Waukee Parks and Recreation hosts a number of adult programs.
Sports & Fitness
Coed Softball Leagues
Adult Coed Softball Leagues will be offered at the Centennial Park fields. League action will take place on Tuesday nights. Games are played at 6:15, 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 p.m. There will be two separate leagues: B (competitive) and C (recreational). The fee is $240.75 per team. Season 1 runs June 7-July 26 and Season 2 runs Aug. 9-Sept. 27. Register
Coed Sand Volleyball Leagues
League play takes place at the Centennial Park sand volleyball courts on Thursday nights starting at 6 p.m. or Sunday nights at 4 p.m. This is a “call your own” league, so no referee will be provided. Thursday and Sunday Leagues will run separately and will have both B (competitive) and C (recreational) divisions available. Seasons will run Sundays from June 5-Aug. 31, Thursdays from June 9- July 28 and Sundays from Aug.14-Sept. 18. The fee for June’s seasons is $128.40 and the fee for August’s season is $80.25 Register
Bags League is played on Wednesday evenings at Centennial Park’s basketball court. The league has space for 16 two-person teams. Registrants must sign up as a team; individuals will not be taken. The season will run from June 1-Aug. 10. The fee is $48.15 per team. Register
Pickleball Clinic - Intermediate
This clinic, run by the Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club, is an exciting way to learn about the quickly growing sport of Pickleball. Ages 14 years old and up may attend this clinic. Participants should have prior knowledge of Pickleball. Participants will build on basic skills while learning new tips and techniques to use during Pickleball play. The free clinic will be held at the Fox Creek Pickleball Courts Tuesday, June 14 from 6-8 p.m. All equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required.
Pickleball League is played on Monday evenings at the Fox Creek Park Pickleball Courts. The league has space for 16 two-person teams. Registrants must sign up as a team; individuals will not be taken. Teams may be split into competitive and recreational divisions depending on numbers. Seasons will run May 2-June 13, June 27-Aug. 8 and Aug. 22-Oct. 3. The fee for one season is $48.15 per team.
Trips & Activities
For any questions regarding adult activities and trips, contact Danae Edwards at 515-978-0007 or email dedwards@Waukee.org. Payment is due upon registration to reserve a spot for trips. Cancellations must be made THREE WEEKS prior to the date of the trip to receive a refund.
Bingo! Who doesn’t love yelling that out as the victor in this classic game of chance?! Gather friends or meet some new ones at this monthly bingo event in the Waukee Community Center. Improve your odds and play two cards a once if you wish! Bingo will be held on March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7 & Nov. 4 from 1-2:30 p.m. The fee is $1 and $0.10 for each card played per round.
Dinner Delights freezer meal parties take care of the menu planning, shopping and prepping for dinner. At the end of the party, everyone takes home six meals. Participants bring freezer bags or a cooler in which to take the meals home. Dinner Delights will provide the rest! Sessions will be held March 13, April 10, May 15 & June 12 from 2-4 p.m. View the full menu online when you register.
Lunch & Learn
No time to attend an evening or weekend program? Try the Library’s free Lunch & Learn series! A different speaker will educate attendees the first Friday of the month at the Waukee Community Center. Bring your brown bag lunch, and we will provide the dessert! Stick around afterward for bingo at 1 p.m.!
Greeting Card Making Class: Come and make handmade greeting cards for your loved ones! Crafter Joyce Petro will show you how to make 3-4 card designs, utilizing scrapbook paper, decorative punches and rubber stamps. All supplies will be provided.
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention: Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that has been shown to help improve balance, increase flexibility and reduce stress. Whether you have balance deficits, arthritis or are simply seeking a healthier lifestyle, Tai Chi will help you reach your wellness goals. This class will specialize in arthritis and fall prevention and can be done standing or seated. It is beginner-friendly. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes.
Apps for Older Adults: Are you getting the most out of your smartphone? Come learn about some of the informational, educational and fun apps you may be missing and are sure to enjoy using. General tips on adjusting your settings and organizing your screen will also be given and there will be a brief Q&A at the end. Apple products will be the primary focus, but the apps discussed are compatible with all up-to-date smartphones.
Prohibition in Iowa: Prohibition was a period of time when it was illegal to manufacture, sell or transport liquor in the U.S. So why did Iowa farmers get involved in using their corn to make liquor? Linda McCann, researcher and author of numerous books on Iowa history, will delve into Iowa’s Prohibition history, sharing stories and comments from the children of Iowa moonshiners and bootleggers. She will also provide examples of prohibition activities in the Waukee area.
Dane Country Trip
Located in the heart of southwest Iowa's picturesque countryside, Elk Horn is home to the largest settlement of Danes in the U.S. Visit the Museum of Danish America to learn about Danish immigrants and their journey from Denmark to establish homes, schools and churches in America, tour the 60-foot Danish Windmill that was built in Denmark and shipped directly to Elkhorn, enjoy a Danish meal, and have time for shopping. The cost of $85 covers tours, admissions, lunch, bus transportation and gratuities. Register
Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair Day Trip
Do you like taste-testing everything on a stick or seeing the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair? How about strolling through the homemade crafts and quilts? Take a trip to the 2022 Iowa State Fair for Older Iowans Day Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Don’t worry about fighting traffic because the bus will drop the group off inside the gates right next to the Elwell Family Food Center. The fee includes transportation and admission. The fee is $25. Register