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  • Iowa Humane Alliance “Spayghetti and No Balls” Pasta Dinner
    5:00 pm-9:00 pm
    09/26/2017
    Cedar Rapids-based non-profit Iowa Humane Alliance is excited to announce the return of their popular “Spay-ghetti & No Balls” Pasta Dinner fundraiser.

    All funds raised go directly to further IHA’s mission of reducing animal overpopulation in Eastern Iowa.
    The benefit dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM at Zio Johno’s Spaghetti House in Marion. This year’s “Spay-ghetti & No Balls” benefit will also feature a Wine Pull. The gourmet pasta dinner for adults costs $18 dollars and includes a choice of several pasta dishes, salad and side dishes, as well as a glass of wine, tea or soft drink. A children’s meal for kids under 12 is just $10.

    Participants in the “Everyone Wins” Wine Pull drawing can pay $10 for a chance to win a bottle of wine up to 40 dollars in value.

    No reservations are needed and diners are invited to drop in anytime between 5:00pm and 9:00PM at the Zio Johno’s at 755 7th Avenue in Marion.

    For more information, call IHA at 319-363-1225 or visit IHA online at iowahumanealliance.org
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  • Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival
    All day
    09/29/2017

    Sweetgrass will draw people together to encounter peace and transformation through natural sounds, heightened awareness of nature and the Creator, while experiencing connectivity through the workshops and music making.

    Date:9-29-2017
    Time:5 pm
    Location:Prairiewoods
    120 E. Boyson Rd.
    Hiawatha, IA 52233
  • Lampost Theatre’s “Superheroes”
    All day
    09/29/2017-10/01/2017
    Lampost Theatre in Cedar Falls presents: “Superheroes,” a fun original musical-comedy! Seven diverse characters meet at a playground and discover they have one thing in common: an abandoned superhero cape has led each of them on a unique adventure. Now each of them needs the cape to finish what they started. As they vie for control of the cape, their stories unfold and collide in an intriguing production about life, love, and our inability to save the day. “Superheroes” will run weekends Sep. 29 – Oct. 15. Tickets are $18 and go on sale August 28th. For tickets or more information, call (319) 277-8034 or visit www.lampost.com.
  • Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies
    All day
    09/29/2017-10/01/2017
    Amana Colonies, 46th Avenue, Amana, IA, United States

    Amana Colonies, 46th Avenue, Amana, IA, United States
    September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017

    Dust off your Dirndl and Lederhosen and
     join us to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Oktoberfest in the historic Amana Colonies. There’s an authentic experience waiting for all ages during this traditional German Celebration. German Food, Music and FUN!
     
    Friday’s festivities will kick off with the traveling of the keg from Millstream Brewery to the Festhalle Grounds for the official keg tapping ceremony. On Saturday at 10:00 a.m. the Oktoberfest Parade begins through the Main Street in Amana.
     
    Late in the day you can test your skills and strength with traditional Oktoberfest games at the Market Barn; Eisenmann Competition, Log Sawing, Keg Toss, Naglehauen, and the Brat Eating Contest.
     
    As always, there will be family fun at Kinderplatz on Saturday, or the new Fotoplatz that will transport you to Germany with the click of the shutter.  The Oktoberfest grounds offer great music and food along with fantastic atmosphere in the Festhalle Barn or the outdoor patio seating.
     
    To get the most authentic German experience without getting on a plane you’ve got to come to Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies. It’s Iowa’s place for German music, food and fun.
     
    For more information and full Oktoberfest schedule visit www.festivalsinamana.com.
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  • Lampost Theatre’s “Superheroes”
    All day
    09/30/2017-10/02/2017
    Lampost Theatre in Cedar Falls presents: “Superheroes,” a fun original musical-comedy! Seven diverse characters meet at a playground and discover they have one thing in common: an abandoned superhero cape has led each of them on a unique adventure. Now each of them needs the cape to finish what they started. As they vie for control of the cape, their stories unfold and collide in an intriguing production about life, love, and our inability to save the day. “Superheroes” will run weekends Sep. 29 – Oct. 15. Tickets are $18 and go on sale August 28th. For tickets or more information, call (319) 277-8034 or visit www.lampost.com.
  • NW Farmers Markets
    8:00 am-11:00 am
    09/30/2017

    NEW NW Farmers Markets: Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation, Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids, and other local businesses have teamed up to offer the first NW Farmer’s Markets at the NW Recreation Center, 1340 11th St NW.

