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Weekender, June 24: Trekfest, nerdy burlesque, outdoor yoga and more to do this weekend

THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium Parades, festivals, the sounds of music in the air—almost feels like normal, doesn’t it? Have fun but stay safe, to ensure that you “live long and prosper!” Online ‘The 19th Hijacker’ — Webinar Commemorating 9/11 20th Anniversary Jun 24 – 7:00pm Prairie Lights presents an evening with bestselling […]

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TCR’s ‘Bright Star’ is full of shine

The bright sun shone on the face of Alice Murphy, played by the majestic Jordan Arnold, as she casually entered the playing space of Theatre Cedar Rapids’ Bright Star. This riveting musical (music/book and story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell) is presented live and outdoors on Brucemore’s beautiful Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater. Arnold opens […]

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Cedar Rapids City Council appoints first members of the new citizen review board

Nine residents of Cedar Rapids have been selected to serve on the independent citizen review board overseeing the city’s police department. Program Manager April Wing told the Cedar Rapids City Council on Tuesday the city received 71 applications from residents who wanted to serve on the board. The city accepted applications from residents from mid-February […]

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Garden so good it deserves an audience? Sign up for Project GREEN’s newly expanded Open Gardens Weekend

Like the gardens it highlights, Project GREEN’s Open Gardens Weekend has gone through cycles of getting established, lying fallow and then growing. The first Open Gardens Weekend in 2019 was a success with more than 600 people visiting 30-plus gardens in Iowa City, according to event coordinator Beth Cody. In 2020, the event was canceled […]

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