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.

Brucemore Holiday Tours

11/28/2014  12:00 am

Celebrate holidays past by taking Brucemore’s Holiday Mansion Tour, November 28 through December 31. Visitors will enjoy the seasonal splendor of 13 glowing trees, a dining room set for Christmas dinner, stunning mantel arrangements, the lush garland adornment of the grand staircase, and other seasonal cheer throughout the Mansion. Sunday tours will feature live music from the original 1929 Skinner pipe organ. Daytime tours will be offered, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and, Sundays, noon to 3:00 p.m. Tours begin on the hour except on Saturdays and Sundays when they begin on the half hour. Admission for daytime tours is free to Brucemore members, $7 per adult, and $3 per child. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour in the Brucemore Store located in the Visitor Center. Space is limited to 15 people per tour; please come early to purchase tickets. Groups of 20 or more are required to make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. Evening tours will be offered as part of the Thursday Night Lineup; visit or call (319) 362-7375 for more information. Brucemore will be closed on Mondays as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Young At Harp

12/20/2014  2:00 pm

The Cedar Rapids Public Library White Lights Holiday Program presents holiday music with “Young at Harp” on Saturday, December 20th at 2pm. The program is free and all are welcome. For more information, call the Cedar Rapids Public Library at (319) 261-READ or visit

Free Christmas Dinner

12/25/2014  12:00 pm

A free dinner for those in need and those who prefer not to spend Christmas Day alone will be served from 12 to 2 P.M. on Christmas Day at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4700 Johnson Avenue NW, and at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1340 Third Avenue SE, both in Cedar Rapids. Reservations should be made by Monday, December 22nd by calling United Way at (319) 739-4211 (“211”) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Meals for shut-ins and transportation to/from the dinner can also be arranged at that number.