    This series of farmers markets run once a month June through September from 8-11 am. Admission will be $1 to those attending the market inside the Recreation Center. Come out to the Center and shop indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more! Socialize with your friends and family while shopping from quality vendors.

    NW FARMER’S MARKET DATES: June 24 – Welcome Summer & Senior Citizen Connection Market
    Celebrate summer and come out to the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. Our market is perfect for those who do not want to park, walk and manage through the crowds at larger city markets. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

    July 29 – Christmas in July Market
    6 months until Christmas! Let us help you get your shopping done early and come out to the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

    August 26 – A Slice of Summer Fun Market
    Dog Days of Summer are upon us! Come and enjoy the end of the season at the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

    September 30 – Flea Market at the Market
    Who doesn’t love a great find at a flea market? We’ve gotcha covered! Come to the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors (some outdoors) from local antique vendors, flee mart vendors, artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

  • Kickoff to Kinnick
    9:00 am-11:00 am
    09/30/2017

    Kickoff to Kinnick is a 5K run/walk event that brings the community together to support the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Tim Dwight Foundation. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Kickoff to Kinnick’s select charities.

    The race is to be held on Saturday, September 30 at 9:00am at Kinnick Stadium. This partnering Dance Marathon has established with Kickoff to Kinnick will enhance the impact the event makes on the community and the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital by engaging the student population and increasing the direct impact on families being treated in the hospital.

    Dance Marathon is excited about this partnership and is looking forward to seeing the success of the event and the impact it will have on the community.

  • Young Parent Network Tailgate Celebration
    2:00 pm-6:00 pm
    09/30/2017

    Date: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 during Iowa vs. Michigan State football game
    Time: Tailgate begins at 2 p.m., game starts at 3 p.m.
    Raffle drawing held at halftime for a brand new Rec Tec Pellet Grill!
    Where: Geonetric Building
    415 12th Ave SE- Ceadr Rapids

    Food & Beverages provided, FREE event!

  • Monsters & Merlot at Bloomsbury Farm
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    09/30/2017
    Bloomsbury Farm, 69th Street, Atkins, IA, United States

    Bloomsbury Farm, 69th Street, Atkins, IA, United States

    Join us for a frightful evening full of wine, hors d’ oeuvres, a delectable dinner, and all the things that go “bump” into the night! It is a completely private event…no public out that evening!

    You will enjoy a night of smooth merlot, food, and the un-dead! Cocktail hour from 6-7 PM in the Corpse Cellar, followed by a moonlit hayrack ride with a delivery to your dinner table. A full-course, themed meal will be served!

    Dancing with zombies will be encouraged to the Monster Mash and The Thriller!

    After dinner, you will be invited to go through our 4-part haunted attraction, including- The Slaughterhouse, Curtain Chaos, the Haunted Cornfield, and the Zombie Apocalypse!

    There will be unlimited merlot served during the event. For other beverages, there will be a cash bar as well as one drink ticket for each guest before cocktail hour.

    Reservations are required for this event.

    Menu:
    -Appetizers to die for
    -Spare my life ribs
    -Monster mashed potatoes
    -Cryptic veggie medley
    -Severed lady fingers for dessert

    This year, we are changing to buffet style served by zombies due to popular demand and ease of the event👍 there will still be ghouls and goblins everywhere you look!

