Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Month on campus, in Ames and throughout Story County!!
Check out these diverse environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable
events going on throughout all of April!

 

 
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 Saturday, April 1st

 

Lawnmower Service Days

8:00am-3:00pm @ West Side of Sukup Hall

Members of the Agriculture Systems Technology Club will hold their annual lawnmower service days. This is a routine maintenance service; club members won't do repairs. Cost is $35 (riding mower $50, weed eater $15). Pickup and delivery for Ames-only addresses is an additional $15 ($20 for riding mowers); call 515-708-8672 or send an email by 2 p.m. March 30 to request pick up.

http://www.inside.iastate.edu/bulletin/announcements/staff#a3949

 

Stash the Trash

8:30am-2:00pm @ Reiman Gardens

Stash the Trash is a volunteer effort that brings together ISU community and Ames community members together to help clean up Ames after the winter to make Ames a more beautiful place to live and work. Volunteers have the option to clean-up a neighborhood, park, or campus. Sign up for a neighborhood to clean up at http://vcstory.galaxydigital.com/aem/general/event/?doc_id=3810

 

Dance Workshop Day!

9:00-5:00pm @ Forker Building

Dance Workshop Day is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to come learn dance FOR FREE! This year they have a very special guest coming from LA! Nicole Kirkland! They also have members from the Midwest Vision Dance Crew, along with other choreographers from within the club! Bring your friends and come have a great time dancing!

https://www.facebook.com/events/198894270606180/

 

Container Bog Garden Workshop

9:30-11:30am @ Reiman Gardens

Celebrate Iowa’s marshy roots by creating a unique container garden with boggy, wet plants to give as a gift or to keep for your own home. Choose from a variety of unique carnivorous and water-happy plants as Horticulturist Ed Moran provides all the information you need to design your container and care for it year-round.

All materials will be provided, including soil, plants, top-dressing, decorative stones, and a 12” terra cotta container. Pre-registration with prepayment is required by Thursday, March 30.

$48 Members

$60 General Public

$40.80 ISU Students

 

Zendoodle Parasol Workshop

9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Decorate your own functional paper parasol inspired by Reiman Gardens’ spring Conservatory display, Petals & Parasols, with artist and instructor Sara Merritt. Using felt tip markers, learn basic zendoodle techniques to apply to your parasol at random, or work out from the center to create a meditative mandala to shade you from the summer sun soon to come.

www.reimangardens.com

 

Spring Symposium

10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

Nate Bremer from Solaris Farms will be speaking about herbaceous and woody peonies.

www.iowaarboretum.org

 

Cooking Demo

10:00 am – 11:00 am @ Cooks' Emporium, 313 Main St, Ames

Make the most of this spring vegetable with a lovely spring soup. You’ll love the blend of savory flavors. It’s good to complement the soup with curry toast which are great for dipping in the soup and enjoying alongside. Cost: $5

www.cooksemporiumames.com

 

Birdapalooza

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ McFarland Park, 56461 180th St, Ames

Come enjoy an afternoon all about birds! Go on a guided birding hike, meet a live raptor, create a bird feeding treat and crafts, play some games, and then participate in the Iowa Bird of Mouth project to write and publish a poem! This afternoon of indoor and outdoor activities is fun for all ages, but themed for preschoolers through middle school.

This event is free and no registration is required.

www.storycountyiowa.gov

 

Latin Spring Fling Workshop

2:00-4:00pm @ Memorial Union Gallery

Des Moines instructor Julius Rincon is coming to teach a Hip Hop Bachata fusion. No partner or experience required!

Members: $5

Non-Members: $10

 

Germany: A Celebration of Food and Music

2:00-4:00pm @ The Ames Public Library

Dr. Pamela Riney-Kehrberg from the Iowa State University Department of History will share the story of German immigrant farmers with her brief talk, “Culture and Agriculture: German Farmers in Rural Iowa." Margaret Junkan, owner of Cooks Emporium here in Ames, will share some of the foods German immigrants brought to our state. Live German waltzes and polkas will be performed by Second Chair Brass.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails

 

Conversations in French

4:00-6:00pm @ The Ames Public Library

Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=11837

 

Mad Hatter’s Ball: April Fool’s Gala

7:00 pm – 10:30 pm @ Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave, Ames

Festivities will include a reception, entertainment, adult beverages and hors d’oeuvres, as well as live and silent auctions!

www.octagonarts.org

 


 Sunday, April 2nd

 

Delts Dash for Diabetes

Sun, April 2, 8am – 10am

Delts Dash for Diabetes is a 5k run/walk philanthropy event being held on campus by the men of Delta Tau Delta to help raise money and support JDRF.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1881858842062877/

Spring Locally Grown Showcase

10:00-3:00pm @ Snus Hill Winery (Madrid, Iowa)

"Pop-up boutique" of handmade products from local designers.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1199437650104329

 

Gerdin Clean

10:00-2:00pm @ Gerdin Business Building

A community service event where students participate in helping clean up the College of Business. Contact Megan Moore (mmoore15@iastate.edu) or Julie Gulbrantson (julieg@iastate.edu) if you or your organization wants to be involved.

 

Sculpting an Icon: Fountain of the Four Seasons 75th Anniversary

2:00-3:00pm @ Morrill Hall 2019

Beginning with his portrait sculpture of Meskwaki leader Pushetonequa, followed by his illustrations for the book Cha Ki Shi, and including his Fountain of the Four Seasons, Christian Petersen was often called upon to represent the indigenous people of Iowa in his art. As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fountain of the Four Seasons, hear from Jerome Thompson, retired state curator for Iowa, about Petersen’s art, these state-funded commissions, and their historical and current significance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/232575897148295/

 

Author Café

2:00-4:00pm @ Ames Public Library

Join in for an afternoon with local authors while enjoying tea and treats. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the Ames Public Library Welcome Desk.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=15404

 

Sunday Family Fun!

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Prairie Moon Winery, 3801 W 190th St, Ames

Don’t miss some great Family Fun at Prairie Moon! They’ll have cookie decorating, a popcorn station, games, Bingo, and more. And of course, our wines, sangria, and beer for the grown-ups!

https://www.facebook.com/events/598383383619602/

 

Malaysian Cultural Night 2017

4:00-7:00pm @ Memorial Union

Come one, come all! Invite your local and international friends, and even your friends from other universities to this event. It will be a great way for them to explore ISU too. Everyone is welcome to have a Taste of Malaysia.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1790397767888511/

 

Volunteers Needed - Dinner and workshop for Hispanic immigrants in Ames

6:00-8:00 pm @ St Cecilia Social

From the organisers: In light of the real fear and uncertainty our immigrants have been facing during these past few months, AMOS and St Cecilia Parish have decided to host a dinner and safety workshop for our Hispanic immigrants in the Ames/Story County area.


 Monday, April 3rd

 

ASKakes

10am – 7pm Outside Curtiss

Alpha Sigma Kappa-Women in Technical Studies will be holding ASKakes, on campus, on Monday April 3rd from 10am-7pm and Tuesday April 4th from 10am-5pm. We will be selling cupcakes to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1850998051820473/

 

Snow Melt Yoga- Stories with a Twist

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

As winter thaws, melt like a snowman in these light-hearted parent/child yoga classes that incorporate stories about springtime. Bend, stretch, twist, balance and then relax in authentic yoga poses reshaped for youngsters.

Instructor Nan Bonfils is Creative Director at Centering Porch and has trained with Yoga Kids International.

www.reimangardens.com

 

Conversations in English

11:00-12:30pm @ The Ames Public Library

Native and non-native English speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in English.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?et=1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,29,30

 

Stuart Walker: Design for Life

5:30-7:30pm @ College of Design

In this talk Stuart Walker considers the relationship between creative practice, human values, and the importance of tradition and localization. Through an interrelated process of theory development and speculative design that focuses on sustainable futures, he shows why scientific ways of knowing are insufficient, why technological approaches can only take us so far, and why more substantial, lasting and positive change will depend on a transformation in outlook. He will present his Quadruple Bottom Line of Sustainability based on human values and meanings to show how this can inform practice-based creative research. Through a series of exploratory objects, he demonstrates how these considerations can affect the nature of practice, the nature of our material culture and, consequently, how such manifestations can inform our values and priorities.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1797750693809407/

 

Narrative Photography

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Have you considered “telling a story” or creating a “narrative” with your camera, and possibly presenting it in a photo book? Join Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photography as we cover the creation of a story, how to capture the images, and the various steps involved in creating a photo book. The “narrative” could be almost anything each student chooses: capture a child’s journey through sports, a family vacation, make a memory book for a kid going to college, or create a storyboard for a movie.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Pre-registration with prepayment is required by Wednesday, March 29.

