Match Activities Calendar and Discounted Tickets


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).

Glazed Expressions Holiday Ornament Decoration Activity on Tuesday, December 12 from 6-7pm
The Match Activities Committee invites you and your Little to join us at Glazed Expressions to decorate holiday ornaments. The Committee will cover the cost of 1 ornament for each Little. Please bring your BBBSCI match card so the studio fee can be waived. Ornaments for the Big or extra ornaments for the Little unfortunately will not be covered but the Match Activities Committee. Any additional ornaments will be at your own expense. Click here to register for this activity. 

Holiday Craft at Businessolver on Tuesday, December 19 from 5-7pm
The Match Activities Committee invites you and your Little to join us at Businessolver to create and decorate ornaments as well as holiday cards. Drinks and snacks will be provided. 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. 

Cha Cha Dance Class Taught by Sillas Blades on Monday, January 15 from 6:30-7:30pm 
Matches, have you ever wanted to learn how to Cha Cha? We have the perfect opportunity for you! Silla Blades, a Certified Dance Instructor at The Des Moines Ballroom, will be teaching a beginner’s Cha Cha dance class just for you on Monday, January 15 from 6:30-7:30pm at The Des Moines Ballroom. At this class, Silla will teach you how to Cha Cha! Admission is $2 for Littles and $5 for Bigs. Please bring payment to the class (cash, check or credit card will be accepted) and remember to wear closed-toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals). Click here to save your spot for the class.

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.

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.