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Czech VIllage - New Bohemia Main Street DIstrict

2017

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Our community has grown so much together over the last year. With your help, we continue to serve the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District by providing the vision for a successful future. Our organization helps leverage grants and other resources with private investment to make a big impact. We assist in bringing new businesses to our community, creating new jobs for our workforce. But it goes beyond just getting them here; we help create an environment for success. Whether it is driving traffic to their door through marketing and events, providing resources for growth such as a revolving loan fund, or holding networking events to spark collaboration, Main Street is a catalyst for change.

We have prepared this Holiday Guide to help walk you through the fantastic events coming up this season, to share a few stories of the rich culture and history that make up this community, and maybe even to give you some shopping ideas or introduce you to a few new small businesses. Enjoy - iuhiugiugigigig


2017

Holiday

Guide 4 • Tradition

Explore our rich local heritage at venues that highlight the culture and achievements of our community’s ancestors.

10 • Entertain From creative centerpieces, to candies and kolaches, get what you need for all your festivities in the district. Decor & Recipes

16 • GIve Show your generosity while celebrating the season of giving -- locally... 18 • Gifts for Anyone 20 • Gifts for Her 24 • Gifts for Him 26 • Gifts for Kids 28 • Arts & Crafts Gifts 30 • Fitness Gifts 32 • Vintage Gifts 36 • Music Gifts

38 • Celebrate ‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! 40 • Experiences 44 • Dining 48 • Places to Stay 50 • Event Spaces

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Whether you conduct business in the District, frequent any one of the unique shops, take a class at one of several workshop locations, visit the museums and galleries, or dine at one of our many fabulous eateries, we want to thank you. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to attend a community event, visit our websites, like our posts on Facebook, or make a pit-stop while bicycling or walking the Cedar Trail. Thank you for helping us grow, helping us make new friends, and helping us keep our businesses alive.

The Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District is a dynamic arts and culture venue that provides interesting, authentic, and enriching experiences. Established in 2009, it provides a variety of shopping, dining, arts, and cultural entertainment opportunities that can only be found here.

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Kick off the holidays with Deck the District December 1-3, 2017! The fun begins Friday, December 1 with a visit from Svaty Mikulas and the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Czech Village at 6:30 pm!

Come to the Cherry Building Saturday, December 2 for A Very Cherry Holiday! From 10 to 5, take a tour of the historic building and enjoy what each floor has to offer. On the first floor the Five Season Jazz Trio will be performing holiday music, iowa Ceramics Center will have a “walk in workshop,” Iluminations will conduct various demonstrations & many studios in the building will offer special holiday items, refreshments and demonstrations.

On Friday it’s also movie night at the NewBo City Market with an Ugly Sweater Party thrown in. Movies showing are “A Christmas Story,” and “Christmas Vacation”. The Market will also be hosting a Holiday Market all throughout the weekend featuring artisans, crafters, and home-based businesses.

The African American Museum of Iowa is celebrating the holiday season by highlighting traditions such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa and Jonkonnu, an African American tradition from the 1800s. On December 2nd, the museum will host holiday craft tables for children from 11am-3pm as well as Mrs. Claus to read stories and greet families from 11am-1pm.

Then come back to the District Saturday & Sunday for the Old World Christmas Market at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. A cookie walk, music, face painting, and crafts are just a few of the activities planned as well as great deals in the gift shop, and free admission to the galleries!

See the full Schedule @ www.deckthedistrict.org A trolley will loop through both sides of the river on Saturday from 10-5pm and Sunday 10-3pm. Shuttle stops include Sokol Park, NewBo City Market, Cherry Building, The African American Museum and 16th & C.

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TRADITION Families look forward all year to holiday traditions -- the giving, gathering, decorating and merry-making that brighten the season. Start a new tradition this year in the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District! Explore our rich local heritage at venues that highlight the culture and achievements of our community’s ancestors. Discover how different holidays and long-held traditions have celebrated timeless values we all share. Remember, reflect, and give thanks while marking another year gone by.

