2022 Live Green! Earth Month Calendar of Events

 

 

In celebration of Earth Month 2021, the Office of Sustainability has compiled a number of opportunities to be sustainably engaged in the Ames community and beyond, during the entire month of April. These opportunities cover the three facets of sustainability -- environmental, economic and social. 

Know of another event this month that we haven't included? Email us at livegreen@iastate.edu so we can include it!

 

Facets of Sustainability Key

 

Throughout April        April 1-7      April 8-14      April 15-21      April 22-27      April 28-30      


All locations are assumed on Iowa State University campus or in Ames, unless designated otherwise within location information.


Throughout April

Painted Flowerpots: Walk-in Craft 

Location and Time: M-F 2–9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Choose from small pots to start an herb garden, to medium containers for indoor plants, and larger pots for outdoor flowers. Create in studio - $9-$18. Take and create - $12-$22.

 

Iowa Arboretum Volunteer

Hosted by:  Iowa Arboretum

Location and Time: Varies, Iowa Arboretum, 875 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA 

Volunteer at the Iowa Arboretum! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available (indoor and outdoor, for groups or individuals) throughout the month of April.

 

Volunteer for the Ames Adopt-A-Stream/Watershed Stewards Program 

Hosted by: City of Ames

Location and Time: Varies, throughout Ames and Story County

Join efforts with a local group to adopt and clean a portion of a local stream or river, individually and during scheduled events 2-3 times per year (including April 30). The City of Ames provides garbage bags and posts a sign recognizing volunteer efforts near adopted portions. Contact Liz Calhoun at 515-239-5575 for more information.

 

Spring (and Year-Round) Rebates from the City of Ames

Hosted by: City of Ames

Location and Time: Year-round, homes and businesses of Ames Electric Services customers

Take advantage of rebates from the City of Ames. Smart Energy rebates are designed to help Ames Electric Services customers conserve energy and reduce their environmental impact. Rebate opportunities include efficient appliance, air conditioner and HVAC and construction; and installation of electrical vehicle chargers and photovoltaics. 

 

Spring (and Year-Round) Cost Share Rebates from the City of Ames

Hosted by: City of Ames

Location and Time: Year-round, properties of Ames Electric Services customers

Let the City of Ames help you with your spring planting!  The City of Ames is offering cost share rebates for various landscaping projects including native tree planting, native landscape installation, rain barrel installation, rain garden installation, soil quality restoration, and composting.

 

Reiman Gardens Volunteer

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: Varies, Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd

Assist with a variety of projects - indoors and outdoors, as Individuals and groups. Volunteer opportunities range from gardening projects to assisting in preparing for events, as well as volunteering at various events. 

 

YSS Mentor

Hosted by: Ames Youth and Shelter Services

Location and Time: Varies, various locations and event opportunities. 

Become a mentor for youth! The YSS Mentoring Program matches children and mentors toward creating life-changing—and often life-long—relationships. School-Based and Community-Based Mentoring options available, in-person and virtual.

 

Adopt-A-Flower Garden Program

Hosted by: City of Ames

Location and Time: Varies, locations throughout Ames

Join the Ames Parks & Recreation, "Adopt a Flower Garden'' program. With a goal of ongoing park beautification, the Parks and Recreation Department prepares the beds, supplies the bedding plants and water for flower gardens throughout the community. Last year over 50 gardens and over 20,000 flowers were planted. Volunteers are needed to design, plant and care for the flower gardens during the entire growing season. To get involved in this program or request more information, please contact Joe Newman, Principal Clerk at 239-5341 or e-mail joe.newman@cityofames.org.

 

 April 1, Friday

2022 Octagonal: The All Media Show 

Hosted by: Octagon Center for the Arts

Location and Time: M-W 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Gallery, 427 Douglas Ave

Attend the 2022 Octagonal: The All-Media Show!  Enjoy this annual, juried all-media exhibition, formerly the Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, that features a diversity of artists from multiple states. This exhibit features a regionally-recognized juror each year and provides significant cash awards. Free and open to the public.

 

Earth Month Kickoff in Story County 

Hosted by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) and Story County Conservation (SCC)

Location and Time: 3 - 5:30 p.m., Deppe Property, 56461 180th Street

Celebrate the beginning of Earth Month by volunteering with Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) and Story County Conservation (SCC) at the Deppe property in Story County. This permanently protected property expands the available use of the adjacent McFarland Park. Volunteers will assist the current Land Ambassador with invasive species removal from the woodland area. Volunteers will also learn about the history of the property, the ongoing restoration work, and future plans for the land. A social opportunity will take place at Alluvial Brewing (3715 W 190th St) following the event.

 

Fired Ink Fridays 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Fridays 2 - 9 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create swirls and blurs of vibrant color on glass using alcohol inks and a little bit of fire! Designs will be sealed and put into an 8×8 frame for an instant masterpiece. Cost - $10.

 

Badger 

Hosted by: Story Theatre Company

Location and Time: 7 - 9 p.m., Black Box Theater, 615 S. Dayton, Suite 133

Attend a play which takes a dynamic look into the lives and friendships of several employees of the Badger Ordnance Works, one of the largest munitions factories in the US, during WWII. Facing dangerous work on the home front, five women form an unlikely bond through joy, heartbreak, and hope.

 

Ames Polar Bear Plunge

Hosted by: Special Olympics Iowa and ISU Greek Week

Location and Time: 4 - 9 p.m., Scheman Courtyard

Take a swim at the Polar Bear Plunge, an annual event that is a part of Greek Week.  For nearly 25 years, Greek Week and Special Olympics Iowa have partnered together for the Polar Bear Plunge.  Greek Week teams raise money to support Special Olympics Iowa by jumping into frigid water. The donations serve Special Olympics Iowa athletes and Unified Partners.  The money raised from jumping into the cold water helps support athletes to attend regional, national, and international sporting events. 

 

Flagship Friday: Khaled Kasih 

Hosted by: ISU College of Human Sciences

Location and Time: 12 - 12:55 p.m., 2206 Student Innovation Center

Tune in to Khaled Kasih, a graduate of Iowa State University’s Food Science Program, which gave him a foundation to innovate food technologies and create a global market for the mezete line of high quality foods. Register via the College of Human Sciences event page..

 

 April 2, Saturday

Mobilizing the Intersections of Power and Justice 

Hosted by: Women's and Gender Studies Program

Location and Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Student Innovation Center

Mobilize at the ISU Women’s and Gender Studies Spring Conference, “Mobilizing the Intersections of Power and Justice.” The conference is accepting proposals for undergraduate and graduate student presenters. Deadline for submitting an abstract and short application is Monday, March 21. More information can be found on the conference webpage.

 

2022 Octagonal: The All Media Show 

Hosted by: Octagon Center for the Arts

Location and Time: M-W 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Gallery, 427 Douglas Ave

Attend the 2022 Octagonal: The All-Media Show!  Enjoy this annual, juried all-media exhibition, formerly the Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, that features a diversity of artists from multiple states. This exhibit features a regionally-recognized juror each year and provides significant cash awards. Free and open to the public.

 

Fairy Garden Family Workshop 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Create your very own miniature garden for gnomes, fairies, or other nature sprites, using miniature plants, mosses and stones. Join Ellen Sattler for this fun, hands-on, family-friendly workshop where proper plants, planting & design techniques, care and maintenance will be shared. The fee includes pot, soil, moss, rocks, a small fanciful creature, and a selection of plants to get started. Then decorate your garden with tiny garden items such as benches, pots, stools, and other fanciful fairy items – available at an additional cost. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, March 31. Only one registration required per family/group. Cost per group for the workshop is $60 for members and ISU Students and $80 for general public.

 

Landscape Drawing 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Join Creative Department artist Yvonne Brune for a 4-week course exploring the basics of landscape drawing, such as capturing perspective and drawing realistic trees, plants, and flowers. Sketch from the surrounding beauty of the Gardens and learn to compose a beautiful landscape drawing with tonal ranges in graphite and color.All levels of experience are welcome! Open to ages 12+. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, March 31. Cost for the series is $111 for members, $148 for the general public and $94.35 for ISU Students.

 

Pastel Painting 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd

Paint expressive lines or smoothly blended techniques with the versatile medium of pastels. In this 4-week course taught by central Iowa artist, Yvonne Brune, you'll work with oil pastels as well as soft pastels on a variety of papers that can add texture or color to your painting. All levels of experience are welcome! Open to ages 12+. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, April 4. Cost is $117 for members, $156 for the general public and $99.45 for ISU students.

 

Butterhorns with Joy 

Hosted by: Cooks’ Emporium

Location and Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m., Cooks' Emporium, 313 Main Street Ames, IA

Nothing beats the smell of fresh-baked bread. Join Joy Kix as she teaches you how to make her award winning butterhorns and the fundamentals of bread making. These soft and buttery rolls will always have a place at your table! Cost to attend is $45.

 

From Soil to Sky: Vegetable Gardening 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Learn the many benefits of growing vegetables, along with basic planning, and sourcing fruits & vegetables. Horticulturist Sharon Rink will cover site prep, new and traditional planting practices & techniques, garden maintenance, harvesting, and more! Attendees will receive various seeds and a sliding garden planner. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, March 31. Limited spots available. Cost for the event is $15 for members and ISU Students and $20 for the general public. 

 

Maple Syrup Day 

Hosted by: Iowa Arboretum & Gardens 

Location and Time: 8 - 11 a.m.,  Iowa Arboretum & Gardens, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA

Enjoy pancakes, sausage, and refreshments for Maple Syrup Day, a fundraiser event for Iowa State University’s Xi Sigma Pi, a national forestry honor society.  Visitors will have the chance to learn about the syrup-making process, watch a woodturner make bowls, see timber sports demonstrations, and experience other educational activities.  Funds raised from the breakfast will be used for future society events and projects. Cost for the breakfast is $8 for adults, $5 for children, 5 years old and under are free (pay at the door).

 

2022 Community Shred Day

Hosted by: VisionBank

Location and Time: Varies

VisionBank will have a Secure Shred truck available and free to the public at our Boone, Huxley, and Ogden locations on the morning of Saturday, April 2nd. To help us practice safe social distancing, please place the items you'd like to have shred in the trunk of your vehicle, we'll take care of the rest!

 

 April 3, Sunday

2022 Octagonal: The All Media Show 

Hosted by: Octagon Center for the Arts

Location and Time: M-W 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Gallery, 427 Douglas Ave

Attend the 2022 Octagonal: The All-Media Show!  Enjoy this annual, juried all-media exhibition, formerly the Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, that features a diversity of artists from multiple states. This exhibit features a regionally-recognized juror each year and provides significant cash awards. Free and open to the public.

 

Ames Piano Quartet 

Hosted by: ISU Department of Music and Theatre

Location and Time: 7:30 p.m., Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall

Enjoy an evening of music featuring the Ames Piano Quartet with ISU's Dr. Borivoj Martinic-Jercic, Dr. George Work, and Dr. Mei Hsuan Huang in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital. This event will be livestreamed.


 April 4, Monday

2022 Octagonal: The All Media Show 

Hosted by: Octagon Center for the Arts

Location and Time: M-W 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Gallery, 427 Douglas Ave

Attend the 2022 Octagonal: The All-Media Show!  Enjoy this annual, juried all-media exhibition, formerly the Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, that features a diversity of artists from multiple states. This exhibit features a regionally-recognized juror each year and provides significant cash awards. Free and open to the public.

 

Monday Monologues Cantamus, Lyrica, and Count Me In ensembles 

Hosted by: ISU Department of Music and Theatre

Location and Time: 12:15 p.m., front steps of Parks Library

Gather round and stomp, sing, and dance along with three ISU choral ensembles. Conducted by Dr. Jennifer Rodgers, assistant director of choral activities, ISU Department of Music & Theatre. The students build community and connection through song. Hear everything from a Finnish wedding celebration to the Brazilian samba, to Dancing Queen.  

 

String Art: Walk-in Craft 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Hammer nails into a board and use lines of thread to make geometric patterns, curves, and shapes. Lots of designs to choose from or create your own! Open to all ages that can use a hammer, if accompanied by an adult. Create in studio - $8 (hammer provided). Take and create - $10 (hammer not provided).

 

Eating Tomorrow 

Hosted by: ISU Lectures

Location and Time: 5:30 p.m., Memorial Union, Sun Room

Join the 2022 Shivvers Memorial Lecture, Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food, featuring speaker Timothy A. Wise at 5:30 PM in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. This event is sponsored by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture then Co-sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Committee on Lectures.  

