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Calendar of Events

  • Feb 19

    Beat the Blues Winter Marathon

    • Tue / January 1, 2019 Fri / March 1, 2019
    • All Day / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

    • Complete a full marathon – 26 miles! – between January 1 and March 1, 2019. Walk, run, ski, snowshoe, or bike 26 miles outdoors at your own pace, when it works for you and your family. Or ...
  • Feb 19

    The Magic Circle

    • Thu / January 31, 2019 Sat / March 16, 2019
    • All Day / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • See spectacular orchids on display. Plants are remarkable living organisms, with the ability to transform – as if by magic – through different stages, taking on new and mystifying forms in a never...
  • Feb 19

    February Craft of the Month – String Art

    • Fri / February 1, 2019 Thu / February 28, 2019
    • All Day / The Workspace, Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames

    • Friday, February 1 – Thursday, February 28   ||    Walk in during open hours:  Monday – Friday 2-10pm, Saturday 10am-4pm Hammer nails into a board in the shape of your state, pinpoint...
  • Feb 19

    Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course

    • Tue / February 19, 2019
    • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm / Story County Extension Office, 220 H Avenue, Nevada

    • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Story County office will be offering two opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course, led by Extension Field Agr...
  • Feb 19

    The Power of the Purse: Gender, Consumption, and Politics in Mid-Century America

    • Tue / February 19, 2019
    • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm / RM 1030 Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road, Ames

    • Speaker: Dr. Amy Rutenberg, Assistant Professor of History Rutenberg will discuss how the Cold War politicized male and female gender roles, particularly with regard to mass consumption. Ideals of dom...
  • Feb 19

    Gathering of Artists

    • Tue / February 19, 2019
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Octagon Gallery Shop, 413 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • The February Gathering of Artists will center upon the Octagon Gallery Shop, as well as additional exciting happenings at the Octagon Center for the Arts. Artists and art enthusiasts of all types are...
  • Feb 19

    Floral Design: Tea Party Tabletop Arrangements

    • Tue / February 19, 2019
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your own thrift store tea set and tray to arrange with flowers for a lovely party display. Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance. $44 Members  /  $55 General Public  /...
  • Feb 19

    Reel Connections: The U-Turn

    • Tue / February 19, 2019
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • Join us for a free showing of The U-Turn: A Transformational Journey followed by a discussion. The U-Turn is the third documentary in Luis Argueta’s immigration trilogy and narrates the transfor...