Off the beaten (Veishea) path

Veishea is more than cherry pies and the parade. Inside Iowa State asked ISU's Facebook friends to share some of their favorite, never-miss Veishea activities. Here's a sampling of what they recommend. Perhaps some of these activities will become your new favorites, too. All events are free and take place on Saturday, April 21, unless indicated.

Bring on Veishea 2012

Nothing says spring like Veishea, Iowa State's popular, student-run festival. Here's a sample of what's in store for Veishea goers.

  • Society of Chemistry Undergraduate Majors (SCUM) theatrical chemistry demonstrations, April 20 (7 p.m.) and April 21 (9 a.m and 2 p.m.). All shows are in 1002 Gilman.
  • Stars Over Veishea production, Rent, April 20, 21, 22 (7:30 p.m., Fisher Theater). Cost is $21 ($16 for students).
  • Midnight Pancake Feed, April 21-22 (12-3 a.m. or while supplies last, central campus). Cost is $4 per person.
  • Food Science Club's fudge sale (8 a.m.-5 p.m., 206 MacKay). Cost is 3 pieces/$1, half-pound/$5, and 1 pound/$9.
  • Block and Bridle Club's live farm animal display, (beginning at 8 a.m., Iowa Farm Bureau Pavilion/Kildee Hall)
  • Geology department's rock and mineral sale (9 a.m.-5 p.m., 157 Science I). Costs vary.
  • Horticulture Club spring plant sale, April 20 (1-5 p.m.) and April 21 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Sale is in the greenhouse at Horticulture Hall. Costs range from $2 to $12.
  • International Food Fair (11 a.m.-3 p.m., Memorial Union Great Hall). Cost is $3 per person plus $1 to $4 for food items.
  • College of Veterinary Medicine open house (11 a.m.-3 p.m., Vet Med).
  • Planetarium shows (1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall).
  • ISU Groove Drumline Club performances (3 p.m.; 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Tye Recital Hall).