2018 Earth Month Calendar

In celebration of Earth Month 2018, the Office of Sustainability has compiled a number of opportunities to be sustainably engaged on campus, in the Ames community, as well as in and around Story County, during the entire month of April. These opportunities cover the three facets of sustainability -- environmental, economic and social. 

 

Facets of Sustainability Key

 

April 1-7      April 8-14      April 15-21      April 22-28      April 28-30

 


 April 1, Sunday

Craft of the Month: Painted Flowers  
Hosted by The Workspace
The Workspace, Memorial Union
All of April, Monday-Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Simple, fun and in season, terra cotta pots are an easy surface to paint on. Choose from small pots to start an herb garden to medium containers for indoor plants and larger pieces for outdoor flowers. Cost is $6-12 depending on the size of the pot you choose.
 

Free Yoga & Meditation Sessions  
Hosted by Live Yoga, Live Green at ISU and Mantra Lounge IA
Forker Building, Room 213
6-7:50 p.m.

Free yoga class almost every Sunday followed by a musical meditation session. Everyone is welcome. Beginners are welcome. Both events will be at the same location. The building is open to the public and does not require a university ID.
RSVP is required: Please email mantralounge.ia@gmail.com if you are planning to attend at least one day prior to the event.


 April 3, Tuesday

Block & Bridle Cake Auction  
Hosted by Block & Bridle
Kildee Hall King's Pavilion
Cakes arrive at 3:15 p.m. and auction begins at 5 p.m.

All proceeds go to Animal Science department scholarships.

 

LGBTQIA+ Community Dinner  
Hosted by Center for LGBTQIA+ Success Center
23 MacKay Hall
5-7 p.m.

Celebrate Pride Week with dinner for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and ally community at Iowa State! This dinner will take place in the The Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom, a beautiful restaurant/classroom run by Iowa State's Hospitality Management program. We'll enjoy a fine dining experience with a queer twist! There will be chances to mingle, meet someone new and take time out to enjoy our community together.
This meal is free of charge for students, staff, and faculty who sign up; you bring your fabulous self and we'll take care of everything else! Spots are limited, RSVP today! 

 

Terrace Tuesday  
Hosted by 88.5 KURE, Iowa State's college radio
Memorial Union Terrace
5-8 p.m.

Enjoy live music from local bands and fresh air on the Memorial Union terrace.

 

TEDX Iowa State University  
Hosted by Iowa State Student Activities Center
South Ballroom, Memorial Union
6-9 p.m.

TEDxIowaStateUniversity is hosting its second TEDx event. Bilawal Khoso, also knows as BK, is MFA Graphic Design student at Iowa State University. He has an extensive 4+ years of experience in and out of the United States. He feels strongly about social design, aiming to make an impact by delivering powerful ideas into dynamic designs that inspire to change the world for good. He is an outspoken individual who has actively spoken out on sensitive issues within communities, and he dreams of an inclusive society without any discrimination due to sexual orientation, religion, race, gender or ethnicity. 
The mission of TEDxIowaStateUniversity is to share knowledge that will make Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, as well as the world, a better place. The TEDxIowaStateUniversity chapter focuses on spreading the ideas of science, technology and human creativity in the hopes of creating a more-inclusive and equitable society, seeking thought-leaders who want to start conversations, make connections and empower the community. Register today!

 


 April 4, Wednesday

Lecture: Emerging Issues in Agriculture  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Dolezal Auditorium (127 Curtiss Hall)
7 p.m.

"What Is Possible? Advancing Agriculture through AGvocacy, Partnerships, and Collaboration" - Amy Asmus is vice president of the family-owned chemical supply company Asmus Farm Supply and a graduate of Iowa State. Amy Asmus graduated from Iowa State in 1987 with a degree in graphic design. Her husband, Harlan Asmus, also graduated from Iowa State in 1987, with a degree in management.

 

A Reading for National Poetry Month 
Hosted by University Museums
Christian Petersen Museum (1017 Morrill Hall)
7-8 p.m.

Enjoy a reading of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" by local poets while surrounded by Sculptor Manuel Neri's art in celebration of National Poetry Month.

 

"Bill Nye: Science Guy" Documentary Screening   
Hosted by The Climate Reality Project and Atheist & Agnostic Society
Troxel Hall 1001
7-9:30 p.m.

The Climate Reality Project and Atheist and Agnostic Society are co-hosting a free screening of the documentary "Bill Nye: Science Guy" on Iowa State's campus.

 

Lecture: Is Your Data Safe?  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Sun Room, Memorial Union
8 p.m.

"Corruption, Money Laundering, and the Malicious Side of Data" - Eric William Davis (Rozier) will discuss the challenges of protecting the integrity of data collection, analytics, and machine learning in our data-driven world. Eric William Davis is an assistant professor of computer science at Iowa State and the director of the Trustworthy Data Engineering Laboratory. 
He will share examples from such partners as the World Bank and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in which data collection or the analytics process was intentionally manipulated to avoid regulatory oversite, sanctions, or investigation. The TRUST Lab is leading important research on cybersecurity counter measures to this increasingly common threat of data tampering.


 April 5, Thursday

Texas Roadhouse Luncheon Benefiting Special Olympics Iowa  
Hosted by Special Olympics Iowa
Texas Roadhouse, 519 S. Duff Avenue in Ames
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us for a “FREE” lunch served by local law enforcement! Simply leave a donation at your table and 100% of your donation goes to Special Olympics Iowa. Donate $50 to Special Olympics and receive a Dinner for Two at Texas Roadhouse! Menu includes: Pulled pork, apple sauce, fresh baked bread and tea/pop/water.

 

Good Teaching Counts: What ISU Does with Student Evaluations ​​​​
Hosted by Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT)
2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own (see instructions below)
12:10-1 p.m.

Amy Slagell (Associate Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences), Kristen Constant (Chair, Materials Science and Engineering), and Elena Karpova (Professor, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management) will share with you what actually happens to student evaluations of teaching.
What comments are useful? How can teachers encourage students to give helpful feedback? How do department chairs interpret this feedback and help teachers grow? How is great teaching rewarded? What do deans at the college level do with this data? Attend this session to discover how Iowa State uses valuable student input to develop and celebrate ISU's faculty.
How to Register for CELT events: Register using your netid/password via the Learn@ISU website, email celt@iastate.edu, or call 515-294-5357.
View on your own: Via the Zoom meeting link. If you need assistance connecting via Zoom, visit Zoom's Support website or Contact ISU's Solution Center at 294-4000.

 

Campus Conversation: Communication in Relationships 
Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
198 Parks Library
3:30-5 p.m.

"About Aziz Ansari: It's Not Just Bad Sex," a discussion about breaking down barriers of communication in relationships. Facilitated by Jazzmine Brooks, violence prevention and Green Dot coordinator; Amy Popillion, senior lecturer in human development and family studies; and Sydney Swanson, senior in child, adult and family services. Planned as part of Green Dot Action Week.

 

DZ Dogs  
Hosted by Delta Zeta
Delta Zeta House
7-11 p.m.

DZ Dogs is Delta Zeta's annual philanthropy event benefiting the Starkey Hearing Foundation. There will be hotdogs and condiments, cookies and chips, with all proceeds going to Starkey.

 

Lecture: "Bad Feminist" by Roxane Gay 
Hosted by ISU Lectures Program
Great Hall, Memorial Union
8 p.m.

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose collection of essays, "Bad Feminist," is considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism.


 April 6, Friday

Lawn Mower Service Days  
Hosted by Agriculture Systems Technology Club
West side of Sukup Hall
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Members of the Agriculture Systems Technology Club will hold its annual lawn mower service days. This is a routine maintenance service; club members won't do repairs. Cost is $35 for push mowers ($50 for riding mower, $15 for weed eater). Pickup and delivery for Ames-only addresses is an additional $15 ($20 for riding mowers). Call (515) 708-8672 or send an email to astservicedays@gmail.com.
 

Music Walk - Downtown Ames  
Hosted by Main Street Cultural District
Main Street in Ames
5-8 p.m.

Melodies fill their air in downtown Ames as local businesses host musicians of all genres. Stroll from business to business throughout downtown and enjoy the variety of talent Ames has to offer! There will also be food trucks and children's activities. This is a family-friendly event for the young, the old and everyone in between!

 

Reception: "Traces: A Farm in Eastern Iowa" Exhibit  ​​​​​
Hosted by ISU College of Design
Design on Main Gallery (203 Main Street in Ames)
6-8 p.m.

Public reception for Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of photographs by ISU integrated visual arts graduate student Rachel Deutmeyer.


