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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...
 Who:           Troop 250 Chartered by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Iowa City   What:         Hamburger Supper   When:         Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, 4:45pm-7:00pm   Where:       St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 2675 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA   Why:  ...

The Amana Colonies are again preparing to celebrate Oktoberfest. Our Oktoberfest celebration this year is October 3, 4 and 5.

We are planning the annual parade and look forward to your participation. The parade line-up will begin at the Woolen Mill parking lot at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 4. The parade starts at 10 a.m.

In its fifth year, TCR’s Underground New Play Festival features the work of playwrights who are from Iowa and/or have a connection to Iowa! TICKETS ONLY $10 PER SESSION! FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Friday October 3rd at 7:30 pm  *   Bus People  *   No Safe Refuge Saturday October 4th at 7:30 pm  *   Tinderella  *   They Grow Up So Fast  *   A Midterm Night’s Dream Sunday October 5th at 2:30 pm  *   Evidence, ...
Come, share the light at the Shueyville United Methodist Church (1195 Steeple Lane NE, Swisher. One mile east of I-380 Swisher/Shueyville exit #10.) Stores open 8 a.m to noon Continental Breakfast: serving from 8-9 a.m. with homemade cinnamon rolls!  Silent Auctions: 9 a.m., 10:30a.m., & noon  Live Auction!: 1:00 p.m. Auctioneer: Todd Smith  Country Style Lunch: serving from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Homemade chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, salads,...
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Come help support the Lakeview PTO! Shopping, raffle give aways and always great visits. Stop by the Lakeview Elementary School off Racine Avenue in Solon, this Saturday, October 4 from 9 am – 1 pm. Lots of vendors to visit and shop from, get your Christmas shopping started with some great bargains and help support a great cause.  

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa organization, will host the 8th Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-off Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Uptown Mount Vernon. The chili cook-off contest is open to the public. The event features more than 20 four-person teams vying for a total of $500 in cash prizes. The cooking will take place from noon to 4 p.m., with the public invited to the tasting portion of the event from 4 to 7 p.m. Sample chili cups a...
Metro Mix Chorus presents: "Magic Tonight" A magical musical performance by the Award Winning Metro Mix Chorus- A Cappella harmony at its best! With special guests, “SwitchBack ”, the premier men’ s quartet in Iowa! Date: Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. Venue: Coralville Center for Performing Arts (1301 5th St. Coralville, IA) Ticket prices: $20 (general admission) & $10 for children ages ten and under Order tickets from CCPA box office or from a Metro Mix Chorus member. Vis...
Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation invites fathers and their daughters to a tea at Ushers Ferry on Sunday, October 5 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. This special afternoon includes story sharing, parlor games and delicious goodies. The fee is $13/person for residents and $14/person for non-residents. Pre-registration is required for program #214704-01. Call the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, (319) 286-5731, or go to www.crrec.org for more information or to register.
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Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department is offering several special Halloween events during the month of October that will appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. They are Harvest Hayrack Nights, Safe Halloween for Kids, Spooky Swim at Bender Pool, Night at Ushers Scary and the annual Special Populations Halloween Dance. Families are invited to Ushers Ferry for some good old-fashioned fall fun including hayrack rides, drinking hot cocoa around a bonfire, and making crafts. “Harvest...
The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids is hosting a Local Craft & Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00am – 3:00pm.  Currently registrations are being taken for vendors.  The cost is $20 for the first table, and $10 for each additional table.  Suggested items include: woodwork, hats, scarves, quilts, painting, stationary, pottery, home decor, jewelry, seasonal crafts, floral items and more. Registration and payment can be turned in to The Salvation Army located at 1000 ...

St. Patrick Catholic Church, Anamosa is hosting its Annual Fall Festival at the Lawrence Community Center, 600 Main St. Anamosa, IA on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A roast beef & ham dinner with sides, salads and dessert will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $10; children ages 5-10 are $6. Pre-school (4 & under) are FREE. Advance tickets can be purchased at the parish office.

Time again for the Cedar Rapids/Marion CROP Hunger Walk. This year it will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12th. At the Marion Parks Trail, starting from Thomas Park. Registration begins @ 1PM and the 5 kilometer walk start @ 1:30PM. 25% of the funds collected will be divided among three local agencies that feed the hungry, Churches of Marion Pantry, Linn Community Food Bank and Greene Square Meals. The rest of the money supports the work of Church World Service or other relief agencies designated by...
Families are invited to Brucemore for an afternoon of autumn-themed activities, crafts, and snacks to celebrate the season during Fall Family Day on Sunday, October 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Highlights include: ·         Exploring the estate’s historic 26 acres during a nature scavenger hunt offered at 1:15 and 2:15 p.m. ·         Creating a scarecrow to be included in Brucemore’s Scarecrow Invasion. One scarecrow ...
 American Red Cross encourages donors to make blood donation a lifelong habit Leaders Save Lives Program gives students chance to win college scholarship   MADISON, Wis. (Oct. 2, 2014) — The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that it’s never too late – or too early – to make blood donation a lifelong habit.   Many blood donors report making their first blood donation while in high school. High school and college students account for about 20 percent of all blood donations ...
MEMBER APPRECIATION CELEBRATION!   Thursday, October 16th • 4–8pm at The M.A.C. Xtreme 4700 Tama St S.E • 319-377-7758 The MAC Xtreme Member Appreciation Party is open to the entire community!   Celebrating 30 years in business 1984 - 2014. Giving out over $5,000 in FREE giveaways!   Thank you to our members and the Cedar Rapids community for your support!   WIN a 60” Flat Screen TV 1 entry for bringing a guest • 1 entry for each purchase you make • 3 entr...
Camp Courageous Knows How to Have FUN! On Thursday, October 16th Camp Courageous will partner with Planet X for a FUNdraiser. It's fitting since each year thousands of individuals with disabilities look forward to going to camp to have fun in a place where they are accepted, their special needs are met, and they are respected. Camp Courageous knows how to have fun! Campers discover their strengths, talents, and skills while having an enjoyable time with dedicated, energetic staff all year roun...
The Edgewood Road Hy-Vee will be hosting an Aura Cacia Customer Experience event, one of three events to take place in the entire country, October 17-19, 2014. The HealthMarket will feature an interactive Aura Cacia pure essential oils display where attendees can learn about pure essential oils and their uses from Aromatherapist Educator, Charlynn Avery. Guests will receive recipes, coupons, and create a personal care product to take home free of charge.  On Saturday, October...
Celebrate the exhibition, “Flora Metamorphicae,” with a “Flora Finale” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, on Friday, October 17, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. There will be free admission, light refreshments, and flower-inspired art activities for all ages. “Flora Metamorphicae” is a remarkable project created by six contemporary Norwegian artists—Kari Aasen, Lipa Dalén, Siri Haaskjkold, Bjørg Hougen, Audhild Rypdal, and Eli Veim.

