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In an effort to show appreciation for the service and sacrifices made by our military veterans, the City of Cedar Rapids will host the inaugural Patriot Week golf event. Patriot Week celebrates veterans and their contributions to our freedom by offering veterans a free round of golf with a cart from Monday, August 25th through Monday, September 1st (Labor Day) at Ellis, Gardner and Twin Pines Golf Courses. “Patriot Week is a way for the City and the businesses contributing to the event to demon...
Free Round of Golf for All Iowa Veterans during Patriot Week The City of Cedar Rapids is now offering all Iowa veterans a free round of golf with a cart from Monday, August 25th through Monday, September 1st (Labor Day) at Ellis, Gardner and Twin Pines Golf Courses as part of the first ever Patriot Golf Week event. All active duty and honorably discharged veterans, retired National Guard and reserves are eligible to participate in the event. Veterans may pick up a certificate for their round o...
Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood with the American Red Cross Help maintain a diverse blood supply to meet the needs of all patients   The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle ...
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The Friday Night Concert Series takes place on the Pedestrian Plazaatthe Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa CityHotel.Concerts run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Bring your lawn chair andenjoy theevening!   September 5   Kevin BF Burt & Big Medicine, sponsored by McGladrey   September 12 Zeta June AND Fire Sale, sponsored by Iowa Book  For More information click here!
Event Name: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk  Event Location: Noelridge Park - Cedar Rapids, IA Event Date: September 7, 2014 (Sunday); 9:00am-11:00am  Event Description: The mission of Never Give Up! is to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and promote education about this illness. We are committed to increasing awareness about this illness to help increase survival, and support patients and families as they face recovery.  Event Other Detail: For more ...
Old-Fashioned Fall Fun at Ushers Ferry for Both “Sunset Pumpkins” and “Night Owls” Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation invites families to Ushers Ferry for some good old-fashioned fall fun including hayrack rides, drinking hot cocoa around a bonfire, and making crafts. Harvest Hayrack Nights will take place September 10, September 24, October 8 and October 22. New this year, an earlier program called “Sunset Pumpkins” will be offered from 5:00-6:30 p.m. for families with young children who have...
Come one; come all to the NW Neighborhood for the annual Community Block Party. This FREE family event will be Friday, September 12th from 5-7 PM in Time Check Park – 1131 5th Street NW.   This community party will provide complimentary food and beverage, music, games, book walk, resource fair, tours of police and fire vehicles, bouncy castles, and more! Booths from local nonprofit organizations will come together and provide hands on activity for the whole family to enjoy.   Spon...
The Friday Night Concert Series takes place on the Pedestrian Plazaatthe Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa CityHotel.Concerts run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Bring your lawn chair andenjoy theevening!    September 12 Zeta June AND Fire Sale, sponsored by Iowa Book  For More information click here!

A fundraiser for The Walk to Defeat ALS"

$5.00 Admission and Children 3 and under are free!

Raffle and Prizes, Carnival Games, Balloon Animals, Frisbee Golf Tournament, Bag Tournaments, and BBQ THIS food available for purchase!

The fun is happening Saturday, September 13th from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Jones Park and is hosted by team Butterfly Kisses!

