Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Starting Monday, April 6, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division will be operating leaf vacuum trucks. The trucks will run through Friday, May 1. Residents can expect collection of leaves on their regular garbage day unless the trucks are slowed by weather or volume. If the service is slowed by weather or volume, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division will strive to reach the property the next day.   Residents should place leaves in long rows on ...
City Circle Acting Company Presents Into the Woods April 24-May3 Venture back Into the Woods as City Circle Acting Company of Coralville presents the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, April 24-May 3 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Follow a baker and his wife as they struggle to meet the demands of a vengeful witch so that they may have their hearts’ desire—a child of their own. On their journey in and out of the woods,...
The Matchmaker, opens April 30 and runs through May  21 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. Old Creamery favorite, Marquetta Senters, stars as  delightful professional busybody, Dolly Levi, in this  classic romantic comedy. With more than a few potential  lovers needing a little push toward the altar, she’s got  her work cut out for her as she plots and plans a...
On Saturday, May 2nd, Last Hope Animal Rescue will be taking it to the dogs!  The group will be hosting various events between 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Cheyenne Off-Leash Dog Park in Ely.  These events will include: 1:00pm – K9Cola Off-Leash 101 1:45pm – K9Cola Recall Testing 2:00pm – Agility Demo, Tip and Tricks with a friends contest to follow 3:00pm – Costume, Dog/Owner Look-A-Like & Best Trick contests             The contes...
The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Coaches vs. Cancer Kentucky Derby Gala on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center – Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa.    Schedule of events:   COACHES vs CANCER GALA 2015 Kentucky Derby Gala     5:00       Coaches arrive 5:10-5:25     Media interviews with Coaches 5:30-6:30 VIP Reception (Mezzanine Level) 6:00    ...
 Orchestra Iowa presents a concert full of Russian masterpieces showcasing the work of Tchaikovsky in his Violin Concerto featuring Brian Lewis, Glazunov’s The Spring and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 on Friday, May 1, 7:30 PM at the Iowa City West High Auditorium and Saturday, May 2, 7:30 PM at the Cedar Rapids Paramount Theatre.   Perhaps the greatest violin concerto of all time, Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece highlights this performance of Russian musings. Featuring one of the most versatile ...

Starting at 8 a.m., stop by the Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street to pick up a map of participating sales throughout Coralville. A first-come, first-served continental breakfast will also be available. To be included in the city sale listing, register with Coralville Parks and Recreation by April 22. Call 319.248.1750 for more information.

Saturday, May 2, 8:00 am to noon   This free, earth-friendly event in the City Hall parking lot at 1512 7th Street keeps items out of the landfill. Donate clean, usable items or take items donated by others.   Participants should bring items that are in good condition and can choose from items donated by others. The event is free and treasure hunters are welcome, regardless of donations. The following items are accepted: furniture, appliances, household items, books, clo...
Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Spring 2015 5k Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Spring 2015 5k MAY 2 Time: 10:00 a.m. Venue: Prairie High School/College Community School District campus Location: Cedar Rapids, IA Event Itinerary This family-friendly, celebratory race is the culminating event of the 10-week, 20-lesson Girls on the Run program for 3rd – 6th grade girls. Join hundreds of girls and their Running Buddies from 32 area schools in Linn, Johnson, Buchanan, Jefferson...
Maifest in the Amana Colonies Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 2015   Don’t let the winter blues keep you down, come celebrate spring at the historical Amana Colonies! There’s a unique experience waiting for all ages during this traditional German Celebration. German Food, Music and FUN!   The festivities will kick off on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00AM, with a parade through town. Businesses have created their best representation of Amana Art in their floats. Following the parade, a ne...
Community Shred Event Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am to noon Bring up to two boxes of personal papers to the Coralville Community Aquatic Center parking lot at 1513 7th Street (adjacent to the City Hall lot) to be shredded on site by Heartland Shredding, in partnership with the Coralville Police Department.   Free on-site shredding of up to two boxes of personal documents will be provided on site for Coralville residents. Any type of paper, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, labels, and file ta...
Mount Vernon’s Chalk the Walk returns May 2 and 3; 10th anniversary event to celebrate Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” The City of Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Parks and Rec, the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council and the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group have announced the dates of the 10th anniversary of Iowa’s largest-ever Madonnari Festival. Titled Chalk the Walk, the two-day festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s event wi...
Safe Kids Johnson County’s Emergency Medical Services Awareness Day is scheduled for this Saturday, May 2, from 11 am to 2 pm, in the south parking lot (near the Children’s Museum) of Coral Ridge Mall, 1451 Coral Ridge Avenue in Coralville. The EMS Awareness Day, sponsored by Safe Kids Johnson County and the Johnson County EMS Association, provides an opportunity for children and adults to gain a greater understanding of safety, health procedures, injury prevention and life-saving services thro...
