Monday, April 27, 2015

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The Salvation Army will also hold its annual Easter community meal on Wednesday, April 1st at its facility.  The free meal is served from 11:30 am - 1 pm and is open to anyone.  No registration is required for either event.  For more information on the Easter community meal, contact The Salvation Army at 319-364-9131.

 

Visit every floor, peek into closed rooms, and satisfy curiosity through this all-access pass to the Brucemore Mansion during the Nooks and Crannies Tour – April 2, April 16, and April 30 at 5:30 p.m. Marvel at the Skinner pipe organ room, discover the architectural oddities in the attic, and experience the sight and sound of a "rain storm" in the basement Tahitian Room. Examine the superior craftsmanship and learn about ongoing preservation work. The tour is not recommended for children under t...
Join us for a fun-filled morning at Bloomsbury Farm on Saturday, April 4, 2015!   The Easter Bunny will be here to join you for a delicious breakfast and a romp around the Farm.  There will be Cookies to Decorate, Hayrack Rides, Barrel Train Rides, Barnyard Buddies to pet, and even a Photo Op with the Easter Bunny himself! (Don't forget your camera!) Each child will also receive an Easter Basket full of goodies to take home!  It'll be a Hopping Good Time!  ...
Taste of Uptown District Saturday, April 4th 2015  o   Noon - 6:00 PM o   www.UptownCR.org Taste Locations o   Brewed Awakenings o   Butcher Block o   China Inn o   Home Port o   JM O’Malley’s o   Just Jules o   Mahoney’s o   Paddy O’Rourks o   Tic Toc o   Xavier’s o   Zio Johno’s Trolley Wristbands: In order to ride the trolley, you have to wear a wristb...

Location: NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Starts at 1 p.m. sharp!

Rain/snow or shine

To volunteer or to make donations, please call Henry Davison, 329-8841
or Robyn, 538-2860

