Mon. Aug. 26
Showers and storms likely, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Wind: SSE 5-10.
Hi: 79 Lo: 59 (KCRG)
Safety Reminders for a New School Year
School starts Monday, Aug 26 for the Cedar Rapids School District. The Hiawatha police department is getting a head-start on reminding drivers to slow down in school zones by placing a mobile speed detector on Emmons Street, which shows each driver how fast they are going. Some drivers may not realize how fast they are going. It also makes drivers more aware that school will be starting soon.
Here are a few reminders for drivers as we start a new school year:
Have a safe and happy school year!
Hiawatha Offices Closed for Labor Day
Hiawatha City offices, including the Hiawatha Library, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in honor of Labor Day. The offices will have regular hours Sept. 3.
Hiawatha Library Colelcting Shoes for Community
Imagine not having a pair of shoes to wear to school, or to the store, or anywhere, for that matter. Unfortunately, this is a reality for some poeple in our communty. The Hiawatha Library is taking steps to ensure that everyone has a good pair of shoes to wear as the weather tunrs colder. They are collecting gently used shoes from Aug. 22 to Oct. 20 in the Hiawatha Library, 150 W. Willman Street. For more information, visit the library's Facebook page.
Crush of Iowa Hosting Overdose Awareness Aug. 31
Crush of Iowa, along with the Area Substance Abuse Council and Eastern Iowa Heroin Initiative are co-sponsoring an Overdose Awareness Event Aug. 31 in Guthridge Park.
The event will be held from 9:30 am to Noon. A Walk of Acknowledgement is scheduled for 10 am. There will also be resource booths and Naloxone Training, with food available for purchase. Mr. Chi 2 Da I is providing music for the event. For more information go to Crush of Iowa's Facebook event page.
Music, Vendors, Blessing of the Animals
part of Sweetgrass Festival
The Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival is a free, family-friendly festival that spans three days. The Blessing of the Animals is the culmination of the festival and will be held Sept. 29 at 3 pm.
Please bring your pets on leashes or in carriers and pet clean-up bags, as well as lawn chairs or blankets.
Beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 29, you can listen to live music by acclaimed musicians Scott August, Randy Granger, Rona Yellow Robe and Joseph L. Young, and participate in family-friendly games, nature activities and mind-body-spirit workshops.
Vendors will be available at 11 am, offering a variety of items, including handmade flutes, singing bowls, local food, arts, crafts, jewelry, stones and essential oils.
To learn more, visit www.SweetgrassFest.com.
'Pardon the Mess'
The Hiawatha Library is going through some major changes; but in the end, it will be worth the mess.
The construction is part of the renovation and expansion project the library has been working on the past few years. Construction should be complete by the end of the year.
Programs and activities will still be held at the library, whenever possible. However, library staff asks for patron's patience during renovations. For more information, visit the library's website.