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University of Dubuque Spring Semester 2019 Academic Dean’s List

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque congratulates the following local student on being appointed to the Spring Semester 2019 Academic Dean’s List: Samuel Ross, of Coralville, Iowa.

To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.

The University of Dubuque is a private university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees as well as other educational opportunities with the intention of educating and forming the whole person. Founded in 1852, UD is home to over 2,300 students. Visit

Arts & Crafts - Rainbow Fruit Mason Jars

Each Wednesday afternoon our instructor will lead a different craft project. Try one or try them all! We encourage a parent, older silbing or sitter to accompany...… Read on

Date July 24, 2019
Time 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Kate Wickham Elementary School
601 Oakdale Blvd
Coralville, IA 52241
Cost $15 res., $18.75 non-res.

Riverfront Crossings Park Grand Opening just days away

The Riverfront Crossings Park grand opening is only days away!

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is excited to celebrate the Riverfront Crossings Park grand opening this from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, in partnership with GreenState Credit Union (UICCU).

The grand opening will take place at the park, located at 1101 South Clinton Street. Parking on the event grounds will be reserved for disabled visitors only. All additional parking will be directed to the parking garage located at 855 S. Dubuque St.  Please follow the event signage and traffic directors for assistance.

The day will begin with children’s activities from 3-6 p.m. for families to enjoy the park’s nature playground and creek splash areas. Activities include roller skating, kite making, face painting, and more. Children’s art activities provided by the Iowa City Public Art Committee.  

A variety of local food trucks will be in place from 5-10 p.m. for visitors to purchase snacks and meals. The evening’s lineup will include Kona Ice, Marcos Grilled Cheese, The Box Lunch, and Rodney’s Jamaican Jerk and BBQ. 

As the sun goes down, the concert grounds will open up for attendees to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music by EleanorGrace at 7 p.m. and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 8 p.m.

Unique to this event will be a beer tent for visitors 21 and older to enjoy a variety of beers from Big Grove Brewery, along with a selection from Sutliff Cider. All sales will be cash only with no refunds and will end at 9:30 p.m. The night will conclude with a fireworks show beginning at 10 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a full water bottle and sunscreen as the weather is expected to be sunny and warm.

For more information on the grand opening of Riverfront Crossings Park, visit

Back 2 School Bash at McGrath Amphitheatre August 3

Cedar Rapids, IA The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department and Macaroni Kid are hosting the 7th Annual Back 2 School Bash & Expo on Saturday, August 3 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the McGrath Amphitheatre Cedar Rapids, 475 First St. SW. This is a family event with the option of purchasing tickets for children, ages 18 and under, to receive a variety of school supplies from participating businesses. A limited number of tickets are available for $5 each that entitle the bearer to school supplies and a snack. Advance registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on August 2. Parents, non-schoolers and those not interested in the school supply promotion who are accompanying a ticket holder may attend free of charge and enjoy bounce houses, games and entertainment. Concessions will be available for sale. 

Register for program #103602-01 online at, by phone, 319-286-5566, or in person at the Northwest Recreation Center, 1340 11th Street NW, or the Parks & Recreation Office at City Services Center, 500 15th Ave. SW. The rain date is Sunday, August 4.

Experience a County Fair at Old MacDonald’s Farm July 27

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park, operated by the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, will host the fourth annual County Fair on Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Admission is free for all ages, but a $1 minimum donation is recommended. The first 1000 kids will receive a small door prize.

Families will enjoy experiencing a fair setting at the farm with hayrack rides, interactive booths, gunny sack races, carnival games, contests, balloon animals, face painting ($5 fee), truck/tractor to touch, and fair foods. Concessions by Hy-Vee will be available for purchase. Highlights include the Iowa State University Insect Zoo, music by Sheila Stevens and Whipped Cream Pie Eating Contest.

The City of Cedar Rapids' Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with the Iowa Cancer Consortium and the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide complimentary sunscreen at Old MacDonald's Farm this season. A gallon-sized sunscreen jug is located near the barn.

For more information about programs and events at the farm, see the Play! guide at or call the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, 319-286-5566.

Party in the Park Presents: Carnival Games at Kiwanis Park

IOWA CITY -- Stop by the Party in the Park at Kiwanis Park on Thursday, July 18, 2019 for carnival games, live music, and fun crafts!

The party will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the park, 1519 Teg Drive, where there will be ring toss games, giant checkers, cup stacking, and fun carnival themed games.

Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs! There will be live entertainment performed by Iowa City native, and contestant on both "The Voice" and "American Idol" TV shows, Abbie Callahan.

The evening’s guided craft activities will include making paper-curled insects and coloring rocks with paint markers. Other fun happenings include playing on the Kiwanis playground, exploring the hiking and jogging paths, and visiting the communal garden.

The evening will conclude with a frozen treat.

Party in the Park is a weekly event that is free and open to the public. To learn more, visit or contact Recreation Supervisor, Joyce Carroll at, 319-356-5223.

Hawkeyes in Space

The Doctor isn't the only space traveler, Space physicist George Hospodarsky will speak about the University of Iowa's involvement in the space program from the...… Read on

Date July 16, 2019
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
Cost Free and open to the public