Visit us online at www.hdyouthcenter.org

Email: goldenhubcap@mchsi.com

Starting Monday, April 6, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division will be operating leaf vacuum trucks. The trucks will run through Friday, May 1. Residents can expect collection of leaves on their regular garbage day unless the trucks are slowed by weather or volume. If the service is slowed by weather or volume, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division will strive to reach the property the next day.   Residents should place leaves in long rows on ...
Downton Abbey fans will enjoy Brucemore’s Hired Help Tour—April 9, and May 7 at 5:30 p.m. Join a costumed interpreter for a tour revealing the lives of Brucemore's domestic servants in the early twentieth century. Consider what it was like to live and work on one of Iowa's grandest estates while exploring the servants' living quarters and the Servants' Village, an area open to the public only during this tour. Documents, photographs, and other materials from Brucemore's collections enrich visito...
 Join the Association for the Education of Young Children to Celebrate Week of the Young Child at The Iowa Children’s Museum!   WHO:  Celebration of the Young Child planning committee: Iowa City Chapter of Iowa AEYC, 4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care, UI Delta Center, Johnson County Empowerment, United Way of Johnson County, Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, Iowa City Public Library, Children’s Center for Therapy, and The Iowa Children’s Museum.   ...
Event Location: West High School 2901 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City Event Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015 6:30 am - 3:00 pm Pancake Day will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 6:30 am - 3:00 pm at West High School in Iowa City. All proceeds benefit the athletic programs at the 3 junior highs and 2 high schools in the Iowa City Community School District. Tickets are available at the door - $5.00 each. Preschoolers and younger eat free. Raffle, school apparel and entertainment throughout the day. &...
It’s time to get your registrations in! This is a SUPER FUN & HEALTHY way to support our school with your family! WE NEED MORE RUNNERS/WALKERS! Please forward to any/all of your friends & family to join in on the fun! This is a family-friendly Fun Run with splashes of COLOR throughout the 1 mile and 5K route staged around the North Bend Elementary in North Liberty. T-shirts for all runners registered by Wednesday, April 1st at 5pm. Snacks and drinks provided along the run. Music and...
This Saturday, April 11th, Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) will host Fostering Strength, Iowa’s largest foster care advocacy event, dinner and silent auction. The event will take place at the Hotel at the Kirkwood Center and feature Dr. Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSC, FAAP as the keynote speaker. Standing at just 3 foot, 2 inches, Dr. Arnold is best known for being featured in TLC’s docu-drama The Little Couple, featuring her husband Bill and her adopted children Will and Zoey. Dr. Arnold has a ...
Save the Date! JUNIOR LEAGUE of Cedar Rapids to Host 3rd Annual ‘FOSTERING STRENGTH’ Event April 11th Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold of TLC’s The Little Couple Contact: Beth McDougall, JLCR VP of Communications, 319-550-2905 (bethmaxowen@gmail.com) or Nicole Ridge, 319-350-0010. For the third year in a row Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) is proud to announce Iowa’s largest foster care advocacy event, Junior League of Cedar Rapids: Fostering Strength. They will host the even...
Event Location: Hotel Kirkwood Event Date: April 11, 2015, 6:00 pm Now in its third year, Fostering Strength is a gala event hosted by Junior League of Cedar Rapids to raise funds supporting teens in foster care in our community. This year's event features Dr. Jennifer Arnold, star of TLC's "The Little Couple," as keynote speaker. Dr. Arnold is a pediatric neonatologist, a cancer survivor, an advocate for disability awareness, and a parent to two children through adoption. For more information...
The Old Creamery Theatre will hold a benefit, A Shaken Not Stirred Affair, on April 11, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, sneak peeks of 2015 shows, and a silent auction!    A Shaken Not Stirred Affair will also serve as the culmination of the Old Creamery’s silent auction, featuring items from the Amana Country Club, Zin’s, Cedar Ridge Winery, Siegel’s Jewelry, Disney World, and so much more!...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tiffin Fire Station

Pancakes, eggs, whole hog sausage, cinnamon rolls, Clear Creek Orchard jams. Special order items also available.

Free will donation. The dedicated members of the Tiffin Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders depend greatly on your support for fundraising activities. We thank you for your continued support.