Celebrate Preservation Month at Brucemore with free guided tours of the 21 room mansion on Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Follow a guide on a tour of the 21-room mansion and investigate the art, furnishings, technology, architecture, surrounding landscape, and stories preserved at Brucemore. Tours will begin approximately every 15 minutes with the last tour beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Free tour weekend is sponsored by Cedar Rapids Bank &am...
Low Cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control is offering rabies vaccinations and microchip identification for dogs and cats at a discounted rate on Sunday, May 3rd, at the shelter.   ·         Rabies vaccinations will be $10/each and microchips just $20/each. ·         This service is being offered for 2 hours only.   Some facts you should know about rabies ...
Free Mammograms & Pap Tests Offered May 4-6, 2015 for Women Without Insurance Appointments Required – Call 319.892.6019 for More Information Free mammograms and Pap tests will be provided to women aged 40-64 with no medical insurance May 4-6, 2015 in locations across Cedar Rapids. Income guidelines apply. Appointments are required and the services are available on a first come, first served basis. Call 319.892.6019 to learn more. Spanish speakers may call 1.800.369.2229 to set up an appoint...
Habitat ReStore Unwanted but usable building and housing materials can be donated to the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located at 2401 Scott Boulevard SE in Iowa City. ReStore will sell the items to support Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity; donations are tax-deductible.   ReStore accepts shelving, appliances, building and plumbing suUpdate & Returnpplies, hardware, tools, cabinets, furniture, lighting, doors, windows, tile, flooring, and more. Through ReStore, materials are...
Mayor's Spring Clean-Up Week May 4-8 During Mayor's Clean-Up Week in Coralville, dispose of bulky items (such as furniture or bathroom fixtures) that have reached the end of their useful life. Place items curbside up to 24 hours before, or by 7:00 am on your regular trash collection day. Any items not collected should be removed from the curb within 24 hours after collection day. Metal will be picked up by a separate truck to be recycled; metal pickup may not occur on your regular collection da...
KCRG-TV9 TO PROGRAM WEATHER RADIOS THROUGHOUT CR METRO     The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team has teamed up with area Hy-Vee Stores to offer affordable, quality severe weather radios. Early warning is your best defense during severe weather and a weather radio will alert you to incoming weather so you know when to turn to KCRG-TV9.   The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm team will be offering several times and locations across the Cedar Rapids metro area where they will be programming w...
Arthur Elementary Celebrates 100 Years!   When: Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 4:30-7:00pm   Where: Arthur Elementary School      2630 B Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402   Schedule of events: 4:30-7:00 Open House Social             (guided building tours, refreshments, and displays) 6:00-6:30 Presentation by Research Historian                                ...
Downton Abbey fans will enjoy Brucemore’s Hired Help Tour— May 7 at 5:30 p.m. Join a costumed interpreter for a tour revealing the lives of Brucemore's domestic servants in the early twentieth century. Consider what it was like to live and work on one of Iowa's grandest estates while exploring the servants' living quarters and the Servants' Village, an area open to the public only during this tour. Documents, photographs, and other materials from Brucemore's collections enrich visitors understan...
Whimsical Gourd Plant Hanger Thursday, May 7, 5:30 – 8:30pm Wickiup Hill Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville, IA 52341 Usher in the summer with this fun-filled class and make a unique, one-of-kind, whimsical gourd plant hanger. Gourd artist & President of the Iowa Gourd Society Sharon Foster will lead students in creating a colorful hard-shell Gourd Plant Hanger. Not only will students create their own gourd planter, but the class will also consist of sculpting a dragonfly,...
Undergraduate Dance majors in the University of Iowa Department of Dance will have the opportunity to present their choreography to the public during the Undergraduate Concert on May 7, 8, and 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Space Place Theater (101 North Hall, UI Campus).    The concert will include performances of the following works: but, hold your stance by Tyler Clark Enframe by Jennifer Sarsfield Stop. Go Again by Irina Gass I AM A WOMAN AND I HAVE RIGHTS by Venezia Manuel Awake in Time by Emi...
THE IOWA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM PRESENTS THE AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW WHO: The Iowa Children’s Museum WHAT: American Girl Fashion Show Fundraiser WHEN: Friday and Saturday May 8th and 9th WHERE: Coralville Center for the Performing Arts The Iowa Children’s Museum invites girls and their friends and families to experience the American Girl Fashion Show on March 8th at 7 pm and March 9th at 10 am and 2 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  This fun and engaging program showcase...
ImaginArt in the Alleys Calling All Artists The City of Marion is seeking qualified artists, designers, innovators, craftsmen, and teams to submit qualifications for its ImaginArt in the Alleys project. The request for qualifications and supporting information can be found at bit.ly/ImaginArtMarion. The ImaginArt in the Alleys project, funded in part by a $350,000 ArtPlace America grant, will transform the alleys between 10th and 11th Streets and 7th and 8th Avenues in Marion through infrastr...
