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.

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 www.brucemore.org or call (319) 362-7375 for more information. Brucemore will be closed on Mondays as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Convocation & Vespers

12/2/2014  11:00 am

Christmas will be celebrated at Coe College’s annual Christmas Convocation and Christmas Vespers on Tuesday, Dec. 2.  Both events will feature the Coe College Chorale and Handbell Ensemble.  The Christmas Convocation will begin at 11 a.m., with a repeat program held as Christmas Vespers at 7:30 p.m., both in Sinclair Auditorium.  The celebrations are free and open to the public, with a Wassail reception following each service.

Fire & Ice Festival

12/6/2014  10:00 am

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance presents the 2014 Fire and Ice Festival on Saturday, Dec. 6. In addition to traditional events, such as a chance to visit with Santa, there are new events provided by the Economic Alliance. Visitors will find a princess meet and greet, story time and crafts at the Cedar Rapids Public Library downtown and live music performances by carolers. The Fire and Ice Parade begins at 6pm. For more information, visit www.cedarrapids.org/FireandIce

Merry Tuba Christmas

12/6/2014  2:00 pm

The Cedar Rapids Public Library White Lights Holiday Program presents “Merry TubaChristmas” on Saturday, December 6th. Over 100 tuba players from across the area will come together for one performance at 2 pm in the commons at the downtown library. The program is free and all are welcome. For more information, call the Cedar Rapids Public Library at (319) 261-READ or visit www.crlibrary.org.

Santa, Snacks & Stories

12/7/2014  5:30 pm

Children are invited to Brucemore for a festive and memorable evening of holiday tradition—Santa, Snacks, and Stories on Sunday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children will enjoy activities in both the Visitor Center and mansion, including story time, craft-making, a snack, and giving their wish-lists to Santa. In between activities, children and parents are invited to view the first and second floors of the mansion and to ask any questions to the available stationary guides. Admission is $7 per child and $5 per child of a Brucemore member in advance. One adult is free per child admission; each additional adult is $5. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at www.brucemore.org or by calling (319) 362-7375. If space is available, all child tickets at the door will be $10.

Lowe Park Coffeehouse

12/12/2014  7:00 pm

The next Coffeehouse Performance at Lowe Park is December 12th from 7:00-8:30pm featuring songwriter and jazz-poet Debra Marquart from Ames. Doors open at 6:30.  The performance is free and open to the public.  Coffee and treats will be available for purchase.

Harmonize the Holidays

12/13/2014  2:00 pm

The Cedar Rapids Public Library White Lights Holiday Program presents “Harmonize the Holidays” on Saturday, December 13th at 2pm. The Cedar Sounds Sweet Adelines will perform beautiful holiday arrangements in Whipple Auditorium at the downtown library. The program is free and all are welcome. For more information, call the Cedar Rapids Public Library at (319) 261-READ or visit www.crlibrary.org.

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 www.crlibrary.org.