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Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Mar 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose” is a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime. This program helps strengthen babies’ and toddlers’ foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement. Registration is no longer required!

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

A History of Shive-Hattery @ The History Center
Mar 22 @ 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.

Pieced Together: Linn County Quilts of Fellowship @ The History Center
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This quilt exhibit will highlight The History Center’s collection of quilts was they relate to community and friendship.

Exploring the expressions of companionship through quilting patterns and styles, this exhibit reads between the stitches. Drawing on family connections and civic minded groups, the quilts displayed illustrate how people from Linn County represented their relationships through quilting.

School’s Out: Marble Roller Coasters @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

School’s out for the day! Each School’s Out program for children K-5 will give children the chance to try something new, fun (and maybe messy!). During today’s School’s Out program, children will work to create their own marble roller coaster out of plastic cups and paper plates. This STEM activity will challenge children to use their critical thinking skills as they design, engineer and build their roller coasters.

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

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times Exhibition @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times Exhibition @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” Exhibition
Now – May 19, 2019

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together seventy-seven images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives. The dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life is evident in these photographs—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946, his fairytale marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, his run for the White House in 1960 and role as commander in chief, to the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. These images remain as vivid evidence of John Kennedy’s imprint upon the American conscience. More Info >>

Terra Nova: Ten Years @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Terra Nova: Ten Years @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Terra Nova: Ten Years

November 3, 2018 – October 6, 2019

 

The CRMA celebrates ten years of collaborating with the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio. In 2009, the CRMA began meeting with artists who had completed residencies at the Ceramics Center and acquiring a piece of their work—often completed during their residency—for the Museum’s collection. This mutually beneficial arrangement allowed the artists to establish themselves in a museum collection and receive professional experience with curators while growing the CRMA’s collection of three-dimensional art. The exhibition will display artwork from every resident from 2009 to 2018 and both executive directors, a testament to the fruitfulness of this collaboration.

Please see our website for hours and holiday closings.

http://www.crma.org/Content/Visit/Hours-and-Admission.aspx

 

Anything Could Happen! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Friday, you’re out early. You’re bored and looking for something to do. Your search is over! Friday afternoons starting at 1:30, we will have themed activities for teens ranging from making stuffed animals to playing with robots. Meet us in the Union at the Downtown Library. Anything could happen!

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

School’s Out: Marble Roller Coasters @ Ladd Library
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

School’s out for the day! Each School’s Out program for children K-5 will give children the chance to try something new, fun (and maybe messy!). During today’s School’s Out program, children will work to create their own marble roller coaster out of plastic cups and paper plates. This STEM activity will challenge children to use their critical thinking skills as they design, engineer and build their roller coasters.

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

Cornell College Steel Drum Ensembles @ King Chapel
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm

Cornell’s active steel drum program is one of the most sought-after performing groups on campus. The steel drum program has been a part of the Cornell College Music Department for 20 years and its bands have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. Directed by Dr. Martin Hearne.

The Nerd @ Washington Community Center
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm
The Nerd @ Washington Community Center

Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence—a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.