Events

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Allyson Walter
Member and Visitor Services Manager
Email
515.956.4567

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Event Calendar

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Events for the Week of Oct 1 Sat - Oct 7 Fri
Oct 1 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!

Oct 1 Sat North Grand Farmers' Market

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

Oct 1 Sat ISU Football vs. Baylor

Join the Cyclones in Jack Trice Stadium as they take on the Baylor Bears!

Oct 1 Sat Cyclone Stampede Rodeo

This student run rodeo brings fun for all ages!

Oct 1 Sat Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

This imaginative dark comedy is based on the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare."

Oct 1 Sat Opening Reception: Common Threads

This month-long collaborative art exhibit has work by artists Allison Metzger and Catherine Reinhart.

Oct 1 Sat The Talent Factory: Comedian Tim Bedore

Who’s ready for another round of TIM BEDORE and his very funny commentary “Vague But True”?

Oct 1 Sat Cyclone Cinema: Central Intelligence

Catch a free weekly movie showing presented by SUB! This week is Central Intelligence.

Oct 1 Sat Global Gala at the Library

Experience the world with music, food, crafts, games, dance, traditional attire, and more from a variety of cultures.

Oct 1 Sat Live Music at Hotel Pattee

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

Oct 2 Sun Cyclone Cinema: Central Intelligence

Catch a free weekly movie showing presented by SUB! This week is Central Intelligence.

Oct 2 Sun Live Music at Snus Hill

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with live music from Infuzion!

Oct 2 Sun Open Streets

A fun, healthy event for all ages in the streets of downtown Ames!

Oct 2 Sun ISU Wind Ensemble Concert

The ISU Wind Ensemble takes the stage!

Oct 2 Sun Story County Conservation Partners Fall Festival

This festival is an excellent opportunity to visit McFarland Park and learn more about Story County Conservation Partners and the important things the group does for conservation in Story County.

Oct 2 Sun Cyclone Stampede Rodeo

This student run rodeo brings fun for all ages!

Oct 2 Sun Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

This imaginative dark comedy is based on the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare."

Oct 3 Mon Youth Matinee: Skippyjon Jones Snow What

Take an adventure with Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat in this brand new musical is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Oct 3 Mon Beginner Photography

A four-part class covering the basics of photography including: equipment and how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject, and "tips and tricks".

Oct 3 Mon Family Yoga in the Gardens

A therapeutic horticulture program that is light-hearted and focused on the kids!

Oct 3 Mon Feminist Necklace Walk-In Craft

As an ode to feminist icon Gloria Steinem, we will make a necklace with your favorite Steinem quote.

Oct 3 Mon Free Film Showing: “Raising of America”

Come to Ames Public Library for a free showing of part of “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation” followed by a panel discussion.

Oct 3 Mon Ames Art Cinema: The Band's Visit

Come to Ames Public Library for a series of great films that never came to Ames. This week's movie is The Band's Visit.

Oct 4 Tue O.W.L.S.: Pumas, Penguins & Pinnacles in Patagonia

This presentation will feature the wildlife of Chilean Patagonia as seen through the lens of Jim Pease.

Oct 4 Tue Prairie Seed Harvest

Story County Conservation’s Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) department invites prairie enthusiasts to assist in gathering prairie seed at one of Story County’s hidden gems.

Oct 4 Tue Lyrical Interpretation

Explore the connections between writing and music in a beautiful setting!

Oct 4 Tue Night Photography

Learn how to capture images of the moon, star trails, and city lights!

Oct 5 Wed Photography: The Art of Seeing 2: In the Moment

Learn “hands on” to pay more attention to the details and capture the moments that tell stories.

Oct 5 Wed North Grand Farmers' Market

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

Oct 5 Wed 50 years later – The National Historic...

50 years later – The National Historic Preservation Act. Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, assistant professor in Community and Regional Planning, will discuss the significance of this act and the impact it has

Oct 5 Wed ISU Jazz Ensemble Concert

The smooth sounds of jazz make for a relaxing evening of music!

Oct 5 Wed Grandma Mojos Moonshine Revival

Grandma Mojo’s Moonshine Revival is Iowa State’s premier student improv comedy troupe!

Oct 5 Wed Planning & Designing Wedding Flowers

Enjoy a 3-week course on creating DIY special event arrangements.

Oct 5 Wed Women in Political Campaigns: American Women...

Get ready for Gloria Steinem's visit to Ames with a presentation about American women as candidates and voters by Kelly Winfrey.

Oct 5 Wed ISU Volleyball vs. Kansas

The Cyclones face off against the Kansas Jayhawks!

Oct 5 Wed Healthiest State Walk

Ames residents are welcome to join Mayor Ann Campbell and members of the Ames City Council at the sixth annual Mayor’s Downtown “Healthiest State Walk.”

Oct 6 Thu Thriller Dance Lessons

Get ready for Halloween and learn how to do the Thriller Dance!

Oct 6 Thu Artist-In-Residence Korean Pianist Ji

Pianist Ji, first prize winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, will be the 19th Young Concert Artist performer hosted by the Iowa State Center.

Oct 6 Thu Spiders Have Super Powers!

Gear up for Halloween and celebrate these amazing creatures!

Oct 6 Thu Cyclone Cinema: The Legend of Tarzan

Catch a free weekly movie showing presented by SUB! This week is The Legend of Tarzan.

Oct 6 Thu Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

Have fun hearing stories read aloud followed by themed activities and crafts!

Oct 6 Thu Making Meaning with Color: Dry Media

Create drawings from suggested imagery in dry media such as chalk pastels, charcoal, and graphite.

Oct 7 Fri Open Art & Gathering in the Gardens

Artists, come together for an informal gathering with time to draw or paint on the grounds of Reiman Gardens!

Oct 7 Fri ISU AfterDark

Attend ISU AfterDark for the opportunity to win prizes, make friends, and have fun!

Oct 7 Fri Live Music at Hotel Pattee

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

Oct 7 Fri ISU Soccer vs. TCU

The Cyclones take the field against TCU!

Oct 7 Fri Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

This imaginative dark comedy is based on the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare."

Oct 7 Fri Cyclone Cinema: The Legend of Tarzan

Catch a free weekly movie showing presented by SUB! This week is The Legend of Tarzan.

Oct 7 Fri Paint Your Own Pottery: Bubble Painting

Sort of like blowing bubbles when you were a kid, but we do it with a straw and paint. The popped bubbles show up and make interesting patterns on the finished pieces!

Oct 7 Fri The Talent Factory: Dinner and a Movie

Join the Story County GOP for a Dinner and a Movie featuring the blockbuster film “13 Hours.”

Oct 7 Fri Planetarium Show: Solar System Astronomy

Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium and join us for an evening under the stars!

Oct 7 Fri ISU Symphony Orchestra Concert

A concert form the ISU Symphony Orchestra.

Oct 7 Fri Quilting & Crafting Book Sale

Shop for great deals on crafty books! Select books are half price on Sunday.

Oct 7 Fri The Great DuBois

Whether is magic, juggling, or circus stunts, The Great DuBois Masters of Variety promises a unique and dynamic performance.

Oct 7 Fri Eric Andre

Actor, comedian and television host, Eric Andre is best known as the creator and host of the The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim.

Oct 7 Fri First Friday Wine & Cheese

The first Friday of the month means flavorful tastings at Wheatsfield!

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