Iowa Arboretum’s Ornamental Garden Glass revisited

Think of this class as a Pinterest party — everyone brings their ideas, imagination and materials they’d like to work with. We will supply guidance from Sandy Gossman, professional floral designer; glue and some simply repurposed dishware, beads and wire.

The event is April 9, from 1-3 p.m., at the Arboretum.

Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Gnight

From 3-inch minis to a foot-tall “Ginormagnome,” the Workspace at Iowa State’s Memorial Union has a cast of characters that are fun to decorate and add to your indoor or outdoor space. We will show you the basics of painting your piece, and then we will fire it within a week for you to come pick up. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend, plus the cost of the bisque you select. This is open to all ages, if accompanied by an adult. Walk in anytime from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 7, to take part.

Jazz Jam

Heartland’s Jazz Jam will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 7, at Heartland Senior Services, 205 S. Walnut Ave. in Ames. If you are looking for a little swing and soul, stop on by. All are welcome; admission is $3. For more information, call 515-233-2906. Visit for more information on upcoming events.

Maple Syrup Day

All-you-can-eat pancakes!! Come to Maple Syrup Day at the Iowa Arboretum on April 8, sponsored by Xi Sigma Pi, and not only enjoy breakfast, but watch a timber sports demonstration and go on a nature walk with foresters. Event runs from 8-11:30 p.m.; adults eat for $8 and kids 10 and under, only $6.