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Meet Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake, and the ever-popular foot-tall Ginormagnome. Start (or keep building) your gnome village with cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house. Open to all ages, if accompanied by an adult. Paint on site or take and create.

 

Landscape Drawing 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Join Creative Department artist Yvonne Brune for a 4-week course exploring the basics of landscape drawing, such as capturing perspective and drawing realistic trees, plants, and flowers. Sketch from the surrounding beauty of the Gardens and learn to compose a beautiful landscape drawing with tonal ranges in graphite and color.All levels of experience are welcome! Open to ages 12+. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, March 31. Cost for the series is $111 for members, $148 for the general public and $94.35 for ISU Students.

 

Examining the Impact of Residential Development on Natural Resources Using GIS 

Hosted by: ISU College of Design

Location and Time: 12:05 - 12:55 p.m., via Webex

Examine the extent to which conservation subdivision design has protected ecological and agricultural lands and contributed to wildlife presence with Asli Gӧҫmen, associate professor of geography and environmental studies at University of Wisconsin–Madison. Residential development on previously undeveloped land in the rural-urban fringe can be detrimental to local natural resources and productive lands. Conservation subdivision design, a residential development technique that is used as an alternative to conventional subdivision design in the rural-urban fringe, has been promoted to deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits. 

 

Communicating with Empathy: Relationality & Creativity in Contemporary Learning 

Hosted by: ISU College of Design

Location and Time: 4 - 5:30 p.m., Kocimski Auditorium (101 Design)

Learn to communicate empathically with Iowa State University’s Writing and Media Center, in partnership with ISU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Department of World Languages and Cultures, College of Design, and Campus Life Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is hosting a panel event on April 4th at 4:00 p.m., titled: “Communicating with Empathy: Relationality and Creativity in Contemporary Learning.” The event will take place in ISU’s College of Design, Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design and will be livestreamed. Refreshments will be available.

 

 April 5, Tuesday

2022 Octagonal: The All Media Show 

Hosted by: Octagon Center for the Arts

Location and Time: M-W 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Gallery, 427 Douglas Ave

Attend the 2022 Octagonal: The All-Media Show!  Enjoy this annual, juried all-media exhibition, formerly the Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, that features a diversity of artists from multiple states. This exhibit features a regionally-recognized juror each year and provides significant cash awards. Free and open to the public.

 

String Art: Walk-in Craft 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Hammer nails into a board and use lines of thread to make geometric patterns, curves, and shapes. Lots of designs to choose from or create your own! Open to all ages that can use a hammer, if accompanied by an adult. Create in studio - $8 (hammer provided). Take and create - $10 (hammer not provided).

 

Public Input Meeting: Ioway Creek Brookside Park Project 

Hosted by: City of Ames

Location and Time: 5:30 p.m., Ames City Auditorium 520 6th St.

Join an  informational meeting about the proposed Ioway Creek Restoration Project in and along Brookside Park. The purpose of the project is to restore stream function and stabilize the Ioway streambanks on a section of the creek between Sixth and 13th streets in Brookside Park and on adjoining private properties on the east side of the creek. The revised conceptual plan for the creek corridor will be presented and discussed at the meetings. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend the meetings, give input, and ask questions about the proposed restoration project.

 

Steering Committee Workshop - Climate Action Plan 

Hosted by: City of Ames

Location and Time: 6 - 8 p.m., Ames City Hall Council Chambers 520 6th St or Virtual

Hear about the progress of the City’s Climate Action Plan. Attend in person or virtually via the Ames Television Live Stream, Ames Television YouTube and the City of Ames Facebook.

 

Ames Yoga Center - Restorative Yoga Therapy 

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main Street, Suite 3 or Virtual

Restore yourself through Restorative Yoga Therapy, an approach to asana practice that emphasizes the spiritual connection of body mind through a focus or intention for the session. Each session has a theme related to yoga which supports the practice. The class emphasizes the healing aspects of meditation and breathwork, and encourages inward focus and spiritual attunement. The key to the practice lies in opening to all aspects of the practice including interweaving the teachings into our lives. This class is offered in person or as a live stream. Cost - $18.

 

Ames Yoga Center - Yin and Yoga Nidra Therapy 

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 6 - 7 p.m., Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main Street, Suite 3

Practice Yin Yoga, a wonderful way to unblock the flow of vital energy throughout body and mind. It is practiced with longer holds, supported with props to strengthen and lengthen connective tissue, and to release deep chronic-held stress and tension. In addition, each class will include a deep restorative yoga nidra practice, guided withdrawal of senses from outer to the inner world into meditative consciousness. The practice inspires a relaxed awareness of the vitality and contentment within. This class is offered in person or as a live stream through Zoom. Cost $18.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Meet Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake, and the ever-popular foot-tall Ginormagnome. Start (or keep building) your gnome village with cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house. Open to all ages, if accompanied by an adult. Paint on site or take and create.

 

Spring Fever Symposium 

Hosted by: Iowa Arboretum

Location and Time: 7 p.m., via Zoom

Learn how to make your kitchen gardens both productive and ornamental, from this year’s speaker Ellen Ecker Ogden. “In this lecture, you will learn my six steps to successful kitchen garden design to open all of your senses both in the garden and in the kitchen. Learn how to design and grow a garden that is both beautiful and bountiful, what to grow for the best flavor, and how to add personal style that will turn ‘work’ into ‘play’.” Ellen originally studied as an artist, adding cooking classes in Venice after graduation. Register via the Iowa Arboretum Spring Fever Symposium webpage to receive the zoom link. Cost for the event is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

 

Craft Feminism: Making as Resistance and Inquiry 

Hosted by: University Museums 

Location and Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., via Zoom

Hear from guest lecture by Melissa Hilliard Potter, Interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator. In this talk, Potter will discuss case studies from her personal experience including her co-curated exhibition, Social Paper: Hand Papermaking in the Context of Socially Engaged Art and collaborations with women artisans in Bosnia and Republic of Georgia. This lecture is in conjunction with the Collecting Craft exhibition at the Brunnier Art Museum. Registration is not required. By registering, you will receive the Zoom link via email and any updates or changes about this event. Free and open to the public. 

 

KD Shakes 

Hosted by: Kappa Delta

Location and Time: 5 - 8 p.m., Kappa Delta, 2102 Sunset Dr

Support the women of Kappa Delta in their fundraising efforts for Prevent Child Abuse America and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa. $5 Tickets will be available for purchase in advance as well as at the event. Vanilla and chocolate shakes will be served along with providing toppings. 

 

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes 

Hosted by: ISU College of Design

Location and Time: 5 - 7 p.m., 0114 Student Innovation Center

Join landscape architect and author, Thomas Rainer, for a lecture on designing resilient landscapes. Lecture 5 p.m.. Reception 6 p.m..

 

Mindful Meditations 

Hosted by: ISU College of Design

Location and Time: 12:10 - 1:10 p.m., College of Design or via Zoom

Relax though Thoughtful Tuesday sessions, open to students, staff and faculty in the College of Design and led by Michelle Flattery, a yoga instructor, personal trainer and coach who holds Mindfulness-Based Stress reduction and Mindful Teacher certification, among many other certifications. Join in-person or via Zoom to help manage stress and connect with one another.

 

 April 6, Wednesday

2022 Octagonal: The All Media Show 

Hosted by: Octagon Center for the Arts

Location and Time: M-W 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Gallery, 427 Douglas Ave

Attend the 2022 Octagonal: The All-Media Show!  Enjoy this annual, juried all-media exhibition, formerly the Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, that features a diversity of artists from multiple states. This exhibit features a regionally-recognized juror each year and provides significant cash awards. Free and open to the public.

 

Impostor Syndrome: Coping Strategies for High Achievers 

Hosted by: ISU Lecture Series

Location and Time: 6 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Understand Imposter Syndrome, defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud. It disproportionately affects high-achievers and can cause anxiety and depression. Dr. Dawn Bratsch-Prince will explain how to recognize imposter syndrome, her own experiences with it, and how to overcome it. Bratsch-Prince is Associate Provost for Faculty and professor of Spanish at Iowa State University. In this role, she provides leadership in recruiting, advancing, and retaining an excellent and diverse faculty. Among her responsibilities are promotion and tenure, faculty development, orientation and mentoring, honors and awards, department chair training, and leadership development.

 

String Art: Walk-in Craft 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop In 2 - 9 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Hammer nails into a board and use lines of thread to make geometric patterns, curves, and shapes. We have lots of designs to choose from or create your own! Open to all ages that can use a hammer if accompanied by an adult. $8 in studio/$10 to go (note you will need a hammer for to go kits).

 

Old Fertilizer in New Bottles 

Hosted by: ISU Lecture Series

Location and Time: 7 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Hear about the growing number of farmers, scientists, and development experts now advocate a shift from high-input, chemical-intensive agriculture to low-input ecological farming. They are supported by an impressive array of new research documenting both the risks of continuing to follow our current practices and the potential benefits of a transition to more sustainable farming informed by collaborations between farmers and scientists. The new initiatives have been met with a chorus of derision from an unsurprising group of commentators, many associated with agribusiness interests. They argue that only Green Revolution seeds and fertilizers can provide the innovation needed to help regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa grow more food. This narrative, however, flips reality on its head. Ecological innovations are on the cutting edge of new farming practices, while the Green Revolution is selling an outdated 50-year-old model as innovation despite its proven failures.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Meet Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake, and the ever-popular foot-tall Ginormagnome. Start (or keep building) your gnome village with cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house. Open to all ages, if accompanied by an adult. Paint on site or take and create.

 

Pastel Painting 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd

Paint expressive lines or smoothly blended techniques with the versatile medium of pastels. In this 4-week course taught by central Iowa artist, Yvonne Brune, you'll work with oil pastels as well as soft pastels on a variety of papers that can add texture or color to your painting. All levels of experience are welcome! Open to ages 12+. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, April 4. Cost is $117 for members, $156 for the general public and $99.45 for ISU students.

 

Water Wise Walk: Rutledge Conifer Garden 

Hosted by: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Location and Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Rutledge Conifer Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines

Walk with guides as they highlight the ways the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden gardens with water conservation in mind. The first session will explore the resilient, drought tolerant plants of the Dorothy and Max Rutledge Conifer Garden. Pre-registration required via the Botanical Garden website. Cost for the event is $8 for members and $10 for non-members

 

BSA FAT Event: Video Game Tournament 

Hosted by: Black Student Alliance Freshman Action Team

Location and Time: 6:30 p.m., Marston 2300

Join BSA’s Freshman Action Team for a video game tournament, and a chance to win a $25 gift card! Tournament games include 2K and Madden. Everyone welcome!

 

Why Craft at the Border? – Tanya Aguiñiga 

Hosted by: ISU College of Design

Location and Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., 0114 Student Innovation Center

Binational artist, designer and craftsperson Tanya Aguiñiga, winner of a 2021 Heinz Award for the Arts, will share her work addressing issues of migration, gender and identity. In this lecture, Aguiñiga will discuss design thinking and successes and failures of past projects at the United States–Mexico border, including her current ceramics studio project at an LGBTQ asylum shelter in Mexico. She will also provide a guide to best practices for community engagement.

 

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop 

Hosted by: Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity

Location and Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., via Zoom

Learn from the free, 2 hour workshop specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. To attend, register via the AAUW Start Smart Qualtrics Registration form.

 

 April 7, Thursday

2022 Octagonal: The All Media Show 

Hosted by: Octagon Center for the Arts

Location and Time: M-W 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Gallery, 427 Douglas Ave

Attend the 2022 Octagonal: The All-Media Show!  Enjoy this annual, juried all-media exhibition, formerly the Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, that features a diversity of artists from multiple states. This exhibit features a regionally-recognized juror each year and provides significant cash awards. Free and open to the public.

 

String Art: Walk-in Craft 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop In 2 - 9 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union
Hammer nails into a board and use lines of thread to make geometric patterns, curves, and shapes. Lots of designs to choose from or create your own! Open to all ages that can use a hammer, if accompanied by an adult. Create in studio - $8 (hammer provided). Take and create - $10 (hammer not provided).

