Saturday, August 29, 2015

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 ½ price appliance and free tire disposal – June 1-August 31 – Present blue coupon from utility bill at either Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency location to receive ½ off your appliance disposal and free disposal of up to 8 car or small truck tires. Normal cost for appliance disposal is $9 and normal fee for tires is $1/tire without rims and $2/tire with rims.
Summer Learning the Fun Way – Camps at The Iowa Children’s Museum WHO: The Iowa Children’s Museum WHAT: Summer Camps WHEN: June 8 – August 14, 2015 WHERE: 1451 Coral Ridge Avenue Coralville, Iowa 52241 The Iowa Children’s Museum is proud to offer another summer full of fun and learning through Camps.  Enjoy the summer days while exploring a wide variety of topics with hands-on, engaging and fun activities.  Whether your school-aged child enjoys arts and crafts or exploring the scienc...
 The Iowa Theatre Artists Company (ITAC) together with the Ox Yoke Inn® have created a very special “Dinner plus Theatre” summer package in Amana with the ITAC comedy, “Dates With A Nut.”  Reservations are being accepted at the Ox Yoke Inn® for a unique dining and theatre experience. While the meal is served at the restaurant, patrons will then travel to the theatre for their dessert and the show. “Dates With A Nut,” is an original comedy by ITAC co-producers, Thomas P. ...
“Back to School Backpack Project,” a local effort to help families struggling to provide back-to-school supplies, will host a backpack distribution on Saturday, August 1st from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at The Salvation Army (1000 C. Ave NW).  The campaign, which worked to collect money and donated items, plans to give away 2,000 backpacks on a first-come, first-served basis. Cedar Rapids families in need of a backpack can come to the distribution site, register at the door, and receive a backpack ...
On Saturday, August 1st, 2015 the American Heart Association will host the Linn County Heart Walk at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.  The Heart Walk is a non-competitive one or three-mile walk that celebrates heart disease and stroke survivors, loved ones lost, and those who have made a commitment to living a more heart-healthy lifestyle.  Over 1,000 people are expected to walk in Saturday’s event, which will offer free kids’ activities, heart-healthy refreshments, health i...
Ride for a Dream  Event Location:Wild Hogs in Walford Iowa Event Date:August 1st 2015 Registration starts at 11am dinner is at 5pm at Wild Hogs  Event Description:Ride for a Dream is a Motorcycle ride from Wild Hogs Salon and eatery in Walford Iowa to Throttle Down, J & A Tap, Sheuy's and back to Wild Hogs. August 1st at 11 am.
SUMMER OF THE ARTS FREE MOVIE SERIES: "To Kill a Mockingbird" Summer of the Arts continues the tradition of presenting a wide range of family-friendly movies at the 2015 Free Movie Series, presented by Collins Community Credit Union and University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums. The Free Movie Series kicks off its 11th year on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall. The complete schedule includes:   August 1        ...
  Click on the link below to register for Free School Supplies.   Eligible children are in, have been in, and/or have been adopted from foster care in Iowa.   To ask questions, please call 294-9706. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XWshK1cvZANTpXGBFkMGrs08_R-4jDvMcTjRKMsO7s0/viewform www.familieshelpingfamiliesofiowa.org   Families Helping Families of Iowa, Inc. 319-294-9706 35...
 The Old Creamery Theatre is holding a week-long theatre camp in Cedar Rapids! Come be a part of the world of talent and fame in Lights, Hollywood, Action! Who? Children ages 7 and up Where? Wilson Middle School, Cedar Rapids When? August 3 – 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers need to bring a sack lunch. The final performance will be on August 7, 2015 at 7 pm. Cost: $75 per child. Includes a show T-shirt. Camp Creamery: Lights, Hollywood, Action! is a week-long workshop for children interes...
The Police Department is pleased that nine neighborhood groups, organizations, and/or groups of residents have agreed to host a National Night Out event next week.  There is still time to sign up for this important community-building opportunity!  National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 4th.  It will be the 16th year that Cedar Rapids has participated and is also the 32nd anniversary of National Night Out. “National Night Out is a night that citizens across America can...