$76 Members

$95 General Public

$64.60 ISU Students

www.reimangardens.com

 

Multicultural Greek Council Orange Leaf Fundraiser

6:00 pm -9:00 pm @ Orange Leaf

Stop by Orange Leaf frozen yogurt to support ISU’s Multicultural Greek Council.

https://www.facebook.com/events/249054448551568/

 

America and the Middle East: Shifting Sands in the Security Relationship?

8:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

Ambassador Deborah K. Jones, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, recently stepped down as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, a position she held May 2013 through 2015. She also served as U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait from 2008 to 2011 and as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey from 2005 to 2007. Additional overseas assignments include posts in Iraq, Tunisia, Syria, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates. Ambassador Jones has also served as Senior Faculty Advisor for National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and prior to her post in Libya was Scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute. World Affairs Series

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu

 


 Tuesday, April 4th

 

Mayor's and County Day of Service - Ribbon Cutting

4:30-6:30pm @ Volunteer Center of Story County

Come join in celebrating and honoring Mayor's and County Day of Service during an open house at the Volunteer Center of Story County.

Refreshments will be provided during the open house.

 

AD Pies

6- 9 pm @ Alpha Delta Pi- 2125 Greeley Street Ames, Iowa, 50014

Alpha Delta Pi will be hosting their annual ADPies on April 4th at 2125 Greeley St. Ames, Iowa. They will be serving various types of pies and ice cream. Tickets will be $5 and all proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities

https://www.facebook.com/events/485331954923826/

 

Cyclone Cinema Film Festival

7:00-9:00pm @ Carver Hall 101

The award ceremony & screening of the films will be on Tuesday, April 4th at 7p.m. in Carver 101. To enter your film, check out the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/128218147704468/

 

Eco–Theatre: The Intersection of Art, Politics, and Environmental Science

8:00pm @ South Ballroom, Memorial Union

How do the arts take on important issues—particularly the often controversial topics that emerge in the area of environmental science? Playwright Paula Cizmar, internationally known as one of the authors of Seven, discusses eco-theatre and how it can communicate ideas, raise awareness, inspire action, and promote empathy.

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/41579

 


 Wednesday, April 5th

 

Awareness Wednesday

11 am - 1 pm @ The Agora

Greeks Ending Violence Now will be putting on Awareness Wednesdays each week of April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join them in the open forum for information about sexual assault prevention, meet with members to answer questions, learn how to join their organization, and get some free giveaways!

 

That’s What Ze Said

4-6 pm @ Carver 0205

Rest of the Alphabet series hosted by Gamma Rho Lambda, a presentation on gender pronouns.

 

DZ Dogs

5-10 pm @ 2138 Sunset Drive, Delta Zeta Sorority

Delta Zeta will be serving all you can eat hot dogs, chips, and desserts to raise money for Starkey Hearing Foundation.

https://www.facebook.com/ISUDZDOGS/

 

Drum Up Spirit!

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm @ Unity Church of Ames, 226 9th St, Ames

Join Unity Church of Ames every first Wednesday of every month for drumming, meditation and friends!

http://unityofames.com/

 

Photography: The Art of Seeing

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

The goal of this class is to help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the details and capture the moments that tell stories. 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.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Wednesday, March 29.

$76 Members

$95 General Public

$64.60 ISU Students

www.reimangardens.com

 

FOCUS Grant Show- The 24 Percent

6:00-8:00pm @ Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

ISU Student and ABC member Zoey Mauck has received a FOCUS Grant for her photography project, The 24 Percent, which documents area women cyclists and promotes their engagement within the bicycling community. According to the League of American Bicyclists, women comprise just 24% of bicycle trips on an annual basis.

The reception for all FOCUS Grant participants will be Wednesday, April 5th, in the Pioneer Room at the ISU Memorial Union, and it is free and open to the public. If you aren't able to make it to the reception, the exhibition will be in the Pioneer Room from March 24-April 24.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1271658212913129/

 

Conversations in Chinese

6:00-7:30pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Native and non-native Chinese speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Chinese.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

 

Artist Lecture: Joe Patrick and the Architecture of Impermanence

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Brunnier Art Museum

Joe Patrick’s paintings and drawings, while very different in their execution, both examine a transient sense of impermanence. His paintings of the ramshackle constructions found in the Oaxaca, Mexico marketplaces depict structures that exude a sense of the temporary, yet exist to cover and protect the goods and humans below. His drawings are portraits of friends and colleagues and observe a moment in time, which are also temporary, to be replaced by the next emotion and moment.

Join the artist in a gallery walk where he will discuss the impermanence and the parallels found in his paintings and drawings on exhibition in the Brunnier Art Museum.

www.museums.iastate.edu

 


 Thursday, April 6th

 

Mac Attack

4:45-10:00pm in the parking lot of 302 Ash Ave.

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity will be serving macaroni with toppings along with games/activities to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Conversations in Spanish

6:30-8:30pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Native and non-native Spanish speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Spanish.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

 

Native American Representation in Pop Art

7:00pm @ Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

Steven Paul Judd is a Kiowa and Choctaw visual artist, filmmaker, and screenwriter based in Oklahoma. His mash-ups of Native experiences and disposable American pop culture are both clever and humorous, offering a unique perspective on and from within Native American culture. His creations include paintings, prints, poster art, photography, and t-shirt designs. Judd has also written and directed a number of films, including the shorts “Ronnie BoDean,” “Shhh!” and “Search for the World’s Best Indian Taco.”

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/42366

 

Cyclone Voice

8:00-11:00pm @ The Great Hall, Memorial Union

Cyclone Voice is a singing competition that highlights the vocal talents of Iowa State students. This year's finale host will be country singer Lauren Alaina. The event is free and open to the public.

Prelims are on Monday, March 27 at 6pm in the M-Shop. Apply by Wednesday, March 22 at 5pm if you are interested in performing at the event.

http://www.sub.iastate.edu/forms-and-applications/cyclone-voice-prelims-application1/

https://www.facebook.com/events/390897197945752/

 

Drawing Workshop with Joe Patrick

9:00 pm – 12:00 pm @ Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg., 1805 Center Dr, Ames

For nearly 40 years, Joe Patrick taught drawing and painting in The University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History until his retirement in 2004, twenty-five years as head of the drawing area of the School. His figure drawing workshop for advanced undergraduate and graduate students was immensely popular.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your drawing skills and learn from this notable Iowa artist amidst an exhibition of his drawings and paintings. This workshop will focus on the figurative subject of heads. Chairs will be provided. Bring your own media and easel if you need one.

Space is limited and registration at www.museums.iastate.edu is required.

www.museums.iastate.edu


 Friday, April 7th

 

No More Prison Labor Rally and March

3:00-4:30pm @ The Agora (In Front of Parks Library)

Students will be meeting outside the library in the free speech zone for a rally and march against Iowa State University's use of prison labor on campus. Prisoners are required to work at ISU moving equipment and assembling furniture for as low as $0.20 an hour. Students believe that it is wrong for ISU to be taking part in this systemic racism, and that our university must do the right thing and end its use of prison labor.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1661567137471128/

 

First Friday Wine, Cheese & Art

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Wheatsfield Co-op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames

Enjoy some wine and cheese tasting while learning about April Artist Katharine Walker.

www.wheatsfield.coop

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Gnight

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

From three-inch inch minis to a foot-tall “Ginormagnome.” The workspace has a cast of characters that are fun to decorate and add to your indoor or outdoor space.

They will show you the basics of painting your piece, and then fire it within a week for you to come pick up. The firing process makes the item food safe. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Walk in during open hours or join us on Friday evenings between 4 & 8pm for theme nights.

www.sac.iastate.edu

 

Cause an Effect- Cy’s Gluten Free Friends Chipotle Fundraiser

5-9:00pm @ Chipotle

Eat yummy food and help others!! Invite your friends and family and come to Chipotle in Ames to support Celiac Disease Research! 50% of each sale will be donated, as long as customers bring in a flyer or show a screenshot!

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=cy%27s%20g


 Saturday, April 8th

 

Maple Syrup Celebration

8:00 am – 11:30 am @ Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

Taste real maple syrup and learn about the art and science of maple syrup production. See how to tap and cook sap into delicious maple syrup. The event will include timber sport demonstrations.

www.iowaarboretum.org

 

Animal Learning Day

9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Learning Center, 2516 Mortensen Rd, Ames

A day of learning about animal agriculture. Hands on activities for all ages, projects for kids, interaction with animals, “Taste of Iowa” food, photo booths and more!

Free to the public.

Call 515.294.4950 for more information.

 

Treats On A Leash 2nd Anniversary

9:00 am – 5:00 am / Treats On A Leash, 216 Main St, Ames

Celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Treats On A Leash with swag bags, Cy and giveaways!

www.treatsonaleash.com

 

Twloha “Run For It” 5K

9:00am @ Iowa State University

The Run For It 5k is an opportunity to move for something that matters – whether that’s for health, recovery, or in memory of a loved one. This is a chance to connect with your local community and share the message of hope and help in a different way. For more information on sign up and price, check out the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1262470447135339/

 

Natural Egg Dyeing Workshop

9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Join Maggie Howe, owner of Prairieland Herbs and Girl with a Sword Productions, to learn about and practice dyeing eggs using eco-friendly natural dyes. We will use several different natural dyes, and some embellishing techniques to create a rainbow of beautifully colored eggs. Perfect for adults or kids 6+. All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Wednesday, April 5.