 April 7, Saturday

Iowa Odyssey of the Mind State Finals 
Hosted by Odyssey of the Mind
Scheman Building, Iowa State Center
All Day

Iowa Odyssey of the Mind is affiliated with Odyssey of the Mind, a creative problem solving program for youth in grades K-12. The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. Students learn to examine problems and to identify the real challenge without limiting the possible solutions and their potential success. Participants will develop skills in teamwork, self respect and self worth through hands on learning as they develop respect and appreciation for their team member ideas.
Competitions will run throughout the day with the awards being announce in the late afternoon. Champions will be extended an invitations to represent the State of Iowa at World Finals in Ames, May 23-26, 2018, where more than 875 teams from more than 20 countries will gather along with their supporters to celebrate the creative problems solving.

 

Stash the Trash  
Hosted by Campustown Action Association, City of Ames, Iowa Home Consulting Hauling and Disposal, ISU Live! Green, ISU Facilities Planning & Management, ISU Student Activities Center, Keep Iowa State Beautiful, Reiman Gardens, CyServe Council and Volunteer Center of Story County.
Check in at Reiman Gardens
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stash the Trash is a volunteer effort that brings together the ISU campus community and Ames community members to help clean up Ames after the winter to make the city a more beautiful place to live and work. Volunteers have the option to clean up a neighborhood, park or campus.
All volunteers will check in at Reiman Gardens, where trash bags and gloves will be available, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. A free lunch (12-1 p.m.) and free admission to Reiman Gardens will also be offered to all volunteers.

 

Lawn Mower Service Days  
Hosted by Agriculture Systems Technology Club
West side of Sukup Hall
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Members of the Agriculture Systems Technology Club will hold its annual lawn mower service days. This is a routine maintenance service; club members won't do repairs. Cost is $35 for push mowers ($50 for riding mower, $15 for weed eater). Pickup and delivery for Ames-only addresses is an additional $15 ($20 for riding mowers). Call (515) 708-8672 or send an email to astservicedays@gmail.com.
 

Transforming Gender and Society Conference 
Hosted by Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at ISU
Memorial Union
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities across Iowa. Presentations will include research, creative work, pedagogy, activism and thematic pieces. For more information, please contact wgsconference@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa State Block & Bridle Club's Animal Learning Day  
Hosted by ISU Block & Bridle
Hansen Ag Student Learning Center
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us for Animal Learning Day, one of our largest events and its free to the public! There are many opportunities to have fun, like seeing live farm animals, enjoying the photo booth, trying food by Taste of Iowa and getting a free lunch. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s Animal Learning Day. For more information, check us out on Facebook at Iowa State Block and Bridle Animal Learning Day.
Block and Bridle is one of the largest clubs on the ISU campus and we stay extremely active throughout the year. We focus on the animal industry and pride ourselves in advocating for the agricultural industry through various shows, activities and other events.

 

CyServe Day  
Hosted by CyServe Council
Check in at Carver Hall lobby
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Commit a day to serving the community by accomplishing volunteer projects with organizations and businesses like Goodwill, ACCESS, Relay for Life and more. Register on the CyServe Council's student organization page.

 

Iowa Arboretum Spring Fever Symposium 
Hosted by Iowa Arboretum
Iowa Arboretum at 1875 Peach Avenue in Madrid, Iowa
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich. Morning Topic: Rock Gardening - Reimagining a Classic Style for Today's Garden. Afternoon Topic: Dealing with Your Hosta Addiction - Cool Alternatives for the Shade.
A life-long gardener and lover of plants, Tychonievich has worked for nurseries in the US and Japan. He has been a repeated guest on public radio’s food show The Splendid Table and was named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of “…six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens. Tychonievich is the author of Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, The Complete Guide to Gardeners, and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style and is the editor of the North American Rock. Click here to register.

 

International Food Fair  
Hosted by International Student Council
Sun Room & South Ballrooms of Memorial Union
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

International student organizations will share food items from their home cultures. Food tickets, 50 cents each, may be purchased at the event. Food items range from 3-10 tickets. Purchase admission tickets from the International Student Council Office in the West Student Office Space in the lower level of the Memorial Union. Cash is the only accepted form of payment.

 

African Night 2k18 
Hosted by African Students Association
Ames City Auditorium (520 gth. Street)
5:30-9 p.m.

This year's African Night will take place at the Ames City Hall auditorium. There is free parking! There will be multiple live performances that showcase the diversity of Africa, including a play production, dances, special guest speakers, a fashion show and more. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The show will then take place from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase.


 April 8, Sunday

Woof Walk  
Hosted by the Iowa Arboretum
Iowa Arboretum
1-3 p.m

Join us for our spring Woof Walk -- a fun afternoon for canines and the people who love them. Bring your dog for a little socializing with others as you walk a trail of seasonal riddles. Attendees will make two ribbon-cutting stops to honor the work of Anthony Porter and his brother, Brett. Anthony designed and constructed a special stop for dog walkers along one of our less-traveled paths. He'll tell us about the inspiration and challenges that were part of this Eagle Scout project.
Brett, also a Boy Scout, made them for the Arboretum. Last stop is the Cafferty Building, open to both dogs and people. Enjoy refreshments. The official start time is 1 p.m. from the Hughes Education Center porch. Latecomers can join in anytime until 3 p.m. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are always welcome. No dog? No problem.

 

Mustard Seed Farm Spring FUNraiser   
Hosted by Mustard Seed Farm
Collegiate Methodist Church Annex (130 S. Sheldon)
5-8 p.m

We will have a potluck dinner (please bring a dish to share and your own table service), a barn dance with live band and caller (no experience necessary), as well as a craft sale (pottery, rag rugs, candles and more). Free-will donations accepted -- funds raised will go to support the mission of the farm and to help us build a workshop/hospitality space.
Mustard Seed Community Farm is dedicated to sustainability, simple living, love of our neighbor and creating a community in which everyone can participate in growing and eating delicious, healthy food.

 

Spring Locally-Grown Showcase  
Hosted by Landy Lou and Evie Too and Snus Hill Winery
Snus Hill Vineyard & Winery (2183 320th Street in Madrid, Iowa)
5-8 p.m

The Locally-Grown Showcase is a shopping event you don't want to miss. Peruse one-of-a-kind items that are ALL handmade!


 April 9, Monday

Rinse, Recycle, Repeat Competition 
Hosted by The Green Umbrella, ISU Live Green! Initiative
Anywhere
All Day, ends on April 27

Iowa State is competing against 49 other universities to see who can acquire the most personal care products. This includes (but is not limited to) shampoo bottle caps, toothpaste tubes, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, etc.

 

Lecture: The Alchemy of Creativity  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
South Ballroom, Memorial Union
6 p.m.

Chip Sullivan is a landscape architect, artist, draftsman and professor at the University of California, Berkley, whose work is devoted to exploring place and promoting landscape architecture as an art form.

 

Lecture: Cross-Border Citizens  
Hosted by ISU College of Design
Kocimski Auditorium (101 Design)
6-7 p.m.

Internationally-renowned American architect and urbanist Teddy Cruz, a professor of public culture and urbanization at the University of California, San Diego and a principal of Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, will share his many initiatives related to the Tijuana/San Diego border and prior collaboration with the mayor of Bogota, Colombia.

 

Lecture: Ritual Time - Escaping the Cult of Busy  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Sun Room, Memorial Union
8 p.m

Kimberly Belcher, assistant professor of liturgical studies at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss ritual practice as a way of creating contemplative and healing time that buffers us from a culture that demands we overproduce.
Ritual time -- not just downtime but scheduled time to rest, rethink and even get bored -- has taken on an unexpected importance in the contemporary world. Anxieties about employment and success can lead us into a spiral of productivity, stealing our joy in the pursuit of a well-rounded resume. Learn how ancient spiritual practices like annual festivals, fasting, daily routines and contemplation can nourish a sense that there is "just enough" time to live.


 April 10, Tuesday

Queer Fashion and Style Exhibit 
Hosted by ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum
1015 Morrill Hall
11 a.m. to 4 p.m

Learn about the everyday fashions and styles of LGBTQIA+ folks around the Midwest in a year-long research project art exhibit based on in-depth interviews and conversations with this community.

 

Carillon Bell Casting 
Hosted by ISU Music Department
Campanile Room, Memorial Union
4 p.m.

Watch (via live simulcast) as the first bell for the small-scale campanile/carillon model is cast. Bell founders from Meeks, Watson and Co., Georgetown, Ohio, will be on campus to work with students in the metalcasting lab. When complete, the Campanile-Carillon Model will be a scaled copy of the iconic Campanile, and will travel throughout the nation, showcasing Cyclone pride.

 

Project Nurture 
Hosted by ISU Student Wellness
State Gym, Room 0185
4-6 p.m.

If you're interested in nutrition and wellness, this is the workshop for you! Project Nurture is a two-day workshop that explores the philosophies of Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating. This will include education, cooking activities and even a yoga class. Sign up today!

