Skip to content

THE BEE PROJECT

 Add your own BEES to this Community Art Installation! Learn how to make your very own bee with found materials, or materials from The Create/Exchange. Install your bees on the honeycombs in New Bohemia (across from Lu’s Deli), or at Indian Creek Nature Center. Enjoy the sight of the community bee swarm while celebrating the importance of bees!
 
 
Share your BEES with the hashtag #crbees
 
This project was made possible through a collaboration between the Grant Wood Art Colony, Grant Wood Printmaking Fellow Elena V. Smyrniotis, the UI Office of Community Engagement, the Indian Creek Nature Center, and the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District.

MT. TRASHMORE CHALLENGE

Strive to climb this unique local treasure 140 times—a distance equal to ascending Mount Everest! To sign up and for more information:
 https://trashmorechallenge.com/
For each milestone you make, you’ll get coupons or swag from local businesses. T-shirts and milestone perk prizes can be picked up from 11am – 1pm on Fridays in our office: Suite 123 inside The Cherry Building – 329 10th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA. On the Third Thursday of each month, starting in MAY t-shirts and perks can be picked up from 5-7pm at the base of Mt. Trashmore at the recreation building.
 
Trail hours for 2021:
9:00am – 7:00pm Tuesday – Saturday
7:00am – 5:00pm Sunday      Closed Monday
(HOURS ARE WEATHER DEPENDANT CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES: https://www.solidwasteagency.org/mount-trashmore)
The Challenge will go until the end of 2021.
 
Thank you to our District Partners: Linn County Solid Waste Agency, McNary Marketing and Design, US Bank, UFG Insurance, Collins Aerospace & Thinksafe.
District Tiki Tour
All are welcome to join us for the 2021 Tiki Tour! Grab your grass skirt and get ready to try fruity cocktails with paper parasols on June 10th from 5-7pm. Support Local Businesses on this self guided Retail Tour around Czech Village & New Bohemia while sipping on sample Tiki Drinks. Participating restaurants will have summer themed food specials. Come in your favorite tropical themed summer clothing – participating businesses will have Leis to give out along with TIKI shopping bags to hold your District purchases. Sample drinks will be a variety of themed Tiki creations – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. This is a 21 and over event, bring your friends and family and enjoy shopping the District!!!Map will be released soon with participating businesses in the Czech Village and New Bohemia.

Become a FRIEND of the District
With your donation toward our 501C3 non-profit organization, you will receive:

  • Invitations to quarterly open houses for new businesses with complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvre
  • Early access to tickets for 2021 Dinner on the Bridge  (sold out quickly in 2019)
  • Recognition at events and Main Street Website
$

2020 Community Builders 

Accredited By: