New Thursday Night Events Promote Health, Happiness, and Well-Being

Live a healthier, happier life at NewBo City Market! Introducing Happier Hour, a weekly get-together where you can live a longer, better, and happier life through Blue Zones Project™ and the Power 9® principles. Join us for this fun, free evening at the Market, every Thursday, October through April, from 5 to 8pm.

Weekly events will focus on health and well-being for you and our community. Each week will feature a different activity to engage with friends and family, relieve stress, move more, and discover new things to help us all live with purpose.

Join the movement and live Longer, Better, and HAPPIER!
Move More & Relieve Stress! 

We’ll kick off our Thursday Happier Hours with Bottoms Up Yoga presented by The MAC. Join us Thursday October 5th at 6pm for this social and meditative event to help you move more, relax, and socialize. Come early to participate in tastings put on by local breweries and wineries, grab a drink from NewBo Beer and Wine, and set up for this fun yoga class.

Put the Happy In Happier Hour!

What’s a Happier Hour without enjoying a glass of wine or beer with good friends each day? Plus, drinking in moderation also has health benefits. With this in mind, local breweries and wineries will be at NewBo City Market for tastings during Happier Hour. Those 21 and over are invited to sample creations from Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, Iowa Brewing Company, ReUnion Brewery, and Lion Bridge Brewery in October.

For more information on the health benefits of moderate drinking, check out these articles from the New York Times and the Independent*We do not condone excessive drinking of alcohol. Those with certain diseases, disorders, or are pregnant should avoid alcohol consumption.
Connect & Learn!

During select Happier Hour Thursdays, you can connect with local organizations dedicated to health and wellness and check out presentations about becoming a healthier you! In partnership with The Wellness Center, we’ll bring you Well Talks on various wellness topics to inspire you to lead a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.

The Wellness Center is a nonprofit mind-body wellness center offering free or reduced cost services in the Cedar Rapids area. For more information on what they do, please check out their website.

Engage, Socialize and Network!

On other weeks, come to Happier Hour to connect with old friends and meet new ones. Grab a drink from NewBo Beer and Wine and meet someone new, learn something new, or engage in shop talk, political discourse, or pop culture conversations.

Follow us on Facebook for these events and other Happier Hour programming! Throughout the year, you’ll also see family activities, volunteer opportunities, healthy eating demonstrations, and more!

Are you connected with a health, wellness, advocacy, or social group and would like to get involved with Happier Hour? Please email

Support for Happier Hour comes from the Friends of NewBo City Market. Visit to find out how you can become a Friend of the Market!