Inclusive Ames: Toward Building Community: First Understand Ourselves


From the organizers: Ross Wilburn, Diversity Officer at ISU and Associate Director of Community Economic Development, will lead discussion and activities about community and diversity. Participants will explore the dimensions of diversity that they personally bring to the community and/or work setting and work to better understand how these differences can be either strengths or … Continue reading Inclusive Ames: Toward Building Community: First Understand Ourselves

Open Streets – health and physical activity day


From event organizers: Want to do some FREE activities that promote physical activity? Come to our event on October 1, 2017, from 1-4 pm on Main Street. There will be many activities from Zumba to a rock wall to healthy snacks (and much more). Perfect for all ages!

International Peace Walk


From event organizers: IRIS will be hosting our third annual International Peace Walk on Saturday, September 23from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Ada Hayden Park. This educational and cultural awareness event is open to the public. All along the 3.2 mile trail at Ada Hayden Park, international student groups from ISU and other Ames-area cultural organizations … Continue reading International Peace Walk

National Night Out


AMES, Iowa – The Ames Police Department invites residents to celebrate community crime prevention efforts at National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Bandshell Park, 125 E. Fifth St. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. All neighborhood residents are invited to … Continue reading National Night Out

APA Community Potluck


Come enjoy family and community fun at the Ames Progressive Alliance Potluck in the Park. Sunday, July 9th, 4-7pm. There will be food, fun, games, music, and more fun! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors! Everyone is welcome!

Ride to the Potluck!


Join us for a community ride starting at the MU fountain and ending at Brookside park for the Ames Progressive Alliance APA Potluck in the Park. Bring a dish to share for the potluck, and Smiles & Gyros, Inc. AKA Super Dog will also be there. At the potluck, you’ll have an opportunity to meet … Continue reading Ride to the Potluck!

Community Ice Cream Social


Our annual ice cream social during Iowa Museum Week is our way of thanking the community for supporting us. Join us for free ice cream sundaes and kids’ activities!