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Tannenbaum Forest @ Amana Colonies
Dec 6 all-day

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

Free English Language Class for Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Free English Language Class for Adults, Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am, at the Coralville Library downstairs meeting rooms.

With support from the Friends of the Coralville Public Library.

Childcare is not provided.

Questions? Email ehampe@coralville.org

Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 .

Eastside Artists Annual Show & Sale @ Iowa City Masonic Building
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

The show features original, affordable gifts by professional local artists. Admission is free.

Parachute Fun! @ Ladd Library
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a session of parachute games and songs at Ladd!

Parachute play can help children learn fine motor skills and how to play cooperatively with their peers.

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

Member’s Days @ Member’s Days
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Members Days on December 5th through the 8th!  CRMA members will receive 20% off all purchases—including consignment—on those two days.  It is our way of saying “thank you” for being a member of the CRMA.  The Museum Store has scores of unique items perfect for the gift-giving season, if you’re looking for something special for that someone special, we have it!

 

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Dec 6 @ 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.

Virtual Reality @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library as we travel to strange and incredible places. Explore new worlds, solve puzzles, and outrun the occasional stray dinosaur.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

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

Crafternoons @ Ladd Library
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Each week will feature a new type of craft like pottery. Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. This program is geared to tweens and teens.

Featured Topics:

Paper Cutting – Friday, December 6
Fairy Gardens – Friday, December 13
Graphic Design – Friday, December 20
Knitting – Friday, January 3
Block Prints – Friday, January 10
Zines – Friday, January 17*
Clay Monster – Friday, January 24*
Wire and Wood Mobiles – Friday, January 31
Paper Making – Friday, February 7*
Needle Felting – Friday, February 14
Watercolor on Wood – Friday, February 21
Photography – Friday, February 28

*Dates marked feature a special guest who will talk about and teach the craft going on that day. Registration for those events are required as supplies are limited.

Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org on the events page.

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