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Svätý Mikuláš CELEBRATION

Czech Village Friday December 1, 6:30 pm reception, 7:00 pm tree lighting Svätý Mikuláš (St Nicholas) Andel (angel) and Cert (devil) will be at the Aces & Eights Saloon, 62 16th Ave SW to greet the children followed by a short presentation on the Czech and Slovak traditions of Christmas. Activities include singing by the Czech Heritage Singers, cocoa and cookies, Christmas Traditions of the Czech and Slovak Republic, Candlelight walk to Kosek Bandstand to light the official Czech Village Christmas tree. In Czech stories: Svätý Mikuláš, better known as St. Nicholas here in the United States, visits all the children on Dec. 5, and asks them if they have been good or bad. The angel hands out candy to the good boys and girls, and the devil threatens to take them away if they have been bad. It’s all in fun, of course.

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Christmas Market

Experience the magic of the Christmas season at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library at the 8th annual Old World Christmas Market! Shop for specialty imports and handmade gifts by select artisans, stop for seasonal treats, see live music and dance performances, and enjoy free family activities all weekend long. Admission to museum exhibition galleries will also be free on Dec. 2 and 3! The Museum Guild will hold its 18th Annual Cookie Walk beginning at 9:30 am on Saturday. Then head outside for a Wagon ride from 10 am to 5 pm. The Museum Store will have Ornament Personalization by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl. They will also hold a Jewelry sale: All jewelry is 25% off – excludes garnets and moldavites and 15% off Botanicus spa products. Crafts will be held throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, as well as live music in the Rozek Grand Hall. Bring the whole family for Cedar Rapids’ best-loved holiday events!!!

Bring Home the Magic for the Holidays with one-of-a-kind gifts from our Museum Store

All ornaments are

Buy 3, Get 1 Free

now through December 23!

Introducing our new

Custom Heart Charms Collection designed exclusively for us by KJK Jewelry of New York

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museum of iowa

The African American Museum of Iowa is celebrating the holiday season with a small exhibit looking at a few of the holiday traditions that African Americans have participated in such as; Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa and Jonkonnu, African American tradition from the 1800s. Items representing these holiday traditions will be on display in our lobby exhibit case, which will be on display until 1/2/2018. On December 2nd, the museum will host holiday craft tables for children to learn about these four holiday celebrations and their connection to the African American community from 11am-3pm. Mrs. Claus will be reading stories and greeting visitors from 11am-1pm. Two of these crafts will teach visitors about both older and more current traditions celebrated by African Americans in the United States. The first of these is a tradition from the 1800s called Jonkonnu, also called John Coonering, was one that blended West African tradition and adornment with holiday traditions such as Christmas caroling. During these celebrations there would also be dancing, costumes, masks, plays, and more. Kwanzaa is modeled after traditional African harvest festivals and celebrated in the seven days between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The primary focus of the holiday celebrates the Nguzo Saba, or seven principles: Unity, SelfDetermination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith.

"If Objects Could Talk” offers a glimpse of the Museum’s collection of thousands of objects, documents, and photographs. Each item tells a unique story about African American history, communities, and culture in Iowa.

Open through July 2018 55 12th Ave SE ~ Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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A VERY CHERRY

HOliday

This year's Very Cherry Holiday open house and studio tour will be held at the Cherry Building on Saturday, December 2nd, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Since 2000, the artists and entrepreneurs of the Cherry Building have been hosting this annual event to showcase their work and invite the public to visit their suites and studio spaces. This year, we will feature a Very Cherry Art Show on the first floor. The sensational Five Season Jazz Trio will be on-hand to perform holiday music. The Ceramics Center will have a “walk in workshop� where the public is welcome to try their hand at making ceramics and/or fused-glass artworks, and the Friends of the Library will have a book sale in the basement. The resident practitioners at Illuminations will conduct various demonstrations, and there will be holiday photo sessions by photographers in the building, and art class demonstrations on the third floor. Many studios will offer special holiday gift items, refreshments and demonstrations. Visitors are welcome to access the building from the Eleventh Avenue Entrance (on the North side of the NewBo City Market). We hope to see you there!

