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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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June 2017

‘Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol’ Exhibit Opening Dinner

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for a traditional Czech meal as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, 'Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol!'

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‘Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol’ Exhibit Opens

June 3
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol opens to the public in Smith Gallery!

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Free First Saturdays for Students: Midsummer

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month!

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Free, with RSVP

Movin’ at the Museum: Yoga for Kids! (1:00pm, ages 2 – 5)

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Storytelling meets yoga in this interactive class, during which kids hear a story and create their own poses to go with it.

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Free, with RSVP

Movin’ at the Museum: Yoga for Kids! (2:00pm, ages 6 – 12)

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Storytelling meets yoga in this interactive class, during which kids hear a story and create their own poses to go with it.

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Free

Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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See members of the Doris Southard Lace Guild demonstrate this beautiful craft. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the second Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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Free, RSVP online

Cedar Rapids Museum Week Trivia Night, presented by The History Center

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join staff of The History Center for a night of trivia at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, featuring fun facts from Cedar Rapids museums! Historian Mark Stoffer Hunter will be the emcee.

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$5

Chihuly Family Art Workshop: Art & Ice Cream!

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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During this family-friendly workshop, kids of all ages are invited give plastic bottles new life by making them into glass-like chandeliers and sculptures!

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$5 - $7

Walking Tour of Historic Czech Village

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join NCSML staff on a walking tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood.

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Included with museum admission, RSVP requested

Falcons, Freedom, and Backflips – A Guided Tour of ‘Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol’

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for an interactive tour of this new exhibit!

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Free to attend

Opening for ‘Stezky / Pathways’ with Artist Sonya Darrow

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join artist Sonya Darrow for the opening of her new exhibition, Stezky / Pathways. The opening event will feature a guided tour with Sonya, and a short presentation about the project's journey will be held in the Skala Bartizal Library.

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Free

Pecha Kucha Night Cedar Rapids, Vol. 1

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for the first Pecha Kucha Night Cedar Rapids, an informal and fun gathering where people get together to socialize, enjoy refreshments, and share their ideas, thoughts, and works.

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July 2017

Free First Saturdays for Students: Crafty Cats

July 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month!

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$5

Chihuly Family Art Workshop: Silly Straw Sculptures

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Use colorful silly straws to create a masterpiece, inspired by the glass art of Dale Chihuly!

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Music @ the Museum: The Nadas (An Official Freedom Festival Event)

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Start your 4th of July holiday right with The Nadas at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library! The Nadas are a rock/folk/indie band from Des Moines. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs (no outside alcohol may be brought into the event area) to the…

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Included with museum admission, RSVP requested

Curator Guided Tour of ‘Dale Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection’

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join NCSML Curator Stefanie Kohn for a special guided tour of this magnificent exhibit!

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Free

Immigrant Foodways: Taste & Talk

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Saturday, July 8 at 1:00pm
Immigrant Foodways: Taste & Talk
Cost: Free
Visit our on-site Czech and Slovak Heritage Garden to hear about the historic vegetable varieties being grown, taste fresh veggies and herbs, and discuss the regional availability of certain foods during some of Czech Village’s early years as a hub for Bohemian immigrants.

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$15

Museum Takeover Day

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Your kids are invited to spend an afternoon behind the scenes with museum staff at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library!

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August 2017

Free First Saturdays for Students: Swirling Pencil Art!

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Students of all ages are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month!

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$5

Chihuly Family Art Workshop: Crazy Chandeliers

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Dale Chihuly makes crazy, swirling chandeliers that are made up of thousands of pieces! In this workshop, we’ll make chandeliers that are much simpler and lots of fun.

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Included with museum admission, RSVP requested

Falcons, Freedom, and Backflips – A Guided Tour of ‘Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol’

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for an interactive tour of this new exhibit, and learn about the history of an organization that helped to build strong American, Czech, and Slovak communities.

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Free

Summer Family Free Day

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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  Enjoy hands-on creative activities motivated by the colorful glass art of Dale Chihuly, family-friendly entertainment, delicious local food, and more! Stay tuned for details and schedule!   Sponsored by Wells Fargo and CRST International Contributing sponsors: Katherine & Ludvik Svoboda Never miss an NCSML…

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CatVideoFest

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Have you ever wanted to watch internet cat videos on a giant outdoor screen? Your time has come. Join us on the museum's front lawn for all-ages cat-inspired activities, food trucks serving up tasty local eats, a beer garden, and 90 minutes of curated cat…

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$5 - $7

Walking Tour of Historic Czech Village

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood!

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September 2017

BrewNost!

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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BrewNost! 2017  September 15, 6:30 – 10:00 pm Save the date! You don’t want to miss the crown jewel of international beer festivals. Be part of this exceptional evening of international beers, cider, wine, spirits, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and merriment. John’s Grocery is preparing incredible line-up…

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October 2017

‘Chihuly Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection’ Exhibit Closes

October 1
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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About the exhibit: Open April 29 – October 1, 2017 In 1988, twenty years after Dale Chihuly was a Fulbright Fellow at the Venini glass factory, the artist returned to Venice. During this trip, he visited a palazzo that houses an extraordinary private collection of Venetian…

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December 2017
Free!

8th Annual Old World Christmas Market

December 2 - December 3
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Experience the magic of the Christmas season at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library at the 8th annual Old World Christmas Market!

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