CFG Events

CFG Events

Group or Private Lamaze Childbirth Education classes held monthly, Pregnancy & Baby classes. Music & More classes for ages O-5, FREE Cloth Diaper classes, Playgroups, Baby Wearing Group and BreastFeeding USA Support Groups. Classroom/Party room Rental. or call 319-364-1144 for full list of classes & events. Most classes require registration.

Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center offers support for women, men, children and families, before, during and after pregnancy. Think you’re pregnant? Call us today at 319-364-8967 to schedule a pregnancy test and ultrasound. There is no cost to you and all our services are confidential and open to anyone regardless of circumstances.

Parenting? Our *Earn While You Learn* program is designed to provide
parents with emotional, material, social, and spiritual support. Classes
are available to men and women who are pregnant or parenting a child under
the age of 18. While attending classes you can earn ongoing assistance
with food, clothing, diapers, and formula to help alleviate financial

Visit our website to learn more about available classes --
Book your reservations for your child’s Birthday Party. Open bowling everyday. Also, offering Glow in the Dark Bowling, Bumper Bowling. Group Lock-ins, Company & Group Parties. Class and Family Reunions.

Call 377-9481 or visit

Call the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department (319) 286-5731 or visit

May Calendar

Register now for all summer programs! Call the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department (319) 286-5566 or visit for more information.

Summer Camps at Ushers Ferry – Keep your kids busy this summer with special partial day camps at Ushers Ferry. Choose from: Dangerous Day Camp 6/12-6/16, Ages 8-12: 9am-12pm Dangerous Day Camp Junior Adventure 6/13 & 6/15, Ages 6-8:1-2:30pm Junior Zombie Survival 6/20 & 6/22, Ages 6-8: 1-2:30pm American Girl 6/19-6/23, Ages 8-12: 9am-12pm or Ages 6-8: 9-10:30am Huckleberry Finn 6/26-6/30, Ages 8-12: 1-4pm or Ages 6-8: 9-10:30am Zombie Survival 7/10-7/14, Ages 8-12: 9am-12pm or 1-4pm Prairie Girl Primer 7/17-7/21, Ages 8-12: 9am-12pm or Ages 6-8: 9-10:30am Canoe Adventure Camp/Float Trip, Ages 9-13: 7/17-7/20 or 7/31-8/3, M-W 9am-12pm, Th 9am-4pm Fantasy Foam Battle Camp 7/24-7/28, Ages 8-12: 9am-12pm Canoe Pirate Adventure 7/31 & 8/2 or 8/7 & 8/9, Ages 9-13: 1-4pm Buy a Cedar Rapids Summer Punch/Group Pass (16 punches – valid until September 4, 2017) May be used by an individual, group or transferred to another person for any age appropriate public swim and water exercise class. No photo required. The pass expires on the 16th punch or September 4, 2017, whichever comes first. Buy a Cedar Rapids Summer Swim Pass (valid May 21-September 4, 2017) before May 20th and save! Early Bird Pass Prices: (Residents) Family-$205, Individual-$105, Senior (Age 60+)-$93 (Non-Residents) Family-$221, Individual-$113, Senior (Age 60+)-$101. On May 21st prices increase by $35 for a Family pass, $15 for an Individual pass and for a Senior pass. Pass forms are available online or in the summer Play! guide. If you had a swim pass last summer, you can renew it online at Pool Parties – Bever Pool, Ellis Pool and Jones Pool are available for rental by private groups. The pool shelters at Cherry Hill Aquatic Center and Noelridge Aquatic Center may be rented for your exclusive use during open swims. Call 286-5566 for rental rates or to schedule your party.

