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December 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

December 5 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2020

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. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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Old World Christmas Market 2020

December 5 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not have our traditional in-person Old World Christmas Market the first weekend of December. We are doing things differently this year so we can all be safe, healthy, and happy together for many holiday celebrations in the future! The NCSML will be open our regular business hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, with a reimagined virtual market: Shop at our…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 5 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the holiday season, Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2020 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself (shown at right). Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Immigrant Foodways: Czech Christmas menu: Pea soup and schnitzel with potato salad

December 5 @ 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

This holiday season, learn how to make a traditional Czech meal and lots of desserts from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka. Join us for our first Czech and Slovak Christmas Cooking and Baking Series, and enjoy a premier cooking class from the comfort of your home. Let’s celebrate with this traditional Czech Christmas pea soup and the little bit more modern Czech Christmas meal, Schnitzel with Homemade Potato Salad. Pea soup is one of the most traditional Christmas meals in the…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 6 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the holiday season, Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2020 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself (shown at right). Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Old World Christmas Market 2020

December 6 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not have our traditional in-person Old World Christmas Market the first weekend of December. We are doing things differently this year so we can all be safe, healthy, and happy together for many holiday celebrations in the future! The NCSML will be open our regular business hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, with a reimagined virtual market: Shop at our…

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Immigrant Foodways: Dumplings Filled with Sauerkraut

December 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dumplings are a great and popular dish anywhere in the world, and in this course, you will be introduced to dumplings filled with sauerkraut and optionally with bacon. Note: Suitable for vegetarians too – skip the optional baconTom Slepicka graduated from culinary school in his hometown, Brno, located in the Czech Republic. While still in school, he established a successful full-service catering company which operated in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and Austria. During his years in the catering industry…

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Immigrant Foodways: Sarmale

December 10 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sarmale, stuffed grape leaves or sour cabbage leaves is a staple food from Romania, traditionally served during Christmas, Easter, weddings, and other special occasions. Known as holubky or halupki in the Czech or Slovak Republics, you may also find a very similar dish, named Dolmades, at Greek restaurants. Like all recipes, there are countless variations, from region to region and even family to family. Coach Alina Warner will teach you how to make her recipe of this traditional dish along…

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*** SOLD OUT *** Immigrant Foodways: Vánočka (traditional sweet Czech Christmas bread also called “houska”)

December 12 @ 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

*** This class is full *** This holiday season, learn how to make a traditional Czech meal and lots of desserts from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka. Join us for our first Czech and Slovak Christmas Cooking and Baking Series, and enjoy a premier cooking class from the comfort of your home. Vánočka is often called “Houska” in the USA. The name “vánočka” comes from “Vánoce”, which means Christmas in Czech. It is a scrumptious sweet bread with raisins and almonds…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

December 16 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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needlepoint

See members of the Blue Ribbon Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild demonstrate their skills. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the third Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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