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Calendar of Events

We strive to provide informative, engaging, and most importantly – FUN events to the Cedar Rapids area. Our events focus mainly on the history of the Czech and Slovak people, with hands on workshops, informative history lessons, and exhibit opening receptions.

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April 2021

What is the State of Democracy in Central Europe?

April 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dominika Hajdu

Central Europe, a region that finally gained its long-awaited freedom in 1989, has been considered a successful democratization story to showcase to aspirational states. As the wave of another crisis of liberal democracy hit the transatlantic space in 2010s, however, the young democracies at the heart of Europe turned out to be especially fragile. What is the current state of democracy in Central European countries? Are their struggles different to those in the West? Dominika Hajdu is a Research Fellow…

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Potato Dumplings with Smoked Meat

April 17 @ 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Earthy but velvety potato dumplings filled with smoked meat and onion, drizzled with melted butter, and topped with sautéed onion. This traditional Czech meal will bring you unexpected flavors, uniqueness, and originality. Note: Suitable for vegetarians too – the vegetarian version uses a sauerkraut filling that will be provided as well.Our popular virtual cooking classes are back! Cook and eat an authentic Czech and Slovak dish from the comfort of your home. Join us on Zoom and learn from Czech-born…

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Upcoming Events

Wed 14
Sat 17

Potato Dumplings with Smoked Meat

April 17 @ 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wed 21

Valašsky Frgal: large kolach

April 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
May 01

Free First Saturday for Students

May 1 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
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