Waves offers girls insight on Financing Your Future

This weekend, girls age 6-16 have the chance to explore their dreams from a pragmatic perspective in Financing Your Future, a workshop on fundraising, finances and grant writing. The event, which is free, takes place the morning of Saturday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. in Meeting Room A of the Coralville Public Library. […]

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Carriage rides and an indoor snowball fight promise warm fun at Coralville’s Winterfest

Every parent knows it: that wild look in the eyes of children of a certain age once the cold weather’s been around for a while. It’s a look that can generously be called “stir crazy.” Luckily, the city of Coralville has got you covered with its annual mid-winter, mostly indoor event WinterFest. […]

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Youth Rising amplifies teen voices engaging the current political climate

This weekend, young people from eastern Iowa — 10 writers, 11 spoken word performers and 16 dancers — will present Youth Rising, an exploration of politics, community and their place in it all. The event is presented under the auspices of the Open Doors Dance Festival, a summer-long dance intensive for students ages 12-22. […]

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Iowa Juneteenth celebrations include premiere of ‘Cross-Examined,’ a play about desegregating Post-Emancipation Keokuk

Cross-Examined, a play by University of Iowa MFA playwriting candidate Margot Connolly, will be performed at the Coralville Public Library on Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m. as well as the Keokuk Public Library on Monday, 19 at 6 p.m, as part of the local Juneteenth commemoration. Both events are free and open to the public. […]

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Ringing in the new year, family-style

Looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend? The Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area offers a plethora of activities to ring in the New Year with the kids. Noon Year’s Eve Party Iowa City Public Library — Saturday, Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m. Cedar Rapids Public Library — Saturday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. North […]

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Might as well jump: Group organizes winter break activities for the autism community

Iowa City Autism Community Winter Break Activities AirFX Trampoline Park (Hiawatha) — Monday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. Iowa Gym-Nest (Coralville) — Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. Brush and Barrel (Coralville) — Friday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. The Iowa City Autism Community (ICAC), which partnered with the Iowa City Public […]

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Coralville arena one step closer to reality

People may be going to hockey games and concerts come 2019 if progress on a new Coralville arena in the Iowa River Landing District continues as planned. Yet another item was checked off the to-do list earlier this week following a Coralville City Council meeting that approved a plan to collect $12 million in sales […]

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The Awful Purdies and the Family Folk Machine kick off a ‘historical’ collaboration

Awful Purdies

Lecture and Performance by the Awful Purdies Johnson County Historical Society — Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. This June, the Family Folk Machine was awarded a grant from the Iowa Arts Council jointly with the Iowa City Senior Center, which is celebrating its 35th year. The grant will fund a unique opportunity for the […]

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The largest anime convention in Iowa takes over the Coralville Marriott this weekend

AnimeIowa Coralville Marriott — Friday–Sunday July 29–31 Join convention sponsors the Mindbridge Foundation this weekend as eastern Iowa’s anime and manga convention AnimeIowa celebrates its 20th year. Attendance was only 150 strong at the inaugural event in 1997; now the convention caps attendance at 3,000. A wide variety of guests from artists to writers to […]

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Eastern Iowa guide to Independence Day festivities

Iowa City fireworks

The first weekend in July typically means red, white and blue everything alongside gatherings — small and large — to celebrate our nation’s independence from Britain in 1776. For those of us not willing to crank up the grill, season the burgers and host a shindig this weekend, there’s plenty of just-show-up-and-enjoy Independence Day events […]

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Burlesque troupe to host benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Va Va Voom!

Kick Ass Red Lipstick Burlesque Revue Coralville Center for the Performing Arts — Saturday, Mar. 19 at 8 p.m. Vitality Dance Studio in Cedar Rapids is sending its burlesque troupe, The Va Va Voom, south to the CCPA — their first performance in Coralville — for a one-night show to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma […]

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