Family/Youth Activities

We have several events and programs you can enjoy as a family. Check back often for new additions! We look forward to having fun with your family! 

Register for programs online at:

Weather Impacts to city-led programs and events

IGHs Weather Hot Line (651-450-2595) is the only place to check the status for city-led program and events due to inclement weather. We strive to update by 4:30 p.m. After hours, it is up to the coaches and instructors to make the final decision.


Learn to Skate Open House and Winter Exhibition | Tuesday, January 7 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | FREE!

Come to the rink and try skating! Great opportunity to meet the instructors and get your questions answered. At 5:45 p.m. watch the current participants as they perform their competition programs!

Family Fri-YAYs  I  Second Friday Night of the month: Jan, Feb, April, May

It’s time for Family Fun Nights at the VMCC! Bring the whole family and join us on the second Friday night of the month...shoot hoops or play games in our gym from 5-7 p.m. or splash around in our pools from 5:30-8:30 p.m. You’ll also be able to try log rolling!

  • Jan. 10
  • Feb. 14
  • April 10
  • May 8


  • Gym & Swim Fee: FREE/members; $6/non-members (both residents and non-residents)
  • Gym Only Fee: FREE/members; $3/non-member, residents; $5/non-member, non-residents

All Can Play — Inclusive Playground Fundraising Effort | Wednesday, Jan. 22

Wednesday, Jan. 22 | 5-9 p.m.

We are excited to support the efforts of a community group led by IGH residents to raise funds which will contribute to an inclusive playground at the new Heritage Village Park. Children and adults of all abilities will be able to play and enjoy this park! Please consider donating to make this fantastic addition to the community a reality! 

Details at

Black Light Dodgeball Night | Friday, Jan. 31 | 6:30–9 P.M. | Ages 12 & up | $10/person 

Join us for a great night of black light-fueled fun! Wear white or neon to glow! 

Teams will be organized the night of the event. Two sessions: teen & adult; 6–10 players/team

Snacks will be served. We hope to see you there!

Fee: $10/person
Location: VMCC, National Guard Gym

Register with Code FA–W100 by Friday, Jan. 24:

Princess's Dance | Friday, Feb. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 4-12 (w/adult)

formerly Daddy/Daughter Date Night 

An enchanted evening awaits princesses and their special guest. Join us for an evening of music, dinner, dancing, photo booth, refreshments and special activities. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with your young princess and make lasting memories. Opportunity to get your hair done by Salon Fusion (details will be emailed one week prior to event).

Fee: $42 parent/child pair; $21 per additional child
Location: VMCC, National Guard Gym

Register with Code: FA–W101 by: Wednesday, January 29:

Kids Sports Night | Friday, March 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Ages 4-12 (w/adult)

formerly Mother/Sons Sports Night

This special night is sure to engage and excite the little athlete in your life. The theme is “All Sports” and everyone is encouraged to dress to show support for their favorite team, player or sport. Enjoy an evening of dancing, pizza, refreshments, friendly sport skill challenges to win prizes!

Fee: $30 parent/child pair; $10 per additional child
Location: VMCC, National Guard Gym

Register with Code FA-W1-102 by: Wednesday, March 11:

Pikachu & His Pokémon Pals | Saturday, February 1 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Ages 4–9 | $30

Is your child crazy for Pokémon? Do they love trading Pokémon cards? Then we have the perfect class for them! We’ll use clay, sparkly paint, and Model Magic to create everyone’s favorite Pokémon, Pikachu!

Fee: $30
Location: VMCC, Community Room 1

Register with Code: FA–W104 by: Friday, January 24:

Unicorn Slime | Saturday, February 15 | 9:30–11:30 a.m. | Ages 4-9 | $30

Come explore the magical, mystical unicorn universe with us! We’ll learn the secret recipe for fabulous, glittery unicorn slime and take it home in a unicorn jar so sparkly that it’s guaranteed to dazzle! If you love unicorns, you will LOVE this class.

Fee: $30
Location: VMCC, Community Room 1

Register with Code: FA–W103 by: Friday, February 7: 

Summer Registration Kick-Off Saturday, March 7 | All Day

We’re kicking off summer in a big way! Register ONLINE for Summer YOUTH PROGRAMS and you’ll be entered into a drawing to WIN ONE OF TWO $50 GIFT CARDS to be used towards Parks and Recreation programs.

The more programs you register for, the more chances you have of winning!

Only Online registrations taken on March 7 will be eligible for prizes. (Kids R.O.C.K. not included.)

Find all open programs on March 7 at:

Kids R.O.C.K. OPEN HOUSE | Wednesday, March 11

This is our summer camp program for kids ages 5-12 that runs June 8-Aug. 21, 2020. Come visit the facility, get your questions answered and enroll! 

Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Location: VMCC, Community Room 1

All details, fees and enrollment forms for Kids ROCK are at:

2020 Spring Egg Hunts

Three different ways to gather eggs and have fun celebrating Spring! All hunts are held rain or shine! And require pre-registration.

Thanks to our sponsor, Heartland Credit Union, for supporting all three hunts!

Get all the details at

Traditional Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 4 | FREE!

Ages 3–10; accompanied by an adult

Hop on over to Rich Valley Athletic Complex and join us for some egg-citing fun. Kids will enjoy scrambling all over to collect their eggs. Some “special prize” eggs will be available for some lucky participants. This hunt will be held rain or shine so dress appropriately. Register early, as space is limited. 

  • 1 p.m. I Ages 3–4 I FA–P100
  • 1:10 p.m. I Ages 5–7 I FA–P101
  • 1:20 p.m. I Ages 8–10 I FA–P102

Location: Rich Valley Athletic Complex, Soccer Field Entrance

Register by April 1 with Code above for the appropriate age group by April 1:

Flashlight Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 4 | FREE!

Ages 10–13; accompanied by an adult

Join us at Rich Valley Athletic Complex for an exciting twist to an old tradition! This adventure takes place at night and you only have

your flashlight to guide you! 

Register with Code FA-P103 by April 1:

Aqua Egg Hunt: Sunday, April 5 | Fee: $5

Swim and dive for eggs at the VMCC and then trade them in at the end of your hunt for an awesome goodie bag! We will have two waves of hunts. Limited to 50 swimmers per wave.

  • Wave 1: 10–10:45 a.m. I Code: Wave 1
  • Wave 2: 11–11:45 a.m. I Code: Wave 2

Fee: $5/person

Location: VMCC, Aquatic Center

Register with the appropriate code above by March 29:

Healthy Living Fair | Wednesday, April 22 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Free!

Vendor booths will be available at the Veterans Memorial Community Center with information on adult health, wellness, housing, transition, financial planning and more!

Learn more, including how to become a vendor, at:

Not finding an event?

Visit the Parks & Rec Special Events and City's Community Events pages for a complete list of events.


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Holidays in the Heights 

Thank you for a wonderful holiday season - we enjoyed celebrating with you! You helped us ring in the holiday season - we had so much fun at:

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony & Open Swim  
  • Breakfast with Santa  
  • Candy Cane Hunt  
  • Skate with Santa  
  • Holidays Cookies & Canvas
  • Holiday VINGO

And you can still check out the festive resident displays entered in the Light up the Heights contest, map is below! We wish you a very happy holidays!

Special thanks to our sponsors who helped make these events possible!