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Calendar of Events

  • Nov 21

    Festival of Trees

    • Tue / November 21, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • The Festival of Trees is an annual holiday event hosted by the Octagon Center for the Arts. Each year over 1,000 people come to see the Octagon’s Main Gallery transformed into a truly spectacular f...
  • Nov 21

    Gathering of Artists

    • Tue / November 21, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Northcrest Community, 1801 20th St, Ames

    • The “gathering of artists” is a free monthly get together for all kinds of local artists. Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional, working as an artist full time or in your sp...
  • Nov 21

    Workshop: Harvests Bounty

    • Tue / November 21, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Coe\'s Floral and Gifts, 2619 Northridge Parkway, Ames

    • Why should the turkey get all the attention?  Join us for a fun make-and-take class on Thanksgiving centerpieces.  Construct one for your table just in time to celebrate.  Don’t spend all of your...
  • Nov 21

    Floral Design: Harvest Vase Arrangements

    • Tue / November 21, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Decorate for Thanksgiving with a spin on the classic arrangement highlighting autumn color and floating gourds. www.reimangardens.com  
  • Nov 22

    Festival of Trees

    • Wed / November 22, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • The Festival of Trees is an annual holiday event hosted by the Octagon Center for the Arts. Each year over 1,000 people come to see the Octagon’s Main Gallery transformed into a truly spectacular f...
  • Nov 23

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / November 23, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to se...
  • Nov 24

    Black Friday Family Tour

    • Fri / November 24, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Looking for something fun and educational for your family to do the day after Thanksgiving? Follow trained guides as they show you caterpillars, chrysalides and cocoons, and hundreds of native and tro...
  • Nov 24

    Story City Yulefest Tree Lighting

    • Fri / November 24, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Story City Main Street, Story City

    • This year the Story City Greater Chamber Connection will be lighting the Annual Yulefest Tree at 5:30 p.m., the Story City Fire Department will be having their Chili Dinner from 5 – 7 p.m. and f...