Here are my top picks for activities happening this weekend! Go out and enjoy some time with your family!
Saturday, October 17th
Imaginary Fred Storytime 11am. Join Barnes and Noble at the Coralville Mall for Story time and activities featuring Imaginary Fred.
Pumpkin Festival 10-6pm. Head to Wilson’s Apple Orchard and celebrate pumpkin season with the hunt for the biggest pumpkin or try guessing the weight of some pumpkins for chances to win prizes. Walk out to one of our pumpkin patches to find your perfect pumpkin then bring it back to our carving station – leaving the mess for us to take care of! We also have great late season apples to pick, trailer rides, and all of our refreshments including apple cider and pumpkin donuts and hot mulled apple cider! Our grill will be open for the last weekend this season from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm serving hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches.
International Archaeology Day: A Celebration of Ancient Technology 1-4:30pm. Celebrate ancient technology around the world, from medieval times back thousands of years! Interactive demonstrations on the Pentacrest Lawn in front of MacBride Hall (weather permitting) will include weaving and spinning, paper and parchment making, flintknapping and bow making, atlatl demonstrations, pottery making, Roman bread and porridge making, Native American games, hide & cat tail processing, informational displays and activity tables. The UI Department of Anthropology and Museum of Natural History will also have their MacBride Hall laboratories open for tours. This event is co-sponsored by the UI Office of the State Archaeologist, UI Department of Anthropology, Archaeological Institute of America-Iowa City Chapter, Iowa Archaeological Society, and UI Anthropology Club.
Old Creamery Theatre presents: Pinkalicious 1pm. By Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. Music by John Gregor. Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. Based on the book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. This is the tale of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.
Sunday, October 18th
Music is the Word at the Iowa City Public Library 2-3pm. The Dandelion Stompers are a local New Orleans style jazz combo featuring Chris Clark, Katie Greenstein, Ira Greenstein, Brandi Janssen, Marc Janssen, Katie Roche, Suzanne Smith and Jacob Yarrow. Come by ICPL for a toe tapping, floor stomping, raucous musical afternoon. Part of the ICPL “Music Is The Word” series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City. Family Concerts are designed for the entire family. Parents, children and grandparents alike are welcome and will enjoy these friendly, fun shows.