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February 2017


Upcoming Events

Bowl for Kids' Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa
February 7-28
Various sign up times
Cedar Rapids Bowling Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County
February 25-26
Various sign up times
Colonial Lanes, Iowa City

It's that time again! Get your team together, gather pledges, and join us for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake. The event helps to raise funds, support youth mentoring, and inspire possibilities in the life of a child.


Taste of Achievement
Junior Achievement
February 24th
6-9 pm
The Celebration Farm -
4696 Robin Woods Lane NE, Iowa City, IA

Sip. Savor. Support. Taste a variety of food and beverages from local hotspots as you bid on unique and diverse auction items. Your contribution to the Taste of Achievement event will allow Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa to grow the event and increase community awareness of our organizations' mission and purpose. Tickets are $45 in advance, and $55 at the door.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest and fastest-growing organization dedicated to educating young people about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Through age-appropriate curricula, programs begin in kindergarten and continue through twelfth grade, teaching kids how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers while inspiring and preparing them to succeed in a global economy. Locally, 43,063 students are poised to participate in the programs.

For more information visit www.JAeasterniowa.org ____________________________________________________

Comedy Cafe
Heartland Youth for Christ
March 5th
6:00 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Marriott
1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA

Join us for some clean, sidesplitting entertainment at the 2017 Comedy Cafe. The event will feature comedians Jeff Allen and David Dean. 100% of funds raised will stay locally and will help fund the Youth for Christ clubs and provide for the needs of the students and families involved.

For more information visit www.heartlandyfc.org ___________________________________________________

Spirits of Spring
Variety the Children's Charity
March 10th
6-9 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Marriott
1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Cedar Rapids Marriott will be hosting the Spirits of Spring event again this year. The guests attending will enjoy savory appetizers and plenty of featured wines, beers, spirits and cheeses available for sample. A silent and live auction will add to the excitement of the evening, not to mention all of the games!

For more information visit www.varietyiowa.com/calendar/events/event-53/ ___________________________________________________

Gala and Silent Auction
Systems Unlimited, Inc.
March 10th
7-10 p.m.
The Celebration Barn in Iowa City

Mark your calendars and purchase your tickets to the 2017 Systems Unlimited Gala and Silent Auction! This year the featured entertainment will be the "Rod Pierson's (Not so Big) Big Band with Craig Boche". You will want to wear your dancing shoes and be ready to hear all their specialties, form Ol' Blue Eyes, Bobby Darin and Dino to the Duke, the Count, and even Booker T. Jerry and Margie's Catering will be providing their delicious appetizers and several beer and wine vendors will be giving out samples of their products. You won't want to miss out on our Dessert Auction and our famous Silent Auction!

Proceeds benefit Systems Unlimited which provides services to over 1,500 individuals in Eastern Iowa who have physical and/or intellectual disabilities or behavioral health issues.

For more information visit www.sui.org or www.facebook.com/SystemsUnlimitedInc ___________________________________________________

Families Helping Families
March 11th
Marion American Legion

Join us and bring your friends to quilt the day away! Donate supplies, quilts, cotton fabrics, batting, thread, etc. If you don't sew and would love to help, ADOPT a quilt with a $50 donation. Volunteers who are quilting are asked to bring their own sewing machines, pins, and any other sewing supplies needed. Finished quilts will benefit children in foster care within the State of Iowa.

For more information visit http://www.familieshelpingfamiliesofiowa.org/event/quilt-a-thon/ ___________________________________________________

Flapjacks for Backpacks
Cedar Rapids West Rotary
March 25th
8:00-11:00 a.m.
St. Patrick's Parish Hall, Cedar Rapids

It's that time again! Come fill your stomachs with delicious pancakes to support the Cedar Rapids West Rotary. The event operates with 100% volunteers and proceeds will support the purchase of backpacks and school supplies through the HD Youth Center.

For more information visit or to purchase tickets visit http://www.crwestrotary.org/PancakeBreakfast.cfm ___________________________________________________

The Polar Plunge
Special Olympics Iowa
March 25th
Coralville Lake, West Overlook Beach

Brrrrrrrring on the cold! Whether you plunge solo or with coworkers, friends or family - for the ultimate bonding experience - we'll help you take "cool" up a degree or two.

The Polar Plunge is a signature fundraiser for Special Olympics and offers a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support Special Olympics Iowa athletes by jumping into frigid waters. The more you raise, the more great gear you can earn! For more information visit

www.soiowa.org/plunge ___________________________________________________