 

She Talks: Women Who Create 
Hosted by Iowa State Entrepreneurship and ISU Ivy College of Business
ISU Economic Development Core Facility (1805 Collaboration Place in Ames)
4:30-6:30 p.m

Storytelling Meets Women Who Create...Join for special evening celebrating women who create! We have six great storytellers made up of artists, authors, change agents, researchers and entrepreneurs.

 

Posters for Iowa's Environment 
Hosted by RAYGUN and Iowa Environmental Council
505 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 103 in Des Moines, Iowa
5-7 p.m

RAYGUN is hosting two poster shows for the Iowa Environmental Council on April 5 in Cedar Rapids and April 10 in Des Moines. Both events will run from 5-7 p.m. Ten original poster designs will be available for only $10 each. Additionally, postcard packs with all 10 designs will also be available for $10. All posters are limited edition, so come early to get your favorites!

 

Terrace Tuesday  
Hosted by 88.5 KURE, Iowa State's college radio
Memorial Union Terrace
5-8 p.m.

Enjoy live music from local bands and fresh air on the Memorial Union terrace.

 

Vegetable Gardening Best Practices 
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
6-7:30 p.m

Celebrate Earth Month by getting a headstart on your own summer vegetable garden, with a discussion on best practices by Reiman Gardens' own expert vegetable gardener, horticulturist Sharon Rink. Preregistration with pre-payment is required by Monday, April 9 ($10 for members, $12.50 for general public, $8 for ISU students).

 

Lecture: Teaching Dual-Language Learners  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Sun Room, Memorial Union
7 p.m.

The 2018 Barbara E. (Mound) Hansen Lecture in Early Childhood Education. Linda Espinosa will discuss how new science on the brain and language development has implications for improving instruction for young dual-language learners.
Linda Espinosa is nationally recognized for her work to establish effective educational services for children who are acquiring English as a second language. She has worked extensively with low-income Hispanic/Latino children and families throughout the state of California as a school administrator and program director and is the author of Getting it RIGHT for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds. She is a Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

 

Waking Up White: Book Discussion  
Hosted by Ames Public Library
Ames Public Library
7-9 p.m.

The goal of this community book study is to unpack long-held beliefs about race: colorblindness, being a good person and wanting to “help people of color” through reading and reflecting on the book Waking Up White by Debby Irving. The discussion will be facilitated by Riley Drake, a school counselor at Sawyer Elementary in Ames and graduate student in ISU’s educational leadership program.

 

Documentary: The Need for Racial Diversity in Donor-Matching Registries  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Gallery, Memorial Union
8 p.m.

Join us for a free screening of the documentary film "Mixed Match," which chronicles the hardships and obstacles individuals of mixed race face when searching for a bone marrow donation.


 April 11, Wednesday

Depth & Dialogue: Freedom and Respect  
Hosted by Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
169 Hamilton Hall
9 a.m.

"Depth and Dialogue: Freedom and Respect," a facilitated talk about how campus leaders protect free expression while promoting inclusion. Planned as part of the First Amendment Days celebration.
Now in its 16th year, First Amendment Days celebrates the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. It's organized by Greenlee's First Amendment Committee, which is made up of members of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State Daily Media Group and the Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. 

 

Queer and Trans People of Color Brunch 
Hosted by the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
136 Union Drive Community Center (UDCC)
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Brunch community-building event for self-identified queer and trans people of color students, faculty and staff at Iowa State. There will be games and plenty of chances to mingle! Indria Jenkins (department of Psychology) and Dian Squire (School of Education) will be leading activities. Feel free to drop in for whatever amount of time you are able. For more information, see The Center's website. Questions about this event may be sent to center@iastate.edu.

 

Art Walk: The Art of Growth 
Hosted by University Museums
Horticulture Hall
12-1 p.m.

Celebrate spring and all it brings with University Museums at its newest art exhibit that aks what it means to grow, both literally and figuratively.

 

Depth & Dialogue: Speaking Up About Workspace Harrassment  
Hosted by Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
163 Hamilton Hall
12:10 p.m.

"Depth and Dialogue: Speaking Up About Workplace Harassment," about the groundbreaking story of former Iowa GOP Senate staffer Kirsten Anderson. Planned as part of the First Amendment Days celebration.
Now in its 16th year, First Amendment Days celebrates the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. It's organized by Greenlee's First Amendment Committee, which is made up of members of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State Daily Media Group and the Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

 

Depth & Dialogue: #MeToo at ISU  
Hosted by Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
172 Hamilton Hall
1:10 p.m.

"Depth and Dialogue: #metoo at ISU," a facilitated talk about how the national movement is influencing the Iowa State community. Planned as part of the First Amendment Days celebration.
Now in its 16th year, First Amendment Days celebrates the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. It's organized by Greenlee's First Amendment Committee, which is made up of members of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State Daily Media Group and the Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. 

 

Depth & Dialogue: Shedding Light on Mental Illness  
Hosted by Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
172 Hamilton Hall
2:10 p.m.

"Depth and Dialogue: Shedding Light on Mental Illness," a facilitated talk about how panelists are using their platforms to raise awareness. Planned as part of the First Amendment Days celebration.
Now in its 16th year, First Amendment Days celebrates the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. It's organized by Greenlee's First Amendment Committee, which is made up of members of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State Daily Media Group and the Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. 

 

Artful Yoga 
Hosted by University Museums and Recreation Services
Christian Petersen Art Museum (1017 Morrill Hall)
5:30-6:30 p.m.

This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. Please arrive a few minutes early for a brief discussion of the current exhibition with a yoga twist. The practice will begin at 5:30 p.m. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat. Free, but online registration is required.

 

Annual Spring BBQ  
Hosted by ISU Corn Growers Association
Kildee Pavillion
5:30-7:15 p.m.

We will be hosting our annual spring BBQ on April 11, with guest speaker Marji Guyler-Alaniz coming to speak from FarmHer. It will be located in Kildee Pavilion on campus. Pork burgers and ice cream from the Dairy Science Club will be served. There will be door prizes!

 

Dunk-a-Chi  
Hosted by Delta Chi Fraternity
325 Welch Avenue (Delta Chi Fraternity House)
5:30-8 p.m.

Delta Chi Fraternity is hosting its first annual Dunk-a-Chi philanthropy event! We will be serving you corn dogs, popcorn, sliced apples with caramel dip and water or lemonade. There will be a dunk tank, and your ticket includes three free dunk attempts! Tickets are $5 in advance from a Delta Chi member, or you are able to purchase a ticket at the door for $6 for the general public. We will be donating event proceeds to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research!

 

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop  
Hosted by World Languages and Cultures Department
294 Carver Hall
6-8 p.m.

A hands-on workshop to learn about and practice the beautiful art of Arabic calligraphy, led by Iraqi calligrapher Ghazi Almishal. No knowledge of Arabic is required. Tools are provided.

 

Art Reception for Current Exhibits 
Hosted by Student Activities Center
Gallery & Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
6-8 p.m.

Meet the artists and award winners in the Focus Exhibit in the Pioneer Room and the Apex Exhibit in the Gallery.

 

Cookout for CASA  
Hosted by 88.5 KURE, Iowa State's college radio
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
6-9 p.m.

The women of the Gamma Pi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta would like to invite you to our philanthropy, Cookout for CASA. Tickets are $5 from a member or $6 at the door which will get you a hot dog or vegetarian option, chips, a dessert and a beverage. There will also be a free professional photobooth that will take pictures and print out photo strips for you to keep. This event will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), who help abused and neglected children as they go through the foster care system.

 

Sewing Lessons  
Hosted by Student Activities Center
The Workspace, Memorial Union
6-9 p.m.

Whether you are a beginner needing to learn how to operate a sewing machine, or someone who needs help finishing a project in progress, this is for you. Work one-on-one with Judy Lemish, and learn the skills you need to keep going on your own. Bring in your machine or borrow one of ours and begin making beautiful things, one stitch at a time. Cost is $40 for ISU students and $50 for the general public.

 

Lecture: Is Democracy Dying?  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Alliant Energy Lee-Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall
7 p.m.

First Amendment keynote John Whyte, former director of Constitutional Law for the Government of Saskatchewan, will discuss the many challenges democracy faces today, including novel personalities, unequal distribution, poor manners, deep ethnic and social divisions, changes in communications systems and shifts in legal and political morals.
John Whyte’s distinguished career includes nearly thirty years on the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University, service as Saskatchewan’s Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney-General, and participation in constitutional reform processes in the Republic of Georgia, Nepal, and Vietnam. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in a number of constitutional cases.
For more information about the First Amendment Day Series, visit First Amendment Day 2018.


 April 12, Thursday

First Amendment Days: Democalypse March  
Hosted by Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
Curtiss Hall steps
9:30 a.m.

Experience a society without the First Amendment in this interactive march around Central Campus. After the march, Iowa State Daily staffers will work with visiting high school students on a hands-on assignment. Planned as part of the First Amendment Days celebration.
Now in its 16th year, First Amendment Days celebrates the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. It's organized by Greenlee's First Amendment Committee, which is made up of members of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State Daily Media Group and the Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. 