 

Caterpillar Club 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 10:15 a.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd

Join Reiman Gardens weekly for the popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult. *Program will move indoors if the "feels like" temp is 15 degrees or below. No registration required. Free for Members, ISU Students. Free with admission for General Public

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Meet Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake, and the ever-popular foot-tall Ginormagnome. Start (or keep building) your gnome village with cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house. Open to all ages, if accompanied by an adult. Paint on site or take and create.

 

OWLS: An African Safari 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Conservation Center, 56461 180th Street
Join speaker Ty Smedes on an African safari. This presentation includes many striking and intimate images of Africa, including photos of birds and mammals with young, catching prey, and interacting in fascinating ways. If you've ever wondered what an African safari is like, come loaded with your question for an experienced traveler who has led eight safaris to this continent. Free and open to the public.

 

Deviled Egg Workshop with Jennifer, owner Saltlickers 

Hosted by: Cooks’ Emporium

Location and Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m., 313 Main Street

Take your deviled eggs to the next level with Saltlickers spice blends proprietor Jennifer Knox. In this hands-on class, we'll compare different methods for creating perfect hard boiled eggs, then explore a world of seasoning options and creamy binders that go way beyond mayo. Cost - $45.

 

BABA 

Hosted by: ISU Department of Music and Theatre

Location and Time: 7:30 p.m., Fisher Theater

Watch a vibrant new musical, reimagining a classic Russian fairy tale, developed and workshopped here at ISU! When Sylvie, a teenage girl with a passion for the environment, realizes her new stepmother comes from a family made rich from deforestation, the girl’s only hope in saving all she holds dear is venturing deep into woods. Racing against time, Sylvie must earn the trust of the mythical witch Baba Yaga to intervene with her magic before it is too late. Weaving in enchanting Americana music and issues of the contemporary climate crisis this story asks us all: What do we do when our own forest is under threat? Adult tickets $25. Iowa State students and youth free. General admission tickets available at the door, through Iowa State Center Ticket Office, or any Ticketmaster.

 

BSA FAT Event: Battle of the Artist 

Hosted by: Black Student Alliance Freshman Action Team

Location and Time: 7 p.m., Student Innovation Center 2221

Join BSA’s Freshman Action Team for a competition for musical artists. Everyone welcome! Masks highly encouraged.

 

Advancing the ADU: A West Coast Comparative Perspective – Shane Phillips 

Hosted by: ISU College of Design

Location and Time: 5 - 6 p.m., 0005 Physics

Hear about how California has gone from approving virtually zero accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to permitting more than 12,000 annually. ADUs aren’t a new idea in the Golden State: state officials have been trying to spur increased ADU production for 40 years, engaged with obstinate local governments in an endless game of policy whack-a-mole. In this lecture, Shane Phillips will explore what it took to finally make ADUs a reality in California, the key regulatory barriers to their expansion, and how the lessons from West Coast cities from Vancouver to Los Angeles could be applied in Iowa.

 

Salary Negotiation Sessions 

Hosted by: ISU College of Human Sciences

Location and Time: 4:15 - 5 p.m., 1009 LeBaron Hall 

Learn effective strategies, from the College of Human Sciences Career Services, for negotiating salary when offered a job.

 

 April 8, Friday

2022 Octagonal: The All Media Show 

Hosted by: Octagon Center for the Arts

Location and Time: M-W 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Gallery, 427 Douglas Avenue

Attend the 2022 Octagonal: The All-Media Show!  Enjoy this annual, juried all-media exhibition, formerly the Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, that features a diversity of artists from multiple states. This exhibit features a regionally-recognized juror each year and provides significant cash awards. Free and open to the public.

 

String Art: Walk-in Craft 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Hammer nails into a board and use lines of thread to make geometric patterns, curves, and shapes. Lots of designs to choose from or create your own! Open to all ages that can use a hammer, if accompanied by an adult. Create in studio - $8 (hammer provided). Take and create - $10 (hammer not provided). 

 

Fired Ink Fridays 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Fridays 2 - 9 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create swirls and blurs of vibrant color on glass using alcohol inks and a little bit of fire! Designs will be sealed and put into an 8×8 frame for an instant masterpiece. Cost - $10.

 

BABA 

Hosted by: ISU Department of Music and Theatre

Location and Time: 7:30 p.m., Fisher Theater

Watch a vibrant new musical, reimagining a classic Russian fairy tale, developed and workshopped here at ISU! When Sylvie, a teenage girl with a passion for the environment, realizes her new stepmother comes from a family made rich from deforestation, the girl’s only hope in saving all she holds dear is venturing deep into woods. Racing against time, Sylvie must earn the trust of the mythical witch Baba Yaga to intervene with her magic before it is too late. Weaving in enchanting Americana music and issues of the contemporary climate crisis this story asks us all: What do we do when our own forest is under threat? Adult tickets $25. Iowa State students and youth free. General admission tickets available at the door, through Iowa State Center Ticket Office, or any Ticketmaster.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Meet Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake, and the ever-popular foot-tall Ginormagnome. Start (or keep building) your gnome village with cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house. Open to all ages, if accompanied by an adult. Paint on site or take and create.

 

Lawn Mower Service Day

Hosted by: ISU Ag Systems Technology Club

Location and Time: 1 - 6 p.m., Sukup Hall

Lawn Mower Service Days is an annual fundraiser held in Sukup Hall in the early months of spring. During this event around 30 club members obtain use of a work bay to service the community’s lawn mowers. This gives the community an opportunity to get their mowers prepared for the upcoming months and also give to a good cause. Community members can either drop off their mowers or can request pick up and delivery. Service includes changing the oil, replacement of the spark plugs, sharpening of the blades, and a quick wash. Email ASTservicedays@gmail.com with questions or for pickup and deliveryCost - $35 for push mowers (no riding mowers), $25 charge to pickup and deliver.

 

 April 9, Saturday

2022 Octagonal: The All Media Show 

Hosted by: Octagon Center for the Arts

Location and Time: M-W 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Gallery, 427 Douglas Avenue

Attend the 2022 Octagonal: The All-Media Show!  Enjoy this annual, juried all-media exhibition, formerly the Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, that features a diversity of artists from multiple states. This exhibit features a regionally-recognized juror each year and provides significant cash awards. Free and open to the public.

 

String Art: Walk-in Craft 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,  The Workspace, Memorial Union

Hammer nails into a board and use lines of thread to make geometric patterns, curves, and shapes. Lots of designs to choose from or create your own! Open to all ages that can use a hammer, if accompanied by an adult. Create in studio - $8 (hammer provided). Take and create - $10 (hammer not provided). 

 

Carrot Cake and Easter Cookies with Mary Jo, owner Cookies, Etc. 

Hosted by: Cooks’ Emporium

Location and Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 313 Main St

No need to hide your Easter cookies! Mary Jo, owner of Cookies, Etc. is bringing her decades of baking knowledge as she shares her favorite recipes, tips, and tricks for baking and decorating the ultimate holiday desserts! Cost $45.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Meet Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake, and the ever-popular foot-tall Ginormagnome. Start (or keep building) your gnome village with cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house. Open to all ages, if accompanied by an adult. Paint on site or take and create.

 

BABA 

Hosted by: ISU Department of Music and Theatre

Location and Time: 7:30 p.m., Fisher Theater

Watch a vibrant new musical, reimagining a classic Russian fairy tale, developed and workshopped here at ISU! When Sylvie, a teenage girl with a passion for the environment, realizes her new stepmother comes from a family made rich from deforestation, the girl’s only hope in saving all she holds dear is venturing deep into woods. Racing against time, Sylvie must earn the trust of the mythical witch Baba Yaga to intervene with her magic before it is too late. Weaving in enchanting Americana music and issues of the contemporary climate crisis this story asks us all: What do we do when our own forest is under threat? Adult tickets $25. Iowa State students and youth free. General admission tickets available at the door, through Iowa State Center Ticket Office, or any Ticketmaster.

 

2022 One Sustainable Iowa Student Conference 

Hosted by: One Sustainable Iowa

Location and Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., University of Iowa, Pappajohn Business Building, 21 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA

Network with students, faculty, and staff affiliated with any higher education institution in Iowa for the 2022 One Sustainable Iowa Student Conference.  This in-person event will offer a full day of networking, skill building, and learning.  The deadline to register is April 2.  Limited spaces are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Cost - $10 for students, $25 for faculty and staff.

 

The Iowa State University Fashion Show 

Hosted by: ISU Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program

Location and Time: 7 p.m., Stephens Auditorium and via livestream

The Iowa State University Fashion Show began as a simple runway show held in a MacKay Hall classroom in 1982 with attendance of only a few Iowa State University students. Over the course of thirty-nine years, The Fashion Show has grown into one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation produced by over 100 students selected to be part of the various committees. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.

 

Lawn Mower Service Day

Hosted by: ISU Ag Systems Technology Club

Location and Time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sukup Hall

Lawn Mower Service Days is an annual fundraiser held in Sukup Hall in the early months of spring. During this event around 30 club members obtain use of a work bay to service the community’s lawn mowers. This gives the community an opportunity to get their mowers prepared for the upcoming months and also give to a good cause. Community members can either drop off their mowers or can request pick up and delivery. Service includes changing the oil, replacement of the spark plugs, sharpening of the blades, and a quick wash. Cost - $35 for push mowers (no riding mowers), $25 charge to pickup and deliver.

 

Storytime with Pete the Cat

Hosted by: ISU Bookstore

Location and Time: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., ISU Bookstore, Memorial Union

Story time and photos with Pete the Cat. Bookstore specials include BOGO 50% off Pete the Cat books.

 

 April 10, Sunday

String Art: Walk-in Craft 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Hammer nails into a board and use lines of thread to make geometric patterns, curves, and shapes. Lots of designs to choose from or create your own! Open to all ages that can use a hammer, if accompanied by an adult. Create in studio - $8 (hammer provided). Take and create - $10 (hammer not provided). 

 

BSA Sunday Best Brunch 

Hosted by: Black Student Alliance Freshman Action Team

Location and Time: 12 - 4 p.m., Sunderland Foundation Courtyard
Join BSA at the Sunday Best Brunch. The event will be catered by HyVee and include fruit, waffles, chicken tenders and more. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the event or at the BSA Office in the Multicultural Center in the Memorial Union.

 

Natural Discoveries: Keeping Track of Animals 

Hosted by: Ames Public Library and ISU Environmental Education

Location and Time: 2 - 2:30 p.m., Ames Public Library

Join ISU's Environmental Education Club for storytime, a craft, and fun activities based on a different ecological theme each month. Children of any age can come explore and learn more about our environment. April's program will feature discovering animal tracks that we see outside. Come learn what markings different animals make so you can practice tracking them in your outdoor spaces.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Meet Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake, and the ever-popular foot-tall Ginormagnome. Start (or keep building) your gnome village with cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house. Open to all ages, if accompanied by an adult. Paint on site or take and create.

 

BABA 

Hosted by: ISU Department of Music and Theatre

Location and Time: 7:30 p.m., Fisher Theater

Watch a vibrant new musical, reimagining a classic Russian fairy tale, developed and workshopped here at ISU! When Sylvie, a teenage girl with a passion for the environment, realizes her new stepmother comes from a family made rich from deforestation, the girl’s only hope in saving all she holds dear is venturing deep into woods. Racing against time, Sylvie must earn the trust of the mythical witch Baba Yaga to intervene with her magic before it is too late. Weaving in enchanting Americana music and issues of the contemporary climate crisis this story asks us all: What do we do when our own forest is under threat? Adult tickets $25. Iowa State students and youth free. General admission tickets available at the door, through Iowa State Center Ticket Office, or any Ticketmaster.

 

2022 Sunday Funday Rides 

Hosted by: High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides

Location and Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.,  High Trestle Trail, Join Ride at Various Locations

Take a ride every Sunday from April through September in 2022. The rides are informal and start and end at your choice of three locations: The Nite Hawk in Slater; The Flat Tire in Madrid or the Whistlin' Donkey in Woodward. Each location will be open by 11:00am, have drink and food specials and live music. These rides are family orientated and geared toward getting outside and on the trail for a casual ride between the locations.

 

International Food Fair

Hosted by: International Student Council

Location and Time: 12 - 3 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union

Enjoy a variety of foods from around the world! Presale tickets will be available for purchase starting April 5 through April 7 at the ISC’s ticket booth in the Memorial Union South Atrium (T,W,F) and the West Stairwell (Th) between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m..Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event or via the StuOrg Marketplace. $1 food coupons can be purchased with cash at the event. To-go boxes will be available for guests observing Ramadan. Cost - $2 presale tickets, $4 day of tickets, $1 food coupons.

