Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend? We’ve got you covered with our Top 5 Picks of this weekend’s activities in the Corridor.
Friday, November 7th
Friday Fun Night, 6:15-8:15 p.m. @ Scanlon Gymnasium/Mercer Aquatic Center. Activities include inflatables, open game room, roller skating, craft projects, and swimming. Kids must wear socks while playing on inflatables. Socks will be sold at the event if children forget theirs. For kids 12 and under. Cost = $5/child. Children must have parental supervision.
Saturday, November 8th
Playtime Poppy Presents “Honk Jr.”, 10:30 a.m. @ Downtown Cedar Rapids Library. Kennedy High School Theatre students will present a vignette and Playtime Poppy will introduce characters to the audience. A library craft and treats follow.
Try Hockey for Free Day, 1:00-3:00 p.m. @ Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. Do you have a son or daughter who’s been wanting to try hockey? All participants who are trying hockey for the first time will get a free ticket (with the purchase of an adult ticket) to the RoughRiders game that night against Fargo. RoughRider players will be involved on the ice as well. JrRoughRiders are assisting with the event as well. For kids ages 4-9.
The Fossil Guy: “Survival Among the Mammals”, 2:00 p.m. @ Macbride Auditorium. A wide variety of mammals roamed North America during the Oligocene Age approximately 30 million years ago, and their remains are preserved as fossils in the White River Badlands of South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming. A mystery “to the death” battle between two of these mammals, Hyracodon and Hyaenodon, will be revealed. Learn about many extinct herbivores including oreodonts, hornless rhinos, giant pig-like entelodonts, and three-toed horses! To conclude the program, Don will share some of his experiences hunting for these fossil mammals in Nebraska. Free.
Sunday, November 9th
Yahoo Drummers Percussion Session, 4:00-5:00 p.m. @ the Robert A. Lee Rec Center. Join Iowa City’s Yahoo Drummers for a percussion session that just follows the spirit, using a variety of exotic-named percussion instruments and drums for participants to try: shakers, djembes, dumbeks, afuches, congas, guiros. Learn rhythms, techniques, and mindsets, but most importantly learn how to listen to one another and blend in with the whole group to create a joyful, purposeful sound. Free.
*Interested in a weekend story time? Check out our list of Corridor libraries’ story times!