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  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/03/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/04/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/05/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/09/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/10/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • Old Creamery Theatre’s Comic Murder Mystery Dinner
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    02/11/2017

    Old Creamery Theatre’s Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre opens Feb. 11 at Ashton Hill Farm in Cedar Rapids

    A Killing At Codswallop Castle, a comic murder mystery dinner theatre opens at Ashton Hill Farm on February 11, 2017 and runs through March 11 on Saturday nights; seating begins at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special Valentine’s Day show on February 14 seating begins at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be also one special matinee on Saturday, March 4; seating begins at 12:00 p.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m. February 18 and 25 performances are already sold out.

    As night falls on the ancestral home of Lord Codswallop, rumors fly that the historic (and haunted?) castle might be sold. What could possibly be worse? Only that the new owners could be… (gasp)…American! Laughter abounds as mayhem and murder unfold in this “spirited” evening of food and fun. You’ll have a jolly good time!

    Ashton Hill Farm is a timeless venue space nestled on Iowa farmland with sweeping views of the countryside. Their custom built venue was carefully designed to capture the essential elements of successful entertaining.
    Tickets: $50 per person. Your ticket to the show includes appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert, tax, and gratuity. Tickets should be purchased no later than 4:00pm the day before the performance. Ticket vouchers, season tickets, and coupons cannot be used for Dinner Theatre. All sales are final.

    Chef Mickey’s Catering is making and preparing the food by hand and serving it on site. The menu includes cucumber sandwiches, fig and blue cheese tarts, fig and stilton salad with a port wine dressing, English roasted potatoes, buttery garlic green beans, and a choice of beef wellington, chicken wellington, or vegetable wellington. Dessert is chocolate bundt cake from Take the Cake.

    The Old Creamery Theatre is a nonprofit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. In 2017, the company is celebrating 46 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/11/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/12/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/16/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/17/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • Old Creamery Theatre’s Comic Murder Mystery Dinner
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    02/18/2017

    Old Creamery Theatre’s Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre opens Feb. 11 at Ashton Hill Farm in Cedar Rapids

    A Killing At Codswallop Castle, a comic murder mystery dinner theatre opens at Ashton Hill Farm on February 11, 2017 and runs through March 11 on Saturday nights; seating begins at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special Valentine’s Day show on February 14 seating begins at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be also one special matinee on Saturday, March 4; seating begins at 12:00 p.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m. February 18 and 25 performances are already sold out.

    As night falls on the ancestral home of Lord Codswallop, rumors fly that the historic (and haunted?) castle might be sold. What could possibly be worse? Only that the new owners could be… (gasp)…American! Laughter abounds as mayhem and murder unfold in this “spirited” evening of food and fun. You’ll have a jolly good time!

    Ashton Hill Farm is a timeless venue space nestled on Iowa farmland with sweeping views of the countryside. Their custom built venue was carefully designed to capture the essential elements of successful entertaining.
    Tickets: $50 per person. Your ticket to the show includes appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert, tax, and gratuity. Tickets should be purchased no later than 4:00pm the day before the performance. Ticket vouchers, season tickets, and coupons cannot be used for Dinner Theatre. All sales are final.

    Chef Mickey’s Catering is making and preparing the food by hand and serving it on site. The menu includes cucumber sandwiches, fig and blue cheese tarts, fig and stilton salad with a port wine dressing, English roasted potatoes, buttery garlic green beans, and a choice of beef wellington, chicken wellington, or vegetable wellington. Dessert is chocolate bundt cake from Take the Cake.

    The Old Creamery Theatre is a nonprofit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. In 2017, the company is celebrating 46 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/18/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • New Play Festival
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/19/2017

    Our 2016-17 New Play Festival showcases new playwrights, directors, and actors, all with Iowa ties. Three weekends of fresh, new plays by Iowa playwrights. What could be better!?

    Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 19

    BUY TICKETS http://theatrecr.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c996aafdf78bd4e778a636ff&id=c4b8a453e4&e=c00ac6e896

    FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

    *   Friday, February 3 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Saturday, February 4 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #1 – Staged Reading
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 4 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Sunday, February 5 (2:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 5 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Thursday, February 9 (7:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

    *   Friday, February 10 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Saturday, February 11 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #2 – On their feet with scripts in hand
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 11 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Sunday, February 12 (2:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Thursday, February 16 (7:30pm)
    *   Calliope’s Garden
    *   A Call From the Past
    *   Start Over
    *   Inheritance

    *   Friday, February 17 (7:30pm)
    *   Hook-Up of Justice
    *   Mobius Strip
    *   The Day the Hamsters Died

    *   Saturday, February 18 (2:30pm)
    *   Workshop Performance #3 – Final performance (minimally produced)
    *   The Agreement
    *   A Love of Theater
    *   Eine Sitzbank
    *   Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

