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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...
Coralville's 4thFest, an Independence Day tradition, is known for free concerts, spectacular fireworks, the area’s largest 4th of July parade, and activities for all ages. 4thFest 2015 is held June 27 and July 1 through 4, with most events at Coralville’s S.T. Morrison Park (the 1500 block between 7th and 8th Streets). 4thFest 5K 4thFest 2015 begins Saturday, June 27, with a 5K walk/run at 8:00 am and a free Firecracker Kids MiniMarathon (26.2 yards) for children up to age 8 at 8:45 am. Both eve...
Riverside Theatre offers a variety of theatre training classes for students, grades 3-12, taught by professional actors. All classes take place at Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert Street, Iowa City. Full details at riversidetheatre.org/education or 319-338-7672. Tuition assistant forms are available by calling 319-338-7672 or emailing boxoffice@riversidetheatre.org Class Schedule   YOUNG PEOPLE’S INTENSIVE Grades 8-12; all classes meet 1pm-4pm Sign up for one week or all three of thes...
Iowa soybean farmers invite central Iowans to take part in a water quality open house Wednesday, July 1, 3-5 p.m. at the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) campus in Ankeny. The informal, conversational and come-and-go event will provide a unique opportunity to view technologies and on-farm practices that improve environmental performance and to visit one-on-one with the farmers who use them. Environmental and agricultural experts also will be on hand to answer questions about nutrient management,...
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer. Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.  To encourage more people to donate around Independ...
The Tipton 175 Celebration Committee has been busy finalizing details for this summer’s anniversary festivities being held July 2-5. The committee has received many suggestions and has tried to incorporate as many as possible so the celebration will have something for everyone. There are a few more fun things being scheduled for the celebration including a Historical Walk in downtown Tipton, a 4th of July inspired house decorating contest, a ‘Blast from the Past” Women’s Costume Contest and a Ti...
 A commemorative patriotic program, “Red Oak Grove Remembers Its Heroes,” will take place July 5 in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of Tipton’s founding. This public event will be held on the grounds of the historic Red Oak Grove Church, about five miles northwest of Tipton. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. Each of the 68 veterans buried in Red Oak Grove Cemetery will be honored. Their service spanned more than a century and a half, from the War of 1812 to the Vietnam War. Also recognized ...
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer. Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.  To encourage more people to donate around Independ...
Riverside Theatre offers a variety of theatre training classes for students, grades 3-12, taught by professional actors. All classes take place at Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert Street, Iowa City. Full details at riversidetheatre.org/education or 319-338-7672. Tuition assistant forms are available by calling 319-338-7672 or emailing boxoffice@riversidetheatre.org Class Schedule   YOUNG PEOPLE’S INTENSIVE Grades 8-12; all classes meet 1pm-4pm Sign up for one week or all three of thes...
Linn County Conservation Department and Wickiup Hill Learning Center announce the dates of the summer camps for 2015.  Most camps take place at Wickiup Hill Learning Center near Toddville.  The Fish Iowa Day Camp will be at Pinicon Ridge Park near Central City and the Archaeology Day Camp will be at Abbe Creek School near Mt Vernon. For more details, check out www.linncountyparks.com.  A PDF of the Summer Camp Brochure is on the main page near the bottom.  You may also ...
 Linn County Conservation Department and Wickiup Hill Learning Center announce the dates of the summer camps for 2015.  Most camps take place at Wickiup Hill Learning Center near Toddville.  The Fish Iowa Day Camp will be at Pinicon Ridge Park near Central City and the Archaeology Day Camp will be at Abbe Creek School near Mt Vernon. For more details, check out www.linncountyparks.com.  A PDF of the Summer Camp Brochure is on the main page near the bottom.  You may...
  Join Gigi's Playhouse Cedar Rapids at the Cedar Rapids Marriott on Thursday, July 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for a Denim & Diamonds fundraising event! This evening will feature live music, heavy hors d'ourves, a silent auction, presentation, cash bar, a drawing for a diamond and more! All funds raised at this event will go back to the playhouse to help cover costs associated with offering our Down syndrome achievement programs for free to those in the community.  *If you are unable t...
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! July 10 Johnny Kilowatt, sponsored by Lensing Funeral & Cremation  17 Mirage 24 Winterland 31   Aaron Kamm & the One Drops   Click HERE to see th...
Hot-air balloons will set the dusk aglow this year in a new addition to North Liberty Blues & BBQ presented by South Slope. Spread across the festival grounds, the full-size balloons will light their torches, inflate their colorful silken balloons and, in what is called a “balloon glow,” create a spectacle to behold. Earlier in the day, a hot-air balloon will be on site for kids of all ages to checkout and her pilots available to answer question and, of course, shoot flames from the giant t...
