Friday, December 23, 2011
Here's a few holiday services in Ames. Know of some more? Add them in the comments.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 23, 2011
Holiday services at some Ames churches include special events for children, and music. Here's a few we've found, please add more in the comments below. Collegiate United Methodist Church-Wesley Foundation will hold a Service of Carols and Candlelight from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 24 in the church sanctuary at 2622 W. Lincoln Way. The Memorial Lutheran Church and Student Center will hold two Christmas Eve services. A child oriented service will be held at 5 p.m. A Christmas Eve service with longer readings begins at 7 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Church & Catholic Student Center will hold Christmas Eve Masses at 4:45 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Bethesda Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Eve Family Worship at 5 p.m.; a Christmas Eve Music Festival at …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Santa will be at North Grand Mall in Ames through Saturday.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Santa will be working hard right up until Christmas. He will be making appearances in North Grand Mall in Ames until Christmas Eve. The jolly red-suited man will be available for photos from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. On Christmas Eve he will also be around for photo ops and wishes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. His sleigh is set up right outside Younkers in North Grand Mall.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Still searching for that perfect last-minute gift? Here are some places to find locally produced items.
Ames Silversmithing This Main Street jewelry store, in existence for 35 years, creates almost all of its own pieces. The shop has extended holiday hours and will be open until 7 p.m. through Thursday. Last-minute shoppers can still drop in during normal hours on Friday (it's open until 5:30 p.m.) And Gary Youngberg, the store's owner, expects 150 people to walk through the door on Christmas Eve. “Usually they have something in mind, if they don't they just buy something,” Youngberg said. The shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Gallery 319 Find both locally made art and have it framed at Gallery 319. Most of the works come from artists who share a studio on Sheldon Avenue. See more about Creative Artists' Studios of Ames here…
Things happening in Ames today and some other things people might want to know.
1) Schools Out Ames Community Schools are out for break until Jan. 2, but the Ames Public Library has a few activities to keep children busy. The library's winter holiday storytime is at 10 a.m. and the Christmas Make & Take Craft event begins at 2 p.m. 2) Santa Santa will be taking requests from man's best friend and other animals at North Grand Mall today. Bring your pet for a photo with Santa from 7 to 9 p.m. All pets must be in a carrier or on a leash. 3) Council Reception A reception will be held for outgoing council member Riad Mahayni before the start of tonight's council meeting. The event will be held at 6:15 p.m. today, in the lobby in front of the City Council Chambers at City Hall. 4) Holiday Contest Ames residents have …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
About 45 people were able to find gifts at an empty Fifth Street office building during the fourth annual Pass-Along party Dec. 17.
Food at First's fourth annual Pass-Along Party on Saturday brought a pile of presents and about 45 participants. People have brought in donations of new and gently used items to an empty downtown Ames office building all week so those who can't afford to make purchases could pick out unwrapped gifts to give through the holidays. “It's frustrating not having anything to give this time of year,” said Scott Walker, the event's organizer “We're giving the gift of giving.” About 45 people ate a free meal at United Methodist Church, where Walker houses Food at First, and then took a place in line at a Fifth Street office building. People were called by number and took turns walking inside sorting through coats, tables of kitchen items and toys. …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Things happening in Ames today and other things people might want to know.
1) Santa Photos Images by Ngaire, 219 Main St. is hosting Santa Claus from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
There is no cost for the photo session, but there is a charge for photo packages. Make an appointment by calling 515-460-5555. The website is www.ngaire.net. 2) Christmas Storytime Today and Saturday's Ames Public Library's Family story hours will focus on Christmas. They are at 10 a.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium. 3) Schools Out Ames Community Schools will release students early today for winter break. There will be no afternoon classes at Northwood Preschool Center. All Ames elementary schools dismiss at 1:30 p.m.
Ames Middle School starts at 8:05 a.m. and …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Ames High School Drama students will put on an entirely student-run production of "It's a Wonderful Life." 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $3.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Holiday events are piling up, so here are few you might want to check out.
Today's holiday events include holiday sales, workshops, music, theater productions and more. If none of the events below put you in the holiday spirit well you're truly a Scrooge. The Ames Main Street Cultural District will hold its annual Snow Ball Drop at 1 p.m. today in Tom Evans Plaza. Tom Drenthe, Main Street Cultural District event director, will throw 1,000 “snow balls” from the back of a truck onto the park area. The snow balls are actually ping-pong balls marked with giveaways and prizes from downtown businesses. Bank of the West is this year's sponsor. Ames Community Theater presents “A Tuna Christmas,” a play about a holiday lawn decorating competition in a Texas town at 7:30 tonight. Advance tickets can be purchased by …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Things happening in Ames today and other things you might want to know.
1) Winterfest Iowa State University's annual holiday celebration is today. Most events are free. Students will be able to drink hot chocolate at the Knoll from 3 to 6 p.m., sample beverages at the MU Market & Cafe from 5 to 8 p.m., make snowflakes, winter crafts and photo snow globes all at the Memorial Union, take carriage rides around central campus from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and ice skate at the ISU Arena from midnight to 2 a.m. all for free. 2) Christmas Trees Live trees are for sale outside the downtown Fareway and Iowa State University's Forestry Club will be selling trees and wreaths in Reiman Gardens parking lot from 3 to 8 p.m. 3) Beyond our Galaxy The ISU Planetarium at Physics Hall will present two shows about the galaxy; one for …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The high school's annual Madrigal Dinner takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Friday's and Saturday's performance have sold out.
Places are set, voices are ready, Ames High School's best of the best is ready for the show. The 23rd Ye Olde Madrigal dinner — combining the high school's top voices, best instrumentalists, actors and writers for a Christmas meal that might have taken place 500 years ago — opens at 6:30 tonight. “It's theater, instruments, singing, drama — the whole package,” said Robyn Dennis, who co-chairs the Ames High School Choral Boosters along with her husband, Kevin. The Ye Olde Madrigal dinner, with catered meals, takes place at the Northminster Presbyterian Church across from the high school at 6:30 tonight, Friday and Saturday. The weekend shows held in the 176-seat sanctuary have already sold out. “King” Jackson Griffith, who has performed in …