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FRIDAY AUG. 1ST 6:30 pm-22nd CAR CRUISE REGISTRATION (north on Wilson St.) 7:30 pm - CAR CRUISE on Main St. ( Line up at Park) contact Patrick @ 319-361-5957 7:00 pm BIG BALL TOURNAMENT- (5 men/women team AGES 16& over) Contact Dustin @ 319-981-3384 $50 Entry per team 8:00 pm BAGS TOURNY- $10 entry per person-draw for partners- Contact Jeremy @ 319-981-0878 (Proceeds to Park fund) 9 pm -1 am DANCE at PHAT ALBERTS- BAND-"Strawberry Feelds"- Classic Rock 70's...
The Friday Night Concert Series takes place on the Pedestrian Plazaatthe Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa CityHotel.Concerts run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Bring your lawn chair andenjoy theevening!   August 1 Jessica Egli AND Surf Zombies August 8 Beaker Brothers, sponsored by Crescent Electric Supply Company August 15         Milk & Eggs AND Brooks Strause & the Gory Details  August 22         Orqu...
Iowa’s longest-running film festival will celebrate its 17th year at the newly renovated Tipton High School auditorium. This single-day event will feature short and feature-length films from all over the world during a single-day event Saturday, Aug. 2. The Hardacre Theater, the longtime home and namesake to the Hardacre Film Festival, is currently undergoing renovation. The theater was purchased by the nonprofit Hardacre Theater Preservation Association in February 2014 and is raising funds to...
 Alburnett Children's Benefit Day is organized by the Alburnett Diamond Club to benefit community children in need. The annual event is held in downtown Alburnett on August 2, 2014. See below for a list of 2013 events. For more information, call Deb Bell, Alburnett Diamond Club President, at (319) 842-2676 or (319) 360-1079.  8:00 am - Alburnett Pirate Dash, 5th Annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run.  Registration 7:00 - 7:45 am at Alburnett Fire Station Lawn. $25 day of r...
The 2014 Iowa Irish Fest Fourth Annual 5k Walk and Run will be held on Saturday, August 2, at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Waterloo. Whether you are an avid racer or are just looking to show off your new kilt or Irish flair, Iowa Irish Fest invites you to join in the fun. There will be prizes for race winners and the best male and female Irish costumed participants. Runners or walkers ages 13 and up who complete early registration before July 11 will receive a free three-day pass to the fest and guar...
The “abbreviated” Hardacre Film Festival—without the Hardacre—is set to show some buzzed-about documentaries and short films at a single-day event Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Tipton High School auditorium. Iowa’s longest-running film festival, now celebrating its 17th year, will show films from all over the world—three feature-length documentaries and nine short films. The festival will be held at the newly renovated Tipton High School auditorium, as the festival’s namesake—the Hardacre Theater—is...
All Kinds of MOVIES for All Kinds of People Join us June 14 - August 21! Movies take place outside of Macbride Hall (on the East side of thebuilding) at sunset (which varies from 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. later in theseason). Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy FREE entertainment.  Aug. 2 Seven Years in Tibet, Rated PG-13; 150 minutes; 1997                         Movie sponsored by Old Capitol Screenprinters Aug. 9 ...
United Way is celebrating its 100th year with a community-wide birthday party at Brucemore on Sunday, August 3rd.  This party will be fun for the whole family and is free to attend.  The celebration runs from 12p.m - 4p.m with a fun surprise at 2:30 p.m on the Main Stage.  Activities at the event include: bounce houses, photo booth, story time with the Cedar Rapids Library, water balloon toss, free cupcakes and ice cream, food for purchase from Hy-Vee, and live entertainment inclu...
World Breastfeeding Week Picnic                        Sunday August 3rd 2014 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Thomas Park – English Pavilion Marion, IA There will be Games, Prizes, Snacks and Support.   This event is hosted by the Linn County Breastfeeding Task Force.
The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department’s fall program registration begins August 5. (Online registration will be available at 5:00 p.m. on August 4.) The Play! guide will be mailed the week of August 4 to all Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Robins residents as an insert in Our CR, the City of Cedar Rapids’ quarterly magazine. Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation offers programs for all ages and abilities. Fall programs include Halloween and other holiday events at Ushers Ferry Historic Vil...
The City of Cedar Rapids is asking its citizens to turn on their porch lights and spend time in their neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  National Night Out is in its 31st year with Cedar Rapids participating for the past 15 years. This year’s theme is “Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs A Going Away Party!” It is important for neighborhoods to connect and National Night Out is a simple way to do this. Each neighborhood can host their own unique get-to...