The 4th Annual JTC Charity Softball Tournament will be held on July 11th and 12th, 2015 at Coralville Creekside Ballpark.  We are currently taking team registrations for this two day tournament consisting of Men’s D league and Coed divisions.  For more information call Allen Correll at (319) 331-3901 or Curtis Iburg at (319) 471-3892, e-mail ldsoftball2007@gmail.com, or visit www.facebook.com/JTCTourney. Proceeds will benefit the Iowa Chapter of the MISS Foundation.
  SUMMER OF THE ARTS FREE MOVIE SERIES: "Spaceballs"  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:   July 11       ...
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer. Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.  To encourage more people to donate around Independ...
Riverside Theatre offers a variety of theatre training classes for students, grades 3-12, taught by professional actors. All classes take place at Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert Street, Iowa City. Full details at riversidetheatre.org/education or 319-338-7672. Tuition assistant forms are available by calling 319-338-7672 or emailing boxoffice@riversidetheatre.org Class Schedule   YOUNG PEOPLE’S INTENSIVE Grades 8-12; all classes meet 1pm-4pm Sign up for one week or all three of thes...
 Linn County Conservation Department and Wickiup Hill Learning Center announce the dates of the summer camps for 2015.  Most camps take place at Wickiup Hill Learning Center near Toddville.  The Fish Iowa Day Camp will be at Pinicon Ridge Park near Central City and the Archaeology Day Camp will be at Abbe Creek School near Mt Vernon. For more details, check out www.linncountyparks.com.  A PDF of the Summer Camp Brochure is on the main page near the bottom.  You may...
‘Taste of Plum Grove’ celebrates 20 years July 15 The public is invited to sample produce Wednesday, July 15, at the “Taste of Plumb Grove.” The annual celebration, hosted by the Master Gardeners of Johnson County, is 20 years in the making. The tribute to Iowa’s history and food is held at historic Plum Grove, 1030 Carroll Street in Iowa City, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost to attend is $5 for adults. Built in 1844, Plum Grove was the home of Robert and Friendly Lucas. Robert served as the first go...
 Linn County Conservation Department and Wickiup Hill Learning Center announce the dates of the summer camps for 2015.  Most camps take place at Wickiup Hill Learning Center near Toddville.  The Fish Iowa Day Camp will be at Pinicon Ridge Park near Central City and the Archaeology Day Camp will be at Abbe Creek School near Mt Vernon. For more details, check out www.linncountyparks.com.  A PDF of the Summer Camp Brochure is on the main page near the bottom.  You may...
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!   July 17 Mirage 24 Winterland 31   Aaron Kamm & the One Drops   Click HERE to see the rest of the schedule!
 SUMMER OF THE ARTS FREE MOVIE SERIES: "The Da Vinci Code"  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:   July 18       ...
 Linn County Conservation Department and Wickiup Hill Learning Center announce the dates of the summer camps for 2015.  Most camps take place at Wickiup Hill Learning Center near Toddville.  The Fish Iowa Day Camp will be at Pinicon Ridge Park near Central City and the Archaeology Day Camp will be at Abbe Creek School near Mt Vernon. For more details, check out www.linncountyparks.com.  A PDF of the Summer Camp Brochure is on the main page near the bottom.  You may...
The Old Creamery Theatre will host Courtyard Concerts this summer, one Friday per month, May through September featuring local bands and food, excluding the month of August. The concerts are free and open to the public.   The shows will all take place from 5:15pm to 7:15 pm in the Old Creamery’s Courtyard on the following evenings: July 24 , and September 11. The Courtyard Concert on May 8 features Craig Erickson, a singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. Raised in t...
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!   July 24 Winterland 31   Aaron Kamm & the One Drops   Click HERE to see the rest of the schedule!
  SUMMER OF THE ARTS FREE MOVIE SERIES: "Frozen"  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:   July 25       ...
Youth completing Kindergarten-5th grade are invited to explore local foods at Matthew 25’s Urban Farm in Cedar Rapids. Camp participants will explore local foods through hands-on activities that allow them to dive in, get their hands dirty, and have fun while learning about where food comes from.   Activities will include learning about growing food, creating healthy soil, composting, creating outdoor art, taking interesting field trips, and cooking nutritious, farm-fresh foods that pa...
 A long-time tradition returns in 2015 as drum and bugle corps from across the US and Canada head to Cedar Rapids to compete in the Tournament of Drums.    This Drum Corps International Open Class competition will be Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Kingston Stadium (907 15th Street Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404).   Tickets are General Admission and are $12 in advance and $14 at the gate. They are available now at www.colts.org or by ...
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!   July 31   Aaron Kamm & the One Drops   Click HERE to see the rest of the schedule!
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