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Calendar of Events

  • Jul 21

    Reiman Gardens-“OrigamiintheGarden²” sculpture exhibit

    • Sat / May 22, 2021 Sun / November 14, 2021
    • All Day / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50011

    • “OrigamiintheGarden²” sculpture exhibit May 22 – November 14 “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” – Tuli Kupferberg Paper is a sacred material. Derived almost exclusively fr...
  • Jul 21

    Kids Co’Motion Dance Workshop

    • Mon / July 12, 2021 Fri / July 30, 2021
    • 10:00 am – 2:30 pm / 129 E 7th St, Ames, IA 50010

    • Kid’s Co’Motion (KCM) is an annual three-week modern dance workshop that focuses on building creative choreographers, helping students gain confidence in themselves and their ideas, and teaching c...
  • Jul 21

    Paint Your Own Pottery – Ice Cream Social

    • Mon / July 19, 2021 Sat / July 24, 2021
    • All Day / 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

    • Paint the perfect bowl for your scoop size! We will show you the basics of painting and it will be ready for pick up in about a week. Summer hours are Monday-Friday 2-8pm and Saturday 10am-4pm through...
  • Jul 21

    Ames Public Library Olympics

    • Wed / July 21, 2021
    • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm / Bandshell Park / Duff Ave & 6th St, Ames, IA 50010

    • Join Ames Public Library for a family-focused Olympics event Wednesday, July 21, at 1pm in Bandshell Park! Challenge yourself with fun activities.
  • Jul 22

    More Than Monoliths Artist Talk

    • Thu / July 22, 2021
    • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    • Join Ames Public Library for this summer’s More Than Monolith’s project. Local artist Cameron Gray will host conversations with featured artists, diving into the beauty of Black creators and their...
  • Jul 24

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / July 24, 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...
  • Jul 26

    Advanced Stand Up Paddle Boarding Classes with Story County Conservation

    • Mon / July 26, 2021
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Ada Hayden Heritage Park / 5205 Grand Avenue, Ames, IA

    • Go beyond the basics and dive deeper into paddle board maneuvering skills at one of two upcoming Advanced Stand Up Paddle Boarding classes: Monday, July 19, 6 – 8 p.m. at West Peterson Park (55310 1...
  • Jul 27

    Terrific Tuesday: Sparkle Hoop Dance

    • Tue / July 27, 2021
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am / Bandshell Park / Duff Ave & 6th St, Ames, IA 50010

    • Join Ames Public Library for Terrific Tuesdays at Bandshell Park! On Tuesday, July 27, Mary Boyvey will present her Sparkle Hoop Dance show at 10am. Play, dance, and learn new tricks with Mary Boyvey ...