 

Argentine Tango Drop-In Lessons

Hosted by: Memorial Union

Location and Time: 4 -7 p.m., Room 3512, Memorial Union

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. Classes meet every Sunday and drop-ins are welcome. Purchase a dance punch card and attend as often as your schedule allows. From 4-5 pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7 pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie, and for working with different partners. An intermediate-level figure will also be introduced during this time. Wear dancing shoes, smooth-soled shoes, or socks.

 

Night Against Procrastination

Hosted by: Writing and Media Center, Rec Services, Student Wellness and the Academic Success Center

Location and Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m., Campanile Room, Memorial Union

This drop-in event will offer activities to help students improve their study and wellness habits, a chance to snuggle a therapy dog -- and donuts for the first 100 people. 

 

Dare to Speak, Dare to Listen

Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location and Time: 2 p.m., Ames Public Library or via Zoom

"Advice to Young People," Honorable Judge Rosemarie Aquilina offers her advice to young people on the power of speaking their truth, and to the rest of us on the power of listening. A First Amendment Days event. First Amendment Days is a weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms - religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. A diverse assortment of speakers, events and activities are offered on campus every spring as a creative way to engage students and the entire Iowa State community to better understand the power of free expression. First Amendment Days is also designed to provide opportunities to exercise our five freedoms.

 

 April 11, Monday

Paint Your Own Pottery: Spring Planters Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M - F 2 – 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Paint charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Pitch Your Carbon Negative Idea 

Hosted by: The Green Umbrella TGU and Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE)

Location and Time: 3 - 5 p.m., 3204 Student Innovation Center.

Compete in a carbon-negative lifestyle pitch competition, sponsored by The Green Umbrella student organization and CABLE. Pitches will be judged and prizes awarded to the top three ideas (gift card prizes of $300, $200, $100). Competitors must pre-register and send their pitch slides by April 6, 2022. Register via the event registration Qualtrics form, for more information email Md-Mosleh Uddin at muddin@iastate.edu.

 

Money Sense 

Hosted by: ISU Extension

Location and Time: 1 - 4 p.m., Availa Bank, 1530 S Duff Ave #1

Explore the value of money! Participants will set goals and make choices to spend or save money, learn how to track their dollars, and the important role of a budget. They will also learn about account choices, credit, and more! Recommended for youth in 6-12 grades. Cost - Free. For more information and registration contact Mary Wilkins at 515.337.1601 or mwilkins@iastate.edu.

 

Monday Monologues: ISU Opera Studio 

Hosted by: ISU Opera Studio  

Location and Time: 12:15 p.m., Parks Library front steps

Hear the exciting voices of Iowa State, and yes, high notes. The ISU Opera Studio presents beloved opera arias and ensembles from their spring program. 

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

First Amendment Days Workshop

Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location and Time: 9 a.m., via Zoom

First Amendment Days is a weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms - religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. A diverse assortment of speakers, events and activities are offered on campus every spring as a creative way to engage students and the entire Iowa State community to better understand the power of free expression. First Amendment Days is also designed to provide opportunities to exercise our five freedoms. Five sessions designed to examine more deeply the challenges and opportunities provided by free expression. Led by First Amendment experts from the state, each 50-minute session uses current events to engage a dialogue with national scholars.

 

Seeking Justice for All

Hosted by: Committee on Lectures

Location and Time: 6 p.m., Campanile Room, Memorial Union

In 2018, Hon. Rosemarie Aquilina, a Michigan Circuit Court judge, gained worldwide attention when she allowed every victim in the sexual assault case against USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to speak in court before his sentencing. More than 150 women and girls shared their testimony. Hear Judge Aquilina's powerful story about the importance of speaking and listening as a form of healing. A First Amendment Days event.

 

 April 12, Tuesday

Paint Your Own Pottery: Spring Planters Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M - F 2 – 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Paint charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Ames Yoga Center - Restorative Yoga Therapy 

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main Street, Suite 3 or Virtual

Restore yourself through Restorative Yoga Therapy, an approach to asana practice that emphasizes the spiritual connection of body mind through a focus or intention for the session. The class emphasizes the healing aspects of meditation and breathwork, and encourages inward focus and spiritual attunement. This class is offered in person or as a live stream. Cost - $18.

 

Ames Yoga Center - Yin and Yoga Nidra Therapy 

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 6 - 7 p.m., Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main Street, Suite 3 or Virtual

Practice Yin Yoga, a wonderful way to unblock the flow of vital energy throughout the body and mind. It is practiced with longer holds, supported with props to strengthen and lengthen connective tissue, and to release deep chronic-held stress and tension. The practice inspires a relaxed awareness of the vitality and contentment within. This class is offered in person or as a live stream. Cost $18.

 

Housing Fair

Hosted by: ISU Student Engagement

Location and Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Durham Great Hall, Memorial Union

Attend the Housing Fair, designed to help students and members of the Ames community find their home away from home! Join ISU Student Engagement at the Memorial Union to see options from local property managers and others, learn about tenants' rights and find other resources for making your new home in Ames. Register via the event webpage. Have questions? Email housingfair@iastate.edu.

 

Representing Agriculture Through Public Art 

Hosted by: University Museums

Location and Time: 12 - 1 p.m., Curtiss Hall lower level. 

Join CALS Student Services and University Museums for a student focused tour of Curtiss Hall’s public art and exploration of services available to all students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. University Museums presents exhibitions, tours, and programs each semester that are meant to supplement students’ in-classroom experience

 

From Jazz Ambassadors to the Simpsons: How Cultural Diplomacy Breaks Political Barriers and Stereotypes 

Hosted by: ISU Lecture Series

Location and Time: 6 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Cultural diplomacy is an intercultural sharing that appeals directly to the citizens of different nations through the work of musicians, dancers, artists, writers and filmmakers. It has been, and continues to be, an important part of public understanding between the people of the United States and Russia. The objective of this lecture is to illustrate how, over the years, cultural diplomacy has played an invaluable role in bringing the people of both nations together by helping break down stereotypes, produce better understanding and to build a common humanity.

 

Walk The Trails 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 9 - 11 a.m., View Facility Hertz Family Woods & Nature Preserve, 25401 Country Club Road Nevada, IA

Explore new places with Environmental Education Coordinator Jerry Keys as we walk the trails in your county parks. This is a great opportunity to meet new hiking parks, and have the opportunity to ask nature or park-related questions. These hikes are for ages 16 and up, are free, but registration is required. The hike at Hertz is approximately 1 mile.

 

BSA Event: Professional Development 

Hosted by: Black Student Alliance Freshman Action Team

Location and Time: 5 - 7 p.m., 0114 Student Innovation Center

Hear from speakers about professional development and have the opportunity to take a professional headshot. 

 

Salary Negotiation Sessions 

Hosted by: ISU College of Human Sciences

Location and Time: 4:45 - 5:30 p.m., via WebEx

Learn effective strategies, from the College of Human Sciences Career Services, for negotiating salary when offered a job.

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

First Amendment Days Workshop

Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location and Time: 9 a.m., via Zoom

First Amendment Days is a weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms - religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. A diverse assortment of speakers, events and activities are offered on campus every spring as a creative way to engage students and the entire Iowa State community to better understand the power of free expression. First Amendment Days is also designed to provide opportunities to exercise our five freedoms. Five sessions designed to examine more deeply the challenges and opportunities provided by free expression. Led by First Amendment experts from the state, each 50-minute session uses current events to engage a dialogue with national scholars.

 

Panel: Your Rights, Your Libraries

Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location and Time: 7 p.m., Ames Public Library and Zoom

"The First Amendment and the Freedom to Read," Robin N Sinn, ISU director of collections and open strategies; Sheila Schofer, Ames Public Library director; State Library of Iowa Intellectual Freedom Committee; and moderator Julie Roosa, First Amendment specialist. A First Amendment Days event.

 

Lecture: The Future of Agriculture: A Reflection and Discussion on Emerging Trends and Issues

Hosted by: Committee on Lectures

Location and Time: 7 - 9 p.m., Dolezal Auditorium, 0127 Curtiss Hall

Craig Hill, Iowa farmer and former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, has been serving agriculture for several decades. He was elected president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation in December 2011, a position he held for a decade before retiring last December. Throughout Hill's years in agricultural leadership, he served as the first chairman of the Iowa Ag State Group, which consisted of representatives from all sectors of Iowa's agriculture. He was instrumental in the development of the leading revenue-based crop insurance product sold in America. In 2014, he was appointed to a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. In 2015, he was appointed to the USDA's Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee on Trade. During his presentation, Hill will reflect on his years of leadership in agriculture and identify emerging trends and issues that will have significant implications for our future.

 

How Cultural Diplomacy Breaks Political Barriers and Stereotypes

Hosted by: Committee on Lectures

Location and Time: 6 - 8 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Cultural diplomacy is an intercultural sharing that appeals directly to the citizens of different nations through the work of musicians, dancers, artists, writers and filmmakers. Maria Lvova is the Program Officer for Education, Exchanges, & Community Building with the US Russia Foundation; she provides guidance to applicants and monitors and evaluates USRF programs in the areas of Russian and American Studies, and Civil Society.

 

 April 13, Wednesday

Pride Picnic

Hosted by: Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success

Location and Time: 4 - 6 p.m., Memorial Union South Ballroom

Join The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success for food, activities, and laughs! This event is for students, staff, and faculty who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community to build intentional relationships and community, while also celebrating the end of the semester. Registration is requested.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Spring Planters Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M - F 2 – 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Paint charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop in and paint with us or take your kit to go!
 

Dare to Speak, Dare to Listen: Protecting Free Speech on the Frontlines speaker Suzanne Nossel 

Hosted by: ISU Lectures

Location and Time: 6 p.m., via Webex

The guarantee of free speech is essential to any well-functioning democracy, and yet here in the United States free speech is losing its moorings on both the right and the left, with mounting encroachments on open discourse in schools, universities, the news, media and online. Meanwhile pitched battles are taking place over words, ideas, books, historical interpretations, posts and tweets. In an increasingly polarized America, free speech defenders seem to be increasingly selective, crying out when their rights are encroached upon, but often going mum when the silencing targets the other side. This talk will lay out a blueprint for how we can live together in a diverse, digitized and divided society without resorting to curbs on free speech.

 

Water Wise Walk: Founders Garden 

Hosted by: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 

Location and Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Founders Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA

Explore the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden gardens with water conservation in mind. For this second session, we will take a sneak peek at the new Founders Garden, a naturalistic garden that takes inspiration from Iowa’s native sand prairies. Pre-registration required. Cost - $8 Members, $10 Nonmembers.

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

First Amendment Days: Depth and Dialogue sessions 

Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location and Time: 10 a.m., Memorial Union

First Amendment Days is a weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms - religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. A diverse assortment of speakers, events and activities are offered on campus every spring as a creative way to engage students and the entire Iowa State community to better understand the power of free expression. First Amendment Days is also designed to provide opportunities to exercise our five freedoms. Small sessions exploring First Amendment topics: "Think Like a Journalist," 10 a.m.; "Dare to Listen with Empathy," 11 a.m.; "Move Over Free Speech: Exercising Your Right to Protest," noon. First Amendment Days events.

 

Dare to Speak, Dare to Listen: Protecting Free Speech on the Frontlines

Hosted by: ISU Committee on Lectures

Location and Time: 6 - 8 p.m., via WebEx

The guarantee of free speech is essential to any well-functioning democracy, and yet here in the United States free speech is losing its moorings on both the right and the left, with mounting encroachments on open discourse in schools, universities, the news, media and online. Suzanne Nossel currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, the leading human rights and free expression.

 

Lecture: Exercising Your Right to Protest

Hosted by: ISU Committee on Lectures

Location and Time: 12 -1 p.m., Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Freedom of speech gets all the attention when it comes to the First Amendment, but we also have the right to object. In this session, explore the right of the people peaceably to assemble: what it means and how it works, especially when responding to provocative speakers on campus.

