Oct
21
Mon
Gallery Exhibition: Self-Portrait As… @ McWethy Hall: Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Oct 21 all-day

Homecoming Reception: Oct. 26, 3–5 pm

Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission is free to the public.

Scarecrow Trail @ Amana Colonies
Oct 21 all-day

Travel the Amana Colonies trail through the 7 villages and find as many scarecrows as you can.
Maps available at the Visitor’s Center

Video Gaming @ Ladd Library
Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Each week, teens will have the opportunity to play video games on the big screen. Special Virtual Reality events will happen as well!

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

Oct
22
Tue
Gallery Exhibition: Self-Portrait As… @ McWethy Hall: Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Oct 22 all-day

Homecoming Reception: Oct. 26, 3–5 pm

Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission is free to the public.

Scarecrow Trail @ Amana Colonies
Oct 22 all-day

Travel the Amana Colonies trail through the 7 villages and find as many scarecrows as you can.
Maps available at the Visitor’s Center

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Oct 22 @ 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 @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Oct 22 @ 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!

Preschool Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 3 and up listen to stories, sing, and participate in a range of activities planned just for them.

Held in the Storytime room. Program lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Tuesdays.
Doodlebugs at the Marion Public Library: Scared of the Dark @ Doodlebugs at the Marion Public Library: Scared of the Dark
Oct 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Are there creepy creatures lurking in the dark? We’ll find out in today’s not-so-scary-after-all story. You can even make a creeper to take home!

 

John Beckelman: Horizon Suite @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

John Beckelman’s Horizon Suite is a group of six recently-completed three-dimensional landscapes. Using the expressive potential of clay and a variety of other materials, Beckelman’s work explores the transitional space where the sky meets the land or sea. The horizontal sweep of this space is mediated by intimate moments of surprising texture, shifting light, and fleeting color. Horizon Suite attempts to gently entice the viewer into the inner landscapes and interior spaces of our imagination and memory. Beckelman finds a curious intersection between the seemingly enduring and timeless character of earth and the fleeting yet wonderful impermanence of the world in which we live. John Beckelman’s art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the country and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions, and grants. He received his master of fine arts degree in ceramics and his master of science degree in ceramics from Illinois State University. Beckelman is the Robert O. Daniel Professor of Art, Emeritus at Coe College. He lives and works in Cedar Rapids.