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Saturday, 06 Oct 2018

Family Weekend Open House

Oct 06, 2018

All day

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

The Workspace welcomes families of our Iowa Staters! Drop in to see our creative spaces and stay for free crafts.

5K: Paws to Cure Cancer

Oct 06, 2018

8:00 AM

Campanile north lawn

$20

Student Organizations Student activities

A 5K fundraiser for the Boo Radley Foundation, a nonprofit supporting comparative cancer research. This event is dog friendly (provided the remain on leash, are well behaved, and provide proof of rabies vaccine). Water and snacks will be provided to all participants. Hosted by the Pre-Veterinary Club.

Bonsai Show

Oct 06, 2018

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

October 6, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and October 7, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please join us at Reiman Gardens for the annual bonsai exhibit in conjunction with the Iowa Bonsai Association. Bonsai, an ancient Asian art form that weds horticulture and art, is a rapidly growing and popular passion in the west.

Arm Knitting

Oct 06, 2018

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Bring any yarn you might want to use - literally any weight or kind - and learn to make a stylish chunky cowl or scarf knitted with your arms.

6-on-6 Basketball Gallery Talk and Collection Day

Oct 06, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

10-10:30am Presentation to commemorate and reflect on this uniquely Iowan Sport. 10:30-2pm - Collection of stories & photos

Ames Art Studio Tour

Oct 06, 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

College of Design atrium

free

Community activities Arts, performances Special events

The College of Design is one of 13 stops on the Ames Community Arts Council Studio Tour. The College of Design will feature open studios in ceramics, printmaking, textiles, woods, metals, photography, digital media and painting. Students will be available to display current works and talk to the public about what they are learning.

Workshop: CELT Accessibility Awareness Week: Hands-on accessibility - Headings

Oct 06, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2015 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will work on adding headings to documents using Microsoft Word. A course syllabus would be a great document to bring for this workshop, however any document will work.

Crafts and Draughts

Oct 06, 2018

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welch Avenue in Campustown

ISU & Public: Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Special events

Crafts & Draughts in Campustown will feature crafting projects led by volunteers from The Workspace. Crafts are designed to be fun and easy for everyone. There will also be live music, food from Campustown vendors and of course - local craft brews. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a laid-back afternoon in Campustown.

Harvest Fest

Oct 06, 2018

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3715 W 190th St, Ames IA 50014 (Next to Lacewing Acres)

Admission Free. Food Tickets $2 - cash only.

Live Green Live Green

Come and enjoy the food sourced from the local food system of Ames, Iowa. Featuring local chefs serving creative and specialty dishes. Come celebrate with food, live music, Lacewing Acres farm tours, and farmer presentations!

Cyclone Cinema

Oct 06, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Incredibles 2 - The family of superheroes is back but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again.

Performance: This is Not a Pipe Dream

Oct 06, 2018

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Inspired by the life and work of surrealist painter Rene Magritte, the play by Barry Kornhauser follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. Though his desire is dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream," he is encouraged by his mother and begins a quest into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of Magritte's famous paintings.

Cyclone Cinema

Oct 06, 2018

10:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Incredibles 2 - The family of superheroes is back but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again.