Event Name:Shop With A Cop  Event Location:Target East (Blairsferry Rd NE) Event Date:August 6th 1:00pm to 7:00pm Every year before the start of school the CRPPA, partnered with Target shops with children to get them clothes and school supplies so they can start out the school year on a brite and positive note. This year we are shopping with 100 children from the Cedar Rapids Metro Area  
Brucemore’s sophisticated and saucy nightclub event, Cabaret in the Courtyard, will return for two back-to-back weekends of stars on the stage and on the sky, August 6-8 and 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. Since 2003, the lovely ambiance of the historic courtyard has been magically transformed into a cabaret club with tables, chairs, twinkling lights, and stars on the stage and in the sky. Cabaret in the Courtyard is sponsored by Bankers Trust, United Fire Group, and Corridor Business Journal. Christopher J...
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Presented by: Toyota-Scion of Iowa City  All Kinds of MUSIC for All Kinds of People! Join us   May 15 - September 18*!   Concerts are held outside of the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy FREE live entertainment!   August 7 Dandelion Stompers, sponsored by Old Capitol Screenprinters 14 Tropicante, sponsored by Calacci Construction         (kick off to the Iowa Ci...
Event Location:The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. in Iowa City Event Date:Aug. 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Six local stand-up comedians are rallying together to support Avery Flick, a one-year-old North Liberty girl battling a rare form of musculoskeletal cancer. Proceeds from the Aug. 7 Comedy for Charity 6 event will go directly to Avery’s family to help with medical, travel and living costs. Comedian Nathan Timmel, a neighbor of the Flicks, will host the event. Colin Ryan, an Iowa import from Ireland, w...
Event Location:University Club Ballroom: 1360 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa  Event Date: August 8, 2015 from 10:00AM to 11:45AM Inspired by breast cancer survivors who relied on their Zumba®classes for physical and emotional support during their fight against the disease, Zumba® launched Party in Pink™ in 2010. Party in Pink™ offered the perfect opportunity for licensed Zumba® Instructors Christopher Fomon and Jamie Achrazoglou to raise funds and awareness to help end breast cancer by ho...
Vendors & Parade Entries Being Sought for Dike Watermelon Days To be a part of the parade, entries should gather at 2 p.m. at the south end of Dike on Front Street, next to the Farmers Coop. The parade will start promptly at 3 p.m. There is no entry fee and no advance registration required. However, the parade organizers reserve the right to refuse entry to any float they deem inappropriate. Arts/Craft vendors interested in selling items will set-up for the Dike Watermelon Day Arts & ...
Mark it, Dude … “The Big Lebowski” is coming to Tipton.   The Hardacre Theater Preservation Association will present the first-ever Hardacre “Big Lebowski” Festival on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event will include a screening of the comic cult classic film at 6:30 p.m. at the Tipton High School auditorium. Cedar Lanes in Tipton will host the after-party, which willinclude bowling, costume contests and live music from the Tipton-based rock band Home Brew Heroes.   Tickets are $20 per person,...
SUMMER OF THE ARTS FREE MOVIE SERIES: "Mary Poppins" Summer of the Arts continues the tradition of presenting a wide range of family-friendly movies at the 2015 Free Movie Series, presented by Collins Community Credit Union and University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums. The Free Movie Series kicks off its 11th year on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall. The complete schedule includes:   August 8         ...
The 2015 Iowa State Fair Parade will be Wednesday, August 12 at 6:15 p.m. in downtown Des Moines. Over 120 different floats, animals, vehicles, and performing units are set to kick-off this year's "Fair Tour", August 13-23. The Iowa State Fair Parade is the state's largest parade and sets the stage for one of Iowa's premier events, the Iowa State Fair. Staging will take place at the State Capitol complex and parade entrants will then travel west on Grand Avenue to 13th Street. Dispersion will ta...
There's no better place to be a kid than at the Iowa State Fair. Kids' activities and entertainment, all free with admission, can keep families busy all 11 days of the Fair. Whether it's jumping into a hands-on Blue Ribbon Kids activity, becoming a farmer at Little Hands on the Farm or watching unforgettable entertainment, "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair, set August 13-23. The Kids' Zone – a special area packed with games and entertainment – is assembled with young Fairgoers in mind. G...
