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"The Temple" Haunted House.   3 stories of sheer terror, laughter and a fun visual experience.  October 17-19  24-26  and 31st Nov 1st. 8pm-Midnight each night. 7-8pm on Saturdays is a Lights On Kid Friendly time $3 kids 10 and under.  Parent escorts FREE. Admission $10    Concessions of Drinks, candy and snacks.   Crazy Cannibalistic Clows The Dark Forest Sweeney Todd Zombie Band live performers Walking Dead Hall of Darkness Fal...
Heroes Replica Trophy Begins Tour Across Iowa, Nebraska Hy-Vee Stores Football fans get chance to view trophy, support American Red Cross and win tickets to Nov. 28 matchup between Hawkeyes-Cornhuskers When the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers meet in Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 28 for the fourth annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game, there will be more than Big Ten Conference bragging rights at stake. Along with honoring local heroes and helping raise funds to­ benefit the American Red Cross, the g...
Holiday Assistance Registration and Collection   Christmas Registration Began Monday, October 27 – Registration began Monday for Christmas assistance.  Christmas assistance includes help with toys and holiday food.  Applications will be available at The Salvation Army through Wednesday, November 12th.  No appointment is necessary.   Staff and volunteers will be accepting applications Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.  Evening hours wi...
What do you get when you cross Tom Selleck with Richard Simmons?  I don’t even want to know, but the Mustache Dache is the universe’s biggest and best mustache-themed running party.  Cross that finish line, and you’ll know what it means to live.  You’ll also know what it means to have a good time.  Come join us,  mustache or no, and help supportMovember while working up a sweat!   The Course Mustache Dache 5k Des Moines November 1st, 2014 Principal Park 1 Lin...
    The Amana Arts Guild, 1210 G Street, High Amana, located in one of the seven Amana historic villages of the Amana Colony, will sponsor a Fall Fiber Art Show and Sale on Saturday November 1 and Sunday November 2.  The show and sale is a special Holiday shopping event for those unique one of a kind items. Admission is free.  Hot cider and treats will be available. This intimate event celebrates rug-making, spinning, weaving, and needlework.  Several of the artisans ...
City of Cedar Rapids Public Works Department would like to invite area schools or daycares to participate in “Paint a Plow” and decorate a City plow blade, which will be used during winter snow removal. The Paint a Plow program allows children the opportunity to see a snow plow up close, paint the inside of the blade, and gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of snow removal operations. The painted blades are then used on snow routes near the school or daycare which decorated the blade, ...
A local consortium comprised of regional college and university career centers, along with the Iowa City Area Development Group and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, invite local employers to network with soon-to-be college graduates from the Creative Corridor’s two- and four-year colleges and universities. The “Connecting in the Corridor Networking Reception” will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in the Atrium of the Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. The event pr...
Documentary - The Legend of Pale Male Monday, November 3rd, 7:30 pm at Wickiup Hill Learning Center Prairiewoods Spirituality Center, Cedar Rapids Audubon and Linn County Conservation Department are partnering to present this award-winning documentary about a unique red-tailed hawk that brought people from all over the world to New York City to observe this tenacious hawk.  Cedar Rapids resident Larry Kennedy, whose brother lived in the building this hawk nested on, will present photos and...
Please join us for a Fair Housing movie night on Thursday, November 6th at 7 p.m. in the Cedar Rapids downtown Library. This is an opportunity to enjoy short films and interact with others regarding housing discrimination in our community. Free popcorn will be provided. We hope to see you there!
The Food Run 5k is back! The Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry is excited to announce that it will be hosting its second annual 5k run/walk on Saturday, November 8 at 9am. The Food Run 5k is intended to be a fun-filled way for people of all ages and abilities to come together to support the mission of the food pantry.All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase food for the projected 2,500 Coralville residents that will visit the food pantry in the coming year. The inaugural event, whic...
Days for Girls, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is hosting a sewing/assembly event to make reusable hygiene kits. This is an amazing opportunity to make a huge impact in South African communities, and we’re asking for individuals of all ages to step up! This community event will be held at Cedar Hills Community Church, 6455 E Ave NW, Cedar Rapids. The event will begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm on Saturday, November 8. Days for Girls International provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits for girls and women a...
Wickiup Hill Learning Center is hosting a Bird Banding Program on Saturday, November 8th, from 9 am to noon at the Learning Center near Toddville. The licensed bird banders never know which unusual birds they will catch while working the nets. Some birds may be residents of the area, others may be migrating through, and still others may be spending the winter in Iowa after moving south from their summer homes.  Come for special views of fall birds including woodpeckers, chickadees, and gold...
