Dec
11
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 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.

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

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Dec 11 @ 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 .

It’s A Mystery Book Group @ Coralville Public Library
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

‘It’s a Mystery’ is a mystery book discussion group that has met at the Coralville Public Library for over twenty years. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am, and you are welcome to join in any time. Come when the book sounds good, or to every meeting.

Everyone is welcome to join the lively discussion!

The Witch Elm by Tana French (book cover)Wednesday, December 11 : The Witch Elm by Tana French

The elm in question lives on the estate where two frail men—Toby, still recovering from a brutal mugging, and Hugo, his dying uncle—live. Their lives are interrupted when a skull is discovered in the elm and detectives discover more secrets from the past.

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Retired computer entrepreneur Peter Norton (Norton Antivirus Software) is a contemporary art collector as well as an active participant in various civic and philanthropic activities. In 1988, the Norton Family Christmas Project began commissioning artists to create original, multiple-edition works that were mailed as holiday greetings to friends, colleagues, and selected institutions.  In 2017, the CRMA received the bulk of these wonderful holiday greetings from Director Emeritus Terry Pitts and his wife Kathy Hall.

 

The objects and artists’ books that comprise the Project collection are incredibly varied. A sense of whimsy runs through many of the pieces: salt and pepper shakers become snow globes, a music box exhorts us to be silent.  Many works also have a sociopolitical focus, addressing issues as varied as slavery, AIDS, and gender identity.  Taken together, the Norton Family Christmas Project objects and artists’ books provide a wonderful snapshot of the last thirty years of activity in the art world at large, presenting the work of both emerging and more established artists.  The 2018 edition of the Norton Family Christmas Project was the last and ended the series.

Not Another Christmas Letter @ Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Book, Lyrics and Additional Music by Paul Cozby. Music and Arrangements by Laura Berquist.

An original musical comedy that celebrates everything that drives us crazy about Christmas… and why we love it anyway!

UI Dance presents Graduate/Undergraduate Concert @ Space Place Theater
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Dance

Graduate/Undergraduate Concert

December 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Space Place Theater, 101 North Hall

Works choreographed by graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Iowa Department of Dance will be featured in the Graduate/Undergraduate Concert.

Eternal Somewhere Else
Choreography by Juliet Remmers and Kate Vincek

Is This Mine?
Choreography by Laila J. Franklin

What We Take With Us
Choreography by Corbin Phillips

the One Side Conversation
Choreography by Ianka Hou

scribbles in the dark
Choreography by Allie Recht

recovering pause
Facilitation and direction by Ailey Picasso
While abstract in nature, this duet navigates tension in space built together and in isolation. Constructed around the embodiment and excavation of personal history and emotional lingering, this work invites stillness and motion to converse and delicate connection to unfold.

Measuring The Depth
Choreography by Angelica DeLashmette Hurst and Jeremy Cline

The final work in this performance will use strobe lighting effects.

Tickets:
$14 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+)
$8 Students & Youth
Free for UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Dec
12
Thu
Tannenbaum Forest @ Amana Colonies
Dec 12 all-day

A forest of decorated trees, nativity, 15 ft German pyramid and Santa.
Weekends only. See festivalsinamana.com for times and dates.

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Dec 12 @ 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 .

Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs.

Grow your child’s love of reading by attending Preschool Story Time. Each week explore new stories, songs, and rhymes.

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

Wee Read @ Coralville Public Library
Dec 12 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am

During Wee Read caregivers share rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books with their little ones under 3.

Held in the Children’s Storytime Room. Program lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Thursdays. Wee Read occurs at 10:15 am with a repeat program at 11:15 am.  Please choose either time.