the 12th Annual Single Moms Christmas Dinner: A special Christmas event honoring single mothers with a catered dinner, heartfelt program, laughter, and love at a time of year when the feeling of being alone can be magnified.

Single Parent Provision at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at the Iowa Events Center

Categories: Family

Annual Single Moms Christmas Dinner (Single Parent Provision)

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Single moms throughout central Iowa are invited to attend a special Christmas event in their honor. With the help of our great community, Single Parent Provision invites single mothers to enjoy this memorable evening including a catered dinner, program, laughter, and love all in the great company of other single moms. Programming and activities are provided for children and youth aged 0-18, so while moms enjoy this uplifting evening, their children will enjoy a fun evening with activities, games, and a meal. Registration is required and closes Friday, December 2, 2023.

Single Parent Provision at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at the Iowa Events Center

Categories: Family

Synchronized Lights & Live Nativity

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A Norwalk Tradition Loved By Thousands Each Year! Usher in the Christmas season by visiting Fellowship Community Church at 225 North Avenue in Norwalk. Fellowship invites the public to the 12th annual FREE drive-through Synchronized Lights & Live Nativity event from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm on Saturday, December 9th and 5:30 pm-8:30 pm on Sunday, December 10th. The church property will be covered in 80,000+ LED lights synchronized to Christmas music. A live nativity with real animals will also be a part of the event. Take in the sights and sounds of this event from the comfort of your vehicle…free cookies & hot chocolate will be brought to you! Fellowship would like to extend a heads-up to the residents on Linden Street, Knoll Drive, and Redwood Drive of the increased traffic in their neighborhood during this time frame and appreciates their patience. Cast members of the live nativity will be in the neighborhood to greet those heading toward the event and will be giving out free candy canes! Donations will be accepted for the ‘Love Norwalk’ fund, which is invested locally to assist individuals, families, & organizations for community betterment. For more information, and to view an amazing drone preview video, visit Fellowship Community Church’s website at fellowshipnorwalk.org. Connect with them on their social sites at @fellowshipnorwalk on Facebook and Instagram and @fellowshipnrwlk on Twitter. Call the church office with any questions at 981-0699.

Fellowship Community Church Norwalk

Categories: Community Events, Family

Sunday, December 10

WMFC Christmas tour of Homes

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This is a fundraiser for the Wonderfully Made Family Camp for special needs. Enjoy the Christmas season as you tour six beautifully decorated homes for the holiday season. Join us on Sunday, December 10 from 1:30-5:30 pm for a festive event that embraces the giving of the season.

Christmas Tour of Homes


Reason for the Season Christmas Carnival

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us on Sunday, December 10th from 4:00-6:00 pm and experience the reason for the season at our Christmas Carnival! Enjoy carnival food, cookie decorating, crafts, games, and the telling of the Christmas story to highlight the real meaning of Christmas! This is a free come and go event for our community and no registration is needed. the bridge 10025 NW 62ND AVE. JOHNSTON, IA 50131

The Bridge Church in Johnston, Iowa

Categories: Family

Free Trial Guitar Lesson

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Does your child jump at the chance to select the music for a car ride? Empower them to make music of their own of through guitar lessons and watch their passion grow! Join us for a free trial of our in-person group guitar lessons at Arrow Academy of Music! We’ll show you how learning music can be FUN, and the many benefits it can provide.

Arrow Academy of Music

Categories: Class/Study

Monday, December 11

Shining Bright Learning Center Free Coffee and Q&A

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

If you’re looking for a safe and fun environment for your kids, with teachers that love and share about Jesus - Shining Bright Learning Center will be for you! We are looking forward to providing that environment alongside small teacher to children ratios. Visit www.shining.kids for more info and meet us at Best Day Coffee in Altoona so we can answer your questions and give you some FREE coffee!

Best Day Coffee

Categories: Family

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