The Cedar Rapids Community School District is committed to providing all students with the opportunity to participate in a music program. A donation of an instrument can help! The District is accepting instruments throughout the month of August. This tax-deductible donation will go directly to one of the six District middle schools for students to use in band or orchestra.  To donate, simply drop off your gently-used instrument at the Educational Leadership and Support Center (ELSC), 2500 E...
Good morning – ICAD Group is sending this news release out on behalf of our workforce development partners at IowaWorks.  Their organization is hosting three upcoming construction career fairs.  This region is embarking on the biggest construction periods in its history and local developers, construction companies and crews are in need of workforce.  There are approximately 135 open construction positions presently in Iowa’s Creative Corridor and that number is expected to increas...
The Kennedy High School Class of 2015 will spend the 2014-15 school year building a Habitat for Humanity house.  The students are beginning efforts to raise the $16,000 needed for the project with a garage sale. The event will be held in the west gymnasium of the high school on Friday, Aug. 8, from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. Students will be collecting donated items for the garage sale on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 1-3 p.m., and Monday, Aug. 4, from 5-7 p.m. Anyone wishing...
The Friday Night Concert Series takes place on the Pedestrian Plazaatthe Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa CityHotel.Concerts run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Bring your lawn chair andenjoy theevening!   August 8 Beaker Brothers, sponsored by Crescent Electric Supply Company August 15         Milk & Eggs AND Brooks Strause & the Gory Details  August 22         Orquesta Alto Maiz, sponsored by Integrated D...
It’s not too late to register for this year’s Flood the Run, presented by Veridian Credit Union.  This wet and wacky fun run benefiting Matthew 25 and The Salvation Army is a 2.6- mile family fun run/walk around Ellis Park on Saturday, August 9th.         Those who which to participate can register at crfloodtherun.com until midnight on Thursday, August 7th, or at the run on Saturday, August 9th.  The cost to run is $35 (11 years and older) or $1...
The Amana Arts Guild will sponsor its Festival of the Arts on Saturday August 9, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Middle Amana Park in Middle Amana, Iowa.   This FREE, family event will feature sales of fine arts, crafts and traditional Colony folk arts by local and guest artists. Demonstrations of skilled artists woodturning, quilting, tinsmithing, basket-making, spinning and painting will offer a unique glimpse into the history of these crafts. There will also be a raffle for a ...
Rockin Rocks and Fossils! Date:               August 9, 2013 Time:              11:00 AM Contact:          Judy Joyce (319)-330-3833 Location:        Conklin Quarry, Iowa City Like rocks? Like fossils? If so this is the TAKO event for you. TAKO (Take A Kid Outdoors) has teamed up wit...
All Kinds of MOVIES for All Kinds of People Join us June 14 - August 21! Movies take place outside of Macbride Hall (on the East side of thebuilding) at sunset (which varies from 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. later in theseason). Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy FREE entertainment.  Aug. 9 Super 8, Rated PG-13; 112 minutes; 2011                         Movie sponsored by Integrated DNA Technologies Aug. 16 9, Rat...
Dam Duathlon- Sunday, August 10 Race starts at 8:00 a.m. at Coralville Dam & Reservoir in Iowa City, Iowa.  Cost varies from $50 to $70 depending on time of registration or $95 per team. Have you ever wanted to try a triathlon but are not much of a swimmer? Do you want a real challenge but don't want color throwin in your eyes or mud to crawl through? If you're just tired of yet another 5K, come run and bike at the Scheels Duathlon Series!   Visit www.scheelsduathlon.com ...
The Friday Night Concert Series takes place on the Pedestrian Plazaatthe Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa CityHotel.Concerts run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Bring your lawn chair andenjoy theevening!   August 15         Milk & Eggs AND Brooks Strause & the Gory Details  August 22         Orquesta Alto Maiz, sponsored by Integrated DNA Technologies August 29         Dogs On ...
All Kinds of MOVIES for All Kinds of People Join us June 14 - August 21! Movies take place outside of Macbride Hall (on the East side of thebuilding) at sunset (which varies from 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. later in theseason). Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy FREE entertainment.  Aug. 16 9, Rated PG-13; 79 minutes; 2009 Aug. 21* How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Rated PG-13; 116 minutes; 2003                         Mo...
