Datebook

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.

Especially For You Race–Dates to Remember

9/2/2014  7:00 am

Register now for the 24th annual Especially For You® (EFY)Race Against Breast Cancer.  Race day is Sunday, Oct. 5. Teams can register for the race online at www.especiallyforyourace.org through Monday, Sept. 8.  Team packets can be turned in Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4-5, or Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 8-10, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center. Individuals can register online through Tuesday, Sept. 30, and in person up until 7:30 a.m. on race day.  In addition to the online registration option, race registration forms and information can be downloaded from the race website or may be picked up at Mercy’s Especially for You office at the main hospital campus.   Early registration is strongly encouraged.  For more information, visit www.especiallyforyourace.org or call the EFY race line at (319) 398-6582.

Coe Art Exhibition

9/12/2014  4:00 pm

The opening art show of the 2014-15 season at Coe College features an exhibition by Robert O. Daniel Professor of Art John Beckelman. Featuring artwork completed during Beckelman’s teaching career at Coe, “Retrospective” presents works in clay including pottery, paintings and sculpture. The exhibition will be on display in the Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries of Sinclair Auditorium from Friday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 5, with gallery hours from 4-6pm daily. The exhibit reception will be held in the Sinclair lobby on Friday, Sept. 19, from 5-7pm in conjunction with Coe’s Homecoming Weekend activities. Both events are free and open to the public.

New Bohemia Neighborhood Walking Tour

9/18/2014  6:00 pm

Mark Stoffer Hunter of The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center and Jan Stoffer of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library are again partnering to bring tours of Czech Village and New Bohemia to the public. These popular guided tours describe the hidden stories and rich history of these unique ethnic neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids. The season’s final tour of New Bohemia is on Thursday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. The tour begins at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Rozek Grand Hall. Tickets are $6 for History Center and NCSML members, and $7 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Splash A Smile 5K Run/Walk

9/20/2014  7:45 am

Splash A Smile – a 5K run/walk with color will be held Saturday, September 20th at Fay Clark Memorial Park in Hiawatha. This is a family-friendly, noncompetitive event with proceeds benefitting the mission of the Community Health Free Clinic to provide medical and dental services to the uninsured or under-served free of charge. On site registration opens at 7:45 and the walk begins at 9am. Register in advance at splashasmile.eventbrite.com.

Harvest Hayrack Night

9/24/2014  5:00 pm

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation invites families to Ushers Ferry for some good old-fashioned fall fun including hayrack rides, drinking hot cocoa around a bonfire, and making crafts. Harvest Hayrack Nights will take place September 24, October 8 and October 22. New this year, an earlier program called “Sunset Pumpkins” will be offered from 5:00-6:30 p.m. for families with young children who have a hard time staying up late (older children are welcome, too). The later session, “Night Owls,” will be offered from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The fee per evening for each program is $5/child (2-12 years), $9/adult and free admission for those under age 2. Advance registration is available but not required. For more information, go to crrec.org or ufhv.com.

Down Syndrome Walk

10/5/2014  12:30 pm

The Hawkeye Area Down Syndrome Association will host their annual fundraising walk Sunday, October 5th. The fun begins in front of the New Bo Market at 12:30 with final registrations and team photos. The 1 mile Fun Walk begins at 2pm from the New Bo Market stage along the Cedar Valley trail to Czech Village and back to the market. Children’s activities will take place from 12:30 -3:30. For more information, go to www.HADSA.org.

Harvest Hayrack Night

10/8/2014  5:00 pm

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation invites families to Ushers Ferry for some good old-fashioned fall fun including hayrack rides, drinking hot cocoa around a bonfire, and making crafts. Harvest Hayrack Nights will take place  October 8 and October 22. New this year, an earlier program called “Sunset Pumpkins” will be offered from 5:00-6:30 p.m. for families with young children who have a hard time staying up late (older children are welcome, too). The later session, “Night Owls,” will be offered from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The fee per evening for each program is $5/child (2-12 years), $9/adult and free admission for those under age 2. Advance registration is available but not required. For more information, go to crrec.org or ufhv.com.

Holiday Market

10/17/2014  9:00 am

Echo Hill Presbyterian Church will hold their annual Holiday Market on Friday, October 17 (9:00 am – 7:00 pm) and Saturday, October 18 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm). Come and browse the many tables filled with quilts, crafts, baked goods, and holiday items – there’s something for everyone! Hot cinnamon rolls will be for sale each morning, and a lunch will be available both days. Echo Hill is located at 9000 C Ave. in Marion, just north of Robins Rd. For more information, call 377-4360 or visit www.echohillchurch.org

Harvest Hayrack Night

10/22/2014  5:00 pm

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation invites families to Ushers Ferry for some good old-fashioned fall fun including hayrack rides, drinking hot cocoa around a bonfire, and making crafts. The final Harvest Hayrack Night will take place October 22. New this year, an earlier program called “Sunset Pumpkins” will be offered from 5:00-6:30 p.m. for families with young children who have a hard time staying up late (older children are welcome, too). The later session, “Night Owls,” will be offered from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The fee per evening for each program is $5/child (2-12 years), $9/adult and free admission for those under age 2. Advance registration is available but not required. For more information, go to crrec.org or ufhv.com.