The Cedar Valley Humane Society is holding its seventh annual Draws for Paws, sponsored by Fleck Sales, this Saturday, November 8. Several eating and drinking establishments have come together to participate in the benefit. Draws for Paws begins at 10 a.m., one hour before kickoff of the Iowa-Minnesota football game. Purchase a Draws for Paws souvenir cup at the shelter, 7411 Mount Vernon Road SE, or at any participating business. Cups are available for $10 on the day of the event or $7 in adva...
Play Roller Derby! Join OCCRG! Tryouts: 11/09/14 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Coralville Marriott We are looking for new skaters, officials and volunteers. No experience for skaters needed. Bring your proof of insurance and a mouth guard and we will show you what you need to know. Check out more information about joining on our website, and please sign up! http://www.occrg.com/join-us/
In honor of Veterans Day, Coralville Transit will offer free rides to veterans on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Veterans will be asked to present their military ID when boarding the bus to receive a free ride. Rides for eligible veterans using ADA paratransit service on Veterans Day will be free as well. The City of Coralville salutes veterans and thanks them for their service. Coralville Transit operates from 6:00 am to midnight Monday through Friday, and 7:15 am to 8:00 pm on Saturdays. Coralv...
LIGHTWIRE THEATER BRINGS DiNO-LIGHT TO THE CORALVILLE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS NOVEMBER 11 Dazzling and Unique Blend of Puppetry, Technology and Dance As Seen on America’s Got Talent, The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to bring Lightwire Theater’s production of DiNO-LIGHT to the Coralville on Tuesday, November 11, with a public performance at 6:30pm and a special 12:30pm matinee for school groups. Created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, DiNO-Light (also known as Da...
FLASH- FLOODING WORKSHOP Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m. Location:  Whipple Auditorium at the downtown Cedar Rapids Library Activities: The workshop will provide information and ideas about ways residents as households and as neighborhoods might help themselves better manage stormwater and runoff; and suggest activities residents might lobby cities to do to help mitigate against the worse effects of flash flooding. Details:  Free and open to the public....
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation will host its Celebration of Community event to celebrate and recognize the work of nonprofit organizations and professionals in our community.  The event will be on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial in Cedar Rapids.  The program will feature the stories of several recent grant-funded projects through a series of videos and dialogue.  One Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award and three Nonprofit Staff Exc...
The Linn County Conservation Department and the Cedar Rapids Public Library are partnering to present The Science and Stories of Sasquatch on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm in the Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Library. What is more preposterous; a small population of large, hairy bipedal hominids wandering the forests of North America or a group of people faking such encounters? People are seeing, hearing and smelling a large unidentified animal with consistent features. As scientist...
GIRLS ON THE RUN OF EASTERN IOWA HOSTS CELEBRATORY 5K IN IOWA CITY AS FALL SEASON FINALE   Hundreds of 3rd-6th grade girls, their Running Buddies, and community supporters will be lacing up their sneakers for the 8th annual Girls on the Run Fall 5k on Saturday, November 15 at the University of Iowa Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City.   Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-6th grade that teaches life skills like goal setting,...
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In celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth and of Herbert Hoover's love of Shakespeare, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum presents A Shakespeare Christmas. This new Christmas exhibit opens on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The exhibition will display 20 trees and each tree will represent one of Shakespeare's plays. There will also be a tree decorated by the Cedar Valley Embroiderer's Guild of America and two trees decorated by the Wednesday Shakespeare Clu...
Veterans and their families are invited to attend a free away-game “tailgate” event inside the Kinnick Stadium Press Box on Saturday, November 15, 2014, to watch the live broadcast of the Iowa-Illinois football game.  The Johnson County Commission of Veterans Affairs is sponsoring the event to show appreciation for the region’s military Veterans.  Veterans Affairs offices from Cedar and Jefferson Counties are additional event sponsors. Game time is 11:00 a.m.  The event will begi...
 A Tribute to Bing starring Bob Pasch is heading to the Old Creamery Theatre for one show only on Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 pm! A Dean Martin Tribute was originally scheduled at this time, however due to an emergency surgery and we wish him a speedy recovery. Lucky for you, we found an incredible Tribute to Bing Crosby to come to the Old Creamery Theatre! Bob Pasch has delighted audiences for over 30 years with his good, clean humor and his remarkable likeness in sound, appearance, and...
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is hosting an online auction of locally donated items to raise money for  those affected by domestic violence. The auction opened November 16th at 8:00pm, and showcases items donated by the community.   “This auction is so much fun! We get some amazing donations from artists, merchants  and craftspeople. The donated items are diverse and offer a great opportunity to  purchase a unique gift for a family member or frie...
Each of the past four years the Cedar Rapids Titans have improved on the football field. This year the Titans look to improve on the team's mission of tackling the issue of hunger here in eastern Iowa.  On Friday the Titans announced details for the team's "Stuff the Bus" food drive. The Titans have teamed up with Macaroni Kid, Planet X, Hy-Vee, Cedar Valley World Travel, and Townsquare Media for the team's 4th annual food drive. The drive kicks off on Tuesday, November 18th when Titan Dol...
