Events

For more information regarding an event or to submit an event, contact:

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 May 4 Wed - May 10 Tue
May 4 Wed ArtWalk-Conservation: Keeping Campus Beautiful

Get a glimpse of what it takes to maintain, preserve, and conserve one of the Nation's largest collections of public works of art at a university.

May 4 Wed North Grand Farmers' Market

Locally grown, seasonal fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs and herbs plus baked goods, jewelry, baskets and more.

May 4 Wed Family Yoga in the Gardens

Family yoga classes are light-hearted with some music, color, and stories as well as traditional poses.

May 4 Wed Behind The Scenes At Reiman Gardens

Join Reiman Gardens for an interactive, behind the scenes look at the Gardens.

May 4 Wed Black and White Digital Photography

This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding practical skills while also fostering your aesthetic awareness and vision as a photographer.

May 5 Thu Youth Program: Plant Pals

Learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers!

May 5 Thu Art Mart Spring Sale

The bi-annual sale of pottery, blown glass, jewelry, prints, photos and accessories created by Ames and ISU artists!

May 5 Thu National Day of Prayer

Join in the fellowship hall.

May 5 Thu Arboretum Amble

Take a walk on the wild side!

May 6 Fri Leadercast 2016

The world's largest one-day leadership event!

May 6 Fri Mother's Day Book Sale

Stop by Literary Grounds for great deals on gifts for mom!

May 6 Fri Art Mart Spring Sale

The bi-annual sale of pottery, blown glass, jewelry, prints, photos and accessories created by Ames and ISU artists!

May 6 Fri Live Music at Snus Hill

An evening of live music from Code Blue Solo at the winery!

May 6 Fri National Public Gardens Day

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Reiman Gardens!

May 6 Fri ISU Softball vs. Texas

Cheer on the Cyclones as they take on Texas in the first of a three-game series!

May 6 Fri First Friday Wine & Cheese

The first Friday of the month calls for wine and cheese!

May 7 Sat Live at the Crib Kickoff

Kick off the 2016 Live at the Crib series with music from Dan Tedesco!

May 7 Sat ISU Softball vs. Texas

Cheer on the Cyclones as they take on Texas in the second of a three-game series!

May 7 Sat Cooking Demonstration

The recipe of the week is pork chops with rhubarb!

May 7 Sat ISU Undergraduate Commencement

Celebrate the Class of 2016!

May 7 Sat Mid Iowa Woodworkers Woodworking Show

Don't miss the Mid-Iowa Woodcarvers returning to Reiman Gardens for their one-day show!

May 7 Sat Spring Fling

Celebrate spring and early season color at Reiman Gardens!

May 7 Sat Ames Main Street Farmers' Market

Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants along with live local entertainment and free children’s activities!

May 7 Sat North Grand Farmers' Market

Locally grown, seasonal fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs and herbs plus baked goods, jewelry, baskets and more.

May 7 Sat Plant Sale Extravaganza

Bring mom to the Gardens and stock up on gems for your home garden!

May 7 Sat Food Truck Showdown

The Food Truck Showdown will have a great variety of Ames and Central Iowa food trucks competing for the best overall food truck voted by the Ames community!

May 7 Sat Art Mart Spring Sale

The bi-annual sale of pottery, blown glass, jewelry, prints, photos and accessories created by Ames and ISU artists!

May 7 Sat Sparkle Abbey Book Signing

Bestselling author Sparkle Abbey, author of Pampered Pet Mysteries, will be signing books in store!

May 7 Sat Mother's Day Book Sale

Stop by Literary Grounds for great deals on gifts for mom!

May 8 Sun Mother's Day Book Sale

Stop by Literary Grounds for great deals on gifts for mom!

May 8 Sun Mother's Day Brunch at Gatherings

Celebrate with a delectable brunch and a donut cake!

May 8 Sun Mother's Day Brunch at Gateway

This delicious event will include a variety of stations featuring breakfast, lunch, and dessert favorites and complimentary mimosas.

May 8 Sun Mother's Day Brunch at Hilton Garden Inn

Treat mom to a variety of hot dishes, fresh salads, a carving station, made-to-order pancakes, succulent desserts and more!

May 8 Sun Plant Sale Extravaganza

Bring mom to the Gardens and stock up on gems for your home garden!

May 8 Sun Mother's Day at Reiman Gardens

In honor of Mother's Day, all moms are admitted free of charge!

May 8 Sun Live Music at Snus Hill

Take mom to enjoy a free glass of wine and an afternoon of live music from Bill Martin Group!

May 8 Sun Spring Fling

Celebrate spring and early season color at Reiman Gardens!

May 8 Sun ISU Softball vs. Texas

Cheer on the Cyclones as they take on Texas in the third of a three-game series!

May 9 Mon Making Meaning with Color: Oil Crayon

Create oil pastel drawings from suggested imagery, color theory and art therapy principals.

May 9 Mon Conquering Bad Light & Color in Photography

Class features a fun, hands on style to help you conquer the fear of poor lighting and approach tough lighting conditions with confidence!

May 10 Tue Movement Milestones: Expression for Ages 11-14

A new therapeutic horticulture program exploring movement and development for middle-school-aged youth.

May 10 Tue Photography: The Art of Seeing

Join award winning photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photography as he teaches you to better "see" and "capture" the world around you.

May 10 Tue Poetry Jam

Teens and adults are invited to watch or share up to two original poems, raps or stories!

May 10 Tue Kids Story Time

Hear some stories and enjoy a fun craft or activity!

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