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  • Mar 29

    Arcadian Cocktail Club

    • Wed / March 29, 2017
    • 12:00 am – 10:00 pm / Arcadia Cafe, 116 Welch Ave, Ames

    • $2 discount on Old Fashioned Cocktail of the Day. www.facebook.com  
  • Mar 29

    Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton and the Road to Success: In Words & Music

    • Wed / March 29, 2017
    • 7:00 am – 9:00 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • Leslie Odom, Jr., won a Tony Award playing Aaron Burr in the groundbreaking Broadway musical Hamilton, the story of a founding father told through the language and rhythms of hip-hop and R&B. The...
  • Mar 29

    Speaker Series: Finding Your German Ancestors

    • Wed / March 29, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • By Scharlott Goettsch Blevins 1:00 – 2:15 – How to find information in the United States on Germans 2:45- 4:00 – How to find information located oversees from in the United States An...
  • Mar 29

    ISU Softball vs. UNI

    • Wed / March 29, 2017
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave, Ames

    • The Iowa State Cyclones takes the field against UNI! www.cyclones.com
  • Mar 29

    Photo Recipes 2

    • Wed / March 29, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a photography class covering a collection of “how to” recipes. The wide range of topics will include how to shoot eclipse...
  • Mar 29

    Brains & Brews: Trivia at Alluvial

    • Wed / March 29, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Alluvial Brewing Company, 3715 W 190th St, Ames

    • Trivia at Alluvial hosted by Adam Wright Free admission. Teams of 1-4. 8 fast-paced rounds of trivia Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. www.facebook.com  
  • Mar 29

    Live @ The M-Shop: The Dig with Nico Yaryan

    • Wed / March 29, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / The Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • From the beginning, The Dig have been a classic band’s band, and a true collaboration: three longtime friends, three songwriters, two singers in a true dual frontman setup, all individuals but all w...
  • Mar 30

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / March 30, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Features a theme as we read aloud 2 books & wrap up with related cooperative activities.
  • Mar 30

    Intermediate Adobe Lightroom Training

    • Thu / March 30, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Dive deeper into Adobe Lightroom with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg as he builds on the skills you learned in Lightroom 101. Learn how to edit tough images, how and why to use Collections...
  • Mar 30

    Cooking Class: Let’s Make Gnocchi

    • Thu / March 30, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Wheatsfield Co-op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames

    • In this hands-on class, you will explore the techniques for the classic potato gnocchi, giving you the confidence you need to make these easy, light, tender, flavorful, and melt-in-your-mouth bites on...
  • Mar 30

    Cyclone Cinema: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    • Thu / March 30, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Mar 30

    US Navy Band – Free Concert

    • Thu / March 30, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. ...
  • Mar 30

    Live @ The M-Shop: Kawehi

    • Thu / March 30, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / The Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Kawehi (kuh-veh-hee) is a new breed of musician, a one-woman-band from Lawrence, Kansas who uses technology to carry the weight of a full band on her own.  She was seen and heard in the Super Bowl 50...
  • Mar 31

    ISU Tennis vs. Baylor

    • Fri / March 31, 2017
    • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Forker Tennis Courts, ISU Campus, Ames

    • The ISU Tennis team takes the court against Big 12 opponent Baylor. www.cyclones.com
  • Mar 31

    Paint Your Own Pottery: Bubble Painting

    • Fri / March 31, 2017
    • 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm / The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Sort of like blowing bubbles when you were a kid, but we do it with a straw and paint. The popped bubbles show up and make interesting patterns on the finished pieces. We will show you the basics of p...
  • Mar 31

    ISU Wind Ensemble Concert

    • Fri / March 31, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, ISU Campus, Ames

    • The ISU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Golemo, will perform with vocal soloist Simon Estes. Part of the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma District Convention. www.event.iastate.edu  
  • Mar 31

    Global Gala

    • Fri / March 31, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm / ISU Memorial Union, Great Hall, Ames

    • This annual event honors the unique cultural organizations represented at Iowa State. Through performance, costume and food, experience the customs and traditions of our diverse population in Ames. St...
  • Mar 31

    Ames High Fashion Show

    • Fri / March 31, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Dr, Ames

    • This year’s show will showcase the work of 14 student designers, centered around the show’s theme of “Vintage Rewind.” Ames High School students will walk the runway as part of...
  • Mar 31

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / March 31, 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’...
  • Mar 31

    Cyclone Cinema: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    • Fri / March 31, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Mar 31

    Little Women (The Musical)

    • Fri / March 31, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, promising a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit! www.theatre.iastate.edu  
  • Mar 31

    Other Desert Cities

    • Fri / March 31, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • A searing family drama where secrets are currency and everyone is rich. actorsinc.org  
  • Apr 1

    Container Bog Garden Workshop

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 9:30 am – 11:30 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Celebrate Iowa’s marshy roots by creating a unique container garden with boggy, wet plants to give as a gift or to keep for your own home. Choose from a variety of unique carnivorous and water-happy...
  • Apr 1

    Zendoodle Parasol Workshop

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Decorate your own functional paper parasol inspired by Reiman Gardens’ spring Conservatory display, Petals & Parasols, with artist and instructor Sara Merritt. Using felt tip markers, learn basi...
  • Apr 1

    Cooking Demo: Yummy Fresh Asparagus Soup & Curry Toasts

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Cooks\' Emporium, 313 Main St, Ames

    • Make the most of this spring vegetable with a lovely spring soup. You’ll love the blend of savory flavors. We compliment the soup with curry toasts, great for dipping in the soup and enjoying al...
  • Apr 1

    Spring Symposium

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

    • Nate Bremer from Solaris Farms will be speaking about herbaceous and woody peonies. www.iowaarboretum.org  
  • Apr 1

    Birdapalooza

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

    • Come enjoy an afternoon all about birds! Go on a guided birding hike, meet a live raptor, create a bird feeding treat and crafts, play some games, and then participate in the Iowa Bird of Mouth projec...
  • Apr 1

    Speaker Series: Germany: A Celebration of Food and Music

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • An afternoon of German brass music, treats, and history. Dr. Pamela Riney-Kehrberg from the Iowa State University Department of History will share with us the story of German immigrant farmers with he...
  • Apr 1

    Cyclone Cinema: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 1

    Mad Hatter’s Ball: April Fool’s Gala

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm / Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • Festivities will include a reception, entertainment, adult beverages and hors d’oeuvres, as well as live and silent auctions! www.octagonarts.org  
  • Apr 1

    Annie

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form! Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand...
  • Apr 1

    Little Women (The Musical)

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, promising a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit! www.theatre.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 1

    Other Desert Cities

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • A searing family drama where secrets are currency and everyone is rich. actorsinc.org  
  • Apr 1

    Live @ The M-Shop: The Pines

    • Sat / April 1, 2017
    • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm / The Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, The Pines are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Emerging from the same Minneapolis music ...
  • Apr 2

    ISU Tennis vs. Texas

    • Sun / April 2, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / Forker Tennis Courts, ISU Campus, Ames

    • The ISU Tennis team takes the court against the Texas Longhorns. www.cyclones.com
  • Apr 2

    Little Women (The Musical)

    • Sun / April 2, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, promising a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit! www.theatre.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 2

    Sculpting an Icon: Petersen and the Fountain of the Four Seasons

    • Sun / April 2, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm / 2019 Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Rd, Ames

    • Beginning with his portrait sculpture of Meskwaki leader Pushetonequa, followed by his illustrations for the book Cha Ki Shi, and including his Fountain of the Four Seasons, Christian Petersen was oft...
  • Apr 2

    Sunday Family Fun!

    • Sun / April 2, 2017
    • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Prairie Moon Winery, 3801 W 190th St, Ames

    • Don’t miss some great Family Fun at Prairie Moon! We’ll have cookie decorating, a popcorn station, games, Bingo, and more. And of course, our wines, sangria, and beer for the grown ups! ww...
  • Apr 2

    Cyclone Cinema: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    • Sun / April 2, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 2

    Live @ The M-Shop: Joshua James w/ Timmy the Teeth

    • Sun / April 2, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / The maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • “Humanity,” said Dostoevsky, “is a mystery. It must be unravelled.” On his latest album, My Spirit Sister, Utah-based Americana artist Joshua James attempts to do just that, laying bare a narr...
  • Apr 3

    Snow Melt Yoga – Stories with a Twist

    • Mon / April 3, 2017
    • 10:30 am – 11:30 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • As winter thaws, melt like a snowman in these light-hearted parent/child yoga classes that incorporate stories about springtime. Bend, stretch, twist, balance and then relax in authentic yoga poses re...
  • Apr 3

    Narrative Photography

    • Mon / April 3, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Have you considered “telling a story” or creating a “narrative” with your camera, and possibly presenting it in a photo book? Join Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photogra...
  • Apr 4

    50th Anniversary of Groundbreaking of Story County Courthouse

    • Tue / April 4, 2017
    • 9:30 am – 10:30 pm / Story County Administration, 2nd Floor public meeting room, 900 6th St, Nevada

    • Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the current Administration building or the Story County Courthouse. A short presentation will proceed the Story COunty Board of Supervi...
  • Apr 4

    O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors): African Wildlife Adventure

    • Tue / April 4, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

    • This presentation will feature the wildlife of Africa as seen through the lens of Jim Pease. O.W.L.S. programs are designed for “boomers” or older, but anyone can attend. No registration i...
  • Apr 4

    Arcadia Flight Night

    • Tue / April 4, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Arcadia Cafe, 116 Welch Ave, Ames

    • Join Arcadia for $2 off the flight of the night – Brandy. www.facebook.com
  • Apr 4

    Sports Photography

    • Tue / April 4, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • If you’re interested in learning how to shoot sports like a pro, then this is the class for you! The same basic principles apply whether you are photographing your kids on the weekends or coveri...
  • Apr 4

    Cooking Class: Sheree’s Smashing Sugarless Sweets

    • Tue / April 4, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm / Wheatsfield Co-op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames

    • Holistic Healthy Living Expert Sheree Clark promises your sweet tooth won’t be left wanting, even when you learn to prepare desserts and treats that don’t include refined sugar, flour or dairy pro...
  • Apr 5

    Arcadian Cocktail Club

    • Wed / April 5, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Arcadia Cafe, 116 Welch Ave, Ames

    • $2 discount on Sazerac Cocktail of the Day. www.facebook.com
  • Apr 5

    Drum Up Spirit!

    • Wed / April 5, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm / Unity Church of Ames, 226 9th St, Ames

    • Join Unity Church of Ames every first Wednesday of every month for drumming, meditation and friends!
  • Apr 5

    Photography: The Art of Seeing

    • Wed / April 5, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • The goal of this class is to help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the details and capture the moments that tell...
  • Apr 5

    Artist Lecture: Joe Patrick and the Architecture of Impermanence

    • Wed / April 5, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    • Joe Patrick’s paintings and drawings, while very different in their execution, both examine a transient sense of impermanence.  His paintings of the ramshackle constructions found in the Oaxaca, Me...
  • Apr 5

    ISU Percussion Ensemble Concert

    • Wed / April 5, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy the beats of the ISU Persuasion Ensemble! www.music.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 5

    DNCE Concert

    • Wed / April 5, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm / Hilton Coliseum, 1700 Center Dr, Ames

    • Funk-pop group, DNCE will perform at Hilton Coliseum on April 5 for the largest SUB concert of the year! $20- 100/200 Levels $25- Floor w/ ISU student ID $30- 100/200 Levels $35- Floor Public www.sub...
  • Apr 5

    Grandma Mojos Moonshine Revival

    • Wed / April 5, 2017
    • 10:00 pm – 12:00 am / The Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Grandma Mojo’s Moonshine Revival is Iowa State’s premier student improv comedy troupe!  They perform in the M-Shop on select Wednesday nights during the semester.  Grandma Mojo’s i...
  • Apr 6

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / April 6, 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...
  • Apr 6

    Intermediate Adobe Lightroom Training

    • Thu / April 6, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Dive deeper into Adobe Lightroom with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg as he builds on the skills you learned in Lightroom 101. Learn how to edit tough images, how and why to use Collections...
  • Apr 6

    Cyclone Cinema: Passengers

    • Thu / April 6, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 6

    Other Desert Cities

    • Thu / April 6, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • A searing family drama where secrets are currency and everyone is rich. actorsinc.org  
  • Apr 6

    Cyclone Voice Finals Hosted by: Lauren Alaina

    • Thu / April 6, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Great Hall, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Cyclone Voice is a singing competition that highlights the vocal talents of Iowa State students. Hosted by Country Music Star Lauren Alaina! www.sub.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 6

