Coe College Playground of Science

Coe College is sponsoring Playground of Science on November 2 from 6:00-9:00 pm for students. The Playground of Science is an annual event held by several departments at Coe College aimed at demonstrating the wonders of science to elementary school children. They will have demos ranging from making ice cream with liquid nitrogen to launching pumpkins with a trebuchet. Click on the link below for more information.

Coe College Playground of Science


Video Game Creation

Playing video games is fun, but everyone has their own story to tell and creating a video game is the perfect way to do it! Imagination Iowa is hosting a Video Game Creation event on November 11 for students in 4th – 8th grade. Students will create a character, setting, and storyline for a video game they create using Bloxels–a new tool that has physical components, plus an app. Please bring a laptop! Click on the link below for more details.

Video Game Creation

Josh Oglesby Pre-Season Camp

Students in 6th – 12th grades are invited to attend the Josh Oglesby pre-season camp on October 14 and 15 at Solon Middle School.  Student-athletes will be put through a high-intensity college-level workout and drills by the University of Iowa’s Josh Oblesby.  The skills camp will emphasize fundamentals of shooting form, footwork, 1-on-1 moves and finishing around the basket.  For more information, click on the flyer below.

Josh Oglesby Preseason Camp Flyer

Linn County Bible Reading Marathon

Be a part of proclaiming God’s Word over Cedar Rapids by reading at the Linn County Bible Reading Marathon.  Our first year was in June 2016; we had about 320 readers from 20 churches and ministries.

This year’s BRM will be held on Mon 6/26/17 through Sat 7/1/17 on May’s Island, also known as Plaza Park, in downtown Cedar Rapids. May’s Island is between the Linn Co. courthouse on 3rd Ave and the Veteran’s Coliseum on 2nd Ave. Metered parking is available on both streets.  There will be four hooded meters along 2nd Ave, where parking will be free. The Bible will be read in the NASB version from cover to cover; each person reading for 15 minute slots. (You can read more for more than one slot.) The Bible to read from is provided.

There are still slots for readers. Young and old are invited to read. Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link here.  You can also contact Linn County Chair, Mary Lehner, if you have any questions. Her e-mail address is