Twenty-two diverse, social action non-profit organizations in Iowa that were ineligible to join United Way, partnered in 1992 to establish Iowa Shares, an equal-opportunity alternative fund serving all Iowans.
Two of the greatest words in the English language join together for one great event: BOOK! SALE!
The Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation will host a Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 25, in Meeting Room A
Featuring “Pay What You Want” prices on everything from large print books and audiobooks to fiction and nonfiction, everyone is sure to find something they’ll like. Young adult and children’s titles will be available, too.
All sales are final with proceeds benefitting the Library, courtesy of the Book End Committee of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.
Come out to Faulkes Heritage Woods and be a Barberry Buster!
Volunteers interested in learning about native woodland ecosystems are invited to help care for one of the hidden gems in the Cedar Rapids/Marion area. Feb. 22 and 23. Information: 319-373-0650 ext.115
WAVES: A program for girls ages 8-18
2:00PM, Sunday, February 26, 2017
Center for Worker Justice, 940 S Gilbert Ct, Iowa City, IA 52240
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-321-7926
Center for Worker Justice is proud to announce a great opportunity for girls in Eastern Iowa. We know that when young girls are educated and empowered, surrounding communities and families do better. Waves, an exciting new program in Eastern Iowa helps girls build skills while promoting strength of will, character, courage, body and mind.
Waves is a non-partisan, diverse, inclusive group for girls ages 8-18 who are interested in acquiring skills and participating in discussions while learning the tenets of feminism, protecting women’s progress and going forward with bold steps into a future without limitations. Activities are year long, twice a month, for 2-3 hours at a time. Transportation is provided as needed. Activities are free to participants. Wave facilitators are all women from a range of local occupations and organizations.
WINE and CRAFT BEER TASTING to BENEFIT IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS FOUNDATION!
Friday, Feb. 17th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at
Hy-Vee - 310 N 1st Avenue, in Iowa City
Adult beverage distributors will offer samples of their products at this drop-in event. Stop by to visit with friends as you try something new. The beverage tasting is free. Hy-Vee will donate 5 percent of the evening’s sales to the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.
Attendees must be 21 and older to participate.
Not able to attend, but would still like to support the Friends Foundation? Visit icpl.org/support/donate to make a donation.
VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers
February 12 at 2 pm, Old Capitol Senate Chambers in Iowa City
Co-sponsored by the Iowa United Nations Association and Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa.
Reserve your tickets here with a suggested minimum donation of $10 to support community farm work. http://bit.ly/2kv8uOBVANG
Iowa poet laureate, Mary Swander's acclaimed new play will be staged in this exclusive production as a kickoff fundraiser for the new Iowa Valley Global Food Project.
Swander, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center award-winner Matt Foss collaborated to create VANG. The play captures the immigrants’ journeys to the U.S. Hmong, Mexican, Sudanese, and Dutch immigrants all speak of their struggles, survival skills, and their intense desire to return to the land.
Paired with Chamberlin's stunning photos of the farmers in their greenhouses, farms, and dairy barns, and Foss' theatrical brilliance to the production, VANG comes to life on the stage. Michael Ching, past executive director of the Memphis opera, composed music to underscore the play’s message.
The Center for Worker Justice is happy to co-sponsor this exciting coming theater production with the Iowa Valley Global Food Project, the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, the UIowa Climate Narrative Project, the UIowa Environmental Coalition, and the Iowa-United Nations Association.