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ReLeaf Kick-Off Meeting to be Held March 9

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – A Public Kick-Off event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, to seek input regarding reforestation efforts in Cedar Rapids. The virtual meeting is the first part of the ReLeaf Cedar Rapids planning process, led by the City of Cedar Rapids and Trees Forever, in coordination with consultant experts Jeff Speck of Speck & Associates, and Confluence, Inc. “We will need a comprehensive plan that will serve as our road map for reestablishing our lost tree canopy in Cedar Rapids for years to come,” said Scott Hock, Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Director. “It is important that the community help us determine priorities and an equitable process that benefits everyone”

Residents, business and commercial owners, employers, developers, and neighborhood groups are encouraged to attend. Meeting participants will learn why a ReLeaf Cedar Rapids plan is necessary, what it will include, and how it will affect them. Participants will provide initial input and learn how they can continue to be involved in reforestation efforts. Registration for the meeting is required at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3-UeQcLkQaK7WK4i12jAJQ. Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 9.


CITY CIRCLE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS “FIRST DATE: A MUSICAL COMEDY” FEBRUARY 26-28

FirstDate_couple_vertical_ACity Circle Theatre Company’s next virtual performance is FIRST DATE: A MUSICAL COMEDY, February 26-28, 2021. This event is professional recorded and edited by CoralVision. Tickets are $12-$25. For tickets and more information, visit www.CoralvilleArts.org or call the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 319-248-9370.

When they are set up on a blind date by their well-meaning friends, Casey and Aaron will have to sing and dance their way through the pitfalls and perils of the dreaded first date in this musical comedy fresh from Broadway! Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

With a contemporary rock score, First Date gleefully pokes fun at the mishaps and mistakes of blind dates and gives hope that there could be that one perfect moment. FIRST DATE is written by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner. This production is directed by Elizabeth Tracey.

The Cast of First Date:

Robert Kemp

Jessica Murillo

Madison Auge

Larry Newman

Marty Reichert

City Circle Theatre Company

City Circle Theatre Company has been Coralville’s community theatre for over 20 years and is a resident theatre company of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. For information about upcoming performances visit www.CoralvilleArts.org of call the CCPA Box Office at 319-248-9370.


“JOSEPH HALL: ELVIS ROCK ‘N REMEMBER” EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 23 AT THE CORALVILLE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Elvis_Apr23_420pxThe Coralville Center for the Performing Arts has rescheduled JOSEPH HALL: ELVIS ROCK ‘N REMEMBER concert for April 23 at 7:00 PM. The event was originally scheduled for this Saturday, February 20.

Tickets are $17-$32. Seating will follow social-distancing protocols, and patrons are required to wear a mask. For tickets and more information, visit www.CoralvilleArts.org or call the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 319-248-9370.

ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING! Joseph Hall is thrilled to present his Elvis Rock ‘N Remember tribute show! This show celebrates the roots of Elvis, yet is a fast-paced concert that makes it difficult for you to stay in your seat. It caters to both the young and the young at heart. He's got the look, the voice, the charm and the moves that take us back to a time when parents were flabbergasted by the flauntingly provocative hip action.

In Hall's Elvis Rock’ N Remember show, he achieves a powerful flashback experience to the moment when fans fell in love with the talented, handsome, carefree, energetic, high-spirited young man that is Elvis Presley. The show is masterfully produced with a mixture of Elvis hits from rock n roll, country, pop to gospel, multiple costume changes and a heartfelt tribute to our veterans. A must-see for all ages!

Joseph Hall, born in 1984 has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC's America's Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Sharon Osbourne impressed enough to tell him, "I've got shoes older than you, but I'd like to try you on!" Also, Piers Morgan quoted saying, " ELVIS IS BACK!" Joseph Hall has performed all over the world! Joseph Hall has won accolades throughout his young career including the "Spirit of Elvis " award. Joseph Hall has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top tribute artists in the world today. Hall says "My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and above all else his fans.”


Yeti Pedal

Winter singletrack trail ride for bicyclists on snow groomed single tracks. Open to fat tire, mid-fat tire and tires 3.8 inches or greater in size. All riders...… Read on

Date February 20, 2021
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Tom Harkin Trailhead
719 Camp Cardinal Boulevard
Coralville, IA 52241
Cost Free

Johnson County Master Gardeners to offer continuing education ‘Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden’

Johnson County Master Gardeners will offer a virtual continuing education program on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. with Linn County Master Gardener Jo Dillon presenting Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden.