$25 Members

$32 General Public

$21.25 ISU Students

www.reimangardens.com

 

Cooking Demo: Vegetarian Banh Mi

10:00 am – 11:00 am @ Cooks' Emporium, 313 Main St, Ames

Learn about Bahn-Mi, a Vietnamese bread and the sandwiches made with the bread. Our version will be a vegetarian variety that will inspire you to put it on your menu at home. Cost: $5

www.cooksemporiumames.com

 

Cyclone Market

10:00am @ Jack Trice Stadium

Cyclone Market is an event brought to you by Student Government, Iowa State University which helps showcase the values and cultures of various student organizations to the City of Ames - City Government and Iowa State University student body.

Each booth will offer products for purchase- these products range from food, merchandise, crafts and more. Various clubs will be distributing information regarding their organization and how to get involved. There will also be live performances and live music throughout the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/192162651286965/

 

Art Supply Swap

10:00-4:00pm @ The Workspace

It’s time for spring cleaning! From beads and yarn to paper and fabric, check out the workspace’s craft leftovers and see what you can incorporate in future projects. Bring items from your own stash – things that you aren’t going to use, but can’t bring yourself to throw away. Swap for new or new-to-you supplies! Leave what you like to, and take as much as you need - they aren't enforcing a one-for-one swap.

http://www.sac.iastate.edu/arts-the-workspace/

 

Magically Modified Grimm's: A Children's Play

4:00-5:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Families are invited to a free performance of an entertaining and educational play that aims to spark meaningful dialogue about food between adults and children alike. Set in the world of 21st-century agriculture, the comedic fairy tale mash-up follows Jack, Goldilocks, Hansel, and Gretel as they grow “magically gigantified orbs” sold to them by the mysterious Mr. Wolf.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails

 

Conversations in French

4:00-6:00pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails

 

The Fashion Show

7:00-10:00pm @ Stephens Auditorium

The Fashion Show is a student-run event in its 35th year. It is one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation with near sell-out attendance of 2,500 annually. The show features more than 150 student-designed garments on the runway and in the mounted exhibitions.

https://www.facebook.com/events/623454204523691/


 Sunday, April 9th

 

International Food Fair 2017

11:00-2:30pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

Get to know people from different cultures and backgrounds, and treat your tummy with a different taste of (good) food.

The entrance fee for the event will be $2 in advance (presale ticket) and $3 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased on the week of April 3rd till April 7th, outside West Student Office Space, Memorial Union.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1255185841265161/

 

Magically Modified Grimm's: A Children's Play

1:30-2:30pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Families are invited to a free performance of an entertaining and educational play that aims to spark meaningful dialogue about food between adults and children alike. Set in the world of 21st-century agriculture, the comedic fairy tale mash-up follows Jack, Goldilocks, Hansel, and Gretel as they grow “magically gigantified orbs” sold to them by the mysterious Mr. Wolf.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14959&et=1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,29,30&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/04/01

 


 Monday, April 10th

 

Snow Melt Yoga – Stories with a Twist

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

As winter thaws, melt like a snowman in these light-hearted parent/child yoga classes that incorporate stories about springtime. Bend, stretch, twist, balance and then relax in authentic yoga poses reshaped for youngsters.

Instructor Nan Bonfils is Creative Director at Centering Porch and has trained with Yoga Kids International.

www.reimangardens.com

 

Conversations in English

11:00-12:30pm @ The Ames Public Library

Native and non-native English speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in English.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?et=1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,29,30

 

Pride Button and T-Shirt Sale

11:00-1:30pm @ The Agora (in front of Parks Library)

http://www.lgbtss.dso.iastate.edu/programs/events/pride-week

 

Pride Week Panel “Inclusion in the Workplace”

4:00-5:00pm @ 1148 Stark Lecture Hall, Gerdin Business Building

Panelists from the following businesses will be included: Union Pacific, John Deere, Principal, and Caterpillar Inc. Reception to follow in the Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin Business Building. Light appetizers and beverages will be served.

http://www.lgbtss.dso.iastate.edu/programs/events/pride-week

 

Conversations in Arabic

5:30-7:30pm @ The Ames Public Library

Native and non-native Arabic speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Arabic.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?et=1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,23,24,25,26,27,29,30

 

A Doctor to Her Tribe and a Warrior for Her People

7:00pm @ Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

Joe Starita, professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska, will discuss his latest book, A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor. The biography of La Flesche recounts how the Omaha woman earned a medical degree in 1889 - becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history - and returned to the reservation to serve as a physician to and advocate for the Omaha tribe. Joe Starita spent 14 years at The Miami Herald, first as the newspaper’s New York Bureau Chief and later as part of its Investigations Team. He returned to his native Nebraska to focus on research and writing on the regional Native American culture and history.

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/42251

 


  Tuesday, April 11th

 

Conservation Reserve Program workshop for women

9:00am @ Extension and Outreach Center, 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa

Women who own or manage farmland in Mahaska and surrounding counties are invited to participate. Registration, coffee, and resource sharing start at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch is provided. A field tour in the afternoon will highlight area CRP practices, with the meeting ending by 3 p.m.

RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday, April 7 to Wendi at (641) 673-3476, wendi.denham@ia.usda.gov.

https://www.leopold.iastate.edu/conservation-reserve-program-workshop-women-0

 

My Personal Journey with Diversity- A Conversation with TIAA President Roger Ferguson

4:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

TIAA President and CEO Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., will discuss the path that led him to becoming the first African-American vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and one of the few African-American CEOs in the Fortune 100. He will discuss why diversity and inclusion is so essential to business success in the 21st century.

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/41409

 

Moonball Tournament

5-10 pmin East Gym

Gamma Phi Beta is hosting a co-ed basketball tournament, benefiting Girls on the Run. Team registrations is $50.00 with 5-10 players.

https://www.facebook.com/events/417336778619698/

 

How to Build Financial Security in a Changing World- TIAA President & CEO Roger Ferguson

5:30 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

In a time of constant change, it’s more important than ever for Americans to focus on ensuring their financial well-being. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., CEO of Fortune 100 financial services firm TIAA and former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, will offer advice on steps that every individual can take, no matter what ups and downs may occur in the economy and markets. Ferguson represented the Federal Reserve on several international policy groups and served on key Federal Reserve System committees. As the only Governor in Washington DC on 9/11, he led the Fed's initial response to the terrorist attacks, taking actions that kept the U.S. financial system functioning while reassuring the global financial community. College of Business CEO Series and Economic Forum Series

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/42180

 

 

Vegetable Gardening Best Practices

6:00-8:00pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011

Celebrate Earth Month by getting a head start on your own summer vegetable garden, with a discussion on best practices by Reiman Gardens’ own expert vegetable gardener, Horticulturist Sharon Rink. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, April 10.

$10 Members

$12.50 General Public

$8 ISU Students

http://www.reimangardens.com/

 

Phi Psi Spring Philanthropy

5:30 - 11 pm at Phi Kappa Psi’s front lawn

Phi Psi will be serving food on the front lawn of the house. The money raised will benefit the Boys and Girls Club in Story City.

 

Kappa Delta Shakes

7-11 pm @ Kappa Delta Sorority

Kappa Delta Sorority will be raising money for Prevent Child Abuse Iowa and Prevent Child Abuse America at Kappa Delta Shakes. Shakes will be served from 7-11pm at 2102 Sunset Drive.

https://www.facebook.com/events/613000545525464/

 


 Wednesday, April 12th

 

Free Admission Day

9:00am-4:30pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011

It’s important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge. The Gardens will still maintain its standard hours.

No preregistration required.

www.reimangardens.com

 

Meet-A-Scientist

9:00am-4:30pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011

Current science gets up close and personal at this drop-in showcase during Reiman Gardens’ free admission day. Meet up to a dozen local scientists who will share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. This event features professionals who are Reiman Gardens Science Communication Fellows.

No preregistration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students

Free with Admission for the General Public

www.reimangardens.com

 

Awareness Wednesday

11 am - 1 pm @ The Agora

Greeks Ending Violence Now will be putting on Awareness Wednesdays each week of April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join us in the open forum for information about sexual assault prevention, meet with members to answer questions, learn how to join our organization, and get some free giveaways!

 

ArtWalk – Poetry Inspires Art, Inspires Poetry

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Memorial Union Fountain of the Four Seasons, ISU Campus, Ames

The cycle of inspiration between artists, poets, authors, sculpture, paintings, poetry and prose is one of the many reasons that Iowa State University’s public art collection is such a vital and vibrant component to the campus aesthetic.