    Drawing Workshop with Joe Patrick

    • Thu / April 6, 2017
    • 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm / Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg., 1805 Center Dr, Ames

    • For nearly 40 years, Joe Patrick taught drawing and painting in The University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History until his retirement in 2004, twenty-five years as head of the drawing area...
  • Apr 7

    First Friday Wine, Cheese & Art

    • Fri / April 7, 2017
    • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Wheatsfield Co-op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames

    • Enjoy some wine and cheese tasting while learning about April Artist Katharine Walker. www.wheatsfield.coop  
  • Apr 7

    Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Gnight

    • Fri / April 7, 2017
    • 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm / The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • From three-inch inch minis to a foot-tall “Ginormagnome” we’ve got a cast of characters that are fun to decorate and add to your indoor or outdoor space. We will show you the basics ...
  • Apr 7

    Cyclone Cinema: Passengers

    • Fri / April 7, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 7

    Little Women (The Musical)

    • Fri / April 7, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, promising a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit! www.theatre.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 7

    Other Desert Cities

    • Fri / April 7, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • A searing family drama where secrets are currency and everyone is rich. actorsinc.org  
  • Apr 7

    Live @ The M-Shop: Christopher the Conquered

    • Fri / April 7, 2017
    • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm / The Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Interstellar Soul artist Christopher the Conquered will play at the M-Shop. For Fans Of: Randy Newman, Paul Simon, Mumfords, The Mountain Goat Tickets: $10 ($5 w/ ISU student ID) in advance. $2 increa...
  • Apr 8

    Maple Syrup Celebration

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 11:30 am / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

    • Taste real maple syrup and learn about the art and science of maple syrup production. See how to tap and cook sap into delicious maple syrup.  The event will include timber sport demonstrations. www....
  • Apr 8

    Animal Learning Day

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm / Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Learning Center, 2516 Mortensen Rd, Ames

    • A day of learning about animal agriculture. Hands on activities for all ages, projects for kids, interaction with animals, “Taste of Iowa” food, photo booths and more! Free to the public. ...
  • Apr 8

    Treats On A Leash 2nd Anniversary

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 5:00 am / Treats On A Leash, 216 Main St, Ames

    • Celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Treats On A Leash with swag bags, Cy and giveaways! www.treatsonaleash.com  
  • Apr 8

    Natural Egg Dyeing Workshop

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join Maggie Howe, owner of Prairieland Herbs and Girl with a Sword Productions, to learn about and practice dyeing eggs using eco-friendly natural dyes. We will use several different natural dyes, and...
  • Apr 8

    Art Supply Swap

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm / The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • It’s time for spring cleaning! From beads and yarn to paper and fabric, check out our craft leftovers and see what you can incorporate in future projects. Bring items from your own stash –...
  • Apr 8

    Cooking Demo: Vegetarian Banh Mi

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Cooks\' Emporium, 313 Main St, Ames

    • Learn about Bahn-Mi, a Vietnamese bread and the sandwiches made with the bread. Our version will be a vegetarian variety that will inspire you to put it on your menu at home. Cost: $5 www.cooksemporiu...
  • Apr 8

    Cyclone Gridiron Club Spring Football Game

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Jack Trice Stadium, Ames

    • Catch a preview of the 2017 ISU Football Team! www.cyclones.com  
  • Apr 8

    Cy’s House of Trivia

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Hilton Coliseum, 1700 Center Dr, Ames

    • The 11th annual Cy’s House of Trivia featuring eight rounds of interactive trivia with 10 questions each round (trivia categories cover anything from movies, history, geography, music, sports ...
  • Apr 8

    Cyclone Cinema: Passengers

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 8

    ISU Fashion Show

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • Experience the long runway, dazzling lights, and stunning clothing designs, produced entirely by students! www.aeshm.hs.iastate.edu/fashion-show  
  • Apr 8

    Little Women (The Musical)

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, promising a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit! www.theatre.iastate.edu
  • Apr 8

    Other Desert Cities

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • A searing family drama where secrets are currency and everyone is rich. actorsinc.org  
  • Apr 8

    Town & Gown Concert: The Arianna String Quartet and the Amara Piano Quartet

    • Sat / April 8, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • For this special collaboration, Iowa State University’s resident Amara Piano Quartet will join one of the country’s most esteemed string quartets, the Arianna Quartet (winners of the Fisch...
  • Apr 9

    Little Women (The Musical)

    • Sun / April 9, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, promising a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit! www.theatre.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 9

    Other Desert Cities

    • Sun / April 9, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • A searing family drama where secrets are currency and everyone is rich. actorsinc.org  
  • Apr 9

    Cyclone Cinema: Passengers

    • Sun / April 9, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 10

    Snow Melt Yoga – Stories with a Twist

    • Mon / April 10, 2017
    • 10:30 am – 11:30 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • As winter thaws, melt like a snowman in these light-hearted parent/child yoga classes that incorporate stories about springtime. Bend, stretch, twist, balance and then relax in authentic yoga poses re...
  • Apr 10

    Narrative Photography

    • Mon / April 10, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Have you considered “telling a story” or creating a “narrative” with your camera, and possibly presenting it in a photo book? Join Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photogra...
  • Apr 11

    Youth Matinee: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    • Tue / April 11, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • A timeless tale based on one of Aesop’s most popular fables, The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a musical treasure chronicling the misadventures of a bored, mischievous shepherd boy as he learns a life lesso...
  • Apr 11

    Sports Photography

    • Tue / April 11, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • If you’re interested in learning how to shoot sports like a pro, then this is the class for you! The same basic principles apply whether you are photographing your kids on the weekends or coveri...
  • Apr 11

    Vegetable Gardening Best Practices

    • Tue / April 11, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Celebrate Earth Month by getting a head start on your own summer vegetable garden, with a discussion on best practices by Reiman Gardens’ own expert vegetable gardener, Horticulturist Sharon Rink. P...
  • Apr 12

    Reiman Gardens April Free Admission Day

    • Wed / April 12, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge....
  • Apr 12

    ArtWalk – Poetry Inspires Art, Inspires Poetry

    • Wed / April 12, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Memorial Union Fountain of the Four Seasons, ISU Campus, Ames

    • The cycle of inspiration between artists, poets, authors, sculpture, paintings, poetry and prose is one of the many reasons that Iowa State University’s public art collection is such a vital and vib...
  • Apr 12

    Meet-A-Scientist

    • Wed / April 12, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Current science gets up close and personal at this drop-in showcase during Reiman Gardens’ free admission day. Meet up to a dozen local scientists who will share their research and knowledge with yo...
  • Apr 12

    Artful Yoga

    • Wed / April 12, 2017
    • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm / Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall, Ames

    • Enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. In conjunction with the current exhibition, our practice this semester will focus on th...
  • Apr 12

    Photography: The Art of Seeing

    • Wed / April 12, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • The goal of this class is to help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the details and capture the moments that tell...
  • Apr 12

    Wheatsfield Class: Iowa Whites

    • Wed / April 12, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Wheatsfield Co-op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames

    • Join Chris Hudnall from Snus Hill Winery in exploring the Edelweiss grape in a range of three Snus Hill wines. Chris will also bring some new products, such as a vinho verde style wine that they are d...
  • Apr 12

    ISU Jazz Ensemble Concert

    • Wed / April 12, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, ISU Campus, Ames

    • The ISU Jazz ensemble performs some smooth tunes for your listening pleasure! www.music.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 12

    Comedian James Davis

    • Wed / April 12, 2017
    • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm / Great Hall, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Comedian James Davis will be performing in the Great Hall, MU. This performance is Free and Open to the public. www.sub.iastate.edu.  
  • Apr 13

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / April 13, 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...
  • Apr 13

    Brown Bag Lecture: Nature at Noon – Foodscaping: The Landscapes of Ornamental Edibles

    • Thu / April 13, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decora...
  • Apr 13

    Intermediate Adobe Lightroom Training

    • Thu / April 13, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Dive deeper into Adobe Lightroom with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg as he builds on the skills you learned in Lightroom 101. Learn how to edit tough images, how and why to use Collections...
  • Apr 13

    Workspace Walk-In Craft: Seed Bombs

    • Thu / April 13, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm / The Workspsce, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Guerrilla gardening! A seed bomb enables seeds to be sown in hard to reach places or those that you can’t take close care of.  Using natural ingredients, create a ball that can be tossed onto the g...
  • Apr 13

    Cyclone Cinema: Table 19

    • Thu / April 13, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 13

    Wheatsfield Class: Easy Yet Elegant Easter

    • Thu / April 13, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Wheatsfield Co-op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames

    • Soft Scrambled Eggs with Chives and Crisped Prosciutto Garnish, Savory Scones, Sparkling Wine-Soaked Fruit with Mascarpone Whipped Cream…  These dishes celebrate elegance and great taste through fr...
  • Apr 13

    ISU Opera Studio

    • Thu / April 13, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm / Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Performed by the ISU Opera Studio under Mary Creswell and Jodi Goble. www.event.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 14

    ISU Softball vs. Oklahoma State

    • Fri / April 14, 2017
    • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave, Ames

    • The Iowa State Cyclones takes the field against Oklahoma State in the first game of a weekend triple-header. www.cyclones.com
  • Apr 14

    Paint Your Own Pottery: Hello Spring!

    • Fri / April 14, 2017
    • 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm / The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Decorate a pot for growing herbs, a vase for fresh-cut flowers, or embrace the season with bunnies, chicks and other woodland friends. We will show you the basics of painting your piece, and then we w...
  • Apr 14

    Planetarium Show: The Afterlife of Stars

    • Fri / April 14, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm / ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall ISU Campus, Ames

    • Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium and join us for an evening under the stars! In this mont...
  • Apr 14

    Cyclone Cinema: Table 19

    • Fri / April 14, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 15

    Spring Egg Hunt

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Festivities will include an egg hunt for all children 6th grade and younger. Children will have the opportunity to search for colorful eggs to trade in for a goody bag. Goodie bags will be provided. T...
  • Apr 15

    Ciccotti Art Glass Workshop

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Ciccotti Art Glass, 2306 258th Street, Ames

    • Learn how to make a beautiful glass vase from Art Ciccotti! www.ciccottiartglass.com  
  • Apr 15

    Cooking Demo: Phyllo Brie Tartlets

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Cooks\' Emporium, 313 Main St, Ames

    • Learn the ins and outs of working with phyllo dough and making delicious tartlets featuring meltingly good brie. Cost: $5. www.cooksemporiumames.com  
  • Apr 15

    Easter Egg Hunt

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / Story City

    • Bring the kids out for a family fun event hunting for eggs! www.Storycity.net  
  • Apr 15

    Geocache Egg Hunt

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

    • Your family will love this new-age way of hunting eggs. Join Naturalist Jess Lancial to learn how to use a GPS, then go search the woods to find the Conservation Bunny’s nests of hidden treasure...
  • Apr 15

    ISU Engineering & Community Day

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm / North Grand Mall, 2801 Grand Ave, Ames

    • Non-profit community can build awareness of their organization, community supportive programming and activities.
  • Apr 15

    ISU Softball vs. Oklahoma State

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm / Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave, Ames

    • The Iowa State Cyclones takes the field against Oklahoma State in the second game of a weekend triple-header. www.cyclones.com
  • Apr 15

    Willow Bird Feeder Workshop

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Attract more backyard birds with this easy to weave willow suet feeder. In this class, participants will use a form to help shape a conical feeder, and then learn some basic weaves to complete the sid...
  • Apr 15

    ISU Softball vs. Oklahoma State

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm / Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave, Ames

    • The Iowa State Cyclones takes the field against Oklahoma State in the third game of a weekend triple-header. www.cyclones.com
  • Apr 15

    Cyclone Cinema: Table 19

    • Sat / April 15, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 16

    Cyclone Cinema: Table 19

    • Sun / April 16, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 17

    Snow Melt Yoga – Stories with a Twist

    • Mon / April 17, 2017
    • 10:30 am – 11:30 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • As winter thaws, melt like a snowman in these light-hearted parent/child yoga classes that incorporate stories about springtime. Bend, stretch, twist, balance and then relax in authentic yoga poses re...
  • Apr 17

    Narrative Photography

    • Mon / April 17, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Have you considered “telling a story” or creating a “narrative” with your camera, and possibly presenting it in a photo book? Join Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photogra...
  • Apr 18

