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Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015

Retirement reception: Phil Iasevoli

Channel: College of Veterinary Medicine

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ 2542 Veterinary Medicine

Phil is supervisor of animal care with laboratory animal resources. He is retiring after 42 years of service.

Cost: free

Opening Reception: Magic Masala Exhibition

Channel: College of Design

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Reception for Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of mixed-media illustrations, digital photographs and animations by integrated visual arts graduate student Rohini Kummitha. The reception will include a cooking demonstration at 6:30 p.m. and animation film screening at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Cost: free

Stained Glass Class

Channel: The Workspace

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Create a beautiful piece to capture the light through your windows. Learn how to cut, foil and solder glass using a pattern you choose or design.

Cost: ISU $73, Public $83 (Includes Supplies)

Drawing Class

Channel: The Workspace

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Take this opportunity to learn and develop drawing skills, whether you are a beginner who likes to doodle or an artist with experience. Students will be guided through a variety of exercises to enhance your drawing technique including: line, perspective, light and shadow, and composition, while developing hand-eye coordination and confidence.

Cost: ISU $35, Public $45 (Includes Supplies)

Tango Basics

Channel: The Workspace

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Room 3512 at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Tango is a rich and complex improvisational dance, considered to be the most challenging yet most fulfilling of all the partnered dances. Starting with a salida, learn to link basic movement patterns so you can have a dancing "conversation" with your partner. Learn the language of Tango and "speak" it with the music. Tango can improve your balance, focus, sensitivity and your ability to work with and respond to a partner. Plus, it's loads of fun!

Cost: ISU: 5 punches for $35, Public: 5 punches for $45

Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015

Open house: Insect Zoo

Channel: Entomology Department

10:00 am - 6:00 pm @ first and fourth floors, Science II Hall

"Bug Village" is the theme of this event. Arthropods of all kinds will be on display.

Cost: free

Thursday, 02 Jul 2015

Youth Program: Plant Pals

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Reiman Gardens

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult. Classes are held every other Thursday from May 7 to September 10.

Cost: Cost per person is $2 for members, $6 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price. Accompanying adults pay regular admission.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Red, White, and Blue

Channel: The Workspace

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

"Painting" bisque is a fun and relaxing activity that can be done solo or with a group of friends. Wear the American flag colors and get 20% off bisque. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Cost: ISU $4 user fee + price of item, Public $5 user fee + price of item

Garden Drawing Workshop

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Thursdays beginning June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join local artist and Creative Department founder, Yvonne Brune for a 6-week course exploring the basics of garden and nature drawing, using the indoor and outdoor gardens as inspiration. Learn techniques in pencil, pen and ink, and enrich your drawings with the use of color by working with pastels.

Cost: Cost is $60 for members and $75 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Intro to Social Dance Class

Channel: Reiman Gardens

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays beginning June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In this 6-week course, you'll learn a variety of social dances in a beautiful garden setting, from one of the best instructors Ames has to offer! No experience necessary.

Cost: Cost is $72 for individual members and $100 per member couples. General public individuals pay $90 and general public couples pay $125. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Friday, 03 Jul 2015

Independence Day Fireworks

Channel: Reiman Gardens

All day @ Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens is open until the conclusion of the Ames fireworks display, which begins at dusk. Visitors may bring folding chairs, blankets and coolers with food and drinks, but must keep all fireworks and sparklers outside the fence.

Cost: $4-$8

University holiday

Channel: Academic Calendar

All day

Offices closed, classes recessed.

Saturday, 04 Jul 2015

Family Activity: Discovery Stations

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Drop by for fun, informal activities in the Gardens during the summer that relate to themed garden areas. Discovery Stations are family oriented and designed so both youth & adults can participate in the activities. Each discovery station focuses on a corresponding educational activity and/or garden display, as well as interpretation of the 2015theme: "Celebrating the Past & the Future." Visitors can stop by any time to participate.

Cost: Price is free for members and included with price of general admission for the general public.

Independence Day at the Farm House

Channel: University Museums

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Farm House Museum, Central Campus

Join University Museums for 4th of July fun after the downtown Ames parade. Celebrate the 155-year-old first building on Iowa State campus and the agricultural heritage of the institution. The Onion Creek Cloggers and Band will perform from 1:30 to 3:00pm and the Gilbert Tractor Club will have a showing of many historic tractors and several balers during the event.

Cost: free

Monday, 06 Jul 2015

Great Plants for Iowa Series

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Topic: Annuals - Beyond the Basics Develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa. Covering nearly 500 plants, 16 total classes are spread across 4 years. Each class focuses on identification, cultural requirements, and the use of the plants in gardens and the broader landscape.

Cost: Cost for one class is $16 for members and $20 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Screen Printing Class

Channel: The Workspace

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Learn an inexpensive way to create custom t-shirts. Using your own design, learn to make a screen with the photographic emulsion method. Bring in your shirts and print away! This class is required in order to use our screen printing equipment.

Cost: ISU $60, Public $70 (Includes Supplies)

Watercolor Class

Channel: The Workspace

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Watercolor is a powerful and technical medium in which one can achieve beautiful results with a relatively quick sketch, or brilliant finished work with the investment of more time and craft. Watercolor is easy to use and this class will teach a variety of techniques from realistic to abstract in fun exercises. Experiment with both traditional and liquid watercolors. Suitable for the beginning painter or those with some experience.

Cost: ISU $63, Public $73 (Includes Supplies)

Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015

Kids' Story Time

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Reiman Gardens

Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This class is held every other Tuesday from May 12 through August 18.

Cost: Free for members and ISU students and included with regular price of admission for the general public.

Retirement reception: Arlo Meyer

Channel: Business Services

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Assistant vice president for business services Arlo Meyer is retiring.

Cost: free

Bird Houses Class

Channel: The Workspace

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Make two houses for your fine, feathered friends. The first will be a traditional style made of cedar. Then, make one with a little more personality - use a vintage license plate for the roof and a manipulated fork for a landing spot. Both will be functional homes for the wildlife in your backyard.

Cost: ISU $41, Public $51 (Includes Supplies)