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August 2021

District Movie Night

August 5 @ 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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Join National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, The NewBo City Market, and The DISTRICT Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street at NewBo City Market on August 5 for a FREE showing of "The Sandlot"! Starting at 5:30 p.m. grab dinner from a NewBo City Market Vendor, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. there will be crafts for kids, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. music from Analog Vault, and the movie will begin around 8:30 p.m. Bring blankets/pillows and lawn chairs and nab…

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New Bohemia Walking Tour with Mark Stoffer Hunter

August 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Former Czech School Location, 925 2nd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Join Mark Stoffer Hunter, Cedar Rapids Historian, for a walking tour of the historic New Bohemia neighborhood. Learn about the evolution of this unique Bohemian commercial district from the early 1870s through the present day. Mark will highlight the special stories associated with the architectural landmarks. The tour will begin at the Czech School location in New Bo (925 2nd Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States). Wear comfortable shoes for walking.Cost: $5 for NCSML members, $7 for general admission Registration…

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Coffee and Kolach

August 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Have you ever been to Wilber, Nebraska for Czech Days? NCSML Vice President for Development and Marketing, Jim Miller, will be broadcasting live from Wilber, NE during the first day of this event-filled, three-day festival. Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches. 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

August 7 @ 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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Herb-crusted Pork Tenderloin with Spinach Sauce and Crushed Potatoes with Bacon and Sautéed Onion

August 7 @ 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Herb-crusted Pork Tenderloin with Spinach Sauce

Pork is very popular in the Czech Republic, and in this class we are going to bring the pork cut the respect that it deserves. Prepared using an herb crust, you’ll learn how to cook it to perfection – juicy and tender. Our pork tenderloin will be served with a creamy spinach sauce which compliments the meal and provides some added health benefits. And to tie the whole meal together, we are going to prepare one of the most popular…

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Bridging Democracy with Dance

August 10 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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One event on August 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Dance performance on bridge

This innovative, experiential three-part virtual workshop series designed by dancer, dance educator, and choreographer Dagmar Spain unlocks the understanding of dialogue as a core component of democracy. The first part presents the history of democracy focusing on its roots in Ancient Greece and its influences on the American Constitution, as well as the First Czechoslovak Republic under the presidency of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk; the second part formulates dialogues through interactive movements and ideas; the third part opens the discussion towards…

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Creamy Green Beans with Mashed Potatoes and Hard-boiled Eggs served with Cucumber Salad

August 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Creamy Green Beans

Vegetarian dishes are a big tradition in Czech cuisine, and in this lesson we are going to prepare one of the most popular vegetarian dishes in the Czech Republic — creamy green beans served with light and airy mashed potatoes and perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs. As a refreshing addition, we are going to also prepare a cucumber salad that will nicely balance the creamy flavor of green beans. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Our popular virtual cooking classes continue! Cook and eat…

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History on Tap: Urban Planning, Sustainability, and Immigration

August 11 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for some beverages at NCSML for History on Tap as we learn about Urban Planning, Sustainability, and Immigration in Eastern Iowa from Dr. Lucie Laurian, Professor at the University of Iowa, and Ursula Ferrier, currently the Community Garden Coordinator for Iowa City Parks and Recreation.Lucie Laurian is a Professor of Urban and Regional planning, and the Director of the University of Iowa School of Planning and Public Affairs. After studying Sociology and Demography in Paris, France, she received…

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Bridging Democracy with Dance

August 17 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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One event on August 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Dance performance on bridge

This innovative, experiential three-part virtual workshop series designed by dancer, dance educator, and choreographer Dagmar Spain unlocks the understanding of dialogue as a core component of democracy. The first part presents the history of democracy focusing on its roots in Ancient Greece and its influences on the American Constitution, as well as the First Czechoslovak Republic under the presidency of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk; the second part formulates dialogues through interactive movements and ideas; the third part opens the discussion towards…

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Dialogues on Food and Sustainability; Part 1: Hearing from Local Leaders

August 19 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The first part of our two-part virtual dialogue series aims to raise conversation about issues related to food, hunger, and the environment by creating an opportunity to listen to people directly involved in these topics. Just in Lynn and Johnson counties, thousands of adults and children struggle with having enough nutritional food to eat. Yet, collaborative projects like those represented on the panel provide important clues about addressing these issues. This talk with feature an hour-long moderated conversation and fifteen…

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