Tuesday, January 14th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
at Metro West Learning Center
2555 Berkshire Parkway Suite B
MetroWestLearningCenter is offering a computer programming class for youth on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD and other related disorders, ages 14 and up. Teenagers will learn the basics of coding and various other computer science curricula during this three-month session. As students progress through the class, they will get to interact with professionals working in the technology field. Learning to code contains similar problem-solving skills applied in
everyday life. Allowing a teenager to identify a problem and solution in the most efficient way possible can help develop their decision-making skills in the future. “Our computer class gives them the opportunity to do just that,” said Toni Fuller-Merfeld, MetroWestLearningCenter director. “Students will work on a project with a beginning, middle and end point, bond with a peer group that shares similar interests, teach and learn from others, and acquire skills that could translate to future job opportunities.” Learning to code helps youth understand the technology shaping their world and gives them the necessary tools to: Make their own website Become a programmer Start a business Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 with a tentative start date of Jan. 14-April 1.
Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - All Day
at Urbandale Police Department
3740 86th Street
Basic Self Defense Class for women & teenage girls taught by police officers that teaches self-defense, threat awareness, risk awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition & risk avoidance.
Friday, March 7th 2014 - All Day
at Iowa State Fairgrounds – Varied Industries Building
E 30th Street & E University Avenue
Adults $5; 5 & Under Free
This is your best place to meet Central Iowa’s building and remodeling experts.
Saturday, March 8th 2014 - All Day
at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street
$17 – $55
Sunday, March 9th 2014 - 6:00 pm
at The Garden Nightclub
112 SE 4th St
Sunday, March 9th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
621 Des Moines Street
$18 advance, $25 door
Monday, March 10th 2014 - All Day
at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd Street
General Admission $8
Ticket information at www.iowaeventscenter.com .
Tuesday, March 11th 2014 - 7:00 pm
at Iowa State Capitol
E 9th Street & Grand Avenue
This is an opportunity for legislators and the public to learn about the very latest activities of these two Centers, how Iowans are benefiting from the activities of these Centers, and their future plans.
Tuesday, March 11th 2014 - 7:30 pm
at Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center
221 Walnut Street
Wednesday, March 12th 2014 - 8:00 am
at Hilton Garden Inn – Des Moines/Urbandale
8600 Northpark Drive
The 2014 Clean and Green” Sustainability Conference and Expo theme is “Put a LID On It! It will again feature Low Impact Development Solutions but will be in a “Case Study” format.
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