Orchid Fest

Join Reiman Gardens for Orchid Fest on Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days. The Central Iowa Orchid Society will also staff a question and answer booth, providing both novices and experienced growers valuable insight on care and keeping of orchids. Admission is free for members and ISU students and is the price of admission for the general public.

VARIETIES to be presented

Varieties, the annual Iowa State University student musical talent competition, will be held over two weekends in February. Varieties Semi-Finals will take place this Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. performances in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Varieties Finals will take place on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. performances in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. “Step Into Stardom” is the theme for 2018. Tickets are $10 ($6 with an ISU student ID) for Semi-Finals and $14 ($8 with an ISU student ID) for Finals. For more information, visit www.sub.iastate.edu/varieties, email varieties@iastate.edu, or call 515-294-8081.

Legion Fish Fry

The community is invited to a Fish Fry at the American Legion in Nevada this Friday, Feb. 9. Serving times are 5-7:30 p.m. An alternate choice will be meatloaf. The dinner will include baked potatoes, coleslaw, rolls, desserts and beverage. Everyone is invited. Thanks for supporting our American Legion.

Story County Genealogy Society meeting

The speaker at the February meeting of Story County Genealogy will be Fidella Marty. Fidella Marty is a scrapbooker and will show us some techniques of scrapbooking to preserve family history. Anyone can do it. You don’t need special skills or a computer program. Come and learn some new techniques in scrapbooking.

The Story County Genealogical Society program, “Preserving Your Family History”, is Monday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., and is free and open to the public. The society’s website is at www.storygenes.com.