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October 2018

The Hook’s Drop the Mic

October 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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$8

The Hook's Drop the Mic Wednesday, October 17 7:30 - 9:30 PM $8 adults, $5 students This month we're featuring a sharp lineup of female wordsmiths and storytellers MELISSA CHAPMAN, ZETTE GADEGBEKU, NICOLE RANEE, JUDE JOHNSON, and musician CRAIG ERICKSON! Don't forget we've got 5 open mic slots for drop-ins to share up to 3 minutes (timed) of their original writing--we'd love to hear from you. Drinks available for purchase through Popoli's. Drop the Mic is where writers remind us…

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Iowa Nonprofit Meetup – October

October 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Free

Iowa Nonprofit Meetup - October Tuesday, October 23 5:30 - 6:30 PM FREE This meetup is designed for anyone interested in learning how to take action to support nonprofit organizations in the region. Anyone from the community that is interested in learning about area nonprofits and how they can get engaged to help them thrive here in Iowa in encouraged to attend. If you are a leader, staff, or volunteer at an area nonprofit this meetup is designed for you.…

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Feight Club’s Halloween Bash

October 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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$10

Feight Club's Halloween Bash Saturday, October 27 6:00 - 10:00 PM Tickets: $5 advance / $10 at the door Feight Club Productions is throwing a Halloween party to remember! We'll have live music, a costume contest and more. For this years Halloween party, we'll be doing a special theme. While it generally only happens during the summer, we'll be celebrating shark week for Halloween this year. So come dressed as your favorite shark, shark movie, zombie shark, etc...Let's get creative…

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November 2018

Open Mic Night

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Free

Open Mic Night Friday, November 2 7:00 - 10:00 PM FREE On the first Friday of every month we host an Open Mic night at Groundswell for any artists that want to participate. The event is free, so come and enjoy yourself! Interested in performing? Open Mic at Groundswell isn’t about perfection as much as sharing the art you’ve created and love. The audience is always supportive, and relationships are established with others that like to perform like you do.…

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Building Unity Workshop; Creating Unified Communities

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Free

Building Unity Workshop; Creating Unified Communities Saturday, November 10 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM FREE The Unity Builder Workshop is designed help individual community members who want to learn the skills of building unity within themselves, among their families and throughout their greater community. What makes this workshop important? When people have the power to build unity, they experience less stress, feel more ownership of their lives and discover how they truly impact everyone around them. Over time, this process…

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Upcycled Ornaments

November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Free

Upcycled Ornaments Thursday, November 16 6:30 - 7:30 PM FREE Come and learn how to make Christmas ornaments! We will be painting and decorating light bulbs to make simple and fun ornaments. Do you have any materials that you would like to upcycle and reuse as Christmas ornaments? Feel free to bring them to work on at this workshop! This workshop is free and family friendly!

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December 2018

Open Mic Night

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Free

Open Mic Night Friday, December 7 7:00 - 10:00 PM FREE On the first Friday of every month we host an Open Mic night at Groundswell for any artists that want to participate. The event is free, so come and enjoy yourself! Interested in performing? Open Mic at Groundswell isn’t about perfection as much as sharing the art you’ve created and love. The audience is always supportive, and relationships are established with others that like to perform like you do.…

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Cookies & Cash

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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$5

Cookies & Cash Saturday, December 8 9:00 - 10:30 AM $5 Chef Green & Co are so excited to partner with some other local business and non-profits to offer a valuable and fun class to our community. There is a sponsor for this class, so it is very affordable – and includes a bonus class for parents! Since this is not a drop-off class, they are offering a free workshop to parents while your kids are busy creating their masterpieces.…

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January 2019

Open Mic Night

January 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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FREE

Open Mic Night Friday, January 4 7:00 - 10:00 PM FREE On the first Friday of every month we host an Open Mic night at Groundswell for any artists that want to participate. The event is free, so come and enjoy yourself! Interested in performing? Open Mic at Groundswell isn’t about perfection as much as sharing the art you’ve created and love. The audience is always supportive, and relationships are established with others that like to perform like you do.…

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February 2019

Journeys of Discovery, An Event of Local Literature and Music.

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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$5

Journeys of Discovery, An Event of Local Literature and Music. Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM $5 at the door Cracked Walnut and The Writers' Rooms presents 'Journey of Discovery' An event featuring local literary talent and music. Hosted by S.P. Jayaraj Featured Writers: S.P. Jayaraj Erin Casey Marianne Taylor Casey Vox Kelly Hanson Maher Adam Whitlatch Featured Musicians: Azure Anderson-Jayaraj and Derek Sword S.P. Jayaraj Jayaraj is the author of'The Secret of the Zipacna Dragons'…

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