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Calendar of Events

  • Jan 21

    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 ...
  • Jan 21

    January Craft of the Month

    • Mon / January 14, 2019 Thu / January 31, 2019
    • All Day / The Workspace, Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames

    • Monday, January 14 – Thursday, January 31    ||    Walk in during open hours:  Monday – Friday 2-10pm, Saturday 10am-4pm Rifle through an array of beautiful papers, and then cut, tear...
  • Jan 21

    Days of Service

    • Mon / January 21, 2019
    • All Day / Ames

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day The Days of Service are community-wide volunteer events. The purpose of these days is to provide a fun and productive way to engage people in the community through voluntee...
  • Jan 21

    No School Day with 4-H & Junior Master Gardeners: Winter Birds in the Garden

    • Mon / January 21, 2019
    • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring a lunch and spend your day off school having fun and learning at Reiman Gardens with 4-H. Learn about various bird beaks, practice building a nest and make bird feeders by reusing everyday items...
  • Jan 21

    Walk-In Craft: MLK Day Crafts

    • Mon / January 21, 2019
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm / The Workspace, Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames

    • Commemorate the birthday of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King with free activities for all ages. Adinkra Stamping Tell your story through the traditional Ghanaian craft of Adinkra stamping. ...
  • Jan 21

    No-School Day Skate Special

    • Mon / January 21, 2019
    • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm / Ames/ISU Ice Arena, 1507 Gateway Hills Dr, Ames

    • When you’re looking for something fun to do, grab your skates and come on over to the Ice Arena. No skates? No problem we will rent them to you. FEE: Admission – $3.00 Skate Rental –...
  • Jan 21

    On Their Own & Okay

    • Mon / January 21, 2019
    • 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Huxley Public Library, 515 N Main Ave, Huxley

    • Youth in grades 4-6 begin the conversation of how they might begin to stay home on their own for a short period of time. For registration details for this program, please visit www.extension.iastate...
  • Jan 21

    MLK Day 2019 Celebration: Equality, Justice and Unity

    • Mon / January 21, 2019
    • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm / Ames Middle School, 3915 Mortensen Rd, Ames

    • You’re invited to the annual Ames/Story County Community MLK Day Celebration at the Ames Middle School’s Auditorium. Enjoy cake and a performance by the Ames High School Jazz Band at 6pm....