Ms. Dillon will provide gardeners with suggestions how to please the bees and butterflies. She will highlight how our lives are intertwined with many creatures, including pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Ms. Dillon explains the importance of pollination, offers the steps needed to protect pollinators, why habitats are disappearing and how gardeners can provide these much-needed environments.

The JCMG continuing education programs are available online. To view the live presentation from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., go to the JCMG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Johnson-County-Master-Gardeners-of-Iowa-240093463252. The sessions are free and open to the public.

City Channel 4 will live-stream the presentation and videotape for rebroadcast. The series will also be hosted on the JCMG Facebook page and videotaped for replay. Check CC4 for rebroadcast times.

Additional Master Gardener continuing education virtual programs will be offered on Sunday, March 28, How to Prepare for Possible Drought Conditions; Sunday, April 25, Delightful Iowa Fungi; and Sunday, May 23, Iowa Bees. All presentations will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

In 2021, Johnson County Master Gardeners will celebrate 39 years of service. The local program was organized in 1982. The educational volunteer program, sponsored by Iowa State University Johnson County Extension and Outreach, uses research-based horticulture and gardening knowledge and practices to educate people and coordinate projects that promote healthy communities. Master Gardeners receive horticulture training and volunteer to promote a mission of education and service. The program is open to anyone 18 or older with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.


Thornberry Dog Sweater Pawty Postponed

IOWA CITY -- The Thornberry Dog Sweater Pawty previously scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, has been postponed due to cold temperatures.

The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2021. To stay up-to-date on event details, visit the Facebook event, Thornberry Dog Sweater Pawty.  

Furry friends are welcome at the Iowa City Parks and Recreation special event. This paws-itively fun experience will offer residents a free and socially distant, family outing that is sure to entertain.

A socially-distanced dog sweater contest will begin at 2 p.m. and will include three judged categories, Most (P)ugly Sweater, Most Unique Sweater, and Best Friends Costume (human pup combo). A prize basket of dog goodies will be awarded to the winner of each category.

The Thornberry Dog Sweater Pawty will take place at Thornberry Dog park located at, 1867 Foster Rd. Dog Park tags for 2021 will be for sale during the event. Those attending should check-in once they arrive to register their dog into one category. Sweaters and costumes may be homemade or store-bought, but as always, creativity will be key! All attending dogs must be current on their rabies vaccinations and must be capable of adhering to the rules of the dog park.

COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced, with masks being required to enter.

For more information, contact Brad Barker, Recreation Superintendent, at brad-barker@iowa-city.org or 319-356-5102.


Seeking employers for participation in Virtual Youth Job Fair

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The City of Iowa City, Iowa Works, MultiCultural Development Center of Iowa, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services are seeking employers that will have positions available in the spring or summer of 2021 to register to attend an upcoming virtual Youth Job Fair.

The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 and is geared towards persons 16-18 years of age, but is open to all job seekers.

Details for interested businesses

Employers interested in participating can register on Eventbrite at https://youthjobfair2021.eventbrite.com. The registration cost is $25, and Employer registration closes on Friday, March 19.

Details for youth interested in attending

Preregistration is required for youth who are interested in participating at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsce-grDkjHtFN2TlYEy_kyowCs0F485zp

There is no fee for youth to attend the job fair.


Iowa City Public Library will continue phased reopening February 9; offering holds pickup, limited technology access, DOT kiosk

Iowa City Public Library Phase 3The Iowa City Public Library will move to Phase 3 of their reopening plan on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.  In addition to previously available services including Lobby Grab and Go, newly reopening services will include:

  • Quick holds pickup from the Lobby
  • Limited technology access including 30-minute computer access, printing, and scanning
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Kiosk

Masks and social distancing are required for all services. The rest of the building remains closed

Computer and DOT Kiosk Access Details: 

  • Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday noon - 5 p.m. 
  • Capacity: 5 computer stations
  • Session Length: 1/2 Hour, rolling sessions, no extensions.
  • Registration: No advance signup.  Walk-ins only from Linn Street lobby doors Check in at the welcome desk
  • Printing: Free black-and-white printing available, limited to 10 pages
  • Faxing: Free, limited to 10 pages
  • Headphones and charging cords are available for use

Hold Pickup Details:

  • Cardholders are invited to visit icpl.org to put items on hold
  • Please wait to receive notification that materials are ready before visiting the Library
  • Pick them up in the Library Lobby

For more information, visit icpl.org/covid or call the Library Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or Sunday between noon and 5 p.m. at 319-356-5200.

The Iowa City Public Library is a center of community life that connects people of all ages with information, engages them with the world of ideas and with each other, and enriches the community by supporting learning, promoting literacy, and encouraging creativity.