January 4, 2019

Isle of Iowa Events and News

Isle of Iowa Events:


Chili Challenge Committee Meeting(s) 

Tue, Jan 15, 5:30 PM: Emil’s Hideaway at 222 Glenbrook Dr SE in Cedar Rapids.

Mon, Jan 21, 5:30 PM: Ramsey’s Wine Bistro at 1120 7th Ave in Marion.

Tue, Jan 29, 5:30 PM: Just Jules Pub & Restaurant at 835 Center Pt. Rd. NE in Cedar Rapids.

Tue, Feb 5, 5:30 PM: Cancun Mexican Grill & Bar at 365 33rd Ave SW in Cedar Rapids.

All members welcome and encouraged to join us!  You may drop off Silent Auction donations at any club event or with Linda Mon-Fri, 10 AM to 3 PM at Basket Bowtique, 116 3rd Ave SE.


The Compass Rose Band at Wild Hogs Saloon
Sat, Jan 12, 3-7 PM: Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery at 350 Commercial Dr in Walford.




Isle of Iowa Christmas Party (Note date due to weather!)
Sun, Jan 13, 2-5 PM:  Fairfax Legion at 216 Main St in Fairfax (about 3 mi South on Hwy 151 from Hwy 30).  Dress is casual, please bring a dish to share for the potluck, and a wrapped gift ($20 range) if you want to participate in the gift exchange.





Isle of Iowa January Monthly Meeting
Thur, Jan 17, 6–9 PM:  Chrome Horse Saloon New-Bo (Rider’s Room) at 1201 3rd Street SE in Cedar Rapids.  Come early for club social hour, meeting starts at 7pm.  Bring any donations for the Chili Challenge.




Parrot Head Guest Servers at Ramsey’s
Mon, Jan 21, 5:30–9 PM: Ramsey’s Wine Bistro at 1120 7th Ave in Marion.  Tami Kluth, Sandra Kramer, and Johnine Howe Shaffer will be the guest servers.  Purchase your ticket to the event and get your name in a drawing for some great prizes!!  Come warm up with a cocktail and a bite to eat from their full menu!!  All tips and proceeds benefit the 19th Annual Blues ‘n’ Buffett Chili Challenge.



Cabin Fever Relief Party
Sat, Jan 26, 6 PM - 12 AM: Brewhouse No 25 at 805 17th Ave SW in Altoona.  Live music featuring - A Pirate over 50 & The Bamboozlers.  There is a block of rooms reserved at the Comfort Inn on Adventureland Dr. in Altoona - When making reservations tell them you are reserving with the Des Moines Parrotheads.







Blues ‘n’ Buffett Chili Challenge Preview with Guest Chef Amy
Sun, Jan 27, 11 AM – 7 PM: Lion Bridge Brewing at 59 16th Ave SW in Cedar Rapids.  10% of the proceeds of the Chili sales will go to the charities of the Blues ‘n’ Buffet Chili Challenge. Tickets for the event will be for sale and the Cedar Rapids Brewing Society will be in that day as well from 3-5pm pouring free beer samples of their brews!


Don Middlebrook Concert
Sat, Feb 2, 7-10 PM: Ramsey’s Wine Bistro at 1120 7th Ave in Marion.



February One Particular Harbor
Wed, Feb 6, 6-9 PM: Naso’s Restaurant at 453 7th Ave in Marion.  Come out for our club social night for great food and drinks!  We have the back room reserved.



The Compass Rose Band at Bully’s Angle Inn
Sat, Feb 9, 8 PM – 12 AM: Bully’s Angle Inn at 505 Hwy 151 W in Walford.




The 19th Annual Blues ‘n’ Buffett Chili Challenge
Sun, Feb 10, 1-4 PM: Cedar Rapids Marriott.  $10 at the door, advance tickets are available at http://blues-buffett.com for only $8 adults/$5 for seniors 65+.  Proceeds benefit the Community Health Free Clinic and the HD Youth Center.  Silent Auction donations may be dropped off at any club event.




Clinton County PHC Spring Phling Weekend
Feb 21-24: Bretz Wildlife Winery in Carlyle, IL.  Proceeds Benefit Clinton County Senior Services.








National Margarita Day!
Fri, Feb 22, 5-9 PM:  CJ’s Sports Bar & Grille at 62 17th Ave SW in Cedar Rapids.

National Margarita Day was started to celebrate the margarita, plain and simple.   Friendship, good times and memories of somewhere warmer are all great reasons to enjoy a margarita.  Come out and join the Isle of Iowa Parrot Head Club for a Margarita on this special day!



Music on the Bay 2019
Feb 27-Mar 3: Whiskey Joe's Barefoot Beach Bar in Tampa, FL.  2013-2018 Trop Rock Music Association "Event of The Year"!  All charitable contributions will benefit the Shriner's Hospitals for Children.







SaPaDaPaSo Irish Hooley
Sun, Mar 3, 1–6pm: Veterans Memorial Building at 50 2nd Ave Bridge in Cedar Rapids.  Live Music by Wylde Nept, Raffles, and Silent Auction.  Proceeds pay for the St Patrick's Day Parade.




QCPHC Havana Day Dreamin’

Sat, Mar 9, 6pm- Midnight: River Center in Davenport.  Pub Crawl from Noon-4pm.  Featured Bands: The Boat Drunks and The Phin Addicts.  $25 Tickets, the co-host charity is Habitat for Humanity.



St. MinneSomePlace PHC This Hotel Room Weekend
Mar 22-24: Sheraton Minneapolis West (Behind Ridgedale in Minnetonka).




Parrothead Rendezvous in Panama City
Apr 25-28: Sharky's Beachfront Restaurant at 15201 Front Beach Rd in Panama City Beach, Florida.  The Bamboozlers play from 4-7pm on Fri, Apr 26.




Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers at Alpine Valley
Sat, July 20, 8 PM:  Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, WI.  Club ticket reservations will be available soon for members in good standing!  If you still need to renew your membership, please go to: https://isleofiowa.com/membership/ and renew online.





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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