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.

SEPTEMBER

It’s the FINAL WEEK for  Newton’s Famous Pie Sales!  Dutch Apple or Triple Berry pies are hand made by students, families and staff.  The choice is yours for $15!  Proceeds from each sale have a direct impact on Christian education at Isaac Newton Christian Academy.  Made fresh, then flash frozen and ready for pick up or delivery October 18-21st!  Order online at www.INCAonline.org today!   Online orders are available through October 4th.

The monthly meeting of the Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library will be held Saturday, September 28th at our location 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. Lori Vicker will present:  Remembering the Orphans, which summarizes the historical era of the orphan train movement.  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.  If the parking lot is full, you may park in the History Center lot or the PCI parking ramp.  Please enter through the back door.

On Saturday, September 28th, VFW Post 788 is partnering with the Cedar Valley Marine Corps League to help save lives! See below for details on our upcoming blood drive, and please consider scheduling an appointment. To see the time slots available for appointments, just click on the blood drive name, VFW – click here to schedule Saturday, 9/28/2019 (9:30 am – 12:00 pm) VFW Post 788 3240 Southgate Place SW .  You can also schedule directly with Rick Martin at [email protected] or Dave Cork at [email protected].

OCTOBER

Monroe Township Firefighter’s Association invites you to a Chili Diner and Fire Safety Event on Sunday 0ctober 6th from Noon to 6:00p.m. at the firehouse in Toddville. Bring the whole family,  meet the firefighters and  learn about fire safety. Enjoy games, prizes, a silent auction and other free activities.

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation is offering the annual Fall Leaf Tour for adults ages 50 and up on Thursday, October 10. Participants will travel by motor coach to view the fall splendor of the Mississippi Valley, visit the apple orchards near Gays Mills and enjoy a late lunch at Breitbach’s in Balltown. The bus departs from the Walmart parking lot in Marion at 8:30 a.m. and will return at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for this tour. The cost is $62.50 for residents and $70.50 for non-residents. The fee includes lunch and transportation. Call 319-286-5566 or go to www.crrec.org to register for program #201103-01.

The Eagle’s Club hosts a Pork and Dumpling Supper on Friday, Oct. 11th, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the club, located at 1735 11th St. NW in Cedar Rapids. Cost for the dinner is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 10 & under. Enjoy Pork, Dumplings, Gravy, Baked Beans, Sauerkraut, Rye Bread, Kolaches And Beverages. Sponsored by the Retired Eagles Activity Club and the Drill & Ritual team.

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale at their first concert of the season on Friday, Oct. 11 at First Congregational Church at 7:30.  The chorale will be featuring favorites from former directors. Their holiday concert will be Rutter’s “Magnificat” on Dec. 14 .  They will do Beethoven’s “Mass in G” on March 14. May 15 will be a selection of works by Cedar Rapids composers. The chorale is directed by Dr. Gerald Kreitzer. Tickets are available at  www.CRChorale.org or by emailing  [email protected]

Women Lead Change hosts Deanna Singh at The Corridor Women Connect workshop on Oct. 16th  from 8:00 – 11:30 am at the DoubleTree Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Singh will present a half-day workshop called Purposeful Hustle: Direct your Life’s Work Toward Making a Positive Impact. The workshop is open to Women Connect members and the public. This interactive workshop will address topics such as How to meet failure head-on with strategies to surmount any challenge, Identify what is holding you back from living a purposeful life, How to use a fear mitigation strategy to stomp out fear in real time, Recognize what you already know and how to build on it, and How to work within the confines of an incomplete plan, little money and scarce time. Tickets are now available and can be purchased here

Chorale Midwest will kick off its 2019-20 season with “A New Creation, a New Day” on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at St. Ludmila Catholic Church, 211 21st Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids. Dr. Bradley T. Barrett, director of choral activities, will lead the Chorale and small ensembles in a far-ranging program featuring René Clausen’s “A New Creation,” a cantata for chorus and soloists. Other selections will include Daniel Elder’s “Ballade to the Moon,” Dan Forrest’s “The Music of Living” and Geoffrey Edwards’ “Sky Boat Song.” Tickets are $20, available at http://www.choralemidwest.org/purchase-tickets/. Student rush tickets will be available at the door for $5 with valid ID.

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ONGOING

The Newman Catholic Student Center at The University of Iowa is hosting a 10-day multi-generational pilgrimage to the Holy Land March 17-26, 2020. Fr. Jeff Belger will be the spiritual director and April Rouner the host. Tour price includes RT air, first-class hotels, two meals daily, entrance fees, and comprehensive sightseeing with a professional English-speaking guide. Additional information and a full itinerary may be found at www.iowacatholic.org or contact April Rouner at 319-337-3106 Ext. 119.

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.