KCRG-TV9 TO PROGRAM WEATHER RADIOS THROUGHOUT CR METRO     The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team has teamed up with area Hy-Vee Stores to offer affordable, quality severe weather radios. Early warning is your best defense during severe weather and a weather radio will alert you to incoming weather so you know when to turn to KCRG-TV9.   The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm team will be offering several times and locations across the Cedar Rapids metro area where they will be programming w...
Toddler Toadstools Thursday, April 16, 2015     10 am - 11 am At Wickiup Hill Learning Center, Toddville, IA  52341   Parents, need to get your little one out of the house and into nature?  Come out to Wickiup Hill learning Center and experience our one-of-a-kind nature center! This is an informal gathering for children ages 1-6. Playtime begins at 10, and at 10:30 we will meet a few of Wickiup’s live animals!  Weather dependent, there will be activities i...
 Visit every floor, peek into closed rooms, and satisfy curiosity through this all-access pass to the Brucemore Mansion during the Nooks and Crannies Tour – April 16, and April 30 at 5:30 p.m. Marvel at the Skinner pipe organ room, discover the architectural oddities in the attic, and experience the sight and sound of a "rain storm" in the basement Tahitian Room. Examine the superior craftsmanship and learn about ongoing preservation work. The tour is not recommended for children under ten ...
Young Footliters presents PINOCCHIO this Friday & Saturday April 17-18 Featuring performers in grades K-4   The Young Footliters will present Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio, as adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller, this Friday April 17 at 7:00 PM and Saturday April 18 at 2:00 PM at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  The production features performers in grades K-4 and is directed by Jean Grewe. Tickets are $5-$7 and are available online at www.coralvillearts.org, by ...
Event Location: Lawrence Community Center Anamosa Event Date: April 18th 9-2 35+ vendors and crafters. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction. All proceeds go to Animal Welfare Foundation of Iowa.  
Cabela’s® to host Ladies’ Day Out Event Saturday, April 18 Celebration of female outdoor enthusiasts to run 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prairie du Chien, WI (April 18, 2015) – Cabela’s announced today plans to celebrate the company’s biannual Ladies’ Day Out event, Saturday, April 18, with guest appearances, sales, seminars, workshops and more. According to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2014 Outdoor Participation Report, of the 142.6 million U.S. participants in outdoor activities, 46 percent – approxim...
American Cancer Society Bark for Life: A canine event to fight cancer! April 18th, 2015 from 10am-2pm at the Animal Health Campus at Kirkwood Community College! The American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTMis a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise fundsand awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less canc...
Free Kids’ Nights are set at Knoxville Raceway for the 2015 season, including four races plus one special exhibition event. Many families plan their race attendance around Kids’ Nights, when teens and kids 19 and under receive free admission to the track. With free admission for kids and teens, a family of four can enjoy a night at Knoxville Raceway for as little as $30. April 18th is the first Kids’ Night, and features the Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup #1 Series Opener. Kids’ Night is als...
The Salvage Barn, Operated by Friends of Historic Preservation, will hold the second annual reuse-themed craft fair, Craft Your Environment, Sunday, April 19, 2014 at the East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd, SE in Iowa City, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The signature event is part of the Earth Day Celebrations occurring throughout the month of April at the East Side Recycling Center. The purpose of this fair is to showcase the work of artists and crafters who use recycled/reclaimed/reused mat...
The Salvage Barn seeks artists and crafters who use recycled/reclaimed/reused materials or practices for the second annual reuse-themed craft fair, Craft Your Environment. Craft Your Environment will showcase the creations of artists and crafters whose work aligns with the Salvage Barn’s mission of keeping valuable materials out of the landfill. Scheduled the Sunday after Earth Day, this event will take place on April 19 from 10am – 3pm at the East Side Recycling Center (ESRC). In addition to su...

The Marion Police Department will host its quarterly “Coffee with a Cop” event on Tuesday, April 21 at Mr. Beans, located at 1080 East Post Road in Marion. Officers will be available from 9:00-10:30 a.m. to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and share their concerns in a casual setting.

 

