Events

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Jul
28
Sun
32nd annual Cedar River Festival Group Festival @ Spicoli's Reverb
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am

Join us for the 32nd annual Cedar River Festival Group Festival

Sunday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. will be the Festival with local live music and craft vendors at

Spicoli’s Reverb – Live Music and Bar Arcade.

Check back for specific times for the events! :)

Aug
8
Thu
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
Aug 8 – Aug 18 all-day

Aug 8-18; Iowa State Fair, Des Moines.  Visit IDNR Building & Courtyard, with River Programs, Water Trails, & Project Aware displays. Also find inspiration in the Photography Salon exhibit.  http://www.iowastatefair.org/

Aug
31
Sat
“Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration @ Cold Springs Park, Cass County @ Cold Springs Park- Beach
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding “Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration! The public demonstration will be held on Saturday August 31st 9AM & at 10:30AM- Cold Springs Park- Beach FREE!

SUP is the fastest growing sport in the paddling community not only across the country, but especially right here in land-locked areas like Iowa. It’s fun, healthy as a total body work-out and offers a unique perspective when it comes to being on the water. After a quick demonstration try out the boards for yourself! If you do not bring a life jacket one will be provided to you.

Children must be 16 years or older. Paddler must weigh LESS than 250 LBS.

Our Stand Up Paddleboard programs will be on the last Saturday of every month, Ending after Labor Day Weekend on Saturday September 7th.

August 31st  9AM- 5 Spots 10:30am- 5 Spots  @ Cold Springs Park- Beach

You MUST CALL to get your spot! 712-769-2372 We hope you will join us! Program will be cancelled if there is unsafe weather conditions on the Lake.

57744 Lewis Rd
Lewis, IA 51544

Sep
5
Thu
Central Park Lake Grand Opening @ Central Park Lake
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join  Jones County Conservation for Central Lake’s Grand Opening on:

Thursday, Sept 5 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Activities include:

live music, ribbon cutting at 5:30 at fishing pier, fishing tackle give- a- way, educational booths,  free paddle board and kayak rentals.

Bring your own picnic!

Oct
10
Thu
Iowa Trails Summit @ Central College, Pella
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

Have a trail? Want a trail? Join us for the 2019 Iowa Trails Summit, Oct. 10-11 at Central College in Pella.

Regional experts will cover trail development topics ranging from corridor acquisition, engineering and enhancements, to funding, maintenance and marketing. Local trail advocates will share trail success stories. Professional and volunteer trail advocates alike are welcome.

Learn more and register at www.iowatrailssummit.com

This event is hosted by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Golden Hills RC&D and Trees Forever.

Iowa Trails Summit, Location TBD @ TBD
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

Oct 10-11; Iowa Trails Summit, Location TBD. Collaborative learning experience for volunteer trail builders and advocates. Contact Andrea Boulton aboulton@inhf.org  Info at  https://www.iowatrailssummit.com/

 

Nov
17
Sun
Kayaking Session at Bender Pool, Cedar Rapids @ Bender Pool
Nov 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kayaking Session at Bender Pool

Sunday, November 17, 4:30-6:30pm

 As a place to practice for the open water season, a pool is a good substitute to the harsh conditions involved with boating in the winter.  It also works well to refine skills under a controlled environment rather than out on a river itself.

This fall and winter, Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation and Linn County Conservation are teaming up to invite you and to promote kayaking with pool time at Bender Pool in Cedar Rapids, located at 940 14th Ave SE.

Drop in pool sessions for kayakers are being offered from 4:30-6:30 pm on Nov. 17.

Additional sessions will be held December 1 & 15; January 12 & 26; and February 9 & 23.  For additional details check in the upcoming newsletter as well as on our Facebook Page.  The fee is $10 per person per time at the door.

Minimum age is 10 years and everyone will be required to be in swimwear and a lifejacket. A helmet is required for those practicing rolls.  Youth must be supervised by an adult. Watch for our March 15 Paddles in the Pool program as well.

In case of inclement weather, the City of Cedar Rapids weather/events line is (319) 286-5700 – listen for the prompt on Bender Pool.  You also can consult the Wickiup Hill Facebook page and we will have that information updated as quickly as possible if it looks inclement.  Information about Bender Pool can be found by dialing 319-286-5790.  For further questions on the kayak/canoe sessions feel free to call us at Wickiup Hill at (319) 892-6485.

