Events

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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 Feb 11 Thu - Feb 17 Wed
Feb 11 Thu Moon Over Buffalo

Join ACTORS for their performance of Moon Over Buffalo!

Feb 11 Thu Celtic Nights

Celtic Nights take audiences on a stunning musical journey about people leaving home and sharing their legacy with pride and passion.

Feb 11 Thu Brown Bag Lecture

Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program with a new topic presented by regional professionals and lecturers.

Feb 11 Thu Crafty Cocktail Night

Join Reiman Gardens for cocktails and crafts at the Gardens after hours!

Feb 11 Thu Insect Hotels

Discover why you should welcome pollinators and other bugs to your backyard with this decorative insect house.

Feb 11 Thu Cyclone Cinema: Spectre

Catch a free weekly movie showing, presented by SUB.

Feb 11 Thu Walk-In Craft: Etched Glass Bottles

Repurpose a wine bottle and make a decorative piece for you or your Valentine!

Feb 11 Thu Glass Fusion Workshop

Learn how to manipulate and strategically place colored glass to create a gorgeous ruffled vase masterpiece.

Feb 12 Fri Benson Lecture by Dick Termes

Artist Dick Termes will discuss his unique spherical paintings known as Termespheres.

Feb 12 Fri Friday Night PYOP: Date Night

Learn the basics of Paint Your Own Pottery, and then we will fire it within a week for you to come pick up.

Feb 12 Fri Presidents' Day Book Sale

Stop by Literary Grounds for great deals on books about presidents, U.S. history, and more!

Feb 12 Fri Cyclone Cinema: Spectre

Catch a free weekly movie showing, presented by SUB.

Feb 12 Fri Live @ The M-Shop: Andrew Ripp w/ Swear & Shake

Join Andrew Ripp, now touring in support of his latest effort, a self-titled project that he considers to be one of his most personal and revealing albums to date. Indie-folk band Swear and Shake will

Feb 12 Fri Valentine Dinner Train

Treat your sweetheart to the dinner train!

Feb 12 Fri ISU Track & Field Iowa State Classic

The Iowa State Classic is the longest running track and field meet hosted by Iowa State University, featuring top-tier athletes from both the collegiate and professional ranks.

Feb 12 Fri ISU Softball vs. IUPUI

Cheer on the Cyclones in their season-opener against IUPUI during the Cyclone Invitational!

Feb 12 Fri ISU Softball vs. Eastern Illinois

Cheer on the Cyclones during the first of two games against Eastern Illinois during the Cyclone Invitational!

Feb 12 Fri Moon Over Buffalo

Join ACTORS for their performance of Moon Over Buffalo!

Feb 13 Sat Moon Over Buffalo

Join ACTORS for their performance of Moon Over Buffalo!

Feb 13 Sat Ames Town & Gown: The 27th Annual Musicale

Join the Ames Town & Gown at this potpourri of chamber music and song, followed by a sumptuous buffet!

Feb 13 Sat ISU Softball vs. North Dakota

Cheer on the Cyclones during the first of two games against North Dakota during the Cyclone Invitational!

Feb 13 Sat ISU Softball vs. IUPUI

Cheer on the Cyclones during the second of two games against IUPUI during the Cyclone Invitational!

Feb 13 Sat ISU Track & Field Iowa State Classic

The Iowa State Classic is the longest running track and field meet hosted by Iowa State University, featuring top-tier athletes from both the collegiate and professional ranks.

Feb 13 Sat ISU Men's BBall vs. Texas

Cheer on the Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum as they face off against Texas!

Feb 13 Sat Valentine Dinner Train

Treat your sweetheart to the dinner train!

Feb 13 Sat Track Trek

Snowshoeing is the fastest growing winter sport and tracking is a skill that you can build on for a lifetime!

Feb 13 Sat Live @ The M-Shop: Buckwheat Zydeco

If you’ve heard of Zydeco music, felt its influence, or otherwise enjoyed this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30 years, then it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco.

Feb 13 Sat Cyclone Cinema: Spectre

Catch a free weekly movie showing, presented by SUB.

Feb 13 Sat Ciccotti Art Glass Workshop

Join Ciccotti Art Glass for a Workshop on Heart Paper Weights.

Feb 13 Sat Valentine's Day Party

Take your sweetheart out for a nice dinner then enjoy an evening of music with the band According to Hoyle.

Feb 13 Sat Sampling Saturday at Cooks' Emporium

Come enjoy a variety of Valentine-themed samples and recipes with the Cooks' Emporium staff!

