Sunday Funday: This Week’s Local Activities

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September 18-24

September 18th

Hiawatha Farmer’s Market
Location: Guthridge Park
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Come shop locally grown produce, baked goods, flowers, handcrafts, desserts, and more!

Fall Festival
Location: Bass Family Farms
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Join us for our opening Fall Festival Weekend at Bass Family Farms! Open 10-6 Saturday and Sunday!! Bring your family to pick out your pumpkins, shop our country store, and have some family fun! Activities include hay rack rides, giant jumping pad (NEW), sling shots, spider webs (NEW), 18 hole mini-golf, tire playground, pedal carts (NEW), GIANT tic tac toe, GIANT checker board tables, teeter totters, LIFE size connect four, GIANT Jenga, photo ops, candy corn bag toss, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin slide, corn hole and much much more!

Sunflower Festival
Location: Bloomsbury Farm
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Join us at Bloomsbury Farm for golden vibes and vibrant fields of sunflowers! We’re so excited to start the Fall fun on the farm! U-Pick Sunflowers, Farm Animals, & so much more!

Sunday Morning Yoga
Location: Lucky Cat Comedy & Events
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Your weekly hour of zen with our Fearless Yoga Leader, Elise! Our yoga class is a relaxed, judgement-free zone for yogis of all skill levels. No pre-registration is required. Class fee is $15.

Jazz, Blues, & Funk Fest
Location: Sutliff Cider Company
Time: 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Jazz Brunch 11:30-1:30pm w/Blake Shaw and Dan Padley Tanya English Band 2-4:30pm Funk Daddies 5-7:30pm Full Day of Great Music, u-pick Flowers & our Corn maze is open too!

September 19

Early Learning Story Time: Let’s Read a Banned Book!
Location: Ladd Library
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

It’s Banned Book Week! Join us for a story time that brings awareness to children’s books that have been challenged or banned.

September 20

Food Truck Tuesdays
Location: Newbo City Market
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Market will host Food Truck Tuesday every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning May 3, in the Market’s yard and parking lot. A variety of food truck vendors will set up under the awning.

Free Yoga: Practice in the Prairie
Location: Indian Creek Nature Center
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Take your practice to the prairie as some of Cedar Rapids’ best instructors teach a different style of yoga or Pilates each week to keep you on your toes! Bring a yoga mat and dress for the outdoors. Class is held on the Amazing Space patio, and in case of rain, will need to be canceled.  Arrive a few minutes early to get settled and meet new friends.

Location: Paramount Theatre
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Pollstar nominated Disney Junior tour is back with an ALL-NEW show, Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza! This show brings beloved Disney Junior characters and favorite Marvel Super Heroes live on stage for a jam-packed, concert-style show with singing, dancing, acrobatics, and more. It will feature favorite songs from hit Disney Junior series, as well as new original music. Mickey, Minnie, and their pals are getting ready to throw a huge costume party but mysterious green rain, wind, and smoke keep interrupting the fun. Can Spidey and his Amazing Friends help save the Costume Palooza?

September 21

Location: The Fun Station
Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Join us for $3 Wednesday’s at The Fun Station!
Admission into the Play Maze is only $3.00
Add on unlimited Climbing Walls for just $5.00!
Grip Socks are required for all participants. Grip Socks can be purchased at the front counter for $3.49
Location: Twisters Gymnastics
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for supervised workout and playtime in the gym! A signed waiver is required for ALL children attending. NO EXCEPTIONS. Parents may create an account and sign the waiver online by clicking the “SIGN UP” button at the top of the page, print the waiver and bring it along, or may sign in person at the gym.

September 22

Location: Hiawatha Public Library
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Create a new bookmark just in time for fall reading.
Materials and instructions are included. Colors will vary. Registration is required. Please only register if you can pick up the kit on September 22nd-23rd.
Location: Ladd Library
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Created by Zumba and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini program combines music, dance, and educational tools for 30 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!
Location: The Family Room Toddler Play Cafe
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
FREE EVENING OPEN PLAY!
If you’ve been wanting to check out the play cafe, or our regular hours don’t work well with your schedule – this is for you!
This open Free Open Play is Sponsored by Mary Mote of Essential Bodywear! Mary helps you find the correct size bra in a discrete and comfortable way! All sizings will happen in a private space. Bras are available to try on in ALL SIZES!
Location: Newbo City Market
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday Night Trivia is one of NewBo City Market’s premier Fall/Winter entertainment events!
Join Christopher’s Bar Exam & NewBo City Market for two hours of the highest quality trivia! This weekly event will take place every Thursday night from September 8th, 2022 to April 27th, 2023 from 7-9pm.
Winners will receive prizes of their choice throughout the evening.
This game is Free to play with no registration required.

September 23

Location: East Knoll Park
Time: 10:00 AM
Looking to learn more about MOMS Club of Cedar Rapids? Please join us for a meet and greet to meet some of our members and kiddos and ask any questions you may have. See you there!
Location: Wilson’s Orchard & Farm
Time: 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Please join us for our Family Friday Nights! Starting September 2nd every Friday night we will be having family activities all night!
*Tractor rides till dusk ( weather permitting )
*Kids Crafts
*Painting with Brush & Barrel
* Wilson’s Smokehouse & Bakery Specials
* You-pick apples & Flowers

Sunflower Festival
Location: Bloomsbury Farm
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Join us at Bloomsbury Farm for golden vibes and vibrant fields of sunflowers! We’re so excited to start the Fall fun on the farm! U-Pick Sunflowers, Farm Animals, & so much more!

Location: Newbo City Market
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Friday Night Bingo is one of NewBo City Market’s premier Fall/Winter entertainment events.
Join us every Friday night from September 9th, 2022 to April 28th, 2023 from 6-7:30pm for Friday Night Bingo at NewBo City Market!
Winners will receive a prize of their choice throughout the evening.
This game is Free to play with no registration required. The first round starts at 6 p.m., but you can jump in anytime throughout.
Visit the Market Shopkeepers for dinner or dessert, and grab a drink from NewBo Beer & Wine for a fun family night out!

September 24

Location: Newbo City Market
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
AsianFest is a FREE event to celebrate and recognize culture and heritage from all over Asia located right in Eastern Iowa. Dine, dance, and develop an appreciation of the Asian Culture.
Location: Bass Family Farms
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join us for our 3rd annual Fall Farm Glow event!! We are excited to have Buzzard’s Glory Balloon Company out to “glow” their hot air balloons at dusk! Listen to some live music and bring the whole family for an evening of fun. Family games to enjoy are 18 hole mini golf, sling shots, giant jumping pad, teeter totters, tire playground, 2 giant spider webs, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Giant Tic, Tac, Toe tables, many fall photo opportunities and much more!!
Navigate your way through the corn maze before the balloons glow!
Admission for this event is $8 per person. 2 and under are FREE.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to settle in for a fun and relaxing evening watching the balloons “glow”!

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Alyssa is an Iowa native but fairly new to the Cedar Rapids area. Wife to Carter, and mom to her little man, Ronan as well as two fur babies, Jaxon & Minerva. She has a Psychology & Sociology degree from Loras College and Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. In her free time, Alyssa loves to be outdoors; camping, fishing, sitting around a bonfire, or baking for her family and friends. Alyssa loves iced coffee, no matter how cold it is outside, binging Gilmore Girls or Parks n Rec and spending time with her family. Alyssa is so excited to bring moms together and explore the wonderful Cedar Rapids community!

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