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.

Stamp Show

4/18/2015  9:00 am

The Cedar Rapids Stamp Club presents CERAPEX 2015 Stamp Show on Saturday, April 18th from 9-5 and Sunday, April 19th from 10-4 at the Machinists Local 831 Union Hall – 222 Prospect Place SW in Cedar Rapids. The show features, exhibits, dealers, free stamps for kids, door prizes and more. Free admission and parking. For more information, go online to www.crsc. mysite.com/crsc.html

Kids’ Track Competition

4/18/2015  1:00 pm

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation invites boys and girls ages 9 to 14 to compete Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Kingston Stadium, 907 15th Street SW, in the Cedar Rapids local Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championships. The competition is free of charge. Winners in the Cedar Rapids meet will advance to the state championships in Marshalltown on June 13. Advance registration and proof of age are required. For a list of events or to register for the meet, fill out the form available online at www.CRYouthSports.com or at the Ambroz Recreation Center, 2000 Mount Vernon Road SE. The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 14 by 5:00 p.m.

Rowley Pancake Breakfast

4/19/2015  8:00 am

The Rowley Fire Department hosts a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 19th from 8 until noon at the Rowley Community Center. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, milk, juice and coffee. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children aged 3-12; kids under 3 eat for free.

Patriots Day Picnic

4/19/2015  11:00 am

Miracles in Motion hosts a Patriot’s Day Picnic on Sunday, April 19th from 11am-5:30pm at their facility in Swisher to launch the veteran’s program “Heroes in Motion”. This free family event features food, games, demonstrations of the veteran equine therapy program, and lots of fun. All families and individuals are welcome whether or not they have veteran status.  For more information, go online to miraclescanmoveyou.com

Earth Day at the Nature Center

4/22/2015  6:30 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with your family and encourage your sense of wonder as you wander the certified Nature Explore classroom activity stations at Indian Creek Nature Center on Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:30-8pm. Sing, play and dance along with Sheila Stevens on the music stage. Spend time at the pond with a net and a naturalist to find frogs and other water friends who live there. Try your “foot” at stump hopping, and discover what’s in the grass hut. The event is free and open to the public.

Art For Africa

4/25/2015  10:00 am

Noelridge Christian Church hosts Art For Africa – an arts and crafts fair – from 10 – 3 on Saturday, April 25. Shop from a large variety of local artists and crafters, participate in the silent auction and more. Event is rain or shine. The church is located at 7111 C Ave NE. Proceeds will help build more classrooms for the Tumaini Junior School in Tanzania.

Night of Jazz

4/25/2015  7:00 pm

The Clear Creek Amana Instrumental Music program will be showcasing jazz at their annual Night of Jazz concert on Saturday April 25th at 7:00 pm. CCA jazz bands will be sharing the stage this year with the renowned Luther College Jazz Orchestra. Luther will be joining Clear Creek Amana Middle School Jazz Band, Clear Creek Amana Jazz Band and the award winning Clear Creek Amana Jazz Ensemble. The concert will take place at the Performing Arts Center at the Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin. The concert is free to the public but donations will be accepted.