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Saturday, 01 Jul 2017

Discovery Stations: Water Bottle Jelly

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

While at the Gardens, drop by our Discovery Station for fun activities that engage kids and adults.

Summer Crafts: Beaded Wind Chime

Channel: The Workspace

4:00 pm @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Raid our bead stash and put together 5 strands ending each with a small bell. Attach them to a piece of driftwood and add an ornament to your garden or patio, or display it as a decorative mobile inside your space.

Cost: $12

Monday, 03 Jul 2017

Independence Day Fireworks

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens is open all day on July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of the fireworks display which is across the street from the Gardens.

Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017

University holiday

Channel: Academic Calendar

All day @ Iowa State University

Offices are closed and classes are recessed.

Thursday, 06 Jul 2017

Kids Story Time

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

1:10 pm - 4:10 pm @ Gallery, Memorial Union

The P&S Council is a representative body elected by, and responsible to, Professional and Scientific employees at Iowa State University. Meetings are open to the public.

Cost: free

Farewell reception: Cynthia Jenks

Channel: U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ 301 Spedding Hall

Cynthia Jenks, assistant director of scientific planning at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, is leaving after 24 years of service. She accepted a position with the USDOE's Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.

Cost: free

Shibori Dye Class

Channel: Student Activities Center

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace

The Japanese art of shibori uses folded, bound, stitched, compressed and twisted cloth resulting in a variety of dye patterns.

Cost: ISU $52, Public $62 - includes supplies

Friday, 07 Jul 2017

Summer Session I ends

Channel: Academic Calendar

All day @ Iowa State University

Paint Your Own Pottery: Dots, Stripes & Patterns

Channel: The Workspace

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Repetition of dots, stripes and shapes are an easy way to decorate pottery. The resulting patterns make even the least-confident painter look like a PYOP pro.

Cost: ISU $4 studio fee + cost of bisque, Public $5 studio fee + cost of bisque

Saturday, 08 Jul 2017

Glass Beads Intensive Workshop

Channel: Student Activities Center

10:00 am - 4:00 pm @ The Workspace

Learn to create colorful glass beads by heating and shaping glass with a torch - yes, we get to work with fire!

Cost: ISU $47, Public $57 - includes supplies

Sunday, 09 Jul 2017

Garden Art Fair

Channel: Reiman Gardens

9:00 am - 4:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens is proud to host their annual Garden Art Fair on Sunday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Channel: Student Activities Center

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ The Workspace

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

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

Monday, 10 Jul 2017

Conquering Crappy Light & Color in Photography

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

2-week program Mondays & Wednesdays beginning July 10, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Sometimes photographers have to shoot in less than ideal lighting situations. This can be particularly intimidating for beginning photographers.

Film: Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

The project, based in Bandon, Oregon, involves collecting, washing and sorting plastic that has washed up on Oregon beaches, and repurposing it into art that is awakening the hearts and minds of viewers to the global marine debris crisis. Reiman Gardens is the first botanical garden to exhibit a collection of monumental sculptures made from this debris, and we invite you to a free public viewing of this feature-length film to learn more.

Peace Pole Class

Channel: Student Activities Center

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ The Workspace

Create a meaningful addition to your garden or yard with a Peace Pole.

Cost: ISU $45, Public $55 - includes supplies

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

3-Part Series: ThinkSpace Workshop, a web-based tool for learning (July 11-13 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ 1540 Lagomarcino Hall

ThinkSpace is an online platform that empowers you to create higher-order learning in your discipline by breaking complex problems into bite-sized pieces. It's a suite of powerful tools with the pedagogy baked right in--helping you to build critical thinking into face-to-face, online, blended, team-based or individual settings.

Plant Pals

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

Plant Pals is growing! Join us WEEKLY as our kids' horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens.

P&S Council Seminar: Thriving well at work

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Pioneer, Memorial Union

"Thriving well at work: mindfulness techniques to empower individuals to navigate stressful work situations," Nora Hudson, assistant fitness director, recreation services. Learn and experience various mind/body techniques such as simple yoga poses, breathing and mindfulness exercises with the intention of helping you develop a self-care toolbox to incorporate into your daily life routine.

Cost: free

Creative Writing

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Tuesdays beginning July 11 for 4 weeks, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. With the Gardens as inspiration, engage in writing about what resides within through quiet introspection and reflection.

Photo Recipes

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

2-week program Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning July 11, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. This photography class with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg is a collection of "how to" recipes, and features a wide range of topics including how to shoot fireworks, foggy days, vacations, indoor and outdoor sports, and more.

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017

Dedication: Kemin Food Science Laboratory

Channel: Food Science and Human Nutrition

9:00 am - 11:00 am @ 1951 Food Sciences Building (CCUR Theater)

A newly renovated food science teaching laboratory, made possible by a charitable contribution from Mary A. Kelleher Nelson and R.W. Nelson and Kemin Industries, will be dedicated with a ribbon cutting. Tours of the new lab will follow the ceremony.

Cost: free

Free Admission Day

Channel: Reiman Gardens

9:00 am - 6:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

It's important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all.

Lunch Bunch

Channel: Reiman Gardens

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a free youth story time program by the Ames Public Library at Reiman Gardens. Perfect for kids ages 0 - 5.

Workshop: Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshop

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

1:10 pm - 4:00 pm @ 2030 Morrill Hall

Today's university classrooms are more diverse than in the past. With this diversity of students comes the need to ensure the learning environments associated with courses are inclusive and designed to support all students. This faculty workshop includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment.

Cost: free

Meet-A-Scientist

Channel: Reiman Gardens

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Current science gets up close and personal during Reiman Gardens' free admission day.

Intermediate Glass Beads: Surface Design

Channel: Student Activities Center

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace

Experiment with etching, pixie dust, and baking soda to produce a variety of looks including pearl finishes and beach glass looks.

Cost: ISU $25, Public $35 - includes glass for class time only

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

Kids Story Time

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week.

Brown Bag: Nature at Noon

Channel: Reiman Gardens

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water.

Friday, 14 Jul 2017

Water Day

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

A special kid-focused event about things water!