Jun
20
Thu
A History of Shive-Hattery @ The History Center
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Established in 1895, Shive-Hattery has a long history in Linn County, impacting the direction of growth and development in the county. This exhibit provides a glimpse into a history that spans over 120 years of engineering and architectural business.

The influence and expansion of this significant company has remarkable roots, shaping the direction the company has taken today.

Sponsored by Shive-Hattery, Inc.

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

BBQ Roundup: Salute to Veterans Day @ downtown Cedar Rapids
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
BBQ Roundup: Salute to Veterans Day @ downtown Cedar Rapids

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Grades 5-12: Rockets Unlimited with Absolute Science @ Coralville Public Library
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

How do rockets fly? And just how important are those nose cones and fins? Learn the answers to these questions and more at this high-flying workshop where you will build and launch your own stomp rocket.

This program is open to grades 5-12, and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Thursday Night Live @ Washington Central Park
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

May 30th Mike Whittacker and The Bumpy Family

June 6th Just us Girls

June 13th Mad Creek Mudcats

June 20th James Mons & His Not-So Little Monsters

June 27th Fairfield Big Band

July 4th Smith

July 11th Ryne Doughty

July 18th NO TNL- Fair week

July 25th Patrick Hazell

August 1st Pennies on the Rail

August 8th Rain Date

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Make new furry friends as you improve your reading skills! Trained, certified therapy dogs provide comfortable companionship to emerging readers as they earn a free library book and bookmark. Everyone welcome to read to the dogs.Then stay as the pups perform at 7 p.m.! Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Jun
21
Fri
Free English Language Class for Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Free English Language Class for Adults, Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am, at the Coralville Library downstairs meeting rooms.

With support from the Friends of the Coralville Public Library.

Childcare is not provided.

Questions? Email ehampe@coralville.org

A History of Shive-Hattery @ The History Center
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Established in 1895, Shive-Hattery has a long history in Linn County, impacting the direction of growth and development in the county. This exhibit provides a glimpse into a history that spans over 120 years of engineering and architectural business.

The influence and expansion of this significant company has remarkable roots, shaping the direction the company has taken today.

Sponsored by Shive-Hattery, Inc.

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

BBQ Roundup @ McGrath Amphitheater
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
BBQ Roundup @ McGrath Amphitheater | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

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BBQ Roundup Vendors

We are excited to feature six national, award-winning vendors at this year’s BBQ Roundup! What does that mean? That means you have the chance to sample some of the best BBQ in the country – right here in Cedar Rapids! From the hills of South Carolina to the smokehouses of the Lonestar state, these national award-winning BBQ vendors are bringing the best they have in pork, beef, sauce, and sides to Cedar Rapids for one weekend only.If you are a fan of BBQ – you will not want to miss out!

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