The Fifth Annual Cedar Rapids Fire Department Fire Bowl will be held at Kingston Stadium on Sunday, September 14th from 9 AM to 4 PM.  The Fire Bowl is a charity 7-on-7 flag football tournament featuring public safety teams.  Admission is a goodwill donation.  Money raised from the event helps charities that directly impact the social, mental and physical well-being of children in Iowa. For 2014, the cause is close to home for firefighters as they have embarked on the mission of ...
The annual NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Contest offered by the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department will take place again this year in conjunction with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department’s (CRFD) Firebowl on Sunday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Kingston Stadium, 907 15th Street SW. Advance registration for this free contest is available at www.nflppk.com or on-site registration is available the day of the event beginning at 9:30 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to qualify f...
Community members invited to support suicide prevention through Out of the Darkness Walk Registration is open now for the annual Out of the Darkness Walk. The Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition, raises funds for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, with a portion of the proceeds used locally for suicide-prevention and suicide-loss programs. Participants who raise $100 or more qualify for an event t-shirt. The walk is scheduled for Sun...
The 26th annual Back-to-School Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Special Education classes are invited to this free event sponsored by Camp Courageous and Variety-The Children's Charity. There will be games, prizes, train rides, bounce house, swimming, a helicopter landing and more. Face painters, a balloon artists and many mascots will be mingling with the crowd. A free lunch is provided. Camp Courageous is a year- round recreational and respite ca...
The City of Cedar Rapids is offering a hands-on workshop for members of the public interested in participating in the development of the Historic Preservation Plan for the City. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 17, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library’s WSLA Heritage Hall (1400 Inspiration Place SW). The workshop will allow the public to help craft a vision for historic preservation and identify goals, objectives, and action steps to hel...
  Schedule of Events Friday night: Island Fever Welcome Party Sponsored by Backpocket Brewery Friday Sept 19th 8pm till 11pm Jambo Joe Bones acoustic show in the beer garden *walking distance from host hotel Saturday: Bloody’s Bagels and Beef Sticks 9:30am till Noon Onsite at the Marriott “Official” Island Fever Pre-Party 1pm till 4pm Saturday afternoon the party gets started and this event is for anyone who has purchased a Phlocking Ticket Cash bar for drinks “Cheeseburger in Par...
 Media Advisory   For release: Media inquiries only:  Date Sept. 8, 2014 Jim Zachar Phone: (319) 389-0008  Cell: (319) 389-0008 Email: president@crsvdp.org   WHAT: 2nd Annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run, to benefit those in need and living in poverty in the Greater Cedar Rapids area.    WHEN: Saturday, 9/20/2014  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:00 a.m. Online registration for donations and walkers is preferred:&#...
The Johnson County EMS Association along with the Johnson County Ambulance Service will be hosting free 30 minute hands only CPR, AED, and choking maneuver introduction courses this coming Saturday, September 20, 2014.  The classes will start every half hour beginning at 8am, with the last class starting at 12pm.  The classes will be held at  the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.  The classes are offered on a first come, firs...
Volunteers needed to restore ecosystem of Faulkes Woods Invasive plant removal set for Sept. 20 in Marion Faulkes Heritage Woods is one of the natural treasures of Linn County, but invasive plant species are putting this ecosystem at risk. To combat the problem, several organizations are partnering for a one-day event called Folks at Faulkes.  Marion-based Trees Forever, the City of Marion Parks and Recreation Department, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and Winding Pathways, LLC are co...
 Event Name: Kickoff to Kinnick 5k  Event Location:Start: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Finish: Kinnick Stadium, Post Race Tailgate: West Kinnick parking lots Event Date:9/20, 9:00 AM Event Description: We are introducing a new University sanctioned event this year called the Kickoff to Kinnick 5K. It's a 5K road race that will finish ON THE FIELD at Kinnick Stadium, featuring Hawkeye legend Tim Dwight! This type of event has never before been allowed at Kinnick Stadium and all the proceeds...
Conquer Chiari Walk is on September 30th, 2014 at Noelridge Park Lagoon Pavilion in Cedar Rapids! Registration begins at 9:30am and the walk starts at 11:00am. Options: 1.6 Mile Walk or a 5K Fun Run There will be music, food and lots of fun! PRE-REGISTER AT: WWW.CONQUERCHIARI.ORG   Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder affecting 300,000 people in the US. The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is a series of local awareness and fundraising walks held across the country on t...
Brandon's Cowboy Breakfast Fundraiser will be at the Brandon Area Community Center, 802 Main, Brandon on September 15th from 8am to 1pm.  A cowboy breakfast is cooked outside over "open fires" - half the fun is watching it, so be prepared to come early.  Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried potatoes, sausage gravy, ham, sausage, homemade biscuits, coffee and juice.  Cost is $8 for ages 11 and over, $5 for ages 4 to 10 and 3 and under free.  The breakfast is sponsored...
On Sunday, Sept. 21 from noon to 3 p.m., the Marion Police and Fire Departments are hosting a food drive to benefit Mission of Hope in Cedar Rapids. The food drive will take place at Marion Hy-Vee, located at 3600 Business Highway 151 in Marion. Members of the Marion Police and Fire Departments will be on hand to collect donations of non-perishable food items. A fire truck and police car will also be on display. For more information, visit www.cityofmarion.org> or call 319-200-7727.
2014 Iowa City Walk to End Alzheimer's Date: 9/21/2014 Location: Lower City Park (Riverside Festival Stage) 200 E. Park Road Iowa City, IA 52246 Route Length: 2 miles 1pm Registration, Ceremony at 1:30pm, Walk at 2:00pm Map  Coordinator: Angelica Vannatta Phone: 319-294-9699 Email: avannatta@alz.org General Information Where do the funds go? All funds raised throughWalk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research effortsof the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Associati...
Location: Greene Square Park 400 4th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401   Route Length: 2 miles   The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 650 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of de...
Only a few days left for Early Bird registration to “PAWS in the Park” fun run/walk, a fundraising event for Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control, to be held on Saturday, September 27th at Noelridge Park. Vendors, Fly Ball and Agility Demos and More!!! Walk your pooch, participate in the Team PAWS 5K, browse the vendor booths, enjoy the fly ball and agility demos while dreaming of the day your dog can perform those tricks, and then treat yourself and your pooch to a good, old fashioned hot dog...
We invite you to join us for our 3rd annual tailgate as the Hawkeyes swarm* the Ross-Ade Stadium where they will take on Purdue for the Big Ten Conference season opener! Girdiron Bash (formally Kinnick for Kids) tickets are on sale NOW. Order yours today before their gone (sold out last year). Invite your family, friends, and neighbors and cheer on the Hawkeyes and/or the Boilermakers from the Kinnick Stadium Press Box, McCord Club Lounge on the Big Screen. This is a tailgate experience you do ...
The Cedar Rapids Beer Nuts Home Brew Club will be hosting a home brewing festival Saturday, September 27th from 1:00-5:00 PM at Benz Beverage Depot 501 7th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. Home brewing clubs from around the state will be traveling to Cedar Rapids to serve their one-of-a-kind beers to the public. In addition to beer sampling, there will be live music, food vendors, soda sampling, and educational presentations. This is a very unique event in which home brewed beer is spotlighted. N...
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