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Thursday, 24 Jul 2014

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.

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

Paint Your Own Pottery: Summer Drinkware

Channel: The Workspace

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

Join us for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. Whether your drink of choice is a tall glass of lemonade or a slushy margarita, personalize one for your next patio gathering.

Cost: ISU $4 plus cost of piece/ Public $5 plus cost of piece

Workshop: Nature Journaling

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a four week course on Thursdays, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7 Whether you are a budding naturalist, artist, or writer, Reiman Gardens is the ideal setting to observe & record pollinating insects, tropical butterflies, & native flora and fauna. Yvonne Brune of Creative Department will lead you through different garden areas exploring techniques to capture your experiences in nature through writing or sketching. Ages 10+

Cost: Cost is $38 for members, $47.50 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

Friday, 25 Jul 2014

Retirement reception: Charlotte Bronson

Channel: Office of the Vice President for Research

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ 3150 Beardshear

Charlotte Bronson is an associate vice president in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Cost: free

Retirement reception: Michael Otis

Channel: University Human Resources

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

Michael Otis is director of benefits and classification/compensation in University Human Resources.

Cost: free

Retirement reception: Penni McKinley

Channel: Thielen Student Health Center

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Patterson Library, second floor, Thielen Student Health Center

Penni McKinley, HR and compliance officer in the Thielen Student Health Center, is retiring.

Cost: free

Dance social

Channel: Student Organizations

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm @ Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Free dance social hosted by the ISU Ballroom Dance Club. Singles welcome. Dress is casual; indoor shoes or socks are required.

Cost: free

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014

Workshop: Make an Alien Plant

Channel: Reiman Gardens

9:00 am - 12:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Join 2014 Alien Invasion artists Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss for a workshop to create an alien plant to grow in a dark corner of your house or garden. Use willow, tooled metal, paper pulp, screen & a variety of repurposed objects. Participants need to bring sharp pruning shears, a small hammer, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, & small found objects. Willow, nails, screen, paper pulp & some found objects will be provided for participants to share.

Cost: Cost is $40 for members, $50 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

"Little Dresses for Africa" Work Weekend

Channel: The Workspace

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Simple dresses made out of pillowcases provide relief and hope for the children of Africa.

Cost: No Cost

American Solar Challenge Showcase

Channel: College of Engineering

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Iowa State Center (D-2) parking lot

Ames will serve as a race car checkpoint for the 2014 Americal Solar Challenge. The competing solar cars, including ISU's Team PrISUm, will stop en route from Omaha to La Crosse, Wisconsin. The cars in the cross-country race are designed, built and driven by college teams. Activiites and displays are part of the free public event.

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014

"Little Dresses for Africa" Work Weekend

Channel: The Workspace

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Simple dresses made out of pillowcases provide relief and hope for the children of Africa.

Cost: No Cost

Argentine Tango Practica Class

Channel: The Workspace

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4 - 5pm moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for dancing better.

Cost: ISU $30 for five punches/ Public $40 for five punches

Monday, 28 Jul 2014

Basketweaving II Class

Channel: The Workspace

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

Think outside the (square) box and learn to weave a triangular base. Create a basket that perfectly tucks into any corner.

Cost: ISU $15/ Public $25 Including Supplies

Great Plants for Iowa Series: Tropicals Inside and Out

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This series will allow participants to develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa. Covering nearly 500 plants, these 16 classes are spread across several years. Each class focuses on identification, cultural requirements, and the use of the plants in gardens and the broader landscape.

Cost: $16 for members, $20 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

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.

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

Retirement reception: Bob Elbert

Channel: University Relations

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm @ Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

University photographer Bob Elbert is retiring.

Cost: free

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014

Knit In And Yarn Swap

Channel: The Workspace

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

Want to start a new project, but have questions about a pattern? Would you like to learn a new knitting technique? Just want to come hang out with your fellow fiber enthusiasts?

Cost: ISU $6/ Public $6

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014

Paint Your Own Pottery: Popcorn Bowls

Channel: The Workspace

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

Join us for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. Everyone needs a good bowl for popcorn during this year of sequels and remakes. Personalize for you or your favorite movie night buddy.

Cost: ISU $4/ Public $5 Studio Fee (not including selected bisque)

Cancelled - Silkscreen Prints Class with Reed Siems

Channel: The Workspace

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

This event will be rescheduled in the fall.

Workshop: Nature Journaling

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a 4 week course on Thursdays, July 17, July 24, July 31, & August 7 Whether you are a budding naturalist, artist, or writer, Reiman Gardens is the ideal setting to observe and record pollinating insects, tropical butterflies, and native flora and fauna. Yvonne Brune of Creative Department will lead you through different garden areas exploring techniques to capture your experiences in nature through writing or sketching. Ages 10+

Cost: Cost is $38 for members, $47.50 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.