Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

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April 21

Shrimp & Fish Dinner-Urbana American Legion

204 W. Wood St, I380 exit 41

Serving 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Shrimp, fish, baked potato, baked beans, cole slaw and desserts. Adults: $9.00, Children under 12: $5.00, Preschool: Free. This will be the last Fish Fry until Fall.

April 21

Eastern Iowa DX Association amateur radio club

Hallagan Education Center of the Mercy Medical Center

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a short business meeting starting at 7:30 p.m.

Following the business meeting, two local members of a team of scientists and engineers that recently participated in a deep-water search of the Pacific Ocean for the lost airplane of Amelia Earhart which went missing in July 1937 will provide an informative and exciting presentation on this search activity.

The meeting is open to everyone interested in amateur radio or the scientific search for Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra L-10E aircraft.

April 21

Joyful Noises

First Lutheran Church, 1000 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

6pm Silent Auction, 7pm Concert

Some of the area’s most talented musicians will come together to share their talents with the community and raise funds and awareness for Family Promise of Linn County.

April 22

5K/8K Growl Prowl

Linn Mar High School Stadium


5K, 8K, kids' mile and fun runs

The mission of the Growl Prowl is to raise funds from the community in order to help provide the basic needs for living and for learning that a growing number of Linn-Mar children lack.

The 2008-2016 Growl Prowl races were a huge success, with almost 1,800 5K / 8K runners and over 90 sponsors helping raise $55,000 that has been allocated to schools. Funds are distributed to Linn-Mar school buildings during the school year.

April 23

Waddle Walk

North Liberty Community Library

Waddling begins at 1pm

2K walk to raise money for our Read to the Bump program which gives board books to expecting families

April 27

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

Linn-Mar High School Auditorium

7 PM (continues April 28 at 7 PM and April 29 2pm & 7pm

The show brings together a talented group of Linn-Mar singers and actors, a specially selected student orchestra and a skilled technical support team.

Tickets are $10 each and may be reserved by calling 447-3482 starting April 3rd.

April 29

Cedar Valley Sleeping Mats for Homeless Vets

Echo Hill Presbyterian Church

9:00am - 12:00pm

Bring a friend and come to Echo Hill’s Fellowship Hall on April 29th to help make sleeping mats for Homeless Vets in Cedar Valley. Come anytime during 9am-noon and participate during the time you are available. Training will be provided. There are jobs for anyone 5 years old and up. If you have extra plastic grocery bags, please bring them along as it takes over 1,000 bags to make 1 mat. If you have a rotary cutter and shelf healing mat or a crochet hook large size Q, please bring that. If you don’t have them, don’t worry. There are jobs that don’t require tools. Check out this page to see pictures of completed mats and more information on this organization:

April 29

National Tour of Menopause the Musical Plays Cedar Rapids!

Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

8 p.m.

GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical® to the Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for one performance on Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, online at, or by calling 319.366.8203. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling319.366.8203. Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 14 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.

April 29

CR Alive!

DoubleTree by Hilton, downtown Cedar Rapids


The American Cancer Society Presents…CR Alive!

Join us in our inaugural year of transformation from the Linn Gala to CR Alive! This year’s spring event will take place on April 29, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Cedar Rapids. Our format will feature updated interactive styling with entertainment, mainstage headliner Alisabeth Von Presley, local talent from the Creative Corridor, super live and silent auctions, VIP options, and scrumptious cuisine station offerings—try them all! Be a part of this exciting movement to celebrate our community’s uniqueness while raising crucial funding to continue the work and mission of the American Cancer Society.

April 29

Central Lutheran School Celebrates 50th Anniversary Celebration

Central Lutheran School (310 3rd Street West, Newhall, IA)


The 2016-17 school year marks the 50th year for Central Lutheran School. Please join us in celebrating this milestone on Saturday April 29th starting at 2pm CST with a worship service, followed by dinner and fellowship. We especially invite those who have been a past student or involved with the school over the years. Dinner is $10/person, age 5 and under is FREE. You're welcome to attend the service, but not the meal; however, RSVP is still requested.

May 6


Terry Trueblood Recreation Area at 4213 SE Sand Road in Iowa City IA 52240

8:30 am

Registration is free, Entrance is free. The walk will happen Rain or Shine. It’s a 5k walk, but if 5k is too much every step counts so please still participate and just walk as far as able! All walkers must register and registration begins at 830 a.m. before the walk. The walk kicks off at 10 a.m. and we are usually done around 1130 a.m. There will be ample parking available. Plenty of music and refreshments. An event the whole family can enjoy.

May 5

Ballroom and Latin Social Dancing

Old Brick 26 E. Market St., Iowa City

Hustle lesson by Tallis Strub of Tallis Dance at 7:30pm. Social dancing to recorded music 8:30pm - 10:45pm.

Hosted by Iowa Corridor USA Dance Chapter #2100 serving the Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty Corridor. 70’s Theme Dance. Prizes awarded for best 70’s outfits

Lesson included with price of admission! All levels of dancers welcome! No experience required! No partner required!

Cost: USA Dance members-$6 / Non-members-$8 / Student-$4.

May 6

Marion Farmers’ Market

Taube Park, 2200 31st St, Marion

8 – 11:30 a.m.

The Marion Farmers’ Market offers a variety of locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, homemade crafts, and much more. Stop by Taube Park on Saturday mornings and check out all the fantastic offerings that are produced right here in your own community.

May 6

GMG Wolverine Run

Union Grove Lake in Union Grove State Park, Tama County, Iowa

Race begins at 9:00 AM packet pickup begins at 8:00 AM

5K/10K road race organized by Partners in Education, the parent group for GMG Elementary School, to raise funds for a safer playground covering. We are volunteer driven so 100% of the proceeds are directed to the Playground Resurfacing Fund.

May 9

Toddville American Legion Tenderloin Dinner

Toddville Legion Hall

4 - 7 pm

Menu: Tenderloins, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Grilled Cheese, and Dessert. Drinks provided. Adults: $10, children 6-12: $5, 0-5: free. Homemade baked goods also available for purchase from the american legion auxiliary.

May 13

5th Annual Pancake & Egg Breakfast Fundraiser

The Marion Heritage Center & Museum

7:00 to 11:00 A.M.

Tickets are available at the Center and from all Board members -- advance tickets are $7.00 for adults, $8.00 at the door; children 12 and under eat for free. Purchase includes ALL-you-can-eat pancakes, plus eggs, sausages, juice & coffee. Join your neighbors in an early breakfast and show your support for the programs and events at the Center.

May 16

Golf Tournament

Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, 3205 W. 12th St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Shotgun Start at 1pm (registration before start)

Annual tournament supports the Student Center on the University of Northern Iowa Campus. It's an 18-hole, best shot tournament followed by a social hour and dinner. Tournament and hole prizes will be presented during the dinner.