June Calendar

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, Northwest Recreation Center, 1340 11th Street NW or City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW Register now for summer programs. Call the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department 319-286-5566 or go to for more information. Buy a Cedar Rapids Summer Swim Pass (valid May 21-September 4, 2017). Pass Prices: (Residents) Family-$240, Individual-$120, Senior (Age 60+)-$108 (Non-Residents) Family-$256, Individual-$128, Senior (Age 60+)-$116. Pass forms are available online or in the summer Play! guide. Summer pool 16-punch passes are also available for $68. Dollar Day for Dads at the City’s Pools (All Ages) – It’s Father’s Day! Dads (accompanied by a child) swim for just $1 at the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation pools on Sunday, June 18 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Bever, Ellis and Jones, 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Cherry Hill, and 1:00-8:00 p.m. at Noelridge. Regular admission for children. Longest Day of Summer at Cherry Hill Aquatic Center (All Ages) – Swim late into the evening! Games, relays and fun at Cherry Hill on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. Admission $5 or pass. Summer Solstice Celebration at Ushers Ferry (All Ages) – Celebrate the summer solstice with activities and fun for the whole family on Wednesday, June 21 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Free admission (donations accepted). Thrivent Night at the Ballpark (All Ages) – Watch the Kernels and show your support for Special Olympics at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, June 27. The game starts at 6:35 p.m. Tickets are $6. All ticket sales support the Cedar Rapids Special Olympics program. Freedom Festival “Free” Village Tour (All Ages) – Tour Ushers Ferry’s buildings and meet people from the past on Wednesday, June 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted.
Central City events and fun!

Free live summer concert series in Courtyard Park:

5/26/17:  Danny Whitson 6/2/17:  Bamboozlers 6/9/17: Adam Keith 6/23/17: Jake Dinnella 7/4/2017: Get Away City Band 7/7/17:  Cross Cut 7/14/17:  Sound Daze 7/28/17:  Flex

Other activities in Courtyard Park:

5/19/17:  Movie Night – Moana 6/16/17:  Theatre Camp – The Show Must Go On 6/1/2017 - 10/5/2017 - Central City Mainstreet Farmer’s Market, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 7/4/2017 - Central City Independence Day Celebration, BBQ Competition, Homebrew Festival, kids fishing derby, games and more.

Events throughout Central City:

5/12/2017 - Central City Mainstreet’s Mother and Son Dance - Falcon Civic Center 6/28/2017 - 7/3/2017 Linn County Fair - Family Traditions 8/5/2017 - Central City Mainstreet’s 10th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament at Meadowview Country Club 12/9/2017 - Central City Mainstreet’s Santa Comes to Town - City-wide holiday celebration For more information on these or any other activities in Central City, please visit or or email

Reading and math supplemental services, homework support, and ACT Prep programs are available. Now Enrolling For Afternoon Tutoring.

Call 319-832-1965 for more information.

Now accepting students (ages 4 and up) Learn practical self-defense and physical

fitness in a fun, safe environment. Affordable, competitive rates and family discounts available. Also classes for students with special abilities!! See ad for Beginner Class times and for Map of new location! Please call 319-310-3495 and ask for Lance Evans.

Email or

Greenbriar Riding Academy Events

Our mission at Greenbriar Riding Academy, Inc. is to provide quality school horses, equipment and programs that will allow students to discover the magical world of horses in a safe, entertaining environment without the need to own their own horses. Weekly riding lessons are offered Monday through Thursday and all day on Saturday year round to students ages six through adult. Our riding instructors have a deep understanding of horse psychology as well an in depth knowledge of the human anatomy and how it interacts with the movement of the horse in motion. They are trained to assist students in developing the skills necessary to effectively communicate with a horse. Regardless of the riding discipline, Greenbriar will instill in their students a solid foundation of riding basics. Our instructors also know that horseback riding enhances such personal skills as responsibility, self-esteem, good judgement, self-reliance and an “I can do it!” attitude.

In addition to the weekly riding lesson program, Greenbriar offers Summer Day Camps from 8am-noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the months of June, July and August. The Summer Day Camp program is designed to develop in the student the necessary skills to safely ride and/or own a horse. There are six levels in our program. Each level covers subjects within each of the following areas – Riding Skills, Horse Handling Skills, Equipment Knowledge and Horse Health. A certificate is awarded upon completion of each level.