In honor of National Poetry Month, join University Museums as we explore the connection between inspiration and creativity, celebrating the impact it has on the journey and development of Iowa State students.

Meet at the Fountain of the Four Seasons on the north side of the Memorial Union.

www.museums.iastate.edu

 

Pi Phi Taco Time

5-8 pm @ Pi Beta Phi Sorority House

Pi Beta Phi's philanthropy is Read > Lead > Achieve. All money raised at Pi Phi Taco Time will go to the Pi Phi Foundation which will help promote literacy in the community.

https://www.facebook.com/events/669384029928460/

 

Artful Yoga

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm @ Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall, Ames

Enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. In conjunction with the current exhibition, our practice this semester will focus on the color red. Please arrive early for a discussion on the month’s topic beginning at 5:15.

The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat. To reserve your spot, please register online by 3:00 pm on the day of the class.

This monthly free yoga practice is sponsored by University Museums and Recreation Services.

www.museums.iastate.edu

 

Cooking Sections

5:30-6:30pm @ College of Design 158

Cooking Sections will look at Iowa’s landscape infrastructure and speculate how architecture can intervene in the production of other forms of landscapes."The Final Supper" will be the lecture held on the final day of the OPN sponsored masterclass, Wednesday April 12th. This event is open to the public, and those attending will enjoy a cooking presentation and small samples of food following the lecture.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1854266771489692/

 

Transformative Technologies for Sustainable Global Development

6:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Shashi Buluswar, founder and former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies, wanted to know what scientific breakthroughs could match the polio vaccine in its transformative impact on global human development. After two years of investigation and analysis, his team issued the report “50 Breakthroughs: Critical Scientific and Technological Advances Needed for Sustainable Global Development." It covers needed technologies in a variety of areas, including global health, food security and agricultural development, human rights, education, water resources, digital inclusion, resilience against climate change and access to electricity. Shashi Buluswar is currently CEO of LIGTT's successor, the Institute for Transformative Technologies, and teaches international development at the University of California at Berkeley. Graduate & Professional Student Research Conference Keynote

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/40502

 

Politically Correct: Do Our Language Choices Matter?

Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 at 7:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Anne Curzan is Associate Dean for Humanities and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English at the University of Michigan and author of Gender Shifts in the History of English. She will discuss to what extent social attitudes shape language - or if language has the power to change social attitudes. Her talk focuses on words we use every day that have been the focus of conscious efforts to promote a more inclusive and equitable language. Curzan discusses trends in the English language in a weekly segment on Michigan Radio and contributes regularly to The Chronicle of Higher Education's Lingua Franca blog on language and writing in academe.

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/41740

 

An Evening with the Author: Taylor Brorby

7:00-9:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Poet and award-winning essayist Taylor Brorby will read from his books Crude and Coming Alive.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/calend

 

Intimacy in the Dark: Open Campus Event for Information on Sex Topics

7:00-9:00pm @ Carver 0205

http://www.lgbtss.dso.iastate.edu/programs/events/pride-week

 

Let's Get Queerious: An information overview of queer relationship dynamics

7:30-8:30pm w/ Q&A afterwards @ Curtiss 127

This informational session will feature myths, research, and ways to identify healthy and unhealthy relationships.

http://www.lgbtss.dso.iastate.edu/programs/events/pride-week


 Thursday, April 13th

9th Biannual Rent-A-Puppy

10am – Fri, April 14, 5pm @ Campanile Lawn South

Sigma Lambda Gamma will be hosting their 9th Biannual Rent-A-Puppy. During this event, Iowa State students will "rent" a local shelter dog for 30 minutes. This event is an opportunity to promote the local participating shelters and this event often leads to the adoption of shelter dogs. Proceeds are split between participating shelters and the sorority. The event has been known to raise $2,000 each year for the shelters alone.

https://www.facebook.com/events/880628412069072/

 

Acacia Root Beer Floats

10am – 2pm @ Next to the sidewalk traveling from the campanile to the MU

Acacia Fraternity is bringing Acacia Root Beer Floats to Iowa State central campus. Come enjoy a refreshing root beer float for $2 to benefit our community; all proceeds support Youth and Shelter Services!

 

Contact Your Representatives!

11am-2:30pm @ The Agora (In front of Parks Library)

http://www.lgbtss.dso.iastate.edu/programs/events/pride-week

 

Brown Bag Lecture: Nature at Noon – Foodscaping: The Landscapes of Ornamental Edibles

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decorating, and more. Attend each month and experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers.

Free for Members, ISU Students

Free with admission for the General Public

No registration required.

www.reimangardens.com

 

Seed Bomb- Guerrilla Gardening

Drop in 6-9:00pm @ The Workspace

A seed bomb enables seeds to be sown in hard to reach places or those that you can’t take close care of. Using natural ingredients, create a ball that can be tossed onto the ground (not buried) and will eventually sprout and grow into deep-rooted plants. The formation of the balls protects them from animals and unfavorable conditions, allowing the seeds a better chance of survival. These bombs will have a pollinator seed mix that is good for the Iowa bee population. Drop in anytime but give yourself 3

0 minutes to finish. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. $6 per dozen per person

http://www.sac.iastate.edu/arts-the-workspace/art-ca

 

Chick-fil-Aphi

6pm – 10pm @ Alpha Phi Chapter House

Alpha Phi soroity will be serving chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-a and lemonade. All the proceeds will go to the Alpha Phi Foundation which supports women's heart health.

https://www.facebook.com/events/132921313905744/

 

Conversations in Spanish

6:30-8:30pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Native and non-native Spanish speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Spanish.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

 

Easy Yet Elegant Easter

7:00-8:00pm @ Wheatsfield Coop

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Chives and Crisped Prosciutto Garnish, Savory Scones, Sparkling Wine-Soaked Fruit with Mascarpone Whipped Cream… These dishes celebrate elegance and great taste through fresh ingredients and simple techniques. And the best part? Many of these recipes are make-ahead!

RSVPs required.

Cost: Members $8 // Non-Members $10

http://www.wheatsfield.coop/

 

oSTEM Kickoff Lab Coat Decorating and Sign Making

7:30-8:30pm @ Mackay 0135

oSTEM will be making decoration lab coats from white t-shirts for the "March for Science" in that will be held in Des Moines on April 22nd. Bring a white t-shirt and we'll supply decorating material, free of charge.

http://www.lgbtss.dso.iastate.edu/programs/events/pride-week

 

The Colorado River: The Years of Living Dangerously

8:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

Anne Castle served as assistant secretary for water and science in the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2009 to 2014. She is currently a senior fellow at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, part of the University of Colorado Boulder School of Law, and will discuss current efforts to create a more sustainable Colorado River system, including the groundbreaking engagement with Mexico to protect and restore this shared resource. A 1981 alumna of Colorado Law, Castle has worked on water law and policy since the beginning of her career. While at the Interior Department, she oversaw the Bureau of Reclamation, the nation’s largest water wholesaler, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/41709

 


 Friday, April 14th

 

Queer Yo Self: Pride Week Swag-Making

1:30-4:00pm @ 1064 Student Services Building

As part of the Friday social series, TGIF: Thank God I'm Fierce!, join in at the LGBTSS Center to create Pride Week swag, including decorating your own, personalised keychain. The cost of this event is free and the event will run from 1:30-4pm, or until supplies run out.

http://www.lgbtss.dso.iastate.edu/programs/events/pride-week

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Hello Spring!

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

Decorate a pot for growing herbs, a vase for fresh-cut flowers, or embrace the season with bunnies, chicks and other woodland friends.

They will show you the basics of painting your piece, and then fire it within a week for you to come pick up. The firing process makes the item food safe. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Walk in during open hours or join us on Friday evenings between 4 & 8pm for theme nights.

www.sac.iastate.edu

 

Planetarium Show: The Afterlife of Stars

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm @ ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall ISU Campus, Ames

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!

In this month’s planetarium show explore the ghosts stars leave behind, from supernovae to pulsars. You will also learn about how astronomers use light that is invisible to the human eye. All of the shows are family friendly, so all ages are welcome!

Showtimes are 6:30 (kids show), 7:00, and 7:30. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited.

Weather permitting, stick around until it gets dark and put your new knowledge to the test at our outdoor observing session after the last show.

www.event.iastate.edu

 


Saturday, April 15th

 

Spring Egg Hunt

9:00 am – 11:00 am @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Festivities will include an egg hunt for all children 6th grade and younger. Children will have the opportunity to search for colorful eggs to trade in for a goody bag. Goodie bags will be provided. The morning will also include craft and activity stations, as well as a visit from Reiman Gardens’ spring bunny. A food drive will also be collecting non-perishable items to benefit Food at First.

www.reimangardens.com

 

Ciccotti Art Glass Workshop

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Ciccotti Art Glass, 2306 258th Street, Ames

Learn how to make a beautiful glass vase from Art Ciccotti!

www.ciccottiartglass.com

 

Cooking Demo: Phyllo Brie Tartlets

10:00 am – 11:00 am @ Cooks' Emporium, 313 Main St, Ames

Learn the ins and outs of working with phyllo dough and making delicious tartlets featuring meltingly good brie. Cost: $5.

www.cooksemporiumames.com

 

ISU Engineering & Community Day

10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ North Grand Mall, 2801 Grand Ave, Ames

Non-profit community can build awareness of their organization, community supportive programming and activities.

