NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa - (Iowa's News Now) — North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter returns for its sixth year Saturday, January 30th.
Penn Meadows Park will feature ice sculptors in the Ice Sculpture Walk along the park’s trail on Saturday. The park will also feature the North Liberty Library’s two-sided Winter Storywalk, with the newly published book The Snow Dancer and the 1962 classic The Snowy Day. Both walks will be available all weekend.
The Pork Tornadoes will rock a virtual concert Saturday night at 8 p.m. in the Beat the Bitter Igloo Jam presented by GreenState Credit Union. The free-to-attend livestream concert will raise funds for the United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties’ Community Disaster Relief Fund, currently focused on ensuring that our region’s most vulnerable people and families have the support they need to weather the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival’s annual 15-minute winter fireworks display presented by GEICO Careers will start at 7 p.m. on January 31. Per Johnson County mandate, attendees wear a face covering and maintain at least six feet of social distance between households.
All week long, fans of the annual 5K-ish Obstacle Run are encouraged to participate in an alternative course. Those who complete the wintry 5K-ish loop will receive both a commemorative 2021 medal and 15% off an entire We Run purchase when they stop into the local running store at the route’s finish. Participation is free. Download the route or join the leaderboard for some healthy competition on Strava.
The annual sells-out-in seconds Snuggie Crawl presented by Collins Community Credit Union is open to everyone to join in the comfort of a Snuggie from their couch on Saturday, February 6. The Snuggie Crawl will be on Gather, a virtual space where participants’ avatars can move around to virtual bar stops, chat with avatars located nearby and play games with other attendees. Registration is free and open now at beatthebitter.com. The free registration includes the Gather Snuggie Crawl 2021 link and tips for how to use the digital platform, access to virtual games and a free CHOMP delivery code for takeout from a restaurant partner.