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5 Things in Ames for Dec. 29

Today's pick of things happening in Ames includes a grassroots rally with Mitt Romney, an Iowa State women's basketball game and great weather.

 1) Meet Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, leaders in many polls for the Republican presidential nomination, will hold a grassroots rally at 5:30 p.m. at , 2335 230th St. in Ames.

2) ISU Women's Basketball at Hilton Coliseum

Looking for some excitement? Look no further than the ISU women's basketball team. The Cyclones take on New Hampshire at 7:30 tonight at in Ames. Visit www.visitames.com/events/eventDetail.aspx?ID=6735 for more information.

3) Story time

A family story time with a craft takes place at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the . The program is for families with children of all ages. It takes place in the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium.

4) Gardens open late

 is open until 8 tonight and admission is free from 4 to 8 p.m. The garden will accept donations for ' Holiday Giving program. The holiday program “Snug as a Bug” will be on display.

5) Freakishly Warm Weather

The calendar says winter, but it won't feel like it today. According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures in Ames will near 50 degrees, with partly sunny skies and a west wind between 7 and 13 miles per hour.
There is a 30 percent chance of rain before midnight.

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