 

Willow Bird Feeder Workshop

12:00-4:00pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

 

Attract more backyard birds with this easy to weave willow suet feeder. In this class, participants will use a form to help shape a conical feeder, and then learn some basic weaves to complete the sides, rim, and handle. Join willow artist Mary Kopecky, owner of WillowSprite, (www.willowsprite.com) for a day of learning about the wonderful medium of willow, and take home a treat for your birds!

Participants need to have decent hand, finger and wrist strength. Please bring 2 large, old bath towels or cloths of a similar size; all other materials will be provided. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Wednesday, April 12.

$40 Members

$50 General Public

$34 ISU Students

www.reimangardens.com

 

SigEp Slama Jama

12pm – 5pm @ Sigma Phi Epsilon

This event will be a 32 team Basketball tournament. Top 3 teams will win prizes. Teams will consist of greek members. Anyone can and is encouraged to come watch and hangout. They will have lawn games set up for those who come to watch. They will have booths set up where you can buy a t-shirts. Tickets will be sold for 5 dollars and will cover food and entrance. The event will take place on their basketball court and front lawn. All Proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

Conversations in French

4:00-6:00pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventD

 


Monday, April 17th

 

Tree Planting on Central Campus

10:00-11:00am @ Northwest Central Campus

Join Sigma Lambda Beta for a tree planting on central campus.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1900319606902986/

Snow Melt Yoga – Stories with a Twist

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

As winter thaws, melt like a snowman in these light-hearted parent/child yoga classes that incorporate stories about springtime. Bend, stretch, twist, balance and then relax in authentic yoga poses reshaped for youngsters.

Instructor Nan Bonfils is Creative Director at Centering Porch and has trained with Yoga Kids International.

www.reimangardens.com


Conversations in English

11:00-12:30pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Native and non-native English speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in English.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?

 

Climate Reality Corps Campus Beautification Day

2:30 pm @ Memorial Union

Meet in the lobby of the MU facing lincoln way. Come together to make our campus more beautiful while making friends and cleaning up the environment!

https://www.facebook.com/events/614562718750184/

 

G.I.'s and Jews after the Holocaust

7:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Kierra Crago-Schneider is a program officer at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her work focuses on Jewish Displaced Persons’ interactions with their non-Jewish neighbors in the American zone of occupied Germany. She will discuss the treatment of Jewish Displaced Persons by the Office of the American Military Government, United States and ordinary GIs in Germany over the course of the American occupation and how these relationships changed Cold War history. Crago-Schneider earned a PhD in history from the University of California-Los Angeles.

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/41485


Composting Indoors- With Worms

7:00-8:00pm @ Wheatsfield Coop

Come hear and see how easy it is to turn your food scraps into compost. Vermiculture is a process of composting which holds a particular appeal to homeowners and apartment dwellers alike since you can utilize worms, in a bin, to compost food waste year round. The worms do all the work! You’ll leave this class with specific instructions on what you need to get started with this efficient method of composting and a bag of worms to get started with.

FREE, but RSVPs required.

http://www.wheatsfield.coop/classes/

 

Wreaking Hammock

5:00 - 7:00pm @ Central Campus

Join The Green Umbrella Student Organization and the Outdoor Recreation Program in an event where you can learn how to properly hammock between trees. They will go over proper strap use, angle awareness, how to not harm trees in the process, and more. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1900319606902986/

 


 Tuesday, April 18th

Art Club

1:00-3:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Art Club is an artist's group that meets monthly to discuss art, artists, and creativity. This is a great opportunity to share your work and get some suggestions and gentle critiques. Feel free to bring art to work on (using non-messy materials like pencils, crayons, computer, etc.)

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?

 

Yoga on the Lawn

3:00-4:00pm @ South Campanile

Come enjoy relaxing yoga and a healthy snack. Mats will be available to rent. Sponsored by Kind Bars, Yoga Club, and Live Green! Live Yoga.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1900319606902986/

 

The Front Lawn Challenge

6:00-8:00pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Over time, traditional home landscapes have become smaller as trends in gardening and interests in plants have changed. Recent research shows that America’s love for the lawn, regardless of region, is “killing” soils, depleting resources, polluting the environment and creating social barriers within neighborhoods. Whether it is the resurgence of interest in homegrown produce, a desire for more ecological responsibility, or a passion make the garden as relevant in the front of the house as in back, many homeowners are re-examining the use of their front lawn, boulevards and terraces. Ed Lyon has developed two different front lawn gardens that provide interesting new lessons he will share by examining issues and looking at examples of gardeners who have converted their front yard spaces for various reasons and purposes.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Friday, April 14.

$12 Members

$15 General Public

$10.20 ISU Students

www.reimangardens.com

 

April Gathering of Artists: Kaukab Merchant

6:00-8:00pm @ home studio, 2130 McCarthy Rd., Ames

Kaukab is a multi-media artist from Pakistan. She came to Chicago in the summer of 1992, after being encouraged by her colleagues to come to America to visit the museums and art galleries. Kaukab has experimented with nearly every medium of art, and is always willing to teach others her craft. She believes sharing ideas with one another, as she learned while making art in Pakistan, is the best way to get involved in art projects.

https://www.facebook.com/events/399038530474379/

 

Workshop: Time for Tulips

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Coe's Floral and Gifts, 2619 Northridge Parkway, Ames

They always say April Showers bring May Flowers, but this year the blooms are coming early! Learn how to construct a beautiful bouquet reminiscent of Holland utilizing tulips and tropical leaves to create a one-of-a-kind look. Use this design to create your own bouquets from emerging blooms and large leaves in your own yard.

Workshop Fee $40.00

www.coesfloralandgifts.com


Floral Design Series Workshop

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Learn the basics of floral design from State Fair Master Flower Show judge and floral designer Sandy Gossman while creating beautiful arrangements to take home. Each month features a different style of arrangement, from vase designs to centerpieces, to contemporary designs using structural oasis. Learn the tips and skills used by professionals and create own one-of-a-kind floral designs.

Topic: April Showers: Contemporary Arrangements — Incorporate umbrella-like plants into a formal display utilizing Ikebana, the Japanese art of aesthetic flower arranging.

You can register for one class, pick any four classes, or all twelve classes. Those who attend all twelve classes will receive a certificate of floral design from Reiman Gardens.

Member rate: $40 for one class, $140 for four classes, and $380 for all twelve classes. General public rate: $50 for one class, $175 for four classes, and $475 for all twelve classes.

Preregistration and prepayment are required by the Wednesday before each class. Iowa State University students receive 15% off the member price for most education programs at Reiman Gardens. Click the link below to select programs at the member rate, then scroll to the bottom of the page, enter promotion code ‘isu’ and then click “continue.”

www.reimangardens.com


Seed Saving

6:30-8:00pm @ Wheatsfield Coop, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames, Iowa 50010

Alice will cover the basics of how to plant for strong genetics, observe your plants and how to collect, process and store seeds. Take home handy tables and reference guides for your future seed-saving adventures.

FREE, but RSVPs required.

http://www.wheatsfield.coop/classes/

 

Waiting with Packed Suitcases: European Jewish Refugees

7:00-9:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Presented by Dr. Kierra Crago-Schneider, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This program is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by Alan Solomon, MD.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetail

 

"Time to Choose" Documentary Showing

8:30 p.m. start time @ Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

The Green Umbrella will host a showing of "Time to Choose." This documentary is about climate change and what we can do to fix it. A short discussion will follow the film. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1900319606902986/

 


 Wednesday, April 19th

 

Lake Laverne Clean Up

11 am - 4 pm

Join Greeks Go Green at The Green Umbrella student organization in an effort to keep Iowa State beautiful! They will be cleaning up Lake Laverne, so come join in to have fun and give back to our wonderful campus!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1900319606902986/

Awareness Wednesday

11 am - 1 pm @ The Agora

Greeks Ending Violence Now will be putting on Awareness Wednesdays each week of April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join us in the open forum for information about sexual assault prevention, meet with members to answer questions, learn how to join our organization, and get some free giveaways!

 

Behind the Scenes at Reiman Gardens

11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join staff each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month’s topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the chance to see many things not typically open to the public. Come each month to learn more about Reiman Gardens and its many plants and butterflies.