 

 April 14, Thursday

Ames Yoga Center - Guided Meditation Practice 

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Virtual

Rest and restore in the deep nurturing practice of yoga nidra. During this session, you will be supported and guided into healing the nervous system into your natural state of calm awareness. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience necessary. The class is offered as a live-stream.  This class is offered as a live stream event. Register online to receive the event link. Cost-$18.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Spring Planters Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M - F 2 – 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Paint charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Caterpillar Club 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 10:15 a.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Join Reiman Gardens weekly for the popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult. *Program will move indoors if the "feels like" temp is 15 degrees or below. No registration required. Free for Members, ISU Students. Free with admission for General Public.

 

Nature at Noon at the Reiman Gardens 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 12 - 1 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Join David Stein, the Watersheds and Wildlife Program Coordinator at Prairie Rivers of Iowa, for an open talk about finding the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee and what it means to conserve that endangered species. Bring your lunch and attend each month to experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals connected to this year’s theme “Home.” No preregistration required. Free for Members, ISU Students and with Admission for General Public.

 

Rain Barrel Workshop 

Hosted by: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Location and Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA

Learn how to capture that rainwater and put it to good use in your garden during this hands-on workshop. All materials and tools will be provided to create your own 55-gallon rain barrel. Be sure you can transport your 55-gallon barrel home. Pre-registration required. Be aware that the installation of a rain barrel requires the cutting of a house’s downspout to divert water flow to the barrel. If you live in a rental house or condominium, make sure you are allowed to make modifications to the property’s gutter system. Cost - $40 Members, $50 Nonmembers.

 

Reflections on Preservation from a Queer Public Historian 

Hosted by: University Museums

Location and Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., via Zoom

Listen to a guest lecture by Franklin Vagnone, President of Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting. Practicing both at the center of Preservation as well as in the margins, Vagnone will illustrate his experimental Public History work that often questions accepted professional best practices. Preservation, conservation, public history, sculpture, contemporary art happenings, and queer & marginal narratives all are a part of Twisted Preservation's Practice. Registration is not required. By registering, you will receive the Zoom link via email and any updates or changes about this event. Free and open to the public. 

 

Experience Science

Hosted by: ISU Extension and Outreach

Location and Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Explore Science through activities and what changes happen through experiments. Register with Mary Wilkins at 515-337-1601 or mwilkins@iastate.edu. Recommended for Youth K-6. Cost -  $25 per participant; $15 per 4-H/Clover Kid Member; $15 per additional sibling

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

First Amendment Days: Feast on the First 

Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location and Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Curtiss Hall east lawn

First Amendment Days is a weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms - religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. A diverse assortment of speakers, events and activities are offered on campus every spring as a creative way to engage students and the entire Iowa State community to better understand the power of free expression. First Amendment Days is also designed to provide opportunities to exercise our five freedoms. Free food, fun and festivities of the five freedoms. A carillon concert of freedom-themed music will be performed at 11:50 a.m. A First Amendment Days event.

 

First Amendment and Content Creation

Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location and Time: 5:30 p.m., 1 Carver Hall or via Zoom

First Amendment Days is a weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms - religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. A diverse assortment of speakers, events and activities are offered on campus every spring as a creative way to engage students and the entire Iowa State community to better understand the power of free expression. First Amendment Days is also designed to provide opportunities to exercise our five freedoms.  "Attention All Content Creators: You Should Care About This First Amendment Session," Jeffrey Hunt, Parr Brown Gee and Loveless; and Julie Roosa, ISU adjunct assistant professor and First Amendment specialist. If you create content that is published online, in print, in audio, anywhere, a Supreme Court case called New York Times v. Sullivan affects you.

 

 April 15, Friday

Paint Your Own Pottery: Spring Planters Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M - F 2 – 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Paint charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Spring Plant Walk: Bulbs and Ephemerals 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 10 - 10:45 a.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Get to know the works of art in our living museum from the expert herself – join Lindsey Smith, Reiman Gardens’ Plant Collections Curator, for a seasonal walking tour of the bulbs and other ephemerals popping up this spring! Preregistration with prepayment two days in advance is encouraged. Walk occurs rain or shine! Cost - $5 Members, ISU Students, $17 General Public and FREE for RG Tour Docents.

 

Fired Ink Fridays 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Fridays 2 - 9 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create swirls and blurs of vibrant color on glass using alcohol inks and a little bit of fire! Designs will be sealed and put into an 8×8 frame for an instant masterpiece. Cost - $10.

 

Physical + Digital + Virtual: Studio-Based Instruction During the Pandemic 

Hosted by: Institute for Design Research and Outreach

Location and Time: 12:10 - 1 p.m., via Zoom

Hear from Akshay Sharma, chair of the Department of Industrial Design, as he will present two projects that explored physical object-based interaction in a digital/virtual environment. Sharma will also discuss a few ideas for post-pandemic design education that builds on the lessons we have learned.

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

First Amendment Days Workshop

Hosted by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location and Time: 9 a.m., via Zoom

First Amendment Days is a weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms - religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. A diverse assortment of speakers, events and activities are offered on campus every spring as a creative way to engage students and the entire Iowa State community to better understand the power of free expression. First Amendment Days is also designed to provide opportunities to exercise our five freedoms. Five sessions designed to examine more deeply the challenges and opportunities provided by free expression. Led by First Amendment experts from the state, each 50-minute session uses current events to engage a dialogue with national scholars.

 

National Collegiate Recovery Day Cookout

Hosted by: ISU Collegiate Recovery Committee

Location and Time: 3 - 6 p.m., Maple Shelter, Brookside Park, 1325 6th St.

ISU's Collegiate Recovery Committee invites all students, faculty, staff and the local community to enjoy food and fun in celebration of National Collegiate Recovery Day.

No registration is required. Collegiate Recovery Community is a peer support-based program to connect folks in recovery (or seeking recovery) from chemical or behavioral addiction to the services, resources and opportunities that help them thrive at ISU.

 

 April 16, Saturday

Paint Your Own Pottery: Spring Planters Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M - F 2 – 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Paint charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

A Night of Hope - ICIA Benefit Show 

Hosted by: Cass Entertainment Inc. and Big Wigs Bar

Location and Time: 8 - 11 p.m., Big Wigs Bar, 6008 W Lincoln Way, Ames, IA  

Support a show for a good cause - Cass Entertainment Inc. and Dominique Cass present “A Night of Hope” Imperial Court of Iowa benefit show. The show will feature ICIA members and specials guest including Venus Flytrap, Amora Devastation, Juanita Voltaire Riverz, JV Monroe, Dominique Cass, Special Guest Miss Gay Iowa Destiny Michelle Cass and more. Proceeds go to the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 

 

Pick a Better Snack 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Reiman Gardens 1407 University Blvd.

Discover fresh ideas for snack time that are tasty AND good for you through fun interactive lessons in our new Pick a Better Snack program in partnership with Story County Extension and Outreach! Class may include an extension activity tied to the Gardens, hands-on gardening activities, crafts, and a taste test of our featured fruit or vegetable of the month. Please come dressed for the weather, as we will be spending some of our time outdoors (weather permitting). Great for youth K-3rd grade to participate accompanied by an adult. Third Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Dates are subject to change). Preregistration with prepayment is required by the Thursday before each session. Cost - $2 Member and ISU Student Youth, $2 Member and  ISU Student Adult, $8 General Public Youth and $13 General Public Adult.

 

Geocache Egg Hunt 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., McFarland Park, 56461 180th St.

Join Naturalist Jess Lancial to learn how to use a GPS, then go search the woods to find the Conservation Bunny's nests of hidden treasures! Discover prizes, candy, and nature's treasures along the way, being sure to keep a watchful eye for the "golden egg," which earns you a special prize. Spots are limited, so register early! Fee of $5 per collector (any child between 3-15 years old) is required with registration.

 

African American Society BBQ 

Hosted by: African American Society and BSA

Location and Time: 2 - 5 p.m., George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center

Join the African American Society and BSA at the BBQ, and hear from an influential speaker. 

 

Spring Fishing Day

Hosted by: Ames Parks and Recreation and JAX Outdoor Gear

Location and Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ada Hayden Lake, 5205 Grand Ave

The 2022 Spring Fishing Day will include fishing at the lake for all ages, fly fishing classes (casting from 9 a.m. to noon; fishing from noon to 3 p.m.), fish cleaning, cornhole games, door prizes, and a food truck (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Bring your own fishing pole and bait. Anglers ages 16 and older must have a valid fishing license and follow all State of Iowa fishing regulations. More information regarding State of Iowa fishing regulations is available at www.iowadnr.gov.

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

 April 17, Sunday

Ames Yoga Center - Guided Meditation Practice

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main Street, Suite 3

Rest and restore in the deep nurturing practice of yoga nidra. Each week you will be supported and guided into healing the nervous system into your natural state of calm awareness. Each week a new practice is offered. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience necessary. The class is offered as a live-stream.  This class is offered in person or as a live stream.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: Spring Planters Week 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Drop-in M - F 2 – 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Paint charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

2022 Sunday Funday Rides 

Hosted by: High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides

Location and Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.,  High Trestle Trail, Join Ride at Various Locations

Take a ride every Sunday from April through September in 2022. The rides are informal and start and end at your choice of three locations: The Nite Hawk in Slater; The Flat Tire in Madrid or the Whistlin' Donkey in Woodward. Each location will be open by 11:00am, have drink and food specials and live music. These rides are family orientated and geared toward getting outside and on the trail for a casual ride between the locations.

 

 April 18, Monday

Paint Your Own Pottery: PYOP Sale 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create a ceramic masterpiece. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop-in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Landscape Configuration Effects on Habitat Quality in a Highly Fragmented Agricultural Region 

Hosted by: College of Design 

Location and Time: 12:05 - 12:55 p.m., 526 Design

Attending a presentation by Matthew Stephenson, GIS certificate candidate, natural resource ecology and management. The process of habitat fragmentation is typically viewed as detrimental to habitat quality, with the resulting smaller, more isolated patches often suspected as population sinks. These processes are still active areas of research, however. Prairie strips are a new agricultural conservation practice that consist of linear strips of diverse native vegetation situated within or adjacent to row crops. However, the process of restoring small linear patches of grassland may contribute to small mean patch sizes and large mean patch isolation by creating habitat within an otherwise sterile row crop matrix. Researchers investigated the relative contributions of habitat area and configuration to habitat quality for grassland-breeding birds to assess if prairie strips were population sinks or if they were sufficient habitat for some species.

 

Marker Monday

Hosted by: ISU Extension and Outreach

Location and Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Story County Extension and Outreach, 1421 S Bell Ave., Suite 107

Design, create, and make things as they relate to science, energy, physics, art, and more - you never know what you can create till you try! Maker Mondays are FREE but please pre-register as space is limited! Email Mary at mwilkins@iastate.edu or call 515-337-1601.

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

Ignite Innovation Showcase: Change the World 

Hosted by: Student Innovation Center

Location and Time: 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Student Innovation Center

Iowa State students are rising to the challenge. Voting rights. Accessible design. Innovation in retail. Recycling plastics and turning them into music. Change the world, one class, project, and challenge at a time.

 

Ames Fire Tower One ‘Push-In’ Ceremony

Hosted by: Ames Fire Department

Location and Time: 2 - 2:30 p.m., Fire Station No. 3, 2400 South Duff

Ames Fire Department invites the public to a “Push-In Ceremony” to celebrate a recently acquired fire and rescue vehicle. Push-in ceremonies are a fire service tradition dating back to the late 1800s. Horse-drawn fire equipment, especially pumper trucks, had to be disconnected from the horses and pushed into fire stations by firefighters. Due to limited parking, those attending the Tower One Push-In Ceremony should plan to park along the frontage road in front of the fire station.

 

Earth Day Battery Recycling Drop-Off

Hosted by: Interstate All Battery

Location and Time: 8 - 6 p.m., Windsor Heights Location (1090 73rd Street, Windsor Heights) and Ankeny Location (810 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny)

Dispose of old batteries safely with participating Interstate All Battery locations. Accepted battery types include: Starting/Deep Cycle (SLI), Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) ,  Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH),  Lithium-Ion (Li-ion), Alkaline, and Lithium primary.

 

Slash Your Trash Pledge

Hosted by: Wheatsfield Co-Op

Location and Time: 3 - 6 p.m., Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave

Stop by the Co-op and pick up a Slash Your Trash pledge card, fill it out, and place it in the “Can” at the front of the store to enter. Pledge participants are entered in our Free Giveaway of a $25 Gift Card to the Co-op and a reusable product gift set. Winner will be drawn at random on April 30th! Everyone is welcome to enter the giveaway, no purchase is necessary.

