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October 2021

“VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers”

October 24 @ 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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A Hmong family who fled Communist bullets and wild tigers through the jungle of Laos to a refugee camp in Thailand. A Sudanese man who was thrown into prison in Ethiopia for helping the Lost Boys and left gasping for air through a crack under the door. A Mexican woman who taught herself English by looking up the profane words that were hurled at her during her first job while working in a meat packing plant. A Dutch boy who…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

October 28 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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 fourth Thursday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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Větrnik (filled Czech dessert)

October 30 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Větrnik is a baked Czech dessert filled with pastry cream and caramel whipped cream that is a slightly more advanced version of the French profiterole. In this class Chef will lead you step-by-step towards mastering this delicious pastry. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us for the first official series of the National Czech & Slovak Cooking School! Cook and eat an authentic Czech and Slovak dish from the comfort of your home. Join us on Zoom and learn from Czech-born Chef…

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November 2021

Christmas Cookies I – Ischel’s Cookies & Linz Tarts

November 3 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Christmas cookies are part of many families’ Christmas traditions. This course offers a great opportunity to extend your current recipe portfolio with two traditional kinds of delicious Czech Christmas cookies. You will learn to prepare Linz tart cookies as well as Ischel’s cookies that have a touch of cinnamon, filled with preserve, and coated with chocolate coating. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka in these hands-on…

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Coffee and Kolach

November 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for our November Coffee and Kolach where we'll talk with new NCSML Store Manager and Director of Volunteer Services, Andrea Siebenmann about what's new for this holiday season. Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolach! Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

November 6 @ 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 January 1, 2022

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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Hubert’s Night Owls

November 6 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special needs. We will offer a kit of activities and crafts for the little ones to take home to enjoy and fewer distractions in our exhibits for a more sensory-friendly experience.Cost: Free. For more information regarding our accessibility, including financial assistance for visiting, please read more on our visit page.Sponsored by: McGrath Family of Dealerships.

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Christmas Cookies II – Mini Walnut Rolls & Mini Nests with Almonds

November 10 @ 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

This class will introduce you to two other kinds of traditional Czech Christmas Cookies. You will learn to prepare mini walnut rolls coated in sugar and chocolate mini nests with almonds. You can attend this course without having attended its’ predecessor. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka in these hands-on interactive classes. Slepicka graduated from culinary school in his hometown, Brno, located in the Czech Republic. While…

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Christmas Cookies III – Christmas Coconut Cookies & Masaryk’s Cookies

November 17 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will introduce you to two delicious cookies. The first is a light coconut cookie prepared from whipped egg whites and coconut. The second is a nutty cookie named after the first Czechoslovakian president, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (it is said that this was his favorite kind of cookie). Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka in these hands-on interactive classes. Slepicka graduated from culinary school in…

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Czech Christmas Meal

November 20 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pea soup is one of the most traditional Christmas meals in the Czech Republic, served as a smaller appetizer portion before main courses. It is unbelievably delicious and easy to prepare. In this class, we'll be preparing pea soup alongside a little bit more modern Czech Christmas meal, Schnitzel with homemade potato salad. Schnitzel originated in Italy and by the mid-19th century got to Vienna, the capital of the Austrian Empire. The Viennese removed the traditional use of Parmesan and…

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