All Kinds of MOVIES for All Kinds of People Join us June 14 - August 21! Movies take place outside of Macbride Hall (on the East side of thebuilding) at sunset (which varies from 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. later in theseason). Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy FREE entertainment.  Aug. 21* How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Rated PG-13; 116 minutes; 2003                         Movie sponsored by Garage Mahaul Free Movie ...
  Iowa Preventing Abuse Conference August 22, 23, 2014 Hotel at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa To register for the conference please click the "registration" link Early Bird registration is 89.00 per person Date/Time:  August 22, 2014    7:30 AM to 8:30 A.M. Registration and Hospitality General Session 8:30 A.M  to 4:30 P.M. Date/Time:  August 23, 2014   7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. Registratiom and Hospitality Gemeral session begins ...
The Friday Night Concert Series takes place on the Pedestrian Plazaatthe Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa CityHotel.Concerts run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Bring your lawn chair andenjoy theevening!   August 22         Orquesta Alto Maiz, sponsored by Integrated DNA Technologies August 29         Dogs On Skiis, sponsored by ServPro September 5   Kevin BF Burt & Big Medicine, sponsored by McGladrey ...
Sign up for NE Iowa’s Toughest Mud Run. You won’t want to miss this 6Koff road race that showcases the Wapsipinicon State Park in JonesCounty. Runners have the opportunity to experience natural obstaclesthroughout the park such as downed trees, water crossings, muddy slopesand cross the finish line on a giant slip and slide. New in 2014 will bea Team Competition! Sign up with family, friends, co-workers or even anon-profit group looking to raise some easy money by crossing the finishline first. ...
In an effort to show appreciation for the service and sacrifices made by our military veterans, the City of Cedar Rapids will host the inaugural Patriot Week golf event. Patriot Week celebrates veterans and their contributions to our freedom by offering veterans a free round of golf with a cart from Monday, August 25th through Monday, September 1st (Labor Day) at Ellis, Gardner and Twin Pines Golf Courses. “Patriot Week is a way for the City and the businesses contributing to the event to demon...
On Monday, August 25, the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will hold the Last Gasp! Back-to-School Swim at Noelridge Aquatic Center from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Admission is only $1 per person for this special swim with games, relays, a dunk tank, and an inflatable castle. Swim passes will not be accepted for admission. A lap swim will also be held on August 25 from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Admission is $4.25 or a season pass. Noelridge and Cherry Hill Aquatic Centers will be open Labor Day week...
Free Round of Golf for All Iowa Veterans during Patriot Week The City of Cedar Rapids is now offering all Iowa veterans a free round of golf with a cart from Monday, August 25th through Monday, September 1st (Labor Day) at Ellis, Gardner and Twin Pines Golf Courses as part of the first ever Patriot Golf Week event. All active duty and honorably discharged veterans, retired National Guard and reserves are eligible to participate in the event. Veterans may pick up a certificate for their round o...
Does your heartbeat escalate every time you hear Back in Black by ACDC?Are black and gold clothing a part of your primary wardrobe? Do yousimply love cheering on the Hawkeyes? If you answered ‘yes’ to one… orall… FRY fest is a ‘must experience’ for you! At this one-dayevent, you will live, eat and breathe our beloved Hawkeyes. Withactivities ranging from the ‘World’s Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow’to our signature Hawkeye Pep Rally… there is no shortage of activitiesto take part in. Other signature ...
The Friday Night Concert Series takes place on the Pedestrian Plazaatthe Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa CityHotel.Concerts run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Bring your lawn chair andenjoy theevening! August 29         Dogs On Skiis, sponsored by ServPro September 5   Kevin BF Burt & Big Medicine, sponsored by McGladrey   September 12 Zeta June AND Fire Sale, sponsored by Iowa Book  For More information click here!
Come join the Stoney Point Kids Fun Run on Saturday, 8.30.14. The course will feature obstacles such as tire maze, hay bales, low-crawl and others. Kids, parents, family and friends are all welcome for the fun run. Fun Run Training The Y is offering several dates to "train" for the race to build endurance and become familiar with the course.  Training is offered for race participants K - 5 What:   Stoney Point Kids Fun Run & Obstacle Course Where:  Stoney Point Y Fields...
This is a festival honoring The Good Soldier and his creator, Jaroslav Hasek. Two of the greatest Svejkologists in the world, Zenny (Chicago) and Jomar (Oslo, Norway) will be in attendance. Come and learn about Svejk and Hasek from these two on the 30th and have a good time.   Schedule: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.:    Music, beer & pizza  (Bakery Stage) 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.:    Beer & speeches  (Bakery Stage) 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.:    Beer & brauts  ...
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