    *   Saturday, February 18 (7:30pm)
    *   The Tragical History of One Christopher Marlowe…
    *   The Baby Must Have Blue Eyes
    *   The Exaltation o’ Lucidity…
    *   An Irish Wake

    *   Sunday, February 19 (2:30pm)
    *   The Last Annual One Minute Play Festival
    *   The Art of Giving Head
    *   One Brief Shining Moment

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  • Girls on the Run
    All day
    02/20/2017

    Registration is now open for Girls on the Run, an unparalleled positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls The Girls on the Run program will be available at 26 elementary and intermediate schools throughout eastern Iowa, and Heart & Sole, the curriculum for middle/junior high school-age girls, will be offered at four area schools during the Spring 2017 season that starts February 20. All girls are welcome to participate in Girls on the Run, regardless of previous running experience.

    “Girls on the Run is so much more than a running program,” said Esther Baker, executive director of Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa. “We use the power of running to prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. By gaining a greater sense of self-awareness and personal achievement, the girls are empowered to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.”

    In Girls on the Run, girls spend 10 weeks preparing for a 5k run/walk event while learning about topics like positive self-talk, goal-setting, conflict resolution, healthy eating, giving back to the community, teamwork, and more. Heart & Sole is also a 10-week program that includes preparation for the 5k event. Heart & Sole addresses the whole girl—body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection—and builds life skills that will help girls as they move through adolescence and beyond.

    Practices for both programs begin the week of February 20, culminating with the 5k on Saturday, May 6 in Cedar Rapids on the College Community School District campus.

    Twice a week throughout the season, trained volunteer coaches lead each group of 8 to 20 girls in games and lessons designed to invite girls to engage critically with the world around them. Coaches teach from a curriculum specifically geared toward pre-adolescent girls, using team-building activities, discussion questions, worksheets, games, and of course, running, to help empower girls to make important choices with confidence and compassion.

    The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

    The volunteer-powered organization has experienced tremendous growth since it began with 15 girls at two Iowa City schools in 2007. Widespread community support has helped expand Girls on the Run to include Johnson, Linn, Buchanan, Benton, Iowa, Jefferson, and Washington Counties, reaching more than 570 girls in its Fall 2016 season. This spring, the Girls on the Run program will be offered for the first time at Shimek Elementary in Iowa City and Heart & Sole will be offered for the first time at Northwest Junior High School.

    All girls in 3rd – 8th grades are invited to participate. Space is limited, so interested girls are encouraged to register early at www.girlsontheruniowa.org. Generous financial aid is available to families unable to pay the $150 program fee.

    The Spring Girls on the Run 5k is also open to the public. All community members are invited to participate. Register for the 5k online at www.girlsontheruniowa.org.

    Visit www.girlsontheruniowa.org to get involved or learn more about how Girls on the Run helps inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident throughout their lives.

  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum’s President’s Day
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    02/20/2017

    HERBERT HOOVER PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM
    President’s Day 2017
    February 20, 2017

    To celebrate President’s Day, Archivist Matthew Schaefer will speak on Hoover and food relief during World War I, Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Figge Auditorium.  Before the US entered the war, Hoover organized the Commission for Relief in Belgium to feed 7 million in need.  This was the largest food relief effort up to that time in history.  When the US entered the war in 1917, Hoover was called by President Wilson to head the US Food Administration, a voluntary cooperative effort to conserve food for the war effort.

    Matthew Schaefer is the outreach archivist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.  He has held this position since 2002.  His primary duties include organizing conferences, working with professional organizations, and keeping the Hoover Library in the public eye.

    Before coming to the Hoover Library-Museum, Schaefer worked at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City and at the Bentley Historical Library in Ann Arbor.  He lives in Iowa City with his wife, Karen Mason, who is Curator of the Iowa Women’s Archives.

    Currently on display at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum is the exhibit, America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66. The Museum is located in West Branch, Iowa, ¼ mile off I-80 and open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Matthew Schaefer’s Presidential talk is free with paid admission to the Museum.

  • Jump with Me for ASD!
    4:00 pm-8:00 pm
    02/20/2017

    Come Jump with Me for ASD! Jumps begin every hour at 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle for the general public and a free raffle of prizes for Firstgiving Team Leaders with Autism.

    Prizes for Team Leaders include: Ipads, sensory swings, bean bags, and much more!

    There will also be a silent auction, free food and beverages, a sensory room available, and a quiet room available for those that need a break. The jumping environment will have low lighting and low/no music.

