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.

NOVEMBER

The Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library always have something cooking. This time, it’s cooking for real!
The group will sell grab bag cookbooks from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the downtown library’s parking lot, corner of 5th Street and 5th Avenue SE. Each $5 grab bag will contain six assorted hard and softcover books, which will be selected by Friends volunteers. To preorder and pay, visit: https://tinyurl.com/CR-Friends-Book-Shop. People also can drive up and pay for a bag(s) onsite. To pick up books, drive to the sale site, roll down your window and speak to a volunteer, who will deliver the bag(s) to your vehicle. All volunteers will be masked.

DECEMBER

City Circle Theatre Company will present A CHRISTMAS CABARET, written and directed by Katie Colletta, as a virtual production available on demand December 18-20. Tickets are $12-$17. For tickets and more information, visit www.CoralvilleArts.org or call the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 319-248-9370.

 

Written and directed by Katie Colletta, A CHRISTMAS CABARET features performers from throughout the Corridor who will rescue Santa from the quarantine blues as they sing, dance, and laugh their way to a happy holiday.

 

 

ONGOING

Derecho Assistance Volunteer and Donation Contact Information:
Raymond Siddell, Organizer
Contact phone number (text only): 319-432-9754
Email: [email protected]

Music fans and dancers, the bands from the Ponderosa have moved to the Cedar Rapids Elks Lodge! Every Tuesday night you can kick your heels up and enjoy some local talent. Doors open at 5:30pm; sandwiches and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is $8/person. Social distancing recommendations will be followed.

How would you like to have an up-close-and-personal encounter with a retired racehorse? Well, here’s your chance. For only $25.00, you can “Bathe A Beauty” at Unbridled Spirits Thoroughbred Horse Sanctuary. Your donation reserves an equine of your choice for a one-hour “spa” session, where YOU do the shampooing and rinsing! It’s a great activity for the whole family to help keep our horses cool and clean. If you live out of state, you can still donate to the “Bathing Beauties” fund and we’d be happy to schedule a time for one of our volunteers or followers to bathe your equine of choice in your name. To set up a spa appointment or to make a donation, please contact Unbridled Spirits at 319-471-3545 or [email protected].

The Granger House Victorian Museum is the only restored middle-class family home in the Cedar Rapids area. Occupied by a single family for nearly 100 years, the house contains many of its original furnishings and is arranged to reflect the lifestyle of a successful, late 19th-century middle-class family. As a fundraiser, Granger House will be updating the brick driveway leading to the historic carriage house. The new bricks will be laser etched with the names of all donors that help us reach their goal. Your name could become part of the rich history of the Granger house, and help us fund the much-needed roof project and ongoing upkeep. Donations of $50 will qualify your name on the walk of fame driveway and help continue the operation of this much loved museum. Find out more at grangerhouse.org and click on the fundraising tab.

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.