 

 April 19, Tuesday

Ames Yoga Center - Restorative Yoga Therapy 

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main Street, Suite 3 or Virtual

Restore yourself through Restorative Yoga Therapy, an approach to asana practice that emphasizes the spiritual connection of body mind through a focus or intention for the session. The class emphasizes the healing aspects of meditation and breathwork, and encourages inward focus and spiritual attunement. This class is offered in person or as a live stream. Cost - $18.

 

Ames Yoga Center - Yin and Yoga Nidra Therapy 

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 6 - 7 p.m., Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main Street, Suite 3 or Virtual

Practice Yin Yoga, a wonderful way to unblock the flow of vital energy throughout the body and mind. It is practiced with longer holds, supported with props to strengthen and lengthen connective tissue, and to release deep chronic-held stress and tension. The practice inspires a relaxed awareness of the vitality and contentment within. This class is offered in person or as a live stream. Cost $18.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: PYOP Sale 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create a ceramic masterpiece. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop-in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Floral Design: Fairy Dish Gardens 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 6 - 7 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Make a tiny wooden house or door to welcome the emergence of fairies, elves, and gnomes and place it in a dish garden featuring small plants and a selection of other miniature surprises. Register early: limited spots available, but 2 people may create a garden together! Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, April 17. Cost - $48 for Members, $60 for General Public and $40.80 for ISU Students.

 

Walk The Trails 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 9 - 11 a.m., Christiansen Forest Preserve, 55973 310th Street, Huxley, IA

Join Environmental Education Coordinator Jerry Keys as we walk the trails in your county parks. This is a great opportunity to explore new places, meet new hiking parks, and have the opportunity to ask nature or park-related questions. These hikes are for ages 16 and up, are free, but registration is required. 

 

Fred Love & Wally Neal at The Goldfinch Room 

Hosted by: Iowa State Center

Location and Time: 7 p.m., Stephens Auditorium

Listen to acoustical music by Fred Love, a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Ames, Iowa and Wally Neal, a puzzled pilgrim, carrying a wild, drifting collection of verse and fingerstyle guitar. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before show time. Cost - $10.

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

Ignite Innovation Showcase: Move the World

Hosted by: Student Innovation Center

Location and Time: 12 - 8 p.m., Student Innovation Center

This is a day for invention. Creativity. Big ideas. Meet with innovators who move life-saving medical supplies to the most remote regions of the earth; innovators using new types of fuels to move us through space and time faster; innovators who can already see into the future. And students who are helping them move the world with new ideas in social, mechanical, chemical, and creative ways. This is how Iowa State moves the world.

 

Make Every Day Earth Day: Connecting with your students

Hosted by: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Location and Time: 11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 3204 Student Innovation Center

In celebration of Earth Month, Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability, will discuss sustainability as becoming increasingly more important to students and how, with deliberate mindfulness, instructors can address these needs through an infusion of environmental, economic and social sustainability in their learning environments. Participants will leave this session with practical tools to include sustainability in their learning spaces while also building community and connection with students. Register using your netid/password via the Learn@ISU website, email celt@iastate.edu, or call 515-294-5357.

 

Earth Day Battery Recycling Drop-Off

Hosted by: Interstate All Battery

Location and Time: 8 - 6 p.m., Windsor Heights Location (1090 73rd Street, Windsor Heights) and Ankeny Location (810 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny)

Dispose of old batteries safely with participating Interstate All Battery locations. Accepted battery types include: Starting/Deep Cycle (SLI), Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) ,  Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH),  Lithium-Ion (Li-ion), Alkaline, and Lithium primary.

 

Composting With Worms – Beginning Your Vermiculture Adventure

Hosted by: Wheatsfield Co-Op

Location and Time: 6 p.m., Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave

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 some worms to get you started. Cost - FREE

 

Slash Your Trash Pledge

Hosted by: Wheatsfield Co-Op

Location and Time: 3 - 6 p.m., Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave

Stop by the Co-op and pick up a Slash Your Trash pledge card, fill it out, and place it in the “Can” at the front of the store to enter. Pledge participants are entered in our Free Giveaway of a $25 Gift Card to the Co-op and a reusable product gift set. Winner will be drawn at random on April 30th! Everyone is welcome to enter the giveaway, no purchase is necessary.

 

 April 20, Wednesday

Water Wise Walk: Robert D. Ray Asian Garden 

Hosted by: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Location and Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Robert D. Ray Asian Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA

Explore the ways Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden gardens with water conservation in mind. For the final Water Wise Walk session, take a stroll through the Robert D. Ray Asian Garden, designed to embrace its place within the floodplain of the Des Moines River. Pre-registration required. Cost - $8 Members and $10 Nonmembers.

 

Paint Your Own Pottery: PYOP Sale 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create a ceramic masterpiece. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop-in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Homeschool Day: Insects 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Join Reiman Gardens for learning stations and hands-on experiments aligned to an educational theme. Reiman Gardens’ collection of insects includes hundreds of species of moths, butterflies, and more. Investigate lifecycle stages, examine insect body parts up close and interact with live specimens. Content designed for grade levels K-5. Preregistration required by Tuesday, April 19. Please register for both youth and adult attendees. Cost includes Gardens’ admission - $9 Member, ISU Student Youth, $11 Member, ISU Student Adult, $9 General Public Youth and $11 General Public Adult.

 

The Money Game 

Hosted by: ISU Lecture Series

Location and Time: 6 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

There is a game that we all play with money, and at any given point in time in our lives, we’re either winning or losing. The problem is, most students are never taught the rules of how to play the game. Play by the rules, and it’s entirely possible to be completely financially free by your early 30’s. Make the rules up as you go and you’re bound to be relying on someone else for your financial well-being into old age. You CAN have everything you want in life--the Money Game will show you how! You'll walk away with practical, actionable ways to win the game you're currently playing with money.

 

Maker Mocktails: Botanical Wall Art with Cucumber Mint Limeade 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Come to Reiman Gardens to enjoy Maker Mocktails! This April, learn how to make a non-alcoholic Cucumber Mint Limeade with Reiman Gardens’ staff in this after hours program and then take the recipe home so you can make it a true cocktail with your own alcohol. Then wrap up the night by making some botanical wall art to brighten up your home! Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, April 18. Cost - $30 for Members, $40 for the General Public and $25 for ISU Students.

 

GEI: Discussion on Gender and Sexuality in Horror 

Hosted by: The Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity

Location and Time: 6 p.m., Virtual

Discuss two short books: The Worm and His Kings and Queen of Teeth by Hailey Piper. Piper will talk about her writing style, how she discusses gender and sexuality in horror, the creation of LGBTQIA+ themes and characters, and how she's working to make horror "Gay AF."

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

Earth Day Battery Recycling Drop-Off

Hosted by: Interstate All Battery

Location and Time: 8 - 6 p.m., Windsor Heights Location (1090 73rd Street, Windsor Heights) and Ankeny Location (810 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny)

Dispose of old batteries safely with participating Interstate All Battery locations. Accepted battery types include: Starting/Deep Cycle (SLI), Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) ,  Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH),  Lithium-Ion (Li-ion), Alkaline, and Lithium primary.

 

Slash Your Trash Pledge

Hosted by: Wheatsfield Co-Op

Location and Time: 3 - 6 p.m., Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave

Stop by the Co-op and pick up a Slash Your Trash pledge card, fill it out, and place it in the “Can” at the front of the store to enter. Pledge participants are entered in our Free Giveaway of a $25 Gift Card to the Co-op and a reusable product gift set. Winner will be drawn at random on April 30th! Everyone is welcome to enter the giveaway, no purchase is necessary.

 

 April 21, Thursday

Paint Your Own Pottery: PYOP Sale 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create a ceramic masterpiece. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop-in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Caterpillar Club 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 10:15 a.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd

Join Reiman Gardens weekly for the popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult. *Program will move indoors if the "feels like" temp is 15 degrees or below. No registration required. Free for Members, ISU Students. Free with admission for General Public.

 

Spring Enchantment Extended Hours 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 4:30 - 8 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Go on a scavenger hunt throughout Reiman Gardens 17 acres to find dozens of whimsical fairy doors waiting to be discovered. The Gift Shop and Conservatory will also remain open until 7:30 p.m., but the Butterfly Wing will close at 4:30 p.m. No pre registration is required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

 

Dorm Plant Basics: Plotting…Oh, and Repotting 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 6 - 7 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Is your dorm dreadful? Is your apartment appalling? Do you need some life in your small space? This class will focus on how to pot a propagated plant, how to pot a plant from the store, and how to re-pot a plant you already have. This class will also cover how to fertilize your houseplants. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, April 19. Cost - $15 for Members and ISU Students, $30 for General Public.

 

From Soil to Sky: Bulbs 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Learn about sourcing, storing, and forcing bulbs, as well as how and when to plant them, and the difference between annual and perennial bulbs. Attendees will receive selected bulbs and a soil knife with depth measurements. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, April 21. Limited spots available. Cost - $15 for Members and ISU Students, $20 for General Public.

 

Listening to the "Noise" in the Data 

Hosted by: ISU Lecture Series

Location and Time: 7:30 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Attend a presentation that discusses the negative consequences of attending too little to learner differences. Through a review of old and new data, Dr. Munro will show that close inspection of individual trajectories in L2 speech acquisition is essential not only to a full understanding of the acquisition process, but also to the development of effective pedagogical practices. This requires more than simply classifying learners into increasingly narrow subgroups.

 

Feed the World 

Hosted by: Student Innovation Center

Location and Time: 5 - 7 p.m., Auditorium, 0114 Student Innovation Center

What does it mean to feed the world? To ensure that no person goes hungry. To expedite supply chains. To provide nutritious food to all communities. To develop the best possible seeds, grains, fruits, vegetables, and meats. To prioritize health, wellness, and longevity. To meet basic human needs so that we can each pursue higher goals and passions. Here’s how we feed the world.

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

Virtual Forum: Open Scholar Cafe

Hosted by: University Library

Location and Time: 9 - 10 a.m., via Zoom

"Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in U.S. Society: Open Textbook & QM Certification." Kelly Reddy-Best, associate professor of apparel, merchandising and design, created open educational resources (OER) for one of her courses, which has now received Quality Matters certification for its accessibility and high-quality course design. Registration is free.

 

Earth Day Battery Recycling Drop-Off

Hosted by: Interstate All Battery

Location and Time: 8 - 6 p.m., Windsor Heights Location (1090 73rd Street, Windsor Heights) and Ankeny Location (810 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny)

Dispose of old batteries safely with participating Interstate All Battery locations. Accepted battery types include: Starting/Deep Cycle (SLI), Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) ,  Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH),  Lithium-Ion (Li-ion), Alkaline, and Lithium primary.

 

How To Grow Food in Iowa

Hosted by: Wheatsfield Co-Op and Mustard Seed Community Farm

Location and Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m., Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave

Join vegetable farmer Alice for this beginner’s class, which will touch on what, when and how to plant a home food garden with tips on how to manage weeds and pests organically. Learn the basics of soil, how to read a seed packet, look at Extension publications to figure out when to plant and when to harvest, as well as how to prepare your garden plot. There will also be time to ask your personal questions, and you will get to take home some spring seedlings to plant. Cost - FREE.

 

 April 22, Friday

Paint Your Own Pottery: PYOP Sale 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create a ceramic masterpiece. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop-in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Spring Enchantment Extended Hours 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 4:30 - 8 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd

Go on a scavenger hunt throughout Reiman Gardens 17 acres to find dozens of whimsical fairy doors waiting to be discovered. The Gift Shop and Conservatory will also remain open until 7:30 p.m., but the Butterfly Wing will close at 4:30 p.m. No pre registration is required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

 

Earth Day Celebration

Hosted by: ISU Office of Sustainability

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., South Library Lawn

Celebrate Earth Day with ISU and the Ames community. Activities include a diversity of Earth-minded engagement and empowerment opportunities, refreshments, sustainability-minded giveaways and music from KURE. ISU will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, from 10am-2:00pm, on the South Library Lawn. This year's theme, "I'm With Her: Our Planet. Our Home. Everyone Needed", aligns with that of the Earth Day Network in reminding of the committed investment needed from us all toward a sustainable future. ISU's celebration will feature interactive "Stay and Create" or "Take and Create" activities, the opportunity to earn sustainably-minded, greener-living prizes, Insomnia cookies and fruit-infused water, music from KURE, yard games from Outdoor Recreation, and the opportunity to learn from and network with representatives from campus and community organizations - committed to environmental, economic and social sustainability through missions, goals and initiatives.

