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Events in the Area - 2014




Coral Ridge Mall 

Lindale Mall

The Amana Colonies 

The Old Creamery Theatre

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, West Branch

Cedar Rapids Museum of Arts 

African American Museum 

Czech Village

New Bohemia

New Bohemia City Market

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Brucemore Historical Site 

The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center  

Indian Creek Nature Center  (Cedar Rapids)
Iowa Veterans Affairs Health Care System

University of Iowa 

Hancher Auditorium - University of Iowa

Iowa City/Coralville 

Cedar Rapids

Cornell College

Kirkwood Community College

The Hotel at Kirkwood

Mt Mercy University

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Multi-Day Events:

Brucemore Mansion Tours

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm & Sunday from 12:00 pm - 3:00pm; Tours last 50 minutes;Admission: $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for youth (age 6-18);  2160 Linden Drive SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403 

Explore over a century of Cedar Rapids history through the lives of the three families who called Brucemore home-the Sinclairs, the Douglases, and the Halls. They were business and community leaders during a century of evolution in the Midwest. An investigation of the mansion's Queen Anne architecture, 1925 Grant Wood Porch, 1929 Skinner pipe organ, and 1930s Grizzly Bar and Tahitian Room reflect the history of remarkable people. The changes they made to their estate, the impact they had on their community, and the stories they left behind shape our understanding of modern Cedar Rapids, eastern Iowa, and the American Midwest.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

October 30– November 16, 2014
The Old Creamery Theatre
By Christopher Durang
Winner of the 2013 Tony for Best Play, the master of contemporary absurd comedy tells the tale of comically dysfunctional siblings who wait....and wait, for something exciting to happen. Enter their movie star sister and her much younger boy toy, ready for a costume party that could change their lives forever.

Devonian Fossil Gorge

Thursday, November 06 - 10, 2014; 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM ; Coralville Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; 2850 Prairie Du Chien Rd. NE; Coralville, IA 52240
Spend 30 minutes or several hours roaming over an ancient ocean floor. Designated discovery points throughout the gorge allow visitors a chance to explore at their own pace. Brochures, with a map, are available at the entry plaza. Be sure to visit this special site.


Barrel Racing @ Kirkwood Equestrian Center

November 7-9, 2014
The 2014 Eastern Classic will be held at the Kirkwood Equestrian Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Theater Production: Almost, Maine

Friday, November 7th & 8th @ 7:30 pm; Tickets: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/students/youth;  For tickets contact box office: 319-895-4293
Kimmel Theatre; Cornell College; 600 First St. SW; Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314
"Almost, Maine" by John Cariani, directed by Ron Clark. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. "Almost, Maine" is a valentine from the edge with a dose of magic around the border--a play that may be just weird enough to show us what Love really is all about.


The Church Basement Ladies In: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement

October 9– November 9, 2014
The Old Creamery Theatre
Inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller “Growing Up Luther- an.” Written by Greta Grosch. Music and lyrics by Drew Jansen.

Those lovable Church Basement Ladies are back in this all-new musical! Join the fun as they run a food booth at the county fair, teach one of their own how to drive and help their very nervous Pastor make it to the alter on time for his wedding! Whether you’ve seen them before or are brand new to the basement kitchen, you’ll have fun watching the ladies dish it out! Rated G..


Friday November 7

Music Seminar Student Recital

Cornell College; Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 3:15 & 7:30 PM; 600 First St. SW; Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314


Saturday November 8

Curator Guided Tour of 'Celebration! Rituals and Revelry of Life'

National Czech & Slovak Museum; 1400 Inspiration Pl SW; Cedar Rapids; 1:00 PM; Petrik Gallery
Join NCSML Curator Stefanie Kohn for an in-depth look at this exhibit from the National Museum in Prague.



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