The Republican Women of Central Iowa club is hosting a public educational meeting with Dr. Steve Kirby on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ames Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. The featured topic is the history of Islam. Information regarding the history of the American Muslim Alliance headquarters relocating to Des Moines in 2018 will be discussed. Coffee and dessert included. Ticket required for entry. Contact for more information. Tickets are $20 and available on Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $25 on Jan. 16.