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.


Boy Scout Troop 8 invites you to a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, November 11th from 8am-12:30pm at Sharon United Methodist Church, located at 1809 9th St SW in Cedar Rapids. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs and sausage for just $5 per person. Gluten free items and flavored pancakes available upon request. As always, military veterans and active duty soldiers eat for free. Proceeds go to fund both individual scouts and troop activities.

November is National Adoption Month. Four Oaks Foster & Adoptive Family Connections will hold an adoption celebration event at 1:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Juvenile Justice Center, 211 8th Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids. The event,to raise awareness for the need and importance of foster and adoptive families across the nation, is free and open to the public.

Family fun and shopping rolled into one event at the Great Gobble Galore vendor fair on Friday, Nov 16 from 6:00-8:30 pm at La Salle Catholic School in Holy Cross. Shop 25 local vendors; enjoy children’s games; food for purchase; and free admission. More information and a list of vendors is on the school website, and the school’s Facebook page,

The monthly meeting of the Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library will be held Saturday, Nov 17th in the lower level of the Masonic Building at 813 1st Ave. S.E. in Cedar Rapids. Social time begins at 1:00 pm followed by the program at 1:30. Speaker  Margaret O’Banion will portray Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame recipient, Jane Boyd. There will be time for questions and individual assistance following the program.  This meeting is free and open to all.  Parking is available in the rear.  Please enter through the back door.

The Otter Creek and Alburnett Lions invite you to an all-you-care-to-eat Fish Fry on Saturday, November 17th from 4-7pm at the Toddville Legion Hall. Enjoy fish or grilled cheese, potato, coleslaw, roll and butter, drink and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-10; kids 5 and under eat for free. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for Alburnett seniors.

The award winning MetroMix Chorus will be presenting their annual musical production on November 17 at 4 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  Appearing with them will be Jominga featuring Nina Swan and friends as well as Cantabile from Prairie Point Middle School and 9th Grade Academy.  Go to or on Facebook metromixchorus.  Tickets are $20 and available at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts or [email protected].



The Cedar Rapids Police Department is taking applications through Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.  Applications can be accessed by visiting the Cedar Rapids Police website at  There are computers available at both Cedar Rapids libraries and one computer available at the Cedar Rapids Police Department for those interested in applying who do not have access to a computer. The hiring process is an intense and competitive process and the Cedar Rapids Police Department is seeking the best, most qualified candidates to join our organization. Starting salary for Police Officer positions is $52,499 annually, along with a City of Cedar Rapids benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits.  The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for those interested in serving and making a difference in the community.  Please visit the Police Department’s website at for a comprehensive list of required qualifications, salary and benefit information, and the application. The application and all documents must be received by the Cedar Rapids Police Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019.  No exception will be made.

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.