Acrylic Painting Class


Kyle Renell will lead an acrylic painting class on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 7-9 p.m. at the Workspace of the ISU Memorial Union. The class lasts six weeks. Discover the versatility of acrylic – a water-soluble medium that dries quickly. Learn basic color theory as well as painting from both life and photographs. Techniques will include monochromatic painting, full color application, and glazing. For beginning painters or those with some experience wanting to expand their skills. Cost is $70 for those with ISU and $80 for the public.


Paint Your Own Pottery: Snack Bowls


Eat, sleep, snack, repeat! A Paint Your Own Pottery class is offered Friday, Sept. 15, from 4-8 p.m. at the Workspace of ISU Memorial Union will have bowls for every snack size, from small dishes to extra-large bowls. The studio fee is $4 for those with ISU and $5 for the public to attend, plus the cost of the bisque you select. This class is open to all ages, if accompanied by an adult.


Artist to give free performance


Spoken word artist Gabriela Garcia Medina will perform at Iowa State University on Sunday, Sept. 17. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event at the Maintenance Shop in the Memorial Union. Admission is free and open to the public. Medina has enjoyed a career as a spoken word artist since 2006. She has been writing professionally since 2005 and has performed her spoken word poetry at universities and colleges across the United States for over a decade. Her one-woman show was the most booked act in the national college market from 2007 through 2011.


‘Using Facebook for


Genealogy: Education,


Collaboration, Connection’


Even though great-great-great-grandmother probably did not use a computer, most likely her descendants do. Have you tapped into the resources available to you through social media? This presentation will describe ways to use Facebook as another tool in your research tool box. Privacy, security, and results will be discussed.


Mary J. Lohr will be the speaker for this month’s Genealogy Plus! program, “Using Facebook for Genealogy: Education, Collaboration, Connection.” She is an SCGS member and the SCGS web manager. The Story County Genealogy Society web site is www.storygenes.com.


The program is Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-noon at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., and is free and open to the public.