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.

Lenten Fish Fry

2/20/2015  5:00 pm

The Knights of Columbus Club 5677 invites you to a fish fry every Friday during Lent from 5:00 to 7:30 at their hall on Mt. Vernon Rd. SE and Highway 13 (behind Casey’s) On the menu – baked and hand-battered fish, catfish nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches, baked and french fried potatoes, coleslaw, corn bread, desserts, coffee and fountain pop. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 5-12. Kids 4 and under eat for free.

Kids Against Hunger

3/28/2015  8:00 am

Kids Against Hunger will be holding a food packaging event at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in North Liberty on Saturday, March 28th from 8am until 4pm. Volunteers are needed to help package the food or to make donations for food. The group is aiming to make 75,000 meals to be sent to Central America and to local crisis centers. For more information, go to htlckah.org or call 665-2200.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

3/28/2015  8:30 am

Cedar Valley Rocks & Minerals Society will hold its 51st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show March 28-29th at Hawkeye Downs Expo Center. The show runs 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Requested donations for admission are: $3.00 for adults, $1 for ages 12-18, and free for under 12 with an adult and Youth Groups with an adult. Special exhibits and programs will highlight the theme of “Treasures Beneath our Feet.” Children’s activities include making dinosaur footprints and fossil casts, a pebble pit with special low-priced specimens, and a free fossil hunt. Children must be supervised by an adult. Proceeds from the show are used for scholarships for geology students at the University of Iowa and Cornell College and to support the Van Allen Science Teaching Center of the Grant Wood AEA.

Mother Goose On The Loose

3/31/2015  6:00 pm

The Cedar Rapids Public Library invites parents and caregivers with children ages birth to three to take part in an eight week award-winning early literacy program called Mother Goose on the Loose. The program uses a variety of activities, such as rhymes, songs, puppets, and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence and sensitivity to others. Mother Goose on the Loose is comprised of eight-week consecutive sections to help children develop the skills they need in order to be ready for school. Registration is now open for the spring sessions. Caregivers can register now for either the Tuesday night sessions, March 31-May 19, or the Thursday night sessions, April 2 – May 21. For more information or to register go online at crlibrary.org or call 319-261-READ.

Noelridge Greenhouse Easter Showcase

4/4/2015  12:00 am

The annual Noelridge Greenhouse Easter Showcase will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 4th & 5th , from 11am until 5pm at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse. Admission is free. The first 500 children aged 12 and under will receive a free plant. Visitors will also enjoy displays by the Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association and the Harshbarger Hosta Society. Even the Easter Bunny will be stopping by.

Hope Lutheran Egg Hunt

4/5/2015  10:30 am

Hope Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids hosts an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 5th from 10:30 to 11:30. Kids can bring their Easter baskets and wear their playclothes. Parents, of course, are welcome. The church is located at 2736 Bowling St SW.

Old Creamery Theatre Gala

4/11/2015  6:30 pm

The Old Creamery Theatre hosts A Shaken Not Stirred Affair and benefit for the theatre on April 11th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and sneak peeks of their 2015 shows. Online bidding for the silent auction is open now through the Creamery’s website and will conclude during the Shaken Not Stirred event. Need not be present to win. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at www.oldcreamery.com or by calling the box office at 319-622-6262.

Pancake Brunch

4/12/2015  7:00 am

The Otter Creek Lions host a pancake brunch at the Toddville Legion on Sunday, April 12th from 7am-1pm. On the menu…pancakes eggs, sausage and hash browns, juice, milk and coffee. There will be baked goods for sale, a raffle and silent auction. Please bring unusued eyeglasses and hearing aids for donation. Tickets for adults are $7 in advance; $8 at the door. Tickets for children aged 6-11 are $5 and kids 5 and under 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

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.