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 May 2 Mon - May 8 Sun
May 2 Mon Plant Protection Program: Plant and Insect...

Hear from the experts at Iowa State University’s Plant & Insect Diagnostic Center (PIDC) as they discuss and demonstrate official methods for testing and identifying plant pests and pathogens.

May 2 Mon Conquering Bad Light & Color in Photography

If you’ve been faced with terrible lighting situations, such as harsh midday brightness, extremely low light, and mixed light, join Mark Stoltenberg as he offers real-life examples, and practical solu

May 2 Mon Oil Painting Workshop: Cool Colors (Picasso)

Learn the basics of painting wet-in-wet, from setup to materials, to paint selection and technique!

May 2 Mon Making Meaning with Color: Oil Crayon

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

May 3 Tue O.W.L.S: Sacajawea & the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Discover the picture of a fascinating young woman, Sacajawea, emerge from what the past 200 years of records have told the world about her.

May 3 Tue The Aulos Ensemble

The Ames Town & Gown season concludes with a return engagement of the renowned early-music ensemble, The Aulos Ensemble.

May 3 Tue Movement Milestones: Expression for Ages 11-14

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

May 3 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 3 Tue ISU Softball vs. Iowa

Cheer on the Cyclones as they face off against Iowa in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series!

May 3 Tue Wild Kratts LIVE!

The animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story!

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 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 Behind The Scenes At Reiman Gardens

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

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 5 Thu National Day of Prayer

Join in the fellowship hall.

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 Arboretum Amble

Take a walk on the wild side!

May 6 Fri Live Music at Snus Hill

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

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 National Public Gardens Day

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Reiman Gardens!

May 6 Fri Leadercast 2016

The world's largest one-day leadership event!

May 6 Fri First Friday Wine & Cheese

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

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 Mother's Day Book Sale

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

May 7 Sat Mother's Day Book Sale

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

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 ISU Softball vs. Texas

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

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 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 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 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 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 8 Sun Mother's Day Book Sale

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

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