The Czech Heritage Foundation invites you to an informal informational meeting and outreach gathering on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Please bring a friend and join us for a discussion regarding what the Czech Heritage Foundation is doing and how you can become involved. Light refreshments will be provided.
NCSML Heritage Hall
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
We hope to see you in red on Saturday, March 23. Czech Village businesses will be serving up red beer to go with traditional Czech food throughout the day. Stop by at 1:00pm to see the Czech Heritage Foundation in the parade, which will travel through New Bo across the 14th/16th Ave Bridge of Lions into Czech Village.
The Czech Heritage Foundation will be sporting some green as we celebrate St. Patrick’s day in the SaPaDaPaSo parade in downtown Cedar Rapids. The parade runs from 1:00-3:00pm on Sunday, March 17. It runs along 2nd and 3rd Ave, starting at 6th St. and ending at Green Square Park.
Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchman are back to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day with the Czech Heritage Foundation! This year’s St. Joseph’s Day Dance will feature the popular band along with a raffle and bake sale. Also be on the lookout for Czech royalty! The Dance will be held at the Ponderosa Ballroom in Walford, IA from 2:00 – 6:00pm on Sunday, March 10. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door or in advance from CHF board members and royalty.
Sunday March 10, 2012
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Be a part of the longest-running cultural pageant in the United States, and participate in the Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa pageant. Young women aged 16-26 compete for the title of Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa at the annual Houby Days festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The competition includes a public and private interview with each contestant, a talent competition, and a kroj modeling competition.
The winner of this pageant receives over $500 in prizes, and goes on to represent the state of Iowa in the National Miss Czech-Slovak Pageant held in Wilber, NE where she competes for a national title and over $10,000 in prizes. Throughout the year, she will attend events in the local and regional Czech communities.
Applications must be postmarked by April 2. For more information, and to apply, please download the Miss Czech-Slovak IA Application Form.