The Old Creamery First Summer Courtyard Concert  is on May 8 featuring Craig Erickson.   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: May 8, June 5, July 24 , and September 11. The Courtyard Conce...
Mushroom Ramble Saturday, May 9, 8-10am Wickiup Hill Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville, IA 52341 Marty Augustine of the Prairie State Mushroom Club will lead participants on a search for fungus at Wickiup Hill on this morning. Meet at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center parking area and be ready to car pool to the Wickiup Hill Natural Area as a starting point. Of course at this time of year many folk’s thoughts will be on the tasty morel mushrooms – though we will see many other ...
The 12th Annual Run Like A Mother 4 Mile Run/Walk, put on by Chicks for Change, the Cedar Valley's committee of the Iowa Women's Foundation, will take place this year on Saturday, May 9th at 8:30 am, Island Park. The Kids' Run for kids ages 3 to 11 will take place at 9:30 am and kids will run in groups with distances based on age up to one-half mile.  As always we will have a fantastic post race party including Cup of Joe coffee,  bagels and cream cheese, chocolate milk from Hy-Vee and...
  Plant Sale and Vendor Market Early bird catches the worm at the 4th annaul Plant/Vendor Sale.  Various plants, baked goods and vendor items will be for sale.  Bring a friend and support a good cause! When:  Saturday, May 9, 2015 9:00am-1:00pm Where:  Fobian’s Barn 5382 American Legion Road Iowa City, IA Details: Various plants will be available for purchase Food will be available for purchase For a complete list of vendors, click here to download flyer
The Second Annual Corridor Autism Resource Expo is going to be held Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library. Discover the wealth of resources available in the corridor and beyond! This event is FREE and open to the public! For updated information, visit https://www.facebook.com/corridorautismresourceexpo  
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is partnering with several local organizations and parents for the second annual Corridor Autism Awareness Expo (CARE) on Saturday, May 9, from 10 am to 2 pm. CARE features an extensive vendor fair for autism specific vendors and organizations that support families to exhibit their services. A multitude of information about autism is available for families, professionals and members of the community. The event allows families and individuals affected by autism to...
This year, Families Helping Families of Iowa will host our eighth annual Families Helping Families Gala: An Honor to Fostering event on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 from 5PM - 9PM at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, featuring dinner, dancing and entertainment by Matthew Kane & the Band Greenbrier. Our emcee for the evening will be Ashley Hinson, KCRG-TV. In 2015, we would like to invite you to join us to celebrate and honor those who are outstanding citizens for the posit...
"Go Gray in May Gala" Saturday, May 9th 6-10pm May is brain tumor awareness month. To celebrate, we are having the first annual “Go Gray in May Gala!” Location: Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Cedar Rapids Formal attire is requested. Dinner, Dance & Auction! Emcee: Tiffany O'Donnell  CBS 2 & Fox 28 Entertainment: Absolute Hoot! To RSVP, purhcase your tickets at https://www.classy.org/cedar-rapids/events/go-gray-may-gala/e39264
The annual Mother’s Day Showcase is Sunday, May 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Noelridge Greenhouse, 4900 Council Street NE. Admission is free of charge. Visitors will enjoy seeing approximately 4000 different varieties of plants as well as educational exhibits featuring bonsai, beekeeping, orchids, pollinators and butterflies. Kathleen Zeimer from Butterfliz of Iowa will exhibit from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., with a special presentation at 1:00 p.m. In addition, professionally designed hanging b...
KCRG-TV9 TO PROGRAM WEATHER RADIOS THROUGHOUT CR METRO     The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team has teamed up with area Hy-Vee Stores to offer affordable, quality severe weather radios. Early warning is your best defense during severe weather and a weather radio will alert you to incoming weather so you know when to turn to KCRG-TV9.   The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm team will be offering several times and locations across the Cedar Rapids metro area where they will be programming w...
This year’s “Music on the Village Green” kicks off with the award-winning West Branch High School Jazz Band on Wednesday, May 13. The concerts are free and begin at 7:00 p.m. at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa. Following the May 13 performance, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in cooperation with the City of West Branch and Main Street West Branch invites visitors to a series of special musical events each Thursday night in June.  The weekly performances fea...
TASTE OF CZECH & SLOVAK KICKOFF TO HOUBY DAYS WEEKEND IN CZECH VILLAGE The Guild of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library announces its 14th Taste of Czech and Slovak dinner.  The event will be held Friday, May 15, 2015, in the Heritage Hall of the museum at 1400 Inspiration Place SW in Czech Village.  Serving will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  $15 for adults and children 10 and under are free. The taste is a fun and u...