    Youth Matinee: Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Story Books

    • Tue / April 18, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • In TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and Other Story Books, seven delightful stories based on favorite children’s books come to life in one exciting musical revue! 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. www.center.i...
  • Apr 18

    Gathering Of Artists

    • Tue / April 18, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Kaukab Merchant’s Studio, 2130 McCarthy Rd, Ames

    • The Ames Community Arts Council’s Gathering of Artists are held on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations, and are intended to showcase local artists from Ames and the surrounding area...
  • Apr 18

    Sports Photography

    • Tue / April 18, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • If you’re interested in learning how to shoot sports like a pro, then this is the class for you! The same basic principles apply whether you are photographing your kids on the weekends or coveri...
  • Apr 18

    The Front Lawn Challenge

    • Tue / April 18, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Over time, traditional home landscapes have become smaller as trends in gardening and interests in plants have changed. Recent research shows that America’s love for the lawn, regardless of region, ...
  • Apr 18

    Workshop: Time for Tulips

    • Tue / April 18, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Coe\'s Floral and Gifts, 2619 Northridge Parkway, Ames

    • They always say April Showers bring May Flowers, but this year the blooms are coming early!  Learn how to construct a beautiful bouquet reminiscent of Holland utilizing tulips and tropical leaves to ...
  • Apr 18

    Floral Design Series Workshop

    • Tue / April 18, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Learn the basics of floral design from State Fair Master Flower Show judge and floral designer Sandy Gossman while creating beautiful arrangements to take home.  Each month features a different style...
  • Apr 18

    Speaker Series: Waiting with Packed Suitcases: European Jewish Refugees, 1938-1957

    • Tue / April 18, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • By Dr. Kierra Crago-Schneider, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Partners: University of Iowa, Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, Ames Historical Society, Iowa State University Department o...
  • Apr 19

    Workspace Walk-In Craft: Stamped Letter Charms

    • Wed / April 19, 2017
    • 6:00 am – 9:00 am / The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Use a small torch to melt solder into small round charms that can be stamped with letters or numbers. These baubles can be used on a key chain, as a pendant, or added to a charm bracelet. A great meme...
  • Apr 19

    Behind the Scenes at Reiman Gardens

    • Wed / April 19, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join staff each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month’s topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the chan...
  • Apr 19

    Photography: The Art of Seeing

    • Wed / April 19, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • The goal of this class is to help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the details and capture the moments that tell...
  • Apr 19

    Ames Historical Society Lecture Series: The Roosevelt: From Classrooms to Condos

    • Wed / April 19, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • “The Roosevelt: From Classrooms to Condos” Annual Lecture Series program presented by Teresa Larson. What happens when a school district “shutters a school?”  In most cases, the build...
  • Apr 19

    ISU Symphonic Band Concert

    • Wed / April 19, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, ISU Campus, Ames

    • The ISU Symphonic Band performs! www.music.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 19

    Live @ The M-Shop: COIN

    • Wed / April 19, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / The Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Formed in Nashville, but carving a space in the field of bright, synth-spiked indie pop more often associated with L.A. and N.Y.C., COIN was started by students at Belmont University in 2012. They sol...
  • Apr 19

    Grandma Mojos Moonshine Revival

    • Wed / April 19, 2017
    • 10:00 pm – 12:00 am / The Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Grandma Mojo’s Moonshine Revival is Iowa State’s premier student improv comedy troupe!  They perform in the M-Shop on select Wednesday nights during the semester.  Grandma Mojo’s i...
  • Apr 20

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / April 20, 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...
  • Apr 20

    Intermediate Adobe Lightroom Training

    • Thu / April 20, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Dive deeper into Adobe Lightroom with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg as he builds on the skills you learned in Lightroom 101. Learn how to edit tough images, how and why to use Collections...
  • Apr 20

    Semi-Toned

    • Thu / April 20, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • Sing along with the All-male A Cappella group from the University of Exeter and the reigning Champion of Voice Festival. While they never take themselves too seriously, they have been seriously well-r...
  • Apr 20

    Cyclone Cinema: Sing

    • Thu / April 20, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 20

    ISU Jazz Combos Concert

    • Thu / April 20, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Hear some jazzy tunes with the ISU Jazz Combos! www.music.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 20

    The Tempest

    • Thu / April 20, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • See one of Shakespeare’s most suggestive, yet most elusive plays. It is a magical romance, yet deeply embedded in seventeenth-century debates about authority and power, evoking an ancient myth &...
  • Apr 21

    ISU Tennis vs. Oklahoma

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 3:00 am – 5:00 pm / Forker Tennis Courts, ISU Campus, Ames

    • The ISU Tennis team takes the court against Big 12 opponent Oklahoma. www.cyclones.com
  • Apr 21

    Paint Your Own Pottery: Tiki Party!

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm / The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • We’ve got luau party music and leis to welcome you to our space. Choose from a number of Tiki cups to paint, or decorate any of our pieces with bright, tropical flowers. We will show you the basics ...
  • Apr 21

    1 Blue String

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Concert benefiting ACCESS of Ames. In partnership with Maximum Ames, Theta Chi Fraternity and 88.5 KURE. Details to come.
  • Apr 21

    Cyclone Cinema: Sing

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 21

    Midwest Children’s Choir Festival

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • Hear three guest youth choirs along with more than 250 select young singers from across the state of Iowa! The Midwest Children’s Choir Festival is one of the most highly regarded youth choral fest...
  • Apr 21

    ISU Wind Ensemble Concert

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy the sounds of the ISU Wind Ensemble! www.music.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 21

    The Tempest

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • See one of Shakespeare’s most suggestive, yet most elusive plays. It is a magical romance, yet deeply embedded in seventeenth-century debates about authority and power, evoking an ancient myth ...
  • Apr 21

    ISU AfterDark

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 9:00 pm – 1:00 am / ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Attend ISU AfterDark for the opportunity to win prizes, make friends, and have fun! www.sac.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 21

    Olate Dogs

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm / Great Hall, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • The Olate Dogs are an American dog trick act featuring father-and-son trainers Richard and Nicholas Olate. The group is best known for winning the seventh (2012) of America’s Got Talent. This p...
  • Apr 21

    Flula Borg

    • Fri / April 21, 2017
    • 11:00 pm – 1:00 am / Great Hall, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Flula Borg or DJ Flula is a musician, actor, and Youtube personality. www.sub.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 22

    Breakfast with the Birds

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 7:00 am – 8:30 am / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

    • Enjoy a quiet morning of food and fun at McFarland Park. Join Naturalist Heather Hucka for birding basics and a hike to look for some of Iowa’s fine feathered friends. End the morning with eggs,...
  • Apr 22

    Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 11:30 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take an active role in conservation as a citizen scientist through the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN), with this training from our entomology staff. Learn survey techniques specifically develope...
  • Apr 22

    STEAM Workshop: What Floats Your Boat?

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Calling future engineers! All hands on deck! Design your own boat and evaluate its seaworthiness on our own Lake Helen. In this extended workshop format, kids will work with Chris Whitmer, Chief Techn...
  • Apr 22

    Spring Wildflower Hike

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / Robison Wildlife Acres, 29490 632nd Ave, Nevada

    • Come and hike through Robison Wildlife Acres. The beautiful woodland wildflowers are some of the best of all of Story County Conservation’s areas. Look for the many signs of spring and learn abo...
  • Apr 22

    Exhibition Reception – Creative by Nature: The Bohan Collection of Inuit Art

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman, Ames

    • A recent donation by John and Ethel Bohan has significantly expanded the collection of Native American works of art in the University Museums permanent collection and thus creates an opportunity for t...
  • Apr 22

    The Bohan Collection of Inuit Art

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Building, Ames

    • Spend the afternoon exploring the latest artwork on display at the Brunnier with a reception celebrating prints and iconic stone carvings of Inuit culture. http://museums.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 22

    Londonfest

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 12:00 am / Main Street Cultural District, Ames

    • If you enjoy pints, food trucks, Ferris wheels, and soaking in the spring weather with your buddies, this event is for you! Age 21+, $10 entry. www.facebook.com/LondonfestAmes  
  • Apr 22

    Cyclone Cinema: Sing

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 22

    Masterworks Choral Concert with ISU Symphony Orchestra

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • Add some music to your weekend with Masterworks and the ISU Symphony Orchestra. www.music.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 22

    The Tempest

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • See one of Shakespeare’s most suggestive, yet most elusive plays. It is a magical romance, yet deeply embedded in seventeenth-century debates about authority and power, evoking an ancient myth &...
  • Apr 22

    Live @ The M-Shop: Glen Phillips

    • Sat / April 22, 2017
    • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm / The Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Alternative rock artist Glen Phillips will play at the M-Shop. For Fans Of: Toad the Wet Sprocket, Nickel Creek, Stephen Kellogg, Will Porter. Tickets: $20 ($12 w/ ISU student ID) in advance. $2 incre...
  • Apr 23

    ISU Tennis vs. Oklahoma State

    • Sun / April 23, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / Forker Tennis Courts, ISU Campus, Ames

    • The ISU Tennis team takes the court against Big 12 opponent Oklahoma State. www.cyclones.com
  • Apr 23

    Dollar Day

    • Sun / April 23, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Ames Municipal Pool, 1925 Ames High Dr, Ames

    • Everyone swims for $1 today! www.cityofames.org  
  • Apr 23

    Ames Community Arts Council’s Arts Awards Celebration

    • Sun / April 23, 2017
    • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm / Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • The Ames Community Arts Council’s Arts Awards Celebration is an opportunity to recognize those special individuals, organizations and businesses who have shown outstanding efforts in the Ames arts c...
  • Apr 23

    Science Sundays

    • Sun / April 23, 2017
    • 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • Get a monthly dose of absolute science at the Library! This month, kids will learn how hot air balloons work, then create their own to take home using simple materials like foam plates, string, and pl...
  • Apr 23

    The Tempest

    • Sun / April 23, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • See one of Shakespeare’s most suggestive, yet most elusive plays. It is a magical romance, yet deeply embedded in seventeenth-century debates about authority and power, evoking an ancient myth &...
  • Apr 23

    Earth Day Celebration

    • Sun / April 23, 2017
    • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • Come learn how we can make our earth a better place for everyone to live—including humans and plants and animals. www.amespubliclibrary.org
  • Apr 23

    Cyclone Cinema: Sing

    • Sun / April 23, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 12:00 am / Carver 101, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Enjoy a weekly film FREE to the public! Showings at 7 & 10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 24

    Snow Melt Yoga – Stories with a Twist

    • Mon / April 24, 2017
    • 10:30 am – 11:30 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • As winter thaws, melt like a snowman in these light-hearted parent/child yoga classes that incorporate stories about springtime. Bend, stretch, twist, balance and then relax in authentic yoga poses re...
  • Apr 24

    The UM Connection – International Sculpture Day

    • Mon / April 24, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Anderson Sculpture Garden, north side of Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Rd, Ames

    • Three artists in the ISU Art on Campus Collection have been given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center – Manuel Neri (2006), William King (2007), and Beverly Pe...
  • Apr 24

    Art + Issues – Building a Campus Community

    • Mon / April 24, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

    • Art + Issues is an open campus discussion facilitated by our educator of visual literacy and learning. Topics that relate to current events will be presented and attendees are encouraged to bring othe...
  • Apr 24

    Narrative Photography

    • Mon / April 24, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Have you considered “telling a story” or creating a “narrative” with your camera, and possibly presenting it in a photo book? Join Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photogra...
  • Apr 24

    Workshop: Muscle Balm

    • Mon / April 24, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Little Woods Herbal, 136 Main St, Ames

    • $20 per person. Register and pay in advance. www.facebook.com  
  • Apr 25

    Sports Photography

    • Tue / April 25, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • If you’re interested in learning how to shoot sports like a pro, then this is the class for you! The same basic principles apply whether you are photographing your kids on the weekends or coveri...
  • Apr 26

    Photography: The Art of Seeing

    • Wed / April 26, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • The goal of this class is to help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the details and capture the moments that tell...
  • Apr 26

    Worldly Goods Movie Night at the Library

    • Wed / April 26, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • Come to the Ames Public Library and sample Fair Trade treats as you find more about Fair Trade Around the World. worldlygoods.org  
  • Apr 27

    Live @ The M-Shop: Robin & Linda Williams

    • Thu / April 27, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 9:00 pm / The Maintenance Shop, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

    • Enjoy Folk/Americana artists Robin & Linda Williams at the M-Shop. Tickets: $20 ($15 w/ ISU student ID) in advance. $2 increase day of show. www.sub.iastate.edu
  • Apr 27