Science for Squirts – Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms   Wednesday, April 22, 10am At Wickiup Hill Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville, IA   Parents and preschoolers are invited to jump into spring with Fletcher the fox and his animal friends! This program is for children ages 3-6.  They will enjoy a story, craft, and activities based on this month’s theme which is Fletcher and Springtime Blossoms.   Younger and older siblings are welcome.  ...
 KCRG-TV9 TO PROGRAM WEATHER RADIOS THROUGHOUT CR METRO     The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team has teamed up with area Hy-Vee Stores to offer affordable, quality severe weather radios. Early warning is your best defense during severe weather and a weather radio will alert you to incoming weather so you know when to turn to KCRG-TV9.   The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm team will be offering several times and locations across the Cedar Rapids metro area where they will be program...
 IOWA HUMANE ALLIANCE PARTNERS WITH NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA FOR THE WORLD’S LARGEST MOBILE PET ADOPTION EVENT 2015 TOUR FOR LIFE   Life-Saving Tour Rolls Into Cedar Rapids With Adoptable Shelter Pets   WHAT:          Iowa Humane Alliance joins North Shore Animal League America’s 2015 Tour For Life – the world’s largest national cooperative life-saving mobile pet adoption event. Highlighted by adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kitte...
Cyber Safety for Parents – Free Class Offering this Thursday Are you thinking about getting your child a new computer, mobile device, or access to the internet, but you are concerned about their safety with this modern technology? Did you know that 1 in every 10 young people will be approached by an online pedophile? Also, did you know that 1 in 25 children will get an aggressive solicitation? While there are certainly dangers involved with technological advances, there are also great opportuni...
The Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS and Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity invite you to a fabulously funky evening at the Annual Recycle Gala! This fun event is taking place on Thursday, April 23rd at the ReStore located at 350 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids. Beginning at 6 p.m. there will be a social hour with food and cocktails followed at 7 p.m. by the live fashion show and silent auction. Be sure to mark your calendar for a great time that benefits a fantastic organization. T...
Butterflies of Iowa Thursday, April 23, 7pm Wickiup Hill Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville, IA 52341   Brightly colored butterflies can be a welcome addition to your garden, not only because of their beauty, but also their usefulness in pollinating plants.  Local butterfly researcher and author of Butterflies of Iowa, Dennis Schlicht, will explore how to attract butterflies so that you can watch their behavior and which types of plants are beneficial for various butte...
For the 15th year, the St. Joseph community will come together to celebrate and support faith-filled education at its Shamrock - Denim and Diamonds fundraiser. The event will take place Friday evening, April 24 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. This annual gala includes dinner and dancing, silent and live auctions, games, raffles, and more. In recent years, Shamrock proceeds have provided funding for cutting-edge school technology as well as window and bathroom renovation projects. It is due to the...
City Circle Acting Company Presents Into the Woods April 24-May3 Venture back Into the Woods as City Circle Acting Company of Coralville presents the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, April 24-May 3 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Follow a baker and his wife as they struggle to meet the demands of a vengeful witch so that they may have their hearts’ desire—a child of their own. On their journey in and out of the woods,...
The Alexander Lippisch Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society/USA will present their annual scale model show and contest on Saturday April 25, 2015. The event, Fleacon 11, will be held in the Landmark Aviation Hanger, 3411 Beech Way SW, at the Eastern Iowa Airport from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for the show this year is “Between the Wars, 1919-1938.” The event is open to any and all scale modelers with a $10 entry fee for 3 judged models. There is no charge for visitors to the sh...
Lisbon Boosters COLOR BLAST 5K Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Lisbon, IA at Lisbon Community School, 235 W School Street 5K Run/Walk » Adult $30, Student (K-12) $25, Ages 0 - Preschool $10 INCLUDES T registration (through 4/22 at 11:00 AM US/Central)  » FREE for Ages 0 - Preschool - NO T SHIRT registration (through 4/22 at 11:00 AM US/Central) Join us for our second annual ColorBlast 5K! This certified 5K event trails through the beautiful city of Lisbon, Iowa starting and ending at Lisbon ...
Waypoint Services will be hosting their 2nd Annual Color Dash Saturday April 25th, 2015 at 5830 C St. S.W. (located next to Transamerica Business Park). The community is urged to participate in the event, which begins at 10:00 am and will conclude around 1:30 pm. This fun, family-friendly event is going to be a big difference maker – being Waypoint’s brightest 5k run/walk. The Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners, and people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The dash is not t...

Arts for Africa: Arts and Craft Fair is on Saturday, April 25th held at Noelridge Christian Church (7111 C Avenue NE in Cedar Rapids).

Event is held rain or shine. Artists booths both inside and out. Shop from local artists and crafters, silent auction and more!

Proceeds to benefit the Tumaini Junior School in Tanzania to help build more classrooms.

