Wed. July 8
Hi: 86 Lo: 65
Partly cloudy. Wind: NW 12
Forecast Courtesy of KCRG Weather
'HiBRAI HAlf' Replaces Annual Bike Ride
Registration is now open for Friends of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation's 18th Annual HiBRAI Ride Sunday, August 23, 2020! This year's ride will be featured as the HIBRAI Half, a one day, 46-mile ride, taking riders to Hiawatha to Solon Recreation and Nature Area and back to Hiawatha. Registration is $25. *Click on the button below to register!
It's Slinky, it's Slinky!
Learn more about the Slinky with Ms. Alicia July 10 on Facebook! This favorite toy has provided fun for kids of all ages since was "accidentally" invented by mechanical engineer Richard James. In 1943, he was working to devise springs that could keep sensitive ship equipment steady at sea. After accidentally knocking some samples off a shelf, he watched in amazement as they gracefully “walked” down instead of falling. Just like the memorable commercial states: "It's Slinky, it's Slinky! It's fun for a girl or a boy!"
Summer Fun Not Cancelled
The pandemic may have side-lined many events, but it doesn't mean summer is cancelled; we just have to be a little more creative (and cautious!) when choosing social activities.
Willman Road to be Closed for approximately 8 Weeks
FX Friday Nights! AirFX is hosting the Americana Concessions food stand July 10! Come for the food & stay for the fun! Mini Golf, Bungee Jump & Rock Climb will be open.
Let's Get Wild!
Join the Hiawatha Library for this virtual experience July 13 at 1 pm! Get the inside scoop on a few of the creatures at the Blank Park Zoo.
Hiawatha Farmers Market; Open for Business
The Hiawatha Farmers Market is held every Sunday (rain or shine) from 10 am to 1 pm! The market is located in the 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park. Please remember to wear a face covering and keep a social distance. Come support our vendors!
Summer Reading Program Expands Imagination
The Hiawatha Public Library's Summer Reading Program has begun! This year's theme is: "Imagine Your Story."
"Once upon a time… in a world not so long ago… there were stories about fairies, fire breathing dragons, gnomes, elves, enchanted castles, and all things magical. Revisit those stories this summer. Read, create, and imagine what your own story might be. We all have a story to tell - with memories and adventures to share."
To sign up for this summer’s reading program - click the link below:
http://hiawathalibrary.readsquared.com. This program is for anyone, anywhere. You don't need to have a library card to participate. Visit the Library's Facebook page for details.
Happy Birthday, Hiawatha!
Hiawatha was created 70 years ago because of the vision of one man; but it was the hard work and dedication that makes the city what it is today.
Hiawatha was officially incorporated June 12, 1950. Earlier that year, 49 people signed a petition that would make it a town. At that time, there were only 108 residents; today, there are over 7,400.
Hiawatha's founder and first mayor, Fay Clark, had a vision of a highway running through the cornfield, with houses lined along either side. That vision inspired him and others to create the town of Hiawatha, named for the mobile home trailers Fay sold.
Photos courtesy of the Hiawatha History Commission