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / April 27, 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...
  • Apr 27

    Intermediate Adobe Lightroom Training

    • Thu / April 27, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Dive deeper into Adobe Lightroom with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg as he builds on the skills you learned in Lightroom 101. Learn how to edit tough images, how and why to use Collections...
  • Apr 28

    Youth Matinee: The Giver

    • Fri / April 28, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • A modern classic, The Giver explores the risks and rewards of a full life and speaks to all ages, from elementary audiences to adults. www.center.iastate.edu  
  • Apr 28

    Worldly Goods & Maggie’s Organics Spring Fashion Show & Trunk Sale

    • Fri / April 28, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / American Legion Community Room, 225 Main St, Ames

    • Come check out the spring fashion line from Maggie’s Organics!  Sample Fair Trade refreshments and treats and enjoy a Friday evening in Downtown Ames! worldlygoods.org  
  • Apr 28

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / April 28, 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’...
  • Apr 29

    TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) Day

    • Sat / April 29, 2017
    • All Day / Robison Wildlife Acres, 29490 632nd St, Nevada

    • Be a part of our TEAM and help make improvements to county trail systems. Register by 4/27 to ensure enough refreshments and tools! www.storycountyconservation.org  
  • Apr 29

    Run for the Trees

    • Sat / April 29, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 10:00 am / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

    • Join the Iowa Arboretum and the Boone County Historical Society for a beautiful scenic 5K or 1 mi. Family Walk/Run! www.iowaarboretum.org  
  • Apr 29

    Opening Weekend of Washed Ashore™ at Reiman Gardens

    • Sat / April 29, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Washed Ashore™ will be the major annual exhibit for Reiman Gardens in 2017, coinciding perfectly with the Gardens’ annual theme of “water.” Reiman Gardens will feature 10, giant sea life sculp...
  • Apr 29

    Arbor Day

    • Sat / April 29, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

    • Partake in the celebration of trees, with tree climbing for children, an appearance by Smokey Bear and more! www.iowaarboretum.org  
  • Apr 29

    Ciccotti Art Glass Workshop

    • Sat / April 29, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Ciccotti Art Glass, 2306 258th Street, Ames

    • Create your own mug, guided by master glass-blower Art Ciccotti! www.ciccottiartglass.com  
  • Apr 29

    ISU Softball vs. Western Illinois

    • Sat / April 29, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm / Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave, Ames

    • The Iowa State Cyclones takes the field against Western Illinois in the first game of a weekend double-header. www.cyclones.com
  • Apr 29

    ISU Softball vs. Western Illinois

    • Sat / April 29, 2017
    • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm / Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave, Ames

    • The Iowa State Cyclones takes the field against Western Illinois in the second game of a weekend double-header. www.cyclones.com
  • Apr 29

    Grapes of Wrath

    • Sat / April 29, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Fisher Theater, 1930 Center Dr, Ames

    • The National Players brings a powerful production of Steinbeck’s Great American Novel The Grapes of Wrath. A story about perseverance against all odds, join the Joads as they trek west, leaving the ...
  • Apr 30

    Opening Weekend of Washed Ashore™ at Reiman Gardens

    • Sun / April 30, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Washed Ashore™ will be the major annual exhibit for Reiman Gardens in 2017, coinciding perfectly with the Gardens’ annual theme of “water.” Reiman Gardens will feature 10, giant sea life sculp...
  • Apr 30

    Needle Felting Workshop

    • Sun / April 30, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Learn to make a small fiber “painting” from wool roving, with fiber artist and instructor, Betty Chamness Trost. The beautiful art of needle felting uses a sharp needle to agitate wool, making the...
  • May 1

    Black & White Digital Photography

    • Mon / May 1, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding on your ability to see form, shape and texture as a photographer. Professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg will help...
  • May 1

    Water Lily Repotting Workshop

    • Mon / May 1, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join Jamie Beyer – Master Gardener and Water Plant Expert – for a hands on demonstration of the proper way to pot water lilies and other water plants. If you prefer, you can bring a water lily (or...
  • May 2

    O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors):Unconditional Surrender, A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant

    • Tue / May 2, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

    • Ulysses S. Grant comes to life in this informative, humorous, and touching portrayal by Peter Grady from Marshalltown Community Theater. Meet the victorious General whose strategy and tenacity won the...
  • May 2

    Macro Photography 3: Water

    • Tue / May 2, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take your close-up photography to the next level by incorporating water in compositions into your shots with this four-week course with expert photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg. Mark will t...
  • May 3

    ArtWalk – Art on Campus GO!

    • Wed / May 3, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Anderson Sculpture Garden, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Location based games like Pokémon GO! have become trendy in the past few years.  The map programs used to generate the “stops” have helped to show how vibrant and art-filled our campus is.  Let...
  • May 3

    Beginner Photography

    • Wed / May 3, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, compos...
  • May 3

    Drum Up Spirit!

    • Wed / May 3, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm / Unity Church of Ames, 226 9th St, Ames

    • Join Unity Church of Ames every first Wednesday of every month for drumming, meditation and friends!
  • May 4

    Art Mart

    • Thu / May 4, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm / ISU Memorial Union, Campanile Room, Ames

    • See local artists’ work and take some home to enjoy! www.sac.iastate.edu/arts-the-workspace  
  • May 4

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / May 4, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • May 4

    Town & Gown Concert: The Walden Chamber Players

    • Thu / May 4, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • Tessa Lark, violin/fiddle, Bob Frederick, banjo, Christof Huebner, viola, Ashima Scripp, cello In one fascinating concert, the modern string quartet adapts itself (and expands) for a trip through A...
  • May 5

    Art Mart

    • Fri / May 5, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm / ISU Memorial Union, Campanile Room, Ames

    • See local artists’ work and take some home to enjoy! www.sac.iastate.edu/arts-the-workspace  
  • May 5

    ISU Softball vs. Kansas

    • Fri / May 5, 2017
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave, Ames

    • The Iowa State Cyclones takes the field against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first game of a weekend triple-header. www.cyclones.com
  • May 5

    Arboretum Garden Social & Auction 

    • Fri / May 5, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

    • Iowa Arboretum’s major “fun” raiser event featuring tasty delights, auction and plant sale. www.iowaarboretum.org  
  • May 6

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market Opening Day & Food Truck Showdown

    • Sat / May 6, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, honey, jams, mushrooms, eggs, flowers, baked goods, handcrafted items and so much more.  Liv...
  • May 6

    2017 Mid Iowa Woodworkers Woodworking Show

    • Sat / May 6, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • The Mid-Iowa Woodcarvers return for their one-day show on Saturday, May 7!  Guests will have the opportunity to view carving contest entries, watch carving demonstrations and participate in a hands-o...
  • May 6

    Plant Sale

    • Sat / May 6, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

    • Iowa Arboretum’s Annual Spring Plant Sale with unique and interesting plants for your Iowa garden! www.iowaarboretum.org  
  • May 6

    Art Mart

    • Sat / May 6, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm / ISU Memorial Union, Campanile Room, Ames

    • See local artists’ work and take some home to enjoy! www.sac.iastate.edu/arts-the-workspace  
  • May 6

    ISU Softball vs. Kansas

    • Sat / May 6, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm / Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave, Ames

    • The Iowa State Cyclones takes the field against the Kansas Jayhawks in the second game of a weekend triple-header. www.cyclones.com
  • May 6

    Iowa State University Spring Commencement

    • Sat / May 6, 2017
    • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm / Jack Trice Stadium, Ames

    • Congratulations Spring 2017 Graduates! www.graduation.iastate.edu  
  • May 6

    Spring Fever Special

    • Sat / May 6, 2017
    • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm / Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th St, Boone

    • Catch a ride on the diesel powered basic excursion train! www.bsvrr.com  
  • May 6

    Central Iowa Symphony: Season Finale, Atlantic Bridge with Michael Londra

    • Sat / May 6, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • The season comes to a close with a live performance by the Central Iowa Symphony! Eric L. McIntyre will be the guest conductor. http://cisymphony.org  
  • May 7

    Plant Sale

    • Sun / May 7, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

    • Iowa Arboretum’s Annual Spring Plant Sale with unique and interesting plants for your Iowa garden! www.iowaarboretum.org  
  • May 7

    ISU Softball vs. Kansas

    • Sun / May 7, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm / Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave, Ames

    • The Iowa State Cyclones takes the field against the Kansas Jayhawks in the third game of a weekend triple-header. www.cyclones.com
  • May 7

    Story County Conservstion Partners Spring Festival

    • Sun / May 7, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

    • The annual Partners Spring Festival isn’t far away! Mark your calendars now and celebrate the great outdoors and additions to McFarland Park. More details to come. www.storycountyiowa.gov  
  • May 8

    Black & White Digital Photography

    • Mon / May 8, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding on your ability to see form, shape and texture as a photographer. Professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg will help...
  • May 8

    Workshop: Herbal Poltice

    • Mon / May 8, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Little Woods Herbal, 136 Main St, Ames

    • $15 per person. Register and pay in advance. www.facebook.com  
  • May 9

    Macro Photography 3: Water

    • Tue / May 9, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take your close-up photography to the next level by incorporating water in compositions into your shots with this four-week course with expert photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg. Mark will t...
  • May 10

    Reiman Gardens May Free Admission Day

    • Wed / May 10, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge....
  • May 10

    Artful Yoga

    • Wed / May 10, 2017
    • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm / Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall, Ames

    • enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. In conjunction with the current exhibition, our practice this semester will focus on th...
  • May 10

    Beginner Photography

    • Wed / May 10, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, compos...
  • May 11

    Kids Story Time

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

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • May 11

    Unified Butterfly Recorder App Tutorial

    • Thu / May 11, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • The Unified Butterfly Recorder (UBR) is a handheld device app, developed in collaboration between Reiman Gardens and senior design students from Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State Unive...
  • May 11

    Brown Bag: Nature at Noon – Art from a Willow Bog

    • Thu / May 11, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decora...
  • May 12

    National Public Gardens Day

    • Fri / May 12, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with 1/2 price admission! www.reimangardens.com  
  • May 12

    Plant Sale Extravaganza

    • Fri / May 12, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with Reiman Gardens’ annual Plant Sale! www.reimangardens.com  
  • May 13

    Bag-O-Bulbs Sale

    • Sat / May 13, 2017
    • All Day / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Love the massed tulip displays at Reiman Gardens? Want some of that beauty? You can purchase Reiman Gardens’ tulip bulbs to replant in your own yard! Not only will you get lots of bulbs at a great d...
  • May 13

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / May 13, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • May 13

    Lucky Star Spring Market

    • Sat / May 13, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / ISU Research Park, Building 2 Parking Lot, Ames

    • A wonderful, one-day shopping experience that features vendors selling hand-made crafts, jewelry, clothing, vintage goods and art. Similar to a “European Market”, festive food and drink an...
  • May 13

    Plant Sale Extravaganza

    • Sat / May 13, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with Reiman Gardens’ annual Plant Sale! www.reimangardens.com  
  • May 13

    Spring Fever Special

    • Sat / May 13, 2017
    • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm / Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th St, Boone

    • Catch a ride on the diesel powered basic excursion train! www.bsvrr.com  
  • May 14

    Wet Felting!

