Bethesda Lutheran Octoberfest, C-HOP at ISU, David Martin, Seed bombs

Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news from last week.

Pricilla Franken, volunteer on the committee for the second annual Bethesda Lutheran Church's Octoberfest, describes this public even that celebrates the church's German heritage and homemade food from German family recipes. Torrent Brewing company has made a special custom-made "Octoberfest Marzen" beer recipe to be sold at the event and there will be family games, adult competitions, polka dancing with a live band, who will provide the music for their service at 4 PM. The Octoberfest will be on Saturday September 7 from noon until 4:30 PM on the Bethesda Lutheran grounds at 1517 Northwestern Avenue.

Tin-Shi TAM, Cownie Professor of Music at Iowa State University, University Carillonneur (she plays the Campanile) and ISU Keyboard Division chair, describes C-HOP Festial 2019, on September 6 & 7, which features carillon, harpsichord, Organ, and Piano concerts with guest performers and instruction from ISU professors and students, including a carillon concert at Central Campus at 2 PM on Saturday.

Ames City Council member David Martin gives an update on current issues before the city, including "vacation rental" laws, new Internet service to Ames, Healthy Life Center vote next week, and the permanent "Inclusive Crosswalk" to be painted at 5th Street and Douglas on Tuesday morning September 3, in anticipation of Ames Pridefest next weekend. 

Ioway Indian artist Syndey Pursel, who is currently exhibiting an artwork at Effigy Mounds National Monument, describes her work. It is a gum ball machine that sells "seed bombs" filled with prairie flowers and milkweed seeds. She explains how you can make seed bombs.


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Originally broadcast 09/02/2019
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