Hospice Home of Johnson County, a new nonprofit effort to establish a home like residence for hospice care patients who are not able to stay in their own home, invites you to their Community Information Night, Tuesday, November 18th at 5:30pm at the Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City.  Our community should have a hospice home choice for end of life care!  Come and hear the latest developments!  For more information contact, Carol Tippe, Board President at 319-32...
 Wickiup Hill Learning Center is presenting a Science for Squirts program on Wednesday, November 19, at 10 am - 11 am at the Learning Center near Toddville.  This program, for ages 3-6 years, will describe what happens to leaves in the fall and why the trees going are going to sleep.  Join us as we read the story of the Leaf Man by Lois Ehlertand then make a leaf person to take home! Younger and older siblings are also welcome. Cost is $2/child. Please call 892-6485 to regist...
A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol, opens November 20 and runs through December 14 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. There are three special matinees Friday, November 21, Saturday, December 6 and Saturday, December 13. All special matinees are at 2:00 pm. It’s Christmas Eve 1943 and listeners to WOV Radio out of Newark, New Jersey settle in for a one-of-a-kind tellin...
Center Point Fire Family Auxiliary Fall Bazaar Event Location: Center Point Elementary School Lunchroom 101 Palo Road Center Point, IA 52213 Contact Name: Sara Rissi Contact Organization: Center Point Fire Family Auxiliary Contact Phone: 319-560-4430 Contact Email: sararissi07@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/928393893855422/?ref=22 Event Cost: Free Get your holiday shopping done early with cash & carry items. Sales, specials & samples! Support your local Center Point vol...
Museum to Host Artistic Gift Sales Events in November An original piece of art or unique accessory can be just the thing to buy for that special someone this holiday season. This year, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) will host two weekend events to help you find the perfect gift. On Saturday, November 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., artists will be exhibiting and selling their original artwork just outside the Museum Store for our first annual “Its All About the Art” event. Visitors wi...
It’s time for another great holiday tradition – the Thanksgiving Candlelight Tour at Ushers Ferry Historic Village. Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation invites families to Ushers Ferry to experience the warmth and joy of a small town Iowa Thanksgiving celebration from 1903 on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 22 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. This heartwarming candlelight tour is an ideal way to make new memories with family and friends. Visitors will have the opportunity this year to gather round...
 The Gobble Wobble: An Autumn Walk Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM Contact: Judy Joyce (319) 330-3833 Location: Ryerson's Woods Park, Iowa City Please join TAKO for our Gobble Wobble, an Autumn Walk in the Woods. Outdoor enthusiast and TAKO board member Risa Dotson Eicke will be hiking with kids on the 1 mile loop in Ryerson’s Woods.  Bring roasting sticks, after the hike we provide a free lunch and roaring fire This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.  A light...
Celebrate holidays past by participating in Brucemore’s annual tradition, Holiday Mansion Tours, November 28 through December 31. Visitors will enjoy the seasonal splendor of 13 glowing trees, a dining room set for Christmas dinner, stunning mantel arrangements, the lush garland adornment of the grand staircase, and other seasonal cheer throughout the Mansion. Sunday tours will feature live music from the original 1929 Skinner pipe organ. The holidays at Brucemore are sponsored by Pearson. Dayt...
Families are invited to join Santa in the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts lobby for pancakes, fruit, juice, and coffee on the morning of November 29 at 9am or 10am.  Saint Nick’s helpers will have crafts, and each family will get to take a picture with Santa, which will be emailed the next day, perfect for holiday cards! Tickets ($8) are available at coralvillearts.org, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Recreation Center. City Circle A...
Shop Small Mount Vernon-Lisbon, a volunteer committee through the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), will be giving away $175 in Community Cash to Mount Vernon-Lisbon shoppers Saturday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The giveaway is one of several happenings taking place in the Mount Vernon-Lisbon area to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to support small businesses on the Saturday after Thank...
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will host the 2014 Johnson County Festival of Trees on Saturday, November 29 beginning at 6:30pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville. This annual event features live and silent auctions of artistically decorated trees and wreaths created by local artists and organizations.  2014 donors include the City of Coralville, Cabinet Style, Karen Chappell,  Rick Crooks, Jan Finlayson Designs, Bret Gothe, Hands J...
The Old Creamery Theatre presents Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells, the 2014 holiday Theatre For Young Audiences show. Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells hits the Main Stage on November 29 and runs through December 13. Performances are on November 29 at 10:00 am and at 1:00 pm, December 6 and 13 at 10:00 am, and December 11 at 7:00 pm. Adapted by Allison Gregory from the book by Barbara Park. It’s time for the holiday party and Secret Santa gift exchange in Junie B. Jones’...
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