Upcoming Events

Events
Spirits in the Gardens

Saturday, October 21, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
and Sunday,  October 22, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

SEE 650 (150 MORE THAN IN 2016) AMAZINGLY DETAILED LIT JACK-O-LANTERNS! A MUST-SEE!

All are welcome to join in the spooky fun by attending in costume. As part of an astounding display, see 650 carved pumpkins lit against the evening sky while here. Trick or treat at Reiman Gardens and do activities. Join us for storytelling by Jerri Heid from the Ames Public Library and more. Come dressed in costume and a bag to collect candy.

Saturday schedule:
4:00 - 7:00 - Trick or treat
4:00 -  7:00 - Activities and storytelling
7:00 - 10:00 - Jack-O-Lantern walk - 650 carved lit pumpkins

Sunday schedule:
4:00 - 7:00 - Trick or treat
4:00 -  7:00 - Activities and storytelling
7:00 - 9:00 - Jack-O-Lantern walk - 650 carved lit pumpkins

No preregistration required. Spirits in the Gardens is a free event for all youth under age 18. Regular admission is $8.00 for adults/$7.00 for seniors and free to all members and Iowa State University students with ISU card. In the event of inclement weather, all activities will be moved indoors.

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Gardening & Insects
Made in the Shade: Ferns

Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

One of the most elegant and useful plants in the outdoor landscape is the fern. Most gardeners don’t realize that there are an enormous variety of these ubiquitous plants in a myriad of sizes, forms, and textures – so many they fill a whole class. In recent years, there has been a virtual explosion of new selections and cultivars with no indication of slowing down soon. Selection goes well beyond ostrich and Christmas ferns! There are a number of mutations that provide fascinating deviations in frond shape; you will be amazed at the forms created. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, October 23.

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, October 26, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us WEEKLY this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is highly encouraged to secure materials.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Photography
Adobe Lightroom 101

6-session program beginning Monday, October 30, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (NO CLASS 11/20)

This 6 week course is designed to help you learn the basics of Lightroom, a very powerful photo editing program. Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg as he helps you to adjust your images, remove red eye, and more. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, learn to more easily import, organize, enhance, and share your photos.

Please bring the following with you to each class: laptop with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6 or CC, and your laptop’s power cord and mouse. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, October 26.

$120 Members
$150 General Public
$102 ISU Students

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Photography
Photography Master Study (ALL NEW)

4-session program beginning Tuesday, October 31, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (NO CLASS 11/21)

Back by popular demand, a new Master study course featuring eight new photography masters! One of the best ways to learn any art form is by exploring a master artist’s methods. Under the expert guidance of professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg, you will study the creative process of eight photographers who have truly mastered the trade. Through image analysis, class discussion and class homework, this course will offer new insight into how to approach your own images, boost confidence in your critical eye, and improve your photography.  You do NOT need to bring your DSLR camera nor sturdy tripod. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class.  Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, October 26.

$76 Members
$95 General Public
$64.60 ISU Students

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Photography
Macro Photo 101

4-session program beginning Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (NO CLASS 11/22)

This four-part workshop will cover the basics of macro photography including equipment and how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject and tips and tricks. Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students and review of the images taken.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission. NOTE: Macro Photography 101 is the prerequisite for Macro Photography 201: Abstraction and/or Macro Photography 301: Water. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, October 26.

$76 Members
$95 General Public
$64.60 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, November 2, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us WEEKLY this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is highly encouraged to secure materials.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Adult
Crafty Cocktail Night: Upcycled T-shirts – Bags, Bracelets, Blankets, & Poms

Thursday, November 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us at the Gardens after hours for a creative project while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting! Bring in a handful of old t-shirts and learn how to repurpose them into a variety of useful and sporty items. This program is BYOB – you may bring a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage for yourself. Must be 21+ to attend. Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday before each program.

$10 Members & ISU Students
$12.50 General Public

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Adult
Crafty Cocktail Nights: PICK-4

Various Thursdays, November – February, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us at the Gardens after hours for a creative project while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting! This program is BYOB – you may bring a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage for yourself. Must be 21+ to attend. Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, October 31.

PICK-4 to receive a discount, or select individual classes!

PICK-4:
$32 Members, ISU Students
$40 General Public

PER CLASS:
$10 Members, ISU Students
$12.50 General Public

November 2 Upcycled T-shirts: Bags, Bracelets, Blankets, & Poms
November 16 Lightbulb Terrarium
November 30 Holiday Garlands
December 14 Door Swags
December 21 Stocking Stuffer Speed Crafting
January 11 Kokedama: Japanese Moss Balls
January 25 Fired Ink Art
February 8 Sweet Treats for your Sweetheart
February 22 Put a Bird on It

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Pom Pom Party!: Wreaths

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Make your own pom-poms and combine them to create colorful, festive wreaths. Modern crafters have fallen love with these easy-to-make and versatile little puffs. Learn tips from a pro, our own Volunteer Coordinator and expert craftsress Taylor Woodcock. Rah Rah for Pom Poms! Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, November 2.

$12 Members
$15 General Public
$10.20 ISU Students

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