Camps limited to adults only are offered during the spring and fall.

For more information, please call 319-854-7115 or visit our web site



Camps are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-Noon.  Camp fee is $225 per camp. SPRING  APRIL 10-14 & MAY 1-5 FALL  SEPT 11-15, OCT 16-20 & NOV 6-10


Level 1=Bronco, Level 2=Mustang, Level 3=Trotter Camps are Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri.  Camp fee is $225 per camp. WEEK 1  JUNE 5-9 BRONCO/MUSTANG 1                         WEEK 4  JUNE 26-30 MUSTANG 2/TROTTER   WEEK 7  JULY 17-21 BRONCO/MUSTANG 1   WEEK 10  AUG 7-11 MUSTANG 1/TROTTER   WEEK 2  JUNE 12-16 TROTTER   WEEK 5  JULY 3-7 EQUESTRIAN   WEEK 8  JULY 24-28 BRONCO/TROTTER   WEEK 11  AUG 14-18 BRONCO/MUSTANG 2   WEEK 3  JUNE 19-23 BRONCO/MUSTANG 1   WEEK 6  JULY 10-14 BRONCO/MUSTANG 1   WEEK 9  JULY 31-AUG 4 BRONCO/MUSTANG 2 TRAINER CAMP JUNE 12-JULY 7

SUMMER DAY CAMP   NOON-4PM Level 4=Equestrian, Level 5=Horsemaster, Level 6=Trainer Camps are Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri.  Camp fee is $225 per camp. WEEK 2 JUNE 12-16  HORSEMASTER WEEK 8  JULY 24-28  EQUESTRIAN WEEK 9  JULY 31-AUG 4  HORSEMASTER                          PEE WEE PONY CAMP   For ages 5, 6 & 7.  Camps are held  M, T, Th & F    Camp fee is $225 per camp. TO BE ANNOUNCED PICTURE DAY WITH HALL’S PHOTO AUGUST  11TH Current & previous students can have their picture taken with their favorite horse! GREENBRIAR RIDING ACADEMY, INC.  PO BOX 435 SPRINGVILLE, IA  52336 319-854-7115

With the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method, you will not only see results, but also be provided with valuable educational nutrition knowledge to help you sustain your results on a long-term basis. Personalized ongoing support, Developed and endorsed by medical doctors, Weekly personalized weight and measurement progress analysis, Dedicated coaches provide weekly support sessions and ongoing education.

Please call Jessica Quinn, PA-C at 319-373-2000.

One-Day Family Workshops through May 2017 All classes will be held at: The Ceramics Center, Suite 117 the Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids Phone: 319-365-9644 3-D Clay Emojis  We know you love them! Create your favorite emoticons in this workshop. Use them as paperweights, gifts or as functional pieces in your home. Date: Saturday, March 4th Time: 10:30am-12:00 Non-Member Fee: $18 Member Fee: $15 Rainbow Glass Sun catcher  Find your pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. We will make glass sun catchers to display from your window. **kids ages 8 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult** Date: Saturday, March 18th Time: 2:00-3:30pm Non-Member Fee: $18 Member Fee: $15 Snake Coil Pots  Make a pot out of clay and then decorate it to look like a snake! Perfect for your garden this summer **kids ages 8 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult** Date: Saturday, April 1st Time: 10:30am-12:00 Non-Member Fee: $18 Member Fee: $15 Glass Garden Stakes  Get ready for spring by making a glass garden stake to decorate your garden. The sun will shine through the glass to create a pretty prism of light! **kids ages 8 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult** Date: Saturday, April 15th Time: 10:30am-12:00 Non-Member Fee: $18 Member Fee: $15 Mother’s day Handprints  Just in time for Mother’s day, bring the kids and grandkids to create a handprint from clay. Commemorate this time in their life with a keepsake for mom. Handprints can be used as trivets or hung to display. **kids ages 8 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult** Date: Saturday, April 29th Date: Saturday, April 29th Time: 10:30am-12:00 Time: 2:00-3:30pm Non-Member Fee: $18 Non-Member Fee: $18 Member Fee: $15 Member Fee: $15 Spring Garden Gnomes  Create a fun gnome to put in your garden. This is always a fun class and full of fun creations! **kids ages 8 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult** Date: Saturday, May 13th Time: 10:30am-12:00 Non-Member Fee: $18 Member Fee: $15 Glass Garden Bugs  Make some fun bugs out of glass to decorate planters or your desk! **kids ages 8 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult** Date: Saturday, May 27th Time: 10:30am-12:00 Non-Member Fee: $18 Member Fee: $15  

Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) are exciting and educational summer camps for youth ages 8-15. KICK camps are designed around career exploration, and provide fun, hands-on activities that promise to develop and build key skills for future success. No matter what career field you want to explore – science, technology, engineering, math, or even computers, culinary, or the arts – KICK camps are sure to be an unforgettable adventure full of inspiring accomplishments and new friends! Camps run June through August and are available in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Tuition scholarships are available.

For information, visit

LearningRx centers provide cognitive skills training that empowers anyone at any age to learn faster and more efficiently. Our program identifies and strengthens the key underlying skills that make up your IQ. We make people smarter!

For more information (319) 393-0067 or

Linn County Conservation wants you to know that there are great public parks right under your nose! And geocaching is a great way to learn about them! Lace up your hiking boots, grab your smart phone or GPS and explore the local campgrounds, trails and parks. There are 25 caches (containers) hidden in 25 county parks. To find them you will need to navigate with GPS. It’s technology meets the great outdoors. It’s screen time meets fresh air. It’s the perfect something to do for people who want a destination, an adventure, or a mini road trip.

Visit to learn more about how to get started!

"Please join me, Michelle Havener, and the director of Marion Cares, Laura Campbell, as we voyage into the tenth year of Marion Cares. Marion Cares is a collaborative effort of local churches, businesses, and individuals to make sure families in Marion have what they need as the seasons change. This includes back packs for school, Angel Tree giving, and this summer's Son Seekers program, where students are exercising their brains, hearts, and bodies - all through the help of loving and caring volunteers. I am proud to support this outstanding organization. For more information, visit or email" MYFA was founded in 1971 and has served the Cedar Rapids metro area for over 45 years. This organization is dedicated to youth football. Each year MYFA brings together over 2,500 young people and hundreds of adult volunteers to participate in and learn about both flag and tackle football in a wholesome, safe, structured, and fun environment. MYFA considers competition healthy and instructive but de-emphasizes the importance of winning and instead promotes the importance of participation. MYFA is governed by a board of directors made up of coaches and interested volunteers that insures both the financial and philosophical integrity of the organization.
Museum Takeover Day Wednesday, July 19, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm Registration ends July 5 $15 per child, snack included (ages 9 – 13) Learn more: Kids are taking over the museum! Your kids are invited to spend an afternoon behind the scenes with museum staff at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library! This day camp will be active, hands-on, and educational. Volunteer at the NCSML Ongoing or for special events! Learn more: Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who help to make the NCSML succeed! We're always looking for enthusiastic volunteers for ongoing or one-time opportunities! Check online: View the entire NCSML programs calendar:

Please visit the Orchestra Iowa Website for an updated list of events!

Painting Parties! Let us help with the perfect Party!!! Tuesdays are 2 for 1…two people paint for the price of one on studio time! NEW…Canvas Painting Parties!!! Each guest will create & take home their masterpiece!

For details or to make reservations call 743-9824.

REM Iowa Jobs

Come join REM Iowa in the very important work we do supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities, brain injury and emotional, behavioral or medical complexities. Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve.

Whether you have previous experience in a role like this, or this just sounds like the type of impact you want to make, we want to hear from you! Bring the right attitude, we’ll train you for success!