The 38th Annual Houby Days is May 15-17 in Czech Village. The Czech Village Association’s annual spring festival celebrates the history and culture of Czech Village in Cedar Rapids. Houby (pronounced HOE-bee) is Czech for mushrooms. The event kicks off on Friday evening, May 15, with artisan vendors, a carnival, bingo, and live music by Funkdaddies. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) will host a Taste of Czech dinner. Saturday is Czech Day and begins with an egg and h...
:From Berlin, Germany | PAN-POT::: Solar Cathedral’s 15 Year Anniversary EDM Concert Event On May 15th international music act ‘PAN-POT’ will be travelling from Berlin, Germany to perform in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This is the 15th year anniversary event of local Music/Art/Media promotion company ‘Solar Cathedral Productions’. This is also a recognized event of Detroit’s MOVEMENT Electronic Music Festival that regularly draws over 100,000 attendees. Matt Rissi & his Solar Cathedral project have ...
Household Hazardous Materials Storing household hazardous materials (HHMs) in your home can be a health and fire hazard.  As part of your annual cleaning, gather those materials and bring them to either the spring or fall CleanUpCR Drop-off Event to be processed and disposed of in a safe manner.  Look for your ticket to participate in your Cedar Rapids Municipal Utility Bill. When: May 16, 2015  9:00am-2:00pm Where: 2250 A Street SW the Cedar Rapi...
Spring Drop-off Event Do you have old furniture or an accumulation of oil based paints and chemicals in your home?  The Annual spring and fall Clean Up CR Drop-off Events provide City of Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Customers with an opportunity to get rid of items for free. The spring and fall drop off events are City of CR sponsored and staffed, but hosted at the Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency's A Street SW facility.      Ma...
A benefit for Jadyn Davis' family to help raise money to cover the expenses that they will endure during the next two years. Scotch and Soda will be playing, we will have a Live Auction, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale! Hope to see everyone there! Sunday, May 17 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm         Show Map   Cedar River Landing 301 F Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405 Here is Jadyn's Story : On September 26th 2014, Jadyn was diag...
The fifth annual “Charity Ball Drop,” which has become part of the annual Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) annual golf outing, offers unique opportunities to fund worthwhile programs. The Community Foundation’s annual Tee Off for Charity | Team Up for Philanthropy golf outing will be held at Brown Deer Golf Course Monday, May 18. Registration for the golf outing and lunch begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The ball drop will be held at 6 p.m. Golf balls will be d...
The fifth annual “Charity Ball Drop,” which has become part of the annual Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) annual golf outing, offers unique opportunities to fund worthwhile programs.   The Community Foundation’s annual Tee Off for Charity | Team Up for Philanthropy golf outing will be held at Brown Deer Golf Course Monday, May, 18. The ball drop will be held at 6 p.m. The balls that will be dropped from a Coralville Fire Department ladder truck in front of the Brown Deer ...
KCRG-TV9 TO PROGRAM WEATHER RADIOS THROUGHOUT CR METRO     The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team has teamed up with area Hy-Vee Stores to offer affordable, quality severe weather radios. Early warning is your best defense during severe weather and a weather radio will alert you to incoming weather so you know when to turn to KCRG-TV9.   The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm team will be offering several times and locations across the Cedar Rapids metro area where they will be programming w...
The 13th annual Doll Event is hosted by Midwest Old Threshers and the Hawkeye Doll Club of Iowa, a UFDC Chapter. A full day of doll events, displays, seminars and viewing the Bussey Doll Collection. For more information visit www.oldthreshers.com or call 319-385-8937. Registration Deadline is May 11th.  
The 15th Annual Cedar Rapids Fire Department (CRFD) Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at 8:30 a.m. on the College Community Schools campus at 401 76th Avenue SW.  The CRFD Memorial 5K was started in 2001 after the death of Administrative District Chief Kevin Sterenchuk.  At the time of Sterenchuk’s death, there was no program in place to assist families of fallen firefighters.  The Memorial 5K was started to honor the memory and life of Sterenchuk by creating...
 Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament set for Friday, May 29 The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will host its 16th annual Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament on Friday, May 29 at Prairie Links Golf and Event Center in Waverly, Iowa. Four-person teams will be paired with a celebrity in this 18-hole, best ball tournament. Cost is $150 per person (you may register as a team or as an individual). Cost includes dinner, green fees, and cart. Dinner and live auction will foll...
Join the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art for the 2nd Annual "Clue"- The Detective Game Event on Friday, May 29th from 7:00pm-10:00p.m. A spectacular night of sleuthing, themed drinks, hors d'oeurves, dancing with the Vegas Style music of the Fred Gazzo Band. **Dress up as a character from the Clue Game or in the fashion of the 1940's if so inclined! Tickets are $50/person and can be purchased at crma.org or by contacting Joanne Wzontek at 319-366-7503 ext. 207. Fund from this event support the Cedar...
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