Welcome to our KCRG-TV9 Show You Care website! Check out the great initiatives and events below!
We're honoring a teacher monthly during the 2014-15 school year with an A+ for Education — get your submissions in today!
Our Judges have selected our 2014 9 Who Care — Thank you for your entries! As always, our events calendar is full of fun things to do!
SportAbility of Iowa Adapted Sports Camp at UNI. The camp runs June 17-20 all day and overnights. The mission of the camp is to give qualified young people, ages 2nd grade-high school, with various lower limb disabilities around the State of Iowa, an opportunity to participate in various types of adapted athletic events using a sports wheelchair. This camp is the only one like it in Iowa doing what we are doing. Camp begins on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the UNI Campus in Cedar Falls, IA. Camp is designed to give all young people the opportunity to participate in activities. We are looking for volunteers who would like to help during our 2015 camp session, and also any donations that would help support programming cost. We also offer grants to cover cost for those campers who may not be able to afford camp otherwise. Please visit our website and facebook pages to learn more about our camp.
This “Outdoor Concert & Auction” features local singer, Dianne Singleton, and a silent auction the help raise funds to help support the ongoing community services provided by The Salvation Army in Linn County. Additional family friendly activities include the Red Kettle bouncy house and face painting, along with the Market being open. Thursday, June 11, 2015 at NewBo City Market from 5-8pm.
For more than two decades the community has come together to celebrate summer at the Tanager Place Summer Fest. This free festival offers more than 75 activities and entertainment for all ages. The festival draws more than 5,000 annually. It has become a community tradition to kick off summer! Summer Fest hosts the one and only General Mills Make your own Cereal Tent, a bike helmet giveaway, over 45 unique activities, 35 hands-on displays, live entertainment, and inflatable rides.
Come out to the Rockwell Collins Complex on Collins Rd and F Ave NE on Saturday, June 6th. The event will start at 3:30pm and last until dusk.
The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the foundation signature fundraiser. Each year, people with arthritis or those with family, friends or just understand the extreme effects of arthritis, gather to walk, to show their support and raise money to find a cure. Join them on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Walk will start at 10am and you can register up to start of event that morning. The walk will take place at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's marquee fundraising event. It is a fundraising walk which encourages teams to come and camp out at a track and walk laps in honor or memory of loved ones who are fighting cancer or who have sadly lost their battle with this terrible disease.
The event encompasses many things from raising awareness about cancer and prevention, the various services that the American Cancer Society offers to those fighting cancer and a full day of family friendly entertainment and activities.
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the first ever Relay For Life, so come on down and be a part of something that has become an institution in your local community. Please search for walks in your area by vising the website and searching by zip code. Register today!
Young Parents Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to early child development of children ages 0-5, prenatal and parenting education and support, as well as adolescent pregnancy prevention. Broadway Maybies is Young Parents Network's (YPN) annual fundraising event. Broadway Maybies is a community theater-based event featuring several talent acts produced by local corporations. Local corporations sponsor the Broadway Maybies event through their financial Corridor. Hosted by local emcee Eric Hanson. Come out and enjoy the fun!
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - Doors open at 6pm; Show starts at 7pm. Theatre Cedar Rapids.
Marion BBQ Rendezvous is a nine-hour event that takes place on Saturday, June 6th at City Park in Marion, Iowa. This is a free, family friendly event built around award-winning Kansas City Barbeque vendors from around Iowa, music from 3 local bands, and children's entertainment including face painting and balloons. We also feature (non-BBQ) food from the Marion Hy-Vee, Kettel Haus Bakery, and the Marion Dairy Queen. The Rendezvous is a project of the Marion Metro Kiwanis Club. All profits this year (and the next several) will go towards construction of the Miracle League Field at Prospect Meadows. A baseball complex for children with disabilities.
Stop out from 12:00pm-9:00pm
Learn more about the Miracle League Field at Prospect Meadows at www.prospectmeadows.com
The Ivy League Farmer June 7 benefit premiere. A new film about a father and son in conflict over the future of the family farm. A love story, too, set in a small town where some kids are not getting enough to eat. Stop by the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market on June 6 and experience our Feed The Kids Awareness Exhibit. While you're there, for every $5 donation you will receive a ticket to The Ivy League Farmer premier at Theatre Cedar Rapids. Proceeds from ticket sales support Operation Backpack.
The purpose of this film and event is to create awareness of the food epidemic we face. Food security is an issue in the U.S. Even though this country has one of the safest and most affordable food supplies in the world, 15% of Americans suffer from food insecurity. Even in Iowa, one of the top agricultural states, there are communities where 1 in 4 school-age children get their only meal of the day at school. Operation Backpack, organized by volunteers in eastern Iowa, provides kids in need a backpack that contains food for the weekend.
You can support them on Saturday, June 6th during the downtown Farmers Market, and on Sunday, June 7th at TCR for the premier event.