Quilt Program today

Sue Peyton and her son, Kevin Peyton, will present a virtual tour of Sac County barn quilts on Thursday, March 23, at 3 p.m. in the Reiman Ballroom of the ISU Alumni Center. This free public program is sponsored by the Iowa State University Retirees Association. Barn quilts — the outdoor barn decorations with large colorful designs more often found on quilts — have been called the largest grassroots art project to develop in this country.

Sue Peyton has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in higher education from ISU. Kevin Peyton holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from ISU in agricultural engineering. His leadership of the Sac County Barn Quilt project led to the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award in Iowa and the Prudential Spirit of Community national award. The Peytons will discuss how the Sac County project developed, how barn quilts are designed and constructed, and the impact on agri-tourism. An informal reception will begin at 2:30; call 232-3192 for further information.

School Carnival

Don’t forget the fun this Friday evening, March 24, at the all-school PTA carnival at Central Elementary School in Nevada. A pizza supper starts at 5:30 p.m.; carnival games open at 6 p.m. The event will end at 8 p.m.

Fish Fry at St. Patrick’s

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church is the site of a Fish Fry this Friday evening, from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults; $5 for children; and free for children age 3 and under.