Topic: Butterfly Wing Plants

Cost is free for members and volunteers with hours in the last two months. Cost is $10 for the general public.

www.reimangardens.com

 

Facebook Live Q &A

11:00 am-12:00 am @ Global Food and Agriculture Program’s facebook page
Join Alesha Black and Louise Iverson from the Council’s Global Food and Agriculture Program for a Facebook Live event where they'll answer questions and hear reactions to the recently released report, Stability in the 21st Century: Global Food security for Peace and Prosperity.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1334855556581570/

 

Inkspots

1:30-3:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Inkspots is a writers’ group that meets monthly to discuss and gently critique members’ writing. This is an opportunity to get good feedback and hone your skills while enjoying friendly camaraderie of others who enjoy writing.

Submissions are due on the second Wednesday of each month to allow members time to review them before the meeting. For more information, please visit the Library's Adult Services Desk or call (515) 239-5646.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventD

 

Conversations in Chinese

6:00-7:30pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Native and non-native Chinese speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Chinese.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

 

Workspace Walk-In Craft: Stamped Letter Charms

6:00 –9:00pm @ The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

Use a small torch to melt solder into small round charms that can be stamped with letters or numbers. These baubles can be used on a keychain, as a pendant, or added to a charm bracelet. A great memento for grads, a nod to your kid’s sports number, or a special way to honor someone, even if that special person is you!

$10 for 2 charms, $3 for each additional charm per person.

Drop in but give yourself 45 minutes.

www.sac.iastate.edu

 

Beginner Bike Repair

6:30-8:00pm @ Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames, Iowa 50010

Want to learn how to fix a flat or to oil your chain? Some simple preventative maintenance can keep your bike working well and help you avoid costly future repairs. Join iconic Skunk River Cycles owner, Ronn Ritz as he talks you through some of the basics of bike repair. Ronn will not have time to work on each bike in the class but can address specific questions if you bring your bike with you.

FREE, but RSVPs required.

http://www.wheatsfield.coop/classes/

 

Strengthening the Sustainability of Agricultural Biodiversity

7:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Karl Zimmerer is Professor of Environment and Society Geography at Pennsylvania State University, where he studies the importance of agrobiodiversity in complex agricultural landscapes. His research focuses on small-scale and indigenous farming in Latin American tropical mountain environments like Bolivia and Ecuador. Not only does Zimmerer map the landscape of biodiversity - for example, documenting 74 different varieties of potato in a single field in Peru - his work aims to identify risks to biodiversity and what they mean for ecological conservation, cultural and ethnic expression, and economic development. He is currently researching territorial initiatives for sustainability, citizen-science seed networks, and links of agrobiodiversity to multi-scale global changes.

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/40530

 

ISU BioBus Movie Showing

7:00 @ South Campanile Lawn

Join ISU BioBus and The Green Umbrella student organization to watch “Lego vs. Batman” outdoors. The projector is being powered by recycled oil from ISU dining centers!

 

 

Ames Historical Society Lecture Series

7:00-9:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Presented by Teresa Larson, documentary producer, with assistance from Alex Fejfar, videographer

What happens when a school district “shutters a school?” In most cases, the building is abandoned and sometimes becomes a blight in the neighborhood. In Ames, there was a school building that “defied the odds.” A group of passionate citizens and a willing developer rescued Roosevelt School from the wrecking ball and gave the structure new life.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetail

 


 Thursday, April 20th

 

Recycle your Old Electronics

7:00-noon @ Iowa DOT, 800 Lincoln Way, enter at Grand Avenue entrance, and drive west through parking lot to drop off site near fueling station)

The Iowa Department of Transportation is co-hosting an electronic products recycling event. It's open to all local, state and federal government employees. CRT monitors and televisions will be accepted for a fee ($7 for 17" screen and smaller, up to $37 for consoles and projection systems; checks and exact cash accepted). These items will be accepted for free: batteries, cell phones, copiers, CPUs, DVD players, fax machines, handheld games, keyboards, laptops, main frames, mice, PDAs, phones, printers, routers, servers and video games.  For more information contact Merry Rankin – mrankin@iastate.edu.

 

Alpha Gamma Rhodown

3pm – 6pm @ Alpha Gamma Rho

Alpha Gamma Rhodown will be a cookout at AGR and the money raised will be donated to the U'Ren family. The donation will be going to support a college fund for young Grayson and Kaden U'Ren who lost their parents in a tragic car accident this past February

 

Sunset Cookout

5pm – 8pm @ 2132 Sunset Dr. Ames, IA

Beta Sigma Psi and Phi Beta Chi are selling $5 dollar tickets in advance or $6 at the door for Sunset Cookout. You will get your choice of burger or brat; with sides of beans, potato salad, chips, and ice cream sundae.

https://www.facebook.com/events/396243774069741/

 

Conversations in Spanish

6:30-8:30pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Native and non-native Spanish speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Spanish.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?

 

Big Bluestem Audubon Society

7:00-9:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Amy Yoakum of the Story County Conservation Board will talk about the “Wasp Watchers” program. With the help of a harmless native wasp, volunteers can conduct biosurveillance for the Emerald Ash Borer and help with early detection of this invasive beetle.

This event is provided in partnership with the Big Bluestem Audubon Society.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calend

“Before the Flood” Documentary Showing

8:00-10:00 pm @ South Campanile Lawn

ISU Climate Reality Campus Corps is hosting a screening of “Before the Flood.” The film features Leonardo DiCaprio and is directed by Fisher Stevens. It presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change

https://www.facebook.com/events/1319952848051637/?active_tab=about


 Friday, April 21st

Earth Day Celebration

11:00-2:00pm @ South Library Lawn

Celebrate Earth Day and ISU's many sustainability initiatives, organizations, and accomplishments. The event features interactive displays from sustainability-focused student, campus, and community organizations and businesses as well as free bike tune-ups, refreshments and the opportunity to take part in the Live Green!

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Tiki Party!

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ The Workspace, ISU Memorial Union, Ames

They’ve got luau party music and leis to welcome you to our space. Choose from a number of Tiki cups to paint, or decorate any of our pieces with bright, tropical flowers.

They will show you the basics of painting your piece, and then fire it within a week for you to come pick up. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Grass skirts optional.

Walk in during open hours or join on Friday evenings between 4 & 8pm for theme nights.

www.sac.iastate.edu

 

Biorenewables Art Competition

4:00-5:30 @ Biorenewables Research Laboratory Lobby

This student art exhibit represents the collaborative nature of the building and research being conducted at Iowa State University. The competition includes artwork that reflects the Bioeconomy Institute’s mission, which is economic, environmental and social sustainability to advance development of biorenewable resources for the production of fuels, energy, materials and chemicals. The competition is open to artwork done by student in ISU’s College of Design.


http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/brl/art2017/

 

Home Voices- MFA Program in Writing & the Environment Alumni Festival

5:00 pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Avenue

Four graduates of the Iowa State MA and MFA Program in Writing & the Environment return to Ames to read from recently published works. Participants include Lauren Alleyne, author of Difficult Fruitand assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University; Lindsay Tigue author of System of Ghosts, winner of the 2016 Iowa Poetry Prize; Melissa Sevigny, Arizona Public Radio's science and technology reporter and author of two new books on the American Southwest, Mythical River and Under Desert Skies; and Lucas Southworth assistant professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland and editor at
Slash Pine Press.

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/lecture/41580

 

MFA Program "Home Voices" Alumni Festival

5:00-8:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Join us for a book release celebration for four of Iowa State University's MFA and MA program alumni: Lauren Alleyne, Lindsay Tigue, Lucas Southworth, and Melissa Sevigny. Enjoy readings from their new books and a catered reception.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Even

 

SALC Nearly Naked Mile

8:30pm @ Alumni Center

SALC is hosting their 8th Annual Nearly Naked Mile! Students are invited to strip off and donate excess layers of clothing before the start of the race. Remember - bathing suit area(s) must be covered! Also, if Nearly Naked isn't your thing come in a fun costume! You must donate at least one piece of clothing to participate!

You must register before Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to be guaranteed a 2017 Nearly Naked Mile t-shirt. The cost is $10, which goes to pay for t-shirt and food after the race. Day-of registrations are cash-only! You must also complete an online waiver to participate. The race will begin and end at the Alumni Center, as it has in the past. Click here for the race route! T-shirts will only be distributed at the end of the race!

https://www.facebook.com/NNMISU/

 


 Saturday, April 22nd

 

Breakfast with the Birds

7:00-8:30am @ Conservation Center, 56461 180th St, Ames, IA 50010

Enjoy a quiet morning of food and fun at McFarland Park. Join Naturalist Heather Hucka for birding basics and a hike to look for some of Iowa's fine feathered friends. End the morning with eggs, bagels, and fruit watching birds at the feeders at the Conservation Center. Whether you are a novice bird watcher or a seasoned "bird nerd", spring birding is not to be missed! This is not a stroller friendly event. Binoculars are provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Fee of $6 (ages 5 and under are free) with registration required by 4pm on April 18.

