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.

FREE Summer Admission

7/1/2015  12:00 pm

Visitors to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art will be enjoying the summer as interpreted by living Iowan artists. The new exhibition, titled Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth, on display June 6 – September 13, 2015, presents a wide range of style and media unified by a common summer theme. All the works in the exhibition were created during the past three years by artists whom currently live in Iowa.

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Free Summer Admission Program begins continues through August 30th. Admission to the museum will be free for all visitors thanks to Built by Pros, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Transamerica and UFG. The Museum is open noon to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday; noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. All are welcome.

All-Veterans Memorial Museum

7/4/2015  12:55 pm

The Navy League will present a fragment of the USS Arizona for inclusion in the Eastern Iowa All-Veterans Memorial Museum at the Veterans Memorial Building, 2nd Avenue Lobby on July 4th at 12:55pm. The presentation will include a showing of an independently produced documentary titled, “For God and Country” telling the story of the life of Iowa native Father Aloysius “Al” Schmitt, Loras College alumnus and Navy Chaplain who was killed at Pearl Harbor

Family Yoga Classes

7/8/2015  11:00 am

The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department is offering a yoga class for parents and their children ages 5-10. The class meets weekly on Wednesdays from 11:00-11:45 a.m. at Advanced Yoga Studio, 4089 21st Avenue SW, #111. The session meets July 8 through August 5. The fee per session is $55 or $48 for Cedar Rapids residents. For more information or to register, call 278-5731, or go to www.crrec.org.

Blues & BBQ

7/11/2015  12:00 am

On July 11th, it’s Blues and BBQ at Centennial Park in North Liberty. Enjoy live music, delicious food and brews, and fun for the entire family. Admission is free and the festival starts at noon! For more information, go to northlibertyblues.org.

Civil War Event

7/11/2015  9:00 am

The 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment hosts a Civil War Re-enactment Event at Seminole Valley Farm on July 11-12th.  Ken Allers, author and member of the Civil War Round Table will narrate the event. Camp opens at 9am both days and includes drill and artillery demonstrations, a band concert, cavalry and field hospital demonstrations, a tea, an opportunity to meet President Lincoln and two battle re-enactments. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free.

Fish Iowa Day Camp

7/14/2015  9:00 am

Wickiup Hill hosts a Fish Iowa Day Camp Tues. thru Fri., July 14-17, from 9:00am – noon at Pinicon Ridge Park. The camp is for children aged 8-14 and the cost is $40. Registration deadline is July 7. For more information, visit linncountyparks.com or call 892-6485.

Charity Golf Tournament

7/18/2015  8:00 am

The Society of St.Vincent de Paul hosts a 4-person best shot golf tournament on Saturday, July 18th at Airport National Golf Course. It’s an 8am shotgun start. Your $60 entry fee includes 18 holes with cart, lots of contests, lunch and more. Proceeds benefit individuals and families in need. Call Jim Berger at 265-0291 or Vince O’Conner at 365-3601 to sign up.

Ice Cream Supper

7/18/2015  4:00 pm

Buffalo United Methodist Church hosts an ice cream supper on Saturday, July 18th, from 4-7pm at the church located at 1000 30th St NE in Cedar Rapids. Come and enjoy Sloppy Joes, potato salad, baked beans, your choice of beverage, and pie or cake with ice cream. Cost is $7 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and under; and children 5 and under eat for free.

Theatre Camp

8/3/2015  10:00 am

The Old Creamery Theatre hosts Lights, Hollywood, Action! a week-long theatre camp for children aged 7 and up at Wilson Middle School in Cedar Rapids August 3-7 from 10am-2pm daily. All campers will be cast in a show to be performed at 7pm on the final day of camp. Cost is $75 per child which includes a show T-shirt. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch. Enrollment is limited. Registration deadline is July 24th. Contact Jackie McCall at 319-622-6034.