 

Greeks Go Green Lake LaVerne Cleanup  ​​​​​​​
Hosted by Greeks Go Green at Iowa State
Lake LaVerne
12-4 p.m.

Join Greeks Go Green in cleaning up Lake LaVerne! Meet on the east side of Lake LaVerne by the Memorial Union to check in. You can come any time from 12-4 p.m. to help clean up, and all supplies will be provided. We would love to see you take part in keeping this campus clean!

 

Rent-A-Puppy  
Hosted by Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority
South Campanile Lawn
12-5 p.m.

Join the women of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Incorporated in raising funds for local animal shelters by "renting" a puppy!

 

Lecture: Challenges of the Sustainable Supply Chain - Patagonia Team  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program and The Fashion Show
Dolezal Auditorium (127 Curtiss Hall)
4 p.m.

Three members of Patagonia's product development team have been selected as Guest Designers for The Fashion Show 2018 and will speak on the company's history and business practices, including the challenges of using sustainable materials in apparel manufacturing.
Rebecca Green Shank has worked in research and development at Patagonia for 28 years, and in her current position as Product Developer for Men's and Women's Sportswear, she travels frequently to the company's international factories. She will be joined by fit specialist Kena Gonzalez Todd, who's been with Patagonia for 22 years, and product designer Sarah Darnell. Patagonia is a maker of high-performance outerwear whose mission to protect and preserve the environment is at the core of its business operations.

 

Blaze Fundraiser  
Hosted by Cy's Gluten Free Friends
Blaze Pizza in Ames
5-8 p.m.

Come out to Blaze Pizza to help raise money for The Celiac Research Foundation. Just show the cashier the event photo from our Facebook page, and 20 percent of your payment will be donated!

 

Sunset Cookout  
Hosted by Beta Sigma Psi - Epsilon Chapter
2132 Sunset Drive
5-8 p.m.

Join Beta Sigma Psi and enjoy burgers, brats, potato salad, baked beans and brownie sundaes! Tickets are $6 at the door or can be reserved in advance for $5 by emailing bsyepsilon@gmail.com. All funds raised will be donated to the Puppy Jake Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing well-bred, socialized and professionally-trained service dogs for wounded American military veterans.

 

Spring Vegetables 
Hosted by Wheatsfield Cooperative
Wheatsfield Cooperative
6:30-8 p.m.

Becky’s favorite time of year is Farmer’s Market season! In this class, we will celebrate the first fruits of the growing season with some of Becky’s favorite Spring recipes. She will show you how to prepare her delicious Creamy Asparagus Soup and a flavorful Radish-Cashew Dip, as well as share another recipe or two featuring other available spring veggies (cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members).
Please RSVP online. If you are unable to sign-up online, call the Co-op and speak with a staff member in the Marketing Department. RSVPs required for all classes! Class sizes are limited, RSVP to guarantee your seat!

 

"Reel" Connection to the Environment: The Reluctant Radical   
Hosted by Ames Public Library
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium, Ames Public Library
6:30-9 p.m.

Join us for a free showing of The Reluctant Radical. The Reluctant Radical is a documentary film featuring activist and “valve turner” Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law—as a last resort and with great trepidation—to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. Join us for a discussion following the film.

 

Lecture: Talk is Cheap, Free Speech Isn't: Why the First Amendment Is Worth It  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center
8 p.m.

Paul Kix, a deputy editor at ESPN the Magazine and an alum of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss why 2018 is a critical year for celebrating and using the five freedoms of the First Amendment.
Paul Kix is an alum of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication and helped with Iowa State’s first celebration of the First Amendment,. Since he graduated in 2003 Kix has written for such publications as the New Yorker, GQ, New York, Men’s Journal, and the Wall Street Journal
His first book, The Saboteur, was just published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins. It’s a nonfiction narrative based on the war exploits of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat who became a Resistance leader during WWII, escaping three times from the Nazis, and gaining expertise from a secret band of British commandos on whom Ian Fleming based James Bond.


 April 13, Friday

First Amendment Workshop  
Hosted by Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
Iowa State Daily, 2420 Lincoln Way
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Talk is Cheap, Free Speech Isn't. Expert training for First Amendment Champions," Gene Policinski, Newseum Institute; Andrea Frantz, Buena Vista University and Society of Collegiate Journalists; Mark Witherspoon, Iowa State Daily; and Julie Roosa, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. Planned as part of the First Amendment Days celebration. Registration (free) required.
Registration includes continental breakfast, luncheon and refreshments. Each participant will receive a First Amendment Tool Kit with resources and activity guides, a First Amendment T-shirt, and their own First Amendment Celebration action plan. This workshop is designed to train campus and community leaders as First Amendment activists. Upon completion, participants will be able to return to their schools and communities equipped with ideas to create their own exciting and creative events to celebrate the First Amendment and educate others about its five freedoms.
Now in its 16th year, First Amendment Days celebrates the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. It's organized by Greenlee's First Amendment Committee, which is made up of members of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State Daily Media Group and the Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

 

First Amendment Days: Free Expression Through Artmaking  
Hosted by Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
172 Hamilton Hall
10 a.m.

Explore the meaning of belonging through art in a session led by Ally Karsyn, founder, producer and host of Ode, a live storytelling series where community members tell true stories on stage to promote positive impact through empathy. Events are recorded for broadcast on NPR affiliate Siouxland Public Media, Sioux City, Iowa, where she is the arts producer and afternoon announcer. Planned as part of the First Amendment Days celebration.
Now in its 16th year, First Amendment Days celebrates the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. It's organized by Greenlee's First Amendment Committee, which is made up of members of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State Daily Media Group and the Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. 

 

Vintage Market Days   
Hosted by Kimberly's Kupboard
Jordan Creek Town Center
10 a.m.

Grab your friends and join us for a weekend of the very best of vintage vendors from across the United States. We bring vendors who are unique to Vintage Market Days. VMD is an upscale vintage-inspired outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more! Complete with shopping, live music and food trucks, we are excited to bring the Vintage Experience to Des Moines!

 

Rent-A-Puppy  
Hosted by Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority
South Campanile Lawn
12-5 p.m.

Join the women of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Incorporated in raising funds for local animal shelters by "renting" a puppy!

 

ARCH 202 Design Build Studio Opening  
Hosted by ISU Department of Architecture, Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
5-7 p.m.

This semester, Reiman Gardens at ISU is collaborating with the second-year architectural design studio (ARCH 202) to participate in a kinetic art exhibition, entitled “Forces of Nature,” planned for April-Oct. 2018. Internationally-recognized kinetic artist George Sherwood will headline the exhibit with his wind- and light-activated sculptures displayed throughout the garden. In consultation with Reiman, the 77-person ARCH 202 studio will fabricate, assemble and install a companion pavilion design on a 10,000-square-foot garden site allocated specifically for the exhibition of student work.
The goals for the studio are to introduce students to the experiences of design-build – developing skills in design, documentation, construction and teamwork – in addition to public outreach and engagement with the community. At the same time, the Spring 2018 studio will expand the ambit of second-year architecture design-build projects to include moving components, multiple materials with high-quality finishes, as well as the exploration of computation and construction through digital fabrication for prototyping and full-scale production.

 

Common Channel: Ledges State Park Art Show  
Hosted by Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Boone County Historical Center
5-7 p.m.

Explore the beauty of Ledges State Park as captured by 13 artists at this reception! The exhibit is open through April 28.

 

Tea Time Show Reception  
Hosted by Caroline Freese Designs
130 S. Sheldon Avenue in Ames
5-7 p.m.

Come check out all the "tea" related pottery and other media, done by the members of the Creative Artists' Studios of Ames (CASA). I will be showcasing some of my new pottery, so come join us for refreshments and conversation!

 

Freshmen Council VolleyBrawl  
Hosted by ISU Freshmen Council
Beyer Hall volleyball courts
6:30-10 p.m.

Join Freshmen Council for a blacklight volleyball tournament with a 4-foot ball! Any ISU student can participate after registering online. The first 50 individuals to check-in on the day of the event will receive a free Insomnia Cookie!
Spectators are welcome! We will have a donation box at the tournament for any individuals interested in donating to provide relief for the Puerto Rican hurricane victims.
 

Pride Block Party  
Hosted by Gamma Rho Lambda Omicron Chapter
Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards (3801 W. 190th Street)
8-11 p.m.

Gamma Rho Lambda Omicron Chapter hosts the first annual Pride Block Party, an Ames Convention and Visitor's Bureau Community grant program, to support The Trevor Project.
Pride Block Party is an event for the City of Ames and the surrounding counties to celebrate their pride. This event is intended for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies to let loose and get down on the dance floor while raising money for a good cause. The event is free of charge. Members of Gamma Rho Lambda Omicron chapter request individuals donate money to The Trevor Project. Pride Block Party is open to all ages and, because of such, the bar will be closed excpt for non-alcoholic beverages.