    • Sun / May 14, 2017
    • 1:00 am – 3:00 pm / Reiman Gardensm 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Make a fiber landscape wall hanging from wool roving, with fiber artist and instructor, Betty Chamness Trost. This extraordinary art form involves building up flat layers of colorful wool, and adding ...
  • May 14

    Mother’s Day at Reiman Gardens

    • Sun / May 14, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms will be admitted free of charge to Reiman Gardens! www.reimangardens.com  
  • May 14

    Plant Sale Extravaganza

    • Sun / May 14, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with Reiman Gardens’ annual Plant Sale! www.reimangardens.com  
  • May 14

    Mother’s Day at the Museum

    • Sun / May 14, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman, Ames

    • This Mother’s Day, share the beauty of art. Free tours of the current exhibitions and crafts will be offered by University Museums staff in the Brunnier Art Museum. www.museums.iastate.edu  
  • May 14

    Ames Children’s Choirs Spring Concert

    • Sun / May 14, 2017
    • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm / First Baptist Church, 200 Lynn Ave, Ames

    • The Ames Children’s Choirs program consists of three choirs of boys and girls ages 7-18 from the following communities:  Ames, Boone, Colo, Huxley, Nevada, Ogden, Radcliffe and Slater. Tickets are ...
  • May 15

    Ground to Ground: Reducing Waste

    • Mon / May 15, 2017
    • 6:00 am – 8:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Gain expertise on reducing waste in your kitchen and home from Certified Master Herbalist Gayle Curtis as she shares strategies for using plants for fresh air and cutting down on kitchen waste. Sample...
  • May 15

    Black & White Digital Photography

    • Mon / May 15, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding on your ability to see form, shape and texture as a photographer. Professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg will help...
  • May 16

    Gathering Of Artists

    • Tue / May 16, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Steven Nissen’s Studio, 6423 Pine Grove Ln, Ames

    • The Ames Community Arts Council’s Gathering of Artists are held on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations, and are intended to showcase local artists from Ames and the surrounding area...
  • May 16

    Macro Photography 3: Water

    • Tue / May 16, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take your close-up photography to the next level by incorporating water in compositions into your shots with this four-week course with expert photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg. Mark will t...
  • May 16

    Floral Design Series Workshop

    • Tue / May 16, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Topic: Succulent Dish Gardens Choose from a variety of succulent plants to create a long-lasting dish garden in a 12” glazed terracotta container. Preregistration with prepayment is required one wee...
  • May 17

    Behind the Scenes: Washed Ashore Exhibit

    • Wed / May 17, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Reiman Gardens is the first botanical garden to host this phenomenal art exhibit which delivers a powerful message about our most precious natural resource – water. Tour the breathtaking sculptures ...
  • May 17

    Beginner Photography

    • Wed / May 17, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, compos...
  • May 18

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / May 18, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • May 19

    Ames Historical Society Annual Book Sale

    • Fri / May 19, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm / Ames History Center, 416 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • Join the Ames Historical Society for their annual book sale and gift shop sale! Many books only $1. Regular gift shop items 10% off. Proceeds help us continue to fulfill our mission. Have books to do...
  • May 20

    Gladiator Assault Challenge

    • Sat / May 20, 2017
    • All Day / Seven Oaks Recreation, 1086 222nd Dr, Boone

    • Gladiator Assault Challenge (mud run) is the Midwest’s premier test of endurance, speed, agility, strength, and mental stamina. The Gladiator Assault Challenge obstacle course is 5-7 miles long ...
  • May 20

    STEAM Workshop: Water From the Ground Up

    • Sat / May 20, 2017
    • 1:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Much of the water we use and drink comes from the ground… but what does that mean? How does the ground “store” water? And how do we get to it? And how do the things we do in our daily lives – ...
  • May 20

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / May 20, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • May 20

    Iowa Able Run

    • Sat / May 20, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 10:00 am / Ada Hayden Heritage Park, Ames

    • 2.5K, 5K, 10K and 400M Kids Fun Run to benefit the Iowa Able Foundation! The Iowa Able Foundation is a statewide non-profit that provides financial coaching for aging Iowans and those with disabiliti...
  • May 20

    Willow Bird Workshop

    • Sat / May 20, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Replace those dead hanging baskets in your garden with a beautiful willow bird! Learn from Ogden artists Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss how to form willow into the shape of a soaring bird to welcome spring....
  • May 20

    Ames Historical Society Annual Book Sale

    • Sat / May 20, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm / Ames History Center, 416 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • Join the Ames Historical Society for their annual book sale and gift shop sale! Many books only $1. Regular gift shop items 10% off. Proceeds help us continue to fulfill our mission. Have books to do...
  • May 20

    Landscape & Rainscape Your Yard with Native Prairie & Woodland Plants

    • Sat / May 20, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join us for this special presentation from staff at the City of Ames to learn more about how and where to use native Iowa plants in your yard. Hear about the benefits of using native flowers and grass...
  • May 20

    Spring Fever Special

    • Sat / May 20, 2017
    • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm / Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th St, Boone

    • Catch a ride on the diesel powered basic excursion train! www.bsvrr.com  
  • May 21

    Gladiator Assault Challenge

    • Sun / May 21, 2017
    • All Day / Seven Oaks Recreation, 1086 222nd Dr, Boone

    • Gladiator Assault Challenge (mud run) is the Midwest’s premier test of endurance, speed, agility, strength, and mental stamina. The Gladiator Assault Challenge obstacle course is 5-7 miles long ...
  • May 21

    Wet Felting!

    • Sun / May 21, 2017
    • 1:00 am – 3:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Make a fiber landscape wall hanging from wool roving, with fiber artist and instructor, Betty Chamness Trost. This extraordinary art form involves building up flat layers of colorful wool, and adding ...
  • May 21

    Workshop: Mixology 101

    • Sun / May 21, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Little Woods Herbal, 136 Main St, Ames

    • Learn how to blend your own teas from the two who make all of Little Woods’ recipes Kristin M Roach and Andrea Mauton (production manager). We’ll walk you through single infusions of a sel...
  • May 22

    Black & White Digital Photography

    • Mon / May 22, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding on your ability to see form, shape and texture as a photographer. Professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg will help...
  • May 23

    Macro Photography 3: Water

    • Tue / May 23, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take your close-up photography to the next level by incorporating water in compositions into your shots with this four-week course with expert photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg. Mark will t...
  • May 23

    Workshop: Perfect Petals

    • Tue / May 23, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Coe\'s Floral and Gifts, 2619 Northridge Parkway, Ames

    • We know that every petal isn’t always perfect, but a beautiful  combination of petals makes the perfect design.  Bright gerbera daisies, spray roses, and other blooms combine to create the perfect...
  • May 23

    Ames Historical Society Lecture Series: Main Street Building “Secrets”

    • Tue / May 23, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • “Main Street Building Secrets” Annual Lecture Series program presented by Sharon Wirth and Judy Gilger. While researching for the recent downtown historical plaque project, Sharon Wirth an...
  • May 24

    Beginner Photography

    • Wed / May 24, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, compos...
  • May 25

    Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games

    • Thu / May 25, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University, Ames

    • The Summer Games are Special Olympics Iowa’s largest event of the year, with more than 2,600 athletes 1,200 coaches and 2,000 volunteers converging on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. T...
  • May 25

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / May 25, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • May 26

    Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games

    • Fri / May 26, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University, Ames

    • The Summer Games are Special Olympics Iowa’s largest event of the year, with more than 2,600 athletes 1,200 coaches and 2,000 volunteers converging on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. T...
  • May 26

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / May 26, 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’...
  • May 26

    Derek & Julianne Hough MOVE – BEYOND – LIVE ON TOUR

    • Fri / May 26, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Dr, Ames

    • The Hough siblings are promising fans their biggest and best show yet, with brand-new stage production inspired by the elements – earth, wind, fire, and water – which the duo have infused into fre...
  • May 27

    Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games

    • Sat / May 27, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University, Ames

    • The Summer Games are Special Olympics Iowa’s largest event of the year, with more than 2,600 athletes 1,200 coaches and 2,000 volunteers converging on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. T...
  • May 27

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / May 27, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • May 28

    Ames High School Commencement

    • Sun / May 28, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Hilton Coliseum, 1700 Center Dr, Ames

    • Ames High School Class of 2017 will receive diplomas.
  • Jun 1

    Youth Summer Camp #1: Incredible Insects!

    • Thu / June 1, 2017
    • 1:00 am – 5:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Join us for a jam-packed afternoon full of fun and educational activities focused on insects! Explore the Gardens and the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing with games, crafts, snacks, and more. STEAM ac...
  • Jun 1

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / June 1, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jun 1

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / June 1, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • www.facebook.com/AmesMunicipalBand  
  • Jun 2

    Nevada City-Wide Garage Sales

    • Fri / June 2, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Throughout Nevada

    • Garage sales will be held throughout Nevada. Maps will be available at both Casey’s stores, Good and Quick, Ben Franklin, and Nevada Chamber office. www.nevadaiowa.org  
  • Jun 2

    Ames on The Half Shell

    • Fri / June 2, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • Enjoy an outdoor concert every Friday evening! www.amesonthehalfshell.com  
  • Jun 2

    ArtWalk

    • Fri / June 2, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Main Street Cultural District, Ames

    • The annual ArtWalk is a great event that showcases downtown businesses as well as community artists. Discover the artworks of painters, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, sculptors a...
  • Jun 2

    Reiman Gardens After Hours

    • Fri / June 2, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Kick back, relax and enjoy good company and live music in a beautiful garden setting! www.reimangardens.com  
  • Jun 3

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / June 3, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Jun 3

    Dance/Movement Therapy Workshop

    • Sat / June 3, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • A fun, Interactive introduction to how the use of movement furthers the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual. Based on the premise that the body, mind and spirit are...
  • Jun 3

    Summerfest in Campustown

    • Sat / June 3, 2017
    • 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Campustown, Ames

    • Live music, snacks, root beer garden, petting zoo, face painting, and many activities provide fun for visitors of all ages! Summerfest is an annual, free, family-friendly summer event that welcomes ev...
  • Jun 3

    Nitro Circus

    • Sat / June 3, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Jack Trice Stadium, Ames

    • Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live comes to Jack Trice Stadium, featuring freestyle riders (motocross, BMX, scooter, inline) doing stunts and tricks! www.ticketmaster.com/event/  
  • Jun 4

    Classic Car Day

    • Sun / June 4, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

    • Bring your car or your camera and enjoy an afternoon admiring some of Iowa’s best-loved cars! Classic tunes will help set the mood and lunch will be available for purchase. www.iowaarboretum.org
  • Jun 4

    Hoggatt Summer Kickoff

    • Sun / June 4, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Hoggatt School, 18th & Burnett, Ames

    • Celebrate the beginning of summer events at Hoggatt with lemonade and ice cream, soap-making demonstration, and 1860s music! www.AmesHistory.org  
  • Jun 5

    Mindfulness, Meditation & Relaxation

    • Mon / June 5, 2017
    • 6:00 am – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take a break from your busy and sometimes hectic life to rejuvenate. Learn and practice ways to achieve tranquility and enjoy a sense of calm, inspired by nature and the beauty of Reiman Gardens. Prer...
  • Jun 5

    Intermediate Photography: Take Control of Your Camera

    • Mon / June 5, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take your photography to the next level with this four-part class. Building on concepts from Beginner Photography with practical application and further exploration of the tools, mechanics, and proces...
  • Jun 6

    Photography Master Study

    • Tue / June 6, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • One of the best ways to learn any art form is by exploring a master artist’s methods. Under the expert guidance of professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg, you will study the creative process of ...
  • Jun 7

    Ames Home Builders Association Parade of Homes

    • Wed / June 7, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Various locations throughout Ames

    • The Ames Home Builders Association is pleased to present the 2016 Parade of Homes Show.  We are excited about the homes featured in the years show and hope you enjoy the tour.  This year it is again...
  • Jun 7

    Drum Up Spirit!