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Deck the District

HOliday Market Cedar Rapids’ top tourist attraction, the NewBo City Market will be decked out for the holidays with a packed calendar of family-friendly events! NewBo City Market is your one stop shop for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Join us November 30 – December 3 for our Deck the District Holiday Markets: popup markets featuring artisans, crafters, and home-based businesses. Support local businesses and entrepreneurs by checking off your holiday list with unique and home-made items! Dec. 1 -10-5pm • Dec. 2 - 10-6pm • Dec. 3 - 10-4pm Friday December 1- Join us for Fridays@NewBo! At 6pm we watch the movie A Christmas Story! And then at 8:30pm - join us to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, partake in an ugly sweater contest, and party in Holiday style! Sunday, Dec. 3 at Noon- 4pm - Santa is coming to NewBo City Market! While shopping at the Market for Deck the District, stop to tell Santa what you want for Christmas and get your picture in front of our Christmas tree display. Visit Santa from from noon to 4pm on Sunday, December 3 - it is free and open to the public.

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ENTERTAIN

Give your visiting family and friends a taste of Cedar Rapids! Show your hospitality with delicious dishes and delightful decorations handmade from ingredients and items found at shops in the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District. Your guests will love the results, and you’ll love the feeling of supporting your neighbors’ businesses. From creative centerpieces to candies and kolaches, get what you need for all your festivities in the district. You may even find it hard to put away your oneof-a-kind decorations after New Year’s Day!

Have an idea in mind that you don’t see on the following pages? Ask district shop owners for tips on how to make it come to life! They’re sure to have ideas and supplies to inspire you.

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Decor

Think outside the usual green and red decor. Use natural, hand woven runners in neutral colors or indigo. Pair with woods for a warm, earthy look or hand made ceramics from Tunisia to add global appeal to your table. Keep it simple by using quality, hand made accessories. Wood serving pieces soften and warm a table, especially when you add natural greens to the setting. Possibilities are limited only by a person’s imagination and willingness to try out new combinations of natural and hand made tableware. Fair Trade Table Runner Handmade Cutting Board Village Table

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Tunisian pottery Village Table

Greenery and Candle Holders bark & bloom

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Furniture and Decor Top Drawer

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recipe

Greek Basil & Garlic infused olive oil found at Pickle Creek 1 9-inch pie crust pressed into 9-in. pie pan ¼ c. red onion, diced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 green bell pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 12-15 mushrooms, diced (try baby portabellas) 1/4 lb smoked deli ham, sliced 1/4 lb Swiss cheese, cubed 5 eggs 1/2 c cream Salt & pepper

Ah-Mah-Zing Quiche

by Jocelyn at Pickle Creek Herbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To a large skillet heating over medium-high heat, add 2-3 Tbsp infused olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pan and then a little bit more). Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté until softened slightly (3-5 minutes). Add garlic and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and continue to sauté another 5-7 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Add the ham to the pie crust, spreading evenly across the bottom. Spoon in the vegetables over the ham, and then spread the cubed cheese evenly across the vegetables. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and cream, about 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Pour over the ham, vegetables, and cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Let the quiche sit for 15 minutes to finish firming up before serving. Enjoy!

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Give

Find holiday gifts your loved ones will treasure! Discover something for every member of your family – from kids to grandparents – at shops in the the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District. Whether your loved ones enjoy arts and crafts, music, fitness, vintage clothing and furniture, or something else, they’ll appreciate your thoughtful gift. Show your generosity while celebrating the season of giving -- locally! You can even get help chosing a present for that special someone. Talk to a district shop employee to discover unique gifts for even that hard-to-buy-for person on your list!

