Match Activities Calendar and Discounted Tickets


Fall Halloween Event on Thursday, October 25 from 5 to 6:30pm at Businessolver
Businessolver is teaming up with BBBSCI for a spooktacular match activity! This activity will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 5-6:30pm at Businessolver (1025 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines). Come dressed up in your favorite costume ready for some pumpkin carving, snacks and trick or treating! Pumpkins will be provided to carve and snacks will also be provided. Please click here to sign up! Thank you to Businessolver for hosting this activity!

Des Moines Art Center's 18th Annual Day of the Dead/Día de Los Muertos  on Sunday, October 28 from noon to 4pm
The Des Moines Art Center invites you to its Day of the Dead celebration. Day of the Dead is a traditional Latinx celebration that honors the lives of members of the community who have recently passed away, as well as a festive day of music, dancing, food and drink, art activities, and remembrances for the whole family. This is a free event. 

Art Class on Sunday, November 4 from noon to 3pm at the Des Moines Art Center
The Des Moines Art Center is hosting a free art class for Bigs and Littles on Sunday, November 4 from noon to 3pm. The class will be geared toward Littles in upper elementary and middle school.

Ongoing Opportunities

BBBSCI library is open!
Matches, stop by the BBBSCI library at our office (9051 Swanson Blvd in Clive) and browse our collection of books. Matches are able to check out books- we ask that you return them when finished reading so others can use them. The library is open during our office hours, Monday-Thursday from 8am to 6pm and Friday from 8am to 5pm. 

Attend the Science Center of Iowa for free!
BBBSCI is now a member of the Science Center of Iowa! This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend the Science Center for FREE. It also gives you discounted tickets to the IMAX ($5 documentary tickets) as well as 10% off at the café and gift shop. Please contact your case manager or stop by the BBBSCI office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend the Science Center so that other matches will be able to use it. Also, if a match would happen to lose a membership card, the Big would be responsible for paying to replace it (the cost would be $5). We hope that you and your Little will take advantage of this great opportunity throughout the coming years. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

Attend the Blank Park Zoo for free!
BBBSCI is now a member of the Blank Park Zoo. This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend the Zoo for FREE. If you would like to go to the Zoo, contact your case manager or stop by the BBBSCI office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend the Zoo so that other matches will be able to use it. Also, if a match would happen to lose a membership card, the Big would be responsible for paying to replace it. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

Attend the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for free!
BBBSCI is now a member of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend the Botanical Garden for FREE. If you would like to go, contact your case manager or stop by the BBBSCI office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend the Botanical Garden so that other matches will be able to use it. Also, if a match would happen to lose a membership card, the Big would be responsible for paying to replace it. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

Attend Living History Farms for free!
BBBSCI is now a member of Living History Farms. This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend Living History Farms for FREE. If you would like to go, contact your case manager or stop by the BBBSCI office to check out one of our membership cards. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend Living History Farms so that other matches will be able to use it. Also, if a match would happen to lose a membership card, the Big would be responsible for paying to replace it. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

50% Off at Glowgolf - West Des Moines
Take advantage of this Groupon deal- $10 for three rounds of mini golf during one visit for two people. Click here to learn more.

Many Hands Thrift Market - Volunteer Opportunity!
Many Hands Thrift Market is looking for volunteers! At this market, people can find high quality, low priced second-hand goods and Haitian products, such as handmade metal art, jewelry and coffee. This is a great opportunity for matches who are looking for a powerful experience and a great way to give back. Call 515-710-7687 or email volunteer@mh4h.org for more info.