Mar
10
Sun
Pruning Workshop
Mar 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pruning Workshop

Brush up on your pruning techniques with this informative and hands-on class all about shrubs! Learn how to determine what cuts to make for general shrub care and maintenance, blooming, shape and habit, and rejuvenation. After instruction, try your hand at pruning a variety of deciduous and evergreen species within the arboretum’s living collections.  Dress for the outdoor weather.

Minimum attendees required: 8

Fee: $15 for members and $20 for non-members

 

Mar
30
Sat
Maple Syrup Day
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Maple Syrup Day is a fundraiser event for Iowa State University’s Xi Sigma Pi, a national forestry honor society.  Guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes plus bacon, refreshments, and of course, real maple syrup.  Visitors will have the chance to learn about the syrup-making process, partake in an interpretive walk, learn about the Iowa Woodland Owner’s Association, and  enjoy a timbersports demonstration put on by the Iowa State University Forestry Club.  Funds raised from the breakfast will be used for future society events and projects

Pancake Breakfast: $8 for adults, $5 for children, 5 years old and under are free

Mar
31
Sun
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles

 

Local artist Marilyn Andersen will be displaying her handmade textiles in the Hughes Education Center. Please join us for the opening of the exhibit on March 31st from 1 to 3 pm.  Meet the artist and enjoy tasty treats.  The exhibit will be open from March 31st to April 14th.

Marilyn’s Story: I became enthralled with textiles during the process of designing a weaving studio for a class project while studying architecture at Iowa State University.  I enrolled in weaving courses at ISU and have added to my textile knowledge through self-study and 40 years of experience.  I enjoy all aspects of the fiber arts from raising the fiber animals, shearing, spinning and dyeing to weaving a useful object.  My hand spun yarns find their way into hand knitted items and the fibers from my llamas and angora goats are used in felted items.  In addition to the natural fibers, I weave many cotton rugs using new and recycled fabrics.  I love working with clients to create pieces that coordinate perfectly with their home or office.

All my work is done in an old chicken house on our acreage that has been repurposed as studio space.  I have several floor looms and multiple spinning wheels.  I can watch our llamas, angora goats and chickens through the windows as I spin or weave.

Local Artist Marilyn Andersen – Open House
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen - Open House

Local artist Marilyn Andersen will be displaying her handmade textiles in the Hughes Education Center. Please join us for the opening of the exhibit on March 31st from 1 to 3 pm.  Meet the artist and enjoy tasty treats.  The exhibit will be open from March 31st to April 14th.

Marilyn’s Story: I became enthralled with textiles during the process of designing a weaving studio for a class project while studying architecture at Iowa State University.  I enrolled in weaving courses at ISU and have added to my textile knowledge through self-study and 40 years of experience.  I enjoy all aspects of the fiber arts from raising the fiber animals, shearing, spinning and dyeing to weaving a useful object.  My hand spun yarns find their way into hand knitted items and the fibers from my llamas and angora goats are used in felted items.  In addition to the natural fibers, I weave many cotton rugs using new and recycled fabrics.  I love working with clients to create pieces that coordinate perfectly with their home or office.

All my work is done in an old chicken house on our acreage that has been repurposed as studio space.  I have several floor looms and multiple spinning wheels.  I can watch our llamas, angora goats and chickens through the windows as I spin or weave.

Apr
1
Mon
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles

Local artist Marilyn Andersen will be displaying her handmade textiles in the Hughes Education Center.   The exhibit will be open from March 31st to April 14th.

Marilyn’s Story: I became enthralled with textiles during the process of designing a weaving studio for a class project while studying architecture at Iowa State University.  I enrolled in weaving courses at ISU and have added to my textile knowledge through self-study and 40 years of experience.  I enjoy all aspects of the fiber arts from raising the fiber animals, shearing, spinning and dyeing to weaving a useful object.  My hand spun yarns find their way into hand knitted items and the fibers from my llamas and angora goats are used in felted items.  In addition to the natural fibers, I weave many cotton rugs using new and recycled fabrics.  I love working with clients to create pieces that coordinate perfectly with their home or office.

All my work is done in an old chicken house on our acreage that has been repurposed as studio space.  I have several floor looms and multiple spinning wheels.  I can watch our llamas, angora goats and chickens through the windows as I spin or weave.

Apr
2
Tue
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles

Local artist Marilyn Andersen will be displaying her handmade textiles in the Hughes Education Center.   The exhibit will be open from March 31st to April 14th.

