Match Activities Calendar and Discounted Tickets


15 Tickets to the Open Doors Open Hearts Charity Preview Night at Outlets of Des Moines on Thursday, October 19 from 5-9pm
Matches, we had a couple of individuals donate 15 tickets to the Open Doors Open Hearts Charity Preview Night at Outlets of Des Moines this Thursday. If you and your Little would like the tickets, please email Sara at sbishop@bbbsia.org (tickets are first come, first served). 

Tickets to Upcoming Iowa Wild Hockey Games

We have 2 tickets to each of the Iowa Wild Hockey Games this season. For a list of games, please click here. Please email Sara at sbishop@bbbsia.org if you and your Little would like tickets (tickets are first come, first served).

Free Cooking Class with Members of Gloria Dei Church (8301 Aurora Ave., Urbandale) on Sunday, October 22 from 4 to 5:30pm
This cooking class is targeted to Littles, ages 9 to 12 years old, and their Bigs. Please note, this class is for Littles who have not attended one of their past cooking classes as it is a repeat. Bigs and Littles, ages 9-12, will learn a variety of things like food and fire safety, what to know in the kitchen, how to read recipes, and will get to practice skills by preparing food dishes. Matches will get to eat what they cook, and Littles will receive a gift bag. Please RSVP if you would like to attend by emailing Sara at sbishop@bbbsia.org.

20th Annual Halloween Hoops Carnival at Drake University's Bell Center (1421 27th St, Des Moines) on Tuesday, October 24 from 6-8 pm
Come for the Halloween fun and games- enjoy pizza, a bouncy house, cupcakes and face painting. Please email Sara at sbishop@bbbsia.org to sign up, and she will send you a waiver to complete. 

Create Artwork for BBBSCI’s Holiday Card!
BBBSCI has a special opportunity for Littles- create artwork that just might be featured on our 2017 Holiday card! This card will be mailed to BBBSCI supporters.

Here are a couple of guidelines for the artwork:
-Half sheet of paper (vertical or horizontal-either is okay)
-Full color
-Winter-themed

Artwork is due on Friday, October 27- please mail or bring artwork to the BBBSCI office (9051 Swanson Blvd, Clive) or email to Sara at sbishop@bbbsia.org. We will select three pieces of artwork (each will be printed on a separate card). We will announce the winners on Wednesday, November 1.

BBBSCI Video Competition for Matches
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa is hosting an agency wide competition! You and your Little get to star in your very own video! Capture a “Big” moment, host an interview session between the two of you, teach your Little something, have them teach you something, make a commercial, etc. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa staff will judge the winners based off of the following: rule following, creativity, and general message (bonus points may be added for happy tear-jerkers!). Click here for details and how to enter the competition. 

Des Moines Playhouse's Dress Rehearsal of A Little House Christmas on Wednesday, November 1 at 7pm
The Match Activities Committee invites you and your Little to join us at the Des Moines Playhouse for its dress rehearsal production of A Little House Christmas. Click here for details and to sign up. 

Des Moines Playhouse's Dress Rehearsal of Disney's The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm
The Match Activities Committee invites you and your Little to join us at the Des Moines Playhouse for its dress rehearsal production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Click here for details and to sign up. 

Des Moines Playhouse's Dress Rehearsal of Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In a Play!" on Wednesday, January 3 at 7pm
The Match Activities Committee invites you and your Little to join us at the Des Moines Playhouse for its dress rehearsal production of Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In a Play!" Click here for details and to sign up. 

Des Moines Playhouse's Dress Rehearsal of Miss Nelson is Missing on Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm
The Match Activities Committee invites you and your Little to join us at the Des Moines Playhouse for its dress rehearsal production of Miss Nelson is Missing. Click here for details and to sign up. 

Ongoing Opportunities

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 (like $5 documentary tickets) as well as 10% off at the café and gift shop. If you would like to go to the Science Center, contact your case manager or stop by the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. It is very important that we get the card back in a timely manner. 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.

Free Blank Park Zoo Passes for Littles
Stop by the BBBSCI office and pick up a free zoo pass for your Little.

MB2 Raceway- Gift Cards for Matches!
Stop by the BBBSCI office and pick up a $10 gift card to MB2 Raceway! We also have a Big Deal with them- 2 for 1 admission.

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 new 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.

BBBSCI Book Club
Do you and your Little love to read? Join the BBBSCI Book Club! The books for each meeting are chosen for anyone who is at the reading level between the ages of 10 and 14. Please contact Madisen Meyer at mmeyer@bbbsia.org for more information.