 April 14, Saturday

Live Healthy Iowa 5K  
Hosted by Live Healthy Iowa
Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Broad Street in Story City, Iowa
8-10 a.m.

Participants will receive a T-shirt, race number, finisher medal, post-race refreshments and prizes! Packet pickup: Early packet pickup will be Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 524 Broad Street. Day of the event packet pickup will be Saturday, April 14, from 7-7:45 a.m. at The Greater Chamber Connection, 524 Broad Street. On-site registration: On-site registration will be Saturday, April 14, from 7-7:30 a.m. at The Greater Chamber Connection, 524 Broad Street. Schedule: 8 a.m. 5K run/walk, 9 a.m. 1K kid’s run.

 

Maple Syrup Day  
Hosted by Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society
Iowa Arboretum (1875 Peach Ave. in Madrid, Iowa)
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join the Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society for all-you-can-eat pancakes! Enjoy lumberjack demos from the ISU Timbersports team, nature walks and more! Cost is $8 for adults and kids over the age of 10, and $5 for kids 10 and under. All proceeds go to the ISU Chapter of Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society and help us run our career development, outreach and volunteer events throughout the year.

 

Step Into Storybooks  ​​​​
Hosted by Ames Public Library
Ames Public Library (515 Douglas Avenue in Ames)
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Families are invited to the annual Step Into Storybooks event with fun, interactive stations throughout the Library. Every child will receive a free book! Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Ames Morning Rotary and Raising Readers in Story County.

 

Engineering the Way 4K Walk/Run   
Hosted by National Society of Black Engineers
Curtiss Lawn on Central Campus
9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Engineering the Way is a 4K walk/run fundraising for the 50 Coalition. This coalition is a commitment to educational success of diverse engineering students, through the partnership formed by four different national organizations. On Iowa State's campus, three of these engineering student organizations are represented, NSBE, SHPE and SWE, and these organizations are collaborating to create this awareness fundraising. However, over 15 engineering professional societies are also a part of this campaign. All money from participants will be donated to the national 50K Coalition campaign. Cost is $15/participant.

 

Vintage Market Days   ​​​​​​​
Hosted by Kimberly's Kupboard
Jordan Creek Town Center
10 a.m.

Grab your friends and join us for a weekend of the very best of vintage vendors from across the United States. We bring vendors who are unique to Vintage Market Days. VMD is an upscale vintage-inspired outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more! Complete with shopping, live music and food trucks, we are excited to bring the Vintage Experience to Des Moines!

 

Crochet and Knitting Group  ​​​​
Hosted by Ames Public Library
Studio, Ames Public Library
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come craft at the Library! All ages are invited to hang out with other crafters to knit and crochet. Bring your own materials.

 

CANCELLED: Cyclone Carnival  
Hosted by Student Union Board
Parking Lot B6 and C6 (across from Jack Trice Stadium)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carnival rides, food trucks, family activities and more! Support ISU student organizations and show your Cyclone pride. Spring football game kicks off at 1 p.m. Buy carnival tickets to participate in rides and games. Kids area and ISU student organization performance stage. Students, families, alumni and community welcome! Rain or shine event.

 

Love Your Melon Block Party  
Hosted by ISU Love Your Melon Campus Crew
Durham Bandshell Park
4-7 p.m.

Join the Love Your Melon Campus Crew and their SuperHero families for some fun and games to support those who have been impacted by pediatric cancer. One-for-one apparel will be sold at the event, which donates a hat to children battling cancer for every hat that is bought!

 

Take Back the Night March  ​​​​​​​
Hosted by ISU Women's Studies Honor Society
Front of Memorial Union
6-8 p.m.

Join Tri Iota in a march to Take Back the Night! Our goal is to acknowledge and bring awareness to sexual assault on our campus. This event will also seek to encourage survivors in the healing process and inspire responsibility in all. The march begins at the front of the Memorial Union at 6 p.m. on April 14.

 

The Fashion Show 2018: RESILIENCE 
Hosted by The Fashion Show
C.Y. Stephens Auditorium
7 p.m.

The Fashion Show is a student-run event in its 36th year. It is one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation with near sell-out attendance for 2,500, annually. The show features more than 150 student-designed garments on the runway and in the mounted exhibitions.


 April 15, Sunday

Good Deeds Day ​​​​​​​
Hosted by You
Anywhere
All Day

Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. What will your positive change look like?

 

ARL Cats N Mats Yoga  
Hosted by Animal Rescue League of Iowa
Animal Rescue League of Iowa (5452 N.E. 22nd Street in Des Moines)
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join us for a morning of yoga with kittens! A Yoga instructor will be taking you through a relaxing yoga experience complete with the purrs of kittens all around. The cost is $15. Space is limited, so register online now! Ages 12+ only please. There will be two classes: 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. All proceeds directly help the homeless pets at the ARL. Please make sure to bring your own yoga mat (or beach towel). No need to bring your own kittens; the ARL will provide them for the class.

 

Vintage Market Days   ​​​​​​​
Hosted by Kimberly's Kupboard
Jordan Creek Town Center
10 a.m.

Grab your friends and join us for a weekend of the very best of vintage vendors from across the United States. We bring vendors who are unique to Vintage Market Days. VMD is an upscale vintage-inspired outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more! Complete with shopping, live music and food trucks, we are excited to bring the Vintage Experience to Des Moines!

 

Kakes for Kids  
Hosted by Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kappa Kappa Gamma is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet! All of the proceeds will go to Iowa State Dance Marathon, which uses the money to help our miracle kiddos and their families at the University of Iowa Hospital.

 

Author Cafe ​​​​​​​
Hosted by Ames Public Library
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium​​​​​​​, Ames Public Library
2-4 p.m.

Des Moines Register columnists Rekha Basu and Kathie Obradovich will discuss their craft as you enjoy tea and delectable treats!
Rekha Basu’s columns are shaped by the perspective of an Indian-born first-generation American schooled internationally, who has made her home in Des Moines, Iowa. Basu has been a staff columnist for The Des Moines Register for more than 20 years, and wrote Finding her Voice: Women’s Struggles and Triumphs in Middle America.
Kathie Obradovich has been covering government and politics in Iowa for 30 years. As political columnist for the Des Moines Register, she covers presidential politics and the Statehouse. She’s also on the faculty of Iowa State University's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the Library Welcome Desk and online at bit.ly/AuthorApril2018.

 

Sunday Funday Bike Ride   
Hosted by Flat Tire Lounge, Nite Hawk Bar & Grill, Whistlin' Donkey Sports Bar & Grill
Nite Hawk Bar & Grill (105 Greene Street in Slater, Iowa)
6 p.m.

Sunday Funday Rides are weekly Sunday Rides that take place on the High Trestle Trail and are jointly hosted by the Nite Hawk Bar and Grill in Slater, Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid and Whistlin' Donkey Sports Bar and Grill in Woodward. These rides are geared toward families, and the host bar will provide live music in the afternoon. All bars will have drink and food specials. All rideres are encouraged to use proper safety gear when riding.


 April 16, Monday

Bean Nice to Your Mother: Sustainable Coffee Event   
Hosted by the Live Green! Initiative
Morning Bell Coffee Roasters (111 Main Street, Suite 103 in Ames)
3-4 p.m.

Join the Live Green! Initiative and Morning Bell Coffee Roasters for a conversation about sustainably-sourced coffee, coffee roasting, samples and more! Help us celebrate, and BEAN nice to mother Earth!

 

Earth Week Event: Clean Up Around the Co-op  
Hosted by Wheatsfield Cooperative
Wheatsfield Cooperative (413 Northwestern Avenue in Ames)
3-4 p.m.

NO RSVP NEEDED! Join Co-op staff to Stash the Trash around the Co-op in honor of Earth Day! Trash bags and a snack provided!

 

Yoga Under the Stars  
Hosted by Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater (401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Des Moines)
5:30 p.m.

Take your yoga practice to the next level under the stars in SCI's Star Theater Planetarium! Yoga Under the Stars classes are held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

 

Introspective Writing 
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
6-7:30 p.m.

With the Gardens as inspiration, engage in writing about what resides within through quiet introspection and reflection. Board-Certified Movement Therapist and expressive arts instructor Camilla Kottman will help participants discover the connections between their inner life and their experiences with the external environment through the five senses. Open to anyone ages 13+. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required by March 29 ($36 for members, $45 for general public, $30.60 for ISU students).

 

Lecture: Why We Get Into Ethical Difficulty & How to Stop Ourselves  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Great Hall, Memorial Union
7 p.m.