 

Lentils with Rama 

Hosted by: Cooks’ Emporium

Location and Time: 6 - 7 p.m., 313 Main St

In this special Earth Day class, we’re excited to have Rama back in the kitchen for a demonstration all about lentils! Nutritious, economical and sustainable, lentils are a versatile ingredient that work well with a variety of flavors. These delicious, easy-to-make dishes are perfect for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone looking to add a few more legumes to their diet. Cost $45.

 

Fired Ink Fridays 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Fridays 2 - 9 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create swirls and blurs of vibrant color on glass using alcohol inks and a little bit of fire! Designs will be sealed and put into an 8×8 frame for an instant masterpiece. Cost - $10.

 

Earth Day Poetry Slam @ Alluvial 

Hosted by: Alluvial Brewing Company

Location and Time: 6 p.m., Alluvial Brewing Company, 3715 W 190th St.

Get ready to rumble as Water Rocks!, Iowa State University’s award-winning youth water education campaign, presents an Earth Day Poetry Slam! Spoken word artists from across the Midwest will compete for cash prizes, with up to ten finalists invited to compete in-person for the top prize of $400. There will be live music, food trucks, drinks, and the Conservation Station trailer as we celebrate 10 years of Water Rocks! AND celebrate Earth Day in style! 

 

Shop, Sip & Succulents. An Earth Day Event 

Hosted by: Grey Lotus Clothing & Lifestyle

Location and Time: 5 - 7 p.m., Grey Lotus Clothing & Lifestyle 1515 Southwest Main Street #Ste. 107 Ankeny, IA

Commemorate Earth Day with a potted succulent of your choice and support a local business. Registration includes a Grey Lotus Clothing gift card, wine & snacks as well as a seat at the succulent potting station. Cost - $40.

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

Ignite Innovation Showcase: Innovation Awards Keynote

Hosted by: Student Innovation Center

Location and Time: 3 - 5 p.m., Student Innovation Center, 2055 Hoover Hall

Celebrate all of the innovation that students, faculty, and staff are doing to make Innovate at Iowa State a nationally recognized brand. 

 

Symphonic Band Earth Day Concert

Hosted by: ISU Symphonic Band

Location and Time: 7:30 p.m., Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall

Enjoy an evening of band music performed by ISU's Symphonic Band!

 

Earth Day Battery Recycling Drop-Off

Hosted by: Interstate All Battery

Location and Time: 8 - 6 p.m., Windsor Heights Location (1090 73rd Street, Windsor Heights) and Ankeny Location (810 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny)

Dispose of old batteries safely with participating Interstate All Battery locations. Accepted battery types include: Starting/Deep Cycle (SLI), Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) ,  Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH),  Lithium-Ion (Li-ion), Alkaline, and Lithium primary.

 

Beginner Bike Repair Class

Hosted by: Wheatsfield Co-Op and Skunk River Cycles

Location and Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m., Wheatsfield Co-Op, 413 Northwestern Ave

Learn how to fix a flat or to oil your chain with  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. Cost - FREE.

 

 April 23, Saturday

Paint Your Own Pottery: PYOP Sale 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location: Drop-in M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create a ceramic masterpiece. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Drop-in and paint with us or take your kit to go!

 

Spring Walk 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 3 - 4 p.m. McFarland Park, 56461 180th St

Enjoy spring with a walk in the woods. The route will include soft-surface trails with stairs and hills; not appropriate for strollers. This walk is free, but registration is required.

 

Climate Conversations 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m., Conservation Center, 56461 180th Street

Find out why it is important to start the conversation, develop stories and strategies to communicate effectively, and feel empowered by community-based solutions. This conversation is best suited for high-school age and up. This program is free but registration is required.

 

Spring Enchantment Extended Hours 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 4:30 - 8 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd

Go on a scavenger hunt throughout Reiman Gardens 17 acres to find dozens of whimsical fairy doors waiting to be discovered. The Gift Shop and Conservatory will also remain open until 7:30 p.m., but the Butterfly Wing will close at 4:30 p.m. No pre registration is required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

 

Earth Day at the Garden: Free Admission

Hosted By: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA

Visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for the culmination of the Botanical Garden’s focus on water during the month of April. The event will focus on the connection between plants and water by highlighting plants are essential to clean water, gardens and landscapes should support water conservation, and plants can thrive in wet areas and should be embraced where appropriate.

 

Campus Service Day 

Hosted by: Campus Service Council

Location and Time: All day, Iowa State University Campus

Help clean up campus! Campus Service Council is partnering with several volunteer agencies in the Ames community and on campus to host Campus Service Days. All students, faculty, and staff can participate by registering for various projects via the Campus Service Day Registration Qualtrics Form.

 

Earth Day on the Airwaves Radio Broadcast Celebration                                                                        

Hosted by: KHOI

Location and Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.,  89.1 FM KHOI

Tune into KHOI for a day-long celebration in praise of our planet. This day is produced in partnership with the City of Ames, and features ISU Sustainability, local experts, ISU students, Ames High School and Ames Middle School students, other young entrepreneurs, stories, and events showcasing our community's dedication to sustainability in the 21st century. Together with City of Ames staff. See you on the radio on Saturday at KHOI, Community radio strengthening our community through communication.

 

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Hosted by: The Uganda Alliance Club

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Purchase baskets made by women in Kamuli, Uganda - sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs.

 

Frederiksen Court Sustainability Awareness 5k Run

Hosted by: Frederiksen Court

Location and Time: 9 - 10 a.m., Hawthorn Court Community

Frederiksen Court will host a 5k run/walk around the community and through Brookside Park. T-shirts will be provided on a first come first serve basis on the day of the event. Pre-register using the event Google form to reserve a t-shirt ahead of time and look for more information at the Frederiksen Court ISU Facebook page.

 

Climate Conversations

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m., Conservation Center, 56461 180th Street

Want to talk about climate change with friends and neighbors but not sure how to start? Find out why it is important to start the conversation, develop stories and strategies to communicate effectively, and feel empowered by community-based solutions. This conversation is best suited for high-school age and up. This program is free but registration is required.

 

DMACC In My Boots 5K

Hosted by: DMACC

Location and Time: 10 a.m., McHose Park, 1215 Francis Mason Dr, Boone

Run, walk or ruck in the annual DMACC In My Boots 5k, an event to honor veterans and to support veterans in need. This year the proceeds will benefit Afghan Refugees relocating to Des Moines, Iowa. Fill your backpack with non-perishable food items for local food shelters.  In addition, organizers  ask you to bring one of the following items to help the refugee families: Vacuum (new), trashcan (new), hair combs, bed pillows, blankets, tongs , spatulas. Register via Get Me Registered, cost - $25.

 

Donut Run 5k

Hosted by: Donut Run 5k

Location and Time: 8 a.m. - Packet Pick-Up, 9 a.m. - Race Start, Ada Hayden Heritage Park, 5205 Grand Ave.

The Donut Run 5K is the only race around where you are rewarded for eating donuts! Each donut you eat at the Donut Run 5k aid stations takes additional time off of your finishing time. Runners are awarded in the following categories: Best Run Time (Men & Women), Best Donut Adjusted Time (Men & Women), Most Donuts Eaten & Best Costume. Same day registration available, cost - $30.

 

Water Plant Open House 

Hosted by: Water and Pollution Control Department

Location and Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ames Water Treatment Plant, 1800 E. 13th St.

Tour the Ames Water Treatment Plant and connect with the various City departments and community partners in attendance highlighting water quality and sustainability efforts in Ames and Story County. Participants will learn more about treating and distributing millions of gallons of award-winning Ames water to more than 20,000 homes and businesses throughout the city as well as take part in community engagement opportunities, kids’ activities, and door prizes of sustainability focused items.

 

 April 24, Sunday

2022 Sunday Funday Rides 

Hosted by: High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides

Location and Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.,  High Trestle Trail, Join Ride at Various Locations

Take a ride every Sunday from April through September in 2022. The rides are informal and start and end at your choice of three locations: The Nite Hawk in Slater; The Flat Tire in Madrid or the Whistlin' Donkey in Woodward. Each location will be open by 11:00am, have drink and food specials and live music. These rides are family orientated and geared toward getting outside and on the trail for a casual ride between the locations.

 

Recycled Paper-Making

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 1 -4 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Do you have a fascination with paper? Do you journal, collage, or craft? Are you interested in recycling? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then come and learn how to make your very own recycled paper in this hands-on workshop with Education Director, Sara Merritt. Feel free to bring any non-glossy paper you want to recycle, and wear an apron or dress for a mess!

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday April, 21. Cost - $30 for Members, $40 for General Public and $25 for ISU Students.

 

Iowa Maker Series: Jewelry with Ann Au 

Hosted by: University Museums

Location and Time: 2 - 3 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum

Join jeweler Ann Au as she discusses how she came to design custom jewelry as wearable works of art, which express her unique sense of aesthetics and artistry. The Iowa Maker Series is in conjunction with the Collecting Craft: Studio and Contemporary Makers from the Permanent Collection exhibition open in the Brunnier Art Museum. Registration is encouraged but not required. Free and open to the public.

 

Ames Reads Leopold

Hosted by: Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Location and Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Brookside Park Hickory Shelter

Take some time from your busy schedule to enjoy a relaxing walk in the park and hear the thought-provoking words of Iowa’s own, Aldo Leopold, a widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. In addition to the walk and the readings, Deb Marquart, ISU MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment, will lead an optional generative exercise at the conclusion of the program.

 

Spring into Storytelling

Hosted by: Tuneful Journey and North Grand Mall

Location and Time: 1 p.m., North Grand Mall Play Area (in front of JC Penney), 2801 Grand Ave.

Raising Readers in Story County and Two Rivers Story Spinners presents Spring into Storytelling with storytelling workshops from 1pm – 2pm for participants ages 5 to adult, followed by a storytelling concert held at 2pm. All ages are welcome and the event is free. Workshop registration is available at tinyurl.com/tell-a-story. For more information, contact Raising Readers in Story County at 515-520-8686.

 


 April 25, Monday

Macramé Plant Hangers 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 2 - 5 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Ave.

Hop onto the revived 1970s trend and create your own macramé plant hanger with Reiman Gardens’ Director of Education, Sara Merritt. If you have no space left on your counter, table, or windowsill for any more plants, it is time to expand your collection to the air with macramé! Bring your own pot for accurate sizing or use a recycled plastic pot (provided). Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, April 21. Cost - $36 for Members, $48 for General Public and $30 for ISU Students.

 

OUTside Hikes: LGBTQ+ Allies Hiking Meetups 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m., Christiansen Forest Preserve, 55973 310th Street, Huxley, IA

Join Naturalist Jess Lancial for an inclusive community themed hike at a Story County Conservation area. We will hike the trails, and learn about spring ephemerals, wild edibles, and other unique features of each park. Dress for the weather, wear closed toed shoes, and bring bug spray. This program is for anyone age 16+ who identifies as LGBTQ+ and allies. 

 

Monday Monologues ISU Stormettes Dance Line 

Hosted by: ISU Stormettes Dance Line

Location and Time: 12:15 p.m., Parks Library front steps

Watch the ISU Stormettes Dance Line perform outside of Parks Library. The Stormettes promote team endurance and body positivity by performing a variety of different dance styles, often featuring the majorette, heels, and hip-hop styles. This team, open to Iowa State students with varying levels of dance experience, serves the Iowa State, Ames and Des Moines communities through performances and workshops. 

 

Using High-Frequency GPS Transmitters to Infer Nesting and Breeding Behavior of Dunlin

Hosted by: College of Design

Location and Time: 12:05 - 12:55 p.m., 526 Design

Explore traditional techniques for monitoring shorebird nests require regular disturbance at nests and likely biases nest survival estimates, an important demographic metric. In summer 2021, Sarah Hoepfner, GIS certificate candidate, natural resource ecology and management, placed state-of-the-art high-frequency GPS tags on Dunlin at Utqiaġvik, Alaska, and tracked adults from pre- to post-breeding. Hoepfner determined criteria to assess nest fate solely from the GPS tracks without ever seeing the nest. This will allow researchers to determine the first true nest survival estimates without human disturbance.

