- This event has passed.
Summer Family Free Day
August 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
Your whole family is invited to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library for a celebration of the magnificent exhibition Dale Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection. Stop by anytime between 9:30 am – 4:00 pm for a day full of Chihuly-inspired activities, tasty food, and live music. Enjoy free admission for the whole family to the NCSML’s galleries, including the wonderful Chihuly exhibition! Plus, come back in the evening for CatVideoFest to watch 90 minutes of curated cat videos on the NCSML’s lawn.
10:30am – 12:30pm: Deep Dish Divas Dishin’ up an eclectic mix of vintage novelties, folk, swing, traditional, a cappella and more!
11:00am – 2:00: Sweet Lilly Pi Interactive Circus Booth: Hoops and Henna, watch as native Iowan hula hooper extrordinaire, Sweet Lilly Pi, attempts to spin as many hoops as possible and learn some hooping and juggling moves yourself! Children and parents are also invited to the booth for Henna tattoos!
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Cedar County Cobras Described as contagious, acoustic rockabilly, dancing bluegrass, or brand new old-time country with the gritty sound of soulful blues, the Cedar County Cobras will be sure to delight.
9:30am – 4:00pm: Museum Store and exhibits open
See Dale Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection, Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol, Faces of Freedom: The Czech and Slovak Journey, and the Sleger Immigrant Home
9:30am – 4:00pm: Community Sculpture Project
Decorate your own coffee filter “macchia” to add to a large community sculpture!
9:30am – 4:00pm: Make Chihuly-inspired crafts at stations throughout the museum!
10:00am – 4:00pm: CR Sisters Face Painting will be creating colorful face paint designs for visitors in the classroom.
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Linn County Master Gardener, Deb Walser will be sharing knowledge about vegetable and flower container gardening in the Skala Bartizal Library
Food Trucks on site
The Box Lunch – 9:30am – 2:00pm
Rio Burritos – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sponsored by CRST International and Wells Fargo
Contributing sponsors: Lu and Katherine Svoboda