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Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough
This has been a crazy year, one that most people just want to forget. First, the pandemic forced us to change our lifestyles dramatically and taught us all a lesson in humility. Then with the death of George Floyd, racial tensions tried to divide an already-divided nation. In August the derecho hit our community with the force of a land hurricane and destroyed much of Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha's tree canopies. And please, don't even get me start about the stress and tensions of the election. Now, with the rise in positive COVID cases and deaths surrounding us, it is difficult to see the silver lining in all this. Is there any?
I believe there is. Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
HPL Changes Hours Due to COVID
Because of the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in Linn County, Hiawatha Public Library has temporarily changed its hours. The hours are now Monday-Thursday 10 am-5 pm, Friday 10 am to 6pm, Saturday 10 am-2 pm, and closed on Sunday. Call the library at 319-393-1414 to schedule an appointment for curbside service.
Reindeer Run Cancelled This Year
Because of the ongoing COVID pandemic, the Reindeer Run has been cancelled. Visit the Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Facebook page for updates about other activities.
Prairiewoods Annual Holiday Bazaar Held Online This Year
Prairiewoods is known for its annual Holiday Bazaar. This year, due to COVID-19, it’s not safe to gather dozens of vendors and meet in person. So instead of gathering in person, we will host a Virtual Holiday Mini-Bazaar with some special Prairiewoods items available for order via phone (319-395-6700) or email (email@example.com) from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18, with touch-free pickup.
Prairiewoods is offering a number of online retreats and programs in December that will allow you to connect with others and with your truest Self. They are also offering their month-long Virtual Holiday Mini-Bazaar (for orders via phone at 319-395-6700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, until Dec. 18, with touch-free pickup) and the Listening for the Light within Singing Retreat (Dec. 4-5).
One is a Feast for a Mouse
Ms. Alicia is thankful for this Thanksgiving tale, and the fact that she gets to share it with you. Join her on Facebook Live for a literary feast of a story! Kids and their caregivers will enjoy this program.
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