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.

Library Book Sale

10/24/2014  9:00 am

The annual Cedar Rapids Public Library book sale will be held in the Cherry Building at 329 10th Ave. SE, in the heart of the New Bohemia District.  The 3-day sale runs from 1 – 9 PM on Friday, October 24; from 9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday, October 25; and from noon to 4 PM on Sunday, October 26. Admission is free all three days. All purchases support the literacy programs of the Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Fish Fry

10/25/2014  4:00 pm

Otter Creek Lions hold a fish fry at the Toddville Legion Hall on Saturday, October 25th from 4-7pm. All you care to eat fish, grilled cheese, potato coleslaw, roll, drink and home-crafted desserts. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and children 5 & under eat for free. Proceeds to enhance Midway Park and fund Lions state and international programs.

City Services Open House

10/29/2014  4:00 pm

The City of Cedar Rapids is hosting an Open House to celebrate the completion of the new City Services Center. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids. A dedication ceremony will take place in the lobby at 4:30 p.m. The City Services Center serves as an important hub for delivering services to the community.  Some of the services deployed from this building include: plowing, street sweeping, garbage, recycling and yard waste collection, sewer maintenance, parks maintenance, building inspections, forestry and street construction.

Fall Bazaar

11/2/2014  10:00 am

The Cedar Rapids Elks Auxiliary is holding a Fall Bazaar. Over 30 vendors will showcase their products Sunday, November 2nd from 10 am to 3 pm at the Elk Lodge at 801 33rd Ave SW.  The Bazaar is being held in conjunction with the Elks Sunday Brunch 9 am – 1 pm. Open to the public, with plenty of free parking and free admission to the Bazaar.

Veterans Charity Gala

11/8/2014  5:30 pm

The Cedar Valley Chapter of USA Dance; a local chapter of a national non-profit dance organization, will host the first of its kind, Veterans Charity Gala at the Main Floor Coliseum of the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Building on Saturday, November 8th. Preceding the evening’s dance celebrating veterans, there will be afternoon dance workshops featuring Jitterbug and Foxtrot, popular dances of the 30’s and 40’s, and still popular today.The Larry Busch Orchestra of Lancaster, Wisconsin, will bring the big band sounds for the social dancing from 7:30 to 10:30pm. Net proceeds from the Gala will benefit the newly established Iowa Veterans Welcome Center, located in the Veterans Building.

Pancake Breakfast

11/9/2014  7:30 am

Scout Troop 8 hosts a pancake breakfast on Sunday, November 9th from 7:30-12:30 at Sharon United Methodist Church, located at 1807 Ninth St SW in Cedar Rapids. Cost is $5.00 per person and veterans eat free.

Soup Supper

11/9/2014  4:30 pm

The Shellsburg Presbyterian Church is having a soup supper on Sunday, November 9 from 4:30-7:00PM in the church basement at 300 Main St. SE in Shellsburg. We will be serving soup, cinnamon rolls, salads, pie, other desserts and drinks.  Prices-$8.00-adults, $4.00-children under 12 and free-children under 5.