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Third Friday of Every Month

Check out the third Friday of each month. We’re celebrating neighbors by inviting them to special FREE activities, in addition to our regular programming. Just like the nine days of Love You Des Moines Days, each Love You Des Moines Friday is unique and different from the one before!

Next Date: Friday, OCTOBER 18

Check back, we may add additional activities along the way!

National Chocolate Cupcake Day! Stop by our café for a free cup of coffee and a chocolate cupcake (while supplies last!)

8:30am–10am Pancake Breakfast (all ages) 8am-12pm Open Pickleball (ages 18+) Paddles available. 9-11am Imagination Station Drop-in Activities (ages 3+) - Shaving Cream Balloon Shaving for National No Beard Day! 11am Storytime (all ages) 1-3pm Imagination Station Drop-in Activities (ages 3+) - Balloon Ping Pong + Chocolate Cupcake Coloring Sheets 4:30-5:30 Ping Pong Tournament (all ages) Email to register for ping pong in advance. Walk-ins welcome! 5-7pm VCC Hot Dog Dash 5k (all ages) 6-9pm Artists Creative Night (ages 18+)

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No registration required for the Hot Dog Dash! Arrive at the Valley Community Center at 5pm to check-in.