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The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Iowa City

The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Iowa City – 2018

Is there anything more glorious than summertime in Iowa City?! From our world-renowned festivals and farmers' markets, to our bustling evenings of live music in the Ped Mall, there is a limitless supply of fun-in-the-sun for folks of all ages.  We want your summer to be as easy and breezy as a walk in the sunshine, [...]
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Iowa City Area Summer Events Calendar

  There is something special about summer in Iowa City.  Throw your lawn chairs in the trunk, grab the sunblock, and enjoy a jam-packed season of festivals, farmers’ markets, and food.  There are just too many events to include them all, but this guide will get you started.     Rock the Block Concert Series (May 4-September […]

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Spend Your Thursday Nights at Hancher This Summer

Hancher is a beloved icon of Iowa City culture, originally built in 1972. The original auditorium was destroyed by the massive flood of 2008 and the new, gorgeous, state-of-the-art building opened in 2016. The new building is simply incredible and is now home to a variety of performances: lectures, theater, musicals, music concerts, dance, circus, […]

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A Summer Activities Flowchart

“What Should We Do Today?” A Summer Activities {FLOWCHART}

There is so much to love about summer! The freedom of slower-paced days, the opportunities that come with warm weather, the delight of fresh-grown food–yes, summer is nearly perfection. But. There is one oft-repeated sentence that threatens to ruin it all. The sound of it is like nails on a chalkboard, a mosquito in your [...]
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Montessori Education and STEM: Two Hands-on Strategies That Compliment Each Other {Sponsored}

Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic push to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in schools. Public and private educators alike, along with policy makers, have created initiatives that have called for an increase in hands-on discovery and practice of STEM concepts. But what is STEM all about exactly? It […]

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As Nice as New: A Guide to Thrift, Consignment, and Secondhand Shops in the Iowa City Area

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a thrift score. Uncovering a treasure at a bargain price not only saves you money, but is environmentally-conscious in that you are recycling already-manufactured goods. I rely on thrift stores to clothe my family and furnish my home, and also donate items regularly as well. Read on for […]

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2018 Citywide Garage Sales

Guide to 2018 Citywide Garage Sale Days

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year in Eastern Iowa: the start of garage sale season! Below is your list of citywide garage sales across Johnson, Linn, Cedar, Muscatine, Washington, Iowa, and Benton counties. Happy shopping! Second Weekend of April Lone Tree – April 14 Third Weekend of April Blue Grass – […]

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