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November 2018

Kayaking Adventure – 11/2 AM

11/02/2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jester Park Boat Ramp, 11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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Free

Explore the High Trestle Bridge from below as we paddle directly underneath it on the Des Moines River. We will paddle from there to the boat ramp in Jester Park located on most northern edge of Saylorville Lake. As we enter fall you can expect to paddle right past the beautiful white pelicans, get the possibility of seeing Eagles and Ospreys and much more! How Much Experience do you need? Basic Kayaking skills. We will teach you the rest! What…

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December 2018

Christmas in Uptown

12/01/2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pingora Ankeny, 604 SE 3rd Street
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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Santa is coming to Uptown! 🎅🏼 This year Santa has a special mission for all the good boys and girls! Stop into any Uptown business to get started! After the mission is completed you can go and turn it into Santa and his helpers for an extra special gift. There will be treats, specials, shopping, gift wrapping and horse drawn wagon rides! Have you been a good this year?

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Indoor Family Camping at Jester Park

12/27/2018 @ 5:00 pm - 12/28/2018 @ 12:00 pm
Pingora Jester Park, 12112 NW 128th Street
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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$35 – $45

This brand new event is just what you need to get the kids off their screens and to get you prepared for summer camping. We hear from people all the time who want to go camping, but have small children and are worried about safety, keeping kids occupied, and the logistics of setting up a tent, sleeping arrangements, and what and how to cook. Some people have very little experience camping and want to learn what to do with help…

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January 2019

Ladies Night! – Program: So You Think You Want to Ride in RAGBRAI…

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pingora Ankeny, 604 SE 3rd Street
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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The first ladies night of the year! This one is for any ladies interested in trying out the Great Annual Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. We'll be having some veteran RAGBRAI riders in to host a panel-type discussion with the goal of being both informational and conversational. As always, there will be drinks, snacks, and discounts exclusive to ladies night! This is a FREE event. All ladies welcome!

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CLASS – Climbing I – Gym to Crag

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pingora Jester Park, 12112 NW 128th Street
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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$60

Specifically designed for individuals looking to take the skills they have learned in the gym out to the crag. In addition to learning advanced lead climbing skills, outdoor climbing technique, and how to retrieve your equipment, climbers will also learn what social and environmental factors to consider when climbing outside. Participants interested in this 4 hour course must know how to lead climb and lead belay to enroll.

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Guy’s Night – Whiskey and Gear Talk

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pingora Jester Park, 12112 NW 128th Street
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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No real structure planned for this one. We'll have some snacks and top shelf Whiskey for everyone to enjoy (along with non-alcoholic beverages), as well as gear discounts exclusive to this event! Pingora crew members Dom and Sam will be hanging out and pretending like they know anything about whiskey tasting. Join us! This is a FREE event, all guys welcome!

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February 2019

Ladies’ Night – Talking Trail Running

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pingora Jester Park, 12112 NW 128th Street
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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Interested in getting into trail running or want to meet more lady trail runners? Join Pingora staff member Julia (an avid trail runner) for an evening of drinks, snacks, discounts, and trail running talk. This is a FREE social event, all Ladies welcome!

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Tech Tuesday – Backcountry Cooking

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pingora Ankeny, 604 SE 3rd Street
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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Want to go on a backpacking trip but don't know what to do for food? We at Pingora believe that if you can make it in the kitchen, then you can make it in the back country! Join one of our outdoor living experts John as he takes you through a full course meal, all made with back country cooking equipment. In this Tech Tuesday, you will learn what kind of cooking gear to look for, how to use and…

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February Guy’s Night

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cabin fever is very real. Come by, have a drink and some snacks, and enjoy a social hour with us all about how to plan outdoor trips! We'll be talking about all of our upcoming climbing, backpacking, and river trips, and we'll be happy to help you plan any specific trip ideas that you have in mind! As always, this event is free to attend. See you there!

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March 2019

CLASS – Climbing I – Gym to Crag

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pingora Ankeny, 604 SE 3rd Street
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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$60

Specifically designed for individuals looking to take the skills they have learned in the gym out to the crag. In addition to learning advanced lead climbing skills, outdoor climbing technique, and how to retrieve your equipment, climbers will also learn what social and environmental factors to consider when climbing outside. Participants interested in this 4 hour course must know how to lead climb and lead belay to enroll.

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April 2019

CLASS – Climbing II – Top Rope Anchors

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$80

This full-day course is perfect for those interested in rock climbing outside on their own. In this course, the focus is on developing your confidence and knowledge with top roping systems. Participants should have basic climbing skills including belaying and tying in on their own. Duration: 6 Hours Location: TBD (Depends on weather, but will be in or around the Des Moines area.)

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