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Calendar of Events

  • 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...
  • Nov 24

    Santa Express Train

    • Fri / November 24, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th Street, Boone

    • Bring the family, and enjoy a ride from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s depot to the “North Pole” (and return).  En route, you will hear the story of Santa’s Scenic V...
  • Nov 24

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / November 24, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Burgie\'s Coffee & Tea Company, 110 Airport Rd, Ames

    • Kick back at Burgie’s and enjoy some live music at open mic night, the last Friday of every month! Sign-ups start at 6:30pm. Slots are 10 min max. Priority will go to performers who haven’...
  • Nov 24

    Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits: Vol 1

    • Fri / November 24, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / ACTORS Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits: Volume 1 will kick off the holiday season. Written by Gerard Alessandrini, this satirical musical comedy is a spoof of all your favorite  Broadway musicals. Forbid...
  • Nov 24

    Punching Pandas

    • Fri / November 24, 2017
    • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm / South 17th Event Center, 300 South 17th St, Ames

    • Visit South 17th Event Center to listen to Punching Pandas! The Punching Pandas started out as a three piece cover band playing small shows at their favorite local bar for friends and family. Before ...