    $64.95 plus tax per person. https://bloomsburyfarm.thundertix.com/events/110871

    See you there! 👹

  • More events
    • Lampost Theatre's “Superheroes"
      All day
      09/30/2017-10/02/2017
      Lampost Theatre in Cedar Falls presents: “Superheroes,” a fun original musical-comedy! Seven diverse characters meet at a playground and discover they have one thing in common: an abandoned superhero cape has led each of them on a unique adventure. Now each of them needs the cape to finish what they started. As they vie for control of the cape, their stories unfold and collide in an intriguing production about life, love, and our inability to save the day. “Superheroes” will run weekends Sep. 29 – Oct. 15. Tickets are $18 and go on sale August 28th. For tickets or more information, call (319) 277-8034 or visit www.lampost.com.
    • NW Farmers Markets
      8:00 am-11:00 am
      09/30/2017

      NEW NW Farmers Markets: Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation, Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids, and other local businesses have teamed up to offer the first NW Farmer’s Markets at the NW Recreation Center, 1340 11th St NW.

      This series of farmers markets run once a month June through September from 8-11 am. Admission will be $1 to those attending the market inside the Recreation Center. Come out to the Center and shop indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more! Socialize with your friends and family while shopping from quality vendors.

      NW FARMER’S MARKET DATES: June 24 – Welcome Summer & Senior Citizen Connection Market
      Celebrate summer and come out to the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. Our market is perfect for those who do not want to park, walk and manage through the crowds at larger city markets. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

      July 29 – Christmas in July Market
      6 months until Christmas! Let us help you get your shopping done early and come out to the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

      August 26 – A Slice of Summer Fun Market
      Dog Days of Summer are upon us! Come and enjoy the end of the season at the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

      September 30 – Flea Market at the Market
      Who doesn’t love a great find at a flea market? We’ve gotcha covered! Come to the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors (some outdoors) from local antique vendors, flee mart vendors, artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

    • Kickoff to Kinnick
      9:00 am-11:00 am
      09/30/2017

      Kickoff to Kinnick is a 5K run/walk event that brings the community together to support the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Tim Dwight Foundation. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Kickoff to Kinnick’s select charities.

      The race is to be held on Saturday, September 30 at 9:00am at Kinnick Stadium. This partnering Dance Marathon has established with Kickoff to Kinnick will enhance the impact the event makes on the community and the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital by engaging the student population and increasing the direct impact on families being treated in the hospital.

      Dance Marathon is excited about this partnership and is looking forward to seeing the success of the event and the impact it will have on the community.

    • Young Parent Network Tailgate Celebration
      2:00 pm-6:00 pm
      09/30/2017

      Date: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 during Iowa vs. Michigan State football game
      Time: Tailgate begins at 2 p.m., game starts at 3 p.m.
      Raffle drawing held at halftime for a brand new Rec Tec Pellet Grill!
      Where: Geonetric Building
      415 12th Ave SE- Ceadr Rapids

      Food & Beverages provided, FREE event!

    • Monsters & Merlot at Bloomsbury Farm
      6:00 pm-9:00 pm
      09/30/2017
      Bloomsbury Farm, 69th Street, Atkins, IA, United States
      Bloomsbury Farm, 69th Street, Atkins, IA, United States

      Join us for a frightful evening full of wine, hors d’ oeuvres, a delectable dinner, and all the things that go “bump” into the night! It is a completely private event…no public out that evening!

      You will enjoy a night of smooth merlot, food, and the un-dead! Cocktail hour from 6-7 PM in the Corpse Cellar, followed by a moonlit hayrack ride with a delivery to your dinner table. A full-course, themed meal will be served!

      Dancing with zombies will be encouraged to the Monster Mash and The Thriller!

      After dinner, you will be invited to go through our 4-part haunted attraction, including- The Slaughterhouse, Curtain Chaos, the Haunted Cornfield, and the Zombie Apocalypse!

      There will be unlimited merlot served during the event. For other beverages, there will be a cash bar as well as one drink ticket for each guest before cocktail hour.

      Reservations are required for this event.

      Menu:
      -Appetizers to die for
      -Spare my life ribs
      -Monster mashed potatoes
      -Cryptic veggie medley
      -Severed lady fingers for dessert

      This year, we are changing to buffet style served by zombies due to popular demand and ease of the event👍 there will still be ghouls and goblins everywhere you look!

      $64.95 plus tax per person. https://bloomsburyfarm.thundertix.com/events/110871

      See you there! 👹