Match Activities Calendar


Upcoming Match Activities
Match Activities are low-cost to free events organized by the Match Activities Committee. These events provide Bigs and Littles the opportunity to meet and interact with other Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa matches.

Pumpkin Carving Event on Sunday, October 31st from 12 to 2 pm in BBBSCI Parking Lot
The Match Activities Committee invites you and your Little to our Pumpkin Carving Event!  Please wear your costume!  We will be grilling Hot Dogs in addition to the fun activities listed below.  Please come anytime between 12-2 pm and stay as long as you like- we just ask you to click here to sign up.  Face masks are optional as we will be outdoors for this event.

Activities include
:
-Pumpkin Carving (Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided!)
-Costume contest
-Yard games

Remember to:
-Park in the lot west of BBBSCI
-Wear a costume!
-Dress for the weather

Art Class at Des Moines Art Center on Monday, November 15th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Matches, join us for an art class at the Des Moines Art Center on Monday, November 15th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The class will be led by an instructor from the Des Moines Art Center. Art supplies and snacks will be provided. Matches are asked to wear face masks during the class. The class has a limit of 8 people- please click here to sign up!

Virtual Art Class on Monday, December 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom
Matches, join us for a virtual art class on Monday, December 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The class will be led by an instructor from the Des Moines Art Center. Please click here to sign up! Art supplies will be provided. After signing up for the class, you will receive details on how to pick up the art supplies. 

Looking for More Virtual Activities?
Please click here for the Little Big Virtual Academy!

COVID-19 Resources for Matches:
Please click here for helpful resources! 

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. 

YMCA
Free admission (with your Little) to any location in Greater Des Moines except the Healthy Living Center. Just show your Big ID card! 

Attend the Science Center of Iowa for Free!
To attend the Science Center of Iowa for free, please contact Dan Raedeker, Vice President of Community Engagement at the Science Center, at [email protected] or by phone at 515-245-4005 and let him know you are with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. Matches will then need to check out the Science Center’s website to sign up for a day/time that is available. Masks are required as well.

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.