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Calendar of Events

  • Jul 27

    Downtown Summer Sidewalk Sales

    • Thu / July 27, 2017
    • All Day / Main Street Cultural District, Ames

    • Discounts, promotions, sales and many other good deals! Take a stroll in Downtown Ames and check out what our local businesses have to offer. www.amesdowntown.org  
  • Jul 27

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / July 27, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jul 27

    Au Naturale: Landscaping with Native Plants

    • Thu / July 27, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It is easy for gardeners to get so caught up in the excitement of ornamental flowers that they forget the value of outstanding native trees and shrubs. With recent concerns about invasive species, pes...
  • Jul 27

    Evening Prairie Walk

    • Thu / July 27, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Doolittle Prairie, 14249 560th Ave, south of Story City

    • Join Lloyd Crim at monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County. See rare prairie flora that changes each month and learn the history of central Iowa prairies from a prairie en...
  • Jul 27

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / July 27, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • Come join the Ames Municipal Band for one of their summer concerts. Preshow – Oompah-Meisters Band     Vocal Soloist – Emil Polashek Pre-concert entertainment begins at about 7 p.m. The ...
  • Jul 27

    Lattes and Lyrics

    • Thu / July 27, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Cafe Diem, 229 Main St, Ames

    • Open mic night: come share your songs, poetry, or talents! 15 Slots are available, sign up starts at 8:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the best performers throughout the night. www.facebook.com/even...
  • Jul 28

    Downtown Summer Sidewalk Sales

    • Fri / July 28, 2017
    • All Day / Main Street Cultural District, Ames

    • Discounts, promotions, sales and many other good deals! Take a stroll in Downtown Ames and check out what our local businesses have to offer. www.amesdowntown.org
  • Jul 28

    Adaptive Open Swim

    • Fri / July 28, 2017
    • 9:30 am – 10:30 am / Furman Aquatic Center, 1635 13th St, Ames

    • Individuals with intellectual, physical and/or developmental disabilities are invited to enjoy the splash pool in a quiet setting. Patrons must be actively supervised by an adult. There is no cost to ...