Feb 13 Sat Presidents' Day Book Sale

Stop by Literary Grounds for great deals on books about presidents, U.S. history, and more!

Feb 13 Sat Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Sale

Save 10% on regularly priced wine, cheese and chocolate. Non-members save 5%.

Feb 13 Sat Sweethearts Contra Dance

Enjoy live music by The Porch Stompers, and a sweet selection of delightful dances will be called by Reid Miller.

Feb 13 Sat Walk-In Craft: Valentine's Day Cards

We've got the supplies, you bring the creativity!

Feb 13 Sat Prairie Moon Date Night

Wine and cheese pairing, homemade chocolate cake, ice wine, and live music!

Feb 13 Sat Felted Hat Workshop

Create a stylish and super-warm winter hat that’s quick-knitted, then felted and blocked to shape!

Feb 13 Sat Soapmaking 101

Explore the art and science of making handcrafted soap from scratch!

Feb 14 Sun V-Day Make & Take: Show your skin some love!

This Valentine's Day, dive into the art and science of making your own unique, handcrafted, and eco-friendly bath and body products.

Feb 14 Sun Walk-In Craft: Valentine's Day Cards

We've got the supplies, you bring the creativity!

Feb 14 Sun Presidents' Day Book Sale

Stop by Literary Grounds for great deals on books about presidents, U.S. history, and more!

Feb 14 Sun Cyclone Cinema: Spectre

Catch a free weekly movie showing, presented by SUB.

Feb 14 Sun Hibernation Celebration

Come enjoy the Hughes Education Center and Arboretum grounds in winter. Perfect for all ages- families, friends, singles!

Feb 14 Sun ISU Softball vs. Eastern Illinois

Cheer on the Cyclones during the second of two games against Eastern Illinois during the Cyclone Invitational!

Feb 14 Sun ISU Softball vs. North Dakota

Cheer on the Cyclones during the second of two games against North Dakota during the Cyclone Invitational!

Feb 14 Sun ISU Wrestling vs. West Virginia

Come out to Hilton Coliseum and cheer on our Cyclones as they take on West Virginia!

Feb 14 Sun Moon Over Buffalo

Join ACTORS for their performance of Moon Over Buffalo!

Feb 14 Sun Rose, Hearts & Butterfly Hand Built Sculptures

Make one-of-a-kind clay gifts for a loved one on Valentines' Day at Reiman Gardens!

Feb 15 Mon The Electronic Museum

Bring your lunch to the Christian Petersen Art Museum and hear from our educator about how to browse and utilize the objects not on view through eMuseum.

Feb 15 Mon Game Design and Why It Matters

James Portnow, game designer and consultant known for his theories on socially positive design, will discuss the responsibility the gaming industry has as one of the biggest entertainment media.

Feb 16 Tue Edible Landscaping

Start planning your garden in a whole new way by creating a multi-functional landscape that provides returns year after year with minimal work!

Feb 16 Tue Plant Protection Program Short Course

Join Reiman Gardens for this Plant Protection Program Short Course!

Feb 16 Tue Workshop: Floral Design Series

Celebrate the friendship side of Valentine's Day with Reiman Gardens and a monochromatic arrangement full of tints, tones, and shades of a single color.

Feb 16 Tue Youth Matinee: ISU Symphony Orchestra

Join the Iowa State Center for the Youth Matinee: ISU Symphony Orchestra.

Feb 16 Tue Gathering Of Artists

All area artists are invited to drop by this free, informal monthly gathering sponsored by the Ames Community Arts Council.

Feb 17 Wed Behind The Scenes At Reiman Gardens

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

Feb 17 Wed Black Light Butterfly Roosting

Join Nathan Brockman, Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing Curator, for a special blacklight butterfly show!

Feb 17 Wed Kenan Thompson At Stephens Auditorium

Get ready for a night full of laughter at Kenan Thompson, a comedian, who will perform at Stephens Auditorium!

Feb 17 Wed Live @ The M-Shop: Robin & Linda Williams

Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wid

Feb 17 Wed ISU Women's BBall vs. Texas Tech

Come out to Hilton Coliseum and cheer on our Cyclones as they face off against Texas Tech!

Feb 17 Wed Walk-In Craft: Felted Woodland Creatures

Make an adorable and fuzzy winter-themed woodland creature with Sarah Cady!

Feb 17 Wed Ames Art Cinema

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

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