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April 2022

Dill Sauce with Hard-Boiled Eggs and Bread Dumplings

April 2 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This class will be all about the delicious dill sauce that is served with hard-boiled eggs and fluffy bread dumplings (as always, all parts are made in the class). This dill sauce originated in the Czech Republic and is known for its unique combination of dill, creaminess, and sweet and sour taste that makes it both original and irresistible at the same time. Suitable for vegetarians.Hop onto Zoom from the comfort of your home and learn from Czech-born Chef Tom…

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Hubert’s Night Owls

April 2 @ 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 sensory needs. In addition to a lower-sensory impact environment in our exhibits, an Adaptive Arts Specialist from Eastern Iowa Arts Academy will lead a hands-on activity. We will also offer a kit of activities and crafts for the little ones to take home to enjoy.Cost: Free. For more information regarding our accessibility, please read more…

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** CLASS IS FULL ** Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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** This class is full ** Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. The traditional wax resist process involves several stages of tracing designs with wax and dipping the egg in different colored dyes. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members. Egg…

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** Canceled ** Dimensions of the European Union and Position of the Czech Republic in 2022

April 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Skala Bartizal Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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** Cancelled ** Due to a family emergency, this event has been cancelled for April 8. Ten years ago, the European Union (EU) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy, and human rights in Europe. In addition, the EU has had a significant positive economic impact on most member states, including the Czech Republic. According to a 2019 study of the member states who joined from 1973 to 2004, without European integration, per…

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** CLASS IS FULL ** Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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** CLASS IS FULL ** Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. The traditional wax resist process involves several stages of tracing designs with wax and dipping the egg in different colored dyes. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members. Egg Decorating…

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Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. The traditional wax resist process involves several stages of tracing designs with wax and dipping the egg in different colored dyes. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members. Egg Decorating Class only. (class materials are…

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Czech innovations out: Czech Republic — the country for the future

April 9 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Czechia has committed itself to become an innovation leader by 2030 — almost one hundred years after Czech writer Karel Čapek first coined the word ‘robot‘ without knowing how important the process of ‘robotization‘ would eventually turn out to be. How does the Czech government intend to become an innovation leader? Many inventions and discoveries of Czech origin have served the whole world, however, what are some of the key technological domains research institutions and Czech companies currently offer? And…

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** Rescheduled from April 7 ** Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Sauce and Rice

April 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
stuffed pepper with white rice

** This class is rescheduled from 4.7.22 to 4.12.22 ** If you are unable to join us for this rescheduled class on Tuesday, April 12, please contact the museum at 319-362-8500 to notify us so we can work on processing your refund for the class. In this class, we are going to prepare delicious and juicy stuffed peppers (pork mixture) that will be prepared in the traditional Czech and Slovak way and finished in a delicious Czech tomato sauce. Tomato…

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Gingerbread Bars filled with Prune Preserve and Coated in Chocolate

April 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gingerbread Bars

Calling all gingerbread lovers! In this lesson, we are going to prepare traditional Czech gingerbread bars. This dessert has a well-balanced Czech gingerbread flavor that is perfectly sweet and uses delicious and healthy rye flour. The texture of this dessert is very fluffy, and the prune marmalade is not just spread in the middle of the dessert but also added into the batter. For a final touch, the chocolate coating ties everything together nicely. This dessert has some flavor similarities…

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History of Czechs in Iowa and the Midwest

April 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Skala Bartizal Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Beginning in the second half of the nineteenth century, thousands dreamed of leaving Bohemia (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) for the U.S., the “country of endless hope.” They were driven by a vision of better living conditions and quick riches, as well as a desire to escape political, religious, and national oppression. Dr. Martin Nekola will detail their story, focusing on the Czechs who settled in Midwest at 6:30 p.m. in the Skala Bartizal Library.Dr. Martin Nekola received his…

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