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Sausage Sampling Cancelled at GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GAHC   
Friday, 07 December 2012 16:08

Unfortunate News: Due to unforeseen shipping problems, we are unable to hold our sausage sampling tomorrow, Saturday, December 8th from 10-2. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

The good news is that we will still be hosting the Bier Stube and Haun Meat Co on Saturday, December 15th from 10-2!!! Be sure to join us!

For info please call 563-322-8844

AARP IA News: What Fiscal Cliff Options Mean to Iowans PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Black   
Friday, 07 December 2012 08:29

Yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 5, Anthony Carroll, AARP Iowa Associate State Director for Advocacy, and Mary Ann Young, AARP Iowa Executive Council member from Des Moines, met in Washington, D.C. with Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin, carrying the message of the overwhelming majority of AARP Iowa members to keep Medicare and Social Security cuts out of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

After their visits to Capitol Hill, Mary Ann Young, along with AARP’s Director of Policy David Certner, and AARP Colorado volunteer Jean Nofles, were interviewed by CNN.  The story will be featured today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer from, 4-6 p.m. EST.

Across all party lines, older Americans and Iowans, have serious concerns about efforts to make major changes to health care and retirement benefits they have paid into and depend on – especially as part of any rushed, end-of-year bargaining.

Attached is a news release about the effects the current “fiscal cliff” cuts to Social Security and Medicare would have on the more than 500,000 Iowans, their families and the State of Illinois.

Anthony Carroll and Mary Ann Young would be available to talk with you on Friday or next week about their Washington trip and AARP’s efforts to prevent Congress and the White House from eroding these earned benefits and the economic security of all Americans when it is needed the most.

A Modern Salon at Brucemore PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Monday, 26 November 2012 15:36
Enjoy the tenth anniversary of hilarious stories, engaging conversation, and outstanding music with SPT Theatre and special guest, Jim Kern, during A Modern Salon, January 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Emulating the Parisian salons at the turn of the twentieth century, A Modern Salon is held in the Mansion’s Great Hall, where Brucemore’s second family, the Douglases, frequently entertained guests. Admission is $45 per person or $40 per Brucemore member and includes pre-show wine tasting from First Avenue Wine House and appetizers starting at 7 p.m. Champagne and desserts will be served during intermission. Evening dress is encouraged and valet parking is available. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at, by telephone at (319) 362-7375, or by visiting the Brucemore Store.

No stranger to Brucemore and the local arts scene, Jim Kern will provide comically nostalgic insight into A Modern Salon with this year’s theme, “tradition.”  As former Assistant Director and Executive Director at Brucemore, Jim was instrumental in expanding the educational programs, tour menu, building and landscape preservation activities, and arts and culture events offered on the estate.  Now that he is officially retired, his biography is a list of former exploits and careers: teacher, stage director, actor, restaurateur, historic site director, development director, caterer, and Oprah panelist.  In short, he could never quite figure out what he wanted to be when and if he grew up.  He currently serves as Chair of the Cedar Rapids Visual Arts Commission, on the boards of the Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Theatre Cedar Rapids, and as travel group host for Destinations Unlimited.  In July, he will return to the Classics at Brucemore, which he co-founded in 1996, as the Artistic Director for Cyrano de Bergerac.


SPT Theatre was founded by Doug Elliott, Gerard Estella, Janelle Lauer, and Jane Pini, four local performing artists looking to support, provide for, and expand the artistic opportunities available to performers and arts patrons in the Cultural Corridor. For further information about SPT Theatre, call (319) 361-5297 or visit

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit


Maggie Brown Live in Concert at DPL! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Library   
Monday, 26 November 2012 14:19
Don’t miss the chance to see blues and jazz singer Maggie Brown live in concert at the Davenport Public Library! She will be performing at the Eastern Avenue Branch (6000 Eastern Avenue) on Monday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Based in Chicago, Maggie Brown is a talented singer and performer who infuses her music with history and storytelling. She describes her style as “edutainment” and strives to use music to educate and uplift people. This performance is being sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society. For more information, please visit the Mississippi Valley Blues Society website at  For more information about other programs offered at any of the Davenport public libraries, visit



Naomi Iltis Part of Theatre Production at Concordia University, Nebraska PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenny Hammond   
Monday, 26 November 2012 14:15

Students Staged the Musical "Into the Woods"

SEWARD, NE (11/20/2012)(readMedia)-- Naomi Iltis of Le Claire, Iowa, took part in staging the theatre department at Concordia University, Nebraska's presention "Into the Woods," a musical production depicting troubled fairy tale creatures, based on the works of the Brothers Grimm. The musical was performed Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 9-11 in the Weller Hall Auditorium. Iltis served on the Production Crew.

"Into the Woods," written by James Lapine, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, follows the stories of several fairy tale creatures including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack from "Jack and the Beanstock" and Rapunzel. The stories weave with the tale of a baker and his wife on their quest to start a family as they discover they've been cursed by an evil witch.

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