Special Event: Frank Sinatra Tribute Act at the Old Creamery Theatre on April 25 For one show only, Robbie Howard comes to the Old Creamery Theatre performing his Frank Sinatra Tribute Act! For the last 11 years Robbie Howard has starred in his own Vegas production show plus starred in the role of Frank Sinatra in “The Rat Pack is Back” at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Robbie Howard’s uniquely captivating style remains astonishingly intimate, even as he creates a d...
The Clear Creek Amana Instrumental Music program will be showcasing jazz at their annual Night of Jazz concert on Saturday April 25th at 7:00 pm.  CCA jazz bands will be sharing the stage this year with the renowned Luther Jazz Orchestra from Luther College and its top notch music department.  Luther will be joining Clear Creek Amana Middle School Jazz Band, Clear Creek Amana Jazz Band and the award winning Clear Creek Amana Jazz Ensemble.  The concert will take place at the ...
The 2015 Camp Courageous Omelet Breakfast and Open House will be on Sunday, April 26th from 7AM-1PM. It is a great breakfast of made-to-order omelets served with sausage, toast, coffee, juice, and milk. Thirty trained omelet cooks will make an omelet with ham, cheese, green peppers, and more depending on what you like. It is recommended you come early for this wonderful breakfast. The price is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. During the breakfast and open house you’ll be able to...
Life Church will present PerMissions to Go MAD Craft Show, taking place at Johnson County Fairgrounds on April 26, 2015 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. This craft show will feature one-of-a-kind gifts from local crafters and your favorite products from area vendors.   The PerMission to Go MAD team is a mission team going to Dominican Republic in July 2015 to work alongside Go MAD Ministries to help put an end to human trafficking   The Craft show has a free admission and is located at the John...
Please join us for Wapsie's Annual Volunteer Day on Sunday, April 26 from 1-4 PM. Share your time and talents to help get camp ready for the summer season! You can lend a hand with painting, wood splitting, and light construction. Please RSVP and bring your friends. Wapsie will provide a meal after the projects. If you have special skills that you can share, please contact us ahead of time so we can line up an appropriate project. RSVP:  Call 319.435.2577 or  Email: camp@crme...
The WACO Spring All-Orchestra Concert will be held on Monday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the high school in Wayland.  The Fourth Grade Beginners, the 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra and the Junior/Senior High Orchestra will be performing a variety of music under the direction of Denise Freyenberger.  Twelve WACO senior string players and one percussionist will be honored at this concert.  Pictured are senior orchestra members (first row L to R) Jennie Greene, Leah McElhinney, Aaliyah ...
The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market kicks off its 10th season on June 6. The market, presented by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, is the largest farmers’ market in Iowa’s Creative Corridor, averaging 14,000 people per market.   A news conference to announce the 10th anniversary season, including a special addition to this year’s market season, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 28 at the Economic Alliance, 501 First St. SE.   The Downtown Farmers’ Market is the fir...
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa is hitting a milestone as it hosts the 10th annual Big Magic Breakfast on Wednesday, April 29th from 7:30am to 8:30am at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. All community members are welcome to join us at this event to Inspire Possibilities for 700 youth in our community and see the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters. A complimentary breakfast will be provided, and as attendants are enjoying their meals, Big Brothers Big Sisters will be ref...
KCRG-TV9 TO PROGRAM WEATHER RADIOS THROUGHOUT CR METRO     The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team has teamed up with area Hy-Vee Stores to offer affordable, quality severe weather radios. Early warning is your best defense during severe weather and a weather radio will alert you to incoming weather so you know when to turn to KCRG-TV9.   The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm team will be offering several times and locations across the Cedar Rapids metro area where they will be programming w...
Visit every floor, peek into closed rooms, and satisfy curiosity through this all-access pass to the Brucemore Mansion during the Nooks and Crannies Tour – April 30 at 5:30 p.m. Marvel at the Skinner pipe organ room, discover the architectural oddities in the attic, and experience the sight and sound of a "rain storm" in the basement Tahitian Room. Examine the superior craftsmanship and learn about ongoing preservation work. The tour is not recommended for children under ten or individuals who h...
The Matchmaker, opens April 30 and runs through May  21 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on  Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 2:00 pm and on  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Old Creamery favorite, Marquetta Senters, stars as  delightful professional busybody, Dolly Levi, in this  classic romantic comedy. With more than a few potential  lovers needing a little push toward the altar, she’s got  her work cut out for her as she plots and plans a...
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