Marilyn’s Story: I became enthralled with textiles during the process of designing a weaving studio for a class project while studying architecture at Iowa State University.  I enrolled in weaving courses at ISU and have added to my textile knowledge through self-study and 40 years of experience.  I enjoy all aspects of the fiber arts from raising the fiber animals, shearing, spinning and dyeing to weaving a useful object.  My hand spun yarns find their way into hand knitted items and the fibers from my llamas and angora goats are used in felted items.  In addition to the natural fibers, I weave many cotton rugs using new and recycled fabrics.  I love working with clients to create pieces that coordinate perfectly with their home or office.

All my work is done in an old chicken house on our acreage that has been repurposed as studio space.  I have several floor looms and multiple spinning wheels.  I can watch our llamas, angora goats and chickens through the windows as I spin or weave.

Apr
3
Wed
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles

Local artist Marilyn Andersen will be displaying her handmade textiles in the Hughes Education Center.   The exhibit will be open from March 31st to April 14th.

Marilyn’s Story: I became enthralled with textiles during the process of designing a weaving studio for a class project while studying architecture at Iowa State University.  I enrolled in weaving courses at ISU and have added to my textile knowledge through self-study and 40 years of experience.  I enjoy all aspects of the fiber arts from raising the fiber animals, shearing, spinning and dyeing to weaving a useful object.  My hand spun yarns find their way into hand knitted items and the fibers from my llamas and angora goats are used in felted items.  In addition to the natural fibers, I weave many cotton rugs using new and recycled fabrics.  I love working with clients to create pieces that coordinate perfectly with their home or office.

All my work is done in an old chicken house on our acreage that has been repurposed as studio space.  I have several floor looms and multiple spinning wheels.  I can watch our llamas, angora goats and chickens through the windows as I spin or weave.

Apr
4
Thu
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles

Local artist Marilyn Andersen will be displaying her handmade textiles in the Hughes Education Center.   The exhibit will be open from March 31st to April 14th.

Marilyn’s Story: I became enthralled with textiles during the process of designing a weaving studio for a class project while studying architecture at Iowa State University.  I enrolled in weaving courses at ISU and have added to my textile knowledge through self-study and 40 years of experience.  I enjoy all aspects of the fiber arts from raising the fiber animals, shearing, spinning and dyeing to weaving a useful object.  My hand spun yarns find their way into hand knitted items and the fibers from my llamas and angora goats are used in felted items.  In addition to the natural fibers, I weave many cotton rugs using new and recycled fabrics.  I love working with clients to create pieces that coordinate perfectly with their home or office.

All my work is done in an old chicken house on our acreage that has been repurposed as studio space.  I have several floor looms and multiple spinning wheels.  I can watch our llamas, angora goats and chickens through the windows as I spin or weave.

Apr
5
Fri
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles

Local artist Marilyn Andersen will be displaying her handmade textiles in the Hughes Education Center.   The exhibit will be open from March 31st to April 14th.

Marilyn’s Story: I became enthralled with textiles during the process of designing a weaving studio for a class project while studying architecture at Iowa State University.  I enrolled in weaving courses at ISU and have added to my textile knowledge through self-study and 40 years of experience.  I enjoy all aspects of the fiber arts from raising the fiber animals, shearing, spinning and dyeing to weaving a useful object.  My hand spun yarns find their way into hand knitted items and the fibers from my llamas and angora goats are used in felted items.  In addition to the natural fibers, I weave many cotton rugs using new and recycled fabrics.  I love working with clients to create pieces that coordinate perfectly with their home or office.

All my work is done in an old chicken house on our acreage that has been repurposed as studio space.  I have several floor looms and multiple spinning wheels.  I can watch our llamas, angora goats and chickens through the windows as I spin or weave.

Apr
6
Sat
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Local Artist Marilyn Andersen Displays Her Textiles

Local artist Marilyn Andersen will be displaying her handmade textiles in the Hughes Education Center.   The exhibit will be open from March 31st to April 14th.

Marilyn’s Story: I became enthralled with textiles during the process of designing a weaving studio for a class project while studying architecture at Iowa State University.  I enrolled in weaving courses at ISU and have added to my textile knowledge through self-study and 40 years of experience.  I enjoy all aspects of the fiber arts from raising the fiber animals, shearing, spinning and dyeing to weaving a useful object.  My hand spun yarns find their way into hand knitted items and the fibers from my llamas and angora goats are used in felted items.  In addition to the natural fibers, I weave many cotton rugs using new and recycled fabrics.  I love working with clients to create pieces that coordinate perfectly with their home or office.

All my work is done in an old chicken house on our acreage that has been repurposed as studio space.  I have several floor looms and multiple spinning wheels.  I can watch our llamas, angora goats and chickens through the windows as I spin or weave.