    • Wed / June 7, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm / Unity Church of Ames, 226 9th St, Ames

    • Join Unity Church of Ames every first Wednesday of every month for drumming, meditation and friends!
  • Jun 7

    Landscape Photography

    • Wed / June 7, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Learn the fundamentals required to capture amazing outdoor shots in this class for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers who want to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic...
  • Jun 8

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / June 8, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jun 8

    Brown Bag: Nature at Noon

    • Thu / June 8, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decora...
  • Jun 8

    Ames Home Builders Association Parade of Homes

    • Thu / June 8, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Various locations throughout Ames

    • The Ames Home Builders Association is pleased to present the 2016 Parade of Homes Show.  We are excited about the homes featured in the years show and hope you enjoy the tour.  This year it is again...
  • Jun 8

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / June 8, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • www.facebook.com/AmesMunicipalBand  
  • Jun 9

    Nevada Chamber Annual Golf Outing

    • Fri / June 9, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Indian Creek Country Club, Nevada

    • This is the annual Chamber golf outing. There is room for 72 golfers on this 9 hole course. There will be prizes for the top flites. This is a great opportunity to network, interact with other busines...
  • Jun 9

    Ames Home Builders Association Parade of Homes

    • Fri / June 9, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Various locations throughout Ames

    • The Ames Home Builders Association is pleased to present the 2016 Parade of Homes Show.  We are excited about the homes featured in the years show and hope you enjoy the tour.  This year it is again...
  • Jun 9

    Ames on The Half Shell

    • Fri / June 9, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • Enjoy an outdoor concert every Friday evening! www.amesonthehalfshell.com  
  • Jun 9

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    • Fri / June 9, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • The suave and debonair con artist, Lawrence Jameson, takes a small time American grifter, Freddy Benson, under his wing. When egos collide, the fun begins. This fast-paced hysterically funny musical c...
  • Jun 10

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / June 10, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Jun 10

    Ames Home Builders Association Parade of Homes

    • Sat / June 10, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Various locations throughout Ames

    • The Ames Home Builders Association is pleased to present the 2016 Parade of Homes Show.  We are excited about the homes featured in the years show and hope you enjoy the tour.  This year it is again...
  • Jun 10

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    • Sat / June 10, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • The suave and debonair con artist, Lawrence Jameson, takes a small time American grifter, Freddy Benson, under his wing. When egos collide, the fun begins. This fast-paced hysterically funny musical c...
  • Jun 11

    18th Annual Iowa Garden Rendevous

    • Sun / June 11, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

    • Tour some of the best conifer gardens in central Iowa. Meet other confer enthusiasts, talk about plants, see new plants, and get ideas for your garden.  Meet at the Iowa Arboretum to start your day. ...
  • Jun 11

    Ames Home Builders Association Parade of Homes

    • Sun / June 11, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Various locations throughout Ames

    • The Ames Home Builders Association is pleased to present the 2016 Parade of Homes Show.  We are excited about the homes featured in the years show and hope you enjoy the tour.  This year it is again...
  • Jun 11

    Joe Patrick and the Architecture of Impermanence

    • Sun / June 11, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Building, Ames

    • Experience the massive paintings on display at the Brunnier with the artist Joe Patrick himself at this summertime reception. http://museums.iastate.edu/  
  • Jun 11

    Joe Patrick and the Architecture of Impermanence – Artist Reception

    • Sun / June 11, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman, Ames

    • Join us in celebrating Joe Patrick and the exhibition Parallels: The Architecture of Impermanence currently on view in the Brunnier Art Museum. In his paintings, Joe Patrick finds his inspiration in t...
  • Jun 11

    Hoggatt in Context: Early Ames History

    • Sun / June 11, 2017
    • 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm / Hoggatt School, 18th & Burnett, Ames

    • The community of Ames was not platted until 1864 – two years after Hoggatt opened. This program covers the history of the area during the years Hoggatt was open. By Casie Vance, Ames Historical Soci...
  • Jun 12

    Intermediate Photography: Take Control of Your Camera

    • Mon / June 12, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take your photography to the next level with this four-part class. Building on concepts from Beginner Photography with practical application and further exploration of the tools, mechanics, and proces...
  • Jun 12

    Mindfulness, Meditation & Relaxation

    • Mon / June 12, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take a break from your busy and sometimes hectic life to rejuvenate. Learn and practice ways to achieve tranquility and enjoy a sense of calm, inspired by nature and the beauty of Reiman Gardens. Prer...
  • Jun 13

    Photography Master Study

    • Tue / June 13, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • One of the best ways to learn any art form is by exploring a master artist’s methods. Under the expert guidance of professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg, you will study the creative process of ...
  • Jun 14

    Reiman Gardens June Free Admission Day

    • Wed / June 14, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge....
  • Jun 14

    ArtWalk – Does Not Compute

    • Wed / June 14, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Coover Hall, ISU Campus, Ames

    • Join University Museums as we take a tour of three spaces inhabited by a diverse group of computational disciplines and see if these public artworks add-up.  Meet outside the west entrance of Coover ...
  • Jun 14

    Landscape Photography

    • Wed / June 14, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Learn the fundamentals required to capture amazing outdoor shots in this class for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers who want to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic...
  • Jun 15

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    • Thu / June 15, 2017
    • 7:30 am – 9:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • The suave and debonair con artist, Lawrence Jameson, takes a small time American grifter, Freddy Benson, under his wing. When egos collide, the fun begins. This fast-paced hysterically funny musical c...
  • Jun 15

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / June 15, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jun 15

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / June 15, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • www.facebook.com/AmesMunicipalBand  
  • Jun 16

    Ames on The Half Shell

    • Fri / June 16, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • Enjoy an outdoor concert every Friday evening! www.amesonthehalfshell.com  
  • Jun 16

    Story Theater Company: The Pirates of Penzance, Jr

    • Fri / June 16, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. is a hilarious comedy set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England about a group of pirates. www.Storytheatercompany.org  
  • Jun 16

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    • Fri / June 16, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • The suave and debonair con artist, Lawrence Jameson, takes a small time American grifter, Freddy Benson, under his wing. When egos collide, the fun begins. This fast-paced hysterically funny musical c...
  • Jun 17

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / June 17, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Jun 17

    Rose Fest

    • Sat / June 17, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Stop and smell the roses during Reiman Gardens’ annual Rose Fest! Along with scheduled activities, visitors will enjoy the extensive collection of Griffith Buck hardy roses, antique roses as well as...
  • Jun 17

    Ames Historical Society Community Ice Cream Social

    • Sat / June 17, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Ames History Center, 416 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • Our annual ice cream social during Iowa Museum Week is our way of thanking the community for supporting us. Join us for free ice cream sundaes and kids’ activities! www.ameshistory.org  
  • Jun 17

    Butterfly Field Day at McFarland Park

    • Sat / June 17, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Hike McFarland Park and hunt for butterflies with Reiman Gardens staff during an Iowa Butterfly Survey Network practice session. Discover some of Iowa’s beautiful bugs, and learn more about getting ...
  • Jun 17

    Story Theater Company: The Pirates of Penzance, Jr

    • Sat / June 17, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. is a hilarious comedy set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England about a group of pirates. www.Storytheatercompany.org  
  • Jun 17

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    • Sat / June 17, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • The suave and debonair con artist, Lawrence Jameson, takes a small time American grifter, Freddy Benson, under his wing. When egos collide, the fun begins. This fast-paced hysterically funny musical c...
  • Jun 18

    Father’s Day at Reiman Gardens

    • Sun / June 18, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • In honor of Father’s Day, all dads will be admitted free of charge! www.reimangardens.com  
  • Jun 18

    Father’s Day at the Museum

    • Sun / June 18, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman, Ames

    • This Father’s Day, share the beauty of art. Free tours of the current exhibitions and crafts will be offered by University Museums staff in the Brunnier Art Museum. www.museums.iastate.edu  
  • Jun 18

    Hands-On Buttermaking

    • Sun / June 18, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Hoggatt School, 18th & Burnett, Ames

    • Experience how to make butter the way it was done in the days of Hoggatt School with a hands-on demonstration. Then see how it tastes! http://www.AmesHistory.org  
  • Jun 18

    Story Theater Company: The Pirates of Penzance, Jr

    • Sun / June 18, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. is a hilarious comedy set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England about a group of pirates. www.Storytheatercompany.org  
  • Jun 19

    Intermediate Photography: Take Control of Your Camera

    • Mon / June 19, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take your photography to the next level with this four-part class. Building on concepts from Beginner Photography with practical application and further exploration of the tools, mechanics, and proces...
  • Jun 19

    Mindfulness, Meditation & Relaxation

    • Mon / June 19, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take a break from your busy and sometimes hectic life to rejuvenate. Learn and practice ways to achieve tranquility and enjoy a sense of calm, inspired by nature and the beauty of Reiman Gardens. Prer...
  • Jun 20

    Gathering Of Artists

    • Tue / June 20, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 am / Worldly Goods, 223 Main St, Ames

    • The Ames Community Arts Council’s Gathering of Artists are held on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations, and are intended to showcase local artists from Ames and the surrounding area...
  • Jun 20

    Photography Master Study

    • Tue / June 20, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • One of the best ways to learn any art form is by exploring a master artist’s methods. Under the expert guidance of professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg, you will study the creative process of ...
  • Jun 20

    Floral Design Series Workshop

    • Tue / June 20, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Topic: In the Navy – Patriotic Arrangements Prep for the 4th of July & honor those who served in the US Armed Forces with an elegant arrangement featuring white and navy! Preregistration wit...
  • Jun 21

    Behind the Scenes at Reiman Gardens

    • Wed / June 21, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Topic: Education in the Children’s Garden From literacy programs and early childhood development, to youth gardening, therapeutic horticulture, and more, walk through the Children’s Garden with E...
  • Jun 21

    Landscape Photography

    • Wed / June 21, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Learn the fundamentals required to capture amazing outdoor shots in this class for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers who want to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic...
  • Jun 22

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    • Thu / June 22, 2017
    • 7:30 am – 9:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • The suave and debonair con artist, Lawrence Jameson, takes a small time American grifter, Freddy Benson, under his wing. When egos collide, the fun begins. This fast-paced hysterically funny musical c...
  • Jun 22

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / June 22, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jun 22

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / June 22, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • www.facebook.com/AmesMunicipalBand  
  • Jun 23

    Ames on The Half Shell

    • Fri / June 23, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • Enjoy an outdoor concert every Friday evening! www.amesonthehalfshell.com  
  • Jun 23

    Story Theater Company: The Pirates of Penzance, Jr

    • Fri / June 23, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. is a hilarious comedy set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England about a group of pirates. www.Storytheatercompany.org  
  • Jun 23

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    • Fri / June 23, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • The suave and debonair con artist, Lawrence Jameson, takes a small time American grifter, Freddy Benson, under his wing. When egos collide, the fun begins. This fast-paced hysterically funny musical c...
  • Jun 24

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / June 24, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Jun 24

    2017 Iowa Regional Lily Show

    • Sat / June 24, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Reiman Gardens is pleased to host the Iowa Regional Lily Society’s (IRLS) Annual Lily Show. Hundreds of lilies from the U.S. and Canada plus a large selection of lily designs will fill the Reiman G...
  • Jun 24

    Pollinator Fest

    • Sat / June 24, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Visit Reiman Gardens and celebrate National Pollinator Week. There will be many collaborators present to make sure this day is educational and also plenty of fun! Collaborators include: the Iowa State...
  • Jun 24

    Story Theater Company: The Pirates of Penzance, Jr

    • Sat / June 24, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. is a hilarious comedy set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England about a group of pirates. www.Storytheatercompany.org  
  • Jun 24

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    • Sat / June 24, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • The suave and debonair con artist, Lawrence Jameson, takes a small time American grifter, Freddy Benson, under his wing. When egos collide, the fun begins. This fast-paced hysterically funny musical c...
  • Jun 25

    Dirty Rotten Scondrels

    • Sun / June 25, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Ames Community Theater, 120 Abraham Dr, Ames

    • The suave and debonair con artist, Lawrence Jameson, takes a small time American grifter, Freddy Benson, under his wing. When egos collide, the fun begins. This fast-paced hysterically funny musical c...
  • Jun 25

    Story Theater Company: The Pirates of Penzance, Jr

    • Sun / June 25, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. is a hilarious comedy set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England about a group of pirates. www.Storytheatercompany.org  
  • Jun 25

    Who Is That Hoggatt Guy Anyway?

    • Sun / June 25, 2017
    • 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm / Hoggatt School, 18th & Burnett, Ames

    • Of all the names closely associated with the early development of Ames, few rank ahead of the very colorful Col. Lucian Q. Hoggatt. This program tells the story of this “bigger than life” characte...
  • Jun 26

    Intermediate Photography: Take Control of Your Camera

    • Mon / June 26, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take your photography to the next level with this four-part class. Building on concepts from Beginner Photography with practical application and further exploration of the tools, mechanics, and proces...
  • Jun 26

    Mindfulness, Meditation & Relaxation

    • Mon / June 26, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Take a break from your busy and sometimes hectic life to rejuvenate. Learn and practice ways to achieve tranquility and enjoy a sense of calm, inspired by nature and the beauty of Reiman Gardens. Prer...
  • Jun 27

    Photography Master Study

    • Tue / June 27, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • One of the best ways to learn any art form is by exploring a master artist’s methods. Under the expert guidance of professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg, you will study the creative process of ...
  • Jun 28

    Landscape Photography

    • Wed / June 28, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Learn the fundamentals required to capture amazing outdoor shots in this class for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers who want to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic...
  • Jun 28

    Ames Historical Society Lecture Series: Prehistoric Story County

    • Wed / June 28, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • “Prehistoric Story County” Annual Lecture Series program presented by Matt Donovan. Matt will present the pre-history of Story County and Ames, starting with the ice age and continuing thr...
  • Jun 29

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / June 29, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jun 29

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / June 29, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • www.facebook.com/AmesMunicipalBand  
  • Jun 30

    Ames on the Halfshell

    • Fri / June 30, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Bandshell Park, 6th Street & Duff Ave, Ames

    • Enjoy a concert in Bandshell Park, along with a beer garden and food vendors! www.amesonthehalfshell.com  
  • Jun 30

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / June 30, 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’...
  • Jul 1

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / July 1, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Jul 2

    Game Day at Hoggatt

    • Sun / July 2, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Hoggatt School, 18th & Burnett, Ames

    • Come play the simple but energetic games that school children played in the 1860s! www.AmesHistory.org  
  • Jul 3

    Reiman Gardens Independence Day Celebration

    • Mon / July 3, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 10:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Reiman Gardens will host an Independence Day Celebration featuring live music, special activities for kids, and front row seats to a spectacular fireworks display! Free admission after 6 pm! www.reima...
  • Jul 3

    Independence Day Fireworks

    • Mon / July 3, 2017
    • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    • The Young Professionals of Ames, the City of Ames and Iowa State University present the Ames 2017 fireworks. Ames Fireworks offers safe, free, family-friendly entertainment to celebrate the Independe...
  • Jul 4

    Friendship Ark 5K on the 4th!