 

Jimmy VK

9:00am – 12:01pm @ Lake Ada Hayden, Ames, IA 50010

The Iowa State Delta Chi fraternity is hosting a 5K run/walk to support the V foundation for cancer research. This will be our 3rd annual race hosted at Lake Ada Hayden in north Ames on April 22nd 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/events/494955914184117/

 

Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training

9:00 am – 11:30 am @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Take an active role in conservation as a citizen scientist through the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN), with this training from our entomology staff. Learn survey techniques specifically developed for butterflies so you can help monitor butterfly populations, and provide valuable data to identify potential threats, show effectiveness of habitat restoration efforts, and give an annual snapshot of the health of all butterfly populations in Iowa.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Free for everyone – no admission necessary.

www.reimangardens.com

 

Beginner Bike Repair

9:00-10:30am @ Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames, Iowa 50010

Want to learn how to fix a flat or to oil your chain? Some simple preventative maintenance can keep your bike working well and help you avoid costly future repairs. Join iconic Skunk River Cycles owner, Ronn Ritz as he talks you through some of the basics of bike repair. Ronn will not have time to work on each bike in the class but can address specific questions if you bring your bike with you.

FREE, but RSVPs required.

http://www.wheatsfield.coop/classes/
 

SCAVMA Scamper

10 a.m. @ College of Veterinary Medicine

The 34th annual SCAVMA Scamper, a run/walk event for humans and their dogs hosted by the ISU student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, will be held Saturday, April 22. There are 5K and 10K options. Preregistration is $30 ($25 for ISU students), and jumps to $35 (ISU students $30) on race day. Questions may be directed to scavmascamper@gmail.com.

 

Spring Wildflower Hike

10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Robison Wildlife Acres, 29490 632nd Ave, Nevada

Come and hike through Robison Wildlife Acres. The beautiful woodland wildflowers are some of the best of all of Story County Conservation’s areas. Look for the many signs of spring and learn about the habitat restoration taking place in the park.

This is a moderate hike suitable for families with small children. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. You may also want to bring binoculars and water. In case of bad weather, this event will be canceled. This is not a stroller friendly event. Registration required by 4pm on April 18.

www.storycountyiowa.gov

 

March for Science- Iowa

10:00-2:00 pm @ The Capitol, Des Moines

The March for Science is officially scheduled for April 22, 2017 in Washington DC. Satellite marches are being organized across the country including in Des Moines Iowa. About the March (from https://www.marchforscience.com/ ) The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.

www.marchforscienceiowa.org

 

biCYcle Day 2017

10:00am @ Brookside Park, 1325 6th St, Ames, IA 50010

Come join the central Iowa cycling commUnity for a fun, leisurely paced, bike ride to experience the CYtes of Ames.

Start & Finish at Brookside Park

8 mile or 11 mile routes.

9am Meet-up at the Maple Shelter

Opportunity network and learn about local cycling, safety, and sustainable resources.

https://www.facebook.com/events/636812359857338/

 

Spring Wildflower Hike

10:00-12:00pm @ Robison Wildlife Acres, 63120 632nd Ave, Nevada, IA 50201

Come and hike through Robison Wildlife Acres. The beautiful woodland wildflowers are some of the best of all of Story County Conservation's areas. Look for the many signs of spring and learn about the habitat restoration taking place in the park. This is a moderate hike suitable for families with small children. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. You may also want to bring binoculars and water. In case of bad weather, this event will be canceled. This is not a stroller friendly event. Registration required by 4pm on April 18.

 

Global Gala

11:00-1:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

All ages are invited to experience the world with music, food, crafts, traditional attire, and more from a variety of cultures.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?

 

Science Fair

1:00-5:00pm @ Pioneer Room, MU

The ISU student chapter of the American Meteorological Society will host its third annual science fair for students in grades 1-5, one-hour increments by grade, first and second graders in the first hour. Completed projects or posters do not have to be weather-related; they can be on any topic. Registration is free but required by April 17. Questions may be emailed to sciencefairams@gmail.com.

 

Exhibition Reception – Creative by Nature: The Bohan Collection of Inuit Art

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman, Ames

A recent donation by John and Ethel Bohan has significantly expanded the collection of Native American works of art in the University Museums permanent collection and thus creates an opportunity for the campus community to experience unique cultural points of view through art. The hope of this exhibition, beautifully curated by Ruth Bohan, daughter of John and Ethel and an accomplished art historian, is to inspire visitors to seek out the beauty and spirituality found in the diverse cultures of this world.

Brief comments at 1:30 by Ruth Bohan and Assistant Curator Adrienne Gennett. Light refreshments.

www.museums.iastate.edu

 

Volunteer Opportunity at the Mustard Seed Community Farm Catholic Worker

1-5pm @ Mustard Seed farm

Come help us plant food to share with all who need it! Planting cabbage, broccoli, etc.

http://mustardseedfarm.org/

 

Londonfest

2:00 pm – 12:00 am / Main Street Cultural District, Ames
If you enjoy pints, food trucks, Ferris wheels, and soaking in the spring weather with your buddies, this event is for you! Age 21+, $10 entry.

www.facebook.com/LondonfestAmes

 

Pedal for a Purpose

2:30-5:30pm @ Campus Cycle (3515 Lincoln Way, Suite 104, Ames, Iowa 50014)

Register to reserve your spot (only $25, but space is limited!) and join on April 22nd at Campus Cycle to raise money in support of this awesome camp. You can also help reach the $4000 goal by donating to All Aboard for Kids via this link: http://bit.ly/PedalForAPurpose and sharing this with your friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/231655433967710

 

Conversations in French

4:00-6:00pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetail

 

African Night 2K17

5:30-10:00pm @ Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Get ready for African Students Association at Iowa State University's BIGGEST event of the year: African Night 2017! There will be multiple live performances that showcase the diversity of Africa, including a play production, dances, special guest speaker, and fashion show! African Night 2017 will take place at the Ames City Hall auditorium. There is free parking!

Dinner will be served to the first 250 guests at 5:30 PM SHARP. Make sure to get there in time! The Main Event begins at 7:30 PM.

Ticket Price: $10

For tickets, contact:

Reem Alkhalil - reem@iastate.edu

Kpandi Lumeh - klumeh@iastate.edu

Thomata Doe - tdoe@iastate.edu

https://www.facebook.com/events/1917472238488682/

 

500 Eleven Gala

7:00-9:00pm @ Iowa State Memorial Union- Campanile Room

In celebration of Earth Day, join us as we bring the ISU community together through the showcasing of artwork created by students, faculty, departments, clubs, Greeks and other student organizations. The brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta would like to promote our Earth Day theme and support The Grow; A community garden project by Sigma Lambda Beta with the partnership of Delta Phi Lambda and Perry High School. Come dressed to impress and take part in a fun and classy evening where people can observe, discuss and socialize around the artwork created by these groups. Drinks and snacks provided as well as voting for best art pieces and a featured sale of the artwork; which will go towards The Grow. Free and open to the public at the Campanile Room in the Iowa State Memorial Union.

If you're planning to attend, or submit an art piece, don't forget to register! Follow the link to register and get on the list to attend, or register to let us know you'll be submitting an art piece to represent your organization!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/500-eleven-gala-tickets-32934252235

 

Cash Me at the Spring Drag Show

7-10pm @ Iowa State Memorial Union

Cash the The Pride Alliance at our annual spring drag show! Wrap up the semester with some fantastic performances from your friendly neighborhood drag queens and kings. Share the love by bringing those tips and get here early for the best seats. Admission is just $10 (only $8 if you're an Alliance member)! Howbow dah!

https://www.facebook.com/events/182877932206355/

 


 Sunday, April 23rd

 

Sunset Cookout

10:00am – 12:30pm @ Memorial Lutheran Church, 2228 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

Phi Beta Chi and Beta Sigma are having a BBQ for Bethesda Lutheran Communities and for the Puppy Jake Foundation. $5 will allow students to get a hamburger or brat, potato salad, baked beans, chips, and brownie sundae.

 

Earth Day Celebration

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Come learn how we can make our earth a better place for everyone to live—including humans and plants and animals.

www.amespubliclibrary.org

 


 Monday, April 24th

 

Iowa News During the Holocaust: A History Unfolded Project

7:00-9:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Learn how to become a citizen historian be researching Iowa newspaper coverage of events during the holocaust. Then contribute your findings to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s History Unfolded Project.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?

 

Snow Melt Yoga – Stories with a Twist

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

As winter thaws, melt like a snowman in these light-hearted parent/child yoga classes that incorporate stories about springtime. Bend, stretch, twist, balance and then relax in authentic yoga poses reshaped for youngsters.

Instructor Nan Bonfils is Creative Director at Centering Porch and has trained with Yoga Kids International.

www.reimangardens.com

 

Conversations in English

11:00-12:30pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Native and non-native English speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in English.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?

