Community Events

Would you like your non-profit group’s event information on our calendar? Email a brief description with the pertinent details to [email protected] 3-4 weeks prior to your event.

FEBRUARY

Brucemore has launched the Artisan Studio at Brucemore, an innovative new program inspired by the families who lived on the historic estate and their strong support of the arts. Live from the Artisan Studio offers audiences a chance to peek behind the curtains and witness music in the making. During this acoustic performance, the studio artists will intermix their music with a discussion of their work in the  Artisan Studio. The first two dates have been announced, featuring Logan Adam Schultz on February 28 and Erika Bailey on March 27. Performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center at Brucemore. Admission is $10 per person in advance with Brucemore member discounts available. Guests are welcome to bring snacks and beverages to enjoy a fun and relaxed evening of music. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at www.brucemore.org or by telephone at (319) 362-7375.

The Linn County blindness support group will have its next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, 27 February 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. in Sedlacek Hall at Cottage Grove Place, 2115 1st Av SE, in Cedar Rapids. Guest speaker is Dr. Elizabeth Gauger, a Cedar Rapids ophthalmologist. If you have questions, or want more information about the group, feel free to call Jonathan Ice at 319-298-2919, or e-mail at [email protected].

The Knights of Columbus Club #5677 invites you to a Lenten Fish Fry every Friday February 28th through April 10th  from 5:00-7:30 pm.at their hall located on Mt. Vernon Rd. SE & Hwy. 13 (behind Casey’s). Enjoy all you can eat baked and hand battered fish, catfish nuggets, baked and french fried potatoes, coleslaw, corn bread, fresh baked desserts, fountain pop and coffee, Children’s menu: Mac & Cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches. Cost is Adults: $12; children 5-12: $5; 4 & Under: Free 50/50 drawing each Friday at 7:30 p.m. Questions? Call 319-247-2000.

El Kahir Shrine will be holding their weekly Friday Fish Fry events every Friday during Lent- Feb 28th – April 10th.  Serving is from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm and offering for just $10.00 the following: fish, fries, beans, coleslaw, rolls, and assorted desserts. Beverages available for purchase, including our full bar. Located at 905 Tower Terrace Road, Hiawatha and can be reached at 319-395-0109.

MARCH

The Women’s Equality Coalition of Linn County will be holding their annual International Women’s Day Luncheon on Friday, March 6th at Hills Bank, 7th Ave in Marion at 12Noon.  Special Guest speaker will be Swati Dandekar.  Tickets and luncheon choices are available online at Eventbrite at WEC – International Women’s Day and at the door.

The next Beethoven Club meeting and performance is Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Scottish Rite Temple. The theme of the program is “Music Inspired by World’s Fairs.” Hear performances of piano, flute, viola, and bass, by Beethoven, Iowa City composer Michael Kimber, and others. In addition, 2 students who each received one of the club’s annual monetary awards will perform on alto sax and voice. The event is free and open to the public.  Free onsite parking.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowden  is hosting a ham dinner on Sunday, March 8 from 1130A – 1P at the church. Cost is free will offering.

The Czech School Board invites you to their Annual Chili Supper & Bake Sale on Saturday, March 14th at St. Ludmila Church Social Hall (lower level of Church building). Serving hours are 4:30 – 6:00 pm  The menu includes: carrot & celery relish, our signature chili*, rye bread, cake and beverage.  A $5 contribution is requested.  Tickets will be available at the door.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Cedar Rapids #2272-Sportsman Club Annual will be hosting their Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Dinner on Saturday, March 14th.  Menu will be Rocky Mountain Oysters OR ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, and dessert-only $10 per plate-serving from 5:00pm-7:00 pm (or until gone).  Silent Auction , raffle of a Ruger 350 Legend Rife, with basket raffles and 50/50 drawing.  Join US!  Everyone welcome! A portion of the proceeds will go to and support The Fraternal Order of Eagles-Cancer Fund-our charity of the month for March.  The Fraternal Order of Eagles-Cedar Rapids #2272, is located at 1735 11th Street NW, Cedar Rapids, IA  52405.

The Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale will present Masterworks: Celebrating Beethoven at 7:30 p.m. on March 14 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 857 Third Ave. SE in Cedar Rapids. Dr. Gerald Kreitzer will conduct the chorale performing the Beethoven Mass in C Major. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Students will be admitted free of charge. To purchase tickets on line, go to CRCC.booktix.com

Foundation 2, Iowa Department of Human Services, and Junior League of Cedar Rapids present Future Fest on Thursday, March 19 from 5-8 pm at Grant Wood AEA. Future Fest is night of information, food, and fun designed to help youth get connected with programs and community supports to help them when they transition out of care including housing, finances, college, military, and more. This event is for foster/adoptive youth ages 16 and up who are in or have been in an out of home placement.

The Toddville American Legion Post 674 hosts an all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner on Saturday, March 21st from 4-7pm at the legion hall. Enjoy fish or grilled cheese with all the fixings. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children 6-10. Kids 5 and under eat for free. Proceeds will benefit legion projects.

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ONGOING

Green Iowa AmeriCorps offers a free home energy audit and weatherization service; a service designed to reduce energy usage, lower utility costs, while increasing the comfort of your home. Many homes in Linn County suffer from air infiltration issues; older homes and homes located in the floodplain are especially susceptible. In addition to a home feeling cold and drafty, homeowners may find that their utility costs are rising. To sign up for an energy audit, please call the Green Iowa Cedar Rapids office at 319-200-2786 or for more information, visit GreenIowaAmeriCorps.org

What happens in your life when you can no longer drive? Many seniors deal with this issue every day. You can make a difference! the Riders Club provides rides for seniors and those who can no longer drive. Volunteer as little as 2 hours a week. If you enjoy seniors and driving, call the Riders Club at 365-1511 weekdays between 9am and 3pm.