Dec
1
Sun
Kayaking Session at Bender Pool, Cedar Rapids @ Bender Pool
Dec 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kayaking Session at Bender Pool

Sunday, November 17, 4:30-6:30pm

 As a place to practice for the open water season, a pool is a good substitute to the harsh conditions involved with boating in the winter.  It also works well to refine skills under a controlled environment rather than out on a river itself.

This fall and winter, Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation and Linn County Conservation are teaming up to invite you and to promote kayaking with pool time at Bender Pool in Cedar Rapids, located at 940 14th Ave SE.

Drop in pool sessions for kayakers are being offered from 4:30-6:30 pm on Nov. 17.

Additional sessions will be held December 1 & 15; January 12 & 26; and February 9 & 23.  For additional details check in the upcoming newsletter as well as on our Facebook Page.  The fee is $10 per person per time at the door.

Minimum age is 10 years and everyone will be required to be in swimwear and a lifejacket. A helmet is required for those practicing rolls.  Youth must be supervised by an adult. Watch for our March 15 Paddles in the Pool program as well.

In case of inclement weather, the City of Cedar Rapids weather/events line is (319) 286-5700 – listen for the prompt on Bender Pool.  You also can consult the Wickiup Hill Facebook page and we will have that information updated as quickly as possible if it looks inclement.  Information about Bender Pool can be found by dialing 319-286-5790.  For further questions on the kayak/canoe sessions feel free to call us at Wickiup Hill at (319) 892-6485.

Dec
15
Sun
Kayaking Session at Bender Pool, Cedar Rapids @ Bender Pool
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kayaking Session at Bender Pool

Sunday, November 17, 4:30-6:30pm

 As a place to practice for the open water season, a pool is a good substitute to the harsh conditions involved with boating in the winter.  It also works well to refine skills under a controlled environment rather than out on a river itself.

This fall and winter, Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation and Linn County Conservation are teaming up to invite you and to promote kayaking with pool time at Bender Pool in Cedar Rapids, located at 940 14th Ave SE.

Drop in pool sessions for kayakers are being offered from 4:30-6:30 pm on Nov. 17.

Additional sessions will be held December 1 & 15; January 12 & 26; and February 9 & 23.  For additional details check in the upcoming newsletter as well as on our Facebook Page.  The fee is $10 per person per time at the door.

Minimum age is 10 years and everyone will be required to be in swimwear and a lifejacket. A helmet is required for those practicing rolls.  Youth must be supervised by an adult. Watch for our March 15 Paddles in the Pool program as well.

In case of inclement weather, the City of Cedar Rapids weather/events line is (319) 286-5700 – listen for the prompt on Bender Pool.  You also can consult the Wickiup Hill Facebook page and we will have that information updated as quickly as possible if it looks inclement.  Information about Bender Pool can be found by dialing 319-286-5790.  For further questions on the kayak/canoe sessions feel free to call us at Wickiup Hill at (319) 892-6485.

Jan
12
Sun
Kayaking Session at Bender Pool, Cedar Rapids @ Bender Pool
Jan 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kayaking Session at Bender Pool

Sunday, November 17, 4:30-6:30pm

 As a place to practice for the open water season, a pool is a good substitute to the harsh conditions involved with boating in the winter.  It also works well to refine skills under a controlled environment rather than out on a river itself.

This fall and winter, Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation and Linn County Conservation are teaming up to invite you and to promote kayaking with pool time at Bender Pool in Cedar Rapids, located at 940 14th Ave SE.

Drop in pool sessions for kayakers are being offered from 4:30-6:30 pm on Nov. 17.

Additional sessions will be held December 1 & 15; January 12 & 26; and February 9 & 23.  For additional details check in the upcoming newsletter as well as on our Facebook Page.  The fee is $10 per person per time at the door.

Minimum age is 10 years and everyone will be required to be in swimwear and a lifejacket. A helmet is required for those practicing rolls.  Youth must be supervised by an adult. Watch for our March 15 Paddles in the Pool program as well.

In case of inclement weather, the City of Cedar Rapids weather/events line is (319) 286-5700 – listen for the prompt on Bender Pool.  You also can consult the Wickiup Hill Facebook page and we will have that information updated as quickly as possible if it looks inclement.  Information about Bender Pool can be found by dialing 319-286-5790.  For further questions on the kayak/canoe sessions feel free to call us at Wickiup Hill at (319) 892-6485.