A list of upcoming community events, updated constantly.

Riders Club

3/7/2014  8:00 am

What happens in your life when you can no longer drive? For many seniors,this is a question they must consider eaach day. They don’t want to bother family and need to manage their finances well. What can they do? You can make a difference! Riders Club provides rides for seniors and those who can no longer drive. By volunteering as little as 2 hours each week, you can change people’s lives. If you enjoy seniors and you like to drive, contact your local office to find out more. Reach the Cedar Rapids Riders Club at 365-1511. Come drive with us!

Senior Pinochle

9/1/2014  10:00 am

Seniors are invited to come to the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department’s Ambroz Recreation Center, 2000 Mount Vernon Road SE, year-round on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM to play Double Deck Pinochle. There is no fee. Participants may bring their own lunches or participate in the Horizons meal program if eligible. For more information, call Rob Wagner at (319) 286-5799.

Daffodil Days

1/20/2015  8:00 am

It’s time to order your Hope Blooms daffodils! Gems of Hope supports cancer patients and their families. Purchase flowers for you or for eastern Iowa cancer patients in treatment. Daffodil bunches must be ordered by February 6th and will be delivered on March 11th. To order, call 393-9681 or go online at gemsofhope .com.

Signature of Baseball

1/24/2015  9:00 am

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum presents The Signature of Baseball featuring over 180 signed baseballs from leaders, both past and present, from all over the globe, including Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev Margaret Thatcher and President Obama. The exhibit will also showcase baseball memorabilia from President Hoover’s personal collection, plus a ball signed by Babe Ruth and another by the New York Yankees. Also featured will be the history of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. An interactive feature of the exhibit will be a simulated baseball field, where visitors will learn about the history of the game! Visit this unique exhibit from Jan 24th through March 22nd at the Hoover Library and Museum in West Branch.

Painting Classes

1/29/2015  1:00 pm

The Amana Arts Guild is offering a painting class for beginners to the experienced in any medium: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel or colored pencil. The class will meet for 6 weeks on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 PM at the West Amana Michele Maring Miller Gallery beginning January 29th.  Cost is $50 and participants will need to provide their own supplies.  For more information and to register call the instructor Michele Maring Miller at 319-622-6330.

Weaving Classes

2/16/2015  7:00 pm

The Amana Arts Guild invites you to experience weaving your own colorful rag rug on a loom. The class includes designing and preparing materials, weaving and finishing. The activity will be held in the weaving studio located at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana on Monday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:30pm beginning Monday February 16th  and continue for 5 sessions. Cost $50 per student and enrollment is limited. To register call Deb Hawkes at 319 622-6588.

Quilting Classes

2/17/2015  6:00 pm

Ever wanted to learn to quilt?  The Amana Arts Guild offers a chance to learn the history and techniques used in creating a traditional Amana Quilt.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Each person will create a beautiful hand quilted wall hanging.  Participants will need to supply 2 yards of fabric (1 yard solid and 1 yard print) of their choosing.  All other materials will be supplied.  Classes are on Tuesday evenings beginning February 17th for 5-6 weeks from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana.  Cost is $50. Enrollment is limited. For more information and to register call Jen Mundt at 319-210-4104.

Sunday Social

2/22/2015  1:00 pm

Beat the winter blues and spend time with your family at a Sunday Social at Ushers Ferry Historic Village February 22nd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Activities include learning old-fashioned dances, playing games and baking cookies. Participants are encouraged to bring their sleds and skis if there is snow.Admission for each afternoon is $5 per child (ages 2-12) and $9 per adult. Advance registration is available, but not required for this event. Register by calling 286-5731 or go to