Marianne Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in the Department of Management at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business and one of the country's leading experts on business ethics.
Jennings is the author of The Seven Signs of Ethics Collapse and a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the Department of Management at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. She will discuss a common pattern in ethical lapses as well as steps that can be taken to prevent them. Jennings teaches graduate courses in the MBA program in business ethics and the legal environment of business and is the author of six text books and monographs. She has also done consulting work for law firms, businesses and professional groups, including Boeing, DuPont, Motorola, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Hy-Vee Foods.

 

Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning   ​​​​​​​
Hosted by Family Chiropractic & Wellness
Family Chiropractic & Wellness (2629 University Boulevard in Des Moines)
7-8 p.m.

Today we are all very concerned about what goes IN our body, as we should be. However, we should be equally concerned about what goes ON our body and with what we clean our surfaces in our homes! Anyone who brings a friend will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Thieves Home Cleaning Kit. You must bring a friend to be entered!

 


 April 17, Tuesday

Training: Spotting Severe Storms   
Hosted by Environmental Health and Safety
Cardinal Room, Memorial Union
2-4 p.m.

This workshop is offered by Environmental Health and Safety for all university employees and students, and is especially encouraged those who work outdoors. Highlights include severe weather climatology, different weather threats and how to identify them, types of severe thunderstorms, severe weather communications, how to report severe weather and spotter safety. Register via Learn@ISU.

 

Terrace Tuesday  
Hosted by 88.5 KURE, Iowa State's college radio
Memorial Union Terrace
5-8 p.m.

Enjoy live music from local bands and fresh air on the Memorial Union terrace.

 

Ames Community Art Council's Gathering of Artists  
Hosted by Ames Community Art Council
212 Westbend Circle in Ames
6-8 p.m.

The monthly Gathering of Artists, held on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations, showcase local artists from around the Ames area. Artists and art enthusiasts of all types are invited to meet other artists, get feedback, get inspired, and have fun. These events are free and open to all. Hosted by Jean Hagert Dow.

 

Floral Design: Spring Swags 
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Welcome spring with lasting swag, featuring fresh florals and greens that dry beautifully. Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance ($40 for members, $50 for the general public, $34 for ISU students).

 

Composting Indoors With Worms 
Hosted by Wheatsfield Cooperative
Wheatsfield Cooperative
6:30-8 p.m.

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 even a bag of worms!  Please RSVP online. If you are unable to sign-up online, call the Co-op and speak with a staff member in the Marketing Department. RSVPs required for all classes! Class sizes are limited, RSVP to guarantee your seat!


 April 18, Wednesday

Workshop: Emotional Intelligence   
Hosted by University Human Resources
Gold Room, Memorial Union
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Session one of a two-part series. High-energy, interactive conversation that fosters awareness about how to be smarter with feelings. Learn how to be more intentional and purposeful with emotions so you can impact workplace outcomes. Session one will define Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and explore why EQ matters.

 

Behind the Scenes: Butterfly Wing Plants 
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn from Assistant Butterfly Wing Curator Anita Westphal about the wide variety of plants selected for display in the Butterfly Wing, from large tropical shade trees to delicious flowers, all the while steering clear of prohibited host plants. This program is perfect for volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Free for members and volunteers ($10 for the general public, including admission).

 

Meet a Scientist  
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
2-4:30 p.m.

Current science gets up close and personal at this informal drop-in program. Meet 20 local scientists who will share their research and knowledge with you through fun, hands-on activities and conversation. This event features professionals who are Reiman Gardens Science Communication Fellows. No registration is required. Free for members and ISU students, and is free with admission for the general public.

 

Phi Psi Sliders  
Hosted by Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Psi House (316 Lynn Avenue)
5-8 p.m.

Phi Kappa Psi will be serving hamburgers, chips and cookies to raise money for The Boys and Girls Club of America as their spring philanthropy event.

 

Beginner Bike Repair  
Hosted by Wheatsfield Cooperative
Wheatsfield Cooperative
6-7:30 p.m.

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 Skunk River Cycles staff as they talk you through some of the basics of bike repair. They will not have time to work on each bike in the class, but you can address specific questions if you bring your bike with you. We will meet in our parking lot, dress for the weather! Takes place again on April 21 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Please RSVP online. If you are unable to sign-up online, call the Co-op and speak with a staff member in the Marketing Department. RSVPs required for all classes! Class sizes are limited, RSVP to guarantee your seat!

 

Lecture: Is Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture Possible? 
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Sun Room, Memorial Union
7 p.m.

Sustainable Agriculture Symposium Keynote - Sieglinde Snapp, professor of soils and cropping systems ecology at Michigan State University, will discuss her work in Africa and the U.S. using agroecology as a framework for development environmentally-friendly and farmer-relevant agricultural systems.


 April 19, Thursday

ISU Earth Day Celebration   
Hosted by The Green Umbrella and ISU Live Green! Initiative
East Marston Lawn, near Parks Library
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day with ISU and the Ames community. Activities include bike and longboard tune-ups, food and sustainability-minded giveaways. The event will feature campus and community organizations who support sustainability through events and initiatives; free bike and longboard tune-ups; free fruit-infused water from ISU Dining and cookies from Insomnia Cookies; and sustainability-minded giveaways -- earned through visiting the displays of participating organizations. Don't forget to bring a donation for The SHOP student food pantry, your health and beauty product containers to recycle and your water bottle for fruit-infused water (you can also earn one at the event).

 

Earth Week Event: Plant Some Seeds   
Hosted by Wheatsfield Cooperative
Wheatsfield Cooperative (413 Northwestern Avenue in Ames)
3-6 p.m.

FREE! NO RSVP NEEDED! Come one, come all! Join Co-op staff in the community room to start your garden. We will provide a selection of local Seed Savers Exchange seeds and seedling cups with soil.
 

Telling Queer History Through Fashion  
Hosted by Center for LGBTQIA+ Success Center
Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
3:30-5 p.m.

Students in Queer Fashions, Styles, and Bodies (AMD 458/558X) will present interactive, visual exhibits featuring LGBTQ+ oral histories. These histories include a material culture analysis of the individuals' clothing or appearance related belongings. Join us to learn more about the importance of queer history and fashion, and how these things relate!
Light refreshments will be served. Questions about this event may be sent to center@iastate.edu.

 

Free Cooking Demo: Dinner with Local Ingredients   
Hosted by Iowa Food Cooperative
Iowa Food Cooperative (4944 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines)
5:30-7 p.m.

Food Co-op board member and cooking enthusiast Robin will demo carne guisada (a flavorful Mexican stewed beef) with Mexican rice. Both recipes use fresh tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, cilantro and garlic. Both will be made in the Instant Pot and will include samples for attendees!
Space is limited so please RSVP by sending us a direct message or an email to info@iowafood.coop. Class is FREE!

 

Panel: Brown v. Board of Education  
Hosted by ISU Chapter of the NAACP
2157 Pearson Hall
6:30 p.m.

"Brown v. Board of Education: Then and Now." Attorneys Timothy Gartin, Hastings, Gartin & Boettger, and Hassane Muhammad, Justice Law Firm, to speak on the landmark school desegregation case Brown v. the Board of Education and how the legal landscape for public schools changed, then share what is happening in the educational legal arena today.


 April 20, Friday

Earth Week Event: DIY Eco-Cleaner   
Hosted by Wheatsfield Cooperative
Wheatsfield Cooperative (413 Northwestern Avenue in Ames)
3-6 p.m.

FREE! NO RSVP NEEDED! Come one, come all! Join Co-op staff in the community room and make an essential oil based all-purpose cleaner!

 

Nearly Naked Mile   
Hosted by Student Alumni Leadership Council
Curtiss Hall front steps
4 p.m.

SALC is excited to host the 9th 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! (See dress code on website.) Also, if Nearly Naked isn't your thing, come in a fun costume! At check-in, you must donate at least two pieces of clothing to participate. Donations will be given to Des Moines' Agape Pregnancy Center.
Runners can register on the day of the race, but T-shirts and sizes will be extremely limited. Participants are encouraged to register and pay in advance. Only cash will be accepted on the day of the race.
Pre-race activities (including Zumba) will take place at 4 p.m., registration opens at 5 p.m. and the race begins at 6 p.m.

 

Biorenewable Art Competition Opening Reception   
Hosted by Bioeconomy Institute
Biorenewables Research Laboratory, Lobby
4-5 p.m.

Join us for the opening and announcement of the winners of our 2018 Biorenewable Art Competition, the ninth annual year for this event. Winners of the 2018 Biorenewable Art Competition will be announced with a brief program around 4:30 p.m. Artwork 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.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Hello Spring! 
Hosted by The Workspace
The Workspace, Memorial Union
4-8 p.m.

Decorate and paint the pottery of your choice to embrace the spring season. Studio fees are $4-5 to attend, plus the cost of bisque.

 

Hunger Banquet 
Hosted by OXFAM America-ISU and International Student Council
South Ballroom, Memorial Union
5-7 p.m.