    • Tue / July 4, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 10:00 am / Ada Hayden Heritage Park, Ames

    • The annual 5K run/race on the 4th of July! Supported by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program. www.friendshipark.org  
  • Jul 4

    Ames Mayor and City Council Fourth of July Community Breakfast

    • Tue / July 4, 2017
    • 8:30 am – 10:30 am / In front of City Hall, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • Join the Ames Mayor and City Council Members in celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with a free pancake breakfast in front of City Hall. www.cityofames.org  
  • Jul 5

    Drum Up Spirit!

    • Wed / July 5, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm / Unity Church of Ames, 226 9th St, Ames

    • Join Unity Church of Ames every first Wednesday of every month for drumming, meditation and friends!
  • Jul 6

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / July 6, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jul 6

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / July 6, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • Come join the Ames Municipal Band for one of their summer concerts. Free admission – and bring lawn chairs. www.facebook.com/AmesMunicipalBand  
  • Jul 7

    Fair Trade Wine Tasting from Around the World

    • Fri / July 7, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Worldly Goods, 223 Main St, Ames

    • Celebrating 30 years of Fair Trade, Worldly Goods and Wheatsfield are teaming up to showcase Fair Trade Wines from Around the World! worldlygoods.org  
  • Jul 8

    Summer Iowa Games

    • Sat / July 8, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University and City of Ames Venues

    • The 31st Summer Iowa Games provides sport and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  The Summer Iowa Games will have over 12,500 athletes participate in 60 sports.   www.iowagames.org
  • Jul 8

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / July 8, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Jul 9

    Summer Iowa Games

    • Sun / July 9, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University and City of Ames Venues

    • The 31st Summer Iowa Games provides sport and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  The Summer Iowa Games will have over 12,500 athletes participate in 60 sports.   www.iowagames.org
  • Jul 9

    2017 Garden Art Fair

    • Sun / July 9, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Reiman Gardens is proud to host their 14th Annual Garden Art Fair on Sunday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come enjoy the work of over 50 new and returning artists who will be displaying and sell...
  • Jul 9

    Where Are We?: Geography at Hoggatt

    • Sun / July 9, 2017
    • 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm / Hoggatt School, 18th & Burnett, Ames

    • This 1860s geography lesson discusses the prairie, the village of Ames, and the states of that time, ending with a geography word game of only places established by 1860. By Glenn Sibbel, Hoggatt Scho...
  • Jul 12

    Reiman Gardens July Free Admission Day

    • Wed / July 12, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge....
  • Jul 13

    Summer Iowa Games

    • Thu / July 13, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University and City of Ames Venues

    • The 31st Summer Iowa Games provides sport and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  The Summer Iowa Games will have over 12,500 athletes participate in 60 sports.   www.iowagames.org
  • Jul 13

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / July 13, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jul 13

    Summer Sidewalk Sales

    • Thu / July 13, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm / North Grand Mall, 2801 Grand Ave, Ames

    • Save on all of your favorite accessories, apparel, shoes, home goods and more at North Grand Mall! www.northgrandmall.com  
  • Jul 13

    Brown Bag Lecture: Nature at Noon

    • Thu / July 13, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decora...
  • Jul 13

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / July 13, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • Come join the Ames Municipal Band for one of their summer concerts. Free admission – and bring lawn chairs. www.facebook.com/AmesMunicipalBand  
  • Jul 14

    Summer Iowa Games

    • Fri / July 14, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University and City of Ames Venues

    • The 31st Summer Iowa Games provides sport and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  The Summer Iowa Games will have over 12,500 athletes participate in 60 sports.   www.iowagames.org
  • Jul 14

    Summer Sidewalk Sales

    • Fri / July 14, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm / North Grand Mall, 2801 Grand Ave, Ames

    • Save on all of your favorite accessories, apparel, shoes, home goods and more at North Grand Mall! www.northgrandmall.com
  • Jul 15

    Summer Iowa Games

    • Sat / July 15, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University and City of Ames Venues

    • The 31st Summer Iowa Games provides sport and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  The Summer Iowa Games will have over 12,500 athletes participate in 60 sports.   www.iowagames.org
  • Jul 15

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / July 15, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Jul 15

    Summer Sidewalk Sales

    • Sat / July 15, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm / North Grand Mall, 2801 Grand Ave, Ames

    • Save on all of your favorite accessories, apparel, shoes, home goods and more at North Grand Mall! www.northgrandmall.com  
  • Jul 16

    Summer Iowa Games

    • Sun / July 16, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University and City of Ames Venues

    • The 31st Summer Iowa Games provides sport and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  The Summer Iowa Games will have over 12,500 athletes participate in 60 sports.   www.iowagames.org
  • Jul 16

    Summer Sidewalk Sales

    • Sun / July 16, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm / North Grand Mall, 2801 Grand Ave, Ames

    • Save on all of your favorite accessories, apparel, shoes, home goods and more at North Grand Mall! www.northgrandmall.com  
  • Jul 16

    Old-Fashioned Soap-Making Demonstration

    • Sun / July 16, 2017
    • 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm / Hoggatt School, 18th & Burnett, Ames

    • Participate in a hands-on demonstration led by Shannon Bardole and see how soap was made in the time period of Hoggatt. By Shannon Bardole, Hoggatt School Docent www.AmesHistory.org  
  • Jul 18

    Gathering of Artists

    • Tue / July 18, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Lisa Lang’s Studio, 811 Ridgewood Ave, Ames

    • The Ames Community Arts Council’s Gathering of Artists are held on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations, and are intended to showcase local artists from Ames and the surrounding area...
  • Jul 18

    Floral Design Series Workshop

    • Tue / July 18, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Topic: Wet & Wild: Tropical  Arrangements Take advantage of the time of year with tropical flowers arranged in a contemporary design. Preregistration with prepayment is required one week in advan...
  • Jul 19

    Behind the Scenes at Reiman Gardens

    • Wed / July 19, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join staff each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month’s topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the chan...
  • Jul 20

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / July 20, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jul 20

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / July 20, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • Come join the Ames Municipal Band for one of their summer concerts. Free admission – and bring lawn chairs. www.facebook.com/AmesMunicipalBand  
  • Jul 21

    Summer Iowa Games

    • Fri / July 21, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University and City of Ames Venues

    • The 31st Summer Iowa Games provides sport and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  The Summer Iowa Games will have over 12,500 athletes participate in 60 sports.   www.iowagames.org
  • Jul 22

    Summer Iowa Games

    • Sat / July 22, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University and City of Ames Venues

    • The 31st Summer Iowa Games provides sport and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  The Summer Iowa Games will have over 12,500 athletes participate in 60 sports.   www.iowagames.org
  • Jul 22

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / July 22, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Jul 23

    Summer Iowa Games

    • Sun / July 23, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa State University and City of Ames Venues

    • The 31st Summer Iowa Games provides sport and recreation opportunities for all Iowans.  The Summer Iowa Games will have over 12,500 athletes participate in 60 sports.   www.iowagames.org
  • Jul 25

    World War II History Talk: B17 Bomber Crash in Story County in 1944

    • Tue / July 25, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • In March 1944, a B17 bomber based in Kearney, NE crashed near Maxwell, IA, lost while flying in a snow and wind storm and taking the lives of seven crew members. A mail carrier was the first to reach ...
  • Jul 27

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / July 27, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Jul 27

    Ames Municipal Band Concert

    • Thu / July 27, 2017
    • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Durham Bandshell Park, Ames

    • Come join the Ames Municipal Band for one of their summer concerts. Free admission – and bring lawn chairs. www.facebook.com/AmesMunicipalBand  
  • Jul 28

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / July 28, 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’...
  • Jul 29

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / July 29, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 am / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Jul 30

    What They Wore: Corsets, Bustles, and More

    • Sun / July 30, 2017
    • 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm / Hoggatt School, 18th & Burnett, Ames

    • Join Sharon Wirth to learn about what people of the Civil War era wore.  Try on bustles, corsets, and hoop skirts to see how these then-common items feel and restrict your everyday activities. www.Am...
  • Aug 3

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / August 3, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Aug 4

    Reiman Gardens After Hours

    • Fri / August 4, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Kick back and relax at Reiman Gardens’ After Hours!  Additional details to come. www.reimangardens.com
  • Aug 5

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / August 5, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Aug 6

    Game Day at Hoggatt

    • Sun / August 6, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Hoggatt School, 18th & Burnett, Ames

    • Come play the simple but energetic games that school children played in the 1860s! www.AmesHistory.org  
  • Aug 9

    Reiman Gardens August Free Admission Day

    • Wed / August 9, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge....
  • Aug 10

    Kids Story Time

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

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Aug 10

    Brown Bag Lecture: Nature at Noon – The Reiman Gardens Intern Experience

    • Thu / August 10, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decora...
  • Aug 12

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / August 12, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Aug 15

    Floral Design Series Workshop

    • Tue / August 15, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Topic: Summer Sprinklers – Fan-Shaped Arrangements Learn how to beautifully and intentionally arrange various flowers for a tabletop fan-shaped design. Preregistration with prepayment is require...
  • Aug 16

    Behind the Scenes at Reiman Gardens

    • Wed / August 16, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join staff each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month’s topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the chan...
  • Aug 17

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / August 17, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Aug 18

    Senior Variety Show

    • Fri / August 18, 2017
    • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • A beloved community tradition since 1995! http://seniorvarietyshow.org  
  • Aug 19

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / August 19, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Aug 20

    Senior Variety Show

    • Sun / August 20, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames

    • A beloved community tradition since 1995! http://seniorvarietyshow.org  
  • Aug 22

    Workshop: Tropical Sunburst

    • Tue / August 22, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Coe\'s Floral and Gifts, 2619 Northridge Parkway, Ames

    • The hustle and bustle of Summer is over and it’s time to relax and escape.  Join us for a fun night in the tropics as we learn how to construct and work with tropical flowers fresh from Hawaii.  T...
  • Aug 24

    Lincoln Highway Days

    • Thu / August 24, 2017
    • All Day / Throughout Nevada

    • This is Nevada’s annual festival. It is a family friendly event held in downtown Nevada. It includes a parade, inflatables, food, crafts, and more. www.nevadaiowa.org  
  • Aug 24

    Kids Story Time

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

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Aug 25

    Lincoln Highway Days

    • Fri / August 25, 2017
    • All Day / Throughout Nevada

    • This is Nevada’s annual festival. It is a family friendly event held in downtown Nevada. It includes a parade, inflatables, food, crafts, and more. www.nevadaiowa.org
  • Aug 25

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / August 25, 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’...
  • Aug 26

    Lincoln Highway Days

    • Sat / August 26, 2017
    • All Day / Throughout Nevada

    • This is Nevada’s annual festival. It is a family friendly event held in downtown Nevada. It includes a parade, inflatables, food, crafts, and more. www.nevadaiowa.org  
  • Aug 26

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / August 26, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Aug 27

    Worldly Goods Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle Market

    • Sun / August 27, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm / Main Street Cultural District, Ames

    • The Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle Market will be a street fair atmosphere where you can buy, sell, or trade repurposed items.   www.worldlygoods.org  
  • Aug 31

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / August 31, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Sep 2

    ISU Football vs. Northern Iowa

    • Sat / September 2, 2017
    • All Day / Jack Trice Stadium, 1732 S 4th St, Ames

