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  • Aug 05

    2020 Art Camp [Home Edition]

    • Fri / July 17, 2020 Sat / August 15, 2020
    • All Day / VIRTUAL

    • Friday, July 17 through August Saturday, August 15 | Register at any time This summer looks a little different for everyone. The Octagon is offering programming that will keep your children safe and b...
  • Aug 05

    Captain BushTale’s Treasure Hunt

    • Sat / August 1, 2020 Mon / August 31, 2020
    • All Day / McFarland Park, Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor, Christiansen Forest Preserve

    • Ahoy, Matey! Captain BushTale here and I have a quest for you! Can you find my hiding crew? They are hiding at three different parks: McFarland Park (56461 180th Street, Ames) Tedesco Environmental Le...
  • Aug 05

    Used Book Sale

    • Tue / August 4, 2020 Wed / August 5, 2020
    • All Day / Great Hall, Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames

    • Tuesday, August 4, 4-7pm | Wednesday, August 5, 10am-4pm The sale will be held in the Great Hall on the 2nd floor of the MU. Face coverings are required and social distancing guidelines will be follow...
  • Aug 05

    Art for Rent

    • Wed / August 5, 2020 Thu / August 6, 2020
    • All Day / The Gallery, Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames

    • Wednesday, August 5 ~ 10am-4pm  |  Thursday, August 6 ~ 10am-1pm The Iowa State Memorial Union is hosting the annual Art for Rent Open House. Face coverings are required and social distancing guidel...
  • Aug 05

    VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Anderson Sculpture Garden Plant Walk

    • Wed / August 5, 2020
    • 10:00 am – 10:30 am / ONLINE

    • Facebook LIVE with Lilah Anderson, Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning, and Ellen Sattler, Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden Intern After careful planning in the spring and planting i...
  • Aug 05

    North Grand Farmers Market

    • Wed / August 5, 2020
    • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm / North Grand Mall, parking lot north of JCPenney

    • The North Grand Farmers Market is open! You’ll find spring veggies, pasture-raised 3-4 lb. fryers, Norwegian pastries, plants, & more! For other baked goods, jams & jellies, honey, popcorn, ...
  • Aug 07

    APL Storytime

    • Fri / August 7, 2020
    • 10:00 am – 10:30 am / ONLINE

    • Join us for a storytime with your Ames Public Library friends on Facebook Live! You can also watch past storytimes on our YouTube channel.
  • Aug 08

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / August 8, 2020
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / 300-400 Block Main St, Ames

    • To encourage social distancing, the Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market is limited to 600 attendees in the space at any one time. This year’s market will not have food trucks, prepared foods, enterta...