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May 24 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Feathered Friends
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 28 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Music in the Park
Join us for Music in the Park on Memorial Day Weekend. Bring a lawn chair and a blanket to sit on.
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 1 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour - Feathered Friends
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 2-4 Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM JPEC "Summer Kickoff" Camp (Ages 9-12)
Due to high demand for camps this summer, JPEC has added a camp to the beginning of the summer. We will be kicking off our Summer Camps this year, with a 3-day camp from 9 am to 4 pm.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 3 Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Senior Fishing Derby
Senior Services of Polk County and PCC are hosting a fishing derby open to any person 60 and over. Fishing poles and bait will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.
Special Events Easter Lake Park
Jun 4 Saturday 10:00 AM National Trails Day: Trails Workday and Camping
Join other trails enthusiasts for a day of trail maintenance, clearing overlook areas, re-surfacing trails and repairing erosion structures. Then kick up your feet and relax for an evening of food, drink, entertainment and FREE camping!
Special Events Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 6-8 Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM FULL! - JPEC Tiny Tots ~ "Pony Power" Summer Camp (Ages 5-7)
Send the kiddos for our popular Tiny Tots Summer Camp. This week "Pony Power" is our theme and will be filled with activities that cater to the fun and enjoyment of kids and their love of ponies! Ages 5-7 years old.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 6 - Aug 1 Monday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM FULL - JPEC 101 Intro to Horseback Riding (Group Riding Lessons) - MONDAYS 4:30-6:00pm
Horseback Riding lessons for beginner students - 8 week session meeting one-time a week from 4:30-6:00pm on Monday evenings.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 6 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Everyone Needs a Rock
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 8 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdates - Nature Detectives
Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes.
Programs Brown's Woods
Jun 8 - Aug 3 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM JPEC 101 Intro to Horseback Riding (Group Riding Lessons) - WEDNESDAYS 4:30-6:00pm
Horseback Riding lessons for beginner students - 8 week session meeting one-time a week from 4:30-6:00pm on Wednesday evenings.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 8 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Adult Summer Camp - Paddle Party
Ever wished you had gone to summer camp as a kid but never got the chance? Well here’s your opportunity.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 9 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kayak Basics
Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 10 - Aug 5 Friday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM JPEC 101 Intro to Horseback Riding (Group Riding Lessons) - FRIDAYS 3:00-4:30pm
Horseback Riding lessons for beginner students - 8 week session meeting one-time a week from 3:00-4:30pm on Friday afternoons.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 10 Friday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
?Join PCC naturalists for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 11 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wild Edibles
Ever wonder what those pesky weeds in your yard are good for? Come take a walk on the wild edibles side! You’ll learn to identify the common, edible plants around you and get a few new recipes to try at home!
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 11 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Go Outside and Play
Although technology has created numerous bene?ts to society, it has also changed the way children play. Adults will learn how to help engage their child in playing outdoors while kids have fun. Warning! your child will get wet, dirty, and tired.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 13-16 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Water Wonders Camp - Ages 8-9 years
Come get your feet wet as we discover all we can about water! Daily field trips will take us to various Polk County parks.
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 13-17 Monday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM FULL ~ JPEC "Horsin' Around" Summer Camp (Ages 8-10)
Do you have a horse crazy kid between the ages of 8 and 10 years old? This beginner friendly equestrian camp will be right up their alley! Riding daily and lots of horse related fun over the week!
Youth Camps Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 13 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Canoeing
Participants will learn about types of canoes, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 14 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Princess Adventures
Do you know a little girl who loves princesses? Want to encourage her to dress up AND have fun exploring the outdoors at the same time? Girls ages 4-6 are invited to the park in “princess attire” (whatever that means to them).
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 14 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Jewels of the Wetlands
Ann Johnson is a life-long Iowan and birder. In the summer of 1999 she expanded her natural history interests to learning identification of dragonflies and damselflies.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 14 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Canoeing
Canoeing – Participants will learn about types of canoes, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 15 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Story Hours - Busy Bees
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Programs Easter Lake Park
Jun 15 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Fishing
Fishing – Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, and casting. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Thomas Mitchell Park