OXFAM ISU is partnering with the ISU International Student Council to bring YOU a Hunger Banquet. A Hunger Banquet is a way to increase education, understanding and awareness of food insecurity worldwide. As hosts of this event, we have put together a script that will make this a deeply transformative experience with a profound, lasting impact!

 

"Trashion" Show 
Hosted by students in AESHM 222 "Creative Thinking and Problem Solving" class
Serenity Couture, North Grand Mall
6:30-9 p.m.

Hosted by students to bring awareness to environmental issues hurting the planet. Students have created garments from recycled materials, such as newspaper, plastic bottles, school supplies, fast food packaging and even parking tickets. The event also includes a silent auction, music, giveaways, drinks and refreshments. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Audubon Society, an organization working to protect and preserve Iowa's waterways. Cost is $10.


 April 21, Saturday

Earth Week Event: Organic Sale  
Hosted by Wheatsfield Cooperative
Wheatsfield Cooperative (413 Northwestern Avenue in Ames)
All Day

Did you know that 99 percent of Wheatsfield's produce department is organic? Member-owners and student members save 20 percent on certified-organic products around the Co-op! Non-members save 10 percent. Stay tuned on Wheatsfield's website for a list of fun activities and a vendor sampling schedule for that day.

 

2018 GREEN 5K Run & Walk for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Awareness   
Hosted by My Angel Foundation and Iowa Donor Network
Raccoon River Park (West Des Moines)
Check in 6:30-8 a.m., walk/run begins at 8:30 a.m.

My Angel Foundation and Iowa Donor Network are teaming up to host the 11th annual GREEN 5K Fun Run and Walk at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines. This year's new course will be on the scenic path around Blue Heron Lake. The $30 registration fee includes a beanie.
Join us to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of recipients and recognize those who continue to wait for a life-saving transplant. This is a fun, family-friendly event with the goal to raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation. We encourage you to wear your best and brightest GREEN attire and show us how you get your green on!

 

Yard Waste Free Day  
Hosted by City of Ames
Throughout Ames
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yard Waste Free Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chamness Technology (400 Freel Drive in East Ames). Residents may get rid of yard waste, including brush, at no charge during this event.

 

Central Iowa Heart Walk   
Hosted by The American Heart Foundation
Meredith Plaza (Locust and 17th Street in Des Moines)
9 a.m. check-in, starts at 10 a.m.

Thanks to all of our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you.

 

Beginner Bike Repair  
Hosted by Wheatsfield Cooperative
Wheatsfield Cooperative
9-10:30 a.m.

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 Skunk River Cycles staff as they talk you through some of the basics of bike repair. They will not have time to work on each bike in the class, but you can address specific questions if you bring your bike with you. We will meet in our parking lot, dress for the weather! 
Please RSVP online. If you are unable to sign-up online, call the Co-op and speak with a staff member in the Marketing Department. RSVPs required for all classes! Class sizes are limited, RSVP to guarantee your seat!

 

Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training 
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Memorial Union Terrace
9-11:30 a.m.

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.

 

Circle K Run/Walk   
Hosted by Circle K International Iowa State University
Ada Hayden Park
Check in at 9 a.m., race is 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Circle K is a volunteer organization at Iowa State, and this year we are using the profits from this 5K for the Miracle League Park in Ames. The Miracle League Park is a public park that caters to kids of all abilities! Sign ups are online, through mail and on race day, starting at 9 a.m.
Registration Fee: $15 with shirt and snacks included. Strollers, pets, wheelchairs, all are welcome! This race is on a paved trail around the lake.
Payment Options: Online payment and registration or checks can be written to Circle K and sent to the following address with your T-shirt size in the memo:
Circle K Student Organization
West Student Office Space MU
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014

 

Eco Fair 
Hosted by City of Ames
515 Clark Avenue
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Become informed about sustainability education and learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle from displays, booths, conversations, activities and more at the annual Eco Fair.

 

HOLI: Festival of Colors  
Hosted by Indian Students Association at Iowa State University
Frederiksen Court Green Space
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Warm weather is on the way, which means ISA would like to invite you to HOLI! Join us on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the Frederiksen Court lawn for music, colors, friends and fun! The event is FREE with samosas to purchase for $3! First 150 participants that arrive will receive a free white T-shirt to splash with colors!

 

SAVMA Scamper   
Hosted by Student American Veterinary Medical Association
ISU College of Veterinary Medicine
10 a.m.

Bring your dog or yourself to the annual run/walk to support student involvement and raise community awareness about the OneHealth mission ties together human and animal medicine. Register today!

 

Explore the Outdoors: Insects 
Hosted by McFarland Park
McFarland Park (56461 180th Street in Ames)
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Scoop in the pond, dig through logs and discover that all insects play an important role in helping our habitats. This program is for children ages five and up, plus their adults. Participants must be dressed to get muddy and explore (long pants and closed-toe shoes are required) This program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. on April 18.

 

BiCYcle Day  
Hosted by City of Ames
Brookside Park
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pedal your way to the second annual biCYcle Day and learn about safety, announcements and bike 5, 10 or 20 miles through the Ames and Iowa State community. This event is free to the public.

 

Downtown Earth Day Tour  
Hosted by Des Moines Botanical Garden
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (909 Robert D. Ray Drive in Des Moines)
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate the sixth annual Downtown Earth Day Tour with the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Iowa Rivers Revival and the Science Center of Iowa. Enjoy a short walk or bike ride between these three locations and spend the day learning about environmentally-friendly practices. Drop-in activities and demonstrations focusing on sustainability and environmental awareness from various community organizations will be offered at each location. Also participate in a selfie contest to try and win family memberships at the Botanical Garden and Science Center!
Free admission all day at the Botanical Garden is sponsored by Principal. The Botanical Garden is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; activities run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m


 April 22, Sunday

Earth Week Mug Incentive  
Hosted by Live Green! Initiative
All ISU Dining locations
All Day, ends April 23

Celebrate Earth Day by receiving a free hot or iced tea, brewed coffee or fountain beverage when you bring your own mug to any ISU Dining locations.

 

Kids Seed Craft & Earth Day Giveaway   ​​​​​​​
Hosted by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market (215 SE 5th Street in Ames)
12-3 p.m.

What better way to celebrate the earth than by playing in the dirt?! We will be hosting an Earth Day-inspired kids activity by planting fast-growing seeds in soil for kids to take home and grow. While you’re here, stop by our giveaway table for a chance to win a basket full of natural cleaning products and other environmentally-friendly goods.

 

Earth Day Hike  
Hosted by Story County Conservation Board
McFarland Park (56461 180th Street in Ames)
1-3 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day by hiking the trails at McFarland Park with Conservation Board member Nancy Franz. We'll be learning a bit about the ecosystems in the park as we hike, picking up litter and discussing how to improve and protect the earth on this important day. Please come prepared for a medium-paced, 1-2-mile walk on varied terrain, including clothing for a variety of weather conditions, a water bottle and snacks.

 

Earth Day at Your Library 
Hosted by Ames Public Library
Ames Public Library
1-5 p.m.

Visit the Library on Earth Day and find out how they're keeping it green! There will be refreshments available throughout the day. All ages are welcome.

 

Ames Community Art Council's Arts Award Celebration  
Hosted by Ames Community Arts Council
Octagon Center for the Arts
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Join the Arts Council in honoring those who have supported and encouraged the arts through their extraordinary actions and exemplary service to the Ames community. This event is free and open to everyone.

 

Mixology 101  
Hosted by Little Woods Herbs and Teas
Little Woods Herbs and Teas
2-4 p.m.

Learn about botanicals used for herbal teas and the process of tasting, experimenting and discovering your own signature blend. Then craft your own customized loose leaf tea blend to take home and enjoy. For more information and to purchase your seat, visit our shop or check us out online. Cost is $50 per seat.

 

Spring Wildflower Hike  
Hosted by Story County Conservation
Robison Wildlife Acres (29490 632nd Avenue in Nevada, Iowa)
2-4 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day with a hike through Robison Wildlife Acres. The beautiful woodland flowers are some of the best of all of Story County Conservation areas. Look for the many signs of spring and learn about the restoration projects taking place in the park. This is a moderate hike suitable for most families. 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 program is free, but registration is required by 9 a.m. on April 20.

 

Sunday Funday Bike Ride   ​​​​​​​
Hosted by Flat Tire Lounge, Nite Hawk Bar & Grill, Whistlin' Donkey Sports Bar & Grill
Nite Hawk Bar & Grill (105 Greene Street in Slater, Iowa)
6 p.m.

Sunday Funday Rides are weekly Sunday Rides that take place on the High Trestle Trail and are jointly hosted by the Nite Hawk Bar and Grill in Slater, Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid and Whistlin' Donkey Sports Bar and Grill in Woodward. These rides are geared toward families, and the host bar will provide live music in the afternoon. All bars will have drink and food specials. All rideres are encouraged to use proper safety gear when riding.