    Date: 02-20-2017
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Where will your event be held:
    AirFX Trampoline Park

    https://www.firstgiving.com/eciautismsociety/jump-with-me-for-asd

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  • 5th Annual GO Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week
    All day
    02/22/2017-03/04/2017

    On February 22nd GO Cedar Rapids will kick off the 5th Annual Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week. For 10 days, food lovers will be treated to limited time dishes at special prices. Diners will be encouraged to vote at CRrestaurantweek.com for their favorite participating restaurants to advance into the 2nd Annual Dinner of Champions.

    Participating restaurants include well-known area establishments such as:  Bistro on the River, Cobble Hill and The Class Act, as well as new restaurants including Caucho, The Black Sheep Social Club and The Pig & Porter.  A full list of participating restaurants and specials is available at www.CRrestaurantweek.com.

    Diners simply make reservations or stop into participating restaurants and ask for the special $10 lunch or $25 dinner Restaurant Week specials. With nearly 30 restaurants bringing their best plates to the table in a fierce competition to be crowned the Dinner of Champions winner, your taste buds are guaranteed to win!

    Dinner of Champions
    In its second year, the Dinner of Champions celebrates the triumphs and tastes of Restaurant Week on Thursday, March 9 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Bigger and better this year, attendees will sample the best Restaurant Week dessert as selected by celebrity judges, sip local craft beers with the CR Ale Trail, enjoy wine and cheese pairings, view mixology demonstrations and of course – taste the most popular entrees featured during Restaurant Week from six local restaurants.

    Don’t miss special guest panelist and Restaurant Week celebrity dessert judge, Hannah Agran, Deputy Food and Features Editor at Midwest Living Magazine!  When she’s not at the office in Des Moines testing, editing and photographing recipes for the magazine, she hits the road for stories that delve into the food and culture of the Midwest.

    Whether you consider yourself a foodie, live for a little healthy competition or are just looking for a fun night out you’ll want to attend the Dinner of Champions to see who will be crowned the 2017 winners for Beef, Pork, Vegetarian, Dessert and Overall Champion!  Will Zeppelins and Bata’s defend their championships or will new Restaurant Week Champions be crowned? Join us to find out!

    Tickets are on sale now at CRrestaurantweek.com. General admission tickets that include food and drink samples are $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. Select the VIP experience for a heightened experience including stage side reserved seating, beer and wine flights, an exclusive VIP appetizer and table service for $65 per person or $600 for a table of 10. This is a 21+ event.

    About the Sponsors
    GO Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week and the Dinner of Champions is produced by GO Cedar Rapids and sponsored by SPS, Inc., Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Pork Producers, US Foods, Collins Community Credit Union, KCRG, Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery, The Gazette and the City of Cedar Rapids Wellbeing Advisory Committee.

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  • Annual Taste of Achievement event
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    02/24/2017

    Annual Taste of Achievement event allows participants to escape into an evening of fine wines, specialty beers, and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants while bidding on silent and live auction items. Participants enjoy the ambiance of custom jewelry, live music, and great company.

    An online auction opens prior to the event with bidding concluding at the live event. Auction items range from local gift certificates to lavish vacation packages.

    The 2016 event in Iowa City raised over $38,000, with the help of the 207 people in attendance, which will help support over 997 kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Iowa City area receive Junior Achievement programming.

    Your contribution to the Taste of Achievement event will allow Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa to grow the event and increase community awareness of our organizations’ mission and purpose. At the same time, you will receive corporate and community recognition and goodwill by being associated with Junior Achievement, an established worldwide leader in economic education for children.

    2/24/17
    6-9 PM
    The Celebration Farm (4696 Robin Woods Lane NE, Iowa City)

  • Rough Riders Home Game
    7:00 pm-9:30 pm
    02/24/2017

    Rough Riders vs. Team USA at The Stable

    Happy Hour- 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Game Time- 7:00 p.m.

    http://www.ridertownusa.com/schedule

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  • Schulte & Swann’s Gown Town
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    02/25/2017

    Schulte & Swann’s Gown Town will take place at the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center, on Saturday, February 25, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is an event that provides high school girls in the corridor with a free prom dress and jewelry/shoes.

    Check out kzia.com for more details and to find out how to donate dresses to the event!

  • Old Creamery Theatre’s Comic Murder Mystery Dinner
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    02/25/2017

    Old Creamery Theatre’s Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre opens Feb. 11 at Ashton Hill Farm in Cedar Rapids

    A Killing At Codswallop Castle, a comic murder mystery dinner theatre opens at Ashton Hill Farm on February 11, 2017 and runs through March 11 on Saturday nights; seating begins at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special Valentine’s Day show on February 14 seating begins at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be also one special matinee on Saturday, March 4; seating begins at 12:00 p.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m. February 18 and 25 performances are already sold out.

