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.

Summer Meals for Kids

6/16/2014  8:00 am

The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at The Salvation Army located at 1000 C Avenue NW.  From June 16th – August 22nd, Monday through Friday breakfast is served from 8:00am – 9:00am and lunch is served from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. For safety reasons, The Salvation Army strongly encourages children not affiliated with a supervised program to be accompanied by an adult to the meal site.  There are no eligibility requirements to receive free meals at The Salvation Army.  The site is open to anyone in need, no questions asked.

Ladies’ Night Out

8/22/2014  5:30 pm

Friday, August 22nd, come enjoy a Ladies’ Night Out presented by Hy-Vee at the Veterans Memorial Building. Located at 50 2nd Avenue Bridge from 5:30-9PM. Tickets are $15 if purchased at or at any Cedar Rapids or Marion Hy-Vee ($20 at the door). All proceeds will benefit Four Oaks TotalChild Campaign!

C.A.R.E. East 5K Run

8/23/2014  8:00 am

The 5th Annual C.A.R.E. East 5K Run and Walk will be held on Saturday, August 23, at North Bend Elementary School. in North Liberty. The event, hosted by My Angel Foundation, will be held from 8:00-11:00AM. C.A.R.E. stands for Compassion for Awareness, Remembrance and Education. The annual event brings awareness to organ, eye and tissue donation and highlights the success of transplantation. Registration for the event is now open. More information can be found online at

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.