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.

JULY

The Visiting Nurse Association will be conducting a Cholesterol Screening at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St., Iowa City, 8:30am-10:30am on Wednesday, July 17th. The screening will be in the VNA Health Suite located on the lower level of the Center. A general risk assessment, blood pressure, and cholesterol screening will be available. A lipid profile with glucose (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, and Glucose) will be offered for $17.00. To obtain the most accurate results a 10-12 hour fast (no eating or drinking anything other than water) is recommended. This screening is open to the public, but appointments are required. Please call the VNA at 319-337-9686, ext. 1100 to schedule an appointment.

The Linn County Blindness Support Group will have its next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, 25 July 2019 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. Guests will be Terry Durham and Garry Glockhoff of the Cedar Rapids noon Lions Club, a venerable service organization that has long had an interest in serving the blind.  You’re invited to bring any unused and unwanted eyeglasses (or hearing aids) to contribute to their projects in less privileged countries. In the remaining time we will work on getting some tech-support sessions going outside of our monthly meetings.  We have members who are willing to share their skills with iPhone and Android, so if you are interested in operating such devices, please come with your ideas regarding time and greatest needs. 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].

Disney’s Frozen JR. is playing at Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre from Friday July 26, 2019 through Sunday August 11, 2019 at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. RHCR is offering an ASL Night on Saturday August 3, 2019 at 7:30pm with interrupters from Hands Up Communication. The spectacular 60-minute musical, designed for middle school-aged performers, is based on the 2013 Disney film and the 2018 Broadway adaptation. The RHCR Theatre cast includes 24 youth performers ranging from grades 1st through 12th grade, and 12 youth stage crew members from the local corridor area. For information on purchasing tickets please visit http://rhcrtheatre.wixsite.com/rhcrtheatre or call  319-270-8747 for more information.

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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.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is encouraging young women between the ages of 15 and 21 years of age to participate in the 3nd Annual “Fully Involved Young Women’s Fire Academy.” Young women who have thought about a career as a firefighter are encouraged to participate in this program.  Participants will put on firefighter turnout gear and an air pack, conduct search and rescue drills, get certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and take the physical qualification test.  The Academy is designed to teach leadership and team-building skills. The Young Women’s Fire Academy will be held from July 29 – August 2, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.  The cost of the Academy is only $30. For more details and to request an application packet, please visit the Fire Department website at www.cedar-rapids.org/fire.

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.