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Tri-County Times

Arboretum Amble—Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Join us this Thursday, May 18 for Walk for a Cause —You Name It. These ambles vary in length, route and focus so there is sure to be something for everyone. And, of course, you can always shorten or extend any of these guided walks. All walks begin at the Hughes Education Center at 7 p.m. Our education coordinator, Nan Bonfils, will lead you to parts of the Arboretum you might not normally explore. All walks are open to all ages — definitely family-friendly. We ask for a goodwill donation to cover our costs.

Weddings and Wedding Dress event

Iowa Weddings and Wedding Dresses will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 9 a.m. at the Nord-Kalsem Community Center, 204 W. Fifth St., Huxley. There will also be a “free table,” including fabrics and patterns. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $2 at the door, and it is open to the public. Go to centraliowaasg.org for more information.

Historical football program

Douglas Biggs will present, “The Football Controversy at Iowa State College, 1894-1897” on Tuesday, May 24, starting at 7 p.m. at the Ames Public Libary, Farwell Brown Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave. The event, a part of teh Ames Historical Society Annual Lecture Series, is free to attend. In the 1890s, ISC was one of the strongest football teams in the west, running up huge scores on big university and small college teams alike. Success bred jealousy and ISC was accused of fielding a team of hired semi-professionals instead of student athletes. Douglas Biggs explores the origins of Iowa State football and how President William Beardshear and legendary coach “Pop” Warner influenced the foundational years of ISC football.