 

 April 26, Tuesday

Ames Yoga Center - Restorative Yoga Therapy 

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main Street, Suite 3 or Virtual

Restore yourself through Restorative Yoga Therapy, an approach to asana practice that emphasizes the spiritual connection of body mind through a focus or intention for the session. The class emphasizes the healing aspects of meditation and breathwork, and encourages inward focus and spiritual attunement. This class is offered in person or as a live stream. Cost - $18.

 

Ames Yoga Center - Yin and Yoga Nidra Therapy 

Hosted by: Ames Yoga Center

Location and Time: 6 - 7 p.m., Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main Street, Suite 3 or Virtual

Practice Yin Yoga, a wonderful way to unblock the flow of vital energy throughout the body and mind. It is practiced with longer holds, supported with props to strengthen and lengthen connective tissue, and to release deep chronic-held stress and tension. The practice inspires a relaxed awareness of the vitality and contentment within. This class is offered in person or as a live stream. Cost $18.

 

Snapshot Performance Improv Team 

Hosted by: Ames Public Library and Story Theater Company.

Location and Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Ames Public Library's Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave.

Come see instant storylines on stage with Snapshot, a family-friendly improv performance team. Every scene is made up on the spot, with inspiration from audience suggestions. Each show is a one-of-a-kind performance! This free event will be held in Ames Public Library's Auditorium.

 

Walk The Trails 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 9 - 11 a.m., Peterson Park East, 25401 Country Club Road, Nevada, IA

Join Environmental Education Coordinator Jerry Keys and walk the trails in your county parks. This is a great opportunity to explore new places, meet new hiking parks, and have the opportunity to ask nature or park-related questions. These hikes are for ages 16 and up, are free, but registration is required via the Story County Conservation event page. 

 

Develop Your Online Presence! 

Hosted by: Writing and Media Center and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement

Location and Time: 4 - 4:45 p.m., Carver 0305 

Join the Writing and Media Center and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement on Tuesday, April 26th to learn more about creating an effective online presence, including a LinkedIn bio, Twitter account, and professional website.

 

eWaste Recycling Event

Hosted by: Iowa Department of Transportation

Location and Time: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way

Recycle electronics responsibly through the eWaste Recycling Event. Federal, state and local government employees can drop off a variety of electronic waste, including batteries, printers, monitors, televisions, computers and more! Some fees apply, varies on type of electronics. For full details, see the event flier.

 

 April 27, Wednesday

A Ride on the Dinkey 

Hosted by: Ames Public Library

Location and Time: 7 p.m., Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

Learn about The Dinkey, the small-scale train that carried passengers, mail, freight and building materials between downtown Ames and Iowa Agricultural College for sixteen years, 1891-1907. Speakers Kathy Svec and Dennis Wendell will provide some background and a scenic tour of what a passenger might have seen out of the windows on their journey - and how the Dinkey relates to the upcoming museum expansion and a planned permanent exhibit.

 

Weedin' Out Wednesdays 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 1 - 3 p.m., Work locations TBD

Help weed the local parks! Volunteers will be pulling garlic mustard or using hand tools to cut honeysuckle, both of which are invasive plants taking the place of more valuable native plants. Work locations will be emailed to registered participants the week of the event. Registration is required by the Sunday prior and can be done via the Store County Conservation event page. Participants ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Art + Creativity for Healing 

Hosted by: Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity

Location and Time: 5 p.m., Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity

Build an environment that connects creative exercises with community building in support of healing during the Art & Creativity for Healing. Make, share, talk, listen, release, build, together. Supplies and art guidance will be provided - this month’s theme is Nature Portraits. This collective creative space is free and open to everyone.

 

Garlic Mustard Pull in Pammel Woods 

Hosted by: Facilities Planning and Management (FPM), Campus Services and the Office of Sustainability

Location and Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Pammel Woods (across from Town Engineering, Iowa State University campus)

Help remove a garlic mustard, an invasive species, from one of our campus gems - Pammel Woods. Enjoy time outside and give back too, during the last week of Earth Month 2022. Volunteers may join at any time during 11am-1pm and assist for whatever time works for their schedule. Any amount of time offers benefit and is appreciated. Staff from FPM and the Office of Sustainability will be on-hand to greet volunteers, offer instruction and plant ID and answer any questions. Look for the check-in table in the greenspace across the street from Town Engineering and near the Communications Building (formerly WOI).

 

 April 28, Thursday

Music Walk 

Hosted by: Ames Public Library and Downtown Ames

Location and Time: 5 - 8 p.m., Main Street

Listen to performances during the annual Music Walk, a free family-friendly event showcasing downtown businesses on Main Street as well as local musicians. Downtown businesses will feature musicians performing on the sidewalk and within stores and is the perfect opportunity to experience the many things Downtown Ames has to offer!

 

Iowa Insect Pageant 

Hosted by: ISU Theatre

Location and Time: 6 p.m., ISU Campus, location TBD 

Attend a puppetry extravaganza celebrating and enlarging some of Iowa's smallest creatures.

In this unique interdisciplinary, multiform, insect extravaganza, some of our smallest Iowa neighbors will be made large through puppetry. In this unique interdisciplinary, multiform, insect extravaganza, some of our smallest Iowa neighbors will be made large through puppetry. This collaboration with the Iowa State Department of Entomology is an experience for all ages. Free and open to all.

 

Caterpillar Club 

Hosted by: Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 10:15 a.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Join Reiman Gardens weekly for the popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult. *Program will move indoors if the "feels like" temp is 15 degrees or below. No registration required. Free for Members, ISU Students. Free with admission for General Public.

 

Plant-A-Row Open House, and Produce Basics with ISU Extension & Outreach 

Hosted by: ISU Extension and Outreach and Reiman Gardens

Location and Time: 6 - 8 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Learn best practices for garden-grown food donation. Reiman Gardens’ staff will host a 30-minute open house to answer questions about the Plant-A-Row for the Hungry program, then ISU Extension & Outreach staff will cover food garden growing basics and proper produce handling for folks interested in getting involved. Whether you are a home or community gardener, a volunteer, a food bank employee, or a community member interested in supporting fresh food collection in Story County, join us to learn more! This program is free for everyone to attend, but please register in advance via the Reiman Garden’s event page.

 

EcoChats: Birds, Bees, & Pollinators 

Hosted by: Ames Public Library

Location and Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m., Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

Join the April EcoChats, a programming series focused on sustainability practices in Ames and Story County. This month, Jessica Butters of Prairie Rivers of Iowa will talk about supporting our hibernating and emerging pollinators in spring.

 

Pierogi Workshop with Kelsey

Hosted by: Cooks’ Emporium

Location and Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m., Cooks’ Emporium, 313 Main Street

Join Kelsey as she walks you through each step of the pierogi-making process, including how to make the crust and filling, proper assembly, and how to cook and serve. With a flakey crust and potato filling, pierogies are warm, satisfying, Eastern European comfort food. Cost $50.

 

Spring Enchantment Extended Hours 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 4:30 - 8 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Go on a scavenger hunt throughout Reiman Gardens 17 acres to find dozens of whimsical fairy doors waiting to be discovered. The Gift Shop and Conservatory will also remain open until 7:30 p.m., but the Butterfly Wing will close at 4:30 p.m. No pre registration is required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

 

City of Ames Grand Avenue Study Open House

Hosted by: City of Ames

Location and Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m., Ames City Hall City Council Chambers, 515 Clark Ave

The Grand Avenue Intersections Improvement Study will take a comprehensive look at the operations of Grand Avenue through the key intersections between Ninth and 24th Streets. The study is intended to recommend lane configurations and dimensions, multi-modal improvements, and safety improvements to be incorporated into future capital improvement projects at these key intersections. The open house will be a come-and-go format, and no formal presentation is planned. Participants are welcome to arrive at any time throughout the meeting. Those with questions or comments who are unable to attend the meeting should contact Mark Gansen, Civil Engineer II, at mark.gansen@cityofames.org or 515.239.5291.

 

 April 29, Friday

Fired Ink Fridays 

Hosted by: The Workspace

Location and Time: Fridays 2 - 9 p.m., The Workspace, Memorial Union

Create swirls and blurs of vibrant color on glass using alcohol inks and a little bit of fire! Designs will be sealed and put into an 8×8 frame for an instant masterpiece. Cost - $10.

 

Spring Enchantment Extended Hours 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 4:30 - 8 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Go on a scavenger hunt throughout Reiman Gardens 17 acres to find dozens of whimsical fairy doors waiting to be discovered. The Gift Shop and Conservatory will also remain open until 7:30 p.m., but the Butterfly Wing will close at 4:30 p.m. No pre registration is required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

 

Arbor Day Tree Planting 

Hosted by: Ames Parks and Recreation Department

Location and Time: 10 a.m., Stuart Smith Park, 1501 S. Fourth St.

In recognition of Arbor Day and the value trees bring to the community, the Ames Parks and Recreation Department has planned a collaborative tree planting ceremony with Ames Trees Forever. The public is welcome to attend the planting of three trees at Stuart Smith Park, just east of the playground.

 

 April 30, Saturday

City of Ames Water Treatment Plant Public Art Contest - Entries Accepted

Hosted by: City of Ames

Location and Time: Entries accepted via email or mail

Entries are being accepted for the 2022 City of Ames Water Treatment Plant Public Art Contest and Exhibition. This exhibit is used to obtain public art for the water treatment plant. The focus for each piece must be related to this year’s theme, “The Future of Water.” Entries may be submitted beginning Monday, April 18. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Artists whose work is selected for exhibition will be notified by Sept. 23. Art selected will be on display from Oct. 17 through Nov. 4, 2022, at the Water Treatment Plant, 1800 E. 13th Street. For a complete list of contest rules and an entry form, go to www.cityofames.org/artcontest. For more information, email ArtContest@CityofAmes.org or call 515.239.5150.

 

Feathers and Flowers 

Hosted by: Story County Conservation

Location and Time: 9 - 11 a.m., Robison Wildlife Acres, 29490 632nd Ave., Maxwell, IA

Romp through the woods to view the splendor of spring! We will look to the ground for wildflowers and to the sky for the birds. This event is free but registration is required.

 

Spring Enchantment Extended Hours 

Hosted by: Reiman Garden

Location and Time: 4:30 - 8 p.m., Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

Go on a scavenger hunt throughout Reiman Gardens 17 acres to find dozens of whimsical fairy doors waiting to be discovered. The Gift Shop and Conservatory will also remain open until 7:30 p.m., but the Butterfly Wing will close at 4:30 p.m. No pre registration is required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

 

Iowa Insect Pageant 

Hosted by: ISU Theatre

Location and Time: 10:30 a.m., Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames; 2 p.m., Bandshell Park, 125 E 5th St, Ames

Attend a puppetry extravaganza celebrating and enlarging some of Iowa's smallest creatures.

In this unique interdisciplinary, multiform, insect extravaganza, some of our smallest Iowa neighbors will be made large through puppetry. Join a presentation and community puppet building event at the Ames Public Library and then attend the performance by the ISU Jazz Band with the insect puppets you create at Bandshell Park! Free and open to all.

 

Spring No-Charge Yard Waste Day 

Hosted by: City of Ames

Location and Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., GreenRU, 400 Freel Drive, Ames

Dispose of yard waste at no charge during the Spring No-Charge Yard Waste Day. This yard waste drop-off day will include both yard waste and brush. Participants should enter the site from South Dayton Avenue, then west on Southeast Fifth Street, and north on Freel Drive. Drivers should exit the site north on Freel Drive. Please follow GreenRU’s rules for proper yard waste disposal. For more information, call GreenRU at 515-450-0450.

 

Stash the Trash 

Hosted by: ISU Student Activities Center and the Volunteer Center of Story County

Location and Time: All day, Varies.

Stash the Trash is a volunteer effort that brings students and community members together to help clean up the Ames community and assist homeowners with yard work. The event is organized by the ISU Student Activities Center and the Volunteer Center of Story County. Volunteers can choose to work alone, with a group of people, or with an organization.

 

2022 SAVMA Scamper (5K walk/run) 

Hosted by: ISU College of Veterinary Medicine

Location and Time: 10 a.m., ISU College of Veterinary Medicine

Run in the original human and dog friendly race in Ames. This this annual event supports and promotes physical and mental wellbeing of people and pets alike, especially in the Ames community.