    As night falls on the ancestral home of Lord Codswallop, rumors fly that the historic (and haunted?) castle might be sold. What could possibly be worse? Only that the new owners could be… (gasp)…American! Laughter abounds as mayhem and murder unfold in this “spirited” evening of food and fun. You’ll have a jolly good time!

    Ashton Hill Farm is a timeless venue space nestled on Iowa farmland with sweeping views of the countryside. Their custom built venue was carefully designed to capture the essential elements of successful entertaining.
    Tickets: $50 per person. Your ticket to the show includes appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert, tax, and gratuity. Tickets should be purchased no later than 4:00pm the day before the performance. Ticket vouchers, season tickets, and coupons cannot be used for Dinner Theatre. All sales are final.

    Chef Mickey’s Catering is making and preparing the food by hand and serving it on site. The menu includes cucumber sandwiches, fig and blue cheese tarts, fig and stilton salad with a port wine dressing, English roasted potatoes, buttery garlic green beans, and a choice of beef wellington, chicken wellington, or vegetable wellington. Dessert is chocolate bundt cake from Take the Cake.

    The Old Creamery Theatre is a nonprofit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. In 2017, the company is celebrating 46 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

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  • Board Game Bonanza
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    02/26/2017

    Board Game Bonanza is an event for families and kids of all ages to come and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. This is an event that welcomes families and kids to come enjoy each other’s presence by playing various board games and card games. This event also includes a tournament for kids and adults to register in. Other activities will also be held in the gym for participants to enjoy. Games that will be seen at this event include: Connect 4, Scrabble, Sorry, UNO, Spot It, and Jenga.

    This event will be held on Sunday, February 26th from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Coralville Recreation Center. There is no fee to participate in this event, but we do ask that you bring a canned food donation. All of the food donated through this event will be given to the Coralville Community Food Pantry. Anyone that wants to participate in the tournament needs to register by Tuesday, February 21st. To register you can call or register online through www.coralville.org.

    Tournament schedules will be emailed out the week of the event. The tournament will be double elimination with a different game being featured each round. A wheel will be spun by either you or your opponent that will determine the game you play that round. Clear game rules will be posted for you to review before the tournament starts.

    The Coralville Recreation Center is always trying to provide fun activities for all families of the area to participate in. This is the first Board Game Bonanza and we are excited to have a fun-filled afternoon of board and card games. Come play for fun or competitively through the tournament! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

    To learn more about the Board Game Bonanza you can visit www.coralville.org or look in the Winter Leisure Line. You can also call us at 319-248-1750.

  • Vietnam: Combat Action 1967 to 1974
    1:30 pm-3:30 pm
    02/26/2017

    The Marion Heritage Center & Museum will present a program, Vietnam: Combat Action 1967 to 1974, on Sunday, February 26. Mr. John Nieland, Major, U.S. Army Retired will speak first on the politics and history of the Vietnam War and relate some of his experiences. After a 15-minute break, Jimmie Lee Thompson will talk about his service in the Navy patrolling the inland waters of Vietnam in a 4-man patrol boat (PBR). The museum will open at 1 p.m. and the program will be offered from 1:30-3:30 p.m., followed by a reception and refreshments.

    Major Nieland is Marion native. He enlisted in the US Army in 1958 and served in the 82nd Airborne Division and the Army Special Forces as an enlisted man in the early stages of the Vietnam conflict. He was commissioned as an artillery officer in 1968 and returned to Vietnam in 1969, where he served with the 101st Airborne Division until June, 1970. He served as the Mayor of the City of Marion from 2007-2011.

    Jimmie Lee Thompson grew up in Jewel, Iowa and now lives in Ely. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1968 and was discharged January 25, 1972 as a Petty Officer 3rd Class (E-4). Jimmy’s PBR conducted 45 to 55 patrols a month. He saw action in the Mekong Delta, the Rung Sat Special Zone, the Saigon River, and in I Corps, disrupting weapons shipments and often getting involved in firefights with enemy soldiers on boats and on shore. They also helped extract Navy SEAL teams. He participated in operations “Market Time,” “Game Warden,” “Giant Slingshot” and “Cedar Falls.”

    The Marion’s Veterans: Korea & Vietnam Wars exhibit runs through April 30, 2017. Admission to the program and the exhibit is free courtesy of a grant from the McIntyre Foundation of Cedar Rapids.

    For more Museum information and other upcoming programs and speakers in the Korea & Vietnam War series contact Lynette Brenzel (see below).
    The Marion Heritage Center & Museum
    590 10th Street
    Marion, Iowa 52302
    Hours: Wed. – Sun. 1:00 – 4:00 P.M., or by appointment.
    Email: marionheritage@marionhistoricalsociety.org
    Website: http://www.marionheritagecenter.com
    Facebook.com/marionheritagecenter/

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