 April 23, Monday

Introspective Writing 
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
6-7:30 p.m.

With the Gardens as inspiration, engage in writing about what resides within through quiet introspection and reflection. Board-Certified Movement Therapist and expressive arts instructor Camilla Kottman will help participants discover the connections between their inner life and their experiences with the external environment through the five senses. Open to anyone ages 13+. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required by March 29 ($36 for members, $45 for general public, $30.60 for ISU students).


 April 24, Tuesday

Terrace Tuesday  
Hosted by 88.5 KURE, Iowa State's college radio
Memorial Union Terrace
5-8 p.m.

Enjoy live music from local bands and fresh air on the Memorial Union terrace.

 

Lecture: Ethical Considerations  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
2050 Agronomy Hall
7 p.m.

2017-18 Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series. Brian Green, Director of Technology Ethics at Santa Clara University, will speak about the potential ethical implications of emerging and disruptive food technologies.


 April 25, Wednesday

Workshop: Emotional Intelligence  
Hosted by University Human Resources
Gold Room, Memorial Union
1-3 p.m.

Session two of a two-part series. High-energy, interactive conversation that fosters awareness about how to be smarter with feelings. Learn how to be more intentional and purposeful with emotions so you can impact workplace outcomes. Session two will expand on session one with labeling and validating emotions; creating strategies and techniques to implement and increase EQ.

 

Outdoor Recreation Used Equipment Sale  ​​​​​​​
Hosted by ISU Outdoor Recreation
State Gym
6-7:30 p.m.

Items for sale include: tents, climbing shoes, lanterns, backpacks, sleeping bags, headlamps, coolers, paddles, canoes and climbing holds. All sales are final and first come, first served.

 

Iowa in the 1980s: Teen Edition 
Hosted by Ames Public Library
Ames Public Library
7-9 p.m.

See how Professor Riney-Kehrberg researched history of Iowa's young people and the teen experience during the 1980s Farm Crisis and the decade of economic downturn through school yearbooks.

 

Preview of IPTV's "George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life"  
Hosted by Lecture Series Program
Great Hall, Memorial Union
7:30 p.m.

Filmmaker Laurel Bower will show a 30-minute segment of her hour-long documentary celebrating the life of George Washington Carver, including Iowa State’s role in his path to education. The full documentary will premiere on statewide Iowa Public Television Monday, April 30, at 8 p.m. After the excerpt is shown, producer and director Laurel Bower will be joined by associate producer and Iowa State alum Paxton Williams, who has portrayed Carver more than 400 times, to take questions from the audience.


 April 26, Thursday

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman  
Hosted by Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, Iowa
10 a.m. on April 26 to 2 p.m. on April 29

An international program aimed primarily at women, but is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older, to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits. You won't want to miss this! Bring a friend, a family member or just yourself for a great weekend! Classes include outdoor photography, a mentored turkey hunt, backpacking skills, kayaking, SUP, overland camping, pollinators, the art of smoking meats and so much more!

 

4th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum  
Hosted by Iowa State College Democrats
South Ballroom, Memorial Union
6:30 p.m.

The Iowa State College Democrats will host a forum with candidates running for the Democratic nomination for the 4th Congressional District, which includes the city of Ames and Iowa State University. A candidate meet-and-greet will precede the forum at 6 p.m. Candidates will be seated in alphebetical order by last name from left to right: Leann Jacobsen of Spencer, John Paschen of Ames and J. D. Scholten of Sioux City.
Forum will consist of two-minute opening statements, and six questions (pulled from an online submission form), followed by a final question to which 3-minute answers will serve as closing statements.
The three candidates will address issues of concern to Iowa State University students in brief opening remarks and then take questions, which can be submitted online. The primary election is scheduled for June 5.


 April 28, Saturday

Kids Run 4 Kids  
Hosted by Ames Morning Rotary Club
Brookside Park
7:30-11 a.m.

The 2018 Kids Run For Kids is a fun-filled, family event offered to Story County families by the Ames Morning Rotary Club. Children from age 12 days old through 12 years old are invited to participate. Older siblings (age 13 and older) of child runners, parents, grandparents, guardians and friends are encouraged to run with the child/children and must have a child running. Kids Run For Kids offers four distances from which the child chooses one distance to run, including 1K, 2K, 3K and 4K. A ribbon will be awarded to each runner (child, older sibling or adult) who completes one of the distances. The 4K run will start at 9 a.m., the 3K at 9:10 a.m., the 2K at 9:20 a.m. and the 1K at 9:30 a.m. Family activities will be available from 8-11 a.m.

The event is filled with family-friendly activities, including a 9-hole miniature golf course, a variety of lawn games such as washer toss, bean-bag toss, croquet, face painting, crafts, a “from seed to plate” activity and more. Also present at the event will be a police patrol car, fire truck, ambulance and Bookmobile with appropriate staff to interact with children and adults. Runners can be guaranteed to get a T-shirt with their registration if received before Thursday, April 12, 2018.

 

Run for the Trees   
Hosted by Iowa Arboretum and Boone History Museums
Iowa Arboretum
8-10 a.m.

Join the Iowa Arboretum and the Boone History Museums for a scenic 5K or 1-mile family run/walk on the Arboretum trails in celebration of Arbor Day.

 

Potting Days!   
Hosted by Salama Greenhouse & Flower Shop
Salama Greenhouse & Flower Shop (204 S. Division Street in Boone)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No need to buy a new expensive pot, let's reuse the old one. Bring in up to two pots per person, 12 inches in diameter or smaller. We will help you pick out the best plants for your growing area. We’ll talk to you about colors you like and come up with some original combinations that are designed just for you. Then we will plant it for you. You pay only for the plants. Expert advice and potting soil are free!
We want you to be a part of these fun days and help us celebrate being in business in 44 years! Need a pot? Don’t worry! We have a wide variety of pots that we are selling just for you! Continues through April 29.

 

Opening Weekend: Wind, Waves and Light Sculptures Exhibit  
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore the newest sculpture exhibit design based on space, time and the dynamic relationship of objects in motion coinciding with Reiman Garden's annual theme of "movement." This exhibit runs until Nov. 3.

 

Ames Tree Planting Program  
Hosted by City of Ames Electric Services, City of Ames Public Works and Ames Trees Forever
Country Landscapes & Nursery (56985 Lincoln Highway) and Lowe's (120 Airport Road)
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., program starts at 10 a.m.

City of Ames Electric Services, City of Ames Public Works and Ames Trees Forever are offering a tree planting program for Ames residents and businesses on April 28. Participants are asked to attend a brief program on proper tree selection, planting and care before receiving a $50 voucher and bag of mulch. Vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Dianne Brotherson of Ames Trees Forever at 515.292.8613.

 

Arbor Day Celebration   
Hosted by Iowa Arboretum
Iowa Arboretum in Madrid, Iowa
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The celebration of trees is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is free to the public. Tree climbing for children will be the highlight of the morning. Children will put on a harness and helmet and be guided by Iowa Arborist Association members as they climb a tree. Demonstrations and other activities are planned for the morning. There will be a special appearance by Smokey the Bear. Join us for a fun and educational morning at the Arboretum.


 April 29, Sunday

Opening Weekend: Wind, Waves and Light Sculptures Exhibit  
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore the newest sculpture exhibit design based on space, time and the dynamic relationship of objects in motion coinciding with Reiman Garden's annual theme of "movement." This exhibit runs until Nov. 3.

 

Ames Reads Leopold  
Hosted by Ames Public Library, Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, Outdoor Alliance of Story County and Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Ames Public Library
2 p.m.

Join guest readers as they read aloud 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 and is applicable to many environmental issues faced today.

 

Sunday Funday Bike Ride   ​​​​​​​
Hosted by Flat Tire Lounge, Nite Hawk Bar & Grill, Whistlin' Donkey Sports Bar & Grill
Nite Hawk Bar & Grill (105 Greene Street in Slater, Iowa)
6 p.m.

Sunday Funday Rides are weekly Sunday Rides that take place on the High Trestle Trail and are jointly hosted by the Nite Hawk Bar and Grill in Slater, Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid and Whistlin' Donkey Sports Bar and Grill in Woodward. These rides are geared toward families, and the host bar will provide live music in the afternoon. All bars will have drink and food specials. All rideres are encouraged to use proper safety gear when riding.


 April 30, Monday

Opening Weekend: Wind, Waves and Light Sculptures Exhibit 
Hosted by Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore the newest sculpture exhibit design based on space, time and the dynamic relationship of objects in motion coinciding with Reiman Garden's annual theme of "movement." This exhibit runs until Nov. 3.

 

Art + Issues: Building A Campus Community  
Hosted by University Museums
Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
12-1 p.m.

The University Museums exist to celebrate the diversity of our cultural heritage and through art teach critical thinking and generate dialogue that helps to build an inclusive campus community. 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.