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Gifts For

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Books for all coffee & gift cards Next Page Books Roasters popcorn, fudge coffee, meals & ice cream & gift cards Great American Popcorn Brewhemia

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HER Handmade Jewelry bark and bloom boots, clothing, purses, & decor The Daisy

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Handmade Shoes & Scarves The Artisan’s Emporium

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Bath Bombs Wall Decor Rare Bird The Artisan’s Soap Shop Emporium Handmade Bags Red Tip Jade Shops at 208 bark and bloom

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Facial Cream Rare Bird Soap Shop Handmade Candles bark and bloom Handmade Soap Rare Bird Soap Shop

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sports decor The Artisan’s Emporium keychain & custom leather watch Rise Above Leathers

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books for all Next Page Books handmade shoes, boots & stuffed animals The Artisans Emporium

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Sarah’s Silks: crowns, play silks, garlands & streamers Green Toys: USA made, durable & eco-friendly Climb Salve: CR made Baby Time

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Arts & Crafts Metal Jazz Ensemble African American Museum of Iowa

Sandstone Nativity Set • African American Museum of Iowa

various craft supplies The Create Exchange

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classes & Iowa created fabric Delve MIY

original art by Bill Stamats Black Earth Gallery etchasketch art by Bearded Border Black Earth Gallery

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bikes & gear Goldfinch Cyclery • shoes & accessories Iowa Running Company

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Clothing, Planters, & Necklaces Found + Formed

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Seasonal Antiques Forget Me Not Antiques luggage & clothing NewBo Mercantile & Vintage

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wall of cast iron cut glass brooches vases & glassware Czech Village Antiques

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vintage furniture Mad Modern antiques & architectural salvage Little House Artifacts

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guitars & equiptment 965 Guitars Live Musical Performances always happening in the Main Street District: Legion Arts @ CSPS Hall, Nexus Entertainment @ The Hive Collective, & various performances at many venues throughout the district. Check out our event calendar for upcoming dates: www.crmainstreet.org

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various selection of records, shirts & equiptment Analog Vault

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Celebrate

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! Enjoy all three in the Czech VillageNew Bohemia Main Street District while supporting local businesses! Take your visiting guests to one of the district’s unique restaurants serving up the flavors of Iowa. Create a gift and express your artistic side at a crafts class. Or just enjoy the sound of carols and the sight of gently falling snow as you browseshops decorated with festive garland and twinkling lights. Planning a big holiday celebration? Make it one to remember when you host it at a historic event space in the district! Get ready on the morning of your celebration by visiting a friendly stylist at a district salon. To capture the memories of your festivities, hire an experienced local photographer. And after all your holiday planning, relax and de-stress with a massage!

Annual members will receive:

• Over $250 in coupons to the best places to drink local craft beer in the Cedar Rapids area. • Over 30 member exclusive signature experiences, offers such as*: - Buy one beer get second beer for $1 at Millstream - ½ price beer flight at Parlor City • Members only craft beer events Full details at craletrail.com • All for just $30/year or $10/7 day visitor pass *Offers and Signature Experiences subject to change

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Experience There are so many things to see, do and experience in Czech Village - New Bohemia Main Street District. Need some girl time? Call one of our local salons and set up a time for some pampering as a group. Or looking for a new style before the guests arrive? Check out our buisness directory for a new salon.

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Keep the Holidays stress free with a massage, yoga, energy work or other holistic services offered by Illuminations.

massage, skin care, infrared sauna & steamy wonder Brightside Wellness

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Classes and Workshops happen almost everyday in the Czech Village - New Bohemia Main Street District including; dance classes by MoVmnt Dance Collective, fabric & sewing classes by Delve MIY, family classes by Baby Time, and various artistic workshops at various locations. Creating your own beer mug or painting your own decor are classes that are offered monthly in our district. Or if you are planning a family portrait to share in your cards this year, hire an experienced local photographer such as TINT.

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iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio offers ceramic and glass fusing workshops year round. For various classes, workshops, and our district calendar, visit: crmainstreet.org/ upcoming-events/

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Dining

Lu’s Deli • The Full Bowl • Rawlicious So many breakfast options to select from in the Czech Village - New Bohemia Main Street District. You will find smoothies at Rawlicious, kolaches & pastries at Sykora, skillets & pancakes at Lucky’s on 16th, and custom coffee options at both Rawlicious and Brewhemia.

