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Have fun and learn how to help an iconic butterfly at the Iowa City Monarch Festival

The fourth annual Iowa City Monarch Festival on Sunday is a celebration with a purpose. The two-hour event at the Iowa City Municipal Airport not only gives people a chance to enjoy monarch butterflies—as well as family-friendly crafts and snacks—but also learn what they can do to help the icon butterfly. […]

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Drink beer and support the Iowa City Public Library at Big Grove for Good on Tuesday

Reading a good book with a cold brew in hand may be one of life’s simple pleasures, but beer and public libraries don’t usually go hand-in-hand. That will change for three hours on Tuesday evening, as Big Grove for Good raises money for the Iowa City Public Library. […]

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Iowa City’s weekly Party in the Park comes to Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park

Humans are welcome to attend Thursday’s Party in the Park as the summer-long series of weekly events goes to the dogs. Literally. This week’s party will be at the Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park. Tennis balls and treats will be provided for the attending pups. Humans can enjoy music, dog-toy crafting and […]

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The weather-weary can enjoy the fun side of winter at Freeze Fest on Sunday

A couple weeks removed from late January’s life-threatening cold temperatures, this weekend’s more temperate weather will allow the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department to hold its fourth annual Freeze Fest at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area on Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. With thinning ice, activities like ice fishing may not be possible, but with a forecast predicting a 90 percent chance of snow, conditions should be fine for the two-hour event’s snowshoeing demonstration. […]

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