December 17, 2013

Events for week of Dec 16th

Isle of Iowa Events: 

Thur, Dec 19th – Isle of Iowa December Monthly Meeting
6–10pm: Checkers Tavern, 3120 6th St SW in Cedar Rapids.  Our 4th quarter charities are the Linn and Johnson County Food Banks.  New membership cards will be available for everyone who has paid dues for 2014.  We will have tickets to check out to help sell for the Chili Challenge; also we will accept any Silent Auction donations.

Coming up…

Wed, Dec 25th – Merry Christmas Isle of Iowa! 

Happy Birthday Jimmy Buffett and Garry Joseph!

Wed, Jan 1st – Happy New Year Isle of Iowa! 

No OPH planned, cheer on the Iowa Hawkeyes as they play in the Outback Bowl.

Tue, Jan 7th – Isle of Iowa Board Meeting
6-9pm: Tom & Penny’s Residence, 814 Cheyenne Rd NW in Cedar Rapids.  All members welcome.

Wed, Jan 8th – Chili Challenge 2014 Committee Meeting
5:30pm:  Sip-N-Stir at 1119 1st Ave SE in Cedar Rapids.  Save the date for the 14th Annual Blues ‘n’ Buffett Chili Challenge on Feb 28, 2014. 

Sat, Jan 11th – Isle of Iowa Christmas Party
6pm:  Fairfax Legion at 216 Main St in Fairfax (about 3 mi South on Hwy 151 from Hwy 30).  Dress casual, bring a dish to pass for the potluck, and a wrapped present ($15-20 range) if you want to participate in the gift exchange.

Fri, Jan 17th – Cedar Rapids Roughriders Mascot Night
7:05pm:  Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.  Sign up for your ticket today!  We need to make reservations ASAP, so please email Randy at [email protected] to reserve a ticket if you haven’t already signed up.  Tickets for the Green Zone this year are $12.  Our Parrot Head Mascot, “JB” will be competing during intermission!  Plan to meet during happy hour in the lobby 5:30 - 6:30pm to pick up your ticket.  Please pre-pay by the Christmas Party.

Sat, Feb 1st – QCPHC Havana Day Dreamin' Bus Trip
We are planning a bus trip to the Quad City PHC Phlocking.  Estimated cost is $70 for the Bus, Pre-party, and Phlocking.  Music by the Boat Drunks and Ramajay Intercoastal and more.  Sign up deadline will be at the December Meeting, if you can’t attend but want to sign up for the bus trip, please send an e-mail.  We have 10 signed up so far, so we need you and your friends to sign up today!

Wed, Feb 5th – One Particular Harbor
6pm: CJ’s Sports Bar at 62 17th Ave SW in the Czech Village.  Come out for our club social night for great food and drinks!  Remember to bring your Membership card for a discount!

Sun, Feb 23rd – 14th Annual Blues ‘n’ Buffett Chili Challenge
1–4pm: Cedar Rapids Marriott.  We need members to cook Chili: if interested, please e-mail Randy at [email protected] for more info.  Advance tickets will be available to purchase and/or check out to help sell.  We need Silent Auction items also, if you have a basket or smaller items we can make into a basket, please bring to the next club event.


Other Events:

For a list of all the local events, visit:

Sun, Dec 22nd – A Christmas Story
7:30pm: Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd Ave SE in Cedar Rapids.  A special 30th anniversary screening of “A Christmas Story” will be featured at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to see this holiday classic on the big screen.  The film will be hosted by Ian Petrella. Petrella portrayed Randy Parker, Ralphie’s little brother, in the 1983 film. Ian Petrella will be available for a question & answer session, meet & greet opportunity and autograph signing following both screenings. In addition, he will provide a cast commentary during the 7:30 p.m. showing.  Anyone wanting to join the group is welcome to purchase tickets and meet at Red’s Public House at 6pm for dinner before going to the 7:30pm show.

Coming up…


Got changes, additions, comments?   Feel free to send me feedback at:  [email protected]

Barracuda Randy
Social Director
Isle of Iowa PHC

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