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September 2021

Dialogues on Food and Sustainability, Part 2: Debating Farm Subsidies

September 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Should the United States eliminate nearly all of its farm subsidies? For the second installment of our series, we are pleased to collaborate with the A. Craig Baird Debate Forum at the University of Iowa to host a public debate on this question. Started as relief during the Great Depression, farm subsidies aim to encourage growth and stability during times of uncertainty related to the market or weather. Yet, opponents of subsidies suggest they unfairly reward corporate farms, promote unsustainable…

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Slovak Bean Soup with Noodles & Liver Dumplings

September 29 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class you will be introduced to two delicious and certainly original soups! Slovak bean soup includes beans, noodles, and potatoes, and is a light and filling soup that is suitable even for vegans. Liver dumpling soup contains a broth with vegetables, noodles, and the main hero of this soup: liver dumplings. Liver dumplings are very popular in both the Czech and Slovak Republics thanks to their delicious and neutral flavor that doesn’t resemble a traditional liver flavor. Everyone…

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October 2021

Coffee and Kolach

October 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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. Join us for our October Coffee & Kolach where curator Stefanie Kohn will give an overview of all of our newest exhibits.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

October 2 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Chicken Cordon Bleu served with Creamy Mashed Potatoes

October 6 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Czech version of chicken cordon blue is simply irresistible. It consists of delicious, breaded chicken breasts, cheese, ham, and pimento peppers. In this class, we'll cover all the tricks for how to master this delicious meal, not just in deep fryer, but also in the popular air fryer. As a side, you will prepare simple, but equally delicious, mashed potatoes. This class will definitely be a treat! Note: Not suitable for vegetarians.Join us for the first official series of…

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History on Tap: “Daisies” at Film Scene

October 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FilmScene, 118 E College Street
Iowa City, IA, 52240 United States
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Join us for our final History on Tap of 2021 at Film Scene in Iowa City on Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.! In partnership with Film Scene, Big Grove, and Reunion breweries we’ll be showing the Czechoslovakian era surrealist comedy-drama Daisies (runtime 74 minutes) with a special pre-show beer tasting included with the ticket cost. One of the most anarchic films of all time, Vera Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world…

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Roasted Duck Legs with Red & White Sauerkraut and Potato Side Dumplings

October 16 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Roasted duck with sauerkraut and dumplings is definitely one of the must-try staples of Czech cuisine. Irresistible and crispy skin on duck legs with caraway seeds, two-color sauerkraut, and earthy and delicious potato side dumplings is a delicious and well-balanced meal. Not into eating duck? Substitute for chicken. Note: Suitable for vegetarians – skip preparation of duck.Join us for the first official series of the National Czech & Slovak Cooking School! Cook and eat an authentic Czech and Slovak dish…

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Szegedin Goulash with Sauerkraut served with Bread Dumplings

October 20 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Description: The Czech and Slovak Republics are famous for their goulash. In this class you are going to prepare very delicious goulash that is a little less common compared to traditional beef goulash, but it is equally delicious while bringing a new flavor experience to your table. For this goulash it is typical to use pork together with a little bit of sauerkraut and heavy cream. As a side, we are going to prepare fluffy bread dumplings. Note: Suitable for…

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“Haunted Prague” Author Talk with Michele Patrick

October 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Michele Patrick, author of "Haunted Prague: Stories of Spirits, Sorcerers, and the Supernatural," offers a presentation that will take you on a journey through one of Europe’s most hauntingly beautiful—and just plain haunted—destinations, the golden city of Prague. In a captivating slide show, she acquaints, or reacquaints, audiences with the beauty of this magical and mysterious place, where a ghost or spirit seems to lurk around every corner. Michele then discusses Prague’s haunted history; why Prague is probably the most…

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“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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