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Lindale to celebrate Culture's Alive month

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Lindale Mall is celebrating "Culture's Alive" month by hosting a special event to honor and welcome several new cultural organizations and their events to the Mall.

The event will start with a brief program at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 24 at the west end of the mall near Younkers.

Each organization will be represted during the program and will also welcome the public to their location or event following the program.The program will also feature a breif introduction by The Cedar Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau's President Tim Boyle.

The National Czech & Slovak Muesum and Library will be represented by an accordion accompanied group dance to "Slovak Èerešnièky" and a traditional Czech pastry called kloache. A performance by The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will represent the new Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance's lasest mural project, a performance of "The Time Warp" represnting Theatre Cedar Rapids and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a decorated chair representing the Chairished Memories Chair Auction for Cedar Rapids School Foundation, a T-Rex dinosaur representing the Science Station and their current "Be the Dinosaur" exhibit.

Immediately following the Presentation everyone is encouraged to visit the presenting organizations:

5:15 pm Ribbon cutting and opening of the NCSML at Lindale Mall (National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library)

5:30 pm Unveiling of the new Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Art Mural

6:00 pm Tour the new Lindale location of Theatre Cedar Rapids

Another cultural stop in Lindale is the Chairshed Memories Auction where you can bid on one of a kind pieces of art from the community while helping raise money for the Cedar Rapids School Foundation. This event will be held Oct. 24-26 and will be located near GAP.

Visitors can also learn to "be" a dinosaur with a dinosaur simulator exhibit at the Science Station located in the mall's lower level. Join John Swanson, executive director of the Science Station, for a quick tour and explanation of the exhibit anytime between Friday evening between 6pm and 7pm. 

All of the organizations involved in this event were displaced or affected by the devastating floods of June.


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