Apr
10
Wed
History on Tap: Lasers and Beer! – mapping Iowa City’s historic beer caves, and other adventures in 3D scanning @ Thew Brewing Company
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
History on Tap: Lasers and Beer! – mapping Iowa City’s historic beer caves, and other adventures in 3D scanning @ Thew Brewing Company | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Using a laser-based technology for 3D scanning known as “LiDAR” (Light Imaging Detection and Ranging), the University of Iowa’s Adam Skibbe (Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences) and Michelle Wienhold (Iowa Flood Center) have traveled around Iowa mapping many historic and cultural resources, but perhaps none is more interesting than the historic beer caves located underneath Iowa City’s Northside district.

Apr
26
Fri
Cedar Rapids Taste of Achievement @ Veterans Memorial Building and Comission
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cedar Rapids Taste of Achievement @ Veterans Memorial Building and Comission | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa’s (JAEI) Annual Taste of Achievement event allows participants to escape into an evening of fine wines, specialty beers, and hors d’oeuvres while bidding on silent and live auction items. Participants enjoy the ambiance of custom jewelry, dueling pianos, and great company.

An online auction opens prior to the event with bidding concluding at the live event. Auction items range from local gift certificates to lavish vacation packages.

Apr
30
Tue
Food Tour of Historic Czech Village @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Tour of Historic Czech Village @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Join National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library staff on a walking food tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood while sampling food and drinks. Special stories associated with food and restaurants in the Village will be highlighted.

Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes. Meet at the NCSML’s clock tower (corner of 16th Ave SW and Inspiration Pl SW) by 6:00 p.m. Parking is available in the museum’s lots or in Czech Village. The museum’s parking garage will not be open for this program. In case of thunderstorms/lightning, a rain date will be posted. Please make note of any dietary restrictions when purchasing your ticket or feel free to contact Teresa Stenstrup, Director of Programs, at tstenstrup@ncsml.org or 319.362.8500.

Jun
15
Sat
Wurst Festival @ Amana Colonies
Jun 15 all-day
Wurst Festival @ Amana Colonies | Amana | Iowa | United States

Sausage, Sausage and more Sausage. Attend and graduate from Wurst University. Featuring the Dachshund Derby.