Events

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Jan
26
Sat
CrawDaddy “Paddle Fest,” “W” Facility on Wartburg Campus, Waverly (New!) @ Waverly/Wartburg "W"
Jan 26 all-day

Mark your calendar for January 26, 2019! CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly, Iowa is hosting Paddle Fest at the “W” in Waverly, Iowa – a one-day event dedicated to education, stories, vendor booths, and breakout sessions for paddlers and river activists. Plan to spend a day in Waverly sharing stories and organizing your next paddling adventure.

“PADDLE FEST” in Waverly, co-sponsored by CrawDaddy Outdoors
FEE: $15 Adults, $10 College Students & Youth under 18 years
LOCATION: Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center, 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, Iowa 50677
SCHEDULE:
8:30 AM | Check in
9:00 AM | Welcome to Paddle Fest
9:10 AM | Keynote Speaker
10:00 – 10:15 AM |  Break – Please visit our vendors
10:15 – 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions #1 / Pool Demonstrations
11:00 – 11:15  AM | Break – Please visit our vendors
11:15 – 12:00 PM |  Breakout Sessions #2
12:00 to 1:00 PM | Box Lunches
1:00 – 1:45 PM | Breakout Sessions #3
2:00 – 2:30 PM | Community Share: Upcoming trips, events and news
2:45 – 4:00 PM | Reception at CrawDaddy Outdoors’ Store
Find more info and purchase tickets at 

 

Please give us a shout if you have questions or want to discuss your ideas. Vern Fish can be reached at vernfish@aol.com. Darrin Siefken can be reached at info@crawdaddyoutdoors.com

 

Jan
27
Sun
Kayak Pool Session Cedar Rapids @ Bender Pool
Jan 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Sunday Kayak Pool Sessions in Cedar Rapids. Learn or practice paddling & rescue skills under the controlled environment of a warm, clear pool. Drop-in sessions sponsored by Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation and Linn County Conservation at Bender Pool, 940 14th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. Fee $10 per person per time, min age 10 years, swimwear and PFD required, helmet required for rolling, youth must be supervised by adult. For info about Bender Pool, call 319-286-5790. For further questions on the pool sessions, call Wickiup Hill at (319) 892-6485. Additional Sunday sessions Jan13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24, plus “Intro to Kayaking” clinic Mar 24.

Feb
2
Sat
Kayak Pool Session Iowa City @ North Dodge Athletic Club
Feb 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kayak Pool Sessions in Iowa City. Practice or learn paddling skills in a controlled environment. North Dodge Athletic Club, 2400 North Dodge Street. Drop-in sessions, 4:30-6:30 pm on specific Saturdays. Fee $10 per person per time, minimum age 10 years, everyone must be in swimwear & a lifejacket, helmet required for those practicing rolls, youth must be supervised by an adult. Call Jon Pruessner at 319-210-6061. Additional Saturday sessions Feb 2 & 16, Mar 2 & 16.

Feb
10
Sun
Kayak Pool Session Cedar Rapids @ Bender Pool
Feb 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Sunday Kayak Pool Sessions in Cedar Rapids. Learn or practice paddling & rescue skills under the controlled environment of a warm, clear pool. Drop-in sessions sponsored by Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation and Linn County Conservation at Bender Pool, 940 14th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. Fee $10 per person per time, min age 10 years, swimwear and PFD required, helmet required for rolling, youth must be supervised by adult. For info about Bender Pool, call 319-286-5790. For further questions on the pool sessions, call Wickiup Hill at (319) 892-6485. Additional Sunday sessions Jan13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24, plus “Intro to Kayaking” clinic Mar 24.

Feb
16
Sat
Kayak Pool Session Iowa City @ North Dodge Athletic Club
Feb 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kayak Pool Sessions in Iowa City. Practice or learn paddling skills in a controlled environment. North Dodge Athletic Club, 2400 North Dodge Street. Drop-in sessions, 4:30-6:30 pm on specific Saturdays. Fee $10 per person per time, minimum age 10 years, everyone must be in swimwear & a lifejacket, helmet required for those practicing rolls, youth must be supervised by an adult. Call Jon Pruessner at 319-210-6061. Additional Saturday sessions Feb 2 & 16, Mar 2 & 16.