    • Join the Cyclones in Jack Trice Stadium as they take on the Northern Iowa Panthers! www.cyclones.com
  • Sep 2

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / September 2, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Sep 7

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / September 7, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Sep 8

    Reiman Gardens After Hours

    • Fri / September 8, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Ave, Ames

    • Kick back and relax at Reiman Gardens’ After Hours!  Additional details to come. www.reimangardens.com  
  • Sep 9

    ISU Football vs. Iowa

    • Sat / September 9, 2017
    • All Day / Jack Trice Stadium, 1732 S 4th St, Ames

    • Join the Cyclones in Jack Trice Stadium as they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes! www.cyclones.com
  • Sep 9

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / September 9, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Sep 9

    Iowa Arboretum Plant Sale

    • Sat / September 9, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • Dazzling, Eye-catching, Exquisite. Take your garden to the next level at the annual Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale in the Arboretum’s greenhouse. www.iowaarboretum.org  
  • Sep 10

    Iowa Arboretum Plant Sale

    • Sun / September 10, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • Dazzling, Eye-catching, Exquisite. Take your garden to the next level at the annual Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale in the Arboretum’s greenhouse. www.iowaarboretum.org  
  • Sep 13

    Reiman Gardens September Free Admission Day

    • Wed / September 13, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge....
  • Sep 14

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / September 14, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Sep 14

    Brown Bag Lecture: Nature at Noon

    • Thu / September 14, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decora...
  • Sep 16

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / September 16, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Sep 19

    Workshop: Bronze, Bold and Beautiful

    • Tue / September 19, 2017
    • 6:00 am – 7:00 pm / Coe\'s Floral and Gifts, 2619 Northridge Parkway, aMES

    • We are turning up the volume on this fall favorite. Exciting oranges, combined with yellow, rust and bronze bring this Fall bouquet to a whole new level.  Low and compact, this design will be your go...
  • Sep 19

    Floral Design Series Workshop

    • Tue / September 19, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Topic: Garden in a Jar – Market Bunches Transform those locally purchased summer flowers into lovely arrangements in a simple mason jar. Preregistration with prepayment is required one week in a...
  • Sep 20

    Behind the Scenes at Reiman Gardens

    • Wed / September 20, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join staff each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month’s topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the chan...
  • Sep 21

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / September 21, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Sep 22

    Hike-n-Seek

    • Fri / September 22, 2017 Sun / September 24, 2017
    • All Day / McFarland Park, Ames

    • The annual gathering of geocachers from Iowa and surrounding states including prizes and dinner. www.iowageocachers.org  
  • Sep 23

    Forte Studios Battle of the Bands

    • Sat / September 23, 2017
    • All Day / Forte Studios, 927 6th St, Boone

    • Join Forte Studios for the second annual Battle of the Bands in Boone, Iowa! This musical band competition is designed to help amazing Midwest undiscovered music talent succeed! A wide range of music...
  • Sep 23

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / September 23, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Sep 24

    Octagon Art Festival

    • Sun / September 24, 2017
    • All Day / Main Street Cultural District, Ames

    • The 46th Annual Octagon Art Festival celebrating visual arts, children’s art areas and performing arts! There will be plenty for art enthusiasts of all ages to experience in downtown Ames. www.octa...
  • Sep 24

    ArbFeast

    • Sun / September 24, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • The Iowa Arboretum is holding a new event this year called ArbFeast. Food and drink will be served in different gardens. The funds from this event will be used to support our summer intern program. A...
  • Sep 26

    World War II History Talk- Working with the Enemy: German, Italian, and Japanese

    • Tue / September 26, 2017
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

    • As part of a relatively quiet and underpublicized government program, thousands of enemy soldiers invaded Iowa in 1943. With the hugely successful 1942 Allied campaign against Adolf Hitler’s vaunted...
  • Sep 28

    ISU Football vs. Texas

    • Thu / September 28, 2017
    • All Day / Jack Trice Stadium, 1732 S 4th St, Ames

    • The Cyclones face off against Texas in a Thursday night game! www.cyclones.com  
  • Sep 28

    Kids Story Time

    • Thu / September 28, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, craft...
  • Sep 29

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / September 29, 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’...
  • Sep 30

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / September 30, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Oct 5

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / October 5, 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...
  • Oct 7

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / October 7, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Oct 8

    Run For The Roses

    • Sun / October 8, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm / Ames Middle School, Ames

    • The annual 5K from Alpha Omicron Pi and the Ames Area Running Club raising money for the Arthritis Research Foundation. The Run for the Roses event features a post-race omelet breakfast, a rose for ...
  • Oct 11

    Reiman Gardens October Free Admission Day

    • Wed / October 11, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge....
  • Oct 12

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / October 12, 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...
  • Oct 12

    Brown Bag: Nature at Noon

    • Thu / October 12, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decora...
  • Oct 14

    ISU Football vs. Kansas

    • Sat / October 14, 2017
    • All Day / Jack Trice Stadium, 1732 S 4th St, Ames

    • The Cyclones face off against the Kansas Jayhawks at Jack Trice! www.cyclones.com  
  • Oct 14

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / October 14, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Oct 17

    Floral Design Series Workshop

    • Tue / October 17, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Topic: Halloween Centerpieces Bring your Halloween gathering back to life with  a ghoulish tabletop display featuring fall colors and creepy couture! Preregistration with prepayment is required one w...
  • Oct 18

    Behind the Scenes at Reiman Gardens

    • Wed / October 18, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join staff each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month’s topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the chan...
  • Oct 19

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / October 19, 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...
  • Oct 19

    Pumpkin Carving

    • Thu / October 19, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • Test your carving skills and enjoy a hot bowl of chili, a warm piece of cornbread and a cool dessert. The pumpkins will be displayed during the Arboretum’s Halloween events. www.iowaarboretum.org &n...
  • Oct 21

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / October 21, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Oct 21

    Ar”boo”Ween

    • Sat / October 21, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • Put on your favorite super hero, princess or creative costume and join the parade of activities and treats at the Arboretum. Scarecrows and pumpkins will be decorated for the holiday. Enjoy hayrides, ...
  • Oct 21

    Ar “Boo” Scare

    • Sat / October 21, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • As the sun sets over the Iowa Arboretum…the Halloween Ar “Boo” Scare event begins. Darkness, sounds of time past and hidden surprises set the stage for Halloween night.  Walk the “No Return H...
  • Oct 22

    ISU Homecoming Parade

    • Sun / October 22, 2017
    • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Main Street, Douglas Ave, 5th St, Ames

    • Kick off Homecoming Week with the 2nd Annual Homecoming Parade!
  • Oct 24

    Workshop: On Trend for 2017

    • Tue / October 24, 2017
    • 6:00 am – 7:00 pm / Coe\'s Floral and Gifts, 2619 Northridge Parkway, Ames

    • Join us for a night of learning, inspiration and fun as you watch our designers create beautiful designs that will make your Christmas decorating a snap!  Receive a formal lesson in bow making, too! ...
  • Oct 26

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / October 26, 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...
  • Oct 26

    Nevada Downtown Trick or Treat

    • Thu / October 26, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm / Downtown Nevada

    • This is a wonderful, family friendly event held in downtown Nevada. www.nevadaiowa.org  
  • Oct 27

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / October 27, 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’...
  • Oct 28

    ISU Football vs. TCU (Homecoming)

    • Sat / October 28, 2017
    • All Day / Jack Trice Stadium, 1732 S 4th St, Ames

    • Celebrate Iowa State Homecoming as the Cyclones take on TCU! www.cyclones.com
  • Oct 28

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / October 28, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300 & 400 Blocks of Main Street, Ames

    • The Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market showcases locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, mushrooms, honey, eggs, flowers, handcrafted items and so much more.  Live Music and Children&...
  • Nov 2

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / November 2, 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 8

    Reiman Gardens November Free Admission Day

    • Wed / November 8, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge....
  • Nov 9

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / November 9, 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 9

    Brown Bag Lecture: Nature at Noon – Holiday Decorating

    • Thu / November 9, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decora...
  • Nov 11

    ISU Football vs. Oklahoma State

    • Sat / November 11, 2017
    • All Day / Jack Trice Stadium, 1732 S 4th St, Ames

    • Cheer on the Cyclones at Jack Trice as they take on Oklahoma State! www.cyclones.com
  • Nov 11

    Iowa Arboretum Holiday Sale

    • Sat / November 11, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • Delight in holiday treats and sounds as the festive season begins at the Arboretum’s gift shop. Find the perfect gift at the Holiday Sale. All gift shop items purchased will get complimentary gift w...
  • Nov 11

    Wrappin’ at the Arboretum

    • Sat / November 11, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • Come enjoy a breakfast burrito wrap and then go shopping at the Iowa Arboretum Holiday Sale. All gift shop items purchased will get complimentary gift wrapping. www.iowaarboretum.org  
  • Nov 11

    ABWA Craft Show

    • Sat / November 11, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm / Gates Hall and Nevada High School, Nevada

    • This is the annual ABWA Craft Show. Vendors fill both Gates Hall and the Nevada High School. For more information, contact Cindy Bartleson at 515-382-3949.
  • Nov 14

    Floral Design Series Workshop

    • Tue / November 14, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Topic: Harvest Vase Arrangements Decorate for Thanksgiving with a spin on the classic arrangement highlighting autumn color and floating gourds. Preregistration with prepayment is required one week in...
  • Nov 15

    Behind the Scenes at Reiman Gardens

    • Wed / November 15, 2017
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join staff each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month’s topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the chan...
  • Nov 16

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / November 16, 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 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 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 30

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / November 30, 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...
  • Dec 1

    Downtown Winterfest in Nevada

    • Fri / December 1, 2017
    • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm / Downtown Nevada

    • Come and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas in Nevada. Santa will arrive on an antique firetruck and light the Christmas tree in front of State Bank. There will be a Cookie Walk held in Gatherings. Caro...
  • Dec 2

    Iowa Arboretum WinterFest

    • Sat / December 2, 2017
    • All Day / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • Come and celebrate the best of Iowa Grown Christmas trees at the Iowa Arboretum. Each tree is decorated by local clubs, schools and organizations. This event is free and open to the public. ww.iowaarb...
  • Dec 2

    Butterfly Blizzard

    • Sat / December 2, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Come in from the cold to experience a different kind of blizzard – a butterfly blizzard in Reiman Gardens’ Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to release you...
  • Dec 2

    Dad’s Belgian Waffles

    • Sat / December 2, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm / Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid

    • Dad’s Belgian Waffles returns to the Arboretum to serve mammoth size waffles that will fill your plate and satisfy your appetite. See wonderfully Iowa Grown and decorated Christmas trees. Santa will...
  • Dec 3

    Ames Children’s Choirs Holiday Concert

    • Sun / December 3, 2017
    • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Ave, Ames

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  • Dec 5

    Workshop: Winter Wonder

    • Tue / December 5, 2017
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Coe\'s Floral and Gifts, 2619 Northridge Parkway, Ames

    • Nothing welcomes the Holidays into your home like the smell of fresh pine.  Join us for a fun night of designing centerpieces out of winter’s finest!  Spruce, white pine, holly, and magnolia are j...
  • Dec 7

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / December 7, 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...
  • Dec 9

    Breakfast with Santa

    • Sat / December 9, 2017
    • All Day / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Kids, bring your parents to Reiman Gardens to enjoy holiday music. Start with a hearty breakfast buffet. Meet Santa and create your own holiday themed craft. Additional information to come. www.reiman...
  • Dec 13

    Reiman Gardens December Free Admission Day

    • Wed / December 13, 2017
    • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge....
  • Dec 14

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / December 14, 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...
  • Dec 14

    Brown Bag Lecture: Nature at Noon

    • Thu / December 14, 2017
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decora...
  • Dec 16

    Butterfly Blizzard

    • Sat / December 16, 2017
    • 8:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Come in from the cold to experience a different kind of blizzard – a butterfly blizzard in Reiman Gardens’ Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to release you...
  • Dec 19

    Floral Design Series Workshop

    • Tue / December 19, 2017
    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

    • Topic: Submersible Centerpieces Incorporate water into a wintergreen centerpiece featuring cranberries and cloves. Preregistration with prepayment is required one week in advance. $40 Members $50 Gene...
  • Dec 21

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / December 21, 2017
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Reiman Gardens, 1407 Univertisy 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...
  • Dec 28

    Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

    • Thu / December 28, 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...
  • Dec 29

    Burgie’s Open Mic Night

    • Fri / December 29, 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’...