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!

Book Buddies

6/16/2014  8:00 am

Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control Center is starting the “Book Buddies” program to bring  children together with shelter cats that need companionship, and at the same time provide kids a chance to hone up on their reading skills. Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level can come to the shelter Monday through Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m. to read to the cats in the community cat rooms.  The program can help children improve their reading skills while also providing gentle companionship to the homeless cats at the shelter.  Children must be accompanied by an adult, and can bring their favorite book along to read or the shelter can provide them with an age appropriate book to read.

Trashmore 5k – The Dash to Bash Epilepsy

9/13/2014  8:00 am

Help Bash Epilepsy September 13th by being one of the first run to the top of Cedar Rapid’s Mount Trashmore. Travel this new 5k course and reward yourself at the top with one of the most scenic views of Cedar Rapids. The race starts in front of the National Czech Slovak Museum at 8:00 a.m. There will be plenty of designated parking. Participants will each receive a one of a kind race t-shirt and awards will go to top finishers. Runners and walkers will travel along the Cedar River a few blocks and then make a steep 208 foot climb to the top of Mount Trashmore, then back down, ending in front of the museum.