Dec
12
Thu
Wee Read @ Coralville Public Library
Dec 12 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 pm

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.

Guided Meditation at the Grant Wood Studio: Reflect, Recharge, Revel @ Guided Meditation at the Grant Wood Studio: Reflect, Recharge, Revel
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

As 2019 winds to a close we’ll gather to pause and reminisce. What blessings did the year present? How did they help you to unwrap the gift of life that sits within you? How will you choose to share that gift with others?

Noelle Holmes of Illuminations Healing Arts Center will lead you through this guided meditation, perfect for anyone from beginners to experienced meditators. Must register at least 24hrs prior to session. Contact Education Director Erin Thomas at ethomas@crma.org or 319.366.7503 ext. 203 to register. This program is for ages 13 and up. Fee: $10 payable to Noelle Holmes.

 

Theatre Production: The Wolves @ Armstrong Hall: Plumb-Flemming Black Box Theatre
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm

By Sarah DeLappe, directed by Katy Hahn. Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” — The New York Times

“The Wolves is a delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer … DeLappe’s dialogue is hilarious and idiosyncratic, moving swiftly from gross-out humor to pain […] She offers us ninety minutes in a smart, sympathetic, female world. It’s a patch of Astroturf I would gladly set foot on again.” — The Village Voice

Dec
13
Fri
English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adults, Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am, at the Coralville Library downstairs meeting rooms. All are welcome.
Questions? Email ehampe@coralville.org
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 .

Legends & Folklore of Winter with Chad Lewis @ Legends & Folklore of Winter with Chad Lewis
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As Dickens wrote, the ghosts of Christmas are really the past, present and future, swirling around us in the dead of the year. They’re a reminder that we’re all haunted, all the time, by good ghosts and bad, and that they all have something to tell us. Winter may seem like a quiet time, but it is actually filled with bizarre tales and stories of cannibalistic spirits, Krampus the anti-Santa Claus, stories of little people, werewolves, witches, people being buried alive, and numerous other Holiday traditions for the darkest days of the year. Sip a cup of cocoa or cider and join us for chilling and mysterious folklore perfect for this time of year, sponsored in part by the Hiawatha Public Library.

 

For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking Vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland’s castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal. Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, William Shatner’s Weird or What, ABC’s World’s Scariest Places, Monsters and Mysteries in America, along with being a frequent contributor to Ripley’s Believe it or Not Radio. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings.

 

Not Another Christmas Letter @ Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Dec 13 @ 7:30 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!

Theatre Production: The Wolves @ Armstrong Hall: Plumb-Flemming Black Box Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

By Sarah DeLappe, directed by Katy Hahn. Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” — The New York Times

“The Wolves is a delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer … DeLappe’s dialogue is hilarious and idiosyncratic, moving swiftly from gross-out humor to pain […] She offers us ninety minutes in a smart, sympathetic, female world. It’s a patch of Astroturf I would gladly set foot on again.” — The Village Voice

Dec
14
Sat
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Dec 14 @ 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 .