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What is featured?

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018

Summer Iowa Games

Jul 22, 2018

All day

Ames and Iowa State University

General Events

The Iowa Sports Foundation is known for the Summer Iowa Games, which take place annually during July in Ames. More than 60 sports are offered over three weekends. Special events include the opening ceremony and athlete jamboree.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Jul 22, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

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 better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018

Plant Pals

Jul 24, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us weekly on Tuesdays as our kids' horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens.

RAGBRAI Celebration

Jul 24, 2018

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

RAGBRAI riders are encouraged to visit Reiman Gardens during their stop in Ames!

Farewell reception: Dimitri Argyriou

Jul 24, 2018

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

301 Spedding Hall

free

U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory Meetings, receptions

Dimitri Argyriou, chief research officer for the Ames Laboratory, is leaving for another position.

Moving Watercolor Effects

Jul 24, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

2-week program on Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning July 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Play with watercolor paint in various ways as you explore the physicality of the medium in this quick 4-session course taught by artist Yvonne Brune.

Carillon Summer Concert Series

Jul 24, 2018

7:00 PM

Central Campus

free

Music Department Arts, performances

Carillon concert with guest carillonneur Ray McLellan, Michigan State University, Lansing. Campanile tours are available after each concert. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy a summer evening on central campus with friends and family.

Thursday, 26 Jul 2018

Transgrid-X 2030 Symposium

Jul 26, 2018

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Scheman Building

$50-$175

General Events Conferences

A large-scale national power transmission planning study, with a discussion of next steps forward. In light of the changes in the power system, and the vintage of existing seams facilities, we think it's time to revisit whether the seam that separates the Eastern and Western Interconnections should be replaced in-kind or reimagined using high voltage transmission. Registration is required.

Plant Walk: Native Perennials

Jul 26, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

What IS that plant? Get to know the works of art in our living museum from the expert herself

Friday, 27 Jul 2018

Zendoodle Workshop for Kids

Jul 27, 2018

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Kids, join artist and instructor Sara Merritt for a fun and colorful workshop exploring this meditative art form through movement-inspired shapes and designs.

Retirement reception: Linda Nelson

Jul 27, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2768 Vet Med (department conference room)

free

Veterinary Pathology Department Meetings, receptions

Linda Nelson, clerk in the veterinary pathology department, is retiring after 15 years of service to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Dinosaurs vs. Unicorns

Jul 27, 2018

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Incorporate a terrestrial vertebrate or mythical creature into your design or paint one of our figurines.

Saturday, 28 Jul 2018

Summer Iowa Games

Jul 28, 2018

All day

Ames and Iowa State University

General Events

The Iowa Sports Foundation is known for the Summer Iowa Games, which take place annually during July in Ames. More than 60 sports are offered over three weekends. Special events include the opening ceremony and athlete jamboree.