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October 2021

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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Creative Aging Workshop: Storytelling with Darrin Crow

October 19 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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One event on October 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on October 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on October 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Some of the greatest words we can hear as older adults are, “Tell me a story.” But they can also be some of the most intimidating. The stories and experiences of our lives are valuable and vital to share. In this workshop for all ages, we will work together to explore creating, crafting, and telling personal stories. Come with an idea and leave with a story to tell and the tools to create more. Join creative storyteller and Cedar Rapids…

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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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Větrnik (filled Czech dessert)

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

Vetrnik 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

Coffee and Kolach

November 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

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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December 2021

Coffee and Kolach

December 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

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

December 4 @ 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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