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Calendar of Events

  • Jan 01

    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 10

    Winter Hike Series

    • Thu / January 10, 2019
    • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm / Reactor Woods/Peggy’s Trail, Iowa State University, Ames

    • Get out of the house with other outdoor enthusiasts and explore local public areas this winter. Hikes begin at 1:30 p.m. and are expected to last no more than two hours. The hikes may vary from good e...
  • Jan 11

    Cook Up a Storm Book Sale at the Library

    • Fri / January 11, 2019 Sun / January 13, 2019
    • All Day / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • LIBRARY OPEN HOURS, January 11-13 Stop by Literary Grounds at Ames Public Library and shop for great deals on cookbooks! Select books are half price on Sunday. www.amespubliclibrary.org
  • Jan 11

    Making STEM Connections

    • Fri / January 11, 2019
    • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm / St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 209 Colorado Ave, Ames

    • Youth in Kindergarten through third grade will explore STEM by creating and making items For registration details for this program, please visit their website. www.extension.iastate.edu/story 
  • Jan 11

    Snowshoe Hike

    • Fri / January 11, 2019
    • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

    • Come experience the snowy trails on snowshoes! We will discuss snowshoe sizing and learn techniques to enjoying this ancient method of winter travel. These programs are outside, so please dress for th...
  • Jan 12

    Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop

    • Sat / January 12, 2019
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • Join us at the Ames Public Library for a Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop. Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation. The Red/Blue Workshop will bring participants ...
  • Jan 12

    Demo: SaltLickers Seasonings

    • Sat / January 12, 2019
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Cooks Emporium, 313 Main St, Ames

    • Join Jen and Liz as they show you how to make gluten free crackers with SaltLickers Herky Perky seasoning and more to come! Join us as we invite top chefs in the community and foodie-chef-wantabe’s ...
  • Jan 12

    Family Movies in the Gardens

    • Sat / January 12, 2019
    • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Looking for a warm, cozy place to entertain the kids for a few hours? Every Saturday in January, Reiman Gardens will offer movies for children at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. January 12: Winnie the Pooh J...