Aug
9
Tue
Summer Concert Series
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TUNES in the TREES

Join us this summer for the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens first ever summer music series! Come check out
first class live entertainment on Tuesday evenings, June through September, from 6pm-8pm at the Beckwith Pavilion. Food and drink (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase starting at 5pm. Guests are allowed to bring their own food and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Gates open at 5pm.

August 9: Dueling Fiddles (duelingfiddles.com)
Food Truck: Weinie Wonderland

September 13: Gilbert High School Jazz Band (opener) Diva and the Deacons (feat. Tina Haase Findlay)
Food Truck: Smokin Big Dawgs

Tickets (sold at the door): Members – Free / Non-members – $5 (12 and under Free)

For more detailed information, see Tunes in the Trees FAQ

 

Sep
11
Sun
Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI)
Sep 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon at the Iowa Arboretum with lifetime PFI member Angela Tedesco, a retired vegetable CSA farmer – and newly published author. Angela will discuss her new book, “Finding Turtle Farm.” We’ll hear excerpts from the book and have time for a Q&A with Angela. After the program, attendees can explore the arboretum free of charge.

Angela owned and operated Turtle Farm, near Granger, Iowa, for 17 years. As one of the first vegetable CSAs in Iowa, she was a pioneer and mentor to many. Angela is a former PFI board member, and her husband, John is a past recipient of PFI’s Farmland Owner Legacy Award. Nan Bonfils, also a lifetime PFI member, will host the event.

About “Finding Turtle Farm”: On a small farm in 1995, Angela Tedesco planted the seeds of Turtle Farm, introducing Community Supported Agriculture to Iowa. In “Finding Turtle Farm,” Angela recounts this adventure in all its down-and-dirty work and wonder, from plan and plot to harvest, in an ultimately hopeful account of what it means to meet the most basic of human needs.

Meal Information: Light and seasonal refreshments will be provided.

 

RSVPs are accepted till September 8th: https://practicalfarmers.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/practicalfarmers/eventRegistration.jsp?event=820&

Sep
13
Tue
Summer Concert Series
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TUNES in the TREES

Join us this summer for the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens first ever summer music series! Come check out
first class live entertainment on Tuesday evenings, June through September, from 6pm-8pm at the Beckwith Pavilion. Food and drink (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase starting at 5pm. Guests are allowed to bring their own food and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Gates open at 5pm.

August 9: Dueling Fiddles (duelingfiddles.com)
Food Truck: Weinie Wonderland

September 13: Gilbert High School Jazz Band (opener) Diva and the Deacons (feat. Tina Haase Findlay)
Food Truck: Smokin Big Dawgs

Tickets (sold at the door): Members – Free / Non-members – $5 (12 and under Free)

For more detailed information, see Tunes in the Trees FAQ

 

Sep
18
Sun
Fall Woof Walk
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Nan Bonfils for the fall Woof Walk! Enjoy the beauty with your best friend. Wag swag for all attendees. Dogs on leashes are always welcome. You do not need a dog to attend the walk. It is a great time of the year to be outdoors with nature.

Oct
1
Sat
Paws in the Park @ Iowa Arboretum & Gardens
Oct 1 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Paws in the Park

October 1st, 2022

On Saturday morning, October 1, 2022, starting between 7:00 am and 8:00 am, The Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society will hold its annual “Paws in the Park” 5K run/walk. We invite you, with or without your four-legged friend, to take a healthy 5K run/walk on behalf of the Foundation through the beautiful Iowa Arboretum.

There will be no group start to the run/walk.  Upon registration, you will be free to begin the course.  Registration will be held outside, weather permitting, or inside the Cafferty building if raining.

The entry fee is $30.00. The fee is $35.00 for registrations received after September 25th.    Participants may also opt to pay the “Lazy Dog Fee” of $30.00 (Stay in bed and still support the Foundation).

Online registration is available at: getmeregistered.com.   Registration forms are also available at the Boone Area Humane Society, 226 West 16th, Boone, IA.  Registrations before September 25th will guarantee a T-shirt.  Day of registration is available. Questions can be directed to Krista Moffitt at (515)-230-2704.

Money raised from this fundraiser will go to support the Boone Area Humane Society through the Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society

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Oct
21
Fri
Fall into Fashion @ JAX Outdoor Gear
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

JAX Outdoor Gear will be hosting a fashion show on Friday, October 21st featuring community leaders and influencers who will be modeling the fall/winter clothing collection from JAX. All proceeds will go to the Iowa Arboretum Relief program. Tickets are $22 or 2 for $40.

Schedule:

Cocktails at 6:30

Fashion show at 7:00

Location:

JAX Outdoor Gear

4723 W Lincoln Way

Ames, IA 50010