Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

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March 25

Shelter House Book Sale

The Johnson County Fairgrounds Building C

10:30 A.M.-4 P.M.

Early bird entrance at 10 A.M. on Saturday is available for a $10 fee. Shelter House provides safe shelter and helps people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. Shelter House is much more than just a roof and a bed. Shelter House provides programs and supports that help hundreds of men, women and children each year to get back on their feet. Shelter House helps keep children in school, men and women get back to work, the disabled and elderly to access benefits and health care and individuals and families to move into their own homes. Simply put, we help people move beyond homelessness.

March 25

Cedar Valley Woodcarvers’ Annual Show

Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 4400 6th Street S.W., Cedar Rapids

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Woodcarving exhibits, sales, and raffle. $2 admission fee

March 25

Turkey Valley Education Foundation Annual Gala

Waucoma Event Center, Waucoma, Iowa

Social hour at 4PM followed by prime rib dinner at 5:15

This is our only fund raiser to be able to do wonderful things for our students and classrooms. Tickets are limited to 300. For further information please contact David Anderson at 319-269-3945.

March 25

Wartburg Choir at Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue in Clive, Iowa.

2:30 p.m.

The internationally-acclaimed Wartburg Choir, the select a cappella choir of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, will perform at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue in Clive, Iowa. The choir performs sacred from all historical periods and styles, along with contemporary composers such as Morten Lauridsen, Ola Gjelilo and Ben Allway. A free-will offering will be taken. The choir, under the direction of Dr. Lee Nelson, is currently visiting churches in the upper Midwest. In April and May, the church will perform at churches in Germany, Scotland and Ireland. The choir has visited 38 states and the District of Columbia, as has performed in Europe, South Africa and Canada. The choir joined the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for a concert in Prague in 2006, and performed at the White House and the National Cathedral in 2011.

March 26

Cedar Valley Woodcarvers’ Annual Show

Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 4400 6th Street S.W., Cedar Rapids

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woodcarving exhibits, sales, and raffle. $2 admission fee

March 29

Community Health Seminar: ComfortWith Care–Ethnic Skin Care Questions and Answers

University Athletic Club, 1360 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52246

5:30-7:30 p.m.

For African Americans, Asians, Latinos, and other persons of color, skin and hair care can be challenging.

That’s because dermatologic conditions—and their causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention—can vary among individuals from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Finding an Iowa-based skin care provider with expertise and experience in ethnic skin care was difficult—until now.

Join us and meet Nkanyezi Ferguson, a board-certified University of Iowa Health Care dermatologist with expertise in individualized and culturally sensitive skin, nail, and hair care for persons of color.

Dr. Ferguson will discuss:

• How to keep your skin and hair healthy

• Common skin and hair conditions affecting patients of color, as well as tips for prevention

• Treatment options, including procedure demonstrations

We’ll also provide information about our new Ethnic Skin Care Clinic, the only clinic of its kind in Iowa. We provide specialized medical and cosmetic services for adults and children with conditions of the skin, nails, and hair.

To register, visit or call 319-335-8886 or toll free 877-MED-IOWA.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact UI Health Care Marketing and Communications Division of Collegiate and Community Relations in advance at 877-MED-IOWA or

April 1

Corridor Autism Resource Expo (CARE)

Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave, SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

10am - 3pm

CARE brings together dozens of autism-related services, organizations, and speakers in one place as a one-stop shop for autistic people and their families who are looking for resources in the Corridor area.

April 2

CBS2 Your Health Expo

DoubleTree Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids, IA


Eastern Iowa’s largest Health Expo is a vibrant celebration of healthy lifestyles in Iowa. Each year, over 50 area health and wellness-related businesses and services join CBS2 in educating the public about improving the quality of life through healthy options and opportunities. Visit to learn more.

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April 2

Troop 5200 Pancake Breakfast, Bake Sale and Silent Auction

Christ Church Presbyterian 2000 1st Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

8:30 am to 1 pm

Join us for Fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, milk and coffee. All for the low price of $5 per adult and $4 for children under the age of 10. What a DEAL!! You can't find breakfast for that price! Save some room for the baked goodies that will be on sale. Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, Monkey bread and so many other yummy treats! Bid on some wonderful silent auction items while you are there.

April 13

Listening Post: Part of the 2017 Iowa Caring Community Tour

Cedar Rapids Public Library (Downtown, Whipple Auditorium)


Sponsored by the Area Substance Abuse Council, this Listening Post is designed to be a community conversation regarding the important drug trends for our area, with a specific concentration on the Opioid epidemic. This will be participant-driven, with the majority of time spent on Q&As with the audience, joined by a panel with representatives from the Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa, Department of Justice, and the Iowa National Guard.

April 15

League of Women Voters Linn County Legislative Forum; co-sponsored by the National Association on Mental Illness

Mercy Medical CR, Hallagan Center, Cedar Rapids

Presented by the League of Women Voters Linn County. The National Association on Mental Illness is this month’s co-sponsor. This is the fourth of the year’s public forums that are held on the third Saturday of the month during the legislative session. Legislators discuss current issues and answer questions from the public. The event is free and open to everyone.

Invited lawmakers include Senators Rob Hogg, Wally Horn, Liz Mathis and Dan Zumbach and Representatives Liz Bennett, Ashley Hinson, Ken Rizer, Kirsten Running-Marquardt, Art Staed, Louie Zumbach, and Todd Taylor.

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 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.