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Calendar of Events

  • May 13

    “Mirror, Mirror on the Phal” in the Hughes Conservatory

    • Sat / January 23, 2021 Sat / May 22, 2021
    • All Day / Reiman Gardens,1407 University Blvd.,Ames, IA 50011

    • “Mirror, Mirror on the Phal” in the Hughes Conservatory January 23 – May 22 Phalaenopsis orchids are like faces: if divided from top to bottom, one side reflects the other. Such symmetry occurs ...
  • May 13

    Ames History Museum Exhibit: A Woman’s Place is Everywhere, Groundbreaking Women in Ames History

    • Mon / April 12, 2021 Wed / June 30, 2021
    • All Day

    • A Woman’s Place is Everywhere: Groundbreaking Women in Ames History” tells the story of local women who stepped out of their expected roles and made an impact in the community. It will be a four-p...
  • May 13

    Evening Prairie Walk

    • Thu / May 13, 2021
    • 7:00 am – 8:30 pm / Doolittle Prairie, 14249 560th Ave, Story City, IA 50248

    • Join Dr. Thomas Rosburg on monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County. See rare and common prairie flora that change each month and learn about the history and ecology of cen...
  • May 15

    515 Day

    • Sat / May 15, 2021
    • All Day

    • 515 Day is a new spring celebration for those who live, work and play in the 515 area code on 5/15. Activities will include, but are not limited to, family-friendly activities, live music, specials an...
  • May 15

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / May 15, 2021
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / Main Street, Ames, IA, 50010

    • Held every Saturday, May-October on the 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street from 8:00am-12:30pm. Each week will feature dozens of vendors with diverse product offerings from locally produced food to han...
  • May 15

    Mayor and City Council’s Bike Ride

    • Sat / May 15, 2021
    • 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    • Ames Mayor John Haila and members of the Ames City Council invite the community to participate in a family-friendly bike ride around Ames, starting and ending at City Hall. The 6.5-mile ride will begi...
  • May 15

    Sunset BBQ Dinner Train

    • Sat / May 15, 2021
    • 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm / Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

    •   Saturday evenings during the months of March, April, and May climb aboard one of our Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains. Tickets are only $45 per person, and include a two hour ride and your choice of th...
  • May 17

    Bike to Work Week Starts May 17 at City Hall

    • Mon / May 17, 2021
    • 7:00 am – 9:00 am / Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave, Ames, IA 50010

    • Mayor John Haila and Ames City Council members will kick off National Bike to Work Week by hosting a free Bike Commuter Continental Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on Monday, May 17, in front of City Hall,...