The exhibition is sponsored by T...
"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...
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The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce The Third Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale on October 18 and 19, 2014, at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse, 4900 Council Street NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. The show is free and open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This will be a regional orchid show with flowering orchid displays by orchid societies from Il...
Please join TAKO on Saturday, October 18th from 4-6:30 pm at Emma Harvet Square located on the Peninsula in Iowa City for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Event.  We have plenty of carving kits and pumpkin patterns and supplies.  Bring your own pumpkin or carve one of ours!  We will also have other Halloween and Fall related activities! This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.  A light snack of caramel apples and hot apple cider will be provided.  Advance registrat...
Experience 80’s inspired zombies in Downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday, October 18!  The 2nd Annual Zombie Prom Fundraiser, hosted by Metro North Rotary, features an 80’s theme and will be held at New Bo City Market at 1100 3rd St SE on Saturday, October 18 from 8pm – 12Midnight.  Presenting sponsor is Cellsite Solutions, LLC. Proceeds raised will be donated to assist with classroom renovations and programs that directly benefit students at Cedar Rapids Metro High School, the Cedar Rap...
Want to make your morning walk or run benefit local schools? Then lace up your running or walking shoes, register for the 16th Annual MidWestOne Bank Run For the Schools and go out and raise pledges. You can fundraise for the Regina Catholic Community School District or the Iowa City Community School District or both; you decide. Both school districts apply the funds you raise to help further education and the money stays within the community. The MidWestOne Bank Run For the Schools takes p...
Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation invites children to bring their grandpa to tea at Ushers Ferry on Sunday, October 19 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. This special afternoon includes story sharing and delicious goodies. The fee is $13/person for residents and $14/person for non-residents. Pre-registration is required for program #214703-01. Call the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, (319) 286-5731, or go to www.crrec.org for more information or to register.  
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Linn County will host a Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program. The local site for the Oct. 23 CIC is ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County, 383 Collins Road, Suite 201 in Cedar Rapids. Registration begins at...
Capri Colleges (Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque and Waterloo) are excited to announce their sixth annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser. Capri College has raised almost $36,000 over the past five years for local breast cancer prevention/support organizations. This year’s raffle items include an iPad Mini! “We are proud to support our local communities with this event,” said Abigail Degenhardt, marketing director. Stop by Capri College during the month of October to enter the raffle drawing for iPad...
Woke Up Black Coming Back to the University of Iowa Campus! Back by popular demand, the Public Policy Center will hold a second free screening of the documentary, Woke Up Black, on Thursday, October 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in room 100 Phillips Hall.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Woke Up Black documents a two-year period in the lives of five black youth ages 16-21, capturing both day-to-day life events such as family gatherings and interactions with the justice system, as well as major miles...
Lisbon High School Principal Ian Dye will be volunteering his time as the title character in the original comedy “Who Made Ian Die?” as part of the annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre event taking place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, at 6 p.m. The event will begin at The Lisbon Public Library, 101 E. Main St., and will feature a staged murder and eight suspects with a different cast and outcome each night. Audiences will witness a staged murder, examine the evidence, interview the suspec...
The Prairie High School Dance Team is hosting their 15th annual Stack the Stands regional dance team competition on Saturday, October 25th from 8:00 am-9:00 pm at Prairie High School on 76th Street SW, Cedar Rapids. The competition draws over 700 dancers from all over the state!There will also be food for purchase, vendors selling really cool products all day long and even a photo booth! It’s going to be a really fun event! Stop out, shop, mingle and watch some great area talent! Admission is $7...
 Local Food Banquet Oct. 25th will Offer Yum and Fun! The Saturday, October 25th Local Foods Banquet will be at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids beginning at 5:30 p.m. A fabulous meal of local foods will be prepared by Chef Andy Deutmeyer and Mercy staff accompanied by locally crafted beers and wines, music, and auctions. A live auction will feature three celebrity autographed memorabilia pieces: a Star Wars Cast movie poster, Johnny Depp sketch, and Led Zeppelin record album. All items fro...
Local Food Banquet Oct. 25th Live Auction Will Offer Celebrity Autographed Memorabilia As part of the Iowa Valley RC&D Local Food Banquet a live auction will be held featuring three celebrity autographed memorabilia pieces: a Star Wars Cast movie poster, Johnny Depp sketch, and Led Zeppelin record album. All items from Charity Fundraising come with a certificate of authenticity. The Saturday, October 25th Local Foods Banquet will be at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids beginning at 5:30 p.m. ...
Featuring a meal of local foods prepared by chef Andy Deutmeyer and Mercy staff. The banquet will include locally crafted beers, wines, and music with silent and live auctions. The auction will offer enticing items such as a quarter side of grass-fed beef, local foods, and wine and gift baskets.    WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5:30 pm—10 pm  WHERE: Mercy Hospital. 701 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids  TICKETS: $40.00 per person or $75 for 2 &#...
Halloween will be here soon! We are calling all goblins, ghosts, princesses and superheros for a spook-tacular good time at the Coralville Recreation Department's Monster Bash! This chilling party is meant for just the little Zombies, adult-types can't handle this frightfully fun good time! Our thrilling carnival of games will have you tossing, hopping, weaving and slithering towards a cauldron of prizes. This bash comes to an end with a mix of ghoulish treats to take home at 9:00 p.m. So creep...
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