 

The UM Connection – International Sculpture Day

12:00-1:00 pm @ Anderson Sculpture Garden, north side of Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Rd, Ames

Three artists in the ISU Art on Campus Collection have been given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center – Manuel Neri (2006), William King (2007), and Beverly Pepper (2013).

As the ISC celebrates International Sculpture Day, join University Museums for a tour of sculptures by these recognized artists who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture.

Meet by William King’s sculpture titled Cupid on the north side of Morrill Hall.

www.museums.iastate.edu

 

Art + Issues – Building a Campus Community

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

Art + Issues is an open campus discussion facilitated by our educator of visual literacy and learning. Topics that relate to current events will be presented and attendees are encouraged to bring other discussion topics with them with a goal of generating understanding in a safe, inclusive, and inspiring space.

People are invited to come and go during the two hour time frame as their schedule permits.

www.museums.iastate.edu

 

Workshop: Muscle Balm

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Little Woods Herbal, 136 Main St, Ames

$20 per person. Register and pay in advance.

www.facebook.com

 


 Tuesday, April 25th

 

Conversations in French

4:00-6:00pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails

 

Ames Welcomes Refugees: A Town Hall Meeting

5:30-7:30pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Join us for a screening of the short film Yassin's Falafel House and a panel discussion about resettlement of refugees in Ames. Ames Progressive Alliance will provide supervised activities for children

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails

 

Ames Welcomes Refugees Town Hall Meeting

5:30-7:30 pm

The Ames Interfaith Refugee Alliance will be holding a town hall meeting regarding how to welcome refugees to the Ames community. All are welcome Supervised children's activities provided (ages 3+) Special screening of short film "Yassin Falafel House", the story of a Syrian refugee and the 'perfect falafel'. Panelists: Carly Ross - US Committee for Refugees

http://amesprogressivealliance.org/events/2017-04/

 

Fifth Annual Wine & Dine Paws Event with HyVee

6:00-8:30pm @ Lincoln Center Hyvee (Upstairs Conference Room)

During this mutli-course vegetarian dinner, Hyvee will also have a silent auction with lots of great things to bid on. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Ames Animal Shelter. All auction items will be sold to highest bidder at the end of the night. Ron Edwards, Animal Control Supervisor, will be on hand to explain the importance of supporting our animal shelter.

The dinner is free but we ask for a minimum donation of $40.00 to attend, which will also go toward the Animal Shelter. 100% of the money raised will go to the Ames Animal Shelter. Space will be limited so RSVP early in the Lincoln Center Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1661901407448659/?active_tab=about

 

Bone Broth- The New Superfood

7:00-8:00pm @ Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline. Collagen is a protein which can help reduce inflammation and promotes healthy joints. Learn how to prepare bone broth and learn more about the amazing health benefits of drinking it.

Cost: Members $5 // Non-Members $8

RSVPs required.

http://www.wheatsfield.coop/classes/

 


 Wednesday, April 26th

 

Books at Noon

12:00-1:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Drop in to share what you’ve read recently—fiction or nonfiction—and hear about what everyone else is reading. Be prepared to give a brief description and your opinion about one or two books you’ve listened to or read.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails

 

Worldly Goods Movie Night (as part of Worldly Goods 30th Anniversary)

7:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Movie screening of A Powerful Noise, a documentary about women changing the world! There is free admission and fair trade snacks!

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails

 

Healthy, Quick Meals for Spring

7:00-8:00pm @ Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Whether you are learning to eat for pre-diabetes, weight management or just want to add some delicious, quick fixes to your repertoire of meals, join Theresa in the kitchen. Theresa will be emphasizing spring inspired vegetable or bean preparations to accompany your favorite proteins. We know that veggies and fiber are an important part of our diets and health, but how do we incorporate enough daily and keep it exciting? Join us to find out more…

RSVPs required

Cost: Members $3 // Non-Members $5

http://www.wheatsfield.coop/classes/

 

Awareness Wednesday

11 am - 1 pm @ The Agora

Greeks Ending Violence Now will be putting on Awareness Wednesdays each week of April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join us in the open forum for information about sexual assault prevention, meet with members to answer questions, learn how to join our organization, and get some free condoms!

 


 Thursday, April 27th

 

Story County Trails Advisory Committee Meeting

7:30pm @ Conservation Center, 56461 180th St, Ames, IA 50010

If you enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, or canoeing in Story County, consider joining the Story County Trails Advisory Committee. Come share your ideas or perhaps volunteer to improve SCC's trail system. Monthly meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the conservation center.Story County Trails Advisory Committee Meeting2017-04-27T19:30:00If you enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, or canoeing in Story County, consider joining the Story County Trails Advisory Committee. Come share your ideas or perhaps volunteer to improve SCC's trail system. Monthly meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the conservation center. Conservation Center McFarland Park Ames, IA 50010

 

Outdoor Rec Sale

6:00-7:30pm @ West Gymnasium, State Gym, enter the west addition

ISU's Outdoor Recreation Program will hold a public sale of its used equipment. Items for sale include bicycles, canoes, water gear, rock climbing gear and camping gear. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, VISA and MasterCard.

 

Conversations in Spanish

6:30-8:30pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Native and non-native Spanish speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in Spanish.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

 


 Friday, April 28th

 

Maggie’s Organics Ladies Night Out (as part of Worldly Goods 30th Anniversary)

6 pm-8 pm @ American Legion Community Room (Right Next Door to Worldly Goods)

Fair Trade Trunk Show in Part with Worldly Goods.

http://www.amesdowntown.org/artwalk-1/2017/4/28

 


 Saturday, April 29th

 

Run for the Trees

8:00 am – 10:00 am @ Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

Join the Iowa Arboretum and the Boone County Historical Society for a beautiful scenic 5K or 1 mi. Family Walk/Run!

www.iowaarboretum.org

 

Arbor Day

10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid

Partake in the celebration of trees, with tree climbing for children, an appearance by Smokey Bear and more!

www.iowaarboretum.org

 

Ciccotti Art Glass Workshop

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Ciccotti Art Glass, 2306 258th Street, Ames

Create your own mug, guided by master glass-blower Art Ciccotti!

www.ciccottiartglass.com

 

TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) Day

1:00-3:00pm @ Robison Wildlife Acres, 63120 632nd Ave, Nevada, IA 50201

Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems. All volunteers are asked to wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, and gloves and bring a water bottle. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 to ensure enough refreshments and tools for everyone.

 

Conversations in French

4:00-6:00pm @ The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Native and non-native French speakers are invited to gather for some casual conversation in French.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails

 

Maggie’s Organics Ladies Night Out (as part of Worldly Goods 30th Anniversary)

10 am - 5 pm @ American Legion Community Room (Right Next Door to Worldly Goods)

Fair Trade Trunk Show.

http://www.amesdowntown.org/artwalk-

 

Washed Ashore Exhibit Opens

6:00-9:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens will feature 10, larger-than-life sea creature sculptures made from trash collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the tragedy of the pollution in our oceans and waterways.

www.reimangardens.com

 


 Sunday, April 30th

 

Opening Weekend of Washed Ashore™ at Reiman Gardens

9:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Washed Ashore™ will be the major annual exhibit for Reiman Gardens in 2017, coinciding perfectly with the Gardens’ annual theme of “water.” Reiman Gardens will feature 10, giant sea life sculptures made from trash collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the tragedy of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways. Sculptures are up to 12 feet tall and 15 feet long. The exhibit will run April 29 – October 31, 2017.

 

IMPACT

Marine debris is a planet-wide problem. Approximately 300 million pounds of plastic is produced globally each year and less than 10% of that is recycled. Much of it ends up in the ocean. This exhibit is a wake-up call for all of us, whether we live near the ocean or in the heart of the Midwest. We are all effected by water pollution, not only from trash that is thrown into the oceans, but also into our own Iowa rivers and streams.

Reiman Gardens will be the first public gardens in the entire country to host this colorful, garbage-to-art exhibit, joining the ranks of the Smithsonian, National Zoo, Denver Zoo, SeaWorld Parks, the San Francisco Zoo and more!

www.reimangardens.com

 

Needle Felting Workshop

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd, Ames

Learn to make a small fiber “painting” from wool roving, with fiber artist and instructor, Betty Chamness Trost. The beautiful art of needle felting uses a sharp needle to agitate wool, making the fibers “stick” together – resulting in luscious landscapes of color and shape. Practice this extraordinary technique and take home your very own miniature fiber wall hanging. All materials provided.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, April 24.

$36 Members

$45 General Public

$30.60 ISU Students

www.reimangardens.com

 

Ames Reads Leopold

2:00-4:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

Join guest readers as they review the writings of Aldo Leopold, widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. His most famous work, A Sand County Almanac, published in 1949, is still popular with naturalists and writers alike. Readers will share essays from this book, from other books he has written, and from other like-minded writers.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?

 

Great Books

2:00-4:00pm @ Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

The Great Books group discusses literary classics using Short Story Omnibus, from the Great Books Foundation.

http://amespubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?

 

 


 

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