Soup Supper

Friday, February 23 · 4:00-7:00 PM

Join us for a delicious bowl of soup, dipping bread, and yummy dessert.  Paul Sams from the Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association will join us at 5:30 to share about the history of tractors and other equipment throughout Iowa.

Tickets are $8 at the door.

Woof Walk

Sunday, April 8 · 1:00-3:00 PM

Join us for our spring Woof Walk – a fun afternoon for canines and the people who love them. Bring your dog for a little socializing with others as you walk a trail of seasonal riddles, all Floppy approved and sure to make you chuckle. We will make two ribbon cutting stops to honor the work of Anthony Porter and his brother, Brett. Anthony designed and constructed a special stop for dog walkers along one of our less traveled paths. He’ll tell us about the inspiration and challenges that were part of this Eagle Scout project. Next, we will take a break at the Leopold benches, near the children’s garden. Brett, also a Boy Scout, made them for the Arboretum. Last stop is the Cafferty Building, open to both dogs and people. Enjoy refreshments there and celebrate with the Porter family. The official start time is 1 PM from the Hughes Education Center porch. Latecomers can join in any time until 3. Well behaved dogs on leashes are always welcome. No dog, no problem. You will still get exercise, meet new people, and smile.

Free event.

Spring Refresh: Pine Cone Makeover

Sunday, March 4 · 1:00-3:00 PM

Create a spring time accent for your door, wall, or table top using painted pine cone flowers.  Sandy Gossman and Nan Bonfils will continue their recycling and reusing theme this spring by sharing how-to’s making pine cone flowers and using the flowers in one of three projects. You get to choose which one you do!  Each participate will go home with a one-of-a-kind home accent to welcome the new season.

Children are welcome to attend and make a project with an adult, but must pay an additional workshop fee if wanting to make their own project.

$15 for members, $20 for non-members. Click here to register.

Italian Night

Friday, March 30 · 4:00-7:00 PM

Come and enjoy spaghetti, sauce, and all the fixings.  Ed Engle from the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers will join us at 5:30 to give an indoor exploration of the night sky.

Tickets are $8 at the door.