Feb
24
Sun
Iowa Winter Games Indoor Paddling Competition @ Iowa State Gym Pool
Feb 24 all-day

Feb 24; Iowa Winter Games Indoor Paddling Competition. Iowa State Gym Pool in Ames. Commissioner Piper Wall piperwall@q.com  Info at https://www.iowagames.org/event/winter-iowa-games/

Kayak Pool Session Cedar Rapids @ Bender Pool
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Sunday Kayak Pool Sessions in Cedar Rapids. Learn or practice paddling & rescue skills under the controlled environment of a warm, clear pool. Drop-in sessions sponsored by Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation and Linn County Conservation at Bender Pool, 940 14th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. Fee $10 per person per time, min age 10 years, swimwear and PFD required, helmet required for rolling, youth must be supervised by adult. For info about Bender Pool, call 319-286-5790. For further questions on the pool sessions, call Wickiup Hill at (319) 892-6485. Additional Sunday sessions Jan13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24, plus “Intro to Kayaking” clinic Mar 24.

Mar
1
Fri
“Going Against the Flow: Building Resilient Communities in the Raccoon Watershed,” latest in the Life In the Raccoon River Conference series @ Hotel Pattee
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day

Life in the Raccoon River
“Going Against the Flow: Building Resilient Communities in the Raccoon Watershed”
Sponsored by: Raccoon River Watershed Association with support from the Des Moines Waterworks
Hotel Pattee, Perry Iowa

Friday March 1
Local Foods Dinner, Guest Speaker: Art Cullen, 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner
RSVP for the Friday Night Dinner by emailing Mike Murphy at: anglermurphy@msn.com
($50. Proceeds will support research in the watershed. Send checks to Mike Murphy, 6507 Del Matro, Windsor Heights, IA 50324)
For more information find us at: https://www.northracoon.org

Saturday March 2 (Free and open to the public)
8:30 – Registration
9:00 – Welcome
9:15 – Dean and Nancy Rogers, John 15 Vineyard; Graddy’s Tomatoes; Jeff Hafner, Early Morning Harvest
10:00 – Local Food Production Panel
10:30 – Break and time to visit exhibits
11:00 – Luke Gran, Prudenterra; Bill Frederick and James Holz, Iowa Cover Crops; Jean Eells, WFAN – Women, Food and Ag. Network
11:45 – Community Resilience–Panel Discussion
12:15 – Lunch

The RRWA is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Raccoon River and watershed.
For more information find us at: https://www.northracoon.org

Mar
2
Sat
Kayak Pool Session Iowa City @ North Dodge Athletic Club
Mar 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kayak Pool Sessions in Iowa City. Practice or learn paddling skills in a controlled environment. North Dodge Athletic Club, 2400 North Dodge Street. Drop-in sessions, 4:30-6:30 pm on specific Saturdays. Fee $10 per person per time, minimum age 10 years, everyone must be in swimwear & a lifejacket, helmet required for those practicing rolls, youth must be supervised by an adult. Call Jon Pruessner at 319-210-6061. Additional Saturday sessions Feb 2 & 16, Mar 2 & 16.

Mar
16
Sat
Kayak Pool Session Iowa City @ North Dodge Athletic Club
Mar 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kayak Pool Sessions in Iowa City. Practice or learn paddling skills in a controlled environment. North Dodge Athletic Club, 2400 North Dodge Street. Drop-in sessions, 4:30-6:30 pm on specific Saturdays. Fee $10 per person per time, minimum age 10 years, everyone must be in swimwear & a lifejacket, helmet required for those practicing rolls, youth must be supervised by an adult. Call Jon Pruessner at 319-210-6061. Additional Saturday sessions Feb 2 & 16, Mar 2 & 16.