Events

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Allyson Walter
Member and Visitor Services Manager
Email
515.956.4567

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Event Calendar

When you're here, everything is possible. Check out our extensive calendar of events to find what is going to happen next.

Events for the Week of Dec 8 Thu - Dec 14 Wed
Dec 8 Thu Brown Bag Lecture

Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program!

Dec 8 Thu Cooking Class: Wusthof Knife Skills

Learn basic knife skills, as well as different blade shapes and their uses.

Dec 8 Thu Walk-In Craft: Etched Glass Ornaments

Make a last minute gift using etching cream with one of our patterns to create intricate details on a glass ornament.

Dec 9 Fri Walk-In Craft: Etched Glass Ornaments

Make a last minute gift using etching cream with one of our patterns to create intricate details on a glass ornament.

Dec 9 Fri Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting

Get ready for the holidays with some wine and cheese!

Dec 9 Fri Santa Express Train

Join the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum and ride the Santa Express to the "North Pole," meet Santa on the train and receive a special gift!

Dec 9 Fri The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

A play reliving Henry Thoreau's famous night in jail for refusing to pay his taxes since his money might be used to support slavery or the Mexican-American War.

Dec 9 Fri Live Music at Hotel Pattee

Kick off your weekend and take in the talents of Iowa musicians!

Dec 9 Fri Cyclone Hockey vs. Colorado University

Catch the Cyclones in action as they challenge Colorado University!

Dec 9 Fri Forestry Club: Tree and Wreath Sale

Get your Christmas trees and wreaths from students in the forestry club!

Dec 10 Sat Forestry Club: Tree and Wreath Sale

Get your Christmas trees and wreaths from students in the forestry club!

Dec 10 Sat Cyclone Hockey vs. Colorado University

Catch the Cyclones in action as they challenge Colorado University!

Dec 10 Sat Prairie Moon Winery's Lunar Emporium

Prairie Moon has their annual winter market coming up filled with wares and items for all your holiday needs!

Dec 10 Sat The Nutcracker Ballet

This classic holiday fairy tale has come alive on stage featuring choreography by Robert Thomas and Miyoko Kato Thomas of the Dancenter of Ames.

Dec 10 Sat The Nutcracker Ballet

This classic holiday fairy tale has come alive on stage featuring choreography by Robert Thomas and Miyoko Kato Thomas of the Dancenter of Ames.

Dec 10 Sat Live Music at Hotel Pattee

Take in the talents of Iowa musicians at the beautiful Hotel Pattee!

Dec 10 Sat The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

A play reliving Henry Thoreau's famous night in jail for refusing to pay his taxes since his money might be used to support slavery or the Mexican-American War.

Dec 10 Sat Santa's Train in Downtown Ames

Bring the kids to ride Santa’s Train in Downtown!

Dec 10 Sat Breakfast With Santa

Kids, bring your parents to Reiman Gardens to enjoy holiday music, a hearty breakfast buffet and meet Santa and create your own holiday themed craft!

Dec 10 Sat Ames TUBACHRISTMAS

Traditional Christmas carols especially arranged for and performed by over 100 tubas and euphoniums!

Dec 10 Sat Santa Express Train

Join the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum and ride the Santa Express to the "North Pole," meet Santa on the train and receive a special gift!

Dec 10 Sat CRAFTerday

Come craft at the Library! All ages are invited to hang out with other crafters and knit, scrapbook, or create with whatever craft you like.

Dec 10 Sat Indoor Winter Farmers' Market

Saltlickers will be there with their spice blends, as well as baked goods, crafts, jam, honey and more.

Dec 10 Sat Cooking Demo: Homemade Bailey's & Cocktail Nuts

Enjoy the last demo of the year and make these treats for your guests or as a gift!

Dec 11 Sun Inspired Performances

Hear local musicians perform and share the musicians that inspired them!

Dec 11 Sun Creative Spirits "Christmas Magic"

Paint your own "Christmas Magic" canvas with customized colors!

Dec 11 Sun ISU Women's Basketball vs. Northern Illinois

The Cyclones take the court against Northern Illinois!

Dec 11 Sun Santa Express Train

Join the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum and ride the Santa Express to the "North Pole," meet Santa on the train and receive a special gift!

Dec 11 Sun The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

A play reliving Henry Thoreau's famous night in jail for refusing to pay his taxes since his money might be used to support slavery or the Mexican-American War.

Dec 11 Sun The Nutcracker Ballet

This classic holiday fairy tale has come alive on stage featuring choreography by Robert Thomas and Miyoko Kato Thomas of the Dancenter of Ames.

Dec 11 Sun Geocache Elf Hunt

Learn how to use a GPS, then go search the woods to find some elves and their hidden presents!

Dec 11 Sun Forestry Club: Tree and Wreath Sale

Get your Christmas trees and wreaths from students in the forestry club!

Dec 11 Sun Paws, Paint & Sip

Paint "Pawsitively Winter" on a canvas to take home!

Dec 12 Mon Adobe Lightroom 101

Learn the basics of Lightroom, a very powerful photo editing program.

Dec 12 Mon Teen Movie Monday: Secret Life of Pets

Hang out and watch Secret Life of Pets in the Teen Space.

Dec 12 Mon Ames Art Cinema: House of Flying Daggers

Come to Ames Public Library for a series of great films that never came to Ames.

Dec 12 Mon After Hours with EXIT

Join EXIT Realty Lora & Company for food and drinks at the Octagon Center for the Arts!

Dec 13 Tue Poetry Jam

Watch or share up to two original poems/raps/stories under three minutes with no props!

Dec 13 Tue Paws, Paint & Sip-Take 2

Paint "Pawsitively Winter" on a canvas to take home!

Dec 14 Wed December Free Admission Day

Check out the gardens, for free!

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