 Brucemore’s sophisticated and saucy nightclub event, Cabaret in the Courtyard, will return for two back-to-back weekends of stars on the stage and on the sky, August 6-8 and 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. Since 2003, the lovely ambiance of the historic courtyard has been magically transformed into a cabaret club with tables, chairs, twinkling lights, and stars on the stage and in the sky. Cabaret in the Courtyard is sponsored by Bankers Trust, United Fire Group, and Corridor Business Journal. Christo...
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Presented by: Toyota-Scion of Iowa City  All Kinds of MUSIC for All Kinds of People! Join us   May 15 - September 18*!   Concerts are held outside of the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy FREE live entertainment! *September 18 will be a special block party! Watch for more info to come August 14 Tropicante, sponsored by Calacci Construction         (kick off to the Iow...
The Clear Creek Amana Marching Clippers will be hosting a car wash on Saturday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at the CCA High School and several area businesses.  Band members will come together to wash your vehicle at the following locations: Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin; Theisen's in Coralville; US Bank in Amana; LL Pelling in North Liberty; and Hummer Office Building on Highway 6 near Oxford.  The band will wash your vehicle for a free will donation.  Donat...
K9COLA (Citizens for Off-Leash Areas) and the City of Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department are hosting the K9Splash! Swim-A-Bration, celebrating the 10th Anniversary dog swim at Bever Park Pool in Cedar Rapids. The event takes place on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (The event begins at 10:00 a.m. for dogs under 15 inches only.) Proceeds from K9Splash! benefit off-leash parks in Cedar Rapids and the City of Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Depart...
SUMMER OF THE ARTS FREE MOVIE SERIES: "Back to the Future II" Summer of the Arts continues the tradition of presenting a wide range of family-friendly movies at the 2015 Free Movie Series, presented by Collins Community Credit Union and University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums. The Free Movie Series kicks off its 11th year on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall. The complete schedule includes:   August 15        ...
 August 18, 2015 7:30AM - 6:00PM   Elmcrest Golf & Country Club, 1 Zach Johnson Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  (Click here for directions) Keeley Smith    515-243-4660 AM Foursome: $800  AM Individual: $200 PM Foursome: $800 PM Individual: $200 Golf Registration Form Add to my calendar Register for this event Join us, won't ya?!   6:30AM     Morning Registration 7:30AM     Morning Shotgun 11:00AM - 1:00PM All Golfer lun...
The area hotels and organizing committee have arranged for a Hospitality Job Fair on Friday, August 21 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Drive in Coralville. Over a dozen of area Iowa City and Coralville hotels will be in attendance to visit with potential candidates and candidates will have the opportunity to learn what positions are available at all these different properties. Some of the many available positions are: restaurant servers, bartenders,...
The Iowa Theatre Artists Company (ITAC) together with the Ox Yoke Inn® have created a very special “Dinner plus Theatre” summer package in Amana with the ITAC comedy, “Dates With A Nut.”  Reservations are being accepted at the Ox Yoke Inn® for a unique dining and theatre experience. While the meal is served at the restaurant, patrons will then travel to the theatre for their dessert and the show. “Dates With A Nut,” is an original comedy by ITAC co-producers, Thomas P. Johnso...
Woodfest in the Amana Colonies Friday, August 21st, Saturday, August 22rd   & Sunday, August 23rd All are invited to join us next weekend at the Amana Colonies RV Park for the Midwest’s Greatest Wood Show.  There is something for everyone at this one of a kind festival that is all about wood. Woodfest is sponsored by the Amana Arts Guild, with over 50 exhibitors.  Admission is free to enjoy wood creations and demonstrations at the Amana RV Park and Event Center.  E...
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Presented by: Toyota-Scion of Iowa City  All Kinds of MUSIC for All Kinds of People! Join us   May 15 - September 18*!   Concerts are held outside of the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy FREE live entertainment! *September 18 will be a special block party! Watch for more info to come August 21 The Fez, sponsored by Herteen & Stocker Jewelers    Click HERE To see the comple...