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When it comes to lunch, you have many choices within walking distance. Thursday - Sunday the NewBo City Market is open with something for everyone including The Full Bowl. If you are looking for sandwich, salad & soup deliciousness, stop by Lu’s Deli for lunch and dessert. Village Meat Market & Cafe always serves a selection of classic Czech fare. All of the dining option in the Main Street District are listed on our Business Directory. Document: CR-0000085494-01.pdf;Page: 1;Date: 10.Nov 2017 11:24:49

Remember LU’s Deli for your Holiday catering needs! Come down to the NewBo district and see us for

Delicious Homemade Sandwiches, Soups, Salads and Desserts Gift Certificates Available! 1010 3rd Street SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 319-200-2221 • www.lusdeli.com 45


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Lion Bridge Brewing Co. Parlor City The Pig and Porter Caucho

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If you are looking for somewhere to chill and try a new brew - we have a few spots in our district you should investigate. Lion Bridge Brewing Company features 8-12 of their our own beers, cider and a selection beercentric foods. Parlor City has 56 beers on tap as well as indoor/outdoor patio space and a wide variety of food to choose from. The Pig and Porter has a creative variety of locally sourced food and drink options. Too many restaurants to mention them all here - go to our District Directory for a complete listing.

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Air bnb

Worried about where you’ll put all of your guests this holiday season? Consider booking a room at one of three spectacular Airbnb locations. Step back in time in these lovingly restored, turn-of- the century immigrant homes with all the modern conveniences. Also makes a great gift idea for the Cedar Rapids area resident looking for a unique staycation experience.

Herda House

• 1 bedroom • 1 bath • 2 guests max • $85 per night This place is amazing for many reasons! It is in the heart of the Newbo district and is in walking distance to great bars and restaurants - we loved every brewery we sampled! The check in/out process was a breeze... and Steph is a great/fast communicator. We loved the Herda House!

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The Heart House

• 1 bedroom • 1 bath • 3 beds total • 6 guests max • $101 per night This is a lovely & very comfortable place to stay! It’s decorated with the nicest attention to detail, there’s lots of space for lounging on the couches, the bed is comfortable, and Beth is a wonderful host. It’s within walking distance to restaurants & shops in a great location and also close to downtown. One of the best airbnbs I’ve ever stayed at. I plan to come back! - Debbie: October 2017

Cottage Living in the Heart of NewBo

• 2 bedrooms • 1.5 baths • 3 beds total • 6 guests max • $130 per night Great location with lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance. The house was perfect - cute and very comfortable. We were in town for youth sports and it was very family-friendly with a great patio. Emily was an awesome host! - Audrey: September 2017

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Event Space

Planning a corporate event or looking for somewhere to gather friends and family for the holidays? Our event venues provide a one-of-a-kind experience in a historic, character-filled setting. Any one of our locally-owned restaurants can provide mouth-watering fare for your guests.

National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library African American Museum of Iowa 55 12th Ave SE • 319-862-2101 • max capacity 200 round or 240 theater style CSPS Hall 1103 3rd St SE • 319-364-1580 • various sized spaces Ideal Social Hall 213 16th Ave SE • 319-573-6310 • max capacity 190 round or 164 theater style Lion Bridge Brewing Company 59 16th Ave SW • 319-200-4460 • private event space in taproom The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library 1400 Inspiration Pl SW • 319-362-8500 • various sized spaces NewBo City Market 1100 3rd St SE • 319-200-4050 • various indoor & outdoor spaces

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Ideal Social Hall Lion Bridge Brewing Company CSPS Hall

For a list of restaurants providing catering and rental services browse our business directory online at crmainstreet.org/business-directory/

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Event Calendar So many things are scheduled in the month of December in the Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District.

Please visit our Event Calendar year round for complete district event listings...

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Czech Village - New Bohemia Main Street Holiday Guide 2017  

Celebrate the season in the heart of Cedar Rapids! The Czech Village - New Bohemia Main Street Holiday Guide will give you ideas for ENTERTA...

Czech Village - New Bohemia Main Street Holiday Guide 2017  

Celebrate the season in the heart of Cedar Rapids! The Czech Village - New Bohemia Main Street Holiday Guide will give you ideas for ENTERTA...

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