Gymnastics ages 18 months and up. Register throughout the session. Air conditioned gym…also call about our Birthday Parties!

For more information call 366-7040 or

Summit Schools is an independent, nonprofit, PreK-8th grade private school
in Cedar Rapids. Several Summit programs are open to all children,
including tutoring, summer camps, and learning extensions camps (which are
held on local public school in-service days with Summit students and staff).

June 12-August 4: Summit Summer Camps, PreK-6th grades

August 23: First day of the 2017/18 academic year (PreK-8th grade spots
still available!)

For more information or to register for programs, please visit or call 319-294-2036.

Taag Studios & Gallery

Art Expressions is a division of Taag Studios & Gallery 1041 Arthur St, Iowa City, IA • (319) 855-4755 •

Art Expressions offers art classes for people of all age groups in painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, and writing workshops. Private, individual lessons also available. Classes listed on our website at: If you have any questions about classes or group scheduling, our staff will be very happy to answer all of your questions.

Scholarship Program for children and teens who qualify for financial assistance. Taag Studios and Art Expressions feel every child and teen should have the opportunity to participate in artistic learning and endeavor, regardless of financial situation. If you would like your child to have the opportunity to learn about and engage in art activities or creative writing workshops, please contact the Taag Studios office at (319) 855-4755 to ask about a scholarship for your child.

Art Expressions is located at 1041 Arthur St in Iowa City. The main entrance is on the north side of the building with a convenient lower level entrance that is handicap accessible. Parking is free in the front of the building.

Current Specials include: (these specials run through January 2016) • 50% off your class fee if you have three other people complete registration for a class. • Groups of 6 or more receive a 10% discount. • Groups of 14 or more receive a 15% discount.

Enrolling now for Spring Break Art Camp. Art Expressions will have Art Day Camp during the week of Spring Break. This camp roster will fill up quickly so visit our website for more information at: Be sure to register for this amazing and fun-filled week for your child.

Contact the studios at (319) 855-4755 if you have any questions.

Together, we create the magic of live theatre. For more information on events and shows go to

TCR is among the nation’s top 2% of community theatres, but we can’t do it alone! Charitable giving comprises 50% of Theatre Cedar Rapids’ $2.5 million budget. Financial support by businesses, individuals, and foundations is crucial to making this all possible.

Theatre Cedar Rapids produced six musicals, four plays, a collaborative concert event, a collaborative play for young audiences, and a new play festival. In addition, the Theatre opened its facilities to and/or assisted other non-profit arts organizations offering opera, educational and community theatre, music concerts, and outdoor adult and children’s theatre. Total community attendance and program participation was 69,018, comprised of 53,551 theatre patrons, 8,410 students & volunteers, 3,593 attending community events, and 3,464 participating in events & fundraisers. Of the 8,410 students & volunteers, 5,026 were students participating in a range of programs including theatre classes, camps, corporate training workshops, outreach programs, educational performances, and special population workshops. Volunteers logged a combined 64,498 hours, filling 3,384 volunteer placements. Participants volunteered as performers, set builders and tech crew, costume and props builders, and ushers and box office workers.

West Music Calendar of Events

Group Guitar Class at West Music Coralville | kicks off April 8 - May 13, every Saturday 12:00-1:00pm Play guitar for International Guitar Month… and play for life!  This beginning guitar class will have you learning to tune, strum, play chords and simple melodies, and care for your instrument in 6 weeks. $60/participant

Wickiup Hill is a free learning center for people of all ages, especially children. Our full touch exhibits include an Ioway Native

American camp, muskrat den, research fort, giant green frog, and watertable with waterdrop game. We also have a Hall Of Habitats to show native Iowan animals, complete with live animal display. Our outdoor areas include well marked trails, a boardwalk into the wetlands, and Native American mounds. We provide varying programs from school field trips, preschool playtimes, to snowshoe hikes and fishing rod building.

Wickiup Hill Learning Center Events