Name:   Wapsi Wilderness Wipeout, 6k Course Date:  August 22nd, 2015 Time:  9:00AM Location:   Wapsipincon State Park, 21301 Co Rd E 34, Anamosa, IA 52205 Contact:  Lisa McQuillen, 563 920-9188, lisa.mcquillen@fmbankia.com   http://www.ignitejc.org/www  
The 2015 Green East 5K Fun Run and Walk will be held Saturday, August 22, at North Bend Elementary in North Liberty, Iowa. Registration for the event hosted by My Angel Foundation is now open. The 5K event helps spread awareness about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation in Iowa by commemorating the lives of donors, celebrating the health of recipients, and recognizing the hope of those waiting for a life-changing transplant. “This event helps raise awareness about donation, but i...
 Big Brothers Big Sisters with Paul Ruffalo Host A Paintball Event What: Paul Ruffalo organized a paintball match activity for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa.This event is sponsored by Adventure Park Paintball, Novak Design Group, Phelan's Interiors, Bankers Trust, Cedar Rapids Toyota and Hall & Hall Engineers.   Who: 20 matches  from the program will have the opportunity to play paintball with the Indelible PaintballTeam Cedar Rapids In...
Cuisine In the Corn Bloomsbury Farm 3260 69th Street Atkins, IA 52206 8/22/2015 5:30pm-9:00pm Please join us for the 5th Annual Cuisine in the Corn! This is a unique all-Iowa dinner at Bloomsbury Farm near Atkins on Saturday, August 22. Diners are transported by hayrack deep into the cornfield to a long, elegantly-adorned table. This event will have you feeling as if you are seeing Iowa for the first time.  
On August 22, 2015, volunteers in seven cities across the state of Iowa will be hosting the 16th annual Walk for the Future. The purpose of the walk is to bring awareness to sudden infant death syndrome, offer support to families who have experienced a SIDS or SUID death, and to raise funds for the Iowa SIDS Foundation. The Iowa SIDS Foundation is a voluntary health non-profit dedicated to providing grief support to SIDS and SUID families and safe sleep education to Iowa childcare and healthcare...
 SUMMER OF THE ARTS FREE MOVIE SERIES: "The LEGO Movie" Summer of the Arts continues the tradition of presenting a wide range of family-friendly movies at the 2015 Free Movie Series, presented by Collins Community Credit Union and University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums. The Free Movie Series kicks off its 11th year on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to relax under the stars while enjoying a family-friendly fi...
On Saturday, August 22, Chicago’s legendary comedy Theater comes to Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd Street SE, at 9:00 pm with “The Second City: Improv All-Stars,” an irresistible performance of improvised comedy. The masters of the form will astound you with their talent, skill and wit—all without the aid of scripts or sets.   Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and has launched the careers of leg...
Cedar Rapids based nonprofit Time in a Bottle is holding its 5th annual 'Cleaning Up Cancer Carnival' this Saturday, August 29th from 11am til 4pm at Salem United Methodist Church (located next to Target on 33rd ave.) The annual family friendly fundraising event will include dozens of games and rides, thousands of dollars in silent auction items from donors including the Major League Baseball Assoc., The Mac, and Crystal Clear Photography, as well as a celebrity appearance by former NFL star an...
Event Location:Noelridge Park (Lagoon Pavillion) Event Date:Sunday, August 30, 2015 Events start at 9:00 am, Walk at 10:00 am  We allow walkers to walk along the trail at their own pace and end with a silent auction and door prizes. There will be TEAL items available to help raise awareness and activities for kids!  
 The North Liberty Community Library will host its first ever Baby Fair on Aug. 30, from 1 to 3pm. There will be more than 30 local businesses and non-profit organizations sharing information about community resources for expecting families. This event, sponsored in partnership with Mercy Hospital of Iowa City, is free and open to the public.  Car seat checks will be offered by Safe Kids Johnson County in the north parking lot. The Iowa Kid Sight organization, through the North Liberty...
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